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Islands Ar Tearmann, Calligarry, Ardvasar, Sleat, Isle of Skye

Walking holiday on Isle of Skye
Bedrooms: 2 (superking zip and link divan bed + king size). Sleeps: 4. Armadale. Pets welcome - 2 Dogs by arrangement. Short breaks.

The Isle of Skye, sometimes referred to as Scotland romantic Island, is connected by a bridge to Scotland’s north-west coast , it's also accessible by ferry from Mallaig to Armadale. Are you looking for a walking holiday? If so this is an amazing place to stay with 12 Munros in The Cullin Range as well as the Trotternish Ridge, so you will find challenging walks even the most experienced walkers. This cottage is recently converted, warm and luxurious with fabulous views, high quality restaurants close by and dogs are very welcome - let us help you plan an unforgettable island experience.

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Islands Thatched Cottage, South Uist, Outer Hebrides

holiday cottage in Outer Hebrides
Bedrooms: 2 - 1 double, 1 single. Sleeps: 3+. South Lochboisdale. Pets welcome. Short breaks welcome.

A beautifully restored Hebridean cottage on the lovely island of South Uist. Staying on the Hebrides offer a chance to explore a less visited part of Scotland - romantic, remote islands yet easily accessible by air and ferry. This is a superb self-catering cottage in the Western Isles and Uist has fantastic birds and wildlife, wonderful fishing and walking, great seafood - and above all a quiet pace of life. You will soon find yourself relaxing and unwinding in this magical Scottish island retreat.

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Speyside Rannawa Cottage, Portessie, by Buckie, Moray

holiday cottage by the sea
Bedrooms: 1. Sleeps: 2/4. Portessie, by Buckie. Pets welcome. Short breaks.

Rannawa is a delightful self catering cottage has recently been renovated to a very high standard. Only 10mins drive from Cullen and any of the Moray Coastal small towns. The property is an end terraced fisherman's cottage (beautifully restored) right on the coast, in North East Scotland, offering quality self-catering accommodation for 4 people. There is so much to see and do in the Moray area - castles, beaches, distilleries, wildlife and walking to name but a few!

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Speyside Boath Stables, Auldearn, by Nairn, Inverness-shire

holiday group accommodation
Bedrooms: 2 - 2 double/single - zip & link beds. Sleeps: 4/6. Nairn 2 miles. Pets welcome.

Two Scottish holiday cottages renovated to an extremely high standard and offering luxury self catering accommodation near Nairn. The cottages are set amongst lovely parkland gardens, and are only a mile away from sandy beaches. This quality accommodation which sleeps 4 / 6, will appeal to families and couples on vacation in the highlands. Golfers have the choice of two golf courses in Nairn - one championship course, and many others close by. There are lots of historic castles and places of interest nearby (Culloden and Cawdor Castle to name two) and a wealth of outdoor activities, such as fishing on the Findhorn, water sports and walking.

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Speyside The Rock, Portessie, by Buckie, Moray

self-catering accommodation
Bedrooms: 2 - twin bedrooms + King. Sleeps: 4. Buckie Seaside town with gorgeous beaches. Sea front cottage. Walk to pub and restaurant. Short breaks. Ground floor bedroom. Short breaks, minimum stay 2 nights Pets welcome.

A well equipped holiday home in a fantastic location right by the sea! From this stunning coastal cottage on the seafront you can walk to the pub, the beach, the golf course and The famous Speyside Whisky Trail is within easy reach. Portessie an old fishing village on a stretch of shoreline to the east of Buckie. See a working fishing town with harbour and spectacular views across the Moray Firth, you can take a boat trip look for the Moray Firth dolphins. The location is perfect for visiting sandy beaches and nearby fishing villages. Portessie offers a local Golf Club a Driving Range a Public Bar a Hair Salon and a Café Bar Restaurant (including Pennan - set of the film Local Hero and more recently Portsoy Harbour – set of the series Peaky Blinders).

