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Coastal cottages and self catering in Highlands Scotland

Holiday near the beach at one of our 55 self catering cottages in Highlands Scotland. Whether you want to explore the great British coastline or relax on the beach, stay close by in cottage and self catering accommodation. Search for hot tubs, pools and other features near the coast in Highlands Scotland by using menu below.

 
 
 
 
 

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Seascape in Waternish, Isle of Skye, Highlands Scotland

Seascape, Waternish, Isle of Skye, Highlands Scotland

Sleeps 6
Weekly prices from £356 to £ 954

Self catering accommodation in Waternish sleeps 6.

Features include: • Garden • Pet friendly • Close to the Beach • Easy Walking Access • Detached Property • Cottage Sleeps 6

Accommodation overview:

Enjoying views across open countryside and the waters of Loch Snizort and the Ascrib Islands, this detached traditional former croft house, which has been extended and renovated, makes the ideal holiday base. Wonderful area for walking, climbing, mountain biking, fishing, boat trips and water sports. Visit Dunvegan Castle and the coral beach, the Talisker Distillery, Portree or Armadale Castle. Lots of good pubs and restaurants and local seafood. A wonderful place to relax. Shop 12 miles, pub 5 miles.


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Aros in Glaick, Ross-shire, Highlands Scotland

Aros, Glaick, Ross-shire, Highlands Scotland

Sleeps 4
Weekly prices from £345 to £ 862

Self catering accommodation in Glaick sleeps 4.

Features include: • Open Fire or Woodburning Stove • Close to the Beach • Pub near by • Detached Property • Cottage Sleeps 4

Accommodation overview:

Breathtakingly positioned amid National Trust woodland, in an enviable setting just yards from the shore, this tastefully renovated detached cottage is finished to a high standard. With splendid sweeping views across Loch Alsh towards the Isle of Skye, this is an ideal location for observing wildlife or listening to the sound of the waves lapping the shore. Majestic Eilean Donan Castle, the fine restaurants and excellent hiking terrain on Skye, and the scenic villages of Applecross and Glenelg are just a selection of the treats awaiting guests at Aros. Picturesque Plockton, with fine restaurants and good walking, 5 miles. Shops 1 mile.


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Waterside in Inverinate, Ross-shire, Highlands Scotland

Waterside, Inverinate, Ross-shire, Highlands Scotland

Sleeps 3
Weekly prices from £340 to £ 865

Self catering accommodation in Inverinate sleeps 3.

Features include: • Garden • Internet Access • Close to the Beach • Pub near by • Detached Property • Cottage Sleeps 3

Accommodation overview:

With splendid views of the Five Sisters of Kintail and Loch Duich, these three very comfortable, single-storey cottages are ideally placed for touring north-west Scotland and the Isle of Skye, making this an ideal holiday location for walkers and mountain climbers. Furnished and equipped to the S.T.B. ‘4 Stars’ grading, each has its own garden where a resident pine marten visits all three properties, and a slipway is available for visitor’s boats. Abundant wildlife, such as seals, porpoises and otters can be seen in the loch. All three properties have a wildlife observation hide at the water’s edge. Good sea fishing can be enjoyed from nearby rocks. Kyle (12 miles) has shops, a good seafood restaurant and the bridge to Skye. Further up the loch lies Dornie, with access to the dramatic Falls of Glomach. Guests can enjoy a free 1-hour cruise (or hire on an extended trip) on the owners’ private cruiser (Apr-Sep, weather permitting) around Loch Duich and even up to the unforgettably beautiful Eilean Donan Castle (3 miles) which is set at the confluence of three lochs. Fishing tackle and tea/coffee is supplied on the boat. Shop 200 to 300 yards, pub nearby.


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Duilisg in Plockton, Ross-shire, Highlands Scotland

Duilisg, Plockton, Ross-shire, Highlands Scotland

Sleeps 6
Weekly prices from £535 to £ 1455

Self catering accommodation in Plockton sleeps 6.

Features include: • Garden • Pet friendly • Internet Access • Close to the Beach • Pub near by • Cottage Sleeps 6

Accommodation overview:

This beautifully renovated, stone holiday cottage is perfect for a quiet relaxing break or as a base to enjoy wonderful scenery and exhilarating outdoor pursuits. Regarded by many as the most attractive village in the West Highlands, Plockton is quiet through most of the year but is a popular destination for visitors in the summer months, particularly during its long established, small boat sailing regatta fortnight in August.
The property is situated in a charming row of 150-year-old fisherman’s cottages in a quiet end of the village and enjoys a lovely enclosed front garden right on the water’s edge with stunning views over Loch Carron to the mountains beyond. Locally landed seafood and Plockton brewed ale can be enjoyed all year round in several nearby inns and restaurants.
There are many fine low level and coastal walks in and around the village where otters and birdlife can be spotted. For the more active, sailing, kayaking, mountain biking, fishing and hill walking are particularly popular with Torridon and Kintail only a short journey away.
Plockton is an area with interests for everyone. Visitors can enjoy the romantic Eilean Donan Castle, the Lochalsh Woodland Garden at Balmacara maintained by the National Trust, or the remote coastal settlement of Applecross reached by a memorable journey over the highest road in Scotland. At nearby Kyle of Lochalsh is the bridge over to the beautiful Isle of Skye which boasts spectacular mountain, cliff and seascapes and some unique geological formations. From there, take a boat trip to spot seals, dolphins or whales or to visit the elusive and magical Loch Coruisk in the heart of the Cuillin mountains. Visit the Talisker Distillery or one of the many artist studios or enjoy a meal at the world famous Three Chimneys restaurant. Swim and picnic at the enchanting Fairy Pools. This is just a few of the many things to see and do while based in Plockton. Shop 300 yards.


