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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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  • Baltinna West

    Newtonmore, nr. Aviemore

    Grade
    2
    1
    1
    1
    Ref: UTY

    In a romantic setting amid stunning scenery, made famous by the BBC’s Monarch of the Glen TV series, these two architect-designed, timber clad, adjoining properties (Baltinna West UTY and Baltinna East SGGW) make a truly tranquil holiday retreat. They can be booked individually or together for two couples, and are set within an enclosed garden, each with its own private sitting-out area. Oozing character and warmth, each have their own charms and both benefit from cosy wood-burning stoves in the living room and sheepskin rugs on oak floors. Nestling between the Cairngorm and Monadhliath mountain ranges, Newtonmore is situated in the heart of the Cairngorm National Park, a walker’s and birdwatcher’s paradise. Outdoor pursuits found locally include 7 golf courses, fishing on the River Spey, mountain biking, skiing, tours taking in distilleries, RSPB sites, interactive museums, and the towns of Aviemore and Inverness. Shops ¼ mile. Pubs serving very good food within 1 mile. Excellent restaurants locally.

    Living room with wood-burning stove, rugs on oak floor and well-equipped, modern fitted kitchen/dining area. Separate toilet. First floor: Double bedroom with feature roll-top bath, wash basin and en-suite shower room (no toilet).

    • Freesat TV
    • Tumble dryer

    • Wood-burning stove – logs included
    • Electricity, full oil central heating, bed linen and towels included
    • DVD
    • Radio/CD
    • iPod dock
    • Microwave
    • Washing machine
    • Dishwasher
    • Fridge/freezer
    • Wi-fi broadband
    • Enclosed garden with own decked area
    • Parking (for 1 car)

  • Bay Cottage

    Gairloch, Wester Ross

    Grade
    2
    1
    0
    1
    Ref: CC511232
    Bay Cottage is a single storey detached cottage situated in a quiet backwater overlooking Gairloch Bay. Attractively presented throughout, it provides an ideal self catering base for couples wishing to explore this beautiful and renowned area of the Highland west coast. The accommodation is mainly open plan. The pretty lounge area is separated from the modern, well equipped kitchen by a breakfast bar. There is a warm and cosy double bedroom and bright, modern bathroom with shower. Bay Cottage is very conveniently situated in the tiny hamlet of Charleston, overlooking the bay and opposite Gairloch harbour. There is a thriving local inn just 1/4 mile from the cottage. It is also just a short walk to the harbour. Along the pier there are a selection of small shops, a cafe and post office. There are a number of excellent sea and wildlife boat trips that can be booked from the harbour, as well as sea fishing trips and excursions in a glass bottom boat.

    Ground Floor: Property is all on ground floor level has electric storage heaters and comprises:
    Open plan lounge/dining/kitchen
    Lounge Area: With satellite basic sky package TV, DVD and radio/CD
    Kitchen/Dining Area: With electric cooker, microwave, fridge with ice box and washer/dryer, breakfast bar.
    Bedroom: With double bed
    Bathroom: With shower over bath, WC and wash basin

    All electricity, bed linen and towels included. Cot and high chair available.Open patio garden with outdoor furniture. Off road parking for 1 car

