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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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  • Quiet

    Sorbie, Newton Stewart

    Grade
    2
    1
    1
    1
    Ref: SKKL

    Located in peaceful countryside and surrounded by the rolling Galloway Hills, these two adjoining byre holiday conversions provide an ideal base from which to explore this quiet Machars Peninsula with its rugged coastline and sandy beaches. Beautifully converted and furnished, they are set on an organic sheep and beef farm accessed by a well-maintained farm road and provide an ideal place to relax and unwind. Home to some of the most beautiful and exotic gardens, the area benefits from a temperate climate due to the gulf stream, and is a paradise for nature lovers and birdwatchers. With the beautiful Galloway Forest Park and seven stanes close by, this is a popular area for walkers and cyclists of all abilities. Sea, river and loch fishing available in the surrounding area with sailing, watersports and golf in abundance. Wigtown, Scotland’s national book town and Whithorn’s historic dig and priory all nearby, while Newton Stewart has a good range of shops, pubs, eateries, cinema and swimming pool. There are also good tennis courts and an 18-hole golf course. Shop 1 mile, pub 3 miles.

    Living room with electric woodburner, wooden floor and French doors to large open-plan kitchen/dining room. Double bedroom. Bathroom with shower cubicle and toilet.

    • Electric woodburner included
    • Electricity, full oil central heating, bed linen and towels included
    • TV
    • DVD (small library)
    • Microwave
    • Washing machine
    • Dishwasher
    • Freezer
    • Courtyard and furniture
    • Parking (2 cars)
    • Cycle store
    • No smoking
    • NB: Fenced stream in courtyard

  • Burnside Cottage

    Newton Stewart

    Grade
    2
    1
    1
    1
    Ref: CC537090
    This delightful, semi-detached cottage has been beautifully converted from a former steading and enjoys a most enchanting ‘Hansel & Gretal’ type forest setting; teeming with  wildlife such as red deer, red squirrels, buzzards and much more. The cottage is a veritable haven of peace and quiet and provides the perfect holiday getaway - the ideal escape from the hurly-burly of modern life. 

    Ground Floor: Property is all on ground floor, has Calor Gas central heating and comprises:
    Open plan lounge/dining/kitchen
    Lounge Area: With Free Sat TV, DVD
    Kitchen Area: With gas cooker, microwave, fridge with ice box and washing machine
    Three steps down to
    Bedroom: With double bed and single bed (for child).
    Bathroom: With wide shower enclosure, WC and wash basin

    All fuel, power, bed linen and towels included. Welcome pack provided with home made baking and free range eggs.Open courtyard. Storage for bikes and fishing rods. Facility for washing bikes. Off road parking for 2 cars.

  • 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.

  • Glenrowan Bothy

    Moniaive

    Grade
    2
    1
    1
    1
    Ref: W41520

    Peaceful country location

    This detached, single-storey renovated cottage is located on the outskirts of the historic village of Moniaive and offers a very good standard of holiday accommodation. Situated in beautiful countryside and rolling hills between Galloway Forest Park and Southern Uplands, it is an ideal base for exploring. Golf, fishing, hill walking, cycling and abundance of wildlife give plenty of scope for outdoor activities. Drumlanrig Castle and Dumfries are a short drive and Edinburgh and Glasgow are easily reached within 1.5 hours. Shop, pub and restaurant 600 yards.

    All on ground floor: Living room/kitchen. 1 double bedroom. Shower room with toilet. Laminate floors throughout.

    Electric panel heaters, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Freeview TV. DVD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Patio and furniture. Parking (1 car). No smoking.

