Holiday Cottages in Scotland for Hillwalkers

Scotland, a land with dramatic landscapes strewn with mountains, valleys, moors, lochs and glens, boasts of some of the finest walks in the world. The best part is that most of these are easily accessible, but don't forget to be appropriately dressed and equipped for any walk - the weather in Scotland can be very changeable!

There are several well established paths, ranging from short trails and gentle strolls to long distance foot paths such as the West Highland Way and the famous Lairig Ghru to choose from. It is little wonder that Scotland has evolved to become a hot favourite amongst all sorts of walkers. For those who are looking for great Hillwalking trails and a perfect stay, we have the best accommodation options available for you. Many of our cottages are ideally located close to the best trails, making them a convenient base for walking.

For serious hillwalkers who enjoy climbing and 'Munro-bagging', we have some ab fab cottages in mountainous terrains, and for gentler strolls for families we have cottages in some of the most picturesque settings near woodlands,lochs and beaches. So hop right in and explore your options.

Holiday Cottages on Skye for Hillwalkers (9)

Our selection of self catering cottages on the Isle of Skye perfect for those hillwalking in the Cuillins.

Self Catering Cottages in Scotland for Hillwalkers

The Byres Cottage, Scottish Borders - Sleeps 14

The Byres is a stylishly converted 19th century farmhouse steading next to the River Ettrick and surrounded by the scenic Scottish Borders countryside. Six large bedrooms.

Taigh Fiodha Lodge, Ross-shire - Sleeps 6

Recently constructed Scandinavian pine log cabin situated 10 minutes walk from the beautiful sandy beaches of the seaboard villages of Shandwick, Balintore and Hilton. Stunning views west to Ben Wyvis and north to the mountains of East Sutherland. 40 mins from Inverness.

Strathspey Holiday Cottage, Dunoon - Sleeps 4

Strathspey holiday cottage is in the picturesque village of Strone, on the shore of Holy Loch near Dunoon, Argyll. Situated in the Cowal Peninsula and within the Loch Lomond and Trossachs National Park, the cottage is in an area of outstanding natural beauty.

Rathad an Drobhair Holiday Home, Highlands - Sleeps 10+

Superb newly built eco house in a great rural Highlands location. Ideal for walkers and nature lovers. Sleeps 10+.

Highland Holiday Cottages, Cairngorms - Sleeps 2-6

Highland Holiday cottages are located in a quiet and peaceful area,  next to the Cruben Beag and the river Truim; the nearest towns are just a couple of miles away. We have 8 self catering cottages which sleep 2, 4 or 6 people! Perfect for family holidays!

Ceo Na Mara Cottage, Kilmelford, By Oban

Ceo Na Mara is a modern, detached Cottage situated in the quiet, delightful village of Kilmelford. All rooms are tastefully furnished and well equipped with all the facilities desired for contemporary living. Large Master Bedroom with en-suite; Two Twin Bedrooms. Sleeps 6.

Glen Clova Hotel & Luxury Lodges, Cairngorms

Home cooked Scottish Food, Cosy individual rooms, small traditional hotel with fantastic hill views, luxury lodges with private hot tubs, Luxury Lodges with beautiful hill views, plus a walkers bunkhouse.

Strathview Cottage, Highlands - Sleeps 4

Abeautiful, two bedroomed cottage sleeping up to 4 situated in a stunning location with panoramic views of mountains.

Ellary Estate Cottages and Chalets, Argyll

Traditional stone cottages and chalets in remote coastal location, in area of outstanding natural beauty.

Easter Corrie Holiday Cottages, Cairngorms

Come and stay in the Cairngorms - Scotland's largest National Park - in one of our comfortable and attractive self catering holiday cottages at Easter Corrie.

Carefree Holiday Cottages, Glencoe

Situated in and around Glencoe, the most famous and scenic glen in the Scottish Highlands, all our self catering cottages, chalets and lodges provide the very best of holiday accommodation.

1 Kinnettas Cottages, Strathpeffer - Sleeps 6

A charming 19th century stone cottage which has been sympathetically renovated, and conveniently located looking over the historic Victorian Spa village of Strathpeffer.

Winters Cottage, nr Kirriemuir - Sleeps 4

This charming period detached cottage is at the edge of the village adjoining Glen Clova, 4 miles from the quaint old town of Kirriemuir. The cottage has been in the same family since 1860 and was ....

Inverinate Cottage, Western Highlands - Sleeps 6

Very peacefully set in 2 acres of private wooded land, yet with easy access to the main Skye road, this detached house has wonderful views over Loch Duich to the hills and mountains beyond. This is ....

Holiday Apartment, nr Gairloch - Sleeps 6

With lovely views over the sea to the Torridon Mountains, this lovely new first floor apartment is just 1/2 mile from the beach in an area which boast some of the most beautiful scenery on the west ....

Upper Stronaba Cottage, nr Spean Bridge - Sleeps 5

With spectacular uninterrupted views across to the Nevis mountain range, this detached croft bungalow enjoys a quiet position standing in a small enclosed grassed area with garden furniture where ....

Daldhu Cottage, Glenfernate - Sleeps 6

On an extensive farming estate amidst glorious Highland scenery, these three properties all offer an opportunity to enjoy the peace and quiet of a get away from it all holiday. Wildlife abounds in ....

Achmelvich Bungalow - Sleeps 7

In a spectacular scenic setting on the edge of a fresh-water loch, surrounded by beautiful hills and mountains, this most attractive modern bungalow offers a superb Highland retreat in a peaceful and ..

