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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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  • Cedar Lodge

    Portpatrick

    Grade
    8
    4
    2
    4
    Ref: 31315

    Cedar Lodge is a superb wooden lodge, decorated in a New England clapper board style, and with its stylish, quality interior, is an absolute gem. Located next door to the Portpatrick Dunskey Golf Course in this charming coastal village, it offers magnificent sea views across the Irish Sea from the floodlit timber deck. This magnificent property has everything from the well-equipped kitchen to the thick, feather-filled duvets and pillows, and crisp white linen. All four bedrooms have en-suite facilities.

    Portpatrick is a charming and pretty fishing port with a small sandy beach and harbour as the focal point of the village. Take a stroll along the harbour and stop off at one of the waterfront pubs for a drink or a meal whilst enjoying the sea view!

    There are lots of walks right on your doorstep - a pretty walk across Dunskey golf course takes you into the Dunskey Estate with its pretty woodland walks and walled garden. Test yourself in the Hedge Maze then relax in the tea room.

    Portpatrick is the ’Gateway to the Southern Upland Way’, a 212 mile coast to coast walk from Portpatrick to Cockburnspath in the east. Join the route on the cliffs above the harbour and walk along the coast enjoying the beautiful views over the sea to Ireland.

    There are lots of other pretty little ports and bays to discover in the area too. Killantringan Bay is a short drive outside Portpatrick, and a short walk from the village will bring you to Laird’s Bay.

    There is a host of other local attractions including the RSPB Scotland Mull of Galloway Nature Reserve, where thousands of seabirds nest in the cliff face during the spring and summer. There are many beautiful gardens to explore, including the world renowned Logan Botanical Gardens at Port Logan.
    The area is a cyclist’s paradise with the famous ’7Stanes’ world class mountain biking trails within easy reach.

    Beach ¼ mile. Shop, pub and restaurant ¼ mile.

    10 steps to entrance. All on first floor: Living/dining room/kitchen with French doors. 4 bedrooms: 3 twin (zip and link, can be 6ft double) with en-suite shower room and toilet, 1 bunk with en-suite bathroom with shower over bath and toilet.

    Electric woodburner in living room. Gas central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Travel cot and high chair on request. 40" Freeview/smart TV. DVD. iPod dock. Gas hob. Electric oven. Microwave. Washing machine. Dishwasher. Fridge/freezer. Wi-fi. Enclosed lawned garden with terrace, sitting-out area and furniture. Parking (3 cars). Welcome pack. No smoking.

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  • Argyle Cottage

    Idrigill, Uig, Isle of Skye

    Grade
    8
    3
    0
    2
    Ref: UYK

    This superb, detached cottage sits in its own grounds with panoramic views across Uig Bay. Furnished throughout in Scandanavian style, the cottage is bright and airy with wooden flooring and an attractive wall of patio doors. Ideal for climbing and walking in the Trotternish Peninsula, nearby there are ferry trips to many of the Outer Hebridean islands. Enjoy spectacular sunsets from Uig or enjoy one of the many fine restaurants and pubs in the island’s capital of Portree. Shops 1 mile.

    Spacious beamed living/dining room with wood-burning stove, vaulted ceiling, glazed wall and patio doors to deck and garden. Well-equipped galley-style kitchen. Double bedroom, en-suite bathroom with over-bath shower and toilet. Twin bedroom. Shower room with toilet. Wooden floors on ground floor. First floor: Gallery with two single sofa-beds (for +2). Double bedroom, sloping ceiling.

