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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  • Lomond Luxury Lodges

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

    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?

  • Airhouses Luxury Lodges, near Edinburgh

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

    Airhouses Luxury Lodges, near Edinburgh

    Edinburgh and the Lothians (22 miles from Edinburgh)

    Sleeps up to 10

    5 Self Catering 5* Luxury Lodges at Airhouses in the Scottish Borders of Scotland, sleeping from 2 to 10, offering peace, tranquillity and a place to escape to in the heart of the Scottish Borders yet close to Edinburgh. Each lodge has its own hot tub. Self catering with style!

  • Plumbraes Barn Holidays

    • 44 Properties with 4 star(s)
    • 11 Properties with 3 star(s)
    • 6CtQ
    • Pets Welcome
    • Disabled Access

    Plumbraes Barn Holidays

    Scottish Borders (2 miles from Kelso)

    Sleeps up to 10

    Book on line at www.kelsocottages.co.uk.
    Plum Braes Barn is just 3 miles from Kelso and a perfect hideaway for relaxing or exploring the Scottish Borders. Garden Bank has 2 ensuite bedrooms, Cockle Kitty has 2 bedrooms and one bathroom, Plum Tree - one bedroom cottage. Edmondston slps 10.

  • Alltshellach Cottages, The Old Stables

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

    Alltshellach Cottages, The Old Stables

    Highlands and Skye (0.5 miles from Ballachulish)

    Sleeps up to 6

    Situated in a peaceful hamlet close to the banks of Loch Leven in the Scottish Highlands, our two 4 star self-catering holiday cottages are surrounded by some of the most spectacular scenery in Scotland, close to Glencoe, Fort William and the village pub (The Old Ferry Bar at The Loch Leven Hotel).

  • Kirkwood Cottages, Dumfries

    • 33 Properties with 2 star(s)
    • 44 Properties with 3 star(s)
    • 8CtQ
    • Pets Welcome

    Kirkwood Cottages, Dumfries

    Dumfries and Galloway (15 miles from Gretna)

    Sleeps up to 22

    Kirkwood is a working farm in the heart of Dumfries and Galloway, forming an ideal base for a rural holiday. Our warm and comfortable character self catering cottages have something for everyone.

  • Sandford Country Cottages

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

    Sandford Country Cottages

    Kingdom of Fife (9 miles from St Andrews)

    Sleeps up to 6

    One, 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. Situated in the peaceful Fife countryside, just 9 miles from St Andrews and 5 miles from Dundee.

  • Yethouse, Luxury Farmhouse Cottage

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

    Yethouse, Luxury Farmhouse Cottage

    Scottish Borders (Newcastleton)

    Sleeps up to 8

    Spacious cottage in rural Borders. 2hrs: Edin Glasgow Newcastle 3 beds/3 baths, sleeps 8. Dog-friendly secure grounds. WIFI, real fires, 2 x 50-inch TVs. Kitchen/diner, dining room, parlour, lounge. Activity centre, swimming, mountain bike trails, pub, cafe, restaurants. 30 mins Kielder Dark Skies

  • Tomich Holiday Cottages & Lodges

    • 55 Properties with 4 star(s)
    • 77 Properties with 3 star(s)
    • 12CtQ
    • 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.

  • 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 http://www.kinlochlaichgardenselfcatering.co.uk/accommodation/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.

  • Dalkeith House

    • 11 Properties with 5 star(s)
    • 1CtQ
    • Pets Welcome

    Dalkeith House

    Scottish Borders (Newcastleton)

    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.

  • Blarghour Farm Cottages

    • 44 Properties with 4 star(s)
    • 4CtQ
    • Disabled Access

    Blarghour Farm Cottages

    Argyll, the Isles, Stirlingshire (20 miles from Inveraray)

    Sleeps up to 6

    Appreciate Loch Awe and hills beyond from the comfort of your holiday cottage on an Argyll hill farm. Oban, Inveraray Castle, Loch Lomond, Dalmally, Munros and Glen Coe within 1hr.

  • Belstane Log Cabins, Kirknewton

    • 1CtQ
    • Pets Welcome

    Belstane Log Cabins, Kirknewton

    Edinburgh and the Lothians (13 Miles from Livingston)

    Sleeps up to 4

    A modern, very comfortable self-catering log cabin standing on its own on the edge of the Pentland Regional Park a few miles west of Edinburgh.

  • Cloag Farm Cottages

    • 33 Properties with 3 star(s)
    • 3CtQ
    • 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.

  • Alltshellach Cottages, The Old Coach House

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

    Alltshellach Cottages, The Old Coach House

    Highlands and Skye (0.5 miles from Ballachulish)

    Sleeps up to 6

    Situated in a peaceful hamlet close to the banks of Loch Leven in the Scottish Highlands, our two 4 star self-catering holiday cottages are surrounded by some of the most spectacular scenery in Scotland, close to Glencoe, Fort William and the village pub (The Old Ferry Bar at The Loch Leven Hotel).

