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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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  • Ceres, near St Andrews, Fife
    Ceres, near St Andrews, Fife×

    Castle Cottages - Castle Dairy

    Ceres, near St Andrews, Fife

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    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Pub within 1 mile - Pets go free - Ground Floor Facilities
    Romantic rural retreat for couples, close to Tarvit Mansion House, Fife Falconry Centre and St Andrews golf course. Romantic rural retreat for couples, close to Tarvit Mansion House, Fife Falconry Centre and St Andrews golf course.
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    Quietly situated in the charming village of Ceres, 8 miles from the magnificent beaches and championship golf courses at St Andrews, these two holiday cottages, adjacent to each other, have been stylishly converted from a listed building to create a superb holiday base. Ceres has a shop, newsagents, butchers, dog friendly pub, tea room, museum, café and hotel with restaurant and dog friendly bar within 300 yards. Nearby attractions include the Hill of Tarvit Mansion House,...

    Castle Cottages - Castle Smiddy
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  • Wester Lovat, near Beauly, Highlands
    Wester Lovat, near Beauly, Highlands×

    Forest Lodge

    Wester Lovat, near Beauly, Highlands

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    Ref: 29276
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Detached Property - Garden / Patio - Ground Floor Facilities - Rural Location - Woodburning Stove
    Set in beautiful surroundings with a leafy woodland to the rear, visitors to this property can enjoy the ever-changing views. Set in beautiful surroundings with a leafy woodland to the rear, visitors to this property can enjoy the ever-changing views.
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    This spacious, detached holiday lodge, set above the Beauly Firth, has far reaching views across Ben Wyvis. Set in beautiful surroundings with a leafy woodland to the rear, visitors can enjoy the ever changing views from the wide surrounding deck. Only 3 miles from the lovely village of Beauly with good shops and a choice of restaurants. The owners can provide clay pigeon shooting, or day or night excursions on a Rib on Loch Ness (both at cost). Fishing, golf and walking all close by. Shop...

  • Strone, near Dunoon, Argyll and Bute
    Strone, near Dunoon, Argyll and Bute×

    Bellevue

    Strone, near Dunoon, Argyll and Bute

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    Ref: UK5154
    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Wifi - Pub within 1 mile - Pets go free - Coast within 1 mile - Garden / Patio - Sea View - Ground Floor Facilities
    Explore the Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park, and maybe spot a red deer or golden eagle.
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    Situated within the Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park, this spacious lower conversion of a Victorian villa boasts stunning views over the water. Bellevue provides an ideal base from which to relax and explore the spectacular scenery and history of the area. The deep glens and narrow sea lochs are typical of the west coast, and here you can find a huge selection of Scottish wildlife, including red deer, roe deer, buzzards and golden eagles to name but a few. The area is also full...
  • Shawhead, Dumfries, Dumfries and Galloway
    Shawhead, Dumfries, Dumfries and Galloway×

    The Granary

    Shawhead, Dumfries, Dumfries and Galloway

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    Key Features:
    - Car parking on site - Detached Property - Garden / Patio - Rural Location
    Situated on the 6000-acre Lincluden Estate, on the edge of moors and woodland, with sandy beaches and lovely gardens nearby. Situated on the 6000-acre Lincluden Estate, on the edge of moors and woodland, with sandy beaches and lovely gardens nearby.
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    Situated on the 6000-acre Lincluden Estate, these three detached properties are presented to the highest standards. They are located in remote settings on the edge of the moors with delightful woodland walks and hillside trails up into forests. It is an area hugely popular with walkers and cyclists of all abilities, and the Dalbeattie 7 Stanes cycling trail is also close by. There are many sandy beaches and forest trails to explore and many lovely gardens nearby as well for those seeking...

    The Glen Farmhouse
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  • Lochwinnoch, near Glasgow, Glasgow and the Clyde Valley
    Lochwinnoch, near Glasgow, Glasgow and the Clyde Valley×

    Little Arches

    Lochwinnoch, near Glasgow, Glasgow and the Clyde Valley

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    Ref: S4665
    Key Features:
    - Hot Tub - Wifi - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pub within 1 mile - Rural Location
    With limitless walks from the door, this converted stable has a secluded hot tub, and close to RSPB reserve. With limitless walks from the door, this converted stable has a secluded hot tub, and close to RSPB reserve.
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    This attractive, converted, semi-detached stable sits within the owners 500-acre working sheep farm. Surrounded by lovely countryside with limitless walks from the door, you can enjoy exploring this countryside or simply relaxing in the secluded hot tub on a decked patio area which can be accessed via the living room. Ideally located to Glasgow, 20 miles, and the airport just 12 miles, you can also enjoy city life with excellent restaurants, theatres, concerts, endless shopping and...

  • Beauly, near Inverness, Highlands
    Beauly, near Inverness, Highlands×

    Tsitika Holiday Apartment

    Beauly, near Inverness, Highlands

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    Ref: W40637
    Key Features:
    - Car parking on site
    Enjoying stunning views from the balcony, across Strathglass, sits this bright and attractive holiday apartment. Enjoying stunning views from the balcony, across Strathglass, sits this bright and attractive holiday apartment.
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    Quiet location with stunning views

    This bright and attractive first floor holiday apartment, situated in the grounds of the owner’s property, enjoys stunning views across Strathglass. The balcony overlooks spacious gardens set in mature birch woodlands, bordered by a pretty stream. It is an ideal base to relax and explore the Highlands, with many tourist attractions a short drive away. Local amenities include fishing, walking and bird watching in this Area of Outstanding...