  • The Squinty House

    Lundin Links, nr. St Andrews

    Grade
    2
    1
    1
    1
    Ref: 30174


    This delightful terraced holiday cottage is nestled in the village of Lundin Links, the gateway to East Neuk of Fife, famous for its stunning coastline with rugged cliffs or glorious sandy beaches and golf courses. The village boasts two famous golf courses, tennis courts, bowling green and sports club. Within easy walking distance from the front door are local shops including an award-winning butchers and bakers, a coffee/gift shop and a bank, as well as bars and restaurants. Just a few miles from St. Andrews, it is the perfect place to relax with a glass of wine in the garden after a day on the beach or the golf course. For walkers, there is the stunning Fife Coastal Path, which is perfect for exploring the quaint fishing villages strung along the coast. Ideally located, tour this area and beyond with easy access to Edinburgh, Dundee, Perth and The Trossachs. Beach ½ mile. Shop 300 yards, pub and restaurant ½ mile.

    Ground floor: Living/dining room. Kitchen. Utility room. First floor: 1 twin bedroom (zip and link, can be 5ft double). Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet.

    Gas coal-effect fire in living room included. Gas central heating, gas, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Freeview TV. DVD. Stereo/CD. Gas hob. Electric oven. Combi microwave/oven/grill. Washer/dryer. Freezer. Small lawned garden with sitting-out area and furniture. Gas barbecue. On road parking. Cycle store. Welcome pack. No smoking. NB: 8 steps to garden and cycle store. Drop in garden.

  • Railway Cottage

    Ballachulish

    Grade
    2
    1
    2
    1
    Ref: 30757


    Situated in the quiet village of Ballachulish, this cosy mid-terraced, single-storey holiday property offers a good standard of accommodation in a fabulous area for climbing, skiing, mountain biking and walking. Surrounded by spectacular scenery and an abundance of wildlife, it is a superb base for touring the Highlands. Take a trip on the famous ‘Harry Potter’ train, ride the gondola up Aonoch Mor Mountain, or cross on the Corran Ferry and explore the Ardnamurchan Peninsula. Ferries to the Inner Hebrides including Mull and Iona leave from Lochaline and Oban. Visit historic castles, famous gardens, distilleries and museums. Ballachulish has a shop, post office, pub, café and gift shop. Glencoe, Fort William (the outdoor capital of the UK), Oban (the seafood capital of the UK), Inverness and the Isle of Skye are all easily reached. Shop and pub serving food 200 yards.

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

    Electric coal-effect fire in living room included. Economy 7 central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. DVD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Wi-fi. Small, enclosed, gravelled area with sitting-out area and furniture. Parking (2 cars). No smoking.

  • 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

  • Ben view - Ben Nevis Lodge

    Lochyside, nr. Fort William

    Grade
    2
    1
    0
    1
    Ref: 28824

    Stunning views towards Ben Nevis

    Located in the owners’ grounds in a quiet area on the outskirts of Fort William, these two holiday properties are well placed to enjoy the best of this area of the West Highlands. With stunning views to Ben Nevis and surrounding mountains, the delightful, detached Ben View Cottage (ref 28823) sits within its own private, award-winning garden. Ben Nevis Lodge (ref 28824), is well-maintained and stands detached along with two other lodges, within the owners’ grounds, benefiting from its own decked and gravelled area with furniture. Lochaber is known as the ‘outdoor capital of the UK’ and boasts the World Championship Mountain Bike course on its doorstep. Other outdoor activities include skiing, snowboarding, climbing, fishing, sailing, horse-riding and golf. The breathtaking scenery has been used as the backdrop for many well-known films including ‘Braveheart’ and ‘Rob Roy’, whilst the West Highland Steam Train (seasonal) takes you past the Glenfinnan Viaduct as depicted in one of the ‘Harry Potter’ movies. Wildlife is in abundance and offers the chance to spot golden eagles, deer, otters, porpoises and dolphins. The area is steeped in history and there are many castles, monuments, museums, gardens and craft shops to visit. Glencoe, Oban, Loch Ness, Inverness and the Isle of Skye are easily accessible. Shop ¼ mile, pub and restaurant 1 mile.

