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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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  • Number 10

    Crovie, nr. Gardenstown

    Grade
    5
    3
    1
    1
    Ref: W41840

    Direct access to the sea

    This cosy, former detached fisherman’s cottage is situated in a marvellous setting right on the seafront. Typical of the village, the cottage sits gable end to the sea, a testament to Crovie’s rugged past, built to withstand the winter storms that can occur here.

    Crovie is built on a narrow ledge with the sea just yards from the door and in the summer it is lovely to sit and look out for the marine life which passes through the area, from dolphins to seals and birds. The sea can be viewed from the patio.

    Enjoy the walk to Gardenstown - a similar but larger village, or explore the villages further west, from Sandend to Portsoy and Cullen.

    Shops and pubs 1.5 miles.

    Ground floor: Living room. Dining room. Kitchen. 1 single bedroom. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet. Steep stairs to first floor: 2 bedrooms: 1 double, 1 twin, both with beams and sloping ceilings.

    Open fire in living room (initial fuel included). Electric central heating included (£30per week October-April). Electricity, bed linen and towels included. DVD. CD. Electric oven. Microwave. Washing machine. Freezer. Elevated and landscaped patio with furniture. Public car park. No smoking.

  • Holly Cottage

    Colvend, nr. Rockcliffe

    Grade
    5
    2
    2
    1
    Ref: 28140

    Situated on the edge of the seaside village of Rockcliffe, this detached holiday property lies on a working farm with use of a lovely outdoor heated pool and offers an ideal base from which to explore the Solway coastline and surrounding area. Located 5 miles from Dalbeattie and 4 miles from Kippford, this is a popular area with walkers and cyclists alike with the Dalbeattie 7 Stanes close by.Shop 500 yards, pub and restaurant 1½ miles.

    Ground floor: Living room with beams and wood burner. Kitchen with beams. Garden room. Utility room. Bathroom with shower over bath, toilet and tiled floor. Galleried area: 1 double (four poster) bedroom. First floor: 1 twin bedroom with additional folding single (for child), beams and Velux.

    Oil central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Initial logs for wood burner included. Travel cot and high chair on request. Freeview TV. DVD. CD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Dishwasher. Fridge/freezer. Wi-fi. Enclosed garden with sitting-out area and furniture. Parking (2 cars). Cycle store. Shared outdoor heated swimming pool, June to September. Stabling is available by prior arrangement with the owner. No smoking. NB: Pond in garden.

  • Split Rock Croft Cottage

    Clachtoll, near Lochinver

    Grade
    5
    1
    0
    1
    Ref: UK5034
    Split Rock Croft Cottage is set on a traditional working croft in a stunning area of the north west Highlands. The croft rears sheep and cattle over 27 acres of land, on a peninsular jutting into the Atlantic Ocean. There are vast, unbroken views to enjoy from the property, and the variety of wildlife to be seen in the area is astonishing, for instance basking sharks, whales, dolphins, porpoises and seals to name a few that can be found locally. The owners offer sea fishing trips to visitors, and salmon and trout fishing is available locally.


    The cottage is attached to the owner’s large farmhouse, and boasts its own private patio and garden area. The cottage offers bright and spacious accommodation for up to five visitors. Regardless of the time of year, there’s a warm and cosy ambience emanating from the lounge/dining room thanks to the wood burner, and the well-equipped kitchen turns the chore of cooking into an absolute pleasure. Split Rock Croft Cottage provides a good standard of accommodation in a truly spectacular setting.

    Ground Floor: The property has ground source central heating and comprises:
    Lounge/dining room: Large with wood burner, 42" Freesat TV, DVD player, double sofa bed, patio doors and sea views.
    Kitchen: With electric range, microwave, fridge with ice box, dishwasher, washing machine and tumble dryer.

    First Floor: Bedroom 1: With double bed, single divan bed and sea views.
    Shower room: With shower, WC and heated towel rail.

    All electric, bed linen and towels included. Initial fuel for wood burner provided. Travel cot and highchair available. Wi-Fi. Welcome pack. Shared garden. Private patio with sitting-out area and furniture. Parking (2 cars). No smoking.

