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Walking hotels in Scotland

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Knockinaam Lodge

Knockinaam Lodge - Third night B&B Free

Portpatrick

On a sheltered cove on the wildly scenic Galloway coast, Sian and David Ibbotson’s stone hunting lodge is liked for its ‘tranquil setting’, its ‘professional, friendly, caring’ staff, and its fine collection of single malts.
  • weddings
  • child_friendly
  • walking
  • garden
  • dog_friendly
  • wifi
  • romantic
  • honeymoon
  • historic
  • gourmet
  • view
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Culdearn House

Culdearn House - Autumn Break Special Offer

Grantown-on-Spey

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.
  • golf
  • walking
  • bird_watching
  • garden
  • fishing
  • wifi
  • country_house
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Glenfinnan House Hotel

Glenfinnan House Hotel - Three nights for Two Special Offer

Glenfinnan

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.
  • weddings
  • child_friendly
  • walking
  • garden
  • value
  • fishing
  • dog_friendly
  • wifi
  • romantic
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Trigony House

Trigony House - Three Night Special Offer

Thornhill

Atop a tree-lined drive, arrive to a ‘cheerful welcome’ at Jan and Adam Moore’s ‘excellent’ hotel, in an 18th-century hunting and fishing lodge.
  • weddings
  • child_friendly
  • walking
  • garden
  • value
  • spa
  • dog_friendly
  • wifi
  • parking
  • view
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Douneside House

Douneside House - Culinary Experience

Tarland

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.
  • gym
  • weddings
  • child_friendly
  • golf
  • walking
  • garden
  • fishing
  • spa
  • wifi
  • parking
  • tennis
  • honeymoon
  • country_house
  • indoor_pool
  • historic
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Crinan Hotel

Crinan Hotel - Bed and Breakfast - 3 nights for the price of 2

Crinan

Seafood is an art at this ‘friendly, informal’ hotel in a ‘spectacular position’ overlooking the sea and a canal lock.
  • weddings
  • child_friendly
  • walking
  • garden
  • dog_friendly
  • wifi
  • parking
  • view
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Blackaddie House

Blackaddie House - Three for Two Special Offer

Sanquhar

On the banks of the River Nith, near the Southern Upland Way, this restaurant-with-rooms with a ‘welcoming atmosphere’ and a ‘restful ambience’ is ‘well worth a detour for the food alone’.
  • weddings
  • child_friendly
  • walking
  • garden
  • dog_friendly
  • wifi
  • parking
  • gourmet
  • view
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Balcary Bay Hotel

Balcary Bay Hotel

Auchencairn

‘Happily, as good as ever,’ writes a Guide reader this year, revisiting Graeme Lamb’s ‘well-run’ hotel on the Solway Firth, where the views stretch across the bay towards the hills of Cumbria.
  • child_friendly
  • golf
  • walking
  • bird_watching
  • garden
  • value
  • dog_friendly
  • wifi
  • seaside
  • view
  • disabled
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Kinloch House

Kinloch House

Blairgowrie

‘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.
  • weddings
  • child_friendly
  • golf
  • walking
  • garden
  • fishing
  • wifi
  • country_house
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The Colonsay

The Colonsay

Colonsay

Alight from the ferry on this unspoilt island, and chances are that Ivan Lisovyy, the ‘can-do’ manager of Jane and Alex Howard’s unpretentious 18th-century inn, will be there to greet you.
  • child_friendly
  • walking
  • value
  • dog_friendly
  • wifi
  • seaside
  • view
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Argyll Hotel

Argyll Hotel

Iona

An ‘informal, warmly welcoming’ place, this low-key small hotel is just the ticket for visitors in search of ‘peace and quiet to experience the magic of this lovely, remote island’.
  • weddings
  • child_friendly
  • walking
  • bird_watching
  • garden
  • dog_friendly
  • wifi
  • exceptional_value
  • seaside
  • view
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Ardanaiseig

Ardanaiseig

Kilchrenan

Ardanaiseig closed as a hotel at the end of November 2017. It will be relaunched in 2018 a venue catering for groups, weddings, and corporate functions.
  • weddings
  • child_friendly
  • walking
  • garden
  • value
  • fishing
  • dog_friendly
  • wifi
  • romantic
  • honeymoon
  • country_house
  • historic
  • view
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Killiecrankie Hotel

