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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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  • Glentairie Cottage

    Glenprosen, by Kirriemuir

    Grade
    5
    2
    3
    1
    Ref: SWWW

    "Acres of peaceful and secluded countryside surround these magnificent cottages..."

    At the heart of Glenprosen, one of the renowned ‘Glens of Angus’, lies the Balnaboth Estate on the edge of the Cairngorms National Park; 6,000 peaceful and secluded acres surrounding 16th-century Balnaboth House. In its midst, these six characterful holiday cottages each offer a unique and magical holiday retreat; indeed the creator of Peter Pan himself (Sir James Barrie) was born in nearby Kirriemuir and holidayed here.
    These cottages were once occupied by shepherds, gardeners or other staff of the Ogilvy family when this was a traditional Victorian sporting estate. Red squirrels play in the trees, otters frequent the burns, and deer graze all around. Because of the varied scenery, that varies from beech woods to forest, pasture to heather moor, mountain streams to river pools, the area enjoys a spectacular range of wildlife, including species largely extinct elsewhere in Britain, such as black game and ptarmigan.
    Magnificent walking, bird-watching, mountain biking and (in season) cross-country skiing abound on the estate and, further afield, downhill skiing at Glen Shee (25 miles). Fishing is available on a 5-mile stretch of the River Prosen, and there are twenty golf courses within an hours’ drive.
    Enjoy the seclusion of this beautiful glen - peaceful, relaxing, scenic - yet just a few minutes’ drive from bustling market towns and busy fishing harbours which hug the Angus coastline, as well as from the city of Dundee which offers many attractions for all the family. The exciting Dundee Contemporary Arts is a stunningly-designed centre which incorporates galleries, a print studio and two art-cinema screens, while the Mills Observatory is Britain’s only full-time public observatory with a resident astronomer.
    Good road, rail and air access to Angus provide easy access from all parts of the UK or international destinations. Shop 9-10 miles.

    Set in splendid isolation on the high moor of the estate, this detached, single-storey cottage is a complete antidote to the stresses of the modern world. The only neighbours are the wild birds including golden eagles and deer that inhabit the beautiful countryside and there are stunning views all round the cottage. Ideal for walkers, with fantastic walks to the Munros of Dreish and Mayar from the doorstep, and for wildlife enthusiasts and those who need complete peace. Living room with dining area and open fire in stone surround. Steep step down to compact kitchen. Steep step up to double bedroom. Twin bedroom with additional single bed (for +1). Bathroom with toilet.

    • Open fire - fuel at cost
    • Electric heaters by meter reading
    • Freeview TV
    • Fridge/freezer
    • Large grassed area
    • Welcome pack
    • No smoking

    • Electricity by meter reading
    • Bed linen included
    • Towels £3 per person per week
    • Travel cot
    • High chair
    • DVD
    • Microwave
    • Small shared sauna available at Balnaboth House (£15 per hour)
    • Grounds of 6,000 acres
    • Parking
    • River fishing on a 5-mile stretch: trout foc, salmon £15 per day/£75per week (16 February to 5 September); £30 per day/£130per week (10 September to 31 October)
    • Grazing and stabling for visitors’ horses by arrangement
    • Natural spring water supply
    • NB: River and pond in grounds

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  • Stable Cottage

    Crocketford near Dumfries

    Grade
    5
    3
    1
    1
    Ref: CC537217
    Beautifully presented this cosy terraced holiday cottage in the little village of Crocketford with its family owned pub/restaurant and village store with fresh rolls and newspapers daily, is an ideal base to explore all that this hidden gem of an area has to offer. Exploring this beautiful corner of south west Scotland is a joy whether it be by car, bike or foot.
    Drive some of the 200 miles or so of the stunning and dramatic coastline with secluded little bays and sandy beaches. Close by is the beautiful Colvend coast with the picturesque little villages of Kippford, Rockcliffe and Sandyhills with its wide sweeping beach. There are a profusion of walks in the area from the commanding Criffel, Screel and Merrick hills. The walks are well worth it to enjoy the stunning views from the top which are truly breathtaking.
    A short drive from the Cottage you have access to Dalbeattie Forest and one of the world famous 7Stanes Mountain bike trails. Go on try your hand at the red graded Hardrock trail! Take a stroll round Threave Gardens (National Trust) close to Castle Douglas or Threave Castle, described as the most romantic place in Galloway, and to reach it ring the bell at the jetty and take the very short trip across the water by boat.
    Described at the "Food Town" Castle Douglas is a delightful little town with a variety of local businesses selling and producing food and drink as well as niche shopping.
    Visit Kirkcudbright, a charming little fishing town and watch the fishing boats returning to the busy and bustling harbour. Kirkcudbright is known as "the artists town" having hosted generations of painters, craft makers and artisans - a culture still thriving today. The town hosts a popular programme of summer festivities and culminates with the spectacular Tattoo, an event not to be missed.After a long day exploring the area return to your cosy wood burning stove or just sit in the garden enjoying the clear dark skies as Dumfries and Galloway is recognised as one of the 12 best stargazing sites in the world and the First Dark Sky Park in the UK. Shop, pub and restaurant 100 yards.

