Aikenshill House, Aberdeen
This luxuriously converted farmhouse is situated 6 miles north of Aberdeen and within throwing distance of the New Trump International Golf Links. It commands stunning views over rolling sand dunes as well as easy access to some of Scotland’s most beautiful countryside and top visitor attractions. There are four sumptuous and individually-designed en-suite bedrooms, with a beautifully appointed lounge and spacious dining room for guests.
Airds Hotel, Port Appin
This luxury hotel is a converted ferry inn, on the west coast of Scotland near Oban and is set in one of the most stunning locations in the UK. It is one of the AA’s award winning luxury romantic hotels in Scotland and is blessed with fantastic views out towards Loch Linnhe and the mountains beyond. Each of the Aird’s eleven individually styled bedrooms and suites have all recently been redecorated and convey a warm and inviting style of their own. The hotel prides itself on its personal service, luxury and a gourmet dining experience.
The 3 AA rosette awarded restaurant is renowned for its fresh, local seafood and has been recommended in the esteemed Michelin guide of 2014. Located in the pretty hamlet of Port Appin the hotel is easily accessible to Oban and Argyll in general with all its beautiful scenery.
Whether you come for the beautiful views, fantastic Scottish Seafood or romantic setting in luxurious surroundings, you will not be disappointed.
Albany Hotel, St Andrews
The Albany is a small, friendly, informal 3 star hotel. The first in St Andrews to be awarded the prestigious title ‘Townhouse Hotel’ by the Scottish Tourist Board. The quaint old building has a warm personality all of its own. You will love the craftsmanship of the many original features. Built from 1764, the hotel consists of two Georgian terraced houses, both exactly the same layout, built for two brothers by their father, Mr Thomas Low.
Situated on North Street the Albany Hotel is right the heart of the town, within a few minutes’ walk from the Cathedral, University buildings and the Old Course.
The Hotel provides a substantial Scottish or Continental breakfast served in the Garden Restaurant which opens onto a walled garden and patio. It also boasts a cosy lounge with open fire and bar which offers an extensive collection of malt whiskies.
With only 22 rooms (all en-suite), they are able to maintain very high standards in accommodation and service without losing a warm and caring attitude towards their guests.
Apex Hotel - Grassmarket, Edinburgh, Edinburgh
Located on the Grassmarket, Apex Grassmarket Hotel looks directly across to the majestic outline of Edinburgh Castle and down on the rolling roofs of Old Town. It is the perfect base from which to explore Edinburgh’s iconic attractions – the Royal Mile, Edinburgh Castle, and the Scottish National Gallery are just a brief walk away – and an ideal place for rest, relaxation and comfort. Rooms are warm, welcoming, and stocked with superb amenities like complimentary Wi-Fi, luxurious Elemis toiletries and 42-inch LCD TVs.
Ardgowan Hotel, St Andrews
The Ardgowan Hotel is a Scottish Tourist Board 3 Star rated accommodation, centrally located within walking distance of the University of St Andrews and the world famous Old Course.
The Ardgowan was designed by the famous Scottish architect, George Rae, and was built in 1847. Now a family run hotel, The Ardgowan comprises of 36 comfortable en suite bedrooms across the two adjoining Georgian town houses.
Attached to the Hotel is the one AA Rosette Playfair’s Restaurant & Steakhouse which has an excellent reputation for its Scottish inspired menu and top quality, freshly prepared food using local produce.
At No. 9, Dornoch
This luxury, boutique four bedroomed B&B will give the feeling that you are visiting your own country house. Each en-suite room is individually decorated and finished to a high standard with the Donald Room having its own private sitting room. The Snug, with its tasteful decoration and comfortable furnishings will invite you to sit and relax for tea on your arrival or to just gaze out at the famous Dornoch Cathedral. Free WIFI is available throughout the house.
Atlantic Hotel, Portrush, Portrush, Northern Ireland
This hotel has had a name change in the last year but you can still be assured of the same warm, Irish welcome and breath-taking views over the Atlantic Ocean. Situated in the centre of Portrush, the Atlantic is an ideal base for experiencing some of Northern Ireland’s finest golf. Rooms have warm, contemporary touches and amenities like high-speed WiFi and flat-screen televisions and are furnished with your relaxation in mind.
Balmoral Hotel, Edinburgh
You will find The Balmoral at Edinburgh’s most prestigious address, No. 1 Princes Street, where the Old Town stops and the New Town begins. The hotel’s majestic clock defines the city’s skyline and since the day they opened in 1902 it has run three minutes fast to ensure you will never miss your train. The Balmoral is a grand railway hotel which offers a combination of classic rooms and exclusive suites. All the rooms have complimentary Wi-Fi, interactive entertainment and many offer stunning views over Edinburgh Castle and the Old Town.
The hotel offers a range of bars and restaurants including, Number One, the hotels Michelin star winning restaurant. Furthermore Palm Court, which serves award winning afternoon teas, is an Edinburgh institution that’s as glittering as its glass dome and Venetian chandelier. The hotel also offers an awarding winning spa which is amongst the best urban day spas in Scotland.
Boath House, Nairn
An immaculately restored Grade-A listed, Georgian mansion situated on Scotland’s north east Moray coast and an excellent base for a golfing trip to the Highlands. It is owned by Don and Wendy Matheson, whose love for this beautiful Regency house saved it from the Historic Scotland’s ‘endangered list’, and it is ably supported by award winning Chef Charlie Lockley.
Each bedroom has its quirks and is unique in size and decor. With the exception of added en-suites, each has retained its original character. The 2 Orangerie rooms, which were the original kitchens, are more contemporary in design and boast impressive vaulted ceilings.
The inviting restaurant offers fine views through the impressive French windows, over the manicured lawns and down to the lake. The menu changes daily to take advantage of local, seasonal produce and many of the dishes served have been sourced from the hotel’s kitchen garden. Three and six course dinner options are available, each with canapés enjoyed beforehand! Dinner here is a must!!
There is also an excellent Spa onsite with a large selection of beauty treatments in stunning tranquil settings.
The combination of beautiful bedrooms, delicious dining and fantastic grounds means you are in for a memorable stay. Ideal for couples who appreciate fine food and drink.
Bridge Inn at Ratho, Edinburgh
This lovely 4-bedroom inn is ideally located close to Edinburgh Airport for your final night. All rooms have been individually designed with a traditional feel but modern touches. Every bedroom has views of the Union Canal and the surrounding countryside, en-suite bathrooms, complimentary Au Lait Scottish Fine Soap products, and Egyptian cotton bed linen. The rooms also have flat screen TV’s, free wi-fi, tea and coffee making facilities and hairdryers. The restaurant always features the ever popular pub favourites, like fresh haddock with hand-cut chips or the tasty pie of the week. You will also find venison, hake, pigeon, salmon and hand-dived scallops alongside their beautiful 35-day hung beef. In season there is also locally-shot game.
Caledonian Waldorf Astoria Hotel, Edinburgh
The Caledonian which has been one of Edinburgh’s most popular hotels for over a hundred years has just undergone a major £24 million redevelopment. Situated at the west end of Princes Street, this former Victorian railway hotel nestles in the shadow of the historic Edinburgh Castle, just two minutes’ walk from the designer stores and fashionable bars of George Street.
Offers 241 elegantly furnished guest rooms and suites, many with spectacular views of historic Edinburgh Castle. The hotel’s exclusive spa ‘the Guerlain’ offers a luxurious swimming pool, sauna, steam room, jacuzzi, and a state-of-the-art gym.
