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Home in Kinloch Rannoch
This fascinating small castle is close to the River Tummel, where you can fish for trout in season, and is full of character with a view over the river to Schiehallion mountain. Down by the riverbank there is a bonfire site where you can gather fallen branches and sit around the camp fire of an evening with family and friends. The garden is unenclosed so, being close to the river, small children should be supervised at all times. Dogs should be supervised when outside. There is a lovely walk along the river to the first hydro electric dam built in Scotland in the 1930s.
$210 per night
Home in Brig o'Turk
Unique Scottish Country House Trossachs,Callander
Dundarroch is an exceptional Scottish country home. Located at Loch Lomond & The Trossachs National Park & within close distance of Byre Inn pub. Placed between Loch Venachar & Ackray it benefits from a privileged position within in the heart of Scotland. Situated between wild woodland & matured gardens with incredible views of Ben Venue & other Munros. Located on private road within the park walking/cycling route. It offers immense amount of walks, visiting trips & fishing. Boarded by 2 rivers.
$678 per night
Home in Tomatin
Tomatin House is NOT available to let in 2023.
We are hoping to open again in 2024 and will update the site if this is possible. Tomatin House is a comfortable family home on the banks of the Findhorn, in the Scottish Highlands. It provides the perfect holiday setting for families, groups of friends and sporting enthusiasts. 20 minutes drive from Inverness, Tomatin House is equally close to Cairngorm National Park. This area is ideal to enjoy summer and winter sports - cycling, fishing, golf, water sports, hill walking and skiing.
$585 per night

Vacation rentals in Scotland

Tiny home in Drimnin
Unique and Secluded AirShip with Breathtaking Highland Views
$203 per night
Castle in Clackmannanshire
DOLLARBEG CASTLE - The Tower - luxury 3 bed rental
$409 per night
Tiny home in Highland Council
The Hide - off-grid-ish woodland cabin near NC500
$159 per night
Castle in Angus
Balintore Castle Kitchen Wing
$320 per night
Tiny home in Newburgh
The Beekeeper's Bothy
$143 per night
Farm stay in Cowshill
Romantic Off-grid retreat in North Pennines AONB
$126 per night
Cabin in Milltown of Rothiemay
Designer A-Frame Cabin, with Hot Tub, Mayen Estate
$222 per night
Tiny home in Scottish Borders
The Little Eco-Lodge at Berryhill
$65 per night
Tiny home in Moray
The Tin Shed, Speyside
$86 per night
Tiny home in Draperstown
The Black Shack @ Bancran School
$133 per night
Barn in Strathdon
Couthie Cooshed in the Cairngorms
$124 per night
Barn in Houston
Rural idyll close to Glasgow, quiet and peaceful
$124 per night

Cottages for rent in Scotland

Cottage in Alston
Snope Cottage
$139 per night
Cottage in Stronachlachar
Lochside Cottage
$251 per night
Cottage in Angus Council
Macduff Tower - UK30766 (UK30766)
$668 per night
Cottage in Cumbria
Rose Lea Cottage Eden Valley & The Lake District
$138 per night
Cottage in Crieff
Secluded hillside cottage, ideal romantic hideaway
$250 per night
Cottage in Highland Council
Idyllic Black Isle cottage & hot tub with a view!
$229 per night
Cottage in Braco
Charming, converted steading with hot tub
$238 per night
Cottage in Highland Council
Cosy cottage with fantastic views over the Loch
$185 per night
Cottage in Dumfries and Galloway
Kirtle - Luxury boutique one bed room cottage
$173 per night
Cottage in Isle of Skye
Bealach Uige Bothy Luxury Modern Self Catering
$173 per night
Cottage in Crieff
☆Secluded, historic cottage in Outlander location
$246 per night
Cottage in Yanwath
Accessible cottage (edge of Lake District)
$92 per night

