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Walking hotels in Scotland

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Special offer
Knockinaam Lodge

Knockinaam Lodge - June Two Night Break Special Offer

Portpatrick

A ‘wonderful country house hotel in a peaceful location by the sea’ this former Victorian hunting lodge comes with panelled walls, log fires, period furniture, the obligatory stag’s head, a dazzling array of malt whiskies, and views across the water to Northern Ireland.
  • weddings
  • walking
  • garden
  • dog_friendly
  • wifi
  • romantic
  • honeymoon
  • rooms_with_a_view
  • historic
  • gourmet
  • view
  • seaside
  • conferencemeeting_friendly
  • outdoor_pursuits_hunting
  • fishing
  • golf
  • for_winelovers
  • child_friendly
  • cycling
  • horse_riding
  • wildlife_watching
  • wheelchair_accessible
  • boutique
  • electric_charging_point
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The Green Park

The Green Park - Free Theatre Ticket Special Offer

Pitlochry

In lawned gardens lapped by Loch Faskally, the McMenemie family’s Victorian country house hotel caters especially to evergreen guests who enjoy a gentler pace of life.
  • bird_watching
  • garden
  • fishing
  • dog_friendly
  • disabled_facilities
  • wifi
  • rooms_with_a_view
  • disabled
  • exceptional_value
  • wheelchair_accessible
  • walking
  • wine
  • electric_charging_point
  • parking
  • golf
  • country_house
  • cycling
  • child_friendly
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Knockendarroch Hotel

Knockendarroch Hotel - Book 2 nights and get a 3rd half price Special Offer

Pitlochry

More than 40 miles of signed routes around Pitlochry lead through woodland, along the loch side, by river and burn, to the Linn of Tummel waterfall, to Scotland’s smallest distillery. Struan and Louise Lothian, hosts at this hotel, are happy to advise.
  • golf
  • walking
  • garden
  • wifi
  • parking
  • rooms_with_a_view
  • view
  • vegetarian_friendly
  • guest_house
  • romantic
  • cycling
  • electric_charging_point
  • veganfriendly
  • dog_friendly
  • boutique
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Cringletie House

Cringletie House - Summer in the Scottish Borders Special Offer

Peebles

In springtime, daffodils blanket the lawns around this secluded baronial mansion; in all seasons, the extensive grounds – the historic walled garden, mile-long nature trail, sculptures and outdoor games – invite exploration.
  • babyfriendly
  • child_friendly
  • conferencemeeting_friendly
  • country_house
  • disabled_facilities
  • dog_friendly
  • electric_charging_point
  • fishing
  • garden
  • horse_riding
  • hot_tub_jacuzzi
  • parking
  • romantic
  • rooms_with_a_view
  • vegetarian_friendly
  • walking
  • weddings
  • wheelchair_accessible
  • wifi
  • veganfriendly
  • outdoor_pursuits_hunting
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Rufflets

Rufflets - 15% Discount Special Offer

St Andrews

Traditional standards are upheld at this turreted 1920s mansion, one of Scotland’s first country house hotels, which has been owned by the same family for 70 years.
  • babyfriendly
  • child_friendly
  • conferencemeeting_friendly
  • country_house
  • disabled_facilities
  • dog_friendly
  • garden
  • golf
  • outdoor_dining
  • parking
  • romantic
  • rooms_with_a_view
  • veganfriendly
  • vegetarian_friendly
  • walking
  • weddings
  • wheelchair_accessible
  • wifi
  • cycling
  • wildlife_watching
  • historic
  • bird_watching
  • honeymoon
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Trigony House

Trigony House - Complimentary Tea and Scones on Arrival Special Offer

Thornhill

Relaxed and relaxing, Jan and Adam Moore’s dog-friendly country hotel is in ‘a lovely setting looking out over the hills – very green and surrounded by trees’.
  • child_friendly
  • disabled_facilities
  • dog_friendly
  • electric_charging_point
  • garden
  • good_value
  • hot_tub_jacuzzi
  • parking
  • rooms_with_a_view
  • veganfriendly
  • vegetarian_friendly
  • walking
  • weddings
  • wifi
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The Dunstane Houses

