Family Cottages

Ideal for Scottish holidays together

Family cottagesThousands of families are choosing to holiday ‘at home’ this year.  But that doesn’t have to mean hanging about the house or expensive trips to whizz-bang theme parks.  What about renting real family friendly ‘home from home’ self-catering accommodation in Scotland?  Loads of activities to do indoors and outdoors, new experiences, and friendly people to share them with.  And somewhere to call home, where you can relax into being yourselves without ‘staff’ looking on, and experience the real Scotland.

You and your family will love staying in a holiday chalet up a Scottish glen, or in an old fishing cottage by the sea, or possibly in a swish holiday apartment in Edinburgh, Glasgow, Perth or Aberdeen.

Family Holidays Scotland

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  • Mansefield House

    • 11 Properties with 4 star(s)
    • 1CtQ
    • Pets Welcome

    Mansefield House

    Argyll, the Isles, Stirlingshire (Arrochar )

    Sleeps up to 12

    4 star pet friendly accommodation for up to 12 in a large, comfortable Victorian house overlooking Loch Long and the Arrochar Alps, 2 miles from Loch Lomond. Perfect for family gatherings, celebrations, and outdoor pursuit holidays. Log fires. Glasgow 50 mins, Oban & the Isles 1hr 15m.

  • Yethouse, Luxury Farmhouse Cottage

    • 11 Properties with 4 star(s)
    • Pets Welcome

    Yethouse, Luxury Farmhouse Cottage

    Scottish Borders (20 miles from Hawick)

    Sleeps up to 8

    Spacious farmhouse rural Scottish Borders. 2hrs Edin,Glas, Newc. 3 beds/3 baths, sleeps 8. Dog friendly secure grounds. WIFI, real fires, 2 x 50 inch TV's. Kitchen/diner, dining room, parlour, lounge. Activity centre, swimming, mountain bike trails, pub, cafe, restaurants. 30 mins Kielder Dark Skies

  • The Steadings, Auchteralyth

    • 33 Properties with 5 star(s)
    • 4CtQ
    • Pets Welcome

    The Steadings, Auchteralyth

    Perthshire, Dundee & Angus (10 miles from Blairgowrie)

    Sleeps up to 4

    The Steadings at Auchteralyth are four luxury self-catering cottages , with stunning views, in beautiful, rural, north-east Perthshire. Ideally situated for sight-seeing, walking, fishing, field sports and golfing holidays. Dogs are very welcome at no extra charge, maximum 7 in largest cottage

  • Tomich Holiday Cottages & Lodges

    • 55 Properties with 4 star(s)
    • 77 Properties with 3 star(s)
    • Pets Welcome

    Tomich Holiday Cottages & Lodges

    Highlands and Skye (15 miles from Drumnadrochit)

    Sleeps up to 6

    Peaceful self catering en-suite Cottages or Woodland Lodges in beautiful Highland setting beside Glen Affric and near Loch Ness. Ideal for walking, touring, cycling, nature watching or relaxing. Price includes leisure pass, all bedding, heating, electricity and swimming pool. Wi-Fi. Bike Hire.

  • Cloag Farm Cottages

    • 33 Properties with 3 star(s)
    • Pets Welcome

    Cloag Farm Cottages

    Perthshire, Dundee & Angus (7 miles from Perth)

    Sleeps up to 4

    Three comfortable, family-run farm self catering holiday cottages. Located away from main roads, and with panoramic views, this is a great base for visiting east and central Scotland. Open all year.

  • Mains of Taymouth Country Estate

    • 99 Properties with 4 star(s)
    • 3434 Properties with 5 star(s)
    • Pets Welcome
    • Disabled Access

    Mains of Taymouth Country Estate

    Perthshire, Dundee & Angus (6 miles from Aberfeldy)

    Sleeps up to 12

    Voted No 1 "Cottage Complex in Great Britain" Sunday Times and often featured in Homes and Interiors Magazine. Situated in Kenmore our luxury holiday houses offer the very best self catering amidst Scotland's finest scenery. Selection of houses sleeping from 2-12 in 4&5 star comfort. Open all year

  • Isle of Colonsay Lodges

    • 22 Properties with 4 star(s)
    • Pets Welcome

    Isle of Colonsay Lodges

    Argyll, the Isles, Stirlingshire (Colonsay)

    Sleeps up to 6

    An outstanding family house ideal for three-generations and no problem for restricted mobility and a purpose built cottage on the Island of Colonsay with its tranquility and unspoilt natural beauty and offering a very wide variety of natural attractions.

