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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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  • Loch Alsh Cottage

    Balmacara, By Kyle of Lochalsh, nr. Plockton

    Grade
    4
    2
    1
    2
    Ref: UVO

    These three adjoining holiday properties (refs SMMC, SMMD and UVO) are set in beautiful, landscaped grounds with spectacular views across the Sound of Sleat to Skye and are only 500 yards away from the shoreline and village of Balmacara. The properties are ideally placed for exploring some of the most dramatic scenery in the West Highlands and visitors can enjoy private fishing on hill lochs during their stay. Minutes away by car is the enigmatic Isle of Skye dominated by the Cuillins, Eilean Donan Castle, the pretty village of Plockton and the Five Sisters of Kintail. The breathtaking drive across the ‘Pass of the Cattle’ leads to the village of Applecross, recently featured in Monty Hall’s Great Escape on BBC television. Experience wildlife safaris such as marine life, sea/loch fishing, water sports and magnificent mountains for hill walking, climbing and biking. A network of National Trust paths, signposted from the grounds of Sgurr Mor, affords views of the surrounding area. Shop and pub 500 yards and excellent restaurants in and around Plockton.

    Living/dining room with open fire. Modern fitted kitchen. Double bedroom with 6ft bed, large round feature window and en-suite bathroom with separate shower cubicle and toilet. First floor: Twin bedroom. Bathroom and toilet with dressing room.

    • Patio with furniture to front
    • Private lawn to rear

    • Open fire - initial fuel included (November-March)
    • Electricity, full oil central heating, bed linen and towels included
    • Travel cot and high chair on request
    • Satellite TV
    • DVD
    • CD
    • Washing machine
    • Tumble dryer
    • Dishwasher
    • Fridge/freezer
    • Telephone (honesty box)
    • Wi-fi broadband
    • Large lawned garden with patio and furniture
    • Parking
    • No smoking

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  • Newhall Cottages - Newhall Steading Cottage

    Carlops, nr. Penicuik

    Grade
    4
    2
    2
    2
    Ref: 30949

    These beautifully situated holiday cottages are part of historic Newhall Estate, just 14 miles south west of the vibrant city of Edinburgh, and a central base from which to explore further afield to Glasgow, Stirling, Fife and the Scottish Borders. Newhall’s 1,100 acres are on the edge of the Pentland Hills Regional Park, a wonderful landscape sculpted by glaciers and water, with hillwalking and biking to suit all abilities. The owners’ 2-acre walled garden is a peaceful spot for relaxing in and produces a great array of spring and summer flowers. Newhall Steading Cottage (ref 30949), skilfully converted from the original farm steading, is privately situated about 220 yards from Newhall House. The bright open-plan living area has a cosy woodburner and French doors leading to small terrace opposite a walled garden. Spittal Cottage (ref 30951) and Spittal Coach House (ref 30952) are set a mile away on a working hill sheep farm, bounded on its west side by a reservoir where brown trout fishing may be arranged and the bird hide is a great vantage point from which to watch ducks, geese and heron. Spittal Coach House is a spectacular conversion from an 18th-century farm steading. The beautifully light, spacious, oak floored living area has a central, double-sided woodburner and three huge arched windows opening onto a paved terrace. Spittal Cottage is a traditional, south-facing farm cottage, with fine views and a delightful cosy living room and stunning walking from the doorstep. The nearby North Esk Glen has over a mile of delightful paths, some steep, with a rich variety of wildlife. The patient observer may be rewarded by a glimpse of an otter or badger. The village of West Linton, 5 miles, has local shops, a pub and good restaurant, while Carlops, 1½ miles, has a pub serving food. Shop and restaurant 4½ miles, pub 1½ miles.

    All on ground floor: Living room with French doors/dining room/kitchen. Utility room. 2 bedrooms: 1 double (zip and link, can be twin) with en-suite shower room and toilet, 1 twin. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet.

    Freeview TV. Patio and furniture. Parking (2 cars).

    All properties: Woodburner in living room included. Biomass central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Cot and high chair on request. DVD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Dishwasher. Fridge/freezer. Wi-fi. Access to owners’ 2-acre walled garden. Shared grounds. Trout fishing on estate on request (licence needed). Pets welcome - to be kept on lead, sheep country. No smoking.

