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Walking hotels in Scotland

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The Green Park

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Pitlochry

Ironwork sculptures adorn the wide lawn that borders Loch Faskally at the McMenemie family’s extended Victorian country house, along with waterside seating areas.
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Cringletie House

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Peebles

In sweeping lawns within acres of woodland, this secluded baronial mansion is a ‘little jewel’.
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Rufflets

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St Andrews

One of Scotland’s first country house hotels, this turreted 1920s mansion in tranquil, ‘elegant’ gardens is owned by Mark and Christopher Forrester, grandsons of two of the original founders.
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Trigony House

Trigony House

Thornhill

Jan and Adam Moore’s relaxed, pet-friendly country hotel is in an 18th-century sporting lodge surrounded by mature gardens and woodland.
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The Dunstane Houses

The Dunstane Houses

Edinburgh

Heathery tones and tweedy fabrics bring a breath of fresh Orkney air to this family-owned hotel, in a peaceful area just beyond the city centre.
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Knockderry House Hotel

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Cove

Romantic turrets and towers add to the Scottish country house experience at Murdo and Beth Macleod’s listed baronial building by the shores of Loch Long.
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The Colonsay

The Colonsay

Isle of Colonsay

The island’s only hotel is set on a hillside above the harbour, and has sweeping views across the bay to Jura.
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Jura Hotel – Craighouse

Jura Hotel – Craighouse

Isle of Jura

There are glorious views across Small Isles Bay from the McCallum family’s hotel, restaurant and pub, in the only village, on the only road, on this remote, beautiful island.
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Argyll Hotel

Argyll Hotel

Isle of Iona

Set amid the splendid isolation of a sparsely populated Hebridean island, this small 19th-century hotel is a few minutes’ walk from the ferry, and has magnificent views across the Sound of Iona to Mull.
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The Airds Hotel

The Airds Hotel

Port Appin

A ‘lovely mix of quiet seaside, stunning hillside and island life’ can be found here, by Loch Linnhe, and within easy reach of Glasgow and Edinburgh.
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Knockinaam Lodge

Knockinaam Lodge

Portpatrick

‘A stiff walk from Portpatrick along the cliffs’ brings you to Sian and David Ibbotson’s Victorian hunting lodge overlooking the Irish Sea.
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Viewfield House

Viewfield House

Isle of Skye

Set in 20 acres of woodland garden just outside Portree, ‘relaxing’ Viewfield House has the look and feel of a much-loved family home.
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The Foveran

The Foveran

St Ola

Stunning sea views accompany the food at this ‘welcoming’ restaurant-with-rooms, where the dining room overlooks the sheltered waters of Scapa Flow and the southern Orkney Islands.
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Kilcamb Lodge

Kilcamb Lodge

Strontian

You need to take a ferry crossing before traversing a mountain pass and a deep glen to arrive at this ‘superb country house in a remote and extraordinary setting’ with a private beach on a loch shore with mountain views.
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Scarista House

Scarista House

Isle of Harris

There are few more remote hotels in the Guide than this Georgian former manse, in a ‘spectacular’ setting between a white-sand beach and heather-clad mountains.
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Kinloch Lodge

Kinloch Lodge

Isle of Skye

With views to take the breath away, this former hunting lodge owned by Lord and Lady Macdonald stands on the shores of Loch Na Dal at the foot of densely wooded Kinloch hill.
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Prestonfield

Prestonfield

Edinburgh

Wrapped in parkland, this gleaming white country house that is only ten minutes from the city centre takes luxury to hedonistic levels, with lavish decorations and indulgent service.
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Coul House

Coul House

Strathpeffer

A private road leads to this singular Georgian mansion in lovely gardens and grounds, with ancient trees, a pitch-and-putt area, and a fairy trail through the rhododendrons for children.
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The Manor House

The Manor House

Oban

‘A haven of comfort and good food,’ writes one regular reviewer of this small hotel on Oban Bay.
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Eddrachilles Hotel

Eddrachilles Hotel

Scourie

This ‘ideally situated’ hotel, which offers shoreside views of Badcall Bay, with its bobbing fishing boats, and Quinag mountain beyond, continues to win warm praise from readers.
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Culdearn House

Culdearn House

Grantown-on-Spey

On the edge of the Cairngorms national park, William and Sonia Marshall’s bay-fronted Victorian house looks on to a tract of the ancient woodlands that surround Grantown-on-Spey.
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The Cross at Kingussie