The Dunstane Houses - Royal Jubilee Package Special Offer

Edinburgh

Two handsomely refurbished Victorian villas – Dunstane House, and Hampton House, opposite – make up one smart hotel, in a peaceful area just beyond the city centre.
  • babyfriendly
  • boutique
  • child_friendly
  • conferencemeeting_friendly
  • garden
  • honeymoon
  • parking
  • romantic
  • vegetarian_friendly
  • walking
  • weddings
  • wifi
  • veganfriendly
  • dog_friendly
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Knockderry House Hotel

Knockderry House Hotel - Two Night Mini-Break Special Offer

Helensburgh

By the shores of Loch Long, romantic turrets and towers add to the Scottish country house experience of Beth and Murdo Macleod’s dog-friendly hotel.
  • garden
  • dog_friendly
  • conferencemeeting_friendly
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • parking
  • vegetarian_friendly
  • walking
  • weddings
  • wifi
  • romantic
  • rooms_with_a_view
  • boutique
  • country_house
  • disabled_facilities
  • historic
  • mooring_available
  • outdoor_dining
  • seaside
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The Colonsay

The Colonsay

Isle of Colonsay

It's a scenic crossing from Oban to this island of white-sand beaches, where the one hotel stands on a hillside overlooking the harbour with views to neighbouring Jura.
  • child_friendly
  • walking
  • value
  • dog_friendly
  • wifi
  • seaside
  • rooms_with_a_view
  • view
  • bird_watching
  • good_value
  • veganfriendly
  • vegetarian_friendly
  • wildlife_watching
  • fishing
  • wheelchair_accessible
  • babyfriendly
  • country_house
  • cycling
  • electric_charging_point
  • garden
  • golf
  • historic
  • mooring_available
  • weddings
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Argyll Hotel

Argyll Hotel

Isle of Iona

You can take a cream tea on the grass in front of this homely hotel on a small, rugged island, and spot dolphins in the Sound of Iona.
  • weddings
  • child_friendly
  • walking
  • bird_watching
  • garden
  • dog_friendly
  • wifi
  • exceptional_value
  • seaside
  • rooms_with_a_view
  • view
  • vegetarian_friendly
  • veganfriendly
  • foodie
  • good_value
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The Airds Hotel

The Airds Hotel

Port Appin

'Spectacular views' across Loch Linnhe to the Morvern mountains are available from some of the rooms, from the fine-dining restaurant (Relais & Châteaux), and from the waterside gardens just across the road from this former ferry inn.
  • weddings
  • child_friendly
  • walking
  • bird_watching
  • garden
  • value
  • fishing
  • dog_friendly
  • wifi
  • honeymoon
  • rooms_with_a_view
  • view
  • activities
  • wildlife_watching
  • vegetarian_friendly
  • great_breakfast
  • for_winelovers
  • horse_riding
  • foodie
  • parking
  • cycling
  • boutique
  • country_house
  • golf
  • outdoor_dining
  • outdoor_pursuits_hunting
  • seaside
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Viewfield House

Viewfield House

Isle of Skye

A bravura Victorian rebuild of a Georgian country house in wooded grounds above Portree Bay and the Sound of Raasay, Viewfield has been home to generations of Macdonalds, and is filled with family possessions and mementos.
  • child_friendly
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  • value
  • disabled_facilities
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  • wifi
  • parking
  • disabled
  • wheelchair_accessible
  • dog_friendly
  • babyfriendly
  • country_house
  • vegetarian_friendly
  • veganfriendly
  • rooms_with_a_view
  • great_breakfast
  • historic
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Kilcamb Lodge

Kilcamb Lodge

Strontian

‘The situation is absolutely beautiful; perfect for wild swimmers,’ write readers this year, in praise of this remote hideaway hotel on the shores of Loch Sunart.
  • weddings
  • child_friendly
  • golf
  • walking
  • bird_watching
  • garden
  • fishing
  • dog_friendly
  • wifi
  • rooms_with_a_view
  • view
  • parking
  • wildlife_watching
  • wheelchair_accessible
  • veganfriendly
  • vegetarian_friendly
  • country_house
  • foodie
  • romantic
  • cycling
  • boutique
  • electric_charging_point
  • mooring_available
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Scarista House

