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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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  • Bryn Awel

    Macduff

    Grade
    4
    3
    3
    1
    Ref: W40994

    Excellent touring base

    This cosy traditional semi detached fisherman’s cottage is tucked away in the corner of a quiet side street in the fishing town of Macduff. The owners’ family home for several generations, it has retained its original character yet offers contemporary facilities. The rear of the house offers partial sea views and there is a steep rear terraced garden with a patio, for sitting out on sunny afternoons. Macduff has its history steeped in fishing and boasts an aquarium showcasing the marine life found in these parts. Banff is noted for its architecture, in particular Duff House which contains masterpieces from the National Galleries of Scotland. Golfing, walking, cycling and fishing are available in the area. Shop, pub and restaurant 100 yards.

    Ground floor: Living room. Dining room/kitchen. 1 double bedroom (for alternative sleeping). Shower room with toilet. First floor: 2 bedrooms: 1 double, 1 twin.

    Electricity ’coal-effect fire’ included. Electric heaters, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Video/DVD. Stereo/CD. Electric cooker. Dishwasher. Freezer. Enclosed gravelled garden with patio and furniture. On road parking.

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  • The Cottage

    Poolewe, near Gairloch

    Grade
    4
    3
    0
    1
    Ref: UK5048
    Situated in an elevated position overlooking Poolewe Bay, The Cottage is a single-storey, detached cottage which enjoys magnificent seascape views from its picture windows. All rooms are bright, spacious and beautifully presented. The living room in particular enjoys stunning views across the sea. The bright, contemporary kitchen is very well equipped, with integral units and a dining table for four. There are three good sized bedrooms. The beautifully landscaped gardens are a real treat; enclosed by mature hedging, they are laid out with lawns, shrubs and flower borders. The main garden enjoys superb sea and mountain views and there’s also a secluded garden that’s an ideal spot to relax and unwind. This area of the west coast Highlands is renowned for its wonderful beaches and breath-taking scenery. Wildlife abounds here and otters, seals, whales and a myriad of bird-life can all be seen locally; it is a real birdwatcher’s paradise. The sub-tropical gardens of Inverewe are simply stunning and offer visitors a memorable day out. Due to its temperate climate, which is warmed by the waters of the Gulf Stream, there’s an exceptional variety of plants that flourish here. The pretty village of Poolewe has excellent local amenities, all within easy walking distance, including restaurants, cafés, shops, a pub, and there’s even a swimming pool. The surrounding area offers a wealth of activities and places of interest. Shop, pub and restaurant ½ mile.

    Ground Floor: 2 steps to entrance. All on the ground floor.
    Living room: With Freeview TV and DVD player.
    Kitchen/dining room: With electric oven, gas hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher and washing machine.
    Bedroom 1: With double bed.
    Bedroom 2: With single bed.
    Bedroom 3: With single bed.
    Bathroom: With bath, shower cubicle and toilet.
    Cloakroom: With toilet.

    Oil central heating, gas, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Travel cot and highchair.Large, enclosed, lawned garden with patio and garden furniture. Private parking for 2 cars. No smoking. Please note: There are 8 steps and an unprotected 5ft drop in the garden.

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  • Lower Baltersan Cottage

    Newton Stewart

    Grade
    4
    3
    2
    1
    Ref: CC537208
    Lower Baltersan Cottage is a delightful, detached cottage offering a cosy interior and a lovely enclosed garden with views over open farmland beyond. The lounge is a particularly attractive room with its feature wood burning stove and French doors overlooking the garden. The property enjoys a tranquil setting, yet it is only a few miles from the centre of Newton Stewart with many excellent shops and places to eat. With the Galloway Forest and Dark Skies Park close by, the cottage is ideally placed to explore the beauty of south west Scotland. The location is perfect for walkers, golfers and cyclists, with Glentrool, Kirroughtree and the 7Stanes mountain bike trails nearby, as well as a great choice of golf courses. There is an abundance of fishing, bird watching, beautiful and exotic gardens, many rocky coves, sandy beaches and quaint villages to explore along the Machars Peninsula.