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  • Daisylea

    Cairnbaan, nr. Lochgilphead

    Grade
    4
    2
    0
    1
    Ref: 25271

    Situated beside the picturesque and historic Crinan Canal, this charming terraced house is in a perfect location to enjoy everything Argyll has to offer. Guests will find Daisylea welcoming, comfortable and delightfully decorated with work by local artists. Stunning beaches, woodland walks and National Nature Reserves within a short drive. Nearby are castles and historic Kilmartin Glen. Spectacular views of Dorus Mor (gaelic for Big Door), gateway to the islands, a 10 minute walk uphill. Very convenient for ferries to Islay, Jura, Gigha, Arran and Colonsay. Fishing, golf, horse riding, cycling, sea kayaking and boat trips to the famous Gulf of Corryvrecken. Free wi-fi. Shops 2 miles, pub and restaurant 600 yards.

    Ground floor: Living room. Dining area/kitchen. First floor: 2 bedrooms: 1 double, 1 twin. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet.

    Partial Economy 7 central heating, electric heaters, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Freesat TV. DVD. CD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Dishwasher. Fridge/freezer. Wi-fi. Payphone. Garden with sitting-out area and furniture. Parking (2 cars). Welcome pack. No smoking.

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  • Innisfree

    Banavie, nr. Fort William

    Grade
    4
    2
    0
    1
    Ref: W43180

    Set in an elevated position with stunning views of the Caledonian Canal, Ben Nevis and Loch Linnhe, this well furnished holiday apartment is in an ideal location for exploring the West Coast and Inner Isles. Close by is Fort William, the ’outdoor capital of the UK’. In an AONB, wildlife is in abundance and outdoor pursuits including climbing, skiing, mountain biking, sailing and fishing are available locally. Take a trip on the Harry Potter steam train or ride up the mountain in a gondola. Loch Ness, Skye, Oban and Glencoe are all easily reached. Shop, pub and restaurant 0.75 miles.

    Ground floor: Living room with wooden floor. Dining room/kitchen. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet. First floor: 2 bedrooms: 1 double, 1 twin.

    Electric woodburner in living room included. Electric heaters, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Travel cot and high chair on request. DVD. CD. iPod dock. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washer/dryer. Dishwasher. Garden with sitting-out area and furniture. Parking (2 cars). Cycle store. No smoking. NB: Shallow stream, 20 yards.

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  • Bridgend Cottage East

    Caulkerbush near Dalbeattie

    Grade
    4
    2
    1
    1
    Ref: CC537191
    On a scenic road from Southerness to Dalbeattie through the quiet village of Caulkerbush, this semi-detached period property with traditional black/white frontage offers a fantastic quirky renovation as a holiday base. The cottage is situated in the heart of 7Stanes mountain biking country, and is ideal to explore local history, with castles, abbeys, mansions and ruins, or the Machars Peninsula and the Galloway Hills. The historic cities of Edinburgh and Carlisle, cosmopolitan Glasgow and the North Lake District are easily reachable.

    Ground Floor: The property has electric central heating and briefly comprises:
    Lounge: with multi-fuel burner, 32" Freesat TV, Blu-ray player and playstation.
    Dining room: with wood burner.
    Galley-style kitchen: with electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge with ice box, freezer, washing machine and original features.

    First Floor: Bedroom 1: with Victorian four poster bed.
    Bedroom 2: with king size bed.
    Shower room: with heated towel rail and WC.

    All electric and bed linen included. Initial basket of logs provided for the wood burner and multi-fuel burner. One pet welcome. Welcome pack provided. Lawned garden with patio and furniture. Parking for 2 cars. Please note there is a drop in the garden.

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  • Old Barn Farmhouse

    Uplawmoor near Paisley

    Grade
    4
    2
    2
    2
    Ref: CC539038
    This traditional farmhouse, converted into three cottages, offers spacious accommodation and is situated on a working farm of over 200 acres with woodland walks direct from the door. The semi-detached holiday is only a short drive from Paisley and Glasgow, with museums, gardens, art galleries, superb shopping, restaurants, entertainment and night life. Also, it is only 35 miles away from Loch Lomond & the Trossachs National Park, one of Scotland’s most picturesque areas with excellent outdoor activities to be enjoyed, including walking, cycling, golf, fishing, pony trekking and water sports. Ayrshire with its stunning coastline, sandy beaches and historic sites is nearby and the islands of Arran, Bute and Cumbrae make for a great day out. The historic cities of Edinburgh and Stirling can be reached in an hour.

