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From the quaint Cotswolds to the tranquil Lake District, we have thousands of rural retreats around the UK that will give you the perfect peaceful break.


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(28) Excellent 

21

Glencoe Village ski cottage to rent.

Glencoe / Glencoe Village

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Ski
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
“Amazing holiday in a beautiful cottage” We really enojoyed our stay here. Very relaxing holiday in a beautiful and well equipped cottage. Great location in the village, and lots to do in the area ( even when it rains!). Attention to detail in the cott  …see more

from £95 / night

£375 - £635 / week

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from £95 / night

(20) Excellent 

35

Dalfaber ski bungalow to rent.

Aviemore / Dalfaber

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 5 km
  • Swimming pool
“Excellent house, highly recommended” This is an excellent house, very close to Aviemore village. The house is lovely, a real home-from-home, and has everything you will ever need. Including enough bikes for us all to enjoy. The standard was very high,  …see more

from £85 / night

£465 - £875 / week

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from £85 / night

(25) Excellent 

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Ski home to rent in Dalfaber

Aviemore / Dalfaber

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 10 km
  • Ski
  • Child friendly
“Excellant location” We stayed for a weekend with friends and the location and facilities were excellent , the cottage was clean and fully equipped with all items required. The owners were very approachable and accommodating The location is a short w  …see more

from £35 / night

£240 - £745 / week

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from £35 / night

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(46) Excellent 

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Aviemore ski bungalow to rent.

Badenoch and Strathspey / Aviemore

3 6 7 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Ski
  • Child friendly
“Great wee hoose!” Lovely, comfortable house where every effort has been made to make your stay relaxing. Home well equipped from cooking utensils to a great collection of dvds, books & board games. Would recommend!  …see more

from £100 / night

£500 - £1000 / week

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from £100 / night

(45) Excellent 

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Newtonmore ski cottage to rent.

Badenoch and Strathspey / Newtonmore

1 4 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 0 km
  • Ski
  • Child friendly
“The Perfect Honeymoon Retreat!” We stayed in Pipers Cottage for the second leg of our Scottish Honeymoon. A perfect secluded getaway with all you need to kick back and relax. With all the added extras of hot tub, sky movies, the local Dalwhinnie whisk  …see more

from £94 / night

£595 - £1000 / week

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from £94 / night

(19) Excellent 

33

Boat of Garten ski home to rent.

Aviemore / Boat of Garten

5 10 Min stay varies

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 18 km
  • Ski
  • Child friendly
“Fantastic highland holiday home!” Balvattan Farmhouse surpassed our expectations. In a beautiful location just outside Aviemore the farmhouse provided everything we needed and more, from a roaring log fire to a superbly equipped luxury kitchen. Styli  …see more

from £250 / night

£1100 - £1900 / week

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from £250 / night

(20) Excellent 

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Ski cottage to rent in Ballachulish

Glencoe / Ballachulish

4 8 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 0.5 km
  • Ski
  • Child friendly
“One of the most beautiful places in Scotland - once visited - destined to return” Our second year with Sharon & Ian (2nd decade on Loch Leven) For those who love the great outdoors, peace and quiet and spectacular scenery - look no further. There is  …see more

from £155 / night

£950 - £1150 / week

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from £155 / night

(12) Excellent 

15

Nethy Bridge ski home to rent.

Badenoch and Strathspey / Nethy Bridge

4 11 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 11
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 17 km
  • Ski
“Something for everyone.” We went as a big family group including three generations: Grandparents, aunties, cousins and 4-7 year olds. Lorien was big enough to accommodate all of us and meet all our needs. Very well located for walks, the shop, the hot  …see more

from £120 / night

£369 - £1008 / week

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from £120 / night

(15) Excellent 

13

Newtonmore ski cottage to rent.

Badenoch and Strathspey / Newtonmore

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 0 km
  • Ski
  • Child friendly
Situated in the Cairngorms National Park between the two outdoor capitals of Scoltand; Aviemore (35mins) and Fortwilliam (50mins) and only 3 miles from the renowned Wolfrax mountain bike trails. Also a fantastic area for walking or just relaxing and enjoying the views  …see more

from £75 / night

£360 - £525 / week

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from £75 / night

(11) Very Good 

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Dalfaber ski cottage to rent.

