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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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  • Tayinloan, near Tarbert, Argyll and Bute
    Tayinloan, near Tarbert, Argyll and Bute×

    Killean Estate - Rosemary

    Tayinloan, near Tarbert, Argyll and Bute

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    Ref: UK5265
    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Wifi - Car parking on site - Coast within 1 mile - Garden / Patio - Ground Floor Facilities - Rural Location
    This single-storey, semi-detached holiday property will delight families or groups with the beach just 500 yards away.
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    Rosemary is a semi-detached, single-storey property located on the Killean Estate along with 17 similar properties. The estate lies yards from the shore on the glorious west coast of Scotland with stunning sea views over the Sound of Gigha to the islands beyond. The 5,000 acre working farm offers a wealth of peaceful, scenic landscapes with prolific wildlife, including native deer, rabbits, pheasants, otters, seals and seabirds amongst the forests, moorland and seashore. Ideally placed...
    Killean Estate - Foxglove
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    Killean Estate - Buttercup
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    Killean Estate - Primrose
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    Killean Estate - Dairymans
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    Killean Estate - Mission House
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    Killean Estate - Villa House
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    Killean House - Cara
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    Killean House - Gigha
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    Killean Estate - Thistle
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    Killean Estate - Heather
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    Killean Estate - Harebell
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    Killean Estate - Gate Lodge
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    Killean Estate - Dolls House
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    Killean Estate - Boatmans
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    Killean Estate - Honeysuckle
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    Killean Estate - Blaeberry
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    Killean Estate - Bracken
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  • Alness, near Invergordon, Highlands
    Alness, near Invergordon, Highlands×

    Market Street

    Alness, near Invergordon, Highlands

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    Ref: UK5245
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pub within 1 mile - Pets go free - Garden / Patio
    This delightful, terraced cottage is nestled in the heart of a bustling Highlands town with all the amenities close by.
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    This charming sandstone cottage forms part of a small terrace of cottages, situated close to the centre of the pretty Highland town of Alness. The cottage is beautifully presented throughout and provides a good standard of accommodation in a convenient location, just a short walk from all amenities. The large living room with deep sofas and comfortable chairs opens onto a bright, modern kitchen/dining room. An outside door leads out to the generously proportioned gardens which are...
  • Gilmerton near Crieff, Perthshire
    Gilmerton near Crieff, Perthshire×

    Glowry Cottage

    Gilmerton near Crieff, Perthshire

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    Ref: CC524083
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Garden / Patio - Rural Location
    Situated in a rural location, this property makes for the perfect base to find peace, far away from the busy city life.
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    With stunning views of the surrounding Perthshire countryside, Glowry Cottage is a welcoming semi-detached holiday home, accessed via a rough track, and ideal for family and friends who want to spend time together in a rural setting. Originally a farmhouse, the property has been renovated for comfort and ease, with a handcrafted kitchen and a cosy open fire in the living room. You are just two miles from the popular holiday town of Crieff, with a wide array of independent shops, cafés...
  • New Luce, near Stranraer, Dumfires and Galloway
    New Luce, near Stranraer, Dumfires and Galloway×

    Dalnigap

    New Luce, near Stranraer, Dumfires and Galloway

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    Ref: UK5488
    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Wifi - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pets go free - Detached Property - Garden / Patio - Rural Location - Woodburning Stove
    Explore the history and countryside of the beautiful Rhinns of Galloway, with castles, lochs, seals and minke whales all to be found.
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    This spacious detached cottage makes a peaceful rural retreat with a river running through the grounds, and is surrounded by open countryside. The cottage has a multi-fuel burner to keep you warm on chilly evenings and for summer days there is a garden to sit out in and enjoy the sunshine. The cottage is located only 8 miles from the bustling harbour town of Stranraer situated at the head of Loch Ryan. This is the gateway to the Rhinns of Galloway, and for more than a century was a busy...
  • Straiton, near Maybole, Ayrshire
    Straiton, near Maybole, Ayrshire×

