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East Scotland cottages and self catering

Choose from 26 cottages in East Scotland. Search for self catering perfect for couples and large family groups, ideally situated near the coast or at the heart of the countryside.

Self catering accommodation in East Scotland is great value for money and if you are looking for luxury then check out the cottages with hot tubs, sauna's, gyms, heated swimming pools and much more! Refine your search of East Scotland self catering accommodation listed by using the county and region menus on the left.

 
 
 
 
 

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Thornton Cottage in Drumoak, Aberdeenshire, East Scotland

Thornton Cottage, Drumoak, Aberdeenshire, East Scotland

Sleeps 4
Weekly price range £345 to £838

Self catering accommodation in Drumoak sleeps 4.

Features include: • Garden • Internet Access • Pub near by • Cottage Sleeps 4

Accommodation overview:

This attractive, traditionally built, stone holiday cottage is ½ mile from Drumoak village in Royal Deeside. Within easy walking distance are the River Dee, Drum Castle with its 13th-century tower and the Drum Garden Centre. There are castle trails, malt whisky trails and the Cairngorm National Park close by. In the area are 70 golf courses and anglers have a choice of well-stocked fisheries. Aberdeen, 10 miles, has many facilities and a long sandy beach front. Shops and pubs ½ mile.


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The Hayloft in Kinloss, Morayshire, East Scotland

The Hayloft, Kinloss, Morayshire, East Scotland

Sleeps 4
Weekly price range £322 to £767

Self catering accommodation in Kinloss sleeps 4.

Features include: • Internet Access • Games Room • Cottage Sleeps 4

Accommodation overview:

Located deep in the heart of an attractive rural area, these two holiday cottages enjoy a peacefully idyllic setting by the tumbling Fochy burn. A striking mill conversion, the Waulkmill Cottages retain original beams and offer beautifully furnished ‘upside-down’ style accommodation, which has been equipped to a high standard. Standing as a pair, they each boast private patios, and benefit from shared use of large woodland and grounds, complete with a hard tennis court and a games room. They lie just 3 miles from the shores of Loch Leven and Lochleven Castle, the island stronghold served as a prison to Mary Queen of Scots in 1567, until her escape 11 months later. Popular with fishermen, for its pink-fleshed trout, the loch is also a haven for wildlife enthusiasts, with the RSPB Nature Reserve, Vane Farm, occupying the land adjacent. Historic Perth (15 miles) offers good shopping, restaurants and a wealth of diverse attractions, whilst Edinburgh and Glasgow are within an hour’s drive. Rosyth ferry port within half an hour’s drive. Kinross (2 miles) for golf course. Riding and sailing nearby. Shop and pub serving food, 2 miles.


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Katy’s Cottage in Glenprosen, Angus, East Scotland

Katy’s Cottage, Glenprosen, Angus, East Scotland

Sleeps 2
Weekly price range £210 to £478

Self catering accommodation in Glenprosen sleeps 2.

Features include: • Pet friendly • Open Fire or Woodburning Stove • Cottage Sleeps 2

Accommodation overview:

"Acres of peaceful and secluded countryside surround these magnificent cottages..."


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Tinkerbell in Glenprosen, Angus, East Scotland

Tinkerbell, Glenprosen, Angus, East Scotland

Sleeps 2
Weekly price range £241 to £520

Self catering accommodation in Glenprosen sleeps 2.

Features include: • Pet friendly • Cottage Sleeps 2

Accommodation overview:

"Acres of peaceful and secluded countryside surround these magnificent cottages..."


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The White Ship in Portsoy, Aberdeenshire, East Scotland

The White Ship, Portsoy, Aberdeenshire, East Scotland

Sleeps 6
Weekly price range £317 to £699

Self catering accommodation in Portsoy sleeps 6.

Features include: • Garden • Pet friendly • Pub near by • Detached Property • Cottage Sleeps 6

Accommodation overview:

This 300-year old, detached holiday home has magnificent views over Portsoy harbour and out to the sea. Portsoy is renowned for its boat festival in summer and is a great base to explore this rugged coastline which is home to dolphins, minke whales and birds. The Whisky and Castle Trails are easily accessed and the Cairngorm National Park is an hour away. Shop 300 yards, pub 200 yards.


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Straitinnan in Glen Deveron, Aberdeenshire, East Scotland

Straitinnan, Glen Deveron, Aberdeenshire, East Scotland

Sleeps 4
Weekly price range £292 to £717

Self catering accommodation in Glen Deveron sleeps 4.

Features include: • Garden • Pet friendly • Open Fire or Woodburning Stove • Cottage Sleeps 4

Accommodation overview:

"Beautiful surroundings with forests, river and countryside walks all waiting to be discovered and savoured..."


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Stuffers Cottage in Braemar, Aberdeenshire, East Scotland

Stuffers Cottage, Braemar, Aberdeenshire, East Scotland

Sleeps 2
Weekly price range £298 to £650

Self catering accommodation in Braemar sleeps 2.

