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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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  • Taigh Daibhidh

    Kilbride near Broadford

    Grade
    4
    2
    0
    2
    Ref: CC511456
    Taigh Daibhidh is a well-designed detached property; it is spacious and furnished with quality and style to ensure all comforts are met for an enjoyable stay. It is situated in the crofting township of Kilbride, where sheep and cattle roam freely.
    It is a short walk to Loch Slapin, a sea loch, and the lovely bay of Camus Malag, with stunning views of the Small Isles, Blaven and the black Cuillin hills in the distance. From this bay, there is a well-known circular walk, which passes through the deserted villages of Borreraig and Susinish. These villages were abandoned during the Highland Clearances. High Pasture Cave is also within walking distance from Taigh Daibhidh.
    The red Cuillin hills are visible from the house. The area has so much to offer with an abundance of wildlife, including buzzards, golden and sea eagles, otters, red deer and so much more. Boat trips from Elgol will take you into Loch Coruisk in the heart of the Cullin mountain range; this impressive loch is the spiritual heartland of the island and has been voted by National Geographic as one of the top ten most beautiful places in the world. Marine life such as porpoises, seals, dolphins and whales are frequently seen on the boat trips from Elgol.
    Skye has so much to offer for the outdoor enthusiast, with activities such as hill walking, fishing, boat trips, kayaking and pony trekking, as well as the opportunity to discover the many art/craft galleries and restaurants. So come and enjoy a week at Taigh Daibhidh for a relaxing time, and to be awestruck by the dramatic scenery.
    Broadford is the nearest town with facilities and has a post office, chemists, hospital, garage, pubs, shops and restaurants, as well as spectacular views across to the mainland and the Applecross Peninsula. There are many high quality places to eat in the local area and in Portree, the main town on the island. Shop, pub and restaurant 4 miles.

    Ground Floor: The property is all on the ground floor
    Open plan living space: Spacious with wooden floor.
    Living area: With wood burner, 42" Freesat TV and DVD player.
    Dining area.
    Kitchen area: With electric cooker, ceramic hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, dishwasher and washing machine.
    Sun room: With 22" Freesat TV.
    Bedroom 1: With king size bed, Freesat TV and en-suite with large shower and toilet.
    Bedroom 2: With king size bed and Freesat TV.
    Bathroom: With bath, large shower and toilet

    Underfloor air source heating, underfloor heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Initial fuel for wood burner provided. Wi-Fi. Welcome pack. Enclosed garden with decking, sitting-out area and furniture. Ample parking. No smoking. Please note:- No children under 10 years old.

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  • Craig Mhor Cottage

    Fortingall near Aberfeldy

    Grade
    4
    2
    0
    1
    Ref: CC524014
    Set in the heart of the picturesque village of Fortingall, this charming detached cottage offers tasteful and welcoming single storey holiday accommodation. Craig Mhor Cottage has a pretty garden with a decked area, perfect for those warm summer evenings, the burn trickling through the garden offers the finishing touch. Fortingall is most famous for the ancient Yew tree in the grounds of the church, believed to be more than 2,000 years old.

    Ground Floor: Accommodation is all at ground floor level has electric heating and comprises:
    Lounge/Diner: With open fire, TV, DVD and video
    Kitchen: With electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher and washing machine
    Bedroom 1: With double bed
    Bedroom 2: With two single beds
    Bathroom: With bath, shower cubicle, WC and wash basin.

    All electricity, bed linen and towels included. First supply of fuel for open fire supplied.Decked area with furniture and BBQ. Off road parking for 2/3 cars. NB: Small burn in garden.

