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Grade 4 Star rating
Sleeps
6
Bedrooms
3
Pets
2

In a superb position towards the southern end of Skye, this completely modernised 150-year-old cottage stands on the sea shore overlooking the Sound of Sleat, at a point highlighted as an outstanding viewpoint by Ordnance Survey. There are magnificent panoramic views northwards to Ben Screel, Loch Hourn and Knoydart, eastwards to Loch Nevis, and southwards to Ardnamurchan Point. The holiday cottage is tastefully furnished and well equipped, with all three bedrooms enjoying their own separate facilities. It stands in 3 acres of wild garden, and the principal rooms and roof terrace offer splendid opportunities to observe the local wildlife, which includes herons, curlews, eagles and even the occasional otter. The roof terrace has a glass and aluminium balustrade and balustraded bridge to the hill at rear of cottage, leading to the unfenced path which goes up into woodland or down into the garden. There are wonderfully scenic walks direct from the door, either along the shoreline, or for the more adventurous, one of the classic Skye walks taking the loop road to Tarskavaig with unbeatable views to the Cuillins. There are ferry trips to the islands of Eigg, Rhum and Lochalsh, and day trips can include Elgol, with a boat trip to the magical Loch Coruisk, hidden in the Cuillins or the Seafari rib boat to Knoydart and dine at The Forge Inn. Other places to visit include Talisker Distillery, Dunvegan Castle, Portree, with its attractive harbour and heritage centre, which traces the history of Skye. Six miles away is Lady Claire MacDonald’s Kinloch Lodge Hotel and Cookery School, where morning cookery courses are held. Mallaig ferry 3 miles. Kyle of Lochalsh ferry 19 miles. Ardvasar Hotel, Isle Ornsay Hotel and Duisdale Hotel all within 5 miles. Armadale Castle, with its history centre, garden walks, tearooms and restaurant, 3 miles. Toravaig Hotel 1 mile.

Large kitchen with table and chairs opening into observation room with large picture windows and outstanding views across the Sound of Sleat. Utility room. Dining room with multi-fuel burner, satellite TV, video and radio. Living room with music centre, TV and DVD. Double bedroom with en-suite shower room, toilet and sea view. Cloakroom and toilet. First floor: Two bedrooms, both overlooking the sea; one double with en-suite bathroom, toilet and electric over-bath shower, and one twin bedroom. Shower room with toilet. Second staircase (spiral) to observatory ‘The Otter Bar’ with chiller and ice maker, bar height table with 7 bar stools, easy chairs, and panoramic mountain, sea and shore views, with door out to truly stunning 55 square metre roof terrace.

  • Multi-fuel burner – initial fuel included, thereafter available locally
  • Electricity, full oil central heating, bed linen and towels included
  • Cot
  • Two TVs (Teletext)
  • Video
  • DVD
  • Cassette/CD (comprehensive library)
  • Microwave
  • Washing machine
  • Tumble dryer
  • Dishwasher
  • Fridge/freezer
  • Payphone
  • Wi-fi broadband
  • Ample parking
  • Games room/double garage/cycle store with full-size table tennis table
  • Garden with croquet, patio, furniture

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£579-£2073
Shortlist
Grade 4 Star rating
Sleeps
10
Bedrooms
5
Pets
2
Ballochyle Cottage Ref: 26273

Located a mere 5 minutes from the Loch Lomond & Trossachs National Park this spacious semi-detached holiday cottage is one of four dwellings created from a restored courtyard farm steading and is located within a quiet private estate. Woodland walks are available directly from the door and it is ideal for walkers and cyclists of all abilities with a magnificent diversity of scenery boasting dramatic peaks, waterfalls, hidden caves and mysterious, forest covered slopes. Providing a tranquil location to either relax and escape from the trials of everyday life, or a fantastic base from which to explore the spectacular scenery and history of the area. The deep glens and narrow sea lochs are typical of the West Coast and there you can find a huge selection of Scottish wildlife. Red deer, roe deer, buzzards and golden eagles to name but a few. The area is also full of history. Standing stones, burial cairns and rock carvings abound. The town of Dunoon is within easy reach and has a good selection of shops, pubs and restaurants. Take a steamer cruise and explore the hills and lochs of the Cowal Peninsula. An abundance of outdoor activities are on offer with sailing, sea fishing, windsurfing, fast speed RIB boat tours, quad bikes, clay shooting and more. Nearby, the magnificent woodland gardens at Benmore Botanic Gardens are well worth a visit. Shop and restaurant 1 mile, pub 2 miles.

