WITH the chill of winter fast approaching there is still time to catch a late autumnal break and enjoy a relaxing escape in one of the many luxurious cottages dotted around the Scottish landscape.
Here Lisa Wilson of travel website Must Visit Scotland draws on her substantial travelling experience to select seven highly rated Scottish self catering cottages.
Lisa said: “Scotland has vast beauty, architecturally impressive cities and contrasting highlands and lowlands. The country houses a wealth of stunning landscapes, abundant wildlife and a colourful, yet unrivalled history.
“Hiring a cottage gives you the freedom to explore Scotland at your leisure, with the adaptability of a home from home, and offers an alternative solution to Scotland visitors each year.”
A stone’s throw from Oban, sitting on the hills overlooking Loch Feochan, Lagnakeil’s wooden lodges offer all modern amenities, wonderful walks and breathtaking scenery.
As part of a working farm, the delightful Press Mains Cottages offer a touch of luxury and more than a chance of a brush with nature. Wildlife watching cameras are installed in all cottages, allowing guests to watch badgers, birds and pond life from the comfort of each holiday home.
Supremely remote, Signal Rock Cottage invites guests to one of the most beautiful and atmospheric vistas in the Highlands. Soaked with history, the surrounding countryside is unspoilt and a haven for walkers and photographers. *
Delightful thatched cottages set out as a Celtic settlement, Clan Cottages are luxurious, very welcoming and with surrounding river and loch, offer plentiful opportunities for water based activities.
Dundream is the many award winning luxurious, holistic retreat with a strong emphasis on the environment and eco-friendly living. A sheer delight and rest for the soul in the south-west of Scotland.
Impressive, open-plan, Scandinavian style lodges within the grounds of the Hilton hotel, amidst the stunning Cairngorms, the Lodges at Coylumbridge offer a family friendly stay with a host of outdoor activities on the doorstep.
There is nowhere as close to Loch Ness as these Highland Lodges, with the water literally lapping at the foot of the lodge deck. Stunning interiors and even more stunning views over the length of the Loch are a must-see, from the deck-top spa.
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