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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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  • 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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  • Craigard Cottage Apartment

    Callander

    Grade
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    Ref: CC523113
    Craigard Cottage Apartment is a comfortable ground floor property situated in the heart of the Trossachs town of Callander. The accommodation has been accredited 3* by Visit Scotland and comprises a lounge/dining room leading through to a modest kitchen. The double bedroom is spacious with a built in wardrobe. This holiday property is only a two minute walk from the centre of the town which has numerous shops, pubs and eateries available.

    Ground Floor: Property is all on ground floor level, has electric heating and comprises:
    Lounge: With TV and two leather chairs
    Dining Area: With wooden table and chairs
    Kitchen: With electric oven, electric hob, microwave, fridge (with ice box) and washing machine
    Bedroom 1: With double bed
    Bathroom: With shower over bath, WC and wash basin

    All electricity, bed linen and towels included. High chair available on request. Shared drying line.Shared parking area.

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  • Barcaldine Cottages - Iona Cottage

    Barcaldine, nr. Oban

    Grade
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    Ref: 29133

    Enjoying a peaceful setting in the grounds of Barcaldine House, a 16th century mansion, these holiday cottages are an ideal base from which to explore this magnificient part of the west coast of Scotland. Iona Cottage (ref 29133), Tiree Cottage (ref 29578)and Staffa (ref 30835) adjoin the owner’s home, whilst Easdale Cottage (ref 29134) stands detached. Close to the village of Benderloch and the sandy beach at Tralee Bay, there are plenty of attractions to visit, including the Scottish Sea Life Sanctuary, Castle Stalker, Bonawe Iron Works and Cruachan Hollow Mountain. On the doorstep to Barcaldine House is Sutherland’s Grove, offering a superb range of forest trails for walking, and mountain biking at Sustrans cycle track, allowing miles of easy cycling for all the family, whilst enjoying magnificient views and an abundance of wildlife. The nearby harbour town of Oban offers a full range of shops, excellent restaurants, a leisure centre and cinema. From the bustling harbour, you can catch a boat to the Hebridean islands of Mull, Staffa and Iona, or from Port Appin, you can hire a bike and take the little ferry to Lismore. Glencoe and Fort William are both a short drive away, and offer excellent skiing, walking and climbing. Shop 4½ miles, pub and restaurant 3 miles.

    Ground floor: Living room with wooden floor/dining room/kitchen. Open-tread (open to one side) stairs to first floor: 1 double bedroom with wooden floor. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet.

    Multi-fuel burner in living room (initial fuel included). Cot on request. Washer/dryer. Dishwasher. Courtyard with sitting-out area and furniture. NB: 3 steps in courtyard. No children, except babies under 6 months.

    All properties: Electric heaters, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Travel cot and high chair on request. Freesat TV. DVD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Wi-fi. Shared ⅓-acre grounds with sitting-out area and furniture. Shared barbecue. Parking (2 cars). Cycle store. No smoking.

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  • Great Lodging Garden Flat

    Anstruther

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    Ref: 29784


    The Great Lodging is located in the heart of the seaside village of Anstruther, or Anster, as it’s known locally. The Great Lodging, known as ‘Fernbank’ for many years until the current owners revived the original name in 1993, consisted of four separate dwellings dating back to the 1500s. In 1643 it was owned by the Borthwick family who owned many estates nearby. In 1752 it was passed to George Dishington, who is strongly believed to be a descendant of Robert the Bruce, King of Scots. Dishington went on to buy the other properties that now form The Great Lodging. His descendants lived in the property until 1885 when it was owned by John Melville-Keay, captain of ‘Ariel’, a China tea clipper ship which almost won The Great Tea Race of 1866. The most famous of all tea clipper ships has to be the ‘Cutty Sark’ whose captain, George Moodie, was born in Fife.