    All on ground floor: Living room with French doors/dining room/kitchen. 1 double bedroom with en-suite shower room with toilet.

    Electric heaters (underfloor in shower room) included. Freeview TV. Decked and gravel garden with sitting-out area and furniture. Parking (2 cars).

    Both properties: Electricity, bed linen and towels included. DVD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Dishwasher. Wi-fi. Shared 2½-acre grounds. No smoking.

  • Croiscrag Cottage

    Aboyne

    Grade
    2
    1
    0
    1
    Ref: W41610

    Countryside views

    This self contained holiday property, the wing of a cottage, has been furnished with style and flair to ensure a memorable relaxing break. Idyllically situated in an elevated position a short distance from Aboyne, it offers views over the gardens towards the River Dee, where salmon fishing can be arranged. There are extensive grounds with varied birdlife and squirrels which regularly visit. Within walking distance of a pub and restaurant, the house is not far from the village of Aboyne, which has shops and eateries, and in the summer has its own Highland Games – a feature throughout Deeside. Balmoral Castle is well worth a visit and in winter skiing at the Lecht or Glenshee are both easily accessed. Fishing, golf, hill walking, horse riding and even gliding at a nearby club.

    All on ground floor: Living room/kitchen. 1 double bedroom. Shower room with toilet.

    Oil central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. DVD and small library. Electric cooker. Microwave. Shared laundry facilities. Access to freezer. Shared grounds with patio and furniture. Parking (2 cars). No smoking.

  • 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.

  • Apple Cottage

    Forgandenny

    Grade
    2
    1
    0
    1
    Ref: SXXB

    This delightful, single-storey holiday cottage (once an apple store) enjoys a tranquil location on a small private estate between the River Earn and the Ochil Hills - a stunning part of Scotland. This romantic cottage is beautifully decorated and equipped to a high standard - ideal for a holiday, short break or a honeymoon. Amble down to the river to fish, back for a game of tennis or stroll through the gardens. Dating from 1657, the Rossie Estate is home to magnificent trees and beautiful gardens which are open under Scotland’s Garden Scheme. Perth, 7 miles, offers cultural diversions; golf at Gleneagles is just 15 minutes and St Andrews 1 hour. Explore the beaches and villages of east coast Fife or head for a day in the Highlands. Edinburgh or Glasgow, 1 hour. Shop 200 yards, pub 4 miles.

    Living room with elec coal-effect fire. Kitchen with dining area and tiled floor. Double bedroom with 6ft bed. Bathroom with roll-top bath, separate shower cubicle and toilet.

    • Electricity, full oil central heating, bed linen and towels included
    • Travel cot on request
    • TV
    • DVD
    • Microwave
    • Washer/dryer
    • Fridge/freezer
    • Sitting-out area with furniture
    • Shared grounds
    • Parking (for 1 car)
    • Cycle store
    • Shared AstroTurf tennis court
    • Welcome pack
    • No smoking
    • NB: Pond in grounds

  • Lawries Cottage

    Kilmuir, nr. Uig

    Grade
    2
    1
    2
    1
    Ref: W8522

    Wonderful open views

    This romantic, detached, thatched hideaway situated on the northern coast of the island is a modernised "Old Black House". Fitted and furnished to a good standard it is ideal accommodation for a "get away from it all holiday". The scenery and sea views to the Outer Hebrides up here are lovely. Climbing, walking, cycling and archery courses can be arranged at the nearby activity centre. Uig, the ferry terminal for the Hebrides is within a short drive. Flora MacDonald’s grave, Dunvegan Castle and the Museum of Island Life are all worth a visit. Shop, pub and restaurant 2 miles.

    All on ground floor: Living/dining room/kitchen. 1 double bedroom. Shower room with toilet.

    First £5 electric central heating and electricity included, remainder by £1 coin meter. Bed linen and towels included. Video and small library. DVD and small library. CD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Garden and furniture. Parking (2 cars).

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