Aviemore / Dalfaber

2 6 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Ski
  • Child friendly
Visit Aviemore in the heart of the Cairngorm National Park with all the amenities it offers: skiing, wind surfing, sailing, hill walking, river rafting and fishing. The world famous ospreys at Boat of Garten are only a short drive away. The fully equipped cottage slee  …see more

from £65 / night

£465 - £690 / week

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from £65 / night

(16) Excellent 

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Ski cottage to rent in Strathdon

Aberdeenshire / Strathdon

3 6 2 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 2 nights min
  • Nearest beach 63 km
  • Ski
  • Child friendly
Craigiedows is a traditional stone built cottage with open fire, in a secluded rural location. There are views south over countryside and forestry, enjoyable all year round from the conservatory. It is the perfect base for a relaxing break or an active holiday.  …see more

from £83 / night

£480 / week

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from £83 / night

(16) Excellent 

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Ski chalet to rent in Boat of Garten

Aviemore / Boat of Garten

3 8 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Ski
  • Child friendly
Osprey Lodge is a 2014 luxury 3 bedroom caravan, situated at the Boat of Garten Holiday Park at Boat of Garten in the heart of the Cairngorms national park. Sleeping up to 8 people and a baby (there is a pull out double bed in the lounge and a travel cot-which doubles a  …see more

from £70 / night

£440 - £560 / week

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from £70 / night

(39) Excellent 

24

Northern England ski cottage to rent.

Durham / Weardale

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Ski
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
“Cosy cottage with lovely view” Easy to book, beautiful welcome with homemade bread, butter and milk together with wine,chocolates and fresh flowers.the cottage is well furnished and equiped and the downstairs bedroom and bathroom is stunning. Lovely  …see more

from £50 / night

£315 - £600 / week

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from £50 / night

(14) Excellent 

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Ski home to rent in Newtonmore

Badenoch and Strathspey / Newtonmore

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 10 km
  • Ski
  • Child friendly
“Far better than we envisaged!” The bungalow was very roomy and had everything we could possibly have needed. The garden was fantastic. Instructions on everything were very clear. The location for us was perfect and we loved the fact that there the  …see more

from £70 / night

£380 - £390 / week

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from £70 / night

(10) Very Good 

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Fort William ski home to rent.

Lochaber / Fort William

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Ski
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
Tirindrish Steading Cottage is in Spean Bridge, 9 miles east of Fort William in the heart of the West Highlands. This cosy cottage offers a warm holiday home from which to explore and enjoy this wild, romantic and beautiful land. Accommodating up to 6 people, Tirindris  …see more

from £85 / night

£450 - £1050 / week

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from £85 / night

(17) Excellent 

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Aviemore ski log cabin to rent.

Badenoch and Strathspey / Aviemore

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Ski
  • Suitable for children age 5+
  • Car not necessary
The Ardlogie Bothy is a traditional luxury timber built cabin, with great self catering facilities providing all year round accommodation for 2 people. Positioned alongside the Ardlogie Guest House & centrally located within Aviemore. In a quiet location yet close to al  …see more

from £80 / night

£480 - £580 / week

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from £80 / night

(3) Very Good 

17

Ski home to rent in Aviemore

Badenoch and Strathspey / Aviemore

4 8 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 10 km
  • Ski
  • Private garden
“Lovely comfortable home from home” A beautiful spacious house, lots of room, beautiful kitchen, well kept, lovely large conservatory, would recommend to everyone  …see more

from £185 / night

£695 - £1115 / week

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from £185 / night

(13) Very Good 

24

Ski lodge to rent in Kincraig

Badenoch and Strathspey / Kincraig

4 9 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 9
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Ski
  • Child friendly
“What a great plce to have a break , everything you expect you get, form the property to the location, simply stunning” I would highly recommend Balnacraig Lodge , great location , if you want to enjoy luxurious surroundings and a great location. The  …see more

from £250 / night

£1000 - £2100 / week

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from £250 / night

(2) Excellent 

15

Grantown-on-Spey ski bungalow to rent.

Badenoch and Strathspey / Grantown-on-Spey

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 20 km
  • Ski
  • Child friendly
Gleniffer is a large bungalow located in the centre of the beautiful Scottish Highland town of Grantown-on-Spey. There is FREE UNLIMITED WiFi throughout the house. It has a long private drive off Grant Road with a large maintained front garden, side garden and small  …see more

from £84 / night

£549 - £899 / week

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from £84 / night

(29) Excellent 

26

Dornie ski home to rent.

