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Holiday cottages in Scotland offer the perfect opportunity to relax in some of the UK’s most spectacular scenery. With an abundance of culture, fantastic heritage, stunning cities and a wealth of activities to suit all ages and interests, you’ll find more than enough to entertain all kinds of holidaymakers. So, whether you’re on two feet or two paws, a holiday in Scotland is guaranteed to have something to offer, and we’re going to make a few suggestions for the best things to see and do in the region.

With such a rich history, Scotland’s past is all but unavoidable. Thankfully, it’s equally fascinating, and some of the country’s best attractions combine the colourful tale of Scotland with some stunning landscapes. The Speyside Whisky Trail is just one such example. One of the main reasons so many choose Scottish holiday cottages, the trail takes in some of Scotland’s most renowned distilleries, offering a history lesson, a ‘wee dram’ and a showcase of stunning views. If you fancy a more vibrant experience from your holiday in Scotland then you may prefer to stay in and around Edinburgh. The capital city offers an intoxicating mix of medieval history, Georgian architecture and contemporary culture. A wealth of festivals and some fantastic shopping opportunities are just the icing on the cake, but if you fancy a more tranquil view then the views from Arthur’s Seat are unrivalled. Scotland’s wilder side is justly celebrated through the Cairngorms National Park. Larger than the Lake District, and boasting beautiful moorland, rivers, mountains, lochs and forests, it’s an unforgettable journey taking in some of Scotland’s most iconic topography. If you’d like to experience the more mythical side of Scottish history then our final recommendation is the legendary Loch Ness. Admire the dramatic ruins of Urqhart Castle and gaze over the loch’s gentle lapping waters to see if you can spot Nessie!

Thanks to a prevalence of wide-open expanses, many choose to enjoy Scottish cottages for a wealth of outdoor activities. Hiking, climbing, boating, cycling, horse riding and more are all perfectly suited for making the most of your stunning surroundings. Pet owners will be equally spoilt for choice with a wealth of fantastic locations to treat their four-legged friends. If you fancy somewhere to relax and explore at your own pace then you will be equally satisfied with Scotland. There are plenty of beautiful heritage attractions and a wealth of city break destinations offering a fun-filled and vibrant urban experience.

If you’re ready to begin your exploration, take a look at our featured holiday cottages in Scotland today.
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  • The Shieling Apartment at Trostrie Cottage

    Twynholm, Nr Kirkcudbright

    Grade
    2
    1
    1
    1
    Ref: CC537173
    This cosy hideaway is just a perfect spot for exploring this secret corner of Scotland. Parts of the apartment date back to the mid 1700’s. The unique and special experiences on offer here in Galloway can be sampled almost from the doorstep. Frequent visitors to the apartment’s grounds are deer and red kites. The views are extensive; Screel and Bengairn and over to the Cumbrian Fells distinguished by the peaks of Skiddaw and Blencathra. The local town of Kirkcudbright is a delight. Established as a Royal Burgh in 1455, it is known as The Artist’s Town and has attracted painters for generations due to the scenic landscape and the exceptional quality of light. Shop, pub and restaurant 2 miles

    Ground Floor: This cosy apartment is all on one level:
    Living room/Dining room: with TV/DVD and electric feature fire. Views of the garden and hills beyond.
    Kitchen: electric cooker, microwave, fridge/freezer, mini dishwasher and washer/dryer.
    Bedroom 1: super king sized bed which can be made into 2 single beds. PLEASE STATE PREFERENCE AT TIME OF BOOKING. (If preference not stated will be King Size) En suite bathroom: with shower over bath and toilet.

    Oil central heating, power, bed linen, towels and WiFi includedPatio garden with furniture and BBQ. The owner extends a welcome to explore some of the surrounding 2.5 acres of land. (NB: There is a pond however this is fenced off from the apartment’s garden.) The apartment is surrounded by farmland with livestock. 1 dog welcome, to be kept on a lead at all times (livestock). Please note: the road to the property is down a 300 metre all gravel track. Off road parking for two cars.

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  • The Old Church

    Sconser, Isle of Skye

    Grade
    2
    1
    1
    1
    Ref: 17488

    Built in the mid 1800s this splendid little church has been restored and furnished to a good standard. It has spiral stairs leading to a galleried area which overlooks the living room and off to a small snug bedroom which fits neatly into the attic. The property which is attached to the owner’s home is set in a garden with a stone bridge over the stream. A perfect central base for a holiday touring the Islands of Skye, Raasay and the Western Isles. Shop 10 miles, pub 2 miles.

