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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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                                                                                                      Stunning, clean, spacious apartment

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                                                                                                      Fantastic apartment in a great location - stylish, clean and comfortable.
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                                                                                                      We stayed at the Old Police House for 4 nights from 1 March 2017 and it is stunning. If you regularly rent holiday homes and cottages for holiday or weekend breaks I am sure that after a visit to the Old Police House, you will place it at the top of your list. The house is beautiful and has been very and carefully modernised and tastefully decorated but without losing the character of this lovely detached building. Everything in the house is new and all of the furnishings and fittings are of a high standard. The lounge is a lovely big family room that contains a wood burning stove and a lovely bay window. The décor throughout the house is lovely and this room is no exception. The kitchen is lovely and has everything you need including a large farmhouse style kitchen table that can seat 6. It is beautifully decorated and immaculately clean, as is the whole house. The utility/wash room is situated at the back door and is a big room that is great for drying wet walking cloths and boots and for washing and drying off wet dogs. There is also a large wet room with toilet and a great shower just off the utility room. Dogs are welcome at the Old Police House and when they were not with us we kept ours in the utility room while we were out. The utility room is big enough for the dogs but if you prefer there is a walk-in kennel in the garden. While I am on the subject of dogs there are a lot of lovely walks nearby and the lovely large garden is fully enclosed and dog proof. Staying downstairs there is a lovely family shower room with all new fixtures and fittings. It is immaculate. The main bedroom is also downstairs and the very large bed is the most comfortable I have ever slept in. The décor is in keeping with the rest of the house and it is lovely and fresh. Upstairs there are 2 identical twin rooms, beautifully decorated and presented and there is a lovely family bathroom with a 3rd shower. As we were just a party of 2 (& 2 small dogs) we did not use any of the upstairs facilities. Everything we needed (and more) was on the ground floor. We loved this house and really appreciated the care and thought that has gone into making it a most welcoming and very comfortable holiday home. The garden is large and beautifully laid out and it gets lots of sunshine and all the equipment is there for alfresco dining at the front and the rear of the house. The house is owned by Susan and her family who stay next door. Susan provides a lovely
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                                                                                                      Lovely home in a Beautiful Setting

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                                                                                                      Very comfortable & spacious house in beautiful surroundings. We look forward to returning in the future.
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