Short Breaks in Scotland

Self-catering is perfect for mini breaks!

whiskyPlanning a weekend away? Whether it’s a short mid-week stay or a long weekend to explore one of Scotland’s cities, why not make it a self-catering mini break?

From the cities to the coast, there are a wide range of quality apartments, lodges, cottages and houses across Scotland that welcome short breaks. Live like a local and enjoy all the comforts of a ‘home-from-home’, even if it’s just for a short while.

Weekend and Short Breaks in Scotland

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  • 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.

  • Tullochwood Lodges

    • 44 Properties with 3 star(s)
    • 44 Properties with 4 star(s)
    • 8CtQ
    • Pets Welcome
    • Disabled Access

    Tullochwood Lodges

    Aberdeen, Grampian & Moray (4miles from Forres)

    Sleeps up to 6

    Eight self catering lodges near Forres, Moray on Scotland’s north east coast. Set in beautiful grounds beside a private lochan or in natural woodland - enjoy peace, relaxation and comfort. Free Wifi in each lodge

  • River Edge Lodges

    • 14CtQ
    • Disabled Access

    River Edge Lodges

    Perthshire, Dundee & Angus (3 miles from Perth)

    Sleeps up to 6

    River Edge Lodges - comfortable self-catering holiday accommodation on the banks of the River Earn, overlooked by Moncreiffe Hill and woods. Perfect for families, walking, fishing, relaxing. Central location, ideal for touring and exploring. Only three miles from Perth. Free Wi-Fi in all lodges.

  • 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

  • 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.

  • Loch Lomond Waterfront Lodges

    • 1111 Properties with 5 star(s)
    • 11CtQ
    • Pets Welcome

    Loch Lomond Waterfront Lodges

    Argyll, the Isles, Stirlingshire (3 miles from Drymen)

    Sleeps up to 6

    Fabulous luxury self-catering lodges in waterfront location on the peaceful East side of Loch Lomond. Private hot tubs, steam cabins, all bedrooms ensuite, fully equipped kitchens all with loch views. Open all year.

  • Border Holiday Homes - Benfield Cottage, Morebattle

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

    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 heating and WiFi 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

  • Easter Duiar, Grantown-on-Spey

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

    Easter Duiar, Grantown-on-Spey

    Highlands and Skye (25 miles from Aviemore)

    Sleeps up to 12

    Near Advie in the heart of Speyside. Enjoy a relaxing break in this lovely self catering holiday house, sympathetically extended to provide all the comforts of home. Set in a large natural garden with woodland slope and wonderful views of the Spey Valley. Sleeps 8-12

  • Thistle Lodges at Sandyhills

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

    Thistle Lodges at Sandyhills

    Dumfries and Galloway (7 miles from Dalbeattie)

    Sleeps up to 8

    Thistle Lodges at Sandyhills - three superbly equipped self catering A-framed lodges a few minutes walk from one of South Scotland's most magnificent sandy beaches. Each lodge has two bathrooms and sleeps up to 8. Ideal for couples, families or larger groups in two or three lodges.

  • Castle View - The Meadows

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

    Castle View - The Meadows

    Edinburgh and the Lothians (Edinburgh)

    Sleeps up to 8

    Superb apartment in the heart of Edinburgh with fantastic views of Edinburgh Castle. Sleeps 8 + baby in 4 bedrooms. Visit Scotland 4 Star Grading. Very bright and spacious with contemporary furnishings. Wireless Broadband.

  • Marchmont Self Catering - Gladstone Apartment

    • 1CtQ
    • Disabled Access

    Marchmont Self Catering - Gladstone Apartment

    Edinburgh and the Lothians (Edinburgh)

    Sleeps up to 5

    Large, spacious centrally located ground floor two-bedroomed self catering apartment (sleeps 1-5). It’s only a short walk across the Meadows to the University of Edinburgh and Royal Mile. Easy access to shops, restaurants & all cultural and historical attractions. Children welcome. Free WiFi.

  • Dunalastair Estate Cottages

    • 55 Properties with 4 star(s)
    • 44 Properties with 3 star(s)
    • 9CtQ
    • Pets Welcome
    • Disabled Access

    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.

