Posts for families

Is it too Early to Mention the ‘C’ Word?

Monday 25th Sep 2017

The leaves have only just started to turn red, but Christmas and Hogmanay bookings are coming in thick and fast like the first flurry of snow flakes in winter! Personally, I love the seasonality of Scotland. Autumn is a transitional season and it can be fickle – some years it can be warm and sunny; […]

A Highland Gathering…

Thursday 24th Aug 2017

Let the Games Begin! If you’ve been on holiday in Scotland this summer you may have already enjoyed the spectacle of a Highland Games. The season runs from May to September and by August it’s in full swing with some of the most prestigious Gatherings happening this week in Argyll. Today it’s the turn of […]

A Family Holiday at Eagle Brae

Tuesday 28th Feb 2017

Guest post by Emma Gibb There is nothing quite like rugged Scottish scenery to quieten a busy mind.  During a particularly busy week, when my mind was whirring with to-do lists, we headed to Eagle Brae – a luxury self-catering eco resort nestled between Glen Affric and Glen Strathfarrar.  It is impossible to do anything other than switch off […]

5 Autumn Must-Do’s in Scotland

Monday 5th Sep 2016

Oh, autumn, how we love thee!  The season of wrapping up, conkers, fireworks, bonfires and, of course, the gorgeous fiery colours that ignite the landscape. Here are 5 suggestions for things to do during your self-catering holiday in Scotland this autumn – and ideas of where to stay to enjoy these highlights. Go for a woodland walk   […]

Paws for a Break

Thursday 25th Aug 2016

Meet Scrabble, the face of our brand new pet-friendly campaign, Paws for a Break. We know that so many of you wouldn’t dream of going on holiday without your four-legged friends and choose self-catering as it’s the easiest and most flexible way of holidaying with a pet. Over the coming months we’ll be highlighting pet-friendly holiday cottages […]

Photo credit: Paul Hermans

10 of the Best: Hillwalking

Thursday 5th May 2016

Scotland’s reputation as a hillwalking destination spreads far and wide. From the Borders to Sutherland, from west coast to east, there are many spectacular routes for all ages and abilities. We asked EmbraceScotland followers on Facebook and Twitter for favourite hill walks, here are ten of the best. Goat Fell At 874m (2,687ft), Goat Fell misses out […]

Bluebell Croft

Friday 1st Apr 2016

Bluebell Croft offers luxury holiday accommodation in two self-catering houses near Loch Sunart, Ardnamurchan – an idyllic base for exploring this corner of the West Highlands, with what the Sunday Times described as ‘the best sited hot tub in Europe’.  We spoke to owner Chris Morgan to find out more about the accommodation, being green and what the local area offers. […]

Festival Fever – part of your next holiday?

Friday 22nd Jan 2016

Across Scotland there are numerous festivals of all shapes and sizes, offering their own angle on music and culture, entertaining visitors from all over the world. Many people indulge in a bit of festival fever as part of a longer break, choosing not to stay onsite, opting for the comfort of a nearby holiday cottage or […]

Heath Cottage, Boat of Garten

Heath Cottage, Boat of Garten

Friday 27th Nov 2015

The Cairngorm National Park is the go to place for all manner of outdoor activities. Whatever pace you like to play, it is reassuring to know that you have a comfortable, good quality place to retreat to at the end of the day. Heath Cottage, in Boat of Garten, is one such place that sleeps […]

Grass roofed croft

Orkney Crofts

Friday 30th Oct 2015

Orkney is an incredible place to take a holiday, no matter where your interests lie, just make sure you give yourself enough time! You will want to explore this part of the world, over and over again, so it’s imperative that you have somewhere comfortable to relax after long days of discovery. The owner of Orkney […]