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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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  • The Hobbit

    Cairnbulg near Fraserburgh

    Grade
    4
    3
    0
    1
    Ref: CC512078
    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 area ideal for soaking up the afternoon sun. The cottage is just a few hundred yards from the shingly shore, where traditional cottages still make use of the seashore washing lines to dry their laundry, recalling the atmosphere of times past when every cottage had a boat pulled up in the narrow alleys between them. Within walking distance of the village is a wonderful marina. The beach stretches for three miles around St Combs in one direction and Faserburgh in the other. Along this stretch of coastline boast golden sands and impressive dunes, and are ideal for wildlife lovers, in fact south of St Combs is what has been described as one of the best stretches of sand dune and beach in the country, extending ten miles past Rattray Head to Peterhead. Visit Strathbeg Nature Reserve with its RSPB visitor centre or explore the other villages along this sandy stretch of coastline to Pennan, the setting of the film ’Local Hero’. Inverallochy itself also boasts a charming golf course, a beautiful links golf course and many other hidden treasures. Whether you enjoy challenging activities like windsurfing, or prefer relaxing walks, this area has something for everyone.

    Ground Floor: The property has gas central heating and comprises:
    Step down from entrance to...
    Lounge: With Freeview TV.
    Kitchen/dining room: With electric cooker, microwave, fridge with ice box, washing machine and a step up to the dining area.
    Bedroom 1: With double bed.
    Bedroom 2: With single bed.
    Bathroom: With shower over bath and WC.
    Steep, narrow, ladder style stairs to...

    First Floor: Bedroom 3: With double bed (for one, accessed by one side only), sofa, TV, DVD player and low sloping ceilings.

    All gas, electric, bed linen and towels included. Stairgate available. Wi-Fi. Welcome pack.Small, enclosed courtyard and furniture. Parking (2 cars). Cycle store. No smoking.

  • Fisherman’s View

    Burnmouth

    Grade
    4
    3
    1
    1
    Ref: W43234

    Set in the tiny string of houses which is Burnmouth, just 7 miles north of Berwick-on-Tweed, enjoy sea views from the living room of this terraced holiday cottage. Overlooking Burnmouth Bay, there are rock pools to explore, seals and seabirds to watch and the Berwickshire coastal path to walk. Visit Eyemouth, 3 miles, for a beach, harbour and golf course or head inland to explore the Border towns. Drive south to Holy Island, Alnwick Castle or take a boat trip to the Farne Islands. Shop 2.5 miles, pub and restaurant 0.5 miles.

    Ground floor: Living room. Dining room/kitchen. First floor: 2 bedrooms: 1 double, 1 single (for alternative sleeping). Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet. Second floor: 1 double (5ft) bedroom with sloping ceiling.

    Woodburner in living room (no fuel provided). Gas central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Freeview TV. Blu-ray. Electric cooker. Combi microwave/oven/grill. Washing machine. Dishwasher. Fridge/freezer. Wi-fi. Small garden with sitting-out area and furniture. On road parking. No smoking. NB: Sea 25 yards.

  • Sea Breeze Cottage

    Cullen

    Grade
    4
    3
    1
    1
    Ref: CC511427
    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 its ice cream shop on the main street, some say it ranks amongst the best in the world! The sandy beach offers plenty to do for families and walkers, while golfers can be out on the Cullen golf course, one of 70 within an hour’s drive!
    Take time to meander along the winding roads of this stunning coastline, dropping into some of the other villages which nestle along the coast. Plenty of walks are available in the area, not least up The Bin Hill, a well-known local route. Look out for wildlife; otters and the famous Moray Firth dolphins may be spotted, or inland birds of prey and deer are common sightings.

    Ground Floor: The property has gas central heating and comprises:
    Lounge/dining room: With wooden floor, Freeview TV and DVD and Blu-ray player, with a DVD and book library.
    Kitchen: With range cooker, microwave, fridge, dishwasher and washing machine.
    Bedroom 1: With king size bed, TV and built-in wardrobes.
    Bathroom: With shower over bath and WC.

    First Floor: Bedroom 2: With single bed and sloping ceilings.
    Bedroom 3: With single bed and sloping ceilings.