    This property can be booked together with Old Barn Farmhouse Cottage (CC539048) to accommodate up to six guests.

    Ground Floor: The property has biomass central heating and comprises:
    Lounge:
    With wooden floor, wood burner, 32" Freeview TV and DVD player.
    Kitchen:
    With slate floor, electric cooker, microwave, fridge/freezer and washing machine.
    Bathroom:
    With tiled floor, shower, bath and WC.

    First Floor: Bedroom 1: With double bed.
    Bedroom 2:
    With double bed.
    Cloakroom: With WC.

    All electric, bed linen and towels included. Initial fuel for wood burner provided, remainder available at cost. Wi-Fi. Sitting-out area and furniture. Shared 200-acre grounds. Parking (3 cars). Natural water supply from spring. No smoking. NB: Unfenced stream in grounds.

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  • Driftwood Cottage

    Hilton, near Balintore

    Grade
    4
    2
    1
    1
    Ref: W42551
    This terraced cottage is set in an enviable location, just a few steps from the seaside with an enclosed garden area where you can watch the wildlife. Sea trips, distilleries, mountain biking, kayaking and fishing, golf and dolphin spotting are some of the attractions this area has to offer, along with fantastic scenery, beaches and forest trails. Inverness, Loch Ness, and to the north, Dornoch and John O’ Groats all within easy reach. A visit to the lovely west coast is also recommended. Shops, pub and restaurant 0.5 miles.

    Ground Floor: Living room: With wood burner, Freeview TV, DVD player and a selection of DVD’s.
    Kitchen/dining room: With electric cooker, microwave, fridge, dishwasher, washing machine and tumble dryer.

    First Floor: Bedroom 1: With double bed.
    Bedroom 2: With zip and link twin beds (can be super kingsize on request).
    Bathroom: With bath, shower cubicle, toilet and tiled floor.

    Electric central heating (underfloor in bathroom) (£30 per week Nov-Mar), electricity, bed linen and towels included. Initial fuel for wood burner included.Enclosed garden with sitting-out area, garden furniture and BBQ. Private parking for 1 car. No smoking. Please note: There are steps in the rear garden.

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  • Creagan Na Mara

    Minish near Lochmaddy, Isle of North Uist

    Grade
    4
    2
    0
    1
    Ref: CC511393
    Creagan Na Mara is a traditional style thatched cottage completed in May 2015, built on the footprint of the original cottage, with all the stone coming from the original house or locally sourced. The cottage provides accommodation for four people in an idyllic setting on the island of North Uist in the Outer Hebrides and is within walking distance of Lochmaddy. It is situated on a peninsula on the shore of Loch Blashival which has been designated as a Site of Special Scientific Interest by Scottish Natural Heritage. The property is deceptively spacious and furnished with quality and style ensuring all comforts are met for an enjoyable stay. It boasts an enviable, beside the sea location where there are otters, curious seals and a mass of seabirds all of which you can enjoy watching from the comfort of the cottage. For those looking to explore the area, the property serves as a great base for touring. The Uists have so much to offer for the outdoor enthusiast with wonderful walks along the famous white sands or walking in the hills to catch a glimpse of the golden eagle or wild red deer. The island is a mecca for those interested in birds watching as sea eagles, golden eagles, corncrakes and hen harriers are only a few of the local species. The RSPB reserve at Balranald is only a short drive away from the cottage where you can enjoy looking for the corncrake or walking on the flower carpeted machair. Whales and basking sharks visit in the summer and can be seen regularly off shore around the islands. The Outdoor Activity Centre is just five minutes away and offers a wide range of activities such as sea kayaking, diving and boat trips to the Monach Isles and St Kilda. The sunrise, sunsets, seascape, landscape and dark skies are sure to amaze you so come, explore and enjoy!

