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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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  • Garden Cottage

    Kilchattan, Isle of Bute

    Grade
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    Ref: 30406


    Situated on the scenic Isle of Bute, Garden Cottage offers a cosy holiday retreat for couples, and lies in the village of Kichattan Bay, mere yards from the shore. Explore the gentle, undulating hills and catch glimpses of the wildlife and marvel at the vistas. For such a compact island, Bute, home to a large colony of seals, offers varied landscapes from the lush, fertile and rolling hills of the island’s heart, to the craggy, heather-covered moorlands of the north and the delightful sandy beaches around the coastline. Arran has many attractions including, golf, shopping outlets, castle and much more. Visit the Victorian gothic mansion of Mount Stuart, Bute Museum, Rothesay Castle and the fabulous gardens of Ascog Hall and Ardencraig. Whatever your interest, Bute offers something for everyone. Many events throughout the year include the annual Jazz Festival, highland games, agricultural shows, concerts and art festivals. Beach 100 yards. Shop 100 yards, pub and restaurant ½ mile.

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

    Electric woodburner in living room included. Electric heaters, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Travel cot and high chair on request. Freeview TV. DVD. Stereo/CD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Fridge/freezer. Lawned garden with sitting-out area and furniture. On road parking. Welcome pack. No smoking.

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  • Harbour Apartment

    Pittenweem near Anstruther

    Grade
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    Ref: CC526024
    Situated on the harbour front in Pittenweem, one of the prettiest fishing ports in Fife, Harbour Apartment is a first floor cosy apartment with spectacular views over the harbour, Bass Rock, Isle of May and Firth of Forth. Explore the quaint lanes of this picturesque village or visit St Fillan’s Cave, with its holy well, which at one time was used by smugglers. The village also has a bakery, cafes, restaurants, several craft shops and a fish and chip shop. Pittenweem is a renowned centre for artists and craftsmen, who celebrate their skills during the Arts Festival every August. Cycling and walking can be enjoyed along the Fife Coastal Path, which gives many opportunities to explore coastal villages and visit the excellent beach that this area is well known for. Historic St. Andrews, the home of golf, is only a short drive away. After a day exploring, relax in the apartment and enjoy the ever changing views with a glass of wine.

    First Floor: The property is all on the first floor, has gas central heating and comprises:
    Open plan living space with Karndean floors.
    Lounge area: With 40" Freeview Apple TV, Blu-ray player, bluetooth speakers and sea views.
    Dining area.
    Kitchen area: With electric oven, induction hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher and washer/dryer.
    Bedroom 1: With king size bed and views of the sea.
    Shower room: With shower and WC.

    All gas, electric, bed linen and towels included. Travel cot and highchair available on request. Wi-Fi.Courtyard. On road parking. No smoking.

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  • Highland Heather Lodges - Earn

    Comrie near Crieff

    Grade
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    Ref: CC524070
    Earn is constructed from natural timber and stone by local craftsmen and is immaculately presented, providing spacious, contemporary accommodation and is ideal for relaxing and spending time with friends and family. Situated within Highland Heather Lodges, in the beautiful valley of Starthearn, the gateway to Highlands, you are ideally located to enjoy this area and all it has to offer. Leisurely walks through glens and woodlands, paddle in the streams and for the more adventurous; climb the Munros.

    Comrie has a challenging nine hole course and Gleneagles is close by, and with castles, famous gardens and distilleries to explore, there is something for every age to enjoy. The village of Comrie has quaint shops, cafes, restaurants, riverside walks and spectacular waterfalls. Glasgow and Edinburgh are only an hour’s drive away so its easy to explore Scotland’s major cities and their attractions. If you’re not already worn out by your day out you can relax in the hot tub and take in the breathtaking scenery.

    Earn and Glen Lednoch (CC524071) have an adjoining door and can be booked together to accommodate up to seven guests.

    Ground Floor: The property has two steps to entrance, gas central heating and comprises:
    Open plan living space with wooden floors.
    Lounge area: With gas wood burner, 39" Freeview Apple TV, Blu-ray player, iPod dock, CD/radio and views.
    Dining area.
    Kitchen area: With electric oven, gas hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, washing machine and tumble dryer.
    Wet room: With underfloor heating, shower, WC and heated towel rail.

