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Vacation rentals in Scotland

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Tiny home · Drimnin
Unique and Secluded AirShip with Breathtaking Highland Views
Retreat to the deck of this sustainable getaway and gaze at the twinkling constellations under a cosy tartan blanket. AirShip 2 is an iconic, insulated aluminum pod designed by Roderick James with views of the Sound of Mull from dragonfly windows. Airship002 is comfortable, quirky and cool. It does not pretend to be a five star hotel. The reviews tell the story. If booked for the dates you want check out our new listing The Pilot House, Drimnin which is on the same 4 acra site.
Aug 11 – 18
$186 per night
Island · Badachro
Nature Observatory on Secluded Island
Quant self-catering cabin gently nestled into the historic family-run Dry Island. "Otter Cabin" is fitted out to a high standard with a double bedroom, shower room, open plan kitchen and living room and its own hot tub and decking area. This is a traditional self-catering unit. Kitchen basics and linens are provided. High-speed wifi is available. Unfortunately, the cabin is inaccessible to those with mobility difficulties.
Jan 25 – Feb 1
$127 per night
Cottage · Edinburgh
16th Century Dovecot Cottage in Private Garden.
In central Edinburgh yet tucked-away in a mature private garden, this quirky, sophisticated dovecot is stunning. Serene & secluded, it's quietly thrilling. Wooden stairs lead to a tiny bedroom in the tower, where cedar-wood, lit ancient dove-nesting boxes & a garden view surround a double bed. Downstairs there is a sleek bathroom; a rustic-chic kitchen beneath mezzanine; a pull-out sofa-bed and a mysterious cavern can be glimpsed beneath a glass floor-panel. It's a relaxing peaceful hideaway with a tranquil, scented garden terrace. Heated floors. Central heating. Wood-burner. Private parking.
Aug 13 – 20
$306 per night

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House rentals in Scotland

Home · Cairndow
Castle Lachlan
Jan 1 – 8
$912 per night
Home · Tomatin
Tomatin House, Scottish Highlands - exclusive use
Dec 14 – 21
$478 per night
Home · Brig o'Turk
Unique Scottish Country House Trossachs,Callander
Mar 22 – 29
$704 per night
Home · Barry
Ravensby Hall, Carnoustie
May 3 – 10
$929 per night
Home · Angus Council
Macduff Tower - UK30766 (UK30766)
Jan 20 – 27
$150 per night
Home · Uig
Tides Uig Isle of Skye
Apr 21 – 28
$530 per night
Home · Alston Moor
Mount Hooley Lodge
Sep 15 – 22
$296 per night
Home · Penrith
Troutbeck Cottage. Whitbarrow Holiday Village
Aug 17 – 24
$225 per night
Home · Cumbria
New 2 Bedroom Barn conversion in the Eden Valley
Aug 25 – Sep 1
$101 per night
Home · Dunoon, Argyll
The Point Cottage, Loch Striven
Apr 29 – May 6
$270 per night
Home · Kinloch Rannoch
Mar 5 – 12
$210 per night
Home · Edinburgh
Cozy Up at a Georgian Mews Home near the City
May 17 – 24
$267 per night

Vacation rentals in Scotland with free parking

Castle · Fife
Kinnettles Mansion
Feb 16 – 23
$867 per night
Cabin · Aberdeenshire
The Wee Love Nest & Luv Tub
Sep 16 – 23
$211 per night
Cottage · Alston
Snope Cottage
Apr 10 – 17
$127 per night
Cottage · Stronachlachar
Lochside Cottage
May 17 – 24
$299 per night
Farm stay · Swarland
Fern - a luxurious and unique glamping pod
Aug 21 – 28
$105 per night
Castle · Clackmannanshire
DOLLARBEG CASTLE - The Tower - luxury 3 bed rental
Sep 4 – 11
$442 per night
Farm stay · Highland Council
The Hide - off-grid-ish woodland cabin near NC500
Sep 7 – 14
$113 per night
Castle · Angus
Balintore Castle Kitchen Wing
Sep 16 – 23
$284 per night
Farm stay · Cowshill
Romantic Off-grid retreat in North Pennines AONB
Jul 14 – 21
$98 per night
Earthen home · Moray
Hideaway Under the Stars
Jan 23 – 30
$203 per night
Tiny home · Scottish Borders
The Little Eco-Lodge at Berryhill
Feb 2 – 9
$83 per night
Castle · Dumfries and Galloway
Spedlins Castle
Mar 2 – 9
$883 per night