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Highlands Knoydart House Studio, Inverie, Knoydart, By Mallaig, Inverness-shire

romantic retreat with hot tub for honeymoons
Bedrooms: 1 kingsized double/twin. Sleeps: 2. Knoydart. One well behaved pet welcome. Short breaks welcome. Hot tub.

Designed to make the most of its magical setting and with an elevated position amid private woodland, the Studio offers a luxurious escape from the hustle and bustle of modern life. Accessible only by foot or by boat, Scotland's Knoydart peninsula is one of the most remote areas in the UK and is known for its rugged wilderness, unspoiled wildlife and incredible natural beauty. Relax in the sunken hot tub and take in the spectacular views druing the day or the Milky Way at night - very romantic!

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Highlands The Meeting House, Kishorn, Strathcarron, Wester Ross*Currently only available on a longer term rental of 6 months minimum r from October 2023.

Rural retreat in the highlands
Sleeps 2. Open plan (1 kingsized bed). Strathcarron. No pets. Weekly holiday lets - No short breaks.

The Meeting House is only a few yards from the sea, with Kishorn Island and Skye in the distance. Originally built as a school, the building was completely renovated in 2018 to a very high standard of comfort and facilities. Applecross (via the famous Bealach na Bar), Skye, Shieldaig and the Torridon hills are all under an hour away. Kishorn Seafood Bar is within easy walking distance, and the NC500 route passes 1/2 mile away. Small boats / kayaks can be launched in front of the house, walking / birdwatching / photography opportunities are everywhere and the area is an artist's paradise.

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Highlands The Treehoose, Inverness

Romantic tree house self-catering
Sleeps 2. Bedrooms: 1 King size bed. Inverness 15 minutes walk. Sorry no pets. Short breaks. Hot tub.

The Treehoose is a unique modern romantic self-catering property for two adults, just a 15 minute walk along the riverside to Inverness town centre which is steeped in history. Whisky lovers can enjoy the Strathspey Whisky Trail and a wide variety of historic sightseeing opportunities including Urquhart Castle, Eilean Donan Castle, Inverness Castle to Culloden Battlefield and the Highlanders Museum. For golfers, the seaside links golf course at Castle Stuart along Moray Firth is one of the most spectacular locations for a golf course you could ever wish to find. Other links courses include Royal Dornoch and Nairn. Romantically perched on an elevated position surrounded by trees and wildlife this stunning new built private holiday house has a deck with coloured lights and a sunken subtly lit hot tub.

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Highlands Kinloch Lodge, Kinloch, Novar Estate, Ross-shire

remote cottage in Scotland
Four poster double bed in open plan living area. Sleeps 2. Alness. Dogs welcome. Short breaks welcome.

Kinloch is a remote cottage situated on the Novar Estate in Ross-shire but is stylishly furnished and very warm with a wood-burning stove. Off-grid, it is the ultimate 'get away from it all' experience where you leave the 21st century totally behind you. It is an ideal base to explore the North Highlands, to fish the River Alness, to walk undisturbed for miles on forest and hill tracks or to sample the many golf courses in the area including Royal Dornoch, Tain, Golspie and Nairn.

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Highlands The Birdhouse, Culduie, Applecross, Wester Ross

restored bothy
Bedrooms: 1 (king size). Sleeps: 2. Applecross. Sorry no children. Pets welcome by arrangement. Short breaks.

The self catering Birdhouse bothy in Applecross, Scottish Highlands offers intimate, luxury accommodation overlooking the Cuillin Mountains of Skye, perfect for a honeymoon or romantic break for two. The Birdhouse was recently lovingly restored and refurbished to an exceptional standard, the beautiful but imposing surroundings give the impression that it sits on the edge of the world. From the doorstep there are numerous beautiful walks to secluded beaches, mountains, rivers and lochans. Native wildlife and birdlife are in abundance. There are plenty of opportunities for munro baggers, walkers, keen photographers, artists and writers. While those who enjoy sea kayaking, paddle boarding, fishing and wild swimming will have much to see and do.

