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.

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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

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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

Clachan

Craigloiste, nr. Torridon, Highlands.

Sleeps 5. This traditional croft house with its own secure garden boasts wonderful views from the shores of Upper Loch Torridon to the mountains beyond, with the towering Ben Alligin to the rear. Clachan is the ideal base for hill walking and climbing. Cottage Code: UKM.

  • Wi-Fi available
  • Close to Sea
  • 19th Century

The Stables

Ardmaddy Castle, nr. Oban, Argyll and Bute.

Sleeps 9. Set in a secluded, peaceful location within the Ardmaddy Castle estate. The castle’s spectacular gardens are open all year round. Sailing, rowing and motor boats are available for guests to hire. Free fishing. Games room. Tennis court. Cottage Code: SBZ.

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

Old School House

Lonbain, nr. Applecross, Highlands.

Sleeps 5. Reached via a quarter-mile track, this former school house has been tastefully converted and enjoys a gloriously sunny position on the seashore with spectacular views towards the islands of Raasay, Rona and Skye. Cottage Code: STN.

  • Close to Sea
  • Quirky
  • Pet friendly
  • 19th Century

The Old Ticket Office

Blairmore, nr, Dunoon, Argyll and Bute.

Sleeps 2. Standing detached at the end of the restored Blairmore Pier, this Victorian listed cottage has been stunningly restored. Set on the shores of Loch Long, the holiday home offers a variety of activities including walking, golf, water sports, etc. Cottage Code: SNNJ.

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

Auchendennan – Burnbeag

Arden, Alexandria, Argyll and Bute.

Sleeps 7. With a stream running through its own enclosed garden, this lovingly restored detached cottage stands in the heart of the Loch Lomond National Park. After a days walking, climbing, fishing or cycling, lie back and relax in the private hot tub. Cottage Code: SVVE.

  • Wi-Fi available
  • Hot Tub
  • Open Fire
  • Pub nearby
  • Pet friendly
  • 19th Century