  • Ardlamont Estate - Doocot

    Tighnabruaich

    Grade
    2
    1
    2
    1
    Ref: 30407

    Amidst a stunning secluded location with a 1½ mile private beach, this really is the perfect place for a relaxing holiday or a family celebration. Nestling in 640-acres of unspoilt natural woodland, Ardlamont Estate is ideal for large parties and weddings. It is located in an area of stunning natural beauty with hills, glens, rugged coastlines, white beaches, clear waters and ancient forests. Argyll’s Secret Coast is packed with places to visit, sailors, walkers, cyclists and artists are all drawn to this area for its beauty. Abundant wildlife can be spotted such as deer, buzzards, otters, golden eagles, red squirrels and if you’re very lucky, basking sharks. The whole area is steeped in highland history and dotted with ruins, castles and ancient sites. The town of Dunoon is within easy reach and has a good selection of shops, pubs and restaurants. Take a steamer cruise and explore the hills and lochs of the Cowal Peninsula. Loch Lomond National Park is just a short drive away and is ideal for walkers and cyclists of all abilities, and boasts a magnificent diversity of scenery with dramatic peaks, waterfalls and hidden caves. Portavadie with its plush Marina and restaurant is approximately a 5-minute drive, you can catch the ferry over to Tarbert to explore the Kintyre Peninsula with ferries to the Islands of Islay, Jura and Arran. The historic Ardlamont House is a classical example of a Scottish country house, dating back to at least 1646 when it became the ancestral home of the Lamonts, one of Scotland’s oldest clans. Sumptuous public rooms with blazing log fires, and elegant four-postered bedrooms makes this ideal to enjoy the luxurious surroundings. Beaters Cottage is stone-built with many original features, The Dovecote and Doocot offers a romantic retreat for couples. Chauffers and Coachmans are situated in the east and west wings of Ardlamont House with their own private entrances. Beach 500 yards. Shop and pub 2 miles. Amidst a stunning secluded location with a 1½ mile private beach, this really is the perfect place for a relaxing holiday or family celebrations and is just 4 miles from the nearest villages. Nestling in 460 acres of unspoilt natural woodland, Ardlamont Estate is ideal for large parties and weddings. It is located in an area of stunning natural beauty with hills, glens, rugged coastlines, white beaches, clear waters and ancient forests. Argyll’s Secret Coast is packed with places to visit and things to do; sailors, walkers, cyclists and artists are all drawn to this area for its beauty. Abundant wildlife can be spotted such as deer, buzzards, otters, golden eagles, red squirrels and if you’re very lucky, basking sharks. The whole area is steeped in Highland history and dotted with ruins, castles and ancient sites. The town of Dunoon is within easy reach and has a good selection of shops, pubs and restaurants. Take a steamer cruise and explore the hills and lochs of the Cowal Peninsula. Loch Lomond National Park is just a short drive away and is ideal for walkers and cyclists of all abilities, and boasts a magnificent diversity of scenery with dramatic peaks, waterfalls and hidden caves. Portavadie with its plush marina and restaurant is approximately 5 minutes’ drive away, or you can catch the ferry over to Tarbert to explore the Kintyre Peninsula with ferries to the islands of Islay, Jura and Arran. The historic Ardlamont House is a classical example of a Scottish country house, dating back to at least 1646 when it became the ancestral home of the Lamonts, one of Scotland’s oldest clans. Sumptuous public rooms with blazing open fires, and elegant four-postered bedrooms makes this ideal to enjoy the fabulous surroundings. Beaters Cottage is stone-built with many original features, The Dovecote and Doocot offer a romantic retreat for couples. Chauffeurs and Coachmans are situated in the east and west wings of Ardlamont House with their own private entrances. Beach 500 yards. Shop, pub and restaurant 2 miles.

    Ground floor: Living room/kitchen with wooden floors. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet. Open tread stairs to first floor: 1 double (5ft) bedroom.

    Woodburner in living room (initial fuel included). Electric cooker. Enclosed lawned garden with sitting-out area and furniture. Parking (2 cars).

    All properties: Oil central heating, electricity and bed linen included. Travel cot and high chair on request. Freeview TV. DVD. Microwave. Washing machine. Dishwasher. Freezer. Shared 460-acre natural grounds. Welcome pack. No smoking. NB: Unfenced access to beach 500 yards.

  • Eagle’s Nest

    Glaick of Kessock

    Grade
    2
    1
    0
    1
    Ref: 18177

    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 Fort George. Horse riding, 1 mile, castles, lovely beaches and golf, 5 miles. Can be booked with 23492 to accommodate 4 guests. Shop and pub 2 miles.

    5 steps to property. All on ground floor: Living room with patio doors/dining room with laminate floor. Kitchen with French doors. Beams throughout. 1 double bedroom with en-suite bathroom with shower over bath and toilet.

