Scottish Highlands - luxury self catering holiday cottages in Scotland

There are so many things to do in the Scottish Highlands; walking, cycling (both on specialist tracks and around the road network), dolphin trips on the firths and viewing from the shore, shopping in the cosmopolitan city of Inverness with its theatre and many excellent restaurants ~ not to mention the personal high quality little shops in the surrounding local villages.

Take easy and relaxing car trips to the north, south, east and west ~ information is readily available in the holiday cottages. Riding, off-road quad biking, clay pigeon shooting etc are all available locally.


the glorious countryside...

Burn Farm Holiday Cottages are situated in the centre of the Scottish Highlands and all areas are easily within reach. A car is a necessity but traffic is light.  It is a pleasure to explore.

The West with its spectacular scenery and wilderness is only 50 minutes away.  Many sights and walks can be recommended.  Ullapool is the base for boating trips to the Summer Isles and Inverewe Gardens is well worth a visit.  You can also take in Gairloch and Loch Maree on this round trip. This picture is of Plockton on the way to the wonderful Isle of Skye

The Spey Valley is to the South with Rothiemurchus, Aviemore and the Highland Wildlife Park, the Landmark Centre for children is located at Carrbridge, a steam railway and Osprey hide are found at Boat of Garten.  Go and feed the reindeer up the Cairngorm mountains or ski there in the winter months.

The East specialises in whisky distilleries, lovely beaches and antique shops.  Culloden Battlefield, Cawdor and Brodie Castles.

The North has wonderful open scenery and many castles such as Dunrobin Castle 20 minutes north of the village of Dornoch (of Madonna's wedding) and Castle of Mey on the far north coast.  The far north gives access to the fascinating islands of Orkney from Scrabster and John O'Groats.

Dornoch (40 minutes north on the A9) is a very interesting village for a day trip and has its own famous Cathedral and Castle in the village as well as many places to shop and eat.  Take a walk on the long white beach.

Owners Colin and Ros Thompson and their sons Simon and Philip also have Dornoch Castle, a 15th C Castle Hotel in the middle of Dornoch opposite the famous Cathedral.  www.dornochcastlehotel.com 

Simon and Philip run their own on-line specialist whisky company which stocks unusual and collectible malt whiskies.  Check out www.whiskymaltshop.com .