  • Skinnet, near Tongue, Highlands
    Skinnet, near Tongue, Highlands×

    Northern Lights

    Skinnet, near Tongue, Highlands

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    Ref: W43355
    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Car parking on site - Pub within 1 mile - Coast within 1 mile - Detached Property - Sea View - Rural Location - Woodburning Stove
    Set in a rural location, this property has sea views and has a number of attractions closeby. Set in a rural location, this property has sea views and has a number of attractions closeby.
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    This detached, former fisherman/crofter’s cottage has been tastefully restored to provide very comfortable holiday accommodation. The property overlooks the Kyles of Tongue, a dramatic expanse of pristine golden sand, and the many skerries that create this fabulous coastline. The ever-changing seascape and light make this area a truly get-away-from-it-all holiday experience. The area has much to offer, with Ben Hope and Ben Loyal for the serious climber and low level coastal walks....

  • Kilmun, near Dunoon, Argyll and Bute
    Kilmun, near Dunoon, Argyll and Bute×

    Pier Cottage

    Kilmun, near Dunoon, Argyll and Bute

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    Ref: 28385
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Pub within 1 mile - Pets go free - Sea View - Woodburning Stove
    This converted ticket office is on the shores of Holy Loch, offering a tranquil setting for a relaxing break. This converted ticket office is on the shores of Holy Loch, offering a tranquil setting for a relaxing break.
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    Situated on the shores of the Holy Loch, in the Loch Lomond and Trossachs National Park, this restored, former ticket office is ideal for a relaxing holiday. Standing detached at the end of Kilmun Pier, this property offers a variety of activities, including walking, fishing, cycling, golf, quad biking and a range of watersports. The area abounds with wildlife, and visitors can take a leisurely stroll through woodland gardens at nearby Benmore Botanic Gardens. Further afield, there are...

  • Moffat, Dumfries and Galloway
    Moffat, Dumfries and Galloway×

    Barnhill Bothy

    Moffat, Dumfries and Galloway

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    Ref: W3819
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pets go free - Detached Property - Garden / Patio
    Set in 3 acres of grounds, you are free to wander, relax and enjoy the tranquil setting. Many attractions close by. Set in 3 acres of grounds, you are free to wander, relax and enjoy the tranquil setting. Many attractions close by.
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    This delightful detached cottage is set in the owners grounds in over 3 acres in which the holidaymaker is free to wander, relax and enjoy the tranquil setting. There is also a five hole golf course available on site. The popular town of Moffat is close by. It is famed for its woollen mills, toffee shop, flower displays in the town and the park with its boating lake. Situated near the gentle slopes, hills and lochs of Eskdale and Annandale which provide walks on the Southern Upland Way....
  • Portree, Isle of Skye, Isle of Skye
    Portree, Isle of Skye, Isle of Skye×

    Lochsie

    Portree, Isle of Skye, Isle of Skye

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    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Car parking on site - Garden / Patio - Ground Floor Facilities - Rural Location
    Delightful, cosy cottage for couples, great location for climbing, fishing and sea trips, The Old Man of Storr easily reached. Delightful, cosy cottage for couples, great location for climbing, fishing and sea trips, The Old Man of Storr easily reached.
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    This beautifully presented, cosy holiday cottage enjoys a peaceful setting linked to Peinmore House, 2 miles from the bustling town of Portree. Adjacent to the owner’s home, it is a perfect base for a Highland holiday. A wonderful area for climbing, fishing, mountain biking, canoeing and sea trips. Less energetic guests can meander along the many unspoilt beaches and watch the large variety of bird and sea life. Various attractions include the famous Cuillin mountain range,...

  • Balmaclellan, near Castle Douglas, Dumfries and Galloway
    Balmaclellan, near Castle Douglas, Dumfries and Galloway×

    Bartaggart Farm Holiday Cottages - The Old Smiddy

    Balmaclellan, near Castle Douglas, Dumfries and Galloway

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    Ref: W42625
    Key Features:
    - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pets go free - Garden / Patio - Ground Floor Facilities - Rural Location
    One of a pair of holiday bungalows situated in a peaceful location ideal for touring Galloway mountains and beaches. One of a pair of holiday bungalows situated in a peaceful location ideal for touring Galloway mountains and beaches.
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    Situated in a peaceful, rural location on a stud farm, these former smiddy and byre holiday bungalows and farmhouse boast stunning views over open countryside. A hugely popular area with walkers and cyclists of all abilities with the Dalbeattie 7 Stanes Cycling Trail close by. There are many quaint villages to explore including the coastal villages of the Isle of Whithorn, Port William, known as the ‘Machars of Galloway’ and presented with the ‘Pride of Galloway’...

    Bartaggart Farm Holiday Cottages - Bartaggart Farmhouse
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  • Kilchoan, Highlands
    Kilchoan, Highlands×

    The Byre

    Kilchoan, Highlands

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    Ref: 31253
    Key Features:
    - Car parking on site - Pub within 1 mile - Garden / Patio - Woodburning Stove
    A real romantic bolthole, this quirky cottage boasts a woodburner and a sitting-out area where you can relax and admire the delightful views. A real romantic bolthole, this quirky cottage boasts a woodburner and a sitting-out area where you can relax and admire the delightful views.
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    This perfectly located holiday cottage, adjacent to the owners’ home, has been tastefully decorated with character and provides comfortable accommodation and a cosy woodburner, a perfect romantic retreat for couples. From the bedroom and living room, there are picturesque views of the sea and after a good walk, you can relax in a luxurious bath or sit out on the peaceful patio. Conveniently situated in the quiet village of Kilchoan, all the local amenities are within easy...

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