    Ground Floor: Living/dining room: With wood burner, Freeview TV, Blu-ray player and French doors to garden.
    Kitchen: With tiled floor, electric cooker, microwave, fridge, freezer and washing machine.
    Cloakroom: With toilet.

    First Floor: Bedroom 1: With king size bed.
    Bedroom 2: With twin beds.
    Bedroom 3: With single bed.
    Bathroom: With shower over bath, toilet and heated towel rail.

    Oil central heating, electricity, bed linen, towels and Wi-Fi included. Initial fuel for wood burner included, remainder at cost. Travel cot, high chair and stairgate available. Welcome pack. Enclosed lawned garden with sitting-out area and furniture. BBQ. Parking (1 car). Cycle store. No smoking.

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  • Woodside Cottage

    Nether Bellandy, Glenrinnes, near Keith

    Grade
    5
    3
    2
    1
    Ref: 27126
    Nestling in 24 acres of natural grounds and woodland, this lovely detached holiday cottage is in a beautiful, remote, sheltered location within easy reach of Dufftown. It enjoys direct views of heather clad hills and the majestic Ben Rinnes from the back garden, and regular sighting of local wildlife including red deer. Guests can collect fresh eggs from the hens, and are welcome to explore and enjoy of the grounds surrounding the property. Enjoy walking, fishing, skiing, horse riding and birdwatching locally. Shop, pub and restaurant 4 miles.

    Ground Floor: Living room: With wood burner and Freeview TV.
    2 steps to...
    Kitchen/dining room:
    With electric cooker, microwave, fridge and washing machine.
    Bedroom 1: With twin beds.
    Bathroom: With shower over bath, and toilet.

    First Floor: Bedroom 2: With double bed and sloping ceiling.
    Bedroom 3: With single bed, Velux window and sloping ceiling.
    Separate toilet.

    Eco-friendly biomass central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Initial logs for wood burner included. Welcome pack. Enclosed garden with garden furniture and BBQ. Use of owners’ grounds. Bike store. Private parking for 3 cars. No smoking. Please note: The property has a natural water supply from a spring, there is an unfenced pond, 22 yards and a pond in the owner’s grounds.

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  • Chippermore Cottage

    Port William

    Grade
    5
    2
    2
    1
    Ref: CC537049
    Chippermore Cottage occupies a superb elevated site with stunning views over Luce Bay, the Isle of Man and the Mull of Galloway. This delightful, detached cottage enjoys a wonderful, cosy ambience that virtually compels guests to relax and unwind. This most scenic of Scottish regions is a superb holiday destination but any stay should begin with a quiet hour spent in front of the open fire while casting the occasional glance out to sea. The property is set within an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty with much of the local area designated as a Special Area of Conservation.

    Ground Floor: Property is all at ground floor level has oil central heating and comprises:
    Lounge/Diner: With open fire, Sky TV, DVD, video, broadband and radio/CD - a lovely bright and spacious room enjoying views across the bay.
    Breakfasting/Kitchen: With electric cooker, microwave and fridge/freezer
    Utility Room: With washing machine, tumble dryer and dishwasher
    Bedroom 1: With  5ft double bed and lovely views over Luce Bay.
    Bedroom 2: With two single beds and lovely views over Lucie Bay. An additional 2ft 6 bed (for + 1) can be provided if required.
    Bathroom: With shower cubicle, WC and wash basin.

