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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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  • Snookies Cottage

    Milton, nr. Drumnadrochit

    Grade
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    Ref: 29360


    Nestling in the peaceful community of Milton, on the outskirts of the popular village of Drumnadrochit, Snookies is a cosy and charming, detached, traditional highland cottage that makes a perfect holiday base for exploring the delights and spectacular scenery of the Highlands of Scotland and the west coast. Set in a small glen with adjacent stream and being over 300 years old, this historic cottage retains many of its original features including open stonework. At the heart of Loch Ness there is much to see and do, including mountain biking, skiing, fishing, birdwatching, walking in the Great Glen, horse riding and golf. For the less energetic, take a gentle stroll along one of the many forest trails or the unspoilt beaches of the Moray Coast, relax on a boat trip down Loch Ness, or take in some of the historic sites the surrounding area has to offer. Inverness is just a short drive and Fort Augustus and Fort William, slightly further. The nearby village of Drumnadrochit is home to the Loch Ness Monster Exhibition, and a variety of shops, pubs and restaurants. Historic Urquhart Castle is situated nearby. Shops, pubs and restaurants 1 mile.

    All on ground floor: Living/dining room. Kitchen. 1 double (5ft zip and link, can be twin) bedroom. Bathroom with Jacuzzi bath, shower cubicle and toilet.

    Multi-fuel burner in living room (initial fuel included). Electric heaters and electricity by coin meter. Bed linen and towels included. Freesat TV. DVD and small library. CD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Tumble dryer. Fridge/freezer. Wi-fi. Enclosed, split-level garden with sitting-out area and furniture. Parking (1 car). Cycle store. Welcome pack.

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  • Beinne Na Greine

    Portree, Isle of Skye

    Grade
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    Ref: CC511098
    Beinne Na Greine is a pretty single storey detached cottage situated in a quiet no through road, yet only a short walk to the centre of Portree, the ’capital’ town on the beautiful Isle of Skye. Named after a favourite hill walk of the owner just a stone’s throw from the cottage, Beinn Na Greine offers very spacious accommodation for two people in a lovely setting. The main lounge looks out across the pretty garden grounds, with lawns, flower beds and shrubs, backing onto woodland. The sound of running water from the tumbling river below adds to its charm and ambience. There is a woodland/nature walk direct from the property, following the course of the river through to the centre of Portree, just 1/4 mile away.

    Ground Floor: The property is all on ground floor level with electric storage heaters and comprises:
    Lounge: With multi fuel stove, TV/DVD and radio/CD
    Kitchen/Diner: With microwave, fridge, freezer, dishwasher and washing machine.
    Bedroom: With double bed
    Bathroom: With shower over bath, WC and wash basin
    Small Shower Room:  With shower, WC and wash basin

    All electricty, bed linen and towels included. Fuel for stove not provided.Garden backing onto woodland with a tumbling burn. Lockable shed suitable for storage of cycles and outdoor equipment. Off road parking for 2 cars.

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  • Nevis Let

    Lochyside, nr. Fort William

    Grade
    2
    1
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    Ref: W42033

    Mountain views

    Set on the banks of the River Lochy with stunning views over Ben Nevis and the Aonach Mor Mountain Range, this holiday property is only two miles from Fort William town centre. Attached to the owner’s house it offers cosy accommodation and is in an ideal location for exploring the Highlands. Known as the ’Outdoor Capital of the UK’, Fort William boasts a large variety of outdoor pursuits with climbing, mountain biking, skiing, sailing and fishing all available locally. In an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, wildlife is in abundance and Loch Ness, Aviemore, Inverness, Skye and Glencoe are all within easy reach. Shop 100 yards, pub and restaurant 1.5 miles.

    All on ground floor: Living/dining room/kitchen. 1 double (6ft) bedroom with en-suite shower room with toilet.

    Oil central heating, gas, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Freeview TV. Video. DVD. Gas cooker. Microwave. Wi-fi. Lawned garden and furniture. Barbecue. Parking (2 cars). No smoking. NB: There is a large river running outside the property.

