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Scotland

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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  • MacDonald Cottage Apartment

    Kirkmichael near Pitlochry

    Grade
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    Ref: CC524085
    This ground floor cottage apartment sits on the village street with a picture window in the living area offering a view down the street to the historic old church. It is perfect for a couple or small family who want to relax and enjoy this scenic part of Perthshire. Set in the centre of the highland village of Kirkmichael, on the southern edge of the Cairngorms National Park, you are in the Glen of Strathardle with the River Ardle running through the village. Trout fishing is available locally, free of charge and with no need for a licence.

    From your doorstep there is an abundance of footpaths, three local pubs serving food and a well-stocked local community shop. This is an all year round holiday location with both summer and winter activities; Glenshee, Scotland’s largest ski resort, just 15 miles away, Perthshire’s long distance walking trail, The Cateran Trail, passing through the village. For the more adventurous there is hill walking on the stunning Cairngorm mountains, mountain biking, fishing, stalking on the local estates, horse riding, and golf at Blairgowrie, one of Scotland’s top golf courses or the beautiful hill course of Pitlochry. There are a variety of local events throughout the year such as The Strathardle Gathering every August (Highland Games), The Etape Caledonia Cycling Event in May, The Perthshire Open Studios and The Blairgowrie Book Festival in October, and various other local events. Blairgowrie and Pitlochry are only 12 miles away and the larger cities of Perth and Dundee are less than an hour’s drive. Edinburgh, Glasgow and Inverness can all be reached within one and a half to two hours.

    MacDonald Cottage Apartment can be booked together with Bakehouse Cottage (CC524084) to accommodate up to six guests.

    Ground Floor: The property is all on the ground floor, has electric heating and comprises:
    Open plan living space.
    Lounge area: With 32" Freesat TV, DVD player and iPod dock.
    Dining area.
    Kitchen area: With electric cooker, microwave, fridge with ice box and washing machine.
    Bedroom 1: With double bed.
    Bedroom 2: With single bed.
    Bathroom: With shower over bath and WC.

    All electric, bed linen and towels included. Travel cot and highchair available on request. Wi-Fi. Parking (1 car). Cycle store. No smoking.

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  • Whitmuir Hall - Teviot

    Nr. Selkirk

    Grade
    3
    1
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    Ref: 5309

    Heated indoor swimming pool
    Shared gardens with furniture and play area

    This stone-built Edwardian mansion with its converted coach house and stable is situated near Selkirk, in the heart of the Scottish Borders. Edinburgh to the north, and the Berwickshire and Northumbrian coast to the east, are all within a pleasant hour’s drive.
    A perfect base for a peaceful country holiday, the cottages of Abbey Court, the individual character of the Coach House properties and the spacious apartments located within Whitmuir Hall itself, offer a range of accommodation for all tastes, seasons and party sizes. There are 32 acres of private grounds consisting of woodland and lawns, and a recreation building containing a heated indoor swimming pool (access by arrangement).
    Recreational possibilities include: 21 golf courses included in the Freedom of the Fairways Passport; walking, whether gently through woods and alongside rivers and towns, or on the more challenging Southern Upland and St Cuthbert’s Ways; cycling for all abilities on quiet local roads, on the many great cycle routes nearby or try some downhill trails at Glentress Forest, Peebles (cycle store available at the properties); or have fun on their Go Ape tree top adventure course; fishing for salmon and trout on the River Tweed and its tributaries, or on stocked lochs for trout and coarse fish. Historic houses, abbeys and castles including Melrose Abbey (burial place of the the heart of Robert the Bruce); Mary Queen of Scots’ house in Jedburgh; Traquair, the oldest continuously inhabited house in Scotland, and the Roman camp of Trimontium.
    Other activities in the area include horse riding, clay pigeon shooting and mountain biking, all within 30 minutes’ drive. Good selection of pubs and restaurants locally.
    As well as holidays and weekend breaks, we also cater for family gatherings, anniversaries, weddings and any other celebrations with accommodation for larger parties. For group, corporate and party bookings, a bar and catering are available by arrangement direct with the owner. An initial grocery order service is available on request. Properties SW30, SW37, SW3701 and 15785 have electric showers.

