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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
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
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\ 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 Eco Friendly Property Waterside Property
Shore Croft
Sleeps 2 - 8
Shore Croft
Shore Croft - Highlands and Islands - sleeps

Aultbea - Highlands and Islands

EXCEPTIONAL, 5 STAR, HOUSE ON BEACH.Right on the edge of the sea, with pebble beach. Views out to Loch Ewe & Outer Hebrides. Shore Croft was built to take full advantage of its unique situation, facing south with panoramic views. Sleeps between 2 and 8. fantastic winter breaks.

Short Breaks Available\ Dogs Welcome Family Friendly Easy Access Broadband Access Fishing nearby Real, Open or Log Fire Cottages near a beach Luxury Eco Friendly Property Waterside Property
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
Ballat Smithy Cottage
Ballat Smithy Cottage - Western Scotland - sleeps

Drymen, Stirlingshire - Western Scotland

A lovely cottage sleeping 4 people near the 'Bonnie Banks' of Loch Lomond. Price includes welcome pack of home made, local and Fair Trade provisons.

Short Breaks Available\ Family Friendly Broadband Access Riding Nearby Golf course nearby Fishing nearby Eco Friendly Property National Park Area
Three bedrooms, sleeps six
Aodann - Highlands and Islands - sleeps

Poolewe, Gairloch - Highlands and Islands

Aodann has amazing views across the sea loch, Loch Ewe, to the mountains beyond. It is a contemporary home of stunning design sleeping 6 (two doubles and a twin). It is well equipped with a lovely open plan kitchen, dining & living area. There is lots to do from gardens to whale watching. Plenty of lovely tea shops!

Easy Access Broadband Access Cottages near a beach Unusual or Different Property Waterside Property
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
Ellary Estate Cottages
13 cottages sleep 2 - 8
Ellary Estate Cottages - Western Scotland - sleeps

Near Lochgilphead - Western Scotland

Beautiful estates between Lochs Sween & Caolisport. This is the scenery which has made the West Coast of Scotland famous. Our properties have been updated, modernised and maintained to an equal high standard over the years. The cottages all stand in their own grounds, offering privacy and seclusion and are equipped with everything that you are likely to require on your holiday.

Short Breaks Available\ Dogs Welcome Family Friendly Easy Access Broadband Access Golf course nearby Fishing nearby Real, Open or Log Fire Cottages near a beach Romantic Cottage for Two Waterside Property
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