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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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  • St Abbs - Lighthouse Retreat

    St Abbs Head

    Grade
    4
    2
    0
    1
    Ref: CC538024
    Perched high on the cliff top at the head of St Abbs, the setting of this collection of Lighthouse Cottages is simply sublime!   The winding climb up the protected cliff face to the top rewards with the most magical of sea views; seen from many of the windows of the properties.
    Lighthouse Retreat is a ground floor apartment with one step via the storm door and then the accommodation being all on one level.  The rooms are spacious and there is a partial sea view from the lounge.

    Ground Floor: The property is heated by electricity and comprises:
    One step to entrance then all accommodation on one level
    Lounge:  with Freesat TV and partial sea view
    Dining room:  a spacious room with table and chairs to seat 8, radio
    Kitchen:  with electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge with ice-box, dishwasher and washing machine
    Bedroom 1:  with double bed
    Bedroom 2:  with two single beds
    Bathroom:  with shower over bath, WC and wash basin

    All electricity included. Bed linen provided. Electric blankets provided. Off road parking for 2 cars.

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  • Bay View

    Drummore near Stranraer

    Grade
    4
    2
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    1
    Ref: CC537044
    Bay View is a delightful detached bungalow occupying a superb sea front position close to Drummore, Scotland’s most southerly village and only a pleasant half a mile stroll away. The property enjoys a wonderful outlook through the palm trees across Luce Bay and beyond toward the Galloway Hills. It is the perfect holiday retreat for all those seeking peace and relaxation ’far from the madding crowd’.

    Ground Floor: Property is all at ground floor level, has night storage heaters and comprises;
    Entrance hall leading to...
    Lounge: With wood burning stove, TV, DVD, radio cassette enjoying lovely sea views.
    Kitchen/Diner: With electric cooker, microwave and fridge/freezer.
    Conservatory: With washing machine.
    Bathroom: With shower over bath, WC and wash basin.
    Bedroom 1: With double bed and sea view
    Bedroom 2: With two single beds and views over open countryside.

    All electricity and bed linen included. All logs supplied for stove.Gardens. Off road parking for 2 cars.

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  • Bin View Cottage

    Lintmill, Cullen

    Grade
    4
    2
    2
    1
    Ref: CC511254
    Bin View Cottage, named after The Bin of Cullen Mountain that dominates the distant skyline, is a bright, modern single storey cottage situated in a quiet country lane that leads directly out onto forestry tracks and open countryside. All rooms are generously proportioned and attractively presented throughout. There is a well equipped kitchen, two good sized bedrooms and a family sized ’wet room’ with bath and separate shower. The lounge has large picture windows that provide uninterrupted views across the open fields to the hills beyond. Situated in the rural hamlet of Lintmill, at the end of a quiet lane that goes straight into forestry tracks, it provides ideal accommodation for walkers, cyclists and anyone who enjoys a quiet country location yet is just 5 minutes drive to the charming seaside town of Cullen.

    Ground Floor: The property is all on ground floor has under floor electric central heating and comprises:
    Lounge: With Freeview TV, DVD and radio/CD; large picture windows overlooking open countryside toward Bin View Mountain.
    Dining Room: With table and chairs for four
    Breakfasting Kitchen: With electric oven and hob, microwave and fridge with ice box
    Bedroom 1: With double bed
    Bedroom 2: With 2 single beds
    Bathroom: With bath, wet room shower, WC and wash basin

    All electricity, towels and bed linen included. Cot and high chair available.Open patio area with picnic table and chairs. Off road parking for 2 cars.

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  • The Coach House

    Campbeltown

    Grade
    4
    2
    1
    2
    Ref: CC523120
    The Coach House is wonderful semi-detached holiday cottage located near the seafront in Campbeltown on the Kintyre peninsula.  Nestling in the gardens of a grand sandstone building, this self catering accommodation is a hidden gem, discreetly set behind impressive entrance gates. There is a secluded enclosed back garden with a small grassy lawn and patio area including pond with goldfish. Internally all the rooms are beautifully finished and co-ordinated.  The lounge has a comfortable L-shaped sofa and the dining table is glass with black leather chairs.  The galley style kitchen is to a high design spec with crisp modern white and steel units. The spacious front hallway ensures there is ample room to store your golf clubs! There are two bedrooms upstairs – a good sized double and a very spacious master bedroom which has a king sized bed and en suite facilities.  Both rooms have coombed ceilings with velux windows which have electrically operated blackout blinds.  From the shared front garden you can access the promenade and enjoy walks along the seafront.

