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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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  • Dornie, Ross-shire, Highlands
    Dornie, Ross-shire, Highlands×

    Camuslongart Cottage

    Dornie, Ross-shire, Highlands

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    - Coastal Property - Pub within 1 mile - Coast within 1 mile - Garden / Patio - Woodburning Stove
    Detached stone cottage perched right on the shores of Loch Long in the stunning Western Highlands
     
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    Camuslongart Cottage is a lovely detached stone cottage positioned right on the shores of Loch Long in the stunning West Highlands. From the conservatory that runs along the front there are absolutely stunning views over the loch to the mountains of Kintail and a glimpse of the fairytale castle of Eilean Donan. The resident otter is very likely to put in an appearance too. There is a charming cottage lounge with exposed stone wall and large wood burning stove. All three bedrooms are...
  • Maidens, Ayrshire
    Maidens, Ayrshire×

    Anchorage

    Maidens, Ayrshire

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    Ref: 24799
    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Wifi - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pub within 1 mile - Coast within 1 mile - Garden / Patio
    Only 500 yards to a sandy beach, this semi-detached bungalow is close to shops, pubs and many attractions. Only 500 yards to a sandy beach, this semi-detached bungalow is close to shops, pubs and many attractions.
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    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...

  • Tayinloan, near Tarbert, Argyll and Bute
    Tayinloan, near Tarbert, Argyll and Bute×

    Killean Estate - Harebell

    Tayinloan, near Tarbert, Argyll and Bute

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    Ref: UK5275
    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Wifi - Car parking on site - Coast within 1 mile - Garden / Patio - Ground Floor Facilities - Rural Location
    Enjoy fabulous northerly views over the Killean Estate and towards the Hebridean islands from this courtyard cottage.
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    Harebell is a terraced property located on the Killean Estate along with 17 similar properties. The estate lies yards from the shore on the glorious west coast of Scotland with stunning sea views over the Sound of Gigha to the islands beyond. The 5,000 acre working farm offers a wealth of peaceful, scenic landscapes with prolific wildlife, including native deer, rabbits, pheasants, otters, seals and seabirds amongst the forests, moorland and seashore. Ideally placed for walking, either on...
    Killean Estate - Foxglove
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    Killean Estate - Rosemary
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    Killean Estate - Buttercup
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    Killean Estate - Primrose
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    Killean Estate - Dairymans
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    Killean Estate - Mission House
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    Killean Estate - Villa House
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    Killean House - Cara
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    Killean House - Gigha
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    Killean Estate - Thistle
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    Killean Estate - Heather
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    Killean Estate - Gate Lodge
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    Killean Estate - Dolls House
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    Killean Estate - Boatmans
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    Killean Estate - Honeysuckle
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    Killean Estate - Blaeberry
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    Killean Estate - Bracken
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  • Bettyhill, near Thurso, Highlands
    Bettyhill, near Thurso, Highlands×

    Roslyn

    Bettyhill, near Thurso, Highlands

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    Ref: UK5500
    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pub within 1 mile - Pets go free - Coast within 1 mile - Detached Property - Garden / Patio - Sea View
    With so much to offer both inside and out, this wonderful Highland cottage is the perfect retreat for all the family.
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    Roslyn is a detached cottage, set into the hillside above Torrisdale Bay, one of the most spectacular beaches to be found in the British Isles. Built by the owner’s father fifty years ago to maximise the views across the bay, the cottage enjoys the most amazing seascapes from every aspect. Roslyn has been renovated to provide bright contemporary accommodation throughout, thoughtfully furnished with your comfort in mind. The fully fitted kitchen has an oil Rayburn as well as an...
  • Newton Stewart, Dumfries and Galloway
    Newton Stewart, Dumfries and Galloway×

    Lower Baltersan Cottage

    Newton Stewart, Dumfries and Galloway

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    Ref: CC537208
    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pets go free - Detached Property - Garden / Patio - Rural Location - Woodburning Stove
    Peacefully set, this detached cottage has a feature wood burner and views over open farmland. It lies a few miles from Newton Stewart and close to Galloway Forest and Dark Skies Park.
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    Lower Baltersan Cottage is a delightful, detached cottage offering a cosy interior and a lovely enclosed garden with views over open farmland beyond. The lounge is a particularly attractive room with its feature wood burning stove and French doors overlooking the garden. The property enjoys a tranquil setting, yet it is only a few miles from the centre of Newton Stewart with many excellent shops and places to eat. With the Galloway Forest and Dark Skies Park close by, the cottage is...
  • Poolewe, near Gairloch, Highlands
    Poolewe, near Gairloch, Highlands×

    The Cottage

    Poolewe, near Gairloch, Highlands

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    Ref: UK5048
    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pub within 1 mile - Coast within 1 mile - Detached Property - Garden / Patio - Sea View
    Enjoy far reaching views of the coast as you sip on your favourite tipple from the living room in The Cottage; your warm and welcoming holiday home in Ross-shire.
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    Situated in an elevated position overlooking Poolewe Bay, The Cottage is a single-storey, detached cottage which enjoys magnificent seascape views from its picture windows. All rooms are bright, spacious and beautifully presented. The living room in particular enjoys stunning views across the sea. The bright, contemporary kitchen is very well equipped, with integral units and a dining table for four. There are three good sized bedrooms. The beautifully landscaped gardens are a real...
  • Montrose, Angus
    Montrose, Angus×

