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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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  • Stables Cottage

    Blebo, nr. St Andrews

    Grade
    3
    2
    3
    2
    Ref: UNS

    Lying just 6 miles from St Andrews and set amidst quiet countryside, this charming, mid 19th-century single-storey cottage enjoys its own garden. Tastefully furnished and equipped to a high standard, it stands alone, boasting views of wooded fields and a small stable yard. Benefiting from a wealth of golfing opportunities (17 courses in the vicinity), Stables Cottage makes an ideal base from which to tour the fishing villages, beaches and cliffs of the East Neuk of Fife. The Scottish Deer Centre and The British Golf Museum accessible. Fishing locally. Inns 2 miles at Ceres. Shop 2 miles.

    Entrance porch. Living room with wood-burning stove and dining area. Fitted kitchen with door to garden. Double bedroom with en-suite shower room and toilet. Single bedroom accessed via the living room. Bathroom with Italian corner bath, over-bath shower and toilet.

    • Wood-burning stove included
    • Electricity, full oil central heating and bed linen included
    • Cot
    • High chair
    • Freeview TV
    • DVD
    • Microwave
    • Washer/dryer
    • Dishwasher
    • Freezer
    • Wi-fi
    • Small enclosed cottage garden with patio and furniture
    • Barbecue
    • Parking
    • Pets free of charge
    • No smoking
    • Ground floor facilities

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  • Cobble Cottage

    Cramond Village, Edinburgh

    Grade
    3
    2
    2
    1
    Ref: 28388

    This ground floor holiday apartment is situated in an historic building looking out to the ancient harbour on the River Almond and the tiny islands in the River Forth. With easy access into Edinburgh city centre and over the Forth Bridge to Fife and Perthshire. Discover many walks from the doorstep; across a tidal causeway to Cramond Island, along the river past tumbling falls or along the long sandy beach, this is the ideal spot for a relaxing break. The neighbouring gallery and bistro offers special breakfast rates and there are many good pubs and restaurants nearby. Shop ⅓ mile, pub 50 yards and restaurant adjacent to property.

    All on ground floor: Living/dining room/kitchen. 2 bedrooms: 1 double, 1 single (no window). Shower room with toilet. Low ceilings throughout.

    Electric coal-effect fire in living room included. Partial Economy 7, electric heaters, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Electric hob. Combi microwave/oven/grill. Washing machine. On road parking. Welcome pack. No smoking. NB: Unfenced river 20 yards.

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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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  • Bay View

    Fairlie, nr. Largs

    Grade
    3
    2
    2
    1
    Ref: 30584


    With lovely sea views of Arran and the other islands, this spacious Victorian quarter holiday villa is just 15 yards from the coast. The property benefits from a large shared garden with lawn and patio areas, and assorted garden furniture, it is ideal for outside living and great for getting the morning sun. Situated on the Ayrshire coast in the village of Fairlie, close to the bustling town of Largs with shops, restaurants and a promenade, it is ideally located to explore the islands of Cumbrae, Arran, the Isle of Bute. Largs Marina, one of the best marinas in Scotland, is just 25 minutes’ off-road walk or a 5-minute drive. Take the ferry to Dunoon and the Cowal Peninsula, giving access to the Loch Lomond and Trossachs National Park. Ayrshire offers a varying coastline with villages, beaches and rocky coves and the area is fantastic for cyclists and walkers, with Skelmorlie heralding the start of the Ayrshire Coastal Path, a 100-mile long coastal walk. Inland, there are gardens and castles to visit, riding, fishing, racing and a choice of golf courses, including the world famous Turnberry. Culzean Castle Country Park, extending over 550 acres, has a network of wooded trails passing along the beach. Glasgow and Edinburgh are easily reached for a day trip, with rail links available from the town. Shop, pub and restaurant 300 yards.

    All on ground floor: Living room with wooden floor. Kitchen. 2 bedrooms: 1 double, 1 single, both with wooden floor. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet.

