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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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  • Langa Cottage

    Kilkenzie, nr. Campbeltown

    Grade
    2
    1
    1
    1
    Ref: S4610

    In a rural location just 3.5 miles from Campbeltown, this cosy cottage is ideally located for enjoying the unspoilt countryside and glorious beaches of the Kintyre peninsula. Thanks to the warming Gulf Stream, palm trees grow easily here and, just 1 mile away, Westport’s fine sandy beach is popular with windsurfers. Set on the owners’ working farm, Langa Cottage also lies within a short drive of world class golf at Machrihanish on the shores of the Atlantic, and walking on the Kintyre Way from Tarbert to Southend is close by. Visitors can enjoy a tour and a ‘wee dram’ at the whisky distillery at Springbank, and the Linda McCartney Memorial Garden is nearby. Trips to the islands of Gigha, Islay and Jura are easily accessible and the airport (4 miles) has twice daily flights to Glasgow. Shops and pubs 3.5 miles.

    All on ground floor: Living/dining room/conservatory. Kitchen. 1 double bedroom with en-suite bathroom with shower over bath and toilet.

    NSH, electricity, bed linen and towels included. DVD. CD. Microwave. Washing machine. Fridge/freezer. Patio and furniture. Shared garden. Private water supply. Parking. No smoking. NB: Unprotected drop in farm courtyard.

  • Creag Beg

    Taynuilt, nr. Oban

    Grade
    2
    1
    0
    1
    Ref: 30196


    This delightful holiday apartment is only 5 minutes walk from the centre of Taynuilt and boasts stunning views of Ben Cruachan. The first floor bedroom is complete with a walk-in wardrobe and viewing window. Adjoining the owner’s home, Creag Beg is in a quiet area on the edge of the village. The bustling fishing town of Oban, 12 miles, has an array of shops, bars and restaurants. From here you can catch a short ferry trip to one of the Inner Hebrides, including Mull, Staffa and Iona. The area has an abundance of wildlife with golden eagles, basking sharks, porpoises and otters often seen. Explore ruined castles, beautiful gardens, and sites of historical interest. Visit Bonawe Iron Works, Cruachan Hollow Mountain, Oban Distillery, Inveraray Jail and the Sea Life Centre. Outdoor activities in the area include diving, sailing, kayaking, horse riding, golf, mountain biking and fishing. Glencoe and Fort William are easily accessible and also offer popular walking, mountain biking, climbing and skiing. Taynuilt has a hotel, shops, post office, hairdressers, café and a small railway station. Shop, pub and restaurant 600 yards.

    Ground floor: Living/dining room/kitchen. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet. First floor: 1 double bedroom (5ft) with Velux.

    Woodburner in living room included. Oil central heating, gas, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Freesat TV. Blu-ray. Stereo/CD. Gas cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Tumble dryer. Dishwasher. Fridge/freezer. Wi-fi. Courtyard with sitting-out area and furniture. Barbecue. Parking (2 cars). 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.

  • Achaneich Stable Cottage

    Spean Bridge near Fort William

    Grade
    2
    1
    0
    1
    Ref: CC511258
    Achaneich Stable Cottage stands in the grounds of an historic Highland house which dates back to 1600. Set in 2 ½ acres of landscaped gardens with the Grey Corries and Aonach Mor providing a dramatic backdrop, this delightful cottage provides an exceptionally high standard of accommodation for 2 in a spectacular and peaceful location. The cottage is believed to have been built by General Wade during the Jacobite rebellion to house his troops, with horses accommodated below. The cottage has been sympathetically converted whilst retaining some charming original features, such as a superb exposed stone in the main living area, vaulted ceiling and original arrow-slit windows. The open-plan lounge/dining room is separated from the kitchen area by a modern breakfast bar. The pretty double bedroom has fitted wardrobes and enjoys lovely views across the beautiful woodland gardens. Visitors are welcome to wander the garden grounds, and the caring owners even provide croquet on the lawn and various other outdoor children’s games during the summer months. Achaneich Stable cottage is ideally situated for exploring this renowned area of the Highlands, known as the ‘outdoor capital of the UK’.
    Please note Achaneich Chalet (sleeps 4 /5), also situated in the grounds, may also be available to let, subject to availability.

