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Self-Catering Holidays Scotland

Updated on January 9, 2014

Fancy Exploring Scotland?

There are loads of self catering type holidays available in Scotland, from cottages, to camp sites, to lodges to just somewhere to park your caravan. Here I'd like to concentrate on one part of Scotland - Loch Ness and explore some of the holiday activities you could choose to do whilst staying close to Loch Ness on your self catering holiday in Scotland.

Self Catering Lodges Loch Ness
Self Catering Lodges Loch Ness

Self-Catering Holidays Scotland - Fancy A Taste Of Something Different?

If you are someone who enjoys trying out new experiences whenever you go on holiday, then self catering holidays Scotland provide a wealth of exciting opportunities for you to acquire a new skill, hobby, or simply to relax and get away from it all at your Highlands retreat.

Luxury lodges situated on the banks of glorious Loch Ness provide the perfect base from which to indulge in cooking, craft, and activity courses you could sample for a day, a weekend - or longer if you wish. Taking a course and sharing in the company of like-minded people can make your holiday really special.

Here's just a small selection of the local courses on offer you might like to try:

Foraging for wild foods

Prehistoric cooking

Felt-making and batik


Holistic massage


Bird watching (with an experienced guide)



Canoeing or kayaking


There are courses to suit all tastes and all ages ranges and abilities too.

Your top quality self-catering lodge accommodation provides plenty of opportunity for self-fulfilment as you are free to set your own agenda - and come and go as you please. Hotels can be fine, but they can also be a little impersonal, particularly if they have set regulations about mealtimes.

If you've ever fancied learning a new skill but as yet have never got round to it, chances are you'll find it here - in and around incomparable Loch Ness. There are all kinds of experts offering courses from traditional activities and pastimes to the wild and wacky.

How about a taste of 'prehistoric' cooking for example? It involves cooking a fireside supper over a stone pit allegedly!

Whatever you choose to indulge in, you will discover the genuine warmth of the Highlands people is infectious. They thoroughly enjoy sharing their passion for their subject matter. And you'll find you can learn so much in just a short while. You'll be well on the way to becoming an expert in no time.

Learning a new skill in a relaxed, supportive and informal setting can be so much fun. And you're sure to make new friendships along the way. Friends you will want to stay in contact with long after your holiday ends.

And once you're back home, you could find your 'taster' course develops into something more permanent - a life-long hobby - or even a new career!

Self Catering Holidays Scotland
Self Catering Holidays Scotland

Visit Loch Ness For A Monster Of A Holiday Break!

If you haven’t yet visited stunning Loch Ness with your nearest and dearest then you’re missing out on a treat, because this place offers an abundance of fun for all the family.

The legendary Loch itself is 20 miles long and 1 mile wide – and at its deepest point reaches 700 feet. Loch Ness is surrounded by a crop of charming villages and pretty towns like Drumnadrochit, Fort Augustus, and picturesque Dores, with its long shingle beach stretching out to meet the horizon. And no visit to this charismatic region would be complete without checking out magnificent Inverness, gateway to the Highlands, which was granted city status by the Queen in 2000.

Self-catering holidays in Loch Ness are the perfect way to enjoy the holiday of your dreams: your itinerary; your pace. With something to suit all ages and every budget too, your family can be as leisurely or as active as you choose to be.

You are promised a real treat with your self-catering holidays Loch Ness accommodation. These family lodges which sleep up to 4 offer every facility you could want to ensure your stay is both comfortable and memorable.

There is so much to do on your visit to the Highlands that the days won’t seem nearly long enough, and the kids are certain to be enthralled by attractions like the Loch Ness Centre and Exhibition and Nessieland (both at Drumnadrochit). There are also theme and adventure parks, an eco-park and dolphin cruises – not to mention a vast array of sports venues and arts and crafts facilities.

We promise you’ll never run out of ideas for things to do, though you may find yourself looking forward to some well earned rest and relaxation courtesy of your state-of-the-art self catering lodge.

Or if you’re a fan of touring and you’d prefer to bring your caravan or motorhome that’s fine too. With plenty to explore right on your doorstep, self catering holidays in Loch Ness make the perfect choice for getting away from it all.

Whilst you cannot be guaranteed a sighting of Nessie during your visit, unfortunately, there’s every chance you could spot a dolphin, a grey seal, or even a porpoise during your Loch Ness vacation.

Wherever your Highlands adventure takes you and whatever you get up to, the whole family is guaranteed to fall in love with stunning Loch Ness.

Why not check out the wonderful facilities and letting availability online today?

Then start planning your ‘monster’ of a holiday!

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