    Ivy Cottage

    Montrose, Angus

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    Ref: UK5462
    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Wifi - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pub within 1 mile - Coast within 1 mile - Garden / Patio
    This cosy cottage is perfectly placed for enjoying the coast and exploring the beautiful countryside with cycle paths and walks in the glens.
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    This lovely little cottage is situated in a quiet residential street on the outskirts of Montrose. Attached to the owner’s property with its own private entrance and sitting out area, it has been thoughtfully and tastefully furnished, with all contemporary conveniences. The property is ideal for couples or a small family who are looking for a comfortable base from which to explore this area. Montrose is a pleasant market town with lots of interesting avenues and closes, many of which...
  • Cullen, Highlands
    Cullen, Highlands×

    Sea Breeze Cottage

    Cullen, Highlands

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    Ref: CC511427
    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Wifi - Pub within 1 mile - Coast within 1 mile - Sea View
    High quality accommodation with contemporary comforts, for families and friends who wish to explore this wonderful coastal area.
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    This charming, semi-detached, stone cottage has been carefully restored to provide high quality holiday accommodation with all the contemporary comforts, perfect for families or friends. Just a few hundred yards from the lovely seafront, the property is within easy walking distance of the quaint harbour and sandy beach.
    Cullen is famous for Cullen Skink (a thick Scottish soup) and the hotels and restaurants in the village make the most of the fabulous local produce. Also renowned for...
  • Cairnbulg near Fraserburgh, Aberdeenshire
    Cairnbulg near Fraserburgh, Aberdeenshire×

    The Hobbit

    Cairnbulg near Fraserburgh, Aberdeenshire

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    Ref: CC512078
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pub within 1 mile - Detached Property - Garden / Patio
    This period, detached property is a fantastic choice for those wishing to explore the beautiful coastline around Fraserburgh. The beach is just 200 yards away!
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    Situated near the shore within the twin villages of Inverallochy and Cairnbulg, this cosy former fisherman’s cottage is aptly named due to its diminutive front door although inside there is plenty of room for couples or families. Bright and contemporary furnishings ensure a very comfortable standard and the upstairs bedroom also has a large sofa and television in it, making it a good choice for children or teenagers wanting their own space. Outside is a small enclosed sitting out...
  • Coldingham, near Eyemouth, The Scottish Borders
    Coldingham, near Eyemouth, The Scottish Borders×

    South Grange Cottage

    Coldingham, near Eyemouth, The Scottish Borders

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    Ref: 30698
    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Garden / Patio - Rural Location - Woodburning Stove
    Historic houses and gardens, and coastal or hill walking are just some of the pleasures to enjoy from this peaceful cottage. Historic houses and gardens, and coastal or hill walking are just some of the pleasures to enjoy from this peaceful cottage.
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    Just 3 miles from the award winning sandy beach at Coldingham and under an hour from Edinburgh, this beautifully presented, semi-detached holiday cottage is in a peaceful rural setting overlooking open woodland where you may glimpse deer and red squirrels. The cosy living room has a multi-fuel stove and a French door leading to the pretty garden, and the sunny kitchen is well-equipped, also with access to the garden. The quiet roads are ideal for cycling and there are numerous golf...

  • Camusluinie, near Dornie, Highlands
    Camusluinie, near Dornie, Highlands×

    Rocky Mountain View

    Camusluinie, near Dornie, Highlands

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    Ref: W42713
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Car parking on site - Pets go free - Detached Property - Garden / Patio - Rural Location
    Enjoy beautiful views from this property, which is also close to a wealth of outdoor activities. Enjoy beautiful views from this property, which is also close to a wealth of outdoor activities.
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    Stunning mountain views


    This detached holiday house , set in a wonderfully quiet area, enjoys beautiful views across the small, peaceful community of Camusluinie and on towards the rugged west coast mountains beyond. The cottage is equipped and furnished to a good standard to ensure a comfortable and relaxing holiday. This unspoilt area of the Highlands is home to a wealth of outdoor activities, including mountain biking on the quiet roads, climbing the Five Sisters of...

  • near Fordyce, Aberdeenshire, Aberdeenshire
    near Fordyce, Aberdeenshire, Aberdeenshire×

    Heathcote

    near Fordyce, Aberdeenshire, Aberdeenshire

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    Ref: CC512061
    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pets go free - Garden / Patio - Ground Floor Facilities - Woodburning Stove
    Detached stone built cottage and steading barn conversion set in 2 acres of remote Grampian Aberdeenshire, 
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    Heathcote is a delightful stone croft cottage and steading barn conversion set in two acres of remote and rural Grampian Aberdeenshire. Situated in an elevated position amidst open farmland with panoramic views to the spectacular Moray Firth coastline, it offers total peace and seclusion in a wonderful setting. The cottage has been sympathetically upgraded in recent times, retaining many original features whilst providing bright, modern, accommodation for up to 6 people. The old steading...
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