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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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

Tarandoun Cottage

Helensburgh, nr. Glasgow, Argyll and Bute.

Sleeps 4. Set on the banks of the River Clyde, this well-appointed holiday home offers the perfect base to explore the stunning Loch Lomond and Trossachs National Park. Take a pleasure cruise from the handsome Victorian holiday resort of Helensburgh. Cottage Code: 24811.

  • Wi-Fi available
  • Close to Sea
  • Pub nearby
  • 20th Century

The White Ship

Portsoy, nr. Banff, Aberdeenshire.

Sleeps 6. Set on the 17th century harbour front in the historic coastal village of Portsoy, this delightfully appointed holiday property enjoys stunning views over the Moray Firth Coast. An ideal base to explore the many delights of this rugged region. Cottage Code: SWWK.

  • Wi-Fi available
  • Close to Sea
  • Pub nearby
  • Pet friendly
  • 17th Century

Bardristane Forge

nr. Gatehouse of Fleet, Dumfries and Galloway.

Sleeps 4. Once home to the local blacksmith, this comfortably furnished detached holiday cottage enjoys extensive sea views from all rooms. Set in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, it is just a short drive to the village of Gatehouse of Fleet. Cottage Code: S66.

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

Aros

Glaick, Balmacara, Kyle of Lochalsh, Highlands.

Sleeps 4. This tastefully renovated cottage makes an ideal location for observing wildlife or listening to the sound of the waves lapping the shore. Finished to a high standard, it occupies an enviable setting just yards from the shore of Loch Alsh. Cottage Code: UVP.

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

33 Crovie

Gardenstown, nr. Banff, Aberdeenshire.

Sleeps 4. This former fishermans cottage now offers comfortable holiday accommodation over three levels. Enjoy stunning views over the historic conservation village of Crovie and beyond to the seascape of the Moray Firth. Cottage Code: 28658.

  • Wi-Fi available
  • Open Fire
  • Close to Sea
  • Pub nearby
  • 18th Century

The Old Post Office

Kentallen, nr. Glencoe, Highlands.

Sleeps 5. Set in large grounds just yards from the shore of Loch Linnhe, this lovely detached house overlooks the waters of Kentallen Bay. Centrally located for exploring the beautiful West Highlands, the area is wonderful for climbing and hill walking. Cottage Code: SDDM.

  • Wi-Fi available
  • Close to Sea
  • Pub nearby
  • 20th Century

Harbour House

Crinan, Lochgilphead, Argyll and Bute.

Sleeps 8. Standing at the water’s edge in a sheltered bay known as Crinan Harbour, this listed building dates from 1815. Perfect for family holidays, it retains many original features and provides very comfortable and spacious accommodation. Cottage Code: UEJ.

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

Caddleton Farmhouse

Armaddy Castle, nr. Oban, Argyll and Bute.

Sleeps 12. Caddleton Farmhouse is set in a secluded, peaceful location within the Armaddy Castle estate. The castle’s spectacular gardens are open all year round through Scotland’s Gardens Scheme. Games room. Shared tennis court. Oban 12 miles. Cottage Code: UNP.

  • Wi-Fi available
  • Games room
  • Open Fire
  • Close to Sea
  • Pet friendly
  • Fishing
  • 18th Century
  • Piano