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Holiday cottages in Scotland offer the perfect opportunity to relax in some of the UK’s most spectacular scenery. With an abundance of culture, fantastic heritage, stunning cities and a wealth of activities to suit all ages and interests, you’ll find more than enough to entertain all kinds of holidaymakers. So, whether you’re on two feet or two paws, a holiday in Scotland is guaranteed to have something to offer, and we’re going to make a few suggestions for the best things to see and do in the region.

With such a rich history, Scotland’s past is all but unavoidable. Thankfully, it’s equally fascinating, and some of the country’s best attractions combine the colourful tale of Scotland with some stunning landscapes. The Speyside Whisky Trail is just one such example. One of the main reasons so many choose Scottish holiday cottages, the trail takes in some of Scotland’s most renowned distilleries, offering a history lesson, a ‘wee dram’ and a showcase of stunning views. If you fancy a more vibrant experience from your holiday in Scotland then you may prefer to stay in and around Edinburgh. The capital city offers an intoxicating mix of medieval history, Georgian architecture and contemporary culture. A wealth of festivals and some fantastic shopping opportunities are just the icing on the cake, but if you fancy a more tranquil view then the views from Arthur’s Seat are unrivalled. Scotland’s wilder side is justly celebrated through the Cairngorms National Park. Larger than the Lake District, and boasting beautiful moorland, rivers, mountains, lochs and forests, it’s an unforgettable journey taking in some of Scotland’s most iconic topography. If you’d like to experience the more mythical side of Scottish history then our final recommendation is the legendary Loch Ness. Admire the dramatic ruins of Urqhart Castle and gaze over the loch’s gentle lapping waters to see if you can spot Nessie!

Thanks to a prevalence of wide-open expanses, many choose to enjoy Scottish cottages for a wealth of outdoor activities. Hiking, climbing, boating, cycling, horse riding and more are all perfectly suited for making the most of your stunning surroundings. Pet owners will be equally spoilt for choice with a wealth of fantastic locations to treat their four-legged friends. If you fancy somewhere to relax and explore at your own pace then you will be equally satisfied with Scotland. There are plenty of beautiful heritage attractions and a wealth of city break destinations offering a fun-filled and vibrant urban experience.

If you’re ready to begin your exploration, take a look at our featured holiday cottages in Scotland today.

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  • Treetops

    Lewiston, Drumnadrochit

    Grade
    3
    2
    1
    2
    Ref: CC511429
    Enjoying a peaceful setting by the side of the River Coiltie and within easy walking distance of the lively centre of Drumnadrochit, Treetops has been equipped and furnished to a good standard to ensure as comfortable and relaxing holiday as possible. The village, a very popular tourist destination, sits on the shores of Loch Ness and boasts good restaurants, pubs and shops along with visitor centre and the Loch Ness Exhibition, where you can learn about the legend that is the Loch Ness Monster. A good base for exploring the scenic Highlands and the west coast. A wonderful area for walking with the Great Glen Way just across the river, hill climbing and mountain biking in lovely forest trails, or sea trips and kayaking on nearby Loch Ness. Visit Inverness, the Highland Capital, just 12 miles, and the beautiful villages and beaches on the Moray coast, all within easy reach. Visit Culloden Battlefield, Cawdor and Brodie Castles and the ruins of Urquhart Castle, just a short distance from Treetops. There is so much to see and do for all ages, for the less energetic, sit back, relax and enjoy the peaceful setting.

    Ground Floor: The property has wood pellet central heating, is all on ground floor and comprises:
    Lounge: Spacious with Freesat TV, DVD player and CD player.
    Dining room.
    Kitchen: With electric cooker, microwave, fridge with ice box and washing machine.
    Bedroom 1: With double bed and en-suite with shower and WC.
    Bedroom 2: With single bed and en-suite with shower and WC.
    Cloakroom: With WC.

    All fuel, electric, bed linen and towels included. Wi-Fi. Welcome pack. Large balcony with sitting-out area and furniture. Parking (2 cars). Cycle store. NB: There is an unfenced river 100 yards away.

  • 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.

  • The Blue Cottage at Cellardyke

    Cellardyke

    Grade
    4
    2
    1
    1
    Ref: 26148

    Situated just one street back from picturesque Cellardyke harbour and with good sea views between opposite houses, this comfortable, simply furnished ground floor holiday apartment is the perfect base for a peaceful break. With a cosy open fire and open plan living area it is a relaxing base from which to enjoy this wonderful corner of Fife. St Andrews, 9 miles, offers interesting independent shops, cafes and restaurants. Bracing walks on the coastal path, an unrivalled array of golf courses, sandy beaches and the arts and crafts created locally are all yours to discover. Shop ? mile, pub and restaurant 200 yards.