Nevis Apartment, nr Fort William - Sleeps 4

This delightful detached holiday cottage is equipped and furnished to a good standard and is situated in Glen Nevis, enjoying wonderful views of both the Glen and Ben Nevis. It has a balcony off the first ...

Aspen Chalet, nr Loch Ness - Sleeps 4

This detached chalet in Glenmoriston offers the ideal base for exploring the Western Highlands. Locally you can enjoy forest walks, fishing, bird watching and pony trekking. Loch Ness is 8 miles away and Fort Au...

Glacour Studio Cottage, Muir of Ord - Sleeps 2/3

Enjoy the splendour and magnificence of Strathconon, a beautiful glen deep in the Highlands. This studio cottage, a spacious detached holiday property, offers the holidaymaker cosy accommodation together with Gl...

Old Stable Cottage, Ballachulish - Sleeps 4

Just 2 miles from Glencoe Village and a short walk from the shores of Loch Leven. Old Stable Cottage is surrounded by some of the most beautiful and dramatic scenery in Scotland.  The property, which has an impr...

Ceol-na-Mara, Western Highlands - Sleeps 6

Camuasnagaul is a tiny hamlet of crofts a few miles along the coastal road from Dundonnell in Wester Ross, Ullapool 24 miles. Nestling peacefully on the shore line of Loch Broom, this detached cottage enjo...

Tigh A Cnuic, nr Kyle of Lochalsh - Sleeps 2

Set amidst spectacular unspoilt rugged grandeur on the Sound of Sleat is Glenelg village, 9 miles from the A87 over the scenic mountain road of Mam Ratagan. This cosy detached holiday cottage makes a comfo...

Dairy Cottage nr Fort William - Sleeps 4

Enjoying a peaceful woodland setting, in a hamlet adjacent to the River Lundy and Leanachan Forest. This charming holiday cottage has been tastefully renovated to a very good standard. Ideally situated for...

The Dairy House, West Highlands - Sleeps 2

" In a land steeped in legends of the Bonnie Prince – close to Moidart’s sandy shores..." Where a tree-lined glen opens out onto Loch Moidart and in countryside steeped with tales of Bonnie Prince C...

Kintail, Loch Duich, Sleeps 4-6

On the shores of Loch Duich, with outstanding views to the Five Sisters of Kintail, this comfortable holiday cottage enjoys mountain views from all the windows (and sea loch from most) and is prepared to t...

Waterside, nr Kyle - Sleeps 2/3

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 ...

Duart Cottage, Glencoe Village, Sleeps 4

This traditional detached holiday cottage is set in its own grounds in the heart of the historical village of Glencoe and enjoys stunning views of the spectacular mountain scenery. Its large rooms have been symp...

The Kennels Holiday Cottage, The Trossachs - Sleeps 2

On a secluded estate at the heart of Loch Lomond and the Trossachs National Park.

Udrigle House, Gairloch, Sleeps 6

Situated just yards from the shore and a small sandy beach and with amazing views all around, this wonderful grade A listed detached character house was built around 1700. The house was lovingly renovated in 199...

Boghead Cottage, Royal Deeside - Sleeps 2

Nestling in the heart of Royal Deeside, this detached holiday cottage has been converted from an old steading (built with the original stone) and enjoys magnificent views of Deeside and Mount Keen. Views o...

Tigh-na-Abhain, Glenmoriston - Sleeps 4

Set in the heart of Glenmoriston just off the road to the Isle of Skye, this detached bungalow enjoys wonderful open views of the wooded hills of this peaceful glen. Relax and enjoy the wide variety of wildlife ...

Ashburn Cottage, nr Dornie Sleeps 6

This traditional cottage enjoys an elevated position with beautiful views across the waters of Loch Long towards the mountains. Cosily furnished and well equipped, the cottage offers an ideal holiday retre...

Bennachie Cottage, nr Fort William - Sleeps 6

Enjoying a quiet yet central location, within easy walking distance of shops, restaurants and pubs, Bennachie Cottage is tastefully presented. Set just at the entrance to the beautiful Glen Nevis, the holi...

Heaven Lea, North Ballachulish - Sleeps 2

Nestling in the hillside, commanding spectacular mountain views, Heaven Lea is located in a village setting and enjoys an elevated position, looking over to Loch Leven and Loch Linnhe. The studio has been ...

Glenshee Cottage, Perthshire - Sleeps 6

In the heart of Glenshee, the glen of the fairies, this traditional 19th Century croft house is peacefully situated amidst the rugged and spectacular scenery of Highland Perthshire. It is ideally ....

Lomond View Cottage, Loch Lomond - Sleeps 4

Located in the heart of Scotland’s first National Park, these two properties offer an ideal holiday base from which to explore the surrounding area. Montrose House, a former listed period mansion hou...

The Old Smiddy, nr Loch Maree - Sleeps 3

Semi-detached character cottage located in a small friendly hamlet amidst spectacular scenery, 1 mile from Loch Maree and 12 miles from the majestic Torridon Mountains with the Ben Eighe Nature Reserve and...

Tigh-An-Achaidh, Nr Kyle of Lochalsh, sleeps 6-7

Detached holiday cottage in a wonderful setting with sea lochs and mountains! A paradise for walkers and climbers with the challenging Kintail Mountains and Five Sisters close by. A short drive to Loch Dui...