    Ground Floor: The accommodation is all on ground floor level has electric panel heaters and comprises:
    Open plan lounge / dining / kitchen
    Lounge / dining area:  with satellite Freeview TV, DVD and radio/CD,   A lovely space with exposed stone wall, good sized dining table and kitchen separated by breakfast bar
    Kitchen area:  with electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge with ice-box and washer / dryer
    Bedroom:  with double bed
    Shower room:  with shower cubicle, WC and wash basin

    All electricity included.  Bed linen and towels provided.  Cot and highchair available.Wi-fi available (A small charge of £5 for the use is payable to the owner)Patio area with outdoor furniture. Set in 2.5 acres of owner’s landscaped woodland grounds. Off road parking for 1 car. NB: Burn in grounds and sloping hills lead down to river below. .

  • Glenburn House Apt 2

    Waternish, Isle of Skye

    Grade
    2
    1
    1
    1
    Ref: CC511341
    Glenburn House Apt 2 occupies half of the first floor of Glenburn House, a traditional croft cottage set in 12 acres of croft land that leads down to the shoreline. This small but cosy apartment is an ideal base for couples. It is situated amidst some of the most beautiful and unspoilt scenery on the Isle of Skye.  In the heart of the region known as Waternish, this wonderful backwater is famous for its stunning sunsets, magnificent seascapes, idyllic shoreline and pretty unspoilt hamlets, all untouched by time. The apartment is accessed via a staircase from the owner’s house, who resides on the ground floor. There is a small open-plan living area with comfortable sofas and a small kitchen with breakfast bar. The bedroom has stunning views across the sea from the skylight window. A small shower room completes the picture.

    First Floor: The accommodation is all on one floor, has electric panel heating and comprises:
    Open plan lounge/dining/kitchen:
    Lounge area:  with electric fire, TV with DVD player and a large selection of DVD’s (please note there is no TV signal). Radio/CD and WI FI
    Dining area (within kitchen):  with breakfast bar seating 3
    Kitchen area:  with electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge with icebox
    Bedroom 1:  with double bed
    Shower room:  with shower cubicle, WC and wash basin
    Conservatory:  this sunny room is at the front of the cottage for visitors’ use and is shared with Apartment 2

    All power included.  Bed linen and towels supplied. Shared use of open grounds immediately outside the cottage with sun chairs and seating area. Off road parking for 3 cars. Please note that there is no TV signal at the property. A large range of DVDs are available to view.

  • The Studio At Ebbtide

    Dunan, Isle of Skye

    Grade
    2
    1
    0
    1
    Ref: CC511219
    The Studio at Ebbtide is the epitome of the word "bijou". The dictionary defines bijou as "small and elegant" and this aptly describes this delightful studio apartment for two. It is superbly situated close to the sea shore. This ground floor apartment is completely self contained, with its own separate access and private gardens. The accommodation is open plan, with the bedroom and living area separated from the kitchen by a small dividing wall. This bright, modern room is beautifully presented, with colour coordinated soft furnishings and a super king sized zip and link bed which convert to two single beds if preferred. There are spectacular views through the French windows that look out across the sea to the hills and mountains beyond. The bathroom is spacious with full sized bath with shower over. The entrance door opens onto a pretty garden with shrubs and a patio area with picnic table and chairs, and vistas of the sea loch, hills and mountains beyond.  It is located in the small hamlet of Dunan, 51/2 miles from Broadford. This thriving village, overlooking Broadford Bay, has an excellent selection of amenities. There are a number of restaurants, bars and cafes as well as a good selection of shops - from interesting individual stores to a larger supermarket. The local area is an outdoor enthusiast’s paradise. Dolphins, seals and otters have been spotted in the bay below the apartment. There is a small track that leads down to the shoreline below and visitors are welcome to launch canoes and other small craft here. There is also a boatyard just 1/2 mile away where sailing and motor boats can be hired. There are wonderful walks direct from the property across the hills and into the mountains. There is also an excellent golf course open to visitors just a short drive away. The Studio at Ebbtide is ideally situated for exploring the whole of this magical isle. To the north is Portree, the "capital" of Skye. Here brightly painted cottages cluster round the active harbour where some of the finest fish restaurants can be found. This bustling, atmospheric town boasts an excellent selection of interesting local shops, together with bars, restaurants and cafes. There is a superb leisure centre which is open to visitors. It has a 25 metre swimming pool, a climbing wall, gym and a number of indoor sports. Just a short trip south is Sleat, known as "the garden of Skye". Nearby Armadale Castle is well worth a visit. Seat of the Clan Donald, it boasts superb gardens and grounds set in 20,000 acres, as well as a fascinating museum. A ferry also sails from Armadale harbour across to Mallaig on the western mainland, a truly memorable day out. Surrounded by miles of breathtaking coastline, with awe inspiring mountain ranges, magical castles and historical sites, the visitor is spoilt for choice.