    • Wood-burning stove - fuel available locally
    • Electricity, full oil central heating, bed linen and towels included
    • Two TVs, one with teletext
    • DVD (small library)
    • CD (small library)
    • Microwave
    • Washer/dryer
    • Dishwasher
    • Fridge/freezer
    • Wi-fi available at cost, payable to Highland Wi-fi
    • Garden with deck and furniture
    • Natural grounds
    • Barbecue
    • Parking (for 6 cars)
    • No smoking
    • Ground floor facilities

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  • Pinewood

    Gairlochy Bay, near Spean Bridge

    Grade
    8
    4
    2
    2
    Ref: W8626

    Superb panoramic views

    Panoramic views

    This spacious detached family house enjoys superb panoramic views across Gairlochy Bay to the Grey Corries and the Nevis Range. Undoubtedly one of the best locations in the heart of this all year round outdoor holiday area, the property is ideally placed to enjoy skiing climbing, walking, cycling, pony trekking, canoeing and with free loch fishing on the loch shoreline just 40 metres away - there is something for all the family. Enjoy the peace, tranquillity and beauty of this area and the wildlife is an added attraction as are the numerous sites of historic interest. Shop and pub 3.5 miles, restaurant 2.5 miles.

    Ground floor: Living room. Dining room. Kitchen. 1 double bedroom. Shower room with toilet. Open tread stairs to first floor: 3 bedrooms: 2 double, 1 twin. Bathroom with toilet.

    Open fire in living room (initial fuel included). Oil central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. High chair. DVD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Tumble dryer. Dishwasher. Freezer. Wi-fi. Lawned garden and furniture. 3-acres of shared enclosed grounds. Barbecue. Ample parking. Natural water supply from well. NB: Loch shore line 40 metres (unfenced).

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  • Caerlaverock Cottages - Blossom Cottage

    Caerlaverock near Dumfries

    Grade
    8
    4
    2
    2
    Ref: 27754
    This delightfully situated, detached, holiday cottage has been renovated to a very good standard and is located within the national scenic area. It stands within a secluded garden and enjoy a delightful patio area within the walled area of the garden. The cottage, which is near Caerlaverock Castle, adjoins the famous Caerlaverock National Nature Reserve and is only ¼ mile from the Wildfowl and Wetlands Trust and, just down the road is the Caerlaverock National Nature Reserve made famous by BBC’s ‘Autumnwatch’. The county town of Dumfries is a short drive away providing a wide range of shops and places of interest. It makes an ideal base for exploring this wonderful area either by car, cycle or on foot and the Mabie Forest mountain bike tracks are close by, whilst the scenic Caerlaverock Estate has a network of paths to enjoy on the doorstep. Close to excellent salmon fishing on the River Nith and wildfowling on the National Nature Reserve. There are several excellent golf courses in the area including the championship course at Southerness. There are wonderful views over the Solway Coast towards the Lake District. The garden is well stocked having roses, shrubs and mature trees. Visit one of the three tearooms within five miles.
    Blossom Cottage can be booked together with Hollins Cottage (29591), Bankswood Cottage (31292) and Keepers Cottage (31312) to accommodate up to 24 guests.

    Ground Floor: The property is all on the ground floor, has oil central heating and comprises:
    Lounge/dining room: With wood burner, Freeview TV, DVD player, CD player and French doors.
    Kitchen/dining area: With electric cooker, microwave, fridge, freezer, dishwasher, washing machine, tumble dryer and French doors.
    Sun room.
    Bedroom 1:
    With double bed and en-suite wet room with shower and WC.
    Bedroom 2: With double bed.
    Bedroom 3: With twin beds.
    Bedroom 4: With single bed and pull-out single bed.
    Bathroom: With shower over bath and WC.

    All oil, electric and bed linen and towels included. Initial fuel for wood burner provided. Travel cot and highchair available. Wi-Fi. Enclosed lawned garden with patio, garden furniture and BBQ. Extensive grounds. Bike store. Ample parking. No smoking.

