7 Unique Self-catering Cottages in Scotland

Looking for self-catering cottages in Scotland? Argyll & the Isles is home to hundreds of unique self-catering accommodations, from small cozy cabins and luxury city apartments to pet-friendly accommodation and cottages with spectacular views. In Argyll & the Isles, you will find much more than a place to rest your head – these 7 self-catering cottages will shape your holiday experience!

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7 Unique Self-Catering Cottages in Argyll & the Isles

Get comfortable at self-catering cottages in Argyll & the Isles and feel at home straight away, with all the essentials, and luxury items, to make your self-catering holiday an unforgettable experience. Here are seven reasons why you should go on a self-catering holiday in Argyll & the Isles:

Feel at Home - Space & Comfort

Self-catering holidays have the big advantage of being entirely customizable to your needs. Pack as much or as little as you want. Enjoy the simple comforts of a farm stay or relax in the hot tub of a remote cottage. Choose whatever makes you feel most at home!

Holiday your way - Flexibility & Freedom

Enjoy the freedom of structuring your holiday how you see fit. There is no need to stick to specific meal times, a great perk of self-catering holidays, especially when travelling with children! Enjoy the fully equipped kitchen at your accommodation, which is also handy if you have a diverse range of dietary requirements to consider. 

Indulge in local cuisine - Food & Drinks

Don't feel like cooking? Venture out of your self-catering cottage and indulge at a local restaurant or pick up a local hamper to enjoy on your couch. And don't forget to buy a bottle of local whiskey, gin, or craft beer! 

Endless choice - More Economical & Diverse

The best thing about self-catering holidays is that there are so many different properties to choose from! Looking for a romantic getaway for two? Are you bringing your pets? Are you celebrating an occasion with friends? You'll find the perfect self-catering cottage for your needs and budget in Argyll & the Isles. 

Escape the buzz - Privacy & Relaxation

Staying at a self-catering cottage means one thing: You are never running into other guests! Enjoy this total privacy and return from your holiday fully relaxed.

Bring your best friend - Pet-friendly

Your holiday wouldn't be the same without your four-legged friend? Many self-catering cottages are pet-friendly! So why not take your best friend on an adventure?

Here are six unique self-catering cottages in Argyll & the Isles. 

1. Melfort Village

Melford Village cottage, Credit: Melford Village

Melfort Village is located in an idyllic loch-side setting on the beautiful west coast of Scotland and offers a wonderful collection of luxury self-catering holiday cottages near Oban. When you come here, you’ll discover what we call “Melfort Magic”, an all-encompassing sense of well-being and peace. The simplest things combine to create wonderful holidays here at Melfort Village, whether it’s marvelling at a breath-taking sunset, exploring rock-pools and skimming stones on the beach, taking long woodland walks with the family and dogs or just relaxing in the Restaurant after a wonderful meal. The opportunities are endless.

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2. Bays & Bens Holidays

Bays & Bens Holidays Self-Catering, Credit: Bens & Bays

This is one of the most stunning areas to visit in the West of Scotland, if not in the whole of Scotland! Get up in the morning, grab a cup of coffee and take in the spectacular alpine views of Loch Etive, Ben Cruachan and the surrounding mountains from your self-catering cottage - there is no better way to spend your holiday! Bays & Ben's Holidays cottages are a great starting point for your outdoor adventures. Spend the day exploring the outstanding scenery of mountains, lochs and islands that make up Argyll and Bute before returning to your cosy cabin.

Book a stay at Bays & Bens Holidays.


3. Clan Cottages

A selection of Clan Cottages, Credit: Clan Cottages

Clan Cottages is a family-run business offering five luxury self-catered holiday cottages that will make you feel right at home. You will be in the midst of wildlife, beautiful mountains and breathtaking scenery which is guaranteed to leave you feeling truly peaceful. The self-catering cottages sit in a five-acre smallholding which is also home to a flock of pedigree Texel sheep. Not only will you be surrounded by mountains and greenery, but each Scottish cottage also has its own individual garden area for you and your family to relax in.

Enjoy a stay at Clan Cottages.


4. Auchgoyle Farmhouse

Auchgoyle Farmhouse, Credit: James Shooter

Escape the hustle and bustle of daily life and spend your self-catering holiday at this family-run, organic, wildlife haven on the Cowal Peninsula. Come & run, cycle, walk or just lie back & watch the buzzards soar over your head. Bring your bicycles and spend the day exploring Cowal's stunning sandy beaches and rock-pools, all only a few miles cycle away from Auchgoyle Farmhouse. After a day of adventuring, fuel up on the farm's hamlet's deli or run through the fields to the village shop, cafes, pubs and golf course. Auchgoyle Farmhouse is full of discovery and adventure for young and old!

Check availability for Auchgoyle Farmhouse.


5. Seabank Self-Catering

Seabank Self-Catering, Credit: Seabank Self-Catering

On the shores of Loch Creran near Oban, on the scenic west coast of Scotland, these large holiday cottages have a spectacular setting with magnificent mountain and sea views. Sleeping up to 10 people, Seabank self-catering is the perfect accommodation for a holiday with your whole family or a group of friends. Spend the day paddleboarding or kayaking on Loch Creran before relaxing in the properties' outdoor hot tub. Dogs are welcome as well - but maybe not in the hot tub!

Book a stay at Seabank Self-Catering.


6. The Old House

The Old House accommodation, Credit: The Old House

Built-in traditional stone, The Old House was originally built by the Earl of Breadalbane as a peaceful fishing lodge in the early 1800s. It has been totally renovated by the owners, the Kerrs, who live in the adjacent house. There are now excellent modern facilities within ancient stone walls, including a fully equipped kitchen and spacious rooms. The cosy cottage overlooks the River Orchy, making it the ideal base for a nature holiday. Spend your days exploring the local woods, river, and wildlife Glen Orchy has to offer. And at night, cuddle up and take in the breathtaking night sky - far away from any light pollution.

​Check availability at The Old House


7. Morrishill Apartments 

Morrishill Apartments Oban, Credit: Morrishill Apartments

Morrishill apartments is a well-appointed original stone villa circa 1870 with stunning views over Oban Bay, Kerrera, Mull and McCaig's Tower. Fully modernised while retaining some of the original features including American pitch pine bannister, doors and high ceilings on the lower floor. There is gas central heating throughout the building. The accommodation includes a living room with a wood-burning stove and a spacious dining room. A fully fitted kitchen with breakfast bar, washing machine, dishwasher and basics including sugar, salt, pepper, oil, tea and coffee. 4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms. One bathroom has a bath and the second has a shower. Bedrooms 1 and 2 are on the lower level, whilst bedrooms 3 and 4 are on the upper level looking out across the views. Morrishill Apartments provides a general storage area for bikes, kayaks and golf clubs, for those looking to enjoy more on their trip to Oban.

Check availability at Morrishill Apartments.

​This was only a little taste of the many self-catering cottages Argyll & the Isles has to offer. Book your self-catering cottage via Wild About Argyll, its super easy to book direct, with the property owners or managers straight from our website. Or why not explore more self-catering holidays that will make you feel right at home on holiday and start planning your trip to Scotland now!?​