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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  • The Nook

    • 11 Properties with 3 star(s)

    The Nook

    Highlands and Skye (20 miles from Fort William)

    Sleeps up to 5

    Nestled at the end of a picturesque sea loch between towering mountain ranges, this family home is ideally situated for exploring the Highlands and Islands of the West Coast.

  • Easter Dalziel Cottages

    • 33 Properties with 3 star(s)

    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!

  • 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.

  • Noddsdale Estate - The Bell Loft

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    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.

  • Forbes of Kingennie Woodland Lodges

    • 1414 Properties with 4 star(s)

    Forbes of Kingennie Woodland Lodges

    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, Bar, 4 fishing ponds, 9 hole Golf course, Putting Green, Driving range, Maze, Playpark.

  • 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.

  • Laich Cottage, Appin

    • 11 Properties with 3 star(s)
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    Laich Cottage, Appin

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

    Sleeps up to 4

    Laich Cottage located in the grounds of Kinlochlaich, and is adjoining the old Walled garden, in Appin, Argyll has its own private sunny garden with views to the hills and a garden table and chairs. It is a delightful cottage for a couple, but would also suit a family of up to 4 people. New! Hot Tub

  • The Steadings, Auchteralyth

    • 33 Properties with 5 star(s)
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    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

  • Allt Beag

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    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.

  • Cathair Dhubh Estate

    • 55 Properties with 4 star(s)

    Cathair Dhubh Estate

    Highlands and Skye (4 miles from Lochinver)

    Sleeps up to 6

    Five luxury modern self catering holiday cottages, sleep 4-6 with Jacuzzi baths, Wireless Internet and Satellite TV, (3 bedroom cottage all en-suite). Set in an 80 acre coastal estate in the North Highlands, this is a paradise for iconic scenery, fishing, walking, kyaking, wildlife and fine eating.

  • Border Holiday Homes - Benfield Cottage, Morebattle

    • 11 Properties with 4 star(s)
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    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 & 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.

  • 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.

  • Pinewood Steading

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    Pinewood Steading

    Highlands and Skye (11 miles from Inverness)

    Sleeps up to 4

    Here you will find a peaceful haven in a rural part of the Highlands. Our luxurious and well-presented self-catering home has captivating and uninterrupted views, removing you from the hustle of everyday life. On the doorstep of many attractions and activities, still within easy reach of Inverness

  • The Old Stables, Auchtermuchty

    • 11 Properties with 4 star(s)
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    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 Pool, Indoor Hot Tub, Large Outdoor Hot Tub, Games Room, Outdoor Play Area & Tennis Court. Scenic Area.
    Accommodation is all on ground floor level.
    Cosy Log Burner & Pet Friendly.

  • 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.

  • Shoreline Cottages

    • 22 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.

  • Galloway Country Cottages

    • 22 Properties with 4 star(s)
    • 11 Properties with 3 star(s)

    Galloway Country Cottages

    Dumfries and Galloway (5 miles from Dalbeattie)

    Sleeps up to 6

    Luxury traditional Scandinavian A frame lodges set in the parkland of Barend all with modern central heating and every home comfort. 500 yards from beautiful Sandyhills Bay. Pub, restaurant & FREE WI-FI. Pet friendly & open all year.
    Large parties catered for-3 properties next to each other.

  • Swordfish Holidays

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

    Swordfish Holidays

    Edinburgh and the Lothians (10 Miles from Edinburgh)

    Sleeps up to 8

    Swordfish Holidays have five caravans, 2 Platinum and 3 Deluxe Plus to hire at Havens Seton Sands Holiday Village. All our caravans are modern and sleep 6\8 people comfortably and have all the modern amenities you would accept. All are pet friendly and the Platinum caravans also have decking.

  • 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.