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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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  • Brough Hall

    Paisley

    Grade
    2
    1
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    1
    Ref: CC531121
    Brough Hall is a wonderful listed Victorian building located in the Oakshaw Conservation area within Paisley, just west of Glasgow. This first floor self catering apartment is ideal for a couple who want to enjoy all that Glasgow - the City of Culture - and the surrounding area have to offer, whilst staying in a charming historic property. The building is named after Peter Brough who was one of the wealthiest men in Paisley during the 1900’s and lived on this very site. Brough Hall was built after his death in Scottish Baronial style and was originally designated as a nursing home - this is carved above the front door - to day there are six privately owned apartments. Flat four is located on the first floor, looking out over the front of the property. Oakshaw Street is quiet, leafy and is a no through road. Inside the apartment there is an open plan living space with high ceilings and large windows. Everything leads off from the lounge, the kitchen is tucked round the corner and is galley style, the dining area sits within the tower alcove. The bedroom has a wonderful large super king bed. 
    Brough Hall really does make a fantastic holiday location from where to access both city life and countryside locations across Central and Southern Scotland alike

    First Floor: Property is all on first floor level has gas central heating and comprises;
    Open plan living space:-
    Lounge Area: With Free view TV, DVD, radio/CD, selection of books/DVDs
    Kitchen Area: With electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge (with ice box) and washer/dryer
    Dining Area: Set within tower alcove with glass topped table and chairs
    Bedroom: With super king size bed
    Bathroom: With shower over bath, WC and wash basin

    All fuel, power, bed linen and towels included Wifi internet access available.Off road parking for one car.

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  • Berryhill Cottage

    Grantshouse

    Grade
    2
    1
    1
    1
    Ref: SKKF

    This detached stone holiday cottage lies in peaceful woodland, just 45 minutes south of Edinburgh and is a perfect romantic retreat for two with a light living room looking out to the garden and woods where roe deer, red squirrels and owls can be glimpsed by the patient observer. St Abbs Nature Reserve is 8 miles and the spectacular cliffs and beaches of the east coast are within easy reach. The Seabird Centre at North Berwick is 25 miles. Good walking both along the coast and inland in the Lammermuirs, riding, fishing, diving and golf can be found locally. Sandy beaches 7 miles. Pub serving food 4 miles.

    Open-plan living/dining room/kitchen with wood-burning stove and patio doors to garden. First floor: Double bedroom with sloping ceiling. Shower room with toilet.

    • Wood-burning stove in living room - intial fuel included, thereafter available locally
    • Electricity, full electric central heating, bed linen and towels included
    • Freeview TV
    • DVD
    • Washing machine
    • Use of owners freezer by arrangement
    • Small enclosed garden with patio and furniture
    • Barbecue
    • Parking (for 1 car)
    • Cycle store
    • Water supply from borehole
    • No smoking

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  • Whitmuir Hall - Marmion

    Nr. Selkirk

    Grade
    2
    1
    1
    1
    Ref: 15787

    Heated indoor swimming pool
    Shared gardens with furniture and play area

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

    In Coach House Court. All on ground floor: Living room with French doors/dining room/kitchen. 1 double bedroom. Shower room with toilet.

    Cot on request. Fridge/freezer. Internet access on request.

