Looking for self-catering accommodation in Inverness and Loch Ness? Cottages or chalets? Town or country? The only thing better than a holiday in the breath-taking Scottish Highlands is getting to rest your head in your very own Highland home away from home. And here in Inverness and Loch Ness, we have it all. Whether you are looking for a romantic lodge, a family-friendly chalet or a luxury log cabin retreat in the Scottish Highlands, Inverness and Loch Ness has a variety of self-catering accommodation options to suit all holidays and all budgets.
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Self-catering holidays are perfect for anyone looking to spend a little more time exploring and a little less time in a busy hotel. They are designed for comfort and tailored for longer stays. Self-catering accommodation in Inverness and Loch Ness allows you to immerse yourself in the true Highlands of Scotland. Best if all, it’s entirely at your leisure! And with an endless supply of amazing restaurants, pubs, cafes and eateries in the area, “catering” is strictly optional.
Self-catering holidays in the Highlands are perfect for anyone looking to spend a little more time exploring and a little less time in a busy hotel. Designed for comfort and tailored for longer stays, self-catering accommodation in Inverness and Loch Ness allows you to immerse yourself in the true Highlands of Scotland – entirely at your leisure. And with an endless supply of amazing restaurants, pubs, cafes and eateries in the area, “catering” is strictly optional.
When you visit Inverness, Loch Ness and the Highlands, you will be spoiled for choice for places to see and things to do. You will also have access to Scotland’s amazing larder or food. We take our food seriously and don’t believe the hype – we don’t survive on a diet of deep-fried Mars Bars!
By choosing self-catering, like Highland holiday cottages, you are able to eat what you want, when you want. Whilst this is, of course, appealing to those with specific dietary requirements, it’s also popular with foodies. Perhaps you would like to cook yourself some fine Scottish venison? Or scallops? Sometimes much of the enjoyment of eating is in the cooking, and self-catering allows you to do this in your own time.
Another benefit is that your meal times are not set. Want a breakfast early, before any cafes open? No problem! Or if you want a midnight snack after a day of hiking, you can make whatever you need. Self-catering venues will come with the basics that you need to cook, like a cooker, fridge and cutlery. Most will have a microwave, and if you are very lucky, you might even get a dishwasher! Do make sure you know what is provided before you arrive, as every venue is different.
One last bonus of self-catering lodges is that they are often large, meaning if you want to come up with a group of friends or family and all live together, you can. Enjoying a shared space on holiday brings everyone together, and large home-cooked meals really do make a difference in this situation. Many are also dog friendly self catering lodges, meaning you can bring the whole family along! Use our search function above to find pet-friendly accommodation to suit you.
There are as many varieties of self-catering accommodation as there are people who stay in them.
Many come in the form of wooden lodges, often set in the Scottish countryside. Lodges are for people who want to immerse themselves in Scotland, get out into the fresh air and be at one with nature. This doesn’t mean that you are fending for yourself with basic amenities – some lodges like are luxurious 5-star award winners! Be sure to use our helpful guide above to find the lodge that best suits you.
You may be after something more brick-and-mortar instead. If so, then there are many lodges you can stay in that are ancient and will transport you through time. The Highland Club at Fort Augustus Abbey is a stunning piece of architecture. It is beautiful Grade A Gothic building of the original 1729 English fortification. Now closed to the public, it’s only available to guests. The Highlands is lucky in that there are many old buildings used in this way.
Of course, don’t discount new builds either. Self-catering in the Scottish H ighlands includes, for example, Sealladh An Loch is a thermally efficient ‘Scandia-Hus,’ built in 2010. With its triple-glazed windows, it offers a snooker hall, gallery and wonderful kitchen-diner, all made up to modern specifications. There are many new builds available to you in the area – use our search function above to see the wide range you could stay in.
The Highlands offers the chance to escape to perfect harmony, with blissful peace and quiet in the mountains and glens. Self-catering lets you enjoy all of that without having to worry about getting back in time for dinner. In fact, why not make up a picnic and enjoy it next to a beautiful stream under the heather-covered hills? Sounds idyllic, doesn’t it?
Affordable, enchanting, luxurious and highly equipped. Embark on a self-catering holiday in the Scottish Highlands surrounded by all the comforts of home. What are you waiting for? Use our search function above and book your self-catering accommodation in Inverness and Loch Ness today.
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