    The aptly named Great Lodging Red House (ref 29785) provides accommodation spanning three floors. It is tastefully furnished throughout with antique and period furniture. Spiral stairs wind through the house to the living/dining room, then up to the bedrooms. After catching your breath and admiring the view from the double bedroom, continue to the top floor from where you will be rewarded with wonderful views over the Firth of Forth and a spacious second living room spanning the whole of the second floor.

    Garden Flat (ref 29784) forms part of the owner’s home and offers a real home from home atmosphere and makes a perfect retreat for 2 guests. It is furnished with period furniture and antique rugs and retains many original features including an inviting open fire in the living room and quarry tiled floors. The living and dining room also have quaint window seats which look onto the private, south-facing patio – a real sun trap on summer days.

    Guests are welcome to wander in the well-tended garden of the main house, shared with the owners - the perfect place to relax after a day exploring the area. Both properties can be booked together for up to 8 guests. Ideal for friends or two families who wish to holiday together, but also have some privacy.

    This picturesque corner of Fife, known as East Neuk, has many visitor attractions including many championship golf courses and is only 9 miles from St Andrews. Enjoy leisurely walks on the beach just 200 yards walk and treat yourself to fish and chips from an award-winning restaurant on the seafront. If you wish to venture further afield then the bustling city of Dundee can be reached in 30 minutes, and Perth and Edinburgh within an hours’ drive. Shops, restaurants and bars are all within a few hundred yards of your front door.

    Stairs to entrance. All on ground floor: Living room/dining room/kitchen with tiled floor. Utility. 1 double (5ft) bedroom. Shower room with toilet.

    Open fire in living room (initial fuel included). Freeview TV. DVD. Stereo/CD. Washing machine. Tumble dryer. Freezer. Patio. Welcome pack. One pet welcome, to be kept on a lead in shared garden. No children except babies under 6 months.

    Both properties: Gas central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Electric cooker. Microwave. Dishwasher. Wi-fi. Small courtyard. Shared use of owner’s garden. On road parking. Public car park, 50 yards (foc). Cycle store. No smoking. NB: 7 steps to owner’s garden.

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  • The Stables

    Strathendrick Farm, Buchanan Castle by Drymen

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    Ref: CC523032
    The Stables is a delightful detached cottage set in the grounds of Buchanan Castle (now a ruin) in the heart of the Loch Lomond and Trossachs National Park. Sitting within two acres of private woodland there is an uninterrupted view out over the open fields of Strathendrick, where the river Endrick flows out to Loch Lomond. This quaint, peaceful cottage has been beautifully furnished and is ideal for honeymooners or couples wanting to get away from it all. Local amenities are available at Drymen, only one mile away where there are hotels, pubs, restaurants, shops and leisure facilities. There are quiet roads and trails to explore around the Castle, with good access for walks and cycling. The cosy double bedroom is beautifully coordinated and enjoys a lovely view. The open plan living space has a fitted kitchen, leather sofa, dining table and wall mounted TV/DVD with freeview. The patio doors open out onto the large deck at the front of the cottage, providing a lovely area to relax, enjoy the view and spot the wildlife. The cottage has an open grassy garden and mature trees, sos you may see deer wondering by, perhaps red squirrels or pine martens in the tree, so bring your binoculars.

    Ground Floor: Property is all on ground floor level with gas central heating and comprises:
    Lounge Area: With wall mounted Free view TV/DVD
    Dining Area: With wooden table and chairs
    Kitchen Area: With electric oven and gas hob, microwave, fridge/freezer and washer/dryer
    Bedroom: With double bed and wall mounted Free viewTV/DVD
    Shower Room: With shower cubicle, WC and wash basin.

    All fuel, power, bed linen and towels included. Pay phone (coin operated). Cot and high chair available on request.Private and mature woodland garden. Large decked area with outdoor seating and BBQ (coals not supplied). Off road parking for 2 cars.