    Ground Floor:
    Living/dining room: With open fire, digital TV, DVD player and CD player.
    Kitchen: With electric cooker, microwave, fridge, freezer, washing machine and tumble dryer.
    Conservatory.
    Bathroom:
    With bath, shower attachment and toilet.
    Open tread spiral stairs to...
    Bedroom: Galleried with double bed and sloping ceiling.

    Electric storage heaters, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Initial fuel for open fire included. Garden with garden furniture. Natural unspoilt croftland. Parking available. Smoking permitted. Please note: There is a stream and drops in garden.

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  • Clisham Cottage

    Lochcarron, Wester Ross

    Grade
    2
    1
    1
    1
    Ref: CC511139
    Clisham Cottage is tucked into the hillside above the picturesque village of Lochcarron on the West Coast of the Scottish Highlands.  This wee cottage is approached via a flight of stone steps leading from the main street in the heart of this scenic village.  Set right on the shores of the loch, surrounded by the spectacular hills and mountains of Wester Ross, Lochcarron is bounded by the sea-loch on one side and attractive cottages and houses that straddle the main street on the other and is one of the prettiest villages in the Western Highlands. The cottage is within easy walking distance of the local facilities, which include excellent restaurants, café, pub, and small shops.  Clisham Cottage has recently been refurbished and re-decorated throughout and offers bright and attractive accommodation for two in a wonderful setting. There is an open-plan lounge / dining / kitchen area, a modern shower-room and good-sized twin bedroom. 

    Ground Floor: Property is all on ground floor level, has electric heaters and comprises:
    Open plan lounge/kitchen/diner:
    Lounge Area: With TV/DVD’, a soft leather sofa and use of occasional/child single bed by request.
    Kitchen Area: With electric cooker, microwave, fridge with ice box and washing machine
    Bedroom: With two single beds
    Shower Room: With shower enclosure, WC and wash basin.

    All fuel, power, bed linen and towels included. Propery will only accept children up to 10 Years old (As put up bed is not big enough for older children ).Off road parking for 2 cars.

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  • Lomond Cottages - Montrose House

    Balmaha, Loch Lomond

    Grade
    2
    1
    1
    1
    Ref: 23973

    Located in the heart of Scotland’s first National Park, these two properties offer an ideal holiday base from which to explore the surrounding area. Montrose House, a former listed period mansion house, offers a spacious ground floor apartment while Lomond View Cottage offers a good standard of accommodation with conservatory overlooking the loch. Just 7 miles along the delightful lochside, Ben Lomond awaits, towering over the shores of Loch Lomond and offering spectacular panoramic views. The sheltered harbour at Balmaha is ideal for sailing and water sports, with walking and hiking enthusiasts also well catered for. A little further afield there is Balloch Castle Country Park where you can take a gentle stroll through the Queen Elizabeth Forest Park. Magnificent scenery, opportunities for water sports, scenic villages and castles are all within easy reach. Drymen, 4 miles, has a hotel/restaurant, 18-hole golf course and shops. Loch Lomond Shores for designer shopping is within easy reach. Close by, Stirling and Glasgow make for a good day out. Shops and pub 100 yards.

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

    Oil central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. DVD and small library. Electric cooker. Freezer. Small lawned garden with sitting-out area and furniture. Parking (2 cars).

    Both properties: Travel cot. High chair. Satellite TV. CD. Microwave. Washing machine. No smoking.

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  • The Rowans

    Glencoe near Fort William

    Grade
    2
    1
    0
    2
    Ref: UK5029
    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 Train (seasonal) in Fort William allows you to view some of the most magnificent scenery, or for the more energetic the Ice Factor in Kinlochleven offers climbers the chance to climb the indoor ice wall. Travel by gondola up Aonoch Mor and enjoy the restaurant with panoramic views, or visit the dry ski slope and world class mountain bike track. Wildlife is in abundance with wild deer, porpoises, mink whales, otters and a variety of birds often spotted. Cross on the Corran Ferry and head for Ardnamurchan Point, the most westerly point in Britain, or sail to the Inner Hebrides. A wide range of outdoor activities are on offer nearby including climbing, skiing, golf, mountain biking, fishing and a variety of watersports. There are also plenty of gentle forest walks, beautiful gardens, museums and ruined castles to visit. The area is famous for its rich historical legacy and Inverness, Loch Ness and the Isle of Skye are all within easy reach.

