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.
This dog-friendly countryside cottage is located within Douneside's beautifully maintained grounds (all available for guest to use), as are facilities such as the swimming pool, tennis courts, putting green, children’s play park, health club and restaurant.
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.
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.
The Drury enjoys glorious sea views from its multiple outdoor entertaining spaces and is the perfect location for a special occasion. The luxury cottage offers guests a games room, a hot tub, expansive grounds, 11 stylish bedrooms and access to the delightful seaside town of Oban in Scotland.
The Gatsby is a grand late-Victorian house, tastefully restored to offer luxury self-catering accommodation for large groups or dual-family holidays in, Torphins, an Aberdeenshire village that can boast up to 55 castles and 300 whiskey distilleries and the coast within day-trip range.
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.
Cumberland Mews is a luxury cottage located on a quiet cobbled street in Edinburgh, Scotland. It offers a sophisticated design, light and airy spaces and outdoor entertaining areas, as well as modern appliances, a pleasant garden and access to the attractions of the exciting city of Edinburgh.
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.
Fabulous luxury 1 bed (plus sofa bed), self-catering apartment (sleeps 2 or 4 plus cot) in the stunning private 20-acre grounds of the Highland Club with fantastic facilities including indoor swimming pool and tennis court on the shores of Loch Ness at Fort Augustus in the Highlands.
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.
Caledon is a spacious 2-bedroom self-catering apartment in the old St.Benedicts Abbey stands amidst 20 acres of grounds at the southern end of Loch Ness in Fort Augustus. Guests have use of communal facilities which include a heated indoor pool, snooker table, table tennis and outdoor games courts.
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.
Croftside House is the perfect getaway for the outdoor enthusiast at any time of the year. The rural cottage in Aviemore is on the doorstep of the Cairngorms National Park and offers lovely grounds, a contemporary interior, a hot tub, a games room, a sauna and an open fire, plus seclusion and style.
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.
Dalwhinnie is a riverside holiday cottage in an old, fully restored in Abbey in Fort Augustus on Loch Ness. It has a sunny aspect with a patio for summer dining. Guests at Dalwhinnie enjoy access to all the adjacent Highland Club facilities including heated, indoor pool, gym and tennis courts.
This quality 2-bedroom self-catering cottage, close to Loch Ness, with its own garden grounds, enjoys a wonderful location overlooking the River Tarff at The Highland Club in Fort Augustus Abbey. Therefore, it is a superb choice for waterside family holidays, or friends getting together.
With 4-bedrooms, 5-bathrooms, The Old Customs House is a large, luxurious, stylish and funky waterfront self-catering holiday cottage in Banff with breathtaking sea views and jacuzzi hot tub. Pets welcome.
Luxury riverside pet friendly holiday cottage located close to the picturesque village of Fort Augustus on the banks of Loch Ness. Riverside Cottage sleeps up to 4 guests over 2 bedrooms and is pet friendly. Facilities include heated indoor swimming, pool, fitness studio and club lounge.
Do Edinburgh in style when staying in Circus Mews, a luxury 2-bedroom holiday cottage on a quiet, pretty mews just a short walk from the heart of this fabulous historic city - perfect for short city breaks or longer holidays with or without a car.
Craig Alvah Lodge will take your breath away. it is a large 6 bedroom luxury country house with large heated indoor pool in an area of natural beauty. This large holiday cottage near Banff nestles in 3-acres of private gardens on the Moray coast.
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!