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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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  • Port Righ Cottage

    Carradale East, Campbeltown

    Grade
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    Ref: CC523127
    Port Righ Cottage is a quaint wood clad self catering holiday property situated in Carradale on the quiet east side of the Kintyre peninsula. Nestling within the shared rear garden and parking area of the local hotel, this charming cottage is only a 100 yards stroll down to the magical Port Righ bay and sandy beach. Port Righ is a small hamlet on its own at the edge of Carradale which looks out onto the Isle of Arran and its stunning mountain ranges. The cottage is designated for a couple, (plus baby) and the accommodation is conveniently all on ground floor level. It comprises of a lounge with beamed ceiling and wood burning stove, open plan to a small kitchen and dining area, one double bedroom and shower room. The cottage is pet friendly as the owners have their own two dogs who love to come and greet you! The rear garden is also home to the owners free range chickens, so you may be lucky and get a few freshly laid eggs during your stay!

    Ground Floor: Property is all on ground floor level has electric heaters and comprises:
    Open plan living space
    Lounge Area: With wood burning stove, Freeview TV, DVD, radio/CD and a good selection of books
    Dining Area: With wooden table and chairs
    Kitchen Area: With electric cooker, larder fridge and microwave. Freezer storage space available on request
    Bedroom: With double bed
    Shower Room; With shower cubicle, WC, wash basin, shaver point, washing machine and tumble dryer.

    All electricity, bed linen and towels included. First basket of wood and coal supplied. Cot and high chair available by request. Fire guard supplied. Wi-fi available in hotel lounge close by.Shared use of car park and garden in front of the cottage. 1 dog welcome, to be kept on a lead at all times (livestock). Off road parking.

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  • Riverdell

    near Bridge of Cally, Blairgowrie

    Grade
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    Ref: UK5008
    Perfect for a holiday getaway for two, Riverdell is a first floor apartment with lovely views over the surrounding countryside and the Blackwater River which runs past the bottom of the garden. Immaculately presented, providing spacious, contemporary accommodation, this is an ideal all year round location. The Cateran Trail, surrounding hills and countryside offer many wonderful walking routes meandering through farmland and glens and are all within easy reach. If you prefer to climb mountains there are several within 30 minutes; Ben Vrackie, Beinn a’ Ghlò and Glas Tulaichean. You are surrounded by stunning mountain scenery and cyclists can head off onto forest tracks and cover miles of varied terrain. Local golf courses within the area include Blairgowrie only 15 minutes, which has both the Lansdowne Championship Course and Rosemount Course. Fishing on the famous River Tay is available with a licence. Winter sports at Glenshee Ski Slopes with extensive skiing and snowboarding facilities are just a short drive. Nearby the Victorian tourist town of Pitlochry with a theatre, fish ladder, fine dining, cafes and distillery is well worth a visit. Whatever you choose to do during your stay you can rest assured that the comfortable facilities of Riverdell awaits you on your return. You can relax with a glass of wine in the large shared garden and enjoy the views, or plan your next day’s activities in the open plan spacious lounge and dining room.

    First Floor: The property is all on the first floor, has gas central heating and comprises:
    Lounge/dining room: With electric wood burner, 32" Sky TV (full package), DVD player and iPod dock.
    Kitchen: With electric cooker, microwave/oven/grill, fridge, freezer, washing machine and sloping ceilings.
    Bedroom 1: With double bed.
    Shower room: With shower and WC.

    All gas, electric, bed linen and towels included. Wi-Fi. Large enclosed shared garden with sitting-out area and furniture. Parking (1 car). Cycle store. Natural water supply from a well. No smoking. NB: Fenced stream in garden.

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  • The Old Laundry

    Glenprosen, by Kirriemuir

    Grade
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    Ref: SFS

    "Acres of peaceful and secluded countryside surround these magnificent cottages..."