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  • Goose Cottage

    Oban

    Grade
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    Ref: SNNB

    Of a high standard, Goose Cottage is a single-storey holiday property set in shared, mature and spectacular grounds. Wildlife is usually plentiful and there are fine views towards Oban Bay and the loch from the garden area. Oban town (shops, bars and restaurants) is 1 mile; from its bustling harbour, boat trips leave for Mull and Iona. Enjoy Glencoe, Inveraray, sea safaris from Easdale. Shops 1/2 mile, pub ¼ mile.

    12 steps to entrance. Living/dining room with wood-burning stove and wooden floor. Well-equipped kitchen. Double bedroom with 5ft bed, TV. Bathroom with roll-top bath, shower cubicle and toilet.

    • Wood-burning stove - initial fuel included, thereafter available locally
    • Electricity, biomass central heating, bed linen and towels included
    • Two Freeview TVs
    • DVD (small library)
    • Microwave
    • Washer/dryer
    • Dishwasher
    • Fridge/freezer
    • Wi-fi
    • Small garden with patio, furniture
    • Shared natural, unspoilt grounds
    • Barbecue
    • Parking (for 1 car)
    • Cycle store
    • No smoking
    • NB: 10 steps to entance, 18 steps to viewpoint. Unfenced loch and cliff in adjacent grounds

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  • Highland Heather Lodges - Ruchil

    Comrie near Crieff

    Grade
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    Ref: CC524069
    Ruchil is constructed from natural timber and stone by local craftsmen and is immaculately presented, providing spacious, contemporary accommodation and is ideal for relaxing and spending time with friends and family. Situated within Highland Heather Lodges, in the beautiful valley of Starthearn, the gateway to Highlands, you are ideally located to enjoy this area and all it has to offer. Leisurely walks through glens and woodlands, paddle in the streams and for the more adventurous; climb the Munros.

    Comrie has a challenging nine hole course and Gleneagles is close by, and with castles, famous gardens and distilleries to explore, there is something for every age to enjoy. The village of Comrie has quaint shops, cafes, restaurants, riverside walks and spectacular waterfalls. Glasgow and Edinburgh are only an hour’s drive away so its easy to explore Scotland’s major cities and their attractions. If you’re not already worn out by your day out, you can relax in the hot tub and take in the breathtaking scenery.

    Ruchil and Glen Artney (CC524072) have an adjoining door and can be booked together to accommodate up to seven guests.

    Ground Floor: The property has two steps to entrance, gas central heating and comprises:
    Open plan living space with wooden floors.
    Lounge area: With gas wood burner, 39" Freeview Apple TV, Blu-ray player, iPod dock, CD/radio and views.
    Dining area.
    Kitchen area: With electric oven, gas hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine and tumble dryer.
    Wet room: With underfloor heating, shower, WC and heated towel rail.

    First Floor: Mezzanine level: With super king size bed and views.

    All gas, electric, bed linen and towels included. Travel cot, highchair and stairgate supplied on request. Wi-Fi. Small decked area. Gas BBQ. Hot tub. Shared sauna, children’s play area and 10 acres of woodland. Parking (2 cars). No smoking. NB: 3 steps to decking.

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  • Esplanade Court - Staffa 2

    Oban, Argyll

    Grade
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    Ref: 26960

    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 over bath and toilet.

    Travel cot on request. Parking (1 car). No smoking.

    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.

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  • Ashknowe Log Cabin

    Glenfarg

    Grade
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    1
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    Ref: S4590

    These three authentic roundwood log cabins in a stunning location in the heart of Scotland boast elevated unspoiled views. Affording every luxury, this eco holiday destination features new ground source heating and water, and a weather compensated system using wind turbine that generates electricity. The meadows of its farm setting encourage wildlife, and wonderful walks from the door can take in a viewpoint to the Ochil Hills and Lomond Hills of Fife. In the perfect location to enjoy a wealth of activities and places of interest around central Scotland including Perth - home to fine city and leisure facilities, Scone Palace, 10 miles, Falkland Palace (NTS), 7 miles and Edinburgh Castle, Stirling and beaches at St Andrews, approximately 25 miles. Golf, cycling, gliding, riding and fishing are all nearby. Glenfarg, a historic village offering a shop and excellent hotel restaurant, is 0.75 mile and there are five local produce farm shops within 10 minutes’ drive.