    In the main house. All on ground floor: Living/dining room. Kitchen. 1 double bedroom (6ft zip and link, can be twin). Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet. Additional single available on request.

    Cot on request. Fridge/freezer.

    All properties: Electricity NSH and/or convector heaters and electricity by meter reading. Bed linen included. High chair. Digital TV. DVD. CD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Shared coin-operated laundry room. Shared payphone. Shared gardens with play area and furniture. Parking (2 cars). Cycle store. Shared indoor swimming pool, access by arrangement. No smoking.

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  • Glenburn House Apt 1

    Waternish, Isle of Skye

    Grade
    3
    2
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    1
    Ref: CC511340
    Glenburn House Apt 1 occupies half of the first floor of Glenburn House, a traditional croft cottage set in 12 acres of croft and that leads down to the shoreline. This small but cosy apartment is an ideal base for couples. It is situated amid some of the most beautiful and unspoilt scenery on the Isle of Skye. In the heart of the region known as Waternish, this wonderful backwater is famous for its stunning sunsets, magnificent seascapes, idyllic shoreline and pretty unspoilt hamlets, all untouched by time. The apartment is accessed via a staircase from the owner’s house, who resides on the ground floor. There is a small open plan living area with comfortable sofas and a small kitchen with dining table for three. The two bedrooms both enjoy stunning views across the sea from the skylight windows. A small bathroom with bath and shower over complete the picture.

    First Floor: Property is all on one floor, has electric panel heating and comprises:
    Open plan lounge/dining/kitchen
    Lounge Area: With electric fire, TV with DVD player and a large selection of DVD’s (please note that there is no TV signal). Radio/CD and Wi-fi
    Dining Area: (Within kitchen) With dining furniture for 3
    Kitchen Area: With electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge with ice box and washing machine
    Bedroom 1: With double bed
    Bedroom 2: With double bed (suitable for 1 person as no access to floor from one side)
    Bathroom: With shower over bath, WC and wash basin
    Conservatory: This sunny room is at the front of the cottage for visitors’ use and is shared with Apartment 2

    All power, bed linen and towels included.Shared use of open grounds immediately outside the cottage with sun chairs and seating area. Off road parking for 3 cars. Please note that there is no TV signal at the property. A large range of DVDs are available to view.

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  • Hillend Guest Cottage

    Moffat

    Grade
    3
    1
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    Ref: UK5022
    Perched in an elevated position in the grounds of the owner’s home and with wonderful open views towards Moffat Water and the Southern Upland Way, this light and comfortable detached cottage has two conservatories to make the most of the sun all day long. It is just over a mile away from Moffat with its wide high street, good local shopping, pubs and restaurants, and is ideally located to visit both Edinburgh and Glasgow, as well as the Solway Coast. Enjoy stunning scenery around St Mary’s Loch and the impressive waterfall known as the ’Grey Mare’s Tail’. Hillwalking options are aplenty, and other outdoor pursuits include golf, fishing and spectacular stargazing, as Moffat has been designated as the first Dark Sky town in Europe.

    Ground Floor: The property has multiple steps to entrance, is all on the ground floor, has electric central heating and comprises:
    Lounge/dining room: Spacious with 32" Satellite TV and patio doors.
    Kitchen: Galley-style with electric cooker, microwave and fridge with ice box.
    Conservatory 1.
    Conservatory 2: With single sofa bed.
    Bedroom 1: With double bed.
    Shower room: With shower and WC.

    All electric, bed linen and towels included. Wi-Fi. Freezer space available by arrangement. Payable laundry service by arrangement.Enclosed, lawned garden with terrace and furniture. Shared ¾-acre grounds. Parking (1 car). No smoking.

