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Scotland

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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  • Heather Cottage

    Laggan, nr. Newtonmore

    Grade
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    Ref: W43336


    Conveniently located on the roadside, with the Monadhliath Mountains as a backdrop, this holiday cottage offers very comfortable accommodation and enjoys beautiful views across the River Spey. It is ideally situated for a walking or cycling holiday and within a short drive, the villages and towns of Glentruim, Newtonmore, Kingussie and Aviemore are easily accessible, and Laggan is just a short walk away. A mini haven for bird watchers, you may catch sight of an eagle soaring over the valley, and lots of river and marsh birds can be spotted from the windows. Recognised as one of the most popular walking areas of the Central Highlands, the scenery alone keeps people returning throughout the year. Shop, 7 miles, pub and restaurant 1 mile.

    All on ground floor: Living/dining room/kitchen. 1 double bedroom. Shower room with toilet.

    Open fire in living room included. Oil central heating (controlled by owner), electricity, bed linen and towels included. Freesat TV. DVD. CD. Electric hob. Combi microwave/oven/grill. Fridge/freezer. Wi-fi. Shared laundry room with washing machine and tumble dryer. Shared courtyard with decked patio and sitting-out area. Shared gas barbecue. Parking (1 car). Natural water supply from borehole. No smoking.

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  • Rowan Cottage

    Carrick Castle, Lochgoilhead

    Grade
    2
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    1
    Ref: 24846

    This purpose built, self–contained holiday apartment is situated on the loch side in the village of Carrick Castle. The property is tastefully furnished and boasts spectacular views over Loch Goil and the mountains beyond. Ideally located for exploring the Highlands of Scotland, and the beauty of Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park. There is a wealth of activities on offer nearby including sailing, kayaking, golf courses, cycle trails, many scenic walks for all abilities, horse riding and trekking. There is also a swimming pool, ice rink and children’s play facilities at the nearby Drymsinie Leisure Complex. The cities of Glasgow, Stirling and Edinburgh are all easily accessible by car. Shops and pubs 4 miles.

    Ground floor: Living room/kitchen. First floor: 1 double (5ft) bedroom. Shower room with toilet.

    Oil central heating and electricity included (£25per week November-March). Bed linen and towels included. Travel cot. High chair. Freeview TV. DVD. CD. Electric hob. Combi microwave/oven/grill. Wi-fi. Shared enclosed garden. Private sitting-out area, furniture. Barbecue. Parking (2 cars). No smoking. NB: Loch 20 yards.

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  • Apple Cottage

    Forgandenny

    Grade
    2
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    1
    Ref: SXXB

    This delightful, single-storey holiday cottage (once an apple store) enjoys a tranquil location on a small private estate between the River Earn and the Ochil Hills - a stunning part of Scotland. This romantic cottage is beautifully decorated and equipped to a high standard - ideal for a holiday, short break or a honeymoon. Amble down to the river to fish, back for a game of tennis or stroll through the gardens. Dating from 1657, the Rossie Estate is home to magnificent trees and beautiful gardens which are open under Scotland’s Garden Scheme. Perth, 7 miles, offers cultural diversions; golf at Gleneagles is just 15 minutes and St Andrews 1 hour. Explore the beaches and villages of east coast Fife or head for a day in the Highlands. Edinburgh or Glasgow, 1 hour. Shop 200 yards, pub 4 miles.

    Living room with elec coal-effect fire. Kitchen with dining area and tiled floor. Double bedroom with 6ft bed. Bathroom with roll-top bath, separate shower cubicle and toilet.

