Scotland offers wonderful wilderness, beautiful coastline and stunning scenery. While holiday cottages provide a great home away from home, for a really authentic rural retreat why not try one of our stunning lodges in Scotland? 


There are lots of log cabins and lodges to choose from across the Scottish landscape from luxury lodges with swimming pools, holiday park cabins to wooden cottages with hot tubs. 


At Big Cottages, we’ve got some of the best, located from the Isle of Skye to the Scottish Borders, for a group of friends or family to enjoy



Best locations for a log cabin holiday in Scotland

Whether it’s hills you seek, wild moors you prefer, or lakeside settings you’re after, there’s something for everyone in Scotland. 


Location: Scottish Highlands


There’s so much to do in Cairngorms, the biggest national park in the UK. From walks to watching wildlife, and snowsports to watersports, you’ll be spoilt for choice in this forest park. 


Best walk: Scale Meall Fuar-mhonaidh for stunning views across Loch Ness. 

Place to stay: Nestled in the heart of Cairngorms National Park, Glencoe is a charming log cabin that sleeps six.  


Location: Argyll & Bute


Lochgilphead is a charming town that sits on the small Loch Gilp, an offshoot of the vast Loch Fyne, in Argyll & Bute. It’s a great base for exploring the local area, enjoying long walks or trying outdoor pursuits like fishing. 


Best walk: Keep your eyes peeled for seals and otters as you walk along Ardcastle Point

Place to stay: Sitting on the shores of Loch Fyne, this dog-friendly Log Cabin in Argyll & Bute has a private hot tub, sleeps six and welcomes two pets.

Loch Lomond

Location: Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park


Loch Lomond is an idyllic and romantic area in southern Scotland that boasts lush forests, sparkling lochs and stunning scenery. Watch red deer roaming the landscape or take in panoramic views from the peak of Ben Lomond Mountain. 


Best walk: Enjoy pretty village views as you follow the Luss Heritage Trail

Place to stay: The Ben is a pet-friendly cedar-clad cottage in a secluded spot on Inchmurrin Island.

John O’Groats

Location: Scottish Highlands


Experience the wilds of Scotland at the world-famous John O’Groats in Wicks, the UK’s most northerly point. Enjoy the rugged landscape and see what wildlife you can spot in this spectacular natural location.  


Best walk: Challenge yourself to the 147-mile John O’Groats Trail or take on a section of the beautiful coastal route. 

Place to stay: John O’Groats 3 Bed Sea View Lodge is a stunning home with breathtaking sea views.  

Isle of Arran

Location: Western Isles


Arran is the largest island in the Firth of Clyde, off the west coast of mainland Scotland. Adventurers and outdoor enthusiasts will love getting to explore this pretty island. 


Best walk: Enjoy dramatic coastline and historic sites along the King’s Cave Circuit

Place to stay: Isle of Arran Lodge is a secluded cabin on the edge of Blackwaterfoot.


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