    Ground Floor: The property has oil central heating and comprises:
    Lounge: With wood burner, French doors, 32" Freeview TV, DVD player and CD player.
    Kitchen: Farmhouse-style with electric cooker, microwave, fridge, freezer and washing machine.
    Bedroom 1: With king size bed.
    Bathroom: With shower over bath, heated towel rail and WC.

    First Floor: Bedroom 2: With single bed and coombed ceilings.
    Bedroom 3: With single bed and coombed ceilings.

    All oil, electric, bed linen and towels included. Initial fuel for wood burner provided. Travel cot and highchair on request. Enclosed lawned garden with patio, sitting-out area and furniture. Bike store. BBQ. Parking (2 cars). Cycle store. No smoking.

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  • Anchorage

    Maidens

    Grade
    4
    3
    1
    1
    Ref: 24799

    This semi-detached holiday bungalow is situated in the village of Maidens, around the shores of Maidenhead Bay on the picturesque Clyde coast, 500 yards from a sandy beach. Ayrshire offers a varying coastline with villages, beaches and rocky coves to explore. Inland there is walking, cycling, gardens and castles to visit, riding, fishing and golf. Culzean Castle Country Park (NT) has a network of wooded trails passing along the beach. Day trips to Ireland can be taken from Stranraer, whilst a short drive north leads to Ayr, a traditional seaside town. Shop ½ mile, pub 2 miles, restaurant 500 yards.

    All on ground floor: Living room. Kitchen. 3 bedrooms: 1 double, 1 twin, 1 single. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet. The property sleeps a maximum of 4 adults and a child/baby.

    Oil central heating included (£25per week, £4 per night per short break 15th September-21st April). Electricity, bed linen and towels included. Travel cot. High chair. Satellite TV. Video and small library. DVD and small library. CD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Dishwasher. Fridge/freezer. Wi-fi. Enclosed lawned garden with sitting-out area and furniture. Parking (2 cars). Cycle store. No smoking. NB: There are 5 steps into garden.

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  • Willow Tree Cottage

    Broughty Ferry near Dundee

    Grade
    4
    3
    0
    1
    Ref: CC525007
    Tucked away at the end of a quiet street in Broughty Ferry, Willow Tree Cottage is the last of a row of three accessed by a private little path, just yards away from a clean sandy beach and the sea at the end of the Tay estuary. It is very convenient for the little station at Balmossie which operates a service once a day between Carnoustie and Dundee. Its delightful location makes it a wonderfully peaceful retreat from the hustle and bustle of modern life, yet within easy access of the pristine beach and ancient castle, lively pubs, cafés and restaurants, and quality boutiques for which the area is renowned. The cottage is chic, stylish and very comfortable with an appealing layout ideal for couples or families. There is a small garden area, ideal for the grandparents or teenagers to enjoy their own space while the lovely enclosed Mediterranean style courtyard at the rear is perfect for alfresco relaxation.

    Broughty Ferry is considered the ’jewel in Dundee’s crown’, it’s fine seafront esplanade and sweeping sands provide the perfect place for a relaxing stroll or a quiet picnic. An ideal choice for small ‘his ’n’ hers’ golf parties, it also offers visitors the perfect base from which to enjoy some of the finest golf courses to be found anywhere in the world. There are several courses in and immediately surrounding the city as well as being just seven miles from the famous Carnoustie Golf Links and 16 miles from St. Andrews’ courses, home to the British Open 2015. Barnhill Rock Garden is well worth a visit and for walkers there are the great Angus Glens just waiting to be explored. In the city itself are numerous parks, gardens and museums as well as cinemas, excellent theatres and shopping outlets. Willow Tree Cottage is an ideal base for exploring this wonderful area and one visit will not be enough!

    Ground Floor: The property has gas central heating and comprises:
    Lounge: Large with bay window, open fire (decorative purposes only), Freesat TV and DVD player.
    Kitchen/dining room: With gas range, fridge/freezer, coffee machine, dishwasher, washing machine and door to courtyard.
    Snug: With wood burner and Freesat TV.
    Bathroom: With bath, shower and WC.
    Two steps to...
    Bedroom 1: With single day bed, pull out bed, French door to courtyard and en-suite toilet.