  • Lammerlaw Farm Cottage, near Biggar

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

    Lammerlaw Farm Cottage, near Biggar

    Glasgow and Clyde valley (4 miles from Biggar)

    Sleeps up to 4

    Luxury 4* Self Catering Cottage on a working farm in Central Scotland. Enjoys spectacular views with excellent proximity to the Scottish Borders for walking, cycling & mountain biking, in addition to being a great location to visit Edinburgh and Glasgow by road or nearby rail link.

  • 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.

  • Highland Holiday Cottages

    • 88 Properties with 4 star(s)
    • 8CtQ
    • Pets Welcome

    Highland Holiday Cottages

    Highlands and Skye (5 miles from Kingussie)

    Sleeps up to 6

    A warm, friendly welcome awaits you at Highland Holiday Cottages. All of our 8 comfortable, luxury self catering cottages have wood burning stoves, flat-screen TVs and well-equipped kitchens as well as free use of the on site gym, fly fishing, games room, mountain bikes, play area and laundry.

  • Foresters Lodge

    • 1CtQ
    • Pets Welcome

    Foresters Lodge

    Highlands and Skye (8 miles from Strontian)

    Sleeps up to 2

    Foresters Lodge is unique as it is designed especially for couples.This Luxurious self-catering lodge in one of the most spectacular and unspoilt remote areas on the west coast of Scotland, with sauna and jacuzzi bath. Ideally located to explore the Ardnamurchan peninsula, www.foresterslodge.co.uk

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Border Holiday Homes - Tweed Cottage, Paxton

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

    Border Holiday Homes - Tweed Cottage, Paxton

    Scottish Borders (Paxton)

    Sleeps up to 2

    Modernised character cottage for 2 in Paxton, the village of peace only five miles from the coast and Berwick. Lovely location near Paxton House and the River Tweed. 6 miles Berwick, 8 miles Duns.

  • Silverglades Holiday Homes

    • 1313 Properties with 4 star(s)
    • 33 Properties with 3 star(s)
    • 16CtQ
    • Pets Welcome

    Silverglades Holiday Homes

    Highlands and Skye (1 mile from Aviemore)

    Sleeps up to 10

    Silverglades self catering holiday homes lie to the north of the highland village of Aviemore set beneath the majestic Cairngorms Mountains, in the Cairngorms National Park.

  • Marchmont Self Catering - Roseneath

    • 1CtQ

    Marchmont Self Catering - Roseneath

    Edinburgh and the Lothians (Edinburgh)

    Sleeps up to 5

    Large, bright, spacious centrally located three-bedroomed self catering apartment (sleeps 1-5). It’s only a short walk across the Meadows to the University of Edinburgh and Royal Mile. Easy access to shops, restaurants & all cultural and historical attractions. Children welcome. Free WiFi.

  • 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

    Whether your idea of a perfect holiday is adventuring into the Angus countryside, exploring the city of Dundee, or just relaxing in a peaceful setting, at Forbes of Kingennie Country Resort your break can be tailored to you.

  • Kiltarlity Lodges

    • 4CtQ
    • Pets Welcome

    Kiltarlity Lodges

    Highlands and Skye (6 miles from Beauly)

    Sleeps up to 6

    Comfortable well-equipped self catering lodges (some suitable for disabled) in woodland park near Loch Ness. Heated indoor swimming-pool, tennis court, fire pit. Walking, fishing, golf, pony-trekking, castles, mountains, wildlife. Ideal touring base.

  • Fife Historic Buildings Trust - John McDouall Stuart View

    • 1CtQ

    Fife Historic Buildings Trust - John McDouall Stuart View

    Kingdom of Fife (2 miles from Kirkcaldy)

    Sleeps up to 2

    B-listed period property, with stunning sea views and lots of history and character. Comfortable stylish bolt-hole on the Fife Coastal Path, sleeps 2. Ideal stopping-off point en-route to the Highlands, with close links to Fife's world-famous golf courses and 'Outlander' filming locations.