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South West Scotland cottages and self catering

Choose from 50 cottages in South West 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 South West 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 South West Scotland self catering accommodation listed by using the county and region menus on the left.

 
 
 
 
 

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Loch View in Colvend, Dumfries and Galloway, South West Scotland

Loch View, Colvend, Dumfries and Galloway, South West Scotland

Sleeps 4
Weekly price range £352 to £846

Self catering accommodation in Colvend sleeps 4.

Features include: • Garden • Pet friendly • Internet Access • Close to the Beach • Pub near by • Detached Property • Cottage Sleeps 4

Accommodation overview:

Situated on the edge of the seaside conservation village of Rockcliffe, this detached character property overlooking White Loch offers an ideal holiday base from which to explore the Solway coastline and surrounding area. Wonderful forest, coastal and lochside walks from the doorstep and direct cycling access into Dalbeattie Forest - one of the ‘7 Stanes’. The delightful sailing village of Kippford (with two pubs) and the beaches of Rockcliffe and Sandyhills are just over 2 miles away. RSPB Mersehead and NT properties are nearby. Shop 150 yards, pub ½ mile.


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The Parlour in Carnwath, Lanarkshire, South West Scotland

The Parlour, Carnwath, Lanarkshire, South West Scotland

Sleeps 2
Weekly price range £241 to £537

Self catering accommodation in Carnwath sleeps 2.

Features include: • Garden • Internet Access • Cottage Sleeps 2

Accommodation overview:

Nestled in the beautiful Scottish countryside with views of Tinto Hill, this pair of adjoining holiday cottages, originally stables and dairy parlours stand adjacent to the owner’s home. Dating back over 200 years, they are situated on a smallholding, 5 miles from the historic burgh of Lanark and 25 miles from Edinburgh and Glasgow. Walking, cycling, fishing, golf, mountain biking and riding are available locally. Lanark, 6 miles, boasts the World Heritage Site of New Lanark, close to the Falls of Clyde, the Corehouse Estate and the Scottish Wildlife Trust’s Corehouse Nature Reserve. Biggar, 11 miles, has an array of specialist shops, pubs, eateries, Victorian-style puppet theatre, museums, boating and paddling pools, tennis courts and the famous Hogmanay bonfire and street party. Shops and pub 3 miles.


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Overburns Cottages - Drake Cottage in Lamington, Lanarkshire, South West Scotland

Overburns Cottages - Drake Cottage, Lamington, Lanarkshire, South West Scotland

Sleeps 6
Weekly price range £353 to £953

Self catering accommodation in Lamington sleeps 6.

Features include: • Garden • Pet friendly • Internet Access • Easy Walking Access • Cottage Sleeps 6

Accommodation overview:

With fabulous views over spectacular countryside, these adjoining holiday barn conversions, renovated with comfort and style, lie adjacent to the owner’s working farm. There are numerous walks within the area, a bird watcher’s paradise. Nearby are cycling, riding, tennis courts, boating and paddling pools. Biggar, 4 miles, has museums, world famous puppets, a selection of individual shops and ice cream! Top class trout fishing for three rods on the River Clyde is included. The cottages are ideally placed to tour the border towns, and Dumfries and Galloway. Edinburgh is an easy 32 mile drive, with historic buildings and great restaurants. Glasgow, 37 miles, has a wealth of designer shops to enjoy. The World Heritage Site of New Lanark is a great day out and there are numerous castles and gardens - Dawyck Botanic Gardens are 16 miles. Stobo Castle Health Spa is 16 miles. Shops 4 miles.


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Oak Cottage in Crawfordjohn, Lanarkshire, South West Scotland

Oak Cottage, Crawfordjohn, Lanarkshire, South West Scotland

Sleeps 6
Weekly price range £365 to £928

Self catering accommodation in Crawfordjohn sleeps 6.

Features include: • Easy Walking Access • Cottage Sleeps 6

Accommodation overview:

Enjoying an idyllic situation on the 33,000-acre Douglas Estate, surrounded by open countryside and panoramic views, these three attached holiday cottages, set within a courtyard, have been renovated and furnished to a 5 star standard and provide excellent accommodation from which to explore the surrounding areas. Woodland walks are available direct from the door, and the Southern Upland Way, Scotland’s coast to coast long distance walk, runs close by. It is an ideal base for hill walking, fishing, wildlife and bird-watching, sightseeing or one of the many country estate pursuits available locally. Nearby Biggar has an array of specialist shops, pubs, eateries, Victorian-style puppet theatre, museums, boating and paddling pools, tennis courts and the famous Hogmanay bonfire and street party. Within easy reach are the cities of Edinburgh, with Scotland’s most famous castle dominating the city skyline, world-class museums, galleries, restaurants and bars, and Glasgow, a vibrant bustling city and home to the Scottish Ballet and Scottish Opera. Shops 7 miles, pub 2 miles.


