Rampant Scotland Directory!

Selection of Accommodation Providers in
Highlands and Islands of Scotland

Dun Carloway Broch, Lewis, Western Isles

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This is Rampant Scotland's page of links to a selection of sites offering accommodation ranging from 5-star hotels to bed and breakfast in Highlands and Islands of Scotland. Click on Western Isles to jump to Western Isles / Hebrides further down this page and on Skye to skip to the entries for that Inner Hebridean island. and Orkney and Shetland for the northern isles.

For other areas of Scotland and a page with all the accommodation links on this site for the whole of Scotland, see the map on the Accommodation Index

Individual Locations in Highlands of Scotland

Ach na skia Croft provides self catering chalets and a cottage on the rugged and beautiful west coast of the Scottish Highlands at Arisaig. All the properties face towards the sea and have panoramic views towards the islands of Eigg, Rum and the Isle of Skye. Onsite facilities include games and childrens play area, indoor games room, sauna and steam room. The Web site has an extensive section on things to see and do in the area.

Acorn House Guest House is situated within walking distance of Inverness town centre. You will find a 'truly Highland welcome' here. Acorn House has double, triple and family rooms all with en-suite bathrooms, a dining room,and off-street parking. The property also boasts a hot tub, steam room and Sauna. These facilities are on site and are available at an extra cost.

Altnaharra Hotel was originally a drover’s inn with a history dating back to the 17th Century. It has been attracting fishing and shooting enthusiasts from far and wide for over 170 years, earning itself a much-deserved reputation as a first class sporting destination, offering first class fishing on numerous local rivers and lochs. They can can also arrange a variety of stalking and woodcock holidays and days for shooting parties. Their highly acclaimed restaurant, aims to treat guests to the best dining experience with menus that change daily and focus on local produce. All 14 en-suite bedrooms has been uniquely designed and decorated to be in keeping with the traditional highland style of the hotel. There are also self catering cottages and log cabin

Arden Guest House is situated at the West End of Kingussie within reach of the town centre. Surrounded by its own garden with a large car park, the Highland Victoria Vill retains many period features ina tranquil setting. There are five en-suite bedrooms including a family suite consisting of a single bedroom and a large room with a double and single bed, a front facing room with a double and a single bed, a double bedroom, and a twin room, all with shower en-suites. Another front facing room has a king size bed and a large bathroom with a Victorian roll top bath. Facilities include internet access (wireless) throughout the house, ironing & drying facilities and a lock-up for bicycles.

Fort Augustus Abbey luxury apartment sleeps 4 in the former abbey building. Situated 30 miles from Inverness, the Highland capital, Fort Augustus Abbey is 12 miles from Foyers, at the southern end of Loch Ness.

Altassmore Holiday Cottages in Sutherland have a garden, courtyard, parking and barbecue area and each has a small patio and garden furniture. One cottage is adapted for wheelchair access. There are good facilities for golf with a number of courses within easy reach. The area is rich in wildlife and trout fishing can be arranged, subject to availability.

Altdarroch Farm Cottages Kinlocheil, By Fort William are self-catering cottages set above beautiful Loch Eil on Scotland's famous "Road to the Isles", which runs between Fort William and Mallaig. The three cottages are located within easy reach of the town of Fort William and, in the other direction, Glenfinnan.

Aonach Mor provides self-catering holiday homes for vacation rental on the shores of Loch Ness within Fort Augustus Abbey. The 2 bedroom apartment (sleeping up to 4 people) has wonderful views across the grounds and to the glorious mountains beyond. The village is just a short stroll from the apartment and has plenty of restaurants, bars and shops available and the Caledonian Canal runs through the village.

Ardanair is a modern self catering bungalow on the shores of Loch Kanaird, 3 miles from Ullapool. The house has direct access down steps to the pebbled beach and enjoys dramatic views across the bay towards the Isle of Martin and the Summer Isles - and the Web site has a great photo gallery illustrating the surrounding area.

Arden Guest House is situated at the West End of Kingussie within reach of the town centre. Surrounded by its own garden with a large car park, the Highland Victoria Vill retains many period features ina tranquil setting. There are five en-suite bedrooms including a family suite consisting of a single bedroom and a large room with a double and single bed, a front facing room with a double and a single bed, a double bedroom, and a twin room, all with shower en-suites.Another front facing room has a king size bed and a large bathroom with a Victorian roll top bath.