It is home to two inspired eateries – The Pompadour by Galvin and Galvin Brasserie de Luxe – from the renowned Michelin-starred chefs Chris and Jeff Galvin. Both offer classic French cuisine in elegant and sophisticated surroundings.
Carnoustie Golf Hotel, Carnoustie, Angus
Opening its doors for business in May 1999, it was built to a very high specification to be ready for the Open in July of that year. It overlooks the great Championship course and is the ideal 4 star refuge for golfers taking on the challenge of Carnoustie, which is one of the country’s top 3 golf courses. Most importantly the hotel possesses a daily allocation of tee times making it more viable to access the course for visiting groups.
The hotel features 85 en-suite bedrooms including 10 suites. The on-site leisure facilities at Club Carnoustie include a sauna, an indoor swimming pool, Jacuzzi, steam room, and gym.
Club Carnoustie Golf Hotel also hosts an extensive range of therapeutic treatments. In addition, fine dining is served at the excellent Dalhousie Restaurant, where guests can delight in fresh Scottish produce while admiring the unique, lovely views over the beautiful Championship Course.
Clubhouse Hotel, Nairn
Formerly the Claymore, this cheerful family-owned hotel has received a massive refurbishment in the last few years to create a contemporary and welcoming base from which to explore the Highlands. Bedrooms and public areas are fresh and stylish with bright colours and bold patterns giving them a boutique feel.
The cosy lounge bar is a popular and lively spot where guests and non-residents can sit next to the open fire and enjoy a wee dram or a bite to eat if a meal in the restaurant seems like too much! The restaurant offers an excellent dining selection at an affordable cost and there is also a cracking view over the gardens from the Sun Lounge, where you can enjoy a pre-dinner drink or two!!
The Clubhouse is ideally located in a quiet residential area close to the beach and Nairn Golf Club but it is always a hub of activity and a lively place to stay. It is also just over an hour’s drive north to Dornoch.
Craigellachie Hotel, Speyside
Craigellachie Hotel, Speyside reopened its doors in May 2014 after a major refurbishment which was only fully completed in November with the re-opening of the Quaich Bar, home to one of Scotland’s largest selection of single malt whiskies.
This property offers the rare opportunity to savour the style and elegance of a by-gone era, combined with all the comforts of a first-class hotel.
All the public rooms have been lovingly restored using fine fabrics and high quality period furnishings and all bedrooms have been beautifully refurbished to very high standards, providing a graceful, yet homely ambience for you to relax in.
At the basement level of the hotel you will discover the hotel’s atmospheric restaurant and other bar, the Copper Dog, which offers the best in local produce and where possible supplies are sourced from a 40 mile radius of the hotel. The bar is well stocked with a great range of local whiskies, craft beers and a selection of real Scottish ales from local breweries.
Craigielaw Lodge, Edinburgh
Opened in May 2013, the Lodge at Craigielaw is a fantastic base to enjoy some of East Lothian’s golfing gems! Attached to the clubhouse, the lodge boasts 25 well appointed rooms, 13 of which enjoy views across the course to the River Forth, Gullane Golf Courses and the kingdom of Fife, whilst 12 rooms enjoy the quiet and secluded view across a decorative courtyard.
Culloden House Hotel, Inverness
An award-winning, hugely impressive Grade-A Georgian mansion and arguably the most conscientiously deluxe hotel in the vicinity.
Steeped in history, Culloden House Hotel housed Bonnie Prince Charlie at the time of the Jacobite uprising (1745-46) and provided his battle headquarters before his fateful battle on Culloden Moor. There is much evidence of the house’s history throughout the public areas and the grandiose setting makes you feel like you have travelled back to a bygone era!
The grand accommodation is complemented by the outstanding staff who are renowned for being extremely attentive and welcoming and for going about their duties in a friendly, good humoured fashion.
The house sits in majestic grounds which can be enjoyed by all guests. There is a 4-acre walled garden with fruit trees, wild flower meadows and forest trails. Croquet is set up on the lawn and there’s a new tennis if you fancy being really active!
Culloden House is rated four star with two Rosettes for food & boasts a Silver accolade with Eat Scotland. This property will certainly add an edge to the northern leg of any trip!
D Hotel, Drogheda, Drogheda, Ireland
Located on the banks of the historic River Boyne, this impressive waterfront location includes the Scotch Hall shopping complex and a purpose built pedestrian bridge to the town centre, with its many traditional pubs and restaurants. Rooms are simple, yet contemporary and designed with comfort and relaxation in mind. There is a choice of dining with the trendy Gastropub and De Lacy’s Steak and Seafood Restaurant.
Davenport, Dublin, Dublin, Ireland
Located in Dublin’s Merrion Square & originally a church dating back to 1863, the Davenport still boasts its magnificent 18 century Italianate facade which adds to the character of this symbolic hotel. Address: 8/10 Merrion St Lower, Dublin 2, Ireland Tel: +353 1 607 3500
Dornoch Castle Hotel, Dornoch
Enjoy a flavour of the Scottish 16th century in this cheery hotel which is brimming with character.
There are 3 different room categories; the modern Garden rooms overlook the pretty walled gardens, whereas Superior and Deluxe rooms are located in the older 15th and 18th century sections of the property and have all been sympathetically refurbished taking into consideration the original layout and atmosphere of the building.
The property is home to a lively, friendly bar which is surrounded by atmospheric stone walls, and where you can settle in front of the 11 ft fireplace for a wee dram or an informal meal. For something more formal, there is also the award-winning Garden Restaurant which is popular with visitors and locals alike.
This 4 star hotel is ideally located on the High Street in Dornoch and is within close proximity to Royal Dornoch Golf Club.
DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel London – Hyde Park, London, England
Located opposite Hyde Park and Kensington Gardens, just a two-minute walk from Queensway or Bayswater tube stations, this friendly Hyde Park hotel offers proximity to popular London attractions including the West End theatre district and Madame Tussauds. Enjoy fantastic shopping opportunities at nearby Oxford Street or hire a pedalo at the Serpentine boating lake in Hyde Park.
Feel a warm welcome and enjoy a freshly baked chocolate chip cookie upon arrival. Make yourself at home in a comfortable guest room with a fantastic range of amenities including a 40-inch TV, Nespresso coffee machine, laptop safe and iPod docking station. Stay connected with complimentary WiFi, available in all guest rooms as well as public areas. Deluxe rooms have private balconies and outside seating for stunning Kensington Garden views.
Enjoy delicious, locally sourced meals and a vibrant selection of drinks at the on-site Urban Meadow Café & Bar. The café features a heated outdoor terrace, perfect for a relaxed alfresco dining.
East Haugh House Hotel, Pitlochry, Perthshire
Built originally as part of the Atholl Estate some 350 years ago, East Haugh House is a beautiful, turreted stone house situated off the old A9 road with beautiful woodland walks and easy access to Pitlochry. The 4 star hotel has its own fishing beat on the river Tay enabling guests to book a day’s salmon fishing and catch that fish of a life time!!
With 13 individually designed bedrooms, including three deluxe four-poster rooms (one with its own fireplace) and whirlpool bathrooms, along with two self-catering cottages, East Haugh House is hailed as one of Scotland’s “hidden gems” with the “best food in the area.”