  • Ardshellach, North Connel

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

    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.

  • Hiddenglen Holiday Lodges

    • 11 Properties with 4 star(s)
    • 11 Properties with 2 star(s)
    • 3CtQ
    • Pets Welcome
    • Disabled Access

    Hiddenglen Holiday Lodges

    Highlands and Skye (3 miles from Nairn)

    Sleeps up to 6

    Watch red squirrels on tranquil croft with beautiful outlook over loch amid natural birch woods. Large warm 3bed/2bath lodges kept very clean. Safe for children, low rainfall, sandy beaches, dolphins.

  • Oystercatchers

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

    Oystercatchers

    Highlands and Skye (28 from Portree)

    Sleeps up to 6

    Oystercatchers is a traditional 1 1/2 storied former croft house, located down a quiet lane, right on the water's edge in the township of Lower Breakish. Sleeps up to 6 adults and cot/ high chair is available. Peaceful setting with grounds going down to water's edge. 3 miles from nearest shops.

  • Dunalastair Estate Cottages

    • 55 Properties with 4 star(s)
    • 44 Properties with 3 star(s)
    • 9CtQ
    • 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.

  • Polanach

    • 1CtQ

    Polanach

    Argyll, the Isles, Stirlingshire (19 Miles from Oban)

    Sleeps up to 4

    Polanach is a peaceful traditional cottage set in gardens with a burn running through, surrounded by pastures, livestock and wildlife. There are views from every window: of Loch Linnhe backed by the mountains of Morvern, of the islands of Shuna and Lismore.

  • Eastside Farm Holiday Cottages, Penicuik

    • 44 Properties with 4 star(s)
    • 4CtQ
    • 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.

  • Aird Farm Holiday Cottages, Ardfern - Aird House

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

    Aird Farm Holiday Cottages, Ardfern - Aird House

    Argyll, the Isles, Stirlingshire (27 miles from Oban)

    Sleeps up to 6

    Luxury, house with spectacular views to Jura, Scarba, Mull and Corryvreckan Whirlpool. One of the finest views on the West Coast. Walking, amazing scenery, wildlife – ideal retreat for romantic or family holiday.

  • 17 Harbour Place, Portknockie

    • 1CtQ
    • Pets Welcome

    17 Harbour Place, Portknockie

    Aberdeen, Grampian & Moray (Buckie)

    Sleeps up to 8

    17 Harbour Place, located in the picturesque seaside village of Portknockie, is a homely cottage with log burning stoves, garden area and parking. A great place for a family holiday.

  • Crosswoodhill Farm Holiday Cottages near Edinburgh

    • 11 Properties with 3 star(s)
    • 11 Properties with 4 star(s)
    • 22 Properties with 5 star(s)
    • 4CtQ
    • Pets Welcome
    • Disabled Access

    Crosswoodhill Farm Holiday Cottages near Edinburgh

    Edinburgh and the Lothians (30 minutes' drive from Edinburgh)

    Sleeps up to 14

    4 award-winning, exceptional 3 to 5 Star homes on hill livestock farm in West Lothian. Close to many “Outlander” film locations. Explore Crosswoodhill's website with appealing rural images, detail and amazing guest feedback. Individual cottages sleep 2 - 14. Wheelchair and pet friendly.

  • 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.

  • West Coast Cottages - Grannda Mhor

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

    West Coast Cottages - Grannda Mhor

    Argyll, the Isles, Stirlingshire (17 miles from Oban)

    Sleeps up to 8

    Grannda Mhor is an incredibly special Scottish cottage set back into the hillside, its full length panoramic window taking advantage of the most spectacular seascape views to the south-west across Asknish Bay to the islands of Shuna, Scarba and Jura. Sleeps 8.

  • Campbell Cottage

    • 1CtQ
    • Pets Welcome

    Campbell Cottage

    Argyll, the Isles, Stirlingshire (Arrochar )

    Sleeps up to 8

    Campbell Cottage is a charming, cosy listed cottage in the heart of the picturesque Argyll village of Arrochar, on the banks of Loch Long. Loch Lomond is just 2 miles away. Perfect for families & groups. 20% discount on bookings for holidays before 31st October. Choose your dates and use code B396Y.

  • Forbes of Kingennie Country Resort

    • 1414 Properties with 4 star(s)
    • 14CtQ
    • 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.

  • Mangle Cottage,  Pittenweem

    • 11 Properties with 5 star(s)
    • 1CtQ
    • Pets Welcome

    Mangle Cottage, Pittenweem

    Kingdom of Fife (10 miles from St Andrews)

    Sleeps up to 4

    Fabulous and quirky Mangle Cottage, perched above Pittenweem harbour, combines nautical surrounds with touches of modern luxury and truly amazing seaviews. This cottage is so much more than your average coastal bolt hole. The ultimate luxury retreat.