Self-catering holidays are the ideal way for families and friends to enjoy time together. Add to the mix a grand home in a perfect Highlands location, and you have holiday heaven!
Self-catering holidays are ideal for large groups. They give members of your party the freedom to set their own timetables. Not everybody wants breakfast at 7:00 a.m.! Plus, if you have children in your party it’s easy to rustle up a bite for them earlier in the evening. Leaving the grown-ups to enjoy a feast later on.
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.
In this article, we thought we’d share some tips to help you enjoy your self-catering holiday in the Highlands.
Five tips to help you enjoy your self-catering holiday in the Highlands:
Shop before your stay:
A little organisation means you won’t have to load your car with a supermarket shop. So, before you head away, get online and place a grocery order for delivery to your self-catering accommodation.
Be first night ready:
Nobody wants to be elbow deep in cooking on the day you arrive at your self-catering accommodation. So ready meals are your friends for the first night. Cook offers remarkable ready meals, and they even cook for a crowd. Select a couple of their meals for eight for a family feast on your first night.
Once you’re settled in explore the local food suppliers. Visit farm shops and farmer’s markets for highland beef, smoked salmon and other highland delicacies to prepare a perfect self-catering feast.
Share the cooking:
One of the best things about group self-catering holidays is that you can share the workload. Draw up a rota before you arrive, so everybody knows what nights they’re cooking for the group. You might want to share your planned meals, so you don’t end up easting lasagne three nights in a row!
Take the night off:
While a rota will ensure that everybody takes their turn in the kitchen. Sometimes it’s nice to take a night off together! Check out our ‘Where to Eat‘ page for a few of our favourite feasting spots close to Bearnock Lodge.