Scarista House

Isle of Harris

The only sounds are the soughing of the sea and the cry of gulls at this remote Georgian manse in an 'extraordinary setting' between a three-mile sandy beach and heather-clad mountains.
  • child_friendly
  • walking
  • bird_watching
  • garden
  • dog_friendly
  • wifi
  • romantic
  • rooms_with_a_view
  • view
  • seaside
  • veganfriendly
  • vegetarian_friendly
  • cycling
  • golf
  • surfing
  • great_breakfast
  • wildlife_watching
  • parking
  • foodie
  • weddings
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Kinloch Lodge

Kinloch Lodge

Isle of Skye

‘A great place to stay if you’re after excellent food and high standards of comfort’, the family home of Lord Macdonald and his wife, cookery writer Lady Claire Macdonald, is ‘in a beautiful position’ on the shores of Loch Na Dal.
  • outdoor_pursuits_hunting
  • honeymoon
  • fishing
  • garden
  • wifi
  • rooms_with_a_view
  • seaside
  • wheelchair_accessible
  • disabled_facilities
  • child_friendly
  • with_cooking_school
  • wildlife_watching
  • romantic
  • great_breakfast
  • walking
  • foodie
  • parking
  • country_house
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Prestonfield

Prestonfield

Edinburgh

‘Neatness and sweetness all around, These at Prestonfield are found’, wrote Benjamin Franklin, after a stay at this 17th-century mansion in parkland under Arthur’s Seat. ‘This hotel was wonderful,’ a trusted reader waxes no less lyrical.
  • weddings
  • child_friendly
  • garden
  • dog_friendly
  • disabled_facilities
  • wifi
  • parking
  • romantic
  • honeymoon
  • country_house
  • historic
  • conference_meeting
  • disabled
  • golf
  • conferencemeeting_friendly
  • rooms_with_a_view
  • for_winelovers
  • vegetarian_friendly
  • walking
  • wheelchair_accessible
  • horse_riding
  • veganfriendly
  • great_breakfast
  • outdoor_dining
  • foodie
  • electric_charging_point
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Coul House

Coul House

Strathpeffer

Set amid gardens and woodlands, this Georgian country house has been a labour of love for Susannah and Stuart Macpherson since they first opened to guests in 2003.
  • weddings
  • child_friendly
  • golf
  • walking
  • bird_watching
  • garden
  • fishing
  • dog_friendly
  • disabled_facilities
  • wifi
  • rooms_with_a_view
  • historic
  • conference_meeting
  • view
  • activities
  • disabled
  • conferencemeeting_friendly
  • wheelchair_accessible
  • good_value
  • parking
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Eddrachilles Hotel

Eddrachilles Hotel

Scourie

The breathtakingly scenic North Coast 500 road passes the driveway to this 18th-century manse, now a small, friendly hotel, gazing over Badcall Bay.
  • child_friendly
  • walking
  • bird_watching
  • garden
  • value
  • fishing
  • dog_friendly
  • wifi
  • parking
  • exceptional_value
  • wheelchair_accessible
  • vegetarian_friendly
  • historic
  • rooms_with_a_view
  • romantic
  • wildlife_watching
  • mooring_available
  • outdoor_pursuits_hunting
  • good_value
  • weddings
  • boutique
  • seaside
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Culdearn House

Culdearn House

Grantown-on-Spey

Guests can follow the Speyside whisky trail from the Marshall family's bay-fronted Victorian house, then return to sit by the fire with a dram from a list of fine malts and rare single-barrel casks.
  • golf
  • walking
  • bird_watching
  • garden
  • fishing
  • wifi
  • country_house
  • wheelchair_accessible
  • disabled_facilities
  • outdoor_pursuits_hunting
  • guest_house
  • parking
  • veganfriendly
  • vegetarian_friendly
  • wildlife_watching
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The Cross at Kingussie