Ardanaiseig Hotel ten miles from Taynuilt on the shores of Loch Awe in the North West Highlands of Scotland, is more of a private home, open to guests who will appreciate sharing the wonderful hospitality, and lingering magical Celtic atmosphere.

Arisaig House Cottages offers a range of luxury self-catering accommodation set in the mature grounds of "Arisaig House", Arisaig, Inverness-shire.

Aurora Bed and Breakfast is in the picturesque coastal village of Shieldaig, by Torridon. and Torridon Inn is just up the road. Contemporary en-suite bedrooms have King & Super-king sized beds. Free WiFi throughout. Breakfast is cooked to order or pre-order using local produce As much organic or fairtrade produce used as possible. Eggs are organic & free range. Home-made jams, bread & yoghurt. 1st floor guests living room has panoramic views, a wood burning stove, binoculars and a TV with DVD player. Some of the best sunset views in the village are from this room, with views out to Harris on clear days. It is possible to see otters & seals and Sea-Eagles. Perfect base for exploring the remote Applecross, Beinn Eighe National Nature Reserve, Torridon, Eilean Donan Castle, Plockton, Inverewe Gardens, Glen Elg and Wester Ross. 4 star, 'Gold' Green Tourism award and other awards too. Minimum stay 2 nights. Children over 12years old. Sorry no pets in the house. Facilities include 2 x Double and 1 x Twin; Sitting Room, parking on site, luggage storage, Wifi.

Assynt House bed and breakfast is in a central but quiet location in a conservation area of Ullapool village in Ross-shire, North West Scotland. They are conveniently placed for the harbour, ferry, pubs and restaurants. The site has some nice pictures of the area.

Aviemore Home - are newly built self-catering cottages which are ideal for families or friends holidaying together. Set next to one another in a quiet cul de sac, they are very well furnished and equipped to a high standard with each house boasting its own hot tub.

Aviemore House is a 5-star, luxury, new-build house with five bedrooms, all with en suite bathrooms, situated within the Rothiemurchus Estate and just a short walk from the centre of Aviemore in the heart of the Scottish Highlands. The house is positioned at the foot of the Cairngorm Mountains on the Cairngorm Ski Road, making it an ideal base for skiing, snowboarding, walking, golf, fishing and other outdoor activities.

Balcarres in Fort William is set in an elevated position in a quiet cul-de-sac. It commands spectacular views over Loch Linnhe and the Morven hills. The owners were born and bred in Fort William and have that essential local knowledge to be able to answer any questions you may have about the area.

Ballachulish Hotel was built in 1640 and is an historic country estate within view of Ben Nevis, close to the Great Glen, and within a stone's throw of Lochs Linnie and Leven. This restored country house offers en suite rooms with Scottish cuisine in a relaxing atmosphere. The house is noted as the site formally occupied by Captain Campbell who was ordered to carry out the massacre in Glencoe. Ballachulish is also famous for the Appin murder, immortalized by Robert Louis Stevenson's "Kidnapped" - Ballachulish House was once home to the Stuarts of Appin.

Belladrum Estate has self-catering cottages and lodgings in a romantic setting on an 1100 acre family estate near to the Highland capital of Inverness and Loch Ness. As a special attraction for a romantic retreat for honeymoon couples you can get even get married there in the family chapel, Belladrum Temple (candle-lit only - how's that for romance!).

Ben Loyal Hotel in Tongue, Sutherland, is an AA and RAC 2 star hotel and has been awarded 3 stars by the Scottish Tourist Board. The restuarant also has awards from the AA and RAC and is 'Ashley Courtney Highly Commended'. There are 11 en-suite bedrooms and the hotel is a good base for fishing, stalking, climbing, birdwatching, hill walking and just pottering around the area.

As its name implies, Ben Nevis View bed and breakfast has plenty of views of Britain's highest mountain, as it is located at Corpach, on the outskirts of Fort William. It is also adjacent to the Caledonian Canal and during the season a steam train passes nearby, twice a day, as an added novelty.

Blackwood Croft in Strathcarron in beautiful Wester Ross, has self catering holiday accommodation on a working croft with a 2-bedroom purpose-built upper floor apartment in modern croft house, sleeping up to 4 people. It is located in a quiet rural position amidst Highland mountain scenery and hill walking terrain with superb views but within a mile of the nearest shop, post office, and pub.

