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26 Jun 2024

New and refurbished places to stay

A quirky stone building with a tall chimney and a turret.
Holly Leaf Cottage
Every year we restore and bring new life to our holiday accommodation across Scotland. Discover our brand-new places and existing holiday properties that have been recently refurbished.

New for 2024

Holly Leaf Cottage, Drum Castle Estate

  • Shop 2.4 miles, pub 3.2 miles

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A stone cottage stands as a gatehouse at the entrance to an estate. It has carved stone panels on the walls and little turrets.
Holly Leaf Cottage

Holly Leaf Cottage is a beautiful holiday cottage in Aberdeenshire, perfect for a peaceful getaway. It is conveniently located near Drum Castle, which is one of Scotland’s oldest tower houses. Visitors can explore the castle’s various rooms, including a library with over 4,000 books, a stunning chapel from the 1500s, and an award-winning wildlife garden. Additionally, you can explore the fascinating history of nearby Crathes Castle.

“What a lovely break we had. It’s close enough to the next town to have conveniences, but far enough away to be peaceful. The place itself is immaculate, with lovely views.”
October 2023

Auchenvhin, Rockcliffe

  • Shop 1.5 miles, pub 4.3 miles, beach 0.1 miles

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A grey flagstone path leads to a small grey stone cottage with a white front door and two bay windows on either side.

Located in Rockcliffe, Dumfries & Galloway, Auchenvhin is a seaside retreat with a private garden and beach access. It can accommodate up to eight guests in en-suite bedrooms and offers off-road parking. Ideal for large families or groups of friends, Auchenvhin is close to the coast and provides a memorable retreat.

Rockcliffe, situated on the stunning Solway Firth coastline, is part of a National Scenic Area. Its coastline is adorned with wildflowers and charming sailing villages, while inland you can find ancient woodlands, meadows and a variety of wildlife.

“A superb property in a beautiful setting. Everything we needed was there, and the whole family enjoyed their stay. The occasional appearance of deer in the garden was an unexpected bonus!”
March 2024

Saltflats Cottage, Rockcliffe

  • Shop 1.5 miles, pub 4.3 miles, beach 0.1 miles

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A white stone cottage with two attic bedrooms stands at the back of a large gravel driveway. The black front door is covered by a wooden lattice white porch.
Saltflats Cottage

Saltflats Cottage is a well-maintained two-bedroom cottage located in Rockcliffe near Dalbeattie, Kirkcudbrightshire. With off-road parking, beautiful sea views and a fully equipped kitchen diner, it can accommodate four guests – perfect for families or groups of friends looking to explore the area. Situated in a National Scenic Area, this nature reserve is surrounded by wildflowers and charming sailing villages. Take a stroll along the Jubilee Path to reach the coastal village of Kippford, known for its two cosy pubs. Don’t miss out on visiting Threave Garden & Nature Reserve, near Castle Douglas, where you can enjoy a leisurely walk or have a picnic amid picturesque surroundings.

“What more could you want?! Great views and wow stars at night out of the bedroom window, could touch them! Great walk to Kippford behind the cottage with its shell beaches. Ice cream at the bottom of the drive everyday. Love Dumfries and Galloway. Beds the most comfortable we have ever slept in!”
October 2023

We have recently refurbished many of our holiday cottages with fresh, contemporary features, whilst maintaining their original, historic elements.

Recently refurbished

Craggan Cottage

  • Shop 1.7 miles, pub 1.9 miles

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A white two-storey house sits above a rocky shore with trees in the background.
Craggan Cottage

This charming cottage is located on the northern shore of Loch Alsh. It is perfect for a group of four people and their furry friend to discover the enchanting Isle of Skye and the picturesque Scottish Highlands. Craggan Cottage combines modern furniture with traditional elements, offering breathtaking views of the coast.

This is a view looking out over water, with mountains in the background, a fir tree to the right, and grass, shrubs, and a picnic table in the foreground.
The view from Craggan Cottage
“Beautiful, cosy cottage in a spectacular location and conveniently situated for exploring Skye and Lochalsh. We had a wonderful stay, despite the wet weather during our week in Balmacara. The cottage is very well equipped and was immaculately cleaned for our arrival. The soft, fluffy towels provided were luxurious and smelled divine!”
October 2023

Ferry Cottage

  • Shop 1.7 miles, pub 1.8 miles

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A single-story stone cottage with shrubs is growing next to it.
Ferry Cottage

Find a welcoming retreat at Ferry Cottage. This charming cottage was once a waiting room for passengers arriving by sailing boat and steamer from Balmacara. It has a rich history and provides a special place to stay in Scotland for a couple, small family or group of friends. The ground-floor cottage is full of character with its original wall lamps and doors. Situated on a peaceful country lane, it offers breathtaking coastal views.

