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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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  • Drumnadrochit, Highlands
    Drumnadrochit, Highlands×

    Thistle Dubh

    Drumnadrochit, Highlands

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    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Wifi - Car parking on site - Pub within 1 mile - Coast within 1 mile - Detached Property - Ground Floor Facilities - Rural Location
    This holiday cottage makes an ideal base for exploring Loch Ness, Urquhart Castle, the scenic west coast and Inverness. This holiday cottage makes an ideal base for exploring Loch Ness, Urquhart Castle, the scenic west coast and Inverness.
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    This delightful detached holiday cottage (pronounced ‘Thistle Doo’) enjoys a peaceful setting in the picturesque village of Drumnadrochit close to the shores of Loch Ness. The cottage makes an ideal base for exploring Loch Ness, Urquhart Castle, the scenic west coast and Inverness, the Highland capital. Super area for mountain biking, forest walks, climbing, and boat trips – also with an abundance of wildlife a wonderful area for the nature lover. Near to the Great Glen...

  • Brogaig, near Staffin, Isle of Skye
    Brogaig, near Staffin, Isle of Skye×

    Brogaig Cottages - Quiraing

    Brogaig, near Staffin, Isle of Skye

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    Ref: UK5330
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    - Coastal Property - Luxury Property - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Coast within 1 mile - Detached Property - Garden / Patio - Sea View - Ground Floor Facilities - Rural Location - Woodburning Stove
    This unique detached property is set on the beautiful Isle of Skye, with its excellent walking trails and abundance of wildlife.
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    Brogaig Cottages are rather unique as they are built from corrugated steel and are architecturally designed, taking aspects from traditional crofters’ cottages into consideration with all up to date requirements. Quiraing (ref UK5330) is a more traditional design, keeping the appearance of a crofters’ cottage. The open plan living area is spacious, bright, stylishly furnished and equipped, with a multi-fuel burner and underfloor heating taking all your comforts into...
    Brogaig Cottages - Storr
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  • Kirkpatrick Durham, Dumfries and Galloway
    Kirkpatrick Durham, Dumfries and Galloway×

    Samian Place

    Kirkpatrick Durham, Dumfries and Galloway

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    Ref: CC537075
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pub within 1 mile - Pets go free - Garden / Patio
    Cosy pied a terrace for couples offering bright and modern accommodation in Kirkpatrick Durham
     
     
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    This cosy little pied offers bright and modern accommodation and is just the ticket for a couple searching for the perfect getaway in Galloway! Samian Place, a garden flat, is so well placed in the village of Kirkpatrick Durham, which is only a mile from the main road, ensuring easy access in every direction. The views over the garden from the first floor open plan lounge to the hills of Screel and Bengairn beyond are lovely. For keen walkers, the hill of Screel is a must and although not...
  • Lyth, near Wick, Highlands
    Lyth, near Wick, Highlands×

    The Cottage

    Lyth, near Wick, Highlands

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    Ref: W42083
    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Wifi - Car parking on site - Pets go free - Garden / Patio - Rural Location - Woodburning Stove - Open Fire
    Located close to Thurso, this property is ideal for anyone wishing to take a day trip to the Orkney Isles. Located close to Thurso, this property is ideal for anyone wishing to take a day trip to the Orkney Isles.
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    Rural setting

    The Ivy Wing and The Cottage are situated in the courtyard of Barrock House, and surrounded by landscaped grounds and mature woodland. This provides shelter for an abundance of bird and wild life with pleasant walks close at hand and the scenic beaches of Sinclair and Dunnet Bay are just 5 minutes by car. The Cottage makes the perfect base for touring this unspoilt and tranquil part of the Highlands. Visit the Castle and Gardens of Mey, the Queen Mother’s...

  • Braemar, Aberdeenshire
    Braemar, Aberdeenshire×

    Stuffers Cottage

    Braemar, Aberdeenshire

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    Key Features:
    - Car parking on site - Detached Property - Garden / Patio
    This peacefully located property is overlooking the River Dee with wildlife on the doorstep. This peacefully located property is overlooking the River Dee with wildlife on the doorstep.
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    Overlooking the gentle meandering bends of the River Dee where wild red deer roam, this former taxidermist’s workshop and cottage has been completely rebuilt under the ‘Mar Estate Golden Jubilee Project’. After lapsing into dereliction, this magnificently appointed property has been restored to its original 1884 timber construction, taking into account every last detail. Further enhanced by the addition of modern day facilities, it stands as a real gem of a holiday...

  • Castletown, near Thurso, Highlands
    Castletown, near Thurso, Highlands×

    Gladstone Cottage

    Castletown, near Thurso, Highlands

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    Ref: W41543
    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Wifi - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pub within 1 mile - Pets go free - Coast within 1 mile - Garden / Patio
    Situated 800 yards to a sandy beach with many attractions and amenities within easy reach. Ideal for surfing, fishing and golf. Situated 800 yards to a sandy beach with many attractions and amenities within easy reach. Ideal for surfing, fishing and golf.
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    Coastal location

    This attractive ground floor holiday apartment forms part of a stone cottage situated in the village of Castletown. Its high ceilings, original wooden shutters and cottage garden (grassed area outside the main garden provides space for dogs’ exercise) all add to its charm. Four miles of sandy beach adjoins the fishing harbour 800 yards from the property. Sea angling and loch fishing are available. Known for its unspoilt beaches and wide variety of wildlife and,...