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  • Captain’s Folly

    Oban

    Grade
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    Ref: 19951

    Enjoying a central location and wonderful unsurpassed views across the waters of Oban Bay, this first floor holiday apartment, with fine Victorian features, makes an ideal base for a holiday. Facing west, the spacious, bright and airy apartment, located just 10 yards from the sea, catches the sun all day long. Oban, with its bustling harbour and large variety of restaurants and shops, is known as both the seafood capital of Scotland and as the gateway to the Highlands, with Ganavan sandy beach on the edge of town. Daily boat trips can be taken to the surrounding Hebridean islands where an abundance of birds and wildlife can be spotted. Wonderful climbing and walking from the doorstep. Shops and pubs 20 yards.

    All on first floor: Living room. Dining room with French door. Kitchen. 1 double (5ft) bedroom. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet.

    Electric heaters, electricity, bed linen and towels included. DVD and small library. CD. Gas cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Dishwasher. Fridge/freezer. Wi-fi. Parking (1 car). No smoking.

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  • Roseburn Cottage

    Moffat

    Grade
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    Ref: UK5087
    Quietly situated on the edge of the pretty town of Moffat, this charming holiday cottage forms a wing of the owner’s home, and was once where the pony and trap were kept. It has now been transformed into a welcoming, cosy haven for two. The bright and spacious living room has a wood burner and French doors looking out to the garden and there is a small courtyard garden to the rear. Moffat has a thriving arts and music scene, a good range of local shops, pubs and restaurants and is ideal for hill walking being on the Southern Upland Way. Ideally placed for touring the area, Edinburgh and Glasgow are 50 miles, spectacular St Mary’s Loch, 30 miles, and the Grey Mare’s Tail waterfall is just 10 miles away, while Drumlanrig Castle, near Thornhill is within easy reach. Shop, pub and restaurant ½ mile.

    Ground Floor: All on ground floor.
    Living room: With wood burner, Freesat TV, DVD player, double sofa bed (for flexible sleeping arrangements) and French doors leading to garden.
    Kitchen/dining room: With electric oven, electric hob, microwave, fridge, dishwasher and washer/dryer.
    Cloak/boot room: With butler sink and storage for boots and coats.
    Bedroom: With zip and link kingsize bed (can be 2ft 6in twin beds on request) and en-suite with shower cubicle and toilet.
    Separate toilet.

    Electric wall heaters (underfloor heating in cloak/boot room and separate toilet), electricity, bed linen, towels and Wi-Fi included. Initial logs for wood burner included. Welcome pack. Use of freezer by arrangement.Courtyard with patio, garden furniture and BBQ. Bike store. Private parking for 1 car. No smoking.

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  • Quarry Green

    Bowden, Newton St Boswells

    Grade
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    Ref: CC538013
    Quarry Green is a link terraced bungalow located at the western end of the pretty village of Bowden within the heart of the Scottish Borders. It provides cosy and well presented holiday accommodation for couples and is the ideal base for exploring this delightful region of Scotland- a region rich in heritage, history and legend and a deservedly popular holiday destination. The relaxing lounge complete with Freeview TV, coupled with the therapeutic effects of the wood burning stove ensure a restful start and end to the day. The modern kitchen is well equipped and the double bedroom tastefully decorated.

    Ground Floor: The accommodation is all on ground floor level, has a wood burning stove, electric storage heaters and comprises:
    Lounge: with wood burning stove, Freeview TV and DVD.
    Kitchen/diner: with electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge with ice box and washing machine.
    Bedroom: with double bed.
    Shower room: with shower enclosure, WC and wash basin.
    Box room: Contains a shortie bunk bed suitable for toddlers. Note there is no window in this room.

    All electricity included. First supply of fuel for wood burning stove. Bed linen and towels provided. Cot and highchair available. Wi-Fi available.Enclosed, lawned area within rear garden.

