Seven Spectacular Coastal Cottages in Scotland

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With some of the best beaches and coastal scenery in the UK, if not the world, Scotland is an amazing place for a holiday by the sea. Visitors are spoilt for choice for wonderful places to visit and things to see and do, while immersed in the beautiful Scottish culture and countryside. The region also has a wide range of incredible coastal retreats to match the sublime surroundings.

Scotland also tends to be a lot quieter than busier destinations down south, so it’s possible to find sensational sea view holiday homes for times when other areas are booked out. So if you’re looking for a quiet and secluded place to stay, check out this shortlist of spectacular coastal cottages in Scotland.

1. Turnberry Escape, Turnberry, Ayrshire

Lodge in Turnbury Scotland

This contemporary, coastal cottage rewards visitors with spectacular sea views towards Ailsa Craig Isle and the Mull of Kintyre. The wood-clad lodge with a hot tub is a stylish and stunning boutique retreat for a couple. Located on a 370-acre working farm, the property provides access to the magnificent Ayrshire coast and countryside which is a paradise for hikers and cyclists with numerous tracks and trails to explore. It is also close to the championship golf courses of Turnberry and Troon, so this holiday home is a great base for keen golfers. Other attractions in the area include historic castles at Culzean, Dundonald and Portencross.

Sleeps 2 – 1 bedroom – from £686 per week
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2. Eas Mor, Milovaig, Isle of Skye

Wake up to panoramic views over Loch Pooltiel and on to the Outer Hebrides, from this perfectly positioned bungalow on the Isle of Skye. This bright, comfortable holiday property has smart, attractive interiors with coastal views from all windows. Located in the crofting community of Milovaig, Eas Mor is an ideal base for exploring the island’s attractions. One of Scotland’s most famous lighthouses can be seen at Neist Point just a few minutes away, while nearby Dunvegan is famed for its castle and white coral beaches.

Sleeps 4 – 2 bedrooms – from £799 per week
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3. Almond View, Edinburgh, Lothian

Almond View in Scotland

Here you can stay by the sea, but also close to the action of Edinburgh city centre. With marvellous views of the River Almond, this beautifully decorated terraced cottage is a lovely waterside holiday home where you can enjoy walks along the beach or across the tidal causeway to Cramond Island. Plus it’s only 20 minutes by bus to Edinburgh, with its castle and multitude of shops, restaurants and attractions.

Sleeps 4 – 2 bedrooms – from £535 per week
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4. Clearwater House, Glenuig, Lochaber

Clearwater House in Scotland

With its prime position on the shore of Loch Ailort, Clearwater House is a fabulous choice for a remote break on the west coast of the Scottish Highlands. This wonderful detached cottage has a homely charm that is complemented by the rugged views of the mountain fringed loch from the windows. Nearby attractions include Castle Tioram which is scenically situated on a tidal island in Loch Moidart. A short drive inland towards Fort William leads to Loch Shiel and the Glenfinnan Viaduct, which is famous for carrying the Hogwarts Express in the Harry Potter movies.

Sleeps 6 – 3 bedrooms – from £1032 per week
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5. The Penthouse, Strone, Argyll & Bute

The Penthouse in Scotland

Situated within the Loch Lomond and Trossachs National Park, this luxury apartment is located at the water’s edge and boasts stunning views over the Holy Loch and Firth of Clyde. Occupying the first floor of a large house, The Penthouse is an extremely comfortable holiday property with large windows which open onto a private balcony where you can soak up the views and fresh sea air. The seaside town of Dunoon with its Victorian pier is just a short drive away.

Sleeps 6 – 3 bedroom – from £1,539 per week
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6. Murlin, Collieston, Aberdeenshire

Murlin near Ellon in Scotland

With its large, bright, open-plan rooms and floor-to-ceiling windows, this property succeeds in bringing the outdoors in. You could while away the hours admiring the amazing views along the Aberdeenshire coast from the living area or first-floor balcony. Murlin is close to Newburgh and the ForvieNational Nature Reserve, while being only a short drive from the city of Aberdeen and the rugged coastline around Fraseburgh.

Sleeps 8 – 4 bedrooms – from £1,105 per week
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7. Lochee House, Tighnabruaich, Argyll & Bute

Lochee House in Scotland

For luxury living on the Scottish coast, look no further than Lochee House. This spacious property was renovated in 2020 with stylish interiors to match the cool sea views across the Kyles of Bute. Located close to the small coastal village of Tighnabruaich, Lochee House is ideal for adventurous families seeking a comfortable holiday retreat surrounded by stunning natural beauty. It’s perfect for exploring the hills, glens, rugged coastline, white beaches, clear waters and ancient forests of the Cowal Peninsula in the Argyll & Bute region of Scotland.

Sleeps 8 – 4 bedrooms – from £715 per week
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  1. Lorraine Scott

    They look amazing. We love Scotland and holiday there every year.

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