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The best unusual and luxury holiday cottages in Scotland!

CoolCottages_App_rgb_aw_114x114Welcome to my wee site. The idea behind this is simple… An independent guide to the best unusual  and 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  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. 

We’ve done the hard work. Let us inspire you, turfhouses, boathouses, treehouses, lighthouses,  beach cabins, houses on stilts and even a signal box! All visited and recommended by us, no bribes or cash accepted from owners, just 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 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 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 a holiday cottage 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. 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!

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 usual Holiday cottages to rent in Scotland