    All gas, electric, bed linen and towels included. Freezer in shed. Welcome pack. Small enclosed courtyard with patio and furniture. On street parking. Cycle store. No smoking.

  • 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.

  • Bryn Awel

    Macduff

    Grade
    4
    3
    3
    1
    Ref: W40994

    Excellent touring base

    This cosy traditional semi detached fisherman’s cottage is tucked away in the corner of a quiet side street in the fishing town of Macduff. The owners’ family home for several generations, it has retained its original character yet offers contemporary facilities. The rear of the house offers partial sea views and there is a steep rear terraced garden with a patio, for sitting out on sunny afternoons. Macduff has its history steeped in fishing and boasts an aquarium showcasing the marine life found in these parts. Banff is noted for its architecture, in particular Duff House which contains masterpieces from the National Galleries of Scotland. Golfing, walking, cycling and fishing are available in the area. Shop, pub and restaurant 100 yards.

    Ground floor: Living room. Dining room/kitchen. 1 double bedroom (for alternative sleeping). Shower room with toilet. First floor: 2 bedrooms: 1 double, 1 twin.

    Electricity ’coal-effect fire’ included. Electric heaters, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Video/DVD. Stereo/CD. Electric cooker. Dishwasher. Freezer. Enclosed gravelled garden with patio and furniture. On road parking.

  • Hillside Cottage

    Rhiconich, Sutherland

    Grade
    4
    3
    2
    1
    Ref: CC511360
    Hillside Cottage is a traditional whitewashed cottage situated amidst open countryside in the crofting hamlet of Sheigra on the stunning North West Highland coast. This attractive croft cottage is set in around 4 acres of grounds and enjoys stunning views to the sea and the surrounding open countryside. Set in a very quiet location amidst superb scenery, it offers peace and tranquillity and is ideal for a real get away from it all holiday. On the ground floor is a pretty cottage lounge, a small but well-equipped kitchen and a double bedroom. Upstairs are two further bedrooms and a modern bathroom with bath and shower over. With thick stone walls and cosy cottage ambience, it has been modernised and refurbished in recent months whilst retaining its original charm; it provides a good standard of accommodation in a wonderful setting.
    The immediate area is heaven for outdoor enthusiasts and lovers of the great outdoors generally. Hill-walking, climbing, canoeing, kayaking and sailing are all local sports. There is a thriving pony trekking centre in the village, with rides amidst spectacular scenery. Fishing in the surrounding lochs and rivers as well as sea fishing is a popular pastime. The area is also a haven for wildlife, with seals and otters in the bay and numerous varieties of birds attracted to the region. The beaches in this area are renowned. Sandwood bay is particularly noted, with a wonderful walk across the machair to its secluded sweeping sands. Sheigra bay is about 500 yards away from the cottage and Polin and Oldmoreshore are also close by. Kinlochbervie is the nearest main village. The most northerly port on the west coast of Scotland, this pretty village has an active working harbour and offers good local facilities, including a shop and post office, as well as a hotel with restaurant open all year to non-residents for meals.

    Ground Floor: The property has oil central heating and comprises:
    Lounge/Diner: with satellite Freeview TV, DVD, Wi-Fi and radio/CD; views across the hills
    Kitchen: with electric cooker, microwave, fridge and washing machine.
    Small Lobby: at front of property with freezer
    Bedroom 1: with double bed.

    First Floor: Bedroom 2: with double bed
    Bedroom 3: with two single beds
    Bathroom: with shower over bath, WC and wash basin.

    All fuel and power included. Bed linen and towels supplied. Cot and highchair available. Grassed area leading onto open hillside. Set in 4 acres of hill land with access to surrounding hills and open moorland. Off road parking for 2 cars. Maximum of 4 persons only although there are beds to accommodate 6.

  • Little Forest Cottage

    Auchterawe, Fort Augustus

    Grade
    4
    3
    1
    1
    Ref: 19471

    This lovely semi-detached holiday cottage is situated just 2 miles from the picturesque village of Fort Augustus in the heart of the Great Glen. Enjoying a peaceful wooded setting, it is ideally placed for touring this beautiful part of the Highlands. Fort Augustus is situated on the edge of Loch Ness with the Caledonian Canal running through its centre. Close to the Great Glen cycle, with many forest walks in the area, the cottage is a super base for those who enjoy the outdoors. Loch Ness 2 miles. Shops and pubs 2 miles.

