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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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  • The Bothy

    Inverkeithny near Huntly

    Grade
    2
    1
    1
    1
    Ref: CC512077
    The Bothy is one of six properties at Deveron Valley Cottages, on the edge of the Grampian Hills. The Bothy is ideal for people who want to get away from it all. This very beautiful part of Scotland offers many activities for the discerning visitor including walking, golfing, salmon and trout fishing, skiing in the Highlands and surfing the waves of Scotland’s sandy beaches at Sandend and Banff. The unspoilt fishing villages of Crovie, Pennan, Gardenstown, Portsoy and Cullen are well worth a visit and although rural, the cottages are within an easy drive of Huntly, Turriff and Banff. The area boasts many festivals throughout the summer including Fochabers Speyfest, Dufftown Whisky Festivals, Portsoy Boat Festival, Turriff Show, Keith Show and various local highland games. Explore the rugged coastline, try pony trekking, golf, tracing your ancestors or visiting National Trust properties. An ideal base to explore this lovely part of Scotland.

    This is a unique little cottage, known as a bothy, where the farm workers used to live in days gone by. This twin bedded cottage is very cosy and ideal for two people.

    This property can be booked together with Swallow Cottage (CC512073), Deveron Lodge (CC512074), Bonnie View Lodge (CC512075), Anchingoul Cottage (CC512076) and Woodland Retreat (CC512072) to accommodate up to 26 guests.

    Ground Floor: The property has two steps to the entrance, is all on the ground floor, has electric heating and comprises:
    Beamed open plan living space.
    Lounge area: With wood burner, DVD player and CD player.
    Kitchen area: With two ring hob (no oven), microwave and fridge with ice box.
    Bedroom 1: Beamed with twin beds.
    Wet room: With shower, WC and heated towel rail.

    All fuel for wood burner, bed linen and towels included. Cot available on request. Shared laundry with washing machine and tumble dryer. Optional Wi-Fi at £15 per week. Enclosed courtyard and furniture. Shared 11-acres natural grounds. Parking (2 cars). No smoking. NB: Unfenced river within 100m.

  • Taigh Kate

    Clachamish by Portree, Isle of Skye

    Grade
    2
    1
    1
    1
    Ref: CC511343
    Taigh Kate is one of the few remaining original Highland blackhouses. Built over 200 years ago from stone and lime, under a slate roof, the cottage has undergone a total restoration programme in recent years and now provides the best of modern living whilst retaining its olde worlde charm. With its thick stone walls and pretty cottage decor, it has a wonderfully warm cosy ambience and is ideal for couples seeking a quiet get away in the heart of the beautiful Isle of Skye. The cosy lounge forms part of the open plan living area, tastefully presented with country pine and pretty cottage furniture. The kitchen area has modern, built in units with an attractive dining bar. The large double bedroom has fitted wardrobes and colour coordinated soft furnishings. A bright modern shower room completes the picture. Being 10 miles equidistant between Portree and Dunvegan, Taigh Kate is an excellent base from which to explore the whole of Skye.

    Ground Floor: Property is all on ground floor level, has electric heaters and comprises;
    Open plan lounge/dining/kitchen
    Lounge Area: With electric fire, satellite Freeview TV, DVD and radio/CD
    Kitchen/Dining Area: With electric cooker, microwave, fridge with ice box, dishwasher and washing machine; breakfast/dining bar
    Bedroom: With double bed
    Shower Room: With shower cubicle, WC and wash basin

    All electricity, bed linen and towels included. Cot and high chair availableOpen grassed area to the front of the cottages. Small patio area with picnic chairs. Off road parking for 2 cars.

  • Dora’s Cottage

    Whauphill near Wigtown

    Grade
    2
    1
    2
    1
    Ref: CC537238
    Dora’s Cottage is beautifully placed for enjoying this wonderful, scenic area of the Machars Peninsula with many beautiful sandy beaches and coves to explore. The cottage was originally part of the Barnbarroch Estate and housed the weaver for the estate in around the 1850’s.

    The nearby Galloway Forest Park is the UK’s largest at three hundred square miles and is a mixture of lochs, moorland, hills and is a habitat for a variety of plants and animals. A great introduction to the Forest Park is the drive along the Queen’s Way. This is a very scenic route linking Newton Stewart with Scotland’s smallest Burgh, New Galloway. The road holds lovely surprises as it winds its way through magnificent scenery. Wild goats thrive on the rocky outcrops as do red deer, allowing an opportunity to see these elusive animals up close. The Forest Park has been designated a Dark Sky Park, and offers outstanding opportunities for star gazing. Several of the 7Stanes mountain biking trails are easily accessible from Dora’s Cottage at Kirroughtree and Glentrool. There are outstanding gardens open at Castle Kennedy, Logan Botanical Garden and Glenwhan. The nearby town of Wigtown is Scotland’s national book town and hosts a book festival in late September.