A living room with a grey sofa against the back wall with lilac cushions and a fireplace to the right with a fire burning and a surround of teal tiles.
The newly refurbished living room in Ferry Cottage
“This cottage exceeded our expectations. A beautiful property – perfect for the two of us and the location, well, simply stunning. In a quiet location with a handful of other properties, right beside the edge of the loch. We visited at the end of March and hit lucky with the weather, although even if the weather hadn’t been so great, it would still have been a pleasure. Only 10 minutes or so’s drive to the Skye Bridge, so easy access to other interesting parts of the Highlands. Highly recommended.”
March 2024

Port Donnel Cottage

  • Shop 1.6 miles, pub and beach 0.1 miles

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A two-storey white house stands at the top of a sandy beach, with shrubs running either side. The house is surrounded by woodland behind.
Port Donnel Cottage

Port Donnel Cottage is a lovely whitewashed cottage in Rockcliffe. It’s great for a group of five seeking a tranquil seaside escape. With a private pebble beach just a stone’s throw away from the garden, this holiday cottage is perfect for a peaceful vacation with loved ones.

Discover the Trust’s nearby Broughton House & Garden in Kirkcudbright; Thomas Carlyle's Birthplace in the village of Ecclefechan; and be sure to visit Threave Garden & Nature Reserve by Castle Douglas too.

A living room full of furniture. The walls are coloured duck egg blue and there is a fireplace with a log burning stove next to a window.
The living room in Port Donnel Cottage
“The cottage is really lovely. The situation is perfect with parking, garden and own beach. The house was cosy and homely and we soon settled in. The location of Rockcliffe is so peaceful and relaxing with lots of walks in the woods and on the shore and cliff path. Our dogs loved it too. We have booked it again for next year.”
March 2024

Beaton’s Croft House, Uig, Skye

  • Shop 6 miles, pub 4.5 miles

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A thatched croft house stands surrounded by lawn on a sunny day.
Beaton’s Croft House

Nestled within the stunning scenery of the Isle of Skye lies Beaton’s Croft, a secluded thatched cottage. This property has a rich history dating back to the 19th century and is recognised for its historical significance. The enchanting ground-floor cottage is full of character and history, making it an ideal choice for a romantic getaway or a peaceful retreat for two friends. Step into the past as you enter this delightful cottage, immersing yourself in its traditional interior, charming décor and modern amenities for a comfortable self-catered stay.

A bedroom with white panelled walls and ceiling. A double bed with a tartan throw and lilac cushions takes up most of the room.
The bedroom at Beaton’s Cottage
“The cottage could not be more perfect. It has everything you need, nothing more, nothing less. Furnished simply but beautifully and very clean. The location is absolutely stunning, private, peaceful. We’ll be back. Thank you.”
October 2023

Middle Cottage, Hill of Tarvit

  • Shop and pub 1.6 miles

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A small Edwardian cottage with a large green lawn in front. Blossoming trees frame the image. A garden table and chairs are set up in the middle of the lawn.
Middle Cottage

Middle Cottage is a cosy single-storey home located on the grounds of the Hill of Tarvit Mansion. It’s perfect for a family or group of four looking to enjoy the beautiful surroundings just outside of Cupar in Fife. The mansion itself is a stunning Edwardian house, originally built in the 17th century and renovated in 1906. It offers a unique and unforgettable stay for those seeking a Scottish adventure.

A cottage kitchen with sage green cabinets and a window looking out on some trees.
The kitchen in Middle Cottage
“Delightful cottage. Comfortable and superbly equipped kitchen. Wonderful setting. All good. Best holiday cottage ever! Owls, starry skies and silence.”
September 2023

West Cottage, Hill of Tarvit

  • Shop and pub 1.6 miles

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A small white cottage with a grey tiled roof is surrounded by a grassy lawn. Pretty rose bushes grow up the front walls of the cottage.
West Cottage

Located on the grounds of Edwardian mansion Hill of Tarvit, West Cottage is a charming accommodation for up to five guests in Cupar, Fife. Originally built for estate workers, the cottage now serves as a cosy retreat. Explore the history of the Hill of Tarvit and enjoy a game of croquet on the lawn, or try out the original 9-hole hickory club golf course, restored for an authentic Edwardian experience (fees apply).