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

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  • Fishermans Bothy

    Lunan Bay, near Montrose

    Grade
    2
    1
    1
    1
    Ref: UK5065
    This detached former fisherman’s bothy is one of a small group of houses in a wonderful seaside location, accessed by a rough track and with the stunning beach just yards away. The cottage is quaint and quirky. It is a genuine converted working bothy, with the comfortable living room and kitchen open plan to each other, and a separate bedroom and bathroom. The wood burner adds further to the cosy atmosphere, where you can relax in comfort after a day out walking or taking in the sea air. The house is sheltered by the sand dunes, and just beyond is the magnificent 3-mile crescent of sand which makes up Lunan Bay, one of the finest beaches in Scotland.
    The beach is popular with surfers, horse riders and bird watchers. Traditional salmon fishing still takes place here in summertime, with nets strung from poles on the beach to trap fish in the falling tide. The Lunan Water meanders onto the beach in a beautiful estuary. High on a grassy bluff overlooking the river and bay are the ruins of Red Castle, built in the 1200s for King William of Scotland. There is a café 220 yards away offering locally produced food, which is great for breakfast or snacks after a spell on the beach. Further afield, but still within easy reach, the towns of Montrose and Arbroath are well worth a visit, while the Angus Glens offer miles of walking in peace and quiet in total contrast to the beach scenery. In the wider area are many notable places for visits such as Glamis Castle. Shop and pub 5 miles, restaurant 3 miles.

    Ground Floor: All on ground floor.
    Open plan living space. With wooden floor.
    Living area: With wood burner and double sofa bed.
    Dining area.
    Kitchen area: With electric cooker, microwave, fridge, freezer and washing machine.
    Bedroom: With twin beds.
    Bathroom: With shower over bath, and toilet.

    Bed linen, towels and broadband included. Electricity by £1 meter (first £20 included). Initial logs for woodburner included. Welcome pack. Lawned garden with sitting-out area and garden furniture. 2-acre grounds with sand dunes and grassed areas. Bike store. Private parking for 2 cars. No smoking. Please note: The property is close to the shoreline.

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  • Esplanade Crt, Lismore

    Oban

    Grade
    2
    1
    1
    1
    Ref: UQA

    A handsome and lively Victorian town, Oban is the gateway to the Highlands, and its rugged landscape of wild heather moors and mountains tumble into the sea. Beautifully situated on Oban’s esplanade, these three upper floor apartments (refs UPY, UPZ & UQA) enjoy superb views over the bay and their name-sake islands of Kerrera, Mull and Lismore. Each has been decorated and furnished to a high standard with great attention to detail including the added luxury of the 550 thread count Egyptian cotton bed linen. They provide spacious, airy and comfortable accommodation, within walking distance of shops, restaurants and entertainment Highland style! From Oban’s bustling harbour, there are daily boat trips to the surrounding islands, where an abundance of birds and wildlife can be spotted. Visit the castles of Dunollie, Ardmaddy and Dunstaffnage, as well as Torosay and Duart across on Mull. There is a Sea Life Centre close by, and the annual Argyllshire Gathering, featuring the Highland Games. The Oban Distillery offers an interesting guided tour and a must see is McCaig’s Folly.
    For a day out, Glasgow has many attractions including the Gallery of Modern Art, the People’s Palace and the Transport Museum. More unusual places to visit include the Piping Centre (a national centre for the promotion of the bagpipe), the aromatic and peaceful Garden of St Nicholas and The Tall Ship at Glasgow Harbour. For those seeking an outdoor lifestyle, there can be no better choice than this stunning part of the Highlands. Wonderful walking, climbing, sailing and both lake and river fishing can all be enjoyed locally, with sea fishing on the doorstep. Riding, cycle hire and golf are available and skiing from Fort William in winter. An ideal base for enjoying the pleasures of the great outdoors or just savouring the spectacular scenery of the Western Highlands. Shops 100 yards.

    Shared entrance, elevator and staircase to fourth floor: Spacious living/dining room with modern fitted kitchen. Double bedroom with en-suite bathroom with shower attachment and toilet.

    • Electricity, central heating (electricity rads), bed linen and towels included
    • Cot and high chair on request
    • Freeview TV
    • DVD
    • Stereo/CD
    • Microwave
    • Shared laundry room with washing machine and tumble dryer (coin-operated)
    • Dishwasher
    • Fridge/freezer
    • Wi-fi
    • No garden
    • Parking
    • Ground floor facilities
    • NB: Seafront 50 yards

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  • Gateside

    St. Cyrus

    Grade
    2
    1
    0
    1
    Ref: W40619

    Excellent coastal views

    This pleasant first floor apartment takes full advantage of the views over the sea towards Montrose, where dolphins and porpoises can be sighted. The self contained accommodation has been furnished and decorated to a good standard ensuring a cosy and relaxing stay. The area has an abundance of clean sandy beaches especially at St. Cyrus itself and Montrose, and walking can be had in the surrounding countryside and in the Angus Glens. The cottage is roughly halfway between Stonehaven and Montrose, both bustling seaside towns with golf courses, leisure centres and a wide variety of shops. More varied days out could include Glamis Castle, St Andrews, Dundee and Aberdeen, making the property an ideal choice at any time of year. Shop, pub and restaurant 2 miles.

