There are few places in the world more suited than Scotland for log cabin holidays. One of the least populated countries in Europe, the Scottish countryside is comprised of a diversity of landscapes and environments, each more beautiful than the next.
In Scotland log cabin accommodation places you in the midst of quiet beaches, lush rolling hills, dramatic mountains, raging rivers, tranquil lochs, sweeping glens and aged natural woodland. All have their part to play in defining the country to visitors. Within these environments, a self catering log cabin blends itself seamlessly and provides the perfect opportunity to get away from it all.
While the wonderful natural beauty of the Scottish countryside offers endless opportunities for simply taking in the views, the great outdoors also provides for a seemingly unending array of outdoor pursuits and activities.
Walking, hiking, climbing, horse riding and cycling are all popular ways to experience the country first hand and for those who prefer their sports in wonderful natural environments there is fishing and the country’s most famous national pastime, golf. Scotland is the home of golf and there are world class courses found throughout.
Activity holidays are popular and there are many outdoor adventure centres and lodges. White water rafting, kayaking, sailing, and every other kind of water sports are freely available, often within the same location.
There are also opportunities for more modern outdoor pursuits such as mountain biking, off road driving and paintball. The visual appeal of the country persists throughout the changing seasons and while the summers are more suited to certain outdoor adventures, the winters belong to winter sports such as skiing and snowboarding.
In addition to the outdoor appeal and activities in the country, Scotland is also famed for its long and notable culture and history. Castles and battlefields of old are found throughout and form popular visitor sites as do the many whisky distilleries and whisky trails detailing the history and enduring popularity of the Scotland's national drink. Visitors are also never far from the country's most vibrant towns and cities, in which a full range of sights, amenities, facilities, and attractions are on offer.
Within Scotland, log cabin and holiday cottage accommodation is found in all the major regions, from the big skies of Caithness and Sutherland in the far north to the famed rivers and countryside of the Scottish Borders. In between, there are two major national parks, Loch Lomond and the Trossachs, and the Cairngorms, the tallest mountain in the UK, Ben Nevis, and the largest stretches of open water too in the many lochs which have helped define the worldwide appeal of the country.
Log cabins take on a variety of forms in different locations. Many are associated with major holiday camping sites, in which a full complement of services, facilities, activities and amenities are on offer. These make for excellent family holiday accommodation and are often equipped with everything required for a self catering family holiday, such as a fully fitted kitchen, dining and lounge area, and often also private outdoor seating and barbeque facility.
Other types of log cabins are associated with particular outdoor activities and will be located in the appropriate locations for climbing, skiing, or water sports. Often in the form of extended lodges they may have communal dining areas or other self service facilities.
The romantic and rustic nature of log cabin living is also a major part of their appeal and some are specifically tailored for a secluded and intimate break for two in some of Scotland's most beautiful locations.
Perfect for a cosy getaway at any time of the year they also place guests at the heart of some of the most breathtaking scenery found anywhere in the world. When it comes to Scotland, log cabin accommodation present the most natural way to experience the best the country has to offer.