    First Floor: Mezzanine level: With super king size bed, TV and views.

    All gas, electric, bed linen and towels included. Travel cot, highchair and stairgate supplied on request. Wi-Fi. Small decked area with furniture. Gas BBQ. Hot tub. Shared sauna, children’s play area and 10 acres of woodland. Parking (1 car). No smoking. NB: 3 steps to decking.

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  • Birks Cottage

    Aberfeldy

    Grade
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    Ref: UK5035
    Perfect for a couple this cosy, first floor apartment approached by 19 steps, is situated in the centre of the Highland market town of Aberfeldy. With views over the town to the surrounding countryside, there is an open fire in the lounge and a small enclosed sunny sitting-out area outside. From your front door you can enjoy leisurely walks along the River Tay, or explore the pretty town with its great selection of coffee shops, tea rooms, restaurants, bars, shops and galleries. You are surrounded by spectacular scenery and there are outdoor pursuits to suit all tastes; mountain biking, white water rafting, hill walking, highland safaris and golfing are all within walking distance. For a slower pace of life visit a whisky distillery, explore an historic castle or enjoy one of the manicured public gardens.

    First Floor: The property is all on the first floor, has electric central heating and comprises:
    Lounge/dining room: With wooden floor, open fire, electric wood burner, 26" Freeview TV, DVD player, CD player and views.
    Kitchen: With electric cooker, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher and washing machine.
    Bedroom: With double bed.
    Bathroom: With shower over bath and WC.

    £50 of electric included, thereafter chargeable. Bed linen and towels included. Initial fuel for open fire provided. Wi-Fi. Welcome pack. Enclosed sitting-out area with furniture. On road parking. Cycle store. No smoking.

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  • Learig Cottage

    Maidens

    Grade
    2
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    Ref: S4579

    The delightful harbour village of Maidens, situated on the largely unexplored coastline of south western Scotland and just 1.5 miles from magnificent golf at Turnberry, is the enviable location for this lovingly restored fisherman’s bothy. This studio-style accommodation boasts its own private decked sitting-out area and is surrounded by the owners’ pretty garden, complete with pond, whilst the harbour, village green and coastline abundant with birdlife are almost on the doorstep. Close by, Culzean Castle is well worth a visit as are Souter Johnnie’s Cottage at Kirkoswald and the Burns National Heritage Centre at Alloway. Trips to the island of Arran depart from Ardrossan and day trips to Northern Ireland from Stranraer are easily possible. Troon is 20 miles. An excellent restaurant is within a short stroll and Maidens has a village shop. Pub 100 yards.

    All on ground floor: Living/dining room with double bed (6ft zip and link, can be twin). Kitchen. Shower room and toilet.

    Woodburner in living room (initial fuel included). Gas central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Travel cot. DVD. CD. Microwave. Shared garden. Patio and furniture. Barbecue. Parking. No smoking. NB: Unfenced pond and drops in garden.

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  • Manor Park - Macallan

    Skelmorlie, nr. Largs

    Grade
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    Ref: 60820

    Charming stable block apartments, close to Victorian manor house

    Set in 15-acres beautiful grounds with lawned areas

    Set close to Largs on the Firth of Clyde, these charming holiday apartments have been carefully converted from the stable block of a delightful Victorian manor house, which is located some 200 yards away along a tree-lined drive. Offering every modern comfort and convenience, enjoy the relaxing ambience of the scenic setting. You can relax amid 15 acres of landscaped grounds, or in the lawned areas, which are surrounded by woodland. There are wonderful views of the hills and islands of the Firth of Clyde, and plenty of outdoor activities to enjoy. There are two golf courses, trout farm fishing, sailing, nature trails and pony trekking, as well as cruises aboard the famous ’Waverley’ paddle steamer. In Largs (2 miles) you will find the Kelburn Country Centre and Vikingar - an exciting all-weather leisure centre, with a swimming pool, 500-seat theatre and children’s soft play area. There is also a choice of small shops, a supermarket, post office, pubs and a station. Although an attractive seaside resort now, Largs like much of this area has enjoyed an interesting history - in 1263 it was where the Norse fleet were defeated. From Largs take a ferry to Great Cumbrae Island and visit the aquarium, near Keppel Pier, and the ’Cathedral of the Isles’ on the sandy bay at Millport. The Cumbraes are not the only isles within easy reach. Go from Wemyss Bay across the waters to Bute, or drive south to Ardrossen and arrive in the exceptionally mild island of Arran. Arran is home to a wealth of places to visit, including the NTS owned Goatfell (2,866 ft) with its magnificent views from the Clyde coast to the Hebrides and Northern Ireland. Golf enthusiasts will enjoy making the trip here, as Arran has 6 courses in which to shoot a round. Manor Park is well-placed for anyone looking to plan a diverse holiday itinerary. Whether you take to the sea or prefer to head inland, there is much to fill the days. Within an hour’s drive you can reach Loch Lomond, Burns country and Glasgow, with Edinburgh just a little further. Pub 2.5 miles.

