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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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  • Croft Cottage

    Glencoe

    Grade
    5
    3
    1
    1
    Ref: 30555


    In a quiet rural setting in the heart of historic Glencoe, this cosy, single-storey, detached cottage has been tastefully restored. With views of the surrounding mountains, and a short walk to the shores of Loch Leven, this is an ideal location for exploring the west coast of Scotland. The area is renowned for its abundant wildlife and its breathtaking scenery, which has been used as the backdrop for many famous films including ’Harry Potter’, ’Rob Roy’ and ’William Wallace’. From Fort Willliam, known as the ’outdoor capital of the UK’, you can travel on the Jacobite Steam Train, or catch the Mountain Gondola to the top of Aonoch Mor. The small bustling town of Oban, the ’gateway to the Isles’, has regular ferries from the harbour to the inner Isles, including Mull and Iona. Glencoe and Fort William both have ski resorts and are also very popular areas for climbers and walkers. Crossing on the Ferry at Corran will allow you to explore the Ardnamurchan Peninsula, with its rocky coastline and white sandy beaches. Take the ’road to the Isles’ and visit the beautiful Isle of Skye. Cycling and mountain biking is one of the main outdoor activities and attractions in the Glencoe and Lochaber area. Both the Glencoe Mountain and Nevis Range ski centres have developed downhill mountain bike tracks which are used in amatuer and international, professional level competition. Croft cottage also sits on the Glencoe orbital and the Glencoe to Oban cycle paths, which are aimed at family level cycling. Bike hire is also available in Glencoe village a few hundred metres from the cottage. Other activities include kayaking, golf, horse riding, snowboarding, bird watching and fishing, or excellent indoor climbing at Kinlochleven. There are plenty of gentle forest walks, museums, distilleries, castles, gardens and monuments nearby, with Glencoe village also offering shops and a museum. Shop 200 yards, pub and restaurant 650 yards.

    6 steps to entrance. All on ground floor: Living room. Dining room/kitchen. 3 bedrooms: 1 double, 1 twin, 1 single. Shower room with toilet.

    Multi-fuel burner in living room (initial fuel included). Economy 7 central heating (electric heater in bathroom), electricity, bed linen and towels included. Travel cot and high chair on request. Freeview TV. DVD. iPod dock. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Dishwasher. Freezer. Wi-fi. Enclosed lawned garden with gravelled patio, sitting-out area and furniture. Parking (2 cars). Cycle store. Welcome pack. No smoking.

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  • Ptarmigan Cottage

    Kincraigie, By Dunkeld

    Grade
    5
    2
    0
    1
    Ref: S36

    Peacefully set within the pretty hamlet of Kincraigie, amidst the beautiful Perthshire countryside, this traditionally built detached stone cottage has been renovated to a very high standard. It has a lovely enclosed garden where visitors can relax. Alternatively, loch and hillside walks are possible directly from the door. Historic Dunkeld with its cathedral and restored 17th-century buildings lies just 6 miles south and is well worth a visit. For keen golfers, there is a variety of courses to be found within easy driving distance. The city of Perth lies 20 miles south and has many excellent shops, restaurants, theatres and indoor sport facilities. Shop 3½ miles.

    Living room with wood-burning stove, French doors to garden. Fitted kitchen/dining room with range and slate floor. Double bedroom. Bunk bedroom (sleeping 2+1 child). Bathroom with over-bath shower and toilet.

    • Wood-burning stove - fuel included
    • Electricity, NSH, electricity rads, bed linen and towels included
    • Travel cot
    • High chair
    • Freeview TV
    • DVD (children’s library)
    • Stereo/CD
    • Electricity range-style cooker
    • Microwave
    • Washing machine
    • Dishwasher
    • Fridge/freezer
    • Enclosed garden with furniture
    • Barbecue
    • Parking
    • No smoking
    • Ground floor facilities

