What a beautiful photo of the sun setting behind the Isle of Rum, taken from Camusdarach beach near Arisaig where “Local Hero” was filmed. These views are what inspires holiday makers world wide to rent cottages in Scotland and experience the stunning scenery for themselves.
If you are looking to rent a cottage in Scotland in August have a look through the list below with last minute vacancies for week commencing 11th August 2012. We’ve highlighted the cottage location and how many it sleeps to make it easy for you to scan for cottages to suit your party size and desired location.
Rent Cottages in Scotland for Week Commencing 11th August 2012 :-
Drumfad Cottage, near the picturesque harbour village of Port William sleeps 6 and offers a high standard of self-catering holiday accommodation in Dumfries & Galloway. The perfect base from which to explore all that this beautiful corner of south west Scotland has to offer.
Taigh an Tobair is a newly refurbished single storey house, situated about five miles out of Dunvegan on the Isle of Skye, with views out to sea and the islands, within easy walking distance of the world famous Three Chimneys Restaurant, and Loch Dunvegan where seals are often seen playing around the shoreline. An ideal base for two couples but can sleep up to 5.
Bonn Na Cnoc a newly built cottage sleeping 4, situated in Uig in the north the Isle of Skye on the Trotternish Peninsula with views across The Minch to the Outer Isles.
Duncraig Square Coach House near Plockton is a newly-converted two-bedroom apartment, sleeping 4, set in outstandingly beautiful surroundings. The house is decorated with a balance between modern and traditional and provides high-quality accommodation in a relaxed, ‘away from it’ all setting.
A 5 star holiday cottage in Broadford on the Isle of Skye, Ardmore was completed in 2005, and is a luxury 3 bedroom (2 en suite) detached bungalow. Finished, furnished and equipped to the highest standards the cottage has Free WiFi internet and sleeps 6.
Ravenswood Holiday Cottage is a self catering holiday cottage sleeping 7 situated near Kingussie, the heart of the Scottish Highlands, half way between Fort William and Aviemore. It has stunning views overlooking the Pattack River and Ardverikie Estate (the main location of the BBC series “Monarch of the Glen”).
Rosamol House enjoys peace and quiet and stunning views of Luskentyre beach on the Isle of Harris, voted Britain’s best beach. A spacious four bedroomed well equipped split level house that sleeps 10.
‘Glendale‘ self-catering accommodation on the island of Grimsay, North Uist in the Western Isles of Scotland sleeps 2. It is a self-contained annex (located in the right hand side portion of the house in the picture) overlooking Kallin Harbour and has been created following a complete refurbishment in 2007.
Rowan cottage sleeps 4 and is located within the village of Salen on the magical Isle of Mull. The cottages central location makes it an ideal base from which to explore the island. Only a short walk takes you to Salen Bay where seals and otters are regularly seen. Within the village you have the local shop, post office, hotel, petrol pump and restaurant.
The Pines Self Catering Cottage is a detached, very comfortable cottage located in the village of Kinlochewe and is ideal for walkers, climbers or people who wish to just chill out in the Highlands. Located in its own spacious grounds you just walk over the road and you are in the hills!
On the Isle of Arran, the Dougarie Estate has availability w/c 11th August at the House of Machrie (sleeps 14), for many years the farmhouse for the principal farm on the island and located approximately half-a-mile inland from the western shore. High Dougarie Farmhouse (sleeps 8) and Machrie Farm Cottage (Sleeps 5) also has availablity this week.
Croft Garden Cottage is at the heart of a small traditional croft on the north west coast of South Uist and is perfectly located for visiting the other islands of the Outer Hebrides. The cottage sleeps 2.
East Cambusmoon Holiday Cottages are new to the holiday lettings market. The two luxury self catering cottages are situated in Gartocharn within the Loch Lomond and Trossachs National Park. The Old Dairy is a two bedroomed red sandstone cottage sleeping 4, recently finished to the highest standards and powered by renewable energy for high levels of year round comfort. Curlew Cottage is a spacious bright cottage which comfortably sleeps 8 in 4 bedrooms.
Tigh Holm Cottages are 3 Star Visit Scotland cottages on the Isle of Skye. Cosy and very comfortable, they provide excellent accommodation for couples, families or groups of 4. The Cottages are set well away from the road in private grounds, enjoying an open aspect with views to Broadford Bay and the Red Cuillin. They have an enclosed garden, patio with picnic tables, a grassed area to the rear and ample parking.
Arnimean is a white washed stone built cottage sleeping 4 nestled between the hills and woods on the edge of the Galloway Forest, with unspoilt views of the Galloway hills. Watch the dark sky unfold before your eyes, either from the fields outside or from a vantage point like Bruce`s Stone in Glentrool, which is the only village within Dumfries and Galloway‘s Dark Sky Park. Available from 14th August.
