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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.

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Lairds Cast in Inchmarlo, Aberdeenshire, East Scotland

Lairds Cast, Inchmarlo, Aberdeenshire, East Scotland

Sleeps 6
Weekly price range £454 to £1334

Self catering accommodation in Inchmarlo sleeps 6.

Features include: • Garden • Pet friendly • Open Fire or Woodburning Stove • Pub near by • Easy Walking Access • Detached Property • Cottage Sleeps 6

Accommodation overview:

In an area renowned for superb fishing and golf, this wonderful property, one of a pair, could not be in a better location! Just 50 yards from the rushing waters of the lovely River Dee and very close to Banchory Golf Course, this spacious and very comfortable accommodation makes full use of its situation, with patio doors from the living room offering an uninterrupted view of the river itself - where fishing may be arranged with the owner (subject to availability). With all modern facilities, it ensures a very relaxing stay in total comfort.
Banchory is a superb base for a varied holiday with Crathes Castle and garden, and Castle Fraser both well worth a visit.. Also boasting two golf courses in the town, there is a wider choice in the surrounding area with excellent hillwalking and skiing available in the Cairngorms just a short distance away. A short drive leads to Ballater, where Queen Victoria first arrived in Desside in 1848. Although the line has long since closed, visitors can still visit the elegant train station in the heart of the town centre. Ballater is also an excellent base for local walks and outdoor activivites. A popular walk leads to Lochnagar, the much painted and written about mountain by the current Prince of Wales.
Balmoral is easily accessible for the day and the local distillery at Lochnagar is well worth a visit, with tours and tasting of the local malt available. For an alternative day out, Aberdeen - Scotland’s third largest city, is well worth a visit. Many of the parks have been transformed into ‘flower gardens’ and are some of the most beautiful in Britain. There is also an excellent choice of restaurants and pubs and the livley city harbour comes alive in the evening with a number of theatres. Shops ½ mile.


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The Aul Bank in Banff, Banffshire, East Scotland

The Aul Bank, Banff, Banffshire, East Scotland

Sleeps 4
Weekly price range £285 to £629

Self catering accommodation in Banff sleeps 4.

Features include: • Close to the Beach • Close to the Sea • Short Breaks • Games Room • Detached Property • Cottage Sleeps 4

Accommodation overview: This unusual holiday property has been imaginatively converted from the local bank to extremely good effect. It features a wonderful spiral staircase which ascends from the bright, airy living room to the master bedroom. Set in the heart of the quiet traditional fishing village of Whitehills, visitors can easily walk down to the quaint harbour and marina, where locally caught fish can be bought. A walk along the rocky shoreline towards Boyndie Bay with views towards Banff makes an enjoyable afternoon, or visit the villages of Crovie and Pennan (of Local Hero fame), which cling to the rocky coastline further to the east. The Moray Firth is known for its mild climate, lovely sandy beaches and dolphin sightings. Shop 10 yards.

Living room/dining room with electric ‘wood burner’, rugs on wooden floor and spiral staircase. Modern, galley-style kitchen with wooden floor. Utility. Double bedroom. Shower room with double power shower and toilet. Spiral stairs to first floor: Double bedroom.


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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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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 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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Mar House in Inverey, Aberdeenshire, East Scotland

Mar House, Inverey, Aberdeenshire, East Scotland

Sleeps 8
Weekly price range £368 to £1339

Self catering accommodation in Inverey sleeps 8.