    All on ground floor: Living/dining room/kitchen. 2 double bedrooms. Z-bed available (for alternative sleeping). Walk-in shower and toilet.

    Open fire in living room (no fuel provided). Gas central heating, gas, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Freeview TV. Video. DVD. Gas cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Dishwasher. Wi-fi. On road parking. No smoking.

  • Shepherd’s Cottage

    Kingarth, Isle of Bute

    Grade
    4
    2
    2
    1
    Ref: 29164

    Situated on the most accessible of the west coast islands, straddling the Highland Line, this semi-detached holiday property boasts stunning views over the Kyles of Bute. Shepherd’s Cottage offers walking direct from the door, with the beach within walking distance. Explore the gentle hills, catch glimpses of the wildlife and marvel at the vistas. A compact island, Bute offers a variety of landscapes from the lush, fertile and rolling hills of the island’s heart to the craggy, heather-covered moorlands of the north and the delightful sandy beaches around the coastline. A haven for walkers, cyclists and outdoor enthusiasts, Bute has a wealth of wildlife to spot including feral goats, buzzards, roe deer; Scalpsie bay, set against the magnificent backdrop of Arran, is the home of a large colony of seals. There are many historical sites to visit including standing stones at Ettrick Bay and the vitrified Iron Age fort at Dunagoil. Visit the Victorian gothic mansion of Mount Stuart, Bute Museum, Rothesay Castle and the fabulous gardens of Ascog Hall and Ardencraig. With many events throughout the year, including the now famous annual Jazz Festival and the spectacular Highland Games, traditional agricultural shows, concerts and art festivals, whatever your interest it can be found on Bute. Shop, pub and restaurant 2 miles.

    Ground floor: Living room. Kitchen. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet. Steep stairs to first floor: 2 bedrooms: 1 double, 1 twin with en-suite toilet.

    Multi-fuel burner in living room included. Biomass central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Travel cot. High chair. Freeview TV. DVD. CD. iPod dock. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Dishwasher. Freezer. Wi-fi. Enclosed lawned garden with sitting-out area and furniture. Gas barbecue. 1600-acre grounds. Cycle store. Natural water supply from spring. Welcome pack. No smoking. NB: Drops, small loch and beach in grounds, ½ mile.

  • Cherry Tree Cottage

    Kirkcudbright

    Grade
    4
    2
    0
    2
    Ref: SUUJ

    This beautifully renovated holiday cottage, attached to the owners’ house, is located in a secluded close in the heart of Kirkcudbright’s historic conservation area, and offers a peaceful retreat, whilst allowing access to all amenities. The cottage is only yards from the impressive ruins of Maclellans Castle. There are many festivals including Scottish Nights, a medieval fair and a spectacular tattoo. Kirkcudbright sits on the edge of the Galloway Hills on the estuary of the River Dee and offers fishing, cycling and golf. Threave Garden and Estate NT is to be a popular attraction. Dumfries (25 miles) and Castle Douglas (8 miles). Swimming pool 400 yards. Shop and pub 300 yards.

    Two double bedrooms, one with 5ft bed, door to garden, and en-suite shower room with toilet. Fully tiled shower room with toilet. First floor: Open-plan living room with gas ‘living -flame’ fire, kitchen area and open views over landscaped gardens and woodland.

    • Gas ‘living-flame’ fire included
    • Electricity, bed linen and towels included
    • Full gas central heating included (Winter £20per week)
    • Freeview TV
    • DVD
    • Microwave
    • Washer/dryer
    • Dishwasher
    • Fridge/freezer
    • Small enclosed courtyard garden with furniture
    • Roadside parking 20 yards
    • Cycle store
    • No smoking

  • Fochy Cottage

    Kinross, nr. Perth

    Grade
    4
    2
    0
    1
    Ref: UNV

    Located deep in the heart of an attractive rural area, these two holiday cottages enjoy a peacefully idyllic setting by the tumbling Fochy burn. A striking mill conversion, the Waulkmill Cottages retain original beams and offer beautifully furnished ‘upside-down’ style accommodation, which has been equipped to a high standard. Standing as a pair, they each boast private patios, and benefit from shared use of large woodland and grounds, complete with a hard tennis court and a games room. They lie just 3 miles from the shores of Loch Leven and Lochleven Castle, the island stronghold served as a prison to Mary Queen of Scots in 1567, until her escape 11 months later. Popular with fishermen, for its pink-fleshed trout, the loch is also a haven for wildlife enthusiasts, with the RSPB Nature Reserve, Vane Farm, occupying the land adjacent. Historic Perth (15 miles) offers good shopping, restaurants and a wealth of diverse attractions, whilst Edinburgh and Glasgow are within an hour’s drive. Rosyth ferry port within half an hour’s drive. Kinross (2 miles) for golf course. Riding and sailing nearby. Shop and pub serving food, 2 miles.

