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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.
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 Pub within a mile and a half Waterside Property
Silverglades Holiday Homes - Highlands and Islands - sleeps

Aviemore - Highlands and Islands

28 stylish, 3 & 4 star self catering holiday homes, sleeping from 2 - 10, in Aviemore, each with their own private garden, BBQ, patio area, private parking and fully equipped to meet all your holiday needs.

Short Breaks Available\ Dogs Welcome Family Friendly swimming pool access Sauna Onsite Golf course nearby Fishing nearby Tennis Court Games Room Real, Open or Log Fire Romantic Cottage for Two National Park Area
Williamscraig Holiday Cottages
7 lets sleeping 5,6,7 & 12+2
Williamscraig Holiday Cottages - Forth and Borders - sleeps

Linlithgow, nr Edinburgh - Forth and Borders

7 family friendly holiday cottages near the historic town of Linlithgow. Lovely rural location surrounded by fields, yet only 17 miles from the vibrant city of Edinburgh and 40 minutes from Glasgow. Perfect for ‘Town and Country’ breaks, the cottages offer relaxed, contemporary accommodation, with hot tub, play area and swing park.

Short Breaks Available\ Dogs Not Welcome Family Friendly Easy Access Wheelchair Access Broadband Access Hot Tub Golf course nearby Fishing nearby Real, Open or Log Fire Eco Friendly Property
Kinnaird Country House & Day Spa - Grampian and Tayside - sleeps

Pitlochry - Grampian and Tayside

Lovely Victorian property with panoramic open views across Perthshire farmland to hills, forests and mountains. This is an ideal location for group bookings for get togethers, intimate wedding parties, hen parties, golfing parties and groups looking for activity breaks such as walking, fishing, watersports and spa breaks or vacations. Spa Uniq is a fabulous little independent spa located next door to Kinnaird House and great value packages are available to guests.

Short Breaks Available\ Dogs Not Welcome Broadband Access Hot Tub Riding Nearby Golf course nearby Fishing nearby Real, Open or Log Fire
Courtyard House
Sleeps 2 - 6
Courtyard House - Forth and Borders - sleeps

Kelso - Forth and Borders

Courtyard House is a wing of a beautifully restored Edwardian house near the border towns of Kelso and Coldstream. Sleeping up to 6 people in 3 ensuite bedrooms and situated in peaceful surroundings makes it the ideal location for a relaxing break.

Short Breaks Available\ Dogs Welcome Family Friendly Broadband Access Riding Nearby Golf course nearby Fishing nearby Eco Friendly Property
Little Aird Hill
Sleeps 2
Little Aird Hill - Highlands and Islands - sleeps

Badachro, Gairloch - Highlands and Islands

Little Aird Hill is a high-spec, open plan studio style, detatched property which sleeps 2 in style and comfort in stunningly beautiful Badachro, near Gairloch. The sunroom offers fantastic views over the bay whilst dining or relaxing after a day out on local beaches or hills.

Short Breaks Available\ Dogs Welcome Family Friendly Easy Access Wheelchair Access Broadband Access Riding Nearby Golf course nearby Fishing nearby Real, Open or Log Fire Cottages near a beach Romantic Cottage for Two Pub within a mile and a half Eco Friendly Property Waterside Property
21 properties, sleeping 1-16
Portnellan - Western Scotland - sleeps

Crianlarich, Central Scotland - Western Scotland

Winner of VISITSCOTLAND'S Thistle Award "Best Accommodation Provider" for the region Central, Tayside and Fife.​ ​Award-winning self catering holiday properties in the Scottish Highlands sleeping 1 to 1​6​ people available for rent and for sale. ​ ​Awarded​ TripAdvisor ​"​Certificate of Excellence​"​ with over ​200​ 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 Pub within a mile and a half
Shankend Cottage
Sleeps 6
Shankend Cottage - Forth and Borders - sleeps

Hawick - Forth and Borders

Shankend Cottage is a three bedroomed wing of a former hunting lodge which is set in 100 acres of beautiful grounds. Carefully renovated and exceptionally well equipped it features double glazing, central heating and a woodburning stove. Golf, fishing, horse riding and cycling are all nearby.

Short Breaks Available\ Dogs Welcome Family Friendly Riding Nearby Golf course nearby Fishing nearby Real, Open or Log Fire Waterside Property