    Ground floor: Living/dining room/kitchen with wooden floors. 2 bedrooms: 1 double (5ft), 1 bunk (for children). Shower room with toilet. First floor: 1 twin bedroom with sloping ceilings. Max occupancy is 3 adults or 2 adults and 2 children.

    Multi-fuel stove in living room included. NSH, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Travel cot and high chair on request. CD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine in shower room. Wi-fi. Enclosed garden with sitting-out area and furniture. On road parking. No smoking.

  • Rocky Mountain View

    Camusluinie, nr. Dornie

    Grade
    4
    3
    2
    2
    Ref: W42713

    Stunning mountain views 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 Kintail, sea and loch fishing. Just 2 miles away is the lovely Loch Long, where you could enjoy kayaking. The beautiful Eilean Donan Castle is nearby, as are pretty villages of Dornie and Plockton. Kyle of Lochalsh and the stunning scenery of the Isle of Skye a little further afield. Shop, pub and restaurant 8 miles. These two detached holiday houses, Faery Fort (W42712)and Rocky Mountain View (ref W42713), enjoy beautiful views across the small, peaceful community of Camusluinie and on towards the rugged west coast mountains beyond. The cottages are 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 Kintail, sea and loch fishing. Just 2 miles away is the lovely Loch Long, where you could enjoy kayaking. The beautiful Eilean Donan Castle is nearby, as are the pretty villages of Dornie and Plockton. Kyle of Lochalsh and the stunning scenery of the Isle of Skye are slightly further afield. Shop, pub and restaurant 8 miles.

    Ground floor: Living/dining room/kitchen. 1 double bedroom. Shower room with toilet. First floor: 2 bedrooms: 1 double, 1 twin. Bathroom with toilet.

    Underfloor central heating by ground source heat pump, electricity, bed linen and towels included. DVD. CD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Tumble dryer. Dishwasher. Fridge/freezer. Wi-fi. Lawned garden with decked area and furniture. Ample parking. No smoking. NB: Sloping bank at rear.

  • Gleniffer House

    Portree, Isle of Skye

    Grade
    4
    3
    1
    2
    Ref: SPPQ

    This three-storey, stone Georgian house is in a magnificent seafront location with a garden to the beach, and enjoys wonderful panoramic views over Portree Bay to the Isle of Raasay, the Cuillins and the surrounding hills. It has been decorated, furnished and equipped to a very high standard with period furniture and original works of art. Great attention has been paid to ensure guests can enjoy their holiday to the maximum in a comfortable home from home. All rooms enjoy stunning views over the sea; from your bed, watch the yachts and fishing boats sailing in and out of the bay. It is not unusual to see dolphins and seals and a great variety of birdlife. Children can comb the beach for treasures and crabs! The bay and the local pub were one of the film sets for the popular film ‘Made of Honour’. Dine al fresco in the seafront garden or just relax watching the constantly changing views, or set off on one of several walks around the coastline. Set in a peaceful yet central location, Gleniffer House is just a few minutes’ walk from the charming, quiet town centre with a large selection of shops, many with handcrafted products, pubs and a variety of excellent restaurants serving local produce and seafood. Sea trips - whether it is to see the wide variety of wildlife including the sea eagles, or to fish, - are available on the doorstep. Mountain biking, climbing, horse riding, golf and kayaking are also available. The swimming pool and leisure centre/gym are within walking distance. Skye is the walkers’ and climbers’ paradise, from the Cuillin Mountains to coastal walks. Portree is ideally placed to visit all parts of the Isle – Dunvegan Castle and the coral beach, Waternish Peninsula, Armadale ‘The garden of Skye’, the majestic scenery of the Trotternish Peninsula, Talisker Distillery, or take a boat ride through the Cuillins. From Uig, visit the Outer Isles of Harris, Lewis and Uist, whilst magnificent scenery, unspoilt beaches, castles and ancient brochs are just a taste of the wide diversity of things to see and do on Skye. Shop 50 yards, pub 100 yards.

