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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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  • Aird House

    near Ardvasar, Isle of Skye

    Grade
    5
    3
    1
    1
    Ref: CC511041
    Delightfully situated overlooking the bay on the beautiful Sleat peninsular, Aird House is a 300 year old stone cottage set in its own pretty garden grounds. The cottage has been in the same family for over 200 years and the current family owners have had it lovingly restored whilst retaining its unique olde world charm, including two foot thick stone walls and tiny cottage staircase. It oozes warmth and cosy-ness. It is thought to be the oldest house in the pretty village of Aird and was once the residence of the Clan Donald Factor.

    Ground Floor: Property has electric storage heaters and comprises:
    Lounge: With free view satellite TV, DVD and radio/CD  and stunning views across the bay.
    Kitchen/Diner: With pull out dining table,  electric oven and hob, microwave and fridge with ice box.
    Utility: With washer/dryer
    Bedroom 1: With two single beds
    Shower Room: With power shower, WC and wash basin.
    This 300 year old cottage has very steep stairs leading to....

    First Floor: (with low sloping ceilings)
    Bedroom 2: With double bed
    Bedroom 3: With single bed.

    All fuel, power, bed linen and towels included.  One well behaved pet accepted.   If you have more than one pet there are dog kennels Aird Kennels within walking distance of the house)Fully enclosed gardens with picnic table and chairs. Off road parking for 2 cars.

  • Upper Stronaba Cottage

    Upper Stronaba

    Grade
    5
    3
    0
    1
    Ref: CC511371
    Upper Stronaba Cottage is situated amongst spectacular scenery, with stunning uninterrupted views across open countryside to the Ben Nevis mountain range. This single storey cottage is approached via a short track that leads up into the hills. The lounge is warm and cosy, with open fireplace and large picture windows looking across to Ben Nevis. The kitchen / dining room has plenty of space for up to 5 people and is well equipped. There are three attractive bedrooms and a modern shower room. The rural cottage gardens mainly consists of grass, with a patio area; an ideal spot for a quiet drink whilst enjoying the spectacular scenery

    Ground Floor: The accommodation is all on one level has electric central heating and comprises:
    Lounge: with open fire, satellite Freeview, TV, DVD and radio/CD; lovely views
    Kitchen/diner: with electric cooker, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher and washing machine
    Bedroom 1: with two single beds
    Bedroom 2: with one single bed
    Bedroom 3: with one double bed
    Shower room: with shower cubicle, WC and wash basin

    All electricity included. First supply of coal provided. Bed linen and towels supplied. Enclosed garden, very secluded with grassed area and patio. Off road parking space for 2 cars.

  • The Glebe

    Inveraray

    Grade
    5
    3
    0
    3
    Ref: CC523140
    The Glebe is a lovely semi detached cottage located in a small quiet cul-de-sac on the edge of the seafront in the Argyllshire town of Inveraray. The town sits on the shores of Loch Fyne, a long deep sea loch renowned for its fantastic wealth of sea life. This comfortable self catering property is all on one level with two en suite double bedrooms, a good sized single bedroom and main bathroom. The lounge, dining area has patio door leading out into the garden with a view to the sea. The enclosed garden is a good size with outdoor furniture and chiminea on the patio. With close proximity to local amenities, you are only a short stroll away from the local hotel which has a bar, restaurant and spa facilities. The town itself has a  good selection of shops which will provide all the essentials you require. There are a number of hotels, restaurants and the famous Loch Fyne Oyster Bar is only a short drive away.

    Ground Floor: Property is all on ground floor level, heated by electric storage radiators and comprises:
    Lounge: With 3 piece suite, electric fire, 32"TV, DVD, patio doors, sea view, dining area
    Kitchen: With sea view, electric oven & hob, microwave, fridge/freezer. Hall cupboard with washing machine and tumble dryer
    Bedroom 1: With one single bed, 24" TV/DVD
    Bedroom 2: With double bed, 24" TV/DVD, en suite with shower cubicle, WC, wash basin, heated towel rail and dual voltage shaver point
    Bedroom 3: With double bed, 24" TV/DVD, en suite with shower cubicle, WC, wash basin, heated towel rail and dual voltage shaver point
    Bathroom: With shower over bath (mains pressure), WC, wash basin, heated towel rail and dual voltage shaver point

    All power, bed linen and towels included. The Glebe has hard wired heat & smoke detectors, emergency lighting & fire extinguishers.Enclosed garden with outdoor furniture and chiminea. Space to store bikes, canoe/kayak, golf clubs. Off road parking for 2 cars. Due to the property having 5 steps up in to the house unfortunately The Glebe is not suitable for disabled access.