    All fuel, electricity, bed linen and towels included.Enclosed, private garden with stone dyke and BBQ. Off road parking for 3 cars.

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  • Tigh A Vullin

    Ardfern, nr. Lochgilphead

    Grade
    5
    3
    1
    1
    Ref: S4628

    With the shore and village pub, shops and restaurants only a stroll away, this peaceful cottage offers a great base for a relaxing break. A stream runs through its garden, which also boasts a games room and hot tub in a gazebo in the garden, whilst the village itself is a haven for sailing and water sports. Argyll’s craggy coastline of hidden beaches is a delight to explore. Visitors can enjoy fishing on-site (rainbow trout) or sample the local catch at nearby restaurants. Oban (24 miles) offers day trips to the islands of Mull, Kerrera and Coll, and sea safaris depart locally from the marina (pictured). Shops within walking distance, pub 200 yards.

    All on ground floor: Living room/dining area/kitchen. 3 bedrooms: 1 double, 1 twin, 1 single. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet.

    Multi-fuel stove in living room (initial fuel included). NSH, electricity, convector heater by meter reading. Bed linen and towels included. Travel cot. High chair. Freeview TV. DVD. Stereo/CD. Microwave. Washer/dyrer. Dishwasher. Freezer.Telephone – incoming calls only. Garden with patio and furniture. Barbecue. Wi-fi. Parking. Hot tub. Games room with table tennis, darts and table football. Fishing on-site. No smoking. NB: Unfenced stream and pond.

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  • Moorings

    St Monans

    Grade
    5
    2
    1
    1
    Ref: CC526015
    Moorings is a fisherman’s cottage situated in the quaint harbour village of St Monans on the Fife coast. This charming semi detached holiday property offers comfortable, well equipped accommodation and it is only a short stroll down to the historic harbour and sea front. The cottage has a spacious lounge come dining area, which has a wonderful wood burning stove with Elm wood mantle. The kitchen is fully fitted and from here you can access the sunroom, which then leads out into the south facing enclosed rear garden. Upstairs there are two good sized bedrooms with oak furniture throughout and a shower room. St Monans forms part of a chain of pretty coastal villages and beaches (The Golden Fringe) in the East Neuk of Fife, an area renowned for its fishing, wonderful harbours and buildings which have grown around this industry.

    Ground Floor: Property has gas central heating and comprises;
    Lounge/Diner: With wood burning stove, TV, DVD, ipod speakers, dining area with oak table and chairs
    Kitchen: With electric oven, induction hob, microwave, fridge(with ice box) and dishwasher
    Sun Room: With  seating and washing machine
    Cloakroom: With WC and wash basin

    First Floor: Bedroom 1: With king size bed, fold down camp bed available by request (for + 1 )
    Bedroom 2: With two single beds
    Shower Room: With shower cubicle, WC and wash basin

    All gas, electricity, bed linen and towels included. First basket of wood for stove supplied. Wi-fi available. Telephone for incoming calls only. Travel cot, high chair and stair gate provided on request. Fire guard availableEnclosed rear garden, outdoor furniture and ample space to store bikes. Off road parking for 1 car plus additional parking available in front of house if required.

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  • Larch Cottage

    Glenisla

    Grade
    5
    2
    1
    2
    Ref: S4428

    Perched above the sparkling waters of the River Isla in beautiful Glenisla, this lodge makes a very comfortable base from which to explore the lovely surrounding area. Enjoying a peaceful setting with no near neighbours, it lies 2 miles from an adventure centre offering outdoor pursuits and cycle hire. Excellent hill walking, cycling and riding can be enjoyed locally as well as loch fishing (by arrangement), whilst Alyth, 11 miles, has shops and three golf courses. Shop and pub 10 miles.

    All on ground floor: Living room with sofa bed (for child)/dining room/kitchen. 2 bedrooms: 1 double, 1 twin. Shower room with toilet.

    Woodburner in living room included. Electric heaters, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Travel cot. High chair. Satellite TV (full package). DVD. Microwave.Telephone. Decked verandah and furniture. Parking. Cycle store. Private water supply. No smoking. NB: Fenced river in garden.

