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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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 £2200 per week
Sleeps from 2 to 24 people in 15 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 8
Pet Friendly: Yes
Rating: Not assessed

phone +44 (0)20 8340 7421 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 >

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


Next availability: from 01 May 2017 to 07 May 2017; from 14 May 2017 to 21 May 2017; from 11 June 2017 to 18 June 2017;

phone 013398 81610 emailClick here to email owner more info >

Romantic Retreat at Gavinburn Cottages, Old Kilpatrick, Dunbartonshire, Scotland

1 bedroom Romantic Retreat, Central Scotland.

Escape and treat the one you love to a romantic break at this high quality couple's cottage next to the Kilpatrick Hills and within walking distance of the Forth and Clyde Canal, this is a fantastic high quality romantic retreat just 15 minutes' car ride from the Loch Lomond and Trossachs National Park and a mere 30 minutes' train ride from Glasgow.

Special features: free internet access.

Price range from £390 to £470 per week
Sleeps from 1 to 2 people in 1 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 1
Pet Friendly: Yes (1 dog welcome)
Rating: Not assessed

phone 01389 841815 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 24 June 2017 to 15 July 2017; from 22 July 2017 to 29 July 2017; from 19 August 2017 to 09 September 2017;

phone 01671 404085 emailClick here to email owner more info >

Pet-Friendly Gatehouse of Fleet Cottage, Gatehouse of Fleet, Dumfries & Galloway, Scotland

4 bedroom Holiday Cottage, Scotland.

Good value white-washed holiday cottage with a comfortable and welcoming interior and a dog-friendly policy, situated in Gatehouse of Fleet in Dumfries and Glloway, discover castles, forests and unspoilt Dumfries and Galloway's coast and countryside on a cottage break.

Price range from £349 to £816 per week
Sleeps from 2 to 7 people in 4 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 2
Pet Friendly: Yes
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (3)


Next availability: from 01 May 2017 to 06 May 2017; from 20 May 2017 to 27 May 2017; from 03 June 2017 to 10 June 2017;

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

Keil View Dog-Friendly 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 01 May 2017 to 05 May 2017; from 26 May 2017 to 02 June 2017; from 05 June 2017 to 09 June 2017;

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 >

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: 6
Pet Friendly: No
Rating: Not assessed


Special Offer: from 05 June 2017 to 09 June 2017;
Late availability: from 19 June 2017 to 23 June 2017;

phone 01261 812191 emailClick here to email owner more info >

Seaview Terrace with Loch Views, Fort William, Highland, Scotland

3 bedroom Holiday Home, Scottish Highlands.

Spacious 3 bedroom holiday home in a tranquil location close to the heart of Fort William, with superb views over the sea loch, Loch Linnhe.

Special features: free internet access.

Price range from £385 to £850 per week
Sleeps from 2 to 6 people in 3 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 1
Pet Friendly: No
Rating: Not assessed


Next availability: from 08 May 2017 to 10 May 2017; from 19 May 2017 to 26 May 2017; from 05 June 2017 to 21 June 2017;

phone 07867527688 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 06 May 2017 to 27 May 2017; from 08 July 2017 to 09 July 2017; from 19 August 2017 to 26 August 2017;

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

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 £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


Next availability: from 01 May 2017 to 27 May 2017; from 04 June 2017 to 05 June 2017; from 18 June 2017 to 22 July 2017;

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

Mountwood Lodges, Auchterarder, Perthshire, Scotland

3 bedroom Log Lodges, Central Scotland.

Collection of three 5 star rated log cabins with luxurious interiors set in beautiful countryside in Perthshire close to the Ochil Hills, ideal for a tranquil rural retreat break.

Special features: outdoor hot tub.

Price range from £1080 to £1200 per week
Sleeps from 2 to 6 people in 3 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 2
Pet Friendly: No
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (5)


Special Offer: from 30 April 2017 to 31 May 2017;

phone 01764 662609 emailClick here to email owner more info >

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 01 May 2017 to 06 May 2017; from 27 May 2017 to 28 May 2017; from 15 July 2017 to 29 July 2017;

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

Rosemount Country House, Blairgowrie, Highland, Scotland

8 bedroom Large Country House, Angus & Fife.

Impressive Scottish large country house with spacious rooms and 8 bedrooms, this pet-friendly property offers secluded gardens which feature a small outdoor heated swimming pool which is available in the summer months, great place for groups of friends or family looking to holiday altogether or celebrate a special occasion in the Scottish Highlands.

Special features: free internet access, pool ().

Price range from £1495 to £2650 per week
Sleeps from 8 to 16 people in 8 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 6
Pet Friendly: Yes
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (4)


Next availability: from 01 May 2017 to 05 May 2017; from 08 May 2017 to 12 May 2017; from 22 May 2017 to 26 May 2017;

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 01 May 2017 to 16 May 2017; from 22 May 2017 to 27 May 2017; from 03 June 2017 to 24 June 2017;

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

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 £1550 per week
Sleeps from 6 to 10 people in 5 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 4
Pet Friendly: No
Rating: Not assessed


Next availability: from 01 May 2017 to 27 May 2017; from 03 June 2017 to 10 June 2017; from 17 June 2017 to 20 June 2017;

phone 01271 377432 emailClick here to email owner more info >

Greenswangs House, Dalton, Dumfries & Galloway, Scotland

4 bedroom Large Country House, Dumfriess-shire.

Unique high quality Scottish country house with relaxing hot tub, just 20 minutes drive from Dumfries and Carlisle, ideal for large family gatherings, wedding parties or groups of friends.

Special features: free internet access, outdoor hot tub.

Price range from £876 to £1927 per week
Sleeps from 8 to 10 people in 4 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 4
Pet Friendly: No
Rating: Not assessed

phone 01884 849 127 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 01 May 2017 to 26 May 2017; from 14 July 2017 to 21 July 2017; from 04 August 2017 to 18 August 2017;

phone 01244 500 540 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)


Next availability: from 01 October 2017 to 02 October 2017; from 16 October 2017 to 01 April 2018;

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

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