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  • Whitmuir Hall - Ettrick

    Nr. Selkirk

    Grade
    5
    2
    0
    1
    Ref: 5310

    Heated indoor swimming pool
    Shared gardens with furniture and play area

    This stone-built Edwardian mansion with its converted coach house and stable is situated near Selkirk, in the heart of the Scottish Borders. Edinburgh to the north, and the Berwickshire and Northumbrian coast to the east, are all within a pleasant hour’s drive.
    A perfect base for a peaceful country holiday, the cottages of Abbey Court, the individual character of the Coach House properties and the spacious apartments located within Whitmuir Hall itself, offer a range of accommodation for all tastes, seasons and party sizes. There are 32 acres of private grounds consisting of woodland and lawns, and a recreation building containing a heated indoor swimming pool (access by arrangement).
    Recreational possibilities include: 21 golf courses included in the Freedom of the Fairways Passport; walking, whether gently through woods and alongside rivers and towns, or on the more challenging Southern Upland and St Cuthbert’s Ways; cycling for all abilities on quiet local roads, on the many great cycle routes nearby or try some downhill trails at Glentress Forest, Peebles (cycle store available at the properties); or have fun on their Go Ape tree top adventure course; fishing for salmon and trout on the River Tweed and its tributaries, or on stocked lochs for trout and coarse fish. Historic houses, abbeys and castles including Melrose Abbey (burial place of the the heart of Robert the Bruce); Mary Queen of Scots’ house in Jedburgh; Traquair, the oldest continuously inhabited house in Scotland, and the Roman camp of Trimontium.
    Other activities in the area include horse riding, clay pigeon shooting and mountain biking, all within 30 minutes’ drive. Good selection of pubs and restaurants locally.
    As well as holidays and weekend breaks, we also cater for family gatherings, anniversaries, weddings and any other celebrations with accommodation for larger parties. For group, corporate and party bookings, a bar and catering are available by arrangement direct with the owner. An initial grocery order service is available on request. Properties SW30, SW37, SW3701 and 15785 have electric showers.

    In the main house. All on first floor: Living/dining room. Dining room/kitchen. 2 bedrooms, one double (6ft zip and link, can be twin), 1 twin. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet. Additional single available on request.

    Cot on request. Fridge/freezer.

    All properties: Electricity NSH and/or convector heaters and electricity by meter reading. Bed linen included. High chair. Digital TV. DVD. CD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Shared coin-operated laundry room. Shared payphone. Shared gardens with play area and furniture. Parking (2 cars). Cycle store. Shared indoor swimming pool, access by arrangement. No smoking.

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  • Squirrel Cottage

    Strone, Drumnadrochit

    Grade
    5
    3
    0
    1
    Ref: CC511428
    Nestling at the base of a hillock with lovely views across towards the waters of Loch Ness and the hills beyond, Squirrel Cottage has been equipped and furnished to a good standard to ensure as comfortable and relaxing holiday as possible. Just a few minutes walk from the ruins of Urquhart Castle, and within easy distance of the centre of the bustling village of Drumnadrochit, the cottage makes a central base for exploring this lovely part of the Highlands. The village offers some good restaurants, pubs and shops along with the Nessie Visitor Centre, where you can learn about the legend of the loch Ness Monster. Explore Glen Affric and Glen Urquhart to see the stunning scenery and perhaps walk or mountain bike through the beautiful forests. Take a boat trip or enjoy some of the many watersports available on the loch, or horse riding at the nearby centre. Further afield take a trip to Inverness, the Highland capital, only 12 miles, or the beautiful Isle of Skye. For the less energetic, sit back, relax and watch the ever changing scenery.

    Ground Floor: The property is all on ground floor, has electric central heating and comprises:
    Lounge: With Freeview TV and DVD player.
    Kitchen/dining room: With electric cooker, microwave, fridge with ice box, washing machine and tumble dryer.
    Bedroom 1: With double bed.
    Bedroom 2: With twin beds.
    Bedroom 3: With single bed.
    Bathroom: With shower over bath and WC.

    All electric, bed linen and towels included. Travel cot and highchair available. Internet access. Patio with furniture. Unspoilt woodland area to the rear. Parking (2 cars). Cycle store. No smoking.

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  • Farmers Cottage

    Ardelve, near Kyle of Lochalsh

    Grade
    5
    3
    2
    1
    Ref: UK5107
    Farmers Cottage is a fantastic, semi-detached holiday cottage situated in the grounds of Conchra House. With scenic views over Loch Long, the property lends itself to musicians and artists looking for some inspiration. So if you fancy having a go, be sure to bring a sketch pad and pencil (or a camera at the very least!), as the landscape is evocative as it is dynamic.


    There’s a wealth of attractions and activities nearby that can be fun for all the family. History buffs will opt for visiting Glenelg Broch or Glen Shiel, where the eponymous battle between Jacobites, Spaniards and British government troops took place. For adventurous holidaymakers, there’s some fine hill walking and cycling to be found right from your front door, and for wildlife lovers, there’s the Kylerhea Otter Hide. The Isle of Skye is within driving distance, and for those you like to put their feet up and relax on holiday, this cosy cottage is equally ideal. The owners live on-site, so help is always at hand. Beach 50 yards. Shop, pub and restaurant 2 miles. Farmers Cottage can be booked together with Gardeners Cottage (UK5106) and Shepherds Cottage (UK5108) to accommodate up to 15 guests.

    Ground Floor: Open plan living space.
    Living area: With 23" Freesat TV and DVD player.
    Dining area.
    Kitchen area: With electric oven, electric hob, microwave, fridge/freezer and dishwasher.
    Utility room: With washing machine.