Cottage rentals in Scotland

Cottage · Crieff
Secluded hillside cottage, ideal romantic hideaway
Feb 23 – Mar 2
$221 per night
Cottage · Temple Sowerby
Rose Lea Cottage Eden Valley & The Lake District
Apr 3 – 10
$113 per night
Cottage · Highland
The Old Dairy
Mar 18 – 25
$192 per night
Cottage · Highland Council
Idyllic Black Isle cottage & hot tub with a view!
May 9 – 16
$192 per night
Cottage · Braco
Charming, converted steading with hot tub
Jan 25 – Feb 1
$203 per night
Cottage · Portree
stoirm - a tranquil rural hideaway
Dec 6 – 13
$263 per night
Cottage · Northumberland
Whitchester cottage Haltwhistle
Nov 17 – 24
$96 per night
Cottage · Drumnadrochit
Luxury Croft overlooking Loch Ness & Urquhart Bay
Jun 19 – 26
$135 per night
Cottage · Newcastleton
Cottage, Scottish Borders, Dog Friendly, Cosy
Jun 9 – 16
$99 per night
Cottage · Perth and Kinross
Blackhill Cottage, Near Bankfoot, Perthshire
May 18 – 25
$146 per night
Cottage · Glenlivet
Minmore Cottage in the heart of Glenlivet
Nov 18 – 25
$119 per night
Cottage · Achnacroish
Tobar nan Iasgair, Isle of Lismore, Oban, Scotland
Nov 22 – 29
$95 per night

Your guide to Scotland

Welcome to Scotland

Every corner of Scotland seems to have a dramatic story to tell: This is an ancient landscape marked by crumbling castles, green hillsides where clans once battled, and, of course, deep lochs said to hide at least one mythical monster. The northernmost country in the United Kingdom claims rugged mountains, craggy shores, and cities that look like medieval fantasies. Yes, you’ll probably notice a few kilted street performers puffing on bagpipes as you explore heritage sites like Edinburgh’s Royal Mile, the historic heart of the regal capital. But there’s a lot more to this proud nation than its most visible clichés.

In the Lowlands, the majority of the Scottish population resides in Edinburgh and Glasgow, the largest city. Together they form an area known as the Central Belt. Where Edinburgh delivers on Scottish landmarks and grandeur, Glasgow gives you counterculture hot spots. As you move into the Highlands, some of Scotland’s most romanticized vistas come into view, with villages wedged into narrow valleys and towering mountains like Ben Nevis reaching monumental heights. As you explore the mysterious ruins, misty islands, and sprawling national parks, you’ll find Scotland retains some of Western Europe’s wildest and most remote places.

When is the best time to stay in a vacation rental in Scotland?

Scotland is a country known for its internationally famous festivals, culminating in August with the Edinburgh International Festival and Edinburgh Festival Fringe taking over the capital for a month of performances and events. Summer is also the warmest and driest season for staying in one of the country’s numerous vacation rentals, when Scotland’s northerly position makes for long, sunny evenings and a festive vibe wherever you go. Crowds are noticeably thinner in spring and early fall, when you can experience the major cities and tourist sites more like a local. Winter gets unrelenting rain and occasional snow, but you’ll still find plenty of cozy indoor hubs, historical and otherwise, where you can stay warm.

What are the top things to do in Scotland?

Glasgow’s West End

Glasgow’s fashionable and leafy West End comprises several low-key neighborhoods filled with art museums and galleries, locally owned shops, and some of the most celebrated Scottish restaurants. Take a gander at Argyle Street or duck in cobbled Ashton Lane to get the pulse of Glasgow’s resurgence as a cultural epicenter. This is also home to one of the city’s favorite greenspaces, Kelvingrove Park, where you’re treated to views of the iconic gothic architecture of Glasgow University.

Eilean Donan Castle

Cross a stone bridge to a tiny tidal island, where several castles have stood guard since the 13th century. In the early 20th century, reconstruction efforts turned the foreboding ruins into one of the most photographed landmarks in Scotland. Its scenic position at the meeting point of several sea lochs makes Eilean Donan Castle alone worth the detour to the Western Highlands to witness the sight for yourself. It’s a popular stop on the way to the nearby Isle of Skye, a magical place with several of its own photogenic castles as well as the iconic Fairy Pools, a series of waterfalls in the Glen Brittle forest.

North Coast 500

From Inverness, take one of Scotland’s most scenic drives along the narrow, twisting roads looping through the lesser-traveled North Highlands. The 516-mile (830-km) trip, designated as a touring route in 2015, passes some of the United Kingdom’s most remote fishing villages and harbor towns. You’ll see barren beaches, jagged coastal cliffs, and islands just offshore. While you could drive the North Coast 500 in a day, take a slower roll and give yourself several days to sightsee castles, trek natural trails, and maybe even spot the Northern Lights here at the tip of Great Britain.