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

    Central heating and electricity included (£30per week 21 August-18 June). Bed linen and towels included. Cot. Microwave. Laundry service. Fridge/freezer. Shared 15-acre garden and furniture. Parking (1 car).

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  • Gatehouse Cottage

    Killiechonan Loch Rannoch

    Grade
    2
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    1
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    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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  • Lochsie

    Portree, Isle of Skye

    Grade
    2
    1
    1
    1
    Ref: SKKY

    This beautifully presented, cosy holiday cottage enjoys a peaceful setting linked to Peinmore House, 2 miles from the bustling town of Portree. Adjacent to the owner’s home, it is a perfect base for a Highland holiday. A wonderful area for climbing, fishing, mountain biking, canoeing and sea trips. Less energetic guests can meander along the many unspoilt beaches and watch the large variety of bird and sea life. Various attractions include the famous Cuillin mountain range, ancient castles and brochs, Talisker Distillery and The Old Man of Storr. Many good pubs and restaurants in Portree. A lovely quiet place to relax and unwind within easy reach of many amenities. Shops 2 miles.

    Spacious open-plan living/dining room and well-equipped kitchen area. Double bedroom with 5ft bed. Bathroom with separate shower cubicle and toilet.

    • Electricity, full oil central heating, bed linen and towels included
    • Travel cot
    • High chair
    • TV
    • DVD (small library)
    • CD (small library)
    • Microwave
    • Washer/dryer
    • Dishwasher
    • Fridge/freezer
    • Wi-fi
    • Small garden area to front
    • Courtyard to rear with furniture
    • Shared 2-acre grounds with walled garden
    • Parking (for 1 car)
    • Ground floor facilities
    • No smoking
    • NB: Stream in grounds

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  • Heron’s Rest

    Feriniquarrie, nr. Glendale

    Grade
    2
    1
    2
    1
    Ref: W42680

    Five minutes’ walk from the seashore, this cosy, detached holiday cottage enjoys panoramic views of Macleod’s Tables to the east and the sea Loch Pooltiel to the west. A super area for mountain biking, climbing, kayaking, fishing and much, much more. Take a trip to Dunvegan Castle, the colourful island ‘capital’ of Portree, Talisker Distillery or travel to the south end of the island fondly called ‘The Garden of Skye’. Here you can visit Armadale Castle and Gardens or explore the unspoilt coastline and perhaps catch a glimpse of the vast array of wildlife. For the less energetic, just sit back and relax and watch the ever changing, stunning scenery from the cottage windows. Shops 1.5 miles, pubs 9 miles and restaurant 4 miles.

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

    Woodburner in living room (initial fuel included). Electric central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Freesat TV. TV/DVD. CD. Electric cooker. Microwave and washing machine in utility room. Wi-fi. Enclosed garden with sitting-out area and furniture. Parking (2 cars). No smoking.

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  • Laroch Cottage

    Ballachulish, nr. Fort William

    Grade
    2
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    Ref: W43259

    In an area renowned for its fabulous mountain ranges and scenery, this semi-detached holiday cottage lies in the heart of Ballachulish, a great base to explore the West Coast and Highlands of Scotland. The area is steeped in history and is ideal to relax in, watch the wildlife or enjoy many activities. Take the Jacobite Steam Train ‘Hogwarts Express’ along the ‘Road to the Isles’ or test the world championship mountain bike course. There are plenty of forest walks, museums, distilleries, castles, gardens and monuments to visit. Glencoe 1 mile, Fort William ‘Outdoor capital of the UK’ 14 miles and Oban ‘Gateway to the Isles’ 38 miles. Shop, pub and restaurant 800 yards.

