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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  • 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.

  • Towerview Coach Houses

    • 66 Properties with 4 star(s)
    • 6CtQ
    • Pets Welcome
    • Disabled Access

    Towerview Coach Houses

    Perthshire, Dundee & Angus (2 miles from Perth)

    Sleeps up to 8

    The Tower View Coach Houses are centrally located set within stunning scenic surroundings,offering guests luxury accommodation,rural tranquillity 2 miles from Perth City Centre with specialist shops, restaurants, Theatre. Swift access to Edinburgh and Glasgow both less than 1hours drive away.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Dalton Green Farmhouse

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

    Dalton Green Farmhouse

    Dumfries and Galloway (15 miles from Gretna)

    Sleeps up to 10

    Dalton Green Farmhouse is a luxury property set on a beautiful country estate. Sleeps up to 10 people with activities and farm produce available. Hot tub available for hire. Open all year round, fantastic for festive gatherings as well as relaxing summer retreats to the farm.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • The Rings

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

    The Rings

    Kingdom of Fife (4 miles from Cupar)

    Sleeps up to 16

    The Rings is set in 90 acres of peaceful Fife farmland near Cupar. It has stunning views and rural walks across the Howe of Fife to the Lomond Hills. Our cottages can accommodate families/groups of up to 16 people. High quality, accessible self catering accommodation for all.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Stable Lodge

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

    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.

  • 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!

  • Cuil Moss Cottage

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

    Cuil Moss Cottage

    Highlands and Skye (10 miles from Fort William)

    Sleeps up to 2

    Visit Scotland 5 Star. Green Tourism Gold. Highlands and Islands Best Holiday Accommodation 2015 Finalist.

    Cuil Moss Cottage is an idyllic stone built couples retreat nestled in a spectacular sea side location, offering total privacy with the benefit of being close to amenities and services.

  • The Rowan Pod

    • 1CtQ

    The Rowan Pod

    Scottish Borders (19 miles from Duns)

    Sleeps up to 2

    Beautiful and Quirky for 2 people. The Rowan Pod is set in 633 acres of farmland with lovely views, ponies, alpacas and a llama to talk to, lots of hens and bantams and a couple of friendly and very greedy pigs. Complete with its own hot tub and BBQ hut it is the perfect way to "camp" at any time

  • 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