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Self-catering holiday cottages in Scotland

Enjoy your Scottish break from the comfort of your own cosy cottage

Scotland is a beautiful country, steeped in history and culture, but it also offers endless activities: from fishing for wild salmon and trout in Argyll and Perthshire; to visiting the many Scottish castles and whisky distilleries scattered throughout the Highlands; to sampling the sensational mix of history and nightlife in cities like Glasgow and Edinburgh, Stirling and Aberdeen. Indeed, wherever you head, the landscape alone may be enough to tempt you to retire permanently to a self-catering holiday cottage in Scotland! Scottish holiday cottages are perfect for weekend breaks or regular holidays. They're easy to reach and offer fantastic value for money. That way, you have more time and money with which to really get the most from your stay, and by using the HomeAway search service, you can also save time and money when finding your perfect self-catering cottage, log cabin or even Scottish castle.

Holiday cottages in Scotland: Edinburgh

Edinburgh is an international city of the highest calibre, with galleries, museums and attractions as far as the eye can see. There's also a bustling nightlife, ranging from cosy neighbourhood pubs to up-scale cocktail bars, whose unique and delicious potions are made my 'mixologists'. The Edinburgh Festival brings visitors – and acts – from across the globe, and of all the Scottish castles, Edinburgh Castle, which towers majestically over the city, is the undisputed jewel. There might not be many cottages in the city itself, but there are plenty located on the outskirts from which you can travel to and from the centre each day.

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Holiday cottages in Scotland: Highlands and Islands

The Scottish Highlands are the perfect place to get away from it all. Here you can enjoy the finest walking, climbing and fishing holidays – all framed by swards of heather and that stately sombreness for which the Scottish countryside is renowned. Certainly, then, the Scottish Highlands are the most spectacular place to rent a holiday cottage in Scotland; choose one in Inverness, and find yourself within reach of Ullapool, and the ferry to Isle of Lewis, or simply sample the beauty of island life with a cottage on the Isle of Skye.

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Holiday cottages in Scotland: Perthshire

The green heart of Scotland, Perthshire, is a magnificent – and often underrated – region to visit. With 30 top golf courses, fantastic fishing holidays and a vast range of terrains perfect for everything from climbing to river rafting, sailing to skiing, Perthshire is sure to please those who long for outdoor activities without, perhaps, wanting to dare the quietude and isolation of the Scottish Highlands.

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Holiday cottages in Scotland: Fife

The wonderfully peaceful Fife, blessed with miles of golden beaches, many top class golf courses and thick, unspoilt woodlands is a great place to take a self-catering Scottish cottage, especially for golfers, walkers and beach lovers. But should the desire for a night out – as it so often does on holiday – strike, Edinburgh's only about an hour away!

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Holiday cottages in Scotland: Argyll and Stirling

Scotland's West Coast is a fantastically rugged, natural, wild region where Gaelic culture continues to thrive. Filled with historic monuments, Argyll and Stirling also boast such totemic Scottish wildlife as otters, puffin and eagles – it's little wonder that cottages here are in such demand.

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                  Cottage #1130140
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                    Wonderful! 4.9/5
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                    Apartment #1674903
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                      Apartment #423392
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                        Farmhouse #8168132
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                          Wonderful! 4.9/5
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                          House #1134654
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                            Exceptional! 5/5
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                            Cottage #6789331
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                              Excellent! 4.6/5
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                              Apartment #1767166
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                                Wonderful! 4.9/5
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                                Cottage #6823605
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                                  Exceptional! 5/5
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                                    Apartment #78239
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                                      Wonderful! 4.9/5
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                                        Exceptional! 5/5
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                                          Exceptional! 5/5
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                                          Cottage #711010
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                                            Excellent! 4.6/5
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                                            • 5 BR
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                                              Excellent! 4.7/5
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                                              Cottage #1767167
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                                                Wonderful! 4.8/5
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                                                  Exceptional! 5/5
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                                                      Wonderful! 4.9/5
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                                                        Exceptional! 5/5
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                                                            Apartment #1882897
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                                                              Exceptional! 5/5
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                                                              Apartment #421720
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                                                                Excellent! 4.4/5
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                                                                Apartment #412029
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                                                                  Wonderful! 4.8/5
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                                                                  Cottage #870553
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                                                                    Exceptional! 5/5
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                                                                    Cottage #412184
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                                                                      Excellent! 4.3/5
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                                                                      Apartment #804181
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                                                                        Wonderful! 4.8/5
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                                                                        Cottage #8146034
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                                                                          Excellent! 4.5/5
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                                                                          Apartment #1888851
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                                                                            Exceptional! 5/5
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                                                                            Apartment #8130835
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                                                                              Excellent! 4.7/5
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                                                                              Apartment #6556423
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                                                                                Excellent! 4.3/5
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                                                                                Apartment #90516
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                                                                                  Wonderful! 4.8/5
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                                                                                  Apartment #1179681
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                                                                                    Wonderful! 4.9/5
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                                                                                    Cottage #1990074
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                                                                                      Excellent! 4.7/5
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                                                                                      • 4 BR
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                                                                                      House #1994102
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                                                                                        Wonderful! 4.8/5
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                                                                                        Cottage #722905
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                                                                                          Multiple rentals Apartment #434604
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                                                                                            Excellent! 4.7/5
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                                                                                            • 2 BR
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                                                                                            Cottage #8077168
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                                                                                              Very Good! 4.2/5
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                                                                                              • 3 BR
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                                                                                              Cottage #1087426
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                                                                                                Exceptional! 5/5
                                                                                                (23 reviews)
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                                                                                                • 4 BR
                                                                                                • 3 BA
                                                                                                • Separate Toilet
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                                                                                                Villa #6516884
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                                                                                                  Excellent! 4.7/5
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                                                                                                  Cottage #1429382
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                                                                                                    Wonderful! 4.8/5
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                                                                                                    • 1 BR
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                                                                                                    Cottage #6562530
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                                                                                                    Viewed 54 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                                      Exceptional! 5/5
                                                                                                      (56 reviews)
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                                                                                                      • 2 BR
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                                                                                                      Apartment #838261
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                                                                                                      Recent Reviews

                                                                                                      Lovely cosy, clean and comfortable cottage

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      Fantastic stay again in one of Tony and Mairi's cottages. This was the first time in "Dalcraig" cottage and it had everything one needed and more. Fantastic huge TV set in the living room which was just right for wimbledon on a rainy afternoon. The view of Loch Leven and the Pap of Glencoe from the living room window were just breathtaking. We found the cottage to be very comfortable and very clean and would recommend this cottage to anyone. Tony and Mairi always gave us the feeling that they were always available at the end of a telephone in case of any problems which was reassuring. Glencoe is a fantastic area to explore and we will be back!!
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: Jul 21, 2017
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Jul 2017

                                                                                                      Stunning house in a great location

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      We loved our stay at The Backrest, the house is modern, very comfortable, quirky and in a lovely location. We visited with our 5 year old son and found plenty to do in Skye to keep him occupied - climbed the Quarraig, walked to Neist Point, Coral beach, Fairy Pools, Aqua Explore boat at Elgol was great fun. There's also a nice local walk/cycle at Orbost. We enjoyed going back to the comfort of The Backrest each day, it's was so relaxing with the beautiful views. Would recommend The Backrest to anyone. The last time we stayed in Skye we were based in Sleat and felt that being near Dunvegan was a much better location for places to visit.
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: Jul 20, 2017
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Jul 2017