Want to stay in a property that’s packed with character, has plenty to do on its doorstep and will lay on a lovingly homemade breakfast to kick start your day? Look no further than a great Scottish B&B!
We’ve teamed up with our friends at Scotland’s Best B&Bs (who are celebrating their 20th anniversary this year) to bring you a selection of fantastic properties that are available throughout Scotland. Each of the B&Bs on this list are graded at either 4 or 5 stars (many even hold gold awards) so you can be assured of a top quality stay, mouth-watering food and lavish amounts of personal attention from your hosts:
1. Sharvedda, Strathy Point, Highlands
Fancy driving along the stunning North Coast 500? This lovely B&B is perfectly placed for exploring Scotland’s answer to Route 66 and offers stunning views out across the Moray Firth to Orkney. You might even be lucky enough to spot whales, dolphins and seals!
2. Brae House, Aberfeldy, Perthshire
Take in the beauty of Highland Perthshire from this stylish B&B and enjoy your breakfast in the light and airy morning room, where you can tuck into locally sourced and homemade produce, such as delicious free range eggs from the B&B’s own hens (you won’t get more local than that!), Dunkeld Smoked Salmon and locally sourced meat and fruit.
3. The Old Vicarage B&B, Arbroath, Dundee & Angus
Enjoy a seaside escape to Arbroath at this delightful B&B and enjoy a mouth-watering homemade breakfast – you can even choose to sample Arbroath’s most famous export, the Arbroath Smokie. Local attractions include the famous Arbroath Abbey and beautiful Seaton Cliffs, made of red sandstone.
4. Glenegedale House, Isle of Islay, Argyll & The Isles
Dreaming of a luxurious island escape? This gorgeous house will really pull out all the stops to pamper you on your break. Enjoy a hearty breakfast (and delightful home baking), relax by the roaring fire and tour one of Islay’s famous whisky distilleries.
5. Waters Edge Cottage, Arden, Loch Lomond
Cosily nestled on the banks of stunning Loch Lomond, this charming cottage will be your relaxing haven (you’ll even be treated to a complimentary dram of whisky!). Enjoy a candle lit breakfast before heading off to explore the National Park.
6. Bayview Bed and Breakfast, Upper Largo, Fife
Located between Upper Largo and Elie on a coastal path, this charming 19th century cottage is the ideal base for exploring the charming fishing villages in the gorgeous East Neuk of Fife. Play a round in The Home of Golf and head to St Andrews to discover all there is to see and do in this historic town.
7. Muirholm Bed and Breakfast, Paisley, near Glasgow
Enjoy a relaxing break at this striking, red sandstone Victorian villa, set in a quiet residential area in Paisley. Discover the textile heritage of the town, which lends its name to the famous Paisley pattern, visit magnificent Paisley Abbey and hop on a train to Glasgow. You’ll be in the city in 15 minutes.
8. Violet Bank House B&B, Currie, near Edinburgh
Set in the charming suburb of Edinburgh, this beautiful B&B is the perfect base for exploring Scotland’s capital. Simply follow the path along the Water of Leith or catch a bus – there’s one every 10 minutes. Enjoy mouth-watering Scottish fare from the breakfast menu – all ingredients are sourced as locally and sustainably as possible.
9. Cosses Country House, Ballantrae, Ayrshire
Dating from 1606, this gorgeous, white-washed country house is nestled in a lush valley on the edge of Crailoch Burn. Relax with a glass of whisky by the open fire, indulge with a homemade afternoon tea or book dinner for a special treat. Some of the attractions you can visit nearby include Robert Burns’ Birthplace Museum, the gorgeous Logan Botanic Garden and Culzean Castle.
10. The Waterside Rooms, Dornock, Dumfries & Galloway
Dramatically situated on the edge of the sweeping Solway Firth, this charming B&B is perfectly placed for visiting Annandale Distillery, Gretna Green and The Devil’s Porridge Museum. Enjoy panoramic views of the Solway Firth and Pennine Mountains with your breakfast, which includes homemade bread, yogurt and preserves.
11. The School House B&B, Jedburgh, Scottish Borders
This former Victorian school house, near Jedburgh, is perfectly placed for discovering the delights of the beautiful Scottish Borders. Tour the four Borders Abbeys, take in the splendid architecture of Floors Castle and try your hand at a range of activities, such as cycling, mountain biking and salmon fishing.