    First Floor: Sloping ceilings throughout.
    Bedroom 1: With double bed.
    Bedroom 2: With double bed.
    Bedroom 3: With single bed.
    Bathroom: With shower over bath, toilet and heated towel rail.

    Oil central heating, electricity, bed linen, towels and Wi-Fi included. Cot and highchair available on request.Sitting-out area with garden furniture. Shared 4-acre maintained grounds with woodland. Bike store. Private parking for 2 cars. No smoking. Please note: The property has a natural water supply from a spring.

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  • Highland Heather Lodges - Glen Lednoch

    Comrie near Crieff

    Grade
    5
    2
    0
    2
    Ref: CC524071
    Glen Lednoch is constructed from natural timber and stone by local craftsmen and is immaculately presented, providing spacious, contemporary accommodation and is ideal for relaxing and spending time with friends and family. Situated within Highland Heather Lodges, in the beautiful valley of Starthearn, the gateway to Highlands, you are ideally located to enjoy this area and all it has to offer. Leisurely walks through glens and woodlands, paddle in the streams and for the more adventurous; climb the Munros.

    Comrie has a challenging nine hole course and Gleneagles is close by, and with castles, famous gardens and distilleries to explore, there is something for every age to enjoy. The village of Comrie has quaint shops, cafes, restaurants, riverside walks and spectacular waterfalls. Glasgow and Edinburgh are only an hour’s drive away so its easy to explore Scotland’s major cities and their attractions. If you’re not already worn out by your day out you can relax in the hot tub and take in the breathtaking scenery.

    Glen Lednoch and Earn (CC524070) have an adjoining door and can be booked together to accommodate up to seven guests.

    Ground Floor: The property is all on the ground floor, has gas central heating and comprises:
    Open plan living space with wooden floors.
    Lounge area: With gas wood burner, 39" Freeview Apple TV, Blu-ray player, iPod dock, CD/radio and patio doors to decking with hot tub and views.
    Dining area.
    Kitchen area: With electric oven, gas hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, washing machine and tumble dryer.
    Bedroom 1: With super king size bed, TV, views and en-suite wet room with underfloor heating, shower with disabled access and WC.
    Bedroom 2: With twin beds, Z-bed and TV.
    Bathroom: With underfloor heating, shower over extra deep bath, WC and heated towel rail.

    All gas, electric, bed linen and towels included. Travel cot and highchair supplied on request. Wi-Fi. Small lawned garden with terrace and furniture. Gas BBQ. Hot tub. Shared sauna, children’s play area and 10 acres of woodland. Parking (2 cars). No smoking. NB: 2 steps in garden.

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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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  • Daylesford

    Portsoy

    Grade
    5
    3
    1
    1
    Ref: SEEV

    Situated down a quiet lane in the delightful coastal village of Portsoy, this lovely period, detached house has been refurbished to a high standard. The property also benefits from an enclosed walled garden to the rear which is perfect for enjoying a barbecue in the evenings. Portsoy, which is host to a popular boat festival in the summer, is ideally placed for exploring the rugged and varied coastline of the Moray Firth. There is plenty to do in the area with several fine golf courses close at hand, the Whisky and Castle Trails waiting to be explored and excellent sandy beaches along the coast - from Banff to Nairn and Lossiemouth especially. Shops 500 yards, pubs ¼ mile.

    Living room with open fire and wooden floor. Dining room with wooden floor. Kitchen with door to garden. Bathroom with over-bath shower and toilet. First floor: Double bedroom with electric woodburner, sea and hill views. Twin bedroom with ornamental fireplace. Single bedroom.

    • Open fire - initial fuel included, thereafter available locally
    • Electric woodburner included
    • Electricity, full gas central heating, bed linen and towels included
    • Travel cot and high chair (on request)
    • TV
    • DVD
    • Microwave
    • Washing machine
    • Dishwasher
    • Fridge/freezer
    • Enclosed garden, covered well and furniture
    • Parking (for 3 cars)
    • Cycle store
    • No smoking

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  • Kingfisher Cottage

    Pitlochry

    Grade
    5
    3
    1
    1
    Ref: 23150

    On the outskirts of Pitlochry, this attractive holiday bungalow, with private fishing from a jetty set on the banks of the River Tummel at the bottom of the garden, is ideally located for Pitlochry’s Festival Theatre, or for a leisurely ramble along the river bank. Hill and glen walking, angling, birdwatching, riding, golf and white water rafting all nearby. Shops and pubs 1 mile.