The living room of a cottage with a sofa to the left, a fabric coffee table in the middle of the room and a chair underneath a window to the right. A fireplace with a glowing fire is the focal point of the room.
The living room in West Cottage
“Exactly what was expected, peaceful break, quite isolated, glad we had transport, dog loved it. No complaints. Cottage had everything we needed.”
May 2023

Lydia Cottage, Cromarty

  • Shop 0.2 miles, pub 0.1 miles

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A small white cottage with a grey tiled roof. A stone wall runs between the pavement and the pretty front garden.
Lydia Cottage

Lydia Cottage is located on a quiet residential street in the coastal town of Cromarty. It was built around 1911 on the site where the historic fire station once stood. The cottage provides a peaceful setting for guests and features traditional elements such as an open fire, slate flooring and sloping ceilings. It is also conveniently close to the sea. Situated in the Fishertown area of Cromarty, the cottage is part of a pair of traditional cottages. It is located next to Hugh Miller's Birthplace. The museum showcases the fascinating collection of fossils, tools and manuscripts belonging to the self-taught Scottish geologist and writer, Hugh Miller.

A living room with a gold coloured sofa to the left and a fabric coffee table in the middle of the room with a chair to the right and a TV and cabinet sitting slightly to the right of the window on the left wall, A fireplace with a mirror above it sits in the focal point of the room.
The living room in Lydia Cottage
“In the heart of Cromarty, a stone’s throw away from the shore and main attractions of Cromarty. The facilities of the cottages were everything we needed for a last-minute getaway for two nights.”
August 2023

Harmony House - Harmony Gardens

  • Shop and pub 0.2 miles

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Harmony House standing in the middle of Harmony Garden
Harmony House

Harmony House is a unique blend of old-fashioned charm and modern convenience. This spacious eight-bedroom residence is located in the serene Harmony Garden, in Melrose. It’s an ideal place to gather everyone for a getaway in the Scottish Borders, offering picturesque walks, riverside strolls and a rich local history to explore. Don’t miss a visit to the quaint town of Jedburgh with its historic abbey, or head to Robert Smail’s Printing Works in Innerleithen for a fascinating look at Victorian-era printing technology — a fun and educational experience for the whole family.

“The house is wonderful for a large family gathering, with plenty of bedrooms and communal space, not to mention the free access to Harmony Garden after opening hours.”
August 2022

Steading Cottage - Craigievar Castle

  • Shop and pub 5.3 miles miles

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A stone cottage with a gravelled driveway and green lawn in front. The front door and shutters are painted dark green. Tall trees surround the cottage.
Steading Cottage

Nestled among climbing roses, Steading Cottage is a charming stone retreat on the Craigievar Castle estate. Perfect for a peaceful getaway, this cottage overlooks the recently conserved castle’s pink turrets and offers a glimpse of wildlife like red squirrels and roe deer. Explore the woodland trails and take a guided tour of Craigievar Castle to discover its rich history and well-preserved collection of family portraits and furniture.

A cottage living room with a large pink chair and green sofa. a green coffee table sits on top of a patterned rug and there are two windows.
The living room in Steading Cottage
“Comfortable, cosy yet spacious space with a great view of the castle. Lots of lovely walks around the property. The location is brilliant, with loads of castles and other historic properties an easy drive away.”
March 2024

South Mains Cottage - Craigievar Castle

  • Shop and pub 5.3 miles

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A close-up of the end cottage in a row of stone cottages. A stone and mossy path runs in front, with some stone planters. A shaped yew bush and taller trees behind stand in front of the cottage.
South Mains Cottage

Nestled in the breathtaking surroundings of Craigievar Castle and its picturesque estate grounds, you will find South Mains Cottage. This charming semi-detached dwelling can accommodate up to six guests and provides a cosy retreat in Aberdeenshire.

Originally constructed for the estate’s workers, the cottage boasts a timeless country-style décor that reflects the building’s rich history. Inside, you will find all the amenities necessary for a wonderful getaway in Scotland.

A small kitchen with units, various appliances and part of a set dining table visible with two chairs.
The kitchen in South Mains Cottage.
“In a great location to explore Aberdeenshire. What a lovely cottage set on the grounds of Craigievar Castle. The cottage was cosy, clean, and full of character I think my mum wanted to move in.”
April 2022

North Mains Cottage - Craigievar Castle

  • Shop and pub 5.3 miles

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A row of stone cottages with a gravelled driveway leading up to it. A green lawn bordered by a low stone wall lies in front.
North Mains Cottage

North Mains Cottage was first constructed in the 18th century as housing for the workers of Craigievar Castle estate. It is a lovely semi-detached home that can accommodate up to four guests, providing a great starting point for exploring Aberdeenshire. After a walk in the parkland, relax on the cosy sofa next to the wood-burning stove in the living/dining room and admire the charming décor of the space.

A living room with a green sofa and green fabric ottoman on a patterned rug in the centre of the room. A stone fireplace with a wood burning stove is focal point of the room with a small TV on a cabinet in the corner.
The living room in North Mains Cottage
“Great cottage, clean and comfortable. The amenities are good and you can park next to property. Our kid and fur babies loved it. Brilliant base to visit family and explore. Would highly recommend and happily stay again!”
July 2023


Take a well-earned break with us, and enjoy Scotland at its glorious, vibrant and tranquil best!