Find My Favourite Holiday Cottages in Scotland

Like most of the British Isles, Scotland's history 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, this marvellous rebellious history makes holiday cottages in Scotland 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 beautiful examples of Scottish character and determination and pride.

Exterior of a slate-roofed barn conversion with patio and lawned garden.
Sleeps
6
Bedrooms
3

Nantusi is a charming 17th Century cottage offering pet-friendly self-catering accommodation for 2-6 guests in East Murthill village, 7 miles from Kirriemuir. Facilities include shared use of an indoor swimming pool, sauna and jacuzzi. It's a fabulous spot for walking, fishing and golf holidays.

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Sleeps
4
Bedrooms
2

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.

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A Highland Country House surrounded by wooded parkland.
Sleeps
24
Bedrooms
17

Baronial Bliss is a large, luxurious holiday home on sumptuous grounds near Roughpark in Scotland. The regal castle sits among woodlands and ponds and offers majestic views, delightful outdoor entertaining areas and exquisite furnishings with log fires. The 17th-century property promises special memories.

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Sleeps
4
Bedrooms
2

Part of two unique single-storey chalets deep in the hamlet of Heights of Achterneed, the Larchfield Chalet 2 offers a remote Highlands holiday home near Strathpeffer. It offers unbeatable views of Scotland’s gorgeous hillsides. Immerse yourself in the great outdoors. Pets welcome.

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Sleeps
19
Bedrooms
9

Alvey House is a pet-friendly holiday home in the Cairngorms National Park. It is a Victorian Highland Villa in Newtonmore. This large property sleeps nine guests in nine bedrooms (eight en-suite) above the River Spey, fifteen miles from Aviemore—a superb location for cycling, walking and fishing holidays in the Highlands.

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Adouble-fronted holiday cottage witha covered porch overlooks a mature front garden.
Sleeps
4
Bedrooms
2

This semi-detached cottage is in a courtyard in the hamlet of Allanton just outside Chirnside in the Scottish Borders and can sleep four people in two bedrooms.

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Tiny islands, silhouetted against a setting sun on a calm sea on the Moray Firth in Scotland.
Sleeps
30
Bedrooms
13

Take a look at three luxury waterside cottages sleeping from 6-18 guests on or near Banff on the Moray Firth. The Old Customs House sits on the shores of the Moray Firth, while Craig Lodge and Craig Alvah overlook the Devoran River in an idyllic and remote rural location a few miles inland. All are exquisitely furnished. Montcoffer Cottages are perfect for walking or fly-fishing holidays in the Scottish Highlands and feature a choice of amenities, including hot tubs and an indoor pool.

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A Northumberland farmhouse in open countryside overlooks a row of traditional barns
Sleeps
11
Bedrooms
6

Homestone Farmhouse is a large, traditional, stone-built farmhouse on a 250-acre working farm in an idyllic, secluded rural location 5 miles from Campbeltown on the Kintyre Peninsula. View this child-friendly farmhouse in Scotland sleeps 11 in 5 bedrooms. Pets welcome.

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A slate-roofed barn conversion overlooks a farmyard.
Sleeps
4
Bedrooms
2

Whisk yourself away to a Scottish working farm in Annan and settle into The Loft. This dog-friendly two-bedroom countryside cottage in Dumfries and Galloway comfortably houses your family on self-catering holidays in the countryside.

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