When planning for your next Scotland getaway, why not take a look at the country’s glorious range of beautiful, cosy holiday cottages to give your stay that really unique and special feel?
Holiday cottages in Scotland come in all shapes and sizes, from rustic bothies, perfect for getting your head down during an outdoors adventure, to top-of-the-range, luxury cottages, packed full of mod-cons.
Often set in the heart of Scotland’s most stunning landscapes, holiday cottages are ideal for those looking to explore everything from the country’s rugged, mountainous landscapes in the Highlands, to the sweeping, dramatic coastlines of the Hebrides, or one of Scotland’s 30,000 tranquil lochs and lochans.
Unlike many hotels, holiday cottages may even welcome four-legged members of the family too, so the whole clan can bask in the natural beauty Scotland has to offer, however many feet or paws they’ve got to explore on.
Alternatively, if you’re more of a culture vulture keen to head into one of Scotland’s historic towns or cities, you can find a wonderful holiday cottage to meet your needs too.
Holiday cottages can also cater for everyone from couples – making for a cosy, romantic break, snuggled up beside a crackling log fire – right up to large numbers for big family reunions or even hen and stag parties, complete with hot tub and brick barbeque.
Self-catering cottages also allow you the freedom to whip up a culinary delight of your own creation – perhaps using some of Scotland’s delicious fresh, local produce – order in a takeaway for a lazy movie night, or head into a local town or village to sample the area’s cuisine at a pub or restaurant.
Whatever type of getaway you’re after, holiday cottages are the perfect option for exploring at your own pace during the day and having your own space to relax in of an evening.
Here are some suggestions for the wonderful range of holiday cottages available for you to consider for your next Scottish escape.
A perfect way to enjoy your Scotland escape but with amenities on the doorstep (think village pub!), village holiday cottages tick a lot of boxes. Many are within easy reach of Scotland’s wonderful natural landscapes, but without being too remote, while others may even put you in easy reach of great day trips to historic towns and cities.
The diversity of Scotland’s beauty is what sets it apart and makes the country such an alluring proposition, regardless of what type of holiday you’re after.
From breath-taking natural landscapes, to towns and cities steeped in fascinating history, romantic chocolate box villages and dramatic coastlines, Scotland and its islands really do have it all.
So, whether you fancy relaxing in pure tranquillity, taking on an adrenaline-fuelled challenge, exploring beautiful scenery on an active break, learning about ancient history, tucking into sumptuous cuisine or enjoying family fun on the beach – or maybe even a little of everything – Scotland’s got you covered.
The only challenge is narrowing down your options and deciding not only what your next getaway will entail, but which stunning part of Scotland you’ll head to first. But the real beauty is, whatever you settle on, you can’t really go wrong.
Nestled on the banks of the River Clyde, Glasgow is famed for being Scotland’s culture capital. With a thriving music scene and world-class museums, alongside being home to the Scottish Ballet, Scottish Opera and the National Theatre of Scotland, visitors are spoiled for choice.
Right up in the Scottish Highlands, Sutherland offers peace and tranquillity unlikely to be equalled. Pristine white sands will draw you in and the glistening lochans, reflecting dramatic mountain ranges, will keep you rooted to the spot in awe. The beauty here is simply unsurpassed.