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  • Gabran

    Lochgilphead

    Grade
    3
    1
    2
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    Ref: 23697

    These holiday properties are located adjacent to the owners’ home, beside the river, at the foot of Dunadd Fort, an historic monument associated with the Kings of Scotland since the Iron Age. Forming part of the original farmstead they have been tastefully furnished offering an ideal base to explore Argyll and Bute with its varied rugged coastline and beaches. On the edge of the Knapdale and Kilmichael forests there are miles of walks and cycle tracks as well as exploring the nearby Crinan Canal, 3 miles. For the more adventurous, there is sailing, fishing (loch and sea) and riding nearby. The village of Kilmartin with its museum, many Neolithic and Bronze Age monuments and burial cairns and the Standing Stones of Kilmartin Glen is only 2 miles away with Lochgilphead, 4 miles, giving access to Loch Fyne and Inveraray, 28 miles with its castle and jail. Exploring northward takes you to Oban, 35 miles, a busy fishing port and gateway to the isles with ferry services to several islands. Shop 5 miles, pub and restaurant 1 mile.

    Ground floor: Living/dining room/kitchen. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet. First floor: 1 double bedroom with additional single.

    Both properties: Electric heaters, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Travel cot. High chair. DVD and small library. CD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Access to tumble dryer. Dishwasher. Wi-fi. Shared garden with sitting-out area and furniture. Parking (2 cars). No smoking. NB: Unfenced river, 15 yards.

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  • Lagnakeil Lodges - Beech

    Lerags, nr. Oban

    Grade
    3
    2
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    Ref: 30912

    Lagnakeil Lodges are set in a truly unique and unrivalled location. The beautiful Scottish land of mountains, lochs and islands can be experienced from the comfort of these well-equipped, single-storey, detached holiday lodges (refs 30897, 30898, 30899, 30900, 30901, 30902, 30903, 30904, 30905, 30906, 30907, 30908, 30909, 30910, 30911, 30912 and 30913), all set in their own large private grounds situated overlooking the sea Loch Feochan. The lodges are nestled throughout 7 acres of scenic wooded hillside in the peace and calm of Lerags Glen. Only three miles from Oban town centre, the ’gateway to the isles’, this picturesque harbour town is the unofficial capital of the West Highlands. Oban means ’little bay’ in the old Gaelic tongue and with its many attractions, shopping facilities and fine eating establishments, known as ’the seafood capital of Scotland’, it is ideal for those wishing to relax and explore. The town was first made popular in the time of Queen Victoria. She called it ’one of the finest spots we have seen’ and from the early 1800s, visitors flocked to the place aboard the Comet steamship which linked Glasgow and Oban. The Inner Hebrides consist of Kerrera, Lismore, Mull (with the small town of Tobermory which has become famous as ’Balamory’) and the granite mountains of the Morvern Peninsula. Beyond them are Coll, Colonsay, Tiree and Iona. All are accessible to visitors through organised trips. Ferries to the islands run regularly. There are lots of activities for all the family, ranging from an exciting boat trip, a visit to Oban Distillery or any one of thirty spectacular gardens, to the Atlantis Leisure Centre with its water slides, the intriguing Oban War and Peace Museum, and the The Scottish Sea Life Sanctuary, a spectacular aquarium with a busy rescue facility for abandoned seal pups. Over 50 natural marine displays with talks and feeding demonstrations throughout the day every day. Discovering the surrounding countryside is fun - horse riding at one of Oban’s many riding schools or perhaps take in a round of golf at Oban’s 18-hole golf course. Oban’s tourist information centre in Argyll Square is a great place to find out what’s going on in the area during your stay. Take to the clear waters around Oban and Lorn for sailing, sub-aqua diving, canoeing and sea angling, or cruise to the head of Loch Etive for a unique experience. Lagnakeil’s well-appointed lodges and cosy cottages are set in a haven of tranquillity that is guaranteed to revitalise the most world-weary guest. Yet only a short walk up the glen, a country pub can be found serving home-cooked food and ales. This is truly a magical place for all ages! Shop 3 miles, pub 1 mile (1/2 mile on foot) and restaurant ½ mile.

    All on ground floor: Living/dining room/kitchen. 2 bedrooms: 1 double, 1 single. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet.