    All on ground floor: Living/dining room with double sofa bed (for alternative sleeping) and patio doors. Dining room/kitchen. Utility room. 3 bedrooms: 1 double, 1 twin, 1 single. Bathroom with bath, shower cubicle and toilet. Separate toilet.

    Gas central heating included (£20 per booking October-March). Gas, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Satellite TV. Video. DVD. CD. Gas cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Tumble dryer. Dishwasher. Fridge/freezer. Wi-fi. Enclosed garden and furniture. Parking (3 cars). No smoking. NB: 3 steps to garden and sloping bank to fenced river.

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  • Mary’s Cottage

    Mary’s Cottage

    Grade
    5
    3
    0
    2
    Ref: 28427

    Mary’s Cottage is a croft house situated in the rural, coastal village of Port Henderson near Badachro. The retention of the traditional latched doors, sloping ceilings and open fire makes it a welcoming holiday cottage. There is a quiet beach within a 5-minute walk from the house. The area offers a truly ’escapist experience’, with walking and many local beaches. There are many outdoor activities locally, including mountaineering and hill walking, golf, pony trekking, fishing, argocat trips, sea life cruises and bird watching. The crash site of an American WWll bomber can be found at ’The Fairy Lochs’ nearby. Shop 7 miles, pub and restaurant 1 mile.

    Ground Floor:
    Living room 1: With open fire, Freeview TV, DVD player and CD player.
    Living room 2.
    Dining room/kitchen: With electric cooker, microwave, fridge/freezer and washing machine.
    Bathroom: With shower over bath, and toilet.
    First Floor:
    Bedroom 1: With double bed and en-suite with shower cubicle and toilet.
    Bedroom 2: With double bed.
    Bedroom 3: With single bed.

    Oil central heating, electricity, bed linen, towels, Wi-Fi and fuel for open fire included. Cot and highchair. Welcome pack. Bike store. Parking for 2 cars. Enclosed garden with sitting-out area and furniture. No smoking.

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  • Avocet Cottage

    Comrie

    Grade
    5
    3
    1
    1
    Ref: 29012

    Set in the picturesque village of Comrie, amidst glorious Perthshire countryside, this semi-detached bungalow is just a 5-minute walk from the village centre. Very comfortably furnished, this is a great holiday base to enjoy the wonderful facilities that Perthshire has to offer. At Comrie, there is a very scenic golf course, fishing, bowling, lots of lovely cycle routes and walks for all abilities. Loch Earn, 6 miles, offers sailing and watersports, and for nature lovers, the Auchingarrich Wildlife Centre is just 2 miles away. The famous Gleneagles golf course is only a ½-hour drive and The Trossachs are easily reached for scenic days out. Shop, pub and restaurant 200 yards.

    All on ground floor: Living room with laminate floor. Kitchen with dining area. 3 bedrooms: 1 double, 1 twin, 1 single. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet.

    Gas central heating, gas, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Travel cot. Freeview TV. DVD. Gas hob. Electric oven. Microwave. Washing machine. Wi-fi. Large, enclosed garden, patio, sitting-out area, furniture. Second enclosed garden. Parking (2 cars). Cycle store. Welcome pack. No smoking.

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  • Rathlin Coach House

    Comrie, nr. Crieff

    Grade
    5
    2
    0
    2
    Ref: 28869


    This stunning detached converted Coach House dating back to the 1890’s is located in the large, enclosed grounds of the owner’s house. The River Earn is at the bottom of the garden, accessed by a gate. The Coach House is only a minute’s walk from the heart of Comrie and all its facilities. Comrie is in an AONB, just on the edge of the Highlands, and this pretty village boasts a variety of restaurants, bars and independant shops including a baker, butcher, grocer and delicatessen, whilst coffee shops, restaurants, hotels and bars flourish. The nearby town of Crieff, 6 miles, has a supermarket. Comrie has a busy calendar of events throughout the year from the Flambeau at Hogmanay (a traditional and spectacular torch lit procession) to the Comrie Fortnight in July. Local walking and cycling tracks abound and a 9-hole golf course is on the doorstep, whilst the famous Gleneagles Championship courses are only a 20-minute drive away. Watersports are available at St Fillans. Fishing is permissible from the garden and can be arranged elsewhere on the River Earn.

    Ground floor: Living/dining room with wooden floor. Kitchen. Utility room. Sun room. Separate toilet. First floor: 2 double (6ft zip and link, can be twin) bedrooms, one with en-suite shower room and toilet, one with additional single, both with Velux. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet.

    NSH, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Travel cot. High chair. Satellite TV. DVDs and small library. Stereo/CD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Dishwasher. Fridge/freezer. Wi-fi. Large, enclosed, shared garden. Patio and furniture. Barbecue. Ample parking. Welcome pack. No smoking. NB: Fenced river in garden.

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