Holiday Cottages in Scotland

 

Scottish Holiday Cottages with Fishing

Many fishermen will appreciate the luxury of the traditional Scottish fishing hotel, whose experienced staff will go to great lengths to ensure a successful fishing trip, taking care of every detail of the holiday, from the arrangement of the fishing to the provision of full board and lodgings. Others will prefer the freedom and relaxed informality of the self catering option, a holiday cottage from which to explore the fishing opportunities in the lochs and rivers of the vicinity.

Or perhaps the chosen fishing beat is tied to a conveniently located self catering cottage. There are numerous self catering houses and cottages available for rent in Scotland, with easy access to trout and salmon fishing. Many are listed in the brochures produced by VisitScotland and available from tourist information offices throughout Scotland.

On this page, you will find details of Scottish self catering accommodation with a bit of information about the fishing opportunities they offer. Those who own or let self catering accommodation with access to game fishing in Scotland are invited to send details to me by e-mail for inclusion in the list below - see panel below for required information.

 

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If you own or let a self catering property which gives easy access to trout, salmon or sea trout fishing in Scotland and would like to be listed on this page, please send the following information to me by e-mail. The name and address of the property, contact telephone number, e-mail address and website address if you have one. Give a description (of between 150 and 250 words) of the self catering property, its accommodation and location, the cost of rental plus information about local fishing opportunities available to visiting anglers in your area, cost of permits, fishing club waters etc. Please include a photograph of the holiday cottage and one of a local fishing river or loch. The aim of this page is to guide visiting anglers to quality self catering accommodation in Scotland within reach of  reasonably priced, publicly accessible Scottish game fishing.

Note: A reciprocal link will be requested on listed websites

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Scottish Holiday Cottages

 

The Coach House

Cowden Farm

Chalmerston Road

Stirling

FK9 4AF

 

Contact Gavin and Linzi Bryce

Telephone: 01786 474269

E- mail

Coach House self catering cottage

The Coach House is a self catering holiday cottage situated 100 yards from the River Forth, near Stirling. Disabled visitors are welcome and wheelchair access is available for disabled anglers on the river Forth only two miles from the cottage.

Salmon fishing is available locally on the rivers Forth, Teith and Allan. Rainbow trout fishing is available at the Lake of Mentieth, Swanswater and North Third reservoir.

Pike and coarse fishing in the River Forth.

Contact Gavin and Linzi Bryce by telephone or e-mail, as above, for prices and booking information.

see also where to fish in Central Scotland

 
Owlswood Lodge
Orphir
Orkney
Scotland
KW17 2RA
 
Contact: Carol and Vince Mainland
Telephone: 01856 873596
E- mail
 
Website
This newly built house offering self catering accommodation for up to 7 people sits in an elevated position looking over Scapa Flow and the South Isles but is conveniently located just 4 miles from Kirkwall. It has been built in a traditional style with welsh slate roof, flagstone floors and multi fuel stove but has all the comforts of modern living. Under floor heating, powered by an environmentally friendly ground source heat pump, ensures that the Lodge is always cosy even when Orkney experiences several changes of weather in one day!   
     
Orkney is a fisherman's paradise with a variety of lochs for wild brown trout fishing and a long coastline offering lots of opportunities for sea angling from boat or the shore.  We can arrange boat hire, ghillie services and visitor membership for the Orkney Trout Fishing Association prior to your visit. We can even arrange to have your "big ones" vacuum packed and /or smoked for you to take home. The larger Lochs of Harray, Stenness and Broadhouse are approximately 20 mins drive away and the smaller Kirbister Loch is just a five minute drive down the road! - Ideal for that evening "dabble"  
     
see also Trout fishing on Orkney
     
     
Dunalastair Estate Cottages
Dunalastair Estate
Kinloch Rannoch
Pitlochry
PH16 5PD
 
Contact: Vivian Robertson
Telephone: 01882 632491

 

E- mail
 
Website

We have nine cottages on the estate with free fishing for guests. The estate has fly fishing for wild brown trout from estate boats on Dunalastair Reservoir (Loch) and on the River Tummel between Kinloch Rannoch and Tummel Bridge.   The cottages vary in size, sleeping from 2 to 8 people, and each is separately sited in locations around the estate with three close to the water.  There are plenty of activities in the area for non-fishing family members and there are other lochs in the area which can be fished with permits obtained from local shops.  These include Lochs Eigheach, Kinardochy and Bhac.

