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Scotland

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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  • Bydand Cottage

    Melness, near Tongue

    Grade
    5
    3
    1
    1
    Ref: UK5090
    Bydand Cottage is a traditional detached stone croft cottage situated in a quiet hamlet and enjoys superb uninterrupted sea views. Forming part of a working croft, this pretty cottage has been in the same family for over 100 years. Set back from the lane, the cottage is entered through the pretty tended gardens which overlook the spectacular sweeping bay below. The cosy living room has the same wonderful views. The bright kitchen/dining room looks out across the generously proportioned back garden. Fully fenced, it is ideal for children and the family dog. There are three good sized bedrooms, providing plenty of space for up to 5 people. A large family bathroom on the ground floor completes the picture.
    Whilst rural, the small hamlet of Melness has good facilities, with a thriving country pub just a short stroll from the cottage and a good local store ½ a mile along the lane. The nearby town of Tongue has a larger selection of amenities and facilities including a general store, bars, restaurants and craft shops. The immediate area is renowned for its spectacular scenery, with the mountains of Ben Hope and Loyal, numerous sandy beaches and wonderful hill and coastal walks direct from the cottage. The region is a paradise for outdoor enthusiasts. For sailors and kayakers, there is a slipway and harbour close to the cottage. Horse riding is available at nearby Torrisdale sands. The area is also renowned for its loch, river and sea fishing. Permits are available locally for salmon, sea trout and brown trout and boats are also available to hire. There are a number of excellent golf courses within easy reach, including Durness and Reay. Beach ¼ mile. Shop ½ mile, pub and restaurant 200 yards.

    Ground Floor: Living room: With 34" Freeview TV and DVD player.
    Kitchen/dining room: With electric cooker, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine and tiled floor.
    Bedroom 1: With double bed.
    Bathroom: With shower over bath, toilet and heated towel rail.
    Narrow, steep stairs to...

    First Floor: Bedroom 2: With double bed.
    Bedroom 3: With twin beds.

    Economy 7 heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Welcome pack.Large, enclosed lawned garden with sitting-out area and garden furniture. 1 dog welcome, to be kept on a lead at all times (sheep country). Private parking for 2 cars. No smoking. Please note: There are 3 steps in the garden. This property is only suitable for 5 guests.

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  • Glowry Cottage

    Gilmerton near Crieff

    Grade
    5
    4
    0
    2
    Ref: CC524083
    With stunning views of the surrounding Perthshire countryside, Glowry Cottage is a welcoming semi-detached holiday home, accessed via a rough track, and ideal for family and friends who want to spend time together in a rural setting. Originally a farmhouse, the property has been renovated for comfort and ease, with a handcrafted kitchen and a cosy open fire in the living room. You are just two miles from the popular holiday town of Crieff, with a wide array of independent shops, cafés and art galleries, and Macrosty Park, with a traditional Victorian bandstand. There are activities to suit all tastes and ages from tranquil walks through the shaded woodland, pretty cycle ways, a historic castle and famous gardens, whisky distilleries and visitor attractions to visit. You are spoilt for a choice of golf courses in this area, with Gleneagles only twelve miles away, and several local courses close by. Trout and salmon fishing are available nearby at the lochs and river (at cost, licence required). After exploring the surrounding area you can take time out and enjoy the scenery in the enclosed garden, which is perfect for children to play in. Perth is 16 miles away and Stirling is 24 miles.

    Ground Floor: The property has four steps to the entrance, has oil central heating and comprises:
    Open plan living space.
    Lounge area: Large with open fire, 26" Freesat TV and DVD player.
    Dining area.
    Kitchen area: With electric cooker and coffee machine.
    Utility room: With microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine and tumble dryer.
    Bedroom 1: With single bed.
    Shower room: With shower, WC and heated towel rail.

    First Floor: Bedroom 2: With king size bed, lovely views and en-suite with shower, WC and heated towel rail.
    Bedroom 3: With single bed and lovely views.
    Bedroom 4: With single bed and lovely views.
    Bathroom: With bath, WC and heated towel rail.

