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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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  • The Stable

    near Gatehouse of Fleet

    Grade
    2
    2
    2
    1
    Ref: CC537233
    As its name suggests, The Stable originally housed the working Clydesdales on the farm. Still a working farm, The Stable has now been converted into a comfortable holiday cottage nestled in the Girthon Valley and surrounded by some of the best scenery in Galloway, with great walks, both woodland and coastal. Galloway has 200 miles of beautiful coastline, wild mountains and moorland, pretty towns and charming villages. The area also offers a wide range of activities for the whole family to enjoy, be it visiting the local ice cream factory, Cream O’ Galloway at Sandgreen, CocoaBean Chocolate Factory at Twynholm or why not visit Laggan Outdoors, which has one of the longest zip wires in Europe. There are many exciting and beautiful cycle paths straight from your door or try the world famous 7Stanes challenge. There is an abundance of local lochs and rivers if fishing is preferred! There is something for everyone in this beautiful unspoilt corner of Scotland. The cottage is only a few minutes drive from the charming town of Gatehouse of Fleet which offers a wide range of places to eat and relax. There are many attractions in and around the town including the Mill on the Fleet Visitor Centre and Cardoness Castle.

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

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

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

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

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  • Valley View

    near Gatehouse of Fleet

    Grade
    2
    2
    2
    1
    Ref: CC537234
    Situated on a working farm, Valley View was originally the stables housing the working Clydesdales on the farm. Nestled in the Girthon Valley and surrounded by some of the best scenery in Galloway, with great walks, both woodland and coastal. Galloway has 200 miles of beautiful coastline, wild mountains and moorland, pretty towns and charming villages. The area also offers a wide range of activities for the whole family to enjoy, be it visiting the local ice cream factory, Cream O’ Galloway at Sandgreen, CocoaBean Chocolate Factory at Twynholm or why not visit Laggan Outdoors, which has one of the longest zip wires in Europe. There are many exciting and beautiful cycle paths straight from your door or try the world famous 7Stanes challenge. There is an abundance of local lochs and rivers if fishing is preferred! There is something for everyone in this beautiful unspoilt corner of Scotland. The cottage is only a few minutes drive from the charming town of Gatehouse of Fleet which offers a wide range of places to eat and relax. There are many attractions in and around the town including the Mill on the Fleet Visitor Centre and Cardoness Castle.Shop, pub and restaurant 1½ miles.
    Valley View can be booked together with The Stable (CC537233), Middle Byre (CC537236) and The Barn (CC537235) to accommodate up to 16 guests.

    Ground Floor: Open plan living space.
    Living area: With 27" Freeview TV and DVD player.
    Dining area.
    Kitchen area: With electric cooker, microwave and fridge/freezer.
    Bathroom: With shower over bath, and toilet.

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

    Electric central heating, electricity, bed linen, towels and Wi-Fi included. Welcome pack. Patio and furniture. Parking (1 car). No smoking.

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  • The Hen Hoose

    Nether Barr, nr. Newton Stewart

    Grade
    2
    2
    1
    1
    Ref: 28687

    Situated close to Newton Stewart, this holiday cottage provides a base from which to explore Galloway and south-west Scotland, with riverside walks directly form the property. The town offers a good range of shops, pubs and eateries, and has a swimming pool. There are also tennis courts and an 18-hole golf course. Galloway Forest Park is close by, with many beaches and rocky coves to explore. Enjoy cycling and walking routes to suit all levels. Fishing, horse riding and sailing all nearby. Shop, pub and restaurant 1 mile.

    Ground floor: Living room/kitchen. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet. First floor: 2 bedrooms: 1 double, 1 twin (for alternative sleeping only).

    Economy 7 central heating included (£30per week, £15 per short break November-March). Electricity, bed linen and towels included. Travel cot and high chair on request. Freeview TV. DVD. Stereo/CD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washer/dryer. Fridge/freezer. Wi-fi. Shared courtyard, sitting-out area and furniture. 12 acres of shared natural, unspoilt grounds. Parking (2 cars). Cycle store. Welcome pack. Pets must be kept on lead, sheep country. No smoking. NB: Unfenced river in grounds, 300 yards.