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  • Argyll Stone House

    Kincraig, near Aviemore

    Grade
    8
    4
    2
    2
    Ref: 28241

    Set in the heart of the Cairngorms National Park, in the peaceful village of Kincraig, this detached holiday property is ideal for exploring the park and surrounding area. The breathtaking unspoilt countryside offers many outdoor pursuits, with 3 ski centres, numerous golf courses, fishing, watersports, horse riding, cycling, walking, mountain biking, canoeing, climbing, shooting or stalking. Cairngorm’s funicular railway offers the highest mountain railway journey in the UK, with spectacular views of the ancient Scottish mountain landscape from the viewing station at the top. Landmark Forest Adventure Park has a superb tree top trail and a wild forest maze, whilst the Kincraig Highland Wildlife Park is home to the polar bear, both make for super days out. There is a variety of historic sites, castles and gardens to visit, or whisky enthusiasts can follow the famous Whisky Trail. The park’s vast mountains and moorlands stretch for miles and boasts a rich variety of birds, animals and plants, including red deer and golden eagles. Inverness, the Highland capital, Loch Ness, Fort William and Balmoral, the Royal Family’s summer home, are all accessible by car. Shop, pub and restaurant 500 yards.

    3 steps to entrance.
    Living room: With open fire, wooden floor and French doors leading to garden (no TV).
    Kitchen/dining room: With electric cooker, fridge/freezer, dishwasher and tiled floor.
    Utility room: With washer/dryer.
    Bedroom 1: With twin beds.
    Separate toilet.
    First Floor:
    Bedroom 2:
    With double bed and en-suite with shower cubicle and toilet.
    Bedroom 3: With double bed.
    Bedroom 4: With twin beds.
    Bathroom: With bath, shower cubicle and toilet.

    Oil central heating, electricity, bed linen, towels and Wi-Fi included. Initial fuel for open fire included. Travel cot and highchair. Enclosed lawned garden with patio, garden furniture and barbecue. Bike store. Private parking for 2 cars. No smoking.

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  • Wattie Cottage

    Loch Katrine, Aberfoyle

    Grade
    8
    4
    2
    2
    Ref: SLLB

    Charming and spacious, these two attached cottages (which comprise the west wing of Stronachlachar House), sit in an isolated corner of Loch Katrine at Stronachlachar, just 50 yards from the pier where the SS Sir Walter Scott steamer arrives daily during peak season. Situated in the heart of the Loch Lomond and Trossachs National Park within 50 yards of Loch Katrine providing breathtaking views of the loch and surrounding hills of Ben Lomond, Ben Ledi and Ben Venue. An ideal location from which to absorb one of Scotland’s most picturesque areas. Stronachlachar lies only a short distance from the colourful and welcoming villages of Aberfoyle and Callander which offer a choice of pubs, restaurants, unique shops and a host of colourful festivals all year round. To the west lies Inversnaid on the east shore of Loch Lomond where a seasonal ferry provides a crossing to the west shore. Nearby activities include golf, sailing and a range of other watersports and leisure club facilities. A wealth of walking and cycling routes also provide opportunities to discover some unforgettable views. Shop and pub 11 miles.

    Large living room with traditional fireplace and oak floor. Kitchen/dining room with wood-burning stove and loch views. Twin bedroom. First floor: Double bedroom with en-suite shower room with double shower and toilet. Further double bedroom with loch views. Twin bedroom with loch views. Fully tiled bathroom with shower attachment and toilet. Separate toilet.

    • Wood-burning stove - fuel included
    • Electricity, full ‘Econ 7’ central heating, bed linen and towels included
    • Travel cot
    • High chair
    • Satellite TV
    • DVD
    • Radio/CD
    • Combi microwave oven/grill
    • Dishwasher
    • Fridge/freezer
    • Wi-fi
    • Payphone
    • Courtyard with raised decked area and furniture
    • Parking (for 2 cars)
    • Shared barbecue
    • Natural spring water supply
    • No smoking
    • NB: 15 steps to raised decked area; unfenced loch

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  • Gara-Ni

    Fort William

    Grade
    8
    4
    0
    3
    Ref: CC511307
    Gara-Ni is a spacious single storey house conveniently situated close to the centre of Fort William, renowned as the ’outdoor capital of the Highlands’. With four bedrooms and accommodating up to 8 people, it is ideal for larger families and groups. The lounge has two massive deep leather sofas, a welcoming open fire and large screen TV/DVD. There is a dining table for 8 at one end. The kitchen is modern and well equipped. There are four spacious bedrooms (two en suite) and a modern family bathroom. Gardens surround the house and there is ample parking for up to six cars. It is just a short walk to the centre of Fort William. This attractive and vibrant west Highland town, dominated by the Ben Nevis mountain range and set on the shores of Loch Linnhe, has an excellent range of facilities, with bars, restaurants and an interesting selection of small shops as well as a major supermarket.

