For luxury self catering in Scotland you need look no further. This wonderful selection of self catering cottages will provide all the comfort and unashamed luxury you are looking for.
Ok, right off the bat, how about a unique luxury self catering experience staying in a converted railway station? Built in 1887 on the famous Inverness to Kyle line, Plockton is a working but unmanned station. The station building has been tastefully refurbished preserving wonderful Victorian features and architecture but rewired with all the technology guests have come to expect, such as complimentary wireless broadband, LCD televisions, DVD players and a music system with iPod docking station. Plockton Station ‘Off the Rails’ sleeps up to 6 and is a luxurious base to explore the surrounding ‘must see’ visitor attractions such as Eilean Donan Castle, Dunvegan Castle, the ‘Bealach na Ma’ hair-raising ’pass of the cattle’ route to Applecross, Inverewe Gardens and of course the picturesque village of Plockton where the station is based.
Corrodale Cottage is a 5 star luxury self catering cottage, set in the natural beauty of South Uist in the Outer Hebrides of Scotland. This one bedroom cottage has been exteriorly finished to traditional standard but offers all modern facilities within. The bathroom has a ultimate wellness system, boasting chroma therapy technology, or colour therapy, which has been used for many centuries to help with various physical ailments and to restore emotional balance and life energy. The cottage is surrounded by a profusion of wildlife, and the elusive corncrake can be seen and heard from the doorstep from April onwards. The Outer Hebrides really is the ideal escape from urban living and Corrodale Cottage provides the romance and luxury to make your stay so very special. Regular flights arrive into nearby Benbecula airport from Glasgow, Stornoway and Barra.
On the edge of the beautiful Loch Lomond and Trossachs National Park, the Four Star Visit Scotland Quality Assured Apple House is a peaceful rural retreat for the visitor who appreciates freedom, quality, space and rolling countryside. With 2 double and 1 single bedroom (sleeps 5), there is plenty of space to holiday there with your friends and family. The area is ideal for cycling, castles, golf, history, scenery, walking, whisky tasting, attending a wedding, visiting relatives, genealogy, or just chilling out in this quality home overlooking the Campsie hills and the Endrick Valley.
A stay at Apple House also includes free access to nearby leisure club facilities that includes a 17m swimming pool, sauna, steam room, jacuzzi, gymnasium offering you treadmills, rowers etc. Other renovated cottages within the Loaninghead farm are the Bothy Cottage and Stables Cottage, so your group can rent further accommodation if needed. You can also have your online groceries delivered to the accommodation, which takes away the stress of packing everything with you.
In the city centre of Edinburgh, new to the luxury self catering market is No.5 Bellevue Crescent, a charming drawing room, two-bedroom apartment situated on the first floor of an impressive Georgian building. The beautiful tree lined crescent is in Edinburgh’s historic 18th Century New Town. Located close to the vibrant Broughton Street with its restaurants, bars and shops, it is only ten minutes walk from the city centre and Harvey Nichols. A ten minute walk to the north brings you to Edinburgh’s delightful Royal Botanical Gardens.
The apartment has an enormous drawing room with double windows, which retains classical Georgian features and elegant 18th century proportions. A classic marble fireplace forms the centre piece of the room and a Loewe TV, DVD, Bang & Olufsen music system, PS2 and BOSE ipod dock add to the quality feel of the accommodation. The large apartment has recently been tastefully updated with a chic new bathroom, carpets and fresh colour schemes throughout. Original details such as original flagstones in the entrance hall have been exposed, which set a stylish tone on entering. This wonderful luxury self catering apartment sleeps up to 4 people and short breaks (minimum 3 nights) are also available.
Fancy relaxing and unwinding in your own private spa in the Outer Hebrides? Whitefalls Spa Lodges are two luxurious self catering lodges on the Isle of Lewis. Designed for couples, they are perfect for romantic getaways, honeymoons, special ocassions or just to get away from it all! The spa lodges are designed to fuse the style and luxury of a 5* boutique spa hotel with the privacy and independence afforded by luxury self catering.
