Rural Retreats and Country Holiday Homes in Scotland

Escape on holiday in rural ScotlandThe following country holiday homes are all rural retreats in Scotland where you can enjoy the delights of the countryside, peace and tranquillity. Please click on any images shown to view details of the country cottage accommodation available.

There are so many beautiful rural areas of Scotland to discover where you can enjoy being surrounded by farmlands and fields or for the ultimate escape rent a secluded lodge and stay hidden away nestled by woodlands, forest, mountains or hills. Scotland is a truly idyllic country with great natural beauty, perfect for serene and tranquil holidays.  

You can still discover natural wildernesses in Scotland on a rural retreat break in the Cairngorms, Outer Hebrides and in the North East of Scotland where the landscape is largely untouched and has a wonderful wild quality to it.

We trust that you'll enjoy browsing through the fantastic Scottish rustic and rural holiday homes shown below.

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Glencarron Lodge (for 18) & Cottage (8), Lochcarron, Strathcarron, Inverness, Highland, Scotland

15 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 8 or 9), ideal for those looking to discover the natural beauty, walking and outdoor sporting pursuits available in the Scottish Highlands.

Special features: free internet access, games room.

Price range from £525 to £2290 per week
Sleeps from 2 to 24 people in 15 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 8
Pet Friendly: Yes
Rating: Not assessed


Late availability: from 27 May 2018 to 30 June 2018;

Braewood Countryside Cottage, near the Great Glen Way, 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 16 June 2018 to 23 June 2018; from 17 July 2018 to 21 July 2018; from 28 July 2018 to 04 August 2018;

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 £395 to £604 per week
Sleeps from 1 to 2 people in 1 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 1
Pet Friendly: Yes (2 dogs welcome)
Rating: Not assessed


Late availability: from 27 May 2018 to 23 July 2018;

Alvey House, Newtonmore, Highland, Scotland

9 bedroom Large Country House, Highlands.

Large Victorian villa offering spacious and comfortable accommodation for up to 19 people in the village of Newtonmore in the Cairngorms.

Special features: free internet access.

Price range from £1129 to £2900 per week
Sleeps from 10 to 19 people in 9 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 9
Pet Friendly: Yes (2 dogs welcome)
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (4)
Next availability:
from 05 June 2018 to 09 June 2018; from 28 July 2018 to 04 August 2018; from 06 October 2018 to 07 October 2018;

Keil View Holiday House near the Great Glen Way, Corran, Highland, Scotland

4 bedroom Large Country House, 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, just 10 miles from Fort William.

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 31 August 2018 to 01 September 2018;

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 28 May 2018 to 09 June 2018; from 28 July 2018 to 04 August 2018; from 11 August 2018 to 18 August 2018;

Weiroch Lodge, Ballindalloch, Banffshire, Scotland

3 bedroom Barn Conversion, Speyside.

5 star rated mill conversion in Speyside with fabulous country views, a secluded setting next to forest and hills and close proximity to the Speyside Way and River Spey.

Special features: free internet access.

Price range from £676 to £1375 per week
Sleeps from 2 to 8 people in 3 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 4
Pet Friendly: Yes (2 dogs welcome)
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (5)
Next availability:
from 17 June 2018 to 24 June 2018; from 01 July 2018 to 08 July 2018; from 15 July 2018 to 22 July 2018;

Nuide Country House, Newtonmore, Inverness-shire, Scotland

5 bedroom Large Country House, Cairngorms National Park.

Five bedroom Scottish country house with fantastic views over the surrounding fields and farmlands out to the Monadhliath Mountains and a prime location within the Cairngorms National Park, sleeps groups of up to 10 people.

Special features: free internet access.

Price range from £850 to £1595 per week
Sleeps from 6 to 10 people in 5 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 4
Pet Friendly: No
Rating: Not assessed
Next availability:
from 29 May 2018 to 22 June 2018; from 25 June 2018 to 07 July 2018; from 14 July 2018 to 21 July 2018;

Edingtonhill House, Berwick on Tweed, Berwickshire, Scotland

7 bedroom Large Country House, Scottish Borders.

Edingtonhill House is a high quality 7 bedroom Scottish holiday home offering luxurious accommodation in the heart of the borders of Scotland, with an indoor heated swimming pool, sauna and children's play area as well as a fantastic country location, this house really does have it all.

Special features: free internet access, pool (part of house), games room, outdoor hot tub.

