Holiday Cottages in Shetland, Orkney & Hebrides
For outstanding natural beauty, fascinating history, and diverse scenery, Scotland’s more remote islands offer unrivalled variety and an unparalleled welcome. Each island offers its own special charms and sense of identity.
With amazing archaeological sites, stunning beaches and an abundance of skilled artisan craft workers and food producers, the islands around the coast of Scotland offer an exciting range of things to see and do, set against a backdrop of outstanding hospitality and close community spirit.
Orkney, Shetland and the Outer Hebrides benefit from a similarly rich cultural and archaeological heritage and local festivals and ceilidhs are a regular fixture on the social calendar. Self-catering accommodation can be found across the islands, and whether you choose to cosy up in a traditional croft, lounge in a tranquil lodge with spa facilities or rent a beach house with direct access to a fine sandy beach, a self-catering holiday on a Scottish island will help to create memories to last a lifetime.
Loved by Locals
Visit the Blackhouse village and sheltered shore at Gearranan, Isle of Lewis. The village was occupied till the 1970s. It is restored and has a museum and cafe. A wonderful sun trap and great walks along the coast in both directions. Experience life as it was for islanders in Lewis - a hidden gem.
Cuairt Cromor walk ( beside the cottage)
A challenging short circular walk at the back of Cromore starting beside Ceol na Mara cottage. You can make the walk as hard or easy and long or short as you wish because it's circular. Enjoy breath-taking views, the wildlife and bird life and being at one with nature. This is a registered walk.
Blue skies and turquoise beaches!
My favourite, Garry Beach, north of Tolsta, one of several beautiful beaches on the island, with inlets, coves and cliffs to enjoy with few others around. Choose a long summer day to head across the 'bridge to nowhere' for a 10 mile clifftop walk to Ness, exploring abandoned villages on the way.