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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Nant Hall Romantic Retreat, Taynuilt, Argyll and Bute, Scotland

1 bedroom , Argyll & The Isles.

Unique romantic holiday cottage with one bedroom, spacious interior and attractive gardens, set next to stunning countryside and close to Oban, could be ideal for a couple looking to discover some of the best of the West Coast of Scotland.

Special features: free internet access.

Price range from £303 to £503 per week
Sleeps from 1 to 2 people in 1 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 1
Pet Friendly: No
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (5)


Next availability: from 08 August 2017 to 11 August 2017; from 06 October 2017 to 07 October 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 14 September 2017 to 15 September 2017; from 02 October 2017 to 09 October 2017; from 10 November 2017 to 21 December 2017;

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

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 19 August 2017 to 20 August 2017; from 25 August 2017 to 09 September 2017; from 30 September 2017 to 21 October 2017;

phone 01244 500 540 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 good quality 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 £460 to £645 per week
Sleeps from 1 to 4 people in 2 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 1
Pet Friendly: Yes (3 dogs welcome)
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (3)


Next availability: from 01 September 2017 to 04 September 2017; from 15 September 2017 to 16 September 2017; from 23 September 2017 to 13 October 2017;

phone 07583 436040 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 26 August 2017 to 09 September 2017; from 30 September 2017 to 07 October 2017; from 28 October 2017 to 10 February 2018;

phone 01671 404085 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 £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 26 August 2017 to 16 September 2017; from 30 September 2017 to 01 October 2017; from 08 October 2017 to 21 October 2017;

phone 01271 377432 emailClick here to email owner more info >

Kettle Knowe Country Cottage, Castle Douglas, Dumfries & Galloway, Scotland

5 bedroom Rural Retreat, Scotland.

Five bedroom country lodge sleeping up to 10 in pet-friendly accommodation near to Castle Douglas.

Special features: free internet access.

Price range from £518 to £1233 per week
Sleeps from 4 to 10 people in 5 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 2
Pet Friendly: Yes
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (3)


Next availability: from 27 July 2017 to 29 July 2017;

phone 01244 500 540 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 05 August 2017 to 10 September 2017; from 17 September 2017 to 30 September 2017; from 14 October 2017 to 27 December 2017;

phone 013398 81610 emailClick here to email owner more info >

Lazy Day Cottages, Fishwick, Borders, Scotland

2 bedroom Pine Lodge, Scottish Borders.

Collection of three luxurious 5 star rated log cabins in the Borders countryside, facilities here include a lovely bubbly hot tub and Finnish sauna.

Special features: outdoor hot tub.

Price range from £850 to £1055 per week
Sleeps from 1 to 4 people in 2 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 2
Pet Friendly: No
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (5)


Next availability: from 27 July 2017 to 19 August 2017; from 26 August 2017 to 15 September 2017;

phone 01289 384938 emailClick here to email owner more info >

Oyster Catcher Dogs-welcome Cottage, Southern Scotland, Southerness, Dumfries & Galloway, 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)


Next availability: from 26 August 2017 to 28 August 2017; from 01 September 2017 to 02 September 2017; from 09 December 2017 to 13 January 2018;

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

Thorntree Barn, Arnprior, Stirlingshire, Scotland

3 bedroom Barn Conversion, Central Scotland.

With superb countryside views out to Ben Lomond and the southern uplands from the property and the garden, this lovely 3 bedroom holiday barn is a great place to watch the sunset and is located just outside of the stunning Loch Lomond and Trossachs National Park (one of Scotland's most beautiful areas) and is a mere 13 miles from Stirling with its impressive historic castle.

Special features: free internet access.

Price range from £400 to £715 per week
Sleeps from 4 to 7 people in 3 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 2
Pet Friendly: No
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (3)


Next availability: from 02 September 2017 to 09 September 2017; from 16 September 2017 to 24 November 2017; from 27 November 2017 to 22 December 2017;

phone 01786870710 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 30 September 2017 to 14 October 2017; from 11 November 2017 to 29 December 2017;

phone 01244 500 540 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 >

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 27 July 2017 to 28 July 2017; from 10 August 2017 to 11 August 2017; from 18 August 2017 to 19 August 2017;

phone 07867527688 emailClick here to email owner more info >

Unique Tower House near the River Tweed, Coldstream, Borders, Scotland

4 bedroom Tower House, Scotland.

Looking for a unique and special holiday house to rent in the Scottish Borders?.

Price range from £417 to £1078 per week
Sleeps from 4 to 8 people in 4 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 2
Pet Friendly: No
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (4)


Next availability: from 27 July 2017 to 29 July 2017; from 06 September 2017 to 09 September 2017; from 16 September 2017 to 18 September 2017;

phone 01244 500 540 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


Next availability: from 27 July 2017 to 04 August 2017; from 18 August 2017 to 08 September 2017; from 25 September 2017 to 02 October 2017;

phone 01884 849 127 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


Special Offer: from 26 July 2017 to 31 December 2017; from 26 July 2017 to 31 August 2017;
Next availability: from 29 July 2017 to 12 August 2017; from 28 August 2017 to 14 September 2017; from 20 September 2017 to 30 September 2017;

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

1 Gray's Noust, Dundas Street, Stromness, Orkney, Scotland

2 bedroom Coastal Cottage, Stromness Conservation Area.

Lovely 2 bedroom holiday cottage situated close to Stromness' historical centre, with a sea view from the lounge, this could be the perfect base for your holiday in Orkney.

Special features: free internet access.

Price range from £400 to £500 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 27 July 2017 to 29 July 2017;

phone 07765956320 emailClick here to email owner more info >

Naro Moro Lodge, Balintore, Ross and Cromarty, Scotland

2 bedroom Cottage, Northern Scotland.

This property has of open plan design with wood burning stove, comfortable siiting and dining area with galley kitchen, gas cooker and dish washer.

Special features: free internet access.

Price range from £400 to £450 per week
Sleeps from 2 to 4 people in 2 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 1
Pet Friendly: Yes
Rating: Not assessed

phone 01862 83 2648 emailClick here to email owner more info >

3 Bedroom Holiday Home near Dunoon, Dunoon, Argyll and Bute, Scotland

3 bedroom Cottage Apartment, Scotland.

Excellent value holiday apartment with coastal views out over the Firth of Clyde, situated within a historic villa close to Dunoon.

Price range from £330 to £721 per week
Sleeps from 2 to 6 people in 3 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 1
Pet Friendly: No
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (3)


Next availability: from 27 July 2017 to 29 July 2017; from 12 August 2017 to 19 August 2017;

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

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