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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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  • Open Hearth House

    Cruden Bay

    Grade
    15
    8
    2
    4
    Ref: 29920

    From the upper floors of this imposing, detached, spacious Victorian house, enjoy stunning views towards the excellent golf course and the sea beyond. Very comfortably furnished, the property makes a wonderful family house and is perfect for hide and seek with its attic rooms, maids’ staircases and various living spaces. Take a stroll to the quaint harbour and wonderful sandy beach, ideal for windsurfing, swimming or just playing in the sand. The village itself is home to a world class golf course which attracts many visitors through the year, while to the north, the brooding presence of Slains Castle, widely acknowledged to be the inspiration behind Bram Stoker’s ’Dracula’ is well worth a visit. Nearby, The Bullers of Buchan, an awesome natural phenomenon where the sea rushes into a vertical cavern, is an absolute must. For wildlife lovers, visit Forvie Nature Reserve just a few miles away to enjoy the stunning scenery of sand dunes and swirling waters. The city of Aberdeen is just 23 miles away, offering all contemporary facilities, and the coastal trail north takes in many other quaint villages offering many a pleasant day out. Beach 400 yards. Shop 400 yards, pub and restaurant 300 yards.

    Ground floor: Living room. Dining room. Kitchen. Library. Sun room. 1 double (5ft) bedroom. Shower room with toilet. First floor: 3 steps to utility room. 1 single bedroom with steep stairs to ground floor. Bathroom with roll-top bath, shower attachment and toilet. Separate toilet. 4 steps to 4 double bedrooms, one (6ft four poster), two with shared access to en-suite shower room with toilet. Separate toilet. Steep stairs to second floor: 2 bedrooms: 1 double, 1 twin. Shower room with toilet.

    Open fires in living and dining rooms and woodburner in library (initial fuel included). Gas central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Travel cot. Three Freeview TVs. DVDs. Playstation 3. Electric piano. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Tumble dryer. Dishwasher. Fridge/freezer. Wi-fi. Large, enclosed, lawned garden with sitting-out area and furniture. Ample parking. Welcome pack. No smoking.

  • Sconser Lodge

    Sconser, Isle of Skye

    Grade
    15
    7
    1
    7
    Ref: CC511099
    Built as a hunting lodge for the Lord MacDonald of Skye, Sconser Lodge exudes a baronial air yet offers every modern comfort. It is situated in a stunning location on the shore line overlooking the beautiful Sound of Raasay on the Isle of Skye. Wood panelled walls, massive open fireplaces, high ceilings, spacious rooms throughout make this elegant and impressive house a perfect location for a special occasion get together. A solid wood four poster bed in the master bedroom completes the picture. Run as a hotel during the summer months, the accommodation is converted to a large self catering holiday house for guests from November through to April. The dining hall is adaptable to suit all parties, with one large table or smaller ones as required. The bright spacious lounge has a real homely feel, dominated by the large open fireplace and original windows that drink in the amazing sea views. There is also a second lounge, ideal for a quiet read or just relaxing and enjoying the amazing seascapes. The bar area off the dining room provides further space and, whilst the actual bar will be closed, it can be made available, together with full catering facilities by arrangement with the owners, for a special occasion meal. This is a fantastic house for an extended family group, a gathering of old friends or can simply provide an excuse for lovers of the great outdoors to get together and enjoy a break in this glorious setting. Sconser Lodge is set in an acre of grounds. Lawns lead down to the water’s edge and it even has its own jetty from which to fish or launch your own boat or canoe. A separate fully enclosed decked area provides a lovely play area for small children, complete with Wendy house and small table and chairs. With its close proximity to the sea, otters and seals can be spotted along the shore line and whales, dolphins, porpoises and rare sea eagles are all seen in the area.

    Ground Floor: Property has oil central heating and comprises:
    Lounge: With open fire set within a large feature fireplace, TV with full Sky package, DVD and radio/CD. A beautiful room with massive windows overlooking stunning bay.
    Dining Room: An extremely spacious room with superb wood panelling and one large table and several smaller tables that can be flexibly arranged to accommodate up to fifteen people.
    Kitchen: An exceptionally large kitchen with 16 ring gas cooker and large gas ovens suitable for group catering, microwave, dishwasher, fridge and freezer. A pantry leads off the kitchen with deep sinks and extra cupboard and work service space.
    Bedroom 1: With two single beds, TV and en suite shower room with shower enclosure, WC and wash basin.
    Sun Room: With stunning views across the water. This room is a lovely second lounge with views across the water.
    Cloakroom: With WC and wash basin.
    Bar Area:  With large, open fireplace with table and chairs enjoying stunning views across the water. Darts and pool table available to guests (returnable deposit required for pool table payable direct to owner). Although bar area will be closed, full bar and catering facilities can be arranged for special occasions by prior arrangement with the owner.