    Blairquhan Castle Estate - Cunninghame Cottage

    Straiton, near Maybole, Ayrshire

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    Ref: SSAK
    Key Features:
    - Luxury Property - Wifi - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pub within 1 mile - Detached Property - Garden / Patio - Ground Floor Facilities - Rural Location
    With a backdrop used for TV and film set, this location makes a wonderful location for a break.
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    These historic cottages (refs SSAJ to SSAQ) are set within the stunning Blairquhan Castle Estate in a beautiful valley with the River Girvan winding through. Blairquhan Castle, a Regency era castle, is protected as a category A listed building and the grounds are included in the Inventory of Gardens and Designed Landscapes in Scotland, the national listing of significant gardens. Used as a location for the Oscar winning film The Queen, starring Helen Mirren, Blairquhan...

    Blairquhan Castle Estate - MacKenzie Cottage
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    Blairquhan Castle Estate - Farrer Cottage
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    Blairquhan Castle Estate - Gardens Cottage
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    Blairquhan Castle Estate - Kennedy Cottage
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    Blairquhan Castle Estate - McDowall Cottage
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    Blairquhan Castle Estate - Wauchope Cottage
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    Blairquhan Castle Estate - McIntyre Cottage
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  • Perth, Perthshire
    Perth, Perthshire×

    Hollybush Cottage

    Perth, Perthshire

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    Ref: CC524056
    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Wifi - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pub within 1 mile - Pets go free - Garden / Patio
    Detached property within walking distance of the Fair City of Perth on the north side of the River Tay. 
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    Hollybush Cottage is a delightful detached family holiday property situated within walking distance of the "Fair City of Perth" on the north side of the River Tay. This self catering cottage offers homely, relaxed holiday accommodation which is pet friendly. Situated within half an acre of mature gardens it is a peaceful location but with the benefits of city life only a short distance away. The secluded garden is full of birds and interesting plants including some lovely rhododendrons and...
  • Glenfinnan, near Fort William, Highlands
    Glenfinnan, near Fort William, Highlands×

    Blythswood

    Glenfinnan, near Fort William, Highlands

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    Ref: W41760
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Pub within 1 mile - Garden / Patio - Woodburning Stove
    Lovers of Harry Potter and steam enthusiasts will love this bright, airy detached bungalow, as they watch Hogwarts Express passing by. Lovers of Harry Potter and steam enthusiasts will love this bright, airy detached bungalow, watch Hogwarts Express pass your doorstep.
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    Lovely open views

    Set back from the ’Road to the Isles’ this detached bungalow enjoys open views across the historic village of Glenfinnan. Situated at the head of Loch Shiel the village is steeped in history as it was here that Bonnie Prince Charlie rallied his Jacobite troops in 1745. Visit the NTS Monument, Visitor Centre and the beautiful St Mary and St Finnan Church. Take a trip to Fort William, the ’Outdoor Capital of the UK’ or Mallaig where you can...

  • Ceres near St Andrews, Fife
    Ceres near St Andrews, Fife×

    Halyn Cottage

    Ceres near St Andrews, Fife

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    Ref: CC526027
    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Wifi - Pub within 1 mile - Coast within 1 mile - Detached Property - Garden / Patio - Rural Location - Woodburning Stove
    Snuggle infront of the wood burner in the winter, or relax in the large garden in the summer. This detached cottage is ideal families or friends at any time of the year.
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    This welcoming, detached holiday cottage is set in the heart of the picturesque conservation village of Ceres. Ceres hosts Scotland’s oldest free Highland games, a week long programme of events culminating in the Highland games on the last Saturday in June. This is an ideal year-round location with a cosy wood burner in the lounge and a sunny garden with a stream. There are excellent cycle routes and footpaths from the cottage, and the Fife Folk Museum is just a five minute walk...
  • Fortrose, Ross-shire, Highlands
    Fortrose, Ross-shire, Highlands×