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  • Westerton Lodge

    Crieff

    Grade
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    Ref: SRRH

    Situated 2 miles to the west of the holiday town of Crieff, enjoying an idyllic and tranquil woodland setting with large private garden, this renovated, detached Victorian cottage makes the ideal getaway, providing spacious and comfortable holiday accommodation. There are 20 golf courses within 15 miles, loch and river fishing, mountain biking and hill walking. Watersports at Loch Earn, and tennis court available by arrangement. Superb wildlife ranging from red squirrels and deer in the garden to golden eagles on nearby Ben Chonzie. Perth, Stirling, Aberfeldy, Dunkeld and Pitlochry all within easy reach. Edinburgh, Glasgow and St. Andrews approximately 1 hour. Shop and pub 2 miles.

    Living/dining room with gas ‘coal-effect’ fire and kitchen area. Double bedroom with 5ft bed. Bathroom with bath, separate shower cubicle and toilet. Wooden floors throughout.

    • Gas ‘coal-effect’ fire included
    • Electricity, full gas central heating, bed linen and towels included
    • Freeview TV
    • DVD
    • CD
    • Microwave
    • Washing machine, tumble dryer and freezer (in external laundry room)
    • Dishwasher
    • Fridge/freezer
    • Wi-fi
    • Enclosed lawned garden with patio and furniture
    • Barbecue
    • Shared use of owner’s 20-acre grounds
    • Parking (for 2 cars)
    • Shared tennis court
    • No smoking
    • Ground floor facilities

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  • Ivy Cottage

    Laggan Locks, Loch Lochy

    Grade
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    Ref: SD40

    This little, detached, single-storey holiday cottage, adjacent to the owner’s boat hire business, is attractively situated by the water’s edge at the north end of Loch Lochy, surrounded by some of Scotland’s most beautiful Highland scenery. An ideal base from which to fish the loch, guests can also ski at Aonach Mor on Ben Nevis or visit Loch Ness, Inverness, Fort William and the Isle of Skye. Alternatively you can simply sit in the waterside garden and relax while watching the passing boats. Loch fishing rights included. There is a hotel, restaurant, shops and other facilities at Invergarry 3 miles or Fort Augustus, 12 miles.

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

    Open fire in living room included. Electricity and bed linen included. Electric cooker. Washing machine. Tumble dryer. Well-fenced garden and furniture. Parking. NB: Garden borders loch.

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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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  • Brough Hall

    Paisley

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    Ref: CC531121
    Brough Hall is a wonderful listed Victorian building located in the Oakshaw Conservation area within Paisley, just west of Glasgow. This first floor self catering apartment is ideal for a couple who want to enjoy all that Glasgow - the City of Culture - and the surrounding area have to offer, whilst staying in a charming historic property. The building is named after Peter Brough who was one of the wealthiest men in Paisley during the 1900’s and lived on this very site. Brough Hall was built after his death in Scottish Baronial style and was originally designated as a nursing home - this is carved above the front door - to day there are six privately owned apartments. Flat four is located on the first floor, looking out over the front of the property. Oakshaw Street is quiet, leafy and is a no through road. Inside the apartment there is an open plan living space with high ceilings and large windows. Everything leads off from the lounge, the kitchen is tucked round the corner and is galley style, the dining area sits within the tower alcove. The bedroom has a wonderful large super king bed. 
    Brough Hall really does make a fantastic holiday location from where to access both city life and countryside locations across Central and Southern Scotland alike

    First Floor: Property is all on first floor level has gas central heating and comprises;
    Open plan living space:-
    Lounge Area: With Free view TV, DVD, radio/CD, selection of books/DVDs
    Kitchen Area: With electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge (with ice box) and washer/dryer
    Dining Area: Set within tower alcove with glass topped table and chairs
    Bedroom: With super king size bed
    Bathroom: With shower over bath, WC and wash basin

    All fuel, power, bed linen and towels included Wifi internet access available.Off road parking for one car.

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