The hotel has won a number of awards including Fishing Hotel of the Year for ten of the last eleven years and laterooms.com Best Customer Service Award 2011. Moreover the hotel’s excellent restaurant managed by Neil McGowan has received a number of plaudits for the high quality of its food and service.
Situated in Pitlochry which is delightful Victorian town surrounded by idyllic scenery, the hotel is the ideal location to explore the Perthshire Highlands.
Ellisland House, Ayr
Ellisland House Hotel is a beautiful house dating back to the early 1900s. Surrounded by mature trees and immaculate grounds, it is situated on Ayr’s Racecourse Road and is within minutes of the town centre, the famous Ayr seafront, esplanade and many tourist attractions such as the Robert Burns Birthplace Museum and Burns’ Cottage.
The hotel has nine double bedrooms all with luxury bathrooms, including two suites and a spacious family room. The stylish restaurant, with its own comfortable coffee lounge, is elegantly decorated but with a contemporary twist. The lounge and restaurant offer morning coffee with cakes and scones, lunches and dinner.
Fairmont St Andrews Golf Resort and Spa, St Andrews
The 520 acre five star Fairmont St Andrews resort encapsulates luxury, elegance and truly breathtaking surroundings in the ‘Home of Golf’. Located two miles along the coastal road from St Andrews, it offers outstanding coastal views overlooking St Andrews and the North Sea. The resort prides itself with an array of fabulous facilities including two championship Golf Courses, The Kittocks and The Torrance, excellent dining experiences for every palette, ranging from the new Italian eatery La Cucina to The Clubhouse serving the freshest of Steak and Seafood. All of the 209 luxury guestrooms are spacious and well-proportioned with thoughtful Scottish touches. The sumptuous Signature Spa offers a range of treatments including locally-themed massages, facial and relaxation therapies using exclusive Aromatherapy Associates products in 12 chic treatment rooms. The spacious swimming pool, sauna, steam room, Jacuzzi and relaxation room complete the experience, helping you to relax and unwind.
Located along a fantastic stretch of golfing terrain the hotel is within minutes from Kingsbarns and all of St Andrews fantastic courses.
The hotel was awarded European Golf Resort of the Year in 2012 by IAGTO and Golf Resort of the Year in 2011.
Fairways of St Andrews, St Andrews
Just steps from the 18th hole of the Old Course, Fairways has an envious position being ‘the’ Closest Guest accommodation to the Old Course but it also has St Andrews best restaurants and bars on its doorstep. It occupies a victorian building which has been renovated to a modern, boutique style with a contemporary spirit. Rich textures have been mixed with calming colours to create guest rooms which are truly stylish without compromising comfort.
These chic rooms blend seamlessly with attention to detail that ensures guests enjoy the highest standards.
Fairways only has 3 guest rooms so it has a more intimate and relaxed feel which feels more like a private residence rather than a guesthouse or b&b which accommodate larger numbers of guests and can tend to be a little impersonal.
Fionn Lodge, Dornoch
Your hosts Gordon and Hilary Sutherland extend a warm welcome to their lovely boutique B&B which has recently opened next to the prestigious Royal Dornoch Golf Club. The only B&B in Dornoch with an official 5 star rating from the Scottish Tourist Board, Fionn Lodge offers high quality service in contemporary surroundings. Rooms are light and airy and finished to an exceptional standard.
Fraser Suites, Edinburgh, Edinburgh
Located just off the Royal Mile and within a 130 year-old building which used to house the Edinburgh City Council, the Fraser Suites offer fully-serviced, luxurious one-bedroom apartments which are contemporary whilst elegant and grandly finished. The building has a sand stone Victorian facade which has been restored, adding to the sophisticated feel of this property. Each apartment has a fully furnished bedroom with ensuite bathroom, well-equipped kitchenete, comprehensive home entertainment system, complimentary wi-fi access in additional to several other luxuries.
George Hotel, Inveraray, Argyll
The present George Hotel, Inveraray, was originally two private houses completed in 1770. It is now a charming hotel with 17 bedrooms which have over the last 6 years all been sensitively and carefully restored in keeping with the history and architecture of the building. The 6 master bedrooms are all large and elegantly furnished with antiques, oil portraits and paintings. Some have polished wooden floors below and wooden beams above. Most have big luxurious bathrooms several having full-length Victorian roll top baths, double jacuzzis or fireplace.
The George has always had an enviable reputation for ambience, friendliness and its cuisine. With its original solid stone flagstone floors and four roaring log and peat fires, the George is a lively haunt for both local characters and visitors alike serving tasty locally sourced wide choice of real ales, 100 malt whiskies and an extensive wine list.
Gleneagles Hotel, Auchterarder, Perthshire
Host of the 2014 Ryder Cup the Gleneagles Hotel offers a luxury ‘French chateau’ experience amid gently rolling hills in the heart of Scotland. Established in 1924, the hotel was soon acclaimed ‘the palace in the glens’ and continues to attract those in search of rest, relaxation and exhilaration.
The resort has three golf courses, namely the Kings, Queens and PGA Centenary Course, host of the 2014 Ryder Cup, as well an academy course and extensive practice facilities. Furthermore the hotel has a range of fantastic facilities including a luxury spa, world class shooting facilities, and an equestrian school to name but a few.
The hotel has a number of dining options with the Strathearn and Andrew Fairlie being perhaps the most well-known. The Strathearn, is a classic restaurant focusing on fine dining using the best local produce to create a menu inspired by the flavours of France and Scotland and has two Rosette’s to its name. Andrew Fairlie offers an exclusive dining experience, boasting two Michelin stars, earned through Andrew’s inspiring culinary skills.
Glenelg Inn, Glenelg, Kyle of Lochalsh
Glenelg Inn is a truly unique venue located in an area of awe-inspiring beauty where you can enjoy uninterrupted views over the Sound of Sleat and on to the mystical Isle of Skye. On your arrival at this cosy, Highland inn, you can look forward to exceptional hospitality, coupled with fine food and lively entertainment.
Bedrooms are traditionally and tastefully furnished and the bar is oozing with character and local charm. It is a great place to meet the natives and frequent spontaneous musical sessions with the fiddle tend to arise.
The journey there is a joy in itself passing through totally unspoilt territory, surrounded by wildlife and spots of interest, in the land where Gavin Maxwell wrote his classic novel, Ring of Bright Water. Skye is only a short ferry ride from the hotel and Glenelg is actually home to the original Skye ferry which still operates today across the Kylerhea narrows.
Glengorm Castle, Isle of Mull
You can expect an exceptionally warm welcome at this castle, which is situated in the Glengorm Estate on the Isle of Mull, an area which stands apart from the surrounding Western Isles-already known for their dramatic scenery, due to its tranquillity and sheer natural beauty.
Built in 1860 the B & B which remains a family home sits at the headland of Glengorm’s vast area of coastline, forestry, lochs and hills. The hotel is the ideal rural retreat with five traditional rooms with open fires. Glengorm also offers self-catering accommodation with one flat within the Castle itself, one in the coffee shop and a further 6 cottages on the estate. The B & B also offer complementary whisky in the library!!!
Golf View Hotel, Nairn
This 4 star hotel has a lovely location on the shores of the Moray Firth, with gardens sweeping down to Nairn beach and views out to the Black Isle. As as its name suggests, it is also only a short stroll from Nairn Golf Club.