    Tigh Na Mara

    Fortrose, Ross-shire, Highlands

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    Ref: CC511262
    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Pub within 1 mile - Coast within 1 mile - Garden / Patio
    In the seaside town of Fortrose on the Black Isle with panoramic seascape views across the Moray Firth
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    Tigh Na Mara (Gaelic for cottage by the sea) is situated right on edge of the sea in the charming seaside town of Fortrose on the Black Isle. This light and airy house enjoys panoramic views across the Moray Firth from its large picture windows – with the famous bottle-nosed dolphins making a frequent appearance.  There is a spacious lounge which overlooks the pretty gardens with uninterrupted views across the bay; absolutely idyllic. The conservatory at the rear of the property acts as...
  • Fountainhall, near Stow, The Scottish Borders
    Fountainhall, near Stow, The Scottish Borders×

    Middletoun Cottages - Holly Tree Cottage

    Fountainhall, near Stow, The Scottish Borders

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    Ref: CC538055
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Garden / Patio - Rural Location - Woodburning Stove - Baby and Toddler Friendly
    A rural property situated on a working farm with lovely countryside views. All bedrooms have TVs and there is a second living room.
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    Beautifully located on a working farm in Gala Water, and accessed by a farm track, this property sits in a row with two similar properties and boasts glorious outlooks over rolling hills. Holly Tree Cottage is the largest of the three cottages and enjoys an open plan living area and a useful second living room. The bedrooms each have a good outlook and are tastefully decorated and furnished.
    The property is within easy reach of Edinburgh, just 40 minutes by train from Stow, or...
    Middletoun Cottages - Beech Tree Cottage
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    Middletoun Cottages - Pine Tree Cottage
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  • halfway between Spean Bridge and Fort William, Highlands
    halfway between Spean Bridge and Fort William, Highlands×

    Salmon Catch Cottage

    halfway between Spean Bridge and Fort William, Highlands

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    Ref: CC511282
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Garden / Patio
    Superb cottage overlooking the River Lochy and mountains beyond. 
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    Salmon Catch Cottage is a superb cottage situated right on the banks of the famous River Lochy. Forming a contemporary wing of the owner’s lovely detached west Highland house, with wrap around gardens and situated in a beautiful glen with gardens leading down to the renowned salmon river and just a few minutes’ drive to the Ben Nevis mountain range, it offers peace and tranquillity in a stunning setting. 2-acres of grounds (which are shared with the owners and guests of two...
  • Tayinloan, near Tarbert, Argyll and Bute
    Tayinloan, near Tarbert, Argyll and Bute×

    Killean Estate - Honeysuckle

    Tayinloan, near Tarbert, Argyll and Bute

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    Ref: UK5279
    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Wifi - Car parking on site - Coast within 1 mile - Garden / Patio - Sea View - Ground Floor Facilities - Rural Location
    Set on the south west corner of a cluster of cottages with a panoramic view across the coast towards Ireland.
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    Honeysuckle is a terraced cottage located on the Killean Estate along with 17 similar properties. The estate lies yards from the shore on the glorious west coast of Scotland with stunning sea views over the Sound of Gigha to the islands beyond. The 5,000 acre working farm offers a wealth of peaceful, scenic landscapes with prolific wildlife, including native deer, rabbits, pheasants, otters, seals and seabirds amongst the forests, moorland and seashore. Ideally placed for walking, either on...
    Killean Estate - Foxglove
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    Killean Estate - Rosemary
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    Killean Estate - Buttercup
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    Killean Estate - Primrose
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    Killean Estate - Dairymans
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    Killean Estate - Mission House
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    Killean Estate - Villa House
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    Killean House - Cara
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    Killean House - Gigha
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    Killean Estate - Thistle
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    Killean Estate - Heather
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    Killean Estate - Harebell
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    Killean Estate - Gate Lodge
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    Killean Estate - Dolls House
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    Killean Estate - Boatmans
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    Killean Estate - Blaeberry
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    Killean Estate - Bracken
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