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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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  • Gatehouse Cottage

    Killiechonan Loch Rannoch

    Grade
    2
    1
    1
    1
    Ref: 19664

    A delightful south facing cottage almost on the shores of wild and beautiful Loch Rannoch with stunning views towards it from the living room, bedroom and steep garden at the rear. Very comfortable, it exudes peace and tranquillity, a real haven from the hustle of everyday life. The holiday cottage further benefits from its own private and sheltered beach on the loch directly across from the cottage. There are abundant opportunities for walking, fishing, bird watching and water activities. Rannoch Station and tearoom is just 9 miles away at the west end of the loch where trips to Mallaig on the west Highland Line make for a magical day out. Shops and pubs 7 miles.

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

    Woodburner in living room included. Convector heater, electricity, bed linen and towels included. DVD. CD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Freezer.Telephone-honesty box. Large enclosed garden with summer house, sitting-out area and furniture. Barbecue. Parking (2 cars). No smoking. NB: The garden is steep with a drop.

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  • Brewlands Estate - Clover Cottage

    Glenisla, Blairgowrie

    Grade
    2
    1
    2
    1
    Ref: UNH

    Set on a Highland estate spanning 4500 acres with hills rising to 2500ft, these four holiday properties are situated on the edge of the Cairngorms National Park with a wild flower reserve nearby, and an abundance of wildlife including ospreys and huge herds of deer. For 300 years Cistercian Monks spent half of each year at this peaceful place, making butter and cheese and brewing beer from the pure springs that continue to feed the houses. Delightful 18th-century Clover Cottage is reached from its parking area via a short track across a stream. With its own large garden with views towards the great massif of the Grampians. Claypotts is a charming 18th-century cottage, is in an utterly peaceful glen at the heart of the estate with its own enclosed garden on the banks of the River Isla. Croft End Cottage, a 15th-century cottage lies secluded behind double hedges and is a romantic yet fabulously comfortable place perfect for explorers, lovers and honeymooners. Brewlands Cottage is a 17th-century, cosy, very comfortable property in a lovely riverside location with fishing from the garden and views of high hills and surrounding quiet countryside. There are ancient wild flower meadows with rare wild yellow violets and orchids. Red squirrels live around the gardens and the walls support rare ferns and lichens which grow only in unpolluted places. Walking from the door of each cottage. Excellent golf courses at St Andrews, Carnoustie, Gleneagles and Rosemount. Glenshee ski resort is 35 minutes, as is Pitlochry with its theatre, restaurants and kilt and cashmere shops. An adventure centre 20 minutes away, with pony trekking at Balmoral Estate and many castles and stately homes to visit: Balmoral, Glamis, Blair Atholl, Scone Palace and Braemar. Visit the famous Whisky Trail. Riding centre 6 miles. The oldest tree in Europe is in Fortingall, 1 hour. Shops 12 miles, pub 2 miles.

    Spacious beamed living/dining room with cast-iron wood-burning stove. Well-equipped, modern farmhouse-style kitchen. Bathroom with over-bath shower and toilet. Open-tread, spiral stairs to first floor: Galleried double bedroom with 5ft bed and beams overlooking living room.

    • Washer/dryer
    • Fridge/freezer
    • Large enclosed garden with furniture

    • Wood-burning stove - logs at cost
    • Electricity, full oil central heating by meter reading
    • Bed linen and towels included
    • Bathrobes and toiletries
    • Cot
    • High chair
    • Satellite TV
    • DVD
    • Stereo/CD
    • Microwave
    • Dishwasher
    • Wi-fi
    • Barbecue
    • Parking
    • Hot tub
    • Shooting, stalking, ghillie, wildlife Landrover safari, loch and river fishing, guided hill walks and rod hire at costs by arrangement
    • Tennis lessons
    • Cook and bagpiper by arrangement
    • Beauty therapist available by arrangement
    • Collection from airport/station by arrangement
    • Mountain bike hire
    • Catering to any level by arrangement
    • Shopping can be arranged
    • Housekeeping by arrangement at cost
    • Natural spring water supply
    • No smoking