  • Arbuthnott Holiday Lets, Arbuthnott

    • 44 Properties with 3 star(s)
    • Pets Welcome

    Arbuthnott Holiday Lets, Arbuthnott

    Aberdeen, Grampian & Moray (12 miles from Stonehaven)

    Sleeps up to 7

    Former Village School, converted into three individual self-catering holiday houses in relaxing scenic countryside, 25 miles south of Aberdeen. Also detached, secluded Garden Cottage. Off road parking, with easy access to coast, hills and Royal Deeside.

  • Forbes of Kingennie Country Resort

    • 1414 Properties with 4 star(s)
    • Pets Welcome
    • Disabled Access

    Forbes of Kingennie Country Resort

    Perthshire, Dundee & Angus (6 miles from Dundee)

    Sleeps up to 10

    14 luxury self-catering lodges offer first class accommodation in an outstanding countryside location sleeping from 2 to 10 guests per lodge. On site facilities include Waterside Restaurant, Cairn O' Mount Bar, 5 fishing ponds, 9 hole golf course, putting green, driving range, maze and play park.

  • Ettrick View

    • 1CtQ
    • Pets Welcome
    • Disabled Access

    Ettrick View

    Scottish Borders (13 miles from Selkirk)

    Sleeps up to 14

    Ettrick View sleeps 14 people and is nestled in the undiscovered gem of the Scottish Borders.
    6 bedrooms, big lounge, kitchen and eating areas, an enclosed garden and beautiful rural setting - a perfect venue for family and friend celebrations.

  • Dalkeith House

    • 11 Properties with 5 star(s)
    • Pets Welcome

    Dalkeith House

    Scottish Borders (20 miles from Hawick)

    Sleeps up to 10

    5* Lux Manse heart of village. 2hrs Edin/Glas/Newc. Perfect for groups, celebrations, special occasions, sleeps 10; 5 dble beds/4 baths Loads of living space. Dog friendly, secure garden. WIFI, 2 x 50inchTV's. Restaurants, cafes, pubs, catering. Dark skies 30 min, activity centre, 7stanes MTB.

  • Eastside Farm Holiday Cottages, Penicuik

    • 33 Properties with 4 star(s)
    • Pets Welcome

    Eastside Farm Holiday Cottages, Penicuik

    Edinburgh and the Lothians (8 miles from Edinburgh)

    Sleeps up to 4

    Welcome to Eastside, a haven of rural luxury right at the heart of the Pentland Hills an area of outstanding natural beauty.
    Walk the hills from your doorstep, enjoy the views from the cottage garden, curl up beside your mesmerising log burner or explore Edinburgh's attractions nearby.

  • Perthshire Views - The Lookout

    • 11 Properties with 5 star(s)
    • Pets Welcome

    Perthshire Views - The Lookout

    Perthshire, Dundee & Angus (Crieff)

    Sleeps up to 4

    A unique luxurious recently decorated apartment in an outstanding church conversion. Two double bedrooms, two bathrooms and a fully equipped kitchen with a dining area are on the lower level. A large sitting room with doors leading to a balcony with breathtaking views is on the upper level.

  • Ardshellach, North Connel

    • 11 Properties with 4 star(s)

    Ardshellach, North Connel

    Argyll, the Isles, Stirlingshire (7 miles from Oban)

    Sleeps up to 6

    Beautiful, comfortable self catering holiday house, splendidly equipped. Spectacular, peaceful situation looking south over Loch Etive and hills. Oban 7 miles. Half-acre garden. Free wireless broadband. Fantastic holiday base.

  • Neuk Hoose, Crail

    • 1CtQ
    • Pets Welcome

    Neuk Hoose, Crail

    Kingdom of Fife (Anstruther)

    Sleeps up to 4

    Neuk Hoose is a grade 2 listed 200 year old former fishermans cottage lovingly restored right in the heart of the conservation village of Crail in the East Neuk of Fife.