    Ground Floor: Living / diner area:  with electric fire, TV/DVD, radio/CD, dining furniture, door leading to rear garden
    Kitchen:  with electric oven and hob, microwave, American style fridge/freezer with ice-maker and cold water dispenser
    Utility:  with washing machine and tumble dryer
    Cloakroom:  with toilet.

    Shower room:  with shower cubicle toilet and heated towel rail
    Hallway

    First Floor: Bedroom 1:  with king-sized bed, velux windows (with electric operated blinds), en-suite shower cubicle, toilet and heated towel rail

    Bedroom 2:  with king size bed, velux windows

    Gas central heating, fuel , bed linen and towels included.  Travel cot, highchair and stairgate can be provided on request.Enclosed garden with outdoor seating. Off road parking for 2 cars.

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  • Oban Bay View

    Oban

    Grade
    4
    2
    0
    1
    Ref: CC523132
    Oban Bay View is located in the heart of the West Coast town of Oban, only a minutes’ walk from the sea, promenade and shops. This third floor apartment commands a stunning view of Oban Bay, looking over to the islands of Kerrera and Mull beyond.  There is a secure ground floor entrance and stairs leading to this top floor apartment.  Inside there is a west facing lounge which boasts a fabulous sea view, from here you can relax and enjoy the setting sun, or perhaps watch a diverse array of yachts/boats/ferries, or even a seaplane, coming and going in the bay.  There is a neat well equipped kitchen, two bedrooms and a bathroom.  There is also a dedicated parking space available with this apartment, therefore taking away the worry of trying to find some where to park in the town.  The property is close to all amenities and within walking distance from the ferry, train and bus services making it an ideal location to be access by public transport. 

    Third Floor: The accommodation is all on third floor level has electric storage heaters and electric immersion heater for hot water and comprises:
    Lounge / diner:  with TV, DVD, dining area and stunning view over Oban Bay
    Kitchen:  with electric cooker, microwave, fridge / freezer and washing machine
    Bedroom 1:  with double bed
    Bedroom 2:  with bunk beds
    Bathroom:  with shower over bath, WC and wash basin

    All electricity included. Bed linen and towels provided. Off road parking for 1 car.

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  • Home Farm - Home Farm Cottage

    Glendaruel

    Grade
    4
    2
    2
    1
    Ref: SXXJ

    "Surrounded by 150 acres of glorious wooded grounds, abundant in wildlife. . ."

    Amidst a glorious landscape of unspoilt wooded glens, fragmented coastline, stunning sea lochs and breathtaking bays, the delightful cottages at Home Farm nestle in the peaceful wooded valley of the River Ruel. The steading and cottages, formerly the home farm to the estate, have been lovingly restored and are very comfortably furnished in contemporary Scottish style.
    Their spacious courtyard setting affords each of them a sense of privacy and they all boast access to 150 acres of wooded grounds, abundant in bird and wildlife, with free trout and salmon fishing on the Ruel - the fishing hut provides an ideal picnic spot. One of the most admired views in Scotland, The Kyles of Bute, awaits discovery just 6 miles away, as do the tranquil village of Tighnabruaich’s lovely natural bays, sandy beach, shops, restaurants and 9 hole golf course. Colintraive (9 miles) offers a pub serving good food and there is a summer shop (limited opening hours) adjacent to Home Farm. Beach 5 miles. Shop 13 miles, pub and restaurant 7 miles.

    Open plan living/dining room with open fire and kitchen area with wooden floor. Conservatory. Bathroom with over-bath shower and toilet. First floor: Double bedroom with 5ft bed. Double bedroom with 6ft zip and link bed.