    Modern fitted kitchen. Double bedroom. Bunk bedroom. Bathroom with over-bath shower and toilet. Open-tread spiral stairs to first floor: Living/dining room with gas stove. Beamed
    throughout.

    • Electricity, full oil central heating, bed linen and towels included
    • Travel cot
    • High chair
    • TV (Freeview)
    • DVD
    • iPod dock
    • Gas stove included
    • Microwave
    • Washer/dryer
    • Wi-fi
    • Large garden with furniture
    • Shared grounds with sitting-out area
    • Barbecue
    • Parking
    • Hard tennis court
    • Games room with table tennis and darts
    • Natural spring water supply
    • No smoking
    • NB: Unfenced stream in grounds

  • The Turret

    Nr. Lochailort

    Grade
    4
    2
    3
    1
    Ref: SEV

    " In a land steeped in legends of the Bonnie Prince – close to Moidart’s sandy shores..."

    Where a tree-lined glen opens out onto Loch Moidart and in countryside steeped with tales of Bonnie Prince Charlie, these fine properties stand upon the Kinlochmoidart Estate, within half a mile of the coast and 4 miles from the beach at Glenuig. The Scottish Baronial mansion of Kinlochmoidart House, occupies a marvellous position amidst some of Scotland’s most magnificent West Country scenery. It has been sensitively formed into three residences; two are careful conversions of an extensive service wing, while the main house (part of which is still the owners’ home) is a substantial property laid out over three floors and forming the middle portion of the building. The remaining three properties presented here are separately set in secluded locations within the vast grounds, comprising extensive shared gardens and the surrounding 2,000 acre estate grounds, which grant opportunities for excellent hill walking and fine varied fishing (fly fishing is available by arrangement). Very comfortably furnished, cosily heated and well-equipped throughout, each provides the perfect holiday retreat from which to enjoy an abundance of interests and scenic splendour with which this area is blessed at all times of the year.
    Designed by William Leiper in 1884, Kinlochmoidart House is one of the finest examples of his work. It features a superb Art Movement interior – tilings, wallpapers, paint work, panelling and many other intricate architectural features have been painstakingly restored and represented, under strict architectural guidance, to return it to its former splendour. It occupies the site of a house which was once the resting place of Prince Charles Edward Stuart during the 1745 Jacobite Revolution – a connection commemorated in a nearby meadow, where seven beech trees symbolise the Seven Men of Moidart, the sum total of the army which he brought from France.
    Just a short walk away from the house lies Loch Moidart, where vast expanses of sand are thrown up by the sea at low tide. At the seaward end of this beautiful inlet, sit the ancient ruins of 14th-century clan castle of Tioram (once the stronghold of the Lord of the Isles), providing a focal point for gloriously scenic views. Between nearby Loch Shiel and Loch Sunart, a trail leads through the Ariundle Oakwoods Nature Reserve – a haven for wildlife – whilst southwards, the coast is punctuated by bays of white sand excellent for fishing and shell-collecting, or admiring the views over hill, loch and sea from horse back. Fort William, gateway to Ben Nevis, is a scenic drive away, and the Western Isles, Skye and Ardnamurchan are all accessible. Sailing at Acharade, 6 miles. Golf 30 minutes’ drive. Inn at Glenuig, 4 miles. Shops 7 miles.

    Created within part of the extensive former service wing, this charming and sensitive conversion has been attractively furnished throughout. Completely self-contained, with its own front door, it offers convenient ground floor accommodation. Spacious sitting room with open fire and turret window. Dining hall with rugs on terracotta-tiled floor. Farmhouse-style kitchen. Double bedroom. Twin bedroom. Bathroom with toilet.