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Highlands Little Fyrish, Novar Estate, Evanton, Dingwall, Ross-shire

self-catering estate cottage
Bedrooms: 1 double/twin. Sleeps: 2. Dingwall. Pets welcome. Short breaks

A warm and very comfortable cottage overlooking the Cromarty Firth with great walks and mountain bike trails from the doorstep. Excellent location for golfers, fisherman, distillery aficionados and those who would like to explore the North Highlands. There are galleries, potteries and beaches a short drive away or stay at home and enjoy the garden and the beautiful view from the deck.

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Highlands Taighali, 30 Mellon Charles, Aultbea, Wester Ross

self-catering by the sea
Sleeps 2 + 1 - 1 double bedroom + fold away child's bed. Aultbea 3 miles. Pets welcome. Short breaks welcome.

Taighali is a one bedroom upper floor apartment with views over Loch Ewe and the Torridon mountains. The area is renowned for peace and tranquillity, beautiful beaches, every changing light and stunning scenery. There is plenty to do with walking, cycling fishing or a round of golf at nearby Gairloch, alternatively you can sit back and relax and unwind .... bliss!

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Highlands The Green House, Glenelg, By Kyle of Lochalsh, Wester Ross

self-catering for 2
Bedrooms: 1 four poster bed. Sleeps: 2. Glenelg. Well behaved pets only. Short breaks.

The Green House is an exquisitely designed hideaway for two, perched in a large garden, overlooking the sea. The view is uninterrupted over the water to the Isle of Skye and you can relax in the hot tub on the deck and just soak it all in. The Green House is quite unique in so many ways!

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Highlands Ardoch Bothy, Loch Kishorn, Ross-shire*Only available on a 6 months rental from Autumn 2023.

self-catering Eilean Donan
Bedrooms: open plan design incorporating super king bed. Sleeps: 2. Loch Kishorn. Short breaks. No pets.

A perfect romantic bolt-hole, Ardoch Bothy is secluded but not remote. Inverness Airport is only 1 ½ hours' drive and there are several particularly good places to eat nearby. Recently converted, and equipped to a very high standard, the spacious open-plan design provides a cosy and pretty interior and large windows to take full advantage of the outstanding outlook to Skye and the Applecross hills across Loch Kishorn. The sea shore is only a couple of minutes' walk away. This is a stunning property.

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Highlands Brachkashie (New) Cottage, Whitebridge, Nr Loch Ness, Inverness-shire

self-catering loch Ness
Bedrooms: 2 - 1 superking/twin, 1 adult bunks. Sleeps: 4. Nr Loch Ness. Short breaks available. Sorry - no pets.

Brachkashie Cottage sits in approximately 2.5 acres with the garden leading down to a private jetty on the banks of Loch Knockie. Included in the rental price is the use of the rowing boat and brown trout fishing during the season. The cottage is very tastefully decorated and furnished and is warm and cosy throughout. It provides gorgeous accommodation for four with views over the loch. Fort Augustus, only 8 miles away, is worth a visit to watch the boats coming through the Caledonian Canal and explore the shops and local eateries. Loch Ness is closeby too if you want to search for the monster!

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Highlands Strone, Novar Estate, Evanton, Ross-shire

Group accommodtion for 4
Sleeps 4: Bedrooms 2 (Double / twin with zip & link beds). Evanton 2 miles, Alness 3 miles. Salmon and Trout fishing on the estate. Pets welcome. Short breaks welcome

Strone is set on a thriving highland estate which extends to 20,000 acres. Recently refurbished, Strone offers very comfortable and stylish accommodation for 4. The area has a rich heritage and there are castles and whisky distilleries to visit and explore. For those keen to be outdoors this is the perfect place to enjoy walking, cycling, golf and a wide range of sporting and country pursuits.

