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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Lazy Day Cottages, Fishwick, Borders, Scotland

2 bedroom Pine Lodge, Scottish Borders.

Collection of three luxurious 5 star rated log cabins in the Borders countryside, facilities here include a lovely bubbly hot tub and Finnish sauna.

Special features: outdoor hot tub.

Price range from £780 to £970 per week
Sleeps from 1 to 4 people in 2 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 2
Pet Friendly: No
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (5)

phone 01289 384938 emailClick here to email owner more info >

Inverallan Country House, Scottish Highlands, Grantown-On-Spey, Inverness-shire, Scotland

7 bedroom Large Country House, Highlands near Cairngorms National Park.

Impressive Scottish Country House with 7 bedrooms, with an elegant and spacious interior, ideal for large groups or special celebrations, close to the stunning Cairngorms National Park.

Special features: free internet access.

Price range from £1795 to £4385 per week
Sleeps from 1 to 15 people in 7 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 7
Pet Friendly: Yes (2 dogs welcome)
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (5)

phone 01244 500 540 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 24 August 2015 to 28 August 2015;
Late availability: from 24 August 2015 to 28 August 2015;

phone 01261 812191 emailClick here to email owner more info >

Castleton House Pet Friendly Cottage, Central Scotland , Glamis, Angus, Scotland

6 bedroom Large Country House, Scotland.

Large Scottish country house with 6 bedrooms and attractive gardens, located amongst beautiful countryside close to the village of Glamis, highlights include a snooker room, a piano and games including table tennis and table football, more fun is on offer locally with fishing, walking, cycling and even skiing possible nearby in season.

Special features: free internet access, games room.

Price range from £1135 to £2535 per week
Sleeps from 1 to 12 people in 6 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 6
Pet Friendly: Yes (1 dog welcome)
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (5)

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

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 29 August 2015 to 05 September 2015; from 26 September 2015 to 03 October 2015; from 10 October 2015 to 17 October 2015;

phone 01671 404085 emailClick here to email owner more info >

Red Squirrel Log Cabin, Fochabers, Banffshire, Scotland

2 bedroom Pine Lodge, Grampian.

High quality log cabin with relaxing hot tub, ideally located for discovering the Malt Whisky Trail and the Moray Coast, the Cairngorms National Park is also within reach for days out.

Special features: outdoor hot tub.

Price range from £445 to £805 per week
Sleeps from 1 to 4 people in 2 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 1
Pet Friendly: Yes (2 dogs welcome)
Rating: Not assessed

phone 01542 860263 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)

phone 01244 500 540 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 >

Sneuk Head, Kingussie, Highland, Scotland

3 bedroom Cottage, Cairngorms National Park.

Comfortable good quality 3 bedroom holiday cottage which is both family-friendly and pet-friendly, located in the tranquil village of Lynchat close to Glenmore Forest Park and just 13 miles from Aviemore with the stunning scenery of the Cairngorms National Park to be found all around.

Special features: free internet access.

Price range from £475 to £1000 per week
Sleeps from 1 to 8 people in 3 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 3
Pet Friendly: Yes (2 dogs welcome)
Rating: Not assessed

phone 07842 398247 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 >

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 >

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 14 July 2015 to 16 July 2015; from 21 July 2015 to 23 July 2015; from 28 July 2015 to 30 July 2015;

phone 01224 589282 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 09 July 2015 to 01 August 2015;

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

Wester Lix Farm House, Killin, Perthshire, Scotland

2 bedroom Rural Retreat, Loch Lomond and Trossachs National Park.

Lovely Scottish country cottage which is very dog-friendly, this 2 bedroom farmhouse is set within the dreamy tranquil grounds of Wester Lix where there is a lochan, stream and ponds, plus easy access to forest walks and views out to Ben Lawers, Ben More and Glen Ogle.

Special features: free internet access.

Price range from £500 to £750 per week
Sleeps from 2 to 4 people in 2 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 1
Pet Friendly: Yes (3 dogs welcome)
Rating: Not assessed

phone 01567 829284 emailClick here to email owner more info >

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 >

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 09 July 2015 to 01 August 2015;

phone 01862832831 emailClick here to email owner more info >

Craig Cottage, Banff, Banffshire, Scotland

3 bedroom Cottage with Riverside Garden, North Scotland.

Unique holiday cottage set in a naturally beautiful conservation area by the Bridge of Alvah, close to woodlands and with a river flowing by the bottom of the garden.

Price range from £275 to £650 per week
Sleeps from 1 to 6 people in 3 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 2
Pet Friendly: Yes
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (4)


Late availability: from 12 July 2015 to 19 July 2015;

phone 01261 812191 emailClick here to email owner more info >

Linden Lodge, Aviemore, Highland, Scotland

3 bedroom Cottage, Near the Cairngorms National Park.

Traditional Scottish holiday cottage with modern, stylish and comfortable interior with a pretty garden and a wonderfully relaxing hot tub, this could be a perfect base for discovering the natural beauty of the Cairngorms National Park.

Special features: free internet access, outdoor hot tub.

Price range from £625 to £850 per week
Sleeps from 1 to 6 people in 3 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 1
Pet Friendly: Yes (1 dog welcome)
Rating: Not assessed

phone 07842 398247 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)

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

Kirkdale Bank Cottage, Gatehouse of Fleet, Dumfries & Galloway , Scotland

3 bedroom Cottage, West Coast Scotland.

Fantastic 3 bedroom coastal cottage with sea views, conveniently close to Galloway Forest Park, this holiday home is both child-friendly and pet-friendly.

Price range from £390 to £660 per week
Sleeps from 2 to 6 people in 3 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 1
Pet Friendly: Yes (2 dogs welcome)
Rating: Not assessed


Next availability: from 11 July 2015 to 18 July 2015; from 29 August 2015 to 05 September 2015; from 12 September 2015 to 24 October 2015;

phone 01557 840 273 emailClick here to email owner more info >

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