Holiday accommodation to stay in on an Island in Scotland.
Oban is the gateway to most of the Inner and Outer Hebridean islands - step onto the Cal Mac ferry and your holiday has begun. Admire the stunning views from the decks and if you keep your eyes peeled then you may well spot seals, dolphins, whales and porpoises in addition to a wealth of birdlife. All the Scottish islands have a very different character and vary in size but they all have incredible coastlines and scenery. Many of them have famous whisky distilleries: Islay, Arran, Jura, Skye, Harris and Mull being the most well-known and the whiskies produced on the different islands are all different in flavour.
You will find some of the finest sandy beaches in the world on the Scottish islands - it’s very hard to chose the best island beaches as there are just so many but these are some of our favourites: Luskentyre Sands and Scarasta on the Isle of Harris, Saligo Beach on Islay, beaches on north coast of Iona (familiar to art lovers from Cadell and Peploe's paintings), Balevullin on Tiree, Uig Sands on Lewis, Eoligarry Beach on Isle of Barra, Bagh na Doirlinnhe on Gigha, Kiloran Bay on Colonsay, Feall Bay on Coll, Clachan Beach on North Uist, and Calgary Bay on Mull.
Being surrounded by turquoise sea (on calm sunny days) or Atlantic breakers bringing in the surf, the seascape is an ever changing delight off the west coast of Scotland. The waters hold some the best seafood to be found anywhere and you can buy the freshest fish, lobsters, mussels, crabs, langoustines, scallops and oysters to take back to your self-catering cottage and whip up a mouth-watering taste of Scotland. There are now a great variety of superb restaurants and cafes on the Scottish islands, selling locally sourced ingredients cooked to the highest standard - from Michelin starred restaurants to award- winning shacks on a beach, you will make some great culinary discoveries on your island holiday.
Whatever you want to do on your break on a Scottish island then you will find it well catered for - walking, wildlife spotting, cycling, kayaking, surfing and relaxing in the spectacular scenery are the usual reasons why people want an island holiday but there is so much more to see and do. Small local museums exploring the past, amazing castles (ruins as well as stately homes), fantastic crafts and artists, smokehouses and artisan food producers, archaeological treasures and splendid gardens. A holiday on a Scottish island is the place to make memories - building a fire on a deserted beach, roasting sausages and admiring the stars in the dark skies or reaching the summit of the hill in a light drizzle and then the skies clear, the views open up and there’s a rainbow - whatever memories you make here they'll last you a lifetime!