    First Floor: Bedroom 2: With 5’ four poster bed, TV and DVD enjoying stunning sea views from large windows and en suite facilities with shower over bath, WC and wash basin. There is a comfortable seating area with table and chairs overlooking the bay.
    Bedroom 3:  A family room sleeping 3 with double bed and single bed, TV and sea view with en suite facilities with shower over bath, WC and wash basin.
    Bedroom 4: With double bed, TV and en suite facilities with shower enclosure, WC and wash basin.
    Bedroom 5: With king size bed, TV and en suite facilities with shower over bath, WC and wash basin.
    Bedroom 6: With double bed, TV and en suite facilities with bath, mixer taps for hair shower, WC and wash basin. This room interconnects with bedroom 7.
    Bedroom 7: With bunk beds, TV, DVD and en suite facilities with WC and wash basin. This room interconnects with bedroom 6.

    All fuel, power, bed linen and towels included. Cot and high chair provided.1-acre of large garden grounds with picnic furniture, lawned areas and private jetty leading down to the sea. Fully enclosed decking area with wendy house, small table and chairs. Off road parking for 8 cars. Please note: This property has a private water supply.

  • Braefield

    Portpatrick

    Grade
    15
    7
    2
    6
    Ref: 26192

    Enjoying a wonderful setting with views over the picturesque town, harbour and out to sea, this spacious detached house offers an ideal holiday base from which to explore the surrounding area. Enjoy the challenging uplands of the Galloway Hills, or gentle seaside trails, rolling moors and dramatic cliff-top walks. The Southern Upland Way passing close by is ideal for enjoying the many and varied shorter walks. The dramatic scenery is home to a rich company of flora and fauna, with many unusual species including pine martens, golden eagle, ospreys, red deer, red squirrels and the natterjack toad. The area has many renowned gardens to visit including the Botanic Gardens in Port Logan. Wigtown, Scotland’s official book town, is also home to a charming gallery and excellent cafés, and is located only a few miles from Bladnoch Distillery, where visitors can sample the local malt whisky. For fishermen, the area offers a wide variety of opportunities including sea fishing from Portpatrick and trout and salmon fishing are close by. Other country pursuits include shooting and riding. Golf courses within a 20 minute drive at Stranraer, Portpatrick and Lagganmore. Turnberry, with its world famous course is only 45 minutes away and offers a spa, off road driving, quad biking and restaurant. For the more active, there are numerous cycle routes set out in stunning forestry commission surroundings and cycle hire is available at these centres. Sailing is available via the local marina, and slightly further afield there is the Galloway Sailing Centre where visitors can try windsurfing, canoeing and power boating. From Stranraer, 15 miles, there is the ferry service to Ireland for a day trip. Shops, pubs and restaurants 300 yards.

    Ground floor: Living room. Kitchen. 1 double bedroom with en-suite shower room and toilet. First floor: 6 bedrooms: 3 double each with en-suite shower room and toilet, one with 2 additional singles, 2 twin, one with en-suite shower room and toilet, 1 single. Bathroom with corner bath, shower attachment and toilet.

    Oil central heating included (£35per week October-March). Electricity, gas, bed linen and towels included. Travel cot. High chair. Nine satellite TVs. DVD. CD. Gas range. Electric oven. Combi microwave/oven/grill. Washing machine. Tumble dryer. Dishwasher. Fridge/freezer. Large lawned garden with sitting-out area and furniture. Ample parking. No smoking.