    • Electricity, full oil central heating, bed linen and towels included
    • Travel cot on request
    • TV
    • DVD
    • Microwave
    • Washer/dryer
    • Fridge/freezer
    • Sitting-out area with furniture
    • Shared grounds
    • Parking (for 1 car)
    • Cycle store
    • Shared AstroTurf tennis court
    • Welcome pack
    • No smoking
    • NB: Pond in grounds

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  • Lick Estate - Farragon Cottage

    Foss, near Pitlochry

    Grade
    2
    1
    2
    1
    Ref: UKC577

    Blissfully set within the owner’s 2000-acre estate with beef cattle and sheep, these two idyllic, semi-detached cottages offer the ideal escape in Highland Perthshire. The views across Loch Tummel are simply breathtaking, and the surrounding countryside has an abundance of wildlife including ospreys, pine martens, grouse, red deer and golden eagles. Perfect for anglers, there is one mile of shoreline fishing with some accessible points for fishing, and two private fishing lochs within the estate. Outdoor pursuits abound in the area to suit all tastes, from walking and cycling, to sailing and even bungee jumping, making these properties ideal for adventurous holidaymakers.

    The Victorian holiday town of Pitlochry is only 10 miles away. The town’s festival theatre has a regular calendar of performances, and there are shops, restaurants, two whisky distilleries and a selection of popular organised events which take place all year round. These include Highland Games, The Enchanted Forest and the cycle race Etape Caledonia to name but a few.

    Immaculately presented for comfort and ease, these single-storey properties are in a perfect location for those seeking a tranquil retreat in a pretty setting. Shop, pub and restaurant 10 miles. Tummel Cottage (UKC576) can be booked together with Farragon Cottage (UKC577) to accommodate up to 4 guests.

    Ground Floor:
    Open plan living space.
    Living area: With open fire, 38" Freesat TV, Blu-ray player and French doors leading to garden.
    Dining area.
    Kitchen area: With electric oven, electric hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, coffee machine and washing machine.
    Bedroom: With zip and link super kingsize bed (can be twin beds on request).
    Bathroom: With shower over bath, toilet and heated towel rail.

    Electric central heating, electricity, bed linen, towels and Wi-Fi included. Initial logs for open fire included November-April. Welcome pack. Enclosed, lawned garden with patio, garden furniture and barbecue. Shared 2000-acre grounds with woodland, open countryside and sitting-out area. Fishing on-site (licence included). Grazing for horses. Bike store. Private parking for 2 cars. No smoking. Please note: The property has a natural water supply from a spring. There are steps and sloping banks in the garden. There are sloping banks and a fenced loch in the grounds, 200 yards away.

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  • Ness-Side Cottage

    Loch Ness-Side

    Grade
    2
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    Ref: S4249

    Glorious views across the mysterious waters of Loch Ness and a lavishly appointed interior with luxuries for ultimate relaxation combine to make this charming and romantic holiday hideaway. It enjoys its own garden, set within 15 shared acres of grounds, with access to 500 yards of private shoreline, a jetty and shingle beach. Whisky distilleries, the Isle of Skye, Ben Nevis, the Cairngorm ski slopes and the Orkney Isles are all within easy reach. Inverness and a visit to the battlefield of Culloden is a must, 9 miles. Fishing on the loch and golf, pony trekking and watersports are all close by. Shops 4 miles, pub/restaurant 200 yards.

    All on ground floor: Living room with beams. Dining room/kitchen. 1 double (5ft four poster) bedroom with en-suite bathroom with Jacuzzi bath, shower cubicle, bidet and toilet. Sauna room.

    Open fire in living room (initial fuel included). NSH, electricity, bed linen and towels included. DVD. Stereo/CD. Microwave. Washer/dryer. Dishwasher. Garden with patio and furniture. Shared 15-acre grounds. Parking. Fly fishing foc. Sauna. NB: Unfenced loch in grounds.

