Mackays Holidays

Few countries in the world offer the same holiday experience as Scotland. Whether it’s the magnificent city of Edinburgh, stunning scenery across the Cairngorms or legends of Loch Ness, Scotland offers world-class attractions to suit every taste.

Mackays Holidays have been offering holiday cottages throughout Scotland for over 40 years. We offer a wide range of properties with everything from one bedroom cottages to a historic castle and large houses perfect for group getaways. With our team based in Edinburgh, we offer holiday cottages from the Scottish Borders right up to the Northern Highlands and Islands, and our dedicated property managers visit each property to ensure the highest standards.

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Short breaks

Most of the time our holiday properties book out for the Full week (7 nights), however there are times during some Off Peak periods or last minute where Short Breaks may be arranged with certain properties.

Simply start your short break search, get in touch via email or phone and our Reservations team will help finalise your enquiry.

Call us on: 01237 426725

Our offices are open every day.


Romantic breaks

Unwind and plan that perfect cosy getaway for you and your loved one.

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Pet friendly holidays

Choose from our handpicked cottages in great locations that are happy to welcome dogs.

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coastal getaways

Enjoy having the sea just on your doorstep with one of our beautifully located coastal cottages.

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