The oldest cottages in Scotland
This week we are looking at our lovely little traditional stone built holiday cottages in Scotland, nestled in magical quiet locations all over.
Here are six of our favourite which have been restored from their historic basic form to provide us with gorgeous self-catering destinations. Holding hundreds of years of mystery these quaint little cottages are full of atmosphere and charm, taking you back in time to the days when they were used by Scottish crofters and farming families. They are all great sellers, so don’t miss your chance to get a last minute summer break, off season adventure, or an early bird booking for 2017!
Built from beautiful natural stone, it has been restored from its original state to provide a cosy pad for two on the glorious ‘Applecross Estate’ in the Highlands. The accommodation consists of a spacious studio room. A double bed resides in one corner, and the kitchen sits at the opposite end, complete with a dining table. You can enjoy cosy nights with the comfortable sofas and the open fire. With no TV or internet this is really the place to go and escape it all, and you can really catch up and spend quality time without any of the normal daily interruptions. Sleeps 2 ~ Applecross ~ From £250/week ~ Pet friendly
Once a little farm cottage, this traditional Highland stone built holiday home enjoys an elevated position looking over the picturesque Loch Duich. The brand new kitchen, bathroom and porch makes this is a very comfortable and desirable holiday cottage. Enjoy socialising in the spacious living room next to the open fire, and retreat into the three twin rooms at the end of the day. Situated perfectly for walking, stalking and outdoor activities, you will not be short of things to do and see. Sleeps 6 ~ Highland ~ From £500/week ~ Pet friendly
This little stone cottage is set amidst 4000 acres of glorious country side, belonging to ‘Brahan Estate’ – formerly the home of The Seaforths – the chiefs of Clan MacKenzie. Ideally suited for couples with a romantic retreat in mind as the secluded position offers peace and privacy. The house itself is beautifully decorated with comfortable furnishings and fabrics and the cosy living room is perfect for those cosy nights in with a glass of wine and a game of Scrabble. Target shooting, canoeing, abseiling and archery and muchmore can all be arranged – a real adventure can be had here! Sleeps 2 ~ Highlands ~ From £400/week ~ Pet friendly
This is an outstanding property set amidst the hills and heather on ‘Glenfeshie Estate’. Renovated but keeping a lot of original features, the cottage oozes interior design quality that symbolise its highland roots. Crisp white cotton sheets, wool rugs, muted tartans and open fires – it’s all simply delicious! You can walk to your hearts content here; enjoy the pretty Feshie River and immerse yourself in the awe inspiring landscape. Sleeps 10 ~ Highlands ~ From £850/week ~ Pet friendly
Mar Lodge is a charming, secluded cottage, hidden away in the 300 acre ‘Knockespoch Estate’ with superb uninterrupted views over the Aberdeenshire countryside. The cottage has been renovated from a traditional Victorian dwelling to provide wonderfully spacious holiday accommodation, which is both comfortable and stylish. Enjoy the sociable and cosy dining/living space, the crisp white cotton sheets that adorn the all the beds, and the beautiful sun porch offering a looking glass into the nature filled surroundings. Sleeps 2 ~ Aberdeenshire ~ From £350/week ~ Pet friendly
Originally the local blacksmiths cottage, this little holiday home has been beautifully modernised whilst retaining its charming character. This is an ideal place for relaxing and enjoying the variety of wildlife and nature and – although small – there is plenty of space. With a living room and a snug there is the option of having everyone staying together, yet you can easily sneak off to spend some time by yourself. The nearest town, Tomintoul, is 4 miles away where you can find quaint coffee shops and craft shops and the hills are on your doorstop! You can enjoy the flowery garden and host a BBQ and even get your hands on the tennis table which can be found in the nearby shed. Sleeps 4 ~ Ballindalloch ~ From £300/week ~ Pet friendly
If you want to stay in some of the oldest cottages in Scotland then these are six of our best.
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