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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Principal Lighthouse Keeper’s Cottage

Strathy Point, nr. Thurso, Highlands.

Sleeps 5. Overlooking the wild Atlantic, the now redundant Strathy Point Lighthouse occupies a dramatic location on Scotland’s stunning north coast. All on one level, the Principal Lighthouse Keeper’s Cottage forms part of the main building and offers guests a truly unique holiday experience. Cottage Code: UK5621.

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

Hirta

Plockton, Highlands.

Sleeps 2. Located in the heart of the picturesque Highland village of Plockton, this well-appointed apartment enjoys stunning views over Loch Carron. Carefully converted from a former church, it offers guests comfortable ground floor holiday accommodation. Cottage Code: 18065.

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

The Old Church

Sconser, Isle of Skye.

Sleeps 2. Carefully restored, this pretty little church is set amidst spectacular scenery on the imposing Isle of Skye. Dating from the mid 1800s, it adjoins the owner’s home and offers the ideal base from which to explore the region. Cottage Code: 17488.

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

Rockview

Cellardyke, nr. Anstruther, Fife.

Sleeps 4. Set in the quaint fishing village of Cellardyke in the East Neuk of Fife, enjoy spectacular sea views from the wide balcony of this ground floor holiday apartment. Inside, it features contemporary furnishings and a cosy woodburning stove. Cottage Code: 29527.

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

Tigh A’ Mhuillin

Ardheslaig, nr. Applecross, Highlands.

Sleeps 4. Set on the shores of Loch Beag, enjoy the ever-changing scenery from this beautifully presented detached cottage. Fabulous walking and climbing country, it is ideally located for exploring this beautiful part of the Highlands. Cottage Code: STTJ.

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

Sea Yonder

Buckie, nr. Cullen, Highlands.

Sleeps 6. Boasting uninterrupted sea views, this unique holiday cottage offers guests the opportunity to watch the varied wildlife drift past, from bottlenose dolphins to grey seals. Lie back under the stars and relax in the private hot tub. Cottage Code: UK5402.

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

The Old Nunnery

Skelmorlie, nr. Largs, Ayrshire.

Sleeps 24. As the name suggests, this delightful shorefront holiday property once housed a more holy order. Enjoy extensive views over the Firth of Clyde from the private eight seater hot tub. Cottage Code: UK5250.

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

Knock Old Castle

Largs, Ayrshire.

Sleeps 8. Following an extensive renovation programme, this 14th century fairytale castle is now ready to open its quirky doors to holiday guests. Located on the Ayrshire coast, enjoy breathtaking views over the sea from the glass domed castle turret. Cottage Code: UKC868.

  • Wi-Fi available
  • Close to Sea
  • Quirky
  • Boutique
  • Pet friendly
  • 14th Century

Macinnisfree Cottage

Saasaig, Teangue, Isle of Skye.

Sleeps 8. This substantial holiday home boasts 3 en-suite bedrooms. Offering stunning sea views, the property is just 200 yards from the shore and stands in 3 acres of wild private garden with a small stream. Cottage Code: SBC.

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

Misty Isles Cottage

Ellenabeich, Seil Island, Argyll and Bute.

Sleeps 2. Boasting stunning coastal views, this romantic cottage for two is set atop a rocky outcrop overlooking the Firth of Lorne. Just a 16 miles from Oban, Seil Island is connected to the outside world by the famous ‘Bridge over the Atlantic’. Cottage Code: S4577.

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