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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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  • Chestnut Lodge

    near Portpatrick

    Grade
    2
    1
    0
    1
    Ref: UK5096
    This stunning little wing of the owner’s home is beautifully presented and decorated and with views of the sea from the garden what more could you ask for? It’s just a stones’ throw from one of the loveliest coastal villages in the area, Portpatrick, with its charming fishing harbour. From the comfort of your holiday cottage to the delights of the village there is just about no need to explore further. However this delightful area, known as The Rhins of Galloway is too tempting. Take a scenic walk along the Southern Upland Way, a coast to coast pathway. Or why not stroll through the village and lunch out in one of the many excellent restaurants which overlook the beautiful harbour? Chestnut Lodge is ideally placed for easy access to many of the attractions that ’The Rhins’ has to offer. Visit the beautiful display of flowers at Logan Botanic Gardens or explore the Galloway Forest with its exceptional walking and cycling; the world famous 7Stanes cycle trail runs through it. The forest is also a designated Dark Sky Park. If golf is for you there is an excellent course in the village and further afield is the Wigtownshire County Golf Club, an 18 hole true links course, which is situated on the shores of Luce Bay. Take a boat trip from the harbour, fish from the harbour walls or just sit and watch the world go by. Shop and pub 2¼ mile, restaurant ¼ mile.

    Ground Floor: Open plan living space.
    Living area: With wood burner, 32" Freeview TV, DVD player and CD player.
    Dining area: With patio doors to garden.
    Kitchen area: With electric oven, gas hob, fridge, freezer and dishwasher.
    Bedroom: With double bed.
    Bathroom: With shower over bath, and toilet.

    First Floor: Snug.

    Oil central heating, gas, electricity, bed linen, towels and Wi-Fi included. Welcome pack. Laundry service available.Enclosed lawned garden with patio, garden furniture and BBQ. Private parking for 2 cars. No smoking.

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  • Kintyre Cottage

    Lochearnhead

    Grade
    2
    1
    1
    1
    Ref: CC523110
    Kintyre Cottage is situated on a stunning south facing hillside location overlooking Loch Earn. From the front door you have an uninterrupted view over the loch to the Southern Highland Mountains and Edinample Castle once occupied by ‘Black’ Duncan of Glenorchy.  Located on the edge of the village of Lochearnhead, Kintyre Cottage is situated within the Loch Lomond and Trossachs National Park and is in a perfect central location to tour in each direction. The village of Lochearnhead has a shop and Post Office and two hotels with restaurant facilities, both within walking distance. Set in 6 acres of farmland, Kintyre Cottage is semi-detached timber clad property on the end of a stone barn conversion. This compact and cosy cottage is ideal for a couple.  The open plan living space has a galley style kitchen and lounge area with a wonderful wood burning stove that warms the whole room. The dining area is situated at the window where you can enjoy the view over the loch. Kintyre Cottage can be booked along with Mull Lodge to provide accommodation for up to 6 people.  From the cottage you are welcome to venture freely where you will be able to spot red deer or to feed the hens and even get some freshly laid eggs. The cottage has the use of a jetty (a mooring is available if required) and you can hire a boat locally. Fishing is free to residents from the foreshore. Loch Earn is 6.5 miles long and is a popular area for water sports and fishing with stunning scenery all around.

    Ground Floor: The accommodation is all on ground floor level has electric heaters and comprises:
    Open plan living space
    Lounge area:  with wood-burning stove, TV/DVD, radio/CD; stunning views over Loch Earn
    Dining area:  with wooden table and chairs
    Kitchen:  fully fitted with electric cooker, microwave and fridge with small freezer compartment above
    Bedroom:  with double bed
    Shower room:  with shower cubicle, WC and wash basin

    All electricity included. Logs provided free of charge during October – April. Bed linen and towels provided. Cot and highchair available on request. Shared use of laundry facilities available on request.Large shared rear garden with picnic tables. Use of jetty at lochside. Launching and mooring available for visitor’s own boat can be arranged. Fishing from foreshore – free permit available for guests. Off road parking adjacent for 2 cars.

