Five affordable holiday cottages in Scotland to visit

The Crannog in Perthshire. Picture: Contributed
The Crannog in Perthshire. Picture: Contributed
Share this article
Have your say

BIKINI shopping may be a distant memory, but it’s by no means the end of the holiday season. Scattered around every corner of the country, Scotland has a variety of affordable holiday cottages, perfect for weekend getaways or longer family breaks

Spindrift, Isle of Skye

Dalgarnock Cottage. Picture: Contributed

Dalgarnock Cottage. Picture: Contributed

(£150 per night, sleeps 4)

If you’re in need of a relaxing break, Spindrift is definitely for you. Hidden in the most peaceful corner of Skye, the handbuilt cottage is equipped with everything you’ll need for the perfect getaway. You can lie in its hammock, play a game of chess or unwind in the hot tub to de-stress. Failing that, a quick drive will get you to the stunning capital Portree, where you’ll find breathtaking views and wonderful places to eat and drink.

Signal Rock Cottage, Glencoe

(from £150 per night, sleeps 4)

Surrounded by 50 acres of mixed woodland on the banks of the River Coe, Signal Rock is just about as remote as it gets. With nature only a stone’s through away, this is the perfect destination for walkers and photographers.

Dalgarnock Cottage, Dumfries and Galloway

(£65 per night, sleeps)

These converted farm cottages make for an ideal Scottish retreat. Located in the crisp Scottish countryside and only a short walk away from the local town, Dalgarnock cottage is an affordable and traditional getaway. You can also unwind in its heated swimming pool and sauna for £65 per night.

Riverview Cottage, Loch Lomond and the Trossachs

(£50 per night, sleeps 4)

Riverview Cottage is located in an idyllic corner of the Brig o’ Turk in the heart of Loch Lomond. The cottage itself is said to be around 500-years-old, but it combines its historic charm with modern comfort. Its surroundings have a lot to offer, with plenty of lochs and forests to explore.

The Crannog, Perthshire

(£130 per night, sleeps 6)

Perched on a pier in Perthshire, The Crannog is unlike any other holiday cottage. The four-star self-catering holiday lodge, whose hut-like design harks back to ancient Celtic dwellings from 5,000 years ago, is ideal for families or groups of friends. You won’t need to go far to experience photogenic vistas, with a spacious balcony to pass time on. Nearby Loch Tay is the perfect location for watersports including canoeing, sailing and pleasure boating to keep everyone entertained.