  • Castle Lachlan

    Strathlachan

    Grade
    15
    7
    2
    4
    Ref: CC523060
    Castle Lachlan is a beautiful Scottish baronial house set within the Strathlachlan Estate, which has 1500 acres of land and provides a stunning view down to Loch Fyne and Lachlan Bay.  The Castle is the home of the Clan MacLachlan and the owner, Euan MacLachlan is the 25th Clan Chief. The ruins of Old Castle Lachlan can still be found on the shore of Loch Fyne. It was the Clan home until bombarded from the sea in 1746 by an English warship following the defeat of the Jacobites at the Battle of Culloden. This was retribution against the MacLachlans for joining the unsuccessful rebellion.  Lachlan MacLachlan, the Chief, ADC to Bonnie Prince Charlie, was killed in the battle.  The New Castle started life as a Queen Anne style house at the end of the 18th century.  Then at the end of the 19th century the Scottish baronial transformation was undertaken. It has now been cleverly divided so that the grander southwest facing front is now available for self-catering holidays.  The accommodation is spread over four floors with the kitchen, playroom and shower room on the ground floor.  The first floor has the main living area with drawing room, dining room leading to a billiard room with full sized table; all first-floor rooms have the benefit of a sea view.  The second floor has four bedrooms, all except one have a sea view; the master bedroom has an en-suite and dressing room.  The third attic floor has the remaining three bedrooms, with a single bedroom positioned within the Tower.  The Estate is mainly sheep farming with some woodland.  There are three miles of coastline, nearly all of which is only accessible on foot.  Many different levels of walks are available locally from gentle strolls to more adventurous trails.  The gardens have a tennis court which is available for use by guests.  Seasonal sporting activities are available locally, booking essential.  Clay pigeon shooting and quad bike safaris can also be arranged. The family also owns the Inver Cottage Restaurant which is only a 15 minute walk away providing food throughout the day and evening. A village shop and petrol station can be found in Strachur, only 6 miles away.  Strathlachlan is a great location to explore.

    Ground Floor: The property is heated by oil and wood and comprises:
    Kitchen: With electric four ovens Aga, gas oven, gas hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, fridge, dishwasher, breakfasting area and large larder room leading from the kitchen
    Utility/drying room: With washing machine and tumble dryer
    Playroom: With TV, DVD, video, sofa bed (for +2) and a selection of games
    Shower room: With shower enclosure, WC and wash basin
    Stone staircase (please take care!) leads up to first floor

    First Floor: Main entrance: with sweeping staircase to front door.
    Main hallway: with wood paneling, open fire and grand staircase to second floor.
    Drawing room: with Italian marble fireplace and open fire, TV with full Sky package, DVD, Steinway grand piano and hi-fi.
    Dining room: with Italian marble fireplace and open fire with large wooden table and chairs.
    Billiard room: with full sized billiard table.

    Second Floor: Bedroom 1 (Red room): with two single beds and garden view.
    Bedroom 2 (Blue room): with double bed and sea view
    Bedroom 3 (Rose room): master bedroom with double bed,  en-suite with bath, WC and basin, large walk-in dressing room and sea view.
    Bedroom 4 (Green room): with double bed and sea view.
    Bathroom: with bath with shower over, WC and basin and shaving point.

    Third Floor: Bedroom 5 (Tower room): with single bed and sea view.
    Bedroom 6 (Attic 1): with two single beds, coombed ceiling and sea view.
    Bedroom 7 (Attic 2) with double bed, coombed ceililng and sea view.
    Bathroom: with bath, WC and basin and heated towel rail.

    All fuel and power are included. Wood for fires also included. Bed linen and towels provided. Cot & highchair available. Telephone (honesty box) & wireless broadband internet.  Additional 2 camp beds available (sleep a further +2)Off road parking for 10 cars. Outdoor seating & BBQ (coals not included). En Tout Cas tennis court with balls & rackets available for use. Private front grassy garden and access to 1500 acres of estate grounds. Two dogs welcome (must be kept on lead - working farm). Cook and daily housekeeping available by arrangement. Licenced for civil weddings – small parties within house or larger weddings outside in marquee; weddings can be fully organised if required; catering, firework display also available by arrangement and all subject to additional charges.

  • Preston Tower

    Fyvie

    Grade
    16
    8
    0
    3
    Ref: 30104

    This impressive holiday apartment, reached by a spiral staircase, stretches across the Fyvie Castle’s Preston and Seton towers. It is decorated in a tastefully traditional style with turret rooms and cosy nooks for reading or just relaxing. The glorious silhouette of Fyvie Castle stands among hectares of landscaped parkland, steeped in centuries of history. Four floors of winding nooks and mezzanines, and rooms packed with antique furniture, make a stay at Fyvie feel like stepping into the life of a true Scottish Laird. Fyvie is a fairytale castle with over 800 years of history. Its huge handsome structure is a prime example of Scottish baronial architecture. Inside, elaborate wood panelling, suits of armour and tapestries symbolise the wealth and power of the castle’s succession of owners. The castle also contains an outstanding collection of art, including works by Raeburn and Gainsborough. From this property, try to find the missing weeping stones in the grounds, said by ancient prophet Thamas the Rhymer to hold a curse on the castle until they are found. Pitmedden Garden is within easy travelling distance. Five miles of weaving geometric boxwood hedging, fountains and dripping orchards make this restoration-period restored garden a relaxing day out. Beach 25 miles. Shop and restaurant 100 yards, pub 1 mile.

