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Inspired by Burns Night – Our Favourite Scottish Getaways

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Published 24/01/2020 Inspired by Burns Night – Our Favourite Scottish Getaways


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: The White Tower | Perthshire
Author: Nina Jervis @NinaWrites

Torsa House and Island

Torsa House and Island

Your own private island on Scotland's spectacular and ruggedly beautiful West Coast. Ever fancied staying on your own private island? Well we have good news - you can! Torsa House offers a rare opportunity to stay in the only property on Torsa Island, with nothing but the local wildlife for company. A motorboat is even provided so you can explore the neighbouring bays and islands, and reach…

Sound of Harris

Sound of Harris

Deluxe self-catering accommodation on the Isle of Harris with panoramic coastal views and mid-century interior design. At Sound of Harris, it really is possible to have it all... Deluxe self-catering accommodation.  Stunning architecture blending tradition and innovation.  Incredible mid-century interior design, celebrating the ‘best of British'.  A commitment to…

The White Tower

The White Tower

Enjoy a taste of traditional Scotland in this historic 5-star tower retreat surrounded by truly stunning Highland views. Guests at The White Tower at Taymouth Castle call it the ‘ultimate Scottish retreat', and you'll find it hard to disagree!  Surrounded by glorious Highland views, decorated in traditional Scottish style, this gorgeous hideaway will leave you feeling like the…

Kinlochlaich Treehouse

Kinlochlaich Treehouse

Kinlochlaich Treehouse - bathe in historical-inspired luxury and live the high life in unique award-winning style, set against a stunning backdrop of the bracing Scottish Highlands. If you've always fancied taking a step back in time to a tranquil life amongst the trees, Kinlochlaich Treehouse, surrounded by the invigorating woodland bounty of the Scottish Highlands, is a great place…

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…

Loch Ken Eco Bothies and Glamping

Loch Ken Eco Bothies and Glamping

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. For an off-grid holiday featuring maximum style and comfort, make your way to Loch Ken Eco Bothies.  Set in the heart of Southwest Scotland, these beautifully crafted homes sit on the shores of Loch Ken, surrounded by…

Comrie Croft Nordic Kata Tents

Comrie Croft Nordic Kata Tents

Enjoy a wee slice of gloriously green relaxation and fresh adventure in an authentic Scottish heartland home-from-home. Located just over an hour away from the bustling cities of Edinburgh and Glasgow, you'll find Comrie Croft, a natureful Crieff haven packed full of everything you need for an environmentally friendly, pure air-filled getaway that offers something for absolutely…

The Brochs of Coigach

The Brochs of Coigach

The Brochs of Coigach are a pair of internationally acclaimed hideaways, yet still remain some of the best kept secrets of Northwest Scotland.  Eco-friendly, luxurious, and with breath-taking views across stunning landscape, these unique homes are waiting for you to discover. If you're not quite on top of your Scottish history, a broch is an Iron Age roundhouse built into…

Aikwood Tower

Aikwood Tower

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. Originally built in the 1540s and infused with endless stories of centuries past, you can rest assured that a break spent at Aikwood Tower will be characterfully unique. So why not surround yourself with natural style and…

Leannan Boathouse

Leannan Boathouse

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. The Leannan Boathouse offers luxurious self-catering accommodation for two on the shores of a tranquil fishing pond, tucked away deep in the country resort of Forbes of Kingennie. It's just one of the many beautiful lodges…

The Isle of Carna

The Isle of Carna

Cast yourself away to your very own private Scottish island, teeming with native wildlife and boasting 600 blissful acres of fresh, tranquil luxury. The Isle of Carna is a very special island indeed.  Family owned and run, grandly historic, blissfully private and with absolutely no digital distractions, there is simply no better place to escape to when the stresses of a life spent…

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 beautifully…

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…

Sauchope Links Park

Sauchope Links Park

Soak up the Scottish sunshine in a relaxing Fife retreat, with a range of activity and accommodation to suit all tastes. Perfectly positioned at the eastern tip of historic Fife, Sauchope Links Holiday Park is ideal for families, couples and friends who want to indulge in all the fresh and scenic delights that this stunning slice of Scotland has to offer.   This is a relaxing retreat…

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…

The Bus Stop

The Bus Stop

Pack your bags, grab your timetables and don't be late - it's time to head to The Bus Stop and jump on board for luxurious accommodation in two converted buses! You'll find The Bus Stop on a working farm in the glorious East Lothian countryside, surrounded by peaceful pastures, yet just a half-hour drive from the bustle of Edinburgh. Here, nine handcrafted homes-from-home are waiting, each one…

Signal Box

Signal Box

Come to a refreshing stop at the Scottish Highlands, in a beautiful wooden retreat that overlooks the Cairngorm mountain range. Featured in the Times' list of the best rural retreats, Signal Box is a stunning wooden cottage, adjacent to the railway station in the invigorating Scottish village of Newtonmore. The immaculate accommodation for four is upside-down, with the top-floor living…

Old Mill

Old Mill

A sumptuously stylish water mill conversion in the Scottish Borders, for a romantic break that's rich in design-led chic. When everyday life gets too much, spirit your loved one away to the flourishing beauty of the Scottish Borders, and to Old Mill, a breathtaking conversion of an 18th century water mill. Captivating and unique, Old Mill perfectly blends old and new, with all the…

Glenshee Treehouses

Glenshee Treehouses

Two sumptuous, architect-designed treehouses secluded on the edge of Scotland's stunning Cairngorms National Park. If you could imagine the perfect setting for a romantic treehouse, you'd probably picture Perthshire's beautiful Glenshee, magnificently surrounded by mountains, forests and heather-strewn moorland dotted with wildlife. Located on the edge of the Cairngorms National Park,…

Craigduckie Shepherd's Huts

Craigduckie Shepherd's Huts

Get up close and personal with life on a friendly farm, in a handcrafted hut beautifully set amongst rolling Scottish countryside.Nestled near Dunfermline, Easter Craigduckie is every inch the friendly and traditional family farm, filled with grazing sheep, cattle, chickens (and the occasional pigs!)  So, if you've ever wanted to get away from the rat race and see what it's like to live…

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