Holiday home to rent in Scotland

Home in Aviemore
Spectacular Modern House
$333 per night
Home in Cumbria
New 2 Bedroom Barn conversion in the Eden Valley
$123 per night
Home in Penrith
Troutbeck Cottage nr Ullswater with Spa Facilities
$181 per night
Home in Dunoon, Argyll
The Point Cottage, Loch Striven
$308 per night
Home in Aberdeenshire
Beautiful large house, idyllic woodland garden
$380 per night
Home in Cumbria
Wythop School, Lake District
$237 per night
Home in Bridge of Allan
Drovers Lodge
$170 per night
Home in Aghadowey
An idyllic superior 4 bedroom detached house
$64 per night
Home in loch lomond scotland
Loch Lomond area. Luxury Cottage with hot tub.
$314 per night
Home in Edinburgh
Cozy Up at a Georgian Mews Home near the City
$263 per night
Home in Melmerby
Melmerby Hall
$849 per night
Home in Hexham
Vesta View
$365 per night

Your guide to Scotland

Welcome to Scotland

Every corner of Scotland seems to have a dramatic story to tell: This is an ancient landscape marked by crumbling castles, green hillsides where clans once battled, and, of course, deep lochs said to hide at least one mythical monster. The northernmost country in the United Kingdom claims rugged mountains, craggy shores, and cities that look like medieval fantasies. Yes, you’ll probably notice a few kilted street performers puffing on bagpipes as you explore heritage sites like Edinburgh’s Royal Mile, the historic heart of the regal capital. But there’s a lot more to this proud nation than its most visible clichés.

In the Lowlands, the majority of the Scottish population resides in Edinburgh and Glasgow, the largest city. Together they form an area known as the Central Belt. Where Edinburgh delivers on Scottish landmarks and grandeur, Glasgow gives you counterculture hot spots. As you move into the Highlands, some of Scotland’s most romanticized vistas come into view, with villages wedged into narrow valleys and towering mountains like Ben Nevis reaching monumental heights. As you explore the mysterious ruins, misty islands, and sprawling national parks, you’ll find Scotland retains some of Western Europe’s wildest and most remote places.

When is the best time to stay in a vacation rental in Scotland?

Scotland is a country known for its internationally famous festivals, culminating in August with the Edinburgh International Festival and Edinburgh Festival Fringe taking over the capital for a month of performances and events. Summer is also the warmest and driest season for staying in one of the country’s numerous vacation rentals, when Scotland’s northerly position makes for long, sunny evenings and a festive vibe wherever you go. Crowds are noticeably thinner in spring and early fall, when you can experience the major cities and tourist sites more like a local. Winter gets unrelenting rain and occasional snow, but you’ll still find plenty of cozy indoor hubs, historical and otherwise, where you can stay warm.

What are the top things to do in Scotland?

Glasgow’s West End

Glasgow’s fashionable and leafy West End comprises several low-key neighborhoods filled with art museums and galleries, locally owned shops, and some of the most celebrated Scottish restaurants. Take a gander at Argyle Street or duck in cobbled Ashton Lane to get the pulse of Glasgow’s resurgence as a cultural epicenter. This is also home to one of the city’s favorite greenspaces, Kelvingrove Park, where you’re treated to views of the iconic gothic architecture of Glasgow University.

Eilean Donan Castle

Cross a stone bridge to a tiny tidal island, where several castles have stood guard since the 13th century. In the early 20th century, reconstruction efforts turned the foreboding ruins into one of the most photographed landmarks in Scotland. Its scenic position at the meeting point of several sea lochs makes Eilean Donan Castle alone worth the detour to the Western Highlands to witness the sight for yourself. It’s a popular stop on the way to the nearby Isle of Skye, a magical place with several of its own photogenic castles as well as the iconic Fairy Pools, a series of waterfalls in the Glen Brittle forest.

North Coast 500

From Inverness, take one of Scotland’s most scenic drives along the narrow, twisting roads looping through the lesser-traveled North Highlands. The 516-mile (830-km) trip, designated as a touring route in 2015, passes some of the United Kingdom’s most remote fishing villages and harbor towns. You’ll see barren beaches, jagged coastal cliffs, and islands just offshore. While you could drive the North Coast 500 in a day, take a slower roll and give yourself several days to sightsee castles, trek natural trails, and maybe even spot the Northern Lights here at the tip of Great Britain.