    North Uist can be reached by ferry from Uig on the Isle of Skye. A Road Equivalent Tariff applies for ferry fares which gives you really good value for travel costs. Contact www.calmac.co.uk for more information. Flights are also available to Benbecula. Contact www.flybe.com

    Ground Floor: The property is all on the ground floor, has electric central heating and comprises:
    Spacious open plan living space with wooden floors.
    Lounge area: With three large windows giving different aspects of the shoreline and wildlife, wood burner, 40" Freesat TV, DVD and CD/radio.
    Dining area. With oak extending dining table and chairs.
    Kitchen area: With Neff cooker, induction hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher and washer/dryer.
    Bedroom 1: Spacious with king size bed and two double wardrobes; two large windows and where you can drift off to sleep to the sound of the sea lapping outside.
    Bedroom 2: Spacious with twin beds and large window looking onto the shoreline.
    Bathroom: Spacious with double ended bath, walk-in shower and WC.

    All electricity, kiln dried logs for stove, bed linen and towels included. Travel cot, highchair and fireguard provided on request. Wi-Fi. Welcome pack. Enclosed garden and furniture.. Bike store. Parking (2 cars). No smoking.

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  • Valentines

    St. Fort Wormit near Newport-on-Tay

    Grade
    4
    2
    0
    2
    Ref: CC526038
    Discover this B Listed Arts and Crafts house designed by Mackay Hugh Baillie Scott, one of only two in Scotland. Set in seven acres of glorious Fife countryside and first known as ’Sandford Cottage’, it was built in 1902 for Harben J Valentine, the photographic publisher from Dundee and photographers to Queen Victoria.

    Originally, the house was built with red brick walls and thatched using reeds from the River Tay. As the Valentine’s business grew, another wing was added, also brick with a thatched roof, but disaster struck in 1910 when the house suffered a catastrophic fire. Baillie Scott was once again commissioned to redesign the house and it was re-built this time with brick walls that were harled and a rosemary tiled roof to reduce the fire risk. In the 1930s, Sandford House became the family home of Sir William and Lady Walker, and during the war years, the house was used as the leaving centre for the Norwegians of the 333 Catalina flying boat squadron, who moored their aircraft at Wormit Pier. During 1960, the house was converted to a hotel and a wing was added later which the majority of the holiday accommodation is situated and has been restored, in keeping with the arts and craft style. Using solid oak beams, posts and flooring and furnished to a high level of comfort, it has a mixture of contemporary and antique furniture. You are at the ideal all year round location to explore this area of rural Fife; historic St Andrews (ten miles), Dundee (five miles) and Cupar (eight miles) are just a short drive as are the white sandy beach and dunes of Tentsmuir Country Park (eight miles).

    Valentines is situated in the middle of the holiday homes wing with lovely views over the back garden and it is immaculately presented, providing spacious, contemporary accommodation. Relax in the open plan living area in front of the wood burner, enjoy a barbecue on your private south east facing terrace or explore the grounds with grassy wooded area suitable for picnics and leisurely walks. For Arts and Crafts architecture fans a guided tour can be arranged.

    Valentines can be booked with Baillie Scott (CC526037), Lady Bluebell (CC526039) and The Giddy Limit (CC526040) to accommodate up to 20 guests.

    Ground Floor: The property has five steps to the entrance, oil central heating and comprises:
    Bedroom 1: With zip and link king size bed (which can be made to 2ft 6in twin beds – please advise when booking) and en-suite with shower, WC and heated towel rail.
    Bedroom 2: With double bed and en-suite with shower over bath and WC.
    Cloakroom: With WC.

    First Floor: Open plan living space: Beamed with wooden floor.
    Lounge area: With wood burner, 40" Freeview TV, DVD player and Bluetooth speaker.
    Dining area.
    Kitchen area: With electric cooker, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher and washing machine.

    All oil, electric, bed linen and towels included. Initial fuel for wood burner provided, remainder available at £3 per basket. Wi-Fi. Welcome pack. Terrace with sitting-out area and furniture. BBQ. Shared 7-acre woodland grounds. Ample parking. Cycle store. No smoking. NB: Sloping banks, steps and unfenced pond in grounds.