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The Granary in Shawhead, Dumfries and Galloway, South West Scotland

The Granary, Shawhead, Dumfries and Galloway, South West Scotland

Sleeps 2
Weekly price range £285 to £629

Self catering accommodation in Shawhead sleeps 2.

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

Accommodation overview:

Situated on the 6000-acre Lincluden Estate, these three detached properties are presented to the highest standards. They are located in remote settings on the edge of the moors with delightful woodland walks and hillside trails up into forests or to the main estate which has the renowned Glenkiln Sculpture Walk - the world’s first collection of sculpture in a natural setting, with sculptures by Henry Moore, Jacob Epstein and Auguste Rodin. It is an area hugely popular with walkers and cyclists of all abilities, and the Dalbeattie 7 Stanes cycling trail is also close by. There are many sandy beaches and forest trails to explore and many lovely gardens nearby as well for those seeking a slower pace of recreation.
The surrounding area offers a tremendous range of activities for the visitor. Golf courses, sailing, horse riding, cycling and walking are all available close by, and there are tennis courts and swimming-pools in nearby Kirkcudbright, Castle Douglas and Dumfries. Fishing is available by arrangement at Glen Kiln Loch with the first day free of charge (any days after are chargeable at £8 per adult and £4 per child/OAP). Many quaint villages await exploration including the coastal villages of the Isle of Whithorn, Port William (known as the Machars of Galloway and presented with the Pride of Galloway award) and the popular village of Portpatrick with stunning views over the North Channel to the Irish coast. A trip to Ireland from Stranraer also makes for a good day out. Dumfries, with shops, restaurants, museums and theatre, lies 10 miles away, while Castle Douglas, Scotland’s Food Town (8 miles), is a traditional market town with shops specialising in local produce. There are also many beautiful beaches for holidaymakers to enjoy. Shop 5 miles, pub 5½ miles.


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Braedoon in Borgue, Kirkcudbrightshire, South West Scotland

Braedoon, Borgue, Kirkcudbrightshire, South West Scotland

Sleeps 7
Weekly price range £248 to £954

Self catering accommodation in Borgue sleeps 7.

Features include: • Garden • Pet friendly • Close to the Beach • Easy Walking Access • Detached Property • Cottage Sleeps 7

Accommodation overview:

Situated in mature landscaped gardens this detached single-storey holiday cottage is ideally located on the banks of Doon Bay with access across rocks to the sandy beach from the gardens (occasional tidal restrictions). The coastal walk to Ross starts 100 yards from the house. The pretty harbour town of Kirkcudbright, locally known as the artists’ town, lies close by and offers many festivals, including Scottish nights, classic car rallies, historic walks, a medieval fayre, a jazz festival and a spectacular Tattoo, as well as a good selection of pubs and restaurants. Shops and pub 3 miles.


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Cree House in Annan, Dumfries and Galloway, South West Scotland

Cree House, Annan, Dumfries and Galloway, South West Scotland

Sleeps 6
Weekly price range £384 to £1061

Self catering accommodation in Annan sleeps 6.

Features include: • Swimming Pool • Games Room • Cottage Sleeps 6

Accommodation overview:

"Shimmering lakes, wooded walks and views to Lakeland across the Firth . . . superb cottages in a spectacular setting . . .’’


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Nith House in Annan, Dumfries and Galloway, South West Scotland

Nith House, Annan, Dumfries and Galloway, South West Scotland

Sleeps 4
Weekly price range £332 to £861

Self catering accommodation in Annan sleeps 4.

Features include: • Garden • Swimming Pool • Games Room • Cottage Sleeps 4

Accommodation overview:

"Shimmering lakes, wooded walks and views to Lakeland across the Firth . . . superb cottages in a spectacular setting . . .’’


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Martha’s Shore Cottage in Glencaple, Dumfries and Galloway, South West Scotland

Martha’s Shore Cottage, Glencaple, Dumfries and Galloway, South West Scotland

Sleeps 6
Weekly price range £345 to £838

Self catering accommodation in Glencaple sleeps 6.