Dunalastair is approximately 2 hours from Edinburgh and Glasgow and 35 minutes west of Pitlochry.

see also:

Trout fishing on Rannoch Moor

Trout fishing near Pitlochry

 
Scorrabrae Inn
Orphir
Orkney
KW17 2RF
 
Contact: Patricia Lie
Telephone: 01856 811 262 ( or 07908062565 )
E- mail
 
Sleeps 12
Scorrabrae Inn, Orkney

Scapa Flow, OrkneyScorrabrae Inn is a unique house with world class brown and sea trout fishing on the doorstep. Rather like Orkney itself, this 19th century former inn is older than it appears with many layers with room after room. Apart from one twin bedroom upstairs all the rooms are at ground level and include a very large sitting room with its own bar area, a fully equipped kitchen, a dining room, a games room that can double up as an additional bedroom, a smaller TV room, a boot room, two double rooms, one twin room, one single room, two bathrooms and a shower room. Washing/Drying room and a rod room. With a private BBQ area and patio, the house enjoys panoramic views over Scapa Flow. Central to all mainland Lochs. Sea trout fishing shore line 2 minutes drive. Permits obtained from Orkney Trout Fishing Association and the Kirkwall Tackle Shop. Wheelchair access.

Patricia will cook for you by request  (breakfast, packed lunch and/or dinner)

Dogs - allowed by prior arrangement

Pricing 2008/2009

Weekly Rental Low Season from 950
Weekend Rental Low Season from 665

see also Trout fishing on Orkney

 

Doonbank Cottage
89a Glenalla Crescent
Alloway
Ayr
KA7 4DZ
 
Mobile: Susan: 07795 227 283
E- mail
Website

Doonbank Cottage

   

Doonbank Cottage is a beautiful thatched property set within four and a half acres of its own secluded private woodland on the banks of the River Doon, perfect for a family, fishing or golfing holiday.

River DoonSituated in the picturesque village of historic Alloway, a short walk to the world famous Brig-a-Doon, and close to the main town of Ayr on the west coast of Scotland, the cottage has glorious views of the idyllic River Doon, which runs for 3/4 mile as the property's eastern boundary. The woodland contains deer, rabbits, squirrels, pheasants, partridges, quails, owls, herons, ducks, blue-tits and many more species, offering excellent opportunities for bird watching and riverside walks.

Doonbank Cottage is just 1 mile easy walk from the stunning Ayrshire coastline with its sandy beaches and a short stroll from the Burns Monument, Burns Cottage, Alloway Kirk, and the world-famous Brig O'Doon, inspiration for Robert Burn's poem 'Tam O'Shanter'.

Doonbank Cottage is easily accessible by road, by air (Prestwick Airport 15 minutes) or by train (Ayr station 10 minutes). The cottage is available for holiday lets and short breaks throughout the year and has a pet friendly policy.

Sea fishing is available locally and trout and salmon fishing is available on various angling club beats and private beats, such as the Doonfoot fishings, on the River Doon.

see also  Salmon Fishing on the River Doon

 

Highland Heather Lodges
 
Muirend  
South Crieff Road  
Comrie
Tel: 01764 670440
Perthshire E- mail
PH6 2JA Website
 

A warm welcome awaits you at Highland Heather Lodges where we offer superbly appointed Scottish, luxury, self-catering holiday accommodation. Stylishly constructed from natural timber and stone by local craftsmen these new architect-designed luxury lodges lie in the beautiful valley of Strathearn on the Highland Boundary Line which divides the Scottish Lowlands from the Highlands and are at the gateway to the magnificent scenery of the Trossachs and the Loch Lomond National Park. Excellent salmon and sea trout fishing is available to visiting anglers on the nearby Comrie Angling Club stretch of the River Earn and, just a few miles downriver, on the Crieff Angling Club water.