Features include: • Garden • Pet friendly • Internet Access • Open Fire or Woodburning Stove • Detached Property • Cottage Sleeps 8

Accommodation overview:

Nestling in a secluded, wooded position overlooking the River Dee valley, this superior stone house has been totally renovated to offer the finest facilities and provide every comfort to ensure an enjoyable stay. All bedrooms have en-suite bathrooms and fine views, and the drawing room has an open fire making the property ideal for all year round holidays. Herds of red deer, stags and hinds, graze by the river during the evenings giving a feeling of tranquilility amidst the beautiful highland scenery. It is situated in area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, within the Cairgorm National Park and offers access to some of the best walking and climbing in Scotland, with the challenging Cairngorm mountains within easy reach. Fishing, stalking and shooting may be arranged through the estate. Winter sports are also catered for with skiing at Glenshee only a 20-minute drive.
For the less energetic a visit to the 16th-century Crathes Castle and Gardens at Banchory (40 miles) offers an exciting day out. The gardens provide a wonderful display at any time of the year with great yew hedges and a fascinating presentation of the art of topiary dating from 1702. There is also a children’s adventure playground. Closer to Mar House is Balmoral Castle – the Royal family’s Highland residence which offers the opportunity to pony trek and the chance to view various exhibitions, including one on the local wildlife. Golf is available at Braemar only 4 miles away and there are also excellent courses at Ballater and Aboyne.
Inverness is within easy reach and offers many attractions for all the family. Unusual places of interest include the Kiltmaker Centre, where a small visitor centre explains the whole process of making tartan, and the novel Balnain House, which explores the development of Highland music. Inverness Castle, perched above the river, offers the Castle Garrison Encounter, an entertaining interactive exhibition in which the visitor plays the role of a new recruit in the 18th-century Hanoverian army. Shop and pub 3 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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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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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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Oystercatcher Cottage in Cullen, Morayshire, East Scotland

Oystercatcher Cottage, Cullen, Morayshire, East Scotland

Sleeps 4
Weekly price range £317 to £699

Self catering accommodation in Cullen sleeps 4.

Features include: • Close to the Beach • Pub near by • Cottage Sleeps 4

Accommodation overview:

Oystercatcher Cottage is a traditional, fisherman’s cottage situated on a tiny street in the old seatown of Cullen. Within easy walking distance of a lovely sandy beach and quaint harbour this holiday cottage, one of two, makes a lovely, cosy retreat. Refurbished and offering a good standard of accommodation with contemporary furnishings and modern conveniences, including a 27in flatscreen TV. Cullen, with interesting shops and eating places to suit all tastes, in a lovely seaside village with fine views of the sea through the viaduct traversing the main street. The stretch of coastline is dotted with many quaint villages and marine life, including dolphins and minke whales which are regularly spotted. Inland the castle and Whisky Trails are easily accessed and the majesty of the Cairngorms National Park is just an hour’s drive away. Shop ¼ mile, pub 100 yards.


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East Balfield Cottage in Glen Lethnot, Angus, East Scotland

East Balfield Cottage, Glen Lethnot, Angus, East Scotland

Sleeps 5
Weekly price range £289 to £719

Self catering accommodation in Glen Lethnot sleeps 5.

Features include: • Garden • Cottage Sleeps 5

Accommodation overview:

Surrounded by breathtaking scenery, these two beautiful adjoining period stone cottages are situated in secluded Glen Lethnot - an unspoilt Angus glen. A great sense of peace is felt here among the green slopes and heather clad hills, nestling behind the two Iron Age Hill Forts - the Brown and White Caterthuns. Although in a wonderfully rural setting, these two holiday cottages are just 5 miles from the village of Edzell with its selection of shops, tearooms and parks. Excellent walks, with an abundance of wildlife, abound from the doorstep, or slightly further afield at Glen Prosen, Clova, Glen Isla and Glen Esk. Numerous golf courses are within a short drive and this, coupled with excellent beaches at St Cyrus and Montrose, make it an ideal spot for couples or families. The house also features an attractive garden with access through to the woods beyond. The Victorian Heritage Trail through Fettercairn to Braemar passes through some gorgeous scenery, and there are numerous castles and stately homes to visit. The Distillery at Fettercairn is of note for whisky lovers, whilst the peace and tranquillity of this beautiful area can just simply be enjoyed. Fishing, stalking, horse riding and golf are nearby and can be arranged on request. Shops 5 miles.


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