    All on ground floor: Living room/dining area with tiled floors and French doors/kitchen. 1 double (5ft four poster) bedroom with en-suite bathroom with tear drop bath, separate shower cubicle and toilet. Sauna room.

    Air source central heating included. CD. Freezer. Sun deck and furniture. Visit Scotland 5 Star.

    All properties: Electricity (from wind turbine), bed linen and towels included. DVD. Microwave. Washing machine. Dishwasher. Decked area and patio with furniture. Shared garden. Barbecue. Parking. Hot tub. Sauna. Natural water supply from spring. No smoking. No babies or children. NB: Approx 50 yards between each log cabin.

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  • The Coach House

    Girvan

    Grade
    2
    1
    2
    1
    Ref: 29824

    This semi-detached, former coach house is situated in the coastal town of Girvan and lies only 100 yards from the harbour and a beautiful sandy beach. Situated on the Ayrshire Coastal Path, Scotland’s newest long distance walking route, the holiday cottage offers an ideal location from which to explore the beauty of Ayrshire, with its varying coastline with villages, beaches and rocky coves to explore. There are gardens and castles to visit, riding, fishing, racing and a choice of golf courses, including the world famous Turnberry and NT Culzean Castle Country Park. With transport links to Glasgow for a day out, day trips to Ireland from Cairnryan and Dumfries and Galloway within easy reach. Shop, pub and restaurant 200 yards.

    All on ground floor: Living room. Kitchen. 1 double (6ft zip and link) bedroom. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet.

    Gas central heating, gas, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Travel cot. High chair. Freeview TV. DVD. Stereo/CD. Gas hob. Electric oven. Microwave. Washing machine. Fridge/freezer. Sitting-out area with furniture. Parking (1 car). Welcome pack. No smoking.

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  • Rosebank

    Rothesay, Isle of Bute

    Grade
    2
    1
    1
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    Ref: CC523155
    Boasting stunning views, this well situated holiday apartment is located on the most accessible of the west coast islands. Relax as you explore the gently, undulating hills and catch glimpses of the wildlife and marvel at the vistas. For such a compact island, Bute offers varied landscapes from the lush, fertile and rolling hills to the craggy, heather covered moorlands and the delightful sandy beaches around the coastline. A haven for walkers, cyclists and outdoor enthusiasts, Bute has a wealth of wildlife to spot including feral goats, buzzards and roe deer. Scalpsie bay is set against the magnificent backdrop of Arran and is home to a large colony of seals. There are many historical sites to visit including standing stones at Ettrick Bay, the ancient chapel of St Blane and the vitrified Iron Age fort at Dunagoil. Visit the Victorian Gothic mansion of Mount Stuart, Bute Museum, Rothesay Castle and the fabulous gardens of Ascog Hall and Ardencraig. There are many events throughout the year including the annual jazz festival, the spectacular Highland Games, traditional agricultural shows, concerts and art festivals.

    Third Floor: The property has gas central heating and comprises:
    Lounge: With electric coal-effect fire, 28" Smart TV, DVD and sea views.
    Kitchen: With electric cooker, microwave, fridge with ice box, dishwasher and washing machine.
    Bedroom 1: With double bed.
    Bathroom: With bath and WC.

    All gas, electric, bed linen and towels included.Shared lawned garden. Parking (1 car). No smoking.

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  • The Boat House

    Dalbeattie

    Grade
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    Ref: UK5060
    Perched above the water’s edge of Loch Fern, a secluded 16-acre loch and surrounded by 16 acres of woodland garden, this unique converted boat house is truly a magical place. It is an ideal getaway, sleeping two on a very good quality sofa bed, and with its own balcony overlooking the loch, the scenery is stunning and The Boat House just blends in beautifully with the landscape. The loch is home to some of the finest wild brown trout fishing in the South of Scotland and can be arranged directly with the owner. The mixed woodland adjoining the property is also home to many animals, and often seen are badgers, deer, otters, red squirrels and, if you are lucky, ospreys.