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  • Croft Cottage

    Glencoe

    Grade
    5
    3
    1
    1
    Ref: 30555


    In a quiet rural setting in the heart of historic Glencoe, this cosy, single-storey, detached cottage has been tastefully restored. With views of the surrounding mountains, and a short walk to the shores of Loch Leven, this is an ideal location for exploring the west coast of Scotland. The area is renowned for its abundant wildlife and its breathtaking scenery, which has been used as the backdrop for many famous films including ’Harry Potter’, ’Rob Roy’ and ’William Wallace’. From Fort Willliam, known as the ’outdoor capital of the UK’, you can travel on the Jacobite Steam Train, or catch the Mountain Gondola to the top of Aonoch Mor. The small bustling town of Oban, the ’gateway to the Isles’, has regular ferries from the harbour to the inner Isles, including Mull and Iona. Glencoe and Fort William both have ski resorts and are also very popular areas for climbers and walkers. Crossing on the Ferry at Corran will allow you to explore the Ardnamurchan Peninsula, with its rocky coastline and white sandy beaches. Take the ’road to the Isles’ and visit the beautiful Isle of Skye. Cycling and mountain biking is one of the main outdoor activities and attractions in the Glencoe and Lochaber area. Both the Glencoe Mountain and Nevis Range ski centres have developed downhill mountain bike tracks which are used in amatuer and international, professional level competition. Croft cottage also sits on the Glencoe orbital and the Glencoe to Oban cycle paths, which are aimed at family level cycling. Bike hire is also available in Glencoe village a few hundred metres from the cottage. Other activities include kayaking, golf, horse riding, snowboarding, bird watching and fishing, or excellent indoor climbing at Kinlochleven. There are plenty of gentle forest walks, museums, distilleries, castles, gardens and monuments nearby, with Glencoe village also offering shops and a museum. Shop 200 yards, pub and restaurant 650 yards.

    6 steps to entrance. All on ground floor: Living room. Dining room/kitchen. 3 bedrooms: 1 double, 1 twin, 1 single. Shower room with toilet.

    Multi-fuel burner in living room (initial fuel included). Economy 7 central heating (electric heater in bathroom), electricity, bed linen and towels included. Travel cot and high chair on request. Freeview TV. DVD. iPod dock. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Dishwasher. Freezer. Wi-fi. Enclosed lawned garden with gravelled patio, sitting-out area and furniture. Parking (2 cars). Cycle store. Welcome pack. No smoking.

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  • Crovie

    Crovie, Gardenstown

    Grade
    5
    2
    1
    1
    Ref: 26036


    This lovely, detached holiday cottage is infused with the character of this delightful conservation village, strung out along the base of the rugged cliffs at Crovie. Formerly a fishermans cottage, the rooms are tastefully furnished in a traditional style. Situated almost at the end of the village, it has a private, secluded feel with spectacular views out to sea and the headlands beyond from the rear garden, may reward you with glimpses of dolphins and other marine life, ever present in the area. Golf, fishing, swimming, a gallery and quaint harbours are all within a short drive. Shops 2 miles, pub and restaurant 1½ miles.

    Ground floor: Living room with stone floor. Dining room. Kitchen. Bathroom with shower attachment and toilet. Steep stairs to first floor: 2 bedrooms: 1 double with Velux, 1 twin, both with sloping ceilings.

    Wood burner in living room, open fire in dining room (initial fuel included). Economy 7 central heating, electricity, bed linen, towels and Wi-Fi included. DVD. CD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Dishwasher. Freezer in out-building. Wi-Fi.Telephone-incoming and emergency calls only. Lawned garden with patio, sitting-out area and furniture. Public car 400 yards. No smoking. NB: Garden is raised and set over 2 levels.

