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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.


Choose a charming holiday cottage in Cornwall, Devon or on the Isle of Wight, or find an exquisitely converted farmhouse in the Peak District or the Lakes. Snowdonia National Park and the Scottish Highlands both provide mesmerising backdrops for your stay.


Some of our UK rural retreats come complete with private pools, BBQs, Jacuzzis and real log fires. They make perfect bases for hiking, cycling, fishing, or simply enjoying the peace and fresh air of the great outdoors.

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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 £95 / night

£525 - £1500 / week

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from £95 / night

(29) Excellent 

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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 

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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 

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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

£375 - £789 / week

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from £120 / 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.<br />Perfect for walking, skiing, mountain biking, wildlife watching and other outdoor activities.  …see more

from £64 / night

£278 - £438 / week

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from £64 / night

(21) Excellent 

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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

(27) 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

£245 - £650 / week

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from £35 / night

(29) Excellent 

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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

(7) Very Good 

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Ski cottage to rent in Boat of Garten

Aviemore / Boat of Garten

4 7 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 7
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 80 km
  • Ski
  • Child friendly
“This is a charming cottage” We loved this charming cottage. It is characterful, with all the amenities we needed and comfortably laid out for a relaxed family holiday. It is well located in the village. The garden was perfect for our two year old gra  …see more

from £90 / night

£575 - £625 / week

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from £90 / night

(47) 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

(15) Excellent 

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Newtonmore ski cottage to rent.

Badenoch and Strathspey / Newtonmore

2 4 4 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 4 nights min
  • 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 £90 / night

£360 - £510 / week

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from £90 / 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  …see more

from £74 / night

£466 - £658 / week

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from £74 / night

(14) Very Good 

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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 - £1800 / week

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from £250 / 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
  • Nearest beach 48 km
  • 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 6-8 people and a baby (there is a pull out sofa bed in the lounge and a travel cot-which doubles as a pl  …see more

from £79 / night

£440 - £575 / week

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from £79 / 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

(24) Excellent 

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Ski lodge to rent in Banavie

Fort William / Banavie

3 5 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 40 km
  • Ski
“Beautiful views, wonderful welcome from Frank, very relaxing.” The lodges are overlooked by Ben Nevis which gave a priceless view. The Caledonian Canal runs past with boats drifting by (well worth visiting the gates the boats have to pass through just  …see more

from £70 / night

£290 - £790 / week

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from £70 / night

(3) Excellent 

12

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 £65 / night

£420 - £1065 / week

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from £65 / night

(29) Excellent 

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Ski chalet to rent in Aviemore

Badenoch and Strathspey / Aviemore

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 5 km
  • Ski
“Fantastic” I cannot recommend cairn view enough. The pictures really don't do it justice. We had a fabulous time and can safely say this place is up there with the best we have stayed in. Don't hesitate in staying here! We will certainly be going back  …see more

from £100 / night

£775 / week

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from £100 / night

(1) Excellent 

35

Laggan ski cottage to rent.

Scottish Highlands / Laggan

2 5 3 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • 3 nights min
  • Nearest beach 13 km
  • Ski
  • Child friendly
Traditional stone building. Newly renovated. Heart of the highlands. Cottage. Bright. Quiet. Rural. Immediate access to walks and scenic views. Fishing. Hiking. Golfing. Skiing within approx. 30 min. Mountain biking at WolfTrax. Retreat. Monarch of the Glen.  …see more

from £104 / night

£516 / week

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from £104 / 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

(20) 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 t  …see more

from £80 / night

£490 - £560 / week

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from £80 / 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

(45) Excellent 

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Newtonmore ski cottage to rent.

Badenoch and Strathspey / Newtonmore

1 4 3 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • 3 nights min
  • 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 £99 / night

£595 / week

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from £99 / night

(10) 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

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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 steading in a superb rural location in the Cairngorms National Park. Stunning views over the Braes of Glenlivet towards the Ladder Hills.<br />Perfect for walking, skiing, mountain biking, wildlife watching and other outdoor activities.  …see more

from £64 / night

£278 - £438 / week

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from £64 / 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

(2) Excellent 

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Ski cottage to rent in Spittal of Glenshee

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
Hot Tubs ~ Free WiFi ~ Log-burning stove ~ Underfloor heating ~ Stunning mountain views ~ Pets welcome Dalnoid Holiday Cottages in beautiful Glenshee, Perthshire. Spacious cottage, equipped to ensure all of our guests have a relaxing, enjoyable holiday  …see more

from £135 / night

£610 - £900 / week

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from £135 / night

(10) Excellent 

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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 - £2300 / week

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from £300 / 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

£665 - £930 / week

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from £205 / night

(19) 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

£760 - £1195 / week

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from £130 / night

(3) Very Good 

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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

(11) Very Good 

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Fort William ski home to rent.

Lochaber / Fort William

3 6 3 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 nights min
  • Ski
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
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 £90 / night

£460 - £1050 / week

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from £90 / night

(17) Excellent 

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Aviemore ski apartment to rent.

Badenoch and Strathspey / Aviemore

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Ski
  • Child friendly
A two bedroom 2nd floor (top floor) holiday apartment in the heart of Aviemore, sleeping up-to four people, newly decorated throughout, with new carpets, new beds & bedroom furniture. The bathroom has also been completely removed and re-installed. Free Wifi.The apar  …see more

from £49 / night

£299 - £440 / week

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from £49 / night

(4) Excellent 

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Ski cottage to rent in Newtonmore

Badenoch and Strathspey / Newtonmore

1 3 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 3
  • 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. Great location for wildlife or activities including walking, biking, golf, fishing or skiing.<br />Features:• Ava  …see more

from £80 / night

£275 - £420 / week

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from £80 / night

(2) Very Good 

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Ski home to rent in Silverglades

Aviemore / Silverglades

2 6 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Ski
  • Child friendly
Quietly situated & only a 10 minute walk from Aviemore village in the heart of the Cairngorms National Park. Nearby you'll find Landmark Adventure Park, Strathspey Steam Railway and the Highland Wildlife Park, with the Cairngorm Brewery only a 5 minute walk awa  …see more

from £100 / night

£350 - £880 / week

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from £100 / 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 - £440 / week

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from £75 / 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

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Kilchrenan ski cottage to rent.

Argyll and Bute / Kilchrenan

1 4 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Ski
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
Cottage, retreat, peaceful, farm, remote, quiet, countryside, family, kids, children, teenagers, dog friendlyOutdoor pursuits, skiing, shooting, stalking, fishing, walking, hiking, boat tours, sailing, kayaking<br />Check in time is 4pm, if not otherwise arranged.  …see more

from £80 / night

£400 - £700 / week

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from £80 / night

(33) 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

(1) Excellent 

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Aviemore ski bungalow to rent.

Badenoch and Strathspey / Aviemore

2 5 7 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • 7 nights min
  • Nearest beach 10 km
  • Ski
  • Child friendly
“Wonderful mountain views fom a lovely house” Beautifully located, very clean with excellent facilities - everything that you needed for a comfortable, stress free holiday. The views of the mountains from the conservatory were wonderful and sitting in  …see more

from £100 / night

£570 - £850 / week

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from £100 / night