Killiecrankie Hotel

Killiecrankie

‘A treat of a hotel.’ ‘It has never failed us,’ say regular guests of this ‘exceptionally pleasant’ 1840s dower house by the beautiful, wooded Pass of Killiecrankie.
  • child_friendly
  • walking
  • bird_watching
  • garden
  • value
  • dog_friendly
  • wifi
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The Airds Hotel

The Airds Hotel

Port Appin

‘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.
  • weddings
  • child_friendly
  • walking
  • bird_watching
  • garden
  • value
  • fishing
  • dog_friendly
  • wifi
  • gourmet
  • honeymoon
  • view
  • activities
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Viewfield House

Viewfield House

Portree

Unstuffy, informal, perhaps a touch eccentric, the Macdonald family’s ‘fabulous’ Victorian country house stands in large wooded grounds with far-reaching views of Portree Bay.
  • child_friendly
  • walking
  • garden
  • value
  • guesthouse
  • wifi
  • parking
  • disabled
  • guest_house
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The Foveran

The Foveran

St Ola

‘What a delightful place!’ write regular Guide correspondents this year, of the Doull family’s restaurant-with-rooms..
  • child_friendly
  • walking
  • bird_watching
  • garden
  • wifi
  • gourmet
  • seaside
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Kilcamb Lodge

Kilcamb Lodge

Strontian

‘Everything is presented with care and style’ at Sally and David Ruthven-Fox’s small hotel on the ‘peaceful shores’ of Loch Sunart.
  • weddings
  • child_friendly
  • golf
  • walking
  • bird_watching
  • garden
  • fishing
  • dog_friendly
  • wifi
  • view
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Tiroran House

Tiroran House

Tiroran

Arrive to a complimentary glass of champagne, at Laurence and Katie Mackay’s Victorian country house hotel on the Isle of Mull.
  • weddings
  • child_friendly
  • walking
  • bird_watching
  • garden
  • dog_friendly
  • wifi
  • view
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Scarista House

Scarista House

Scarista

‘It’s a spectacular drive’ to this whitewashed manse in an ‘extraordinary setting’ on the west coast of Harris.
  • weddings
  • child_friendly
  • walking
  • bird_watching
  • garden
  • dog_friendly
  • wifi
  • romantic
  • view
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The Dower House

The Dower House

Muir of Ord

‘We were thoroughly spoiled.’ Mena and Robyn Aitchison are much appreciated by Guide readers for the 'wonderful hospitality’ at their ‘well-located’ Georgian stone cottage-orné outside Inverness.
  • weddings
  • child_friendly
  • golf
  • walking
  • garden
  • bandb
  • wifi
  • parking
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Burrastow House

Burrastow House

Walls

‘It’s like being a guest at a country house in an extraordinarily beautiful location,’ say Guide readers this year.
  • weddings
  • child_friendly
  • walking
  • bird_watching
  • guesthouse
  • wifi
  • seaside
  • view
  • garden
  • guest_house
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Coul House

Coul House

Contin

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’.
  • weddings
  • child_friendly
  • golf
  • walking
  • bird_watching
  • garden
  • fishing
  • dog_friendly
  • wifi
  • historic
  • view
  • activities
  • disabled
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The Manor House

The Manor House

Oban

Sit on the terrace of Leslie and Margaret Crane’s ‘relaxed, friendly’ Georgian stone mansion overlooking Oban bay, and watch the ferries slip out of the harbour, bound for the Isles.
  • weddings
  • golf
  • walking
  • garden
  • wifi
  • parking
  • view
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The Cross at Kingussie

The Cross at Kingussie

Kingussie

Long praised for the generous hospitality of its hosts, Derek and Celia Kitchingman, this ‘very quiet’ 19th-century tweed mill-turned-restaurant-with-rooms on the banks of the River Gynack is gaining attention, too, for its food.
  • child_friendly
  • walking
  • bird_watching
  • garden
  • wifi
  • gourmet
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Kylesku Hotel

Kylesku Hotel

Kylesku

In ‘one of the wildest and most beautiful locations’, Tanja Lister and Sonia Virechauveix run their small hotel with ‘informal warmth’.
  • child_friendly
  • walking
  • bird_watching
  • garden
  • value
  • fishing
  • dog_friendly
  • wifi
  • gourmet
  • disabled