Best country house hotels in Scotland

View map

Featured hotels with Special Offers

Best country house hotels in Scotland

1
Special offer
Killiecrankie Hotel

Killiecrankie Hotel - Complimentary Picnic Special Offer

Pitlochry

‘Strongly endorsed’ by trusted readers on a return visit, this ‘wonderful’ whitewashed 1840s dower house at the end of a tree-lined drive displays ‘impressive, unchanging excellence’.
  • child_friendly
  • walking
  • bird_watching
  • garden
  • value
  • dog_friendly
  • wifi
  • wi-fi
  • country_house
  • vegetarian_friendly
  • baby-friendly
  • wheelchair_accessible
10% discount voucher 25% voucher Upgrade voucher
2
Special offer
Glenfinnan House Hotel

Glenfinnan House Hotel - Three nights for Two Special Offer

Fort William

In one of the most dramatic settings of any UK hotel, Jane MacFarlane's 18th-century-cum-Victorian mansion stands against a backdrop of woodland and mountain, overlooking Loch Shiel.
  • weddings
  • child_friendly
  • walking
  • garden
  • value
  • fishing
  • dog_friendly
  • wifi
  • romantic
  • rooms_with_a_view
  • conference_meeting
  • country_house
  • honeymoon
  • vegan-friendly
  • vegetarian_friendly
  • wi-fi
10% discount voucher
3
Special offer
The Dunstane Houses

The Dunstane Houses - 'Book Three Nights, Get Up to 30% off'' Special Offer

Edinburgh

Heathery tones and tweedy fabrics bring a breath of fresh Orkney air to this family-run hotel in two Victorian villas just outside the city centre.
  • boutique
  • wi-fi
  • vegetarian_friendly
  • parking
  • baby-friendly
  • walking
  • weddings
  • child_friendly
  • garden
  • romantic
  • honeymoon
  • country_house
  • historic
10% discount voucher 25% voucher Upgrade voucher
4
Special offer
Forss House

Forss House - Free Bottle of Wine Special Offer

Thurso

‘Scottish country house living on a grand scale.’ Near the mainland’s northern tip, this Georgian mansion is surrounded by woodland and waterfall on the Forss river, a fishing hot spot.
  • weddings
  • child_friendly
  • walking
  • garden
  • fishing
  • disabled_facilities
  • wifi
  • conference_meeting
  • activities
  • disabled
  • outdoor_pursuits_(hunting
  • country_house
  • rooms_with_a_view
  • wi-fi
  • gourmet
  • historic
  • parking
  • outdoor_pursuits_(hunting
  • bird_watching
  • vegetarian_friendly
  • eco-friendly
  • dog_friendly
  • romantic
  • for_wine-lovers
  • outdoor_pursuits_(hunting
10% discount voucher 25% voucher
5
Special offer
Shieldaig Lodge

Shieldaig Lodge - Food Lover's Package

Gairloch

Stone eagles mark your arrival at the gates of Nick and Charlotte Dent’s ‘impressive' Victorian hunting lodge, down a single-track road, its lawns lapped by Loch Gairloch.
  • weddings
  • child_friendly
  • walking
  • garden
  • fishing
  • wifi
  • parking
  • rooms_with_a_view
  • conference_meeting
  • tennis
  • outdoor_pursuits_(hunting
  • wi-fi
  • historic
  • conference/meeting_friendly
  • country_house
  • romantic
  • vegetarian_friendly
  • gourmet
  • for_wine-lovers
  • honeymoon
  • outdoor_pursuits_(hunting
  • bird_watching
  • outdoor_pursuits_(hunting
  • seaside
  • golf
  • horse_riding
  • cycling
  • wildlife_watching
  • outdoor_pursuits_(hunting
  • wheelchair_accessible
Upgrade voucher
6
Special offer
Rufflets

Rufflets - £175 D,B&B Mid-Week Break Special Offer

St Andrews

One of Scotland’s first country house hotels, the turreted 1920s mansion in tranquil, ‘elegant gardens’ is owned by Mark and Christopher Forrester, grandsons of two of the original founders.
  • weddings
  • child_friendly
  • golf
  • garden
  • dog_friendly
  • disabled_facilities
  • wifi
  • parking
  • romantic
  • country_house
  • conference_meeting
  • disabled
  • wi-fi
  • baby-friendly
  • vegetarian_friendly
  • conference/meeting_friendly
  • walking
  • rooms_with_a_view
7
Kinloch House

