5 Holiday Homes for the Highland Games, Scotland, UK
When attending the Highland Games you need the perfect accommodation, so look no further. These homes are the best of the best
If you’re heading to Scotland in August for the Highland Games, then we’ve got the perfect accommodation for you. When enjoying an event as incredible as this, your home has to match the standards, so heed our expert advice and book one of these gems to truly complete the experience.
Where to reside for the Highland Games
Take a look at 5 of the very best holiday homes in our Scotland collection. If these don’t meet your high expectations, then nothing will.
Stag & Thistle
Click to book Stag & Thistle now: from £300 per night Right on the edge of Loch Earn just outside Lochearnhead, this freshly refurbished cottage offers a secluded, nature-filled stay that can be as relaxing or activity-packed as you desire. With its plush turquoise sofas with tartan throws to its antler chandeliers, underfloor heating, sleek kitchen and beamed bedrooms, this home blends modern comforts with traditional Scottish stylings to make you feel instantly welcome. Start mornings off with a coffee on the terrace while taking in views of the highland mountains. Then head out to experience Scotland’s stunning landscape. With an outbuilding to store your fishing and boating gear, you can head straight to the loch for an afternoon of kayaking, windsurfing and angling or go for a hike along one of the many trails right outside your door. After a day in the great outdoors, come back home to put your fish on the barbecue or hire a private chef to cook you up a celebratory feast. Make it a memorable night with a luxurious soak in the hot tub, before curling up in bed for a night of total tranquility in your quiet country haven. Sleeps up to 4 | 2 Bedrooms | 1 Bathroom
Click to book I Spy now: from £200 per night You can't get much closer to Loch Ness than this. A cosy two-bedroom cottage, this home has beautiful views of the lake, and you're even provided with a telescope to get a better view of the wildlife (and maybe another famous inhabitant). You'll feel at home as soon as you arrive – the interiors have been designed by Scottish furnishings maker ANTA, and classic tartan prints adorn the homeware and bedding. Spend your mornings in the garden listening to the birdsong before heading out to explore your surroundings. There are plenty of Highland hikes in the area, and if you're wanting to get a closer look at the lake, try a cruise – there's a jetty just a short walk away from this home. On colder days, curl up on the leather sofa in the living room in front of the fire, or settle back in an armchair with a book. You'll find everything you need in the kitchen to cook a warming meal, including an oven and grill, dining by the window with a view of the lake. When the sun sets, this home becomes the perfect place for a spot of stargazing. Sleeps up to 4 | 2 Bedrooms | 2 Bathrooms
Click to book Forest's Edge now: from £500 per night Sitting on the south-west coast of Scotland, this home provides the perfect escape for families and friends. Think squashy sofas, cosy kitchen and a crackling fireplace to unwind with a wee dram at the end of the day. The private garden provides a lush playground for children – complete with 18-metre zip wire – as well as being an excellent spot for parents to unwind with a spread of local foods and perhaps a drop or two to drink. The surrounding areas provide plenty to keep the whole crowd busy, from sprawling coastlines and colourful fishing towns to aristocratic homes. Sleeps up to 5 | 3 Bedrooms | 2 Bathrooms
Click to book Bonny Bluebell now: from £500 per night Offering stunning sea views across Loch Ryan near Kirkcolm in south-west Scotland, this place is the perfect country and coastal retreat. The home is part of the 18th century Corsewall Estate and provides everything you need to relax, unwind and enjoy nature at its most beautiful. Set around an original fireplace, the living room is a great place to play board games. The country-style kitchen with its Belfast sink and sash windows makes for a delightful breakfast spot. Outside, the vast woodlands around the home beckon you to explore their riot of colourful flowers. Children will love the estate’s dedicated play areas that offer a zip-wire, a climbing frame, swings, and a trampoline, while the campfire in the woods is perfect for swapping ghost stories over toasted marshmallows. The home has its own private garden area where you can play a round of croquet before grilling up dinner on the barbecue. After a long day spent by the seaside or in the garden, curl up on the sofa and enjoy some of the homemade treats provided in the host's generous welcome pack. Sleeps up to 6 | 3 Bedrooms | 4 Bathrooms
Click to book Farrier's Cottage now: from £500 per night Nestled in a charming farm estate, the modern elements of Farrier's Cottage’s design update the stony cottage for the present day – but you don’t lose any of the charm of a country retreat. On cool nights, cosy up by the wood-burning fireplace and play some board games or watch your favourite films. The patio area of the private walled garden is the perfect place to sip coffee in the morning and wine in the evening, enjoying the soft light and the clear air. You could spend all day wandering the moors around the home, and the coast is only a short drive away. Sleeps up to 4 | 2 Bedrooms | 3 Bathrooms
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