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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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  • Kilmuir, Isle of Skye, Isle of Skye
    Kilmuir, Isle of Skye, Isle of Skye×

    Tawmans

    Kilmuir, Isle of Skye, Isle of Skye

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    Ref: CC511068
    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pets go free - Coast within 1 mile - Garden / Patio - Sea View - Woodburning Stove
    Tawmans is the epitome of a quintessential olde world cottage for couples, its turf roof is a unique feature.
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    Tawmans has been restored and refurbished to a very good standard of accommodation. One of its unique features is its turf roof; a form of roofing that was prevalent in Viking times and even predates thatch. Forming a protective carpet of grasses and wild flowers it adds immense charm to this unique and picturesque cottage.Original thick stone walls, deep silled windows, solid wood flooring and the cosy wood burning stove complete the picture. The high ceilings throughout maximise the light...
  • Tayinloan near Campbeltown, Argyll and Bute
    Tayinloan near Campbeltown, Argyll and Bute×

    Gigha Cottage

    Tayinloan near Campbeltown, Argyll and Bute

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    Ref: CC523152
    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Pub within 1 mile - Pets go free - Coast within 1 mile - Garden / Patio - Ground Floor Facilities
    This single storey holiday cottage is ideally situated to explore this fantastic area, just yards from a sandy beach.
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    Situated just yards from the sea and a beautiful sandy beach, this terraced holiday cottage is located close to the Gigha ferry, where you can hop on for the 20-minute crossing and explore the island. From the nearby shore, there are views across to Gigha, the Paps of Jura and magnificent sunsets. This is a tranquil retreat from which to explore the surrounding area. Surrounded by an abundance of natural wildlife, the clean environment and clear waters are home to all sorts of...
    Islay Cottage
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    Jura Cottage
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  • Carradale, near Campbeltown, Argyll and Bute
    Carradale, near Campbeltown, Argyll and Bute×

    Mains Cottages - Douglas’ Cottage

    Carradale, near Campbeltown, Argyll and Bute

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    Ref: 30647
    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Wifi - Car parking on site - Pub within 1 mile - Pets go free - Coast within 1 mile - Ground Floor Facilities - Woodburning Stove
    Visit the Isles of Jura, Gigha and Arran, and the whole of the Kintyre Peninsula with castles, beaches and wildlife. Visit the Isles of Jura, Gigha and Arran, and the whole of the Kintyre Peninsula with castles, beaches and wildlife.
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    Situated in the quiet village of Carradale these three charming, semi-detached holiday cottages (refs 30645, 30646 and 30647) offer an ideal location from which to explore the beauty of Kintyre. Colin’s Cottage and Douglas Cottage offer cosy studio accommodation with the bedroom in the style of old Scottish bothies with the bed tucked against the wall in its own recess. The surrounding area is well known for its fine beaches, unspoiled countryside and scenic walks, with...

    Mains Cottages - Mhairi’s Cottage
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    Mains Cottages - Colin’s Cottage
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  • Glenfarg,
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    Ref: S4590
    Key Features:
    - Hot Tub - Car parking on site - Garden / Patio - Ground Floor Facilities - Rural Location
    These three authentic roundwood log cabins in a stunning location in the heart of Scotland boast elevated unspoiled views These three authentic roundwood log cabins in a stunning location in the heart of Scotland boast elevated unspoiled views
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    These three authentic roundwood log cabins in a stunning location in the heart of Scotland boast elevated unspoiled views. Affording every luxury, this eco holiday destination features new ground source heating and water, and a weather compensated system using wind turbine that generates electricity. The meadows of its farm setting encourage wildlife, and wonderful walks from the door can take in a viewpoint to the Ochil Hills and Lomond Hills of Fife. In the perfect location to enjoy...

    Bracken Log Cabin
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    Fingask Log Cabin
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  • Crook of Devon, Perthshire
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    Tullibole Castle Longhouse

    Crook of Devon, Perthshire

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    Key Features:
    - Luxury Property - Wifi - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pub within 1 mile - Detached Property - Ground Floor Facilities - Rural Location - Woodburning Stove
    This unique holiday cottage set in the grounds of Tullibole Castle offers luxurious accommodation in an idyllic location. This unique holiday cottage set in the grounds of Tullibole Castle offers luxurious accommodation in an idyllic location.
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    For a unique experience, look no further than this Visit Scotland ‘4 star’ standard former Scottish longhouse. The cottage has won an award for its conservation of original features which now combine with a contemporary twist to provide a private countryside retreat, far from the stress of everyday life. Set within the grounds of Tullibole Castle which dates back to the 17th century - tours can be arranged with the owner on request. The beamed living/dining room has...