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  • Glenearn Estate - Glenearn Lodge

    Bridge of Earn

    Grade
    4
    2
    1
    1
    Ref: STTD

    Peacefully set in the pastoral grounds of Glenearn Estate, this delightful single-storey holiday cottage offers peace and tranquillity in a beautiful rural setting. The Lodge is elegantly furnished and is a very comfortable and stylish retreat throughout the year. Excellent walks abound in the immediate vicinity as well as along the banks of the River Earn. A more strenuous hike up Moncrieffe Hill to the north offers the reward of splendid views of the surrounding countryside. Fishing can be arranged locally in one of the many rivers, streams and lochs in the area and 12 golf courses are within a 10-mile radius. The charming city of Perth is just 4 miles away and the capital Edinburgh is within an hour’s drive. Easy access to Glasgow. Shops and pubs 1½ miles.

    Living room with leaded windows, French doors and views over grounds. Kitchen. Double bedroom with 5ft bed. Twin bedroom. Bathroom with over-bath shower and toilet.

    • Electricity included
    • NSH included (October-March £25)
    • Bed linen and towels included
    • Travel cot
    • 32" Freeview TV
    • DVD
    • Microwave
    • Washing machine
    • Enclosed garden with patio and furniture
    • Parking (for 2 cars)
    • Use of owner’s grounds
    • No smoking
    • Ground floor facilities

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  • Monaveen Lodge

    Ellenabeich, Isle of Seil, nr. Oban

    Grade
    4
    2
    2
    1
    Ref: W40217

    Pretty village location

    Cross the Atlantic Bridge to the Isle of Seil, only 16 miles from Oban - the Queen of the Western Isles. Oban offers the amenities of a larger town with an opportunity to explore the outer Isles. This unique location has stunning views and sunsets over the mountains of Mull and outer Islands. This terraced house overlooks the harbour with the local passenger ferry to Easdale Island. Sea-Fari operate from Ellanbeich offering trips to the famous Corryvreckan Whirlpools. Walking, cycling and fishing are popular pursuits. Golf lovers can enjoy the Western Isles 12-hole family putting green and just 2 miles away a challenging 9-hole golf course. Property can be booked with W40501 for parties of up to 8. Shop, pub and restaurant 100 yards.

    Ground floor: Living/dining room. Kitchen. Shower room with toilet. Laminate floors throughout. First floor: 2 bedrooms: 1 double, 1 twin. Separate toilet.

    First £10 electric central heating and electricity included, remainder by coin meter. Bed linen and towels included. Electric oven. Microwave. Dishwasher. Lawned garden with patio and furniture. Portable barbecue. Parking (2 cars).

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  • The Barn

    Lairg, Sutherland

    Grade
    4
    2
    2
    1
    Ref: CC511175
    The Barn is an immaculately presented single-storey cottage situated in superb open countryside in the midst of the Sutherland hills.  The main living area is open-plan, with a warm welcoming lounge area with deep leather sofas and a lovely wood-burning stove as a focal point.  The kitchen / dining area is bright and modern and very well-equipped.  This superb room enjoys stunning views across open countryside to the Sutherland hills beyond.  There are two large bedrooms (with the same spectacular views) both beautifully presented with colour-coordinated soft furnishings and a good sized shower room.  Situated in a quiet lane, The Barn offers peace and tranquillity in a quiet rural yet accessible location. The attractive small town of Lairg is just 2 miles away. Set on the side of Loch Shin, it has a good selection of small shops, restaurants, pub and café.  There is also a fascinating visitor’s centre and lovely walks by the side of the loch. 

    Ground Floor: The accommodation is all at ground-floor level, has oil central heating and under-floor heating throughout and comprises:

    Open plan Lounge / Dining / Kitchen:
    Lounge area:  with stunning, feature wood-burning stove, Sky TV, DVD, Radio/CD, deep leather sofa and superb views over open countryside and Sutherland hills

    Dining area: with dining furniture for four

    Kitchen area:  with electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge (with ice-box), dishwasher and washing machine

    Bedroom 1:  with zip ‘n’ link super king-size bed, can be made into two single beds if required, and superb views over Sutherland Hills

    Bedroom 2: with two single beds, which can zip ’n’ link to one super king-size bed if required, wonderful views over Sutherland Hills

    Shower room: with enclosed shower cubicle, WC and basin

    All oil and electricity included.  First supply of logs for wood-burning stove provided. Bed linen and towels supplied. Cot and highchair available. 2 well behaved pets welcome.  Internet access available.Enclosed gardens with decking. Off- road parking for three cars.

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