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Holiday cottages in Scotland offer the perfect opportunity to relax in some of the UK’s most spectacular scenery. With an abundance of culture, fantastic heritage, stunning cities and a wealth of activities to suit all ages and interests, you’ll find more than enough to entertain all kinds of holidaymakers. So, whether you’re on two feet or two paws, a holiday in Scotland is guaranteed to have something to offer, and we’re going to make a few suggestions for the best things to see and do in the region.

With such a rich history, Scotland’s past is all but unavoidable. Thankfully, it’s equally fascinating, and some of the country’s best attractions combine the colourful tale of Scotland with some stunning landscapes. The Speyside Whisky Trail is just one such example. One of the main reasons so many choose Scottish holiday cottages, the trail takes in some of Scotland’s most renowned distilleries, offering a history lesson, a ‘wee dram’ and a showcase of stunning views. If you fancy a more vibrant experience from your holiday in Scotland then you may prefer to stay in and around Edinburgh. The capital city offers an intoxicating mix of medieval history, Georgian architecture and contemporary culture. A wealth of festivals and some fantastic shopping opportunities are just the icing on the cake, but if you fancy a more tranquil view then the views from Arthur’s Seat are unrivalled. Scotland’s wilder side is justly celebrated through the Cairngorms National Park. Larger than the Lake District, and boasting beautiful moorland, rivers, mountains, lochs and forests, it’s an unforgettable journey taking in some of Scotland’s most iconic topography. If you’d like to experience the more mythical side of Scottish history then our final recommendation is the legendary Loch Ness. Admire the dramatic ruins of Urqhart Castle and gaze over the loch’s gentle lapping waters to see if you can spot Nessie!

Thanks to a prevalence of wide-open expanses, many choose to enjoy Scottish cottages for a wealth of outdoor activities. Hiking, climbing, boating, cycling, horse riding and more are all perfectly suited for making the most of your stunning surroundings. Pet owners will be equally spoilt for choice with a wealth of fantastic locations to treat their four-legged friends. If you fancy somewhere to relax and explore at your own pace then you will be equally satisfied with Scotland. There are plenty of beautiful heritage attractions and a wealth of city break destinations offering a fun-filled and vibrant urban experience.

If you’re ready to begin your exploration, take a look at our featured holiday cottages in Scotland today.
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  • Castle Douglas, Dumfries & Galloway
    Castle Douglas, Dumfries & Galloway×
    Newly Listed
    Barncrosh - The Loft

    Barncrosh - The Loft

    Castle Douglas, Dumfries & Galloway

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    Ref: UK5562
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    - Coastal Property - Wifi - Car parking on site - Pets go free - Garden / Patio
    This terraced barn conversion is ideal for holidaymakers travelling alone and offers the perfect touring base.
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    Barncrosh nestles in the rolling Galloway Hills and is the gateway to Galloway where the very best of Scotland’s countryside is on your doorstep, from fine forests and lochs, to sandy beaches and a spectacular coastline. There are 110 acres of natural grounds and woodland for you to enjoy; red kites have made their nests on site, and guests should be able to see them everyday. There are also deers and some free roaming llamas.
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    Barncrosh - Screel
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    Barncrosh - The Barn
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    Barncrosh - The Bullpen
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    Barncrosh - The Byre
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    Barncrosh - The Calf House
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    Barncrosh - The Corn Mill
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    Barncrosh - The Dovecote
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    Barncrosh - The Farmhouse
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    Barncrosh - The Granary
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    Barncrosh - The Stable
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    Barncrosh - The Dairy House
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  • Castle Douglas, Dumfries & Galloway
    Castle Douglas, Dumfries & Galloway×
    Newly Listed
    Barncrosh - The Barn

    Barncrosh - The Barn

    Castle Douglas, Dumfries & Galloway

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    Ref: UK5553
    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Car parking on site - Pets go free - Garden / Patio - Ground Floor Facilities
    This terraced, single storey holiday property is ideal for one guest holidaying alone, with much to keep you occupied.
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    Barncrosh nestles in the rolling Galloway Hills and is the gateway to Galloway where the very best of Scotland’s countryside is on your doorstep, from fine forests and lochs, to sandy beaches and a spectacular coastline. There are 110 acres of natural grounds and woodland for you to enjoy; red kites have made their nests on site, and guests should be able to see them everyday. There are also deers and some free roaming llamas.
    Gardens here are special, with gems such as nearby...
    Barncrosh - Screel
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    Barncrosh - The Bullpen
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    Barncrosh - The Byre
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    Barncrosh - The Calf House
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    Barncrosh - The Corn Mill
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    Barncrosh - The Dovecote
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    Barncrosh - The Farmhouse
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    Barncrosh - The Granary
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    Barncrosh - The Loft
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    Barncrosh - The Stable
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    Barncrosh - The Dairy House
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  • Arncroach, near St Andrews, Fife
    Arncroach, near St Andrews, Fife×
    Newly Listed
    Rinkmuir Cottage