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  • The Old School House

    Lonbain, by Applecross

    Grade
    5
    3
    1
    2
    Ref: STN

    This secluded and spacious cottage with its own walled garden, enjoys a gloriously sunny position on the seashore with spectacular views towards the islands of Raasay, Rona and Skye. Reached via a quarter-mile track, this former school house has been tastefully converted, whilst retaining interesting original features; formerly classrooms, the living-room and kitchen feature lovely high ceilings, and there is a large picture window in the hall, ideal for viewing wonderful sunsets and abundant wildlife.
    This is a superb location for touring the scenic Applecross and Torridon areas; for a truly memorable drive out, head for the Pass of the Cattle – at 626 metres above sea level, this is Britain’s highest pass and affords some dramatic scenery along its length. There is excellent walking and climbing terrain nearby, both inland and along the rugged coastline – watch out for seals and otters just off shore. Several NTS properties make for good days out, including Strome Castle, and the Countryside Centre at Torridon (open May to September), the latter providing an insight into local flora, fauna and geology. From Torridon village, a scenic drive takes in the shoreline before winding past cliffs and gorges up to Diabaig, whilst 8 miles to the north, Lake Maree is dotted with Caledonian pine clad islands and lies as a scenic gem. The surrounding area also offers some of Scotland’s best deer-sighting country.
    Sandy beaches are to be found at Sand (3 miles) and Applecross Bay (7 miles); the village of Applecross itself has a P.O./local store and a friendly inn serving fresh seafood dishes. The sheltered, fertile coast around the village is idyllic: you can wander along lanes banked with wild iris and orchids, and explore beaches and rock pools on the shore. Fishing and golf are both within driving distance. Shop 7 miles.

    Hall/sitting room with sea view from picture window. Large, part-panelled living room with multi-fuel burner and splendid views. Well-equipped, modern fitted, farmhouse-style kitchen/dining room with multi-fuel burner and electric cooker. Bathroom with shower over corner bath and toilet. First floor: Three bedrooms with sloping ceilings; two bedrooms, each with Velux window with sea views, one double with 5ft bed, en-suite bathroom, wash basin and toilet, one twin, and one single.

    • Multi-fuel burners - coal included
    • Electricity, electric central heating, bed linen and towels included
    • Travel cot
    • Two TVs
    • DVD
    • Stereo/CD
    • Microwave
    • Washer/dryer
    • Dishwasher
    • Fridge/freezer
    • Telephone (honesty box)
    • Large walled garden with patio, furniture and sea views
    • Parking
    • Cycle storage
    • Natural spring water supply for sole use
    • No smoking
    • NB: Sea 100 yards

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  • Heatherview Cottage

    Sandhead near Stranraer

    Grade
    5
    3
    0
    2
    Ref: CC537050
    Heatherview Cottage sits delightfully within an oasis of green fields on the western peninsula region known locally as The Rhins. It is an excellent location for exploring the beauty and tranquillity of Southern Scotland. The area is largely untouched and unspoilt and the incoming Gulf Stream helps keep the area both temperate and mild.

    Ground Floor: Property is all at ground floor level has oil central heating and comprises:
    Lounge: With feature gas fire, free view TV and DVD
    Kitchen/Diner: With electric oven and gas hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, dishwasher and washing machine
    Bedroom 1: With double bed and en suite double shower cubicle, WC and wash basin.
    Bedroom 2: With two single beds
    Bedroom 3: With single bed
    Bathroom: With bath, shower cubicle, WC and wash basin.

    All fuel, power, bed linen and towels included. Travel cot and high chair available on request.Enclosed garden with patio area, garden furniture and BBQ. Separate garage available for storage of bicycles, walking gear, fishing rods etc. Off road parking for 3 cars.

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  • Scobach Lodge

    Turriff

    Grade
    5
    3
    1
    2
    Ref: 15819

    This charming holiday home (with the owner’s seldom used apartment above) is bright and attractive, tucked away amongst trees in a natural unspoilt secluded spot, 3 miles out of Turriff. A quiet relaxing setting, well placed to visit the various shops, golf course, swimming pool and leisure centre in the town. National Trust properties, Duff House and Galleries are 10 miles. Country sports readily available locally.

    All on ground floor: Living room with wooden floor. Dining room/kitchen. Utility room. 3 bedrooms: 1 double with en-suite shower room with bidet and toilet, 1 twin, 1 single. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet.

    Open fire in living room (initial fuel included). Oil central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. DVD. Stereo/CD. Electric cooker. Washing machine. Tumble dryer. Dishwasher. Freezer. 1 acre of natural rough grounds with patio area. Ample parking. No smoking.