  • Loch Katrine, Stirlingshire, Stirlingshire
    Loch Katrine, Stirlingshire, Stirlingshire×

    Glengyle Cottage

    Loch Katrine, Stirlingshire, Stirlingshire

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    Ref: CC523071
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    - Wifi - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pets go free - Garden / Patio - Woodburning Stove
    A beautifully restored terraced steading conversion nestling in Glengyle at the head of Loch Katrine.
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    Glengyle Cottage is a beautifully restored terraced steading conversion nestling in Glengyle at the head of Loch Katrine. The steading has a stunning, unique and tranquil setting within the very heart of the Loch Lomond & Trossachs National Park.
    Positioned along a private water board road, accessing the north side of Loch Katrine, this location really gets you away from the hustle and bustle of every day life. The cottage has original thick stone walls and a slate roof.
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  • Ard Roag, by Dunvegan, Isle of Skye
    Ard Roag, by Dunvegan, Isle of Skye×

    Blossom Cottage

    Ard Roag, by Dunvegan, Isle of Skye

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    Ref: W41901
    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Car parking on site - Pets go free - Coast within 1 mile - Detached Property - Garden / Patio - Ground Floor Facilities - Rural Location - Open Fire
    Enjoy the wonderful, panoramic views to the Cuillins, the Macleod Tables and the Outer Hebrides that surround this beautiful property. Enjoy the wonderful, panoramic views to the Cuillins, the Macleod Tables and the Outer Hebrides that surround this beautiful property.
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    Beautiful views

    Nestling at the base of a small hillock, this pretty, detached holiday cottage enjoys a tranquil setting, with wonderful, panoramic views to the Cuillins, the Macleod Tables and the Outer Hebrides. Finished to a good standard, Blossom Cottage is the perfect place in which to relax and unwind. The warm and cosy accommodation is surrounded by stunning scenery, miles of rugged coastline and unspoilt sandy beaches, and is an outdoor enthusiast’s paradise. A visit...

  • Glaick of Kessock, Highlands
    Glaick of Kessock, Highlands×

    Eagle’s Nest

    Glaick of Kessock, Highlands

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    Ref: 18177
    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Wifi - Car parking on site - Detached Property - Garden / Patio - Rural Location
    With a large shared garden, this holiday property is ideal for exploring Inverness, which is just a few miles away. With a large shared garden, this holiday property is ideal for exploring Inverness, which is just a few miles away.
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    This refurbished holiday cottage is set in an orchard amidst the Ord Hill Forest, a few miles from the city of Inverness. In 2 acres of shared garden grounds near the owner’s home and next to Woodpecker Cottage, ideal for exploring the beautiful north and west Highlands. Inverness offers a variety of amenities including a theatre, restaurants and shops. Enjoy a boat trip to see the dolphins or visit the historic village of Cromarty. Easy reach of Loch Ness, Culloden battlefield and...

  • Glaick, Balmacara, Kyle, Highlands
    Glaick, Balmacara, Kyle, Highlands×

    The Boatmans Cottage

    Glaick, Balmacara, Kyle, Highlands

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    Ref: UXH
    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Car parking on site - Coast within 1 mile - Detached Property - Ground Floor Facilities - Rural Location
    In a stunning location this delightful cottage is just yards from the sea, and with breathtaking views towards Lochalsh. In a stunning location this delightful cottage is just yards from the sea, and with breathtaking views towards Lochalsh.
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    This delightful detached little cottage is set in an enviable position just yards from the sea, and with breathtaking views towards the Lochalsh and the Skye Mountains. Set within the tiny hamlet known as Glaik on the edge of the Lochalsh Woodland Garden, it is just a short drive away from the enchanting Eilean Donan Castle. The Skye bridge is within 5 minutes’ drive, and picturesque Plockton (which was the location for Hamish MacBeth) is just 20 minutes’ away, with...

  • Rothesay, Isle of Bute, Argyll and Bute
    Rothesay, Isle of Bute, Argyll and Bute×

    Milton Byre

    Rothesay, Isle of Bute, Argyll and Bute

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    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Car parking on site - Garden / Patio - Ground Floor Facilities
    Stunning scenery to be enjoyed or explore the coastline, great for the outdoor enthusiast with many activities close by. Stunning scenery to be enjoyed or explore the coastline, great for the outdoor enthusiast with many activities close by.
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    Situated amongst the rolling countryside of the ever popular Isle of Bute, this adjoining cottage offers an ideal holiday location from which to explore the dramatic coastline and stunning scenery of the island. For the outdoor enthusiast, walking, cycling, golf, fishing, sailing and watersports are in abundance. The wildlife is outstanding with deer, pheasant, otter and eagle readily seen. Visit the Victorian Gothic mansion of Mount Stuart, Bute Museum, Rothesay Castle and the...

  • Whithorn, Dumfries and Galloway
    Whithorn, Dumfries and Galloway×

    Bruce Cottage

    Whithorn, Dumfries and Galloway

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    Ref: 24145
    Key Features:
    - Pub within 1 mile - Woodburning Stove
    Soak up the cosy atmosphere in this quaint retreat for two. Just 4 miles from the craggy coastline of Scotland’s most southerly point. Soak up the cosy atmosphere in this quaint retreat for two. Just 4 miles from the craggy coastline of Scotland’s most southerly point.
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    Cosy cottage retreat for two

    Situated in a quiet cul-de-sac opposite the ancient priory site, this end terraced holiday cottage has original stonework forming the fire surround and wood panelling, which creates a cosy atmosphere. Whithorn is one of the interesting towns in the quiet Machars Peninsula, only 4 miles from the craggy coastline of Scotland’s most southerly point. Wigtown, known as book town, has 18 book shops and is 12 miles away. Bladnoch Distillery, 11...

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