    Rinkmuir Cottage

    Arncroach, near St Andrews, Fife

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    Ref: UK5297
    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Wifi - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pets go free - Garden / Patio - Sea View - Rural Location - Woodburning Stove
    Set on the edge of Arncroach with panoramic views over the Firth of Forth, not far from the historical town of St Andrews.
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    Discover this quaint semi-detached holiday cottage in a peaceful, private location next to the owner’s cottage. In the heart of rural Fife, the little hamlet of Arncroach is the perfect place for a couple to get away from it all. The cosy living room with its multi-fuel burner is ideal to curl up to with a book on cooler evenings or you can relax in the pretty garden with a glass of wine and enjoy the spectacular views over the surrounding countryside to the Firth of Forth. From your...
  • Coldingham, near Eyemouth, The Scottish Borders
    Coldingham, near Eyemouth, The Scottish Borders×

    Colinton

    Coldingham, near Eyemouth, The Scottish Borders

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    Ref: UK5054
    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Wifi - Car parking on site - Pub within 1 mile - Coast within 1 mile - Garden / Patio - Rural Location
    Spend a day on the beach, 1 mile, where you can enjoy use of the owner’s beach hut, or head out and explore quaint fishing villages. Edinburgh can be reached within an hour.
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    Situated on a picturesque hillside, on the fringes of Coldingham village, this charming studio apartment is the ideal place to relax after a day exploring the dramatic Berwickshire coast. Adjoining the owner’s home, the property sits just a mile from the beautiful beach of Coldingham Sands, a perfect secluded gem where guests can enjoy use of the owner’s beach hut. Diving enthusiasts are drawn to the area’s clear offshore waters, and the coastline affords visitors...
  • Machrihanish, near Campbeltown, Argyll and Bute
    Machrihanish, near Campbeltown, Argyll and Bute×

    High Trodigal

    Machrihanish, near Campbeltown, Argyll and Bute

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    Ref: 30648
    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Luxury Property - Wifi - Car parking on site - Pub within 1 mile - Pets go free - Coast within 1 mile - Detached Property - Garden / Patio - Sea View - Ground Floor Facilities - Rural Location - Woodburning Stove
    Relax and unwind in beautiful surroundings at this unique detached property, situated nearby wonderful attractions. Relax and unwind in beautiful surroundings, this fantastic detached property with a woodburner is situated nearby wonderful attractions.
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    This stunning natural stone and turf roofed, single-storey, detached holiday cottage, is built in to the hillside, reflecting an ancient neolithic design with views over the Atlantic Ocean. This stunning property features beams and two patio areas with doors leading from the bedroom and the living room, and is situated less than a mile from the world-famous Machrihanish Golf Course. Glasgow is only 30 minutes flying time from Machrihanish Airport, which in turn is 10 minutes...

  • Kilmuir, Isle of Skye, Isle of Skye
    Kilmuir, Isle of Skye, Isle of Skye×

    Thatched Croft

    Kilmuir, Isle of Skye, Isle of Skye

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    Ref: W2639
    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pub within 1 mile - Pets go free - Rural Location
    This charming thatched property is an original Skye ’Black House’ which has been renovated into a wonderful holiday home. This charming thatched property is an original Skye ’Black House’ which has been renovated into a wonderful holiday home.
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    Romantic hideaway

    This charming thatched roofed croft holiday home is an original Skye ’Black House’ which has been sympathetically and thoughtfully renovated. It is bright and welcoming and nestles in this popular part of the island where the scenery and the sea views to the Hebrides are unsurpassed. Local places of interest are Dunvegan Castle, Flora MacDonald’s grave, a local outdoor activity centre which organises archery, canoeing, walking, cycling courses and...

  • Tinwald, near Dumfries, Dumfries and Galloway
    Tinwald, near Dumfries, Dumfries and Galloway×
    Newly Listed
    Kirkland Burn

    Kirkland Burn

    Tinwald, near Dumfries, Dumfries and Galloway

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    Ref: UK5081
    Key Features:
    - Hot Tub - Luxury Property - Wifi - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Garden / Patio - Ground Floor Facilities - Rural Location
    Well-placed for touring, this cottage has its own hot tub and lies in an area with stunning scenery.
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    Kirkland Burn lies just a few minutes outside Dumfries with lovely views across the valley to Galloway and the Solway. Furnished to a very good standard, and with the owners living adjacent, this single-storey, semi-detached cottage has plenty of space for two people. With two living areas, plenty of outside space and a spacious utility room where you can kick off your muddy boots before sinking into the freestanding bath in the bathroom, there is not much more that you could want (apart...
  • Arden, Alexandria, Argyll and Bute
    Arden, Alexandria, Argyll and Bute×

    Auchendennan - Willow Cottage

    Arden, Alexandria, Argyll and Bute

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    Ref: SXXP
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Car parking on site - Pub within 1 mile - Garden / Patio - Woodburning Stove
    Willow Cottage offers a romantic escape for couples who are looking for relaxation and beautiful surroundings. Willow Cottage offers a romantic escape for couples who are looking for relaxation and beautiful surroundings.
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    "Stunning cottages in the heart of Loch Lomond National Park..."