    Spiral stairs to entrance. First floor: 1 double (5ft) bedroom. Bathroom with roll-top bath and toilet. Spiral stairs to 1 double bedroom. Spiral stairs to second floor: Living room. Dining room. Kitchen. Snug. Separate toilet. Spiral stairs to 1 twin bedroom. Spiral stairs to third floor: 3 bedrooms: 1 double, 2 twin. Shower room with toilet. Separate toilet. Spiral stairs to 1 twin bedroom. Shower room. Spiral stairs to fourth floor: 2 steps down to 1 twin bedroom.

    Electricity NSH, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Freeview TV. DVD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Tumble dryer. Dishwasher. Fridge/freezer. Shared landscaped grounds. Parking (2 cars). Welcome tray. No smoking.

  • Tulchan Lodge

    Glenalmond

    Grade
    16
    8
    3
    5
    Ref: 28822

    With fantastic views toward the Sma’Glen, guests can enjoy gracious living in this traditionally designed, detached sporting lodge. Offering a very good standard of comfort, coupled with modern conveniences, this spacious property is in fact only a few years old. Stone flagged floors and Aga add character to the large kitchen and the adjacent garden room offers more seating. There is a lovely big dining room which has French doors to the garden and also to the drawing room, making it ideal for larger groups of family and friends. Situated in splendid isolation accessed via a farm track (care is needed when driving), surrounded by fields and with lovely views all around, this is a spacious and very comfortable holiday house, ideally placed for exploring the breathtaking scenery of this region, and perfect for spotting the wildlife of the area including deer, grouse and birds of prey. There is free fishing for brown trout available nearby and many activities in the immediate area. Gleneagles Hotel and Golf Course are a short drive away, try salmon fishing on the Tay or the Almond or simply explore the rest of beautiful Perthshire. The fair city of Perth is just 10 miles, with excellent shops, restaurants, theatre and cinemas. There is easy access to Stirling, Glasgow and Edinburgh. Shop, pub and restaurant 4 miles.

    Ground floor: Living room with French doors and stone floor. Dining room with French doors. Kitchen with French doors and wooden and stone flagged floor. Utility room. Garden room. Separate toilet. First floor: 5 bedrooms: 3 doubles (two 5ft), one with French doors and en-suite shower room with toilet, one with en-suite shower room and toilet, 2 twins. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet. Shower room with toilet. Second floor: 3 bedrooms: 1 double with Velux, 2 twins. Shower room and toilet. Beams throughout.

    Gas central heating (electric underfloor central heating in kitchen), gas, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Travel cot. High chair. Two Freeview TV’s. DVD. Electric hob. Gas oven. Aga. Microwave. Two fridge/freezers (one in external utility room). Washing machine and tumble dryer in utility room. Wi-fi. Large enclosed lawned garden with terrace, patio, sitting-out area and furniture. Balcony. Gas barbecue. Ample parking. Cycle store. Natural water supply from spring. Pets to be kept on lead outside garden (wildlife and livestock). No smoking. NB: Unfenced pond in garden.

  • Burnfoot of Cluden

    Holywood, by Dumfries

    Grade
    16
    8
    2
    3
    Ref: 26965

    Burnfoot of Cluden is situated in a lovely spot overlooking the River Cairn at East Cluden. Rural in character, but less than ten minutes’ drive from Dumfries, it sleeps up to 16, and is perfect for holidays for families and friends. Burnfoot is open all year round for holidays and short breaks. There are eight bedrooms and three bathrooms, an Aga in the kitchen, a wood burning stove in the living room and central heating throughout. There is wifi, two televisions with Freeview and a good selection of DVDs and books. There are lovely river views from the house and lots of outside space for children to run around in or for adults to relax in. Up to two pets are welcome. Dumfries and Galloway is a great location for walking and cycling, with a huge variety of country and coastal routes to explore. The river path along Cluden Water (as the Cairn is known on this stretch) can be accessed directly from the garden at Burnfoot. The Twelve Apostles stone circle is also within walking distance.
    There is a huge choice of activities locally to suit all ages, including Drumlanrig Castle and Country Park, Cream o’ Galloway, Mabie Farm Park, Gracefield Arts Centre, Dumfries Museum, Caerlaverock Castle and Wetlands Centre, fishing and golf, and ice skating at Dumfries Ice Bowl. Dumfries and the surrounding area also have a great selection of restaurants, tea rooms and farm shops which are definitely worth investigating. Large supermarket 10 minutes’ drive. Shop and pub/restaurant 1 mile.

