Picture warm days, sunny weather, baby animals, bird song, vibrant flowers and the gorgeous greenery coming back to life all around you. Spring is an incredible time to visit Scotland, with historic attractions, stunning landscapes, glorious gardens and exciting events happening all around you, you won't be lost for something to do. The warmer weather also means that you can get back outdoors and all across the country you can experience unique accommodation that is perfect for springtime.
Lanrick Treehouses, Stirling
With the aim of preserving and restoring the surrounding woodland, Lanrick Treehouses on the banks of the River Teith are unique and have been carefully decorated using special hand-crafted tables, upcycled furniture and luxury fabrics. Made from timber grown on the property, these treehouses are eco-friendly and boast a cosy atmosphere. Well stocked with all the cooking utensils, crockery and cutlery you need for a private banquet in the trees, you have all the essentials for a unique self-catering getaway. Keep an eye out for an abundance of birds and wildlife that make their home in the forest, and enjoy waking up to the sound of birds singing in the morning.
Lochhouse Farm Retreat Centre, Dumfries & Galloway
Head to Dumfries & Galloway where you can escape the busy city life at the Lochhouse Farm Retreat Centre near the picturesque town of Moffat. This cosy cottage is the perfect place to recharge your batteries, featuring a charming courtyard, and with Moffat close by, you can browse the high street of independently owned stores for a gift to take home. From here you can head on a journey along the Southern Upland Way, explore the gems of the south of Scotland, relax in 9 acres of greenery, try your hand at fishing on the River Annan, and uncover the many cycling trails nearby.
Carmichael Country Cottages, Biggar
In Lanarkshire, surround yourself in beautiful countryside that is teeming with wildlife at the Carmichael Country Cottages. Nestled away in Biggar, this historic estate boasts 16 homely cottages alongside an onsite farm shop featuring award-winning meats and local produce. Situated only 50 minutes from Glasgow and Edinburgh, this is a great location to start your touring adventures elsewhere in Scotland. Nearby, enjoy a round of golf at the Biggar Park Golf Course, explore the rich social and historic heritage at the Biggar & Upper Clydesdale Museum, or venture on one of the many Tweed Cycleway paths.
Woodlands Cottage, Newtonmore
Situated in the serene heart of the Cairngorms National Park, Woodlands Cottage is the perfect place to base yourself if you want to explore all that the Highlands have to offer. This cosy and modernised self-catering cottage sleeps up to six people and is within easy walking distance of local pubs and supermarkets, so it's a great choice if you want to tour the area with a group of friends.
If you love the outdoors, you're in the right place. Choose from forest tracks for mountain biking, tennis courts and bowling greens within a 10-minute walk, two nearby ski areas, sailing, trout and salmon fishing, horse riding, shooting, 4 x 4 driving and much more.
The Milking Sheds, Moray
Nestled in the stunning setting of Speyside, The Milking Sheds are prized as a modern luxury, and it's easy to see why. These cosy cottages were once original milking sheds that have now been converted into modern, self-catering havens that are perfect for a romantic getaway or for family-friendly adventures. If you're a walking enthusiast, this is a great place to be to explore the many hiking trails, as well as for enjoying the golf and fishing opportunities nearby. This is also an ideal location to start your journey along the North Coast 500.
Aspen Lodge, Argyll
Overlooking the picturesque shore of Loch Sunart, Aspen Lodge is a luxury holiday home tucked into the secluded landscapes of the Ardnamurchan Peninsula. This striking modern creation is comprised of timber and glass, sleeps up to six people, and also accommodates your well-behaved pooch. Enjoy stunning panoramic views of the surrounding area whilst you venture across splendid beaches, and along pretty cycle trails. Why not venture out on a boat trip or try out kayaking nearby?
Glampotel Dundas Castle, South Queensferry
Only a 15-minute drive from Edinburgh Airport, Glampotel Dundas Castle boasts luxurious canvas cottages nestled amongst the estate of Dundas Castle in South Queensferry. If you're looking to get back to nature but still want a glamourous element to your accommodation, glamping is the perfect choice for you. The estate creates a magnificent backdrop for relaxing strolls through the area, as well as there being more vigorous walks nearby if you are looking for a challenge. The cottages are situated within a secluded woodland area that is filled to the brim with special wildlife hideaways.
Lochranza Campsite, North Ayrshire
This small and friendly campsite is perfect for travellers and adventure seekers who love nature and the great outdoors. Located in North Ayrshire, Lochranza Campsite is a beautiful base on the northern end of the Isle of Arran and can be found next to the Lochranza Golf Course, so why not play a round or two whilst you're here? Wild red deer roam the fairways, golden eagles hunt in the surrounding mountains and people staying here can enjoy discounted fees at the golf course too. Across the road you can visit the Isle of Arran Distillery for guided tours and whisky tastings, or head out on a walking adventure, starting from the campsite, where you can explore the surrounding landscapes.
Skye Eco Bells Glamping, Isle of Skye
Head over to the stunning Isle of Skye where you can relax in a luxury off-grid camping cabin. Skye Eco Bells Glamping features a low-impact glamping experience set amongst 9 acres of glorious island landscape and surrounded by hundreds of native trees and wildlife. Immerse yourself in the peace and tranquillity, venture off into The Cullin, enjoy peaceful strolls, and get back in touch with nature to make for a memorable holiday. If you are looking for an escape from the busting city life, you're in the right place! Featuring three cosy cabins, one bell tent, and no electricity or WiFi - it's the perfect place to detox.
Riverbeds Luxury Wee Lodges with Hot Tubs, Ballachulish
Set amongst luscious green trees and featuring a private veranda over the river, these lodges are the perfect place for a romantic getaway. Head to the Riverbeds Luxury Wee Lodges in Ballachulish to relax in a bubbling hot tub under the stars, play a leisurely round of golf at the Dragon's Tooth Golf Club, venture on the Caledonia Way cycle track, or if you're up for a challenge, why not scale the magnificent Ben Nevis?
Sunnyside Lodges, Sanquhar
Nestled in the ancient Nith Valley, Sunnyside Lodges are unique and innovative self-catering pods featuring a relaxing hot tub and surrounded by tranquil Dumfriesshire landscapes. Admire the splendid views across the Lowther Hills, which make for perfect walking rambles and adventures, as well as a scenic cycle route. If you want to try your hand at fishing, the River Nith is located only a 5- minute drive away and is a popular destination for keen anglers. The lodges are also located only a short distance from the popular Southern Upland Way, or why not follow in the footsteps of Scottish heroes such as William Wallace and Robert the Bruce who frequently visited the town of Dumfries?
Forbes of Kingennie, Dundee
Forbes of Kingennie boasts a variety of lodges in this gorgeous countryside resort, including luxury, waterside, woodland, family-friendly, dog-friendly and more. Explore the resort and get involved in the many golf and fishing opportunities on offer such as a putting green, Angus thistle maze, and fishing lessons. Whether you want to bag a Munro, relax in the tranquil Angus countryside, or uncover Scotland's coolest city, this is a great location to base yourself. Only 1 hour 30 minutes from Edinburgh, the resort is easily accessible by car, and there are also trains which pass nearby.