Wanting to get away from it all and spend time with the sun on your face outdoors or snuggled up by a cosy fire reading? Then these wonderful remote cottages in Scotland are just what you’re looking for.
The Farmhouse in Barrachandroman is a converted Scottish farmhouse in a rural, scenic lochside location in the South East side of Mull. The area is superb for watching wildlife (otters, eagles, deer) and excellent for walking. The Farmhouse was a working farm until 1970 being one of several tenanted farms on the Lochbuie Estate. The lower part of the house dates to the 1700′s and was extended in the mid 1800′s. In a superb situation overlooking Loch Uisg, it has recently been converted to a very high standard and accommodates up to eight people, and pets are most welcome.
‘Freya’ Cottage is a traditional detached cottage, sleeping 4, located in the remote crofting community of Melvaig, near Gairloch, Wester Ross. Situated about 300 yards from the shore, and overlooking the sea, you are often treated to stunning sunsets and views of Skye, Harris, Lewis and the Shiants. The Beinn Eighe Nature Reserve and The Torridon mountains are just a short distance away and there are numerous sandy beaches, coves, caves and bays which are located around Melvaig, Gairloch and Red Point.
Cabhalan Cottage is a cosy modernised crofthouse with 4 feet thick stone walls dating from about 1780 in a secluded, peaceful spot 100 metres from the seashore. The cottage sleeps upto six people in two/three bedrooms (one double and one with full adult-size bunk beds). Enjoying uninterrupted views across the sea to Skye, the Cuillins and the west coast of the Scottish mainland, the remote cottage is reached down a half-mile private road and the nearest house is half a mile away in each direction. There is a small sheltered bay with anchorage behind the cottage and the area is ideal for viewing seals, otters and seabirds. Now with satellite broadband internet connection the cottage is perfect for those wanting a ‘get-away’ but still remain digitally ‘connected’ if need be.
On the island of Rousay on Orkney, Cedarlee is a Cedar clad cottage with a spacious open-plan layout and cathedral ceiling. Sleeping 6, Cedarlee has solid oak floors throughout and modern, environmentally friendly, air-to-water central heating. As it is newly constructed, it is also extremely well-insulated. Rousay is a hilly island with a population of about 200 and contains some of the richest and best preserved monuments in Orkney.
Burnside Cottage in Brora, Sutherland is a great retreat for Couples or a small family wanting a get away in a quiet Location, surrounded by nature. The Cottage is on one Level and has an open plan living room and Kitchen with a small seating area. There is also a12ft wide static caravan, set within beautiful 6 acres. The cottage and caravan sleeps 8 in total. The Croft is owned and cared for by Lynne and Jim who after years of hard work decided to buy the croft and turn it into a self sufficient farm. They now grow there own vegetables and plants, rear sheep and tend to the land on a daily basis. The famous Wildcat Mountain bike Tracks in Golspie are just 7 miles away and were voted best in the UK.
Situated on the spectacular Applecross coast in Wester Ross, and three miles from Beachcomber Cottage, site of the BBC2 programme Monty Halls’ Great Escape, Airdaniar self catering cottage is the ideal holiday location for those wishing to relax, unwind and enjoy the tranquillity and romance of the Western Highlands of Scotland. Sleeping 4, the cottage, which nestles on a grassy shore above the rocky beach, is situated in its own secure grounds. The nearest neighbouring cottage is half a mile away. The ever changing views over the Inner Sound towards Raasay, Rona and Skye are breathtaking, as are the sunsets. On clear days, the islands of the Outer Hebrides can be seen.
Completed in 2009, Carrick on the Isle of Eriskay in the Outer Hebrides, is a fusion of island tradition and the latest in sustainable design. Whilst reflecting the scale, proportions and simplicity of older island croft houses, Carrick is no dull recreation of a mythical yesteryear, but is light airy and spacious. With its panoramic views across the Sound of Eriskay, and set on a traditional Hebridean croft, abundant with wildlife, Carrick is quite simply a wonderful place to live – even if you can only manage a week or two! Carrick sleeps up to 5 and has three bedrooms. Well behaved dogs are also welcome.
Ceum-a-Bhealaich on the Isle of Barra, is a self-contained, well equipped flat that sleeps 2, situated at the foot of Ben Tangaval in a quiet location just outside Castlebay. With exceptional views of Ben Heaval and the surrounding countryside, Ceum a Bhealaich is approximately one mile from the Castlebay Ferry Terminal, hotels, shops, post office and bank, and half a mile from the Heritage Centre, swimming pool and local library. Ben Tangaval itself stretches majestically from the east to the west coast and is abundant in wildlife, flowers and views. Beautiful sandy beaches and excellent loch fishing are within a mile and the golf course is only five miles away .
If you are looking for a larger property, Rosamol in Luskentyre on the Isle of Harris, is a large four bedroomed, well equipped split level house that sleeps 10. The house enjoys peace, quiet and stunning views. Luskentyre is situated on the spectacular west coast of South Harris and the beach at Luskentyre has been voted Britain’s best beach, indeed it has been said to be in the top ten beaches in the world!
Midwest is a traditional stone built croft cottage near Torridon in Wester Ross. Renovated and extended Midwest provides a comfortable holiday home for up to 5 people. With panoramic views looking south across Loch Torridon, it is an ideal base for discovering Wester Ross and the Highlands of Scotland. Midwest combines luxury self catering accommodation in a spacious croft conversion with stunning scenery to provide an unforgetable holiday experience. The cottage is situated about 4 miles west of the village of Torridon, in one of the most spectacular mountain ranges of Scotland. It is a paradise for those who enjoy hill walking, climbing, fishing, watching wildlife or simply getting away from it all. Wester Alligin is made up of about ten cottages nestling in a small cove with an attractive shingle beach only ten minutes walk from Midwest.
With all these wonderful remote cottages in Scotland - the only problem will be choosing which one! If you need more to choose from, here are more secluded cottages in Scotland or start a new search on our Cottages in Scotland home page. Enjoy.
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