The Cross at Kingussie

Kingussie

Amid the wooded mountain scenery of the Cairngorms national park, a Victorian tweed mill once driven by the rocky, rushing Gynack Burn lives on as a restaurant-with-rooms.
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Glengarry Castle Hotel

Glengarry Castle Hotel

Invergarry

On the shore of Loch Oich, this rambling baronial Victorian house has its own castle ruins in its extensive wooded grounds – Invergarry Castle is said to have hosted Bonnie Prince Charlie after the Battle of Culloden.
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Kylesku Hotel

Kylesku Hotel

Kylesku

Ferries no longer skim across Loch Glendhu to Kylestrome, but you can still watch the day’s catch being landed on the slipway, from Tanja Lister and Sonia Virechauveix’s 17th-century coaching inn turned award-winning hotel.
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The Pierhouse

The Pierhouse

Port Appin

Situated ‘well off the beaten track’, this former home of a piermaster is a ‘relaxed and friendly’ lochside bolt-hole, known for its seafood restaurant.
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The Three Chimneys and The House Over-By

The Three Chimneys and The House Over-By

Isle of Skye

In the remote north of Skye, a whitewashed stone crofter’s cottage overlooking Loch Dunvegan, with views to the peaks of Harris and North Uist, is home to an ambitious restaurant-with-rooms.
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Moor of Rannoch-Restaurant & Rooms

Moor of Rannoch-Restaurant & Rooms

Rannoch Station

At the end of the road, this cosy 19th-century hotel built for railway engineers is a relaxed, laid-back base in a vast moorland wilderness that offers serious walking for the well-prepared enthusiast. Drive or cycle to the Black Wood of Rannoch, to spot red deer, pine martens, venerable native trees; stride out on the old Road to the Isles, returning for a hearty dinner. Sally forth well prepared – there’s no mobile signal in case of difficulty.
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Cavens

Cavens

Dumfries

Jane and Angus Fordyce demonstrate ‘a rare combination of relaxed professionalism and high standards’, says a visitor to their Georgian country house.
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Glenfinnan House Hotel

Glenfinnan House Hotel

Fort William

You can almost hear the skirling of pipes as you gaze across Loch Shiel from Jane MacFarlane’s waterside mansion to the Glenfinnan Monument and distant Ben Nevis.
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Windlestraw

Windlestraw

Walkerburn

John and Sylvia Matthews’s keen ‘eye for detail’ has lifted this convivial restaurant-with-rooms to the ‘top range of small establishments’ since they took it over in 2015.
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Barley Bree

Barley Bree

Muthill

A red-stone 19th-century inn in a conservation village took on a new lease of life in 2007 when Fabrice and Alison Bouteloup hung out the flower baskets and opened their restaurant-with-rooms.
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Forss House

Forss House

Thurso

The River Forss loops around this late Georgian Highland retreat in wooded grounds, today a dog-friendly hotel that is ideal for anglers, with shooting, stalking and hiking also on offer.
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Blackaddie House

Blackaddie House

Sanquhar

The River Nith ripples past the garden of Jane and Ian McAndrew’s old manse and gastronomic destination, in a rolling landscape with views to the Lowther hills.
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Smiddy House

Smiddy House

Spean Bridge

‘Every visit exceeds expectations,’ writes a fan of Robert Bryson and Glen Russell’s restaurant-with-rooms in a village dubbed ‘the crossroads to the Highlands’.
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The Dulaig

The Dulaig

Grantown-on-Spey

Hens roam the landscaped gardens of this B&B, a stroll from a town set amid ancient woodlands on the edge of the Cairngorms national park.
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Gordon’s

Gordon’s

Arbroath

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.
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Coll Hotel

Coll Hotel

Isle of Coll

Seafaring readers anchored at Arinagour to seek a shower and dinner at the social hub of ‘a beautiful island with spectacular beaches, dark-sky park and wonderful wildlife’.
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Knockendarroch Hotel

Knockendarroch Hotel

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.
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Riverwood

Riverwood

Pitlochry

You can gaze out at the River Tay over breakfast at Ann and Alf Berry’s Arts and Crafts-style B&B in wooded grounds on the edge of a conservation village.
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Douneside House – Tarland

Douneside House – Tarland

Tarland

The feeling of a family home pervades this hotel in brimming gardens on the edge of the Cairngorms national park.
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Last updated: August 29, 2021