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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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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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Forss House

Forss House - 'Escape to the Scottish Wilderness' Special Offer

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

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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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Shieldaig Lodge

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Gairloch

Once a Victorian hunting lodge, this ‘unpretentious’ hotel makes the most of both its history and its West Highland geography on the banks of Loch Gairloch.
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Bunchrew House

Bunchrew House - Two Night Winter Luxury Highland Break Special Offer

Inverness

In a ‘lovely position’ by Beauly Firth, this handsome 17th-century mansion stands in large grounds that lead into woodland laced with walking paths – look out for the brown hares and roe deer who like to visit.
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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 - Three Nights for the Price of Two Special Offer

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 - 'The Ultimate Christmas Break' Special Offer

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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Balcary Bay Hotel

Balcary Bay Hotel

Auchencairn

In ‘suitably isolated splendour’ on the shores of the Solway Firth, Graeme Lamb’s hotel gazes across the water to Hestan Isle and the peaks of the Lake District.
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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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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

Sleat

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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The Torridon

The Torridon

Torridon

Far-flung Torridon hosts an extreme Scottish triathlon, but there are gentler pursuits for guests at this resort hotel, a ‘baronial pile’ on a wooded estate at the head of Loch Torridon.
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Eddrachilles Hotel

Eddrachilles Hotel

Scourie

Eddrachilles Hotel is currently closed.
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Last updated: October 28, 2020