    • Open fire – fuel included
    • Electricity and full NSH by meter reading
    • Towels included
    • Travel cot
    • Video (small library)
    • Microwave
    • Washing machine
    • Fridge/freezer

    • Bed linen included
    • TV
    • Shared gardens and grounds of 2,000 acres
    • Ample parking
    • Natural spring water supply
    • Fly fishing £30 per rod per day by arrangement
    • NB: Duck pond in grounds

  • Duart

    Onich, nr. Fort William

    Grade
    4
    2
    1
    1
    Ref: 11350

    Superior detached bungalow (far left in photograph) one of two very attractive houses, well furnished and equipped and set only 200 yards from the shoreline of Loch Linnhe. Wonderful position overlooking the loch and Glencoe mountains with pleasant walks on the shore or ramble on the adjacent private hillside. Sitting 8 miles south of Fort William, it is an ideal holiday base for touring in all directions. Good eating places within walking distance. Fish, sail or surf (bring own equipment). Large patio doors to appreciate the view. Shop, pub ¼ mile.

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

    First £10 electricity, NSH and convector heaters included, remainder by meter reading. Bed linen included. Cot. High chair. Freeview TV. DVD and small library. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washer/dryer. Dishwasher. Fridge/freezer. Garden with patio and furniture. Parking (2 cars).

  • The Old Stables

    Tealing, nr. Dundee

    Grade
    4
    2
    2
    2
    Ref: 27171

    These two delightful stone built holiday cottages, (refs 27170 and 27171), have been thoughtfully converted from former stables into lovely cosy accommodation. Situated on a working farm, they have been beautifully styled with contemporary furnishings and make a great base to explore this lovely area. For family groups they can be booked together, or alternatively, they make a good choice for couples. There are several good golf courses, fishing, including sea fishing, and other country sports establishments, all within a short drive, or you may prefer the superb walking available in the nearby Angus Glens. There are plenty of activities in the city of Dundee, 4 miles, from country parks at Clatto and Camperdown, to ice skating, cinema, leisure pool and HMS Discovery. St Andrews, Perth and the East Neuk of Fife are all well worth a visit or alternatively indulge in some retail therapy in Dundee’s shopping centres. The villages and towns strung out on the coast from Broughty Ferry to Montrose offer clean beaches and local produce, notably the famous Smokies from Arbroath. Shop 1 mile, pub 11/2 miles, restaurant 2 miles.

    All on ground floor: Living room with French doors/kitchen with tiled floor. 2 bedrooms: 1 double with en-suite shower room and toilet, 1 twin, both with French doors. Shower room with toilet.

    High chair.

    Both properties: Woodburner in living room (initial fuel included). Electric heaters and electricity (initial £20 included, thereafter by meter reading). Bed linen and towels included. Travel cot on request. Freeview TV. DVD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Dishwasher. Fridge/freezer. Wi-fi available at £5 per booking. Sitting-out area. Shared gravelled and lawned area. Barbecue. Parking (3 cars). Pets must be kept on lead (working farm). No smoking.

  • Bowling Green Cottage

    Isle of Whithorn

    Grade
    4
    2
    0
    1
    Ref: CC537125
    Bowling Green Cottage is a perfect excuse to escape the hustle and bustle of everyday life and just unwind and relax in this unspoiled and hidden gem which is South West Scotland. Parts of this charming mid terraced cottage date back to the 17th century and the lovely feel and character of the cottage is testament to its age; from the beautiful inglenook fireplace and beamed ceiling to the original stone walls and the most romantic of summerhouses fully furnished even down to the double bed.  A perfect choice for a romantic getaway. 

    Ground Floor: Property has electric panel heaters and a wood burning stove and comprises:
    Sitting/Dining Room: With open fire nestled in a large inglenook fireplace, Free view TV and DVD; and an elegant dining area featuring original stone walls.
    Dining Kitchen: With electric cooker, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, washing machine and tumble dryer; lovely views across the cottage garden.
    Bathroom; With shower over bath, WC and wash basin
    Cloakroom: With WC and wash basin

    First Floor: Bedroom 1: With double bed, dressing area, feature window shutters and views of the bowling green
    Bedroom 2: With two single beds, feature window shutters and views of the bowling green

    All electricity and bed linen included. First supply of fuel for fire provided.Garden with covered patio area (barbed wire at end of garden). Summer house; insulated and has light and power with double bed. On street parking. This property is only 200 yards from the beach.