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

    Oil central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Travel cot. High chair. DVD. Stereo/CD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Shared lawned garden and furniture. Private parking for 1 car. No smoking. Please notee: There is a fenced pond in the grounds.

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  • Watergate

    Blairlogie near Stirling

    Grade
    2
    1
    0
    1
    Ref: CC524081
    Escape to this quaint holiday cottage, part of the owner’s home but completely private. It is thoughtfully furnished for your comfort and ease, with spectacular views of the Ochil Hills and surrounding countryside. Watergate is a bright and welcoming cottage set in the historic conservation hamlet of Blairlogie, with its picturesque 16th century castle and 18th century cottages. The track that passes 1772 main house dates back to medieval times, and was originally the ’King’s Highway’ from Stirling Castle to Falkland Palace, the royal hunting place. Nowadays it is a pathway for leisurely walks in the countryside. It is just four miles from Stirling, with an ancient castle and historic buildings, parks, shopping centres, restaurants, bar and visitor attractions. There is plenty to do for all ages.
    There are several excellent golf courses in the town and local area including Gleneagles, just a 20-minute drive. Loch Lomond and the Trossachs National Park is close by and well known for the dramatic scenery and all year outdoor activities.
    There is an abundance of wildlife to be seen from the cottage and in the surrounding countryside, including many species of wild birds. Guests are welcome to wander in the well-tended garden, shared with the owner’s, the perfect place to relax after a day exploring the area.

    Ground Floor: The property is all on the ground floor, has gas central heating and comprises:
    Lounge: With 32" Freeview TV, DVD player, CD player and lovely views.
    Kitchen/dining room: With electric cooker, microwave, fridge/freezer and washing machine.
    Bedroom 1: With zip and link twin beds (which can be made to king size - please advise when booking).
    Shower room: With underfloor heating, shower and WC.

    All gas, electric, bed linen and towels included. Wi-Fi.Large, lawned, shared garden with sitting-out area and furniture. Parking (2 cars). Cycle store. No smoking. NB: There are steps in the garden.

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  • Glacour Studio

    Strathconon, near Muir of Ord

    Grade
    2
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    2
    1
    Ref: W1410
    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’ type glen. Inverness, the capital of the Highlands, is just 30 miles distant, and Glacour Studio is ideally placed for touring the North West Highlands. This designer converted croft house is finished and furnished in an open plan Scandinavian style with pine clad roofing and a pine kitchen. Shop, pub and restaurant 15 miles.

    Ground Floor: All on the ground floor.
    Open plan living space.
    Living area:
    With wood burner.
    Dining area.
    Kitchen area:
    With electric cooker, microwave and fridge.
    Bedroom area:
    With super kingsize bed.
    Shower room:
    With shower cubicle and toilet.

    NSH, electricity, bed linen and fuel for wood burner included. Parking for 2 cars. Smoking permitted. Please note: The property has a natural water supply from a spring.