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  • Still Brae

    Loch Lomondside, nr. Tarbet

    Grade
    5
    2
    1
    2
    Ref: 27959

    This historic semi-detached cottage with a stream running through the garden is in the village of Tarbet, 150 yards from the shore of Loch Lomond. This is an ideal holiday location from which to explore one of Scotland’s most picturesque areas with outdoor activities to be enjoyed including cycling and water sports. Visit the Trossachs Discovery Centre to learn about this area. Enjoy a cruise on the stunning Loch Lomond. Stirling, with its ancient castle is also easily accessible for the day. The surrounding district is steeped in history. Shop 2 miles, pub and restaurant 200 yards.

    Ground floor: 2 bedrooms: 1 double (four poster) with en-suite bathroom with shower over bath and toilet, 1 double with single bunk above and en-suite shower room (no toilet). Separate toilet. First floor: Living room/kitchen.

    Oil central heating, gas, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Freeview TV. DVD. Video. Gas hob. Electric oven. Microwave. Washer/dryer. Dishwasher. Freezer. Wi-fi. Enclosed garden with sitting-out area and furniture. Parking (2 cars). No smoking. NB: Pond, 20 yards, and stream in garden.

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  • Allanton Mill Cottage

    Auldgirth near Dumfries

    Grade
    5
    2
    0
    1
    Ref: CC537069
    Allanton Mill Cottage is nestled in a wooded valley on the edge of the small village of Auldgirth. Every window affords lovely views whatever the season. This former mill dates back to 1739 and just oozes charm and character from its original beams to its feature walls and yet offers every modern comfort from the large walk in shower to the roaring wood burning stove. The dreamy flow of the nearby burn is both delightful and relaxing. The property offers holiday makers an ideal location from which to explore this beautiful and historic county.
    The grounds of Allanton Mill are a delightful mix of areas, from stepped and fenced terraces, a lawned area with some steep and unfenced slopes and generally set within a natural state. There is a fast flowing burn at the bottom of the garden however this area is divided from the accessible garden by a padlocked gate set in a wall.
    There is a shop in the village, ¾ mile away that sells groceries and necessary supplies. There is also a farm shop and tearoom in Closeburn, just five miles away. Thornhill, six miles distant, has several shops and Dumfries, eight miles, has a 24-hour supermarket.

    Ground Floor: Property has a wood burning stove, under floor and oil central heating and comprises:
    Open plan lounge/dining/kitchen
    Lounge Area: With wood burning stove, free view TV, DVD player and DAB radio/CD player/Ipod docking station. A lovely cosy room with two deep and wide windows affording delightful views and feature, exposed wall opening through on to rear hall.
    Dining Area:
    Kitchen Area: With electric cooker, microwave, fridge with ice box, dishwasher and washer/dryer.
    Bedroom 2: With zip and link bed allowing either two 3ft single beds or one king size bed. (Preference to be stated on booking) A lovely room with views of nearby burn and wooded valley.
     
    Lower Floor:
    Bedroom 1: With double bed plus a full size 3ft bed (On booking please state whether the 3ft bed needs to be put in the room then access to and from the double bed will be via one side only.) beautiful room with French doors opening onto a large and private raised decked balcony affording lovely views of the grounds, the burn and woodland.
    Shower Room: With large shower enclosure and electric shower, WC and wash basin and shaver point.
     

    All fuel, including logs for stove, power, bed linen and towels included. Travel cot and high chair available on request. Free Wi-fi availableEnclosed grounds. Raised decked balcony. Off road parking for 3 cars. NB: A fenced burn runs along the valley bottom but sufficiently far away from the garden.

