Self catering and country cottages in Scotland

Scotland, or bonny Scotland as it is aptly named, is a great location for a country cottage holiday. Self catering and country cottages in Scotland are popular due to the flexibility and home from home feel that they offer. The Scottish islands are particularly peaceful and just wonderful for relaxing breaks. There are opportunities throughout the Scottish countryside for wildlife watching and Scotland attracts many keen golfers and fishers. The Highlands of Scotland are world renowned for their beauty and Aberdeenshire is well known for its castle trail and numerous whisky distilleries. Scotland has a real soulfulness to it. In Scotland you can be immersed and amazed by the power of nature. There are glens, lochs, mountains and beaches. If you are looking for a really remote or truly tranquil holiday, in certain parts of Scotland, it is possible to find a place where you can really get away from everything and pretty much everyone and regain some calm.

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The Scots themselves tend to be a friendly and welcoming people who can make a self catering holiday that bit more enjoyable with their friendly nature. Also if you enjoy wildlife watching, whilst on a cottage holiday in Scotland you may be lucky enough to spot amazing wildlife such as eagles, deer or wildcats. At the Moray Firth you can dolphin watch and from islands such as Shetland or Orkney and the Isle of Skye it’s even possible to go whale watching. Whatever you like to do on holiday, from walking, golfing or castle visiting, Scotland really does have it all.

Whilst taking a break in Scotland there are various local delicacies that you can sample including haggis for the adventurous and salmon for those who prefer to play it safe. For a warm glow you may want to try a ‘wee’ dram of whisky. There are a variety of different restaurants in Scotland that you may wish to try whilst on your break including award winning Michelin starred establishments. Self catering accommodation in Scotland includes lochside cottages for a truly romantic setting, luxury lodges, cottages in the country, seaside cottages and even castles for a truly stately feel. If you are going away as part of a large group you may wish to find a country house or large house whereas if it is just accommodation for the two of you that you need then you may instead wish to book a romantic retreat. Whatever the exact type of cottage that you opt for, we are confident that you will enjoy the warmth and beauty of Scotland on your holiday. Scotland is an awe inspiring country which many fall in love with.


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Monzievaird Lochside Estate, Crieff, Perthshire, Scotland

3 bedroom Lochside Pine Lodge and Cottages, Central Scotland.

Charming wooden chalets with either loch-side or woodland views, located amongst beautiful woodlands in Perthshire, Scotland.

Special features: free internet access, tennis court, Gold Award Winning Cottage.

Price range from £430 to £995 per week
Sleeps from 2 to 8 people in 3 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 3
Pet Friendly: Yes (2 dogs welcome)
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (4)

phone 01764652586 emailClick here to email owner more info >

Craig Alvah Lodge, Bridge of Alvah, Aberdeenshire, Scotland

6 bedroom Large Country House, Speyside.

Stunning luxurious holiday lodge with 6 bedrooms, private indoor swimming pool and three acres of gardens, located on one of the finest fishing estates in Scotland.

Special features: free internet access, pool (within house), games room, indoor hot tub.

Price range from £2400 to £3200 per week
Sleeps from 1 to 14 people in 6 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 7
Pet Friendly: No
Rating: Not assessed


Special Offer: from 17 November 2014 to 20 November 2014; from 09 January 2015 to 12 January 2015;
Late availability: from 17 November 2014 to 20 November 2014;

phone 01261 812191 emailClick here to email owner more info >

Logie Country House, Pitcaple, Aberdeenshire, Scotland

13 bedroom Tower House, North East Scotland.

Unique 13 bedroom tower house which can be rented as a whole or in parts (8 bedroom house and 5 bedroom wing), with indoor swimming pool, hot tub, cinema, gym and private island, all on a 140 acre country estate, this is a truly special place to stay for a holiday to remember or special occasion such as a wedding.

Special features: free internet access, pool (In main house. Available to guest wing guests 2 hours per day), games room, outdoor hot tub.

Price range from £500 to £1690 per week
Sleeps from 1 to 30 people in 13 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 14
Pet Friendly: Yes (3 dogs welcome)
Rating: Not assessed


Next availability: from 11 November 2014 to 13 November 2014; from 18 November 2014 to 03 December 2014; from 08 December 2014 to 11 December 2014;

phone 01224 589282 emailClick here to email owner more info >

The Croft at Cranford, Inverness, Inverness-shire, Scotland

2 bedroom Cottage, Northern Scotland.

Specialising in Highland Holidays with sublime views of the Cawdor Hills, the Moray Firth and Ben Wyvis, this lovely 2 bedroom holiday home could be a great base for discovering what the Scottish Highlands have to offer.

Special features: free internet access.

Price range from £410 to £725 per week
Sleeps from 4 to 8 people in 2 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 2
Pet Friendly: No
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (4)

phone 01667 461027 emailClick here to email owner more info >

Taigh Fiodha, Tain, Ross and Cromarty, Scotland

3 bedroom Pine Lodge, Moray Firth.