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Highlands Skipper's Cottage, Glenelg, Kyle of Lochalsh

self-catering Glenelg
Bedrooms: 2 (1 double, 1 twin). Sleeps: 4. Glenelg. Short breaks. Pets welcome - 1 dog.

Skipper's Cottage is set in a pretty garden with its own burn flowing through to the sea and has stunning views over the Sound of Sleat. You can enjoy a barbeque here whilst watching the odd fishing boat, seal, porpoise or even otter pass by as the sun sets over Skye. The cottage has been recently refurbished and is very cosy and comfortable. Only a few minutes' walk to the centre of the village, where you can enjoy the excellent food and good ambience of the Glenelg Inn.

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Highlands Tigh Acair (Anchor Cottage), Laide, Ross-shire

self-catering by the sea
Bedrooms: 2 (both double). Sleeps 4. Gruinard Bay. Pets welcome. Short breaks welcome.

Tigh Acair is a recently refurbished croft in one of the most magical spots in Scotland. Sleeping 4, this quirky cottage has two bedrooms up in the eaves which are reached by a steep staircase. With stunning views across Gruinard Bay this is the ideal place to get away from it all. Laide is the perfect base for exploring an area renowned for its beaches as well as walking, road touring (NC500), climbing and sea and loch fishing. Be one of the first to rent this stunning property which has just come onto the holiday rental market!

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Highlands Parth Galen Studio, Plockton, Ross-shire

plockton self-catering cottage
Bedrooms: 2 - 1 double, 1 twin/super king. Sleeps: 4. Plockton. Pets welcome on request. Short breaks in the low season.

Parth Galen Studio is a bright and comfortable and enjoys wonderful views over to Skye and Rassay. The accommodation is centrally heated with the addition of a wood burning stove. It is an ideal base for exploring Skye and visiting all the sights on the west coast. Nearby Plockton is a charming village and there is a good selection of local pubs and wonderful restaurants providing delicious local food.

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Highlands No 1 Cove, Poolewe, Wester Ross

poolewe cottage
Bedrooms: 2 (1 double, 1 twin). Sleeps: 4. Gairloch. Dogs welcome.

Overlooking Loch Ewe, with stunning views across the loch to the hills and mountains of Wester Ross, in the ancient crofting community of Cove, this comfortable and cosy cottage is ideally placed for access to hill, sea and lochs. Simply but thoughtfully appointed, this getaway is suitable for families or couples wishing to experience one of Scotland's last unspoilt landscapes, and enjoy the relaxation afforded by a quiet rural setting.

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Highlands Fisherman's Cottage, North Kessock, Inverness-shire

seaside holiday cottage
Bedrooms: 2 - 1 double, 1 twin. Sleeps: 4. Inverness airport - 15 mins. No Pets.

This charming cottage is full of character, with a wood-burning stove, wooden floors and quality furniture. The property is spacious,well-equipped and extremely comfortable, and has wonderful views over the Beauly Firth to the mountains for the west coast. The enclosed garden is ideal for children, and there is a wide range of activities to enjoy in the area, including beautiful sandy beaches only a short distance away.

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Highlands Gracie's Cottage, Loch Kishorn, Wester Ross, Highlands

romantic holiday cottage
Bedrooms: 2 - 1 double, 1 twin. Sleeps: 4. Lochcarron - 6 miles. No Pets. *Only available on a 6 months rental from Autumn 2023.

Gracie's Cottage is a fabulous, very comfortable traditional cottage by the sea on Loch Kishorn. This is a remote and stunning part of the west coast of Scotland - sparsely populated, but with some superb restaurants in the area. It is perfect for a relaxing holiday - great beaches, walking and birdlife. The cottage is stunning inside too and is a wonderful place for a holiday away from it all.

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Fife and Angus The Gida, Arniefoul, Glamis, Angus

self-catering cottage in Glamis
Bedrooms: 1 double plus 2 further sleeping areas (1 twin, 1 single). Sleeps: 5. Forfar. Pets accepted. Short breaks.

