Discover Scotland’s Many Choices of Holiday Type
Which of Scotland’s many sides do you want to see? Historic? Romantic? Rural? Remote? Self-catering is ideal for experiencing as many of Scotland’s layers as you wish – whether you want to delve into its history, and your ancestry, spend the entire time fishing or golfing, discover Malt Whisky country or enjoy Scotland’s city life. You can rent your own piece of Scotland and really get to know it: your own part of the city, your own section of coastline, your own corner of the countryside. It’s yours to embrace.
This is what I love the most about self-catering – that you are given an authentic experience of life in that particular place. You get a glimpse into what it’s actually like to live on a remote Scottish island, on a working farm, in a fishing village, in the hills… You can step away from the beaten tourist track and for that summer/short break/New Year holiday, you can walk in the shoes of locals.
Self Catering Accommodation in Scotland
Some of the best holidays I’ve had have been in self-catering accommodation. Each year my family rents a holiday cottage in Perthshire, and I love the freedom and flexibility it gives us. Yes, it’s also great value for money, but that’s not the main reason we choose to holiday this way. With so many of us together, all wanting different things out of our break, we can still spend quality time together and have the holiday each of us wants. (Going for long walks and reading – my mother and I, fishing – my father, golfing – my partner). I always come home feeling completely relaxed and in the end, I guess that’s what matters the most.
Emma Ross writes about Scottish self-catering holidays for EmbraceScotland