A stay in the spa lodges includes full exclusive use of the Kohler RiverBath Spa, Far-Infra Red Sauna and Monsoon Shower. Spa treatments and packages are also available on request. The lodges are based near the island’s capital, Stornoway, where regular flights arrive from Glasgow, Inverness, Aberdeen, Edinburgh and Benbecula further south on the Outer Hebrides.
Over on Scotland’s East Coast in Banffshire, Gamrie Lodge has two luxury self-catering holiday cottages. Both fully furnished and tastefully decorated, The Swallow sleeps 2+2 and for a party of 10 the neighbouring cottage The Owl can sleep 4+2. Each cottage is furnished and equipped to the highest standard to provide an enchanting holiday environment in a tranquil rural location. All accommodation is situated on the ground floor providing easy access throughout.
The Leannan Boathouse forms part of the Forbes of Kingennie Estate and is popular with newly-weds providing an idyllic luxury retreat located in a secluded spot on the waters edge. Sleeping 2 this charming, romantic and beautifully furnished, waterside hideaway offers a high standard of accommodation for the ultimate in relaxation. The former boat house, built in 1855, has been restored to provide the perfect luxury holiday villa retreat in Scotland, and is particularly suitable for honeymoons and any other romantic, special occasions. Boasting two balconies the Boathouse offers lovely views over the mature woodland and fishing ponds. Forbes of Kingennie Country Resort is nestled in the Angus countryside, yet is only a short drive from Dundee with its airport connections. Activities at the resort include a nine hole golf course, 18 hole putting green and driving range for keen golfers. Fishing is also available with 4 well stocked ponds, providing the perfect opportunity to learn a new skill .
On the Isle of Harris in the Outer Hebrides, Fulmar Cottage is a very luxurious cottage open all year round, specially designed for families with children or for one or two couples. The cottage has oak floors and is decorated with unique murals expressing the Hebridean wildlife showing seals, dolphins, birds, and especially the Fulmar! From the lounge you’ll enjoy spectacular panoramic ocean and beach views. The cottage enjoys privacy, on its own ¼ acre plot with private car park.
Sleeping 5 in total, there are two bedrooms with luxurious ensuite bathrooms, one with a Jacuzzi bath, a small infrared sauna and each with a steam shower. The nearest beach, Northton beach with its stunning views and magnificent sunsets, is just a 5 minutes walk away. In total there are 5 beaches within walking distance and there is also the Isle of Harris golf course, Outdoor Centre, and two great restaurants within a five minute drive. You can rent mountain bikes and kayaks nearby and if you like fly fishing or sea fishing, Harris is a paradise for anglers. If your group is larger you might like to also rent the neighbouring Gannet Cottage which sleeps up to 5.
On the wonderful Isle of Skye, the luxury, character-filled cottage Taigh Agnes provides accommodation for up to 6 people. Situated on the Trotternish Peninsula on the north east area of the island, the cottage is set within half an acre of private grounds. With local amenities available a few minutes away in Staffin village, the cottage provides an ideal base for touring this magical island. The local area has plenty to offer from fishing and walking, to places of archeological interest. The pretty fishing village of Uig is only 7 miles away, with it’s ferry connections to the Outer Hebrides.
Taigh Agnes has been lovingly restored and converted to provide a very high standard of accommodation. Original painted stone walls, solid oak flooring, natural colours and tasteful furnishings gives the property the wow factor. The living room has comfortable leather sofas and an attractive wood burning stove. The modern kitchen is finished to a high standard with painted and natural oak units and polished granite worktops. It really is a lovely luxury cottage to use as your base on Skye to relax and unwind.
So there you have it, a small selection of the wonderful luxury self catering cottages in Scotland. This is just a small selection of the beautiful cottages we have on Cottages-in-Scotland.com for you to choose from – just head over to our home page to start a new search or click on the Advanced Search link to find exactly what you’re looking for.
Remember, when it comes to self catering, Scotland has a lot of luxury to go round.
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