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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The Barn Dogs-welcome Cottage, Staffin, Isle Of Skye, Highlands And Islands , Staffin, Isle of Skye, Scotland

1 bedroom Cottage, Highlands.

It’s good to get away to peace, relaxation and tranquillity with a cottage holiday on the Isle of Skye; this one bedroom holiday cottage is in the charming coastal village of Staffin and sleeps up to three people, this could be a great base from which to discover the inspirational landscape and coastline of the Isle of Skye.

Price range from £239 to £489 per week
Sleeps from 1 to 3 people in 1 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 1
Pet Friendly: Yes
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (4)


Next availability: from 26 October 2014 to 01 November 2014; from 08 November 2014 to 13 November 2014; from 16 November 2014 to 13 June 2015;

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

The Bungalow Dogs-welcome Cottage, Scottish Borders, Southern Scotland , Jedburgh, Borders, Scotland

2 bedroom Cottage, Scottish Borders.

Go exploring in the wilds of Border Country with a stay in Jedburgh, convenient for both northern England and southern Scotland; this pets very welcome bungalow has two bedrooms and a warming woodburner in the sitting room.

Price range from £272 to £588 per week
Sleeps from 1 to 4 people in 2 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 1
Pet Friendly: Yes (1 dog welcome)
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (3)


Late availability: from 25 October 2014 to 08 November 2014;

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

Oyster Catcher Dogs-welcome Cottage, Southern Scotland, Southerness, Dumfriesshire, Scotland

2 bedroom Cottage, South West Scotland.

This is an outstanding 2 bedroom holiday home with an attractive garden and an outstanding setting right by the beach in the village of Southerness, enjoy sea views all day long with a stay at this very special dog-friendly holiday cottage.

Price range from £266 to £572 per week
Sleeps from 1 to 5 people in 2 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 1
Pet Friendly: Yes (2 dogs welcome)
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (3)


Late availability: from 06 December 2014 to 21 December 2014;

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

The Bungalow Dogs-welcome 3 Bedroom Cottage, Southern Scotland , Jedburgh, Borders, Scotland

3 bedroom Cottage, Scottish Borders.

A family holiday bungalow five miles from Jedburgh in the Scottish Borders sleeps 6 people in rugged Castle Country; up to 2 dogs also welcome.

Price range from £299 to £651 per week
Sleeps from 1 to 6 people in 3 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 2
Pet Friendly: Yes (2 dogs welcome)
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (3)


Next availability: from 26 October 2014 to 09 November 2014;

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 >

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 >

Hollybush House, Carron, Banffshire, Scotland

4 bedroom Cottage, Grampian.

Spacious four bedroom holiday bungalow with lovely views over the River Spey and lots of good walks nearby, good location for exploring Speyside.

Price range from £800 to £1000 per week
Sleeps from 4 to 9 people in 4 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 3
Pet Friendly: No
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (4)

phone +44(0)1651 851 485 emailClick here to email owner more info >

Jonna's Cottage @ Wester Lix Cottages, Killin, Perthshire, Scotland

2 bedroom Cottage, Perthshire.

Two bedroom, two bathroom country cottage featuring a wood-burning stove and sauna, very family-friendly and dog-friendly, with a lovely rural setting within Dochart Forest.

Special features: free internet access.

Price range from £495 to £725 per week
Sleeps from 2 to 4 people in 2 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 3
Pet Friendly: Yes (3 dogs welcome)
Rating: Not assessed


Late availability: from 05 November 2014 to 20 December 2014;

phone +44(0)1567 820 990 emailClick here to email owner more info >

The Turbine House, Lochgilphead, Argyll and Bute, Scotland

1 bedroom Cottage, Ellary Estate.

Lovely romantic retreat, an ideal base for discovering just what makes this part of Argyll and Bute so very special.

Special features: free internet access.

Price range from £374 to £573 per week
Sleeps from 1 to 2 people in 1 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 1
Pet Friendly: Yes (2 dogs welcome)
Rating: Not assessed


Next availability: from 26 October 2014 to 29 December 2014; from 05 January 2015 to 09 February 2015; from 17 February 2015 to 27 April 2015;

phone 01880 770232 emailClick here to email owner more info >

The Ghillie's Dogs-welcome Cottage, Highlands And Islands , Dunvegan, Isle of Skye, Scotland

2 bedroom Farmstay, Isle of Skye.

Escape from the world to a farm with a river nearby where you can fish on the Isle of Skye in the Scottish Western Isles; two bedroom country cottage accommodates four people in comfort just a short walk from the sea ; come to enjoy a spot of angling, peaceful walks and spectacular sea views.

Price range from £272 to £548 per week
Sleeps from 1 to 4 people in 2 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 1
Pet Friendly: Yes (2 dogs welcome)
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (3)


Late availability: from 01 December 2014 to 21 December 2014;

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 >

Coille Ghlas Pet-Friendly Cottage for 8, Highlands And Islands, Nethy bridge, Highland, Scotland

4 bedroom Cottage, Cairngorms National Park.

This is a fine Scottish holiday home with 4 bedrooms nestled within Cairngorms National Park and is both family-friendly and pet-friendly.

Price range from £385 to £877 per week
Sleeps from 2 to 8 people in 4 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 2
Pet Friendly: Yes (1 dog welcome)
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (4)


Next availability: from 31 October 2014 to 24 November 2014; from 28 November 2014 to 06 December 2014; from 10 December 2014 to 12 December 2014;

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

Gateside Dogs Welcome Farm Cottage, Central Scotland, Fossoway, Perthshire, Scotland

1 bedroom Cottage, Angus & Fife.

Welcoming dog and family-friendly cottage in peaceful, rural, farm location, with shared use of owner's garden, a short drive from the rare, exotic, plants of Perth's small but amazing Branklyn Gardens and closer still to splendid neoclassical Kinross House and gardens.

Price range from £241 to £450 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)


Next availability: from 26 October 2014 to 23 November 2014; from 14 December 2014 to 19 December 2014; from 03 January 2015 to 11 July 2015;

phone 01244 500 540 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 >

Cairngorm Lodges, Dinnet nr Aboyne, Aberdeenshire, Scotland

2 bedroom Log Cabins, Near the Cairngorms National Park.

A collection of 5 luxury dog-friendly log cabins nestled by woodlands, ideally located for discovering the best of Deeside and the Cairngorms National Park in Scotland.

Price range from £295.00 to £605.00 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 07583 436040 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 >

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 >

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 >

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 >

4 Bedroom Award-winning accommodation, Strontian, Highland, Scotland

4 bedroom farmstay, Northern Scotland.

Lovely four bedroom 5 star rated holiday home in the Scottish Highlands, perfect for getting away from the hustle and bustle of modern life, tranquil location close to Strontian with the added benefit of shared access to a relaxing hot tub with beautiful mountain views.

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

Price range from £1235 to £1700 per week
Sleeps from 2 to 8 people in 4 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 4
Pet Friendly: Yes (5 dogs welcome)
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (5)


Next availability: from 01 November 2014 to 06 November 2014; from 09 November 2014 to 14 November 2014; from 17 November 2014 to 21 November 2014;

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