This 17th century stone cottage has a warm sensation of calmness: it lends itself both to peacefulness and activity. The surrounding countryside is geared for wildlife. The cottage and outbuildings hold ancient charm and the landscape, whatever the season, would captivate a painter. It has all the advantages of modern living and there are numerous local attractions such as Glamis Castle and plenty of choice for sports - golf, hill walking, fishing and skiing.

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Fife and Angus Waterfront Cottage, St Monans, Fife

self-catering Angus
Bedrooms: 2 (1 double, 1 twin). Sleeps: 4. St Andrews 10 miles. Short breaks - min 3 nights.

Waterfront Cottage is stunning, immaculate and spacious. Set in a spectacular seaside location it enjoys uninterrupted panoramic sea views. Recently refurbished to a high standard, this self-catering cottage is within easy walking distance of the harbour, shops, hotel, cafe and restaurant. It is ideally positioned for exploring the picturesque East Neuk villages, award winning beaches, coastal walks, cycling, and championship golf courses. Everything is to hand for a restful, peaceful and/or active holiday!

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Fife and AngusGranary Cottage, Kilrie, Kirkcaldy, Fife

self-catering Fife
Bedrooms: 2 (2 twin + day bed). Sleeps: 4-5. Kirkcaldy. Short breaks. Pets welcome.

Granary Cottage has been refurbished to the highest standard and is situated in a perfect location for accessing central Scotland and Edinburgh, which is only a 35 minute train ride away. The cottage is surrounded by farmland and looks onto beautiful landscaped gardens and a loch. Sandy beaches and little fishing villages are all around the coast of Fife, the two nearest and best being Kinghorn and Aberdour just a couple of miles away. Also within easy reach is the Fife Coastal Path which runs from the Forth Estuary in the south to the Tay Estuary in the north and stretches for 150kms.

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Fife and Angus The Stables, Kinblethmont, By Arbroath, Angus

self-catering Angus
Bedrooms: 2 (1 king, 1 twin/superking). Sleeps: 4. Arbroath. Short breaks - not July or August. No pets.

The Stables is situated in the heart of the beautiful Kinblethmont estate, surrounded by woodland. It has been converted to a very high standard into a unique retreat for families or couples. It has two spacious bedrooms and an open plan living space with modern kitchen and a sitting area with woodburning stove and comfy seating. There is plenty to do around the estate: walks, cycling and exploring the walled garden but Kinblethmont is also very well placed to take advantage of all that Scotland and Angus has to offer - beaches, golf courses, castles, hill walking, visitor attractions, distilleries and much more.

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Fife and Angus The Old Barn Cottage, Anstruther, Fife

self-catering Anstruther
Bedrooms: 2 - 1 king, 1 twin. Sleeps: 4/6. St Andrews 6 miles. Short breaks. No Pets.

The Old Barn is a luxury steading conversion set in idyllic rural countryside, adjacent to a family farm, with panoramic views over the Firth of Forth. Both upstairs bedrooms include en-suite shower rooms with a bathroom on the ground floor. Situated just ten minutes from the historic town of St Andrews and close to the pretty local fishing villages. There are numerous golf courses, blue flag beaches and places of historic interest in the area plus a superb selection of pubs and restaurants within a short distance. An ideal holiday destination!

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Agryll The Turret, Flat F, Kilbowie House, Gallanach Road, Oban, Argyll

self-catering Oban
Bedrooms: 2 double. Sleeps: 2. Taynuilt. No pets. Weekly lets.

The Turret is a luxury apartment in a converted shore-side Victorian mansion, featuring a corner turret with panoramic sea views. Traditional on the outside and newly renovated inside, it has stylish contemporary interiors, decorated in natural woods and calming greys. Whether you want to explore the Highlands and islands or just chill out and watch the yachts sail past, the Turret provides a comfortable base and offers a perfect year-round escape.

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Agryll Garden Cottage, Strachur House, Strachur, Argyll

West Coast self-catering holiday cottage
Bedrooms: 2 superking/twin, 1 single. Sleeps: 5. Strachur. Pets welcome. Short breaks.

