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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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  • Maidens, Ayrshire
    Maidens, Ayrshire×

    Anchorage

    Maidens, Ayrshire

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    Ref: 24799
    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Wifi - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pub within 1 mile - Coast within 1 mile - Garden / Patio
    Only 500 yards to a sandy beach, this semi-detached bungalow is close to shops, pubs and many attractions. Only 500 yards to a sandy beach, this semi-detached bungalow is close to shops, pubs and many attractions.
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    This semi-detached holiday bungalow is situated in the village of Maidens, around the shores of Maidenhead Bay on the picturesque Clyde coast, 500 yards from a sandy beach. Ayrshire offers a varying coastline with villages, beaches and rocky coves to explore. Inland there is walking, cycling, gardens and castles to visit, riding, fishing and golf. Culzean Castle Country Park (NT) has a network of wooded trails passing along the beach. Day trips to Ireland can be taken from...

  • Dornie, Ross-shire, Highlands
    Dornie, Ross-shire, Highlands×

    Camuslongart Cottage

    Dornie, Ross-shire, Highlands

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    Ref: CC511260
    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Pub within 1 mile - Coast within 1 mile - Garden / Patio - Woodburning Stove
    Detached stone cottage perched right on the shores of Loch Long in the stunning Western Highlands
     
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    Camuslongart Cottage is a lovely detached stone cottage positioned right on the shores of Loch Long in the stunning West Highlands. From the conservatory that runs along the front there are absolutely stunning views over the loch to the mountains of Kintail and a glimpse of the fairytale castle of Eilean Donan. The resident otter is very likely to put in an appearance too. There is a charming cottage lounge with exposed stone wall and large wood burning stove. All three bedrooms are...
  • Newton Stewart, Dumfries and Galloway
    Newton Stewart, Dumfries and Galloway×

    Lower Baltersan Cottage

    Newton Stewart, Dumfries and Galloway

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    Ref: CC537208
    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pets go free - Detached Property - Garden / Patio - Rural Location - Woodburning Stove
    Peacefully set, this detached cottage has a feature wood burner and views over open farmland. It lies a few miles from Newton Stewart and close to Galloway Forest and Dark Skies Park.
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    Lower Baltersan Cottage is a delightful, detached cottage offering a cosy interior and a lovely enclosed garden with views over open farmland beyond. The lounge is a particularly attractive room with its feature wood burning stove and French doors overlooking the garden. The property enjoys a tranquil setting, yet it is only a few miles from the centre of Newton Stewart with many excellent shops and places to eat. With the Galloway Forest and Dark Skies Park close by, the cottage is...
  • Glen Massan, near Dunoon, Argyll and Bute
    Glen Massan, near Dunoon, Argyll and Bute×

    Stonefield Farm Cottage

    Glen Massan, near Dunoon, Argyll and Bute

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    Ref: W41637
    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Car parking on site - Pets go free - Rural Location
    This warm and charming holiday cottage situated in a quiet glen lies in the Loch Lomond and Trossachs National Park. This warm and charming holiday cottage situated in a quiet glen lies in the Loch Lomond and Trossachs National Park.
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    Panoramic views / Set in National Park

    A warm charming holiday cottage situated in a quiet glen within Loch Lomond and Trossachs National Park. This converted stable is attached to the working farmhouse and has spectacular panoramic views of the Holy loch and beyond over the Firth of Clyde. Dog walking and cycling routes direct from the cottage. It is a good place to observe wildlife including red squirrels, buzzards and deer. It forms an ideal base for touring Argyll with the...

  • Southerness near Dumfries, Dumfries and Galloway
    Southerness near Dumfries, Dumfries and Galloway×

    Hawthorn Cottage

    Southerness near Dumfries, Dumfries and Galloway

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    Ref: SYYQ
    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pub within 1 mile - Pets go free - Coast within 1 mile - Garden / Patio - Sea View - Ground Floor Facilities - Woodburning Stove
    With sea views and a beach just 50 yards, this is an ideal property from which to enjoy the coast. With sea views and a beach just 50 yards, this is an ideal property from which to enjoy the coast.
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    On a quiet coastal road at Southerness, this period, single-storey holiday property looks out to the sea and Scotland’s second oldest lighthouse. The cottage is set in a stunning position and enjoys uninterrupted views of the sea. Situated in the heart of 7Stanes mountain biking country, this is an ideal location from which to explore castles, abbeys, mansions and ruins, or the Machars Peninsula and the Galloway Hills. The historic cities of Edinburgh and Carlisle, cosmopolitan Glasgow...
  • Inverness, Highlands
    Inverness, Highlands×
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    Ref: SXXS
    Key Features:
    - Luxury Property - Wifi - Car parking on site - Garden / Patio - Ground Floor Facilities - Rural Location - Woodburning Stove
    Nestling against a wooded backdrop, this cottage is on one level and is only minutes from the centre of Inverness. Nestling against a wooded backdrop, this cottage is on one level and is only minutes from the centre of Inverness.
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    "River views and a wealth of glorious countryside combine to make this a wonderful setting for lovers of the great outdoors..."

    Perfect for a relaxing break, Ness Castle Estate lies in the heart of magnificent game fishing and golfing country, and with lovely walking on the doorstep, it is an ideal location for nature lovers and sporting enthusiasts alike. River Lodge (ref SYYA) is a magnificent, detached, ‘Colorado’-style lodge providing complete relaxation and...