    Electric woodburner in living room included. Gas central heating, gas, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Digital TV. DVD. Video and small library. DVD. Stereo/CD. Gas hob. Electric oven. Microwave. Wi-fi. Large shared garden, patio area and furniture. Parking (1 car). Cycle store. No smoking.

  • Brough Hall

    Paisley

    Grade
    2
    1
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    1
    Ref: CC531121
    Brough Hall is a wonderful listed Victorian building located in the Oakshaw Conservation area within Paisley, just west of Glasgow. This first floor self catering apartment is ideal for a couple who want to enjoy all that Glasgow - the City of Culture - and the surrounding area have to offer, whilst staying in a charming historic property. The building is named after Peter Brough who was one of the wealthiest men in Paisley during the 1900’s and lived on this very site. Brough Hall was built after his death in Scottish Baronial style and was originally designated as a nursing home - this is carved above the front door - to day there are six privately owned apartments. Flat four is located on the first floor, looking out over the front of the property. Oakshaw Street is quiet, leafy and is a no through road. Inside the apartment there is an open plan living space with high ceilings and large windows. Everything leads off from the lounge, the kitchen is tucked round the corner and is galley style, the dining area sits within the tower alcove. The bedroom has a wonderful large super king bed. 
    Brough Hall really does make a fantastic holiday location from where to access both city life and countryside locations across Central and Southern Scotland alike

    First Floor: Property is all on first floor level has gas central heating and comprises;
    Open plan living space:-
    Lounge Area: With Free view TV, DVD, radio/CD, selection of books/DVDs
    Kitchen Area: With electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge (with ice box) and washer/dryer
    Dining Area: Set within tower alcove with glass topped table and chairs
    Bedroom: With super king size bed
    Bathroom: With shower over bath, WC and wash basin

    All fuel, power, bed linen and towels included Wifi internet access available.Off road parking for one car.

  • Penny Lane

    Scone near Perth

    Grade
    2
    1
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    1
    Ref: CC524052
    Penny Lane is a cosy semi detached cottage situated within the charming Perthshire village of Scone, only 2 miles North East from the City of Perth. This property offers delightful self catering holiday accommodation, located within a peaceful cul de sac and is comfortably furnished throughout. The lounge is homely with a flat screen 32" TV and electric focal point fire leading to a sunny conservatory with views to the garden. The kitchen is bright, well equipped and also includes a dining area. There is a large wrap around gravel garden with heather rockery and outdoor seating available both at the front and back. Scone has fantastic local transport with a local bus service running into Perth every 10 minutes. You could easily stay here at Scone without a car - you can fly into the local airport and then take a short taxi journey or take the train to Perth where the owners of the property are happy to pick you up from the train station. Penny Lane is only a short walk across the village park from local shops, pubs and eateries.

    Ground Floor: Property is all on ground floor level has electric heating and comprises:
    Lounge: With electric fire, 32" TV and DVD player
    Conservatory.
    Kitchen/Diner: With electric cooker, microwave, fridge/freezer and washing machine; dining table and chairs
    Bedroom: With double bed
    Shower Room: With shower cubicle, WC and wash basin.

    All electricity, bed linen and towels included. Travel cot and high chair available by request. Wi-fi access availableEnclosed gravel garden with outdoor furniture. On street parking for 1 car.