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  • Rhoda’s Cottage, Strachur House

    Strachur

    Grade
    5
    3
    1
    1
    Ref: CC523107
    Rhoda’s Cottage is a charming semi detached property located in the small village of Strachur, which lies on the eastern shore of Loch Fyne - famous throughout the United Kingdom for the quality of its sea food. Attached to the west wing of the historic Strachur House, this attractive, tranquil cottage enjoys a private setting with its own front entrance. It occupies an idyllic location on the 2000 acre Strachur Estate. The antique yet practical household furniture ensures Rhoda’s Cottage retains its charming, old fashioned character and charm. The larger bedrooms overlook the spectacular formal gardens of the main house and beyond to the heather clad hills. The smaller bedroom has a view over the much loved loch. Strachur House itself, a fine Adams style mansion, was built by General John Campbell in the 1780s. From 1957 the house was home to the illustrious Scot, Sir John Fitzroy MacLean, the soldier, diplomat and adventurer, who was said to have been the model for Ian Fleming’s hero, James Bond. The Maclean family still live in the main house. The local village shop, cafe, Inn with bar and restaurant, petrol station, village hall and tennis courts are all within easy walking distance from the cottage.

    Ground Floor: Property is accessed via 8 steps to entrance has electric heaters and comprises:
    Lounge: With Freesat TV and DVD
    Kitchen/Diner: With electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge with ice box, dishwasher, washing machine and radio/CD; dining table and chairs.

    First Floor: Bedroom 1: With single bed (for child); view over field to sea
    Bedroom 2: With two single beds; view over garden
    Bedroom 3: With double bed, view over garden
    Bathroom: With shower over bath, WC and wash basin

    All electricity, bed linen and towels included.Cot and high chair available on request. Wi-fi access connectivity in bedrooms.Garden area with outdoor furniture and BBQ (coals not included). Visitors welcome to enjoy a gentle stroll through the gardens of Strachur House during their stay. Green houses and farm buildings are near to the cottage however, the farm is no longer a working concern. Off road parking for 2 cars. NB: River 50m from the property.

    Please note that this property is not suitable for 5 adults.

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  • Knock School Cottage

    Monreith, nr. Port William

    Grade
    5
    3
    0
    1
    Ref: 2234

    This comfortable, cosy cottage is situated with a rural outlook, yet very close to the unspoilt beaches and rocky coves of Monreith Bay and St Medan golf links. On a clear night this property is ideally situated for star gazing. In this quiet corner of Galloway, drive along scenic coastal and country roads, whilst visiting various gardens, historical and archeological interests, Wigtown book town and sheltered harbours. The 7 Stanes cycle routes, walks and wildlife can be enjoyed in the Galloway forests, along with the award winning Dark Sky Status. Port William 3 miles. Golf and fishing nearby. Shops and restaurant 3 miles.

    All on ground floor: Living room. Dining/sun room. Kitchen. 3 bedrooms: 2 double, 1 single. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet.

    Partial NSH, electric heaters and electricity included (£25per week October-April poa). Partial Gas central heating, bed linen and towels included. Digital TV. DVD and small library. CD. Book library. Electric cooker. Microwave. Freezer. Lawned garden with sitting-out area (chairs available). Cycle store. Parking (2 cars). No smoking.

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  • Larachan

    Scarfskerry near Castletown

    Grade
    5
    3
    1
    2
    Ref: CC511398
    Larachan is a spacious, detached holiday bungalow perched on the edge of the sea, in the quiet hamlet of Scarfskerry. It provides bright and generous accommodation, and the lounge has large picture windows that boast amazing uninterrupted sea views across the Pentland Firth to Orkney. There is a bright, modern kitchen/dining area and three attractively presented bedrooms. The garden grounds lead directly down to the sea with a private rocky beach. This area has some of the finest beaches to be found in the UK. At nearby Dunnet Bay, paths lead through the white sandy dunes to the sweeping beach below. Surfing, body-boarding, sand-buggying, swimming, horse riding and wildlife watching are all local pastimes, yet this superb beach is never crowded. It is also close to the Highland Tourist Trail that runs from Wick Harbour in the east, through to Ullapool in the west. This trail follows a route across the far north and west of Scotland, taking in some of the most dramatic scenery, with mountain ranges, stunning beaches and an ever-changing coastline along the way.
    The Castle of Mey, beautifully restored by the late Queen Mother, is clearly visible from the cottage and just a stones throw away. This fairytale castle has a fascinating history and the gardens, grounds and views are wonderful. The whole area is renowned for its bird and sea life, puffins, Great Skua, otters, seals, dolphins and whales are all seen around these coastal waters. Take a boat trip from John O’ Groats to encounter the sealife and to explore this fascinating coastline. Day trips are also available to the Orkney Isles, where visitors can explore Neolithic villages, standing stones, Scapa Flow and the amazing Italian chapel, built by prisoners during the Second World War.