We have both 1 & 2 bedroom lodges available for hire. Each lodge comes with its own decked area with BBQ & hot tub.

Visit our website, above, for more information.

See also Salmon Fishing on the River Earn

 
The Gate House
  The Gate House
Skeabost  
Isle of Skye
 
 
Contact:
Derek Dowsett
Three Esses Ltd
The Hatchery
Skeabost Bridge
Isle of Skye
IV51 9NP
Salmon Fishing -River Snizort
Tel: 01470 532297
E- mail
Website

The Gate House is located in woodland not 40 yds. from the river Snizort, the Isle of Skye's most acclaimed salmon and sea trout river, and only a two minute walk from the ghillie's office. The cottage is rented by the week and costs 320 for two people at any time of the year. There are 8 miles with 12 beats of classic spate river for you to chose from. The river falls from the hills through basalt gorges down to the meadows and the estuary, giving the full variety of river conditions. The cottage accommodates two anglers in a single bedroom which can be arranged with one king-size bed or two singles. It is beautifully furnished and fully equipped with everything you'd expect in your own home. Permits can be booked at the ghillie's office or you can take your chances that there will be beats available on the dates you chose to stay. Permit charges vary according to the time of the season but range from 20 for a half-day ticket in early season to 60 for a day ticket in September and October. To see more details of the river and the Gate House see the website link above. If you want to fish on the lochs or other rivers on Skye there is a big variety to chose from and details can be found on www.portreeanglingassociation.co.uk  or www.skyeangling.org.uk

see also  Salmon Fishing on Skye and Trout Fishing on Skye

 
 
The Old Manse of Virgin Hall
Old Manse of Virgin Hall
 
Fishing on the River Nith
Burnhead
Penpont
Thornhill
Dumfries & Galloway
DG3 4AD
Tel: 07547 730 134
E- mail
 

 

The Old Manse Of Virgin Hall near Thornhill is set in the heart of beautiful Dumfries and Galloway. Our property is situated a few hundred yards from the River Nith where superb Salmon, Sea Trout and Trout fishing are available.

Loch fishing is also available locally with The Drumlanrig Castle Estate just a few miles away offering stunning locations for an excellent days fishing including boat hire on private lochs such as Starburn. 

We would be delighted to assist guests in obtaining permits locally or booking lochs at often preferential rates.

The property is suitable for up to eight guests and is of a very high standard providing every comfort necessary after a long day on the water. Set in over an acre of mature landscaped gardens - there is ample parking on our gated private driveway and a secure garage for tackle and equipment storage.

Locally there are restaurants and take aways within a very short distance as well as several pubs providing a warm Scottish welcome.

Please visit our web site or call us for additional information. Alternatively drop us an e mail (see contact details above).  Prices are available on request and we are happy to accommodate short breaks and are very flexible with start days.

see also  Salmon Fishing on the River Nith

 
 
Capo Cottages
River North Esk
 
Capo farmhouse
Capo Farm
Nr Edzell
Laurencekirk
DKincardineshire
AB30 1RQ
Contact  Caroline Milne
Tel: 07769805006
E- mail
Website

Situated in a quiet rural setting with Capo woods on one side and the North Esk River on the other at the foot of the Angus Glens, Capo Cottages has three beautiful cottages to choose from. With 3* -5* Scottish tourist board ratings  the cottages sleep 5 ,7 or 8 persons.

You can walk from Capo Cottages to Stracathro, Daladies and Pert fishing Beats,with daily permits starting from 45 per day.