  • Bank Park Lodge

    Tranent, E. Lothian, Edinburgh

    Grade
    5
    2
    2
    1
    Ref: SGGU

    In a superb location making the most of the magnificent golf courses and beaches of East Lothian and only 10 miles on the A1 to Edinburgh City centre, this stylishly decorated and furnished, detached holiday cottage is privately set in very extensive gated walled garden grounds. On the edge of Tranent, close to the Firth of Forth, there is a good variety of activities nearby, such as horse racing at Musselburgh, go karting at Longniddry, the seabird centre at North Berwick, historic houses at Lenoxlove, Dirlton and the memorable ruins of Tantallon, Museum of Flight at East Fortune, NT gardens in Inveresk, along with hill walking in the Lammermuirs or The Saltire Trail, fishing and cycling. Shops and pub 500 yards.

    Living room with gas pebble-effect fire. Kitchen/dining room with door to garden. Two double bedrooms with 5ft bed. Shower room with toilet.

    • Electricity, full gas central heating, bed linen and towels included
    • Z-bed (for +1 child)
    • TV
    • DVD
    • Microwave
    • Washer/dryer
    • Wi-fi
    • Broadband connection
    • Own garden area with summer house and furniture
    • Shared access to large, extensive walled garden grounds
    • Grazing and stabling available for one pony
    • Parking (for 4 cars)
    • Pets free of charge
    • No smoking
    • Wheelchair access (ramp available)

  • Rowan Tree Cottage

    Breakish, Isle of Skye

    Grade
    5
    3
    1
    1
    Ref: SGGV

    Enjoying a secluded, yet easily accessible location, this cosy former crofter’s cottage has been sympathetically renovated to provide stylish accommodation. In the garden is a fabulous Finnish Grillikota (BBQ hut) where barbecue cooking can be enjoyed all year round - just the place for that special meal. Only 2 miles from Broadford and 4 miles from the Skye bridge, this detached holiday cottage is ideally placed for touring the mystical Isle of Skye and the west coast. Armadale Castle and the towns of Portree and Dunvegan are recommended. Superb area for kayaking and many other water sports, mountain biking, climbing and relaxing. Shops and pubs 2 miles.

    Living room with gas ‘coal-effect’ fire and French doors to patio. Cosy dining room. Well-equipped compact kitchen. Sitting room with wood-burning stove and TV. Bathroom with shower cubicle and toilet. First floor: Double bedroom. Twin bedroom. Single bedroom.

    • Wood-burning stove - initial fuel included, thereafter available locally
    • Gas ‘coal-effect’ fire included
    • Electricity, full gas central heating, bed linen and towels included
    • Travel cot
    • High chair
    • Two TVs
    • DVD, CD (small libraries)
    • Microwave
    • Washing machine
    • Tumble dryer
    • Dishwasher
    • Freezer
    • Wi-fi
    • Telephone-honesty box
    • Small, enclosed, lawned garden, furniture
    • Parking (3-4 cars)
    • No smoking

  • 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.

  • Curlew Cottage

    Ceres, nr. St Andrews

    Grade
    5
    3
    1
    2
    Ref: 23507


    Set in the heart of the conservation village of Ceres in generous surrounding grounds, only 7 miles from St Andrews, this delightful holiday cottage provides an ideal base for those wishing to enjoy the best Fife has to offer. Enjoy leisurely walks from the door or visit the Fife Folk Museum, 5 minutes’ walk. The Hill of Tarvit Mansion House (NTS), only 1 mile from Ceres, offers pay and play golf over a 9-hole course using traditional hickery clubs, or enjoy the multitude of fine golf courses close by, suitable for all abilities. The village has a good pub and a hotel serving food, and the renowned Wemyss ware pottery. Edinburgh, Dundee and Perth are all within an hour’s drive. Shops and pub 100 yards.