    Ground Floor: The property has one step to the entrance and then is all on the ground floor, has economy 7 central heating and comprises:
    Lounge: With 30" Freeview TV, DVD player, CD player and large picture windows overlooking the sea.
    Kitchen/dining room: Large with electric cooker, gas hob and dishwasher.
    Utility room: With fridge/freezer, washing machine and tumble dryer.
    Bedroom 1: With king size bed.
    Bedroom 2: With double bed.
    Bedroom 3: With single bed.
    Bathroom: With claw foot bath, heated towel rail and WC.
    Wet room: With shower, WC and heated towel rail.

    All gas, electric, bed linen and towels included. Wi-Fi. Welcome pack. Enclosed lawned garden with patio, sitting-out area and furniture. Parking (2 cars). No smoking.

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  • Strathannan, Oakriggside

    Moffat

    Grade
    5
    3
    2
    1
    Ref: CC537114
    Strathannan is a lovely traditional attached stone cottage beautifully nestled on a quiet country road yet only 2 miles from the lovely 19th century town of Moffat. For walkers it is a great spot as the Southern Upland Way is close by as are the rolling Moffat Hills which hide some spectacular waterfalls and some deep corries and this is where the River Tweed begins its scenic journey. The newly opened Annandale Way is the new 55 mile long distance walking route linking Moffat and Annan. The annual walking festival is highly recommended although there are organised walks throughout the year. Strathannan has a cosy sitting room with a multi fuel stove just the ticket to re live the day’s walking accompanied by a glass of wine. Moffat itself with its double high street offers lots of specialist shops, cafes and hotels. It is a great base for exploring this wonderful country which has over 200 miles of scenic coastline including sandy beaches devoid of crowds.

    Ground Floor: Property has oil central heating and comprises:
    Lounge: With multi fuel stove, Free View TV and DVD player
    Kitchen/Diner: With electric range cooker with ceramic hob, larder fridge, freezer, microwave, dishwasher and washing machine.
    Bedroom 1: With two single beds
    Bathroom: With bath, shower cubicle, WC and wash basin.
    Feature spiral staircase leading to......

    First Floor: Bedroom 2: With double bed; a spacious and light room with windows to front and rear overlooking open countryside and garden.
    Bedroom 3: With single bed and exposed feature stone wall.

    All oil, electricity and bed linen included. First supply of fuel for stove provided. Wi-Fi available.Large fully enclosed garden mainly laid to lawn with garden furniture. Outside storage for bikes, fishing rods etc. Off road parking for 3 cars.

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  • Shore View

    Portree

    Grade
    5
    3
    1
    1
    Ref: 30560

    Shore View enjoys an outstanding shore side location with dramatic views over Portree Bay and the Cuillin. The property is a comfortable and welcoming holiday home, in the quiet area of Bayfield. Portree is the main town for shopping, with many restaurants, craft shops, boat trips, swimming pool and a climbing wall. Aros Visitor Centre has various live performances and a cinema. The Island has much to offer the outdoor enthusiast with walking for all levels. Enjoy coastal walks, boat trips, fishing, kayaking, pony trekking and mountain biking. There are many places to visit such as Museum of Island Life, Dunvegan Castle ,Clan Donald Centre and Talisker Distillery. Beach 20 yards. Shop and pub 200 yards, restaurant 100 yards.

    All on ground floor: Living room. Dining room/kitchen. Utility room. 3 bedrooms: 1 double, 1 twin, 1 single. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet.

    Open fire in living room (initial fuel included). Oil central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Freeview TV. DVD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Fridge/freezer. Wi-fi. Courtyard garden with sitting-out area. Parking (2 cars). No smoking.

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