    Ground Floor: Property is all on ground floor level has gas central heating and comprises:
    Lounge/Diner: With open fire, Free view TV, DVD and radio/CD, dining table and chairs
    Kitchen: With electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer and dishwasher
    Bedroom 1: With double bed and Free view TV and en suite shower enclosure, WC and wash basin
    Bedroom 2: With double bed,Free view TV and en suite shower enclosure, WC and wash basin
    Bedroom 3: With two single beds
    Bedroom 4: With full size bunk beds
    Shower Room: With shower enclosure, WC and wash basin
    Storage/Washing Room: With washer/dryer and storage area for bicycles and out door equipment etc.

    All gas, electricity, bed linen and towels included. First supply of fuel for open fire . High chair available. Wi-fi available.Open gardens mainly laid to lawn. Off road parking for 6 cars.

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  • Mar Lodge Estate - Creag Bhalg

    Braemar

    Grade
    8
    4
    0
    4
    Ref: 30187


    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...

    All on ground floor: Living room. Dining room/kitchen with tiled floor. Utility room. 4 bedrooms: 2 double, one 5ft with en-suite bathroom with shower attachment and toilet, one with French doors and en-suite shower room with toilet, 2 twin, one with French doors and en-suite shower room with toilet, one with en-suite bathroom with shower attachment and toilet.

    Open fire in living room (initial fuel included). Gas central heating and gas included. High chair on request. Satellite TV. Gas hob. Two electric ovens. Combi microwave/oven/grill. Washing machine. Tumble dryer. Dishwasher.Telephone-honesty box. Enclosed lawned garden with patio, terrace, sitting-out area and furniture. Parking (3 cars). NB: Sloping banks in garden.

    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.

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  • Sebright

    Dunoon

    Grade
    8
    3
    2
    3
    Ref: CC523081
    Sebright is a lovely ground floor apartment situated on the promenade in the coastal town of Dunoon, with a stunning sea view over the Firth of Clyde.  You can travel to the Cowal Pennisula by car, over the “Rest & Be Thankful” or alternatively take a ferry crossing from either Gourock or Greenock. Sebright comprises of three bedrooms all with en-suite facilities and each has a TV/DVD with satellite connection.  The kitchen is fully fitted and well equipped.   Adjacent to the kitchen there is a drying room complete with clothes pulley and washing machine. The lounge / dining room is tastefully decorated and overlooks the sea front and Dunoon’s famous Victorian pier. The lounge has a 32" TV, DVD / video and radio/CD player.  All rooms have wonderful high ceilings and large windows.  There is off road parking at the front of the property and a grassy enclosed back garden with outdoor furniture and electric BBQ. 

    Ground Floor: Property is all on ground floor level, has gas central heating and comprises:
    Lounge/Diner: With electric fire, satellite TV, DVD, video, radio/CD and sea view
    Kitchen: With electric oven and gas hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher and washing machine and breakfasting area
    Bedroom 1: A family room with double bed nd one single be with pull out guest bed (for + 1) with satellite TV/DVD and sea view with en suite facilities including shower over bath, WC and wash basin. This en suite can also be accessed via the hallway
    Bedroom 2: With two single beds, satellite TV/DVD and en suite facilities including shower enclosure, WC and wash basin
    Bedroom 3: With double bed, satellite TV/DVD and en suite facilities including shower enclosure, WC and wash basin.

    All fuel, power, bed linen and towels included. Wi - fi available. Travel cot and high chair available. Selection of board games and booksShared front gravel parking with patio area and furniture. Enclosed garden with outdoor seating and electric BBQ. Off road parking for 3 cars.

