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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  • 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

  • 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.

  • Mountview Self Catering

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

    Mountview Self Catering

    Highlands and Skye (0.5 miles from Lochinver)

    Sleeps up to 4

    Prime waterside location with breathtaking views of spectacular mountains. Luxury self catering log cabins and Mountview Holiday cottage, 10 minutes walk from Lochinver. Hill walking, fishing and an abundance of wildlife nearby.

  • 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.

  • Rubha Mor Self-Catering

    • 1CtQ
    • Disabled Access

    Rubha Mor Self-Catering

    Highlands and Skye (0.5 km from Ullapool)

    Sleeps up to 2

    Spacious apartment for two that welcomes you with views of the sea and mountains. Warmth and modern, home comforts with a log fire and Wi-Fi/HDTv. Only 10 minutes walk to Ullapool for fine food and entertainment. Open Friday to Friday (No smoking/vaping at any time / No pets). (Z-bed for 1 extra).

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Treshnish & Haunn Cottages

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

    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.