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Luxury cottages for winter breaks in Scotland

Jemima Kirkwood 23 October 2019

Admire our range of luxury cottages for a Scottish winter break.

Scotland lends itself well to those romantic ideas we all have around Christmas and the winter holiday season: crisp chilly days, frost-dusted landscapes, cosy pubs, festive markets, brass bands, long dark nights, outdoor adventures and if we are lucky – snow. Throughout November and December, autumn continues to spread its layers of gold and auburn across the landscape, the sun rises later and the nights draw closer. Winter is coming.

Whilst the countryside goes through its changes, so do we. Gone are the feelings of needing to be outside after a day’s work; instead, a warm place is required to cosy down with a good book, a glass of wine or a Netflix binge! This goes for our holiday time too and our needs change from seeking a house with plentiful outdoor seating and a coastline setting to a cosy nest where we can warm the toes after a chilly day out.

Whether you are looking to go away as a couple, a group of friends or with your family, there is bound to be something in this selection of luxury holiday homes that will suit you for your next winter holiday in Scotland.

Foxglove Lodge - sleeps 2

The perfect getaway to visit Scotland in winter.

Enjoying a countryside setting between Perth and Dundee, this trendy apartment, sleeping two, is the perfect spot to relax in after a day out exploring this charming pocket of Perthshire. Cosy and compact, the living room/kitchen/dining area offers a relaxing hub with wood burner, Bluetooth docking station and a sumptuous sofa to curl up on. Spend your evenings here snuggling up by firelight or simply roll into the living area for a lazy morning after a blissful night’s sleep in the king-size bed. The Smart TV can be found in the bedroom, fulfilling that guilty pleasure of a duvet movie night, and the hot tub can be a fun addition to any evening.

Luxurious touches

  • Wood-fired hot tub
  • Wood burner for cosy nights in 
  • Super king-size bed with Smart TV
  • Bath and shower
  • Countryside views

Fern Lodge - sleeps 2

Does this one meet your desire for a weekend winter break?

Fern Lodge is a warm and welcoming treat with plenty of luxury touches including a cosy wood burner and wood-fired hot tub. This contemporary property is stylishly decorated with flashes of colour throughout, everything from the flooring to the furnishings is of a high standard, and unique pieces sensitively placed. The property offers an open-plan living/dining area, with the bedroom and ensuite just off the lounge. Would you ever want to leave?

Luxurious touches

  • Wood-fired hot tub
  • Wood burner for cosy nights in
  • Super king-size bed with tweed headboard
  • Jack-and-Jill ensuite bathroom with freestanding bath

Evelix - sleeps 4

Why not check this one out for your next December break?

Converted from a Victorian schoolhouse, this pretty holiday home has been quirkily decorated to offer a unique place to stay in the Scottish Highlands. On the edge of the Highland village, Muir of Ord, it sits in its own little garden surrounded by woodland. Inside, there are two double bedrooms, two bathrooms and a gorgeous open-plan living space, ideal for sociable evenings by the roaring fire. Underneath the TV, you will find a selection of board games, DVDs and books to enhance any evening of socialising. Each room is different with its own colour scheme, wallpaper and antique furnishings, and the king-size beds offer a delightful place to rest your head at night.

Luxurious touches

  • Antique furnishings
  • Large roll-top bath
  • Wood burner for cosy nights in
  • Tweed textiles and Scottish artwork
  • Private enclosed garden

Knockderry Lodge - sleeps 4

This must be the ideal pick for your luxury winter break.

This architect-designed contemporary lodge sits in an elevated position overlooking Loch Long and promises a five-star stay to anyone who walks through its doors. Sleeping four, this holiday home is spacious, bright and welcoming and, as you discover each room, you will notice the immaculate attention to detail that has been put into its design. No expense has been spared kitting this place out, with top of the range fixtures, fittings and appliances throughout. The pièce de résistance must be the terrace with sunken hot tub, wall-mounted TV and surround sound – the perfect spot to soak in bubbles whilst admiring the frosty view, glass of Champagne in hand.

Luxurious touches

  • Outdoor hot tub with TV and surround sound
  • Floor-to-ceiling windows with waterside views
  • Stylish open-plan layout
  • Open fire for cosy nights in
  • Eco-friendly, underfloor heating

The Pink Castle - sleeps 8

Add extra magic to your winter break and stay in a castle

This is a one-of-a-kind castle located in a spectacular setting in Large, on the west coast, with views out over the sea. The renovation was designed and managed by a local architect company, and the entire interior was handcrafted by local creatives from the hand-carved wooden beams and hand-painted cielings to the patchwork fabric wallpaper and stained glass windows. It presents that perfect balance of matching old with new and there are surprises with every turn including a sauna in a turret, a 360 degree viewpoint in the roof and hot tub with sea views.

Luxurious touches

  • Floor to ceiling windows to make the most of the view
  • Hot tub on patio enjoying amazing sea views
  • 360 degree viewpoint in the top turret with built in seating
  • Sauna in lower turret with private walkway along the castle wall
  • Luxurious textiles throughout and stylish decor


Feeling inspired to book a luxurious break in a Scottish holiday home? We offer a wonderful selection of luxury holiday homes across Scotland suiting all types of groups – from the small traditional stone cottage for romantic getaways to the large Georgian mansion for group celebrations.

A lot of them welcome the dog too, so no one needs to be left at home!

Disclaimer: Whilst every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of the information at the time of writing, please ensure you check carefully before making any decisions based on the contents within this article.

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