Ground floor: Living room with French doors and wooden floor. Second living room. Kitchen. Utility room. Bathroom with toilet. 1 twin bedroom. First floor: 4 bedrooms: 3 double (two 5ft), one with en-suite bathroom with bath, shower cubicle and toilet, two with en-suite shower room with toilet, 1 twin.

Woodburner in second living room (initial fuel included). Gas central heating and gas included (£35per week October-March). Electricity, bed linen and towels included. Travel cot. High chair. Two Freeview TVs. DVD. Gas hob. Electric oven. Microwave. Washing machine. Tumble dryer. Dishwasher. Fridge/freezer. Large, enclosed garden with sitting-out area and furniture. Natural woodland. Ample parking. Natural water supply from spring. No smoking. NB: River in grounds (150m).

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£538-£1314
Shortlist
Grade 4 Star rating
Sleeps
6
Bedrooms
2
Pets
1
Thistle Cottage Ref: W41845

Ideal touring base

Well furnished and presented, Thistle Cottage, a detached house for four, enjoys wonderful views across rolling fields and on to the waters of the Cromarty Firth and the slopes of Ben Wyvis, there is an abundance of wildlife in the grounds and surrounding fields. Set on the beautiful Black Isle, and perfectly placed for touring the unspoilt Glens and coastlines of the northern Highlands and Wester Ross. Available in the area are golf, mountain biking, climbing, water sports, and dolphin spotting. Day trips to Loch Ness, Orkney Islands, Isle of Skye and Inverness are recommended, or relax in the comfort of your chair and watch the changing scenery of this lovely part of the Highlands. Shops, pubs and restaurants 5 miles.

Ground floor: Living/dining room. Kitchen. 1 twin bedroom (zip and link). Shower room with toilet. First floor: 1 double bedroom with double sofa bed (for children).

Oil central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Cot. High chair. DVD. CD. Microwave. Washing machine. Tumble dryer. Freezer. Enclosed patio and furniture. Parking (2 cars). No smoking.

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£248-£745
Shortlist
Grade 4 Star rating
Sleeps
5
Bedrooms
3
Pets
2
Seascape Cottage Ref: 29515


This detached holiday cottage is adjacent to the owner’s home in a spectacular private location, 300ft above the water. It boasts unrivalled and uninterrupted southerly views over the Solway Firth from east to west with Cumbrian mountains looming in the south east, and the Isle of Man in the south west across the Irish Sea. There is access to the secluded shoreline where there are huge smugglers’ caves, rumoured still to be in use! Kirkcudbright, 4 miles, known as the ‘Artists’ Town’, hosts a wealth of coffee shops and art galleries, as well as the impressive ruins of Maclellan’s Castle. There are many festivals throughout the year including Scottish nights, classic car rallies, historic walks, a medieval fayre, a jazz festival and a spectacular tattoo. Close to the Galloway Hills and on the estuary of the River Dee. Local outdoor pursuits include fishing, horse riding in Galloway Forest Park, cycling and golf. Threave Garden and Estate (National Trust for Scotland) is a popular visitors attraction. With Dumfries approximately 25 miles east and Castle Douglas just 8 miles away, this makes a wonderful base from which to tour South West Scotland. Beach ¾ mile. Shop, pub and restaurant 3 miles.