    All oil, electric, bed linen and towels included. Initial fuel for open fire provided. Travel cot and highchair available on request. Wi-Fi.Small, enclosed, lawned garden with sitting-out area and furniture. Use of herb garden (in season). Parking (3 cars). Natural water supply from a spring. No smoking. NB: 4 steps in the garden.

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  • Polgarrie House

    Edderton

    Grade
    5
    3
    1
    2
    Ref: W43051

    Enjoying a private location with country views, Polgarrie House has been furnished for a comfortable and relaxing holiday. Just over a mile outside the pretty village of Edderton and within easy reach of Tain and Dornoch, the detached house makes an ideal base for exploring. Local activities include golf, mountain biking, kayaking, river and sea fishing along with many wonderful hill or beach walks. Visit John O’Groats, the Orkney Islands or the Falls of Shin Visitor Centre. Shop and pub 1.5 miles, restaurant 6 miles.

    Ground floor: Living/dining room with wooden floor. Second living room. Kitchen with wooden floor. Study with single bed (for alternative sleeping). 1 twin bedroom. Shower room with toilet. First floor: 2 bedrooms: 1 double, 1 single. Bathroom with toilet.

    Open fire in second living room (initial fuel included). Oil central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Satellite TV. DVD. CD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washer/dryer. Dishwasher. Wi-fi.Telephone-incoming calls only. Large enclosed lawned garden with sitting-out area and furniture. Car port. Natural water supply from borehole. No smoking.

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  • Glensaugh Lodge Apartment

    Fettercairn, Laurencekirk

    Grade
    5
    3
    2
    1
    Ref: CC512062
    Glensaugh Lodge Apartment occupies a two storey wing of a charming Edwardian farmhouse. Recently refurbished to a high standard it is set on the edge of the Grampian Mountains and with easy access to Royal Deeside. Situated on a working farm it enjoys superb views across unspoilt countryside. The main accommodation is on the first floor, accessed via a staircase (with stair gate in place for younger occupants). The open - plan living area is a real delight. Beautifully colour coordinated furniture and soft furnishings add a real touch of luxury and the bright, modern kitchen will please all visitors. There are two good sized bedrooms on the first floor, both beautifully presented, in the style of an upmarket boutique hotel. The third bedroom on the ground floor is equally delightful. There is a large modern family sized bathroom on the first floor. Heating is provided by a new biomass boiler and heating system. With wonderful walks direct from the property, this is a perfect base for walkers, cyclists and anyone wishing to explore this lovely unspoilt area. There are plenty of quiet country lanes and forest tracks as well as more challenging hills for the more adventurous. There is a secure shed provided for mountain bikes and other outdoor gear. Visitors are also welcome to wander the grounds of the farm - there is a large grassed area at the back of the house which is ideal for children to run and play.

    Ground Floor: Property has biomass central heating and comprises;
    Bedroom 1: With single bed

    First Floor: Open plan lounge/dining/kitchen
    Lounge/Dining Area: With freeview large screen TV, DVD, radio/CD and dining area with seating for 5 enjoying stunning views across open countryside
    Kitchen Area: With electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge (with ice box) and dishwasher
    Bedroom 2: With king size bed
    Bedroom 3: With two single beds
    Bathroom: With bath, shower cubicle, WC and wash basin

    All fuel, power, bed linen and towels included. Cot, high chair and stair gate (at top of stairs) available.Use of shared grounds set in owner’s large farm. Open grass area for visitor’s use. Property situated on a working farm. Off road parking for 2 cars.  Wi-Fi internet access available.