Pricing for the cottages start from 550 per week , please check our web page to choose a cottages and check weekly rates.

see also  Salmon Fishing on the River North Esk

 
 
Keeper's Cottage
River Snizort
 
Keeper's Cottage
Skeabost Bridge

Near Portree

Isle of Skye

Contact  John Cowpe
35 Queens Road
Skegness  
PE25 2ET
Tel: 01754 762826
E- mail
Website

Keeper's Cottage, in the charming settlement of Skeabost Bridge, Isle of Skye, provides comfortable accommodation for up to four people*. The former gamekeeper's cottage, overlooking attractive Loch Snizort, is a perfect base for discovering Skye's beautiful scenery and diverse heritage. At Skeabost Bridge is the idyllic Skeabost Country House Hotel, with restaurants and bars and an 18-tee, nine-hole golf course open to the public. Day and half day tickets are available for the adjacent River Snizort, Skye's foremost salmon river. There are eight miles with 12 beats of spate river to choose from. Nearby are many other opportunities for trout fishing in lochs and rivers and for sea angling, especially for mackerel and pollack. Skeabost is only six miles from Skye's capital, Portree, and within easy reach of Dunvegan with its famous castle and seal colony. The village is convenient for the Uig ferries to the Outer Isles. Also nearby is a pony trekking centre.

Accommodation

Downstairs, the well-equipped cottage comprises a lounge, with two very comfortable two-seater settees and television / DVD player, a character kitchen with modern appliances, entrance hall and lobby.

Upstairs are two comfortable double bedrooms - one with a double bed and loch views, the other with twin beds - and a shower room and toilet. Heating is by electric storage heaters, with a traditional open fire available in the lounge. The cottage has parking spaces for two cars and sheltered sitting-out areas.

* Larger parties can sometimes be accommodated through co-operation with the owners of No. 2 Keeper's Cottage next door.

For more information about fishing on Skye, see:

Salmon and Sea Trout Fishing on Skye

Trout Fishing on Skye

 
 
Marnoch Lodge
Marnoch Lodge
 
Marnoch Lodge Fishing
Bridge Of Marnoch

By Huntly

Aberdeenshire

AB54 7UE
Contact  Harriet Briant
Tel: 07557344666
   
E- mail
Website

For the perfect fishing holiday in Scotland, Marnoch Lodge will provide everything you need. Our River Deveron beats provide two and a quarter miles of excellent fishing. Fantastic salmon, with excellent sea trout and trout fishing. Flyfishing mainly, but also spinning and worming if conditions permit. Fishing on two beats on a rotational basis, five rods. Pools can be fished from the bank or wading. All banks have easy access and are clear. A new comfortable fishing hut overlooks the perfect flyfishing pool of Falconers and a further hut overlooks Middle Hummies. Ghillie Services are available: speycasting tuition, casting etc.

Rods are let with the cottage. Daily and weekly rods may sometimes be available.

Rods are 395 per week

We have beautiful self-catering accommodation options. All set in an idyllic location and perfect for nearby fishing conditions.

The Coach House  (Sleeps up to 8 people)

A beautiful four bedroom house with views of the river and gardens leading down to the fishing. Up to 3 rods can be let with The Coach House during the season.

The Keepers Cottage  (Sleeps up to 6 people)

Delightful spacious cottage with open plan kitchen/diner with log fire in the sitting rooms and gardens leaving down to the river Two rods are let during the season with the cottage a further three are available. Accommodation is suitable for disabled visitors. Well behaved Pets are welcome. Dogs must be kept on lead on fishing beat.

Spring 2013 The fishing Lodge will be available for rent sleeping up to 14 people.

Also in the area:

Excellent walking, cycling, golf and tennis facilities all very nearby. Wintersports are available at the Lecht and Cairngorms for an excellent fun day out.

For more information about fishing in the area, see:

Salmon Fishing on the River Deveron

 
 
The Boathouse
The Boathouse
 
Deveron
16 Colleonard Drive

Banff

AB45 1PD
Contact Nichola Buchan
Tel: 01261 819908
   
E- mail
Website

Welcome to The Boathouse at Banff Links, brand new for 2013. At The Boathouse we endeavour to offer you a relaxing break in a first class self-catering accommodation that sleeps four people. The townhouse is ideally situated for touring Banffshire and its many activities, for non- fishing members, Banff Links beach is on your doorstep, Banff Marina or why not visit the famous Spotty Bag shop.

