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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Cairnsmore Stable Cottage, Newton Stewart, Dumfries & Galloway, Scotland

2 bedroom Barn Conversion, South West Scotland.

Two bedroom country cottage located on the Cairnsmore Estate close to hills, forests and a tranquil nature reserve, both family-friendly and dog-friendly.

Special features: free internet access.

Price range from £325 to £525 per week
Sleeps from 2 to 4 people in 2 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 1
Pet Friendly: Yes (2 dogs welcome)
Rating: Not assessed


Next availability: from 14 May 2016 to 21 May 2016; from 25 June 2016 to 02 July 2016; from 09 July 2016 to 23 July 2016;

phone 01671 404085 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 >

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


Next availability: from 02 May 2016 to 06 May 2016; from 09 May 2016 to 13 May 2016; from 16 May 2016 to 20 May 2016;

phone 01261 812191 emailClick here to email owner more info >

Glencarron Lodge (for 18) & Cottage (5), Wester Ross, Highland, Scotland

13 bedroom Large Country House, Northern Scotland.

Two stone-built holiday homes with a wonderful countryside setting in the Scottish Highlands (one country house sleeping up to 18 and one stone-built cottage sleeping 5 or 6), ideal for those looking to discover the natural beauty and outdoor pursuits available in the Scottish Highlands.

Special features: games room.

Price range from £280 to £2200 per week
Sleeps from 2 to 23 people in 13 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 7
Pet Friendly: Yes
Rating: Not assessed

phone +44 (0)20 8340 7421 emailClick here to email owner more info >

Greenswangs House, Dalton, Dumfries & Galloway, Scotland

4 bedroom Large Country House, Dumfriess-shire.

Unique high quality Scottish country house with relaxing hot tub, just 20 minutes drive from Dumfries and Carlisle, ideal for large family gatherings, wedding parties or groups of friends.

Special features: free internet access, outdoor hot tub.

Price range from £876 to £1927 per week
Sleeps from 8 to 10 people in 4 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 4
Pet Friendly: No
Rating: Not assessed


Next availability: from 01 May 2016 to 05 August 2016;

phone 01884 849 127 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


Late availability: from 30 April 2016 to 30 April 2016;

phone 01852 200333 emailClick here to email owner more info >

Creag Dhubh Country Cottage, Highlands And Islands , Newtonmore, Highland, Scotland

2 bedroom Log Cabin, Cairngorms National Park.

Wooden 2 bedroom holiday lodge nestled in the Cairngorms National Park close to Newtonmore, with a hot tub and cosy interior, this is a relaxing Scottish holiday home.

Special features: outdoor hot tub.

Price range from £346 to £708 per week
Sleeps from 2 to 5 people in 2 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 1
Pet Friendly: No
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (4)


Next availability: from 07 May 2016 to 14 May 2016; from 16 July 2016 to 18 July 2016; from 22 July 2016 to 23 July 2016;

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

Glenuaig Lodge on Glencarron Estate, Lochcarron, Strathcarron, Inverness, Highland, Scotland

5 bedroom Large Country House, West Coast.

For a unique self-catering holiday Glenuaig Lodge could be perfect, with an isolated setting in a tranquil Scottish valley, this is an ideal place to enjoy outdoor pursuits, get away from it all and enjoy some wildlife watching.

Price range from £700 to £990 per week
Sleeps from 4 to 10 people in 5 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 2
Pet Friendly: Yes
Rating: Not assessed

phone +44 (0)20 8340 7421 emailClick here to email owner more info >

Harvey Cottage, Ballater, Aberdeenshire, Scotland

2 bedroom Country Cottage, Royal Deeside.

Good quality pet-friendly cottage with lovely tranquil garden, enjoy hill walking and a variety of other activities in the Cairngorms National Park as well as the best of Royal Deeside on a holiday here.

Price range from £325 to £475 per week
Sleeps from 1 to 4 people in 2 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 2
Pet Friendly: Yes (2 dogs welcome)
Rating: Not assessed

phone 013398 81610 emailClick here to email owner more info >

Unique Tower House near the River Tweed, Coldstream, Borders, Scotland

4 bedroom Tower House, Scotland.

Looking for a unique and special holiday house to rent in the Scottish Borders?.

Price range from £417 to £1078 per week
Sleeps from 4 to 8 people in 4 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 2
Pet Friendly: No
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (4)


Next availability: from 07 May 2016 to 28 May 2016; from 23 July 2016 to 30 July 2016; from 03 September 2016 to 22 October 2016;

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

Royal Deeside Woodland Lodges, Ballater, Aberdeenshire, Scotland

2 bedroom Log Cabin, Cairngorm National Park.

Collection of holiday log cabins backing on to a nature reserve in Royal Deeside, with walks next to the nearby loch close by and the Cairngorms National Park within reach for days out.

Special features: free internet access.

Price range from £350 to £575 per week
Sleeps from 1 to 4 people in 2 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 1
Pet Friendly: No
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (3)

phone 013398 85229 emailClick here to email owner more info >

3 Bedroom Holiday Home near Dunoon, Dunoon, Argyll and Bute, Scotland

3 bedroom Cottage Apartment, Scotland.