    First Floor: Bedroom 2: With king size bed, sloping ceilings and sea views.
    Bedroom 3: With single bed and sea views.

    All gas, electric, bed linen and towels included. Initial fuel for wood burner provided. Wi-Fi. Welcome pack.Enclosed courtyard with sitting-out area and furniture. BBQ. On road parking. No smoking.

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  • Camuslongart Cottage

    Dornie, Ross-shire

    Grade
    4
    3
    0
    1
    Ref: CC511260
    Camuslongart Cottage is a lovely detached stone cottage positioned right on the shores of Loch Long in the stunning West Highlands. From the conservatory that runs along the front there are absolutely stunning views over the loch to the mountains of Kintail and a glimpse of the fairytale castle of Eilean Donan. The resident otter is very likely to put in an appearance too. There is a charming cottage lounge with exposed stone wall and large wood burning stove. All three bedrooms are well presented in a traditional cottage style, each with their own wash basins. The kitchen is small but well equipped and there is a modern bathroom on the ground floor. Camuslongart Cottage enjoys an enviable position, situated at the end of a short track on the edge of Loch Long, where it joins Loch Alsh and Loch Duich. There are wonderfully scenic walks direct from the property. For water sports enthusiasts the location is second to none. Canoes and small craft can be launched from the cottage grounds, and for larger craft there is a pier in Dornie, just across the water. Here there are a number of excellent restaurants serving good local produce, or just stay and unwind by the log fire with a dram.
    Please note this cottage may also be available with Heron Cottage adjoining, which sleeps 4

    Ground Floor: property has oil central heating and comprises:
    Lounge: With wood burning stove, Free view TV, DVD and radio/CD
    Dining Room/Second Lounge/Conservatory: With panoramic views across Loch Long
    Kitchen: With electric cooker, microwave and dishwasher
    Utility: With fridge/freezer and washing machine
    Bedroom 1: With single bed and wash basin
    Bathroom: With hand held shower spray over bath, WC and wash basin

    First Floor: Bedroom 2: With double bed and wash basin
    Bedroom 3: With single bed and wash basin

    All oil, electricity, bed linen and towels included. First supply of fuel for stove provided.Garden area with bench. Off road parking for 2 cars. NB: Unprotected access to loch.

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  • Trean Apartment

    near Uig, Isle of Skye

    Grade
    4
    3
    0
    1
    Ref: CC511431
    Trean Apartment is a bright, spacious and comfortable holiday property located on a working croft. Situated in the crofting township of Linicro, the area is linked to the historic legend of Prince Charlie and Flora MacDonald, as they landed on the headland when Prince Charlie was fleeing from government troops. Flora MacDonald is buried in Kilmuir cemetery beside the Museum of Island Life, a short distance from Trean Apartment. The dramatic landscape of the Quiraing is excellent for hillwalking and the Staffin Museum is a must, as it contains an excellent collection of local geological and fossil specimens. The village of Uig is a short drive, where you will find restaurants, a local brewery and pottery centre. It is also the main ferry terminal for travelling to the Isle of Harris, Isle of Lewis and the Uists. The Faerie Glen is an excellent place to take children, the glen’s geological formations are most fascinating. Portree, the island’s capital, is only 20 minute’s drive away, where you will find restaurants, gift shops, a swimming pool, climbing wall and boat trips. There is so much to discover throughout the island so what are you waiting for? Come and be amazed by the dramatic scenery and seascapes.

    First Floor: The property is all on the first floor, has underfloor ground source heating and comprises:
    Lounge/dining room: With wooden floor and 48" Smart TV.
    Kitchen: With wooden floor, electric cooker, microwave, fridge, freezer, dishwasher, washing machine and tumble dryer.
    Bedroom 1: With double bed.
    Bedroom 2: With single bed.
    Bedroom 3: With single bed.
    Bathroom: With bath, shower and WC.

