B&Bs in Scotland
Regular guests speak with fondness of Cherry and Gordon Gunn’s ‘delightful’ B&B, in an extended 17th-century farmhouse.
From £67.50 per night
Once thought of as the most beautiful Regency house in Scotland (it was designed by Aberdeen architect Archibald Simpson), this ‘wonderful’ luxury hotel is owned and run by the Matheson family.
From £295 per night
Craigatin House and Courtyard
Minutes away from some of Scotland’s best distilleries, Andrea and Martin Anderson’s 19th-century home has been ‘superbly’ converted into an award-winning B&B.
From £98 per night
Tigh an Dochais
Neil Hope and Lesley Unwin’s ‘excellent and unpretentious’ B&B shines out on the Isle of Skye.
From £105 per night
‘Warm and welcoming’, Martin and Heather Walls’s ‘absolutely beautiful’ 18th-century house stands in ‘tranquil’ woodland and gardens – all the better to relax, unwind and keep a keen eye out for red squirrels, rabbits and all manner of wild birds.
‘Chill out’ and join the red squirrels, pheasants and partridges who call this leafy conservation village home.
From £110 per night
Don’t forget the binoculars: Jeannie and John Boyd’s welcoming B&B is set in countryside on the Isle of Arran, where red deer and eagles are often spotted.
Guests praise the ‘superior’ accommodation and ‘stunning’ views at Iain and Lesley MacDonald’s comfortable, modest B&B beside Loch Broom.
From £75 per night
Kilmeny Country House
‘Fabulous hosts’ Margaret and Blair Rozga welcome arriving guests with tea and home-baked cakes at their handsomely furnished 19th-century house in a 300-acre expanse of farmland.
From £125 per night
Trafford Bank Guest House
‘So much thought’ has gone into Lorraine Pun’s ‘beautifully decorated’ B&B, say guests this year.
From £140.00 per night
Southside Guest House
Between the Meadows and Holyrood Park, Franco and Lynne Galgani’s welcoming B&B is within easy walking distance of the university and the Old Town; there is a frequent bus service to most destinations in the city.
From £80 per night
Escape the crowds at Paul Lightfoot and John MacEwan’s stylish Southside guest house a short walk or bus ride from the centre.
From £150 per night
Loch Gorm House
With stunning vistas across Loch Indaal to the island of Jura, Fiona Doyle’s ‘gorgeous’ stone-built house on the northern shore of Islay is ‘a pleasure to stay at’.
From £135.00 per night
‘We couldn’t fault it.’ A short walk from the centre, Ross Birnie’s ‘fantastic’ three-storey Victorian house has a handsome, clubby feel.
From £120 per night
Returning guests this year praise the ‘unfussy feel and understated elegance’ of Carol and Gordon Bulloch’s ‘gorgeous’ B&B in an Edwardian country house ten minutes’ walk from town.
From £80 per night
Beneath the Ochil hills, nine acres of woodland set Jane and Colin Kilgour’s listed Georgian mansion well away from crowds and light pollution.
From £100 per night
Pairc an t-Srath
Commanding views from Lena and Richard MacLennan’s modest guest house on the Isle of Harris stretch over the sound of Taransay; on a clear day, see as far as St Kilda.
From £54 per night
A gem in a stunning setting, Mark and Suzanne McPhillips’s modern B&B inhabits the former home of a Scottish diamond mine owner.
From £120 per night
Cresting a small hill, with uninterrupted views to the sea, Sean and Karen O’Byrne’s secluded, eco-friendly spot brings Scandinavian style to Loch Creran.
From £60 per night
‘We had a fantastic stay.’ Guests in 2016 ‘really enjoyed’ Moyra and Rod Davidson’s ‘relaxing’ Georgian B&B, in tranquil farmland with uninterrupted views across the Solway Firth.
From £80.00 per night
Tigh na Leigh
Chris and Bettina Black’s ‘friendly’ guest house, in a ‘surprisingly large and pretty garden’, is just what the doctor ordered, say regular Guide readers in 2016.
Handy for the town centre, Wilma and John Martin’s homely B&B is within walking distance of restaurants, Eden Court Theatre and the riverside.
Lorraine Gibson’s ‘well-located’ town house B&B is equidistant between the city centre and the fashionable West End.
From £130 per night
Dumfries House Lodge
‘We were encouraged to treat the place as our country home.’ On the edge of the 2,000-acre Dumfries House estate, this historic 18th-century factor’s house was remodelled into a ‘luxurious’ guest house in 2012.
From £85.00 per night