  • Curlew Cottage

    Ceres, nr. St Andrews

    Grade
    5
    3
    1
    2
    Ref: 23507


    Set in the heart of the conservation village of Ceres in generous surrounding grounds, only 7 miles from St Andrews, this delightful holiday cottage provides an ideal base for those wishing to enjoy the best Fife has to offer. Enjoy leisurely walks from the door or visit the Fife Folk Museum, 5 minutes’ walk. The Hill of Tarvit Mansion House (NTS), only 1 mile from Ceres, offers pay and play golf over a 9-hole course using traditional hickery clubs, or enjoy the multitude of fine golf courses close by, suitable for all abilities. The village has a good pub and a hotel serving food, and the renowned Wemyss ware pottery. Edinburgh, Dundee and Perth are all within an hour’s drive. Shops and pub 100 yards.

    Steps to entrance. All on ground floor: Living room. Dining room/
    kitchen. 3 bedrooms: 1 double with en-suite shower room, 1 twin, 1 single. Bathroom, shower over bath and toilet. Cloakroom with toilet.

    Gas central heating and electricity included (£25per week, £15 per short break October-March). Bed linen and towels included. Freeview TV. DVD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Tumble dryer. Dishwasher. Fridge/freezer. Wi-fi. Enclosed garden with patio area and furniture. Parking (2 cars). No smoking.

  • The Marches

    Anstruther

    Grade
    5
    3
    0
    2
    Ref: 23412

    Ideally located in the bustling fishing village of Anstruther, this deceptively spacious detached holiday home is set only 5 minutes walk from the quaint harbour. Locally there are award winning sandy beaches, water sports, trips to the Isle of May and coastal walks. Historic St Andrews, home of golf, 9 miles. Challenging local 9-hole links golf course ½ mile. Children’s play area 100 yards. Shops, pubs and award winning seafood restaurants, 500 yards.

    Ground floor: Living/dining room with French doors. Kitchen. Separate toilet. First floor: 3 bedrooms: 2 double, one with en-suite shower room and toilet, 1 single. Bathroom with toilet.

    Gas central heating, gas, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Cot. High chair. Freeview TV. DVD. Gas hob. Electric oven. Microwave. Washing machine. Dishwasher. Fridge/freezer. Wi-fi. Enclosed garden with patio and furniture. Barbecue. Garage (1 car). Parking (1 car). Cycle store. No smoking.

  • Argyll Mansions

    Oban

    Grade
    5
    3
    0
    1
    Ref: UK5018
    This charming, elegant fourth floor holiday apartment is located in an impressive sandstone, Victorian, Grade B listed building, and it enjoys stunning panoramic views over Oban Bay and the islands beyond of The Sound of Kerrera, Mull and Lismore. The apartment is beautifully presented and spacious, and has, in the past, been described as ’one of Scotland’s finest tenements’. It was built between 1905 to 1907 by the architect William Leiper.
    It is centrally located in Oban, the ’seafood capital of Scotland’ with a variety of fish restaurants, a fishing boat fleet in the bay, curio shops, a leisure centre and a cinema conveniently on your doorstep. Whilst staying in this lovely area, enjoy taking a walk down to the beaches at Ganavan, or take a short ferry trip to the Island of Kerrera which has its very own castle. You can also go to the bustling ferry terminal and visit Mull, Colonsay, Tiree, Lismore and Barra.

    Ground Floor: Fourth Floor:
    The property is all on the fourth floor (no lift), has gas central heating and comprises:
    Lounge: Spacious with feature fireplace, bay windows, 40" Freesat TV, DVD player and blu-ray player.
    Dining room: With feature fireplace.
    Kitchen: With electric cooker, microwave, fridge, freezer, dishwasher, washing machine and tumble dryer.
    Bedroom 1: With kingsize bed and bay window with sea views.
    Bedroom 2: With twin beds.
    Bedroom 3: With single bed.
    Bathroom: With shower over bath, WC and heated towel rail.

    All gas, electric, bed linen and towels included. Travel cot and highchair available on request. Wi-Fi. Welcome pack. On street parking.

  • Reraig Beag

    Balmacara, nr. Kyle of Lochalsh

    Grade
    5
    3
    2
    1
    Ref: 10953

    Detached bungalow facing south-west, 150 yards from the shore of Lochalsh where one may fish. Kyle of Lochalsh 31/2 miles, the crossing point for the Isle of Skye. Wooded hills offer many walks of varying length and views to Skye and Kylrhea. Locally, visit the Brochs at Glenelg via the Mam Ratagan Pass with views to the ‘Five Sisters of Kintail’, Eilean Donan Castle and Lochalsh Woodland Garden (National Trust). Day trip to Skye or Inverewe Gardens (National Trust). Sailing and boat trips available at Plockton, 5 miles distant. A perfect country holiday escape. Shop and hotel 150 yards.