Price range from £3895 to £4895 per week
Sleeps from 1 to 22 people in 7 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 5
Pet Friendly: Yes (3 dogs welcome)
Rating: Not assessed
Next availability:
from 28 May 2018 to 01 June 2018; from 03 June 2018 to 08 June 2018; from 11 June 2018 to 15 June 2018;

Wildgrass Cottage (formerly called Jonna's Cottage), Killin, Perthshire, Scotland

2 bedroom Cottage, Perthshire.

Get away from it all with a stay at this lovely two ensuite bedroom country cottage which features a wood-burning stove and sauna with a lovely rural setting within Dochart Forest (this property is very family-friendly and dog-friendly).

Special features: free internet access.

Price range from £525 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 30 June 2018 to 23 August 2018;

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 28 May 2018 to 29 May 2018; from 02 June 2018 to 03 June 2018; from 17 June 2018 to 19 June 2018;

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 £4743 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)
Next availability:
from 01 October 2018 to 13 October 2018; from 20 October 2018 to 23 March 2019;

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 £790 to £1160 per week
Sleeps from 4 to 10 people in 5 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 2
Pet Friendly: Yes (2 dogs welcome)
Rating: Not assessed
Next availability:
from 28 May 2018 to 15 June 2018; from 29 June 2018 to 26 July 2018; from 02 August 2018 to 03 August 2018;

Lambing Field Rural Retreat, Kelso, Borders, Scotland

2 bedroom Rural Retreat, Cheviot Hills.

Escape on a tranquil rural retreat break to the beautiful Cheviot Hills, just 15 minutes' drive from Northumberland National Park, come and discover the excellent walking and riding country of the Scottish Borders.

Price range from £280 to £350 per week
Sleeps from 1 to 5 people in 2 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 1
Pet Friendly: No
Rating: Not assessed

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

Scotstoun Farmhouse, West Linton, Peeblesshire, Scotland

4 bedroom Country Cottage, Scottish Borders.

Stylish and beautifully presented 4 bedroom Scottish farmhouse, set next to beautiful gardens and unspoilt countryside in the scenic Scottish Borders, just 10 miles from Peebles and only around 20 miles from the city of Edinburgh.

Special features: free internet access.

Price range from £350 to £1000 per week
Sleeps from 2 to 7 people in 4 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 3
Pet Friendly: Yes
Rating: Not assessed

West Wing, Knockbrex, Kirkcudbright, Dumfries & Galloway, Scotland

4 bedroom Wing of Country House, Galloway.

Welcome to the West Wing, Knockbrex - A beautiful, Grade II* Listed Country House, located on the Solway Coastline with amazing sea views.

Special features: free internet access.

Price range from £445 to £1065 per week
Sleeps from 1 to 9 people in 4 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 2
Pet Friendly: No
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (4)

Craig Cottage, Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire, 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.

Special features: free internet access.

Price range from £450 to £850 per week
Sleeps from 1 to 6 people in 3 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 2
Pet Friendly: Yes
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (4)
Next availability:
from 28 May 2018 to 17 June 2018; from 24 June 2018 to 08 July 2018; from 29 July 2018 to 05 August 2018;

The Tackroom, Newton Stewart, Dumfries & Galloway, Scotland

1 bedroom Barn Conversion, Galloway South West Scotland.

Get away from it all with a break at this charming Scottish country cottage, with one double bedroom, this property is ideal for a couple looking to enjoy a relaxing break in a tranquil part of Dumfries and Galloway.

Price range from £285 to £455 per week
Sleeps from 1 to 2 people in 1 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 1
Pet Friendly: No
Rating: Not assessed
Next availability:
from 28 May 2018 to 23 June 2018; from 30 June 2018 to 07 July 2018; from 21 July 2018 to 01 September 2018;

Pitcalzean House, Tain, Highland, Scotland

13 bedroom Large Country House, Scottish Highlands.

Impressive 13 bedroom country house situated close to the Cromarty Firth in the Scottish Highlands and just 9 miles from Tain, with a games room on site and 4 sociable lounges, this is an ideal holiday house for big groups of friends and family looking to celebrate a special occasion or holiday altogether in a stunning secluded setting.

Special features: free internet access, games room.

Price range from £3470 to £4170 per week
Sleeps from 22 to 36 people in 13 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 10
Pet Friendly: Yes (2 dogs welcome)
Rating: Not assessed

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