    • Open fire - fuel included
    • Washer/dryer
    • Fridge/freezer
    • Small, enclosed lawned garden
    • Parking
      (for 2 cars)

    • Electricity, full ‘Econ 7’ NSH (except SXXL, SXXM and SXXN), bed linen and towels included
    • Travel cot and high chair on request
    • Satellite TV (basic package)
    • DVD
    • Radio/CD
    • Microwave
    • Sitting-out area with patio and furniture
    • Shared courtyard
    • Shared 150-acre grounds and woodland
    • Barbecue
    • Trout fly fishing foc (1st May - 30th September) with fishing hut and picnic area
    • Shared games room with snooker table, table tennis, table football, telephone (honesty box) and wi-fi
    • Natural water supply from spring
    • Cycle store
    • Welcome pack
    • No smoking
    • NB: Unfenced burn, waterfall and drops in shared grounds

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  • The Barn

    Lairg, Sutherland

    Grade
    4
    2
    2
    1
    Ref: CC511175
    The Barn is an immaculately presented single-storey cottage situated in superb open countryside in the midst of the Sutherland hills.  The main living area is open-plan, with a warm welcoming lounge area with deep leather sofas and a lovely wood-burning stove as a focal point.  The kitchen / dining area is bright and modern and very well-equipped.  This superb room enjoys stunning views across open countryside to the Sutherland hills beyond.  There are two large bedrooms (with the same spectacular views) both beautifully presented with colour-coordinated soft furnishings and a good sized shower room.  Situated in a quiet lane, The Barn offers peace and tranquillity in a quiet rural yet accessible location. The attractive small town of Lairg is just 2 miles away. Set on the side of Loch Shin, it has a good selection of small shops, restaurants, pub and café.  There is also a fascinating visitor’s centre and lovely walks by the side of the loch. 

    Ground Floor: The accommodation is all at ground-floor level, has oil central heating and under-floor heating throughout and comprises:

    Open plan Lounge / Dining / Kitchen:
    Lounge area:  with stunning, feature wood-burning stove, Sky TV, DVD, Radio/CD, deep leather sofa and superb views over open countryside and Sutherland hills

    Dining area: with dining furniture for four

    Kitchen area:  with electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge (with ice-box), dishwasher and washing machine

    Bedroom 1:  with zip ‘n’ link super king-size bed, can be made into two single beds if required, and superb views over Sutherland Hills

    Bedroom 2: with two single beds, which can zip ’n’ link to one super king-size bed if required, wonderful views over Sutherland Hills

    Shower room: with enclosed shower cubicle, WC and basin

    All oil and electricity included.  First supply of logs for wood-burning stove provided. Bed linen and towels supplied. Cot and highchair available. 2 well behaved pets welcome.  Internet access available.Enclosed gardens with decking. Off- road parking for three cars.

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  • Carry Farm - Buzzard

    Tighnabruaich

    Grade
    4
    2
    2
    1
    Ref: 24249

    These two Scandinavian style holiday lodges boast a stunning beachfront location overlooking the Kyles of Bute and are situated close to Tighnabruaich village on the west coast of Scotland and offer 66 acres of natural, unspoilt countryside to explore. With coastal walks direct from the property, sailing school (must be pre booked) sea fishing from the point, slipway for boat launching and childrens play park, all on site. Visitors are free to explore the points of interest that the west coast of Scotland has to offer - from the old jail and castle in Inverary to Oban. Tighnabruaich and Cowal provide some of the most stunning scenery in the world, ideally located to provide that remote feeling, whilst still being within easy distance of many interesting places to visit. A short ferry trip, for example, leads to the popular village of Tarbert on Loch Fyne and then on to explore the Kintyre Peninsula, which makes a fine day trip! Sailing, golf, cycling, fishing and walking are popular pastimes in the area. This is an ideal place in which to relax and unwind, whilst enjoying the many outdoor activities and diverse wildlife the area has to offer. Tighnabruaich has shops, a post office and tea rooms. There are pubs, a bistro serving seafood and a number of walks close by. Shop, pub and restaurant 3 miles.

    All on ground floor: Living room/kitchen. 2 bedrooms: 1 double, 1 twin. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet.

    Gas hob. Electric oven. Dishwasher.

    Both properties: Electric heaters and electricity included (£15per week October-March). Gas, bed linen and towels included. Travel cot and high chair on request. Freesat TV. DVD and small library. CD. Microwave. Shared laundry facilities. Lawned garden and furniture. Shared grounds. Parking (2 cars). No smoking. NB: 5 steps to garden and 30 yards to sea.

