Bonny Scotland lives up to its name and its reputation. This gorgeous part of the UK is a land of towering mountains, deep brooding lochs and fabulous towns. The welcome is warm, the castles are picture-perfect, and the best way to see the finest aspects of this small but perfectly formed country is to book one of our holiday cottages in Scotland.
Hot tub happiness
The sheer number of premium quality lodges with hot tubs in Scotland makes this destination perfect if you want a luxurious break with your partner surrounded by dramatic scenery and huge, starry skies with no light pollution to dim the view of the Milky Way.
We have castles that’ll make you feel like the local Laird for a week. Or why not bring your four-legged family members and stay in one of our dog-friendly cottages? Scotland is a paradise for pups – there’s plenty of space for them to run around and dogs are welcome in nearly all cottages and holiday homes.
Food and drink in Scotland
Haggis, neeps and tatties, all washed down with a wee dram, followed by some butter shortbread, delicious! Scotland’s food culture is also embracing new and exciting flavours, so you’ll find Michelin-starred restaurants and fusion food that’ll make your mouth water.
If you want more information, check the Scotland Travel Guide in our blog.
Beaches? In Scotland? Absolutely! In fact, this is one of the biggest secrets we’re about to let you in on – Scotland’s beaches are genuinely incredible.
They’re vast, they’re spectacularly beautiful, and they’re usually almost completely empty. You may need to kit the family out with wetsuits if you want to go body-boarding or swimming as the water is very cold compared to what you’d expect in the Mediterranean, for example, but it’s well worth that initial cold-water gasp as the water is clean, with great surf most of the year.
There are plenty of cottages close to the coast, and even if you don't want to try the cold water, here you can take a stroll or walk the dog, watch the kids play, or break out the binoculars and spot seals and the occasional pod of dolphins offshore.
The coastline is packed full of tiny coves, secret beaches, and inlets, as well as some huge sweeps of golden sand that are practically empty even in the height of summer. If you love your water-sports such as stand-up paddle boarding, or even a spot of coasteering, then the Scottish beaches are the place to go.
Check out our blog on the 7 best beaches in Scotland.
From discovering secret beaches and exploring ancient castles, watching burly men in kilts throw hammers, cabers and just about anything else they can lay their hands on at a Highlands Games, or spending a day boutique shopping in Edinburgh, there’s so much to see and do in Scotland.
Scotland’s culture is unique, distinctive, and proud, and the Scots will embrace any opportunity to celebrate it with music, dancing and poetry. Pop into any Scottish pub in the evening and there’s a good chance you’ll be greeted with traditional Gaelic music and some of the best single-malt whisky you’ve ever tried.
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What Oliver loves
The warm welcome, the quirkiness and the jaw-droppingly gorgeous landscapes. Scotland is a friendly, inviting place where you’re treated as one of the clan from the moment you arrive.
Gylen Castle, Argyll