It boasts impressive leisure facilities including swimming pool, gym, sauna, tennis courts and Sonas Spa. Much of the hotel has recently been refurbished and you will find a traditional, comfortable interior offering a warm, Highland welcome.
There is a selection of dining options within the hotel. The Fairways Restaurant offers a finer dining experience and has just been awarded AA Rosette status. Alternatively, the Links Brasserie offers a more informal meal where you can enjoy the views of the coastline and beyond.
Inverness is only a short drive away, as is Culloden battlefield and Cawdor Castle.
Greenlawns B&B, Nairn
A warm, traditional Highland welcome awaits you from your hosts Sheelagh and Dave as soon as you enter this imposing, Victorian property in the West end of Nairn, close to the beach, town and golf courses. Rooms are bright and spacious with large bathrooms, the level of service is great and the Scottish breakfasts are also delicious.
Greyfriars Hotel, St Andrews
The Greyfriars Hotel is located in the heart of St Andrews and less than a five minute walk from the Old Course. The hotel offers 20 well equipped, spacious bedrooms all with en suite facilities. All rooms are well equipped with air conditioning/ tea & coffee making facilities/ direct dial telephones/ room safe/ hairdryer/ ironing board & iron. The hotel also contains a popular restaurant and bar, which offers an extensive range of bottled and draught beers as well as a comprehensive collection of Malt Whiskies. It is popular with visitors and locals alike and brimming with local character and charm.
Built in 1901 as an elegant holiday home for a dedicated golfer, Greywalls is an elegant Scottish Country House uniquely situated on the edge of the Muirfield championship course. As well as overlooking the famous 9th and 18th greens, the hotel also has stunning views across East Lothian and the Firth of Forth.
The hotel’s walled gardens contain a hard and grass tennis court, croquet lawn and putting green as well as borders filled with herbaceous plants. The hotels Chez Roux restaurant which is split into four separate rooms, including a Whiskey and Sun room, was awarded Scottish restaurant of the year in 2011. Furthermore the library is like an old fashioned London club and this delightful hotel has the service to match.
Highgrove House, Troon
Built by a sea captain in the 1920’s, the house has been traditionally restored to a lovely nine-guestroom hotel. Each of the charmingly quaint bedrooms is en-suite, individually decorated and provides every facility for guests to relax and enjoy their stay. You can enjoy stunning views from its spectacular hilltop position, spanning miles of coastline across the Firth of Clyde to the sensational beauty of the Isle of Arran.
The hotel is ideally located for golfers, with the Troon Championship Course and Prestwick Golf Club, the home of the first Open Championship, are located only minutes away. Their stylish restaurant which specializes in seafood and steak offers panoramic views over the Ayrshire coast.
A fantastic example of Georgian architecture Hillhouse, originally built in 1780, has been recently refurbished to an extremely high standard. The refurbishment has retained the classic Georgian features and decor whilst also discretely including all the modern day technology and comforts from under-floor heating to sate of the art audio-visual systems that you might not expect from a house of this era.
Hillhouse is always let exclusively to private groups and is perfect for a large party looking for luxurious accommodation in which to stay in elegance and privacy. Hillhouse has stunning reception rooms and 10 large and luxurious double or twin bedrooms. The house can accommodate groups of between 6 and 20 guests in the highest standards of comfort. Hillhouse is one of only 8 houses to have been awarded a prestigious 5 star award by Visit Scotland in its Exclusive Use category. They also offer a range of Health and Beauty treatments in their own treatment room to compliment your stay.
Hotel du Vin, Edinburgh
Formally an asylum, this boutique hotel lies just off the bustling Royal Mile, nestled between the iconic castle and Holyrood Palace. Its 47 timelessly furnished rooms and stunning suites feature monsoon showers, luxurious Egyptian cotton sheets, plasma TV’s, DVD’s and air conditioning.
The hotel features the trademark Hotel du Vin Bistro with a mezzanine bar serving the finest classic European cuisine from the kitchen, alfresco and private dining, cigar shack, whisky snug and intriguing La Roche tasting room where you can be taken on a pilgrimage around the world’s finest vineyards by the Head Sommelier without having to leave the room! The hotel is bustling with character, as is the al fresco dining in the courtyard, courtesy of the trademark French bistro.
Hotel du Vin Glasgow at One Devonshire Gardens, Glasgow
This iconic Glasgow hotel is set in a tree-lined Victorian terrace in the fashionable West End and only 30 minutes from Loch Lomond. Hotel du Vin Glasgow at One Devonshire Gardens is a luxury boutique hotel with that little bit more. The most famous of Glasgow’s hotels has an enviable reputation for service and style, with 49 stunning bedrooms and suites, bistro, bar, cigar shack and whisky room. The atmospheric bistro serves classic and modern cuisine made with local ingredients, including meat from the Queen’s own supplier. Furthermore the cosy bar and wine snug offers a choice of over 300 whiskies and 600 wine snugs. Centrally located this hotel is ideal for visiting all of Glasgow’s main attractions.
Hotel du Vin, St Andrews, St Andrews
Two minutes walk from the first tee of the Old Course, this stylish boutique hotel re-opened in Spring 2014, after a massive refurbishment from the prestigious Hotel du Vin Group. Originally an impressive family home, it enjoys panoramic views of the sea and its central location ensures you can reach most parts of the town by walking.
With only 22 bedrooms the hotel can offer a highly personalised service. The heart of the hotel will be the bistro, serving signature French bistro dishes with a home cooked style using seasonal, local produce and a Scottish twist. Attached to the hotel is Ma Bells an informal bar frequented by students, golfers and tourists alike. Furthermore the Hotel has its own bar which offers an extensive and eclectic wine list.
House of Turin, Forfar
A luxurious, five star, exclusive use country mansion in the heart of Scotland, sitting in
twenty acres of sweeping lawns with a majestic view of the rolling Scottish countryside. Built in 1659, the house is steeped in history and relocated stone by stone from the loch side in 1907 to its current site. The house offers 10 beautifully appointed bedrooms with views of the gardens and beyond to the Angus Glens.
Inn at Lathones, Near St Andrews, Fife
Situated 5 miles from St Andrews and a convenient base for a trip to St Andrews and the surrounding area, the Inn at Lathones offers a comfortable and inviting base for your trip to Fife. Located within a 17th Century building which has served as an Inn for over 400 years it is now a four star rated hotel offering twenty one high quality contemporary bedrooms, including two suites and 6 luxury bedrooms. A new block was built recently which has been designed on the style of an old forge, hence the name “The Old Forge”. These rooms are extremely spacious and have many extras to help make your stay more comfortable. The owner Nick White has developed a restaurant of national reputation, which combines an exceptional standard with informal surroundings and has consequently won and retained many awards for its cuisine over the years.
Inverlochy Castle, Fort William
Scotland’s flagship Highland deluxe hotel (A member of the exclusive Relais et Chateux group), uniquely located amongst the glens, lochs and mountains of this truly breathtaking area. There are acres of rhododendrons and rainbow trout in the loch which is overlooked by some impressive hills.
Each of the 17 bedrooms has their own individual design and character all with splendid views of the grounds and surrounding countryside. The rooms are huge and colourful and facilities include 30 inch Phillips mirror televisions, personal safe, cd player, radio, iron/ironing board. DVD player and video player, personal laptop computer with internet access, as well as Play station II available upon request.
