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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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

The Water Tower

Auchmithie, nr. Arbroath, Angus.

Sleeps 8. A former water tower, this unique and airy holiday property has been carefully converted in order to fully appreciate the open sea views. With a large enclosed garden, it stands close to beautiful beaches of Lunan Bay and Auchmithie. Cottage Code: 28831.

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

St Enodoc

Ullapool, Highlands.

Sleeps 4. Commanding marvellous panoramic sea views, this traditional holiday property is set within the bustling town of Ullapool, on the shores of Loch Broom. Exuding great charm and character, it is close to the shops, pubs and restaurants. Cottage Code: UQR.

  • Open Fire
  • Close to Sea
  • Pub nearby
  • 19th Century

Old Port Store

Stairhaven, nr. Newton Stewart, Dumfries and Galloway.

Sleeps 8. Dating from the early 19th century, this former grain store has been lovingly converted to provide charming holiday accommodation over three floors with four en-suite bedrooms. A true house of character with views over Luce Bay. Cottage Code: SZZT.

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

Island View

Dunure, nr. Ayr, Ayrshire.

Sleeps 8. Lie back, relax and enjoy the stunning views over the coastline of the Firth of Clyde to the Isle Arran, whilst bubbling away in the roof top hot tub. Alternatively, watch the latest blockbuster from the comfort of the home cinema room. Cottage Code: S4602.

  • Wi-Fi available
  • Hot Tub
  • Close to Sea
  • Quirky
  • Boutique
  • Pet friendly
  • 20th Century

Campbell’s Close Apartment

Edinburgh.

Sleeps 4. This attractive and spacious ground floor apartment is set back from busy Canongate, close to the centre of Edinburgh. Part of an old brewery conversion, it nestles in beautiful landscaped gardens, just a few minutes’ walk from Holyrood Palace. Cottage Code: UGF.

  • Close to Sea
  • Pub nearby
  • 19th Century