Dog-friendly 3 bedroom log cabin nestled by trees with lovely views out towards the nearby hills and mountains and just a short walk from nearby sandy beaches, Inverness is also just a 40 minute drive away and the Highlands within reach for day trips.

Special features: free internet access.

Price range from £415 to £650 per week
Sleeps from 2 to 6 people in 3 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 1
Pet Friendly: Yes (1 dog welcome)
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (4)


Next availability: from 22 October 2014 to 29 December 2014; from 02 January 2015 to 02 May 2015; from 09 May 2015 to 01 August 2015;

phone 01862832831 emailClick here to email owner more info >

Naro Moro, Balintore, Ross and Cromarty, Scotland

4 bedroom Detached Villa, Easter Ross.

Right by the seaside, this lovely holiday cottage offers sea views, beach views and direct access to the beach as well as panoramic views of the Moray Firth and is a very special place to stay.

Special features: free internet access.

Price range from £650 to £750 per week
Sleeps from 6 to 8 people in 4 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 2
Pet Friendly: Yes (3 dogs welcome)
Rating: Not assessed


Next availability: from 22 October 2014 to 01 August 2015;

phone 01862 83 2648 emailClick here to email owner more info >

Ellie-Ann Dogs-welcome Cottage, Aberdeenshire's Castle Country, Gardenstown, Aberdeenshire, Scotland

2 bedroom Cottage, North east Scotland.

Lovely two bedroom holiday cottage with a garden terrace where you can enjoy sea views, located close to the seaside in the picturesque coastal village of Gardenstown.

Price range from £290 to £587 per week
Sleeps from 1 to 4 people in 2 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 1
Pet Friendly: Yes (1 dog welcome)
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (4)


Next availability: from 01 November 2014 to 07 November 2014; from 10 November 2014 to 12 November 2014; from 29 November 2014 to 21 March 2015;

phone 01244 500 540 emailClick here to email owner more info >

Silverburn Cottage, Aberfeldy, Perthshire, Scotland

2 bedroom Cottage, Tayside.

Nestled by a hillside with absolutely glorious views of the surrounding countryside, Silverburn Cottage is an idyllic rural retreat with a high quality interior which has been designed to ensure you have a relaxing holiday, on days out discover the stunning Perthshire Highlands and fall in love with magical Scotland.

Special features: free internet access.

Price range from £400 to £750 per week
Sleeps from 2 to 5 people in 2 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 1
Pet Friendly: Yes
Rating: Not assessed

phone 01887830803 emailClick here to email owner more info >

Sunset Cottage Dogs-welcome Cottage, Isle of Mull, Scotland, Salen, Argyll and Bute, Scotland

2 bedroom Cottage, Highlands and Islands.

With fantastic ocean views of the Sound of Mull as well as a modern, good quality interior, this 2 bedroom holiday cottage on the Isle of Mull could be ideal for getting away from it all on a remote self-catering holiday.

Price range from £285 to £596 per week
Sleeps from 1 to 4 people in 2 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 2
Pet Friendly: Yes (2 dogs welcome)
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (3)


Next availability: from 08 November 2014 to 04 April 2015; from 11 April 2015 to 16 May 2015; from 23 May 2015 to 13 June 2015;

phone 01244 500 540 emailClick here to email owner more info >

Guthrie Court, Gleneagles Village, Auchterarder, Perthshire, Scotland

3 bedroom Cottage, Tayside.

Lovely spacious holiday apartment situated on private grounds next to the world famous Gleneagles Hotel and Golf Resort, with a balcony from the dining room offering views over the hotel grounds and a luxury bathroom with a Jacuzzi bath to soothe your muscles after golfing or sightseeing.

Special features: free internet access.

Price range from £500 to £825 per week
Sleeps from 2 to 6 people in 3 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 2
Pet Friendly: Yes (2 dogs welcome)
Rating: Not assessed

phone 07719023656 emailClick here to email owner more info >

Tigh an Uillt, Inveraray, Argyll and Bute, Scotland

2 bedroom Cottage, West Coast of Scotland.

Very special family-friendly cottage in Scotland with panoramic loch and mountain views.

Price range from £325 to £625 per week
Sleeps from 1 to 4 people in 2 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 2
Pet Friendly: No
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (4)

phone 0141 334 7222 emailClick here to email owner more info >

Shoreside Seaside Cottage, Southern Scotland , Burnmouth, Borders, Scotland

3 bedroom Cottage, Scottish Borders.

Enjoy the lovely coastal location of this family-friendly fisherman's cottage in the tranquil hamlet of Partanhall near Berwick-upon-Tweed, situated close to Berwickshire Coastal Path and within reach of Northumberland's National Park, discover beautiful coast and countryside close by with a stay here.