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  • Dunmore Bothy

    Dunkeld

    Grade
    2
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    3
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    Ref: UJQ
    In the heart of Perthshire, nestling quietly on a private, 1,200-acre estate in the mighty Tay Valley, this comfortable holiday cottage enjoys far-reaching views over a patchwork of farm and woodland. Dunmore Bothy is a detached, single-storey cottage with smart colour co-ordinated interiors which have been well-furnished. Visitors have access to a network of over 6 miles of private estate roads covering the extensive grounds, which include a fold of highland cattle, and two small lochs, home to wild ducks and geese.
    At the nearby Loch of Lowes, a visit to the bird hides is often rewarded by sightings of osprey soaring high overhead. Historic Dunkeld village, 3 miles, is one of Perthshire’s gems, with a part-ruined cathedral, good shops and restaurants. Perth, 16 miles, offers large areas of green parkland, where sports matches, boating and putting can be enjoyed. The town boasts numerous museums and art galleries, including the museum of the Black Watch, housed in Balhousie Castle. Edinburgh and Aberdeen within 90 minutes’ drive. Glasgow is also within driving distance and is a paradise for art lovers – the many museums include the Gallery of Modern Art, the Mackintosh Interpretation Centre and the Kelvingrove Museum and Art Gallery. More unusual attractions include the Transport Museum, the Botanic Gardens and The Tall Ship at Glasgow Harbour. Shops, pub and restaurant 3 miles.
    Dunmore Bothy can be booked together with Laundry Cottage (UJP), The Coach House (UKT), Stable Cottage (UME) and Beaters Cottage to accommodate up to 17 guests.

    Ground Floor: Open plan living space.
    Living area: With open fire, 18" Freeview TV, DVD player and CD player.
    Dining area.
    Kitchen area: With electric oven, electric hob, microwave, fridge, washing machine and tumble dryer.
    Bedroom: With kingsize bed.
    Shower room: With shower cubicle, toilet and heated towel rail.

    Electric storage heaters, electricity, bed linen, towels and logs for open fire included. Cot and highchair. Garden with garden furniture. Shared use of natural woodland grounds. Paddocks available for horses (at cost). Parking. No smoking. Please note: The property has a natural spring water supply from a well and there are sloping banks in the grounds.

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  • Auchendennan - Primrose Cottage

    Arden, Alexandria

    Grade
    2
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    Ref: SXXQ

    "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 the family and powerful enough to give tired muscles a proper massage. Rose Cottage (SRRG) is a single-storey conversion adjoining the owner’s farmhouse. Combining modern and traditional furnishings, the property boasts a superb hot tub and external sun decked area for relaxing and unwinding. Burnbeag (SVVE) is a stunning, detached cottage to the rear of the steadings and has a stream running through its private enclosed garden, which has a decked area and hot tub. Courtyard Studio (SVVD) is a single-storey barn conversion set in the courtyard, behind the main house. Chestnut Cottage (SXXO), Willow Cottage (SXXP), Primrose Cottage (SXXQ) and Ivy Cottage (SXXR) are all pretty single-storey, semi-detached holiday cottages, with open-plan living areas and a cosy, wood-burning stove.
    In summer, Loch Lomond’s ancient oak woods ring with birdsong. Look out for redstarts, pied flycatchers and wood warblers. Ospreys are summer visitors to the loch and nearby Lake of Menteith. In the high country of Breadalbane, golden eagles may be seen soaring over mountain slopes richly carpeted in alpine plants. Watch out for porpoises and seals and glimpse Loch Lomond’s herd of fallow deer as they bound through the trees. Loch Lomond and Loch Earn are some of Scotland’s prime venues for sailing and water-skiing, while the rivers Balvaig and Teith are popular with canoeists. The Teith is also a great salmon river and one of many places popular with anglers. For golfing enthusiasts, the famous courses of Loch Lomond are just a short distance from the property, with an abundance of courses for all standards within easy reach.
    Walking is a popular pursuit, from gentle low-level strolls to strenuous mountain climbs. Ben Lomond, Ben Lui, Ben Ime and Ben Vorlich are among the 21 Munros (mountains over 3000 feet). The West Highland Way stretches from the edge of Glasgow to Fort William, hugging the banks of Loch Lomond and passing through the spectacular mountain scenery of Strathfillan. There are great opportunities for cycling on and off road on National Cycle Network Route 7, which passes through the National Park from Balloch to Killin. Cameron House, the 5 star golf/spa resort is just minutes from the property where one can enjoy fine dining, day spa packages and championship golf. Lomond Shores, again a short distance from the property, offers designer shopping, loch cruises and an aquarium. The cities of Glasgow and Edinburgh are easily accessible by car boasting award winning restaurants, theatres, galleries and concert venues, designer shopping as well as many tourist attractions including the breath-taking Edinburgh Castle. Shops 2 miles, pub ¼ mile.

