Guide to Self-catering holiday accommodation and country cottages in Scotland

Self catering ScotlandScotland - a country with stunning scenery and a noteworthy culture awaits you, let us guide you on Scotland's highlights and attractions.  Scotland offers mountains, heather, castles, whisky, fishing and country pursuits.  Read on to find out more about what Scotland has to offer for special self catering holidays. For those who have never been, Scotland really does have some magnificent landscapes and a strong sense of national pride which helps make visiting Scotland a real pleasure.

Scotland with its rugged and wild beauty welcomes visitors all year round

Self-catering accommodation in Cullen on the north coast of Scotland

For those who have never travelled across the border, Scotland is a wonderful holiday destination.  The beauty of it's countryside is distinctive and easily identifiable.  There are forests, lochs (lakes), hills and glens with plentiful wildlife and magnificent scenery.

Scottish rivers are well stocked with salmon, trout and other fish. Try your hand at fly fishing, or if you plan  a coastal holiday, go deep sea fishing and catch mackerel, haddock and perhaps something bigger!  We have a selection of fishing lodges and self catering cottages on riverbanks and lakes suited to fishing holidays in Scotland and other locations.  For more information and advice on visiting Scotland read our top tips on places to go in Scotland plus our recommendations for having an enjoyable stay in Scotland.


Enjoy reading our guides and browsing for cottages in Scotland's top self-catering holiday destinations:


The Scottish Highlands - a cottage holidays guide

The Highlands of Scotland are known for lochs, mountains, rivers, forests and for their remoteness.  Inverness is known as the capital of the Highlands.  Loch Ness and the Cairngorms National Park are to be found in the Scottish Highlands.
 Country cottage holidays in the Scottish Highlands

The Isle of Skye, soulful & scenic.

The Isle of Skye is officially part of the Scottish Highlands and lies off the coast of the South Western Highlands.  The Isle of Skye is an amazing place to visit where you can go seal watching, whale watching and may also catch sight of other wildlife.  Voted as one of the best island destinations in the world in a recent National Geographic survey you really have to vist to experience the beauty and magic of the Isle of Skye.

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The Isle of Skye, read more in our guide

The historical city of Edinburgh

Edinburgh offers history, museums and National Trust properties.  Visit the castle and enjoy looking around or join one of the guided tours.  The Old Town surrounds the castle and has charming cobbled streets and much more.  To get the most out of your trip to Edinburgh we recommend visiting in summer time when you have the best chance of good weather.

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Edinburgh, read more about this self catering destination in our guide





Coastal self catering holidays in Scotland

Scotland's coastline offers many leisure opportunities and takes many forms from wide stretches of sandy beach, picturesque coves and harbours, to tall forbidding granite cliffs.   Self-catering holiday cottages and accommodation on the west coast of ScotlandNature lovers will want to visit Scotland to experience the splendid isolation and freedom of the wide open spaces.  So many habitats for birds, animals and flowers to thrive.  This is the land where deer still roam the hills and wild cats forage for food.View bottle-nosed dolphins, harbour porpoise, seals, myriads of sea birds, golden eagles and ospreys in the Highlands and remote glens.   Walk the cliff paths graced by primroses in spring followed by sea thrift and many wild flowers during the summer. Tramp or cycle through ancient woodlands.  Discover stone circles and a mysterious past.






Self-catering holiday accommodation and apartments in Gleneagles in Auchterarder, Tayside, Scotland


City Breaks in Scotland

The main cities of Edinburgh and Glasgow have welcomed foreign visitors for years and not only for the Edinburgh tattoo.  City of Culture status is well deserved by Glasgow.  Visitors are amazed by the interest in the arts and evidence in the museums, art galleries, shops and homes.  These cities are surprisingly cosmopolitan and offer a variety and quality of restaurants and cafes that is unsurpassed elsewhere in Britain.  That is not to acknowledge that Scottish identity and culture are still exceptionally strong and that you will be reminded of all things Scottish in the accents, dress, music, history, the buildings, food and hospitality wherever you go, but there is plenty of choice. These cities in Scotland do not sleep, partying until the wee hours is normal, and a good time is guaranteed.  Or, travel further north and discover isolated unspoilt and uncommercialised communities that continue old traditions and ways of life. 

Golfing holidays in Scotland

Scotland is golfer's paradise with golf courses in almost every town and village,  The prestigious Gleneagles Golf Course in Auchterarder, Tayside, is set amongst some of the finest scenery in the world. Consider this view of Gleneagles during the Christmas and New Year of 2001.  And, even if the golf courses are closed because of snow in winter, you can go walking, tobaganning or even skiing at the Lecht or in the Grampian Mountains instead.





Secluded bungalow on Royal Deeside - sleeps 1-4 peoplecottage deeside near balmoral Scotland


Honey Cottage is a  2 bedroom self-catering country cottage in Aberdeenshire.  Aberdeenshire is famous for its beautiful coastline, historic castle trail and whisky distilliery trail.  This dog friendly cottage sleeps up to 4 and is located in the village of Dinnet near Ballater in Royal Deeside.  This cottage offers high quality self-catering accommodation for up to 4 people.  The price includes linen and towels during your stay.  As well as sightseeing there are a good number of country activities to enjoy in Royal Deeside including walking, golfing, horse riding and hiking.  The Hills of Deeside are accessible practically from the door of this cottage.  During the winter time travel to the Lecht and Glenshee for ski-ing.

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