    The Rowans is located 50 yards from The Willows (26353) and can be booked together to accommodate up to 8 guests.

    First Floor: The property has 15 open tread stairs to the entrance, is all on the first floor, has electric central heating and comprises:
    Open plan living space.
    Lounge area: With 24" Freeview TV, DVD player, double sofa bed on request (for children) and patio doors to the verandah.
    Dining area.
    Kitchen area: With electric cooker, microwave, fridge with ice box and washing machine.
    Bedroom 1: With double bed and en-suite with shower and WC.
    Shower room: With shower and WC.

    All electric, bed linen and towels included. Travel cot and highchair available on request. Wi-Fi. Verandah with furniture. Parking (2 cars). No smoking.

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  • Swallows

    near Kirkcudbright

    Grade
    2
    1
    1
    1
    Ref: CC537215
    A perfect retreat to unwind and relax in, this semi-detached, single storey barn conversion is wonderfully situated along a quiet lane in the serene Scottish countryside, and enjoys views over the neighbouring farmland and the owners two and a half acre landscaped garden. Swallows has been converted with care and attention to detail, the open plan lounge and the kitchen area are particularly attractive with a picture window and doors through to the conservatory which overlooks the private and enclosed garden. Beaches and a National Scenic Area are close by, as well as opportunities for hill walking, mountain biking and water sports. Visit renowned gardens, ancient woodland and enjoy the abundant wildlife. The area is well recognised for its clear skies as one of the 12 best stargazing sites in the world, and the first Dark Sky Park in the UK.
    Cardoness Castle and the popular Laggan Outdoor Activity Centre which hosts one of Europe’s longest zip wires. Only a short drive away is Kirkcudbright, known as “the artists’ town”. It attracts visitors throughout the year drawn in by the harbour, historic high street and the diverse range of annual events and visitor attractions. The popular programme of summer festivities culminates with the spectacular Tattoo, an event not to be missed.

    Ground Floor: The property is all on the ground floor, has oil central heating and comprises:
    Open plan living space.
    Lounge area: With wood burner, 32" Freeview TV and patio doors.
    Kitchen area: With electric oven, gas hob, fridge, freezer and dishwasher.
    Utility: With washing machine.
    Conservatory.
    Bedroom 1: With king size bed.
    Shower room: With shower, WC and heated towel rail.

    All oil, gas, electric, bed linen and towels included. Initial fuel for wood burner provided. Wi-Fi. Welcome pack.Small, enclosed garden with patio, terrace, garden furniture and BBQ. One dog welcome - to be kept on a lead at all times. Bike store. Parking for one car.

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  • No 2 The Courtyard

    Fintry near Stirling

    Grade
    2
    1
    0
    1
    Ref: CC524062
    Located on the outskirts of the village of Fintry, voted ’Best kept village in Scotland’, and on the edge of the Loch Lomond and Trossachs National Park, this charming upper barn conversion provides an ideal base for tourists, walkers and nature lovers. It is situated at a riverside location and surrounded by stunning scenery. The mountains to the north mark the start of the Highland Line and are a dramatic contrast to the valley below, the Carse of Stirling. To the south are the Fintry Hills with sweeping views across to the Campsie Fells and beyond. The area is steeped in history and legendary figures such as William Wallace and Rob Roy MacGregor. Visit Scotland’s African Safari Park in Blairdrummond. Experience Stirling with its castle, monuments and shops, or visit the engineering marvel of the Falkirk Wheel. Edinburgh, Glasgow and the West Coast are easily accessible.

    Ground Floor: The property is all on the first floor, has oil central heating and comprises:
    Open plan living space.
    Lounge area:
    With 32" Freeview TV, DVD player, iPod dock and CD/radio.
    Kitchen area: With electric cooker, microwave and fridge with ice box.
    Utility room: With washing machine, tumble dryer and freezer.
    Bedroom 1: With double bed.
    Bathroom: With shower over bath and WC.

    All oil, electric, bed linen and towels included. Wi-Fi. Welcome pack. Lawned garden with patio and furniture. 100 acres of grounds which include a woodland, apple orchard and kitchen garden! Trout fishing on-site, free of charge. Parking for 2 cars. Please note: There is a river in the garden, 50 yards from the property.