    All properties: Electric heaters and electricity by meter reading. Bed linen and towels included. Cot, travel cot and high chair on request. Freesat TV. DVD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Shared laundry facilities. Dishwasher. Wi-fi. Private decked area with sitting-out area and furniture. Shared 7-acre grounds. Barbecue. Shared games room with pool table, table football and board games. Parking (1 car). Natural water supply. No smoking. NB: Step to garden. Sea loch, stream, steps and sloping banks in grounds.

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  • Hassendean Station Cottage

    Denholm, nr. Hawick

    Grade
    3
    2
    2
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    Ref: W43291

    Beneath the Minto Hills, in a lovely undiscovered area of the Scottish Borders near Hawick (6 miles), this cosy, semi-detached, single-storey holiday cottage has been carefully renovated to a very good standard and features a delightful conservatory. Fishing permits are available for the Rivers Teviot and Tweed, and mountain bike hire, horse riding and golf are available locally. There is a village pub in Denholm, 2 miles away, and Hawick has a leisure centre and shops. Visit Bowhill House at Selkirk and Floors Castle at Kelso, also nearby Fatlips Folly and Edinburgh Castle, just 1 hour’s drive away. Shop, pub and restaurant 2 miles.

    All on ground floor: Living room. Dining room/conservatory. Kitchen. 2 bedrooms: 1 double, 1 single. Shower room with toilet.

    Woodburner in living room (initial fuel included). Oil central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels. Freeview TV. DVD. Stereo/CD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Fridge/freezer. Enclosed garden and furniture. Parking (2 cars). Cycle store. No smoking.

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  • Dunmarlie

    Newton of Falkland near St Andrews

    Grade
    3
    2
    1
    1
    Ref: CC524065
    This welcoming red pan tiled roof cottage in the hamlet of Newton of Falkland is the perfect location to explore the Kingdom of Fife and the Scottish countryside. Just one mile from Falkland with its cobbled streets, cafes and the historic Falkland Palace, you are in the heart of rural Fife. Surrounded by the miles of hiking trails, cycle paths, and dog friendly country parks, and the scenic East Neuk with fishing villages and sandy beaches are within easy driving distance. This area is renowned for its golf with many local courses and St Andrews is just 19 miles.

    Ground Floor: The property has gas central heating and comprises:
    Open plan living space.
    Lounge area: With electric coal effect fire, 26" TV, DVD player and CD player.
    Dining area.
    Kitchen area: With electric oven, gas hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher and washing machine.

    First Floor: Bedroom 1: With double bed and sloping ceilings.
    Bedroom 2: With single bed and sloping ceilings.
    Bathroom: With shower over bath, WC and sloping ceilings.

    All gas, electric, bed linen and towels included. Wi-Fi. Welcome pack. On road parking. No smoking.

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  • Airds Bay View

    Airds, nr. Port Appin

    Grade
    3
    2
    1
    1
    Ref: 27974

    Airds Bay View is an upper floor apartment offering very comfortable holiday accommodation. Located in a courtyard setting, this property was formerly the coachman’s flat and still retains all its charm. The living room window has a delightful view out over the sandy bay. There is plenty of wildlife in the area including seals, sea birds and flora. A riding centre is nearby and you can hire bicycles locally and take the 5-minute ferry to Lismore to enjoy a day cycling round this enchanting island. Oban is only 20 miles away, where you can take ferries to various islands, or enjoy its swimming pool, cinema, restaurants and shops. Shop ¼ mile, pub and restaurant ½ mile.

    All on first floor: Living/dining room/kitchen. 2 bedrooms: 1 double (6ft zip and link), 1 single. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet.

    Economy 7 central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Travel cot and high chair on request. Freeview TV. DVD. CD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Tumble dryer. Dishwasher. Freezer. Wi-fi. Landscaped grounds with sitting-out area. Parking (2 cars). Cycle store. Welcome pack. No smoking.

