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Self Catering Holidays in Scotland

Self Catering Holidays in Scotland

Scotland offers visitors so much more than heather, hills, and the Hebrides – stunning as these are. It is a country of ancient landscapes, incredible wildlife, vibrant cites and a proud and flourishing cultural identity.

Scotland offers a diverse and unique countryside; high mountains, deep glens, rolling moor, ancient forest and beautiful coastal scenery. Staying in a holiday cottage in the Highlands can be an amazing way to experience Scotland at its very truest. Rent a cottage near the coast and admire the clear, star strewn skies, free of the light pollution of the south.

Scotland boasts two glorious National Parks. Stay in the Cairngorms, and you will be in Scotland’s largest national park, covering 4,500 sq km, much of it an unspoilt wilderness and home to a myriad of wildlife. According to Visit Scotland, the park hosts a whopping 25 percent of the UK's threatened wildlife species.

Holiday in or near Loch Lomond and the Trossachs National Park for a stunning landscape of lochs, deep forest and mountains. This is ‘Rob Roy’ country, an area rich in legend and folklore. You will be spoilt for choice of things to do. With 22 larger lochs and countless smaller lochs and lochans, the park is a must for those who enjoy water activities such as water skiing, canoeing, and sailing.

Activity holidays

There are an uncountable number of amazing walks and treks you can undertake whilst staying up in Scotland, whether you prefer a leisurely stroll or a long-distance hike. With all these fabulous opportunities for walking, don’t forget to bring your dog! There is a great choice of pet friendly cottages in Scotland available – it is nice to stay somewhere where your dog is as welcome as you are!

With its coast, rivers and lochs offering world class fishing- angling holidays in Scotland area a perennial favourite. We have a fantastic range of holiday rentals with access to fishing - be they a cabin in the highlands, or a cottage rental on the West Coast there is something to suit the seasoned angler or the beginner.

Scotland is known as the birth place of golf and boasts six centuries of golfing history. Quite rightly golfing breaks are another popular holiday choice. Although Perthshire is justifiably famous for its golf courses – you will find some great properties across the country. Click here for self catering properties offering access to a golf course.

Cultural breaks

For those of you who like your life with a little less exercise in it, Scotland can also cater for you! The proliferation of historical sites means that you will never be stuck for something to do for a day. Mary Queen of Scots, Bonnie Prince Charlie, Robert the Bruce, and Robert Burns all left their mark, and the Scots are always keen and proud to share their heritage.

To follow in the footsteps of Scotland’s most famous monarch, try the Robert the Bruce Trail when staying in a holiday rental in Dumfries & Galloway.

If you are renting a cottage in Speyside or Aberdeenshire, why not try the unique Malt Whiskey Trail? Fascinating behind-the-scenes tours of world-renowned distilleries and a chance to sample the amber nectar itself.

Scotland is home to the most incredible prehistoric sites; Skara Brae, Callanais and Jarlshof in the Islands most immediately spring to mind, but you will find a plethora of wonderful places to visit.

Scotland’s cities are Northern hubs of culture and excitement. Glasgow has emerged recently as a modern and vibrant city, reinvigorated by massive investments and an influx of students, for those looking for an amazing night out – look no further. The culture and history of Glasgow is very interesting, the city is a show case for the ‘Glasgow style of architecture’ and the elegant work of the UK’s ‘leading exponent of Art Nouveau’, Charles Rennie Mackintosh. For cottages with easy access to Glasgow, check out our holiday rentals in Western Scotland.

Stay in the Forth and Borders and you will find that Edinburgh makes a great day trip. Edinburgh is a relatively small city that packs much into its punch. The architecture is glorious - the cityscape of the Old and New Towns is a designated World Heritage site. Climb to the top of St Arthur’s seat in Holyrood Park and see the whole of Edinburgh laid out like patchwork. There are some amazing museums and parks. Don’t forget the fantastic annual Edinburgh Festival – a cultural event that is not to be missed!


However if you are looking for pure rest and relaxation why not hire a cottage with a hot tub or a swimming pool? For cosy evenings by the fire, choose a property with an open fire or log burner. You can find self catering cottages with easy/disabled or wheelchair access by using our easy to use advanced search.
Saorphin Cottages
Sleep 2,8 and 10
Saorphin Cottages - Highlands and Islands - sleeps

Isle of Mull - Highlands and Islands

Situated 2 miles from Bunessan & overlooking Loch Assapol, the cottages offer a perfect location for walking, loch and sea fishing, birdwatching or relaxing and enjoying the scenery. Ideal retreat for a romantic break, family holiday or book all together for a celebration.