  • Newhall Cottages - The Bothy

    Carlops, nr. Penicuik

    Grade
    2
    1
    2
    1
    Ref: 30950

    These four beautifully situated holiday cottages are part of historic Newhall Estate, just 14 miles south west of the vibrant city of Edinburgh, and a central base from which to explore further afield to Glasgow, Stirling, Fife and the Scottish Borders. Newhall’s 1,100 acres are on the edge of the Pentland Hills Regional Park, a wonderful landscape sculpted by glaciers and water, with hillwalking and biking to suit all abilities. Newhall Steading Cottage (ref 30949), skilfully converted from the original farm steading, is privately situated about 220 yards from Newhall House. The bright open-plan living area has a cosy woodburner and French doors leading to small terrace opposite a walled garden. The Bothy (ref 30950) is adjacent to Newhall Steading Cottage and is a tiny haven for two, with a galley kitchen and compact living area opening onto the garden and courtyard beyond. The owners’ 2-acre walled garden is a peaceful spot for relaxing in and produces a great array of spring and summer flowers. Spittal Cottage (ref 30951) and Spittal Coach House (ref 30952) are set a mile away on a working hill sheep farm, bounded on its west side by a reservoir where brown trout fishing may be arranged and the bird hide is a great vantage point from which to watch ducks, geese and heron. Spittal Coach House is a spectacular conversion from an 18th-century farm steading. The beautifully light, spacious, oak floored living area has a central, double-sided woodburner and three huge arched windows opening onto a paved terrace. Spittal Cottage is a traditional, south-facing farm cottage, with fine views and a delightful cosy living room and stunning walking from the doorstep. The nearby North Esk Glen has over a mile of delightful paths, some steep, with a rich variety of wildlife. The patient observer may be rewarded by a glimpse of an otter or badger. The village of West Linton, 5 miles, has local shops, a pub and good restaurant, while Carlops, 1½ miles, has a pub serving food. Shop and restaurant 4½ miles, pub 1½ miles.

    All on ground floor: Living/dining room/kitchen. 1 double (zip and link bed, can be twin) bedroom. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet.

    Freesat TV. Garden furniture. Parking (2 cars). Pets to be kept on a lead, sheep country.

    All properties: Biomass central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Cot and high chair on request. DVD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Wi-fi. Access to owners’ 2-acre walled garden. Shared grounds. Trout fishing on estate on request (licence needed). No smoking.

  • Garden Cottage

    Dunkeld

    Grade
    2
    1
    0
    1
    Ref: UZH

    Nestling on a wooded hillside in a wonderful south-facing position overlooking Birnam Hill and Dunkeld Cathedral, this stylish, bright and spacious detached single-storey property is the ideal holiday base to explore the historic town of Dunkeld – only a 10-minute walk – and its selection of shops, pubs and restaurants. In the immediate vicinity are beautiful walks along the River Tay, a network of well-marked forestry paths and cycle routes. Also nearby is the Loch of Lowes Wildlife Centre. Fishing, golf and tennis are available locally, as well as a wide range of other sporting and adventure activities. Further afield are the mountains and lochs of highland Perthshire and a wealth of castles and historic sites. Also within easy reach are Edinburgh, Pitlochry, with its festival theatre, Perth, Dundee, St Andrews and the Fife coast. Shop 1/2 mile.

    Entrance hall. Large comfortable open-plan living/dining room, farmhouse-style kitchen with French doors to decking with garden furniture and lovely views. Double bedroom. Bathroom with over-bath shower and toilet.

    • Electricity and full oil central heating included (November-March £20 per week poa)
    • Bed linen and towels included
    • High chair on request
    • TV
    • DVD
    • Stereo/CD
    • Microwave
    • Washer/dryer
    • dishwasher
    • Small garden for sole use with decked area and furniture
    • Parking (for 2 cars)
    • Secure cycle store
    • No smoking
    • Ground floor facilities
    • No children except babies under 12 months

  • Esplanade Court - Apartment

    Oban, Argyll

    Grade
    2
    1
    1
    1
    Ref: B5888

    Ideal base for visiting the Isles

    Esplanade Court is situated in a particularly superb location overlooking Oban Bay, on the lovely west coast of Scotland. The holiday apartments have qualified for the STB 4 Star rating. They are equipped and furnished to a good standard with each one having a panoramic view over the bay and out to the isles of Kerrera, Mull and Lismore. Oban is a lively west coast town with lots going on for the visitor. It is central for touring the west coast, or take a boat trip to the above islands and Iona which leave daily. There is a lovely sandy beach at Ganavan which is 1½ miles away. There are some very good restaurants in which to eat dinner in the evening, after maybe a days climbing, walking or enjoying some of the wonderful animal and plant life which the west highlands has to offer. Elevator to all floors.

    Lift to apartment entrance. Living room. Dining room/kitchen. 1 double bedroom. Bathroom with shower attachment and toilet.

    Cot. Parking (1 car).

