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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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  • Filters Cottage

    Linlithgow

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    Ref: 27228

    This charming, semi-detached holiday cottage, attached to the owner’s home, is in a rural setting, above historic town of Linlithgow, with views to the Forth Bridge from the garden - an ideal location. Centrally placed to explore Edinburgh or Glasgow, 20 and 30 minutes by train, the Borders, Perthshire and Fife. An ideal rural base from which to enjoy Edinburgh Festival. Explore Beecraigs Country Park, the Pentland Hills, Linlithgow Palace, Hopetoun House or House of the Binns. Golf, 2 miles. Shop, pub and restaurant 2 miles.

    2 steps to entrance. All on ground floor: Living/dining room/kitchen with wooden floor. 1 double (5ft zip and link) with en-suite bathroom with bath, shower cubicle and toilet.

    Woodburner in living room (initial fuel included). Ground source heat pump central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Cot. Freeview TV. DVD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Laundry service. Dishwasher. Fridge/freezer. Wi-fi. Front garden. Small enclosed sitting-out area and furniture. Ample parking. Cycle store. No smoking. No children except babes in arms.

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  • The Byre

    Comrie

    Grade
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    Ref: SQQO

    This superb single-storey barn conversion in the grounds of Carroglen Farm has its own private glen. Carroglen is a small estate with a traditional 1500-acre hill farm rising to 3000 feet on the south side of Ben Chonzie on the edge of Comrie. Accessed by an unmade single track (4WD advised) and furnished to a high standard, it is a must for nature lovers. Visit distilleries, gardens, wildlife centres and parks, castles and ruins. Enjoy superb mountain bike/walking trails, golf, fishing. Glasgow, Edinburgh and Stirling with their breathtaking castles easily accessible by car. Shop and pub 4 miles.

    Living/dining room with wood-burning stove and kitchen area with gas/electric range (for cooking). Double bedroom with 6ft bed. Shower room with toilet.

    • Wood-burning stove - fuel included
    • Electricity, full oil central heating, bed linen and towels included
    • Freesat TV
    • DVD (small library)
    • Electricity range included
    • Microwave
    • Dishwasher
    • Fridge/freezer
    • Internet connection
    • Telephone (honesty box)
    • Courtyard with furniture
    • Grounds for hill walks
    • Parking (for 2 cars)
    • Cycle store
    • No smoking
    • Natural water supply from spring
    • Ground floor facilities
    • No children under 16 years
    • NB: Burns in grounds. Passing farm vehicles.

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  • Bisgeos - Crofter’s Rest

    Westray, Orkney Islands

    Grade
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    Ref: W42426

    Beautiful sea views

    These lovely holiday cottages, renovated to a good standard, enjoy unrivalled views over the sea. Westray, the queen of the Isles, is the ultimate get away from it all destination. This beautiful island, just north of mainland Orkney, has a unique atmosphere with many attractions of historic and cultural interest. Each season on Westray enjoys its own flavour with the endless summer days, and in winter you may be lucky to witness the Northern Lights (Aurora Borealis) – a stunning sight never to be forgotten. There is a large variety of birdlife, and a visit to the Castle O’Burrian to see the magnificent puffin colony should not be missed. Walk along the rocky shorelines to see the seals and watch the sea birds diving. Visit the ‘hands on’ Westray Heritage Centre, the historic Notland Castle or one of the archaeological sites. The Westray Craft Trail where you can watch local people making their wares gives an insight into island life. Guided tours and cycle hire are available and the golf course is nearby. Enjoy a holiday relaxing in the peace and solitude of this magical island. Shops, pubs and restaurant 2 miles.

    All on ground floor: Living/dining room/kitchen. 1 double (5ft box bed) bedroom. Shower room with toilet.

    Open fire in living room (fuel not provided). Underfloor central heating and electricity included. Laundry service on request. Washing machine (in external outbuilding). Parking (2 cars).
    All properties: Bed linen and towels included. Travel cot and high chair on request. DVD. CD. Electric cooker. Microwave. T/dyer and freezer (in external outbuilding). Large shared, landscaped garden with sitting-out area and furniture. Natural water supply from borehole. No smoking.

    All properties: Bed linen and towels included. Travel cot and high chair on request. DVD. CD. Electric cooker. Microwave. T/dyer and freezer (in external outbuilding). Large shared, landscaped garden with sitting-out area and furniture. Natural water supply from borehole. No smoking.