    Large living room with large bay window overlooking Portree bay. Dining room/well equipped kitchen with oil Aga (for cooking) and quarry-tiled floor, also with sea views. Study. Utility. First floor: Two double bedrooms, one with en-suite bathroom with toilet. Second floor: Twin bedroom (for alternative sleeping). Shower room with toilet.

    • Electricity, oil, full NSH, bed linen and towels included
    • Travel cot
    • High chair
    • TV
    • DVD
    • CD
    • Oil Aga
    • Microwave
    • Washing machine
    • Tumble dryer
    • Dishwasher
    • Fridge/freezer
    • Wi-fi
    • Small, enclosed garden and furniture
    • Parking (for 2 cars)
    • No smoking
    • NB: Small wall in garden overlooking harbour

  • Stonefield Farm Cottage

    Glen Massan, nr. Dunoon

    Grade
    4
    3
    3
    1
    Ref: W41637

    Panoramic views / Set in National Park

    A warm charming holiday cottage situated in a quiet glen within Loch Lomond and Trossachs National Park. This converted stable is attached to the working farmhouse and has spectacular panoramic views of the Holy loch and beyond over the Firth of Clyde. Dog walking and cycling routes direct from the cottage. It is a good place to observe wildlife including red squirrels, buzzards and deer. It forms an ideal base for touring Argyll with the Benmore Botanic Gardens, clay shooting, quad biking, golf and fishing close by. Dunoon (8 miles) has swimming pool, cinema and shops. Local restaurants and loch side pubs are also worth a visit. Shop 4 miles.

    Ground floor: Living room with laminate floor. Kitchen with laminate floor. 1 single bedroom. Separate toilet. First floor: 2 bedrooms: 1 double, 1 single (4ft). Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet.

    Oil central heating, gas, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Travel cot. High chair. DVD. Freeview TV. CD. Electric cooker. 4-ring hob. Microwave. Freezer. Picnic table. Barbecue. Parking (3 cars). Natural water supply from spring. No smoking. NB: There is an unfenced river 77 yards away.

  • Wester Croachy Cottage

    Aberarder, nr. Inverness

    Grade
    4
    3
    3
    1
    Ref: 70228

    This detached holiday cottage sits amidst hills and farmland, midway bewtween Fort Augustus and Inverness, 15 miles, and east of Loch Ness, with some exceptional scenery from the roads leading towards the loch. It is very comfortably furnished with fabrics and colours that compliment the traditional highland style and is approached by a short grassy track. The mountains ensure a tranquil spot and Loch Ruthven very close by, is an ornithologist’s dream, with grebe and many various flora and fauna. Shop 7 miles, pub 1 mile.

    Ground floor: Living/dining room. Kitchen. 1 twin bedroom. Steep stairs to first floor: 2 twin bedrooms (both with 6ft coombed ceilings). Bathroom with toilet.

    Woodburner in living room included. Electricity by meter reading. Central heating from woodburner, NSH, bed linen and towels included. Travel cot. High chair. Video. Microwave. Washing machine. Tumble dryer. Freezer. Payphone. Garden with patio area and furniture. Barbecue. Parking (2 cars). No smoking.

  • Sula

    Clachan Seil, nr. Oban

    Grade
    4
    3
    0
    1
    Ref: 25486

    Situated on the Island of Seil with views over the ’Atlantic Bridge’, this detached, single storey cottage, just yards from the shore has direct access to the Clachan Sound. Enjoy walking, sea fishing, watersports, golf and wildlife. Take a boat trip to Corryvreckan Whirlpool or the passenger ferry to the car free island of Easdale. Visit archaeological sites, castles and gardens, the bustling town of Oban, 12 1/2 miles, has shops, seafood restaurants, bars and ferries to the surrounding islands. Shops 2 miles, pub and restaurant 200 yards.

    All on ground floor: Living room with French doors. Dining room/kitchen with tiled floor. 3 bedrooms: 2 double, 1 twin. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet. Maximum occupancy 4 guests.

    Open fire in living room (initial fuel included). Oil central heating included, electricity, gas, bed linen and towels included. Freesat TV. DVD and small library. CD. Gas hob. Electric oven. Microwave. Washing machine. Wi-fi. Lawned garden with patio and furniture. Parking (3 cars). No smoking. NB: Steep sloping banks in garden, slipway from garden to Clachan Sound, 10 yards.

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