Self catering and country cottages in Scotland

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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.

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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.

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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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


Special Offer: from 17 August 2018 to 01 September 2018; from 01 September 2018 to 27 October 2018; from 27 October 2018 to 21 December 2018;
Late availability: from 18 August 2018 to 18 October 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 26 August 2018 to 02 September 2018; from 30 September 2018 to 07 October 2018; from 21 October 2018 to 22 December 2018;

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 12 October 2018 to 19 October 2018; from 26 October 2018 to 02 November 2018; from 09 November 2018 to 17 November 2018;

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

4 bedroom Holiday Cottage, 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 03 November 2018 to 10 November 2018; from 17 November 2018 to 15 December 2018; from 22 December 2018 to 29 December 2018;

Aberfoyle Apartment, Aberfoyle, Stirlingshire, Scotland

2 bedroom Cottage Apartment, Scotland.

Get away and discover the beauty and charm of Stirlingshire with a stay in this welcoming holiday apartment.

Special features: free internet access.

Price range from £245 to £457 per week
Sleeps from 2 to 4 people in 2 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 1
Pet Friendly: No
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (2)
Next availability:
from 15 September 2018 to 13 October 2018;

Sedona, Glendevon, Perthshire, Scotland

3 bedroom Log Cabin, Perthshire.

High quality holiday lodge set on a holiday park, next to woodland, close to Loch Leven and within a half hour drive of both Perth and Stirling.

Special features: free internet access.

Price range from £389 to £1055 per week
Sleeps from 2 to 6 people in 3 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 1
Pet Friendly: Yes (2 dogs welcome)
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (4)


Late availability: from 18 August 2018 to 25 August 2018;

The Mill House, Peebles, Peeblesshire, Scotland

5 bedroom Unique Cottage, Scottish Borders.

Converted 5 bedroom watermill with a truly enviable riverside location (salmon and trout fishing possible by arrangement and with a permit), impressive river views and an excellent location just 2 miles from the heart of Peebles and just 24 miles from the beautiful city of Edinburgh.

Special features: free internet access.

Price range from £695 to £1595 per week
Sleeps from 1 to 10 people in 5 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 3
Pet Friendly: Yes (2 dogs welcome)
Rating: Not assessed
Next availability:
from 18 August 2018 to 06 September 2018; from 10 September 2018 to 14 September 2018; from 17 September 2018 to 01 December 2018;

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
Next availability:
from 13 September 2018 to 16 September 2018; from 30 September 2018 to 01 October 2018; from 28 October 2018 to 31 October 2018;

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The Old Customs house, Banff & Macduff, Aberdeenshire, Scotland

4 bedroom Cottage, Moray Firth.

Luxurious sleeps 10 holiday house in Banff with sea views, hot tub and an excellent location along Banff's marina.

Special features: free internet access, outdoor hot tub.

Price range from £1600 to £2300 per week
Sleeps from 1 to 10 people in 4 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 5
Pet Friendly: Yes (1 dog welcome)
Rating: Not assessed


Late availability: from 17 August 2018 to 17 August 2018;

Portsoy Coastal Cottage, Portsoy, Aberdeenshire, Scotland

3 bedroom Stone-Built Cottage, Scotland.

Enjoy a stay in a traditional Scottish holiday home close to the coast at this 3 bedroom family-cottage.

Special features: free internet access.

Price range from £361 to £788 per week
Sleeps from 2 to 6 people in 3 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 2
Pet Friendly: No
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (3)
Next availability:
from 06 October 2018 to 03 November 2018;

St Abbs Coastal Cottage, St Abbs, Berwickshire, Scotland

3 bedroom Coastal Cottage, Scotland.

Homely and welcoming family-friendly 3 bedroom coastal cottage in St Abbs, just a short walk from the seaside and just 11 miles from Berwick upon Tweed.

Special features: free internet access.

Price range from £283 to £744 per week
Sleeps from 3 to 5 people in 3 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 0
Pet Friendly: No
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (3)
Next availability:
from 18 August 2018 to 22 August 2018; from 01 September 2018 to 08 September 2018; from 06 October 2018 to 20 October 2018;

Atlas Holiday Lodge, Cawdor, Inverness-shire, Scotland

4 bedroom Eco-Friendly Lodge, 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)


Late availability: from 17 August 2018 to 18 August 2018;

Plum Braes Holiday Cottages, Kelso, Borders, Scotland

5 bedroom Barn Conversions, Scottish Borders.

Four rural retreats to choose from on an organic farm near Kelso, choose from a 5 bedroom holiday house with panoramic views of the Cheviot Hills or a smaller cosy cottage.

Special features: free internet access, tennis court, games room.

Price range from £300 to £1500 per week
Sleeps from 2 to 10 people in 5 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 7
Pet Friendly: Yes
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (4)
Next availability:
from 18 August 2018 to 20 August 2018; from 31 August 2018 to 03 September 2018; from 07 September 2018 to 10 September 2018;

Torr Beag, Kilmartin, Argyll and Bute, Scotland

3 bedroom Cottage, Argyll and Bute.

Comfortable 3 bedroom cottage close to Loch Sween, around 11 miles from Lochgilphead.

Price range from £319 to £868 per week
Sleeps from 3 to 6 people in 3 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 2
Pet Friendly: No
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (4)
Next availability:
from 06 October 2018 to 27 October 2018; from 03 November 2018 to 29 December 2018;

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 £2600 to £3750 per week
Sleeps from 1 to 14 people in 6 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 6
Pet Friendly: No
Rating: Not assessed


Special Offer: from 26 October 2018 to 29 October 2018;
Late availability: from 03 September 2018 to 05 October 2018;

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)


Special Offer: from 17 August 2018 to 26 August 2018;

Galahill, Burntisland, Fife, Scotland

5 bedroom Holiday Bungalow, Central Scotland.

Wake up to sea views every day with a stay at this welcoming 5 bedroom holiday cottage which overlooks the Firth of Forth, in an excellent location, just 200 metres from a beach and within an hour's drive of Edinburgh.

Special features: free internet access.

Price range from £695 to £1595 per week
Sleeps from 1 to 10 people in 5 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 2
Pet Friendly: Yes (2 dogs welcome)
Rating: Not assessed


Late availability: from 17 August 2018 to 24 August 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 08 September 2018 to 15 September 2018; from 29 September 2018 to 31 October 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 25 August 2018 to 25 October 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 18 August 2018 to 19 August 2018; from 01 September 2018 to 15 September 2018; from 22 September 2018 to 29 September 2018;

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