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  • Bartaggart Farm Holiday Cottages - The Old Smiddy

    Balmaclellan, nr. Castle Douglas

    Grade
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    Ref: W42625

    Situated in a peaceful, rural location, these former smiddy and byre holiday bungalows and farmhouse boast stunning views over open countryside. A hugely popular area with walkers and cyclists of all abilities with the Dalbeattie 7 Stanes Cycling Trail close by. There are many quaint villages to explore including the coastal villages of the Isle of Whithorn, Port William, known as the ‘Machars of Galloway’ and presented with the ‘Pride of Galloway’ award and the popular village of Portpatrick with stunning views over the North Channel to the Irish Coast. Take a day trip to Ireland from Stranraer. There are many sandy beaches and forest trails to explore throughout the area and also many lovely gardens nearby for those seeking a slower pace of recreation. The surrounding area offers a tremendous range of activities for the visitor with many beautiful sandy beaches and rocky coves to explore along the Solway Coast. Golf, sailing, horse riding, cycling, walking and fishing are all available, and there are tennis courts and swimming pools in nearby Kirkcudbright. Dumfries with shops, restaurants, museums and theatre lies 10 miles away, while Castle Douglas, Scotland’s Food Town, is 8 miles. Shops, pub and restaurant 3 miles.

    All on ground floor: Living room with sofa bed (for alternative sleeping) and French doors/kitchen with tiled floor. 1 double bedroom. Shower room with toilet.

    Oil central heating included. High chair. CD. Fridge/freezer. Parking (2 cars).

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

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  • Esplanade Court - Staffa 6

    Oban, Argyll

    Grade
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    Ref: 26958

    Ideal base for visiting the Isles

    Esplanade Court is situated in a particularly superb location overlooking Oban Bay, on the lovely west coast of Scotland. The holiday apartments have qualified for the STB 4 Star rating. They are equipped and furnished to a good standard with each one having a panoramic view over the bay and out to the isles of Kerrera, Mull and Lismore. Oban is a lively west coast town with lots going on for the visitor. It is central for touring the west coast, or take a boat trip to the above islands and Iona which leave daily. There is a lovely sandy beach at Ganavan which is 1½ miles away. There are some very good restaurants in which to eat dinner in the evening, after maybe a days climbing, walking or enjoying some of the wonderful animal and plant life which the west highlands has to offer. Elevator to all floors.

    Lift to apartment entrance: Living room. Dining room/kitchen. 1 double bedroom. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet.

    Travel cot on request. Parking (1 car). No smoking.

    All properties: Electric heaters, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Freeview TV. DVD. High chair. Electric cooker. Microwave. Shared laundry room with coin-operated washing machine and tumble dryer. Fridge/freezer. Shared payphone. Wi-fi (in lobby). Visit Scotland 4 Star.

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  • Caberfeidh

    Dulnain Bridge, nr. Aviemore

    Grade
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    Ref: 16926


    Situated in the heart of the Cairngorms National Park, Caberfeidh is a cosy, detached, single-storey holiday cottage set in enclosed gardens overlooking the River Dulnain. The adjacent Scots pine woodland is a haven for birds and red squirrels, and a cacophony of bird song often greets you as you step outside. In its rural setting on the Skye of Curr road, on the outskirts of the small Highland village of Dulnain Bridge, Caberfeidh is easily accessible, and is just a short drive from the larger towns of Grantown-on-Spey and Aviemore. Whatever your passion, whatever the season, the Cairngorms have something for everyone. Enjoy strenuous high-mountain treks or relaxing lochside strolls, mountain biking, water sports, winter snow sports, fishing, golf, wildlife watching, castles and culture, whisky and fine dining, or just enjoy the fresh air, peace and quiet. There is no shortage of space to find your own tranquil picnic spot set against the spectacular scenery of the mountains. Caberfeidh is well placed for exploring further afield too; in little more than an hour’s drive you can be dolphin watching at Chanonry Point on the Moray Coast or exploring Royal Deeside on the other side of the Cairngorms. After an active day, you can look forward to returning to Caberfeidh for a relaxing evening by the woodburner. Grantown-on-Spey with its shops, cafés, bars and restaurants, 3 miles. Restaurant 1 mile.

    All on ground floor: Living room. Dining room/kitchen. 1 double (5ft) bedroom. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet.

    Woodburner in living room included. Oil central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Travel cot and high chair on request. Freesat TV. DVD and small library. Stereo/CD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Dishwasher. Wi-fi. Enclosed gardens and furniture. Parking (2 cars). No smoking.

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  • Oak View

    North Ballachulish, nr. Glencoe

    Grade
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    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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  • Clisham Cottage

    Lochcarron, Wester Ross

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    Ref: CC511139
    Clisham Cottage is tucked into the hillside above the picturesque village of Lochcarron on the West Coast of the Scottish Highlands.  This wee cottage is approached via a flight of stone steps leading from the main street in the heart of this scenic village.  Set right on the shores of the loch, surrounded by the spectacular hills and mountains of Wester Ross, Lochcarron is bounded by the sea-loch on one side and attractive cottages and houses that straddle the main street on the other and is one of the prettiest villages in the Western Highlands. The cottage is within easy walking distance of the local facilities, which include excellent restaurants, café, pub, and small shops.  Clisham Cottage has recently been refurbished and re-decorated throughout and offers bright and attractive accommodation for two in a wonderful setting. There is an open-plan lounge / dining / kitchen area, a modern shower-room and good-sized twin bedroom. 