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  • Kames Castle Estate - Kames

    Rothesay, Isle of Bute

    Grade
    8
    4
    2
    2
    Ref: SSBD

    Situated in a wonderful coastal location in Kames Bay on the east side of Bute, the lovely traditional stone cottages that form Kames Castle (refs SSBA, SSBB, SSBC, SSBD, SSBE, SSBF, SSBG and SSBH) are situated in approximately 19.5 acres of woodland and parkland and provide a superb, secluded location.
    Within the estate there is a wonderful B listed, 18th century walled garden containing a listed Victorian greenhouse with productive vines, tennis court, river running through and plentiful walks and wildlife to observe. The estate lies only yards from the shore and boasts views to the Kyles of Bute and Loch Striven, and to the Cowal Peninsula beyond. A small car ferry is only 5 minutes along the coastal road providing easy access to the Cowal Peninsula, and another way onto the mainland for those wishing to explore the highlands of Scotland.

    Kames Castle dates from the 14th century, at which time it was the seat of the Bannatyne family, whose roots can be traced back to the reign of King Alexander III of Scotland. The Bannatynes of Kames were believed to be chamberlains to the Stewart kings when Bute was part of the Royal Estates, and the title of Lord Kames was bestowed on William Bannatyne in the 19th century, before it came into the possession of the Marquess of Bute.

    The island has been named as one of National Geographics ’Top10’ global adventure trips. There are many breathtaking scenic walks, the West Island Way Walks and the Kelspoke Trail are close by and take in the glorious sea views. There is an interesting 13-hole golf course at Port Bannatyne. Kingarth has a 9-hole course, with views towards Arran, and there is a scenic 18-hole course in Rothesay, with views from Canada Hill towards Loch Striven and The Kyles of Bute. Bute is an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and has a pleasant mild climate. Outdoor enthusiasts have numerous opportunities to enjoy coastal and hill walking as well as cycling on the quiet roads and tracks around the island. Anglers enjoy a choice of freshwater and sea fishing on hill lochs and the Firth of Clyde. The area is notable for its sailing on the famous Kyles of Bute, which is a National Scenic Area. Tighnabruaich and Colintraive to the north, and the Crinan Canal and Tarbert to the west, are centres of lively sailing activity throughout the season. There are marinas and sheltered moorings in Rothesay and Port Bannatyne.

    A couple of miles away is the island’s main town of Rothesay, a traditional, Victorian, seaside resort which has managed to maintain its grand architecture. It still has its ancient castle, built to fend off the Vikings, and a museum. From Rothesay harbour, trips can be taken around the islands on the Waverley, the last sea-going paddle steamer ship in the world. Further along the coast is the pretty harbour town of Port Bannatyne. There are also other sites such as St Blanes Chapel and Ascog Fernery to be found.

    The island attracts many annual festivals including the Jazz Festival in May, ’T in the Port’ in June, ButeFest, for music and food in July, the Bute Highland Games in August, the Baird Festival of Flight, and in September to mark the first ’All Scottish, heavier than air, powered flight in 1910’, just a few years after the Wright brothers first flight to France. Close by is Mount Stuart House, an extravagantly decorated stately home. It is said to contain more marble than any other building in the British Isles and has become a popular location for celebrity weddings. Days out to Glasgow and Edinburgh are easily managed by the train link from Wemyss Bay. Shop, pub and restaurant ½ mile.

    Large living room with wood-burning stove. Large dining room with wood-burning stove. Spacious kitchen with oil Aga (for cooking) and tiled floor. Utility. Two double bedrooms. Two twin bedrooms. Bathroom with roll-top bath and toilet. Shower room with toilet.