The Cross at Kingussie

Kingussie

By a bubbling burn in the Cairngorms national park, Joe and Sarah Jouhal have recently taken over this former Victorian tweed mill which attracts high praise for David Skiggs’ nightly three-course and six course tasting menus.
  • child_friendly
  • walking
  • bird_watching
  • garden
  • wifi
  • gourmet
  • restaurant_with_rooms
  • vegetarian_friendly
  • wildlife_watching
  • parking
  • great_breakfast
  • golf
  • fishing
  • wheelchair_accessible
  • horse_riding
  • cycling
  • foodie
  • outdoor_dining
  • for_winelovers
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Glengarry Castle Hotel

Glengarry Castle Hotel

Invergarry

A rambling Victorian baronial pile on the shore of Loch Oich, at the heart of the Great Glen, with the history-freighted ruins of Invergarry Castle in its grounds, has been run as a hotel by the MacCallum family for more than 60 years.
  • country_house
  • cycling
  • wildlife_watching
  • walking
  • rooms_with_a_view
  • tennis
  • garden
  • historic
  • child_friendly
  • dog_friendly
  • fishing
  • wifi
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Kylesku Hotel

Kylesku Hotel

Kylesku

In a ‘very beautiful spot’ on the remote, rocky shores of Loch Glendhu, an old coaching inn has been transformed into a modern hotel that takes full advantage of the beauty and bounty of its setting.
  • child_friendly
  • walking
  • bird_watching
  • garden
  • value
  • fishing
  • dog_friendly
  • disabled_facilities
  • wifi
  • rooms_with_a_view
  • disabled
  • wheelchair_accessible
  • babyfriendly
  • vegetarian_friendly
  • wildlife_watching
  • parking
  • seaside
  • good_value
  • veganfriendly
  • outdoor_dining
  • great_breakfast
  • cycling
  • foodie
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The Pierhouse

The Pierhouse

Port Appin

There are glorious views to Lismore and Mull across Loch Linnhe from the dining room and sun terraces of this hotel in a 'magic, peaceful place', once a drop-off point for steamships.
  • weddings
  • child_friendly
  • walking
  • bird_watching
  • dog_friendly
  • wifi
  • parking
  • exceptional_value
  • seaside
  • rooms_with_a_view
  • conference_meeting
  • good_value
  • honeymoon
  • ecofriendly
  • wildlife_watching
  • babyfriendly
  • veganfriendly
  • vegetarian_friendly
  • great_breakfast
  • mooring_available
  • foodie
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The Three Chimneys and The House Over-By

The Three Chimneys and The House Over-By

Isle of Skye

In a scattered hamlet on the western shore of Loch Dunvegan, in the far north of Skye, a whitewashed stone crofter’s cottage is the setting for this fine-dining restaurant-with-rooms.
  • child_friendly
  • walking
  • bird_watching
  • garden
  • value
  • fishing
  • disabled_facilities
  • wifi
  • romantic
  • rooms_with_a_view
  • view
  • disabled
  • wheelchair_accessible
  • for_winelovers
  • ecofriendly
  • vegetarian_friendly
  • seaside
  • parking
  • great_breakfast
  • wildlife_watching
  • weddings
  • foodie
  • restaurant_with_rooms
  • boutique
  • dog_friendly
  • electric_charging_point
  • veganfriendly
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Cavens

Cavens

Dumfries

Guests feel ‘very cared for’ at Jane and Angus Fordyce’s Georgian country house, which stands in mature grounds close to the empty beaches of the Solway coast.
  • child_friendly
  • golf
  • walking
  • bird_watching
  • garden
  • fishing
  • dog_friendly
  • wifi
  • conference_meeting
  • ecofriendly
  • for_winelovers
  • country_house
  • great_breakfast
  • parking
  • foodie
  • boutique
  • cycling
  • historic
  • outdoor_pursuits_hunting
  • wildlife_watching
  • conferencemeeting_friendly
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Glenfinnan House Hotel

Glenfinnan House Hotel

Fort William

Peacefully set beside Loch Shiel, opposite the Glenfinnan Monument and with distant views of Ben Nevis, this handsome country house with tartan fabrics and four-poster bedrooms is a great Highland hideaway.
  • child_friendly
  • walking
  • garden
  • value
  • fishing
  • dog_friendly
  • wifi
  • romantic
  • rooms_with_a_view
  • conference_meeting
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  • honeymoon
  • veganfriendly
  • vegetarian_friendly
  • wildlife_watching
  • boutique
  • outdoor_pursuits_hunting
  • weddings
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Windlestraw

