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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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  • Moo Cottage

    Struan, Dunvegan

    Grade
    2
    1
    2
    1
    Ref: W42686

    Tucked against a small hillock and enjoying a very secluded setting, Moo Cottage is the perfect getaway. Furnished and equipped to a good standard, this cottage makes a super base for exploring the many delights of this lovely island. Take an easy drive to Dunvegan or Portree, the island capital where you will find lots of good places to eat and drink. Explore some of the many unspoilt beaches, miles of rugged coastline where you may catch a glimpse of the vast array of wildlife. For the outdoor enthusiast, kayaking, fishing, sea trips, mountain biking and hill walking are just some of the many activities available. Shop, pub and restaurant 8 miles.

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

    Multi-fuel burner in living room (initial fuel included). NSH, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Travel cot. High chair. Satellite TV. Electric cooker. Lawned garden with sitting-out area. Parking (2 cars). No smoking.

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  • The Lookout

    Campbeltown

    Grade
    2
    1
    1
    1
    Ref: UMG

    In a superb, secluded location by the sea on a 160-acre private island, this unique holiday cottage, one of three, enjoys stunning views from windows all around. Set at the northern tip of Davaar Island, it is connected to the mainland by a causeway, revealed by the sea for 6 hours at low tide. On arrival and departure, visitors will be ferried by Landrover across the causeway (leaving cars in the parking area at the main access point to the island). Once on the island, the mainland is just 20 minutes’ walk across the causeway, and Campbeltown, with good shops and restaurants, is a further 2 miles by car.In a superb, secluded location by the sea on a 160-acre private island, these three unique holiday cottages enjoy stunning views. Otter and Island Cottages are an adjoining pair of cosy lighthouse keepers’ cottages (the lighthouse is now automatic), while The Lookout is a former wartime lookout post situated 100 yards away from the lighthouse enclosure. This cottage has an extra sitting-room and sun terrace, formed from the original lookout, with superb long-distance views from windows all around. Otter and Island Cottages share a walled enclosure with the neighbouring caretaker, while The Lookout is set up on its own with outstanding views. Set at the northern tip of Davaar Island, they are connected to the mainland by a causeway, revealed by the sea for 6 hours at low tide. On arrival and departure, visitors will be ferried by Landrover across the causeway (leaving cars in the parking area at the main access point to the island). Once on the island, the mainland is just 20 minutes’ walk across the causeway, and Campbeltown, with good shops and restaurants, is a further 2 miles by car.
    The island’s moorland, hills and rocky shore are home to a wealth of wildlife – dolphins, basking sharks, otters, seals and sea birds are regular visitors, and even the occasional golden eagle may be seen. There is the famous cave painting depicting the crucifixion and further caves to explore. There is glorious walking and many picnic spots. Locally there is good fishing, riding, sailing and golf. Shops 3 miles (4 miles from The Lookout. Basic emergency provisions avail from caretaker).

    Cosy living/dining room with wood-burning stove and farmhouse-style kitchen area. Double bedroom (5ft bed), en-suite shower room and toilet. First floor: Extra sitting room and sun terrace.

    • Multi-fuel stove – initial fuel included, thereafter available locally
    • Electricity, full convector heaters and bed linen included
    • TV
    • Microwave
    • Fridge/freezer
    • Access to telephone if required
    • Garden with furniture and telescope
    • Shared walled lawns
    • Shared grounds of 160 acres
    • Barbecue
    • Parking nearby
    • Sea fishing foc
    • Boat mooring foc
    • Natural spring water supply
    • Unsuitable for the infirm
    • Unsuitable for children
    • NB: Drops within grounds. Property is close to the sea

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  • Beaters Cottage

    Dunkeld

    Grade
    2
    1
    3
    1
    Ref: UK5072
    In the heart of Perthshire, nestling quietly on a private, 1,200-acre estate in the mighty Tay Valley, this comfortable holiday cottage enjoys far-reaching views over a patchwork of farm and woodland. Beaters Cottage is a semi-detached, single-storey cottage with a smart colour co-ordinated interior which has been well-furnished. Visitors have access to a network of over 6 miles of private estate roads covering the extensive grounds, which include a fold of highland cattle, and two small lochs, home to wild ducks and geese.
    At the nearby Loch of Lowes, a visit to the bird hides is often rewarded by sightings of osprey soaring high overhead. Historic Dunkeld village, 3 miles, is one of Perthshire’s gems, with a part-ruined cathedral, good shops and restaurants. Perth, 16 miles, offers large areas of green parkland, where sports matches, boating and putting can be enjoyed. The town boasts numerous museums and art galleries, including the museum of the Black Watch, housed in Balhousie Castle. Edinburgh and Aberdeen within 90 minutes’ drive. Glasgow is also within driving distance and is a paradise for art lovers – the many museums include the Gallery of Modern Art, the Mackintosh Interpretation Centre and the Kelvingrove Museum and Art Gallery. More unusual attractions include the Transport Museum, the Botanic Gardens and The Tall Ship at Glasgow Harbour. Shops, pub and restaurant 3 miles.