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  • The Paddock

    Portmahomack, near Tain

    Grade
    5
    3
    1
    1
    Ref: UK5049
    Tucked away on a quiet farm lane, The Paddock is a traditional terraced, single storey stone farm cottage located on a working, farm 1 mile from the charming seaside village of Portmahomack. The pretty cottage garden overlooks the owner’s farmland, with distant sea views. The cottage looks south over the Moray Firth and Moray Coast with views of Cairngorms and Ben Rhinnes. The accommodation is beautifully presented, with a large living room with lovely views across the open fields. The bright, kitchen/dining room is fully fitted and very well-equipped. There are three generously proportioned bedrooms, all thoughtfully decorated with colour co-ordinated soft furnishings. Exposed stone walls and large canvases of the surrounding area add to the cottage’s charm and ambience.

    Portmahomack is a thriving seaside village with a fishing harbour and pier, as well as a superb sweeping sandy beach; the mountains beyond act as a stunning backdrop. Portmahomack is the only village on the east coast of Scotland that faces due west and has spectacular sunsets. The village has a renowned seafood restaurant as well as a café, local store and a lovely traditional links golf course which is open to visitors. The area is renowned for its archaeological sites and at the nearby Tarbat Discovery Centre is a local heritage centre and museum, with a fascinating display of Pict, Norse and medieval artefacts, as well as a gift shop. Within 15-20 minutes’ drive lies the oldest Royal Burgh of Scotland. Predominantly built in local mellow sandstone, Tain is a charming historic town and offers an excellent selection of small shops, restaurants, cafes and pubs as well as a wide variety of sporting and recreational facilities. Beach 1 mile. Shop and restaurant 1 mile, pub 0.5 miles.

    Ground Floor: All on the ground floor.
    Living room:
    With electric wood burner, 32" Sky TV (family package) and DVD player.
    Kitchen/dining room:
    With electric oven, electric hob, fridge/freezer, dishwasher and washer/dryer.
    Bedroom 1: With super kingsize bed and 21" TV.
    Bedroom 2: With double bed.
    Bedroom 3: With single bed.
    Bathroom: With shower over bath, toilet and heated towel rail.

    Electric central heating, electricity, bed linen, towels and fibre optic Wi-Fi included. Welcome pack.Enclosed garden with sitting-out area and garden furniture. Private parking for 3 cars. No smoking.

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  • Mill Cottage

    Monkstadt, nr. Linicro

    Grade
    5
    3
    1
    1
    Ref: W43206

    Mill Cottage is set within the courtyard of the steadings of the former Monkstandt house, which became the seat of the Clan Macdonald in 1730 when they abandoned Duntulm Castle. Mill Cottage, accessed via a 1 mile track, offers home from home comfort, an ideal holiday base to explore the island. The dramatic landscape of the Quiraing, excellent hill walking and the Faerie Glen is an excellent place to take children. The Old Man of Storr, Museum of Island life and Flora Macdonald’s monument are just a few of the places of interest close by. You will be amazed by the dramatic sunset from The Mill Cottage, so come and enjoy. Shop, pub and restaurant 3 miles.

    Ground floor: Living room. Dining room with wooden floor/kitchen. First floor: 3 bedrooms: 1 double, 1 twin, 1 single. Bathroom with toilet.

    Electric coal-effect fire in living room. Economy 7 central heating, gas and electricity included (by meter reading October-April). Bed linen and towels included. Travel cot and high chair on request. Freeview TV. Video. DVD. CD. Gas range. Washing machine. Tumble dryer. Freezer. Courtyard. Natural grounds. Ample parking. Cycle store. No smoking. NB: Ponds in garden.

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  • Upper Stronaba Cottage

    Upper Stronaba

    Grade
    5
    3
    0
    1
    Ref: CC511371
    Upper Stronaba Cottage is situated amongst spectacular scenery, with stunning uninterrupted views across open countryside to the Ben Nevis mountain range. This single storey cottage is approached via a short track that leads up into the hills. The lounge is warm and cosy, with open fireplace and large picture windows looking across to Ben Nevis. The kitchen / dining room has plenty of space for up to 5 people and is well equipped. There are three attractive bedrooms and a modern shower room. The rural cottage gardens mainly consists of grass, with a patio area; an ideal spot for a quiet drink whilst enjoying the spectacular scenery

    Ground Floor: The accommodation is all on one level has electric central heating and comprises:
    Lounge: with open fire, satellite Freeview, TV, DVD and radio/CD; lovely views
    Kitchen/diner: with electric cooker, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher and washing machine
    Bedroom 1: with two single beds
    Bedroom 2: with one single bed
    Bedroom 3: with one double bed
    Shower room: with shower cubicle, WC and wash basin

    All electricity included. First supply of coal provided. Bed linen and towels supplied. Enclosed garden, very secluded with grassed area and patio. Off road parking space for 2 cars.

