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Here is our totally independent selection of some of the best holiday cottages by the sea in Scotland. We have really stayed in all of these cottages and we love them!

How about the white sands and turquoise waters of the West Coast of Scotland, enjoy one of those legendary West Coast sunsets and an amazing seafood feast. Or, If you prefer the East Coast we can recommend some fab holiday cottages near the beach. North Berwick is a brilliant place for a holiday by the sea. How about your own beach cabin only reached on foot through a smugglers tunnel?

Scotland has an incredible range of stunning beaches. Often deserted and when the sun shines they can marvel the best in the world.
We have stayed in some exceptional beach cabins and cottages over the years, here are a few of our favourites

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Faire Chaolais (Morar)

Faire Chaolais ‘View of the Sound’ is a fantastic contemporary architect-designed luxury house, sleeping six, with incredible sea views over the silver sands of Morar towards the Isle of Rhum. It is also dog friendly!  Stylish contemporary house close to the best beaches in Scotland!

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Little Court (North Berwick)

Delightful secret cottage by the sea. Little Court is a cosy former fisherman’s cottage sleeping four, packed full of character and close to the beach! It is also dog friendly! The owners have a real flair for interior design and the cottage is beatifically decorated with lots of quirky touches. Home by the sea with stunning interior designs.

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Blue Cabin By The Sea

Blue Cabin By the Sea (Cove)

Only accessible on foot through a smugglers’ tunnel and across the beach, the Blue Cabin is a real one off! This unique and cosy wooden cabin by the sea, sleeps four, with the picture-perfect Cove Harbour on your doorstep. Cosy lounge with Orkney chairs and woodburner

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Cnoc Na Long (Ardnamurchan)

Refurbished croft house, on the far west coast close to stunning sandy beaches (Sanna Bay) and the famous Ardnamurchan Lighthouse. Tastefully refurbished with wooden floors, quality furnishings and art inspired by the beauty and history of this wonderful area, it’s sleeps four in comfort and is also dog friendly!

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No 8 Victoria Rd (North Berwick)

Huge Luxury holiday cottages in North Berwick. A stunning home by the sea with ocean-themed bedrooms, a huge glass and oak extension, and a secret garden, complete with sauna cabin! Sleeps seven (plus two on sofa bed) and the perfect seaside retreat for families and groups of friends.

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Coarann (Morvern)

Located amongst wild and remote scenery, and overlooking Loch Teacuis on the Morvern Peninsula, Coarann is an incredible find. This recently built, luxury house with amazing loch views sleeps eight in style. Carefully designed by the architect-owner to make the most of the dramatic surroundings and lochside views, Caorann is sublime with breathtaking views from the house.

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Sound of Harris (Outer Hebrides)

Idyll on an Island! Sound of Harris is a brand new luxury holiday cottage for couples. A romantic sanctuary on the edge of the world with a fantastic waterside location, luxury facilities and stunning interiors.

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Calath (Skye)

Large architect-designed holiday house on Skye with amazing lochside views and set against the backdrop of the dramatic Cuillin peaks. It boasts a large open-plan lounge/kitchen area with incredible lochside views. It has top notch facilities and can sleep eight. A great base for exploring Skye.

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Skye Hideaway

Purpose-built luxury holiday cottage on Skye for couples, set amid lush crofting land just above the shoreline at Tarskavaig with magnificent views out to Rum and Eigg. It’s a fabulous getaway for couples, a cosy cottage in dramatic surroundings.

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Quartermaster’s House (North Berwick)

This fabulous Victorian seaside house is located across the road from one of North Berwick’s two fantastic beaches. This large holiday house is packed full of period features and luxury touches, it has amazing views of the Bass Rock.

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