There are 3 dining rooms, each decorated with elaborate period furniture which was presented to Inverlochy as a gift from the King of Norway! The 3AA rosette restaurant’s menu offers modern British cuisine and it is a rather fancy affair with gentlemen expected to wear jacket and tie for dinner.
Inverlochy really is the epitome of grandeur and excellence.
Isle of Eriska Hotel, Argyll
Indulge yourself in the beautiful surroundings of the award winning, luxury 5 star Isle of Eriska Hotel & Spa.
Set in a magnificent location, on its own peaceful island which you get to by bridge, with stunning scenery, this hotel is like a private country house, comfortably furnished with an air of absolute calm. There are wonderful log fires in the ground floor reception rooms where you can take afternoon tea or simply enjoy a relaxing moment. The individually decorated bedrooms come in all different shapes and sizes, carefully blending the old with the new, but with your comfort at the forefront of each design.
The Stables Spa offers a great range of rejuvenating treatments with an emphasis on relaxation where you can pass the time in the ozone indoor heated pool, sauna and steam room.
The hotel is also home to a 3AA Rosette and Michelin Star restaurant, where award-winning head chef, Ross Stovold serves up an impressively diverse range of fresh and seasonal produce, including his renowned Farmhouse Cheese Trolley!
For those enjoying outdoor activities, there is a myriad of opportunities, from clay-pigeon shooting and sailing to the more relaxed fishing and croquet.
Whatever your reason for visiting the luxurious Isle of Eriska, you can be assured that you will leave feeling relaxed and replenished and counting down the days until you return!
Kilmarnock Arms Hotel, Cruden Bay, Aberdeenshire
Situated in the heart of Cruden Bay, and only a short walk from the golf course, this cosy 3 star hotel is a regular host to golfing groups coming to play one of the finest links on the east coast. Blessed with friendly, attentive staff you can be assured of a warm welcome in comfortable surroundings.
All of the 14 bedrooms have been recently refurbished to a high standard and are spacious and comfortable. There is a restaurant serving only dishes with locally sourced produce, in addition to a lounge bar serving more informal bar meals. For a real taste of Cruden Bay, there is also the public bar, known locally as the ‘Killie’, where you can expect a lively atmosphere and good company. You can even have a game of darts or put your favourite track on the jukebox!
Links House, Dornoch
Special care has been taken in turning this 19th century Manse house into one of the country’s finest small 5 star venues, located in the charming town of Dornoch and only a short walk from the prestigious Royal Dornoch Golf Links.
To match the graceful, lovingly restored exterior, inside guests will be able to luxuriate in the individually-designed bedrooms complete with bespoke Links House Tweed fabrics and carefully selected antiques, furniture and fine art and king-size beds.
In the drawing room, antiques, art and deep sofas invite you to relax for afternoon tea or just gaze out across the legendary links. In the wood-pannelled library, the smell of peat emanates from the fireplace while board games, an eclectic library and single malt collection invite you to linger.
The fine-dining restaurant overlooks the gardens and putting green maintained by Royal Dornoch’s master greenkeepers, allowing guests to make the most of the long Summer evenings.
There are only 8 bedrooms in the property, making it an ideal exclusive use venue where your group can fully appreciate the finer things in life!
Lochgreen House Hotel, Troon
Located on the outskirts of Troon, Lochgreen House Hotel is wonderfully situated in the heart of quiet, secluded Ayrshire countryside amid 30 acres of woodland and gardens. Voted by the AA ‘Scotland’s Hotel of the year’ this hotel is a golfer’s paradise with sensational views overlooking Royal Troon Championship Golf Course and the Ayrshire coast. Lochgreen is also within a stone’s throw of three Open Championship Golf Courses and four Open Qualifier Golf Courses.
The original bedrooms of the house are decorated with beautiful traditional furnishings and fabrics to reflect the character of the house in every way and create a tranquil, relaxing environment. With every modern convenience for the expectations of the modern guest the rooms and bathrooms meet the 5 Star standards demanded of a Scottish luxury hotel. The hotel is also renowned for the quality of its restaurant, run by Bill and Andrew Costly which has been awarded Five Star Visit Scotland, Four Red Star AA, and Three Red Rosettes.
Malmaison Glasgow, Glasgow
Salvation can be found in this once Episcopal Church, now a temple for those worshippers of the joys of magnificent food and fine wines. All rooms are individually designed, with strong regal reds, purples and golds, and some even have their own French windows. There is also an outstanding restaurant with a highly impressive home-grown, local menu and a classy bar.
Malmaison, Edinburgh, Edinburgh
The Malmaison is a boutique hotel sitting on the forth of Leith, in a vibrant area of the city only a seven minutes taxi journey from the city centre. The hotel’s 100 rooms offer sophisticated splendor but with a tartan twist. The vibrant boutique brasserie which provides fantastic views over the forth offers classic British cuisine, served using local produce in sophisticated surroundings. There is also a well stocked cellar and a terrace for al fresco dining and drinking. The MALBAR is a quirky and buzzing cocktail bar frequented both by locals and guests and transformed into a laid back lounge offering croissants and coffees during the day time.
Malmaison, Oxford, Oxford, England
Located in a converted prison in a medieval castle, this boutique hotel is in Oxford Castle Quarter, one of the oldest, busiest and trendiest spots in the city. Check in to your cell for the night, and you’ll be surrounded by all the Malmaison luxuries you can imagine – divine dining, crafty cocktails and the softest of bedding! You can enjoy sumptuous dining in our stylish Brasserie, where fresh, local and classic dishes are cooked to perfection. You can also visit the neon-lit bar offering cunning cocktails, world-class wines or cold, refreshing beers. Just five minutes from the bars, restaurants and museums in town, this is without a doubt one of the most unique and thrilling hotels in Oxford city centre.
Mar Hall, Erskine, Glasgow
Mar Hall is a luxury five star hotel, golf & spa resort located 10 minutes from Glasgow International Airport. Set within a tranquil 240 acre woodland estate this Edwardian Scottish Mansion has 53 individually designed bedrooms, a championship golf course, Decleor Spa, swimming pool and offers both fine dining and casual dining options.
The hotel also has the option of staying in Stunning Mansions which are available for rent on the Mar Hall estate, set within the resort complex the mansions are opulent with refined quality finished to the highest specification. This Mansions offer your own unique private garden space and the freedom to roam the 240 acres as if this is your very own home.
Overlooking the River Clyde, this grand private residence enjoys a Scottish setting with views towards the Kilpatrick Hills. From their beautiful Cristal dining room to the highly acclaimed Italian restaurant, from afternoon teas to their private dining Mar Hall Golf & Spa Resort has a wonderful array of dining options for all occasions.
Marine Hotel, North Berwick
The Macdonald Marine Hotel & Spa in North Berwick is renowned for its beautiful coastal setting and glorious 19th century Victorian architecture. Situated on the East Coast of Scotland, the four star hotel has 83 unique bedrooms to choose from and has been updated in style following a multi-million pound investment.
The atmosphere at this majestic landmark hotel is warm and inviting and the accommodation is stylish and desirable.The hotel also boasts a luxurious spa complex and is also home to the award-winning Craigleith restaurant, where you can enjoy the finest Scottish cuisine in a very Scottish setting, with views of the Firth of Forth. This North Berwick hotel is ideally located for golfers with 20 championship courses in the surrounding area.