Ground floor: Living room with patio door. Kitchen with patio door. Shower room with toilet. First floor: Utility room with toilet. 3 bedrooms: 1 double, 1 twin, 1 single.

Oil central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Cot and high chair on request. Two TVs (one Freeview, one for DVD use only). DVD. CD. iPod dock. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Tumble dryer. Freezer. Lawned garden with sitting-out area and furniture. Parking (3 cars). Cycle store. Natural water supply from well. Pets free of charge. No smoking.

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£277-£826
Shortlist
Grade 4 Star rating
Sleeps
4
Bedrooms
2
Pets
0
Zenka Ref: 28421

Zenka is a self-contained part of the owners’ home with its own entrance and stairs. It is a well-appointed holiday apartment taking all your comfort into consideration. Situated in the crofting township of Port Henderson, on the west coast of Scotland, with views over the mountains and countryside with many beaches in the area. This is an ideal base for exploring the west coast with activities available close by such as boat trips, sea and loch fishing, pony trekking and hill walking. The Fairy Lochs at Badachro are notable as the crash site of a World War 2 Bomber. Argocat trips, or Gairloch Heritage Museum a short drive. Shop 7 miles, pub and restaurant 1 mile.

Ground floor: Utility room. First floor: Living/dining room/kitchen. 2 double bedrooms, one with en-suite shower cubicle and toilet. Bathroom with toilet.

Oil central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. High chair. Freesat TV. DVD. CD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Tumble dryer. Fridge/freezer. Wi-fi. Large lawned garden with sitting-out area and furniture. Parking (2 cars). Welcome pack. No smoking.

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£0-£0
Shortlist
Grade 3 Star rating
Sleeps
4
Bedrooms
2
Pets
0
Shin Cottage Ref: S4078

Set on the shores of Loch Shin, and commanding beautiful views across the waters to Lairg village, this very comfortably furnished cottage offers visitors bird watching and glorious forest walking from the doorstep. Surrounded by the magnificent scenery of the Sutherland Highlands, Shin Cottage adjoins another property, near to village shops, restaurants and pubs, whilst the towns of Alness, Bonar Bridge and Dornoch (20 miles) are all within easy reach, as are the city of Inverness and Dunrobin Castle. This is a wonderful area for golf, (6 courses within 30 minutes’ drive); mountain biking is popular and fishing is enjoyed on the River Shin as well as on the loch, where boat hire is available. Shops, pubs and restaurants 0.5 miles.

All on ground floor: Living/dining area/kitchen with wooden floor. 2 double bedrooms. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet.

Elec woodburner, elec heaters and elec by key meter. Bed linen inc. Satellite TV (basic package). DVD. M/wave. T/dryer. Enclosed garden. Decked area. Parking. Fishing foc No smoking. NB: Unfenced loch by decking.

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£313-£638
Shortlist
Grade 4 Star rating
Sleeps
6
Bedrooms
2
Pets
0
Ailnack Cottage Ref: 25224

This, cosy, single storey cottage is set in its own garden yet close to the centre of the village with good selection of shops, restaurants and cafes. It makes a great base for exploring this fascinating region. Near the Crown Estate of Glenlivet in the Cairngorm National Park there is pony trekking and walking. Further afield are the ski slopes of the Lecht and Cairngorm, cycle trails, fishing, adventure playground with flying fox and maze and the Whisky Trail. The majestic mountain scenery surrounds the village and the sandy beaches of the Moray Coast are an hour’s drive. Shops, pubs and restaurants 500 yards.

All on ground floor: Living room with double sofa bed, beams and Velux/dining room. Kitchen. 2 bedrooms: 1 double, 1 twin. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet.

Woodburner in living room included. Oil central heating and electricity included (£25per week October-March). Bed linen and towels included. Travel cot. Freesat TV. DVD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Coin-operated tumble dryer. Small freezer. Wi-fi. Enclosed garden with patio, sitting-out area and furniture. Parking (3 cars). No smoking.