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  • The Barn

    Rockcliffe

    Grade
    3
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    3
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    Ref: SVN

    An imaginative conversion of an 18th-century barn, only a mile from the gentle sandy bathing beaches of this lovely stretch of the Solway coast. It offers spacious accommodation in a peaceful location on the edge of Rockcliffe, with excellent coastal and forest walks, riding, pony-trekking, golf, tennis, fishing, sailing and wind-surfing all nearby. Across the water is Rough Island, a National Trust bird sanctuary connected to the shore at low tide. Ideal for exploring the attractions of Galloway and south-west Scotland. Shops 1½ miles.

    Open plan on two levels, the cottage is pine-panelled throughout and the ground floor sitting/dining room incorporates a fitted kitchen area. Bathroom with over-bath shower and toilet. Open-tread stairs to open-plan gallery bedroom with double bed, single bed (for +1) and door leading to balcony area. Rugs on wooden floors.

    • Electricity, NSH, convector heater and bed linen included
    • TV
    • Video
    • Washing machine
    • Parking

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  • Island Escape

    Millport, Isle of Cumbrae

    Grade
    3
    1
    2
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    Ref: 30200


    Situated on the Isle of Cumbrae this spacious ground floor holiday apartment is situated only 100 yards from the waters edge. Millport sports a beautiful sandy beach, with tropical palms fronting the promenade and yachts moored out in the sheltered bay. From here you can explore the charm of a seaside town with café’s, shops and bars and bistro. A haven for wildlife, Cumbrae attracts migrant birds from around the world, and the flora of the island is equally varied with a visit to the island’s Marine Research Station with museum and aquarium a must. Millport is also the home of Europe’s smallest cathedral and Britain’s narrowest house. An ideal location for cycling, walking and golf, and the National Watersports Centre offers courses to suit all aspect of water based activities. The main Newton Bay offer sheltered anchorages and secure moorings. Beach 100 yards. Shop, pub and restaurant 100 yards.

    All on ground floor: Living room/kitchen with wooden floor. 1 double (5ft) bedroom with additional Z-bed (for child). Shower room with toilet.

    Woodburner in living room included. Economy 7 central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Travel cot and high chair on request. Freeview TV. DVD. Stereo/CD. MP3 connection. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Dishwasher. Freezer. Wi-fi. Sitting-out area and furniture. Shared enclosed lawned garden. On road parking. Cycle store. Welcome pack. No smoking.

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  • Jane’s Cottage

    Inverness

    Grade
    3
    1
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    Ref: CC511361
    Jane’s Cottage occupies the ground floor of a traditional stone cottage close to the heart of Inverness. Situated in a quiet road close to the banks of the river Ness, it is ideal for couples seeking an affordable city break. The cottage has recently undergone complete refurbishment throughout. The lounge has a leather sofa suite that converts to an occasional bed for extra accommodation. The kitchen has modern, built-in units. The adjoining shower-room is small but beautifully presented with new white suite and tiling throughout. There is a good-sized double bedroom at the front of the cottage.
    With the amenities and facilities of Inverness right on the doorstep, Jane’s Cottage is centrally located for exploring the whole of the Highland region. Inverness is an enchanting city, with beautiful riverside walks and parks. It also has excellent leisure facilities including a multi-million pound theatre complex, which is just across the river from the cottage, accessed via a pedestrian bridge that spans the river Ness close by. Inverness also has an ice rink, a twelve-screen cinema and a swimming ‘aqua-dome’. There are a wide variety restaurants, cafes and bars, set against the backdrop of the imposing Inverness castle that looks down on the river Ness, which is just a short stroll from the cottage.

    Ground Floor: The accommodation is all on ground floor level has electric central heating and comprises:
    Lounge/diner: with feature electric fire, satellite Freeview TV, DVD, radio/CD, Wi-Fi and sofa bed (for +1)
    Kitchen: with electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge with ice-box and washing machine
    Bedroom: with double bed
    Shower room: with shower cubicle, WC and wash basin.

    All power included. Bed linen and towels supplied. Shared garden with neighbouring cottage, mainly laid to lawn. On street parking for one car with resident’s permit.

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