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

    Electric coal-effect fire in living room included. Electric central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Travel cot and high chair on request. Satellite TV (basic package). DVD. iPod dock. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Fridge/freezer. Wi-fi. Enclosed gravelled garden with sitting-out area and furniture. Barbecue. On road parking. Cycle store. No smoking.

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  • Otter Lodge

    Carbost, Isle of Skye

    Grade
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    1
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    Ref: CC511188
    Otter Lodge is the perfect location for couples. This superbly - presented pied a terre is situated right on the edge of Loch Harport on the stunning beautiful Western shore of the Isle of Skye. Approached via a quiet no through road leading down to the sea, it offers immaculate accommodation for two in a truly spectacular setting. The main living area is open plan, with generous sized sitting room, a dining area and bright, modern well equipped kitchen. The door opens onto a large decking area with picnic table and chairs and vistas of the sea loch, hills and mountains as far as the eye can see. The double bedroom is superbly presented with hand made patchwork quilt bedspread and colour coordinated soft furnishings. There is a good sized modern shower room. The garden grounds meander gently down to the water’s edge, between small shrubs and grassy banks. Here visitor’s can wander along the side of the loch, pick mussels in season, fish or just enjoy the quiet and seclusion.
    Once of our recent customers review for Otter Lodge :- " Otter Lodge is beautifully built and equipped, the views are wonderful, but it was the warm welcome form David and Christine that we will remember most. Many thanks for a lovely week."
    Mr and Mrs P, Cambridgeshire

    Ground Floor: Property is all at ground floor level has oil central heating and comprises:
    Open plan lounge/dining/kitchen
    Lounge/Dining Area: With Freesat from Sky TV, DVD, radio/CD, Wi-fi and Ipod docking station with access onto decking area enjoying panoramic views over the sea loch and Cuillin Mountain Range.
    Kitchen Area: With gas oven and hob, microwave, fridge, freezer and washer/dryer
    Bedroom: With double bed
    Shower Room: With shower enclosure, WC and wash basin.

    All fuel, power, bed linen and towels included.  Wi-fi available.Elevated decking area with patio table and chairs. Access via steps down to water’s edge. Off road parking for one car. No children.

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  • The Boat House

    Dalbeattie

    Grade
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    Ref: UK5060
    Perched above the water’s edge of Loch Fern, a secluded 16-acre loch and surrounded by 16 acres of woodland garden, this unique converted boat house is truly a magical place. It is an ideal getaway, sleeping two on a very good quality sofa bed, and with its own balcony overlooking the loch, the scenery is stunning and The Boat House just blends in beautifully with the landscape. The loch is home to some of the finest wild brown trout fishing in the South of Scotland and can be arranged directly with the owner. The mixed woodland adjoining the property is also home to many animals, and often seen are badgers, deer, otters, red squirrels and, if you are lucky, ospreys.

    If you can bear to tear yourselves away from The Boat House, the location is accessible to everything this lovely county has to offer, from historical sites, supreme mountain biking, to challenging hill walks and some of the darkest skies in the world, not to mention over 200 miles of stunning and dramatic coastline with secluded little bays and sandy beaches.

    Visit the many towns, including Dalbeattie, Castle Douglas and Kirkcudbright with their variety of niche shops, art galleries and excellent restaurants. Or, take a wander round the picturesque little villages of Kippford, Rockcliffe and Sandyhills. Shop, pub and restaurant 2½ miles.

    Ground Floor: 12 external steps to entrance. All on the ground floor:
    Open plan living space.
    Living area: With double sofa bed, 21" Freeview TV, DVD player, CD player, MP3 player and French doors leading to balcony overlooking the loch
    Dining area.
    Kitchen area: With electric cooker, microwave and fridge.
    Shower room: With shower cubicle and toilet.

    Convector heater, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Welcome pack. Balcony with garden furniture. 16-acre grounds with woodland, loch and various seating areas. Fishing on-site by arrangement with owner (no licence required). Bike store with freezer. Private parking for 2 cars. No smoking. Please note: The property is situated on the lochside and has a private water supply from the loch.

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