  • Dunan, Isle of Skye, Isle of Skye
    Dunan, Isle of Skye, Isle of Skye×

    The Studio At Ebbtide

    Dunan, Isle of Skye, Isle of Skye

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    Ref: CC511219
    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Wifi - Car parking on site - Coast within 1 mile - Garden / Patio - Sea View - Ground Floor Facilities
    Bijou apartment for two superbly situated close to the sea shore where dolphins, otters and seals are spotted 
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    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...
  • Near Selkirk, The Scottish Borders
    Near Selkirk, The Scottish Borders×

    Whitmuir Hall - Ivanhoe

    Near Selkirk, The Scottish Borders

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    Ref: 60814
    Key Features:
    - Swimming pool - Car parking on site - Garden / Patio - Ground Floor Facilities
    This ground floor holiday property is part of Whitmuir Hall, which boasts 32 acres of landscaped and woodland grounds. This ground floor holiday property is part of Whitmuir Hall, which boasts 32 acres of landscaped and woodland grounds.
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    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...

    Whitmuir Hall - Rob Roy
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    Whitmuir Hall - Redgauntlet
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    Whitmuir Hall - Marmion
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    Whitmuir Hall - Kenilworth
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    Whitmuir Hall - Waverley
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    Whitmuir Hall - Woodstock
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  • Cove, near Helensburgh, Dunbartonshire
    Cove, near Helensburgh, Dunbartonshire×

    Urybank Cottage

    Cove, near Helensburgh, Dunbartonshire

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    Ref: UK5314
    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Wifi - Car parking on site - Pub within 1 mile - Coast within 1 mile - Open Fire
    This cosy apartment is situated only yards from the shores of Loch Long, on the idyllic Rosneath Peninsula where the rugged Argyll mountains meet the sea.
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    This first floor apartment is situated only 15 minutes away from Scotland’s first National Park, Loch Lomond and the Trossachs, with its inland waters. This is one of the finest watersport venues in Scotland, with open spaces, sheltered bays and islands to explore. The area is ideal for walkers and cyclists of all abilities and boasts a magnificent diversity of scenery with dramatic peaks, waterfalls, hidden caves and mysterious, forest covered slopes.
    Ayrshire and Burns Country...
  • Beauly, near Inverness, Highlands
    Beauly, near Inverness, Highlands×

    Tsitika Holiday Apartment

    Beauly, near Inverness, Highlands

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    Ref: W40637
    Key Features:
    - Car parking on site
    Enjoying stunning views from the balcony, across Strathglass, sits this bright and attractive holiday apartment. Enjoying stunning views from the balcony, across Strathglass, sits this bright and attractive holiday apartment.
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    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...

  • Lyth, near Wick, Highlands
    Lyth, near Wick, Highlands×

    The Cottage

    Lyth, near Wick, Highlands

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    Ref: W42083
    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Wifi - Car parking on site - Pets go free - Garden / Patio - Rural Location - Woodburning Stove - Open Fire
    Located close to Thurso, this property is ideal for anyone wishing to take a day trip to the Orkney Isles. Located close to Thurso, this property is ideal for anyone wishing to take a day trip to the Orkney Isles.
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    Rural setting

    The Ivy Wing and The Cottage are situated in the courtyard of Barrock House, and surrounded by landscaped grounds and mature woodland. This provides shelter for an abundance of bird and wild life with pleasant walks close at hand and the scenic beaches of Sinclair and Dunnet Bay are just 5 minutes by car. The Cottage makes the perfect base for touring this unspoilt and tranquil part of the Highlands. Visit the Castle and Gardens of Mey, the Queen Mother’s...

  • Braemore near Ullapool, Highlands
    Braemore near Ullapool, Highlands×

    The Stables

    Braemore near Ullapool, Highlands

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    Ref: CC511439
    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Wifi - Garden / Patio - Rural Location
    Part of a converted stable within the former Braemore Estate, once home to the renowned Engineer, Sir John Fowler Bart.
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    The Stables occupies the ground floor of a converted stable block in the grounds of a large and historic old stone house just 10 miles from Ullapool in the heart of Wester Ross. This attractively presented apartment has a lovely open plan living area with a deep leather sofa and a well-equipped kitchen with dining table. The double bedroom is a real delight, with colour coordinated soft furnishings and attractive pine furniture. A bathroom completes the picture.

    The large...
    The Gardener’s Cottage
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  • Kiltarlity, near Beauly, Highlands
    Kiltarlity, near Beauly, Highlands×

    Badgers Den

    Kiltarlity, near Beauly, Highlands

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    Ref: 30499
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Car parking on site - Pets go free - Garden / Patio - Rural Location
    This cosy apartment is well suited for a romantic, outdoor rural escape in the Scottish Highlands. This cosy apartment is well suited for a romantic, outdoor rural escape in the Scottish Highlands.
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    Badgers Den is a first floor holiday apartment that sits within rural woodland, and lies on the outskirts of the village of Kiltarlity. The property makes an ideal base for exploring this largely unspoilt part of the Highlands, with many attractions and activities within a short drive. Locally there is mountain biking amongst spectacular forest trails, hill walking in nearby Glen Affric and Strathfarrar and kayaking and loch trips on Loch Ness. Inverness offers a variety of...

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