Christmas and Hogmanay Escapes
Why not leave the stress and hassle behind and escape this Christmas for a few days in cottage in the Highlands? Or grab some mates and book your own Hogmanay house party.
Our Cool Cottages Scotland website is a totally independent guide to some of the best holiday cottages in Scotland. We’ve done all the hard work. No need to spend hours on-line, it takes the hassle out of finding your perfect holiday house. How about some of these for inspiration?
Stationmaster’s Lodge (Stromeferry)
Why not enjoy your own Christmas House Party at Stationmaster’s lodge?
This large Lochside house is the perfect location for a Christmas escape with family and friends. With 8 bedrooms sleeping up to 17 there’s plenty of space. You can relax by the cosy woodburning stove after a Lochside walk or enjoy some old fashioned fun with family board games, a game of pool or even some table tennis. There is a large catering oven too, so no problems with sorting the Christmas Dinner!
You can have exclusive use of the lodge for 5 nights from Dec 23rd to 27th inclusive for only £1500. We’ll ensure you have a Christmas tree and a welcome hamper full of highland goodies!
The Cow Shed (Perthshire)
A luxury hideaway for couples, with panoramic views across Highland Perthshire.
This stylish one-bedroom conversion of a former cow byre has fantastic state-of-the-art facilities and stunning views.
Although intended for two, it’s generous in size with a large open plan kitchen/living room / dining space designed to make the most of the views across the Perthshire hills. The owners have an eye for interior design borne out by the upmarket furnishings and lighting, including lovely Harris Tweed curtains and cushions. The décor throughout is top notch with the colour schemes reflecting the muted greens and browns of the local landscape. It feels like the suite of a 5-star hotel.
Knockdow House (Argyll)
Live like a laird! Knockdow House offers luxury self-catering apartments in a grand country house, set in beautiful grounds and with the fantastic scenery of the Cowal Peninsula as a backdrop. Knockdow House is the imposing former home to Clan Lamont and has delightful accommodation packed full of period features, all finished to an exceptional standard. Since the four apartments can be rented together and public rooms are available, it’s also the perfect place for hosting a festive gathering.
Baillie Scott Cottage (Fife)
5 Star luxury holiday house is a wonderfully restored, luxury Arts and Crafts-style cottage in the wing of Sandford House, an impressive B-listed Baille Scott designed house in the heart of Fife, close to both Dundee and St Andrews.
This stylish two-bedroom cottage is packed full of character. The owners, Evelyn and Ralph, have made a fantastic job of the Art and Crafts inspired refurbishment. It’s a delightful place for a festive break. They usually have a lovely Christams Tree in the courtyard too!
Located amongst wild and remote scenery, on the Morvern Peninsula, Coarann is an incredible find. Large luxury house with amazing loch views which sleeps 8 in style.
Carefully designed by the architect-owner to make the most of the dramatic surroundings and spectacular lochside views, Caorann is sublime. The large open-plan living area has expanses of large picture windows overlooking the loch and hills. Its dog friendly too! Perfect if you really do fancy getting away from it all.
The Tree House (Appin)
Looking for a romantic escape this Christmas? The Tree House is an amazing lodge complete with tree trunk in its centre! It’s a unique place to stay and ideal for romantic breaks. Set in its own beautiful gardens in the stunning Appin area of the west Highlands. Its an unusual and unforgettable place to enjoy a romantic break for two.
The Hideaway Experience
Award-winning indulgent luxury accommodation, exclusively for couples and located in the rolling Angus countryside. With your own hot tub and luxury facilities, It’s a very special place for a romantic festive break.
No8 Victoria Rd (North Berwick)
An amazing home by the sea with ocean-themed bedrooms, a huge glass and oak extension, and a secret garden, complete with sauna cabin!
This really is an exceptional holiday house. Located in the charming seaside town of North Berwick 2 mins from the beach. It sleeps up to nine, its ideal for families and large groups.
Sound of Harris
Two luxury cottages on the Isle of Harris with panoramic views over the Sound towards Ensay, Killegray and Pabbay. The owners have a passion for classic 20th century interior design and furniture and this is reflected in the stunning interiors. The perfect place to escape for a romantic Christmas!
Blue Cabin by the Sea (Dunbar)
Only accessible on foot through a smugglers’ tunnel and across the beach, the Blue Cabin is a truly magical place!
It’s a unique and cosy cabin, which comfortably sleeps four. With the picture-perfect Cove Harbour literally on your doorstep you could not find a better location. Owned by an architect and an artist, It’s packed full of artworks and features, everything seems to tell a story.