Scotland’s more than famous for its amazing views. Almost wherever you are in the country you’re guaranteed something awesome to look at. Views of spectacular castles, dramatic mountains, serene lochs, rare wildlife, remote isles… And the good news is that you can claim them as your own while you’re on holiday. 

Read on to discover our top seven amazing views from holiday lets in Scotland. All you need to know is sit by that window and gaze on.

Scottish holiday homes with amazing views

The seaside holiday villa where you can watch dolphins playing in the bay, the gatehouse with views across freshwater lochs or the mountain side holiday house in the heart of Fort William – they all fit the bill…

Luxury Country Mansion, near Killin

One of the most luxurious holiday houses that you will find in Scotland, where the owners have thought of everything that you will need and have gone above and beyond to make everything perfect. Originally built as a Victorian hunting lodge, in recent years it has been a country house hotel, before being transformed today into an exclusive luxury self-catering holiday house.

With amazing views over Loch Tay, this is a venue that is very popular with larger groups looking to celebrate an event or family occasion. With 13 bedrooms, the property sleeps up to 29 guests, (26 adults and 3 children), with a varied selection of upmarket rooms to choose from, all with en-suite facilities.

Sitting on the dock of the bay, in Argyll

lochside holiday house Scotland in amazing views

Views with a capital V and from almost everywhere at this Scottish holiday let. The south-facing position literally on the shores of Loch Fyne provides commanding vistas of the loch, the famous Mull of Kintyre and the Isle of Arran beyond. Long water views extend from the loch into the Mull of Kintyre but most of all the sky – enjoy the sunrise, sunset and all the bits in between.

You’re spoilt for choice for vista-gazing here. Sit down in the comfort of the spacious sitting room, out on the outside deck (with a warming wee dram if it’s chilly) or back in the hot tub in the indoor spa. Whenever you’re sitting, some of the best views of Scotland are yours to enjoy!

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Ocean view holiday house, near Turnberry

ailsa craig holiday house and its amazing views

Facing west over the Atlantic Ocean the views of dramatic sunsets and wild seas from this house are difficult to beat. The holiday house itself is historic Georgian and beautifully styled in Rennie Mackintosh style, but to be honest, you may be so caught up in what’s out of the window that you hardly notice the architecture and interior design.

What’s out of the window? Nothing but the spectacular views of Ailsa Craig and Atlantic Ocean beyond. Several rooms in the house enjoy the unique vistas. Enjoy them from the comfy sofas in front a roaring fire, gaze on as you sit at the Art Nouveau dining table and greet them first thing when you open your bedroom curtains. This really is Scottish scenery at its best and yours to make the most of.

Exceptional holiday house, near Dunblane

Scottish holiday houses with amazing views

You won’t be able to resist shouting “Rapunzel, Rapunzel, let down your hair!” at the turret windows when you arrive at this Scottish holiday house straight out of a fairytale. But the stunning views will soon grab your attention completely and best of all, in this quiet spot they’re for your eyes only.

Spot the best of the Scottish mountains – no less than 16 Munros plus the Sheriffmuir battlefield and Ben Lomond. The drawing room on the first floor is queen of the views. Settle down on the cosy sofas and take in the vistas through the enormous windows. But the conservatory comes as a very good princess – the full picture windows in here provide an almost 360-degree viewpoint of all that lovely scenery outside.

Lodge at Cape Wrath

luxury lodge at cape wrath with amazing views

Showcasing five-star accommodation in Scotland, this gem of a house comes with all the luxury touches including some seriously spectacular views. Perched in one of the remotest parts of the UK, this lodge enjoys a waterfront position with far-reaching vistas over the Kyle of Durness.

Natural beauty in spades, not only are your eyes treated with rolling views of the Kyle of Durness you’ll also see (and regularly too) sea otters and seals frolicking down by the water. As you’d expect from a property this size there’s plenty of scope for gazing. The sitting room offers one of the best vantage points – contemplate to your heart’s content from one of the comfy sofas. Or try to concentrate on a game of billiards on the full-size table in the games room where the views are just as good. But those from the dining room frame the scenery the best and it’s here that fine wining and dining go up a notch.

Ultimate Bond getaway

holiday house near skyfall Highlands with amazing views

Remember the dramatic backdrop to the ultimate Scottish road trip in James Bond’s Skyfall? Be shaken and stirred by them yourself from all the windows at this luxury holiday house at the heart of the iconic Skyfall scenery. It’s traditional tartan all round in this comfortable Victorian home set in no less than 13,000 acres of your very own views.

The vast estate includes the river Etive and more than generous dose of fells, mountains and woodland. Pick a window, any window, and be rewarded with a very fine view. But perhaps the best of all are found in the sitting room from a cosy spot on a sofa in the bay window. But then again, the vista from the breakfast nook are worth getting up early for and as for those from the bedrooms…

Mountain getaway, Ben Nevis near Fort William

large holiday house Ben Nevis, Fort William with amazing views

Not many Scottish holiday houses of this calibre can claim frontline views of the Nevis range and you won’t find better vistas of the king of Scottish mountains Ben Nevis without climbing it. This modern house set in secluded scenery has great views all round whether you’re sitting in comfort inside or out.

Among the natural highlights the Grey Corries stand out. Part of the eastern end of the Nevis range they glitter with snow in the winter months and sparkle with sunshine in the summer. South-facing, the house offers plenty of great vantage points. Our (and most guests’) favourite is the outdoor decking area, perfect for al fresco dining as you gaze at the mountains. And the big windows in both the sitting and dining rooms also offer seriously awesome views of the highest peak in the British Isles.

Yet more amazing views

We could go on but space limits us to just seven amazing views from holiday lets in Scotland. To discover lots, lots more take a look at our selection of large holiday homes where the views are yours to be enjoyed.