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  • Daylesford

    Portsoy

    Grade
    5
    3
    1
    1
    Ref: SEEV

    Situated down a quiet lane in the delightful coastal village of Portsoy, this lovely period, detached house has been refurbished to a high standard. The property also benefits from an enclosed walled garden to the rear which is perfect for enjoying a barbecue in the evenings. Portsoy, which is host to a popular boat festival in the summer, is ideally placed for exploring the rugged and varied coastline of the Moray Firth. There is plenty to do in the area with several fine golf courses close at hand, the Whisky and Castle Trails waiting to be explored and excellent sandy beaches along the coast - from Banff to Nairn and Lossiemouth especially. Shops 500 yards, pubs ¼ mile.

    Living room with open fire and wooden floor. Dining room with wooden floor. Kitchen with door to garden. Bathroom with over-bath shower and toilet. First floor: Double bedroom with electric woodburner, sea and hill views. Twin bedroom with ornamental fireplace. Single bedroom.

    • Open fire - initial fuel included, thereafter available locally
    • Electric woodburner included
    • Electricity, full gas central heating, bed linen and towels included
    • Travel cot and high chair (on request)
    • TV
    • DVD
    • Microwave
    • Washing machine
    • Dishwasher
    • Fridge/freezer
    • Enclosed garden, covered well and furniture
    • Parking (for 3 cars)
    • Cycle store
    • No smoking

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  • Moyle

    Dalbeattie

    Grade
    5
    3
    2
    2
    Ref: CC537101
    Moyle is a newly built detached lodge set in the most delightful location.  The property is immaculately presented and well furnished throughout.  A covered terrace is the perfect spot to dine alfresco and admire the views.  Bordered by forest and natural habitat it is hard to imagine that a small town is only a mile away and with 20 acres of land surrounding the lodge you could spend the day exploring on foot!  Wildlife is in abundance including buzzards, red squirrels and deer and right on the doorstep.   
    Please note Moyle is also available to let with the adjoining property Glen Isle, for a combined family holiday.

    Ground Floor: The property has oil central heating and comprises:
    Lounge: With TV, DVD and several windows taking advantage of the lovely scenery
    Kitchen/Diner: With electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer and washing machine
    Bedroom 1: With single bed
    Shower Room: With large shower enclosure, WC and wash basin.

    First Floor: Bedroom 2: With two single beds
    Bedroom 3: With double bed
    Small Room: For additional storage or play area
    Bathroom: With bath, WC and wash basin

    All fuel, power and bed linen included. Two pets are welcome, the first pet is free of charge, there will be a £15 charge for the second pet.Covered terrace with furniture. Shared use of 15 acres of land on site. Disability access ramp. Off road parking for 3 cars. Private cycling and walking path to Dalbeattie Forest for the use of holidaymakers.

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  • Rhubodach Estate - Rhubodach Cottage

    Rhubodach, Isle of Bute

    Grade
    5
    3
    1
    2
    Ref: SVVU


    With stunning views over the Kyles of Bute, these detached holiday properties (refs SVVT and SVVU) lie just yards from the shoreline, with the housekeepers on site in a separate cottage. Bute offers lush, fertile and rolling hills, craggy, heather-covered moorlands, and sandy beaches around the coastline; it is a haven for walkers, cyclists and outdoor enthusiasts. Historical sites include 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, Bute Museum, Rothesay Castle and the gardens of Ascog Hall and Ardencraig. Events hosted include the annual jazz festival, Highland games, agricultural shows, concerts and art festivals. Shop and pub 2 miles.

