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

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Published 21/09/2020 Experience The Magic of Scotland in Autumn, With Our Bonnie Places to Stay!


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

Roulotte Retreat

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. Are you looking for a reviving break that imbues all the exotic style and elegance of an Asian palace, combined with an unspoilt meadow setting to take you on an enchanting journey of nature, self-discovery and…

Culbin Edge

Culbin Edge

A reviving slice of forest living and coastal adventure, based from a cosy eco-cabin at the Edge of paradise. At Culbin Edge, a welcoming eco-cabin sleeping up to four people, you'll discover a blend of outdoor living with contemporary style and luxury that's so perfect, you may never want to return to a hectic everyday life. Culbin Edge is ideally situated on the edge of Culbin…

Big Sky Lodges

Big Sky Lodges

Traditional Scandinavian design set against the spectacularly scenic Scottish Highlands, for a stylish break that's naturally infused with pure woodland luxury. Big Sky Lodges is a family-run, cherished collection of six stunning Scandinavian lodges, perfectly located at Drynie Park on 17 acres of traditional Scottish croft land.  Whichever Lodge you choose, you're guaranteed…

Fenton Tower

Fenton Tower

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. Fenton Tower has hosted many notable visitors in its distinguished history, including King James VI of Scotland himself. So it goes to follow that if you're seeking a holiday with a sense of regal luxury, a break at Fenton Tower will…

The Highland Club

The Highland Club

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. If you love luxury, tradition and a little indulgence, you'll adore The Highland Club, whether you're dropping in for the weekend or staying longer. This historic beauty sits among 20 acres of…

Boutique Farm Bothies

Boutique Farm Bothies

Take a break from the strains of life at Boutique Farm Bothies in rural Aberdeenshire - two hand-crafted, eco-friendly boltholes set among spectacular rolling farmland. Barley Bothy and The Sheep Shed are found on a picturesque farm near Drumblade, and are named for the farm's main produce - barley and sheep! Each one features a fantastic combination of eclectic design, upcycled furniture and…

Blue Cabin by the Sea

Blue Cabin by the Sea

A cosily creative hideaway, gloriously secluded in Scotland's refreshingly unspoilt Cove Harbour. Artists and writers (aspiring included!) will find plenty of inspiration in the dreamlike setting of Blue Cabin by the Sea. Blissfully hidden away in Cove Harbour, just 36 miles from Edinburgh's bustling city centre, yet infused with that magical feeling of being far away from anyone at…

Forest Holidays Ardgartan Argyll

Forest Holidays Ardgartan Argyll

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! Set on the shores of Loch Long at the foot of pine-clad mountains, Ardgartan Argyll offers 40 simply stunning architect-designed cabins, perfectly positioned to enjoy this truly…

Westside Woodshed

Westside Woodshed

Westside Woodshed is an architect-designed oasis of calm, peacefully located at the end of a winding farm track in Scotland's Pentland Hills. Enjoy the best of all holiday worlds with a luxury stay at Westside Woodshed, serenely nestled within the soothing heather-clad Pentland Hills, yet just a short drive away from all the buzz and excitement of Edinburgh. The eco-friendly Woodshed…

Craighead Hobbit Howfs

Craighead Hobbit Howfs

Make like Bilbo Baggins, in a quirky and authentic hobbit home built right into the windswept Scottish hillsides. Fancy living the hobbit life, but without the arduous journey and heart-stopping battles Bilbo Baggins encountered in ‘Lord of the Rings?' Now, Craighead Howf, a traditional, welcoming Scottish stone-built farmhouse and steading in Perthshire, offers you the chance to do…

The Five Turrets

The Five Turrets

Make like an auld Scottish baron, in a grand 19th Century townhouse that's ideal for exploring the historic town of Selkirk. The Scottish Borders town of Selkirk boasts an impressive history.  William Wallace was proclaimed Guardian of Scotland there, and Sir Walter Scott once served as sheriff. Experience the grand uniqueness of the town for yourself, with a stay in a Grade B…

Glen Dye Cabins & Cottages

Glen Dye Cabins & Cottages

Outdoor paradise abounds on a Scottish estate, complete with luxurious havens dotted on the banks of the River Dye. If you're in the mood for celebrating with your favourite people in tow (and the dogs, of course!), Glen Dye Cabins and Cottages offers a scenic and refreshing antidote to all those soulless hotels. Nestled in the glorious centre of a 30,000 acre estate just 40 minutes from…

57 Nord

57 Nord

A boutique hideaway in the wildland of the north, 57 Nord takes its name from its location on the 57th parallel nestled within the dramatic landscape of the Scottish Highlands just south of the Isle of Skye. This boutique hideaway for two has staggering views of Loch Duich, Eilean Donan Castle and the Kintail Mountains and provides the perfect setting to slow down, recharge and reconnect.…

Stanley Cabin

Stanley Cabin

A hygge-infused, Scandi-style log cabin in the heart of Perthshire, with soothing views along the banks of the River Tay.  Perfect for that much-needed family getaway, Stanley Cabin is the perfect setting to soothe your souls.Sleeping up to six guests, you'll feel impossibly cosy in this beautiful Scandinavian log cabin, elevated on a hillside for gorgeous River Tay views.  With its…

Gerda of Glasgow

Gerda of Glasgow

Stay on a beautiful Dutch barge, furnished with home comforts and moored on a quiet hilltop close to buzzing Glasgow city centre.Moored just 15 minutes from Glasgow airport, and within walking distance of the culture-steeped city centre, Gerda of Glasgow is perfect for those who enjoy the buzz of city life...but still want somewhere calm to retreat to at the end of an exhausting day!Friendly…

The Hillside Hideaway

The Hillside Hideaway

View the Isle of Skye at its most dramatic and beautiful, from the chic comfort of a private, scenery-showcasing retreat for two. Secluded directly in the hillside, and looking out over the tranquil, shimmering Loch Harport, The Hillside Hideaway promises to take your breath away. Ideal for a couple in need of a break from hectic everyday life, you'll feel as though you've cast yourselves away…

RiverBeds

RiverBeds

Luxury Wee Lodges, complete with bubbling hot tub and built to resemble a ‘castle in a cabin', nestled at the entrance to the great Glencoe Valley. Discover the romantic RiverBeds nestled amongst soothing woodland in the Scottish Highlands. Ideal for couples seeking both relaxation and adventure, you'll be staying on the great Dragon's Tooth Golf Course, right at the entrance to the…

Kilmartin Castle

Kilmartin Castle

An authentic, exquisitely restored Scottish castle that dates all the way back to the 16th century, set within acres of unspoilt Argyll wilderness. How would you like to travel magically back in time, without forsaking any contemporary creature comforts in the process? That's exactly what a stay at Kilmartin Castle offers. Standing proudly amongst an ancient Argyll glen on Scotland's windswept…

Lewis Longhouse

Lewis Longhouse

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. There's something special about the Lewis Longhouse, and it promises to soothe your weary souls just as soon as you arrive on this other-worldly, breathtakingly beautiful Hebridean island. Ideally positioned low on a hillside, just above a sandy…

Inverlonan

Inverlonan

Two off-grid, architect-designed bothies, rich in fine Scottish style and hidden amongst ancient oaks, in an idyllic setting that overlooks Loch Nell. Taking a well-deserved break at Inverlonan is to immerse yourselves in the very best of Scotland... from the finest craftsmanship, to breathtaking natural scenery. Accommodation comprises two remote, off-grid bothies (named Uisge and Beatha -…

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