    Ground Floor: The property has Economy 7 heating and comprises:
    Lounge: With wood burner, 32" Freesat TV, DVD player, sofa and double sofa bed (for alternative sleeping).
    Two steps up to...
    Kitchen: With electric cooker, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher and washing machine.
    Shower room: With shower.
    Cloakroom: With WC and heated towel rail.
    Narrow stairs to...

    First Floor: Bedroom 1: With double bed.

    All electric, bed linen and towels included. Initial fuel for wood burner provided. Welcome pack.Enclosed, lawned garden with furniture. BBQ. Parking (1 car). Cycle store. No smoking.

  • The Sheiling

    Totaig, Isle of Skye

    Grade
    2
    1
    0
    1
    Ref: CC511129
    Situated on the hillside overlooking the beautiful waters of Loch Dunvegan, The Sheiling is a quintessential pied a terre for two. Set in 7 acres, with its own private beach, this exquisitely presented pine clad lodge is perfect in every way. Approached via a small but accessible country lane it offers quiet seclusion in a lovely, natural setting. The main room runs the length of the cottage providing a stunning open plan sitting room, dining area and kitchen. The windows look out across the sea and the surrounding hills and mountains. The double bedroom is superbly presented with coordinated soft furnishings and has the same amazing views. A cosy wood burning stove in the sitting room and the fresh smell of pine from the wood clad walls complete the picture.

    Ground Floor: Property is all on ground floor level and is heated by electric radiators and comprises:
    Open plan lounge/dining/ kitchen
    Lounge Area: With wood burning stove, TV/DVD and radio/CD
    Kitchen Area: With electric oven and hob, microwave and fridge with ice box
    Bedroom: With zip n link bed to make either one king size bed or two single beds enjoying stunning views across Loch Dunvegan and the mountains beyond.
    Shower Room: With shower enclosure, WC and wash basin.

    All electricity, bed linen and towels included. First supply of logs for wood burning stove provided.Set within 7 acres of croft land with decked area and outside furniture. Off road parking for 2 cars.

  • Thatched Croft

    Kilmuir, Isle of Skye

    Grade
    2
    1
    2
    1
    Ref: W2639

    Romantic hideaway

    This charming thatched roofed croft holiday home is an original Skye ’Black House’ which has been sympathetically and thoughtfully renovated. It is bright and welcoming and nestles in this popular part of the island where the scenery and the sea views to the Hebrides are unsurpassed. Local places of interest are Dunvegan Castle, Flora MacDonald’s grave, a local outdoor activity centre which organises archery, canoeing, walking, cycling courses and at Uig nearby, which is the ferry terminal for the Hebrides, boats can be hired for fishing trips, and there are regular boat trips and bus tours allowing you to experience the spectacular scenery and wildlife on the island. Shop, pub and restaurant 2 miles.

    All on ground floor: Living/dining room/kitchen. 1 double bedroom. Shower room with toilet.

    First £5 electricity included, remainder by £1 meter. Bed linen and towels included. Video and small library. DVD and small library. CD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Enclosed lawned garden and furniture. Parking (2 cars).

  • Esplanade Court - Apartment

    Oban, Argyll

    Grade
    2
    1
    1
    1
    Ref: B5888

    Ideal base for visiting the Isles

    Esplanade Court is situated in a particularly superb location overlooking Oban Bay, on the lovely west coast of Scotland. The holiday apartments have qualified for the STB 4 Star rating. They are equipped and furnished to a good standard with each one having a panoramic view over the bay and out to the isles of Kerrera, Mull and Lismore. Oban is a lively west coast town with lots going on for the visitor. It is central for touring the west coast, or take a boat trip to the above islands and Iona which leave daily. There is a lovely sandy beach at Ganavan which is 1½ miles away. There are some very good restaurants in which to eat dinner in the evening, after maybe a days climbing, walking or enjoying some of the wonderful animal and plant life which the west highlands has to offer. Elevator to all floors.

    Lift to apartment entrance. Living room. Dining room/kitchen. 1 double bedroom. Bathroom with shower attachment and toilet.

    Cot. Parking (1 car).