    Ground floor: Living room. Dining room. Kitchen. Utility room. 2 steps up to 1 twin bedroom. Shower room with toilet. First floor: 5 bedrooms: 4 double (5ft), 1 single with additional pull-out single. Bathroom with toilet. Shower room with toilet. Second floor: 2 twin bedrooms. TV room.

    Woodburner in living room (initial fuel included). Oil central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Travel cot. High chair. Two Freeview TVs. DVDs. Electric cooker. Oil fired Aga. Microwave. Washing machine. Tumble dryer. Dishwasher. Freezer. Wi-fi. Lawned garden with sitting-out area and furniture. Barbecue. Ample parking. Cycle store. No smoking. NB: Fenced river just beyond grounds. Significant drop from drive.

  • Pinewood House

    Gordon, nr. Kelso

    Grade
    16
    8
    3
    3
    Ref: 18561

    This spacious home is ideal for family and friends wishing to share a wonderful holiday or special occasion. Relax in the hot tub or try an invigorating swim in the Rapid River spa, also enjoy the large enclosed garden with swings, a sunken patio, fountain and waterfall. Have fun using the barbecue and lunch alfresco, and make use of the wine fridge in the kitchen. Play the grand piano in the living room with its open fire or take a walk in the 90-acre community woodland. Visit the village park with facilities for all ages. Experience the excellent local activities, golf, salmon and trout fishing, horse racing, riding and ice skating. The Southern Upland Way and St Cuthbert’s Way provide wonderful walking/riding, or explore the spectacular Berwickshire and Northumberland coast. Nearby, Kelso has cobbled streets and interesting local shops, restaurants and pubs. The ancient abbey, gracious town square and beautiful views along the River Tweed may be explored by following the town trail. Ideal for visiting the historic towns of Melrose, Jedburgh and Coldstream, while Edinburgh is only an hour by car. Home made meals, celebration dinners and housekeeping by arrangement. Shop ½ mile, pub 3 miles.

    Ground floor: Living room with patio door. Second living room. Dining room. Dining room/kitchen. Second kitchen. 1 twin bedroom with additional pull-out single (2ft 6in) on request. Shower room with toilet. Separate toilet. First floor: 7 bedrooms: 5 double (one 5ft), 2 twin (both zip and link). Bathroom with roll-top bath, shower cubicle and toilet. Shower room with bidet and toilet.

    Open fires in living rooms included. Oil central heating, oil, gas and electricity £70per week, £50 per short break (£100per week, £70 per short break October-April). Bed linen and towels included. Two cots. Two high chairs. DVD. CD. Three induction hobs (one in utility). Two electric ovens. Washing machine. Tumble dryer. Dishwasher. Freezer. Wi-fi. Grand piano. Large enclosed garden. Patio area. Decked area and furniture. Barbecue. Ample parking. Hot tub. Rapid River swim/spa in glazed enclosure with loungers. No smoking. NB: Pond with fountain 9 yards.

  • Ardlamont Estate - Ardlamont House

    Tighnabruaich

    Grade
    16
    8
    2
    5
    Ref: 30410

    Amidst a stunning secluded location with a 1½ mile private beach, this really is the perfect place for a relaxing holiday or family celebrations and is just 4 miles from the nearest villages. Nestling in 460 acres of unspoilt natural woodland, Ardlamont Estate is ideal for large parties and weddings. It is located in an area of stunning natural beauty with hills, glens, rugged coastlines, white beaches, clear waters and ancient forests. Argyll’s Secret Coast is packed with places to visit and things to do; sailors, walkers, cyclists and artists are all drawn to this area for its beauty. Abundant wildlife can be spotted such as deer, buzzards, otters, golden eagles, red squirrels and if you’re very lucky, basking sharks. The whole area is steeped in Highland history and dotted with ruins, castles and ancient sites. The town of Dunoon is within easy reach and has a good selection of shops, pubs and restaurants. Take a steamer cruise and explore the hills and lochs of the Cowal Peninsula. Loch Lomond National Park is just a short drive away and is ideal for walkers and cyclists of all abilities, and boasts a magnificent diversity of scenery with dramatic peaks, waterfalls and hidden caves. Portavadie with its plush marina and restaurant is approximately 5 minutes’ drive away, or you can catch the ferry over to Tarbert to explore the Kintyre Peninsula with ferries to the islands of Islay, Jura and Arran. The historic Ardlamont House is a classical example of a Scottish country house, dating back to at least 1646 when it became the ancestral home of the Lamonts, one of Scotland’s oldest clans. Sumptuous public rooms with blazing open fires, and elegant four-postered bedrooms makes this ideal to enjoy the fabulous surroundings. Beaters Cottage is stone-built with many original features, The Dovecote and Doocot offer a romantic retreat for couples. Chauffeurs and Coachmans are situated in the east and west wings of Ardlamont House with their own private entrances. Beach 500 yards. Shop, pub and restaurant 2 miles.

