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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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  • Kirkside Cottage

    Upper Largo, Leven

    Grade
    4
    2
    2
    1
    Ref: SOON

    Just 10 miles from St Andrews, this charming, single-storey holiday cottage is attached to another property on a tiny lane beside the church in picturesque Upper Largo, just minutes’ drive from the beach and golf course. Thoughtfully furnished for comfort and ease, there are views of Largo Law from the small enclosed garden. An ideal base from which to explore the East Neuk of Fife with quaint fishing villages strung along the coast, or easy access to Edinburgh, Dundee or Perth and The Trossachs. Golf ½ mile, watersports at Elie, coastal walks, Sea Life Centre, Deer Park, and historic houses and gardens. Shop 2 miles and pub 200 yards.

    Living/dining room with open fire. Well-equipped kitchen. Double bedroom with 5ft bed and TV. Twin bedroom. Bathroom with over-bath shower and toilet.

    • Open fire - initial fuel included, thereafter available locally
    • Electricity, full gas central heating, bed linen and towels included
    • Cot
    • High chair
    • Two Freeview TVs
    • DVD
    • Microwave
    • Washer/dryer
    • Dishwasher
    • Freezer
    • Wi-fi
    • Small, enclosed, paved garden with furniture
    • Barbecue
    • Roadside parking
    • Secure cycle store
    • No smoking
    • Ground floor facilities

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  • Anchorage

    Maidens

    Grade
    4
    3
    1
    1
    Ref: 24799

    This semi-detached holiday bungalow is situated in the village of Maidens, around the shores of Maidenhead Bay on the picturesque Clyde coast, 500 yards from a sandy beach. Ayrshire offers a varying coastline with villages, beaches and rocky coves to explore. Inland there is walking, cycling, gardens and castles to visit, riding, fishing and golf. Culzean Castle Country Park (NT) has a network of wooded trails passing along the beach. Day trips to Ireland can be taken from Stranraer, whilst a short drive north leads to Ayr, a traditional seaside town. Shop ½ mile, pub 2 miles, restaurant 500 yards.

    All on ground floor: Living room. Kitchen. 3 bedrooms: 1 double, 1 twin, 1 single. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet. The property sleeps a maximum of 4 adults and a child/baby.

    Oil central heating included (£25per week, £4 per night per short break 15th September-21st April). Electricity, bed linen and towels included. Travel cot. High chair. Satellite TV. Video and small library. DVD and small library. CD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Dishwasher. Fridge/freezer. Wi-fi. Enclosed lawned garden with sitting-out area and furniture. Parking (2 cars). Cycle store. No smoking. NB: There are 5 steps into garden.

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  • Harbour Row - Gigha

    Drummore, nr. Stranraer

    Grade
    4
    2
    2
    1
    Ref: 27100

    Ideal touring base

    Situated in the Rhins of Galloway in the coastal village of Drummore, Scotland’s most southerly point, these two holiday cottages (refs 27100 and 27102) stand on the banks of Luce Bay with its sand and shingle beach just across the road. The properties offer stunning views across the expanse of Luce Bay with its white tipped waves and sea birds. The area is unspoilt, the scenery idyllic, and the seascapes around the Rhins as dramatic as they are beautiful. Attractions include golf courses and the RSPB Scotland Mull of Galloway Nature Reserve where thousands of seabirds nest in the cliff face during the spring and summer. Harbour porpoises, dolphins, seals, otters and minke whales can also be spotted. 5 miles north of Stranraer is Cairnryan, home to the Stena Line ferry which makes regular trips to Ireland. Shop, pub and restaurant 500 yards.

    All on ground floor: Living room with French doors/dining room/kitchen. 2 bedrooms: 1 double, 1 twin. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet.

    Electric central heating included. Travel cot. Satellite TV (movies package). Freezer. Enclosed lawned garden to the front and rear with sitting-out area and furniture.

    Both properties: Open fire in living room (initial fuel included). Electricity, bed linen and towels included. High chair on request. DVD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Wi-fi. Parking (2 cars). Cycle store. Welcome pack. No smoking. NB: Properties are located 20 yards from the sea.