    All properties: Electric heaters, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Freeview TV. DVD. High chair. Electric cooker. Microwave. Shared laundry room with coin-operated washing machine and tumble dryer. Fridge/freezer. Shared payphone. Wi-fi (in lobby). Visit Scotland 4 Star.

  • A View For Two

    Skeabost, Isle of Skye

    Grade
    2
    1
    0
    1
    Ref: CC511173
    A View for Two is a delightful studio apartment situated in a quiet backwater adjoining the picturesque loch Snizort. This beautifully-presented pier-a-terre provides bright, modern accommodation for couples or singles in a truly superb setting. The apartment is a self-contained ground floor unit in the owner’s house. With its own separate access it has an L shaped open-plan main living room with generous-sized lounge / dining area and well-equipped kitchen. There is a comfortable, large deluxe sofa bed with sprung mattress. French windows open onto a pretty patio area with lovely gardens beyond. A bright, modern shower-room completes the picture. The apartment looks out across the gardens to the beautiful sea-loch of Snizort which immediately adjoins the property, with hills and mountains beyond. 

    Ground Floor: The accommodation is all at ground floor level, has oil central heating and comprises:
    Open plan lounge/dining/kitchen/bedroom
    Lounge Area: With Free view TV, DVD, radio/CD and deep leather large, deluxe sofa bed with sprung mattress for two
    Dining Area: With table and chairs for two
    Kitchen Area: With electric oven and hob, microwave and fridge with ice box
    Shower Room: With shower enclosure, WC and wash basin.

    All fuel, power, bed linen and towels included. Internet access through pay for use BT Openzone. Shared use of utility area with washing machine, tumble dryer and ironing board.Shared use of garden grounds with patio area and lawn which adjoin golf course and leads directly down to the banks of Loch Snizort. Off road parking space for one car.

  • The Brae Steading

    Fordyce

    Grade
    2
    1
    2
    1
    Ref: 29653


    This detached barn conversion, adjacent to the owner’s home, is located just outside the lovely conservation village of Fordyce, 1½ miles from the Moray coast. A magical place, the village is a warren of narrow streets and beautiful houses still following a medieval plan, and all wrapped around a magnificent centrepiece, Fordyce Castle, simply sitting on a bend in the village street. The holiday cottage is very comfortable and warm, and takes advantage of the panoramic views of both sea and countryside, with the arched French doors in the living room leading to a sunny sitting-out area at the front. Fordyce also offers an attractive park opposite the old kirkyard as well as a Victorian garden. The sandy beach at Sandend is a quick drive or a 45-minute walk from the cottage, where local fish can be bought and surfers enjoy the waves. Good coastal walks abound through the old fishing villages of Portsoy and Cullen, or alternatively travel inland through castle and whisky country. There are plenty of golf courses in the vicinity, and the variety of bird and wildlife both onshore and off will please the keen nature lover. Shop, pub and restaurant 2½ miles.

    All on ground floor: Living room with double sofa bed and French doors/dining room/4 steps to kitchen with Velux and tiled floor. 1 double bedroom. Shower room with toilet.

    Oil central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Travel cot on request. High chair. Freeview TV. DVD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Use of washing machine on request. Use of dishwasher in owner’s utility on request. Fridge/freezer. Wi-fi. Access to owner’s 1-acre garden. Sitting-out area and furniture. Barbecue. Parking (2 cars). Cycle store. Natural water supply from borehole. Welcome pack. No smoking. NB: 2 steps in garden.

  • Betty’s Corner

    St Fillans, nr. Crieff

    Grade
    2
    1
    1
    1
    Ref: UKC103


    Set on the edge of the picturesque conservation village of St Fillans, on the shore of Loch Earn within the Loch Lomond and Trossachs National Park, this spacious, unique, detached holiday property is surrounded by magnificent scenery in the heart of Perthshire. Architect designed and all on one level with wheelchair access, this beautiful cottage is immaculately presented providing a contemporary, tranquil, rural retreat. The worktops are wheelchair height in the kitchen and the oven door opens and slides under the oven for easy access. Enjoy leisurely walks along the loch shore, or enjoy a bite to eat at the café or pub, both within walking distance. Golfers are spoilt for choice with many excellent courses within easy reach including Gleneagles. For climbers, the mountains of Ben Vorlich, Ben Chonzie and Ben Lawers are just a short drive away. Historic castles, distilleries, formal gardens, safari parks and visitor attractions are all nearby.