    2/3 steps to entrance. All on ground floor: Living room. Dining room/kitchen. 3 bedrooms: 1 double, 1 twin, 1 single. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet. Separate toilet.

    Gas central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. DVD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washer/dryer. Wi-fi (payable to Highland Wi-Fi). Payphone. Garden and chairs. Parking (2 cars). No smoking

  • Allanton Mill Cottage

    Auldgirth near Dumfries

    Grade
    5
    2
    0
    1
    Ref: CC537069
    Allanton Mill Cottage is nestled in a wooded valley on the edge of the small village of Auldgirth. Every window affords lovely views whatever the season. This former mill dates back to 1739 and just oozes charm and character from its original beams to its feature walls and yet offers every modern comfort from the large walk in shower to the roaring wood burning stove. The dreamy flow of the nearby burn is both delightful and relaxing. The property offers holiday makers an ideal location from which to explore this beautiful and historic county.
    The grounds of Allanton Mill are a delightful mix of areas, from stepped and fenced terraces, a lawned area with some steep and unfenced slopes and generally set within a natural state. There is a fast flowing burn at the bottom of the garden however this area is divided from the accessible garden by a padlocked gate set in a wall.
    There is a shop in the village, ¾ mile away that sells groceries and necessary supplies. There is also a farm shop and tearoom in Closeburn, just five miles away. Thornhill, six miles distant, has several shops and Dumfries, eight miles, has a 24-hour supermarket.

    Ground Floor: Property has a wood burning stove, under floor and oil central heating and comprises:
    Open plan lounge/dining/kitchen
    Lounge Area: With wood burning stove, free view TV, DVD player and DAB radio/CD player/Ipod docking station. A lovely cosy room with two deep and wide windows affording delightful views and feature, exposed wall opening through on to rear hall.
    Dining Area:
    Kitchen Area: With electric cooker, microwave, fridge with ice box, dishwasher and washer/dryer.
    Bedroom 2: With zip and link bed allowing either two 3ft single beds or one king size bed. (Preference to be stated on booking) A lovely room with views of nearby burn and wooded valley.
     
    Lower Floor:
    Bedroom 1: With double bed plus a full size 3ft bed (On booking please state whether the 3ft bed needs to be put in the room then access to and from the double bed will be via one side only.) beautiful room with French doors opening onto a large and private raised decked balcony affording lovely views of the grounds, the burn and woodland.
    Shower Room: With large shower enclosure and electric shower, WC and wash basin and shaver point.
     

    All fuel, including logs for stove, power, bed linen and towels included. Travel cot and high chair available on request. Free Wi-fi availableEnclosed grounds. Raised decked balcony. Off road parking for 3 cars. NB: A fenced burn runs along the valley bottom but sufficiently far away from the garden.

  • Downanhill Farm - Downanhill Cottage

    Ballantrae

    Grade
    5
    3
    2
    1
    Ref: 28179

    Situated on a working dairy farm, these two semi-detached holiday cottages (refs 28178 and 28179) can be booked together to sleep 10 in total. Boasting spectacular views of Arran, Ailsa Craig, Mull of Kintyre and the south Ayrshire coast, and are a mere 500 yards to the beach. Located directly on the Ayrshire Coastal Path, a long distance walking route, 100 miles along one of the finest panoramic coastlines in the British Isles and teaming with wildlife, including red squirrels, deer, otters, seals and birds. Farm tours are available by prior arrangement. Inland there are gardens and castles to visit, riding, racing and a choice of golf courses. Culzean Castle (NT), is spectacular and is Ayrshire’s most popular tourist attraction. Craft shows, country dancing and walks spotting fungi are attractions hosted during the year. Day trips to Ireland can be taken from Cairnryan, whilst a drive north leads to Ayr, a traditional seaside town. Glasgow and Edinburgh are easily reached for a day out. Fishing on site. Shop, pub and restaurant 1½ miles.

    All on ground floor: Living room. Kitchen. 3 bedrooms: 1 double with additional double sofa bed, 1 single leading to 1 further single. Shower room with toilet.

    Open fire in living room (initial fuel included). Fridge/freezer.

    Both properties: Oil central heating included (£25per week October-March). Electricity, bed linen and towels included. Travel cot. High chair. Freeview TV. DVD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Dishwasher. Wi-fi. Enclosed gravelled garden with sitting-out area and furniture. Barbecue. Shared 220-acre farmland. Parking (2 cars). Cycle store. Pets to be kept on lead, working farm. NB: Sloping banks to sea 500 yards.

