Cottages by the Sea in Scotland

Please find below a selection of holiday cottages to rent by the sea in Scotland. Explore the Scottish islands and coasts. Romantic cottages on the beach, harbour-side cottages, fisherman’s cottages and lochside holiday homes: all are within easy distance of the beach, loch, cliff, harbour or sea.

Featured Accommodation

High Trodigal

Machrihanish, nr. Campbeltown, Argyll and Bute.

Sleeps 2. Adopting an ancient neolithic design, this imposing holiday property utilises natural stone and a turfed roof to blend effortlessly into the surrounding landscape. Close to the Machrihanish Golf Course, it offers stunning views over the sea. Cottage Code: 30648.

  • Wi-Fi available
  • Close to Sea
  • Quirky
  • Boutique
  • Pub nearby
  • Pet friendly
  • 20th Century

Other popular listings

Sea Yonder

Buckie, nr. Cullen, Highlands.

Sleeps 6. Boasting uninterrupted sea views, this unique holiday cottage offers guests the opportunity to watch the varied wildlife drift past, from bottlenose dolphins to grey seals. Lie back under the stars and relax in the private hot tub. Cottage Code: UK5402.

  • Wi-Fi available
  • Hot Tub
  • Close to Sea
  • Quirky
  • Pub nearby
  • Pet friendly
  • 19th Century

The Old Nunnery

Skelmorlie, nr. Largs, Ayrshire.

Sleeps 24. As the name suggests, this delightful shorefront holiday property once housed a more holy order. Enjoy extensive views over the Firth of Clyde from the private eight seater hot tub. Cottage Code: UK5250.

  • Wi-Fi available
  • Hot Tub
  • Close to Sea
  • Pet friendly
  • 19th Century

Knock Old Castle

Largs, Ayrshire.

Sleeps 8. Following an extensive renovation programme, this 14th century fairytale castle is now ready to open its quirky doors to holiday guests. Located on the Ayrshire coast, enjoy breathtaking views over the sea from the glass domed castle turret. Cottage Code: UKC868.

  • Wi-Fi available
  • Close to Sea
  • Quirky
  • Boutique
  • Pet friendly
  • 14th Century

Macinnisfree Cottage

Saasaig, Teangue, Isle of Skye.

Sleeps 8. This substantial holiday home boasts 3 en-suite bedrooms. Offering stunning sea views, the property is just 200 yards from the shore and stands in 3 acres of wild private garden with a small stream. Cottage Code: SBC.

  • Wi-Fi available
  • Open Fire
  • Close to Sea
  • Pet friendly
  • 19th Century

Misty Isles Cottage

Ellenabeich, Seil Island, Argyll and Bute.

Sleeps 2. Boasting stunning coastal views, this romantic cottage for two is set atop a rocky outcrop overlooking the Firth of Lorne. Just a 16 miles from Oban, Seil Island is connected to the outside world by the famous ‘Bridge over the Atlantic’. Cottage Code: S4577.

  • Close to Sea
  • Pub nearby
  • Pet friendly
  • Fishing
  • 19th Century

Coelard Farmhouse

North Shian, Appin, Argyll and Bute.

Sleeps 4. Enjoying wonderful views over Loch Creran and forest, this traditional farmhouse is situated near Port Appin. It is an ideal base for visiting Glencoe, Ben Nevis and the Isles. It has its own large garden in the owners grounds. Cottage Code: USJ.

  • Close to Sea
  • 19th Century

Rams Cottage

Glenelg, nr. Kyle of Lochalsh, Highlands.

Sleeps 4. Boasting glorious sea views over Glenelg Bay, this well-appointed holiday cottage occupies a stunning coastal location. Board the manually operated turntable ferry at the mainland jetty in Glenelg for the short crossing to the Isle of Skye. Cottage Code: 14464.

  • Close to Sea
  • Pub nearby
  • Fishing
  • 19th Century

Pier Cottage

Kilmun, nr. Dunoon, Argyll and Bute.

Sleeps 2. Set at the end of Kilmun Pier on the banks of the Holy Loch, this former ticket office is ideally located for guests to indulge in the wide variety watersports available in the area. Alternatively, sit back, relax and watch the world go by. Cottage Code: 28385.

  • Wi-Fi available
  • Close to Sea
  • Quirky
  • Pub nearby
  • Pet friendly
  • Fishing
  • 19th Century

Cliff Cottage

Port Appin, Argyll and Bute.

Sleeps 8. Enjoying an idyllic location, just a hundred yards or so from the crystal clear waters of the Lyne of Lorne, this beautifully renovated cottage makes a wonderful retreat. An easy walk away is the pretty fishing village of Port Appin. Cottage Code: S83.

  • Wi-Fi available
  • Close to Sea
  • Pub nearby
  • Pet friendly
  • 18th Century

Craiguillean

Ardmaddy Castle, near Oban, Scotland.

Sleeps 9. This stunning cottage sits just a stones throw from the sea and has been awarded 4 stars by the Scottish Tourist Board. Guests have shared use of a games room and a hard tennis court, and there are also boats to hire. Fly fishing. Cottage Code: SRW.

  • Wi-Fi available
  • Games room
  • Open Fire
  • Close to Sea
  • Pet friendly
  • Fishing
  • 20th Century