If you’re considering taking a self-catering holiday in the Scottish Highlands, now is the perfect time. You might be concerned that your holiday will be undermined by the cold weather associated with this time of year. However, in reality, autumn and winter are great seasons to visit the Highlands. In today’s blog, we’ll explain why.

Plenty of activities

Firstly, travelling to Scotland during the colder part of the year will give you access to fantastic winter activities, such as skiing and snowboarding. You may not have the opportunity to sample these activities during the spring or summer. Autumn and winter are the ideal time to take advantage of Scotland’s snowy Highland regions and indulge in exciting cold-weather sports.

Picture perfect landscapes

It’s also worth noting that the Scottish Highlands possess an incomparable, windswept beauty during autumn and winter. Of course, the Highlands are stunning in any season, but they are most breathtaking during the colder months. This time of year lends the highlands a touch of stark melancholy which underscores their picturesque appearance. If you long to sample the natural beauty that Scotland offers, this is the best time of year to do it.

Celebrating Christmas

Sick of spending Christmas huddled around a table with members of your family you wouldn’t even bother to speak to for the rest of the year? Get away from it all by booking a trip to the Highlands in late December.

Seeking peace and tranquillity

However, there is an even better reason to come to Scotland during the autumn or winter. During this time of year, you can really enjoy the peace and tranquillity of the Highlands. Fewer visitors come to Scotland during the chillier months, so you may find that you have entire vistas to yourself. You’ll be able to enjoy this stunning corner of the world without interruption or distraction.

Here at Great Rental Properties, we offer accommodation in the most gorgeous parts of Scotland throughout the year. We urge you to take advantage of the time of year and rent one out. Get in touch with us today or visit the rest of our website to find the right rental property for you.