Marine Hotel, Troon
Situated next to Royal Troon golf course, this four star coastline hotel offers breathtaking views of the Isle of Arran. The hotel boasts a wealth of leisure and fitness facilities, including a modern fitness suite, sauna, spa bath, steam room, indoor pool and beauty salon. All bedrooms are en suite and elegantly designed, some with views of Royal Troon. Wireless internet and parking are free of charge to hotel guests.
The restaurant hosts ‘Two Fat Ladies at The Marine,’ serving only the best of locally sourced ingredients with stunning views out to sea. Alongside being situated next to Royal Troon Golf Club there are also 40 courses within close proximity making the Hotel the ideal location for a golfing holiday.
Meldrum House,, Oldmeldrum, Aberdeenshire
This is an enchanting baronial house set within a 240 acre estate in rural Aberdeenshire. After an extensive refurbishment in recent years, accommodation is now spread across 3 buildings (the Manor House, the Stables and the Chain Lodge), each with its own individual character, and assuring a very personalised experience.
Rooms are individual and stylishly unique with modern Scottish decor, including antique artefacts, giving them a real homely feel!
If you still feel that you have not had your quota of golf on tour, the hotel is located right beside an excellent parkland golf course, which is exclusive to members and hotel residents and includes a world-class golfing academy and teaching centre. Cruden Bay is only 40 minutes away.
Nether Abbey Hotel, North Berwick, North Berwick, Fife
You can expect good, old-fashioned service in a property, which has been renovated with a contemporary feel. Each bedroom has its own character with high ceilings on the first floor and coombes and fireplaces in most second-floor rooms. However, one thing that all bedrooms and bathrooms have in common is that they have all been renovated to a high standard.
North Berwick Lodge, North Berwick
North Berwick Golf Lodge is a former coaching House situated in the heart of East Lothian on the beautiful East of Scotland coastline which now offers exclusive luxury self catering golf accommodation to the highest standard. Located on Fidra Road, North Berwick Golf Lodge is the ideal base for golfers wishing to sample some of Scotland’s finest Links Golf courses.
North Berwick West Links is a 5 minute walk from the lodge & Muirfield – host to the British Open Championship – is only a five minute drive away. Indeed the choice is endless with some further 20 courses situated within 20 minutes drive of the lodge including Gullane, Dunbar, Luffness and Archerfield. Furthermore the hotel is only a few minutes’ walk from the beach and the town centre and nearby places of interest include The Scottish Seabird Centre, The Museum of Flight and the Glenkinchie Whisky Distillery as well as various Castles and Stately homes.
Guests are free to use the leisure and spa facilities at the nearby MacDonald Marine Hotel which is situated only a 3 minute walk away.
Norton House Hotel, Edinburgh
Built in 1840 as a country retreat and set on 55 acres, this upscale hotel is 2 miles from Edinburgh Airport. Eateries include a fine-dining restaurant, a buzzy brasserie and a conservatory lounge. Spa facilities include an indoor pool, a hydrotherapy pool, a steam room, a sauna and a gym. There are also treatment and relaxation rooms.
Old Fishergate House, St Andrews
Situated a stone’s throw from the St Andrews Castle, the four star rated Old Fishergate House is one of the oldest houses in St Andrews dating from around 1650. Originally it was five fisherman’s houses but it has been beautifully renovated to make one comfortable house. The house was awarded a Pride of Place Certificate in 2005 by the St Andrews Preservation Trust. The house is very well situated in North Castle Street with the University, Byre Theatre, shops and the golf courses all within walking distance.
Angus and Jennifer Mitchell have lived here since 1988 although it was in Jennifer’s family since 1808 except for a period of 27 years from 1961. Many of the period details of the house have been kept intact and it has a natural welcoming charm creating a relaxed atmosphere and a haven from the bustling world outside.
The house offers two suites both with twin beds en-suite facilities and a private lounge.
Old Loans Inn, Troon
The Old Loans Inn, is an award-winning country inn hotel in the village of Loans near Troon which underwent a substantial period of modernisation in 2009. The Inn offers 21st Century luxury complete with full mod cons, yet has managed to maintain its original charm and ambiance by keeping many of its 18th Century features.
Recently the Old Loans Inn food offering reached new heights when Tam Cowan, the Daily Record’s Restaurant Critic of the Year gave “an unbeatable 25/25” after his visit to the SimpsInns venue. It really is worth experiencing the Old Loans Inn firsthand.
Old Mill Inn, Pitlochry, Pitlochry, Perthshire
This stone-built family-run inn can be found within a former corn mill. They offer a selection of spacious en-suite twin and double rooms and the accommodation is fresh and modern. There is a delicious menu offering excellent local fare and there’s also fantastic live music to enjoy at the weekends!
Open Arms, Near Gullane
The Open Arms, near Gullane is a charming small hotel ideally located between North Berwick and Gullane. It is also within striking distance of Edinburgh. This luxury hotel provides fantastic views over the 13th Century Dirleton Castle. Located in the golfing paradise of North Berwick, there are 20 courses situated within a short distance of the hotel. The hotel is ideal for a relaxing break with its historic features and expansive gardens making for a tranquil retreat. The hotel has two restaurants, the charming and intimate library renowned for its fine dining and Deveau brasserie which offers an extensive choice of dishes in a more relaxed setting.
Piersland Hotel, Troon
The Piersland Hotel, Troon is a former home of the Johnnie Walker family. It is an A listed building which retains all the original features including wood panelling, stone fireplaces and Jacobean embroidery.
There is a great choice of accommodation with stylishly decorated bedrooms in the main house, lodge and cottage accommodation. The house is set in glorious grounds with a sun-facing terrace which you can enjoy in the warmer months.
More importantly to golfers, this fine hotel is within walking distance of Royal Troon and with its excellent selection of rooms including cottage accommodation provides great comfort in a prime spot!
Plockton Hotel, Plockton
Situated on the waterfront in the beautiful conservation town of Plockton, the family-run Plockton Hotel has superb lochside views that are simply breathtaking. The hotel looks out over loch Carron and below are the watchful mountains with palm trees on your door-step – it is hard to believe you are in Scotland!
Your hosts, the Pearson Family extend a warm and friendly Highland welcome into their hotel which is beautifully furnished and kept to the highest of standards. The restaurant has also won awards for its seafood and is highly recommended.
All bedrooms have en-suite facilities and many look out across the loch to the mountains beyond. Two family suites are also available along with a cottage annexe nearby. Please note that being a cottage you may find that rooms are on the cosy side but this is more than made up for by the character and charm!
Prestonfield House Hotel, Edinburgh
Built in 1687 as the grand baroque home of Edinburgh’s Lord Provost, Prestonfield is now one of Edinburgh’s most luxurious 5-star hotel with 23 stylishly opulent rooms and suites. Opulence, theatre and luxury are combined in James Thomson’s quirky and stylish reworking of this A-listed historic century mansion where minimalism is banished and maximalism rules!
In addition to the dramatic bedrooms and sumptuous suites, there is his destination restaurant – Rhubarb – alongside a collection of stunning private dining rooms, opulent salons and historic public rooms. Rhubarb is one of Edinburgh’s most luxurious fine dining restaurants and provides a decedent and glamorous experience, alongside tasty Scottish fare. Prestonfield is situated only five minutes from Edinburgh’s finest shopping streets and the historic attractions of the Royal Mile, yet, surrounded by twenty acres of gardens and parkland, it provides the privacy and seclusion of a country estate.