    Ground Floor: Property is all on ground floor level, has electric heaters and comprises:
    Open plan lounge/kitchen/diner:
    Lounge Area: With TV/DVD’, a soft leather sofa and use of occasional/child single bed by request.
    Kitchen Area: With electric cooker, microwave, fridge with ice box and washing machine
    Bedroom: With two single beds
    Shower Room: With shower enclosure, WC and wash basin.

    All fuel, power, bed linen and towels included. Propery will only accept children up to 10 Years old (As put up bed is not big enough for older children ).Off road parking for 2 cars.

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  • Waterside Lodge

    Port Appin

    Grade
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    Ref: 23035

    Enjoying a fabulous shoreline location with panoramic views over Loch Linnhe, from Mull and Lismore to the Morvern Hills, this compact balcony apartment forms a wing of the owners house and artists studio. Ferries leave here for Lismore. Oban, 18 miles, Fort William, 26 miles. Sandy Airds bay, 15 minute shoreline walk via Clach Thoull (Hole Rock), an SSSI. Boat and cycle hire locally. Seafood restaurant/pub 200 yards. Shop/PO 300 yards.

    8 steps to decked balcony entrance. Ground floor: Living/dining room/kitchen. Bathroom with shower over hydrotherapy walk-in bath and toilet. Narrow stairs to first floor (loft): 1 double bedroom with Velux and sloping ceiling.

    Underfloor heating (ground floor), electric heater and electricity included (£20 per short break). Bed linen and towels included. DVD. 2 ring electricity hob. Combi microwave/oven/grill. Washing machine. Dishwasher. Wi-fi. Shared garden and grounds. Large decked balcony and furniture. Parking (1 car). No children under 2 years. NB: Drops in grounds.

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  • High Trodigal

    Machrihanish, nr. Campbeltown

    Grade
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    Ref: 30648


    This stunning natural stone and turf roofed, single-storey, detached holiday cottage, is built in to the hillside, reflecting an ancient neolithic design with views over the Atlantic Ocean. This stunning property features beams and two patio areas with doors leading from the bedroom and the living room, and is situated less than a mile from the world-famous Machrihanish Golf Course. Glasgow is only 30 minutes flying time from Machrihanish Airport, which in turn is 10 minutes driving time from the property. The Machrihanish Bird Observatory is located at Gauldrons Beach, it is fantastic for watching migratory birds. Campbeltown is one of a handful of areas in Scotland categorised as a whisky producing region, and is home to the Campbeltown Single Malt, at one point having 34 distilleries and proclaiming itself the whisky capital of the world. The town boasts two distilleries as well as a museum, heritage centre and a harbour, with an annual regatta and music festival. The town is well-served, with supermarkets, independently owned shops, and excellent hotels and restaurants offering the finest local produce. The surrounding area is well-known for its fine beaches, unspoilt countryside and scenic walks, with the addition of the Kintyre Way, making this an ideal location from which to explore the Kintyre Peninsula. Lying just off the west coast of Kintyre, the Isle of Gigha offers a pleasant day trip. Within a short distance, there are many quiet and sandy beaches to explore and there is easy access to the Isles of Islay, Arran and Jura. Jura is one of the wildest and most mountainous of the Inner Hebrides. Islay is great for wildlife enthusiasts, as it boasts a large RSPB reserve, a wintering population of barnacle and white-fronted geese, and a wildlife information centre. For the outdoor enthusiast, there is walking, cycling, fishing and water sports. Beach ¾ mile. Shop 5 miles, pub and restaurant ¾ mile.

    All on ground floor: Living room with double sofa bed, beams and wooden floor. Kitchen with beams and wooden floor. 1 double (6ft) bedroom with patio doors. Bathroom with spa bath, shower cubicle, sauna and toilet.

    Woodburner in living room included. Electric underfloor central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. High chair on request. 42" Freeview TV. iPod dock. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Dishwasher. Freezer in external utility room. Wi-fi. Lawned garden with sitting-out area and furniture. Patio areas with furniture. Parking (2 cars). Welcome pack. Pets to be kept on lead - sheep country. No smoking. NB: Stream in grounds.

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  • Glenfield

    Nr. Lochailort

    Grade
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    Ref: SEU

    " In a land steeped in legends of the Bonnie Prince – close to Moidart’s sandy shores..."

