Cottages in Scotland and Log Cabins by Holiday Lettings

Why Scotland?

Run away to wild Scotland, a country of mighty crags, ancient cities and fierce tradition. From the rolling borderlands at the foot of the Cheviot hills, Scotland rises past lochs, firths and fells into the imposing Highlands. More remote still, its famed islands invite you to escape the bustle of modern life, even if just for a while.

Rich History

Through skirmishes with the Vikings and centuries of war with England, Scotland has developed a strong national identity that’s easy to see in its historic cities. Edinburgh Castle dominates the skyline of Scotland’s capital, having survived 26 sieges in the course of its 1,100-year history.

Conquer The Wild

The lochs, hills and Highlands of Scotland are paradise for the outdoors enthusiast. Thousands of trails exist to coax you into the mountains with your camping gear. If that sounds more exhausting than relaxing, cottages and log cabins in Scotland are a great way to appreciate nature without needing a bath afterwards.

Local Delicacies

Scotland has more to offer the gastronome than the deep-fried Mars bar (but naturally you’ll want to try that too). Whisky connoisseurs will feel at home wherever they travel—there are world-famous distilleries in the Highlands, islands and lowlands alike. The single island of Islay has no fewer than eight.

From the blog

Discover more about wild Scotland and so many other great, unspoiled getaways on the Holiday Lettings blog.

Places to stay in Scotland

Places to visit in Scotland

Argyll and Bute

Scotland’s wild west coast is home to famed waterways like Loch Lomond, unspoiled islands and one of only two national parks in the country—the Trossachs. It’s also a favourite of whisky enthusiasts, with the islands of Jura and Islay a short hop from the coast.

Isle of Skye

The views from Skye and the Hebrides are humbling. It’s a wild land carved out by volcanoes and glaciers long ago, and it’s ripe for adventure. Nowhere are Scottish traditions more apparent (and less for the benefit of tourists). More than half of Scotland’s Gaelic speakers live on Harris and North Uist.


Scotland’s beautiful capital offers a city break like no other. Forget shopping—you’ll want to walk the Royal Mile from Castle Hill down to Holyroodhouse, past tartan mills and age-old cathedrals. Keep walking, and you’ll find yourself scaling Arthur’s Seat, a formidable crag a mere stone’s throw from the city centre.

Scottish Highlands

There’s nowhere better to pass a long summer evening than on the deck of a lochside log cabin. It’s easy to find solitude amid the awesome mountains and valleys of the Highlands, where deer, eagles and a certain legendary monster roam freely. Just be sure to bring supplies!

Things to do in Scotland

Arthur’s Seat

A hike in central Edinburgh, described by Robert Louis Stevenson “a hill for magnitude, a mountain in virtue of its bold design”.

Skara Brae

Off the north coast, Orkney is home to a perfectly preserved Neolithic settlement more than 8,000 years old.

Edinburgh Castle

For a commanding view across Edinburgh and a crash course in Scottish history, there’s no better place than the castle.

Ben Nevis

We dare you to scale Britain’s highest mountain. The climb is breathtaking in every sense, so allow yourself plenty of time.

National Museum of Scotland

A vast (and completely free) collection spanning archaeological and medieval finds to modern-day science and technology.


This magnificent landslip on Skye is the star of countless postcards. Every visitor should walk this route at least once.

More great breaks

Top Destination reviews

Acorn Cottage, Banavie, Fort William
Most enjoyable stay.

Our stay at Acorn cottage could not have been better, from the moment we met our host Kate we knew we had made the right choice. The location was most suitable for exploring all areas of Lochaber. The cottage and gardens were a credit to our hosts Ka … see more
Peaceful Twin rm 15 min city centre

The owners of this bungalow are extremely welcoming and extremely kind. The room itself is amazing value for money with a fridge kettle and microwave. The room was very clean and well presented. The bed was extremely comfy. Margaret also kept in touc … see more
Rowanlea Lodge
Fantastic Log Cabin and Location

Booked this for a little family break with older children and I must say from the minute we arrived and viewed the log cabin and location it is just stunning. Lorna the host who is so lovely, friendly and helpful (even posted back my sons clothes he … see more
Ayr Beach View Apartment
Brilliant stay

We've had a great stay in Ayr. The flat is amazing: big, airy, light and beautifully fitted. View to the sea at the front and view over the ball green at the back. The children loved it too and access to a little garden/courtyard was great for them. … see more
Outstanding 2 Bed Sleeps 6 Glasgow Wi-Fi & Parking
Excellent, well appointed modern flat within easy reach of central Glasgow

We stayed at this flat for two weeks while we attended our sons wedding in the middle weekend. It's an ideal modern well appointed flat and we felt at home. Its on the top floor with no noise from adjacent flats and well away from the street which … see more
Homely Apartment with Log Fire
Fantastic Find

My partner and I booked a last minute trip to Edinburgh, and we found this fantastic apartment online. It was exactly what we were looking for. Great location, only a short walk to the new town, and gorgeous views of Nelson's Monument. It was clean, … see more

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