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  • Galloway View

    Gatehouse of Fleet

    Grade
    4
    2
    0
    2
    Ref: CC537210
    Boasting magnificent far reaching views of the Galloway coastline and Fleet Bay, Galloway View is a stunning architect designed chalet situated on a working farm, in an elevated position. With floor to ceiling doors and windows, this detached holiday cottage has been built and designed to maximise the views, a particularly attractive feature of this luxury property. Whilst in a delightful rural location, it is only a mile from the charming town of Gatehouse of Fleet, which offers a wide range of places to eat and relax. There are many attractions in and around the town including the Mill on the Fleet, Cardoness Castle and the popular Laggan Outdoor Activity Centre, which hosts one of Europe’s longest zip wires. The area has numerous coastal walks and forest trails, and for cyclists and mountain bikers, the Galloway Forest Park and 5 of the 7Stanes are close by. Kirkcudbright, known as ’the artists town, is just a short drive away and attracts visitors throughout the year drawn by the harbour, historic high street and the diverse range of annual events and visitor attractions. The popular programme of summer festivities culminates with the spectacular Tattoo, an event not to be missed. There are delightful beaches within a few minutes drive and sailing, swimming, riding, fishing, golf, boat trips and water sports are all available close by.

    Ground Floor: The property is all on the ground floor, has electric underfloor heating and comprises:
    Open plan living space.
    Lounge area: Spacious with wooden floor, wood burner, 32" Freeview TV, DVD player, iPod dock, picture windows and patio doors.
    Kitchen area: Spacious with wooden floor, electric cooker, microwave, fridge/freezer and dishwasher.
    Utility room: With washing machine and tumble dryer.
    Bedroom 1: With super king size bed and en-suite wet room and WC.
    Bedroom 2: With zip and link twin beds (which can be made to super king size – please advise when booking).
    Wet room: Jack and Jill (accessed from bedroom 2 and lounge) with shower, WC and heated towel rail.

    All electric, bed linen and towels included. Fuel for wood burner provided. Travel cot, highchair and fireguard available. Wi-Fi. Welcome pack. Enclosed courtyard garden with patio, terrace and furniture. Gas BBQ. Parking (2 cars). Cycle store. No smoking.

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  • The Old Store

    Onich, Fort William

    Grade
    4
    2
    0
    1
    Ref: 23746

    Situated on the edge of the pretty village of Onich, this cosy, comfortable, semi-detached holiday cottage has been nicely furnished. Set along the A82, it makes a perfect base for touring this beautiful part of the Highlands. Glencoe, Fort William ‘Outdoor Capital of the UK’, Loch Ness and Inverness all within easy reach. Many outdoor pursuits nearby, such as the World Championship Mountain Bike Course, water sports and indoor ice climbing centre. Further afield, the stunning scenery of the west coast and the Isle of Skye beckon, along with Mallaig and Oban. Shop, pub and restaurant ½ mile.

    All on ground floor: Living/dining room/kitchen. 2 bedrooms: 1 double, 1 twin. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet.

    Oil central heating included (£20per week October-March). Electricity, bed linen and towels included. Travel cot. High chair. Satellite TV (family package). DVD and small library. CD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washer/dryer. Dishwasher. Fridge/freezer. Wi-fi. Shared, enclosed, lawned garden and furniture. Parking (2 cars). No smoking.

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  • The Coachouse

    Helensburgh

    Grade
    4
    2
    1
    1
    Ref: CC523076
    The Coachouse is a beautifully appointed 4 star detached property situated in the popular coastal town of Helensburgh.  The property dates back to 1860 when it was originally a coach house and is located on the street named after Helensburgh’s first Provost – Henry Bell back in the 19th Century.  The interior has been stylishly co-ordinated with cosy lounge and well equipped kitchen.  The bathroom has a fantastic roll top bath with shower.  Upstairs the bedrooms are light and airy with the original beams on the coombed ceiling.  Each bedroom has its own TV with freeview.  The private enclosed garden is accessed from the kitchen back door, passing through a shared lane.  The town centre is only a five minute stroll and the sea front is only 100 metres away providing lovely views of the Clyde estuary. 

    Ground Floor: The property has gas central heating and comprises:
    Lounge: with stove effect living flame gas fire, Freeview TV, DVD and radio/CD player
    Kitchen / diner: with electric oven, gas hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine and dishwasher with rear door to lane leading to enclosed garden
    Bathroom:  with shower over bath, WC and wash hand basin

    First Floor: Bedroom 1:  with double bed and TV
    Bedroom 2:  with two single beds and TV

    All fuel and power included. Bed linen and towels provided. Cot, highchair and stairgate available by request.  Hairdryer available. Broadband Internet availableEnclosed garden to rear of property reached by shared lane. Outdoor seating and cloth drying line. On street parking for 2 cars.