Kinloch House

Blairgowrie

‘Our stay was a treat from start to finish.’ 'We cannot speak too highly of it.' Our readers are impressed by the hospitality at the Allen family’s traditional Scottish country house hotel set amid woods and parkland.
  • weddings
  • child_friendly
  • golf
  • walking
  • garden
  • fishing
  • disabled_facilities
  • wifi
  • country_house
  • conference_meeting
  • outdoor_pursuits_(hunting
  • wi-fi
  • rooms_with_a_view
  • conference/meeting_friendly
  • parking
  • wheelchair_accessible

More best country house hotels in Scotland

Best country house hotels in Scotland

2
Tiroran House
Tiroran House, Isle of Mull
'A wonderful and special place from which to explore this magical island.'
  • weddings
  • child_friendly
  • walking
  • bird_watching
  • garden
  • dog_friendly
  • wifi
  • rooms_with_a_view
  • view
10
Marmalade Hotel
Marmalade Hotel, Portree
Overlooking the beautiful harbour town, an Edwardian country house in landscaped gardens with a sleekly modern interior.
  • wheelchair_accessible
  • rooms_with_a_view
  • wi-fi
  • parking
  • romantic
  • country_house
  • disabled_facilities
  • vegetarian_friendly
  • historic

Hotels not in the Guide that you may want to consider

Best country house hotels in Scotland

1
Not in
guide
Arisaig House

Arisaig House

Arisaig

Backing on to Loch Nan Uamh, a stone-built manor with a relaxed country house atmosphere and loads of Scottish charm. Explore twenty acres of gardens and woodlands accompanied by one of the resident dogs.
Check availability
  • parking
  • tennis
  • walking
  • seaside
  • garden
  • country_house
  • rooms_with_a_view
2
Not in
guide
Glencoe House

Glencoe House

Glencoe

Overlooking Loch Leven and the Pap of Glencoe, a baronial edifice with luxurious suites, some in the main mansion; others, in a characterful building close by, have a sitting room with a wood burning stove, a fully stocked kitchen with Aga-oven, and a restful bedroom upstairs. Savour stunning views of mountains or loch, and in the evening, the option of a seasonally-inspired, candle-lit five-course dinner, served in the room.
Check availability
  • wi-fi
  • parking
  • country_house
  • garden
  • adults-only

Fairytale castles and historic country house hotels in Scotland

With a history that goes back thousands of years and a nobility that spans the centuries, Scotland is rich in country houses, many of which have become hotels, all showcasing the warmth and hospitality of a country accustomed to hearty celebrations and bracing against the winter cold.

Surrounded by mountainous vistas and dramatic coastlines, these spectacular Scottish locations are a haven for wildlife and perfect for walkers and hikers and combine their sometimes eccentric and sometimes lavish style with superb food sourced from the surrounding area.

Fish on the lochs or sail into the deep blue yonder at the likes of Toravaig House, where the owners have two yachts that can be used in fairer weather.  There must have been a moment in time when Scotland had an army of barons for the number of mansions they appear to have acquired over the years, many of which enjoy historic design features such as turrets and crow-stepped gables which give a real sense of being in a fairytale castle.

Scotland’s country house hotels are of a uniquely different style to those common in England.  Where England has a number of refined, Georgian country house estates, Scotland’s idea of aristocracy has a rather more dramatic impact, in many cases the age of the buildings really is breathtaking.

That said, it’s not short of its Regency offerings, the likes of Boath House is a delightful and luxurious experience designed by architect Archibald Simpson, while Prestonfield in Edinburgh gives another aspect entirely.  Next to Royal Holyrood Park, this city based hotel has been described enticingly as ‘an orgy for the senses.’

JOIN THE GHG CLUB

Get our free monthly newsletter, latest special offers, advice & competitions. Join more than 10,000 other members.
Read more about it here

BUY THE 2020 GUIDE

Buy the 2020 Guide to read reviews of all 860 hotels. Each printed copy of the Guide contains six 25% discount vouchers, worth in total about £150.

Buy the guide

GIFT VOUCHERS

Gift vouchers

Good Hotel Guide gift vouchers make an ideal Christmas, birthday or wedding present. You can make a gift of any monetary value from £100-£1,000. It also comes with a free copy of the Guide.

Buy Gift Voucher
Last updated: June 15, 2019