Lochalsh / Dornie

2 4 3 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 9 km
  • Ski
“A warm welcome in the Highlands” Tigh Tasgaidh is a beautiful house in a stunning location, it makes a perfect base for exploring the local area and the Isle of Skye is merely a 15 min drive away. The house has all the amenities you would need and is  …see more

from £100 / night

£680 - £800 / week

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from £100 / night

(8) Very Good 

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Ski cottage to rent in Grantown-on-Spey

Badenoch and Strathspey / Grantown-on-Spey

2 5 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Ski
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
Adjacent Cottages a few minutes walk from the centre of Grantown on Spey providing ideal accommodation for those wanting to enjoy the delights of the Highlands. Offering both family accommodation and romantic breaks, from 2 days to 3 weeks they are well equipped and  …see more

from £60 / night

£300 - £560 / week

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from £60 / night

(7) Very Good 

17

Banavie ski lodge to rent.

Fort William / Banavie

3 7 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 7
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 40 km
  • Ski
  • Child friendly
Visit our lodges, on the banks of the Caledonian Canal with stunning views of Ben Nevis & Aonach Mor. Located 7 miles from Fort William providing easy access to eveything the Outdoor Capital has to offer. -ideal for families/ small groups -open all year-free wifiR  …see more

from £65 / night

£250 - £875 / week

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from £65 / night

(9) Excellent 

24

Nethy Bridge ski lodge to rent.

Badenoch and Strathspey / Nethy Bridge

5 10 Min stay varies

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 6 km
  • Ski
  • Suitable for children age 5+
“Superb relaxing location” We had a great time in lovely surrounds the cottage was clean, kid friendly and right by the river - dear and grouse in the garden incredible Thanks  …see more

from £300 / night

£1000 - £2500 / week

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from £300 / night

(17) Excellent 

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Fort William ski cottage to rent.

Lochaber / Fort William

4 8 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Ski
  • Child friendly
“Beautiful house, great views.” Beautiful house with great views. Everything you need is there for you including hair dryers in the bedrooms. There is a downstairs bedroom and bathroom, not completely for a disabled person though. Bedroom is great ple  …see more

from £130 / night

£728 - £1195 / week

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from £130 / night

(2) Excellent 

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Glenlivet ski cottage to rent.

Moray / Glenlivet

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Ski
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
Converted traditional farm cottage set in a stunning rural location on the Glenlivet Crown Estate in the Cairngorms National Park, Scotland.Perfect for walking, skiing, mountain biking, wildlife watching and other outdoor activities.  …see more

from £49 / night

£278 - £438 / week

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from £49 / night

(15) Excellent 

66

Rothiemurchus ski cottage to rent.

Aviemore / Rothiemurchus

5 11 Min stay varies

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 11
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Ski
  • Child friendly
“Fantastic holiday house, great location, would visit again :)” Excellent holiday home within walking distance of Aviemore. Incredibly well equipped kitchen, lots of games and DVDs galore. Lovely enclosed garden which was visited by red squirrels on a  …see more

from £250 / night

£950 - £2250 / week

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from £250 / night

(3) Very Good 

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Ski cottage to rent in Newtonmore

Badenoch and Strathspey / Newtonmore

1 4 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 0 km
  • Ski
  • Child friendly
The cottage is situated above Newtonmore village in a quiet and peaceful location with superb views over the Monadhliath and Cairngorm mountains. It is in a great location for wildlife or activities including walking, biking, kayaking, golf, fishing or skiing. STB 2*.  …see more

from £75 / night

£270 - £420 / week

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from £75 / night

(11) Excellent 

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Ski apartment to rent in Ballachulish

Glencoe / Ballachulish

1 2 3 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 3 nights min
  • Ski
Welcome to Sealladh na Beinne – our spacious, comfortable and well-appointed holiday apartment for two in a quiet corner within touching distance of the bustling and ever-popular Glencoe area of the Scottish Highlands. This is the perfect location for a break for two  …see more

from £74 / night

£466 - £658 / week

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from £74 / night

(5) Excellent 

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Ski bungalow to rent in Dalfaber

Aviemore / Dalfaber

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Ski
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
Newly refurbished well appointed 2 bedroom detached bungalow, sleeps 4 comfortably. It has been refurbished to a high standard and boasts modern amenities including modern Italian leather suite, butterfly fold away dining table,satellite TV, Modern fitted kitchen with d  …see more

from £90 / night

£375 - £500 / week

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from £90 / night

(22) Very Good 

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Boat of Garten ski caravan/mobile home to rent.

Aviemore / Boat of Garten

2 6 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Ski
  • Child friendly
“Lovely holiday home in a good location” We had a really enjoyable time at number 67, Boat of Garten. The caravan was clean, very modern and well equipped. Perfect for a family. The twin bedroom would be more suitable for children. We were not told how  …see more

from £55 / night

£350 - £550 / week

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from £55 / night

(3) Excellent 

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Blairgowrie ski cottage to rent.

