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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  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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

  • 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.

  • 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

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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.