    4 steps to entrance: Ground floor: Living room. Second living room. Dining room. Kitchen. Laundry room. 1 double (four poster) bedroom. Two bathrooms with shower over bath and toilet. Seperate toilet. First floor: 5 bedrooms: 4 double, one (5ft) with en-suite bathroom with shower over bath and toilet, one 5ft four poster, one 4ft four poster, 1 twin. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet. Shower room with toilet. Separate toilet. Lower ground floor: 2 bedrooms: 1 double (5ft), 1 twin.

    Open fire in living room, dining room and 3 bedrooms (initial fuel included). Woodburner in second living room (initial fuel included). Electric aga. Tumble dryer. Fridge/freezer. Large lawned courtyard garden with sitting-out area and furniture. Ample parking.

    All properties: Oil central heating, electricity and bed linen included. Travel cot and high chair on request. Freeview TV. DVD. Microwave. Washing machine. Dishwasher. Freezer. Shared 460-acre natural grounds. Welcome pack. No smoking. NB: Unfenced access to beach 500 yards.

  • Mar Lodge Estate - Bynack

    Braemar

    Grade
    17
    8
    2
    5
    Ref: 30458


    At the heart of the Cairngorms National Park lies Mar Lodge Estate, a restored Victorian sporting lodge set in 29,380 hectares of wilderness, heather and ancient pine. Visited by nobility since the medieval period, Mar Lodge Estate is now recognised as one of Scotland’s most important conservation sites. From significant archaeological finds, to rare wildlife, and four of Britain’s highest mountains, the estate is a jewel in the crown of one of the country’s most iconic landscapes. Secluded in the pine woods of Mar Lodge estate, Creag Bhalg (ref 30187) and Claybokie (ref 30188) are two delightful properties connected via an illuminated woodland path and make fantastic bases to enjoy this magnificent Highland paradise; Claybokie (ref 30188) is a miniature lodge furnished in classic antique style offering the quintessential country retreat. Creag Bhalg (ref 30187) is named after the nearby hill that rises between Linn of Dee and Linn of Quoich. Set among Mar Lodge’s pine woodland, this exclusive Highland hideaway has been furnished in true country sporting style, with wood panelling and open fires. With uninterrupted views across the River Dee and Glen Eye, the privacy of both Claybokie and Creag Bhalg with their old-world glamour and contemporary facilities make them an unparalleled base for a clan gathering. Bynack (ref 30458) is the largest of the four properties, sleeping 16 people. This large apartment spreads over two floors with views of the Mar Lodge Estate’s heather and pine forests. It can comfortably accommodate 17 guests around the dinner table, making it ideal for family gatherings in a historic Highland setting. Open log fires in the lodge’s public rooms and acres of rambling walks around the estate will help you relax into Royal Deeside’s majestic country charm. Along with Dalvorar (ref 30759), it is one of the five apartments that make up Mar Lodge itself. Dalvorar (ref 30759) is a delightful property; the views from the balcony of this first floor apartment are breathtaking in the morning light; acres of pine forests on dramatic mountains. The apartment centrepiece is a unique semi-circular sitting room with classic dark wood bookcases built into the walls and is a snug retreat to come back to after a day’s walking on the estate. It’s little wonder travel author Pete Irvine named Mar Lodge the best place in Scotland to have a house party. Royal Deeside weaves along the River Dee, overlapping the Cairngorms National Park and Aberdeenshire. Best known for its majestic scenery, it is also an area rich in wildlife from alpine flora to Scottish wildcats. Deeside’s most famous admirer, Queen Victoria, purchased the Balmoral estate in 1848, and the royal connections continue to this day, with Princes William and Harry being regular visitors to the area. The nearest town to Mar Lodge Estate is Braemar where you’ll find local amenities as well as bases for hiking and skiing. Adventure-lovers can test themselves with challenging mountain hikes, while gentler walks can be enjoyed along lowland paths through magnificent countryside. Summertime is perfect for mountain-biking, and in winter downhill and cross-country skiing at Glenshee are only a short drive away. The following activities are available on the estate by prior arrangement, ‘Live like a laird’- journey out as dawn breaks to see the waking of the black grouse, then return to the lodge for a hearty, full Scottish breakfast. ‘Shoot with a camera’- accompany the estate’s stalkers into the hills to see stags roaming as the mist lifts or try traditional field sports which include stag stalking, grouse shooting and salmon fishing. These lodges are a popular base for weddings, large events or corporate gatherings. Claybokie’s dining room seats 18 people and properti...