Windlestraw

Walkerburn

An Edwardian manor house built in the Tweed valley as a wedding gift for the future wife of a cashmere mill owner is today a small, elegant hotel with a serious emphasis on food.
  • weddings
  • child_friendly
  • golf
  • walking
  • garden
  • fishing
  • dog_friendly
  • guesthouse
  • wifi
  • romantic
  • parking
  • restaurant_with_rooms
  • for_winelovers
  • rooms_with_a_view
  • great_breakfast
  • boutique
  • country_house
  • cycling
  • historic
  • vegetarian_friendly
  • veganfriendly
  • foodie
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Barley Bree

Barley Bree

Muthill

At the heart of the conservation village of ‘Mew-thil’, with views of the Earn valley and the Grampians, this flower-decked former inn is run by Fabrice and Alison Bouteloup as a welcoming restaurant-with-rooms.
  • child_friendly
  • value
  • wifi
  • gourmet
  • wine
  • wheelchair_accessible
  • babyfriendly
  • for_winelovers
  • outdoor_pursuits_hunting
  • vegetarian_friendly
  • veganfriendly
  • walking
  • conferencemeeting_friendly
  • restaurant_with_rooms
  • good_value
  • outdoor_dining
  • garden
  • parking
  • golf
  • foodie
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Forss House

Forss House

Thurso

The River Forss curves around the wooded grounds of this late Georgian country house, run today as a ‘wonderful hotel’ with salmon fishing at the bottom of the garden.
  • weddings
  • child_friendly
  • walking
  • garden
  • fishing
  • disabled_facilities
  • wifi
  • conference_meeting
  • activities
  • disabled
  • outdoor_pursuits_hunting
  • country_house
  • rooms_with_a_view
  • historic
  • parking
  • bird_watching
  • vegetarian_friendly
  • ecofriendly
  • dog_friendly
  • romantic
  • for_winelovers
  • golf
  • cycling
  • foodie
  • conferencemeeting_friendly
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Blackaddie House

Blackaddie House

Sanquhar

Traditional hospitality, home comforts and creative modern cooking are a winning combination at this mellow-stone manse with the River Nith surging past the garden.
  • weddings
  • child_friendly
  • walking
  • garden
  • dog_friendly
  • wifi
  • parking
  • view
  • fishing
  • with_cooking_school
  • restaurant_with_rooms
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  • vegetarian_friendly
  • rooms_with_a_view
  • wildlife_watching
  • for_winelovers
  • golf
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  • wheelchair_accessible
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Smiddy House

Smiddy House

Spean Bridge

Whichever way you approach, it is a scenic drive to Robert Bryson and Glen Russell’s restaurant-with-rooms, at a crossroads in a south Highlands village.
  • walking
  • wifi
  • parking
  • golf
  • restaurant_with_rooms
  • outdoor_pursuits_hunting
  • fishing
  • vegetarian_friendly
  • good_value
  • foodie
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The Dulaig

The Dulaig

Grantown-on-Spey

Warm Scottish hospitality is the hallmark of this Edwardian country house B&B, from the home-made cakes and whisky-fuelled porridge to the beautifully tended garden and comfortable bedrooms.
  • walking
  • bird_watching
  • fishing
  • bandb
  • wifi
  • vegetarian_friendly
  • garden
  • parking
  • wildlife_watching
  • great_breakfast
  • good_value
  • country_house
  • veganfriendly
  • rooms_with_a_view
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Gordon’s

Gordon’s

Inverkeilor

Readers are charmed by the warm welcome they receive from hostess Maria Watson and the ‘outstanding food’ created by Garry, her son, at this restaurant-with-rooms in a Victorian terrace house in a village close to the North Sea coast.
  • golf
  • wifi
  • parking
  • gourmet
  • garden
  • restaurant_with_rooms
  • walking
  • wheelchair_accessible
  • good_value
  • foodie
  • for_winelovers
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Coll Hotel

