Winter Breaks

Embrace the great outdoors this winter

Why not plan a winter break in Scotland this year and get to know the real Scotland from a local holiday cottage?

Scotland becomes a playground during the winter months, with skiiers, snowboarders and climbers heading for the snow-cloaked hills. Whether you want to learn to ski or enjoy some winter walking, Scotland has a whole host of outdoor activities for different ages and abilities.

Enjoy the independence of having your own base to return to after a day’s skiing, walking or climbing, with a self-catering home from home.  Whether you want to walk, climb, snowboard or simply warm yourself with a whisky by the fire, winter is a magical time to visit Scotland.

Winter Breaks in Scotland

All these properties offer something special.  You can browse this list, or Sort or Filter according to your specific requirements using the options just below.

With EmbraceScotland you book direct with the owner, giving you access not only to the best prices, but also a wealth of knowledge and advice about how to make the most of the area, and indeed the excellent snowsports and winter walking opportunities.

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  • Lodges at the Mains

    • 22 Properties with 5 star(s)

    Lodges at the Mains

    Highlands and Skye (9 miles from Inverness)

    Sleeps up to 4

    Lodges at the Mains are two luxury ecolodges which combine green technology, spacious interiors and stunning views to provide relaxation and comfort in the tranquility of the private woodland setting.

  • Heath Cottage, Boat of Garten

    • 11 Properties with 3 star(s)
    • 1CtQ

    Heath Cottage, Boat of Garten

    Highlands and Skye (7 miles from Aviemore)

    Sleeps up to 6

    In centre of Boat of Garten, the heart of the Cairngorm National Park, Heath Cottage is cosy, bright and well-furnished self catering accommodation. Sleeps six comfortably with spacious living area and large garden opening onto to peaceful woodland.

  • Treshnish & Haunn Cottages

    • 44 Properties with 4 star(s)

    Treshnish & Haunn Cottages

    Argyll, the Isles, Stirlingshire (15 miles to Tobermory (45 minutes by car) from Mull)

    Sleeps up to 6

    Accessibly remote & situated on 'RSPB UK Nature of Farming Award' farm, our eco-friendly, simple yet comfortable cottages provide a perfect base for exploring this beautiful area. Great wildlife & wildflowers on the farm, & lovely family beaches nearby. Well behaved dogs welcome too! Open all year.

  • Weiroch Lodge, Ballindalloch

    • 11 Properties with 4 star(s)

    Weiroch Lodge, Ballindalloch

    Aberdeen, Grampian & Moray (9 miles from Tomintoul)

    Sleeps up to 8

    Magnificent barn conversion situated in a stunning location in the heart of Speyside. Aviemore 30m, Elgin 20m. Ideal base for the Malt Whisky Trail, touring, golf, deerstalking, fishing, skiing, hillwalking or simply relaxing. SEE OUR WEBSITE FOR LATE AVAILABILITY DISCOUNTS

  • Vanora's Cottages

    • 2CtQ

    Vanora's Cottages

    Perthshire, Dundee & Angus (5 miles from Blairgowrie)

    Sleeps up to 6

    Tucked away in the centre of the pretty Perthshire town of Alyth, our comfortable cottages are perfectly situated for your self-catering holiday.

  • Dalkeith House

    • 11 Properties with 5 star(s)

    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.

  • Whitefalls Spa Lodges

    • 22 Properties with 5 star(s)

    Whitefalls Spa Lodges

    Hebrides, Orkney, Shetland (14miles from Stornoway)

    Sleeps up to 2

    Whitefalls Spa Lodges offer seclusion and tranquillity in a truly stunning location. We combine Hebridean hospitality together with the style of a boutique hotel and spa in your own private self-catering lodge.

  • Atholl Brae, Royal Mile

    • 22 Properties with 4 star(s)

    Atholl Brae, Royal Mile

    Edinburgh and the Lothians (Edinburgh)

    Sleeps up to 5

    Two fabulous self catering apartments, each accommodating 4 in luxury, 6 in comfort (cots and highchairs available). Literally 2 minutes off the Royal Mile, in a quiet modern development. We've just added a wee video, showing you inside your holiday home from home; go on.... have a wee look!

  • Sandford Country Cottages

    • 44 Properties with 5 star(s)

    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

  • Mountview Self Catering

    • 11 Properties with 4 star(s)

    Mountview Self Catering

    Highlands and Skye (0.5 miles from Lochinver)

    Sleeps up to 4

    Prime waterside location with breathtaking views of spectacular mountains. Luxury self catering log cabins and Mountview Holiday cottage, 10 minutes walk from Lochinver. Hill walking, fishing and an abundance of wildlife nearby.

  • Stable Lodge

    • 11 Properties with 4 star(s)

    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.

  • Avielochan Farm Holiday Cottages

    • 33 Properties with 3 star(s)

    Avielochan Farm Holiday Cottages

    Highlands and Skye (2 miles from Aviemore)

    Sleeps up to 6

    Situated beside a small loch within the Cairngorms National Park, our self-catering cottages enjoy spectacular views of the mountains. Ideal for bird watching. Pets welcome. Working farm.

  • Glencoe Cottages, Glencoe

    • 3CtQ

    Glencoe Cottages, Glencoe

    Highlands and Skye (18 miles from Fort William)

    Sleeps up to 8

    3 warm, comfortable self catering holiday cottages, each sleeping 6 - 8, situated on the riverbank within our own 50 acres of natural woodland, in the heart of this famous Scottish Glen. Now additional new cottage sleeping 4

  • Croftside Lodges

    • 2CtQ

    Croftside Lodges

    Highlands and Skye (Aviemore)

    Sleeps up to 6

    Nestled amongst the wild highland beauty of the Cairngorms National Park, this pair of newly-built log cabins promises year-round escapism in Scotland enabling families, groups and even well-behaved dogs to soak up a memorable stay.

  • Yethouse, Luxury Farmhouse Cottage

    • 11 Properties with 4 star(s)

    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

  • Ardornish Estate Cottages & Apartments

    • 18CtQ

    Ardornish Estate Cottages & Apartments

    Highlands and Skye (Ardnamurchan)

    Sleeps up to 15

    Situated on the stunning West Coast of Scotland Ardtornish Estate is located on the shores of Lochaline on the Morvern peninsula. Lovely selection of self-catering options from stone built cottages to apartments within the grand Ardtornish House it is perfect for family holidays and romantic escapes