Ullapool for Holidays in the Scottish Highlands
Ullapool Self-Catering Cottages, Ullapool Map and Travel Guide
For many people visiting the Scottish Highlands they will have visited Ullapool as this is the main town in the north west of Scotland, Ullapool is also the ferry port for several islands in the Outer Hebrides with ferries going from Ullapool to Stornoway. The town has a busy tourism season with the hotels, hostel, bed and breakfast and popular caravan and campsite very busy during June to September. During this time it is advisable to book in advance to make sure you get suitable accommodation. The surrounding area has several small villages and hamlets (small groups of houses spread along the coastline) and you will find self-catering cottages that are pet friendly for longer stays, and holidays. Ullapool is an ideal location for self-catering holidays and exploring the Highlands of Scotland around Wester Ross and Sutherland to the north.
Locholly Lodge, Achiltibuie
With outstanding views of the Summer Isles, Locholly Lodge has its own sauna, 4 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms. Sleeping 8 persons this property us also pet friendly as up to 3 dogs are welcome at this self-catering cottage, under an hour’s drive from Ullapool. The area is know for wildlife, dolphins and whales can be seen nearby. The area is rich in birdlife.
Locholly Lodge is a luxurious, detached cottage offering an exceptional standard of accommodation in a superb setting. You are close to beautiful beaches and the wonderful Achmelvich beach is around an hours drive through beautiful scenery, while the sandy beach at Achnahaird is just a few minutes’ drive away. You can explore the far north highland villages including Lochinver while staying at the lodge. Achiltibuie is a lovely location where you can experience some of the best sunsets in Scotland. At night when conditions are correct you may see the Northern Lights and the Milky Way.
Ullapool is also on the North Coast 500 route and many people stop off for a few hours to stock up for travelling around the far north of Scotland. Ullapool and the outstanding areas of natural scenery nearby are well worth spending longer to explore, to visit the beautiful beaches, explore and photograph the wilderness areas and to see the wildlife that thrive throughout this area.
In Ullapool during the summer months you will find people enjoying the highland flavour of many of the shops, the excellent restaurants, cafés and brilliant fish and chips (to eat out on the harbour area) as well as several ethnic restaurants. If you stay in the town you can also join in a Ceilidh that are often put on during the summer months.
Artists love Ullapool as the harbour always has a range of traditional fishing boats either busy unloading their catch or tied up waiting for the next period out fishing. The town is also very photogenic and will keep aspiring and professional artist busy for hours capturing the highland scenes.
Trips leave from Ullapool to explore the nearby Summer Islands and these trips are very popular, so booking is advisable. You may see dolphins, the occasional whale, and other wildlife. You will always experience an adventure and wonderful scenery on these trips.
Ullapool is surrounded by many mountainous areas that are recognised for hillwalking in Scotland. You can easily spend several weeks bagging the munros within an easy drive from Ullapool. There is also many areas where you can hill walk without climbing a mountain, to enjoy the unspoilt natural scenery, to watch for Golden Eagles or just to get away from it all.
Sea fishing, loch and river fishing is in abundance around Ullapool and permits for trout and salmon can be found for most rivers and lochs. Just remember to bring your barbecue to cook all the fish you will catch.
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Hoseasons are a well known and respected name for holidays in Britain and Europe, they market thousands of independent cottages on their modern website, where you can book online, often with a low deposit. On hoseasons.co.uk you will find late minute deals, pet friendly cottages, along with special holiday discounts available as well as everyday good value self-catering cottages suitable for individuals, families and larger groups. Looking for 5 star rated property? You will also find them on the Hoseasons holiday website as well as holiday parks in Europe - great for family holidays in the sun.
In Scotland Hoseasons have thousands of cottages available all year round, and you can find some of the best deals out with the main tourism season. If you are looking forward to having a holiday in Scotland within the main tourism season, especially in the Scottish Highlands and Islands we suggest you book early, or check out the last minute cottages deals pages.
Lodges and Log Cabins
Holidays in a log cabin or Lodge can be the gateway to a wonderful relaxing holiday as many lodges also have their own decking and hot tub, perfect for leaving behind your busy life in the office or at work. Many of the lodges are situated within holiday parks that provide a range of activities for all the family. While some lodges are available to adults only, others are suitable for all the family, as well as welcoming pets. Hoseasons is the leading provider self-catering holidays and you will thousands of lodges throughout Scotland, England and Wales available to book online.
If you are looking for a last minute break make sure you browse the last minute getaways and online holiday deals. You can book with confidence as Hoseasons is a member of ABTA.
Holiday Parks are a perfect way to enjoy a short break or longer holiday with luxury caravans and lodges available to suit most budgets. Hoseasons most popular holiday parks have amazing pools, show-stopping entertainment and outdoor activities. If you just get away from it all then choose a location in the Highlands of Scotland, in the English countryside, or in North Wales & Snowdonia. Hoseasons have the widest choice of holiday park breaks in Scotland, England and Wales with 3 or 4 day short breaks available throughout the year, or longer for your main holiday getaway.
Choose from a range of comfortable caravans, pods and lodges, sleeping between 2 and 8 persons, many are pet friendly. Lodges often have hot tubs and decking for an even more relaxed holiday.
It may be your dream to potter around on a boat and with Hoseasons your dream can easily come true with a boat holiday. Take it gently on a canal in one of the many locations throughout the UK and in Europe. Be adventurous and explore the romantic Scottish Lochs in the Highlands of Scotland. Boat holidays are for everyone with a love of the outdoors, who want a slower pace of life for a while and enjoy discovering new places each day. It is good news that on many of the boats available you can also take your pet with you.
A short break on a boat can be for a couple of days to a week or longer. Boats are available to match most budgets and you can get extra value by grabbing a late minute deal – check out the Hoseasons website for the deals available for you now. If you are already looking forward to next years holidays then take advantage of the low cost deposit available and arrange your next holiday now.