    Gas coal-effect fire in living room included. Gas central heating, electricity, gas, bed linen and towels included. Cot and high chair on request. Freeview TV. DVD. Stereo/CD. iPod dock. Gas cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Fridge/freezer. Wi-fi. Shared, enclosed lawned garden with sitting-out area and furniture. On road parking. Welcome pack. No smoking.

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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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  • Tigh an Fhuarain

    Nr. Plockton

    Grade
    3
    2
    1
    1
    Ref: SGX

    Enjoying breathtaking panoramic views across the sea to the Cuillins on the Isle of Skye, Tigh an Fhuarain property stands in its own garden on a croft and offers a peaceful location. Plockton, under a mile away, offers hotels, restaurants, boat trips and many varied walks. Kyle of Lochalsh 6 miles. Toll-free bridge to Skye 6 miles. Shops 1 mile.

    Open-plan sitting/dining room with open fire, kitchen area and patio doors to terrace and garden. Utility with toilet. Small double bedroom. Single bedroom. Bathroom with over-bath shower and toilet.

    • Open fire – fuel available locally
    • Electricity and full gas central heating by meter reading
    • Bed linen and towels included
    • Electricity blankets
    • TV
    • DVD
    • Washing machine
    • Tumble dryer
    • Fridge/freezer
    • Payphone (accepts incoming calls)
    • Garden seat
    • Barbecue
    • Parking
    • Ground floor facilities

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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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  • Winloma

    Port William

    Grade
    4
    2
    0
    1
    Ref: W42534

    Panoramic sea views

    Situated just yards from the sea and boasting stunning views over Luce Bay to the Mull of Galloway and the Isle of Man this semi-detached cottage, renovated to a good standard offers an ideal base from which to explore the breathtaking scenery of Dumfries and Galloway. The coastline offers many sandy bays and rocky coves to explore with sandy beaches at Monreith and Craignarget. Port William, known as the Machars of Galloway has been presented with the Pride of Galloway award. Walking, cycling, river and sea fishing and golf are all available nearby. Wigtown (Scotland Book Town), Whithorn and the Isle of Whithorn are all within easy reach. Shop, pub and restaurant 800 yards.

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

    Multi-fuel burner in living room (initial fuel included). Oil central heating included (£25per week October to April). Electricity and bed linen included. Travel cot and high chair on request. Digital TV. DVD. CD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Freezer. Enclosed garden with sitting-out area and furniture. On road parking. No smoking.

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  • Seaview

    Portpatrick

    Grade
    4
    2
    1
    1
    Ref: CC537183
    Boasting superb views across the North Channel towards the Irish coastline, this lovely light and airy property sits in an elevated position above Portpatrick, the jewel in Dumfries and Galloway’s crown!

    Ground Floor: The property has oil central heating and comprises:
    Living room: with Freeview TV/DVD, electric coal-effect fire and seaviews.
    Dining room: with sea views.
    Kitchen: with slate floors, electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, washing machine, tumble dryer and dishwasher.

    First Floor: Bedroom 1: with double bed, TV and sea views.
    Bedroom 2: with double bed and sea views.
    Bathroom: with bath, shower cubicle and WC.

    All oil, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Travel cot and stairgate available. Iron and ironing board available. Wi-Fi. Welcome pack provided. One pet welcome by prior arrangement.Medium lawned garden with courtyard, furniture and BBQ. On street parking two cars. Lockable shed available for bikes and equipment. NB: 2 steps in garden.

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  • Netherton

    Ballater

    Grade
    4
    2
    0
    1
    Ref: UK5055
    Netherton is a very well presented, semi-detached property occupying a quiet position in Ballater, a popular village that is well known for its royal connections. Just a few minutes’ walk from the centre of the village, it is an excellent choice for those seeking to explore Royal Deeside’s rich heritage. Stylishly renovated and beautifully furnished, the property is ideal for both short breaks and relaxing weeks away. With a good-sized, enclosed rear garden, you can really make the most out of those sunny days.


