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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The Lookout

Davaar Island, nr. Campbeltown, Argyll and Bute.

Sleeps 2. Enjoying a secluded location by the sea, on a private island connected to the mainland by a causeway, The Lookout is a former wartime lookout post. Set at the northern tip of Davaar Island, the causeway is revealed for 6 hours at low tide. Cottage Code: UMG.

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

Lawries Cottage

Uig, Isle of Skye, West Coast of Scotland.

Sleeps 2. Situated on the northern coast of the Isle of Skye, this romantic thatched hideaway is a modernised “Old Black House”. With wonderful open views, it is fitted and furnished to a good standard. Shop, pub and restaurant 2 miles. Cottage Code: W8522.

  • Close to Sea
  • Pet friendly
  • 18th Century

Kinlochmoidart House

nr. Lochailort, Highlands.

Sleeps 18. With spacious accommodation over three floors, this substantial property forms a self-contained wing of the Scottish baronial mansion. The Kinlochmoidart Estate sits within half a mile of the coast and 4 miles from the beach at Glenuig. Cottage Code: SEQ.

  • Games room
  • Open Fire
  • Close to Sea
  • Fishing
  • 19th Century

Gareside Lodge

Shandon, Nr. Loch Lomond, Dumbartonshire.

Sleeps 4. This holiday property lies close to Loch Lomond and offers French windows, woodburning stove and a small secluded walled garden. Gareloch is just down the lane with a launching slip, ideal for canoeing, dinghies and fishing. Cottage Code: UVS.

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

The Turret

nr. Lochailort, Highlands.

Sleeps 4. The Scottish baronial mansion of Kinlochmoidart House lies within half a mile of the coast and 4 miles from Glenuig. Created within part of the extensive former service wing, this charming and sensitive conversion is completely self contained. Cottage Code: SEV.

  • Open Fire
  • Close to Sea
  • Quirky
  • Pet friendly
  • Fishing
  • 19th Century

The Old Net Store

Portknockie, nr. Buckie, Highlands.

Sleeps 4. Carefully converted to provide bright and airy holiday accommodation, this detached former fisherman’s cottage enjoys views over the coastal village of Portknockie. Stroll around and discover the fishing heritage of the Moray Firth. Cottage Code: W41356.

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

Glen View

Fort Augustus, Inverness, Highlands.

Sleeps 6. This holiday apartment is situated within the former St Benedict’s Abbey and retains many original features including the magnificent rose window. Located at the southern tip of Loch Ness on the edge of the village of Fort Augustus. Pub 300yds. Cottage Code: SJJW.

  • Wi-Fi available
  • Close to Sea
  • Quirky
  • Pub nearby
  • Shared pool
  • 19th Century

The Barn

Rockcliffe, nr. Sandyhills, Dumfries and Galloway.

Sleeps 3. Just a mile from the sandy bathing beaches of the Solway coast, this imaginative conversion of an 18th century barn offers spacious accommodation. Set in a peaceful location on the edge of Rockcliffe, with excellent coastal walks nearby. Cottage Code: SVN.

  • Close to Sea
  • Pet friendly
  • 18th Century

Beach Bay Cottage

Uig, Isle of Lewis and Harris, Outer Hebrides.

Sleeps 4. A stunning natural stone and turf roofed detached cottage amid the spectacular scenery of the Island of Lewis and Harris, Beach Bay Cottage is set on the edge of an unspoilt white sandy beach. Whisky distillery within a short stroll. Cottage Code: SRRM.

  • Wi-Fi available
  • Open Fire
  • Close to Sea
  • Quirky
  • Boutique
  • 20th Century

The Aul Bank

Whitehills, nr. Banff, Aberdeenshire.

Sleeps 4. Imaginatively converted from the local bank, this unusual holiday home features a wonderful spiral staircase that connects the bright, airy living room to the master bedroom. An easy walk from the harbour of this traditional fishing village. Cottage Code: S26.

  • Close to Sea
  • Quirky
  • 20th Century