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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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  • Whitehills, near Banff, Aberdeenshire
    Whitehills, near Banff, Aberdeenshire×

    Sgairbh Chladach

    Whitehills, near Banff, Aberdeenshire

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    Ref: UK5366
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    - Coastal Property - Wifi - Pub within 1 mile - Coast within 1 mile - Detached Property - Garden / Patio
    Just a few yards from the sea and a couple of miles from Banff, there’s lots for the active holidaymaker to do in this area of north east Scotland. Just a few yards from the sea and a couple of miles from Banff, there’s lots for the active holidaymaker to do in this area of north east Scotland.
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    Sgairbh Chladach is Scottish Gaelic and means Cormorants Coast. Aptly named because of the abundance of bird and marine life in the area, this charming, detached, traditional fisherman’s cottage has been lovingly furnished to provide a very comfortable holiday home, and is literally a few yards from the sea. With gas central heating throughout, it is a very cosy cottage whatever the weather and time of year. Whitehills is an attractive fishing village typical of those strung out along...
  • Killiechonan Loch Rannoch, Perthshire
    Killiechonan Loch Rannoch, Perthshire×

    Gatehouse Cottage

    Killiechonan Loch Rannoch, Perthshire

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    Ref: 19664
    Key Features:
    - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Detached Property - Garden / Patio - Woodburning Stove
    Peacefully located cottage with stunning scenary, an abundance of wildlife and own private beach. Peacefully located cottage with stunning scenary, an abundance of wildlife and own private beach.
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    A delightful south facing cottage almost on the shores of wild and beautiful Loch Rannoch with stunning views towards it from the living room, bedroom and steep garden at the rear. Very comfortable, it exudes peace and tranquillity, a real haven from the hustle of everyday life. The holiday cottage further benefits from its own private and sheltered beach on the loch directly across from the cottage. There are abundant opportunities for walking, fishing, bird watching and water...

  • Tweedsmuir, near Biggar, The Scottish Borders
    Tweedsmuir, near Biggar, The Scottish Borders×

    Hearthstanes Cottages - Mathieside Cairn

    Tweedsmuir, near Biggar, The Scottish Borders

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    Ref: 30103
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Car parking on site - Pets go free - Rural Location
    This holiday property is located in the Tweedsmuir Hills, where wonderful walking and biking can be enjoyed. This holiday property is located in the Tweedsmuir Hills, where wonderful walking and biking can be enjoyed.
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    Within a traditional steading courtyard, these three charming holiday cottages (refs 30101, 30102 and 30103) are in the heart of a working hill farm in the picturesque Tweedsmuir Hills in the Scottish Borders. With wonderful hill walking and biking, they are ideal for those seeking a comfortable base close to outdoor activities, or a peaceful retreat in a lovely rural setting, and for stalking, shooting and fishing in season. Although apparently remote, Edinburgh is only a scenic hour...

    Hearthstanes Cottages - Manyleith Rig
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  • Clachamish by Portree, Isle of Skye, Isle of Skye
    Clachamish by Portree, Isle of Skye, Isle of Skye×

    Taigh Kate

    Clachamish by Portree, Isle of Skye, Isle of Skye

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    Ref: CC511343
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    - Coastal Property - Pets go free - Coast within 1 mile - Garden / Patio
    Detached cottage for couples is one of the few remaining original HIghland blackhouses
     
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    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...
  • Laggan Locks, Loch Lochy, Highlands
    Laggan Locks, Loch Lochy, Highlands×

    Ivy Cottage

    Laggan Locks, Loch Lochy, Highlands

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    Ref: SD40
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Car parking on site - Detached Property - Garden / Patio - Rural Location - Open Fire
    Ivy Cottage lies by the water’s edge at the north end of Loch Lochy, surrounded by beautiful Highland scenery. Ivy Cottage lies by the water’s edge at the north end of Loch Lochy, surrounded by beautiful Highland scenery.
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    This little, detached, single-storey holiday cottage, adjacent to the owner’s boat hire business, is attractively situated by the water’s edge at the north end of Loch Lochy, surrounded by some of Scotland’s most beautiful Highland scenery. An ideal base from which to fish the loch, guests can also ski at Aonach Mor on Ben Nevis or visit Loch Ness, Inverness, Fort William and the Isle of Skye. Alternatively you can simply sit in the waterside garden and relax while watching...
  • Clachan, Staffin, Isle of Skye
    Clachan, Staffin, Isle of Skye×

    Mary’s Cottage

    Clachan, Staffin, Isle of Skye

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    Ref: UK5255
    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Coast within 1 mile - Garden / Patio - Ground Floor Facilities - Rural Location - Woodburning Stove
    Historic sites, castles and wildlife - there’s an abundance of things to explore and see whilst staying at Mary’s Cottage.
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    Mary’s Cottage is a traditional style, crofter’s cottage. Built on the footprints of the original cottage, all the stone from the original house was used. Deceptively spacious and furnished with quality and style to ensure all comforts are provided for an enjoyable stay. This secluded property is an ideal place to get away from it all.
    The area has so much to offer outdoor enthusiasts. The Trotternish Ridge, The Old Man of Storr and the famous Quiraing all offer excellent...
  • Barcaldine, near Oban, Argyll and Bute
    Barcaldine, near Oban, Argyll and Bute×

    Barcaldine Cottages - Iona Cottage

    Barcaldine, near Oban, Argyll and Bute

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    Ref: 29133
    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Wifi - Car parking on site - Pets go free - Coast within 1 mile - Detached Property - Garden / Patio - Rural Location - Woodburning Stove
    Set in a rural location Iona Cottage is the perfect romantic retreat for 2. Set in a rural location Iona Cottage is the perfect romantic retreat for 2.
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    Enjoying a peaceful setting in the grounds of Barcaldine House, a 16th century mansion, these holiday cottages are an ideal base from which to explore this magnificient part of the west coast of Scotland. Iona Cottage (ref 29133), Tiree Cottage (ref 29578)and Staffa (ref 30835) adjoin the owner’s home, whilst Easdale Cottage (ref 29134) stands detached. Close to the village of Benderloch and the sandy beach at Tralee Bay, there are plenty of attractions to visit, including the...