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  • The Boatmans Cottage

    Glaick, Balmacara, Kyle

    Grade
    2
    1
    1
    1
    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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  • Ben Hennie

    near Comrie and Crieff

    Grade
    2
    1
    0
    1
    Ref: CC524068
    Surrounded by farmland, beautiful scenery and wildlife, this semi-detached, single-storey holiday property, accessed by a rough track, is set in the heart of the scenic West Strathearn area of Perthshire and only three miles from the pretty village of Comrie. This spacious cottage offers sumptuous accommodation and is perfect for couples who want to relax in this majestic setting. The hills and glens of Perthshire make it the ideal location for riding, cycling, fishing and walking, and you are surrounded by some of the finest golf courses in Scotland including the famous Gleneagles. Explore Drummond Castle and its beautiful gardens, the famous Grouse Distillery, and Perth, Stirling, Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park are just a short drive away. Glasgow and Edinburgh are just over an hour’s drive away. After a day exploring, put your feet up and relax in front of the wood burner and enjoy the view. This property can be booked with Geordie’s Byre (CC524067) to accommodate four guests.

    Ground Floor: The property is all on the ground floor, has underfloor oil central heating and comprises:
    Open plan living space.
    Lounge area: Large with tiled floor, wood burner, 40" Freesat TV, DVD, iPod dock, radio and French doors to garden.
    Dining area: With tiled floor.
    Kitchen area: With tiled floor, electric cooker, microwave, fridge with ice box, dishwasher and washer/dryer.
    Bedroom 1: With king size bed and views.
    Bathroom: With bath, walk in shower cubicle, toilet and heated towel rail.

    All oil, electric, bed linen and towels included. Initial fuel for wood burner provided. Travel cot, highchair and fireguard available on request. Welcome pack (hamper from local deli on request). Access to owners freezer. Small, enclosed lawned garden with sitting-out area and furniture. Shared 20-acre natural grounds. Parking for 2 cars. Natural water supply from spring. No smoking. NB: Sloping banks in grounds.

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  • Langa Cottage

    Kilkenzie, nr. Campbeltown

    Grade
    2
    1
    1
    1
    Ref: S4610

    In a rural location just 3.5 miles from Campbeltown, this cosy cottage is ideally located for enjoying the unspoilt countryside and glorious beaches of the Kintyre peninsula. Thanks to the warming Gulf Stream, palm trees grow easily here and, just 1 mile away, Westport’s fine sandy beach is popular with windsurfers. Set on the owners’ working farm, Langa Cottage also lies within a short drive of world class golf at Machrihanish on the shores of the Atlantic, and walking on the Kintyre Way from Tarbert to Southend is close by. Visitors can enjoy a tour and a ‘wee dram’ at the whisky distillery at Springbank, and the Linda McCartney Memorial Garden is nearby. Trips to the islands of Gigha, Islay and Jura are easily accessible and the airport (4 miles) has twice daily flights to Glasgow. Shops and pubs 3.5 miles.

    All on ground floor: Living/dining room/conservatory. Kitchen. 1 double bedroom with en-suite bathroom with shower over bath and toilet.

    NSH, electricity, bed linen and towels included. DVD. CD. Microwave. Washing machine. Fridge/freezer. Patio and furniture. Shared garden. Private water supply. Parking. No smoking. NB: Unprotected drop in farm courtyard.

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  • Waterside Lodge

    Port Appin

    Grade
    2
    1
    0
    1
    Ref: 23035

    Enjoying a fabulous shoreline location with panoramic views over Loch Linnhe, from Mull and Lismore to the Morvern Hills, this compact balcony apartment forms a wing of the owners house and artists studio. Ferries leave here for Lismore. Oban, 18 miles, Fort William, 26 miles. Sandy Airds bay, 15 minute shoreline walk via Clach Thoull (Hole Rock), an SSSI. Boat and cycle hire locally. Seafood restaurant/pub 200 yards. Shop/PO 300 yards.

    8 steps to decked balcony entrance. Ground floor: Living/dining room/kitchen. Bathroom with shower over hydrotherapy walk-in bath and toilet. Narrow stairs to first floor (loft): 1 double bedroom with Velux and sloping ceiling.

    Underfloor heating (ground floor), electric heater and electricity included (£20 per short break). Bed linen and towels included. DVD. 2 ring electricity hob. Combi microwave/oven/grill. Washing machine. Dishwasher. Wi-fi. Shared garden and grounds. Large decked balcony and furniture. Parking (1 car). No children under 2 years. NB: Drops in grounds.

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