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  • Esplanade Crt, Lismore

    Oban

    Grade
    2
    1
    1
    1
    Ref: UQA

    A handsome and lively Victorian town, Oban is the gateway to the Highlands, and its rugged landscape of wild heather moors and mountains tumble into the sea. Beautifully situated on Oban’s esplanade, these three upper floor apartments (refs UPY, UPZ & UQA) enjoy superb views over the bay and their name-sake islands of Kerrera, Mull and Lismore. Each has been decorated and furnished to a high standard with great attention to detail including the added luxury of the 550 thread count Egyptian cotton bed linen. They provide spacious, airy and comfortable accommodation, within walking distance of shops, restaurants and entertainment Highland style! From Oban’s bustling harbour, there are daily boat trips to the surrounding islands, where an abundance of birds and wildlife can be spotted. Visit the castles of Dunollie, Ardmaddy and Dunstaffnage, as well as Torosay and Duart across on Mull. There is a Sea Life Centre close by, and the annual Argyllshire Gathering, featuring the Highland Games. The Oban Distillery offers an interesting guided tour and a must see is McCaig’s Folly.
    For a day out, Glasgow has many attractions including the Gallery of Modern Art, the People’s Palace and the Transport Museum. More unusual places to visit include the Piping Centre (a national centre for the promotion of the bagpipe), the aromatic and peaceful Garden of St Nicholas and The Tall Ship at Glasgow Harbour. For those seeking an outdoor lifestyle, there can be no better choice than this stunning part of the Highlands. Wonderful walking, climbing, sailing and both lake and river fishing can all be enjoyed locally, with sea fishing on the doorstep. Riding, cycle hire and golf are available and skiing from Fort William in winter. An ideal base for enjoying the pleasures of the great outdoors or just savouring the spectacular scenery of the Western Highlands. Shops 100 yards.

    Shared entrance, elevator and staircase to fourth floor: Spacious living/dining room with modern fitted kitchen. Double bedroom with en-suite bathroom with shower attachment and toilet.

    • Electricity, central heating (electricity rads), bed linen and towels included
    • Cot and high chair on request
    • Freeview TV
    • DVD
    • Stereo/CD
    • Microwave
    • Shared laundry room with washing machine and tumble dryer (coin-operated)
    • Dishwasher
    • Fridge/freezer
    • Wi-fi
    • No garden
    • Parking
    • Ground floor facilities
    • NB: Seafront 50 yards

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  • Skylark Cottage

    Upper Breakish, Isle of Skye

    Grade
    2
    1
    0
    1
    Ref: CC511269
    Skylark Cottage is a picture perfect thatched cottage; the epitome of a dream croft cottage on the beautiful Isle of Skye. It is set in its own pretty garden grounds with stunning views across the sea to the mountains beyond. The cottage has been fully refurbished by its current owners and provides an ideal romantic getaway for couples in a superb setting. The main accommodation is open-plan. The lounge is accessed from the dining area. This lovely, welcoming room has French doors leading onto a delightful patio area with a picnic table; a wonderful spot to sit and drink in the views and experience the stunning sunsets over the bay. The kitchen is well-equipped, with a separate dining table and chairs. The bedroom, with king size bed is attractively presented. Cottage gardens surround the property, mainly laid to lawn with flowering shrubs, bounded by original dry stone-walls. Situated in the small hamlet of Upper Breakish, just 5 miles from the Skye bridge, it is an ideal location for exploring the whole the Isle of Skye and beyond.

    Ground Floor: Property is all on ground floor level has electric heaters and comprises:
    Lounge: With satellite Freeview TV, DVD/CD player with sound system. French doors open onto garden and patio area; superb views across the sea to islands, hills and mountains.
    Kitchen/Diner: With electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, washer/dryer and radio.
    Bedroom: With king size bed.
    Shower Room: With electric shower, WC and wash basin.

    All electricity, bed linen and towels included.Garden with patio area and picnic table. Ample road parking for 2 cars.