    All properties: Electric heaters, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Freeview TV. DVD. High chair. Electric cooker. Microwave. Shared laundry room with coin-operated washing machine and tumble dryer. Fridge/freezer. Shared payphone. Wi-fi (in lobby). Visit Scotland 4 Star.

  • Shepherd’s Cottage

    Moffat

    Grade
    2
    1
    2
    1
    Ref: CC537206
    Situated up a country lane, via rough track, this cosy cottage is surrounded by picturesque countryside. The market town of Moffat is an attractive conservation town, coaching stop and 19th Century spa town. Its double high street has lots of specialist shops and due to its weaving associations, you can choose from wool and cashmere in colours to match the local hills. The town lays claim to the narrowest street in Scotland, and the shortest street in the UK. According to the Guinness Book of Records, the world-famous Star Hotel, at only 20 feet across, is the narrowest hotel in Britain, if not the world. Moffat is easily reached and if calculations are believed, it is situated one mile south of the centre of Britain. Both Glasgow and Edinburgh can be reached in under an hour, and Carlisle is around 40 minutes’ to the south.

    Ground Floor: The property is all on the ground floor, has solid fuel heating and comprises:
    Lounge/dining room: With wood burner, Freeview TV and views of countryside to Moffat.
    Kitchen: With gas oven and hob, microwave, fridge, freezer and washing machine.
    Bedroom 1: With twin beds.
    Bathroom: With shower over bath and WC.

    All gas, electric, bed linen and towels included. Fuel for wood burner provided. Large garden with furniture. Pets to be kept under close control, sheep country. Parking (2 cars). No smoking. No children under 8 years. NB: Access is via a rough track and may not be suitable for low vehicles. Unfenced stream in garden.

  • Kentra Cottage

    Dunire, Ballachulish, Glencoe

    Grade
    2
    1
    0
    1
    Ref: CC511072
    Kentra Cottage is a delightful cottage located adjacent to the Dunire Guest House in the famous Glencoe village and enjoy’s stunning views up to the Pap of Glencoe. The accommodation benefits from being all on ground floor level and is tastefully furnished throughout. The shoreline of the delightful Loch Leven, with its fringe of loch side hotels where it is possible to enjoy a spot of lunch and a swim, is only a short stroll away Glencoe village itself has a few shops and a local museum situated in an old thatched croft house.

    Ground Floor: Property is all at ground floor level, has electric under floor heating and comprises:
    Lounge Area: With satellite TV and DVD
    Kitchen Area: With electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, dishwasher and washing machine.
    Bedroom: With king size bed enjoying views onto the hills
    Bathroom: With bath, shower cubicle, WC and two wash basins

    All electricity, bed linen and towels included.Small garden. Off road parking for 1 car.

  • Plum Tree Cottage

    St Fillans, Loch Earn

    Grade
    2
    1
    1
    1
    Ref: S13

    This unique, charming single-storey cottage is set on the edge of the picturesque village of St Fillans which is on the shore of Loch Earn. Standing detached in a very secluded location in the extensive grounds of the owner’s home, the cottage also enjoys a sunny sheltered terrace and shared tennis court. The area is ideal for fishing, golf, hill walkers and water sports enthusiasts. Easy access to Loch Lomond and the Trossachs National Park. Perth, 40 minutes’ drive, offers an excellent range of shops, restaurants and bars, and a fine theatre, while St Fillans has a small shop and three good hotels with loch views, serving food (seasonal opening). Shop 50 yards.

    Living/dining room with rugs on wooden floor, French doors to garden, and modern well-equipped kitchen area with breakfast bar. Greenhouse conservatory. Double bedroom with 6ft (zip & link) bed. Shower room with toilet, arched window and view of hills.

    • Electricity, full oil central heating, bed linen and towels included
    • TV
    • DVD
    • Microwave
    • Washing machine
    • Tumble dryer
    • Dishwasher
    • Fridge/freezer
    • Small enclosed garden with patio
    • Parking (for 2 cars)
    • Use of hard tennis court by arrangement
    • No smoking
    • Ground floor facilities

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