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.
Glencarron is a beautiful Victorian shooting lodge near Strathcarron sleeping up to 18 in 11 bedrooms. This lovely large house enjoys breath taking views of the Glencarron Estate, which covers more than 12,000 acres of the Scottish Highlands. Pets welcome.
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.
Kintillo is a traditional detached coastal property which rises from the fields of Holmisdale in a secluded rural corner of the Isle of Skye. The pet-friendly property sits on a hillside and boasts uninterrupted views of the countryside and is well placed for exploration of this mystical isle.
This large Perthshire holiday cottage was built by the Duke of Atholl as a shooting lodge and offers beautiful rural views from its hillside location near Dunkeld. Riechip now offers pet friendly self-catering accommodation in 8 bedrooms for up to 16 guests. Perfect for walking or golfing holidays.
A remote Scottish holiday cottage found on the Trotternish Peninsula in the far north of the Isle of Skye in the Inner Hebrides, Ridge End Cottage in the isolated township of Conista promises a memorable holiday for groups of up to six looking to relax in cosy and comfortable rural accommodation.
Comraich (Gaelic for sanctuary and protection) is a well-furnished and homely wooden holiday let sleeping 6, with every self-catering amenity a family can enjoy. Situated on a remote rural hillside behind the village of Kilchoan, it has wonderful sea views over to the Isle of Mull. Pets welcome.
East Gable is a gorgeous church wing conversion sitting beside a river near Gatehouse of Fleet in the Dumfries and Galloway region. The rural cottage boasts a delightful interior encased in stone walls, including oak floors and remains of the original pews. Explore the countryside and the coast.
Set in the grounds of 17th century Press Castle in The Old Coach House, a stunning semi-detached cottage near Coldingham in the Scottish Borders region. The 400-year-old cottage boasts luxury and traditional charm and includes an open fire, extensive manicured grounds and views of the countryside.
National Trust for Scotland offers Courtyard Cottage, a romantic apartment set inside Drum Castle in Drumoak. The pet-friendly dwelling in Aberdeenshire dates back 700 years & boasts antique furnishings in keeping with its history, as well as an open fire, contemporary comforts & beautiful grounds.
Creag-na-Sanais is a detached rural cottage on the owner’s working farm outside the village of Laggan near Newtonmore in the Northern Highlands. It is close to cycling trails and ski fields and offers guests modern accommodation in a cottage boasting sun-drenched living areas and an open fire.
The North East Coast of Scotland is adored for its scenic coastal walks all year round. 1 Seafield Street in Cullen, a historic coastal town on the Murray Firth, is a large holiday cottage sleeping up to 10 adults + 2 children in spacious, well-equipped accommodation. 1 well-behaved pet is welcome.
Kamba Cottage near Kirremuir in the rural hamlet of East Murthill, offers guests use of a pool and hot tub. is an ideal base for exploring the Angus Glens, golf courses, ski fields and the Highlands.
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.
Galaxy Surfing is a grand rural cottage sitting on beautiful grounds near Aberfeldy in the Scottish Highlands. The pet-friendly cottage promises luxury, seclusion and tradition, and offers multiple outdoor areas with stunning views, plus a hot tub, urban chic, bay windows & access to the Cairngorms.
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.
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!