No 5 Bellevue Terrace is a charming drawing room, two-bedroom apartment, sleeping 4, situated on the first floor of an impressive Georgian building in one of the beautiful tree lined crescents in Edinburgh‘s historic 18th Century New Town. Located close to vibrant Broughton Street with its restaurants, bars and shops, it is only ten minutes walk from the city centre and Harvey Nichols.
This stunningly located cottage sits on the edge of Fishnish Bay and offers breathtaking views across the Sound of Mull. Corry Cottage is a two bedroomed cosy farmhouse, sleeping 6 and offering very comfortable accommodation in a secluded setting. Tobermory, the capital of the Isle of Mull is 17 miles away.
Tigh Sona and Island View on the Isle of Skye are two seperate holiday flats or can be rented all together, sleeping 4 people in Tigh Sona and 2 people in Island View or 6 people in both. The house is in Dunhallin in the Waternish area on the north west of the Island and Dunvegan is only 5 miles away. Good availability for 2012, as they have just started.
2B Habost House is a traditional Isle of Lewis croft house sleeping 6, situated 50 minutes walk from the lighthouse on the Outer Hebrides’ dramatic northernmost point. The magnificent beaches on the Atlantic side are 1/2 a mile away, as are the beach and harbour at the Port of Ness. Along with these natural beauties, the house is also within walking distance from many points of cultural and historical significance. Available 5 nights 11th – 15th August.
Cabhalan Cottage is a cosy modernised croft house on the Isle of Harris. Sleeping up to 6 people, the croft house dates from around 1780 and is situated in a secluded, peaceful spot 100 metres from the seashore, enjoying uninterrupted views across the sea to Skye, the Cuillins and the west coast of Scotland. Special offer £540 for the week.
Hawthorn Cottage is a four star self catering cottage sleeping 4 on the scenic west side of the Isle of Lewis. Situated by the river and tidal estuary, and set against the spectacular back drop of the rocky rugged scenery of the distant Harris Hills. These traditionally styled holiday cottages provide the best in modern self catering accommodation in an ideal location from which to explore the surrounding area of Uig and the Isle of Lewis.
To the rear of Bayview are the high hills of the Isle of Arran, home to red deer and birds of prey, whilst the beach, which is only a few yards away, gives the opportunity to view many species of seabird and water mammals. The “Back House” flat enjoys coastal views to the north and south, as well as the fabled west coast sunsets over Kilbrannan Sound to Kintyre. Sleeps 2.
Rhahomura is a traditional detached holiday cottage situated in the seaside village of Cullen, Moray. The cottage comfortably sleeps 10 people & has 5 Double Bedrooms (one with En-Suite Bathroom) Many original features have been retained which add to its charm & character. The property is located only a short walk from the town centre and within walking distance of the harbour, beautiful sandy beach and 18 hole links golf course. Available 12th-17th August.
3 Glen Kyles is a comfortable three bedroomed bungalow in a quiet rural setting within 10 minutes of the stunning beaches of the West coast of the Isle of Harris. Sleeping 7, the cottage is ideally situated for golfing, fishing and hill walking or simply relaxing and enjoying the peace and quiet.
Stenigar was originally built around 1825 as a boat house and converted and redesigned in 1946 by the late Stanley Cursiter, painter, sculptor and director of the National Galleries of Scotland. Located on the edge of Stromness on the Orkney Islands, Stenigar sleeps 4 has panoramic views, the beach on 2 sides, the golf course behind the house and the town a few minutes walk away.
Creagmhor bungalow sleeps 6 and is situated 2 miles before the village of Glenelg near Kyle of Lochalsh in Ross-shire, opposite the Isle of Skye. Glenelg is a hidden corner of the Western Highlands, visited only by those in the know … A truly inspiring place of unspoilt beauty, of vibrant Highland Culture and of a remarkable history.
Whin Cottage is a delightfully upgraded detached farmhouse set in open countryside above the hamlet of Sliddery. A cosy home from home on the south coast of the Isle of Arran, the cottage can sleep up to 6 people in three bedrooms and benefits from views over the rugged South Arran hills.
Park Neuk Cottage is located at the heart of the picturesque village of Dyke near Forres, in Moray. Sleeping 4 the cottage location makes this the perfect base for exploring all that the north of Scotland has to offer. Short breaks are available and flexible entry days can be accommodated. Available 12th-16th August.
Just new to holiday lettings is Trotternish Cottage, sleeping 5 and quietly located on a croft at the northern tip of the Isle of Skye, and offers a comfortable and peaceful base for adventuring out to explore the awesome scenery of the nearby hills and coastline.
If you are looking for a different week then click on one of the links below (if a link is not highlighted in blue then the page is still being created and will be available in the next day or so).
Links to Other Weeks during Summer Holidays:
- Cottages in Scotland to Rent for Week Commencing 4th August 2012
- Cottages in Scotland to Rent for Week Commencing 11th August 2012
- Cottages in Scotland to Rent for Week Commencing 18th August 2012
- Cottages in Scotland to Rent for Week Commencing 25th Augst 2012
- Cottages in Scotland to Rent for Week Commencing 1st September 2012
Like it? Please Share it: