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Inspired by Burns Night – Our Favourite Scottish Getaways

21 January 2024

Burns Night is a celebration of the life and poetry of Robert Burns, otherwise known as the Scottish Bard.

A great excuse to eat, drink and be merry (and don’t we all need that in January?), the evening is usually peppered with bagpipes, laughter, haggis…and dram after warming dram of fine Scotch whisky.

So,if you’re going to indulge, why not do it in style, and celebrate in Bonnie Scotland itself? A country characterised by sparkling lochs, rolling green countryside, and unrivalled hospitality, you can be sure of a memorable time.

So inspired by Burns Night, here are some of our favourite places to stay, North of the Border.

Image: Torsa House and Island, Argyll & Bute
Author: Nina Jervis

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

Down on the Farm

Fraserburgh, Aberdeenshire, Scotland
Welcome to the unspoiled Aberdeen countryside and a family-run farm; a delightfully off-grid retreat that affords stunning views over sea and farmland from its unique accommodation options.
Bedrooms:
Sleeps: 2-4 per unit
From
£65 / 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)

Loch Ken Eco Bothies and Glamping

Loch Ken, Dumfries and Galloway, Scotland
Off-grid lochside eco-retreat featuring beautiful bothies with private hot tubs, Mongolian yurts and more - plus a wide range of exciting on-site activities.
Bedrooms: up to 2 per unit
Sleeps: varies
From
£375 (3 nts)

Comrie Croft Nordic Kata Tents

Crieff, Perthshire, Scotland
Enjoy a wee slice of gloriously green relaxation and fresh adventure in an authentic Scottish heartland home-from-home.
Bedrooms:
Sleeps: Up to 6 per tent
From
£99 / night (Sun-Thurs)

The Brochs of Coigach

Achiltibuie, Ross-shire, Scotland
The Brochs of Coigach are a pair of internationally acclaimed hideaways, yet still remain some of the best kept secrets of Northwest Scotland. 
Bedrooms: 1
Sleeps: 2 per Broch
From
£1,080 (7nt)

Croft 103

Laid, The Highlands, Scotland
With awe-inspiring design, enviable eco-credentials, and even outdoor bathtubs overlooking Loch Eriboll, Croft 103 certainly has it all.
Bedrooms: 1 per cottage
Sleeps: 2 per cottage
From
£2200 /week

Aikwood Tower

Selkirk, Scottish Borders, Scotland
Relax and enjoy the finer things in life surrounded by warmth and luxury, in an award-winning, authentic medieval tower set in the bracing Scottish Borders.
Bedrooms: 5
Sleeps: 10
From
£1,800 (3nts)

Leannan Boathouse

Kingennie, Dundee, Angus, Scotland
When only the very best will do for that romantic break away, escape to the Leannan Boathouse - a beautifully converted former boathouse in the Angus countryside.
Bedrooms: 1
Sleeps: 2
From
£190 / night

Loch Tay Highland Lodges

Loch Tay, Perthshire, Scotland
An award-winning lochside retreat in the central highlands of Scotland with a range of unique accommodation and onsite activities.
Bedrooms: varies
Sleeps: varies
From
£100 (2 nt)

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

The Birdwatchers' Cabin

Golspie, Sutherland, Scotland
Take in the vast natural beauty of the Scottish Highlands, from a luxury cabin with wildlife, lake, and mountain views.
Bedrooms: 1
Sleeps:
From
£220 /night

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)

Lazybed & Batbox

Nr Lochinver, Highlands, The Highlands, Scotland
Two unique, eco-friendly retreats, blissfully secluded on a three-acre croft in the North West Highlands, with jaw-dropping mountain-and-sea-loch views, and white-sand beaches close by.
Bedrooms: 1 per cabin
Sleeps: 2 per cabin
From
£390 / 3 night

Old Mill

Lauder, Scottish Borders, Scotland
A sumptuously stylish water mill conversion in the Scottish Borders, for a romantic break that's rich in design-led chic.
Bedrooms: 1
Sleeps: 2
From
£395 / week

Glenshee Treehouses

Glenshee, Perthshire, Scotland
Two sumptuous, architect-designed treehouses secluded on the edge of Scotland's stunning Cairngorms National Park.
Bedrooms: Open plan
Sleeps: 2
From
£225 / night

Craigduckie Shepherd's Huts

Dunfermline, Fife, Scotland
Get up close and personal with life on a friendly farm, in a handcrafted hut beautifully set amongst rolling Scottish countryside.
Bedrooms: Open plan
Sleeps: 2 (+2) per hut
From
£120 / night

Ash Tree Howf

Dunblane, Perthshire, Scotland
Surrounding an ancient Ash Tree, this expertly crafted treehouse is completely secluded with views out to the Ochils, an area of natural beauty in Perthshire.
Bedrooms: 1
Sleeps: 2
From
£215 /night

AirShip 2

Drimnin, The Highlands, Scotland
View the Scottish Highlands at their most breathtaking, from the romantic comfort of a deliciously secluded, architect-designed pod.
Bedrooms: 1
Sleeps: 2
From
£160 / 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
£950 (7 nts)

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

Alpnhaus

Newcastleton, Scottish Borders, Scotland
An award-winning, architect-designed Alpine chalet with a stargazing hot tub, refreshingly off-grid and beautifully nestled 350 metres above sea level in the scenic Scottish Borders.
Bedrooms: 1
Sleeps: 2
From
£235 / night

Cantick Head Lighthouse Cottage

Longhope, Orkney Islands, Scotland
Steal away from civilisation, to an historic haven with dramatic sea views out towards the Pentland Firth.
Bedrooms: 2
Sleeps: 4
From
£170 / night

The Lodge in the Loch

Portree, Isle of Skye, Scotland
Savour perfect, breath-taking views of the iconic Old Man of Storr from a historic Isle of Skye fishing lodge, as shimmering loch-water laps gently against the walls.
Bedrooms: 3
Sleeps: 6
From
£450 / night

The Stonehouses

Ullapool, The Highlands, Scotland
Modern luxury, exceptional design and views to die for await at The Stonehouses - two truly unique holiday homes in the magnificent North West Highlands of Scotland.
Bedrooms: 2 per property
Sleeps: 3-4 per property
From
£175 / night

Sound of Harris - The Other House

Isle of Harris, Scotland
Deluxe self-catering accommodation on the Isle of Harris with panoramic coastal views and mid-century interior design.
Bedrooms: 1 per property
Sleeps: 2 per property
From
£580/3 nights

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