    Located within a 30-minute drive of Glenshee ski area, and within an hour of the Lecht ski area, Netherton offers a warm, homely welcome after a day out in the mountains or countryside. The property has storage in the basement for ski equipment, hiking gear and bicycles. Ballater has a wealth of shops and eateries, and is a wonderful base to explore the area’s many leisure facilities. Fishing, shooting and horse riding are all available locally, as well as golf on the numerous courses that are scattered throughout the area, not to mention one in the village itself. Enjoy some scenic touring through Glen Muick, Strathdon or further afield towards the majestic Cairngorms. Shop and pub 300 yards, restaurant 200 yards.

    Ground Floor: 2 steps to entrance.
    Living room: With wood burner, Smart Sky TV (basic package) and DVD player.
    Family/dining room: With TV.
    Kitchen: With electric oven, electric hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher and washer/dryer.
    Bathroom: With shower over bath, and toilet.

    First Floor: Bedroom 1: With kingsize bed.
    Bedroom 2: With twin beds and TV.

    Oil central heating, electricity, bed linen, towels and Wi-Fi included. Initial logs for wood burner included. Travel cot, highchair and stairgate. Welcome pack.Large enclosed, lawned garden with decking area, sun house and garden furniture. Equipment store/drying area. Private parking for 2 cars. No smoking.

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  • The Coyles Cottage

    Ballater

    Grade
    4
    2
    3
    1
    Ref: SBH


    This holiday property stands near another similar property in its own grounds, with its own garden, and enjoys a convenient setting close to the heart of the delightful small market town of Ballater with good shops, hotels, restaurants and golf course. The Coyles Cottage is set in a delightful part of the garden and is well equipped throughout with a lovely sunny conservatory, and benefits from triple glazing and central heating throughout, affording year-round comfort. An excellent centre from which to discover the many places of interest nearby; Ballater itself is a lovely base with many links to the Royal family and historic castles nearby include Balmoral, Crathies and Craigievar. The Grampians offer wonderful hill walking and wildlife, and the surrounding area of Deeside is a haven for outdoor enthusiasts. Leisurely walks abound on the banks of the River Dee or alternatively tackle some of the Monros and other mountains in the Cairngorms - a short drive away via some majestic scenery. Skiing is 35 minutes’ drive going through parts of the Whisky Trail, and canoeing and mountain biking are also readily available throughout the region. Shops and pub 100 yards.

    Living room. Well-equipped kitchen with dining area. Conservatory. Double bedroom. Twin bedroom. Bathroom with shower attachment and toilet.

    • Electricity, full oil central heating, bed linen and towels included
    • Travel cot
    • TV
    • DVD
    • Microwave
    • Washer/dryer
    • Dishwasher
    • Fridge/freezer
    • Garden with furniture
    • Parking
    • Ground floor facilities

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  • Fir Tree Cottage

    Staffin

    Grade
    4
    2
    0
    1
    Ref: 30701


    Fir Tree Cottage is a spacious holiday property located in one of the most scenic areas on the Isle of Skye. Enjoy uninterrupted views over Staffin Bay, Flodigarry Island and the Torridon Mountains. This secluded property is an ideal place to get away and relax. Within the twin bedroom there is an additional TV for DVD use only. The area has plenty to offer outdoor enthusiasts. The Trotternish Ridge, The Old Man of Storr and Quiraing offer some excellent walking, or Staffin Bay is only a short distance away, where you can enjoy a peaceful stroll along the pristine beach. An abundance of wildlife such as eagles, fulmars, kestrels, otters, deer and so much more can be found in the area. The Staffin Museum is a must, it contains some excellent collections of local geological and fossil specimens. Visit historic sites, castles, gardens and a whisky distillery, or there are boat trips, pony trekking and kayaking available. Beach 200 yards. Shop 100 yards, pub and restaurant 3 miles.

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

    Multi-fuel burner in living room (initial fuel included). Oil central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. 55" satellite Smart TV (movies and sports package). DVD. Stereo/CD. Electric cooker. Washing machine. Wi-fi. Lawned garden with sitting-out area. Parking (3 cars). Cycle store. No smoking.

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