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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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  • Stable Cottage

    Beeswing near Dumfries

    Grade
    2
    1
    1
    1
    Ref: CC537019
    Set amidst 36 acres of organic pasture land this pair of cottages each offer a cosy retreat for couples. Once a stable for working farm horses, Stable cottage enjoys a beautiful rural location on a small farm yet is only 7 miles from the country town of Dumfries, the main centre of the region. There is so much to see on the farm with 3 acres of woodland and an abundance of wild birds as well as free range hens, geese, rheas and pedigree Galloway cattle and sheep in abundance and the owners are developing a wetland area. A skein of barnacle geese regularly fly over the farm to the nearby estuary. For history lovers there are battle sites, stone circles, abbeys, imposing castles and round towers to explore.
    Stable Cottage is ideal for couples but could be booked together with Bothy Cottage to offer accommodation for 4/5.

    Ground Floor: Property has oil central heating and comprises:
    Lounge: Open plan with wood burning stove, TV and DVD
    Kitchen Area: With electric cooker, microwave and fridge with ice box.
    Shower Room: With shower cubicle, WC and wash basin.

    First Floor: Mezzanine Level
    Bedroom Area: With double bed and lovely views across surrounding countryside.

    All fuel, power, bed linen and towels included. Cot and high chair available on request.Off road parking for 1 car. Communal conservatory shared with Bothy Cottage.

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  • St Abbs - Keepers Fold

    St Abbs Head

    Grade
    2
    1
    0
    1
    Ref: CC538025
    Perched high on the cliff top at the head of St Abbs, the setting of this collection of Lighthouse Cottages is simply sublime! The winding climb up the protected cliff face to the top rewards with the most magical of sea views.
    Keepers Fold is a compact one-bedroom studio apartment suitable for a single person or couple with the accommodation being all on ground floor level.

    Ground Floor: The compact accommodation is all on one level, heated by electricity and comprises:
    A small open plan living space with:
    Lounge / dining area:  with Freesat TV with 2 chairs.
    Kitchen area:  with electric oven and hob, microwave and fridge with ice box
    Bedroom:  with two single beds close together
    Shower room:  with shower enclosure, WC and wash basin

    All electricity included. Bed linen supplied. Off road parking for 2 cars.

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  • 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.

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  • 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

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  • The Squinty House

    Lundin Links, nr. St Andrews

    Grade
    2
    1
    1
    1
    Ref: 30174


    This delightful terraced holiday cottage is nestled in the village of Lundin Links, the gateway to East Neuk of Fife, famous for its stunning coastline with rugged cliffs or glorious sandy beaches and golf courses. The village boasts two famous golf courses, tennis courts, bowling green and sports club. Within easy walking distance from the front door are local shops including an award-winning butchers and bakers, a coffee/gift shop and a bank, as well as bars and restaurants. Just a few miles from St. Andrews, it is the perfect place to relax with a glass of wine in the garden after a day on the beach or the golf course. For walkers, there is the stunning Fife Coastal Path, which is perfect for exploring the quaint fishing villages strung along the coast. Ideally located, tour this area and beyond with easy access to Edinburgh, Dundee, Perth and The Trossachs. Beach ½ mile. Shop 300 yards, pub and restaurant ½ mile.

    Ground floor: Living/dining room. Kitchen. Utility room. First floor: 1 double bedroom (zip and link, can be twin on request). Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet.

    Gas coal-effect fire in living room included. Gas central heating, gas, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Freeview TV. DVD. Stereo/CD. Gas hob. Electric oven. Combi microwave/oven/grill. Washer/dryer. Freezer. Small lawned garden with sitting-out area and furniture. Gas barbecue. On road parking. Cycle store. Welcome pack. No smoking. NB: 8 steps to garden and cycle store. Drop in garden.

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  • Garden Cottage

    Bearsden, nr. Glasgow

    Grade
    2
    1
    1
    1
    Ref: 29839


    This mid-terraced holiday property is situated in a leafy street in the Westerton Bearsden area of Glasgow. Located only 10 minutes by train from the cosmopolitan West End and the city centre with museums, gardens, art galleries and superb shopping, restaurants, entertainment and nightlife. It is also only 15 miles from Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park, one of Scotland’s most picturesque areas with excellent outdoor activities to be enjoyed including walking, cycling, golf, fishing, pony trekking and watersports. Visit the Trossachs Discovery Centre to learn more about this exciting area, or enjoy a cruise on the stunning Loch Lomond. Stirling, with its ancient castle, is also easily accessible for the day and well worth a trip as is the historic city of Edinburgh only an hour away. Shop 400 yards, pub and restaurant 1 mile.

