Self Catering Holiday Cottages throughout Scotland.
Many cottages are open all year, have log fires and make pets welcome.
Welcome to Wilderness Cottages where you will find a variety of self catering holiday properties which range in size from small and cosy cottages for 2, ideal for honeymoon couples and romantic holidays, or larger holiday cottages to sleep from six to twelve. We provide a wide selection of high quality holiday cottages and apartments that suit all tastes, from holidays in remote crofts to stays in luxury apartments.
As our name suggests our environment is important to us; we want people to both enjoy it and respect it. We encourage cottage owners to take a responsible approach to their self catering business by caring for the environment and promoting sustainable tourism so that we can all enjoy a cottage holiday in this beautiful place for generations to come. Some of our holiday cottages have been given Gold, Silver or Bronze awards for their environmentally friendly policies and Green Tourism practices from the Scottish Tourist Board approved, Green Tourism Business Scheme.
The cottages that have achieved these awards will have the appropriate symbol on their web pages, we also have a dedicated page that highlights the properties with green awards.
Please view the Wilderness Cottages environmental policy.
Many of our holiday homes are based around Loch Ness but in recent years we have been able to offer holiday cottages outside of this area, including holiday accommodation on the West Coast (inc. Wester Ross & Easter Ross), The Cairngorms Nationional Park, a selection of fine holiday cottages on Skye and many more throughout Scotland.
Have fun choosing, as the cottage that most suits you will undoubtedly turn out to be an endearing memory of your holiday in Scotland. We are here, and happy to help you with that choice. If you would like to discuss a cottage, telephone us on 01463 719219 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
To help those of you looking for late availability we have created a page that lists cottages with availablity in the next 14 days.
Loch Ness is over 20 miles long and a mile wide. It is the largest body of water by volume in Scotland and in places is 700 feet deep. It offers many natural and historic attractions to be enjoyed by all who visit; it is also the home to the mythical Loch Ness monster or â€˜Nessieâ€™ to her friends.
Our holiday cottages have something to offer the whole family; if you are looking for seclusion you have the wild glens, here you have the opportunity to see a diverse range of wildlife from golden eagles to the majestic stag. Beaches and forests are never far away offering outdoor activities such as walking, fishing or golfing to name a few whilst still being close to the city of Inverness.
Loch Ness makes an ideal holiday base with numerous attractions on the doorstep it also gives you scope to tour the Northern Highlands of Scotland, the West Coast and the Isle of Skye which is just 90 minutes away.
Wilderness Cottages have a large selection of quality self catering properties around Loch Ness which we are certain will more than satisfy your holiday expectations.
We have split the Loch Ness region into areas in order to make it easier to select the perfect property for you. Each area offers its own unique qualities which are expanded upon in the tabs below.
The Rest of Scotland
If you have never visited the west coast of Scotland or the Western Isles you will have missed some of the most beautiful, rugged and unspoilt coastlines in the world. The scenery can be awesome and the wildlife abundant. Here you can see Sea eagles, Golden eagles, Otters, and Whales, just to mention a few.
Wilderness Cottages can now offer you a choice of self catering cottages in superb locations throughout Scotland therefore giving you the scope to plan a multi centre holiday or if you have stayed with Wilderness Cottages before, the chance to explore a new area.
All cottages are visited by us personally and meet our high standards. Please click a tab below to tell you more about the regions and what they have to offer. Here you will find some fantastic properties from a romantic cottage by the beach to a secluded hideaway, from a busy town or a remote island croft.
Why Self Catering?
Self catering accommodation can often be the best option for your holiday.
It often makes things more relaxed as there are no time constraints and you are free to come and go from the property as and when you please, in a dress code that suits you.
It is very affordable; you can manage your own budget. You can eat what you like when you like. You can cook local produce and the things you like, get takeaways or eat out and sample the local fare at a price and time that suits you.
If you have children or pets you can keep to your own routine and use all the space the property has to offer without the fear of disturbing other people.
You can have a choice of property located in close proximity to amenities or detached and remote either way you have the opportunity to live like a local.
Wilderness Cottages have a variety of self catering properties that offer something different; such as a restored wing of a castle, a log house, a traditional croft, a converted barn or a location by the water to name a few. Our self catering cottages provide excellent year round holiday accommodation; many have log fires for an instant romantic atmosphere and or stunning views of mountains, forest, and lochs, this is what Scotland and Wilderness Cottages is all about!
Above all a self catering holiday from Wilderness Cottages gives you the freedom to do what you like, when you like, in a fantastic location with a level of comfort to suit your requirements! We're sure, that you will fall in love with this part of Scotland and will want to return time and again, as many of our customers do, year after year.
Pets Welcome - Dog Friendly Holidays
For this reason we have a number of pet friendly properties that will welcome you and your pet. Scotland is indeed an excellent choice, as far as your dogs are concerned, there is no better place to, "let your fur down" or "put your paws up" with endless forest and hill trails to walk and beaches to run free on.
We have a dedicated page for pet friendly properties that will direct you to selecting the property most suitable for your requirements. We are only a phone call or email away if you require any assistance in making a choice. We have many dogs that return here with their owners, year after year to see Scotland, if you choose carefully we are sure you and your pet will have a great holiday.