    Open-plan living room with wood-burning stove, French doors and kitchen area. Double bedroom with 5ft bed. Bathroom with over-bath shower and toilet and tiled floor.

    • Wood-burning stove – initial fuel included, thereafter available locally
    • Solid fuel (underfloor) heating included
    • Travel cot and high chair on request
    • DVD
    • Radio/CD
    • iPod dock
    • Lawned garden with furniture
    • Parking (for 2 cars)
    • Cycle store

    • Electricity, bed linen and towels included
    • Satellite TV
    • Microwave
    • Shared laundry room with washing machine tumble dryer
    • Shared utility with freezer
    • Wi-fi
    • Shared 42-acre natural and wooded grounds
    • No smoking
    • NB: Stream in shared grounds

    Note: Auchendennan Farm Cottage ref SLLX may be booked with Rose Cottage ref SRRG to sleep 10 people

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  • Glenburn House Apt 2

    Waternish, Isle of Skye

    Grade
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    Ref: CC511341
    Glenburn House Apt 2 occupies half of the first floor of Glenburn House, a traditional croft cottage set in 12 acres of croft land that leads down to the shoreline. This small but cosy apartment is an ideal base for couples. It is situated amidst some of the most beautiful and unspoilt scenery on the Isle of Skye.  In the heart of the region known as Waternish, this wonderful backwater is famous for its stunning sunsets, magnificent seascapes, idyllic shoreline and pretty unspoilt hamlets, all untouched by time. The apartment is accessed via a staircase from the owner’s house, who resides on the ground floor. There is a small open-plan living area with comfortable sofas and a small kitchen with breakfast bar. The bedroom has stunning views across the sea from the skylight window. A small shower room completes the picture.

    First Floor: The accommodation is all on one floor, has electric panel heating and comprises:
    Open plan lounge/dining/kitchen:
    Lounge area:  with electric fire, TV with DVD player and a large selection of DVD’s (please note there is no TV signal). Radio/CD and WI FI
    Dining area (within kitchen):  with breakfast bar seating 3
    Kitchen area:  with electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge with icebox
    Bedroom 1:  with double bed
    Shower room:  with shower cubicle, WC and wash basin
    Conservatory:  this sunny room is at the front of the cottage for visitors’ use and is shared with Apartment 2

    All power included.  Bed linen and towels supplied. Shared use of open grounds immediately outside the cottage with sun chairs and seating area. Off road parking for 3 cars. Please note that there is no TV signal at the property. A large range of DVDs are available to view.

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  • Alma Cottage

    Borgue near Kirkcudbright

    Grade
    2
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    1
    Ref: CC537270
    Situated on the edge of the small village of Borgue, Alma Cottage is a delightful detached holiday cottage located close to the coast, in a beautiful corner of south west Scotland. Adjacent to the owners’ home, the cottage is an ideal place to relax and unwind. Beaches are two miles away and there are many opportunities for hill walking, mountain biking and water sports, or perhaps visit National Trust’s Threave Gardens with ancient woodland and an abundant of wildlife. Whilst in a delightful rural location, the property is only a short drive from the harbour town of Kirkcudbright, known as ’the artists town’, which attracts visitors throughout the year drawn by the harbour, the historic high street and the diverse range of annual events and visitor attractions. The popular programme of summer festivities culminates with the spectacular Tattoo.

    Ground Floor: The property has electric central heating and comprises:
    Lounge: With Freeview TV.
    Kitchen: With electric cooker, microwave, fridge/freezer and washer/dryer.
    Shower room: With shower, WC and heated towel rail.

    First Floor: Bedroom 1: With double bed.

    All electric, bed linen and towels included. Wi-Fi. Welcome pack.Sitting-out area with furniture. Bike store. Parking for 2 cars. No smoking.
    This property has a security deposit of £100 payable in cash direct to the owner on arrival.