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£243-£664
Shortlist
Grade 4 Star rating
Sleeps
4
Bedrooms
2
Pets
1
Woodside House Ref: UHH

With distant and dramatic views of the Cuillin Hills on the Isle of Skye, this superbly situated, detached, family croft house has been renovated and tastefully furnished, and nestles quietly in the hamlet of Culduie. The Applecross Inn (3 miles up the coast) is renowned for its local seafood. The road inland from Applecross crosses over the highest mountain pass in the British Isles. Secluded and sandy coral beach 4 miles. Loch and sea fishing nearby. Walks from the doorstep of the holiday home. Shop and pub 3 miles.

Beamed living room with open fire and rugs on tiled floor. Compact well-equipped kitchen with dining area. Utility. Shower room and toilet. First floor: Two bedrooms, each with ornamental fireplace; one double and one twin. Bathroom with over-bath shower and toilet.

  • Open fire – fuel included
  • Electricity, full NSH, bed linen and towels included
  • Cot
  • High chair
  • TV
  • DVD (small library)
  • Microwave
  • Washer/dryer
  • Dishwasher
  • Fridge/freezer
  • Payphone
  • Enclosed lawned garden with furniture surrounded by 3-acre croft
  • Parking (for 2 cars)
  • Cycle store
  • No smoking

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£391-£956
Shortlist
Grade 3 Star rating
Sleeps
4
Bedrooms
2
Pets
2
West Home Ref: 30557


West Home is a spacious, detached holiday bungalow, set in spectacular surroundings with Loch Torridon views from the picture windows in the living room. With generously proportioned rooms throughout, the property enjoys magnificent views of the surrounding Torridon Hills, with Liathach Mountain lying just beyond the enclosed lawned garden. The open fireplace provides a cosy and warm welcome for guests, and the well-equipped farmhouse-style kitchen offers a dining table that is perfect for group meals together. There are two good sized bedrooms and one has an en-suite, ensuring a relaxing and comfortable stay. Situated on the edge of Torridon village, it is just a short walk to the local amenities, including a small shop and café. The area has much to offer outdoor enthusiasts, with superb walks from the doorstep, canoeing, fishing, golf and cycling, all available locally. With beautiful sunsets over the loch, West Home is an ideal base from which to relax and unwind. Shop 300 yards, pub 1 mile and restaurant 300 yards.

2 steps to entrance. All on ground floor: Living room. Dining room with patio doors. Kitchen. Utility room. 2 bedrooms: 1 double with en-suite shower room with toilet, 1 twin. Bathroom with toilet.

Open fire in living room included. Electric central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. 36" Freeview TV. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washer/dryer. Dishwasher. Freezer. Lawned garden with patio, sitting-out area and furniture. Parking (3 cars). Pets free of charge, to be kept on a lead - sheep country. No smoking. NB: 5 steps in garden.

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£416-£1142
Shortlist
Grade 4 Star rating
Sleeps
4
Bedrooms
2
Pets
2
Tigh An Roinn Ref: SGF

From its lochside setting in the pretty National Trust village of Plockton, this charming and comfortable listed cottage enjoys views of Plockton harbour and Duncraig Castle from the bedrooms. Positioned on Plockton’s old pier at the edge of Loch Carron and attached to the owner’s home, it is convenient for the village’s shops, inns and seafood restaurants. Loch Ness, Inverness, Gairloch and Ullapool, all within touring distance. Skye Bridge 6 miles. Fishing locally. Shops ¼ mile.

Entrance porch. Sitting/dining room with multi-fuel burner. Bathroom with over-bath shower and toilet. Well-equipped galley-style kitchen. First floor: Twin bedroom with en-suite toilet and wash basin. Double bedroom. Both bedrooms have large Velux windows with sea views.

