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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  • Lewis Longhouse

    • 11 Properties with 5 star(s)

    Lewis Longhouse

    Hebrides, Orkney, Shetland (5 miles from Stornoway)

    Sleeps up to 4

    The Lewis Longhouse is a new and unique, VS 5-star rated, luxurious home-from-home. Located on the east coast of the Isle of Lewis, it sits close to the beach in an area of peaceful, natural beauty. With open views, this is a special place for families or couples to relax. Green Tourism GOLD level.

  • The Old Stables, Auchtermuchty

    • 11 Properties with 4 star(s)

    The Old Stables, Auchtermuchty

    Kingdom of Fife (11 miles from Cupar)

    Sleeps up to 4

    The Old Stables at Newhill Farm Cottages
    Relax in the countryside with inclusive leisure facilities.
    Indoor Heated Pool, Indoor Hot Tub, Large Outdoor Hot Tub, Games Room, Outdoor Play Area & Tennis Court.
    All Accommodation is on ground floor level.
    Cosy Log Burning Stove & Pet Friendly.

  • Glenlochy Nevis Bridge Apartments

    • 3CtQ

    Glenlochy Nevis Bridge Apartments

    Highlands and Skye (Fort William)

    Sleeps up to 5

    Glenlochy Nevis Bridge Apartments are just a few minutes walk from the town centre of beautiful Fort William, close to the railway station, leisure centre, shops, pubs and excellent places to eat out. It is an ideal base for touring the Highlands to enjoy scenery which will take your breath away.

  • 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

  • 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.

  • Swordfish Holidays

    • 55 Properties with 4 star(s)

    Swordfish Holidays

    Edinburgh and the Lothians (10 Miles from Edinburgh)

    Sleeps up to 8

    Swordfish Holidays have five deluxe plus caravans to hire at Havens Seton Sands Holiday Village. All our caravans are modern and sleep 8 people comfortably and have all the modern amenities you would accept. Three are pet friendly too.

  • 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

  • Allt Beag

    • 1CtQ

    Allt Beag

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

    Sleeps up to 5

    A bright, fresh open plan living space for a family of 5. Wi Fi, Freeview TV. A wonderful area for outdoor enthusiasts who enjoy Munros, cycling, walks and watersports, fishing or stalking. A photographers paradise in a central location for touring the Highlands of Scotland. 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

  • 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.

  • Ardornish Estate Cottages & Apartments

    • 18CtQ

    Ardornish Estate Cottages & Apartments

    Highlands and Skye (Ardnamurchan)

    Sleeps up to 18

    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

  • Noddsdale Estate - The Bell Loft

    • 1CtQ

    Noddsdale Estate - The Bell Loft

    Ayrshire & Arran (2 miles from Largs)

    Sleeps up to 5

    Escape to the tranquillity of The Bell Loft, a self-contained, beautiful, upmarket apartment, in a B listed Arts and Crafts country house on family run estate in Brisbane Glen near Largs, Ayrshire, on the Beautiful West Coast of Scotland. Providing a high level of comfort in peaceful surroundings.

  • Border Holiday Homes - Benfield Cottage, Morebattle

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

    Border Holiday Homes - Benfield Cottage, Morebattle

    Scottish Borders (7 miles from Kelso)

    Sleeps up to 2

    Character cottage for 2 people in the conservation village Free WiFi now available at this pet friendly character cottage for two.Enjoy the unique spiral staircase and beamed ceiling at this lovely cottage set in a conservation village of Morebattle with its award winning butcher, local shop and pub

  • Varis, Balmacara

    • 11 Properties with 4 star(s)

    Varis, Balmacara

    Highlands and Skye (5 miles from Kyle of Lochalsh)

    Sleeps up to 6

    Varis is a spacious three bedroomed bungalow (sleeps 6) in a quiet location with elevated views to Skye & Glenelg. Great location with Skye Bridge, Plockton and Eilean Donan Castle within 5 miles. The property has full central heating as well as a wood burning stove & Free WiFi.

  • 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.

  • 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!

  • Shoreline Cottages

    • 11 Properties with 5 star(s)

    Shoreline Cottages

    Highlands and Skye (Ardnamurchan)

    Sleeps up to 6

    Luxurious self-catering in 2 identical, purpose built, '5 STAR' properties on the Ardnamurchan Peninsula and shores of Loch Sunart. All bedrooms with ensuite bathrooms. Open plan living area.

  • Cloag Farm Cottages

    • 33 Properties with 3 star(s)

    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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.