  • Lochranza, Isle of Arran, Ayrshire
    Lochranza, Isle of Arran, Ayrshire×

    The Shieling

    Lochranza, Isle of Arran, Ayrshire

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    Ref: UK5066
    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Wifi - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pub within 1 mile - Pets go free - Coast within 1 mile - Garden / Patio
    The Shieling is a spacious apartment that sits on the sea front in Lochranza on the Isle of Arran. It enjoys panoramic views over Kintyre and Loch Fyne.
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    Situated in the village of Lochranza and just yards from the shore, this ground floor apartment within a detached house has stunning sea views to the Kintyre coastline from the living room and double bedroom. From the village, with its distillery and restaurant, you can take the short ferry trip to Claonaig and explore Kintyre with ferries to the islands of Islay, Jura and Gigha all easily accessible.

    Arran is a fantastic place to see the second largest fish in the world, the...
  • Coldingham, near Eyemouth, The Scottish Borders
    Coldingham, near Eyemouth, The Scottish Borders×

    South Grange Cottage

    Coldingham, near Eyemouth, The Scottish Borders

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    Ref: 30698
    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Garden / Patio - Rural Location - Woodburning Stove
    Historic houses and gardens, and coastal or hill walking are just some of the pleasures to enjoy from this peaceful cottage. Historic houses and gardens, and coastal or hill walking are just some of the pleasures to enjoy from this peaceful cottage.
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    Just 3 miles from the award winning sandy beach at Coldingham and under an hour from Edinburgh, this beautifully presented, semi-detached holiday cottage is in a peaceful rural setting overlooking open woodland where you may glimpse deer and red squirrels. The cosy living room has a multi-fuel stove and a French door leading to the pretty garden, and the sunny kitchen is well-equipped, also with access to the garden. The quiet roads are ideal for cycling and there are numerous golf...

  • Camusluinie, near Dornie, Highlands
    Camusluinie, near Dornie, Highlands×

    Rocky Mountain View

    Camusluinie, near Dornie, Highlands

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    Ref: W42713
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Car parking on site - Pets go free - Detached Property - Garden / Patio - Rural Location
    Enjoy beautiful views from this property, which is also close to a wealth of outdoor activities. Enjoy beautiful views from this property, which is also close to a wealth of outdoor activities.
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    Stunning mountain views


    This detached holiday house , set in a wonderfully quiet area, enjoys beautiful views across the small, peaceful community of Camusluinie and on towards the rugged west coast mountains beyond. The cottage is equipped and furnished to a good standard to ensure a comfortable and relaxing holiday. This unspoilt area of the Highlands is home to a wealth of outdoor activities, including mountain biking on the quiet roads, climbing the Five Sisters of...

  • Rockcliffe near Colvend, Dumfries and Galloway
    Rockcliffe near Colvend, Dumfries and Galloway×

    Rushcroft

    Rockcliffe near Colvend, Dumfries and Galloway

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    Ref: CC537109
    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pets go free - Coast within 1 mile - Garden / Patio - Open Fire
    A lovely detached cottage for four
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    Rushcroft is a lovely detached cottage with a sunny patio and a large garden. Cosy, traditional and with a log fire the cottage dates back to 1700 and was originally two crofts. The farm land stretches over open countryside, crossing the delightful coastal path before descending to the beautiful secluded sandy bay of Gutcher’s Isle.
    Rushcroft may be booked independently or together with Old Glenstocken nearby for the gathering of friends and family to accommodate up to...
  • Aberarder, near Inverness, Highlands
    Aberarder, near Inverness, Highlands×

    Wester Croachy Cottage

    Aberarder, near Inverness, Highlands

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    Ref: 70228
    Key Features:
    - Car parking on site - Pub within 1 mile - Detached Property - Garden / Patio - Rural Location - Woodburning Stove
    This detached holiday cottage sits amidst hills and farmland, midway bewtween Fort Augustus and Inverness. This detached holiday cottage sits amidst hills and farmland, midway bewtween Fort Augustus and Inverness.
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    This detached holiday cottage sits amidst hills and farmland, midway bewtween Fort Augustus and Inverness, 15 miles, and east of Loch Ness, with some exceptional scenery from the roads leading towards the loch. It is very comfortably furnished with fabrics and colours that compliment the traditional highland style and is approached by a short grassy track. The mountains ensure a tranquil spot and Loch Ruthven very close by, is an ornithologist’s dream, with grebe and many various...

  • Clachan Seil, near Oban, Argyll and Bute
    Clachan Seil, near Oban, Argyll and Bute×

    Sula

    Clachan Seil, near Oban, Argyll and Bute

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    Ref: 25486
    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Wifi - Car parking on site - Pub within 1 mile - Coast within 1 mile - Detached Property - Garden / Patio - Rural Location - Open Fire
    With views over the ’Atlantic Bridge’, Sula is yards from the shore and has direct access to the Clachan Sound. With views over the ’Atlantic Bridge’, Sula is yards from the shore and has direct access to the Clachan Sound.
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    Situated on the Island of Seil with views over the ’Atlantic Bridge’, this detached, single storey cottage, just yards from the shore has direct access to the Clachan Sound. Enjoy walking, sea fishing, watersports, golf and wildlife. Take a boat trip to Corryvreckan Whirlpool or the passenger ferry to the car free island of Easdale. Visit archaeological sites, castles and gardens, the bustling town of Oban, 12 1/2 miles, has shops, seafood restaurants, bars...

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