  • Multi-fuel burner - fuel included
  • Electricity, full NS/convector heating, bed linen and towels included
  • TV
  • Stereo/CD
  • Microwave
  • Washing machine
  • Tumble dryer
  • Dishwasher
  • Fridge/freezer
  • No garden
  • Parking
  • No smoking
  • No children under 5 yrs

WAS
NOW
£296-£899
Shortlist
Grade 3 Star rating
Sleeps
6
Bedrooms
3
Pets
0

Enjoying views over the countryside, this detached holiday cottage is an ideal base for exploring the Kintyre Peninsula, with ferries to Arran, Gigha, Jura and Islay nearby. Kintyre has miles of unspoilt coastline with sandy beaches surrounded by rolling hills, wooded landscapes and lochs. Some of the best golf courses in Scotland can be found nearby and other activities include fishing, horse riding, cycling, walking and surfing. Campbeltown and Lochgilphead are within easy reach and offer a variety of bars, restaurants and shops. Shop ¼ mile, pub and restaurant 11 miles.

Ground floor: Living/dining room. Kitchen with tiled floor. 1 twin bedroom. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet. Steep narrow stairs to first floor: 2 double bedrooms.

Multi-fuel burner in living room (initial fuel included). Solid fuel central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Travel cot and high chair on request. Satellite TV. DVD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Enclosed lawned garden with sitting-out area and furniture. Parking (2 cars). Cycle store. Welcome pack. No smoking.

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NOW
£290-£742
Shortlist
Grade 4 Star rating
Sleeps
6
Bedrooms
2
Pets
3
Laundry Cottage Ref: UJP

In the heart of Perthshire, nestling quietly on a private, 1,200-acre estate in the mighty Tay Valley, these four very comfortable holiday cottages enjoy far-reaching views over a patchwork of farm and woodland. Laundry Cottage and Dunmore Bothy are both detached, single-storey cottages, whilst Stable Cottage, also single-storey, adjoins The Coach House, an impressive, 19th-century stone building retaining many of its original features. These smart colour co-ordinated properties have been furnished with rich luxury curtains and soft furnishing and each property has its own garden; visitors have access to a network of over 6 miles of private estate roads covering the extensive grounds, which include a fold of highland cattle, and two small lochs, home to wild ducks and geese. Boat trips can be arranged to fish for brown trout, as well as angling on the River Tay, with some of Scotland’s finest salmon fishing.
At the nearby Loch of Lowes, a visit to the bird hides is often rewarded by sightings of osprey soaring high overhead. Historic Dunkeld village (3 miles) is one of Perthshire’s gems, with a part-ruined cathedral, good shops and restaurants. Perth, 16 miles, offers large areas of green parkland, where sports matches, boating and putting can be enjoyed. The town boasts numerous museums and art galleries, including the museum of the Black Watch, housed in Balhousie Castle. Edinburgh and Aberdeen within 90 minutes’ drive.
Glasgow is also within driving distance and is a paradise for art lovers – the many museums include the Gallery of Modern Art, the Mackintosh Interpretation Centre and the Kelvingrove Museum and Art Gallery. More unusual attractions include the Transport Museum, the Botanic Gardens and The Tall Ship at Glasgow Harbour. Shops 3 miles.

This property is close to Gleneagles where the 2014 Ryder Cup took place, come and play a round of golf all year round on this world-renowned course.

A detached single-storey cottage. Living room with open fire. Dining room with open fire. Well-fitted kitchen. Double bedroom (5ft bed) leading to twin bedroom with en-suite shower room and toilet, additional bunk bed (for +2 by arr). Bathroom with small bath, shower cubicle and toilet.

  • Cot
  • High chair
  • Dishwasher
  • Ground floor facilities

  • Open fire – fuel included
  • Electricity and full NSH (Total Control) by meter reading
  • Heated towel rail
  • Bed linen and towels included
  • TV
  • Video
  • Stereo/CD
  • Microwave
  • Washing machine
  • Tumble dryer
  • Garden with furniture
  • Parking
  • Fishing by arrangement
  • Paddocks available for horses (at cost)
  • Natural spring water supply from well

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£260-£820
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