    Whatever you choose to do during your stay, you can rest assured that Betty’s Corner awaits your return. Put your feet up and relax in front of the wood-burning stove with a glass of wine in the large comfortable living area, or venture outside into the lovely enclosed garden and admire the views at one of the outside seating areas, which the owner has positioned so guests can catch the best of the sunshine. Other places to visit include Lochearnhead, 5 miles, Comrie, 8 miles, Crieff, 15 miles, Perth, 30 miles, and Stirling, 26 miles. Beach 300 yards. Shop 200 yards, pub and restaurant 250 yards.

    Spacious, open-plan living/dining room with wood-burning stove, patio doors and kitchen area with tiled floors. Double bedroom with 5ft bed. Wet room with toilet.

    • Wood-burning stove - initial fuel included, thereafter at £4 per basket
    • Electricity, full oil underfloor central heating, bed linen and towels included
    • 28" Freesat TV
    • DVD
    • Microwave
    • Washing machine
    • Dishwasher
    • Fridge/freezer
    • Large enclosed lawned garden with sitting-out area and furniture
    • Barbecue
    • Car port (for 1 car); additional parking for 1 car
    • Cycle store
    • Shared tennis court
    • Welcome pack
    • Pet free of charge
    • No smoking
    • Wheelchair access

  • Craigard Apartment

    Oban

    Grade
    2
    1
    0
    1
    Ref: 30966


    In an elevated position overlooking Oban, this single-storey contemporary apartment is a mere 5-minute walk from the bustling town centre, making it an ideal holiday base for touring Argyll. From the front of the grounds there are magnificent views of the harbour and from the rear, McCaigs Folly is a spectacular sight. Oban is known as the ‘Seafood Capital of the UK’ and has a leisure centre, cinema, good selection of shops, pubs and restaurants. Nearby, for the outdoor enthusiasts there are numerous forest walks, cycle tracks and an abundance of wildlife, surrounded by stunning countryside. Thrill seekers can enjoy a sea safari trip to catch a glimpse of dolphins, whales and eagles, as well as the famous Corryvrekan Whirlpool. Ferry trips can be taken from the port of Oban to the nearby islands of Mull, Iona and Staffa. Other activities found locally include go-karting, riding, sailing, fishing and golf. Lochgilphead, Inveraray, Glencoe and Fort William are also easily reached. Shop, pub and restaurant ¼ mile.

    All on ground floor: Living/dining room/kitchen. 1 double (6ft zip and link) bedroom. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet.

    Economy 7 central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Freesat TV. DVD. iPod dock. Electric cooker. Washing machine. Dishwasher. Fridge/freezer. Wi-fi. Small enclosed garden with sitting-out area and furniture. Shared sitting-out area. Parking (1 car). No smoking.

  • Woodside Cottage

    Loch Ness-Side

    Grade
    2
    1
    1
    2
    Ref: S4105

    Glorious views across the mysterious waters of Loch Ness and lavishly appointed interiors with luxuries for ultimate relaxation combine to make these charming and romantic hideaways. They enjoy their own garden, set within 15 shared acres of grounds with access to 500 yards of private shoreline, a jetty and shingle beach. Braeside Cottage and Woodside Cottage are both nestled on a wooded hillside, are beautifully furnished throughout, and both enjoy loch views from the living rooms. Whisky distilleries, the Isle of Skye, Ben Nevis, the Cairngorm ski slopes and the Orkney Isles are all within easy reach. Inverness and a visit to the battlefield of Culloden is a must (9 miles). Fishing on the loch and golf, pony trekking and water sports close by. Shops 4 miles, pub/restaurant 200 yards.

    All on ground floor: Living room with beams. Dining room/kitchen. 1 double (5ft) bedroom with en-suite bathroom with bath, shower cubicle and toilet.

    Both properties: Open fire in living room (initial fuel included). NSH, electricity, bed linen and towels included. DVD. Stereo/CD. Microwave. Washer/dryer. Dishwasher. Payphone. Garden with patio and furniture. 15-acre grounds. Fly fishing foc. Private water supply. Parking. NB: Unfenced loch.

  • Glenfield

    Nr. Lochailort

    Grade
    2
    1
    3
    1
    Ref: SEU

    " 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.

    A spacious, attractively furnished conversion of the former service wing. Named after the ‘Glenfield’ generator, which was once housed in the building, it offers self-contained ground floor accommodation. Open-plan sitting/dining room with kitchen area. Double bedroom (5ft bed). Bathroom with toilet.

    • Electricity and full NSH by meter reading
    • Towels included
    • Cot
    • Microwave
    • Terrace with furniture

    • 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

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