    Steps to entrance. Ground floor: Living/dining room. Kitchen. 1 double bedroom with en-suite wet room and toilet. Separate toilet. First floor: 7 bedrooms: 3 double, (one 5ft), one with additional single, 4 twin, one with French window. Shower room with toilet. 2 bathrooms with shower over bath and toilet. Bathroom with roll top bath, shower cubicle and toilet.

    Electric coal-effect fire in living room included. Biomass central heating included. Travel cot and high chair on request. Freeview TV. CD. Electric range. Microwave. Washer/dryer. Two dishwashers. Payphone. Balcony. Ample parking.

    All properties: Electricity, bed linen and towels included. DVD. Fridge/freezer. Shared lawned grounds. Cycle store. Natural water supply from spring. Welcome tray. No smoking. NB: River and drop in grounds.

  • Kinlochmoidart House

    Nr. Lochailort

    Grade
    18
    10
    0
    4
    Ref: SEQ

    " In a land steeped in legends of the Bonnie Prince – close to Moidart’s sandy shores..."

    Where a tree-lined glen opens out onto Loch Moidart and in countryside steeped with tales of Bonnie Prince Charlie, these fine properties stand upon the Kinlochmoidart Estate, within half a mile of the coast and 4 miles from the beach at Glenuig. The Scottish Baronial mansion of Kinlochmoidart House, occupies a marvellous position amidst some of Scotland’s most magnificent West Country scenery. It has been sensitively formed into three residences; two are careful conversions of an extensive service wing, while the main house (part of which is still the owners’ home) is a substantial property laid out over three floors and forming the middle portion of the building. The remaining three properties presented here are separately set in secluded locations within the vast grounds, comprising extensive shared gardens and the surrounding 2,000 acre estate grounds, which grant opportunities for excellent hill walking and fine varied fishing (fly fishing is available by arrangement). Very comfortably furnished, cosily heated and well-equipped throughout, each provides the perfect holiday retreat from which to enjoy an abundance of interests and scenic splendour with which this area is blessed at all times of the year.
    Designed by William Leiper in 1884, Kinlochmoidart House is one of the finest examples of his work. It features a superb Art Movement interior – tilings, wallpapers, paint work, panelling and many other intricate architectural features have been painstakingly restored and represented, under strict architectural guidance, to return it to its former splendour. It occupies the site of a house which was once the resting place of Prince Charles Edward Stuart during the 1745 Jacobite Revolution – a connection commemorated in a nearby meadow, where seven beech trees symbolise the Seven Men of Moidart, the sum total of the army which he brought from France.
    Just a short walk away from the house lies Loch Moidart, where vast expanses of sand are thrown up by the sea at low tide. At the seaward end of this beautiful inlet, sit the ancient ruins of 14th-century clan castle of Tioram (once the stronghold of the Lord of the Isles), providing a focal point for gloriously scenic views. Between nearby Loch Shiel and Loch Sunart, a trail leads through the Ariundle Oakwoods Nature Reserve – a haven for wildlife – whilst southwards, the coast is punctuated by bays of white sand excellent for fishing and shell-collecting, or admiring the views over hill, loch and sea from horse back. Fort William, gateway to Ben Nevis, is a scenic drive away, and the Western Isles, Skye and Ardnamurchan are all accessible. Sailing at Acharade, 6 miles. Golf 30 minutes’ drive. Inn at Glenuig, 4 miles. Shops 7 miles.