    Ground Floor: 2 steps to entrance. All on the ground floor.
    Living room: With open fire, 18" Freesat TV and CD player.
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    Kitchen/dining room: With electric oven, electric hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, coffee machine, washing machine and tumble dryer.
    Bedroom: With twin beds.
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    Bathroom: With shower over bath, toilet and heated towel rail.
    Separate toilet.

    Electric storage heaters, electricity, bed linen, towels, Wi-Fi and logs for open fire included. Travel cot and highchair available on request.Sitting-out area with garden furniture. Shared use of natural woodland grounds. Parking for 2 cars. No smoking. Please note: The property has a natural spring water supply from a well and there are sloping banks in the grounds.

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  • Fingask Log Cabin

    Glenfarg

    Grade
    2
    1
    1
    1
    Ref: S4394

    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/dining room/kitchen and French doors. 1 double (5ft four poster) bedroom. Sauna room. Bathroom with double jacuzzi bath, separate shower cubicle and toilet.

    Central heating included. Freeview TV. Stereo/CD. Fridge/freezer. Wi-fi. Garden and furniture.

    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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  • Rosebank

    Rothesay, Isle of Bute

    Grade
    2
    1
    1
    1
    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 Hollies

    Blairninich near Strathpeffer

    Grade
    2
    1
    0
    1
    Ref: CC511476
    Enjoying a peaceful, rural setting, The Hollies has been equipped and furnished to a very high standard to ensure as comfortable and relaxing holiday as possible. A cosy, well equipped cottage, The Hollies makes a perfect base for exploring this lovely part of the Northern Highlands. Set just outside the picturesque Victorian spa village of Strathpeffer where you can visit the Spa Room and sample the waters, the Highland Museum of Childhood, the Pictish Eagle Stone or you could just stroll around the village to see some fabulous examples of Victorian architecture. In the heart of the village is The Spa Pavilion, a historic venue which hosts numerous live musical performances, craft and art exhibitions and in the summer time, you can enjoy the stirring sounds of the Strathpeffer Pipe Band performing in The Square. From Strathpeffer you can enjoy a visit to Inverness, the Highland Capital which offers very good shopping and entertainment, the famous Loch Ness where you can enjoy a boat trip and hopefully catch sight of the monster, or take a dolphin cruise along the beautiful Moray Coast. A trip along the Moray Malt Whisky Trail is recommended. Visit the stunning Brodie and Cawdor Castles and Culloden battlefield just outside Inverness. Explore the Black Isle with its many lovely villages, beaches and historic sites. The west coast and the Isle of Skye are an easy drive and a day trip to the Orkney Isles is highly recommended. Amongst the many activities available in the area are mountain biking, golf with Strathpeffer boasting a challenging 18 hole course, numerous watersports, hill climbing, horse riding and paint balling just to name but a few. A stay in The Hollies will always evoke happy memories.

    The Hollies can be booked together with The Willow (CC511475) and The Cedars (CC511477) to accommodate up to 10 guests.

    Ground Floor: The property is all on the ground floor, has electric central heating and comprises:
    Open plan living space.
    Lounge area: With wood burner, Freeview TV, DVD player, iPod dock and CD player.
    Dining area.
    Kitchen area: With electric cooker, microwave/oven/grill combination, fridge and dishwasher.
    Bedroom 1: With double bed.
    Shower room: With shower and WC.

    All electric, bed linen and towels included. Initial fuel for wood burner provided. Travel cot and highchair available on request. Wi-Fi. Welcome pack. Freezer in outbuilding. Shared laundry room with washing machine and tumble dryer. Lawned garden with sitting-out area and furniture. 2-acre shared grounds. Shared BBQ. Parking (1 car). Cycle store. No smoking.

