For Stargazers and stunning views you need look no further!
With no light pollution and a glittering Northern sky above you'd be hard pushed to find anything better. Scotland lends itself to being one of the top destinations for aurora hunting and the merry dancers or "northern lights"are a magical moment to witness and share with friends and family.
Two new additions this week are the perfect holiday spots for stargazing taking you to the Isle of Islay on the Inner hebrides and we head across to the mystical Isle of Skye.
5 star hebridean hideaways on the magical Isle of Islay, relax in your own sauna or head for a starlit soak in your own private alfresco bathtub.
These five star, turf-roofed hebridean honeymoon hideaways are a perfectly romantic and secluded island escape in the beautiful Islay wilderness. (Sleeps 2-4 guests). Wide, ceiling-high galleried windows offer panoptical sweeping views of the moorland and coast with ever-changing light, where you instantly feel at one with the raw elements and wild beauty of Islay. Relax over breakfast as you plan your day while catching a glimpse of golden eagle swooping in the sky, chough and red deer roaming the hillside.
Two gorgeous en-suite bedrooms with oak flooring, uber comfy Hypnos beds, light as air sheeps' wool duvets, goose down pillows and fairly traded organic bedlinen. The second bedroom can be configured as a superking or twin with en suites which have relaxing neutral desert dune ceramic tiles with double height ceiling, walk-in curved Hans Grohe raindance shower and double-ended bath tub complete with luxury toiletries and robes for your use. Coillabus has its own tweed, commissioned from the nearby Islay woven in the iconic Islay style.
You just won't want to leave your turf-roofed hideaway. For the quickest relax step into in your own Finnolme sauna, take a raindance shower or soak in your own outdoor bateau bath "Star Tub" after a long day's walking, fishing or round of golf. Immerse yourself in relaxation with some in house holistic treatments or massage at Coillabus, from the well qualified visiting therapist.
This ultra smart pad designed by award winning architects Dualchas on the Isle of Skye, has large picture windows, set in a commanding location with an enviable seafacing deck gazing across Loch Harport.
For total relaxation and privacy Calath offers a true luxury self-catering escape only 20 minutes walk from the village of Carbost on the west coast of Skye. An ultra modern house designed by the award winning architects Dualchas sleeping up to 8 guests has three spacious double bedrooms, two with king size beds and one twin room with two singles. There are also two additional "foldaway" single beds available. The downstairs en-suite offers the luxury of a large bath for two while upstairs there's an additional toilet and shower room. A large open plan dining/lounge area with watersedge jaw-dropping views across Loch Harport, taking in a sweeping vista of the whole of the Cuillin Ridge.
A superbly equipped kitchen with large oak table seats up to eight comfortably and is perfect for family gatherings and get-togethers. High quality appliances throughout include a five-burner gas hob, an electric oven, microwave, fridge and full size dishwasher with sleek black granite worktops. Step out after dinner onto the patio with doors leading directly from the dining area - a perfect social space to take in the stunning west coast sunsets or breakfasting in the morning sun. Huge picture windows frame the view of the mountains from the lounge where you will find a cosy wood burning stove set on a granite hearth with beautiful oak flooring.
Calath offers total tranquility and luxury surroundings being close enough to access excellent dining out options, the many historical attractions in the area and plentiful walking without compromise on privacy or it's stunningly natural setting.