    Barcaldine Cottages - Easdale Cottage
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    Barcaldine Cottages - Tiree Cottage
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    Barcaldine Cottages - Staffa
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  • Drumnadrochit, by Inverness, Highlands
    Drumnadrochit, by Inverness, Highlands×

    Burns Cottage

    Drumnadrochit, by Inverness, Highlands

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    Ref: UZM
    Key Features:
    - Car parking on site - Detached Property - Garden / Patio - Rural Location
    Located on the edge of Drumnadrochit, this property is just a short walk away through an ancient forest from Loch Ness. Located on the edge of Drumnadrochit, this property is just a short walk away through an ancient forest from Loch Ness.
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    Tastefully renovated, this 200-year-old single-storey, former steading stands wonderfully positioned on the edge of the Highland village of Drumnadrochit, a short walk through an ancient forest to Loch Ness. This lovely property is ideal for couples looking for a peaceful hideaway with facilities within easy walking distance. Drumnadrochit offers visitors exhibitions, cruises, pleasant walking, pony trekking and golf. Castle Urquhart lies two miles away, Inverness 12 miles. Burns Cottage...

  • Crieff, Perthshire
    Crieff, Perthshire×

    Westerton Lodge

    Crieff, Perthshire

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    Ref: SRRH
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Detached Property - Garden / Patio - Ground Floor Facilities - Rural Location
    With shared use of 20-acre grounds, and many places to see in the area, this is great for that romantic break. With shared use of 20-acre grounds, and many places to see in the area, this is great for that romantic break.
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    Situated 2 miles to the west of the holiday town of Crieff, enjoying an idyllic and tranquil woodland setting with large private garden, this renovated, detached Victorian cottage makes the ideal getaway, providing spacious and comfortable holiday accommodation. There are 20 golf courses within 15 miles, loch and river fishing, mountain biking and hill walking. Watersports at Loch Earn, and tennis court available by arrangement. Superb wildlife ranging from red squirrels and deer in...

  • Near Castle Douglas, Dumfries and Galloway
    Near Castle Douglas, Dumfries and Galloway×

    Stable Cottage

    Near Castle Douglas, Dumfries and Galloway

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    Ref: UUD
    Key Features:
    - Car parking on site - Ground Floor Facilities - Open Fire
    A cosy retreat with open fire, in an idyllic situation on the 3000-acre Crofts Estate, surrounded by the Galloway Hills. A cosy retreat with open fire, in an idyllic situation on the 3000-acre Crofts Estate, surrounded by the Galloway Hills.
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    "Idyllically set on a 3000-acre estate..."

    Enjoying an idyllic situation on the 3000-acre Crofts Estate, surrounded by the Galloway Hills, these holiday cottages have enviable, dramatic views towards the Solway Firth and Cumbrian Hills beyond. Accessed along a private drive, and adjoining a cluster of well-maintained estate buildings, Stable Cottage (ref UUD) makes a romantic hideaway for two, offering stylishly furnished accommodation – its walls adorned with the original work...

    Gardener’s Cottage
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  • Gairlochy near Spean Bridge, Highlands
    Gairlochy near Spean Bridge, Highlands×

    Ardlussa Cottage

    Gairlochy near Spean Bridge, Highlands

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    Ref: CC511471
    Key Features:
    - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pets go free - Detached Property - Garden / Patio - Rural Location - Woodburning Stove
    A secluded retreat situated adjacent to the Caledonian Canal at the south end of the Great Glen Way.
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    Ardlussa Cottage is a former lock keeper’s cottage set on the banks of the Caledonian Canal at Gairlochy. The soothing bath in the bedroom and the wood burner in the lounge makes this cottage ideal for a romantic break or a honeymoon. The fantastic location adds to its charm. Gairlochy is a small hamlet on the southern shores of Loch Lochy and boasts tranquil and picturesque scenery. Situated between the Caledonian Canal and the Commando Memorial, it is surrounded by several other...
  • Carradale East, Campbeltown, Argyll and Bute
    Carradale East, Campbeltown, Argyll and Bute×

    Port Righ Cottage

    Carradale East, Campbeltown, Argyll and Bute

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    Ref: CC523127
    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Wifi - Pub within 1 mile - Pets go free - Coast within 1 mile - Garden / Patio - Woodburning Stove
    Quaint wood clad cottage only 100 yards from the magical Port Righ bay on the quiet east side of the Kintyre peninsula.
     
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    Port Righ Cottage is a quaint wood clad self catering holiday property situated in Carradale on the quiet east side of the Kintyre peninsula. Nestling within the shared rear garden and parking area of the local hotel, this charming cottage is only a 100 yards stroll down to the magical Port Righ bay and sandy beach. Port Righ is a small hamlet on its own at the edge of Carradale which looks out onto the Isle of Arran and its stunning mountain ranges. The cottage is designated for a couple,...
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