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? 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 ?ee?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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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

Gavinburn Cottages, Old Kilpatrick, Dunbartonshire, Scotland

4 bedroom Cottage Complex, Central Scotland.

Five luxury self-catering country cottages under 10 miles from both Loch Lomond and Glasgow City Centre (choose from a 1 bed cottage, 2 bed cottages or a 4 bed cottage or book all the cottages altogether by arrangement).

Special features: free internet access, games room.

Price range from £350 to £850 per week
Sleeps from 2 to 8 people in 4 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 2
Pet Friendly: Yes (1 dog welcome)
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (4)

Royal Deeside Woodland Lodges, Ballater, Aberdeenshire, Scotland

2 bedroom Log Cabins, 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)

Edinburgh Apartments, Edinburgh, Edinburgh, Scotland

2 bedroom Cottage Apartment, Edinburgh and Central Scotland.

Two holiday apartments situated in central Edinburgh, a 2 bedroom apartment in Edinburgh's Old Town and a 1 bedroom apartment in the Grassmarket area.

Special features: free internet access.

Price range from £840 to £1600 per week
Sleeps from 2 to 4 people in 2 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 1
Pet Friendly: No
Rating: Not assessed

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, sauna.

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)

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)