Scotland's history like most of the British Isles is peppered with battles against unwelcome invaders from the Norse Men from Scandinavia, the Romans and more recently, the Scots would argue, with good reason perhaps, the English. However it is exactly this marvellous rebellious history that makes Scotland holiday cottages such a great way to see this rugged, beautiful country that blends wild natural beauty with scars of its turbulent past and some beautiful contemporary architecture. Sites of interest such as Hadrian's Wall built by the Romans to keep the locals at bay, Edinburgh Castle or the simple drive across the Skye Bridge, just west of Kyle of Lochalsh, are wonderful examples of Scottish character and determination and pride.
Luxury meets peaceful isolation at the wonderful Glenuaig Lodge, a dog friendly, large and truly remote four bedroom self catering cottage sleeping 8 guests set in the heart of the Glencarron Estate near Strathcarron. The Lodge enjoys beautiful views and is accessible by 4-wheel drive vehicles.
Stag Lodge is a large dog-friendly and the remote Highland cottage is set on the 12,000-acre Glencarron Estate near Strathcarron in the Western Highlands, within easy reach of the on the West coast beaches. It offers accommodation for 8 people in 4 lovely bedrooms, 1 double and 3 twins.
Biallid is a large dog friendly country house in the heart of the Scottish highlands. It has 7 bedrooms and sleeps 15 people. The house is set in it's own grounds outside Newtonmore and has fishing and shooting available for guests to book and is surrounded by amazing scenery.
Overlooking Loch Duich in a unique hillside location in one of the most awe inspiring glens in the Scottish Highlands, Tigh an Aullt is the ideal getaway property for up to 6 people.
This remote rural Highland cottage in the Heights of Achterneed, Inverness-shire offers spectacular views of the Northern Highlands. Whether you want to hike, golf, or go to the spa, Larchfield Chalet 1 is the place to lay your head at the end of the day. Pets welcome.
Bank View is a pretty three bedroom dog-friendly holiday property on the Scottish borders is able to sleep up to seven people in spacious comfort. This beautifully maintained country cottage close to the coast in Chirnside near Berwick--upon-Tweed sleeps 7.
Originally built for lighthouse keepers, Near Bank Cottage is a traditional end-terrace, stone-built cottage near St Abbs Head National Nature Reserve and offers guests an open fire and calming views. The pet-friendly property connects to the reserve and to the fascinating Scottish Borders region.
Kean's Cottage nestles in a beautiful rural location on the shores of Loch Fad in the Firth of the Clyde on the shores of Loch Fad. This large holiday cottage in Argyll sleeps up to 12 guests in luxury accommodation suitable for large families or groups of friends in 6 en-suite bedrooms.
Lovely views of the loch greet visitors to CreagHastin from multiple vantage points and this detached cottage on the edge of Gairloch is an ideal holiday home. The pet-friendly, rural cottage is a short walk from the harbour and within easy reach of the delights of the Northern Highlands.
Set in the Cairngorms National Park, Dunstaffnage Cottage is a converted stable packed with thoughtful, modern features. This rural cottage near Grantown-on-Spey sleeps 6 in 3 bedrooms with 3 bathrooms. Book today to a relaxing holiday in a naturally beautiful Highland setting.
As part of a holding of chalets, Glen Dessary is a compact and cheerful Fort William holiday home in Argyll. For a truly remote rural getaway with your partner or family, this coastal holiday lodge offers all you need in a homely base for exploring the Highlands and the Western Isles.
Isobel’s Expeditions is an opulent fairy tale castle near Edinburgh in Scotland. The magnificent grand cottage offers groups gorgeous expansive grounds, a banquet room, a bar, incredible artworks & luxurious detailing, as well as a private tennis court, many entertaining spaces & photogenic ...
This lovely, romantic cottage offers a cosy country getaway on the Scottish Borders for two. Come to experience the rich history of the village of Chirnside or spend your days relaxing on the local beaches just outside of town. Beautiful countryside awaits you at The Coach House!
Eilean Feoir is a detached and well-equipped Scottish holiday cottage by the beach in the stunning West Coast village of Portuairk in Argyll, Tastefully decorated, bright and spacious, it's a perfect rural cottage for a seaside family holiday. The well-equipped, detached holiday home welcomes pets.
Enjoy a holiday in a thoroughly modern property converted from a historic signal box. The Signal Box is a rural holiday cottage for couples in Newtonmore with stunning views of the Cairngorms and all of the comforts of home. It was chosen as one of 50 best UK holiday cottages by The Times in 2013.
A family holiday in the Scottish Highlands is made more enjoyable with a stay at Hillside East, a family-friendly holiday cottage in Kingussie, Inverness-shire, in the beautiful Cairngorms National Park. Sleeping four, Hillside East is a warm and comfortable traditional, stone-built cottage.
Whisk yourself away to a working farm in Annan, Dumfries and Galloway, Scotland, and settle into The Loft, a dog-friendly two-bedroom countryside cottage that comfortably houses your family on holiday.
This semi-detached cottage is in a courtyard location in the rural hamlet of Allanton just outside Chirnside in the Scottish Borders Groom's Cottage is a few miles from the coast at Berwick and can sleep four people in two bedrooms.
Beaton’s Croft is a truly unique romantic getaway. The A-listed rural cottage is listed under the National Trust for Scotland and occupies a secluded corner of Kilmuir on the Isle of Skye. With a thatched roof and whitewashed walls, plus an open fire, the croft exudes character and enjoys views.
Enjoy a unique holiday with a stay at Port na Mine, a large and child-friendly cottage near the Scottish village of Taynuilt, Argyll and Bute. The luxury cottage affords picturesque views of Loch Etive and Glencoe, featuring six bedrooms wood effect electric fire, and fully enclosed garden.
Luxury Tayside cottage with a hot tub near Aberfeldy on the banks of the River Tay. 11-acre garden and fishing rights. 2 King size sleigh beds. Log stove and open fires. Complimentary logs and Wi-Fi. Pool table, iPod docking station, games and books. Kitchen with all utensils. Pets welcome.
This spacious pet-friendly, large holiday home with a hot tub in Perthshire is set in beautiful countryside near Crieff. The Old Manse has a wealth of period features, an open fire, a large garden with croquet lawn and trampoline. Perfect for a get-together with friends and large families.
Located in the Cairngorms National Park, Alvey House is a Victoria-style Highland Villa in Newtonmore. Alvey, a pet friendly holiday home, sleeps 9 guests in 9 bedrooms (8 en-suite) above the River Spey, 15-miles from Aviemore. A superb location for cycling, walking and fishing holidays.
If you are looking to escape to the "great outdoors" then Scotland has thousands of miles of rugged wilderness to roam in. The Highlands of Scotland is a "place of outstanding natural beauty" and that is an understatement. The mountains and the lochs and glens provide entrepid ramblers with a paradise to explore. There are myths and legends around every corner, Loch Ness even has it's own monster or so the legend will have us believe!