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

    Gas central heating and electricity included (£25per week, £15 per short break October-March). Bed linen and towels included. Freeview TV. DVD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Tumble dryer. Dishwasher. Fridge/freezer. Wi-fi. Enclosed garden with patio area and furniture. Parking (2 cars). No smoking.

  • Upper Woodburn - The Lodge

    Milton of Campsie

    Grade
    5
    3
    2
    2
    Ref: 16520

    Ideal touring base

    Nestling within this secluded woodland setting, these detached holiday lodges overlook the Campsie Fells, and are a great base for exploring all that central Scotland has to offer. Loch Lomond and the Trossachs National Park is 20 miles away with walking, cycling, fishing, golfing, horse riding and watersports on offer, while also being only 20 minutes from the cosmopolitan city of Glasgow with galleries, museums, historical attractions, superb nightlife and fantastic shopping. Stirling and Edinburgh are easily accessible by car. Shop and pub 2½ miles, restaurant 3 miles.

    Ground floor: Living/dining room/kitchen with tiled floor. 2 bedrooms: 1 double, 1 single. Bathroom with bath, wet room area and toilet (wheelchair access). First floor: 1 double (5ft) bedroom with en-suite shower room and toilet.

    Electric central heating included. Unfenced garden with seating area. Parking (2 cars).

    Both properties: Woodburner in living room (initial fuel included). Electricity, bed linen and towels included. Cot on request. High chair. DVD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Dishwasher. Freezer. Wi-fi. Natural woodland grounds. Cycle store. Two pets welcome (must be kept under control at all times, working farm). No smoking. NB: Stream in grounds.

  • Lochinchard Cottage

    Kinlochbervie, Sutherland

    Grade
    5
    3
    0
    1
    Ref: W1179

    Stunning views

    Superbly located in the north west fishing port just yards from the shore, this detached bungalow has a stunning view over Loch Inchard to Ben Arkle. There is a fish market most evenings and the village is surrounded by superb hills and mountains all suitable for walking and climbing. Of interest locally are Cape Wrath lighthouse, Handa Island Bird Sanctuary and spectacular white sandy beaches all of which are within easy reach. There are two grocery shops in the area with bread, milk and papers coming in daily. For golfers there is a challenging golf course at Durness, 17 miles away. Shop, pub and restaurant 0.5 miles.

    All on ground floor: Living room with patio doors/dining room. Kitchen. 3 bedrooms: 1 double, 1 twin, 1 single (for child). Shower room with toilet.

    Central heating and electricity included. Travel cot. Cot. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Garden with furniture. Ample parking. NB: Significant drop in the garden.

  • Eilean Donan

    Kirknewton near East Calder

    Grade
    5
    2
    0
    1
    Ref: CC531130
    This delightful, centrally situated holiday cottage is perfect for easy access into Edinburgh by train from Kirknewton station, which is a five minute drive, and to explore the surrounding areas. It is set in the grounds of the owner’s home just off the A71, on the edge of a small collection of houses with an open outlook over farmland. It is very light and comfortable with a summerhouse and patio being ideal for relaxing after a day away. Nearby, visit Jupiter Artland, a contemporary art park and gallery, enjoy hill walks in Pentland Regional Park, retail therapy at the designer outlets in Livingston (five miles), or head off to the New Lanark World Heritage Site on the Clyde, which is a 40-minute drive. There is golf at Dalmahoy and Pumpherston. Edinburgh offers activity and entertainment for all ages and interests, and this cottage offers a lovely peaceful retreat to come back to.

    Ground Floor: The property is all on the ground floor, has gas central heating and comprises:
    Lounge: Large with Freeview TV, DVD player, CD player and patio doors.
    Kitchen/dining room: With electric oven, gas hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher and washing machine.
    Bedroom 1: With king size bed.
    Bedroom 2: With double bed and single bed.
    Wet room: With shower, bidet and WC.

