Property above: Harbour House, Argyll (sleeps 6-8 people)
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.
Lawries Cottages, Isle of Skye, West Coast of Scotland
Sleeps 2. If you're looking to escape the hustle and bustle of city life then this charming thatched holiday cottage may be just what you're looking for. Situated on the coast of the Isle of Skye, this romantic retreat benefits from some wonderful views across the local countryside.
Cairnsmore Stable Cottage, Wigtownshire, Scotland
Sleeps 2 - 4. Converted stable block once part of Cairnsmore Estate built 1750's. Secluded situation and pet friendly. The property itself is Grade II listed and boasts underfloor geothermal heating, flagstones, woodburner and a fabulous oak kitchen. WiFi included at BT rural line speed.
Craig Ben Lodge, Isle of Mull, Scotland
Sleeps 9. Starting life as a traditional Scottish hunting lodge, today Craig Ben offers a large holiday home on the beautiful Isle of Mull. Although the nearest beach is two and half miles away, the property itself is actually on the shores of Loch Uisg and can enjoy use of a rowing boat for free (by arrangement).
Easter Gyles, Pittenweem, Scotland
Sleeps 4 - 5. This 17th century fisherman's store is set right on the Pittenweem harbour side in an unrivalled position just 500 metres from the local shops. Two double bedrooms and a single bedroom sleep up to five people, and most of the rooms feature sea views.
Beach Bay Cottage, Isle of Lewis, Scotland
Sleeps 4. This unique cottage is set on the edge of an unspoilt sandy beach on the Isle of Lewis in the Outer Hebrides. The stone building sports an unusual turf roof and enjoys amazing views out over the water. Not too isolated, there is a whisky distillery and restaurant within 550 yards!