Redgarth Hotel, Old Meldrum, Aberdeenshire
A local inn with a good standard of accommodation, situated in the charming Aberdeenshire town of Oldmeldrum. Rooms are quiet, comfortable and spacious and the ensuite bathrooms are a good size too. Serves good food using a wide selection of local produce and great cask conditioned ales. The owner, Stuart and his team are impressively attentive and look after all their guests in good humour, giving a warm, friendly atmosphere to what is already a most comfortable property.
Rocpool Reserve, Inverness
This discreet boutique hotel, bar and restaurant offers you wonderful luxury in the heart of Inverness. All rooms feature emperor-sized beds and are decadently decorated for your ultimate comfort. The Chez Roux Restaurant is excellent with a sophisticated yet relaxing ambiance and well worth a visit!
Royal Golf Hotel, Dornoch
The 4 star Royal Golf Hotel commands a truly spectacular position overlooking Royal Dornoch Golf Course. It has undergone significant refurbishment in the last few years and is under new management which has provided it with a new lease of life.
You can expect a warm, Highland welcome from the staff who are incredibly helpful and nothing is too much trouble.
Many of the 22 en-suite and individually styled bedrooms overlook both the golf course and Dornoch Firth beyond. All rooms are well equipped with direct dial telephone, flat screen televisions incorporating freeview channels, hospitality tray and complimentary toiletries to ensure a comfortable stay.
The Conservatory Restaurant has incredible panoramic views and serves food all day, providing an array of mouth-watering dishes made from the finest locally sourced, fresh and seasonal ingredients.
The hotel has received several awards; most notably Hotel of the Year 2011 and it is a key player in promoting golf in the Highlands through Highland Golf Links.
Royal Marine Hotel, Brora
This Highland property was originally designed as a private country house in the early 1900s by the renowned Scottish architect, Sir Robert Lorimer. The elegance of that period has been carefully retained whilst bringing the hotel’s facilities into the modern era. Carved wooden fireplaces and a sweeping stairway lead you to the 22 individually styled bedrooms.
The hotel also boasts its own indoor pool and fully equipped spa, leisure club and gym. There is also a choice of three restaurants including the Garden Room, an all-day Cafe Bar, Hunters Bistro and the award-winning, Lorimer Dining Room serving freshly cooked local seafood, meat and game.
Set amid glorious coastal scenery, with delightful gardens, including a putting green for those wishing to take in a bit of practice after dinner!
Rufflets Country House Hotel, St Andrews
Rufflets Country House Hotel, St Andrews, is one of the oldest established and highest quality country house hotels in Scotland. This idyllic turreted mansion house, set in 10 acres of award-winning gardens has been in the same family ownership since 1952. With an enviable location on the outskirts of St Andrews, you can enjoy the tranquillity of the Fife countryside with the bustle of the town only 1.5 miles away.
The hotel offers a wide range of accommodation options, with 24 individually designed bedrooms and three luxury self catering lodges in the grounds.
The elegant and spacious Terrace Restaurant is perfect for a romantic dinner for two or for a larger family gathering and the hotel’s own garden supplies much of the fresh produce used in the seasonally changing menus.
Rufflets high regard is reflected by the fact that it has just been awarded Hotel of the Year by the AA, which is the highest accolade in the industry! It has also been awarded 4 Red Stars by the AA and 4 Gold Stars by VisitScotland and as well as have being rated one of the top hotels in St Andrews with Trip Advisor.
Rusacks Hotel, St Andrews
The four star Russacks Hotel is blessed with arguably the most enviable location in golf, with its rooms directly overlooking the 18th on the Old Course, St Andrews. Although it retains its traditional grandeur, this 4 star venue has recently been enhanced by a major refurbishment along a golfing theme. Its location means that is also with walking distance of most of St Andrews major sites such as the Cathedral, St Rule Tower and University buildings.
The hotel offers a number of bar and restaurants including three AA Rosette restaurant Rocca which offers Scottish food with an Italian twist. For a more relaxed dining experience the One Under Gastro Pub offers traditional pub grub and features live sporting action.
Sandown House, Nairn
Your hostess, Liz Burgess extends a warm, friendly welcome to all guests arriving at her luxury 5 star guest house which is a beautifully appointed former dairy farm, within a few minutes’ walk of the fantastic beach and Nairn Golf Club.
The house has lovely open aspects, with views towards the Black Isle and the Moray Firth, famous for dolphin watching. There are two well-presented bedrooms in the main house and four fabulous spacious bedrooms in the Courtyard, which were completed in 2010. The rooms are truly great with luxury bathrooms you would expect to find in any top class hotel and with fresh breakfast serving the finest local produce and delicious home baking you will not want to leave!
This is an ideal base to explore the beautiful Highlands of Scotland and to visit the many wonderful distilleries, Historical Castles and Landmarks including Culloden Battlefield and Fort George, which are only minutes away.
The property has won many awards, including Accommodation Provider of the Year 2012 ‘Best B&B’ at the Golf Tourism Scotland Gold Standard Awards.
Scores Hotel, St Andrews
The Scores Hotel is the closest hotel to the 1st tee of the world famous Old Course and the Royal and Ancient Clubhouse. A 5 minute walk will take you to many of the town’s attractions including the ancient castle and cathedral ruins, the 600 year old University (Scotland’s oldest) and the historic town centre.
The hotel occupies two traditional Victorian Town Houses dating back to 1864 and 1880 and retains many of the large former drawing rooms as Junior Suites. There are 36 rooms in total, many of which have stunning views over the West Sands beach whilst other enjoy an outlook over the landscaped garden and terraces.
There are several dining options with the formal Alexander’s Restaurant to the more relaxed Champion’s Grill and Chariot’s Bar.
Although not as luxurious as the Rusacks or Rufflets Hotel, the Scores offer comfortable accommodation in one of the ultimate locations.
Sheen Falls, Kenmare, County Kerry, Ireland
Overlooking the picturesque Sheen Falls, just outside the heritage town of Kenmare, this 5 star Relais & Chateaux hotel offers fine dining and a unique selection of rooms, suites and luxury villas. Situated on the Wild Atlantic Way, between the world famous Ring of Kerry and the lesser known, but equally spectacular Ring of Beara, Sheen Falls Lodge offers the best of Irish hospitality in an unsurpassed location.
Steeped in history, Skeabost is the third and latest in the small group of boutique hotels owned and run by Anne Gracie and Ken Gunn whose accolades include Scottish Hoteliers of the Year and a Gold Laurel as two of Scotland’s ‘most visionary entrepreneurs.’
It is the only hotel on Skye with its own golf course – a nine hole, 18 tee shoreline challenge. The fast flowing River Snizort which runs through the grounds provides excellent salmon and trout fishing.
The 18 bedroom Skeabost, acquired by Anne and Ken in 2015, is situated in 23 acres of woodland on the edge of a loch, with views out to sea and crofting hamlets.The current building began life as a hunting lodge in 1871 but there has been a home of some sort at Skeabost since Viking times when the name meant The Sheltered House. On an island in the river are the ruins of two small chapels associated with St Columba, the first Christian missionary to Scotland. Skeabost has its own chapel, now a stunning private dining room.
South Beach Hotel, Troon
The Watt family run this friendly, privately owned hotel, which is located within striking distance of Royal Troon Golf Club.
The three star South Beach Hotel has 32 en-suite, superbly furnished bedrooms, many of which enjoy outstanding sea views with Arran and the Ailsa Craig on the horizon and several have been recently refurbished.