    With spacious accommodation over three floors, this substantial property forms a self-contained wing of this Baronial mansion (middle portion of the house). Entrance via steps to main door, leading via the main staircase to the first, second and third floors. First floor: Spacious and elegant drawing room with open fire, friezed ceiling and rugs on wooden floor. Spacious dining room with open fire in coombed fireplace, long picture windows and rugs on wooden floor. Large, well-equipped, farmhouse-style kitchen with two electric cookers. Utility. Billiard room with full-size table. Second floor: Four double bedrooms, each with 5ft bed, one with wash basin and one with splendid Victorian panelled bath. Twin bedroom. Single bedroom. Two bathrooms with toilet. Third floor: Two double bedrooms, each with 5ft bed, one with wash basin. Twin bedroom. Single bedroom with 3ft 6in bed. Two bathrooms with toilet.

    • Electricity included
    • Full oil central heating £60 per week
    • Travel cot
    • Microwave
    • Washing machine
    • Tumble dryer
    • Dishwasher
    • Freezer

    • Bed linen included
    • TV
    • Shared gardens and grounds of 2,000 acres
    • Ample parking
    • Natural spring water supply
    • Fly fishing £30 per rod per day by arrangement
    • NB: Duck pond in grounds

  • Chandlers

    Ascog, nr. Rothesay

    Grade
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    Ref: SSBK

    Situated on the most accessible of the west coast islands and straddling the Highland Line, this spacious, detached, country house with large deck boasts stunning views over the open water and lies just a few yards from the shoreline. Most rooms enjoy sea views, the nine bedrooms each have a TV, and three have a DVD player. Chandlers is full of elegance and charm and enjoys a cosy snug area with comfy sofas and a bar, which can be stocked to your requirements. The music room has a grand piano, guitars and amps for budding musicians, while the impressive dining room can easily seat 20.
    A popular destination for fishing, the inland lochs are popular with anglers for coarse and game fishing. Loch Fad offers the opportunity to fish for rainbow trout, and is only 3 miles away. Relax as you explore the gently, undulating hills, catch glimpses of the wildlife and marvel at the vistas. For such a compact island, Bute offers varied landscapes from the lush, fertile and rolling hills of the island’s heart to the craggy, heather-covered moorlands of the north and the delightful sandy beaches around the coastline. A haven for walkers, cyclists and outdoor enthusiasts, Bute has a wealth of wildlife to spot including feral goats, buzzards and roe deer. Scalpsie Bay which is set against the magnificent backdrop of Arran, is the home of a large colony of seals.

    There are many historical sites to visit including the standing stones at Ettrick Bay, the ancient chapel of St Blane, and the vitrified Iron Age Fort at Dunagoil. Visit the Victorian Gothic mansion of Mount Stuart, the ancestral home of the Marquesses of Bute, and is open to the public along with its beautiful gardens, Bute Museum, Rothesay Castle and the fabulous gardens of Ascog Hall and Ardencraig.

    There are many events throughout the year, including the famous annual Jazz Festival, the spectacular Highland Games, traditional agricultural shows, concerts and art festivals; whatever your interest it can be found on the Isle of Bute.

    Catch the ferry for the 5-minute trip to Colintraive on the Cowal Peninsula and explore Argyll’s Secret Coast where you have easy access to Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park, or head north to Inverary and beyond. Take the ferry from Portavadie over to Jura and Islay, and Tarbert where you can explore Kintyre. The house is licensed for weddings and many extras can be arranged such as catering, prior to arrival. Beach 40 yards. Shop, pub and restaurant 2 miles.

    Spacious living room with electric woodburner/music room with electric coal-effect fire. Dining room. Kitchen with gas/electric range (for cooking) and tiled floor. Study. Bar. Snug. Two separate toilets. Stairs or stair lift to first floor: Four double bedrooms, two with 5ft bed and en-suite bathroom with over-bath shower and toilet, one with en-suite bathroom and toilet, one with en-suite shower room and toilet. Second floor: Four double bedrooms, one with 6ft zip and link bed (can be twin on request) and en-suite shower room with toilet, two with en-suite bathroom with over-bath shower and toilet, one with en-suite shower room and toilet. Twin bedroom with en-suite bathroom with over-bath shower and toilet. All bedrooms have a TV, and most rooms have sea views.

    • Electric woodburner and electric coal-effect fire included
    • Gas, electricity, full gas central heating, bed linen and towels included
    • Two travel cots
    • High chair
    • 42" Freeview TV
    • Four DVDs
    • iPod dock
    • Gas/electric range (12-ring burner, triple oven and industrial grill) included
    • Three microwaves
    • Washing machine
    • Tumble dryer
    • Dishwasher
    • Freezer
    • Wi-fi
    • Large lawned garden with decking, sitting-out area and furniture
    • Ample parking
    • Welcome pack
    • Pets free of charge
    • No smoking

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