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  • Railway Cottage

    Ballachulish

    Grade
    2
    1
    2
    1
    Ref: 30757


    Situated in the quiet village of Ballachulish, this cosy mid-terraced, single-storey holiday property offers a good standard of accommodation in a fabulous area for climbing, skiing, mountain biking and walking. Surrounded by spectacular scenery and an abundance of wildlife, it is a superb base for touring the Highlands. Take a trip on the famous ‘Harry Potter’ train, ride the gondola up Aonoch Mor Mountain, or cross on the Corran Ferry and explore the Ardnamurchan Peninsula. Ferries to the Inner Hebrides including Mull and Iona leave from Lochaline and Oban. Visit historic castles, famous gardens, distilleries and museums. Ballachulish has a shop, post office, pub, café and gift shop. Glencoe, Fort William (the outdoor capital of the UK), Oban (the seafood capital of the UK), Inverness and the Isle of Skye are all easily reached. Shop and pub serving food 200 yards.

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

    Electric coal-effect fire in living room included. Economy 7 central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. DVD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Wi-fi. Small, enclosed, gravelled area with sitting-out area and furniture. Parking (2 cars). No smoking.

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  • Birks Cottage

    Aberfeldy

    Grade
    2
    1
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    Ref: UK5035
    Perfect for a couple this cosy, first floor apartment approached by 19 steps, is situated in the centre of the Highland market town of Aberfeldy. With views over the town to the surrounding countryside, there is an open fire in the lounge and a small enclosed sunny sitting-out area outside. From your front door you can enjoy leisurely walks along the River Tay, or explore the pretty town with its great selection of coffee shops, tea rooms, restaurants, bars, shops and galleries. You are surrounded by spectacular scenery and there are outdoor pursuits to suit all tastes; mountain biking, white water rafting, hill walking, highland safaris and golfing are all within walking distance. For a slower pace of life visit a whisky distillery, explore an historic castle or enjoy one of the manicured public gardens.

    First Floor: The property is all on the first floor, has electric central heating and comprises:
    Lounge/dining room: With wooden floor, open fire, electric wood burner, 26" Freeview TV, DVD player, CD player and views.
    Kitchen: With electric cooker, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher and washing machine.
    Bedroom: With double bed.
    Bathroom: With shower over bath and WC.

    £50 of electric included, thereafter chargeable. Bed linen and towels included. Initial fuel for open fire provided. Wi-Fi. Welcome pack. Enclosed sitting-out area with furniture. On road parking. Cycle store. No smoking.

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  • Longcroft Dairy

    Oyne, near Inverurie

    Grade
    2
    1
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    Ref: UK5113
    This stunning stone barn conversion within a courtyard in the owner’s grounds provides extremely comfortable accommodation for a couple or single person. Light and airy, with tasteful fittings, it has been finished to an exceptionally good standard throughout. A former dairy, there are reminders in the cottage in the display of original milk bottles found on the site during refurbishment.
    Set in the heart of the Aberdeenshire countryside, there is much of interest both locally and further afield, with attractive and peaceful scenery, castles, stately homes, beautiful gardens, good walking, cycling, fishing, golfing and on its edge some magnificent beaches and fishing villages within easy reach. The hill range of Bennachie with its variety of walks and cycle trails for all abilities is close by. The busy towns of Inverurie and Huntly with their many shops and restaurants are short drives away, with the city of Aberdeen easily accessible by car or train. Visit Old Aberdeen with its maze of cobbled streets and historic buildings. Shop, pub and restaurant 4 miles.

    Ground Floor: All on the ground floor.
    Open plan living space. With tiled floor.
    Living area:
    With wood burner, Freeview TV and DVD player.
    Dining area.
    Kitchen area:
    With breakfast bar, electric oven, electric hob, microwave, fridge, dishwasher and washer/dryer.
    Bedroom: With kingsize bed.
    Bathroom: With bath, shower cubicle, toilet and heated towel rail.

    Oil underfloor central heating, electricity, bed linen, towels, Wi-Fi and logs for wood burner included. Welcome pack. Sitting-out area with garden furniture. Shared courtyard. Private parking for 1 car. No smoking.

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