    Ground Floor: Property is all at ground floor level and has gas central heating and comprises:
    Open plan living area with lounge/bedroom/dining/kitchen
    Lounge/Bedroom Area: With satellite Free view TV, DVD, radio/CD, two seater sofa and two single beds which can zip n link to make 6ft super king size bed if preferred. French windows over look the gardens with stunning views of the sea loch and mountains beyond.
    A low wall divides
    Kitchen/Dining Area: With two ring electric hob, microwave/combination grill and fridge with ice box.
    Bathroom:With shower over bath, WC and wash basin.

    All fuel, power, bed linen and towels included. Cot and high chair available. Laundry service is available on request, drying facilities. Wifi available.Garden with patio area, BBQ and furniture with path leading directly down to lochside. Storage for bicycles etc in garage. Off road parking for 1 car.

  • 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

  • Tsitika Holiday Apartment

    Beauly, nr. Inverness

    Grade
    2
    1
    0
    1
    Ref: W40637

    Quiet location with stunning views

    This bright and attractive first floor holiday apartment, situated in the grounds of the owner’s property, enjoys stunning views across Strathglass. The balcony overlooks spacious gardens set in mature birch woodlands, bordered by a pretty stream. It is an ideal base to relax and explore the Highlands, with many tourist attractions a short drive away. Local amenities include fishing, walking and bird watching in this Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Glen Affric and Strathfarrar are both close by. Cruises on the Moray Firth and Loch Ness are highly recommended. Shop, pub and restaurant 3 miles.

    Open tread stairs to first floor: Living/dining room/kitchen with patio doors and wooden floor. 1 double bedroom (zip and link, can be twin). Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet.

    Oil central heating, gas, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Satellite TV. Video and small library. DVD and small library. Stereo/CD. Gas hob. Electric oven. Microwave. Washer/dryer. Wi-fi. Courtyard garden and balcony with furniture. Portable barbecue. Parking (1 car). No smoking. No children due to open tread stairs. NB: Sloping ceilings.

  • Morven View Cottages - Victoria Cottage

    Ballater, Aberdeenshire

    Grade
    2
    1
    0
    1
    Ref: RCHN152

    Ideal for touring Aberdeenshire

    These tastefully converted holiday cottages overlook the stunning Dee Valley in the Cairngorms National Park. Both with their own character, they are ideally situated for exploring the north east of Scotland. Victoria Cottage (Ref: RCHN152) is so named because of its association with Queen Victoria as the place where she first met John Brown, and Fir Tree (ref: RCHN151), due to the planting of said tree next to the cottage. Both are warm and comfortable and benefit from fine views to the front.
    Aberdeenshire is a wonderful area to explore and has everything an outdoor enthusiast could wish for such as golf, horse riding, fishing, gliding, cycling and some fantastic walking in the Cairngorms. With complimentary tickets for all the National Trust properties, the National Park offers something for every visitor and covers mountains, moorlands, forests, rivers, lochs, glens and castles.
    Ballater itself is a lovely village situated close to Balmoral and its famous castle. A short drive away is Lochnagar Distillery which is well worth a visit. If visiting in winter, try skiing at nearby Glenshee and Lecht ski areas. Excellent location and facilities. Shop, pub and restaurant 1 mile.

    Ground floor: Living room. Dining room. 2 steps up to kitchen. First floor: 1 double bedroom with en-suite bathroom with shower over bath and toilet.

    CD. Parking (2 cars).

    Both properties: Electric heaters, electricity, bed linen and towels included. DVD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washer/dryer. Sitting-out area. No smoking. No children.

