Get away to the Isle of Skye to Harlosh’s two custom holiday homes on the western coast of the island, offering empty landscape views and waterside locations. Select from the minimalist black H for two, designed to get you back to nature, or the beautiful coastal escape for six, wood h.
If you want the calm of the countryside without being too far from Edinburgh, Eastside Cottages gives you the best of both worlds. Set into the hillside, traditional cottages overflow with rustic charm, you’ll have views over the snow-topped hills that cross the landscape from the comfort of your home away from home.
Found in the heart of the Cairngorms National Park, this gorgeous, contemporary lodge is packed with luxurious touches. Overlooking the snowy Cairngorm mountains, you can take in the bracing Highlands air with a walk or entertain with family and friends in the bright, airy living spaces that the lodge offers.
Dell of Abernethy
Nestled in the Cairngorms, this rustic collection of fully renovated houses is packed with modern touches that’ll take you right back to nature. Stylish and comfortable, its enviable location offers lodges and cottages so there’s something for everyone – from a romantic retreat for two to spots for a big family holiday.
Minimalist and soothing, this contemporary lodge overlooks Wester Ross and the rolling hills of the landscape. Perfect if you’re looking to relax and recharge in tranquil surroundings, this unique, Scandinavian-style cottage offers a small slice of serene paradise to escape to – perfect for getting cosy in during the winter months.
Mint Croft Cottages
Named by Vogue as one of the Best Honeymoon Hideaway’s and featured on Conde Nast Traveller’s Gold List, Mint Croft Cottages are two self-catering slices of paradise on the beautiful Isle of Skye. Fully renovated crofters’ cottages on the Waternish Peninsula, the two locations overlook the beautiful stretch of Loch Snizort.
Visit the Northwest coast of the Isle Skye and you’ll find Lagan Glas, a holiday cottage perfect for six. Its interiors are cosy and charming – and newly renovated – so all your contemporary creature comforts are here too. From the comfort of your bedroom, you’ll get gorgeous views stretching out to the ocean.
RiverBeds Luxury Wee Lodges
Glencoe is home to these unique stays, offering a miniature hotel in a cabin! The RiverBeds are beautiful mini cabins hanging over the river, with plenty packed into 12m of space. Comforting and cosy, the thick insulation of the walls means you’ll get a quiet and serene night’s sleep on Egyptian cotton sheets.
Wildlife Croft, Skye
A croft cottage on the Sleat Peninsula on Skye, Stonechat Bothy is a cosy, self-catering cottage set among the woodland and nearby orchard. The perfect place to unwind and fully relax, the cottage is particularly secluded, set on more than nine acres of private woodland. Its contemporary interior may only briefly distract you from the majestic beauty of the surrounding landscape.
Dod Mill, Borders
Just forty minutes from Edinburgh and nestled into the Scottish Borders is Dod Mill, a collection of charming cottages that will suit a variety of guests. With each cottage set around a wood-burning stove, they make for idyllic spots in the winter months – perfect if you’re looking for somewhere to get cosy.
Sweet Donside Cabins
If you’re looking for a romantic winter getaway in Aberdeenshire, then look no further than the Wee Love Nest and the Wee Beehive Cabins – bringing glamping to a whole new level. Set in the Cairngorms National Park, the wooden cabins are perfect for curling up in – plus the hot tubs on-site are well worth trying out.
The Crofter’s House
On Skye’s Camustianavaig Bay is the Crofter’s House, a cosy getaway cottage for two. Surrounded by the landscape of the island, the cottage is bright and calming, with a distinctly Scandinavian vibe about it. The town of Portree, with a variety of shops and restaurants, is just five miles away.
The Field House, Avernish
Look out over the coast of Loch Alch from the Field House, a comfortable, contemporary cottage in the heart of the Highlands. Even in the winter, you’ll find yourself drawn to the outdoors for walks or mountain biking. Or you can relax in the comfort of this eco-build home, watching the loch drift by.
If you want your cosy hideaway to be eco-friendly, Guardswell Farm has a cottage for you. North of Dundee and set on 150 acres of natural grassland, you’ll have views over the River Tay and the North of Fife right from the snug comfort of your custom house or hut.
Overlook Kilmartin Glen and live like a royal at the beautiful, five-hundred-year-old Kilmartin Castle in Western Scotland. Offering luxurious en-suite bedrooms, you can revel in the history of the castle in its stunning Great Hall – complete with a huge fireplace to curl up in front of during the cold nights.
Treshnish and Haunn Cottages
Travel to the Isle of Mull and you’ll find the charming Treshnish, a collection of country cottages overlooking the coastline. Sharing a beautiful garden between them, the cottages plus one studio have been lovingly managed by the same team since 1994 and are a great base for exploring wildlife and hiking.