  • Lomond Luxury Lodges

    • 22 Properties with 4 star(s)
    • 33 Properties with 5 star(s)

    Lomond Luxury Lodges

    Argyll, the Isles, Stirlingshire (1 mile from Drymen)

    Sleeps up to 8

    It doesn't get any better than this!!! 4 and 5 Star Luxury Lodges with huge private hot tubs, saunas, full SKY, wood burning stove, complimentary wine and chocolates on arrival. What more could you want?

  • Easter Dalziel Cottages

    • 33 Properties with 3 star(s)
    • Pets Welcome

    Easter Dalziel Cottages

    Highlands and Skye (7 miles from Inverness)

    Sleeps up to 6

    Three traditional fully-equipped cottages on our working family farm, situated in an ideal central location for relaxing and touring the Highlands. Long or short break. You're welcome all year!

  • Thistle Lodges at Sandyhills

    • 33 Properties with 3 star(s)
    • Pets Welcome

    Thistle Lodges at Sandyhills

    Dumfries and Galloway (7 miles from Dalbeattie)

    Sleeps up to 8

    Thistle Lodges at Sandyhills - three superbly equipped self catering A-framed lodges a few minutes walk from one of South Scotland's most magnificent sandy beaches.

  • Laich Cottage, Appin

    • 11 Properties with 4 star(s)
    • 1CtQ

    Laich Cottage, Appin

    Argyll, the Isles, Stirlingshire (18 miles from Oban)

    Sleeps up to 4

    Wood fired Hot Tub; Tennis Court; Ping Pong Hut; beautiful gardens: Laich Cottage has its own private sunny garden with views to the hills and a garden table and chairs. New kitchen and bathroom. Cycling. Walking. Exploring. Glencoe and Oban close by. 5 minute walk to Castle Stalker and Loch Linnhe

  • Edinbane Self Catering Cottages

    • 22 Properties with 4 star(s)
    • Pets Welcome
    • Disabled Access

    Edinbane Self Catering Cottages

    Highlands and Skye (13miles from Portree)

    Sleeps up to 4

    North Skye, 1 hour from the bridge, snug and cosy stone cottages near sea and mountains. Wood-burning stove, Free View TV, DVD, WiFi, Soundbar. Outstanding base for walking, bird watching, outdoor and marine activities. Short breaks available.

  • Dunalastair Estate Cottages

    • 55 Properties with 3 star(s)
    • 44 Properties with 4 star(s)
    • Pets Welcome

    Dunalastair Estate Cottages

    Perthshire, Dundee & Angus (18 miles from Pitlochry)

    Sleeps up to 8

    Our secluded self-catering holiday homes are scattered around huge Dunalastair Estate in Rannoch, a true haven of rare wildlife and unspoilt highland scenery. Walk from your door, fish the loch, cycle the quiet roads, climb Schiehallion. There’s so much to do. Pets welcome. Log fires. WiFi.

  • Carden Self Catering

    • 66 Properties with 4 star(s)
    • Disabled Access

    Carden Self Catering

    Aberdeen, Grampian & Moray (4 miles from Elgin)

    Sleeps up to 6

    Relax at Carden in our luxury courtyard cottages where a warm welcome awaits you and make them your home from home whatever the weather. From this ideal location come and discover Moray its coast, walks, wildlife, golf courses, whisky, castle and heritage trails.

  • Stable Lodge

    • 11 Properties with 4 star(s)
    • Pets Welcome
    • Disabled Access

    Stable Lodge

    Argyll, the Isles, Stirlingshire (2 miles from Drymen)

    Sleeps up to 4

    NEW ***Stable lodge is a luxury 2 bedroom Scottish Highland lodge close to the village of Drymen on the east side of Loch Lomond. A great location for exploring Loch Lomond and The Trossachs.
    Panoramic mountain views, deck and wood burning stove. Pet Friendly.

  • Sandford Country Cottages

    • 44 Properties with 5 star(s)
    • Pets Welcome
    • Disabled Access

    Sandford Country Cottages

    Kingdom of Fife (9 miles from St Andrews)

    Sleeps up to 6

    Two and three bedroom 5 star self-catering cottages and apartments which are part of Sandford House, a ‘B’ Listed Arts and Crafts House designed and built around 1902. Located in Newport on Tay in the glorious Fife countryside, just 9 miles from St Andrews and 5 miles from Dundee