If you have got this far, you have obviously already decided that Wester Ross would be an ideal location for your holiday, and that self-catering would be ideal for you – it gives you the freedom to come and go as you please, and it's just like 'home from home'.
So which cottage to choose? With around 40 to choose from we are sure you will find the ideal holiday cottage whatever your requirements. All our cottages are individually owned and reflect the owners taste. They range from first class modern houses to the simpler basic old croft cottage.
You will need to decide what facilities are important to you, whether pets are welcome, whether Wi-Fi is available, etc., and we have tried to make it easier for you to shortlist those cottages which are suitable. Once you have chosen the ideal cottage and checked that it is free for the week you require, booking couldn't be simpler. Just complete the booking form, found on each individual property page, and we will get back to you usually within a few hours.
As a general rule, cottages are only available to rent on a weekly basis, generally from Saturday to Saturday. Occasionally, shorter breaks are available and these are listed on our Special Offers page.
No, it doesn't always rain in Scotland, just most of the time! Actually this isn't true, we quite often get better weather than the rest of the country, it's just the weathermen don't bother mentioning us because there's not many people live here and they think the rest of the UK population don't need to know. Take the summer of 2012 for instance, whilst the rest of the UK was experiencing one of the wettest in existence, we had one of the best periods of good weather possible – sunny, dry and warm all summer.
It's not easy to make a generalisation about the weather in the North West Highlands, the weather comes from the Atlantic and you are going to get wet now and again, but whatever the weather the scenery always looks stunning.
Winters are milder than you would expect because of the warming effect of the Atlantic Gulf Stream. The colder weather tends to be inland or on the east coast. The mountains obviously get snow but it is so picturesque, the more the better. It can get pretty windy and severe gales come and go. As does the sun!
The weather is so changeable, it is difficult to advise when the best time is to visit Wester Ross. If we had to recommend a time, May would be the first choice, the weather tends to be at its best, the days are long, the visitors are few and the dreaded midges have not arrived, followed by June and September/October.
Let's face it though – no-one visits the Highlands for the good weather, if you want wall to wall sunshine, try the South of France.