Fishing hotels in Scotland
The Airds Hotel - Summer Special Offer
‘The views are stunning’ from Shaun and Jenny McKivragan’s ‘small, personable’ hotel, in a dramatic setting above Loch Linnhe, with the Morvern mountains beyond.
Culdearn House - Spring Break Special Offer
There’s plenty of good walking around this converted Speyside villa – and plenty of whisky to warm the cockles at the end of a long day.
Glenapp Castle - Seven nights for the price of six 'seventh heaven' special offer
Drive through the ‘splendid’ wrought iron gates and up a ‘beautifully wooded’ path: in ‘meticulously tended’ grounds stands this ‘impressive’ 19th-century Scottish baronial castle.
The Green Park - Free Theatre Ticket Special Offer
On the banks of Loch Faskally, two generations of the McMenemie family run this much-liked Victorian hotel with ‘cheerful efficiency’ and an ‘informal, personable’ air.
Glenfinnan House Hotel
A Victorian remodelling of an 18th-century inn, this stone mansion stands tall in a ‘beautiful situation’, with lawns stretching to the loch, and views of Ben Nevis.
Douneside House - Country Escape Five Nights for Three Cottage/Apartment Special Offer
Find a spot for quiet contemplation, as did Guide readers this year, in the expertly maintained gardens or graceful public rooms of this ‘lovely place’ on the edge of the Cairngorms national park.
Shieldaig Lodge - Food Lover's Package
The ‘splendid aroma of peat, whisky and leather’ defines this ‘impressive’ Victorian hunting lodge in a ‘glorious setting’ on Loch Gairloch.
Eddrachilles Hotel - 3 Nights Dinner, B&B from £450 per room
At the head of Badcall bay, this 18th-century manse is in a ‘splendid location’ – look through a gap in the trees towards a ‘tranquil scene’ of fishing boats on the water.
Loch Melfort Hotel
Overlooking a bay on the Argyll coast, Calum and Rachel Ross’s ‘friendly, good-value’ country house, next door to the exotic Arduaine Garden, is in ‘the most stunning spot’.
‘Guests’ comfort is prioritised’ at the Allen family’s Victorian country house hotel, which stands in parkland, gazing over Highland cattle and gently rolling hills.
‘Everything is presented with care and style’ at Sally and David Ruthven-Fox’s small hotel on the ‘peaceful shores’ of Loch Sunart.
The Creggans Inn
Friendly, folksy, ‘comfy and unpretentious’, Gill and Archie MacLellan’s ‘terrific inn’ stands in ‘a glorious location’ on the shores of Loch Fyne.
Steeped in stories of baronets and scandalous affairs, Susannah and Stuart Macpherson’s ‘beautiful Georgian house’ is today a ‘simply lovely hotel’ standing in extensive gardens ‘magnificent with mature trees’.
Skeabost House Hotel
Catch sight of this ‘impressive’ Victorian hunting lodge through the trees as you approach; closer up, discover the ‘manicured grounds’ running down to Loch Snizort.
In ‘one of the wildest and most beautiful locations’, Tanja Lister and Sonia Virechauveix run their small hotel with ‘informal warmth’.
‘Cherry and Gordon Gunn clearly know their stuff’, having run their ‘lovely place to stay’ for more than 30 years.
The Three Chimneys and The House Over-By
‘We needed a break from our busy day-to-day, and we got it.’
There are whisky and castle trails to strike out on, but begin, perhaps, with a stroll around the Matheson family’s ‘lovely’ mansion – ‘the grounds are wonderful,’ say Guide inspectors in 2017.
‘A winning example of the small “hands-on” country house genre’, the Fordyce family’s 18th-century manor house on the Solway coast is ‘charmingly run’ with old-fashioned joie de vivre.
A ‘cosy spot’ in a remote position overlooking Langass sea loch, Amanda and Niall Leveson Gower’s family-friendly former sporting lodge is ideal for guests in search of fresh air and ‘fabulous views’.
Ten minutes’ drive from the ferry, Anne Gracie and Ken Gunn’s whitewashed hotel has ‘fine views’ across the Sound of Sleat.
In walking country, this Edwardian stone house, originally built for a mill owner’s bride, is today a fine small hotel owned by Sylvia and John Matthews.
East Haugh House
Tramp along the banks of nearby rivers Tummel and Tay, then back through woodland towards the McGown family’s friendly country hotel in a 17th-century turreted stone house just outside the town.
Wooded grounds and the meandering River Forss set a tranquil scene for this Georgian hotel with strong fishing links.
Vibrant Victorian Pitlochry offers many diversions, but to escape the bustle, head for Martin and Heather Walls’s guest house, a ‘beautiful’ Georgian house on the outskirts of town.