For a truly tranquil luxury cottage break in Scotland, a stay in the Outer or Inner Hebrides could be one of the most remote, if not the most remote options. Escape to sparsely populated lands where you can find ample opportunities to appreciate the landscape in peace and quiet. The islands of the Inner Hebrides and Outer Hebrides are numerous and each have their own unique qualities to recommend them.
The Hebrides comes from the Norse word Harbredey which loosely translated means the ‘isles at the edge of the sea’. This is a very apt name for these beautiful islands as they are situated off the western coast of the Scottish Highlands. Separated into two, the Outer Hebrides encompasses a number of small islands positioned close together at the furthest point off the coast and the Inner Hebrides includes the islands that are found much closer to the mainland of Scotland.
The Inner Hebrides include the islands of Skye, Islay, Jura, Mull and Rum, which lie close to the West Coast mainland The Outer Hebrides are located further from the mainland, past the islands of the Inner Hebrides and are made up of Lewis and Harris, Benbecula, Barra, North Uist and South Uist. If you’d like to find out more click to read our guide on luxury cottage holidays in the Inner Hebrides and in the Outer Hebrides.
With historical and natural appeal, it’s not difficult to see why a luxury break to the Western isles should leave you relaxed, refreshed and taking home some fantastic memories.
For peace, quiet and excellent wildlife watching we trust that you’ll find that these islands offer something special. Whether you opt for a stay in a luxury log cabin or a luxury cottage, have a fabulous time and we hope that you recommend a stay in the Outer and Inner Hebrides to others on your return.