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  • Squirrel’s Tale Cottage

    Dulnain Bridge

    Grade
    5
    3
    0
    1
    Ref: SZZG


    Squirrel’s Tale Cottage is situated in a wonderful, elevated position in the heart of the Cairngorms National Park, and enjoys striking views across the countryside towards the lush Strathspey Valley, River Spey and the majestic Cairngorm Mountains. This lovely property forms a wing of the owners’ Arts & Crafts Grade B listed Broomhill House. It is accessed by a forest drive and nestles amongst 25 acres of private, unspoilt woodlands and well-maintained cottage garden, where you can watch the playful red squirrels and an abundance of rare birdlife, such as golden eagle and osprey. This country cottage makes a perfect base for exploring this lovely part of the Highlands. Excellent mountain biking, canoeing, bird watching, climbing, skiing and infinite hiking trails (easy and strenuous) are all available from the doorstep. There are popular and challenging golf courses, classic car events and some of the world’s famous malt whisky distilleries within easy reach.
    Enjoy fly fishing on the River Spey, or for the younger members, visit the Reindeer Visitor Centre, Tree Zone, Landmark Forest Adventure Park or take a trip on the steam train from Broomhill to Aviemore. All towns and villages of the National Park have retained their identity and offer a range of independent stores, art galleries, museums, coffee shops and restaurants. Inverness, the Highland capital, is less than an hour’s drive and offers flights to Amsterdam and all major cities in the UK.
    Squirrel’s Tale Cottage has been sympathetically renovated to provide fantastic holiday accommodation in a peaceful and private setting. Within the elegantly furnished cottage there is a comfortable open-plan living room with a wood-burning stove, a country kitchen, spacious shower room and three bedrooms, each providing good quality mattresses and sumptuous bed linen for a good nights sleep. Shop, pub and restaurant 1½ miles.

    Spacious living room with dining area, wood-burning stove and wooden floor. Kitchen with slate floor. Double bedroom with 6ft zip & link bed (can be twin by arr). Large shower room with toilet and slate floor. First floor: Double bedroom with 5ft bed. Single bedroom.

    • Wood-burning stove - fuel included
    • Electricity, electric rads, bed linen and towels included
    • Freeview TV
    • Stereo/CD
    • Microwave
    • Washing machine
    • Dishwasher
    • Fridge/freezer
    • Wi-fi
    • Lawned garden with furniture
    • Shared 25-acre natural, unspoilt woodland grounds
    • Parking (for 3 cars)
    • Cycle store
    • Welcome pack
    • No smoking
    • Ground floor facilities

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  • Avocet Cottage

    Comrie

    Grade
    5
    3
    1
    1
    Ref: 29012

    Set in the picturesque village of Comrie, amidst glorious Perthshire countryside, this semi-detached bungalow is just a 5-minute walk from the village centre. Very comfortably furnished, this is a great holiday base to enjoy the wonderful facilities that Perthshire has to offer. At Comrie, there is a very scenic golf course, fishing, bowling, lots of lovely cycle routes and walks for all abilities. Loch Earn, 6 miles, offers sailing and watersports, and for nature lovers, the Auchingarrich Wildlife Centre is just 2 miles away. The famous Gleneagles golf course is only a ½-hour drive and The Trossachs are easily reached for scenic days out. Shop, pub and restaurant 200 yards.

    All on ground floor: Living room with laminate floor. Kitchen with dining area. 3 bedrooms: 1 double, 1 twin, 1 single. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet.

    Gas central heating, gas, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Travel cot. Freeview TV. DVD. Gas hob. Electric oven. Microwave. Washing machine. Wi-fi. Large, enclosed garden, patio, sitting-out area, furniture. Second enclosed garden. Parking (2 cars). Cycle store. Welcome pack. No smoking.

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  • Longcroft Cottage

    Oyne, nr. Insch

    Grade
    5
    3
    0
    1
    Ref: 28233

    This detached holiday cottage has been renovated to provide superb accommodation, whilst still retaining its character and charm. Modern conveniences and a high level of comfort combine to make this an ideal base from which to tour this area rich in historical sites and places of interest, including Haddo House, Pitmedden and Tolquhon Castle, as well as many historical stone circles. Visit Aberdeen and Inverurie, or go fishing, cycling, horse riding, golf and walking nearby. Shops and pubs 4 miles, restaurant 1 mile.

    Ground floor: Living room. Dining room/kitchen. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet. First floor: 3 bedrooms: 1 double (5ft), 1 twin, 1 single.

    Woodburner in living room included. Underfloor electric central heating, electric heaters, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Travel cot and high chair on request. Freeview TV. DVD. CD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Dishwasher. Fridge/freezer. Tumble dryer. Wi-fi. Enclosed lawned garden with patio, sitting-out area and furniture. Gas barbecue. Parking (2 cars). Cycle store. Welcome pack. No smoking. NB: 3 steps from patio to lawn with raised banking.

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