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  • Sleepy Hollow

    Balmacara, By Kyle of Lochalsh, nr. Plockton

    Grade
    3
    2
    1
    2
    Ref: SMMC

    These three adjoining holiday properties (refs SMMC, SMMD and UVO) are set in beautiful, landscaped grounds with spectacular views across the Sound of Sleat to Skye and are only 500 yards away from the shoreline and village of Balmacara. The properties are ideally placed for exploring some of the most dramatic scenery in the West Highlands and visitors can enjoy private fishing on hill lochs during their stay. Minutes away by car is the enigmatic Isle of Skye dominated by the Cuillins, Eilean Donan Castle, the pretty village of Plockton and the Five Sisters of Kintail. The breathtaking drive across the ‘Pass of the Cattle’ leads to the village of Applecross, recently featured in Monty Hall’s Great Escape on BBC television. Experience wildlife safaris such as marine life, sea/loch fishing, water sports and magnificent mountains for hill walking, climbing and biking. A network of National Trust paths, signposted from the grounds of Sgurr Mor, affords views of the surrounding area. Shop and pub 500 yards and excellent restaurants in and around Plockton.

    Living room with loch views. Large kitchen/dining room with open fire. Double bedroom with en-suite shower room and toilet. Single bedroom with en-suite bathroom with over-bath shower and toilet.

    • Patio with furniture to front
    • NB: 3 steps to entrance

    • Open fire - initial fuel included (November-March)
    • Electricity, full oil central heating, bed linen and towels included
    • Travel cot and high chair on request
    • Satellite TV
    • DVD
    • CD
    • Washing machine
    • Tumble dryer
    • Dishwasher
    • Fridge/freezer
    • Telephone (honesty box)
    • Wi-fi broadband
    • Large shared lawned garden at front
    • Parking
    • No smoking

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  • The Bolthole

    Balintore

    Grade
    3
    2
    2
    1
    Ref: UK5163
    The Bolthole is a traditional, single-storey, fisherman’s cottage situated in a quiet lane just a few yards from the beautiful sandy bay of Balintore. This 19th-century, end-terraced stone cottage has been completely renovated and provides bright and attractive accommodation throughout. The pretty living room has a welcoming wood burner and the kitchen looks out over the cottage garden. The main double bedroom is generously proportioned and very attractively presented with colour coordinated soft furnishings. There is a second single bedroom providing accommodation for up to three guests.
    The Bolthole is centrally located in this quaint seaside village, just a few minutes’ stroll to the small harbour and the superb sandy beach. This coastline is completely unspoilt and rarely busy. Dolphins and porpoises are often seen in the bay and there is a wide variety of sea birds seen in the area. Balintore has good local facilities including a pub, restaurant, café and a small local store, all within easy walking distance. The area is an outdoor enthusiast’s paradise. Cycling, hill walking, golf, fishing, horse riding, sailing and canoeing are all enjoyed locally. The nearby town of Tain, just 10 minutes’ drive away has an excellent selection of small shops, restaurants, cafés and pubs as well as a wide variety of sporting and recreational facilities, including tennis courts, golf club and bowling club, all of which are available to visitors. It is also home to the renowned Highland malt whisky distillery, Glenmorangie. Beach 200 yards. Shop 500 yards, restaurant ¼ mile, pub 150 yards.

    Ground Floor: 1 step to entrance. All on the ground floor.
    Living room: With wood burner, 32" Freeview TV, DVD player and CD player.
    Kitchen/dining room: With electric cooker, microwave and washing machine.
    Bedroom 1: With kingsize bed.
    Bedroom 2: With single bed.
    Bathroom: With shower over bath, toilet and heated towel rail.

    Electric central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Travel cot and highchair available. Welcome pack. Garden with sitting out area and garden furniture. Private parking for 2 cars. No smoking.

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  • West Bothy at Cluain Ghrianach

    Laga, nr. Acharacle

    Grade
    3
    2
    0
    1
    Ref: 29577


    Occupying a wonderful rural location, accessed via a rough track, overlooking Loch Sunart, the island of Carna and the Morven Hills, this detached holiday home, designed and built by two young architects, offers an excellent base for touring the Ardnamurchan Peninsula. Visit Ardnamurchan Point with its unmanned lighthouse and visitor centre, explore the white sandy beach of Sanna Bay, or call in at the Glenmore Natural History Centre. An abundance of wildlife can be spotted including whales, dolphins, otters and Golden Eagles. A foot ferry from nearby Salen runs to Tobermory on the island of Mull, or from Kilchoan there is a more regular car ferry. The Isles of Skye, Rum, Egg and Canna can be reached from the fishing port of Mallaig. A superb area for walking, fishing, biking and a variety of watersports. Good tearoom 4 miles. Shop and pub 5 miles, restaurant 7 miles.