    Situated in the heart of Loch Lomond National Park, these stunning holiday properties have been lovingly restored and furnished to provide wonderful retreats. Auchendennan Farm Cottage (SLLX) is a single-storey holiday cottage; within the house there is a large family sauna which can be used as an ideal way to unwind. Outside on the sun decking, there is a sunken hot tub which is large enough for all...

    Auchendennan - A’dennan Farm Cottage
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    Auchendennan - Rose Cottage
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  • Hungladder, Kilmuir, Isle of Skye
    Hungladder, Kilmuir, Isle of Skye×

    Finkle Cottage

    Hungladder, Kilmuir, Isle of Skye

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    Ref: CC511354
    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Coast within 1 mile - Detached Property
    Detached thatched cottage for couples superbly positioned between open farmland and the sea makes the ultimate romantic venue in a spectacular setting
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    Finkle Cottage is an immaculately thatched cottage with stunning views across the sea. With thick stone walls, thatched roof and large wood burning stove; it provides the ultimate romantic venue in a totally unspoilt and spectacular setting. This holiday cottage has been lovingly rebuilt stone by stone from the original croft house and offers the very best of both worlds - a brand new cottage with the ultimate in olde worlde charm. Situated on a working croft, with Highland cattle grazing...
  • Toward, near Dunoon, Argyll and Bute
    Toward, near Dunoon, Argyll and Bute×

    Knockdow House - Bute

    Toward, near Dunoon, Argyll and Bute

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    Ref: SYYG
    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Wifi - Coast within 1 mile - Garden / Patio - Rural Location
    A wonderful base for an active holiday, with watersports, walking, sailing, fishing and clay shooting all close by. A wonderful base for an active holiday, with watersports, walking, sailing, fishing and clay shooting all close by.
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    This stunning B listed country house, dating back to 1817, was once the seat of the McGorrie Lamonts and has huge historical importance throughout the area. Fabulously restored and divided into apartments(refs SYYE, SYYF, SYYG and SYYH), Knockdow House offers a superb level of holiday accommodation and is located on a 6000-acre estate on the Cowal Peninsula. Throughout the estate there are beautiful landscaped gardens, ponds, river, fishing loch (fly fishing by prior arrangement) and...

    Knockdow House - The Schoolhouse
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    Knockdow House -Cumbrae
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    Knockdow House - Tower
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  • Whithorn, Dumfries and Galloway
    Whithorn, Dumfries and Galloway×

    Bruce Cottage

    Whithorn, Dumfries and Galloway

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    Ref: 24145
    Key Features:
    - Pub within 1 mile - Woodburning Stove
    Soak up the cosy atmosphere in this quaint retreat for two. Just 4 miles from the craggy coastline of Scotland’s most southerly point. Soak up the cosy atmosphere in this quaint retreat for two. Just 4 miles from the craggy coastline of Scotland’s most southerly point.
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    Cosy cottage retreat for two

    Situated in a quiet cul-de-sac opposite the ancient priory site, this end terraced holiday cottage has original stonework forming the fire surround and wood panelling, which creates a cosy atmosphere. Whithorn is one of the interesting towns in the quiet Machars Peninsula, only 4 miles from the craggy coastline of Scotland’s most southerly point. Wigtown, known as book town, has 18 book shops and is 12 miles away. Bladnoch Distillery, 11...

  • Lendalfoot, Girvan, Ayrshire
    Lendalfoot, Girvan, Ayrshire×

    Braemar

    Lendalfoot, Girvan, Ayrshire

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    Ref: W42135
    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Car parking on site - Pets go free - Coast within 1 mile - Detached Property - Garden / Patio - Woodburning Stove
    Ideally situated to explore the scenic countryside, this charming coastal detached bungalow is an ideal year round location. Ideally situated to explore the scenic countryside, this charming coastal detached bungalow is an ideal year round location.
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    Close to the sea

    This charming wooden detached bungalow is situated in the small hamlet of Lendalfoot, 6 miles from the seaside town of Girvan with harbour, shops, pubs and restaurants, and boasts stunning views over the sea to Ailsa Craig. Towering over the Carleton cottages are Carleton and Balsalloch Hills, rising steeply from the shore, both are crowned with ancient forts. To the south of the village is an excellent off road picnic area, with sandy beach and excellent views up...

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