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Tigh an Fhuarain in Plockton, Ross-shire, Highlands Scotland

Tigh an Fhuarain, Plockton, Ross-shire, Highlands Scotland

Sleeps 3
Weekly prices from £309 to £ 789

Self catering accommodation in Plockton sleeps 3.

Features include: • Garden • Pet friendly • Open Fire or Woodburning Stove • Close to the Beach • Easy Walking Access • Cottage Sleeps 3

Accommodation overview:

Enjoying breathtaking panoramic views across the sea to the Cuillins on the Isle of Skye, Tigh an Fhuarain property stands in its own garden on a croft and offers a peaceful location. Plockton, under a mile away, offers hotels, restaurants, boat trips and many varied walks. Kyle of Lochalsh 6 miles. Toll-free bridge to Skye 6 miles. Shops 1 mile.


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Sea Loch View in Uig, Isle of Skye, Highlands Scotland

Sea Loch View, Uig, Isle of Skye, Highlands Scotland

Sleeps 4
Weekly prices from £329 to £ 859

Self catering accommodation in Uig sleeps 4.

Features include: • Garden • Close to the Beach • Pub near by • Detached Property • Cottage Sleeps 4

Accommodation overview:

Enjoying a fabulous elevated position overlooking Uig Bay, Sea Loch View is a spacious, tastefully presented detached holiday property. With floor-to-ceiling glass in the living room, dining room and kitchen, guests can watch the ever changing scenery unfold. Within easy walking distance of local amenities and 10 minutes’ walk from the ferry terminal for the Outer Hebrides. The Trotternish Ridge, Fairy Glen and Ben Edra are within walking distance with the spectacular Quiraing and the sandy beach in Staffin a short drive. Shops 500 yards, pub and restaurant 400 yards.


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Camus Na Harry in Gairloch, Ross-shire, Highlands Scotland

Camus Na Harry, Gairloch, Ross-shire, Highlands Scotland

Sleeps 4
Weekly prices from £442 to £ 1156

Self catering accommodation in Gairloch sleeps 4.

Features include: • Internet Access • Close to the Beach • Pub near by • Easy Walking Access • Cottage Sleeps 4

Accommodation overview:

Standing in 4 acres of garden which lead down to a shingle beach, this single-storey, wooden-clad property enjoys a gloriously secluded situation with breathtaking sea views. It offers spacious and very comfortable accommodation, with wildlife often coming right to the door and pine martens feeding just outside the window – otters and seals are regularly sighted in the bay. Sandy beach, shops and restaurants in Gairloch, 5 miles. Boat hire and water sports are available in Badachro Bay (1½ miles) and Gairloch. Shops 5 miles, good restaurant 1 mile.


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The Old School House in Lonbain, Ross-shire, Highlands Scotland

The Old School House, Lonbain, Ross-shire, Highlands Scotland

Sleeps 5
Weekly prices from £478 to £ 1302

Self catering accommodation in Lonbain sleeps 5.

Features include: • Pet friendly • Close to the Beach • Detached Property • Cottage Sleeps 5

Accommodation overview:

This secluded and spacious cottage with its own walled garden, enjoys a gloriously sunny position on the seashore with spectacular views towards the islands of Raasay, Rona and Skye. Reached via a quarter-mile track, this former school house has been tastefully converted, whilst retaining interesting original features; formerly classrooms, the living-room and kitchen feature lovely high ceilings, and there is a large picture window in the hall, ideal for viewing wonderful sunsets and abundant wildlife.
This is a superb location for touring the scenic Applecross and Torridon areas; for a truly memorable drive out, head for the Pass of the Cattle – at 626 metres above sea level, this is Britain’s highest pass and affords some dramatic scenery along its length. There is excellent walking and climbing terrain nearby, both inland and along the rugged coastline – watch out for seals and otters just off shore. Several NTS properties make for good days out, including Strome Castle, and the Countryside Centre at Torridon (open May to September), the latter providing an insight into local flora, fauna and geology. From Torridon village, a scenic drive takes in the shoreline before winding past cliffs and gorges up to Diabaig, whilst 8 miles to the north, Lake Maree is dotted with Caledonian pine clad islands and lies as a scenic gem. The surrounding area also offers some of Scotland’s best deer-sighting country.
Sandy beaches are to be found at Sand (3 miles) and Applecross Bay (7 miles); the village of Applecross itself has a P.O./local store and a friendly inn serving fresh seafood dishes. The sheltered, fertile coast around the village is idyllic: you can wander along lanes banked with wild iris and orchids, and explore beaches and rock pools on the shore. Fishing and golf are both within driving distance. Shop 7 miles.


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