    All heating, electric, bed linen and towels included. Wi-Fi. Enclosed garden with sitting-out area and furniture. No smoking.

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  • Rocky Mountain View

    Camusluinie, nr. Dornie

    Grade
    4
    3
    2
    2
    Ref: W42713

    Stunning mountain views


    This detached holiday house , set in a wonderfully quiet area, enjoys beautiful views across the small, peaceful community of Camusluinie and on towards the rugged west coast mountains beyond. The cottage is equipped and furnished to a good standard to ensure a comfortable and relaxing holiday. This unspoilt area of the Highlands is home to a wealth of outdoor activities, including mountain biking on the quiet roads, climbing the Five Sisters of Kintail, sea and loch fishing. Just 2 miles away is the lovely Loch Long, where you could enjoy kayaking. The beautiful Eilean Donan Castle is nearby, as are pretty villages of Dornie and Plockton. Kyle of Lochalsh and the stunning scenery of the Isle of Skye a little further afield. Shop, pub and restaurant 8 miles.

    Ground floor: Living/dining room/kitchen. 1 double bedroom. Shower room with toilet. First floor: 2 bedrooms: 1 double, 1 twin. Bathroom with toilet.

    Underfloor central heating by ground source heat pump, electricity, bed linen and towels included. DVD. CD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Tumble dryer. Dishwasher. Fridge/freezer. Wi-fi. Lawned garden with decked area and furniture. Ample parking. No smoking. NB: Sloping bank at rear.

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  • Wester Croachy Cottage

    Aberarder, nr. Inverness

    Grade
    4
    3
    3
    1
    Ref: 70228

    This detached holiday cottage sits amidst hills and farmland, midway bewtween Fort Augustus and Inverness, 15 miles, and east of Loch Ness, with some exceptional scenery from the roads leading towards the loch. It is very comfortably furnished with fabrics and colours that compliment the traditional highland style and is approached by a short grassy track. The mountains ensure a tranquil spot and Loch Ruthven very close by, is an ornithologist’s dream, with grebe and many various flora and fauna. Shop 7 miles, pub 1 mile.

    Ground floor: Living/dining room. Kitchen. 1 twin bedroom. Steep stairs to first floor: 2 twin bedrooms (both with 6ft coombed ceilings). Bathroom with toilet.

    Woodburner in living room included. Electricity by meter reading. Central heating from woodburner, NSH, bed linen and towels included. Travel cot. High chair. Video. Microwave. Washing machine. Tumble dryer. Freezer. Payphone. Garden with patio area and furniture. Barbecue. Parking (2 cars). No smoking.

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  • Rushcroft

    Rockcliffe near Colvend

    Grade
    4
    3
    2
    2
    Ref: CC537109
    Rushcroft is a lovely detached cottage with a sunny patio and a large garden. Cosy, traditional and with a log fire the cottage dates back to 1700 and was originally two crofts. The farm land stretches over open countryside, crossing the delightful coastal path before descending to the beautiful secluded sandy bay of Gutcher’s Isle.
    Rushcroft may be booked independently or together with Old Glenstocken nearby for the gathering of friends and family to accommodate up to 12 guests.

    Ground Floor: The accommodation is on ground floor level, has oil central heating and comprises:
    Lounge:  with open fire, Freeview TV and DVD
    Kitchen / diner:  with electric cooker, microwave, fridge / freezer and washing machine
    Bedroom 1: with two single beds
    Bedroom 2: with single bed.
    Bedroom 3: with single bed
    Access one step down to....
    Bathroom: with bath, WC and wash basin
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    Shower room: with shower tray, WC and wash basin

    All fuel and power included. Bed linen and towels provided.Partially enclosed large lawned garden with patio area. Off road parking for 3 cars.

