Canalside Cottages

Canalside Cottages are former lock keeper and canal worker’s cottages located on the banks of Scottish canals which have been restored into high quality self catering holiday accommodation.

Each of these unique heritage properties has been restored by Scottish Canals, working in partnership with the Vivat Trust, a registered charity and national building preservation trust, and are now available as holiday lets through Natural Retreats.

Each restoration we undertake is sensitive to the history of these incredibly important buildings. By securing third party funding, we have been able to restore period features and bring these cottages back into productive use as high quality self catering holiday accommodation.

As well as securing the long term future of the buildings, our work ensures the cottages remain in public ownership, so anyone can enjoy their unique qualities and understand more about their relationship with the canal.

Adding to our portfolio of holiday accommodation, our two bothies at the stunning destination of Laggan Locks were built as part of the Scottish Scenic Routes initiative, alongside a Grab n Go Café.

Book your Canalside Cottage or Bothy.