Last-minute cottage breaks in Scotland

Last-minute holiday cottages in Scotland

Some of the best holidays are those taken on the spur of the moment - with that in mind we have a fantastic selection of last-minute cottages in Scotland that offer the perfect escape for a spontaneous treat. There’s nothing quite like the excitement of a last-minute break and Scotland is the perfect destination for relaxation, adventure or intrigue. Choose from a variety of traditional properties bursting with Scottish charm or opt for a luxurious city escape in one of our finest apartments. Each last-minute cottage offers a spectacular base to enjoy Scotland’s top attractions, stunning landscapes and inspiring heritage sites.

Explore Scotland’s vibrant cities or hide out in the Highlands, enjoy a holiday in the Scottish Borders or escape to the beaches of the west coast. You could stay on one of the beautiful Scottish islands – the Isle of Skye is always a favourite – or pick out a holiday cottage by a loch. We have holiday homes with hot tubs, cottages with enclosed gardens and lodges with wood burners so you can cosy up during winter evenings. Our cottages are suitable for families looking for a fun last-minute retreat, couples on a spur-of-the-moment escape, and large groups planning a last-minute party or who’ve finally agreed on a date for that long-awaited reunion. Many of our holiday cottages, log cabins, lodges and castles offer dog-friendly options too, and Scotland has plenty of opportunity for long walks with breathtaking views. So, whether you are planning a surprise trip or want to find the best offers on a holiday in Scotland, take a look at our last-minute cottages for inspiration.

For some more ideas take a look at our guide to romantic getaways in Scotland featuring some of our luxury cottages perfect for spontanious trips away with the one you love.

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  • Shop within 1 mile
  • Pub within 1 mile
  • Fishing onsite / nearby
  • Waterside views
  • Beach within 5 miles


  • Four poster bed
  • Hot tub
  • Spa facilities
  • Enclosed garden / patio
  • Swimming pool
  • Internet access
  • Open fire / woodburner
  • Tennis court
  • Indoor swimming pool
  • Sky TV
  • Games / Play facilities


  • Luxury
  • Working farm
  • Quirky
  • Romantic
  • Family friendly
  • Increased accessibility
  • Apartment
  • Downstairs bedroom
  • Downstairs bathroom
  • Green
  • Castles
  • Complex of properties
  • Log cabin / Lodge
  • Does not allow pets
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