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  • Oak View

    North Ballachulish, nr. Glencoe

    Grade
    2
    1
    0
    1
    Ref: 27262

    In a peaceful setting with lovely mountain views, this cosy wooden holiday cottage is set on a small croft, 12 miles south of Fort William and 4 miles north of Glencoe. Forest trails offer leisurely walks and mountain biking, or Glencoe’s rugged mountains allow for excellent climbing. Skiing, horse riding, fishing, golf and a variety of watersports are also available. Visit the Isles of Mull, Staffa and Iona, or cross on the Corran Ferry to explore the Ardnamurchan Peninsula. The area is renowned for its spectacular scenery and abundant wildlife. Inverness, Loch Ness, Oban and the Isle of Skye also make for great days out. Shop, pub and restaurant 1 mile.

    4 steps to entrance. All on ground floor: Living/dining room. Kitchen. 1 double bedroom. Shower room with toilet.

    Electric ’coal-effect’ fire in living room included. NSH, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Fridge/freezer. Enclosed lawned garden. Parking (1 car). No smoking.

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  • Geordie’s Byre

    near Comrie and Crieff

    Grade
    2
    1
    0
    1
    Ref: CC524067
    Surrounded by farmland, beautiful scenery and wildlife, this semi-detached, single-storey holiday property, accessed by a rough track, is set in the heart of the scenic West Strathearn area of Perthshire and only three miles from the pretty village of Comrie. This spacious cottage offers sumptuous accommodation and is perfect for couples who want to relax in this majestic setting. The hills and glens of Perthshire make it the ideal location for riding, cycling, fishing and walking, and you are surrounded by some of the finest golf courses in Scotland including the famous Gleneagles. Explore Drummond Castle and its beautiful gardens, the famous Grouse Distillery, and Perth, Stirling, Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park are just a short drive away. Glasgow and Edinburgh are just over an hour’s drive away. After a day exploring, put your feet up and relax in front of the wood burner and enjoy the view. This property can be booked with Ben Hennie (CC524068) to accommodate four guests.

    Ground Floor: The property is all on the ground floor, has underfloor oil central heating and comprises:
    Open plan living space.
    Lounge area: Large with wood burner, 40" Freesat TV, DVD player, iPod dock, radio and French doors to garden.
    Kitchen area: With electric cooker, microwave, fridge with ice box, dishwasher and washer/dryer.
    Bedroom 1: With king size bed.
    Bathroom: With bath, shower, WC and heated towel rail.

    All oil, electric, bed linen and towels included. Initial fuel for wood burner provided. Travel cot, highchair and fireguard available on request. Welcome pack (hamper from local deli on request). Access to owners freezer.Small, enclosed garden with patio and furniture. Shared 20-acre natural grounds. Parking (2 cars). Natural water supply from spring. NB: Sloping banks in grounds.

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  • The Cottage

    Banavie near Fort William

    Grade
    2
    1
    0
    1
    Ref: CC511388
    This delightful semi-detached cottage, which is attached to the owner’s home, offers a very good standard of accommodation and makes a superb base for touring the Highlands. The area is renowned for its outdoor pursuits, breathtaking scenery and abundant wildlife. Known as the ’Outdoor Capital of the UK’, activities include mountain biking, climbing, skiing, kayaking, walking, golf and fishing. Travel on the West Highland steam train to Mallaig, crossing the famous Glenfinnan Viaduct, as depicted in the Harry Potter movies, or visit some of the unspoilt beaches, castles, museums and distilleries. Boat trips to the inner isles are easily accessible, or cross on the Corran Ferry and explore the Ardnamurchan Peninsula. Wildlife is in abundance and Oban, Aviemore, Glencoe, Inverness, Loch Ness and Skye are all within easy reach.

    Ground Floor: The property is all on the ground floor, has Economy 7 central heating and comprises:
    Open plan living space.
    Lounge area: With Freesat TV and DVD player.
    Kitchen area: With electric cooker, microwave, fridge/freezer and washer/dryer.
    Bedroom 1: With double bed.
    Bathroom: With shower over bath and WC.

