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Self-Catering Cottages in Scotland

A self-catering holiday home or cottage in Scotland can be defined as a self contained property offering clean, comfortable, furnished accommodation for visitors who are also provided with the means to prepare and cook their own meals.

Scottish Self-catering properties give you the freedom to live your day as you wish, and to enjoy a holiday program of your choice.

You will find a wide variety of different styles of accommodation from one bedroom studio apartments and flats in bustling city centres to a country estate house with 5 or 10 bedrooms. You will find all the following terms used across Scotland:

  • Holiday Cottage – a widely-used term for holiday accommodation, but used specifically often means a small property with quaint or historic charm
  • House – larger, more formal accommodation with a number of bedrooms and spacious living areas
  • Lodge/Chalet – a home with a rustic or wilderness theme, very often a wooden building in a rural location
  • Apartment – self contained accommodation that occupies only a part of the building, typical of more urban dwelling (also known as a flat in the UK)

Whichever style you choose, you can expect the following from the self-catering accommodation on this website:

  • Overall quality assured to the declared ‘Star’ level by annual inspections from VisitScotland, the Scottish Tourist Board.
  • Separate space for sitting and living , in addition to kitchen facilities and bedroom(s) and bathroom(s).
  • Availability to rent by the week (seven nights), for a short break (2-3 nights) or by the night, according to the individual business concerned.
  • A self-contained ‘home from home’, but not normally any ‘room service’, daily maid service, concierge or staffed reception.