    All on ground floor: Living/dining room/kitchen with wooden floor. 2 bedrooms: 1 double (5ft), 1 single. Shower room with toilet.

    Woodburner in living room included. Electric heaters, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Travel cot and high chair on request. DVD. Stereo/CD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine (in external utility room). Dishwasher. Fridge/freezer. Broadband connection. Large lawned garden with sitting-out area and furniture. Parking (2 cars). Cycle store. Natural water supply from spring. No smoking.

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  • Jocky’s View

    Brora, Sutherland

    Grade
    3
    2
    0
    1
    Ref: CC511161
    Jocky’s View is a delightful, modernised fisherman’s cottage situated right on the edge of the sea with panoramic views across wide sweeping sands to the Sutherland hills beyond. Adjoining the renowned sandy beach of Brora with its traditional golf links above, it is ideally located for enjoying a seaside holiday with all the amenities of an attractive Highland village. The main superb open plan lounge / kitchen / dining area is on the upper floor, taking full advantage of the magnificent views across the sea, with the lovely river Brora in the foreground and the mountains of Sutherland forming a dramatic backdrop.  There are two bedrooms on the ground floor together with a bright modern shower room.
    (Please note, this property adjoins Failte, ref number 511140, and may be available to let together to

    Ground Floor: The property has electric storage heating and comprises:
    Bedroom 1: with double bed
    Bedroom 2: with single bed
    Bathroom: with shower cubicle, WC, wash basin and washer / dryer.

    First Floor: Open plan lounge / dining / kitchen:
    Lounge area: with feature electric fire, Freeview TV and DVD boasting stunning views over the sea and sand-dunes with Brora River in the foreground and the Sutherland Mountains beyond
    Kitchen area:  with electric cooker, microwave, washing machine/dryer and fridge.

    All power included.  Bed linen and towels provided.Garden. On street parking. NB: Steep stairs.

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  • Glenburn House Apt 1

    Waternish, Isle of Skye

    Grade
    3
    2
    1
    1
    Ref: CC511340
    Glenburn House Apt 1 occupies half of the first floor of Glenburn House, a traditional croft cottage set in 12 acres of croft and that leads down to the shoreline. This small but cosy apartment is an ideal base for couples. It is situated amid some of the most beautiful and unspoilt scenery on the Isle of Skye. In the heart of the region known as Waternish, this wonderful backwater is famous for its stunning sunsets, magnificent seascapes, idyllic shoreline and pretty unspoilt hamlets, all untouched by time. The apartment is accessed via a staircase from the owner’s house, who resides on the ground floor. There is a small open plan living area with comfortable sofas and a small kitchen with dining table for three. The two bedrooms both enjoy stunning views across the sea from the skylight windows. A small bathroom with bath and shower over complete the picture.

    First Floor: Property is all on one floor, has electric panel heating and comprises:
    Open plan lounge/dining/kitchen
    Lounge Area: With electric fire, TV with DVD player and a large selection of DVD’s (please note that there is no TV signal). Radio/CD and Wi-fi
    Dining Area: (Within kitchen) With dining furniture for 3
    Kitchen Area: With electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge with ice box and washing machine
    Bedroom 1: With double bed
    Bedroom 2: With double bed (suitable for 1 person as no access to floor from one side)
    Bathroom: With shower over bath, WC and wash basin
    Conservatory: This sunny room is at the front of the cottage for visitors’ use and is shared with Apartment 2

    All power, bed linen and towels included.Shared use of open grounds immediately outside the cottage with sun chairs and seating area. Off road parking for 3 cars. Please note that there is no TV signal at the property. A large range of DVDs are available to view.

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  • Temple House West

    Drumnadrochit

    Grade
    3
    2
    1
    1
    Ref: 29156


    Situated only a mile from the village of Drumnadrochit and with wonderful views over Loch Ness, this charming, self contained holiday apartment is on the ground floor of Temple Pier House, an impressive listed building set above the road along the side of the loch. The house retains many original features including small paned windows. Perfect for couples who want a comfortable hideaway with a private hedged garden. Great for walkers, there are many tracks to explore from the doorstep including the Great Glen Way which passes close and continues all the way to Inverness. A boat trip on the loch is a must for a spot of ‘Nessie Hunting’. The charming village of Drumnadrochit has good restaurants, a small but well stocked grocery store, a post office and a bank that opens occasionally. The bright lights of the city of Inverness, 12 miles, offer a superb choice of restaurants, boutiques, museums, and beautiful riverside pathways, with the imposing Inverness Castle, now the city’s courthouse, the impressive St. Andrew’s cathedral and the award winning Eden Court Theatre. Centrally located, this makes an ideal base to access all of the magnificent Highlands. Skye, Fort William and the West Coast of Scotland are within a couple of hours’ drive and the road through Inverness goes onto the A9 and then north to Sutherland or south to Aviemore and further to Perthshire. Shop, pub and restaurant 1 mile.