  • Whitmuir Hall - Marmion

    Nr. Selkirk

    Grade
    2
    1
    1
    1
    Ref: 15787

    Heated indoor swimming pool
    Shared gardens with furniture and play area

    This stone-built Edwardian mansion with its converted coach house and stable is situated near Selkirk, in the heart of the Scottish Borders. Edinburgh to the north, and the Berwickshire and Northumbrian coast to the east, are all within a pleasant hour’s drive.
    A perfect base for a peaceful country holiday, the cottages of Abbey Court, the individual character of the Coach House properties and the spacious apartments located within Whitmuir Hall itself, offer a range of accommodation for all tastes, seasons and party sizes. There are 32 acres of private grounds consisting of woodland and lawns, and a recreation building containing a heated indoor swimming pool (access by arrangement).
    Recreational possibilities include: 21 golf courses included in the Freedom of the Fairways Passport; walking, whether gently through woods and alongside rivers and towns, or on the more challenging Southern Upland and St Cuthbert’s Ways; cycling for all abilities on quiet local roads, on the many great cycle routes nearby or try some downhill trails at Glentress Forest, Peebles (cycle store available at the properties); or have fun on their Go Ape tree top adventure course; fishing for salmon and trout on the River Tweed and its tributaries, or on stocked lochs for trout and coarse fish. Historic houses, abbeys and castles including Melrose Abbey (burial place of the the heart of Robert the Bruce); Mary Queen of Scots’ house in Jedburgh; Traquair, the oldest continuously inhabited house in Scotland, and the Roman camp of Trimontium.
    Other activities in the area include horse riding, clay pigeon shooting and mountain biking, all within 30 minutes’ drive. Good selection of pubs and restaurants locally.
    As well as holidays and weekend breaks, we also cater for family gatherings, anniversaries, weddings and any other celebrations with accommodation for larger parties. For group, corporate and party bookings, a bar and catering are available by arrangement. An initial grocery order service is available on request. Properties SW30, SW37, SW3701 and 15785 have electric showers.

    In Coach House Court. All on ground floor: Living room with French doors/dining room/kitchen. 1 double bedroom. Shower room with toilet.

    Cot on request. Fridge/freezer. Internet access on request.

    All properties: Electricity NSH and/or convector heaters and electricity by meter reading. Bed linen included. High chair. Digital TV. DVD. CD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Shared coin-operated laundry room. Shared payphone. Shared gardens with play area and furniture. Parking (2 cars). Cycle store. Shared indoor swimming pool, access by arrangement. No smoking.

  • Hirta

    Plockton

    Grade
    2
    1
    1
    1
    Ref: 18065

    Set in the heart of this picturesque National Trust village, this ground floor holiday apartment forms part of a sympathetically converted former church. Enjoy the fabulous scenery and the rich abundance of wildlife, particularly the seals and otters in Plockton Bay. Super area for walking, fishing and sea trips - lots to do and see. Plockton is a convenient touring base for the Isle of Skye and the beautiful West Coast. Take advantage of the traditional Highland hospitality in the hotels and restaurants which specialise in local seafood. Shop 400 yards, pub 50 yards.

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

    NSH, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Digital TV. DVD and small library. Stereo/CD. Ceramic hob. Electric oven. Microwave. Washer/dryer. Wi-fi. Enclosed patio area leading to shared garden. Parking (1 car).

  • Penny Lane

    Scone near Perth

    Grade
    2
    1
    0
    1
    Ref: CC524052
    Penny Lane is a cosy semi detached cottage situated within the charming Perthshire village of Scone, only 2 miles North East from the City of Perth. This property offers delightful self catering holiday accommodation, located within a peaceful cul de sac and is comfortably furnished throughout. The lounge is homely with a flat screen 32" TV and electric focal point fire leading to a sunny conservatory with views to the garden. The kitchen is bright, well equipped and also includes a dining area. There is a large wrap around gravel garden with heather rockery and outdoor seating available both at the front and back. Scone has fantastic local transport with a local bus service running into Perth every 10 minutes. You could easily stay here at Scone without a car - you can fly into the local airport and then take a short taxi journey or take the train to Perth where the owners of the property are happy to pick you up from the train station. Penny Lane is only a short walk across the village park from local shops, pubs and eateries.

    Ground Floor: Property is all on ground floor level has electric heating and comprises:
    Lounge: With electric fire, 32" TV and DVD player
    Conservatory.
    Kitchen/Diner: With electric cooker, microwave, fridge/freezer and washing machine; dining table and chairs
    Bedroom: With double bed
    Shower Room: With shower cubicle, WC and wash basin.

    All electricity, bed linen and towels included. Travel cot and high chair available by request. Wi-fi access availableEnclosed gravel garden with outdoor furniture. On street parking for 1 car.

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