Features include: • Garden • Pet friendly • Detached Property • Cottage Sleeps 2

Accommodation overview:

Overlooking the gentle meandering bends of the River Dee where wild red deer roam, this former taxidermist’s workshop and cottage has been completely rebuilt under the ‘Mar Estate Golden Jubilee Project’. After lapsing into dereliction, this magnificently appointed property has been restored to its original 1884 timber construction, taking into account every last detail. Further enhanced by the addition of modern day facilities, it stands as a real gem of a holiday home, amidst spectacular scenery. The village is home to the annual Highland Games, the Braemar Gathering. Games were first held here in the 11th century, when contests were set for the local clans in order to pick the bravest and strongest for Malcolm Canmore’s army. Perth is little over an hour’s drive away, as is the beautiful granite city of Aberdeen. Shops 3 miles.


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Jocky Milne’s Croft in Glen Deveron, Aberdeenshire, East Scotland

Jocky Milne’s Croft, Glen Deveron, Aberdeenshire, East Scotland

Sleeps 2
Weekly price range £292 to £717

Self catering accommodation in Glen Deveron sleeps 2.

Features include: • Garden • Pet friendly • Detached Property • Cottage Sleeps 2

Accommodation overview:

"Beautiful surroundings with forests, river and countryside walks all waiting to be discovered and savoured..."


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The Knock in Inverey, Aberdeenshire, East Scotland

The Knock, Inverey, Aberdeenshire, East Scotland

Sleeps 8
Weekly price range £450 to £1156

Self catering accommodation in Inverey sleeps 8.

Features include: • Garden • Pet friendly • Internet Access • Detached Property • Cottage Sleeps 8

Accommodation overview:

A spacious and very well-equipped traditional stone house, sitting in a woodland area on Mar Estate at Inverey. Offering Magnificent views across the Upper Dee Valley to Ben Macdui, the heart of the Cairngorm National Park, here you will find mountain activities which have made this part of the Highlands a famous tourist area. It is an ideal area for those who simply wish to wander through idyllic scenery and perhaps see a glimpse of an osprey, golden eagle or capercailzie.
Braemar village nestling amongst heather covered hills, is the setting for the annual Highland Gathering, also Braemar Castle with its barrel-vaulted ceilings, underground prison and central tower with spiral staircase, has much historical interest. The area abounds with castles, including Balmoral, the Scottish baronial mansion which has been a royal residence since 1852. The Royal Family traditionally spend their summer holidays here, and the grounds are ideal for walking and pony trekking. Dunnottar Castle is one of Scotland’s finest ruined castles, a huge 9th-century fortress set on a three-sided sheer cliff jutting into the sea, with dramatic views out to the crashing sea.
For family entertainment, pay a visit to the Archaeolink Prehistory Park, which gives an insight into the area’s Pictish heritage. The park includes a reconstructed Iron Age Farm, a hillside archaeological site and lively audio-visual displays designed to bring prehistory to life. Also well worth a visit is the Cairngorm Whisky Centre in Tomintoul (1 hour), with its tasting room offering more than 1,000 brands of whisky.
There is extensive hill walking and challenging mountain climbing opportunities from the door and in the winter months if sufficient snow good skiing at Glenshee (20 mins). For those who do not wish to climb the mountains but still want to see the awe inspiring views, take the chairlift at Glenshee to the observation point a short distance from the top of the Cairnwell mountain. Braemar golf course (18 holes) is a gem. Fishing on the River Dee (for information see caretaker). Roe and red deer are present and stalking can be arranged (in advance) through the Estate. Shop and pub 4 miles.


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Blossom Cottage in Invergowrie, Angus, East Scotland

Blossom Cottage, Invergowrie, Angus, East Scotland

Sleeps 6
Weekly price range £435 to £897

Self catering accommodation in Invergowrie sleeps 6.

Accommodation overview: This stylish contemporary detached holiday property is wonderfuly situated down a quiet lane in the heart of rural Tayside on a working livestock farm yet just 3 miles from the city of Dundee with all its attractions. The stunning floor to ceiling windows in the living area make the most of the scenic views over the countryside towards the River Tay and patio doors from the dining area give guests easy access to the lovely patio area ideal for al fresco living. The cosy woodburner in the living area supplements the already efficient heating making it an ideal choice throughout the year. The very convenient location offers plenty of opportunity to explore the surroundings: there are good hill walks from the door the Piperdam leisure complex with pool spa facilities and renowned golf course is just 3 miles Perth and Dundee are both easily reached as are St Andrews Carnoustie and Glasgow. Dundee has plenty of shopping and other excellent leisure facilities including Discovery Point a 5-star visitor attraction chronicling Captain Scott’s journey to the Antarctic on the research ship ‘Discovery’. Other interesting days out could include hill walking in one of the five Angus Glens with their stunning hill and loch scenery approximately an hour’s drive away golf at one of the many other superb courses in the area horse riding fishing skiing at Glenshee and sailing. There is also an all-weather tennis court 1 mile away. Shop pub and restaurant 3 miles.