    All gas, electric, bed linen and towels included. Cot available. Wi-Fi. Garden with summerhouse, sitting-out area and furniture. BBQ. Parking (3 cars). Cycle store. No smoking. Wheelchair access. NB: Unfenced stream in garden.

  • Benvie Farm Cottages - Lily Cottage

    Invergowrie, nr. Dundee

    Grade
    5
    3
    0
    2
    Ref: 19320

    Shared tennis court and games room

    These four adjoining properties offer sumptuous accommodation within extensive grounds situated in The Carse of Gowrie which runs from the north Bank of the River Tay up to the northern slopes of the Braes of the Carse, between Perth and Dundee, noted for its fruit growing, especially raspberries and strawberries. The houses are furnished and equipped and make excellent holiday accommodation for groups and families of all ages. Guests have use of tennis court and play area within the spacious gardens, as well as a large external games room with children’s bikes, full-size pool table, table football and ample room for badminton or tennis. The very convenient location offers plenty of opportunities to explore the surroundings; the wooded hill slopes of the Braes are criss-crossed with little roads winding up to the villages of the Carse. Perth and Dundee are both easily reached as are St Andrews, Carnoustie and Glasgow. Dundee has plenty of shopping and other excellent leisure facilities including Discovery Point, a five star visitor attraction chronicling Captain Scott’s journey to the Antarctic on the research ship ’Discovery’. Other interesting days out could include hill walking in one of the five Angus Glens with their stunning hill and loch scenery, approx 1 hour’s drive from the house, golfing at one of the many superb courses in the area, horse riding, fishing and sailing. Shops and pubs 4 miles.

    All on ground floor: Living/dining room/kitchen. 3 bedrooms: 1 double with en-suite shower room and toilet, 1 bunk, 1 single. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet.

    Oil central heating included. Freeview TV. Video. Freezer. Parking (2 cars).

    All properties: Electricity, bed linen and towels included. DVDs. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Shared large enclosed garden with patio and furniture. Shared barbecue. Shared games room with indoor tennis and badminton, table football and full-size pool table. Shared use of basketball and children’s bikes. Shared use of hard tennis court and equipment.

  • Whitmuir Hall - Traquair

    Nr. Selkirk

    Grade
    5
    2
    1
    1
    Ref: 5311

    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 the spacious apartments located within Whitmuir Hall itself, offer a range of accommodation for all tastes, seasons and party sizes. There are 32 acres of private grounds consisting of woodland and lawns, and a recreation building containing a heated indoor swimming pool (access by arrangement).
    Recreational possibilities include: 21 golf courses included in the Freedom of the Fairways Passport; walking, whether gently through woods and alongside rivers and towns, or on the more challenging Southern Upland and St Cuthbert’s Ways; cycling for all abilities on quiet local roads, on the many great cycle routes nearby or try some downhill trails at Glentress Forest, Peebles (cycle store available at the properties); or have fun on their Go Ape tree top adventure course; fishing for salmon and trout on the River Tweed and its tributaries, or on stocked lochs for trout and coarse fish. Historic houses, abbeys and castles including Melrose Abbey (burial place of the the heart of Robert the Bruce); Mary Queen of Scots’ house in Jedburgh; Traquair, the oldest continuously inhabited house in Scotland, and the Roman camp of Trimontium.
    Other activities in the area include horse riding, clay pigeon shooting and mountain biking, all within 30 minutes’ drive. Good selection of pubs and restaurants locally.
    As well as holidays and weekend breaks, we also cater for family gatherings, anniversaries, weddings and any other celebrations with accommodation for larger parties. For group, corporate and party bookings, a bar and catering are available by arrangement. An initial grocery order service is available on request. Properties SW30, SW37, SW3701 and 15785 have electric showers.

    In the main house. All on first floor: Living room. Dining room/kitchen. 2 bedrooms: 1 double, 1 twin. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet. Additional single available on request.

    Cot on request. Fridge/freezer.

    All properties: Electricity NSH and/or convector heaters and electricity by meter reading. Bed linen included. High chair. Digital TV. DVD. CD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Shared coin-operated laundry room. Shared payphone. Shared gardens with play area and furniture. Parking (2 cars). Cycle store. Shared indoor swimming pool, access by arrangement. No smoking.

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