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  • Glengyle Cottage

    Loch Katrine, Stirlingshire

    Grade
    2
    1
    2
    1
    Ref: CC523071
    Glengyle Cottage is a beautifully restored terraced steading conversion nestling in Glengyle at the head of Loch Katrine. The steading has a stunning, unique and tranquil setting within the very heart of the Loch Lomond & Trossachs National Park.
    Positioned along a private water board road, accessing the north side of Loch Katrine, this location really gets you away from the hustle and bustle of every day life. The cottage has original thick stone walls and a slate roof.
    The interior has been beautifully appointed with attention to all details. There is hard wood flooring in the main living area, with carpet in the bedroom and fully tiled bathroom.
    The open plan living area makes for an ideal space to relax and dine together.

    Ground Floor: Property is all on ground floor level and is heated by electric wet system and comprises:
    Open plan lounge/kitchen/dining area.
    Lounge Area: Comprising of feature log burner, brown leather sofas, flat screen TV, Blu-ray DVD player and free sat. French doors leading to patio area with barbeque (coals not provided) and, seating with views to the open countryside. Limited free Wi-Fi is provided for emails and light browsing etc.
    Dining Area: Solid oak dining table and chairs.
    Kitchen Area: Fully equipped with glass electric hob, oven, microwave, fridge with freezer compartment and washing machine.
    Included for use during your stay are essential condiments, tea towels and hand towel.
    Bedroom: Beautifully coordinated with brass bed, oak bedside units, sliding mirror wardrobes and feature chandelier.
    Bathroom: Fully tiled with over bath shower. Embroidered towels and bathrobes are provided.

    All power, bed linen embroidered towels and bathrobes included. Logs are provided for the log burner; an honesty box for logs is situated within the cottage.
    A communal pay phone is available within the shared courtyard (there is no mobile phone signal). A travel cot and high chair is available on request.
    Water is supplied to the cottage via a private water supply. A welcome pack is provided consisting of homemade bread, free-range eggs, milk, butter, jam and flowers. This is a well-appointed cottage with all home comforts catered for.

    Parking: Off road private parking for two cars. There is ramp access from parking area to patio and lounge area.

    Dogs: Up to two dogs are welcome at Glengyle Cottage with food / water bowls provided along with drying towels

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  • Ghillies Rooms

    Braemore near Ullapool

    Grade
    2
    1
    0
    1
    Ref: CC511319
    The Ghillies Rooms forms part of a converted stable positioned on the first floor of a large historic stone house just 10 miles from Ullapool in the heart of Wester Ross. This attractively presented apartment has a lovely open plan living area with focal electric stove, deep leather sofas and a well equipped kitchen with dining table. There is a spacious double bedroom with colour coordinated soft furnishings and attractive pine furniture. A modern bathroom completes the picture.

    This large country house was built in 1840 and was once part of the Braemore Estate of the renowned Engineer, Sir John Fowler, who built the Forth Rail Bridge, the Pimlico Bridge, which carried the first railway across the Thames (1860) and Victoria Station and was a pioneer of the London Underground system. Examples of Sir John’s creativity can be found on the land and nearby, such as the suspension bridge over the spectacular Corrieshalloch Gorge and the Falls of Measach, both popular places to visit close by. Visitors are welcome to wander through the grounds of the house, help tend the lambs and meet the friendly Kune pigs bred by the owners. Fishing can also be arranged on the owner’s private stretch of the River Broom, framed for its salmon, trout and sea trout. Just 10 minutes’ drive away is the charming fishing village of Ullapool, which has a good selection of small shops as well as excellent local bars and restaurants. This superb apartment makes an ideal base for a real Highland holiday, with spectacular walks, Munros to climb and cycling routes to explore. There is plenty to see and do in the surrounding area. Canoeing, sailing, fishing, riding, bird watching and golf are all enjoyed locally.

    This property can be booked together with The Tower House (CC511318), The Coach House (CC511320) and The Stables (CC511439) to accommodate up to 12 guests.

    First Floor: The property is all on the first floor, has electric central heating and comprises:
    Open plan living space.
    Lounge area: With electric stove, Freeview TV, DVD and CD player.
    Dining area.
    Kitchen area: With electric cooker, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher and washer/dryer.
    Bedroom: With double bed.
    Bathroom: With shower over bath and WC.