    At the heart of Glenprosen, one of the renowned ‘Glens of Angus’, lies the Balnaboth Estate on the edge of the Cairngorms National Park; 6,000 peaceful and secluded acres surrounding 16th-century Balnaboth House. In its midst, these six characterful holiday cottages each offer a unique and magical holiday retreat; indeed the creator of Peter Pan himself (Sir James Barrie) was born in nearby Kirriemuir and holidayed here.
    These cottages were once occupied by shepherds, gardeners or other staff of the Ogilvy family when this was a traditional Victorian sporting estate. Red squirrels play in the trees, otters frequent the burns, and deer graze all around. Because of the varied scenery, that varies from beech woods to forest, pasture to heather moor, mountain streams to river pools, the area enjoys a spectacular range of wildlife, including species largely extinct elsewhere in Britain, such as black game and ptarmigan.
    Magnificent walking, bird-watching, mountain biking and (in season) cross-country skiing abound on the estate and, further afield, downhill skiing at Glen Shee (25 miles). Fishing is available on a 5-mile stretch of the River Prosen, and there are twenty golf courses within an hours’ drive.
    Enjoy the seclusion of this beautiful glen - peaceful, relaxing, scenic - yet just a few minutes’ drive from bustling market towns and busy fishing harbours which hug the Angus coastline, as well as from the city of Dundee which offers many attractions for all the family. The exciting Dundee Contemporary Arts is a stunningly-designed centre which incorporates galleries, a print studio and two art-cinema screens, while the Mills Observatory is Britain’s only full-time public observatory with a resident astronomer.
    Good road, rail and air access to Angus provide easy access from all parts of the UK or international destinations. Shop 9-10 miles.

    This charming conversion of the old laundry features pine-panelled ceilings in its cosy and characterful interior and a large balcony overlooking the Logie Burn which flows past the cottage. Open-plan sitting/dining room with multi-fuel stove and kitchen area. First floor: Double bedroom with en-suite bathroom and toilet.

    • Multi-fuel stove – fuel at cost
    • Electricity rads and partial NSH by meter reading
    • TV (no reception)
    • Video
    • Washer/dryer
    • Balcony with furniture
    • Unsuitable for the infirm

    • Electricity by meter reading
    • Bed linen included
    • Towels £3 per person per week
    • Travel cot
    • High chair
    • DVD
    • Microwave
    • Small shared sauna available at Balnaboth House (£15 per hour)
    • Grounds of 6,000 acres
    • Parking
    • River fishing on a 5-mile stretch: trout foc, salmon £15 per day/£75per week (16 February to 5 September); £30 per day/£130per week (10 September to 31 October)
    • Grazing and stabling for visitors’ horses by arrangement
    • Natural spring water supply
    • NB: River and pond in grounds

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  • Kirkland Burn

    Tinwald, near Dumfries

    Grade
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    Ref: UK5081
    Kirkland Burn lies just a few minutes outside Dumfries with lovely views across the valley to Galloway and the Solway. Furnished to a very good standard, and with the owners living adjacent, this single-storey, semi-detached cottage has plenty of space for two people. With two living areas, plenty of outside space and a spacious utility room where you can kick off your muddy boots before sinking into the freestanding bath in the bathroom, there is not much more that you could want (apart from the hot tub outside!)
    This is an ideal base from which to explore Dumfries and Galloway, and it is only 30 minutes to Carlisle, the border city to the Lake District, and 90 minutes to Edinburgh and Glasgow. A huge range of activities and events are available in Dumfries and Galloway to make your stay special, no matter what time of year you visit. There is a range of fascinating museums including the Aviation Museum, Burns House and Dumfries Museum & Camera Obscura. There are plenty of historic areas to visit, too, including Caerlaverock and Drumlanrig Castles, and Sweetheart Abbey. For activities when the sun is shining, try mountain biking and enjoy several of the 7Stanes trails which are described as mountain biking heaven. Or go on a hike to find some more of the prehistoric art carvings that have been discovered in the region. You can also enjoy horse riding, golf or loch fishing (5 minutes away).
    Once you have built up an appetite, you can cook in the well-equipped kitchen at Kirkland Burn, then enjoy a glass of wine in your own garden followed by a dip in the hot tub - or you can take the night off and eat out at one of a range of award-winning restaurants and cafés which are within easy reach.
    With stunning scenery, sweeping beaches and spectacular sunsets, this really is an area where you can relax, unwind and let your imagination run wild. JM Barrie created Peter Pan here - let’s see what you can conjure up! Beach 15 miles. Shop, pub and restaurant ½ mile.

    Ground Floor: 2 steps to entrance. All on the ground floor.
    Living room: With electric coal-effect fire, Freeview TV, DVD player, Blu-ray player, CD player and Wii.
    Open plan living space.
    Second living area.
    Dining area.
    Kitchen area: With electric oven, electric hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, wooden floor and patio doors leading to garden.
    Utility room: With washing machine and tumble dryer.
    Bedroom: With kingsize bed.
    Bathroom: With freestanding bath, shower cubicle and toilet.