    Ground floor: Living room with wooden floor/kitchen with tiled floor. Garden room with patio doors. First floor: 1 double bedroom. Shower room with toilet.

    Woodburner in living room (initial fuel included). Gas central heating, gas, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Travel cot and high chair on request. Freeview TV. DVD. iPod dock. Gas hob. Electric oven. Microwave. Washing machine. Dishwasher. Freezer. Wi-fi. Courtyard with furniture. On road parking. Cycle store. Welcome pack. No smoking.

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  • Apple Cottage

    Forgandenny

    Grade
    2
    1
    0
    1
    Ref: SXXB

    This delightful, single-storey holiday cottage (once an apple store) enjoys a tranquil location on a small private estate between the River Earn and the Ochil Hills - a stunning part of Scotland. This romantic cottage is beautifully decorated and equipped to a high standard - ideal for a holiday, short break or a honeymoon. Amble down to the river to fish, back for a game of tennis or stroll through the gardens. Dating from 1657, the Rossie Estate is home to magnificent trees and beautiful gardens which are open under Scotland’s Garden Scheme. Perth, 7 miles, offers cultural diversions; golf at Gleneagles is just 15 minutes and St Andrews 1 hour. Explore the beaches and villages of east coast Fife or head for a day in the Highlands. Edinburgh or Glasgow, 1 hour. Shop 200 yards, pub 4 miles.

    Living room with elec coal-effect fire. Kitchen with dining area and tiled floor. Double bedroom with 6ft bed. Bathroom with roll-top bath, separate shower cubicle and toilet.

    • Electricity, full oil central heating, bed linen and towels included
    • Travel cot on request
    • TV
    • DVD
    • Microwave
    • Washer/dryer
    • Fridge/freezer
    • Sitting-out area with furniture
    • Shared grounds
    • Parking (for 1 car)
    • Cycle store
    • Shared AstroTurf tennis court
    • Welcome pack
    • No smoking
    • NB: Pond in grounds

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  • Dunmore Bothy

    Dunkeld

    Grade
    2
    1
    3
    1
    Ref: UJQ
    In the heart of Perthshire, nestling quietly on a private, 1,200-acre estate in the mighty Tay Valley, this comfortable holiday cottage enjoys far-reaching views over a patchwork of farm and woodland. Dunmore Bothy is a detached, single-storey cottage with smart colour co-ordinated interiors which have been well-furnished. Visitors have access to a network of over 6 miles of private estate roads covering the extensive grounds, which include a fold of highland cattle, and two small lochs, home to wild ducks and geese.
    At the nearby Loch of Lowes, a visit to the bird hides is often rewarded by sightings of osprey soaring high overhead. Historic Dunkeld village, 3 miles, is one of Perthshire’s gems, with a part-ruined cathedral, good shops and restaurants. Perth, 16 miles, offers large areas of green parkland, where sports matches, boating and putting can be enjoyed. The town boasts numerous museums and art galleries, including the museum of the Black Watch, housed in Balhousie Castle. Edinburgh and Aberdeen within 90 minutes’ drive. Glasgow is also within driving distance and is a paradise for art lovers – the many museums include the Gallery of Modern Art, the Mackintosh Interpretation Centre and the Kelvingrove Museum and Art Gallery. More unusual attractions include the Transport Museum, the Botanic Gardens and The Tall Ship at Glasgow Harbour. Shops, pub and restaurant 3 miles.
    Dunmore Bothy can be booked together with Laundry Cottage (UJP), The Coach House (UKT), Stable Cottage (UME) and Beaters Cottage to accommodate up to 17 guests.

    Ground Floor: Open plan living space.
    Living area: With open fire, 18" Freeview TV, DVD player and CD player.
    Dining area.
    Kitchen area: With electric oven, electric hob, microwave, fridge, washing machine and tumble dryer.
    Bedroom: With kingsize bed.
    Shower room: With shower cubicle, toilet and heated towel rail.

    Electric storage heaters, electricity, bed linen, towels and logs for open fire included. Cot and highchair. Garden with garden furniture. Shared use of natural woodland grounds. Paddocks available for horses (at cost). Parking. No smoking. Please note: The property has a natural spring water supply from a well and there are sloping banks in the grounds.