You can also expect a good wholesome meal here after a hard day on the links! A popular golfers’ hotel.
The Bonham, Edinburgh
The Bonham is a luxury four star boutique hotel situated in the West End of Edinburgh. Set in a quiet leafy crescent, a stone’s throw away from the main attractions and surrounded by the stunning backdrop of this magnificent Scottish capital city, The Bonham is without a doubt one of the most stylish hotels in Edinburgh. The sophisticated restaurant at the Bonham serves simple but elegant dishes using locally sourced seasonal Scottish produce and also offers an excellent, well-edited wine list to complement your meal. The hotel also has a small complimentary car park with valet service available, which is both rather useful and unique given its location in the heart of the city.
The Golf Inn, Gullane
Located in Gullane, a picturesque golf haven, the Golf Inn is a friendly and relaxed inn only a short walk from the Gullane No 1 course. It is one of the best places to eat in the vicinity and the rooms are comfortable & have recently been refurbished.
Derek Johnstone the hotel’s chef and manager has previously worked in Michelin Star restaurants and is passionate about creating food where the true taste and quality of the ingredients shines through. With only six rooms and a cottage annex the Golf Inn is a intimate retreat where people can unwind and enjoy the fabulous food, great hospitality and warming atmosphere.
The Harbour Inn, Isle of Islay
The Harbour Inn and Restaurant is situated in the heart of the charming village of Bowmore within the legendary Bowmore Estate on the beautiful Hebridean Island of Islay. Recently refurbished, this old whitewashed inn by the harbour has been brought up to date with seven stylish bedrooms and a conservatory with views across Loch Indaal towards Jura. The award-winning restaurant is a real treat and its menu which incorporates seasonal dishes using the finest locally sourced produce with a varied offering for all tastes.
The Old Course Hotel, St Andrews
Bordering the renowned 17th Road Hole of the Old Course, the Old Course Hotel overlooks the famous links courses, the West Sands Beach and the beautiful Scottish coastline. This prestigious AA Five Star-awarded hotel has 144 rooms including 35 suites and is recognised as one of Europe’s leading resorts. The Old Course Hotel features a combination of classically elegant and contemporary interiors, and French designer Jacques Garcia designed many of the hotel’s suites. Located just a short stroll from the historic university town of St Andrews, it’s a great vacation spot for golfers and non-golfers alike.
The hotel also owns the Dukes course which is a fantastic course offering stunning panoramic views over the town and the North Sea and is highly regarded as one of the best heathland courses in the British Isles. Moreover the Hotel contains a highly regarded spa which offers a wide number of treatments and packages.
The Old Course Hotel boasts a number of restaurants including the 3 AA Rosettes rated Road Role restaurant which offers fine dining alongside fantastic views of the Old Course.
The Old Manse, Dornoch
The Royal Scots Club, Edinburgh
The Royal Scots Club is a welcoming private members’ club in the heart of one of the world’s greatest cities, Edinburgh. Situated within one of the capital’s finest Georgian streets, the Royal Scots Club offers that rare combination; the charm of a country house hotel with a cosy club atmosphere. The Royal Scots Club has 25 individually designed, en-suite bedrooms, traditionally furnished with all the luxury facilities you would expect from a high class hotel.
The hotel is ideally located within one of Edinburgh’s most beautiful areas. With its Georgian architecture and traditional fixtures, the Royal Scots Club truly captures the warmth and character of Scottish country house. The hotel is within walking distance of Waverley train station and Edinburgh’s major bus links.
The Ship Inn, Elie, Elie, Fife
This is a fantastic inn situated in the popular seaside town of Elie. The superb restaurant & bar is a lively meeting point for visitors and locals alike and the individually-designed bedrooms have literally just been refurbished to the highest of standard. After golf you can spend the evenings in its world famous beer garden, with its new Beach Bar or have a bite to eat in the spectacular first floor restaurant overlooking Elie Bay which serves fresh Scottish seafood as well as The Ship Inn’s famous fish and chips!
The Tower Rooms at Glengorm, Isle of Mull
Formerly the Turret flat, this area has been fully refurbished and reintroduced as a unique serviced apartment within the castle. Accessed via the main stairs of the Castle, it comprises 2 bedrooms, one with superkingsize bed and one with a double bed. There is 1 shared bathroom. The suite has access to the original tower built in 1860 and roof access overlooking the turrets. Near the top of the tower is the compass room, a secluded chamber that offers views in all 4 directions; across Glengorm, Mull and beyond to the outer Hebrides. Guests of the Tower Rooms can enjoy their own private suite as well as the main hall, library and dining room for morning breakfast.
The Waterfront, Anstruther, Fife
The AA four star rated The Waterfront Hotel is located in the idyllic village of Anstruther, 9 miles from St Andrews. Opened in 2013, in what was an Old Bakehouse, the Waterfront offers 10 modern and comfortable individual en-suite bedrooms.
The Waterfront has Anstruther’s finest location situated just a few steps from Anstruther’s harbour and marina with views over the Firth of Forth. The Hotel is known for its a la carte restaurant which offers local caught seafood and a range of other delicious dishes.
Torridon Hotel, Torridon
This traditional shooting lodge offers supreme Highland comfort. Very authentic right down to the peat tinted water.
All of the luxurious 18 bedrooms are individually designed with fine furnishings and fabrics and many of them offer spectacular views over the loch to the Torridon Mountains. All rooms have en-suite, Victorian-style bathrooms – some with free standing baths, which contrast beautifully alongside the modern convenience of satellite television, internet access and Roberts FM radio with Ipod docking stations.
Onsite is the Torridon Restaurant, a 3 rosette dining establishment, offering a 5 course table d’hôte menu prepared by head chef, David Barnett and much of it sourced from the Torridon Farm! For afters, you can enjoy a night-cap inthe relaxing surroundings of the award winning whisky bar
Day trips can be made to the Isle of Skye and the hotel as an extensive range of activities on offer from sea-kayaking and gorge scrambling to archery and clay-pigeon-shooting.
For sheer raw, wild and natural beauty this area of Scotland is hard to match.
Turnberry Resort, Ayrshire
Turnberry reopened at the beginning of June 2016 after major refurbishment of the hotel and an upgrading of the Ailsa Championship Course. Turnberry is an iconic hotel on the Ayrshire coast and something to behold with its undoubted comfort matched only by the breathtaking views overlooking Ailsa Craig and its very own Ailsa Championship and King Robert the Bruce courses.
There is a charmingly elegant feel in the public rooms such as the Ailsa Bar and main 1906 Restaurant, with a more modern feel in some of the more relaxed dining areas such as the Tappie Toorie Clubhouse Restaurant.
In addition to two fine Championship links courses the resort possesses a state of the art golf academy and impressive Spa facilities. There are two excellent restaurants and Glasgow airport is just over an hour’s drive away.
Ugadale Cottages, Machrihanish, Machrihanish, Argyll
These contemporary cottages are luxurious and spacious, providing an idyllic sanctuary during your stay. Each cottage has two bedrooms, two bathrooms, a kitchen and a lounge. The seven cottages are grandly appointed with all the amenities one would find in New York, LA, Paris, or London. Paired with welcoming and genuine hospitality and lavished with breathtaking views of Machrihanish’s beautiful landscape and the Atlantic Ocean. The Ugadale Hotel is also located on the resort if you prefer hotel accommodation.