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Independent guide to the Best Unique Scottish Holiday Cottages

A hand-picked selection of the best unusual and unique holiday lodges and log cabins to rent in Scotland. Quirky, fun, romantic and unusual places stay.


We’ve found some of the best self-catering cottages and holiday lodges in Scotland to rent, amid some of the finest scenery in the world.

We’ve done the hard work and have really stayed in all of the holiday cottages listed and would recommend them to our own family and friends. Real cottages, real experiences!

Don’t waste hours hunting online for that special place. We offer  a selection of the best small independent holiday rentals in Scotland. Nearly 100 unusual and unique cottages in Scotland to inspire you. Why not start here?

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Avenish Lodge has £500 off bookings in October. Fabulous luxury two-bedroom house in the North West Highlands close to Skye Or how about The Longhouse on Skye? Superb three bed house with incredible sea and mountain views on Sleat Skye. WhiteKirk Hill offer a selection of luxury lodges with hot tubs close to the beach and stunning countryside of East Lothian.

Stationmasters Lodge 8 bedroom Lochside dog friendly house overlooking Loch Carron with stunning views. Ideal for families and groups of friends, sleeps up to 18! £200 off Christmas week! A great base for exploring Skye and the West Coast. quote coolcottages

An Lionadh has availability in Oct and Nov.  This delightful four bed holiday house next to the stony beach with incredible sea views on the wonderful island of Easdale

An Insider’s Guide To  Some of Best Holiday Cottages In Scotland

Let us inspire you, log cabins, lodges with hot tubs, boathouses, treehouses, lighthouse cottages, beach cabins, a signal box, and more. During the last 15 years or so, We have travelled all over our wonderful  country to find the best holiday lodges and log cabins in Scotland.

‘Fab! Quality over quantity! When it comes to looking for great places to stay, we want to find the cool places quickly without wading though zillions of unremarkable places.’

“We are delighted to have our holiday house featured on the Cool Cottages website. For a very modest fee Cool Cottages has raised our profile and we have had many bookings through the website whilst retaining control ourselves. I can strongly recommend a listing on Cool Cottages.”

David Grant Owner Faire Chaolais (Morar)

Would you like your property to be included on Cool Cottages Scotland?

We’re always on the look out for high quality,  unusual, really special holiday houses to review and include on Cool Cottages Scotland. Bookings go direct to the cottage owners and we do NOT charge a commission, just a simple annual listing fee. 

Find out how to be included on our site and how our reviews work. 



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