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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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  • Balmaclellan, near Castle Douglas, Dumfries and Galloway
    Balmaclellan, near Castle Douglas, Dumfries and Galloway×

    Bartaggart Farm Holiday Cottages - The Nook

    Balmaclellan, near Castle Douglas, Dumfries and Galloway

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    Ref: W42626
    Key Features:
    - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pets go free - Garden / Patio - Ground Floor Facilities - Rural Location
    Single-storey holiday property situated in a peaceful location in the heart of Galloway with stunning views over open countryside. Single-storey holiday property situated in a peaceful location in the heart of Galloway with stunning views over open countryside.
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    Situated in a peaceful, rural location on a stud farm, these former smiddy and byre holiday bungalows and farmhouse boast stunning views over open countryside. A hugely popular area with walkers and cyclists of all abilities with the Dalbeattie 7 Stanes Cycling Trail close by. There are many quaint villages to explore including the coastal villages of the Isle of Whithorn, Port William, known as the ‘Machars of Galloway’ and presented with the ‘Pride of Galloway’...

    Bartaggart Farm Holiday Cottages - Bartaggart Farmhouse
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  • Beauly, near Inverness, Highlands
    Beauly, near Inverness, Highlands×

    Tsitika Holiday Apartment

    Beauly, near Inverness, Highlands

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    Ref: W40637
    Key Features:
    - Car parking on site
    Enjoying stunning views from the balcony, across Strathglass, sits this bright and attractive holiday apartment. Enjoying stunning views from the balcony, across Strathglass, sits this bright and attractive holiday apartment.
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    Quiet location with stunning views

    This bright and attractive first floor holiday apartment, situated in the grounds of the owner’s property, enjoys stunning views across Strathglass. The balcony overlooks spacious gardens set in mature birch woodlands, bordered by a pretty stream. It is an ideal base to relax and explore the Highlands, with many tourist attractions a short drive away. Local amenities include fishing, walking and bird watching in this Area of Outstanding...

  • Gairlochy near Spean Bridge, Highlands
    Gairlochy near Spean Bridge, Highlands×

    Ardlussa Cottage

    Gairlochy near Spean Bridge, Highlands

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    Ref: CC511471
    Key Features:
    - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pets go free - Detached Property - Garden / Patio - Rural Location - Woodburning Stove
    A secluded retreat situated adjacent to the Caledonian Canal at the south end of the Great Glen Way.
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    Ardlussa Cottage is a former lock keeper’s cottage set on the banks of the Caledonian Canal at Gairlochy. The soothing bath in the bedroom and the wood burner in the lounge makes this cottage ideal for a romantic break or a honeymoon. The fantastic location adds to its charm. Gairlochy is a small hamlet on the southern shores of Loch Lochy and boasts tranquil and picturesque scenery. Situated between the Caledonian Canal and the Commando Memorial, it is surrounded by several other...
  • Near Selkirk, The Scottish Borders
    Near Selkirk, The Scottish Borders×

    Whitmuir Hall - Waverley

    Near Selkirk, The Scottish Borders

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    Ref: SW38
    Key Features:
    - Swimming pool - Car parking on site - Garden / Patio
    Go and explore the local woodlands and countryside from this property, as well as Edinburgh which is a 1-hour drive. Go and explore the local woodlands and countryside from this property, as well as Edinburgh which is a 1-hour drive.
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    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...

    Whitmuir Hall - Rob Roy
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    Whitmuir Hall - Redgauntlet
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    Whitmuir Hall - Marmion
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    Whitmuir Hall - Ivanhoe
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    Whitmuir Hall - Kenilworth
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    Whitmuir Hall - Woodstock
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  • Loch Ness-Side, Highlands
    Loch Ness-Side, Highlands×

    Woodside Cottage

    Loch Ness-Side, Highlands

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    Ref: S4105
    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Car parking on site - Pub within 1 mile - Coast within 1 mile - Garden / Patio - Ground Floor Facilities - Rural Location - Open Fire
    Situated on the shoreline of Loch Ness and enjoying its own private shingle beach, Woodside Cottage will delight all visitors looking for a romantic retreat. Situated on the shoreline of Loch Ness and enjoying its own private shingle beach, Woodside Cottage will delight all visitors looking for a romantic retreat.
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    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 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. Woodside Cottage is nestled on a wooded hillside, is beautifully furnished throughout, and it enjoys loch views from the living room. Whisky distilleries, the Isle of Skye,...

  • Drumnadrochit, Highlands
    Drumnadrochit, Highlands×

    Thistle Dubh

    Drumnadrochit, Highlands

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    Ref: 25865
    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Wifi - Car parking on site - Pub within 1 mile - Coast within 1 mile - Detached Property - Ground Floor Facilities - Rural Location
    This holiday cottage makes an ideal base for exploring Loch Ness, Urquhart Castle, the scenic west coast and Inverness. This holiday cottage makes an ideal base for exploring Loch Ness, Urquhart Castle, the scenic west coast and Inverness.
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    This delightful detached holiday cottage (pronounced ‘Thistle Doo’) enjoys a peaceful setting in the picturesque village of Drumnadrochit close to the shores of Loch Ness. The cottage makes an ideal base for exploring Loch Ness, Urquhart Castle, the scenic west coast and Inverness, the Highland capital. Super area for mountain biking, forest walks, climbing, and boat trips – also with an abundance of wildlife a wonderful area for the nature lover. Near to the Great Glen...