Price range from £330 to £643 per week
Sleeps from 1 to 5 people in 3 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 1
Pet Friendly: No
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (3)


Late availability: from 01 November 2014 to 22 November 2014;

phone 01244 500 540 emailClick here to email owner more info >

Ellary Cottages, Lochgilphead, Argyll and Bute, Scotland

3 bedroom Cottage, West Coast Scotland - Mid Argyll.

A collection of high quality cottages, most of which are beautifully located right next to the sea, in secluded settings in gorgeous Argyll and Bute in Scotland.

Price range from £298 to £705 per week
Sleeps from 2 to 6 people in 3 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 1
Pet Friendly: Yes (2 dogs welcome)
Rating: Not assessed

phone 01880 770232 emailClick here to email owner more info >

2 Bedroom Highland Country Cottage, Strontian, Highland, Scotland

2 bedroom Cottage, Northern Scotland.

Lovely 5 star country cottage located in the tranquil Scottish Highlands with the added benefit of shared access to a lovely outdoor hot tub where you can relax and look out on a magnificent countryside vista.

Special features: free internet access, outdoor hot tub, Gold Award Winning Cottage.

Price range from £620 to £820 per week
Sleeps from 1 to 6 people in 2 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 2
Pet Friendly: Yes (5 dogs welcome)
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (5)


Next availability: from 22 October 2014 to 24 October 2014; from 03 November 2014 to 06 November 2014; from 09 November 2014 to 21 November 2014;

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Cheviot View, Berwick on Tweed, Berwickshire, Scotland

4 bedroom Country House, The Scottish Borders.

Four bedroom high quality country holiday home with fantastic views of the nearby countryside and a large garden, family-friendly and up to 2 pet dogs welcome.

Special features: free internet access.

Price range from £550 to £1250 per week
Sleeps from 1 to 8 people in 4 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 2
Pet Friendly: Yes (2 dogs welcome)
Rating: Not assessed

phone 07842 398247 emailClick here to email owner more info >

Duart House, Aviemore, Highland, Scotland

5 bedroom Cottage, Near the Cairngorms National Park.

Wonderful 5 bedroom rural retreat cottage nestled within Rothiemurchus Forest close to Aviemore, with good quality accommodation and a relaxing hot tub, this is a fantastic place to stay for discovering the local area or Cairngorms National Park more widely.

Special features: free internet access, outdoor hot tub.

Price range from £725 to £2400 per week
Sleeps from 1 to 10 people in 5 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 4
Pet Friendly: Yes (1 dog welcome)
Rating: Not assessed

phone 07842 398247 emailClick here to email owner more info >

Mill House, Thurso, Caithness, Scotland

3 bedroom Watermill, Northern Scotland.

Tucked away in a secluded setting by trees and a waterfall, this unique 3 bedroom cottage was originally a Watermill and is now a fabulous holiday home with modern and stylish accommodation from which you can discover a tranquil and stunning part of the Scottish Highlands.

Special features: free internet access.

Price range from £500 to £750 per week
Sleeps from 1 to 6 people in 3 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 2
Pet Friendly: Yes (2 dogs welcome)
Rating: Not assessed

phone 07788 780078 emailClick here to email owner more info >

Castle Menzies Farm Holiday Cottages, Aberfeldy, Perthshire, Scotland

2 bedroom Cottages, Highland Perthshire.

A collection of five unique country cottages, each with its own private garden, located within the stunning scenery of the Upper Tay Valley in Highland Perthshire.

Special features: tennis court.

Price range from £290 to £490 per week
Sleeps from 2 to 4 people in 2 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 2
Pet Friendly: Yes
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (4 star)

phone 01887 820260 emailClick here to email owner more info >

Lochside Houses West Coast, Kilmelford, by Oban, Argyll and Bute, Scotland

3 bedroom Lochside Houses, North Scotland.

Unique collection of holiday homes many of which boast beautiful lochside views, all arranged around Loch Melfort, a private harbour and beach in Argyll and Bute.

Special features: free internet access.

Price range from £600.00 to £1400.00 per week
Sleeps from 2 to 6 people in 3 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 3
Pet Friendly: Yes (2 dogs welcome)
Rating: Not assessed

phone 01852 200333 emailClick here to email owner more info >

Starfish Dogs-welcome Cottage, Central Scotland , Salen, Argyll and Bute, Scotland

1 bedroom Cottage, Scotland.

One bedroom Isle of Mull holiday cottage with wooden four poster bed, positioned on a hillside with fantastic views over the Sound of Mull, ideal holiday home for those looking to get away from it all and enjoy a romantic break in a tranquil naturally beautiful area of Scotland.

Price range from £285 to £596 per week
Sleeps from 1 to 2 people in 1 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 1
Pet Friendly: Yes (1 dog welcome)
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (3)


Late availability: from 28 October 2014 to 30 November 2014;

phone 01244 500 540 emailClick here to email owner more info >

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