  • Home Farm - Byre Cottage

    Glendaruel

    Grade
    5
    3
    1
    2
    Ref: SXXG

    "Surrounded by 150 acres of glorious wooded grounds, abundant in wildlife. . ."

    Amidst a glorious landscape of unspoilt wooded glens, fragmented coastline, stunning sea lochs and breathtaking bays, the delightful cottages at Home Farm nestle in the peaceful wooded valley of the River Ruel. The steading and cottages, formerly the home farm to the estate, have been lovingly restored and are very comfortably furnished in contemporary Scottish style.
    Their spacious courtyard setting affords each of them a sense of privacy and they all boast access to 150 acres of wooded grounds, abundant in bird and wildlife, with free trout and salmon fishing on the Ruel - the fishing hut provides an ideal picnic spot. One of the most admired views in Scotland, The Kyles of Bute, awaits discovery just 6 miles away, as do the tranquil village of Tighnabruaich’s lovely natural bays, sandy beach, shops, restaurants and 9 hole golf course. Colintraive (9 miles) offers a pub serving good food and there is a summer shop (limited opening hours) adjacent to Home Farm. Beach 5 miles. Shop 13 miles, pub and restaurant 7 miles.

    Open-plan living/dining room and kitchen area with wooden floor. Double bedroom with 5ft bed and en-suite shower room with toilet. Twin bedroom. Single bedroom with 4ft bed. Bathroom with over-bath shower and toilet.

    • Washer/dryer
    • Dishwasher
    • Access to freezer
    • Parking (for 2 cars)
    • Ground floor facilities

    • Electricity, full ‘Econ 7’ NSH (except SXXL, SXXM and SXXN), bed linen and towels included
    • Travel cot and high chair on request
    • Satellite TV (basic package)
    • DVD
    • Radio/CD
    • Microwave
    • Sitting-out area with patio and furniture
    • Shared courtyard
    • Shared 150-acre grounds and woodland
    • Barbecue
    • Trout fly fishing foc (1st May - 30th September) with fishing hut and picnic area
    • Shared games room with snooker table, table tennis, table football, telephone (honesty box) and wi-fi
    • Natural water supply from spring
    • Cycle store
    • Welcome pack
    • No smoking
    • NB: Unfenced burn, waterfall and drops in shared grounds

  • The Old School House

    Braemar

    Grade
    5
    3
    1
    2
    Ref: 13313

    Totally renovated, traditionally spacious, detached holiday cottage set in the small hamlet of Inverey, 4 miles out of Braemar on the road to the Linn of Dee. Wide open expansive views to the rear of the heather clad hills and mountains and attractive mature woodland with wonderful walks from the front door. Tracks lead to Derry Lodge and on into the Grampian Mountains. Golf, restaurants and shops in the village. Shop and pub 4 miles.

    Ground floor: Living room. Dining room/kitchen. Bathroom with toilet. First floor: 3 bedrooms: 1 twin, 1 double with en-suite shower room and toilet, 1 single (accessed via double).

    Open fire in living room included. Electricity heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Cot and high chair on request. DVD. CD. Microwave. Washing machine. Dishwasher. Fridge/freezer. Wi-fi. Enclosed garden. Parking (2 cars).

  • Thistle’do Cottage

    Minard, nr. Inveraray

    Grade
    5
    2
    1
    2
    Ref: 23854

    Situated in the village of Minard on the shores of Loch Fyne, this semi-detached holiday cottage enjoys picturesque views across the loch. Lovingly refurbished, it makes the ideal location to explore the mountains and lochs of Argyll and Bute. Oban (40 miles) is the gateway to the Isles of Mull, Iona, Tiree, Colonsay, Lismore and Islay. The Glen of Kilmartin beyond Lochgilphead (12 miles) offers an insight in to the ancient history of Scotland, whilst the Knapdale Forest offers walking. Shop 500 yards, pubs 4 miles.

    Ground floor: Living/dining room. Kitchen. 1 twin (2ft 6in for children) bedroom. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet. First floor: 1 double bedroom with additional single, Velux and en-suite shower room with toilet.

    Oil central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Cot. High chair. Freeview TV. DVD. CD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Tumble dryer on request. Freezer. Enclosed private garden with patio and furniture. Large shared, lawned garden. Parking (2 cars). No smoking.

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