  • halfway between Spean Bridge and Fort William, Highlands
    halfway between Spean Bridge and Fort William, Highlands×

    Pine Marten Cabin

    halfway between Spean Bridge and Fort William, Highlands

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    Ref: UK5290
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Car parking on site - Detached Property - Garden / Patio - Rural Location - Woodburning Stove
    Enjoy a peaceful holiday at this detached redwood cabin, which lies in a stunning setting surrounded by breathtaking scenery and abundant wildlife.
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    In a beautiful glen with breathtaking views of Ben Bhann and River Lochy, this detached redwood cabin lies in the owner’s 2-acre garden with a footpath leading directly to the famous salmon fishing river and superb forest walks. The cabin has characterful redwood v-boarded walls and ceilings throughout with bamboo flooring in the living room, and lies in the shadow of Ben Nevis, just a few minutes’ drive from Nevis Range Mountain Resort. Known as the ‘Outdoor Capital of...
  • Nr Campbeltown, Argyll and Bute
    Nr Campbeltown, Argyll and Bute×

    Kildalloig Estate - Fisherman’s Cottage

    Nr Campbeltown, Argyll and Bute

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    Ref: SBW
    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Car parking on site - Coast within 1 mile - Sea View - Woodburning Stove - Open Fire
    Set on the beautiful Kildalloig Estate on The Mull of Kintyre, Fisherman’s Cottage offers magnificent coastal walks. Set on the beautiful Kildalloig Estate on The Mull of Kintyre, Fisherman’s Cottage offers magnificent coastal walks.
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    These cottages (refs SBW and SRRL see below for individual description) are set on the beautiful Kildalloig Estate on The Mull of Kintyre. Set against the rugged beauty of the sea and the wild landscape of the Kintyre Peninsula, they provide an idyllic sanctuary, offering modern amenities and historic coastal charm. Surrounded by natural beauty and sea views, each cottage is comfortably furnished, provides wonderful character and history and has been thoughtfully arranged to...

    Kildalloig Estate - Ballimeneach Farmhouse
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    Kildalloig Estate - New Orleans
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  • Isle of Whithorn, near Newton Stewart, Dumfries and Galloway
    Isle of Whithorn, near Newton Stewart, Dumfries and Galloway×

    The Moorings

    Isle of Whithorn, near Newton Stewart, Dumfries and Galloway

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    Ref: W42414
    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Car parking on site - Pub within 1 mile - Pets go free - Coast within 1 mile
    Ideal for couples, this quayside holiday apartment in the heart of Galloway, enjoys views over the harbour and sea. Ideal for couples, this quayside holiday apartment in the heart of Galloway, enjoys views over the harbour and sea.
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    Quayside location


    Located on the quayside, in the harbour village of the Isle of Whithorn just yards from the yacht moorings, these holiday apartments form part of the original fishermen’s warehouses and enjoy views over the harbour and sea. In the heart of Galloway they are ideally located to explore the breathtaking scenery and Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty. From the Galloway Hills, with their many lochs, burns and waterfalls, to the Solway coastline with...

  • Strathconon, near Muir of Ord, Highlands
    Strathconon, near Muir of Ord, Highlands×

    Glacour Studio

    Strathconon, near Muir of Ord, Highlands

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    Ref: W1410
    Key Features:
    - Car parking on site - Pets go free - Rural Location - Woodburning Stove
    Offering cosy accommodation, this converted croft house is perfect for walking, fishing and for touring the North West Highlands. Offering cosy accommodation, this converted croft house is perfect for walking, fishing and for touring the North West Highlands.
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    Enjoy the splendour and magnificence of Strathconon, a beautiful glen deep in the Highlands. This studio cottage, a spacious detached holiday property, offers the holidaymaker cosy accommodation together with Glenmeanich Cottage (ref W101) and The Old Gun House (ref W2607) in a ’get away from it all’ location. Hill walking, river and loch fishing (permits available from the estate office), and an abundance of wildlife help to add to the enjoyment of this ’Brigadoon’...
  • near Gatehouse of Fleet, Dumfries and Galloway
    near Gatehouse of Fleet, Dumfries and Galloway×

    Valley View

    near Gatehouse of Fleet, Dumfries and Galloway

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    Ref: CC537234
    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Wifi - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pets go free - Rural Location
    A cosy barn conversion within a larger complex of cottages situated on a working farm very close to Gatehouse of Fleet.
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    Situated on a working farm, Valley View was originally the stables housing the working Clydesdales on the farm. Nestled in the Girthon Valley and surrounded by some of the best scenery in Galloway, with great walks, both woodland and coastal. Galloway has 200 miles of beautiful coastline, wild mountains and moorland, pretty towns and charming villages. The area also offers a wide range of activities for the whole family to enjoy, be it visiting the local ice cream factory, Cream...
    The Stable
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    The Barn
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    Middle Byre
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  • Glencoe near Fort William, Highlands
    Glencoe near Fort William, Highlands×

    The Rowans

    Glencoe near Fort William, Highlands

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    Ref: UK5029
    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Wifi - Car parking on site - Pub within 1 mile - Coast within 1 mile - Sea View
    A first floor apartment set in the heart of Glencoe just yards from Loch Leven and only 16 miles from Fort William.
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    In an area renowned for its magnificent mountain ranges and spectacular scenery, this cosy apartment, above the owner’s home in the heart of Glencoe, is yards from the shores of Loch Leven and ideal for exploring the Highlands and west coast of Scotland. The towns of Fort William, classed as the ’Outdoor Capital of the UK’, and Oban, known as the ’Gateway to the Isles’, are both easily reached and offer plenty of shops, bars and restaurants. The Jacobite Steam...

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