Banff is a fisherman's paradise with salmon/sea trout and trout fishing available locally on the River Deveron, which is five minutes' drive away. The River Deveron is one of the top five Salmon Rivers in Scotland for trout and Salmon fishing and is available to visiting anglers. The coastline of Banff offers great opportunities for sea angling from boat or the shore. If you wish to fish the Deveron see: www.fishingthedeveron.co.uk

Fishing is available as follows:-

Salmon & Sea trout season (February-October)

Brown trout Season (March-October)

Please visit our website or call us for additional information. Alternatively drop us an e-mail. We have a very competitive tariff for 2013.

For more information about fishing in the area, see:

Salmon Fishing on the River Deveron

 
 
Weiroch Lodge
Weiroch Lodge
 
Weiroch Lodge Fishing
Marypark

Ballindalloch

Morayshire

AB37 9BG
Contact  Keith and Gillian Brown
Tel: 01807 500797
   
E- mail
Website

Situated in a magnificent, secluded position adjacent to the middle section of the River Spey, Weiroch Lodge is an immaculate 18th-century mill conversion offering exceptionally spacious accommodation, sleeping up to eight people, ideal for fishing groups.

The 4-star accommodation offers comfortable en-suite bedrooms, a superbly equipped kitchen and beautifully furnished public rooms. Deep freeze facilities, secure storage for equipment, ample parking and kennels for dogs are provided.

Salmon fishing is available locally on the rivers Spey and its major tributaries, Findhorn and Deveron. Trout fishing is available on many local rivers, lochs and stocked lakes. Fishing packages arranged if required.

Weiroch Lodge is mainly let on a self-catering basis with daily housekeeping and optional catering if required. The accommodation is also open to B&B guests, either overnight or for longer stays, subject to availability. Discounts available for fishing groups. For late availability reductions, please see our website.

Cook/housekeeping services available

Dogs - may be allowed by prior arrangement

Children under 12yrs - may be allowed by prior arrangement

Pricing 2015 

Weekly rental Low Season from 870 

Weekly rental High Season from 1,250

Above rates are for 5-6 guests. Reductions available for smaller groups. 

For more information about fishing in the area, see:

Salmon Fishing on the River Spey

 
 
 
Rhidorroch House
Rhidorroch House
 
Salmon Fishing at Rhidorroch House
Rhidorroch Estate

Ullapool

Highlands

IV26 2XQ
Tel: 01854 612548
   
E- mail
Website

This Victorian sporting house has all the modern amenities (including WiFi) yet still keeps its charm. It is in the heart of Glen Achall. The house sleeps 14 people and is perfect for sporting enthusiasts. Included when letting the house is the salmon fishing on the Ullapool river, trout fishing on Loch Achall (boat included) and also on the Estates numerous hill lochs. Red and sika deer stalking is also available at Rhidorroch.

Salmon Fishing on the Ullapool River

 
 
Cadubh Cottage
Cadubh Cottage, Rhidorroch Estate
 
Trout Fishing on Rhidorroch Estate
Rhidorroch Estate

Ullapool

Highlands

IV26 2XQ
Tel: 01854 612548
   
E- mail
Website

Located 6 miles up Glen Achall Cadubh cottage is the perfect escape from the stresses of the modern world. It sleeps 6 people and does not have any electricity but the lighting, heating and cooker are all gas run making it an excellent replacement. Lets at Cadubh include bank fishing for trout on the West end of Loch Achall.

Trout Fishing at Ullapool

 
 
Glastullich Cottage
Glastullich Cottage, Rhidorroch Estate
 
Trout Fishing on Rhidorroch Estate
Rhidorroch Estate

Ullapool

Highlands

IV26 2XQ
Tel: 01854 612548
   
E- mail
Website

Glastullich is a recently modernised cottage located 2 miles up this unique highland glen. From the comfort of the sunroom, sit and admire the ever changing views down the glen and overlooking Loch Achall and the river. The cottage features a bright open plan kitchen/sitting room with a cosy wood burning stove and AGA for cooking on.
Glastullich is powered by an on/off switch generator and has all modern appliances (including WiFi).

Lets at Glatullich include bank fishing on the west end of Loch Achall, only a 5 minute walk from the cottage.

Trout Fishing at Ullapool

 
 
 
 
 
 

 

 

 

 

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