    Where a tree-lined glen opens out onto Loch Moidart and in countryside steeped with tales of Bonnie Prince Charlie, these fine properties stand upon the Kinlochmoidart Estate, within half a mile of the coast and 4 miles from the beach at Glenuig. The Scottish Baronial mansion of Kinlochmoidart House, occupies a marvellous position amidst some of Scotland’s most magnificent West Country scenery. It has been sensitively formed into three residences; two are careful conversions of an extensive service wing, while the main house (part of which is still the owners’ home) is a substantial property laid out over three floors and forming the middle portion of the building. The remaining three properties presented here are separately set in secluded locations within the vast grounds, comprising extensive shared gardens and the surrounding 2,000 acre estate grounds, which grant opportunities for excellent hill walking and fine varied fishing (fly fishing is available by arrangement). Very comfortably furnished, cosily heated and well-equipped throughout, each provides the perfect holiday retreat from which to enjoy an abundance of interests and scenic splendour with which this area is blessed at all times of the year.
    Designed by William Leiper in 1884, Kinlochmoidart House is one of the finest examples of his work. It features a superb Art Movement interior – tilings, wallpapers, paint work, panelling and many other intricate architectural features have been painstakingly restored and represented, under strict architectural guidance, to return it to its former splendour. It occupies the site of a house which was once the resting place of Prince Charles Edward Stuart during the 1745 Jacobite Revolution – a connection commemorated in a nearby meadow, where seven beech trees symbolise the Seven Men of Moidart, the sum total of the army which he brought from France.
    Just a short walk away from the house lies Loch Moidart, where vast expanses of sand are thrown up by the sea at low tide. At the seaward end of this beautiful inlet, sit the ancient ruins of 14th-century clan castle of Tioram (once the stronghold of the Lord of the Isles), providing a focal point for gloriously scenic views. Between nearby Loch Shiel and Loch Sunart, a trail leads through the Ariundle Oakwoods Nature Reserve – a haven for wildlife – whilst southwards, the coast is punctuated by bays of white sand excellent for fishing and shell-collecting, or admiring the views over hill, loch and sea from horse back. Fort William, gateway to Ben Nevis, is a scenic drive away, and the Western Isles, Skye and Ardnamurchan are all accessible. Sailing at Acharade, 6 miles. Golf 30 minutes’ drive. Inn at Glenuig, 4 miles. Shops 7 miles.

    A spacious, attractively furnished conversion of the former service wing. Named after the ‘Glenfield’ generator, which was once housed in the building, it offers self-contained ground floor accommodation. Open-plan sitting/dining room with kitchen area. Double bedroom (5ft bed). Bathroom with toilet.

    • Electricity and full NSH by meter reading
    • Towels included
    • Cot
    • Microwave
    • Terrace with furniture

    • Bed linen included
    • TV
    • Shared gardens and grounds of 2,000 acres
    • Ample parking
    • Natural spring water supply
    • Fly fishing £30 per rod per day by arrangement
    • NB: Duck pond in grounds

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  • 5 Tannery Brae

    Gatehouse of Fleet

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    Ref: CC537164
    Nestled within the heart of this attractive ’wee toon’ of Gatehouse of Fleet, 5 Tannery Brae is a perfect base for exploring this relatively undiscovered but stunning area; welcome to glorious Galloway! Gatehouse lies in the middle of a National Scenic Area fringed by the UK’s largest Forest Park. 5 Tannery Brae is a cosy and welcoming ground floor apartment for couples only a stone’s throw from the many facilities offered by the town. Relax on the patio backing onto Garrie’s Park and you could be a million miles away. There are birds aplenty, red squirrels and the occasional deer in the park. The Mill on the Fleet is now a visitor centre where you can read about Gatehouse’s fascinating history including the benevolence of a local landowner. The Cairnsmore of Fleet dominates the head of the valley whilst the ancient oak wood at Castramont provides colour throughout the year particularly in Spring when it is carpeted in bluebells.

    Ground Floor: Cosy apartment is all on one level and heated by a night storage heater, panel heater and feature fire and comprises:
    Open plan Lounge/Dining/Kitchen
    A cosy light filled room with feature electric fire, Freeview TV/DVD player, CD/radio with Ipod and Ipad docking station. Free Wi-fi. Dining table and chairs.
    Kitchen: With electric oven, electric ceramic hob, fridge with ice box, microwave. View to Garrie’s Park.
    Bedroom: With king size bed. Bedside tables and wall cupboards for storage. View to Garrie’s Park. en suite shower enclosure with electric shower, WC, wash basin, heated towel rail and wall heater
     

    All electricity and bed linen included.Gravelled patio area with table and chairs. Off road parking for 1 car.

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