Vacation rentals in Scotland

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  1. Tiny home
  2. Drimnin
Unique and Secluded AirShip with Breathtaking Highland Views

Retreat to the deck of this sustainable getaway and gaze at the twinkling constellations under a cosy tartan blanket. AirShip 2 is an iconic, insulated aluminum pod designed by Roderick James with views of the Sound of Mull from dragonfly windows. Airship002 is comfortable, quirky and cool. It does not pretend to be a five star hotel. The reviews tell the story. If booked for the dates you want check out our new listing The Pilot House, Drimnin which is on the same 4 acra site.

$200 per night
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  1. Entire cottage
  2. Edinburgh
16th Century Dovecot Cottage in Private Garden.

In central Edinburgh yet tucked-away in a mature private garden, this quirky, sophisticated dovecot is stunning. Serene & secluded, it's quietly thrilling. Wooden stairs lead to a tiny bedroom in the tower, where cedar-wood, lit ancient dove-nesting boxes & a garden view surround a double bed. Downstairs there is a sleek bathroom; a rustic-chic kitchen beneath mezzanine; a pull-out sofa-bed and a mysterious cavern can be glimpsed beneath a glass floor-panel. It's a relaxing peaceful hideaway with a tranquil, scented garden terrace. Heated floors. Central heating. Wood-burner. Private parking.

$207 per night
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  1. Tiny home
  2. Aberdeenshire
The Shepherdess's Bothy (dog friendly - 1 dog max)

The Shepherdess's bothy is our dog friendly bothy that really brings the outdoors in with panoramic views across the beautiful Aberdeenshire coast. This cosy, self catering, bespoke bothy is the perfect place to explore the area. Within walking distance of the bothy you will find the Newburgh seal colony, beautiful beaches, nature reserves and a golf course. You can enjoy a luxury glamping experience in this unique bothy by the sea! If you are taking a dog please let us know when you book

$139 per night

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House rentals in Scotland

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  2. Forest-in-Teesdale
Chapel on the Hill
$269 per night
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  2. Cairndow
Castle Lachlan
$1,124 per night
  1. Entire home
  2. Tomatin
Tomatin House, Scottish Highlands - exclusive use
$562 per night
  1. Entire home
  2. Brig o'Turk
Unique Scottish Country House Trossachs,Callander
$751 per night
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  2. The Castle Eden
The Castle
$1,164 per night
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  2. Uig
Tides, Uig, Isle of Skye
$500 per night
  1. Entire home
  2. Alston Moor
Mount Hooley Lodge
$652 per night
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  2. Aviemore
Spectacular Modern House
$326 per night
  1. Entire home
  2. Angus Council
Macduff Tower - UK30766 (UK30766)
$156 per night
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  2. Edinburgh
Artists Mews House near City Centre
$166 per night
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  2. Edinburgh
Drylaw House, Grade A Listed Mansion near City Centre
$3,764 per night
  1. Entire home
  2. Biggar
Toftcombs Mansion House
$1,945 per night

Cottage rentals in Scotland

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  2. Alston
Snope Cottage
$124 per night
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  2. Stronachlachar
Lochside Cottage
$321 per night
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  2. Crieff
Secluded hillside cottage, ideal romantic hideaway
$252 per night
  1. Entire cottage
  2. Temple Sowerby
Rose Lea Cottage Eden Valley & The Lake District
$150 per night
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  2. Portree
stoirm - a tranquil rural hideaway
$371 per night
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  2. Highland Council
Charming Black Isle cottage, 5 minutes off NC500
$193 per night
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  2. Drumnadrochit
Luxury Croft overlooking Loch Ness & Urquhart Bay
$139 per night
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  2. Northumberland
A beautiful Northumbrian Stone House with Gardens.
$187 per night
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  2. Newcastleton
Cottage, Scottish Borders, Dog Friendly, Cosy
$120 per night
  1. Entire cottage
  2. Braco
Charming, converted steading with stunning views
$200 per night
  1. Entire cottage
  2. Dumfries and Galloway
Kirtle - Luxury boutique one bed room cottage
$175 per night
  1. Entire cottage
  2. Perth and Kinross
Blackhill Cottage, Near Bankfoot, Perthshire
$146 per night

Vacation rentals in Scotland with free parking

  1. Castle
  2. Fife
Kinnettles Mansion
$1,410 per night
  1. Island
  2. Badachro
Nature Observatory on Secluded Island
$187 per night
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  1. Castle
  2. Ballintuim
Scottish Highland Castle, Blackcraig Garden Apt
$181 per night
  1. Castle
  2. Cardross
Cats Castle
$460 per night
  1. Castle
  2. Alnwick
Stay in the Historic Craster Tower
$321 per night
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  2. Swarland
Fern - a luxurious and unique glamping pod
$112 per night
  1. Castle
  2. North Berwick
Fenton Tower
$2,623 per night
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  1. Castle
  2. Angus
Balintore Castle Kitchen Wing
$330 per night
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  1. Tiny home
  2. Newburgh
The Beekeeper's Bothy
$139 per night
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  2. Moray
Hideaway Under the Stars
$262 per night
  1. Castle
  2. Fife
Dairsie Castle
$1,196 per night
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  1. Farm stay
  2. Cowshill
Romantic Off-grid retreat in North Pennines AONB
$122 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.


How do I get around Scotland?

The main airports in Scotland are both in the Lowlands: Edinburgh Airport (EDI) and Glasgow International Airport (GLA). The main air hub in the Highlands is Inverness Airport (INV) in Inverness. Flying between Scotland’s major and regional airports is, of course, the quickest way to get around. But the comprehensive rail network — locally operating as ScotRail — is a far more scenic and sustainable way to go. While many tour companies offer guided coach trips through the major outdoor sites, you’ll want a car to explore wild places such as Cairngorms National Park and the many miles of twisty highways through the most northern reaches.


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, 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.