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  • The Shieling Apartment at Trostrie Cottage

    Twynholm, Nr Kirkcudbright

    Grade
    2
    1
    1
    1
    Ref: CC537173
    This cosy hideaway is just a perfect spot for exploring this secret corner of Scotland. Parts of the apartment date back to the mid 1700’s. The unique and special experiences on offer here in Galloway can be sampled almost from the doorstep. Frequent visitors to the apartment’s grounds are deer and red kites. The views are extensive; Screel and Bengairn and over to the Cumbrian Fells distinguished by the peaks of Skiddaw and Blencathra. The local town of Kirkcudbright is a delight. Established as a Royal Burgh in 1455, it is known as The Artist’s Town and has attracted painters for generations due to the scenic landscape and the exceptional quality of light. Shop, pub and restaurant 2 miles

    Ground Floor: This cosy apartment is all on one level:
    Living room/Dining room: with TV/DVD and electric feature fire. Views of the garden and hills beyond.
    Kitchen: electric cooker, microwave, fridge/freezer, mini dishwasher and washer/dryer.
    Bedroom 1: super king sized bed which can be made into 2 single beds. PLEASE STATE PREFERENCE AT TIME OF BOOKING. (If preference not stated will be King Size) En suite bathroom: with shower over bath and toilet.

    Oil central heating, power, bed linen, towels and WiFi includedPatio garden with furniture and BBQ. The owner extends a welcome to explore some of the surrounding 2.5 acres of land. (NB: There is a pond however this is fenced off from the apartment’s garden.) The apartment is surrounded by farmland with livestock. 1 dog welcome, to be kept on a lead at all times (livestock). Please note: the road to the property is down a 300 metre all gravel track. Off road parking for two cars.

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  • Milton Byre

    Rothesay, Isle of Bute

    Grade
    2
    1
    2
    1
    Ref: SOOV

    Situated amongst the rolling countryside of the ever popular Isle of Bute, this adjoining cottage offers an ideal holiday location from which to explore the dramatic coastline and stunning scenery of the island. For the outdoor enthusiast, walking, cycling, golf, fishing, sailing and watersports are in abundance. The wildlife is outstanding with deer, pheasant, otter and eagle readily seen. Visit the Victorian Gothic mansion of Mount Stuart, Bute Museum, Rothesay Castle and the fabulous gardens of Ascog Hall and Ardencraig. Many events throughout the year, including the now famous annual Jazz Festival and the spectacular Highland Games, traditional agricultural shows, concerts and art festivals. Shops and pub 2 miles.Situated amongst the rolling countryside of the ever popular Isle of Bute, these two renovated cottages (Milton Cottage is detached, Milton Byre adjoins another property) offer an ideal holiday location from which to explore the dramatic coastline and stunning scenery of the island. For the outdoor enthusiast, walking, cycling, golf, fishing, sailing and watersports are in abundance. The wildlife is outstanding with deer, pheasant, otter and eagle readily seen. Visit the Victorian Gothic mansion of Mount Stuart, Bute Museum, Rothesay Castle and the fabulous gardens of Ascog Hall and Ardencraig. Many events throughout the year, including the now famous annual Jazz Festival and the spectacular Highland Games, traditional agricultural shows, concerts and art festivals. Shops and pub 2 miles.

    Large living room with sofa bed (for alternative sleeping only). Large kitchen. Double bedroom. Bathroom with shower attachment and toilet. Separate toilet with slate floor.

    • Electricity, full oil underfloor central heating, bed linen and towels included
    • High chair on request
    • Freeview TV
    • DVD
    • Radio/CD
    • Microwave
    • Washing machine
    • Tumble dryer
    • Dishwasher
    • Lawned garden with patio and furniture
    • Parking (for 2 cars)
    • No smoking
    • Ground floor facilities
    • NB: Fenced stream

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  • Bartaggart Farm Holiday Cottages - The Nook

    Balmaclellan, nr. Castle Douglas

    Grade
    2
    1
    2
    1
    Ref: W42626

    Situated in a peaceful, rural location, 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’ award and the popular village of Portpatrick with stunning views over the North Channel to the Irish Coast. Take a day trip to Ireland from Stranraer. There are many sandy beaches and forest trails to explore throughout the area and also many lovely gardens nearby for those seeking a slower pace of recreation. The surrounding area offers a tremendous range of activities for the visitor with many beautiful sandy beaches and rocky coves to explore along the Solway Coast. Golf, sailing, horse riding, cycling, walking and fishing are all available, and there are tennis courts and swimming pools in nearby Kirkcudbright. Dumfries with shops, restaurants, museums and theatre lies 10 miles away, while Castle Douglas, Scotland’s Food Town, is 8 miles. Shops, pub and restaurant 3 miles.