    All on ground floor: Living/dining room/kitchen. 2 bedrooms: 1 double, 1 single (2ft 6in for child). Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet.

    Electric coal-effect fire in living room included. Gas central heating, gas, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Satellite TV. Stereo/CD. Gas hob. Electric oven. Washing machine. Tumble dryer (in external utility). Fridge/freezer. Broadband connection. Small garden with sitting-out area and furniture. Parking (1 car). Cycle store. No smoking.

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  • Airds Bay View

    Airds, nr. Port Appin

    Grade
    3
    2
    1
    1
    Ref: 27974

    Airds Bay View is an upper floor apartment offering very comfortable holiday accommodation. Located in a courtyard setting, this property was formerly the coachman’s flat and still retains all its charm. The living room window has a delightful view out over the sandy bay. There is plenty of wildlife in the area including seals, sea birds and flora. A riding centre is nearby and you can hire bicycles locally and take the 5-minute ferry to Lismore to enjoy a day cycling round this enchanting island. Oban is only 20 miles away, where you can take ferries to various islands, or enjoy its swimming pool, cinema, restaurants and shops. Shop ¼ mile, pub and restaurant ½ mile.

    All on first floor: Living/dining room/kitchen. 2 bedrooms: 1 double (6ft zip and link), 1 single. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet.

    Economy 7 central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Travel cot and high chair on request. Freeview TV. DVD. CD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Tumble dryer. Dishwasher. Freezer. Wi-fi. Landscaped grounds with sitting-out area. Parking (2 cars). Cycle store. Welcome pack. No smoking.

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  • Hassendean Station Cottage

    Denholm, nr. Hawick

    Grade
    3
    2
    2
    1
    Ref: W43291

    Beneath the Minto Hills, in a lovely undiscovered area of the Scottish Borders near Hawick (6 miles), this cosy, semi-detached, single-storey holiday cottage has been carefully renovated to a very good standard and features a delightful conservatory. Fishing permits are available for the Rivers Teviot and Tweed, and mountain bike hire, horse riding and golf are available locally. There is a village pub in Denholm, 2 miles away, and Hawick has a leisure centre and shops. Visit Bowhill House at Selkirk and Floors Castle at Kelso, also nearby Fatlips Folly and Edinburgh Castle, just 1 hour’s drive away. Shop, pub and restaurant 2 miles.

    All on ground floor: Living room. Dining room/conservatory. Kitchen. 2 bedrooms: 1 double, 1 single. Shower room with toilet.

    Woodburner in living room (initial fuel included). Oil central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels. Freeview TV. DVD. Stereo/CD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Fridge/freezer. Enclosed garden and furniture. Parking (2 cars). Cycle store. No smoking.

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  • Tigh Floraidh

    Glencoe, Fort William

    Grade
    3
    2
    1
    1
    Ref: W42275

    Surrounded by magnificent mountains

    This cosy semi-detached, single-storey holiday cottage is situated in the heart of Glencoe, famous for its magnificent mountain ranges. With views to the Pap of Glencoe and towards Loch Leven, it is ideally situated for exploring the Highlands. Near to Fort William, the outdoor capital of the UK, there is a wide range of sporting activities including climbing, skiing, golfing, mountain biking, fishing, and a variety of water sports. The area is rich in wildlife, and has plenty of gentle forest walks, museums, castles, gardens and monuments to visit. Oban, Loch Ness, Inverness and the islands of Mull and Skye are easily reached. Shop 300 yards, pub 1 mile, restaurant 200 yards.

    All on ground floor: Living room. Dining room/kitchen. 2 bedrooms: 1 double, 1 single. Shower room with toilet.

    NSH, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Video. DVD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Shared front garden; small back yard with lawn, sitting-out area and furniture. Car park (25 yards). No smoking. NB: 3 steps in garden.

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