  • Loch Ness Cottages - Bramble Lodge

    Fort Augustus

    Grade
    4
    2
    0
    2
    Ref: 29508


    Set on the edge of Fort Augustus, Bramble Lodge (ref 29508) and Rivendell Cottage (ref 26694) are in a peaceful location near Loch Ness. Bramble Lodge is a detached lodge with wonderful views across the fields towards Loch Ness, whilst Rivendell Cottage is a bright apartment occupying a wing of the owners house and with lovely views over the surrounding countryside towards the hills beyond. Located at the southern tip of Loch Ness, Fort Augustus is a lively and popular village with many amenities and is an excellent base for touring the Highlands. At the northern end of Loch Ness lies Inverness, the ‘capital’ of the Highlands with excellent shops and a theatre complex. Nevis Range Ski Centre at Fort William boasts Scotland’s only cable-car system and the World Championship Mountain Bike track. The area hosts a large number of outdoor activities including hill walking, mountain biking, fishing, canoeing, windsurfing and sailing. There are many distilleries, stunning castles, secluded glens and beautiful gardens to visit. Meander along the banks of the Caledonian Canal, or watch the boats navigate the locks. Boat trips on Loch Ness to see Urquhart Castle or to hunt for the Loch Ness monster can be arranged locally. Both properties can be booked together to accommodate up to 8 guests. Shop, pub and restaurant ¾ mile.

    5 steps to entrance. All on ground floor: Living/dining room/kitchen. 2 bedrooms: 1 double (5ft) with en-suite shower room and toilet, 1 twin (zip and link, can be 6ft double). Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet.

    Gas central heating and gas included. Travel cot and high chair on request. DVD. Stereo/CD. MP3 player with Bluetooth. Gas hob. Electric oven. Washing machine. Tumble dryer in shed. Fridge/freezer. Wi-fi. Decked and gravelled garden with sitting-out area and furniture. Welcome pack.

    Both properties: Electricity, bed linen and towels included. Freeview TV. Dishwasher. Parking (2 cars). Cycle store. No smoking.

  • Sandray Cottage

    Kytra Lock near Fort Augustus

    Grade
    4
    2
    1
    1
    Ref: CC511467
    Sandray Cottage is part of a three-cottage hamlet at Kytra Lock. This semi-detached heritage property enjoys all the benefits of a completely secluded spot but offers easy access to loads of activities. Full of original charm, Sandray has period features, polished wooden floors and traditional fabrics that give it character and comfort.
    Kytra Lock is the ideal location for people who really want to get away from it all. It’s as sheltered and secluded a spot as you’ll find anywhere, yet it’s only two miles from Fort Augustus and a range of activities. Surrounded by Scots pines and overlooked by Tor Dhuin hill fort, you’d be forgiven for thinking you’ve stepped into a postcard. The hamlet feels a million miles away from the normal everyday life – exactly what you want from a holiday home. There’s also a private garden, just the place to enjoy a quiet drink while watching the boats sail by.
    Sitting on the southernmost tip of Loch Ness, Fort Augustus is well worth a visit and has a good village pub and restaurant. An impressive system of locks brings canal boats into the village and watching the boats trying to negotiate the locks is a popular pastime. The Caledonian Canal Heritage Centre will allow you to find out more about traditional Highland life, or for a more gentle occupation, visit the Rare Breeds Croft. Kids will love the deer, highland cattle, sheep goats and pheasants – not to mention the pot-bellied pigs!
    Take a cruise on Loch Ness to hunt down the Loch Ness Monster, whilst enjoying magnificent views of Urquhart Castle. Visit Invermoriston where the Moriston Falls, complete with salmon jumping, can be viewed from the Thomas Telford Bridge. Or drive to the Isle of Skye, passing Eilean Donan – Scotland’s most photographed castle.
    The area also hosts a large number of outdoor activities including mountain biking, hillwalking, golf, fishing, horseriding, kayaking and windsurfing.
    If all the peace and quiet gets too much, Fort William and Inverness are less than an hour’s drive away.

    Sandray Cottage can be booked together with Eriskay Cottage (CC511468) and Vatersay Cottage (CC511469) to accommodate up to 13 guests.

    Ground Floor: The property has four steps to the entrance, electric central heating and comprises:
    Lounge: With wooden floor, wood burner and 20" Freeview TV.
    Kitchen/dining room: With electric cooker, microwave, fridge/freezer and washing machine.
    Bathroom: With shower over bath and WC.

    First Floor: Bedroom 1: With double bed.
    Bedroom 2: With twin beds.

    All electric, bed linen and towels included. Fuel for wood burner provided. Travel cot and highchair.Large enclosed lawned garden with sitting-out area and furniture. Woodland grounds. Parking (2 cars) across canal. Natural water supply from spring. No smoking. NB: Unfenced canal 20 yards.

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