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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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

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

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

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