    Living room, open fire, loch views. Compact kitchen. Shower room, toilet. Double bedroom, 5ft 6in bed, loch views, en-suite bathroom, over-bath shower, toilet. Bunk bedroom (for +2 children up to 17 years). Single bedroom.

    • Full electricity rads (October-March £20per week)
    • Freeview TV
    • DVD
    • Microwave
    • Washer/dryer
    • Parking (2 cars)

    • Open fire(s) - initial fuel included, thereafter available at cost
    • Electricity, bed linen and towels included
    • Travel cot and high chair on request
    • iPod dock
    • Lawned garden
    • Shared 28-acre natural woodland grounds
    • Catering and packed lunches available by arrangement
    • Fresh eggs available
    • Guided walks by arrangement
    • Additional cleaning by arrangement
    • Welcome pack
    • No smoking
    • Ground floor facilities
    • NB: Loch frontage

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  • Strathannan, Oakriggside

    Moffat

    Grade
    5
    3
    2
    1
    Ref: CC537114
    Strathannan is a lovely traditional attached stone cottage beautifully nestled on a quiet country road yet only 2 miles from the lovely 19th century town of Moffat. For walkers it is a great spot as the Southern Upland Way is close by as are the rolling Moffat Hills which hide some spectacular waterfalls and some deep corries and this is where the River Tweed begins its scenic journey. The newly opened Annandale Way is the new 55 mile long distance walking route linking Moffat and Annan. The annual walking festival is highly recommended although there are organised walks throughout the year. Strathannan has a cosy sitting room with a multi fuel stove just the ticket to re live the day’s walking accompanied by a glass of wine. Moffat itself with its double high street offers lots of specialist shops, cafes and hotels. It is a great base for exploring this wonderful country which has over 200 miles of scenic coastline including sandy beaches devoid of crowds.

    Ground Floor: Property has oil central heating and comprises:
    Lounge: With multi fuel stove, Free View TV and DVD player
    Kitchen/Diner: With electric range cooker with ceramic hob, larder fridge, freezer, microwave, dishwasher and washing machine.
    Bedroom 1: With two single beds
    Bathroom: With bath, shower cubicle, WC and wash basin.
    Feature spiral staircase leading to......

    First Floor: Bedroom 2: With double bed; a spacious and light room with windows to front and rear overlooking open countryside and garden.
    Bedroom 3: With single bed and exposed feature stone wall.

    All oil, electricity and bed linen included. First supply of fuel for stove provided. Wi-Fi available.Large fully enclosed garden mainly laid to lawn with garden furniture. Outside storage for bikes, fishing rods etc. Off road parking for 3 cars.

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  • Tigh A Vullin

    Ardfern, nr. Lochgilphead

    Grade
    5
    3
    1
    1
    Ref: S4628

    With the shore and village pub, shops and restaurants only a stroll away, this peaceful cottage offers a great base for a relaxing break. A stream runs through its garden, which also boasts a games room and hot tub in a gazebo in the garden, whilst the village itself is a haven for sailing and water sports. Argyll’s craggy coastline of hidden beaches is a delight to explore. Visitors can enjoy fishing on-site (rainbow trout) or sample the local catch at nearby restaurants. Oban (24 miles) offers day trips to the islands of Mull, Kerrera and Coll, and sea safaris depart locally from the marina (pictured). Shops within walking distance, pub 200 yards.

    All on ground floor: Living room/dining area/kitchen. 3 bedrooms: 1 double, 1 twin, 1 single. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet.

    Multi-fuel stove in living room (initial fuel included). NSH, electricity, convector heater by meter reading. Bed linen and towels included. Travel cot. High chair. Freeview TV. DVD. Stereo/CD. Microwave. Washer/dyrer. Dishwasher. Freezer.Telephone – incoming calls only. Garden with patio and furniture. Barbecue. Wi-fi. Parking. Hot tub. Games room with table tennis, darts and table football. Fishing on-site. No smoking. NB: Unfenced stream and pond.

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