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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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 >

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 11 February 2016 to 13 February 2016; from 20 February 2016 to 27 February 2016; from 05 March 2016 to 30 April 2016;

phone 01671 404085 emailClick here to email owner more info >

South Milton Coastal Cottage, Glenluce, Dumfries & Galloway, Scotland

3 bedroom , Scotland - Ayrshire and Dumfries & Galloway.

High quality 3 bedroom holiday cottage with exceptional countryside views out to the sea, a stunning location and an equally stunning interior from which to enjoy this fantastic location along the Machars peninsula, this area is excellent for wildlife watching and walking or cycling in the nearby Galloway Forest, plus star gazing in the Dark Sky Park at night.

Price range from £364 to £787 per week
Sleeps from 2 to 6 people in 3 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 2
Pet Friendly: No
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (5)


Next availability: from 11 February 2016 to 12 February 2016; from 26 February 2016 to 29 February 2016; from 04 March 2016 to 11 March 2016;

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

Grouse Farm Cottage, Johnstonebridge, Dumfries & Galloway, Scotland

3 bedroom Barn Conversion, Scotland.

Charming dog-friendly and family-friendly farm cottage situated close to Lockerbie.

Price range from £319 to £698 per week
Sleeps from 3 to 6 people in 3 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 2
Pet Friendly: Yes
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (4)


Next availability: from 21 February 2016 to 10 March 2016; from 14 March 2016 to 25 June 2016; from 02 July 2016 to 15 July 2016;

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

Fairview, Isle of South Uist, Western Isles, Scotland

3 bedroom Cottage, South Uist.

Escape to South Uist for a unique and memorable holiday in this beautiful part of the Outer Hebrides, discover stunning unspoilt sandy beaches, clear waters, enjoy salmon and sea trout fishing, bird watching, hill walking and even whale watching in season during a stay at this good value and welcoming cottage.

Price range from £350 to £450 per week
Sleeps from 1 to 5 people in 3 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 1
Pet Friendly: Yes
Rating: Not assessed

phone 01878 700857 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 11 February 2016 to 12 February 2016; from 21 February 2016 to 13 March 2016; from 15 March 2016 to 17 April 2016;

phone 01244 500 540 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 >

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 >

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 >

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 >

Braewood Countryside Cottage, Whitebridge, Highlands And Islands , Whitebridge, Highland, Scotland

3 bedroom Cottage, Highlands.

This detached cottage is situated in the village of Whitebridge, within driving distance to Inverness in Scotland and it sleeps six people in three bedrooms.

Price range from £345 to £702 per week
Sleeps from 1 to 6 people in 3 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 2
Pet Friendly: No
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (4)


Next availability: from 11 February 2016 to 13 February 2016; from 20 February 2016 to 16 April 2016; from 23 April 2016 to 30 April 2016;

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

Keil View Dog-Friendly Holiday House, Corran, Fort William, Highland, Scotland

4 bedroom , Highlands.

Large spacious 4 bedroom Highland holiday house with some fantastic leisure facilities on offer, making this a great place to stay for groups of friends or family, enjoy a relaxing holiday with a heated indoor swimming pool, sauna and games room on site.

Special features: pool (), games room.

Price range from £1095 to £2495 per week
Sleeps from 4 to 10 people in 4 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 5
Pet Friendly: Yes
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (4)


Next availability: from 11 February 2016 to 12 February 2016; from 22 February 2016 to 26 February 2016; from 14 March 2016 to 18 March 2016;

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

Grantown Highland Apartment, Grantown on Spey, Highland, Scotland

3 bedroom Holiday Apartment, Scotland.

Three bedroom Grantown on Spey holiday apartment, could be a great base for a holiday in the Cairngorms National Park, a dog is welcome.

Price range from £377 to £782 per week
Sleeps from 2 to 6 people in 3 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 2
Pet Friendly: Yes (1 dog welcome)
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (4)


Next availability: from 11 February 2016 to 13 February 2016; from 20 February 2016 to 11 March 2016; from 14 March 2016 to 15 April 2016;

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

Turnberry Holiday Lodge, Dailly, Ayrshire, Scotland

4 bedroom Cottage, Scotland - Ayrshire and Dumfries & Galloway.

Smart 4 bedroom holiday lodge with countryside views, located on a leisure park with access to fantastic shared leisure facilities including an indoor heated swimming pool, sauna, gym and games room, ideal for a relaxing holiday in Ayrshire.

Special features: pool (), games room.

Price range from £306 to £669 per week
Sleeps from 2 to 6 people in 4 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 3
Pet Friendly: No
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (4)


Next availability: from 11 February 2016 to 13 February 2016; from 20 February 2016 to 19 March 2016; from 23 April 2016 to 29 April 2016;

phone 01244 500 540 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

phone 01862 83 2648 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 >

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


Late availability: from 10 February 2016 to 24 March 2016;

phone 01261 812191 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 >

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 27 February 2016 to 12 March 2016; from 19 March 2016 to 26 March 2016; from 09 April 2016 to 16 April 2016;

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

Atlas Holiday Lodge, Cawdor, Inverness-shire, Scotland

4 bedroom Log Cabin, Highlands.

With a suitably impressive name, this is a fabulous 4 bedroom wooden holiday lodge, with a stylish modern interior making this property ideal for a relaxing break, the outdoor hot tub and sauna work together to make this a supremely relaxing place to stay, all situated conveniently close to Inverness and the Inverness-shire coast.

Special features: free internet access, outdoor hot tub.

Price range from £947 to £1746 per week
Sleeps from 2 to 8 people in 4 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 3
Pet Friendly: No
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (5)


Next availability: from 11 February 2016 to 13 February 2016; from 01 March 2016 to 04 March 2016; from 06 March 2016 to 26 March 2016;

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

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