Dogs Welcome Fishing nearby Real, Open or Log Fire Cottages near a beach Waterside Property
Little Woodside
Sleeps 4
Little Woodside - Highlands and Islands - sleeps

Kilmuir - Highlands and Islands

This renovated detached cottage is situated in eight acres of sheltered land with magnificent views over the Moray Firth and lying five miles north of Inverness. Tastefully furnished and decorated, it provides a splendid base for exploring the Black Isle, Loch Ness, Aviemore, and the West Coast.

Short Breaks Available\ Easy Access Golf course nearby Fishing nearby Real, Open or Log Fire Cottages near a beach
Bonnyside House & Antonine Wall Cottages - Forth and Borders - sleeps

Bonnybridge - Forth and Borders

Just 20 minutes away by train from Edinburgh and 30 minutes from Glasgow, a Georgian villa and 2 cottages set in 5 acres of garden and woodland. Fabulous facilities including indoor heated swimming pool, hot tub, sauna, cinema room, party room, games room, barbeque hut and children’s play area.

Short Breaks Available\ Dogs Welcome Family Friendly Easy Access Wheelchair Access Broadband Access swimming pool access Hot Tub Sauna Onsite Riding Nearby Golf course nearby Fishing nearby Games Room Real, Open or Log Fire
Gaskbeg Holidays
Sleeps 4, 4 & 6+4 (18)
Gaskbeg Holidays - Highlands and Islands - sleeps

Laggan By Newtonmore - Highlands and Islands

Three charming self catering properties in a stunning Highland location, half a mile from the village of Laggan in the Cairngorms National Park. Magnificent scenery, rich in wildlife and with plenty of outdoor activities nearby.

Short Breaks Available\ Family Friendly Easy Access Broadband Access Riding Nearby Golf course nearby Fishing nearby Real, Open or Log Fire Eco Friendly Property National Park Area
Linnhe Croft Holiday Cottages
Lochside cottages sleeping 4+2
Linnhe Croft Holiday Cottages - Western Scotland - sleeps

Port Appin - Western Scotland

Lochside cottages within easy reach of Oban and Fort William, Glencoe is within approximately 25 minutes drive. Stunning views across Loch Linnhe and the mountains.

Short Breaks Available\ Dogs Welcome Family Friendly Easy Access Broadband Access Waterside Property
21 properties, sleeping 2-10
Portnellan - Perthshire - sleeps

Crianlarich, Central Scotland - Perthshire

A Picture of Perfection in the Heart of the Highlands. Award-winning self catering holiday properties in the Scottish Highlands sleeping 1 to 10 people available for rent and for sale. Awarded 'Certificate of Excellence 2015' for the year running with over 170 reviews.

Short Breaks Available\ Dogs Welcome Family Friendly Easy Access Broadband Access Function Room Hot Tub Sauna Onsite Golf course nearby Fishing nearby Games Room Real, Open or Log Fire Romantic Cottage for Two Luxury Eco Friendly Property Waterside Property National Park Area
Tweed Rig
Sleeps 10 + 4
Tweed Rig - Forth and Borders - sleeps

Gattonside, Nr Melrose - Forth and Borders

Luxurious villa in stunning location. 5 bedrooms, sleeps 10+4, one acre woodland garden. Situated in the village of Gattonside, Melrose this property is suitable for families/groups/couples. SKY TV, Broadband, PS2, Table Tennis etc.

Dogs Welcome Family Friendly Easy Access Broadband Access Sauna Onsite Riding Nearby Golf course nearby Fishing nearby Games Room Real, Open or Log Fire
The Old Inn
Sleeps 6 - 8
The Old Inn - Highlands and Islands - sleeps

Staffin, Isle of Skye - Highlands and Islands

The oldest 'white house' in the north end of Skye, built circa 1783. The Inn is situated overlooking the beautiful Staffin bay, in what is arguably the most scenic area on Skye. Ideally located for exploring the magical island of Skye or for just relaxing and enjoying the Highlands & Islands of Scotland.

Short Breaks Available\ Dogs Welcome Broadband Access Function Room Riding Nearby Golf course nearby Fishing nearby Games Room Real, Open or Log Fire Cottages near a beach
Tigh na Creig Lodge - Highlands and Islands - sleeps

Glenelg, Kyle of Lochalsh - Highlands and Islands

An architect designed self catering holiday cottage for two situated by the sea shore in Glenelg village on the West Coast of Scotland, with stunning sea views across to the Isle of Skye and down the Sound of Sleat.

Short Breaks Available\ Easy Access Broadband Access Riding Nearby Fishing nearby Cottages near a beach Romantic Cottage for Two Waterside Property
Rock Cottage at Port Appin - Western Scotland - sleeps

Argyll - Western Scotland

Rock Cottage is a beautiful cottage at Port Appin in Argyll. Situated by the sea with wonderful views and sleeping up to 6 guests.

Dogs Welcome Family Friendly Golf course nearby Games Room Real, Open or Log Fire Cottages near a beach