Woodcroft Guest House
The Cesar winner in the Good Hotel Guide 2022, this guest house offers luxury and style in the heart of Perth. Found in the conservation area of Kinnoull Hill, a charming Victorian building has been fully renovated with period touches, offering large, comfortable rooms with delicious meals provided on-site to satisfy every palette.
Skye White House
A cosy getaway on the Isle of Skye, overlooking the Sound of Sleat is Skye White House, a cosy retreat perfect for the winter. Fully renovated in 2012, the house comes with a wood-burning stove and can comfortably accommodate up to four guests looking to escape into the wilderness in the colder months.
Williamstone Farm Steadings
Contemporary and cool, the barn at Williamstone Farm Steadings is situated in acres of farmland in North Berwick. Luxurious fittings are found across the three floors of the barn, including a gorgeous, modern kitchen. Just 30 minutes from Edinburgh, it’s a beautiful seaside retreat that’ll keep you close to the capital’s action.
Glen Dye Cabins and Cottages
Perfect for lovers of the outdoors, Glen Dye Cabins & Cottages run through acres of private forest and are just steps away from the River Dye. Whether you’re vying for a contemporary caretaker’s cottage, a cosy country house or a fully refurbished campervan, you’ll find a vibrant place to stay in this neck of the woods.
If you’re dreaming of Loch Ness in winter, the Ancarraig Lodges are here to provide cosy comfort in the nearby rolling hills. Set on twelve acres of private woodland, these Scandinavian-style lodges in a variety of styles and sizes are peaceful, rustic and featuring plenty of mod-cons – as well as pet-friendly!
Big Sky Lodge
In the heart of the Scottish Highlands is a little slice of Scandinavia, with Big Sky Lodge, a charming, detached space settled into the surrounding woodland. The site offers six Finnish style lodges, alongside a vintage glamping caravan, each with its own rustic charm. Snuggle up under a blanket and relax.
Get the five-star experience in the Perthshire Hills at Dun Aluinn. Offering both a grand central house and a further lodge to rent, the space overlooks the town of Aberfeldy and further along the River Tay. Sumptuous and stunningly decorated, the house is perfect for big families looking for a grand winter retreat.
A favourite Highland spot from hunters to royalty, Gairnshiel Lodge is over two centuries old. It aims to make itself your home away from home, presenting a comfortable, Eastern-inspired interior designed to help you relax completely. The lodge is perfect for winter visitors who want modernity and comfort – whilst still getting away from it all.
Simple and charming, Porteous’ Studio is found near Edinburgh’s Old Town. Its minimalist interiors present an oasis away from the bustle of the city, with open-plan interiors perfect for two. Built using only natural products, you’ll be treated to a breakfast hamper and organic toiletries to use during your stay.
If you like your accommodation on the quirky side, look no further than the Tower O’Ess, a gatehouse conversion near the edge of Glen Tanar. Though renovated fully, the space still retains many of its original Victorian features. Alongside panoramic views and a super king bed, the outdoor hot tub is one of the highlights of this exciting property.
Two bespoke cottages on the Isle of Skye are yours to explore near the village of Broadford. Offering a fantastic, central location, each cottage sleeps four guests and offers a comfortable, relaxing space to unwind in. It’s a great spot for those looking to explore the island in its entirety.#
Quite literally offering a room with a – rather spectacular – view, this stunning cottage in the Cairngorms National Park is a peaceful retreat for visitors. Its location offers plenty of hiking, golfing, and biking activities nearby. Even better? You’re just fifteen minutes from Balmoral Castle – making the Royal Family your neighbours.
On the tranquil coastline are cosy Bothies, wooden structures that encourage you to get back to nature – whatever time of year you visit. Found in Newburgh on the Aberdeenshire coast, you’ll get panoramic views of the nearby water, as well as a comfortable, luxurious interior that you’ll never want to leave.
Skye Window House
There is perhaps no more view on the Isle of Skye more breath-taking than one from the floor-to-ceiling windows of Skye Window House. Simple, but luxurious, the house is bright and comfortable and looks out towards the Highlands. It’s perfect as a family retreat or even a chance for friends to get away from it all.
Keiss Harbour House
Keiss Harbour HouseA Grade-A listed property in the Northeast of Scotland, this house was converted from a fishing station into a comfortable, charming property. The harbour is still in use, so the house’s sea views are unparalleled. Its enviable location is also one of the only places in the UK you can see the Northern Lights in the colder months – perfect for a winter holiday.