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  • The Marches

    Anstruther

    Grade
    5
    3
    0
    2
    Ref: 23412

    Ideally located in the bustling fishing village of Anstruther, this deceptively spacious detached holiday home is set only 5 minutes walk from the quaint harbour. Locally there are award winning sandy beaches, water sports, trips to the Isle of May and coastal walks. Historic St Andrews, home of golf, 9 miles. Challenging local 9-hole links golf course ½ mile. Children’s play area 100 yards. Shops, pubs and award winning seafood restaurants, 500 yards.

    Ground floor: Living/dining room with French doors. Kitchen. Separate toilet. First floor: 3 bedrooms: 2 double, one with en-suite shower room and toilet, 1 single. Bathroom with toilet.

    Gas central heating, gas, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Cot. High chair. Freeview TV. DVD. Gas hob. Electric oven. Microwave. Washing machine. Dishwasher. Fridge/freezer. Wi-fi. Enclosed garden with patio and furniture. Barbecue. Garage (1 car). Parking (1 car). Cycle store. No smoking.

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  • Allanton Mill Cottage

    Auldgirth near Dumfries

    Grade
    5
    2
    0
    1
    Ref: CC537069
    Allanton Mill Cottage is nestled in a wooded valley on the edge of the small village of Auldgirth. Every window affords lovely views whatever the season. This former mill dates back to 1739 and just oozes charm and character from its original beams to its feature walls and yet offers every modern comfort from the large walk in shower to the roaring wood burning stove. The dreamy flow of the nearby burn is both delightful and relaxing. The property offers holiday makers an ideal location from which to explore this beautiful and historic county.
    The grounds of Allanton Mill are a delightful mix of areas, from stepped and fenced terraces, a lawned area with some steep and unfenced slopes and generally set within a natural state. There is a fast flowing burn at the bottom of the garden however this area is divided from the accessible garden by a padlocked gate set in a wall.
    There is a shop in the village, ¾ mile away that sells groceries and necessary supplies. There is also a farm shop and tearoom in Closeburn, just five miles away. Thornhill, six miles distant, has several shops and Dumfries, eight miles, has a 24-hour supermarket.

    Ground Floor: Property has a wood burning stove, under floor and oil central heating and comprises:
    Open plan lounge/dining/kitchen
    Lounge Area: With wood burning stove, free view TV, DVD player and DAB radio/CD player/Ipod docking station. A lovely cosy room with two deep and wide windows affording delightful views and feature, exposed wall opening through on to rear hall.
    Dining Area:
    Kitchen Area: With electric cooker, microwave, fridge with ice box, dishwasher and washer/dryer.
    Bedroom 2: With zip and link bed allowing either two 3ft single beds or one king size bed. (Preference to be stated on booking) A lovely room with views of nearby burn and wooded valley.
     
    Lower Floor:
    Bedroom 1: With double bed plus a full size 3ft bed (On booking please state whether the 3ft bed needs to be put in the room then access to and from the double bed will be via one side only.) beautiful room with French doors opening onto a large and private raised decked balcony affording lovely views of the grounds, the burn and woodland.
    Shower Room: With large shower enclosure and electric shower, WC and wash basin and shaver point.
     

    All fuel, including logs for stove, power, bed linen and towels included. Travel cot and high chair available on request. Free Wi-fi availableEnclosed grounds. Raised decked balcony. Off road parking for 3 cars. NB: A fenced burn runs along the valley bottom but sufficiently far away from the garden.

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  • Puffin Cottage

    Crail, nr. St. Andrews, Fife

    Grade
    5
    2
    1
    1
    Ref: S62

    This charming stone holiday cottage in the heart of the picturesque village of Crail, in the historic East Neuk of Fife, is only a few minutes’ walk from the pretty harbour and award-winning beach. Adjoining another property, it was originally a fisherman’s cottage but is now tastefully furnished to a high standard. Attention to detail throughout includes down duvets, Egyptian cotton sheets and fluffy towels. Freshly caught seafood is the order of the day in nearby restaurants, with lobster being a speciality. Arts, crafts, galleries and potteries in the village. Boat trips to the Isle of May, famous for puffins and seals. Windsurfing, sailing and golf locally. Shops 50 yards.

    Living room. Dining room with French door to garden. Well-equipped modern kitchen. First floor: Two double bedrooms, one with 5ft bed, one with additional single bed (for +1). Bathroom with over-bath shower and toilet.

