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Experience The Magic of Scotland in Autumn, With Our Bonnie Places to Stay!

21 September 2020

Few could argue that Autumn is a season to inspire the senses, characterised by cool, crisp air, swirling bonfire smoke, and vibrant leaves tumbling from the trees.

There’s something about the natural majesty and drama of Scotland that blends so well with this magical time of year. The country’s vast, moody skies and rolling rural landscapes come alive with deep hues of colour and charm.

Immerse yourselves completely in these glorious scenes, with a break in some of our favourite unusual places to stay in Scotland. 

From riverside cabins and designer Highland escapes, to baronial townhouses that breathe with history, it’s all here. We’ve picked 20 of our favourites below, but there’s so much more to discover in our dedicated Scotland category.
Author: Nina Jervis
Main Image: Fenton Tower | East Lothian

Roulotte Retreat

Melrose, Scottish Borders, Scotland
Enrich your senses and live life on artisan wheels with this exquisitely quirky ‘glamvanning' experience in the wildflower-strewn natural setting of the Scottish Borders.
Bedrooms: Varies
Sleeps: Varies
From
£110 / night

Culbin Edge

Brodie, Moray, Scotland
A reviving slice of forest living and coastal adventure, based from a cosy eco-cabin at the Edge of paradise.
Bedrooms: 1
Sleeps: 2-4
From
£465 (3 nts)

Big Sky Lodges

Muir of Ord, Ross-shire, Scotland
Traditional Scandinavian style set against the spectacularly scenic Scottish Highlands, for a stylish break that's naturally infused with pure woodland luxury.
Bedrooms: 3 (lodge) 1 (caravan)
Sleeps: 6 (lodge) 2 (caravan)
From
£315 or £420

Fenton Tower

North Berwick, East Lothian, Scotland
Reinvent yourself as ancient Scottish royalty, in a historic castle tower that looks over the majestic countryside (and the many golf courses!) of East Lothian.
Bedrooms: 7
Sleeps: 13
From
£1875 / night

The Highland Club

Fort Augustus, Inverness-Shire, Scotland
Prepare for a sensational Highland fling at The Highland Club - an exquisite former fort on the shores of Loch Ness, promising Gothic enchantment for romance, adventure or a fairytale wedding.
Bedrooms: Varies
Sleeps: Varies
From
£505 (1 week low season)

Boutique Farm Bothies

Drumblade, Aberdeenshire, Scotland
Take a break from the strains of life at Boutique Farm Bothies in rural Aberdeenshire, comprising three hand-crafted, eco-friendly bothies and a charming farmhouse for large group holidays, set among spectacular rolling farmland.
Bedrooms: Varies
Sleeps: 2-8
From
£120 /night

Forest Holidays Ardgartan Argyll

Ardgartan Argyll, Argyll and Bute, Scotland
Enjoy the best of Scotland with a Forest Holidays escape to Ardgartan Argyll. With luxury cabins, a stunning lochside location and amazing activities, it's a tailor-made holiday with no indulgence spared!
Bedrooms: Varies
Sleeps: Varies
From
£345 (3/4 nts)

Westside Woodshed

Near Edinburgh, Midlothian, Scotland
Westside Woodshed is an architect-designed oasis of calm, peacefully located at the end of a winding farm track in Scotland's Pentland Hills.
Bedrooms: 1
Sleeps: 2
From
£910 (1 week)

Craighead Round Door Howfs

Dunblane, Perthshire, Scotland
Experience a magical stay in a quirky and authentic storybook home, built right into the windswept Scottish hillsides.
Bedrooms: 1 per howf
Sleeps: 2 per howf
From
£185 / night

The Five Turrets

Selkirk, Scottish Borders, Scotland
Make like an auld Scottish baron, in a grand 19th Century townhouse that's ideal for exploring the historic town of Selkirk.
Bedrooms: 4
Sleeps: 8
From
£795 (7 nights)

The Hillside Hideaway

Carbost, Isle of Skye, Scotland
View the Isle of Skye at its most dramatic and beautiful, from the chic comfort of a private, scenery-showcasing retreat for two.
Bedrooms: 1
Sleeps: 2
From
£695/week

RiverBeds Luxury Wee Lodges

Ballachulish, The Highlands, Scotland
Luxury Wee Lodges, complete with bubbling private hot tub, nestled at the entrance to the mighty Glencoe Valley.
Bedrooms: 1 per lodge
Sleeps: 2 per lodge
From
£198 / night

Kilmartin Castle

Kilmartin, Argyll and Bute, Scotland
Exclusive rule of an authentic, sustainable, and exquisitely restored castle that dates all the way back to the 16th century, located within Scotland’s most concentrated collection of archaeological sites.
Bedrooms: 5
Sleeps: 10 exclusive
From
1000.00

Lewis Longhouse

Lewis, Outer Hebrides, Scotland
An award-winning, eco-friendly haven that's rich in home comforts and attention to detail, with breathtaking views of the Hebridean Isle of Lewis.
Bedrooms: 2
Sleeps: 4
From
£1850 (week)

Inverlonan

Glenlonan, Argyll and Bute, Scotland
Three off-grid, architect-designed bothies, rich in fine Scottish style and luxurious sensory experiences, hidden amongst ancient oaks in an idyllic setting that overlooks Loch Nell.
Bedrooms: 1 per bothy
Sleeps: 2 per bothy
From
£200 / night

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