Features include: • Garden • Pet friendly • Close to the Beach • Easy Walking Access • Detached Property • Cottage Sleeps 6

Accommodation overview:

Peacefully set with panoramic views over countryside to the Nith Estuary, these detached, single-storey holiday cottages have their own garden and have been furnished and equipped to the STB’s ‘4 Star’ standard. Conheath Gatelodge is a traditional Georgian cottage with many original features, whilst Martha’s Shore Cottage was an original fisherman’s cottage dating back to 1700 - generations of Martha’s artistic family lived here and her father was the stone mason for the farm estate, and cut stone for the owner’s farmhouse. There are lovely riverside walks from the door with abundant birds and wildlife to spot. There are many quiet roads ideal for cycling, and excellent wildfowl salt-marshes surrounding Caerlaverock Castle, 3 miles away. Solway Firth is easily accessible. Dumfries, 3 miles, has good shopping, restaurants, cinema and sports facilities. Sandy beaches, quaint fishing villages, castles and nature reserves within easy reach. Shop/P.O. and good village pub ½ mile.


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Forget Me Not in Dalmellington, Ayrshire, South West Scotland

Forget Me Not, Dalmellington, Ayrshire, South West Scotland

Sleeps 4
Weekly price range £335 to £849

Self catering accommodation in Dalmellington sleeps 4.

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

Accommodation overview:

Set amidst the hills of the Southern Uplands, these beautifully restored, detached holiday cottages set on the banks of a rushing stream offer a relaxing getaway. They are accessed by a track and situated in 3000 acres of undisturbed woodland, wetland and other natural habitats, recognised for their importance by their designations as SSSIs. Wildlife is abundant including red squirrels, ospreys, golden eagles, roe deer and badgers. The estate offers fishing, pony trekking, riding, 27km of all terrain cycling, woodland walks, canoeing and kayaking (grade 3+). Golf available at the famed Royal Troon and Turnberry Golf Courses 20 miles. Ayr 15 miles, Castle Douglas 30 miles. Shops 2½ miles.


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Kirtle Cottage in Annan, Dumfries and Galloway, South West Scotland

Kirtle Cottage, Annan, Dumfries and Galloway, South West Scotland

Sleeps 2
Weekly price range £187 to £518

Self catering accommodation in Annan sleeps 2.

Features include: • Swimming Pool • Easy Walking Access • Games Room • Cottage Sleeps 2

Accommodation overview:

"Shimmering lakes, wooded walks and views to Lakeland across the Firth . . . superb cottages in a spectacular setting . . .’’


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Glen View in Dunscore, Dumfries and Galloway, South West Scotland

Glen View, Dunscore, Dumfries and Galloway, South West Scotland

Sleeps 6
Weekly price range £400 to £1029

Self catering accommodation in Dunscore sleeps 6.

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

Accommodation overview:

Peacefully situated within Dunscore Glen, these two detached properties, both furnished and equipped to an excellent standard, offer panoramic views over open countryside.
Nestling in the heart of the Dumfriesshire countryside, there is extensive walking throughout the shared 300-acre grounds and the opportunity to watch deer, birds of prey and owls in their natural surroundings.
Local attractions include Drumlanrig Castle, the home of the Duke of Buccleuch and Queensberry, and has a superb art collection, beautiful gardens and extensive country park. Nearby is Thornhill with shops, hotels and an 18-hole golf course, Mabie Farm Park with quad bikes, trampolines and astro turf slides.
Dumfries, dating back 800 years, has connections with the poet Robert Burns, and activities include Camera Obscura, cinemas, skating and swimming.
Further south is the remote triangular-shaped Caerlaverock Castle which dates back to 1270, with its mighty gatehouse and moat, and a nearby nature reserve. Amongst the protected salt marsh and mud flats there are many well-situated birdwatchers’ hides, which offer the opportunity to catch a glimpse of the rare natterjack toad or one of the thousands of barnacle geese which return in the winter.
The nearby Galloway Forest Park is famed for off-road cycling and walking with the Seven Stanes and National Cycle Network also passing nearby. Watersports available at Loch Ken.
The Solway Coast has many varied towns with art, craft and antique shops.
Throughout this whole area there are great opportunities for walking, golfing, riding and fishing - exclusive salmon and sea trout fishing on private water by arrangement. Shop 3 miles.


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