    All electric, bed linen and towels included. Wi-Fi. Small lawned garden with patio and furniture. Cycle store. Parking (1 car). No smoking. Wheelchair access.

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  • Kildalloig Estate - Fisherman’s Cottage

    Nr Campbeltown

    Grade
    2
    1
    1
    1
    Ref: SBW


    These cottages (refs SBW and SRRL see below for individual description) are set on the beautiful Kildalloig Estate on The Mull of Kintyre. Set against the rugged beauty of the sea and the wild landscape of the Kintyre Peninsula, they provide an idyllic sanctuary, offering modern amenities and historic coastal charm. Surrounded by natural beauty and sea views, each cottage is comfortably furnished, provides wonderful character and history and has been thoughtfully arranged to accommodate couples, honeymooners, families, golfers, hikers, birdwatchers and other visitors. There are wonderful stretches of secluded beach and coastal walks (with coves and rockpools, ideal for children), and the fascinating little island of Davaar with its lighthouse, cave painting and wild goats which can be reached on foot at low tide. There are marvellous walks along the coast and through woodland on the Estate – where seals, otters and a variety of birds can be seen – and in the hills, where golden eagles soar. The cottages provide the classic Scottish seaside holiday spot - with an abundant number of rocky and sandy beaches close by and pristine sandy beaches within 5-15 minutes’ drive. Activities locally include surfing, sea fishing, horse trekking, mountain biking and island hopping to Gigha, Islay and Arran. Kintyre is home to five golf courses - the most famous is the championship course at Macrihanish with its stunning and infamous first hole. There are a further two 18-hole golf courses - Southend and Machrihanish Dunes and two excellent 9-hole courses in Carradale and Tarbet. Campbeltown (4 miles) has supermarkets, shops, restaurants and leisure centre (with swimming pool, gym, sauna and sun beds). In its day, Campbeltown had over 30 whisky distilleries. Today only two survive – Glen Scotia and Springbank, with the latter offering tours by appointment. Further attractions in Campbeltown include the Campbeltown Cross, the quaint Art Deco cinema, the Birds of Prey centre, the Museum, the Linda McCartney memorial garden and the Mull Lighthouse. Shops and pub 3 miles.

    Set right next to a secluded beach, Fisherman’s Cottage is wonderfully romantic and private. This cosy single-storey cottage enjoys a very picturesque and peaceful setting with spectacular views over the Kilbrannan Sound to Arran and the Island of Davaar. Steeped in history, this cottage was the home of a local fisherman until the 1970’s, and retains many of its original features including a wood-burning stove. With wonderful sea views and complete privacy, this is the perfect place for a romantic break, honeymoon or simply to get away from it all. Sitting/dining room with kitchen area with wood-burning stove. Double bedroom with 5ft bed and en-suite bathroom with over-bath shower and toilet.

    • Heated towel rail
    • Grassy area
    • NB: Property close to sea

    • Open fire and/or wood-burning stove – initial logs included, thereafter available locally
    • Electricity, electric rads and bed linen included
    • Cot
    • High chair
    • TV
    • DVD
    • Microwave
    • Garden furniture
    • Barbecue
    • Parking
    • Private beach
    • Natural water supply from spring

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  • Northern Lights

    Skinnet, nr. Tongue

    Grade
    2
    1
    0
    1
    Ref: W43355

    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. Smoo Cave, Castle of Mey, the former home of the late Queen Mother, Cape Wrath and a day trip from John O’Groats to the Orkney Isles are within a short drive. Loch and sea fishing are available, and a wide range of seabirds, such as puffins, waders and hen harriers can be easily spotted. Shop 500 yards, pub and restaurant 50 yards.

    Ground floor: Living room. Dining room/kitchen with tiled floor. Study. Shower room with toilet. First floor: 1 double bedroom.

    Multi-fuel burner in living room (initial fuel included). Electric heaters and electricity by meter reading. Oil central heating (controlled by owner), bed linen and towels included. Freeview TV. DVD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washer/dryer. Dishwasher. Fridge/freezer. Small garden with sitting-out area. Parking (2 cars). No smoking.

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