    Oil central heating, electricity, bed linen, towels and Wi-Fi included. Welcome pack. Large, enclosed lawned garden with flagged area, garden furniture and barbecue. Hot tub. Bike store. Private parking for 3 cars. No smoking. No children. Please note: There is a stream in the garden. This property has a security deposit of £150.

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  • Baltinna West

    Newtonmore, nr. Aviemore

    Grade
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    Ref: UTY

    In a romantic setting amid stunning scenery, made famous by the BBC’s Monarch of the Glen TV series, these two architect-designed, timber clad, adjoining properties (Baltinna West UTY and Baltinna East SGGW) make a truly tranquil holiday retreat. They can be booked individually or together for two couples, and are set within an enclosed garden, each with its own private sitting-out area. Oozing character and warmth, each have their own charms and both benefit from cosy wood-burning stoves in the living room and sheepskin rugs on oak floors. Nestling between the Cairngorm and Monadhliath mountain ranges, Newtonmore is situated in the heart of the Cairngorm National Park, a walker’s and birdwatcher’s paradise. Outdoor pursuits found locally include 7 golf courses, fishing on the River Spey, mountain biking, skiing, tours taking in distilleries, RSPB sites, interactive museums, and the towns of Aviemore and Inverness. Shops ¼ mile. Pubs serving very good food within 1 mile. Excellent restaurants locally.

    Living room with wood-burning stove, rugs on oak floor and well-equipped, modern fitted kitchen/dining area. Separate toilet. First floor: Double bedroom with feature roll-top bath, wash basin and en-suite shower room (no toilet).

    • Freesat TV
    • Tumble dryer

    • Wood-burning stove – logs included
    • Electricity, full oil central heating, bed linen and towels included
    • DVD
    • Radio/CD
    • iPod dock
    • Microwave
    • Washing machine
    • Dishwasher
    • Fridge/freezer
    • Wi-fi broadband
    • Enclosed garden with own decked area
    • Parking (for 1 car)

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  • Garden Cottage

    Bearsden, nr. Glasgow

    Grade
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    Ref: 29839


    This mid-terraced holiday property is situated in a leafy street in the Westerton Bearsden area of Glasgow. Located only 10 minutes by train from the cosmopolitan West End and the city centre with museums, gardens, art galleries and superb shopping, restaurants, entertainment and nightlife. It is also only 15 miles from Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park, one of Scotland’s most picturesque areas with excellent outdoor activities to be enjoyed including walking, cycling, golf, fishing, pony trekking and watersports. Visit the Trossachs Discovery Centre to learn more about this exciting area, or enjoy a cruise on the stunning Loch Lomond. Stirling, with its ancient castle, is also easily accessible for the day and well worth a trip as is the historic city of Edinburgh only an hour away. Shop 400 yards, pub and restaurant 1 mile.

    Ground floor: Living room with wooden floor/kitchen with tiled floor. Garden room with patio doors. First floor: 1 double bedroom. Shower room with toilet.

    Woodburner in living room (initial fuel included). Gas central heating, gas, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Travel cot and high chair on request. Freeview TV. DVD. iPod dock. Gas hob. Electric oven. Microwave. Washing machine. Dishwasher. Freezer. Wi-fi. Courtyard with furniture. On road parking. Cycle store. Welcome pack. No smoking.

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  • Pier Cottage

    Portnalong, Isle of Skye

    Grade
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    Ref: CC511045
    Pier Cottage is a quintessential pied-a-terre for two, set in its own private gardens with the most magical views imaginable. This pretty cottage is situated at the end of a quiet road on promontory overlooking a small fishing harbour. The cottage windows and gardens look out across the sea to the MacLeod’s Table Mountains.Pier Cottage has been lovingly renovated to provide modern, cosy accommodation in one of the most unspoilt and attractive parts of the beautiful Isle of Skye.

    Ground Floor: Accommodation is all at ground floor level, has propane gas central heating and comprises:
    Lounge: With electric feature fire, TV with full Sky package, DVD, radio/CD, and magical views across the sea.
    Kitchen/Diner: With gas cooker, microwave, fridge/freezer and washing machine
    Bedroom: With double bed (access from one side only)
    Bathroom: With shower over bath, WC and wash basin

    All fuel, power, bed linen and towels included. Wi-Fi facility available.Fully enclosed cottage garden with picnic table and bench seat. Off road parking for 2 cars.