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  • Gleniffer House

    Portree, Isle of Skye

    Grade
    4
    3
    1
    2
    Ref: SPPQ

    This three-storey, stone Georgian house is in a magnificent seafront location with a garden to the beach, and enjoys wonderful panoramic views over Portree Bay to the Isle of Raasay, the Cuillins and the surrounding hills. It has been decorated, furnished and equipped to a very high standard with period furniture and original works of art. Great attention has been paid to ensure guests can enjoy their holiday to the maximum in a comfortable home from home. All rooms enjoy stunning views over the sea; from your bed, watch the yachts and fishing boats sailing in and out of the bay. It is not unusual to see dolphins and seals and a great variety of birdlife. Children can comb the beach for treasures and crabs! The bay and the local pub were one of the film sets for the popular film ‘Made of Honour’. Dine al fresco in the seafront garden or just relax watching the constantly changing views, or set off on one of several walks around the coastline. Set in a peaceful yet central location, Gleniffer House is just a few minutes’ walk from the charming, quiet town centre with a large selection of shops, many with handcrafted products, pubs and a variety of excellent restaurants serving local produce and seafood. Sea trips - whether it is to see the wide variety of wildlife including the sea eagles, or to fish, - are available on the doorstep. Mountain biking, climbing, horse riding, golf and kayaking are also available. The swimming pool and leisure centre/gym are within walking distance. Skye is the walkers’ and climbers’ paradise, from the Cuillin Mountains to coastal walks. Portree is ideally placed to visit all parts of the Isle – Dunvegan Castle and the coral beach, Waternish Peninsula, Armadale ‘The garden of Skye’, the majestic scenery of the Trotternish Peninsula, Talisker Distillery, or take a boat ride through the Cuillins. From Uig, visit the Outer Isles of Harris, Lewis and Uist, whilst magnificent scenery, unspoilt beaches, castles and ancient brochs are just a taste of the wide diversity of things to see and do on Skye. Shop 50 yards, pub 100 yards.

    Large living room with large bay window overlooking Portree bay. Dining room/well equipped kitchen with oil Aga (for cooking) and quarry-tiled floor, also with sea views. Study. Utility. First floor: Two double bedrooms, one with en-suite bathroom with toilet. Second floor: Twin bedroom (for alternative sleeping). Shower room with toilet.

    • Electricity, oil, full NSH, bed linen and towels included
    • Travel cot
    • High chair
    • TV
    • DVD
    • CD
    • Oil Aga
    • Microwave
    • Washing machine
    • Tumble dryer
    • Dishwasher
    • Fridge/freezer
    • Wi-fi
    • Small, enclosed garden and furniture
    • Parking (for 2 cars)
    • No smoking
    • NB: Small wall in garden overlooking harbour

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  • Sea Breeze Cottage

    Cullen

    Grade
    4
    3
    1
    1
    Ref: CC511427
    This charming, semi-detached, stone cottage has been carefully restored to provide high quality holiday accommodation with all the contemporary comforts, perfect for families or friends. Just a few hundred yards from the lovely seafront, the property is within easy walking distance of the quaint harbour and sandy beach.
    Cullen is famous for Cullen Skink (a thick Scottish soup) and the hotels and restaurants in the village make the most of the fabulous local produce. Also renowned for its ice cream shop on the main street, some say it ranks amongst the best in the world! The sandy beach offers plenty to do for families and walkers, while golfers can be out on the Cullen golf course, one of 70 within an hour’s drive!
    Take time to meander along the winding roads of this stunning coastline, dropping into some of the other villages which nestle along the coast. Plenty of walks are available in the area, not least up The Bin Hill, a well-known local route. Look out for wildlife; otters and the famous Moray Firth dolphins may be spotted, or inland birds of prey and deer are common sightings.

    Ground Floor: The property has gas central heating and comprises:
    Lounge/dining room: With wooden floor, Freeview TV and DVD and Blu-ray player, with a DVD and book library.
    Kitchen: With range cooker, microwave, fridge, dishwasher and washing machine.
    Bedroom 1: With king size bed, TV and built-in wardrobes.
    Bathroom: With shower over bath and WC.

    First Floor: Bedroom 2: With single bed and sloping ceilings.
    Bedroom 3: With single bed and sloping ceilings.

    All gas, electric, bed linen and towels included. Freezer in shed. Welcome pack. Small enclosed courtyard with patio and furniture. On street parking. Cycle store. No smoking.

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