    All electric, bed linen and towels included. Cot available at £10 and highchair available at £5. Wi-Fi.Set in 40 acres of countryside and farmland with salmon and trout river in the grounds and open to visitors. Parking (1 car). No smoking.

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  • The Stable

    near Gatehouse of Fleet

    Grade
    2
    2
    2
    1
    Ref: CC537233
    As its name suggests, The Stable originally housed the working Clydesdales on the farm. Still a working farm, The Stable has now been converted into a comfortable holiday cottage 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 O’ Galloway at Sandgreen, CocoaBean Chocolate Factory at Twynholm or why not visit Laggan Outdoors, which has one of the longest zip wires in Europe. There are many exciting and beautiful cycle paths straight from your door or try the world famous 7Stanes challenge. There is an abundance of local lochs and rivers if fishing is preferred! There is something for everyone in this beautiful unspoilt corner of Scotland. The cottage is only a few minutes drive from the charming town of Gatehouse of Fleet which offers a wide range of places to eat and relax. There are many attractions in and around the town including the Mill on the Fleet Visitor Centre and Cardoness Castle.

    The Stable can be booked together with Middle Byre (CC537236), Valley View (CC537234) and The Barn (CC537235) to accommodate up to 20 guests.

    Ground Floor: The property has electric central heating and comprises:
    Open plan living space.
    Lounge area: With 27" Freeview TV and DVD player.
    Dining area.
    Kitchen area: With electric cooker, microwave and fridge/freezer.
    Bathroom: With shower over bath and WC.

    First Floor: Bedroom 1: With double bed.
    Bedroom 2: With 2ft 6in twin beds for alternative sleeping arrangements.

    All electric, bed linen and towels included. Wi-Fi. Welcome pack. Small, enclosed garden with sitting-out area and furniture. Parking (1 car). No smoking.

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  • Little Arches

    Lochwinnoch, nr. Glasgow

    Grade
    2
    1
    3
    1
    Ref: S4665

    This attractive, converted, semi-detached stable sits within the owners 500-acre working sheep farm. Surrounded by lovely countryside with limitless walks from the door, you can enjoy exploring this countryside or simply relaxing in the secluded hot tub on a decked patio area which can be accessed via the living room. Ideally located to Glasgow, 20 miles, and the airport just 12 miles, you can also enjoy city life
    with excellent restaurants, theatres, concerts, endless shopping and the various museums. The RSPB wetlands nature reserve is only 2 miles and the attractive Castle Semple Country Park offers sailing, mountain biking (with hire), hill walking, woodland and loch shore walks. The traditional seaside town of Largs is only 13 miles. Shop and pub 2 miles.

    Ground floor: Living/dining room with French doors. Kitchen. Separate toilet. First floor: 1 double bedroom. Bathroom with bath, shower cubicle and toilet.

    Oil central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. High chair on request. Freeview TV. Microwave. Washing machine. Fridge/freezer. Wi-fi. Garden with decking, enclosed patio and furniture. Parking. Private hot tub. No smoking.

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  • Harbour View

    Girvan

    Grade
    2
    1
    0
    1
    Ref: CC539033
    First floor apartment ideally located in the coastal town of Girvan overlooking the Harbour. Originally a fishing port, Girvan is now a small seaside resort and from here you can enjoy a cruise round the famous Ailsa Craig, the home of the granite used to make curling stones. Or why not enjoy a day’s fishing. Situated on the spectacular rugged Ayrshire coastline there are many coast and inland walks and cycle routes. The area is famed for its championship golf courses at Turnberry, Troon and Prestwick which are all within easy reach. Culzean Castle (NT) and the Burns Visitor Centre are among many attractions. Catch the ferry to Ireland for the day from Cairnryan which is within easy driving distance. hop 100 yards, pub and restaurant 50 yards.

    First Floor: The property is all on the first floor
    Private entrance and hallway to...
    Living Room: With Satellite TV.
    Kitchen: Spacious with breakfast area, sea views, gas cooker, microwave/oven/grill, fridge, freezer and washer and dryer.
    Bedroom: With double bed.
    Bathroom: With shower over bath, and toilet.

    Gas central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. £25pw winter fuel supplement.Small enclosed garden with furniture, BBQ and sea views. Bike store. On street parking. NB: The property is 100 yards away from the river.

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