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  • Bruce Cottage

    Whithorn

    Grade
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    Ref: 24145

    Cosy cottage retreat for two

    Situated in a quiet cul-de-sac opposite the ancient priory site, this end terraced holiday cottage has original stonework forming the fire surround and wood panelling, which creates a cosy atmosphere. Whithorn is one of the interesting towns in the quiet Machars Peninsula, only 4 miles from the craggy coastline of Scotland’s most southerly point. Wigtown, known as book town, has 18 book shops and is 12 miles away. Bladnoch Distillery, 11 miles. Fishing, riding and golf all available locally. Shops and pub 100 yards.

    All on ground floor: Living room. Kitchen. 1 double bedroom. Shower room with toilet.

    Woodburner in living room included. Oil central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Digital TV. DVD and small library. CD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washer/dryer. Enclosed courtyard with sitting-out area and furniture. On road parking. No smoking.

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  • The Boatmans Cottage

    Glaick, Balmacara, Kyle

    Grade
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    Ref: UXH

    This delightful detached little cottage is set in an enviable position just yards from the sea, and with breathtaking views towards the Lochalsh and the Skye Mountains. Set within the tiny hamlet known as Glaik on the edge of the Lochalsh Woodland Garden, it is just a short drive away from the enchanting Eilean Donan Castle. The Skye bridge is within 5 minutes’ drive, and picturesque Plockton (which was the location for Hamish MacBeth) is just 20 minutes’ away, with its beautiful bay and palm trees. There are many good pubs and restaurants within the area. Shops 1 mile.

    Open-plan living/dining room with feature wooden floor and modern kitchen area. Sun room. Utility. Twin bedroom. Bathroom with shower attachment and toilet.

    • Electricity, NSH, bed linen and towels included
    • Travel cot
    • TV
    • Video (small library)
    • Microwave
    • Washing machine
    • Tumble dryer
    • Dishwasher
    • Small sitting-out area with furniture
    • Parking (for 1 car)
    • No smoking
    • Ground floor facilities
    • NB: Sitting-out area leads to sea

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  • Railway Cottage

    Ballachulish

    Grade
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    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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  • Beaters Cottage

    Dunkeld

    Grade
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    Ref: UK5072
    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. Beaters Cottage is a semi-detached, single-storey cottage with a smart colour co-ordinated interior which has 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.

    Ground Floor: 2 steps to entrance. All on the ground floor.
    Living room: With open fire, 18" Freesat TV and CD player.
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    Kitchen/dining room: With electric oven, electric hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, coffee machine, washing machine and tumble dryer.
    Bedroom: With twin beds.
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    Bathroom: With shower over bath, toilet and heated towel rail.
    Separate toilet.

    Electric storage heaters, electricity, bed linen, towels, Wi-Fi and logs for open fire included. Travel cot and highchair available on request.Sitting-out area with garden furniture. Shared use of natural woodland grounds. Parking for 2 cars. 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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  • The Orangerie

    Bargrennan, nr. Glentrool

    Grade
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    Ref: STTT

    In the heart of Galloway Forest Park, one of the world’s few ‘Dark Skies Parks’, this unique, detached barn conversion, with private home pub and private deck with American hot tub, boasts spectacular views over the Galloway Hills. With over 2800 square miles of coastline, forests and mountains, and wildlife, walking and cycling on the doorstep, this secluded holiday escape has easy access to outdoor pursuits. Shop 8 miles, restaurant/pub 1½ miles.

    Living room/conservatory with dining area, wood-burning stove, panoramic countryside views. Open-plan kitchen with home bar. Double bedroom. Shower room with spa shower and toilet.

    • Wood-burning stove, electricity, electric warm/cold air central heating included (October-April £40 per stay). Bed linen and towels included
    • Satellite TV
    • DVD and CD (small libraries)
    • iPod dock
    • Washer/dryer
    • Dishwasher
    • Fridge/freezer
    • Wi-fi
    • Large decked area, furniture, ambient lighting/music
    • Private hot tub (October-April £25 per booking)
    • Parking (2 cars)
    • Natural water supply from well
    • Welcome pack
    • No smoking
    • No children
    • NB: 3 steps to deck

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