Accommodation details

All on ground floor: Living/dining room with French doors/kitchen. Utility room. 3 bedrooms: 1 double (5ft) with en-suite wet room with rain shower and toilet 2 twin (zip and link can be 6ft double). Wooden floors throughout. Bathroom with shower attachment and toilet. Wet room with rain shower and toilet.

Phone enquiries: 0345 498 6152

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Speybridge in Cragganmore, Morayshire, East Scotland

Speybridge, Cragganmore, Morayshire, East Scotland

Sleeps 8
Weekly price range £442 to £1029

Self catering accommodation in Cragganmore sleeps 8.

Features include: • Garden • Pet friendly • Easy Walking Access • Detached Property • Cottage Sleeps 8

Accommodation overview:

This modern, detached family holiday home is surrounded by wonderful views. The interior is welcoming, well laid out and extremely cosy with full oil central heating and double glazing with a wood-burning stove in the living area. The living room and main bedroom have arched full-length windows that open to front patios and hill views. The property is strategically situated for a wide range of outdoor activities. Running alongside the river (150 yards) is the site of the old Speyside railway now part of the Speyside Way, a delightful long distance walk running from the Moray coast to Aviemore. There are many other great walks for all abilities. Trout and salmon fishing (permit only) can be arranged on the Rivers Avon and Spey. There is a 9-hole 18-tee golf course 1 mile away at Ballindalloch with superb courses at Grantown-on-Spey, Nairn and Lossiemouth less than an hour away. Wildlife enthusiasts will have a chance to see the famous ospreys at Boat of Garten and Moray Firth dolphins. Otters are often seen at Loch Spynie and golden eagles in the Findhorn Valley. The surrounding pinewoods are home to red squirrels, crossbills and crested tits. Visit the fairytale Ballindalloch Castle (2 miles) or the ruins of Drumin Castle and its walled garden. Travel a short distance north to sample the wonderful sandy beaches of the Moray Firth around Lossiemouth and Nairn. The malt whisky trail starts close by, with Cragganmore Distillery (tours April to October) less than one mile from the house. Ski resorts at Cairngorm (34 miles) and the Lecht (22 miles) are easily accessible. Co-op and deli at Aberlour (9 miles), large supermarkets in Elgin (25 miles) and Inverness (47 miles). Local store/PO/fuel and pub/restaurant 1 mile.


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Isla Bank House in Keith, Banffshire, East Scotland

Isla Bank House, Keith, Banffshire, East Scotland

Sleeps 12
Weekly price range £523 to £2196

Self catering accommodation in Keith sleeps 12.

Features include: • Garden • Pet friendly • Pub near by • Games Room • Detached Property • Cottage Sleeps 12

Accommodation overview:

This magnificent, baronial-style mansion provides a stunning setting from which to tour the Moray coast and the Grampian Highlands. Standing within its own spacious grounds on the edge of Keith, on the Whisky Trail, it offers guests supreme comfort and the chance to savour the elegant lifestyle of a bygone era. There are fine antique furnishings selected to blend in with the sumptuous surroundings, which include a huge mahogany dining table, and even a grand piano, making this an unforgettable ‘live like a laird’ experience. Built in 1892, a room accommodating a full-size snooker table also features, where guests can enjoy a friendly game. The colourful and extensive gardens include formal herbaceous beds, a walled kitchen garden, vinery, greenhouses, orchard and sweeping lawns, providing space to relax and unwind in gloriously tranquil surroundings.
Isla Bank is only a mile or so from the Moray Firth, with its beautiful sandy beaches and charming fishing villages to explore, and is renowned as one of the best places in Scotland to view dolphins at play. To the south lies the stunning Cairngorm mountain range, stretching for fifty miles and offering outstanding climbing, hill walking and winter skiing. The area also boasts superb fishing on the Spey and Deveron rivers, and an 18-hole golf course and swimming-pool just a mile away. Lying in the heart of distillery country, Dufftown, the acclaimed ‘Malt Whisky Capital of the World’, is found just a short distance away. Here the Glenfiddich Distillery produces one of Scotland’s lighter and sweeter varieties of fiery amber spirit, bottled on the premises, and offering visitor tours. Behind the distillery, the Stewart stronghold of Balvenie Castle survives as a ruin, whilst several other castles abound – one of the smallest and prettiest in the area at Huntly, 10 miles away, which is also the birthplace of children’s author George MacDonald. There are many fascinating places to visit in an area with a long and colourful history. Aberdeen and Inverness airports are both an hour by road or rail, making this a very convenient holiday location. Shop 1 mile.


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