Yes, we know spring has barely arrived, and we’re already writing about autumn… But, with the promise of tentative easing of lockdown, it seems everybody is looking for a staycation. As a result, we, like many other hosts, find ourselves almost fully booked throughout the summer months. So, now really is the time to think about your autumn self-catering holidays in Scotland.
Autumn self-catering holidays in Scotland:
In this post, we’re sharing three reasons why Autumn is the perfect time to enjoy beautiful Scotland; a feat for the senses…
Colour ‘You’ Happy:
From mid-September until early November, the golden hues of autumn are a sight to behold. While it’s true we have many evergreen native pinewoods in beautiful Scotland; you’ll also find woodlands and parks ablaze with Autumn colour close to Bearnock. We’re only five miles from the stunning Glen Affric National Nature Reserve.
Use your autumn self-catering holiday in Scotland to enjoy the wonderful wildlife. Look out for red deer and red squirrels. If you’re driving up to Bearnock, book a pitstop at the Knapdale Forest, and you may spot a Beaver preparing for cooler months ahead.
Shorter Days & Stargazing:
While you may experience shorter days during your autumn self-catering holiday in Scotland, the nights are stunning. The peaceful location of beautiful Bearnock Lodge means a lack of light pollution. So, rug up warm, head outside and marvel at the sheer number and the brilliance of the stars.
Autumn self-catering holidays in Scotland are rich in flavour. The season for wild duck is in full swing, so you should be able to pick up locally sourced game. It’s also a good time of year to enjoy everything the sea has to offer, including langoustines, lobsters and razor clams (known locally as spoots!)
At Bearnock, our grand home is perfectly equipped for self-catering holidays in the Highlands. In fact, we have two kitchens for you to use! Many groups holidaying with children use the second kitchen for the kids who might want breakfast earlier than the adults. Reserving the formal kitchen for grown-up meals. You’ll also want to enjoy our spacious panelled dining room, which seats 18.
From September to November, you’ll find temperatures at around 8 to 14 degrees. To really feel the highlands of Scotland, you’ll want to get out and about. Pack for the weather… You’ll need layers and raincoats. If you intend to hike the forest trails around Bearnock, check out our handy guide of what to pack HERE.
If you’re planning a self-catering holiday in Scotland with your friends and family, Bearnock Lodge makes the perfect destination. You can book online HERE.