1) Ballathie House Hotel, Stanley
Ballathie is a 4 star hotel located in the heart of the Perthshire countryside on the banks of the River Tay. This country house hotel is ideal for those seeking a relaxing break in the Scottish countryside, though towns of Perth and St Andrews are within easy reach, and Edinburgh is just over 1 hour away by car. The rural location makes this hotel ideal for those seeking to do a bit of fishing, golf, shooting or cycling.
2) Cameron House Hotel, Loch Lomond
Cameron House Hotel is a luxurious 5 star baronial mansion house sitting on the banks of the world famous Loch Lomond. The hotel offers 132 rooms catering for a variety of needs, and a wide range of on site activities, including loch cruises, seaplane tours, gym, and 2 swimming pools. Cameron house offers a varied first class dining experience with a choice of 4 restaurants, including the Michelin Star rated ‘Martin Wishart at Loch Lomond’ restaurant.
3) Coul House Hotel, Contin
Coul House is a beautiful family run hotel located in the northern Highlands of Scotland, 17 miles from Inverness. The hotel was featured in the ‘Good Hotel Guide’ and one a ‘Tripadvisor Certificate of Excellence 2014.’ The house was built in 1821, and even once received Queen Victoria as a visitor. The hotel is ideal for those seeking a sedate break, with the option to pursue activities such as walking, fishing, cycling and sight seeing.
4) Hilton Craigendarroch, Ballater
Craigendarroch is located within the Cairngorms National Park, an area of great scenic beauty. The house was built in 1891 for James Keiller of Dundee, a well known Victorian businessman, who made his fortune through the production of marmalade. Today the hotel offers modern accommodation and facilities in a traditional setting. Wide variety of activities offer, with the hotel featuring 2 indoor pools, spa facilities, tennis and squash court.
5) Cluny Bank Hotel, Forres
The 4 star rated Cluny Bank hotel was is Victorian house converted into a hotel in 1999. The carefully restored hotel, now offers 10 luxury en-suite bedrooms with free wi-fi for guests. The area is a golfer’s paradise with over 13 golf courses within half an hour’s drive of the hotel. The owner’s of Cluny Bank have managed to build an enviable reputation for the hotel, with it being ranked number 1 in the Moray region on Tripadvisor.
6) Culloden House Hotel, Near Inverness
Situated in nearly 40 acres of peaceful woodland, Culloden House has not always been such a sedate setting; in the Jacobite uprising of 1745, Bonnie Prince Charlie used the house as his battle headquarters. Today, the surroundings are more peaceful and Culloden House functions as a luxurious 4 star hotel. The hotel is located conveniently close to the small city of Inverness, which many regard as the ‘Capital of the Highlands.’
7) The Roxburghe Hotel, Kelso
Located only one hour’s drive from Edinburgh, the Roxburghe with 22 bedrooms is a small yet grand hotel. The owner ‘The Duke of Roxburghe’ describes the hotel as a ‘labour of love.’ Many of the bedrooms feature 4 poster beds, and open log fires, and with the hotel furnished with items from the Duke’s own home, the Roxburghe has a
distinctly aristocratic feel. Hotel activites include clay pigeon shooting, golf, and salmon fishing.
8) Knockendarroch House Hotel, Pitlochry
Winner of Tripadvisor’s ‘2015 Traveller’s Choice Awards’, Knockendarroch is a 4 star hotel located in the Perthshire town of Pitlochry. The area is ideal for those who love the outdoors, with the Perthshire countrside offering mountain views, and woodland walks. The hotel offers free WIFI to all guests, and fine dining can be found in the hotels ‘2 AA rosette’ restraurant.
9) Hilton Dunkeld House, Dunkeld
Dunkeld House is set in 280 acres of picturesque countryside on the banks of the River Tay. This luxury country house hotel offers an exciting range of activities including salmon fishing, clay pigeon shooting, and off-road driving. Facilites include indoor pool, sauna, steamroom and spa. The town of Dunkeld itself is a small and attractive place in a rural Scottish setting.
10) Balmule House Hotel, Dunfermline
With parts of the house dating back over 500 years, you will rarely find a hotel with such a long history as Balmule. Today the house has been extensively renovated, and is a modern hotel fit for the 21st Century. With stylish and attractive rooms, free WIFI, and complimentary cooked to order breakfast, Balmule has quickly established an enviable reputation amongst guests.