Perth and Kinross / Blairgowrie

1 4 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 95 km
  • Ski
  • Child friendly
“Quality, location, welcome, perfect. Will return.” Lots of conversions of old farm buildings lose interior character with modernisation, Blairbeg has not, flagged floors, high beamed ceiling, claw foot bath, wood stove (wood provided) tiny windows (ex  …see more

from £60 / night

£420 - £1065 / week

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from £60 / night

(4) Very Good 

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Ski bungalow to rent in Lochan Mhor

Aviemore / Lochan Mhor

3 6 7 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 7 nights min
  • Nearest beach 10 km
  • Ski
  • Child friendly
Modern and comforatble detached 3 bedroom bungalow on the north side of Aviemore. With a woodburning stove in the lounge and all the home from home amenities including wifi and sky tv, it is an idea base for your holiday in the Cairngorms National Park.  …see more

from £64 / night

£445 - £945 / week

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from £64 / night

(9) Very Good 

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Ski home to rent in Aviemore

Badenoch and Strathspey / Aviemore

3 7 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 7
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 10 km
  • Ski
“Lovely week in Birchview” Lovely week in Aviemore house was very comfortable and well equipped, in a very good location for accessibility to local venues. Lovely garden it was just a shame the weather was so changeable but that's Scotland! En su  …see more

from £150 / night

£500 - £900 / week

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from £150 / night

(32) Very Good 

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Ski cottage to rent in Boat of Garten

Aviemore / Boat of Garten

3 6 7 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 7 nights min
  • Ski
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
“Really nice and cozy house in beautiful Boat of Garten” We enjoyed our time in Boat of Garten very much. The house is for up to 6 people, has two bath rooms and a large kitchen. Everything one could possibly need is present.  …see more

from £75 / night

£425 - £749 / week

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from £75 / night

(3) Very Good 

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Ski cottage to rent in Grantown-on-Spey

Badenoch and Strathspey / Grantown-on-Spey

4 8 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Ski
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
This attractive detached cottage is located just outside Grantown on Spey, offering stunning viewings of the surrounding woodlands and cairngorms it has a very rural feel although only 5 minutes from all the amenities of Grantown.  …see more

from £205 / night

£640 - £1135 / week

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from £205 / night

(3) Excellent 

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Spittal of Glenshee ski cottage to rent.

Perth and Kinross / Spittal of Glenshee

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 70 km
  • Ski
  • Child friendly
“Couldn't have asked for better!” We went to stay here in the hope of skiing, unfortunately the weather wasn't playing and we only managed to skiing one day, but there was so much else to do! Whiskey distilleries, local history, lovely villages and sl  …see more

from £130 / night

£580 - £900 / week

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from £130 / night

(7) Very Good 

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Dalfaber ski chalet to rent.

Aviemore / Dalfaber

3 6 3 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 nights min
  • Ski
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
The Ardlogie Holiday Home & ski chalet, provides all year round luxury self catering accommodation for up to 6 people. The static holiday home is located right in the heart of the Cairngorms National Park at Aviemore Holiday Park, in a quiet location close to all amenit  …see more

from £85 / night

£480 - £860 / week

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from £85 / night

(6) Very Good 

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Lochan Mhor ski apartment to rent.

Aviemore / Lochan Mhor

2 6 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 10 km
  • Ski
  • Child friendly
“Very Nice Appartment” My husband & I booked this apartment last minute and were very happy with it. It was a bit further from the centre than the website suggested, but was only a 20 minute walk - which helped us unwind and chill out better. The apart  …see more

from £115 / night

£375 - £745 / week

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from £115 / night

(3) Average 

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Grantown-on-Spey ski apartment to rent.

Badenoch and Strathspey / Grantown-on-Spey

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 35 km
  • Ski
  • Child friendly
“A home away from home in the Highlands” The apartment was a welcome oasis for us between very active tours. It is well located on the Square, close to shops and restaurants. The kitchen is well set up for evenings at home and there is a marvellous co  …see more

from £120 / night

£345 - £655 / week

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from £120 / night

(7) Excellent 

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Ski farmhouse to rent in Ballater

Aberdeenshire / Ballater

3 8 3 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • 3 nights min
  • Nearest beach 80 km
  • Ski
  • Child friendly
“Beautiful cannot fault it” Myself, my fiance our daughter and two friends stayed here for a week from the 28th of Dec until the 4th of Jan. We had an absolutely fantastic time even though we spent a whole day without power, a road collapsing at one si  …see more

from £120 / night

£550 - £850 / week

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from £120 / night