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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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Gardener’s Bothy in Glenprosen, Angus, East Scotland

Gardener’s Bothy, Glenprosen, Angus, East Scotland

Sleeps 2
Weekly price range £263 to £582

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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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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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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Buckhood in Glenprosen, Angus, East Scotland

Buckhood, Glenprosen, Angus, East Scotland

Sleeps 4
Weekly price range £241 to £520

Self catering accommodation in Glenprosen sleeps 4.

Features include: • Garden • Pet friendly • Detached Property • Cottage Sleeps 4

Accommodation overview:

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


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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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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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The Old Kennels in Tomintoul, Morayshire, East Scotland

The Old Kennels, Tomintoul, Morayshire, East Scotland

Sleeps 7
Weekly price range £337 to £1243

Self catering accommodation in Tomintoul sleeps 7.

Features include: • Garden • Pet friendly • Open Fire or Woodburning Stove • Pub near by • Easy Walking Access • Detached Property • Cottage Sleeps 7

Accommodation overview:

The Old Kennels sits above Tomintoul, reputedly the highest village in the Highlands, with spectacular views across to the mountains beyond. This single-storey, traditionally built holiday cottage was where the gundogs were housed when the area was owned by the Dukes of Richmond and Gordon. It is now part of the Glenlivet Crown Estate with its series of trails and wildlife programmes organised by the estate ranger in Tomintoul. The property has been refurbished and modernised whilst maintaining its traditional atmosphere with a farmhouse kitchen and modern bathroom, and open fires in the living room and master bedroom. It has a large garden on two levels and a separate vegetable garden where guests can pick their own produce. It is an ideal family base to explore both Speyside to the west and Dee and Donside to the east, the latter by way of the spectacular Tomintoul to Cock Bridge road. Tomintoul itself, which is less than a mile away, now has three craft shops and a number of eating places, one of which is the spacious and atmospheric lounge bar of the Glenavon Hotel which provides excellent family bar lunches.
Situated within the Cairngorm National Park, there is a wide variety of sporting activity to be enjoyed. Fishing is available at all levels from the local River Avon and its tributaries to the nearby Spey. The holiday cottage is within easy reach of golf courses of all standards including the championship course at Aviemore and the Donald Steel designed 9-hole course at nearby Ballindalloch Castle. There is superb local walking and dogs are welcomed in the main rooms. The Speyside Way spur starts in Tomintoul and the Cairngorm mountains offer outstanding climbing and hill walking. The Extreme Dream indoor climbing wall at Aviemore, also with an exciting outdoor programme, is very welcoming to all standards. Visitors can go dolphin watching by boat off the Moray Coast an hour away and explore the magnificent beaches. The Tomintoul trekking centre at St Bridget’s farm is a BHS approved centre with animals and treks to suit all standards. The cottage is in the centre of the Whisky Trail with the renowned Whisky Castle shop in Tomintoul and an excellent visitors’ centre at The Glenlivet. In winter there is skiing locally at the Lecht and at Aviemore, where guests can also visit the reindeer herd on the Cairngorms.


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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 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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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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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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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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