There are very few places that can boast the raw natural beauty that Scotland has to offer.
From the dramatic mountain landscapes and weathered coastlines of the Highlands and Hebrides to the rolling farmlands and busy cities of the Scottish Borders, it has all that you could want from a break in a Scottish cottage holiday.
When you stay in a self-catering holiday cottage in Scotland, expect charming surroundings. Make a holiday cottage in Scotland your home away from home and discover a country shrouded in myth and legend and crammed with impressive beauty, as well as being home to some of the very best golf courses in the world.
A holiday in Scotland will reveal a combination of fascinating Scottish history, cosy hospitality, authentic cuisine and jubilant nightlife.
The Highlands and Islands in the North of the country are a great place to holiday with plenty to see and with the hospitality from the locals being extremely welcoming you’ll want to return year after year. It’s a wild, untamed land of towering peaks, remote forested glens and shimmering lochs where you will find great ambling, angling and skiing – Scotland is a fantastic location for a cottage holiday any time of the year.
The coastline brings another dimension still, with rocky headlands punctuated by pockets and bays of golden-sand coasts. Staying in a Scottish log cabin up in the highlands can be a great way to unwind and relax away from the hustle and bustle of everyday city life.
With the unsheltered Atlantic coastline and mountainous terrain, Scotland does get its fair share of wind and rain… but fear not because the cosy interiors of all Web Cottages’ Scottish holiday cottages offer the perfect place to curl up with a book and admire the views from the warmth of the indoors. Holiday in a country where the landscape is the issue, and you’ll need to make many return trips here to take it all in.
Exploring Scotland’s Attractions During your Holiday Stay
When you think of Scotland, often the first thoughts that spring to mind are the traditional kilts and bagpipes, Haggis and caber-tossing. However, Scotland is a cottage holiday destination which has much more than the stereotype on offer. With time-honoured traditions, enchanting citadels, prehistoric forts and plenty of myths and legends it is an area that can capture the imagination.
Large cities such as Glasgow and Edinburgh can add excitement and culture to a trip to Scotland with many shops, eating places, galleries and festivals between them. When visiting Edinburgh, Scotland’s capital city, there is an abundance of tours that can be found, including the well-known ghost tour which is not for the faint-hearted.
There is also plenty to do in the Scottish rural landscape. It is a country where the magnificent outdoors are open for many tourist attractions, comprising extensive hillwalking and mountain biking through endless attractive and challenging terrain; and the waterways open themselves to white water rafting, canyoning, power boating, windsurfing and kite surfing.
Scotland is well known as being the home of golf and has over 500 world-class golf courses catering for every level of experience and handicap. Many of Web Cottages properties are to be found next to golf courses. For those golfing experts, courses such as Muirfield, Carnoustie, Royal Troon and St Andrews must be a lure. Use our search facility to find holiday cottages and log cabins near St Andrews and the other golf courses.
The angling in Scotland is additionally remarkable. A break in one of the many self catering cottages nearby to lochs and rivers will give you the chance to go in search of trout, wild pink salmon, pike, cod, bass or pollack, all surrounded by divine picture-book panorama.
The mountainous terrain in Scotland has encouraged skiing to become very popular during the winter and self catering accommodation in Scotland can be an excellent opportunity to learn to ski or brush up on your skills before committing to a high-cost skiing vacation outside of the UK.
Our holiday cottages near Aviemore fill up quickly though for the winter months so be sure to reserve your favourite cottage early. The beauty of Aviemore is such that a cottage holiday there is not just for the winter months. In the summer, the ski lifts offer a great way to get up the mountainsides and enjoy some walking and breathtaking scenery.
So whether you fancy a week of teeing off on world-class fairways, bird-watching around the islands or trying to find Nessie with the children, our rental properties in Scotland grant the ideal home-away-from-home.
Places To Rent A Holiday Cottage in Scotland
There are plenty of places to holiday in Scotland whether it is a city break or a rural retreat there is something to suit all needs.
If you’re after a city visit Aberdeen, Dundee, Glasgow, Inverness, Edinburgh and Stirling all offer exceptional city holiday experiences, yet all have their own undeniable Scottish history. Culture vultures will love Scotland’s terrific citadels, and you can reside in a self catering farm building for an authentic Scottish experience. View our Central Scotland holiday cottages.
Alternatively rent vacation holiday accommodation on the shores of Loch Ness to try and spot the celebrated monster, or vacation in an idyllic lodge and rest with a spot of loch-side angling. If angling is what you’re looking for, then Perthshire is home to some of the best trout angling in Scotland. Web Cottages specialises in Scottish log cabins and rural cottages so take a look at the widest selection of Scottish self catering properties on the web.
For a more active location the main Scottish ski resorts are in the Nevis Range, Glencoe, Glenshee, Cairngorm and The Lecht.We additionally have a big choice of self catering properties to rent in Central Scotland, Southern Scotland, the Scottish Borders and an abundance of other Scottish towns and hamlets. If it is just a brief stay that you are looking for, we have a wide variety of short stay properties which are sure to suit your needs.