Best Unusual and Luxury Holiday Cottages in Scotland!

CoolCottages_App_rgb_aw_114x114An independent guide to the best unusual luxury holiday cottages to rent in Scotland. We have a totally subjective selection of quirky, unusual places to stay. We think we’ve found some of the best self-catering cottages in Scotland to rent, amid some of the finest scenery in the world.

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Take the hassle out of finding your perfect holiday house to rent.

We’ve done the hard work. Let us inspire you, turfhouses, boathouses, treehouses, lighthouses, beach cabins, houses on stilts and even a signal box! We have stayed overnight in all the holiday cottages included on  Cool Cottages Scotland.  No adverts, bribes or cash accepted from owners, just our independent (and totally subjective) opinions! Check out our reviews of the best unusual and luxury holiday cottages in Scotland.

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Trying to book a decent holiday cottage can be a nightmare, we know. So many highland holiday cottages and self-catering accommodation  look the same and can be very bland if not downright dull. How come they all described themselves as idyllic? Why are the websites and brochures so formulaic? If you’re unlucky you can pay a lot of money for a downright disappointing holiday house, trust me its happened to us!

Unless you know the area very well or some friends or family have stayed and recommend it, choosing  holiday cottage accommodation in Scotland can be a bit of a lottery. Now Cool Cottages Scotland can give you that personal know how. All the cottages on our site have been visited by me, my family and/or friends and we think they are superb. We have actually stayed in the cottages. No payment or bribes have been taken from the owners or agencies. It’s an honest, totally subjective listing based on over 20 years experiences!

The idea behind Cool Cottages Scotland is simple… An independent guide to the best unusual and luxury holiday cottages to rent in Scotland. Find the best Scottish self catering accommodation and cottages. We have over 50 hand picked unusual cottages to rent across Scotland.

Stunning house on stilts
Superb architect-designed house on stilts
Blue Reef Cottages
our hand-picked and totally independent selection of amazing cottages



achnacarron boathouse
The perfect lochside location


stunning interior design
Home by the sea with stunning interior design

Independent guide to the best luxury and unusual Holiday cottages to rent in Scotland