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  • Whitmuir Hall - Melrose

    Nr. Selkirk

    Grade
    4
    2
    0
    1
    Ref: 15785

    Heated indoor swimming pool
    Shared gardens with furniture and play area

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

    In Abbey Court. Ground floor: Living/dining room/kitchen. First floor: 2 bedrooms: 1 double, 1 twin. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet.

    Cot on request. Dishwasher. Fridge/freezer.

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

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  • Sea House

    Kirkholm near Stranraer

    Grade
    4
    2
    0
    1
    Ref: CC537135
    Sea House is a lovely semi-detached cottage located on the Mains of Airies, a working farm covering 600 acres. The farm is home to a herd of pedigree cattle and is tucked away within a most delightful and scenic corner of Galloway with its rugged and picturesque coastline and stunning views over to Ireland and the Mull of Kintyre.  Those who seek a more restful holiday location will find Sea House an ideal base. In addition to the property’s cosy ambience and own tranquil setting, there is a lovely wildlife trail on the farm teeming with wildlife and the surrounding area offers numerous quiet bays and coves- just perfect for whiling away the hours with a good book.

    Ground Floor: Property is all on ground floor level has oil central heating and comprises:
    Open plan Lounge/Kitchen/Dining
    Lounge Area: With TV and DVD
    Kitchen Area: With electric cooker, microwave, fridge/freezer and washer/dryer
    Dining Area: With table and chairs
    Bedroom 1: With double bed
    Bedroom 2: With two single beds
    Bathroom: With shower over bath, WC and wash basin

    All fuel, power, bed linen and towels included. Travel cot available on request. Space available for boat storage.Outside patio area with garden furniture. Private parking for 2 cars.

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  • Hirta

    Glendale, Isle of Skye

    Grade
    4
    2
    0
    2
    Ref: UTG

    Well-placed on the hillside to enjoy magnificent coastal views across the sea to the Outer Hebrides, and untouched by the rapid development of this corner of the island, this delightful detached holiday property is an ideal retreat to unwind and relax at any time of year. Standing alone and accessed by a track, it has beautiful sunsets over the sea, castles to explore; while the distant hills of Harris make for a memorable stay. There are boat trips to enjoy and many fine restaurants nearby, including the famous ‘Three Chimneys’ (5 miles away). Shops 2 miles.

    Wide steps to main entrance and decking. Spacious living/dining room with wood-burning stove, rugs on wooden floor and patio doors to decking. Kitchen. Shower room with toilet. Open-tread stairs to first floor: Double bedroom (5ft bed). Twin bedroom. Both with Velux windows, rugs on wooden floor, vaulted ceilings. Splendid views from all rooms. Bathroom with corner bath, toilet.

    • Wood-burning stove – logs included
    • Electricity, electricity rads, bed linen and towels included
    • Two TVs (satellite)
    • Stereo/CD
    • Microwave
    • Washer/dryer
    • Freezer
    • Decking area, furniture
    • Natural unspoilt pastureland
    • Parking (2 cars)
    • NB: Drops in garden, pastureland leads to clifftop/sea

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  • Coastguard’s Cottage

    Carsethorn near Dumfries

    Grade
    4
    2
    0
    1
    Ref: CC537113
    Coastguard’s Cottage sits at the end of a small terrace in the pretty coastal village of Carsethorn at the heart of the beautiful East Stewartry Coastal area famed for its wonderful rocky outcrops and diverse scenery. the cottage is a mere stone’s throw from the sea - literally just across the road - and provides cosy and welcoming holiday accommodation for up to four people.

    Ground Floor: Property has electric storage heaters and comprises:
    Lounge/Dining: With electric fire, Free View 32" flat screen TV, DVD player, dining table and chairs; a lovely relaxing light filled room.
    Kitchen: With electric fan oven and ceramic hob, microwave, fridge/freezer and washer/dryer

    First Floor: Bedroom 1: With king size bed  and feature fireplace
    Bedroom 2: With two single beds and feature fireplace
    Bathroom: With shower over bath, WC and wash basin

    All power, fuel and bed linen included.Delightful ’hidden garden’ with outdoor furniture. Parking at free car park opposite property. Please note: The owner will only accept a maximum of 4 guests i.e 2 adults and 2 children or 4 adults only

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