A stone built Victorian cottage with its own enclosed garden in Strachur Park, Garden Cottage is the ideal location for a peaceful holiday. The cottage is approached down an avenue of beech trees and is set within an estate of lush pastures and mature woodland. Close to Loch Fyne, this is a wonderful part of Argyll to explore.

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Agryll Turbine House, Ellary Estate, Achahoish, Lochgilphead, Argyll

West coast holiday cottage
Bedrooms: 1 double. Sleeps: 2. Lochgilphead. Pets welcome. Short breaks welcome.

The Turbine House was originally built to provide power to Ellary Estate. Now sympathetically converted, there are glass windows and multiple French doors along one side of the sitting room, giving the cottage a spacious feel and great views out to the deck area, burn and gardens. Its location provides peace and tranquillity and lots of wildfile - it is an ideal retreat for couples in a beautiful corner of Scotland.

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Agryll Tigh Beg Croft, Oban, Argyll

West coast vacation rental
Bedrooms - 2 (1 double, 1 twin) Sleeps - 4. Oban 6 miles. No Pets.

Tigh Beg, a former croft, is an idyllic west coast holiday cottage by sea set in 50 acres of hill land, with no other houses in sight - just the sea and the countryside. The cottage has been extensively modernized to a very high standard and has very comfortable accommodation and an open fire. It is rare to find such a wonderful hideaway offering complete seclusion, yet easy to reach of Oban, the gateway to the Isles - only 6 miles away.

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Agryll Rose Cottage, Strontian, Ardnamurchan, Argyll

Ardnamurchan holiday cottage
Bedrooms: 2 (1 double, 1 twin/super-kingsized, 2 additional single beds available). Sleeps: 4 + 2. Fort William 23 miles. Well behaved dogs welcome. Short breaks. Wheelchair accessible. Hot tub.

Rose Cottage is situated on a working croft and offers very high standard self-catering accommodation. The giant hot tub is a marvellous place to relax with spectacular views of mountains across the Strontian glen. The Ardnamurchan peninsular is a wonderful holiday destination with remote sandy beaches, lochs to fish and hills to roam.

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Agryll Rhoda's Cottage, Strachur, Argyll

Loch Fyne holiday cottage
Bedrooms: 3 (1 twin, 1 small double and 1 single). Sleeps: 4/5. Dunoon. Pets welcome. Short breaks.

The unspoilt Cowal Peninsula, steeped in history and legend, is an ideal holiday destination. Rhoda's Cottage is an entirely private wing of Strachur House and the perfect place to stay to explore the area. It has been lovingly decorated and has wonderful views over Loch Fyne (famous not only for being the longest sea loch in Scotland but also for its outstanding natural beauty and fresh seafood). Enjoy this peaceful haven and the freedom of the 2,000 acre estate with wonderful walks and trout fishing on a private lochan.

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Small Scottish holiday cottages and croft, estate and farm stay self-catering accommodation in hotspots around Scotland

Special offers are highlighted in the availability search - often offered when a last minute cancellation occurs and the owners would prefer occupancy.

Renting a small cottage in Scotland is ideal if you are looking to get away on your own in a one bedroom cottage - perhaps remote and off-grid so you can work on a book or enjoy some solitude. Little holiday houses are great for couples too and many people nowadays like to honeymoon in a self-catering cottage and relax on their own after their wedding - perhaps enjoying a hot tub too! Two bedroomed self-catering cottages are perfect for a family of 4 and the flexibility of mealtimes make for a very relaxing holiday - either by the sea where you can enjoy beaches and watersports, or a rural cottage in the beautiful countryside and all the outdoor pursuits that Scotland offers. Nothing beats a Scottish holiday when you’ve been walking all day and then return to your cosy cottage and enjoy a dram by the open fire. Put down some special memories renting a gorgeous little cottage for your holiday or short break.