    • Wood-burning stoves - initial fuel included, thereafter available locally
    • Full oil central heating included
    • 32" Freeview TV
    • Oil Aga included
    • Dishwasher
    • Freezer
    • Lawned garden with patio and furniture
    • Ample parking
    • Ground floor facilities

    • Electricity, bed linen and towels included
    • DVD
    • Microwave
    • Washing machine
    • Shared lawned garden
    • Shared 19-acre natural grounds with walled garden and parkland
    • Shared tennis court
    • Welcome pack
    • Pets free of charge
    • No smoking
    • NB: Unfenced river in grounds, varied distance of 25 yards to 250 yards away

    Note: Can be booked with Ninian (ref SSBF) and Blane (ref SSBC) to accommodate 14 guests.

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  • The Dovecote

    Evanton, Ross-shire

    Grade
    8
    3
    2
    1
    Ref: CC511154
    The Dovecote is a superb conversion of a lovely old stone barn set in open countryside yet easily accessible for exploring the whole of the Highlands. The original dovecote on the gable end has been retained, which contributes to its unique and distinctive charm. It is situated on a quiet lane in the Ross-shire countryside with the magnificent peaks of Ben Wyvis beyond. The accommodation is all on one floor with a very attractive hallway running the length of the property, linking the rooms together. It is beautifully presented to a high standard throughout. The large lounge has windows on all sides. All the bedrooms are of generous proportions and the ’double bunk’ bedroom with a second TV with video and DVD facility, making it an ideal room for children with games and family movies provided. There is a large farmhouse style kitchen/dining room and superb modern bathroom, and the property also has wheelchair access. Fully enclosed gardens surround the property, a secluded patio area with picnic table.

    Ground Floor: Property is all at ground floor level, has oil central heating and comprises:
    Lounge: With Freeview TV, DVD and radio/CD.
    Kitchen/Dining Room: With electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, washing machine and tumble dryer.
    Bedroom 1: With king size bed.
    Bedroom 2: With two single beds.
    Bedroom 3: With one pair of adult sized bunk beds and two single beds, sleeping 4 in total, and TV.
    Bathroom: With shower over bath, WC and wash basin.

    All fuel, power, bed linen and towels included. Cot and high chair available. Free Wi-fi. Wheelchair access.Fully enclosed gardens with parking area, patio and off road parking for 2/3 cars.

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  • Bartaggart Farm Holiday Cottages - Bartaggart Farmhouse

    Balmaclellan, near Castle Douglas

    Grade
    8
    4
    2
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    Ref: W43993

    Situated in a peaceful, rural location, these former smiddy and byre holiday bungalows and farmhouse boast stunning views over open countryside. A hugely popular area with walkers and cyclists of all abilities with the Dalbeattie 7 Stanes Cycling Trail close by. There are many quaint villages to explore including the coastal villages of the Isle of Whithorn, Port William, known as the ‘Machars of Galloway’ and presented with the ‘Pride of Galloway’ award and the popular village of Portpatrick with stunning views over the North Channel to the Irish Coast. Take a day trip to Ireland from Stranraer. There are many sandy beaches and forest trails to explore throughout the area and also many lovely gardens nearby for those seeking a slower pace of recreation. The surrounding area offers a tremendous range of activities for the visitor with many beautiful sandy beaches and rocky coves to explore along the Solway Coast. Golf, sailing, horse riding, cycling, walking and fishing are all available, and there are tennis courts and swimming pools in nearby Kirkcudbright. Dumfries with shops, restaurants, museums and theatre lies 10 miles away, while Castle Douglas, Scotland’s Food Town, is 8 miles. Shops, pub and restaurant 3 miles.

    Ground floor: Living room. Dining room/kitchen. Utility room. Conservatory. Shower room with toilet. First floor: 4 bedrooms: 2 double (one 5ft), 1 twin, 1 single with additional pull-out single. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet.

    Woodburner in living room included. Oil central heating included. High chair. Freeview TV. Microwave. Tumble dryer. Dishwasher. Freezer. Patio and terrace. Parking (3 cars).

    All properties: Electricity, bed linen and towels included. Freeview TV. DVD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Fridge. Enclosed lawned garden with sitting-out area and furniture. Natural water supply from borehole. No smoking. NB: Fenced stream in grounds.

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