From Glenshee, Scotland’s largest ski centre, to the snowy slopes of Cairngorm Mountain, there’s plenty of choice up north for ski bunnies.

To help holidaymakers plan their ideal Scottish ski or snowboarding trip, Sykes Holiday Cottages has rounded up its best lodges and cottages near to key resorts.

Cosy up in an idyllic Aviemore cottage or try an eco-friendly lodge near Lecht Ski Centre before the season ends in April.

To book click here or call 01244 617683.

Close to Lecht Ski Centre

Westertown – Strathdon, Aberdeenshire

Sleeps: Six

Price: Seven nights from £829

Standing within 60 acres of private grounds in the Cairngorms National Park is Westertown.

Boasting a striking timber-clad and glass exterior, the property has been built to fit into the stunning landscape and is powered by an eco-friendly air source heat pump.

Lecht Ski Centre is a 20-minute drive away, where the slopes are set around Beinn a’ Chruinnich mountain. Ski enthusiasts can also spend a day at Glenshee, which is slightly further afield.

Find out more here.

Near Cairngorm Mountain, Cairngorms National Park

Burnside House – Aviemore, Highlands

Sleeps: Six

Price: Seven nights from £875

Located on the North West edge of the Cairngorms National Park, in the town of Aviemore, is Burnside House.

The cottage is less than an hour’s drive away from the bustling city of Inverness and the slopes of Cairngorm, with a woodburning stove for drying ski jackets and boots after a day in the snow.

In the evenings, groups can relax in the hot tub with a glass of wine or cosy up in front of a movie.

Find out more here.

Strombos – Tomintoul, Highlands

Sleeps: Seven

Price: Seven nights from £471

Strombos is a stone cottage located on the northern slopes of the Cairngorms National Park.

Families or groups of friends can enjoy ski days on Cairngorm Mountain, returning to relax at the cottage’s breakfast bar with a hot chocolate.

There is a handy utility area for storing ski jackets and boots and a woodburning stove for warming up.

Find out more here.

Close to Nevis Range Mountain Resort

Cnoc nan Cubhaig – Ballachulish near Kinlochleven, Highlands

Sleeps: Eight

Price: Seven nights from £622

Cnoc nan Cubhaig is an elevated cottage on the outskirts of Ballachulish village in Inverness.

The cottage is wrapped in mountain and countryside views and offers spacious accommodation for groups looking to ski at the Nevis Range Mountain Resort in Fort William.

Guests can stock up on essentials in the nearby village shop and enjoy winter walks from the property’s doorstep.   

Find out more here.

Oak Cottage – Fort William, Highlands 

Sleeps: 10

Price: Seven nights from £1,104

Oak Cottage is just four miles from Fort William and has incredible views of Ben Nevis.

A quick drive will have skiers and snowboarders at the Nevis Range Mountain Resort, where they can try out new tricks on the slopes.

After a day of adventure, guests can warm up by the pellet stove and enjoy a glass of wine. If they need a break from skiing, there are plenty of walking trails available through the Highlands.

Find out more here.

Near Glenshee Ski Centre

The Old Laundry Cottage – Aberargie near Perth, Perth and Kinross

Sleeps: Four

Price: Seven nights from £523

This charming cottage was originally used as an old laundry to the main house but has since been developed into a holiday home.

Guests can cook a hearty breakfast before hitting the slopes at Scotland’s largest ski centre, Glenshee.

The city of Perth nearby boasts a wealth of pubs and restaurants, along with the Perth museum and art gallery, Black Watch museum and Scone Palace.

Find out more here.


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