Holiday rentals in Scotland

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  1. Tiny home
  2. 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.

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  1. Entire cottage
  2. 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.

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  1. Tiny home
  2. Aberdeenshire
The Shepherdess's Bothy (dog friendly - 1 dog max)

The Shepherdess's bothy is our dog friendly bothy that really brings the outdoors in with panoramic views across the beautiful Aberdeenshire coast. This cosy, self catering, bespoke bothy is the perfect place to explore the area. Within walking distance of the bothy you will find the Newburgh seal colony, beautiful beaches, nature reserves and a golf course. You can enjoy a luxury glamping experience in this unique bothy by the sea! If you are taking a dog please let us know when you book

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  1. Tiny home
  2. Newburgh
The Beekeeper's Bothy
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  1. Tiny home
  2. Midmar
Cosy Romantic Cabin with Wood Burning Stove.
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  1. Entire cabin
  2. Saint Cyrus
Glamping Pod with Private Hot Tub (Pod 2)
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  1. Entire cottage
  2. Crieff
Secluded hillside cottage, ideal romantic hideaway
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  1. Entire cabin
  2. Dalavich
Log Cabin with Hot Tub & BBQ hut
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  1. Entire cabin
  2. Inverness
Druid House Lodge. Romantic, countryside Lodge.
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  1. Entire chalet
  2. Highland Council
Highland Lochside Lodge Beautiful Great Glen Views
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  1. Barn
  2. Lochinver
The Cowshed Glamping Shed
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  1. Hut
  2. Port of Menteith
A magical off grid experience at The Bothy
  1. Entire home
  2. Angus Council
Macduff Tower - UK30766 (UK30766)
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  1. Entire cottage
  2. Drumnadrochit
Luxury Croft overlooking Loch Ness & Urquhart Bay
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  1. Entire cabin
  2. Highland
The Cabin With a View

Your guide to Scotland

Welcome to Scotland

One of Western Europe’s last great wildernesses, with large areas of it sparsely populated and elemental, Scotland is a vast natural adventure playground of huge mountains, dark forests, and pretty valleys, home to rare wildlife and spangled with deep, sparkling lochs. Around its fringes, turquoise seas lap silver sands, while hundreds of islands — the Hebrides, the Orkneys, Skye, the Shetlands — offer fantastic adventures. If your aim is to cycle, hike, birdwatch, surf, or snowboard, set your sights to the northernmost third of Great Britain.

But Scotland also has vivacious cities with a hotch-potch of fun, grit, world-class culture, and sophistication. Everywhere, tiny, friendly communities welcome you to ancient pubs and chef-focused restaurants to eat fine fare from Scotland’s sublime natural larder. A fascinating history lies close to the surface here, and extraordinary sites abound. Yet these days the land of castles and kilts is just as much about sleek contemporary venues and mindfulness in nature as the classic pursuits of golf, fishing, and mountaineering.


How do I get around Scotland?

If you’re flying here, the major city airports are in Edinburgh (EDI), Glasgow (GLA), or Aberdeen (ABZ); there are regional hubs, such as those in Orkney and the Hebrides. Excellent railway and bus services traverse the United Kingdom, including sleeper trains from London. Great road trips include the popular North Coast 500, a scenic drive around the Highland coast. Regular ferry services run from mainland ports to the islands, and across the Firth of Clyde. The cycling in Scotland is epic, whether you’re finishing the Land’s End to John O’Groats challenge, crossing Outer Hebrides causeways connecting islands, or just gliding around a diminutive loch. And superb long-distance hiking trails — the John Muir Way, the Southern Upland Way, and the West Highland Way — accompany thousands of stellar footpaths.


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

The jury’s out on this one. Summer sun can make Mediterranean swimming pools of the lochs and ease the challenge of tougher hikes. A wealth of spring and summer events welcome visitors, including the world-famous Edinburgh Festival, but also obscure village shindigs and boutique music festivals in remote spots. Summer is also peak season for midges; these pesky flies can spoil outdoor fun in July and August, so late spring can be preferable, or autumn, when landscapes are aflame with colour. True adventure can be found in winter, when hiking into ethereal mountain snowscapes is enjoyed in pin-drop silence. The Cairngorms’ ski resorts roll into action from November till May, when the Northern Lights might perform in the far north. And everyone goes wild for the New Year Hogmanay celebrations and January’s Burns Night, in tribute to the national poet.


What are the top things to do in Scotland?

Munro bagging

Scottish mountains over 3,000 feet are called Munros, named after Sir Hugh Thomas Munro, who catalogued them in 1891. There are so many iconic peaks to conquer, from Ben Nevis, the United Kingdom’s highest peak, to pyramid-shaped Buachaille Etive Mor in the spectacular Glencoe region. Or partake in trickier challenges, such as the Black and Red Cuillins on Skye. Sound too aspirational? Opt for a visit to one of Scotland’s 222 Corbetts instead — peaks of 2,500 to 3,000 feet.

Northwest Coast

Indigo, sylvan-cloaked mountains tower over exquisite white sand beaches and deep sea lochs along the astonishingly beautiful Northwest Coast. Top thrills include the dramatic scenery of Torridon, otherworldly Loch Ewe, and the looping road to the Applecross Peninsula for a slap-up seafood lunch. Durness, an arty outpost beside one of Britain’s most wild and windswept beaches, is a fabulous final hurrah.

Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum

The Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum in Glasgow’s vibrant West End has one of Europe’s most impressive collections. Inside the redbrick building, a high-ceilinged space and more than 20 galleries display treasures including 19th-century French art and furniture by one of Scotland’s most influential designers.