    If you can bear to tear yourselves away from The Boat House, the location is accessible to everything this lovely county has to offer, from historical sites, supreme mountain biking, to challenging hill walks and some of the darkest skies in the world, not to mention over 200 miles of stunning and dramatic coastline with secluded little bays and sandy beaches.

    Visit the many towns, including Dalbeattie, Castle Douglas and Kirkcudbright with their variety of niche shops, art galleries and excellent restaurants. Or, take a wander round the picturesque little villages of Kippford, Rockcliffe and Sandyhills. Shop, pub and restaurant 2½ miles.

    Ground Floor: 12 external steps to entrance. All on the ground floor:
    Open plan living space.
    Living area: With double sofa bed, 21" Freeview TV, DVD player, CD player, MP3 player and French doors leading to balcony overlooking the loch
    Dining area.
    Kitchen area: With electric cooker, microwave and fridge.
    Shower room: With shower cubicle and toilet.

    Convector heater, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Welcome pack. Balcony with garden furniture. 16-acre grounds with woodland, loch and various seating areas. Fishing on-site by arrangement with owner (no licence required). Bike store with freezer. Private parking for 2 cars. No smoking. Please note: The property is situated on the lochside and has a private water supply from the loch.

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  • Smiddy Cottage

    Tulliemet, Pitlochry

    Grade
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    Ref: CC524027
    Smiddy Cottage is a delightful stone built cottage, nestling in the beautiful Highland Perthshire countryside. A former working Smiddy, dating back over 100 years, the property has recently been refurbished and offers spacious and comfortable accommodation. Pitlochry is just 7 miles away and boasts a great number of shops, cafes and restaurants.

    Ground Floor: The property is mainly on ground floor, has gas central heating and comprises:
    Spacious open plan lounge/kitchen/dining
    Lounge Area: With Free Sat TV and large patio door looking out over the countryside.
    Kitchen Area: With electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge and dishwasher.
    Dining Area: With table and 4 chairs
    Utility Room: With washing machine and freezer - a spacious area to store/dry outdoor gear
    3 Steps up to landing area and 1 step down to......
    Bedroom: With double bed, which can be separated into two singles if preferred
    Shower Room: With shower, WC and wash basin.

    All fuel, power, bed linen and towels included. Unlimited Wi-fi availableEnclosed garden with furniture. Welcome pack provided. Off road parking for 2 cars.

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  • Jackdaws

    St Fillans, nr. Crieff

    Grade
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    1
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    Ref: SWWV

    This unique, architect-designed, detached holiday property enjoys a private and peaceful setting in the extensive grounds of the owner’s home. The property is situated on the edge of the picturesque village of St Fillans, set back from the shores of Loch Earn, and in the midst of the beautiful Perthshire countryside. This is a superb area for mountain biking, fishing, walking, climbing and watersports available on Loch Earn, and there is also a shared tennis court in the grounds. Easy access to Loch Lomond and the Trossachs National Park, with Perth only a 40-minute drive, which offers an excellent range of restaurants, shops, bars and a theatre. Shop 30 yards. pub ½ mile.

    Open-plan living/dining room with wood-burning stove, kitchen area and tiled floor. Conservatory. Double bedroom with 5ft bed. Wet room with toilet.

    • Wood-burning stove - initial fuel included, thereafter available at cost
    • Electricity, heat recovery system underfloor central heating, bed linen and towels included
    • TV
    • DVD
    • Combi microwave/oven/grill
    • Washing machine
    • Tumble dryer
    • Dishwasher
    • Freezer
    • Small lawned garden with furniture
    • Parking (for 2 cars)
    • Shared tennis court
    • Welcome pack
    • No smoking
    • Wheelchair access

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