    All on ground floor: Living room with French doors and beams/kitchen with tiled floor. 1 double bedroom. Shower room with toilet.

    Gas central heating included. CD. Fridge/freezer. Parking (2 cars).

    All properties: Electricity, bed linen and towels included. Freeview TV. DVD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Fridge. Enclosed lawned garden with sitting-out area and furniture. Natural water supply from borehole. No smoking. NB: Fenced stream in grounds.

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  • Ellon Cottage

    Laggan, nr. Newtonmore

    Grade
    2
    1
    0
    1
    Ref: W43335


    Offering very comfortable accommodation in the heart of the Spey Valley, this holiday cottage is conveniently located on the roadside, with the Monadhliath Mountains as a backdrop and with beautiful views across the River Spey from the front of the cottage. It is ideally situated for a walking or cycling holiday. Within a short drive, the villages and towns of Glentruim, Newtonmore, Kingussie and Aviemore are easily accessible and Laggan is just a short walk away. A mini haven for bird watchers, you may catch sight of an eagle soaring over the valley, and lots of river and marsh birds can be spotted from the windows. Recognised as one of the most popular walking areas of the Central Highlands, the scenery alone keeps people returning throughout the year. Shop, 7 miles, pub and restaurant 1 mile.

    Ground floor: Living room/dining room. 1 double bedroom. Lower ground floor: Kitchen with tiled floor. Shower room with toilet.

    Oil central heating (controlled by owner), electricity, bed linen and towels included. Cot. Freesat TV. DVD. CD. Electric cooker. Combi microwave/oven/grill. Shared laundry room with washing machine and tumble dryer. Shared courtyard with decked patio and sitting-out area. Shared gas barbecue. Parking (1 car). Cycle store. Natural water supply from borehole. No smoking.

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  • The Barn at the Bakery

    Moniaive, Thornhill

    Grade
    2
    1
    1
    1
    Ref: 25465

    Situated in the charming village of Moniaive, this spacious semi- detached, single storey holiday property, adjacent to the owners house, is located close to the Galloway Forest and the Southern Upland Way. Popular with walkers and cyclists of all abilities, with many cycle paths close by. Golf courses in close proximity and for fishing enthusiasts the River Nith is one of Scotlands premier salmon and trout rivers. Historic attractions include Morton and Sanquhar Castle, Robert Burns’ House and Drumlanrig Castle. Shop, pub and restaurant 200 yards.

    All on ground floor: Living room with beams, wooden floor and Velux/kitchen with French doors and tiled floor. 1 double bedroom with 2 additional Z-beds (for children) and wooden floor. Wet room with shower attachment and toilet.

    Multi-fuel burner in living room (initial fuel included). Oil central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Travel cot. High chair. Satellite TV. Video. DVD and small library. CD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Fridge/freezer. Decked area with sitting-out area and furniture. On road parking. No smoking.

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  • Low Tide

    Cellardyke, near Anstruther

    Grade
    2
    1
    2
    1
    Ref: UK5169
    With magnificent sea views, and ideal for a couple, discover this delightful ground floor holiday apartment, in one of the most historic and picturesque areas of Fife, with pretty fishing villages, beautiful beaches and coves. Situated in the heart of the conservation village of Cellardyke, just a few steps from the shore, explore the quaint wynds and lanes, the old fishing port lined with charming houses, and unspoilt scenery on foot from the front door. The Fife Coastal Path passes through the village towards Crail and St Andrews in one direction, and Pittenweem, St Monans and Elie in the other direction, and there is a regular coastal bus service. From the comfort of the shared south-facing garden, you can wonder at the wildlife, follow the fishermen bringing in their daily catch, or just while away the hours with a good book and a glass of wine. Visit St Andrews 10 miles away, and Edinburgh, Stirling and Perth all within an hour’s drive.

    Low Tide can be booked together with High Tide (UK5170) to accommodate up to 4 guests.

    Ground Floor: 2 steps down to entrance. All on the ground floor.
    Open plan living space.
    Living area: With electric woodburner, 28" Freeview TV, DVD player, CD player and French doors to garden.
    Dining area.
    Kitchen area: With electric oven, electric hob, microwave, fridge and washer/dryer.
    Bedroom: With double bed.
    Bathroom: With step up to shower over bath, toilet and heated towel rail.

    Electric central heating, electricity, bed linen, towels and Wi-Fi included. For bookings of 7 days or more, guests can enjoy a complimentary sailing trip on the May Princess to the Isle of May in season (from April to September, Monday to Friday) - this can be arranged with the owner on arrival.

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