    • Electricity, full gas central heating, bed linen and towels included
    • Travel cot
    • High chair
    • TV
    • DVD
    • Microwave
    • Washer/dryer
    • Dishwasher
    • Freezer
    • Wi-fi
    • Small enclosed paved garden with furniture
    • Barbecue
    • Roadside parking (adjacent to property)
    • No smoking
    • NB: 2 steps in garden

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  • The Cottage

    Girvan

    Grade
    6
    3
    2
    1
    Ref: 17725

    Set within the quiet Ayrshire countryside on a working farm this attractive spacious farm house makes a great holiday base to explore the varied coastline, rocky hill walks and beautiful views to the Isle of Arran. Culzean Castle and Country Park (NT) is well worth a visit. There are fishing and boat trips from Girvan, 3 miles. Excellent golf with Turnberry, 10 minutes away. Ayr, 18 miles has good shopping, restaurants and entertainment. Glasgow/Prestwick Airport, 24 miles. Shop and pub 3 miles.

    Ground floor: Living room with French door and wooden floor. Dining room/kitchen with tiled floors. Utility room. Separate toilet. Games room. First floor: 3 bedrooms: 1 double, 2 twin. Bathroom with bath, shower cubicle and toilet.

    Open fire in living room included. Oil central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Cot. High chair. DVDs. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Tumble dryer. Dishwasher. Freezer. Wi-fi. Large enclosed garden with summer house, patio and furniture. Barbecue. Parking (3 cars). Games room with table football. Two pets welcome free of charge (working farm). No smoking.

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  • Sunnyhill View

    Holywood

    Grade
    6
    3
    2
    1
    Ref: W42728

    Attached to the owner’s home, this semi-detached holiday cottage is on a working farm with views over open countryside. Located close to Dumfries with connections to the poet Robert Burns. Popular with cyclists and walkers, it is within easy reach of the 7 Stanes mountain bike centres. The area has many villages and sandy and rocky beaches. Attractions include Drumlanrig Castle and Queensberry. Nearby is Thornhill and Mabie Farm Park with quad bikes, trampolines and astro turf slides. Shop, pub and restaurant 5 miles.

    Ground floor: Living room with French doors and wooden floor. Kitchen with tiled floor. First floor: 3 bedrooms: 2 double (one zip and link, can be twin), 1 twin. Bathroom with bath, shower cubicle and toilet.

    Multi-fuel burner in living room (initial fuel included). Oil central heating, gas and electricity included (£30per week, £15 per short break October-March). Bed linen and towels included. Cot. High chair. Two satellite TVs. Two Freeview TVs. DVD. CD. Gas cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Tumble dryer. Dishwasher. Fridge/freezer. Wi-fi. Enclosed lawned garden with sitting-out area and furniture. Parking (3 cars). No smoking.

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  • The Barn

    near Gatehouse of Fleet

    Grade
    6
    3
    3
    1
    Ref: CC537235
    Situated on a working farm, The Barn has been converted out of the old part of the farm steading. Nestled in the Girthon Valley and surrounded by some of the best scenery in Galloway, with great walks, both woodland and coastal. Galloway has 200 miles of beautiful coastline, wild mountains and moorland, pretty towns and charming villages. The area also offers a wide range of activities for the whole family to enjoy, be it visiting the local ice cream factory, Cream O’ Galloway at Sandgreen, CocoaBean Chocolate Factory at Twynholm or why not visit Laggan Outdoors, which has one of the longest zip wires in Europe. There are many exciting and beautiful cycle paths straight from your door or try the world famous 7Stanes challenge. There is an abundance of local lochs and rivers if fishing is preferred! There is something for everyone in this beautiful unspoilt corner of Scotland. The cottage is only a few minutes drive from the charming town of Gatehouse of Fleet which offers a wide range of places to eat and relax. There are many attractions in and around the town including the Mill on the Fleet Visitor Centre and Cardoness Castle.

    The Barn can be booked together with The Stable (CC537233), Valley View (CC537234) and Middle Byre (CC537236) to accommodate up to 20 guests.

    Ground Floor: The property has electric central heating and comprises:
    Lounge: With 42" Freeview TV and DVD player.
    Kitchen/dining room: With electric cooker, microwave, fridge/freezer and washing machine.
    Bathroom: With shower over bath and WC.

    First Floor: Bedroom 1: With double bed.
    Bedroom 2: With twin beds.
    Bedroom 3: With twin beds.

    All electric, bed linen and towels included. Travel cot, highchair and stairgate available on request. Wi-Fi. Welcome pack. Enclosed courtyard with sitting-out area and furniture. Parking (2 cars). No smoking.

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