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  • Leannan Boathouse, Dundee
    Leannan Boathouse, Dundee
  • A lamplit window at Lochbay Boathouse, Isle of Skye
    Lochbay Boathouse, Isle of Skye
  • The Kingsburgh Boathouse, Skye
    The Kingsburgh Boathouse, Skye

For a stunning location and accommodation full of character and charm, why not book a break in a converted boathouse? Nestled on the shore of seas and lochs, boathouses allow you to experience the spectacular wildlife and landscape of Scotland while relaxing in a comfortable and tranquil environment.

For a nautical-themed break, why not experience life on the waterfront and the beauty of the Scottish countryside with a break in a converted boathouse? With unique waterside locations throughout Scotland in a range of sizes, there is something to suit all preferences.

Often set in secluded locations, converted boathouses are the perfect way to enjoy a peaceful and romantic getaway. Tastefully decorated, many have open fireplaces, exposed beams and period features as well as a host of other luxurious touches.

Boathouses make the perfect base to explore the Scottish countryside and many are situated in the grounds of stately homes and castles. Plan a break at one of these and enjoy activities including cycling, horse riding, fishing and golf all within walking distance from your luxurious lodgings. There are also plenty of opportunities to spot wildlife, including otters and seabirds, and enjoy spectacular Scottish sunsets.

The Boathouse on Dundas Estate is a one-bedroom cottage with beautiful views over its private loch. You can wake up to a breakfast on the veranda whilst watching a myriad of wild birdlife. Ideally situated just outside South Queensferry, it’s a great base for exploring nearby Edinburgh or crossing the spectacular Forth Bridges into the Kingdom of Fife.

For a break on the Isle of Skye, why not book into Lochbay Boathouse? This unique seaside house sits on the shore of Lochbay. Built in the early 19th Century with thick walls of local stone, it was originally the boathouse for the Waternish Estate and now combines modern comfort with the character of an unmistakably old building. Enjoy spectacular views from the windows and garden, where seals, dolphins and eagles can often be seen and the view stretches to the islands of Isay and Mingay.

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  1. Gradings

    • 4 Self Catering
    4 Self Catering

    Dundee City

    Luxury woodland lodges in an outstanding countryside location, yet minutes from Dundee. Excellent facilities including a Waterside Restaurant and Cairn O' Mount bar open seven days.

  2. Gradings

    • 5 Self Catering
    5 Self Catering

    Portree

    Exceptionally beautiful, secluded, romantic stone cottage for two, located right on the edge of one of Skye's grandest sea lochs. Views are to the Cuillin mountains, the Outer Hebrides as well as to the otters on the rocks below.

  3. Gradings

    • 4 Self Catering
    4 Self Catering

    Finstown

    Unique boathouse design, with superb sea views. Great family accommodation with garage for bikes, outdoor area and furnished patio.

  4. The Boathouse, Skye

    Type

    Self Catering

    Gradings

    • 5 Self Catering
    5 Self Catering

    Edinbane

    The Boathouse nestles on the shores of Loch Snizort on the famous Isle of Skye. It is a truly stunning location. The wildlife on view and the ever changing seascapes captivate the eye and relax the mind, drawing you into a different world.

  5. Lochbay Boathouse

    Type

    Self Catering

    Gradings

    • 4 Self Catering
    4 Self Catering

    Waternish

    The boathouse, self catering holiday house with great character and is furnished with taste and style, situated on the seashore of Loch Bay in the north-west of Skye. Sleeps 6. No Pets Allowed.

  6. The Boat House

    Type

    Self Catering

    Gradings

    • 3 Self Catering
    3 Self Catering

    Lochearnhead

    The Boathouse occupies a unique position directly beside Loch Earn, ideal for fishing, boating or spending a fantastic holiday enjoying beautiful scenery. It sleeps 8 comfortably with a large open plan lounge, dining, kitchen area.

  7. Gradings

    Ardfern

    Escape the stresses of modern life and get back to nature on an island where time stands still. Imagine a holiday with no cars, no telephones, no roads, just an abundance of wildlife and a beautiful Hebridean backdrop.

  8. The Boathouse

    Type

    Self Catering

    Gradings

    South Queensferry

    For a romantic get-away, this beautiful Boathouse is your perfect choice.

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