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  • The Byre

    Comrie

    Grade
    2
    1
    0
    1
    Ref: SQQO

    This superb single-storey barn conversion in the grounds of Carroglen Farm has its own private glen. Carroglen is a small estate with a traditional 1500-acre hill farm rising to 3000 feet on the south side of Ben Chonzie on the edge of Comrie. Accessed by an unmade single track (4WD advised) and furnished to a high standard, it is a must for nature lovers. Visit distilleries, gardens, wildlife centres and parks, castles and ruins. Enjoy superb mountain bike/walking trails, golf, fishing. Glasgow, Edinburgh and Stirling with their breathtaking castles easily accessible by car. Shop and pub 4 miles.

    Living/dining room with wood-burning stove and kitchen area with gas/electric range (for cooking). Double bedroom with 6ft bed. Shower room with toilet.

    • Wood-burning stove - fuel included
    • Electricity, full oil central heating, bed linen and towels included
    • Freesat TV
    • DVD (small library)
    • Electricity range included
    • Microwave
    • Dishwasher
    • Fridge/freezer
    • Internet connection
    • Telephone (honesty box)
    • Courtyard with furniture
    • Grounds for hill walks
    • Parking (for 2 cars)
    • Cycle store
    • No smoking
    • Natural water supply from spring
    • Ground floor facilities
    • No children under 16 years
    • NB: Burns in grounds. Passing farm vehicles.

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  • Geordie’s Byre

    near Comrie and Crieff

    Grade
    2
    1
    0
    1
    Ref: CC524067
    Surrounded by farmland, beautiful scenery and wildlife, this semi-detached, single-storey holiday property, accessed by a rough track, is set in the heart of the scenic West Strathearn area of Perthshire and only three miles from the pretty village of Comrie. This spacious cottage offers sumptuous accommodation and is perfect for couples who want to relax in this majestic setting. The hills and glens of Perthshire make it the ideal location for riding, cycling, fishing and walking, and you are surrounded by some of the finest golf courses in Scotland including the famous Gleneagles. Explore Drummond Castle and its beautiful gardens, the famous Grouse Distillery, and Perth, Stirling, Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park are just a short drive away. Glasgow and Edinburgh are just over an hour’s drive away. After a day exploring, put your feet up and relax in front of the wood burner and enjoy the view. This property can be booked with Ben Hennie (CC524068) to accommodate four guests.

    Ground Floor: The property is all on the ground floor, has underfloor oil central heating and comprises:
    Open plan living space.
    Lounge area: Large with wood burner, 40" Freesat TV, DVD player, iPod dock, radio and French doors to garden.
    Kitchen area: With electric cooker, microwave, fridge with ice box, dishwasher and washer/dryer.
    Bedroom 1: With king size bed.
    Bathroom: With bath, shower, WC and heated towel rail.

    All oil, electric, bed linen and towels included. Initial fuel for wood burner provided. Travel cot, highchair and fireguard available on request. Welcome pack (hamper from local deli on request). Access to owners freezer.Small, enclosed garden with patio and furniture. Shared 20-acre natural grounds. Parking (2 cars). Natural water supply from spring. NB: Sloping banks in grounds.

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  • 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.

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  • The Flag House

    St Abbs Head

    Grade
    2
    1
    0
    1
    Ref: CC538053
    Perched high on the cliff top at the head of St Abbs, the setting of this collection of Lighthouse Cottages is simply sublime! The winding climb up the protected cliff face to the top rewards with the most magical of sea views; seen from many of the windows of the property. The Flag House was indeed where the flags were stored and outside was where the flag flew. Now it is a comfortable studio with spectacular sea views from every window. With steps up to the door, there is a small entrance area which opens into the main living area with a neat galley kitchen on one side and a dining table by the window. Waking up to watch the sea all around is the stuff of special holiday memories.

    Ground Floor: The property has 12 steps to the entrance, is all on one level, has electric central heating and comprises:
    Open plan living space.
    Lounge area: With Freeview TV and DVD player.
    Dining area.
    Kitchen area: With electric cooker, microwave and fridge with ice box.
    Bedroom area: With king size sofa bed.
    Shower room: With shower and WC.

    All electric and bed linen included. Shared laundry by arrangement. Sitting out area and furniture. Parking (1 car). Cycle store. No smoking. NB: Fenced seacliffs 21 yards away.

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