Excellent value holiday apartment with coastal views out over the Firth of Clyde, situated within a historic villa close to Dunoon.

Price range from £330 to £721 per week
Sleeps from 2 to 6 people in 3 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 1
Pet Friendly: No
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (3)


Next availability: from 01 May 2016 to 04 June 2016; from 14 June 2016 to 30 July 2016; from 13 August 2016 to 24 August 2016;

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


Late availability: from 30 April 2016 to 26 June 2016;

phone 01880 770232 emailClick here to email owner more info >

Kettle Knowe Country Cottage, Castle Douglas, Dumfries & Galloway, Scotland

5 bedroom Rural Retreat, Scotland.

Five bedroom country lodge sleeping up to 10 in pet-friendly accommodation near to Castle Douglas.

Special features: free internet access.

Price range from £518 to £1233 per week
Sleeps from 4 to 10 people in 5 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 2
Pet Friendly: Yes
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (3)


Next availability: from 14 May 2016 to 21 May 2016; from 11 June 2016 to 18 June 2016; from 25 June 2016 to 23 July 2016;

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

Glen Euchar Holiday House, Kilninver near Oban, Argyll and Bute, Scotland

4 bedroom , Scotland - Argyll & The Isles.

Rural retreat with 4 bedrooms and a lovely bubbly hot tub with some spectacular countryside views, close to the coast and just 10 miles from the charming seaside town of Oban.

Special features: free internet access, outdoor hot tub.

Price range from £507 to £1191 per week
Sleeps from 2 to 6 people in 4 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 2
Pet Friendly: No
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (5)


Next availability: from 01 October 2016 to 08 October 2016; from 29 October 2016 to 05 November 2016; from 12 November 2016 to 19 November 2016;

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

Benview Holiday Lodges, Balfron Station, Lanarkshire, Scotland

3 bedroom Pine Lodge, Trossachs and Loch Lomond.

Standing beneath the Ben Ledi hills, these six wonderful wooden holiday lodges are surrounded by spectacular Scottish scenery, each with their own private garden and barbecue and some with private hot tubs, with the advantage of a restaurant, coffee shop, gift shop, hot tub and children’s play park all on site.

Special features: free internet access, outdoor hot tub.

Price range from £450 to £895 per week
Sleeps from 2 to 6 people in 3 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 1
Pet Friendly: No
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (4)

phone 01360 850 001 emailClick here to email owner more info >

Courtyard Family Cottage, Central Scotland , Forfar, Angus, Scotland

3 bedroom Cottage, East Coast Scotland.

This semi detached converted coach house is located next to the owner’s home in the village of Letham, 5 miles from Forfar in Angus, Scotland.

Price range from £350 to £739 per week
Sleeps from 1 to 6 people in 3 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 3
Pet Friendly: No
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (4)


Next availability: from 01 May 2016 to 07 May 2016; from 14 May 2016 to 28 May 2016; from 04 June 2016 to 11 June 2016;

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

Easter Urray Country Cottage, Muir of Ord, Inverness-shire, Scotland

5 bedroom Country Cottage, Highlands.

Beautiful dog-friendly rural retreat with 5 bedrooms, this large country cottage is set by tranquil countryside and is located on a working farm, could be ideal for a country holiday in the peaceful Highlands.

Special features: free internet access.

Price range from £875 to £1813 per week
Sleeps from 4 to 10 people in 5 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 4
Pet Friendly: Yes
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (5)


Next availability: from 01 May 2016 to 08 May 2016; from 15 May 2016 to 29 May 2016; from 05 June 2016 to 22 June 2016;

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

Rosemount Country House, Blairgowrie, Highland, Scotland

8 bedroom Large Country House, Angus & Fife.

Impressive Scottish large country house with spacious rooms and 8 bedrooms, this pet-friendly property offers secluded gardens which feature a small outdoor heated swimming pool which is available in the summer months, great place for groups of friends or family looking to holiday altogether or celebrate a special occasion in the Scottish Highlands.

Special features: free internet access, pool ().

Price range from £1495 to £2650 per week
Sleeps from 8 to 16 people in 8 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 6
Pet Friendly: Yes
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (4)


Next availability: from 06 May 2016 to 27 May 2016; from 03 June 2016 to 10 June 2016; from 24 June 2016 to 01 July 2016;

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

Mountwood Lodges, Auchterarder, Perthshire, Scotland

3 bedroom Log Lodges, Central Scotland.

Collection of three 5 star rated log cabins with luxurious interiors set in beautiful countryside in Perthshire close to the Ochil Hills, ideal for a tranquil rural retreat break.

Special features: outdoor hot tub.

Price range from £1080 to £1320 per week
Sleeps from 2 to 6 people in 3 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 2
Pet Friendly: No
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (5)


Special Offer: from 30 April 2016 to 22 May 2016; from 30 April 2016 to 22 May 2016;
Late availability: from 01 May 2016 to 01 July 2016;

phone 01764 662609 emailClick here to email owner more info >

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