Coll Hotel

Isle of Coll

‘Run by generations of the Oliphant family since 1963’, Coll’s welcoming social hub and only hotel sits at the head of Loch Eatharna, close to the ferry terminal.
  • child_friendly
  • bird_watching
  • garden
  • wifi
  • parking
  • exceptional_value
  • romantic
  • seaside
  • babyfriendly
  • walking
  • vegetarian_friendly
  • rooms_with_a_view
  • wheelchair_accessible
  • wildlife_watching
  • good_value
  • mooring_available
  • outdoor_dining
  • disabled_facilities
  • weddings
  • foodie
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Douneside House

Douneside House

Tarland

An Edwardian Scottish Baronial fantasy mansion, with crow-stepped gables and castellation, stands on the edge of the Cairngorms national park with views over the Howe of Cromar.
  • gym
  • weddings
  • child_friendly
  • golf
  • walking
  • garden
  • fishing
  • spa
  • wifi
  • parking
  • tennis
  • honeymoon
  • country_house
  • rooms_with_a_view
  • indoor_pool
  • historic
  • conference_meeting
  • babyfriendly
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  • vegetarian_friendly
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  • conferencemeeting_friendly
  • foodie
  • boutique
  • wildlife_watching
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The Inn at Loch Tummel

The Inn at Loch Tummel

Pitlochry

‘A wonderful setting beside the loch’ with views across the water to Schiehallion, the local Munro, makes Jade and Alice Calliva’s former coaching inn a superbly relaxing place to stay.
  • walking
  • bird_watching
  • dog_friendly
  • wifi
  • vegetarian_friendly
  • weddings
  • garden
  • parking
  • outdoor_dining
  • golf
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  • rooms_with_a_view
  • good_value
  • boutique
  • child_friendly
  • cycling
  • historic
  • wildlife_watching
  • pub_with_rooms
  • wheelchair_accessible
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Shieldaig Lodge

Shieldaig Lodge

Gairloch

With ‘wonderful views’ of Loch Gairloch, this Victorian hunting lodge on a wooded estate where falconry, fishing and deer stalking can all be laid on for guests now accepts dogs in its bedrooms and bar.
  • weddings
  • child_friendly
  • walking
  • garden
  • fishing
  • wifi
  • parking
  • rooms_with_a_view
  • conference_meeting
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  • country_house
  • romantic
  • vegetarian_friendly
  • for_winelovers
  • honeymoon
  • bird_watching
  • seaside
  • golf
  • horse_riding
  • cycling
  • wildlife_watching
  • wheelchair_accessible
  • boutique
  • babyfriendly
  • foodie
  • historic
  • dog_friendly
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The Ship Inn

The Ship Inn

Elie

With its own beach cricket team, Rachel and Graham Bucknall’s white-and-blue friendly gastropub on a no through road to the sailing club overlooks a sandy bay on the Firth of Forth.
  • child_friendly
  • dog_friendly
  • wifi
  • seaside
  • walking
  • vegetarian_friendly
  • rooms_with_a_view
  • parking
  • golf
  • wildlife_watching
  • good_value
  • pub_with_rooms
  • weddings
  • restaurant_with_rooms
  • outdoor_dining
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Woodcroft House

Woodcroft House

Perth

In an elevated position, on a private no through road, with views over the pointy roofscape of Perth to the mountains, Claire Dingwall Slater and Alick Slater’s Arts and Crafts-style Victorian guest house enters the Guide this year with lavish praise from our inspectors.
  • adultsonly
  • boutique
  • garden
  • guest_house
  • outdoor_dining
  • parking
  • rooms_with_a_view
  • veganfriendly
  • vegetarian_friendly
  • walking
  • historic
  • wifi
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Burt’s

Burt’s

Melrose

The Henderson family’s well-established hotel stands on the main square of a pretty Borders town, a welcoming landmark for locals and visitors alike.
  • babyfriendly
  • child_friendly
  • conferencemeeting_friendly
  • dog_friendly
  • fishing
  • garden
  • golf
  • good_value
  • parking
  • rooms_with_a_view
  • vegetarian_friendly
  • walking
  • wifi
  • pub_with_rooms
  • cycling
  • weddings
Last updated: May 25, 2022