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Vacation rentals in Scotland

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Tiny home in Scottish Borders
The Little Eco-Lodge at Berryhill
The little lodge is set in a natural grassland paddock nestled beneath a native woodland copse. French windows open out onto a decking area with wonderful views over the undulating Berwickshire countryside. The Lodges’s open-plan layout consists of a living area with sofa bed and kitchen/dining area with wood-burning stove. There is a separate bathroom with a shower, basin and toilet. Patio doors open onto a large decking area with table and chairs and a BBQ. Firewood: our trees. Power: Solar.
$88 per night
Tiny home in Moray
The Tin Shed, Speyside
Nestled in the beautiful Glen Isla in the heart of Speyside, the Tin Shed is an idyllic glamping hut built in the style of the mountain bothies that pepper the hills. The Tin Shed is only a short drive to the Moray coast with its stunning beaches. Castles, great walks and over 40 whisky distilleries within 30 minutes drive. The local area is also an amazing place to watch wildlife with red squirrels, red deer, pine martens, osprey and dolphins a common sight. One well-behaved dog is welcome.
$96 per night
Cabin in Milltown of Rothiemay
Designer A-Frame Cabin, with Hot Tub, Mayen Estate
Our new, contemporary Scottish A-Frame cabin. Designed by our Designer In Residence, MidPark is the essence of Rural Scottish Chic, and benefits from stunning views across the Deveron Valley. Set on Mayen Estate, the cabin sits in over 700 acres of permaculture gardens and grounds, with exceptional riverside, woodland and meadow walks and friendly pigs, sheep, hens and an abundance of native wildlife.
$223 per night

House rentals in Scotland

Home in Tomatin
Tomatin House is NOT available to let in 2023.
$434 per night
Home in Brig o'Turk
Unique Scottish Country House Trossachs,Callander
$498 per night
Home in Uig
Tides Uig Isle of Skye
$496 per night
Home in Aviemore
Spectacular Modern House
$279 per night
Home in Aberdeenshire
Beautiful large house, idyllic woodland garden
$306 per night
Home in Cumbria
New 2 Bedroom Barn conversion in the Eden Valley
$124 per night
Home in Penrith
Troutbeck Cottage. Whitbarrow Holiday Village
$105 per night
Home in Kinloch Rannoch
$211 per night
Home in Dunoon, Argyll
The Point Cottage, Loch Striven
$310 per night
Home in Cumbria
Wythop School, Lake District
$223 per night
Home in Aghadowey
An idyllic superior 4 bedroom detached house
$64 per night
Home in Bridge of Allan
Drovers Lodge
$149 per night

Scotland holiday vacation rentals

Tiny home in Highland Council
The Hide - off-grid-ish woodland cabin near NC500
$112 per night
Cabin in Auchnarrow
Highland couples retreat cabin
$79 per night
Farm stay in Auchtermuchty
Stay@Southfield - Luxury Pod on Auchtermuchty Farm
$187 per night
Cabin in Fort William
Harava Lodge
$135 per night
Rental unit in Dollarbeg
9 The Mansion House, Dollarbeg
$123 per night
Cabin in Fort William
Inverskilavulin - Frances' Sketch Pad with Hot Tub
$443 per night
Cabin in Isle of Skye
Ardcana Luxury Spaces - Darach
$204 per night
Hut in Port of Menteith
A magical off grid experience at The Bothy
$279 per night
Cabin in Onich
Aries Cabin
$87 per night
Chalet in Culgaith
Mallard House Lodge
$161 per night
Cabin in Dumfries and Galloway
The Sea Cubby, Private Holiday Lodge, Portling.
$133 per night
Private room in Highland Council
Elegant Little Wyvis Lodge - Sleeps 2
$110 per night

Cottage rentals in Scotland

Cottage in Alston
Snope Cottage
$140 per night
Cottage in Stronachlachar
Lochside Cottage
$188 per night
Cottage in Angus Council
Macduff Tower - UK30766 (UK30766)
$672 per night
Cottage in Cumbria
Rose Lea Cottage Eden Valley & The Lake District
$112 per night
Cottage in Crieff
Secluded hillside cottage, ideal romantic hideaway
$250 per night
Cottage in Highland
The Old Dairy
$167 per night
Cottage in Isle of Skye
Bealach Uige Bothy Luxury Modern Self Catering
$165 per night
Cottage in Highland Council
Idyllic Black Isle cottage & hot tub with a view!
$191 per night
Cottage in Highland Council
Cosy cottage with fantastic views over the Loch
$155 per night
Cottage in Braco
Charming, converted steading with hot tub
$248 per night
Cottage in Dumfries and Galloway
Kirtle - Luxury boutique one bed room cottage
$173 per night
Cottage in Portree
stoirm - a tranquil rural hideaway
$289 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.