Self-catering holidays in Scotland

Home of the haggis and the Agony Bags (AKA bagpipes), Scotland might be small, but it packs an awful lot into its tartan britches. Book one of our Scotland cottages and you'll be granted a warm welcome to a world where mythical monsters roam Loch Ness, crumbling historic castles look as though they're fresh from a fairytale, and the great outdoors is just begging to be explored.

Holiday cottages in Scotland are a popular accommodation choice for visitors to this beautiful country. Cottages offer a cosy and comfortable holiday home away from home, often featuring traditional architecture and furnishings that reflect Scotland's rich cultural heritage. They can be found in a variety of locations, from lively cities to picturesque rural settings, offering stunning views of the surrounding countryside making them a popular choice for a peaceful and relaxing break.

Frequently Asked Questions

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  1. Q. What are the best Scottish holiday cottages?

      • The best holiday accommodation in Scotland include The Kennels Bothy in Beauly, The Bothy holiday home in Bridge Of Earn and Waulkmill in Bentpath. This holiday cottage even has its own enclosed garden. Opt for one of our cosy cottages in rural districts complete with wood burning stove, or book a self-catering holiday in a picturesque village close to the national parks. For something a bit more exclusive, consider one of our Scottish holiday cottages in the vibrant cities or a cosy retreat in a quiet location. You can't go wrong booking a romantic retreat, special celebration or any manner of short breaks in Scotland.
  2. Q. Is a holiday cottage in Scotland expensive?

    • The cost of Scottish cottages can vary depending on a number of factors such as location, size, and time of year. Generally, the more remote or picturesque the location, the higher the price tends to be. However, there are also plenty of budget-friendly and affordable options available on our site, especially during the off-season. It's worth noting that prices can also fluctuate quite a bit between different regions of Scotland, so it's a good idea to do some research and compare prices before making a self catering booking. You may get a deal on a holiday cottage if you spend longer there, as booking a short break often comes with increased administration fees for the owner. Alternatively, try searching for places with late availability to see what special offers are available on self catering accommodation that may otherwise stay empty.
  3. Q. How can I choose from your many cottages in Scotland?

    • It can be tough to choose between our huge range of self catering cottages, so it pays to be picky and know what you like! Some of our most popular holiday homes are pet friendly and feature beautiful views, four poster bed and log fires for the ultimate in romantic cottages. If you're visiting Scotland in a large group and are looking for the perfect place to stay, try one of our stately homes with multiple bedrooms for the whole family and that all important open fire. For the more adventurous family, choose a working farm or one of our holiday cottages a short drive from the outdoor activities that Scotland is famous for. Rafting or horse riding anyone? Or for the sea-faring folk amongst you, opt for one of our self catering cottages on the coast and make the most of those sea views. Your perfect getaway is only a few clicks away!
  4. Q. How many days is enough for Scotland?

    • Ahh... the age old question! How long you spend in Scotland completely depends on your budget and how much you want to do while you're there. For a city break to somewhere like Fort William or St Andrews, a few days is likely enough. But if you want to explore the diverse landscape of Scotland, a few weeks is best. To make the most of your time, it's a good idea to find a Scotland holiday cottage that makes the perfect base just a short stroll from the things and places you want to see.

Popular Destinations in Scotland


As well as cottages, Scotland is packed with stunning locations, attractions and things to see and so, whether you're on the coast, just over the Scottish Borders or enjoying the great outdoors inland. For a look at the scenery at its unspoilt best, it doesn't get much better than the Outer Hebrides or the Isle of Skye. With mountains clawing at the sky, glittering lochs and a ragged, rugged coastline, it's a feast for the senses. For hustle and bustle with a bit of history thrown in, you can't beat the vibrant city of Edinburgh. Riddled with winding backstreets, excellent shopping, the imposing castle in its elevated position and, of course, Edinburgh Festival, booking one of holiday cottages in Scotland gives you access to everything you could need for a break.


With a rich history featuring many a kilted battle and the largest lake in Britain, Loch Lomond and its national park is a great place to escape the summer crowds. Not to be outdone, Loch Ness is the only loch in Scotland that boasts its own beastie and you can take part in holiday activities including Loch Ness monster spotting trips across its tranquil waters. And then there's the whisky trail and food to consider- Scotland offers some of the finest fare in the country, from outstanding fish and seafood to the much-prized Aberdeen Angus. Whatever you want from your break, booking one of our self catering holiday cottages in Scotland is the first step towards a peaceful retreat.


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