Boath House Hotel in Nairn, near Inverness has a covetted Michelin Star and 4AA rosettes, which puts it firmly in the top four restaurants in Scotland and one of the most notable in Britain. And in 2010 it received the AA’s award of ‘Scottish Hotel of the Year’. See also the review at Great Places to Stay

Bracadale Bed and Breakfast is near Loch Ness on the road that heads to the Isle of Skye, on the edge of the village of Invermoriston. It has a twin, or double room with en-suite facilites and a family room with double bed and bunk beds and private facilities. Both rooms are equipped with a television, fridge, hair dryer and tea/coffee making facilities. There is a large comfortable guest lounge equiped with satellite television, a DVD/CD player, a selection of books and games and an open fire, should this be necessary. WiFi computer connection available. Guests have their own garden area and access to the river. Continental or full cooked breakfast. Parking on site.

Brora Links View Apartment provides luxurious holiday rental accommodation Sutherland in the beautiful and remote Northern Highlands of Scotland. All main rooms have wonderful views across the garden to the famous James Braid designed golf course with magnificent coastal and highland views. There is easy access to the safe sandy beach beyond the golf course and the village centre where shops and restaurants are a short walk away. The apartment sleeps 4, in two twin bedded bedrooms, one with en-suite facilities. Separate bath/shower room.

Burnside and Mill Lodges are four miles from the seaside town of Nairn and 16 miles from Inverness. Each lodge can accommodate up to six people. Trout fishing is available a few hundred yards from the Lodges at Robbie's Trout Fishery.

Cairngorm Hotel is an independent hotel in Aviemore. All bedrooms are en-suite, offering colour television, direct-dial telephone and hospitality tray. All rooms are comfortably furnished and decorated, whilst most have stunning views across the Spey Valley to the Cairngorm Mountains or to the great rock of Craigellachie.

Cairnmuir Caravans Lairg, Sutherland, in private grounds on the bank of the River Shin, a salmon river.

Caithness Holidays - Silver Darlings Development in the scenic harbour area of Wick was originally a fish curing yard. It has been extensively modernised into a number of luxury townhouse apartments around a courtyard. Each sleeps up to eight people over two levels, and have been lovingly restored, blending contemporary design with respect for the distinguished heritage of the location. The Silver Darlings offer first rate accommodation within a modern environment.

Camusaluinn Self Catering Holidays are based at Annat, Torridon, on the north-west coast in a traditional stone cottage which has been completely renovated into an attractive 2-bedroomed self catering property with accommodation for up to 4. Annat is situated on the shores of Upper Loch Torridon, some 60 miles due west of Inverness.

Castle Stuart is a 17th century Tower House with spiral stairs in Petty Parish, Inverness which offers luxury accommodation.

Chestnut Villa is close to the centre of the village of Muir of Ord in Ross-Shire and provides bed & breakfast accommodation in three bedrooms plus a residents' lounge. Muir of Ord is 6 miles from the town of Dingwall, and 11 miles from the City of Inverness, the capital of the Highlands. The site has good pages on places to see in the area and links to many others.

Chrialdon House provides bed and breakfast in Beauly Inverness-shire They start you off with a filling tasty breakfast with plenty of choice ranging from a hearty Scottish breakfast to the more health based options. At night you can relax in their comfortable lounge where you can enjoy a drink whilst watching TV, listening to music or watching a DVD. Free Broadband wireless connection is available for those with laptops who want to browse the internet or email news for business or of their holiday to friends and family. Guest facilities include 2 x Double, 1 x Triple and 1 x Twin room, parking on site, garden, sitting room, luggage storage and guests get own house keys.

Clach Mhullinn (Gaelic for Millstone) in Inverness provides B&B which can be booked by e-mail. The web site also gives a few places to visit and what to see in the area.

Coille Bheag (pronounce it "curl yer vake") is a traditional working croft set in wood and meadowland, situated in Inverasdale, near Poolewe, overlooking Loch Ewe and the world-famous Inverewe Gardens. Renovated and tastefully furnished, the traditional croft cottage it is available as self-catering family holiday accommodation (sleeps 6, pets welcome). There is also a modern luxury timber cabin available - ideal for honeymoons or small families, sleeps up to 4, no pets. Organic produce available in season!

Corriegour Lodge is a small hotel overlooking Loch Lochy, between Spean Bridge and Loch Ness. It is set amid a contrasting nine acres of mature woodland and garden and has a small lochside beach area complete with jetty. 4 stars from the Scottish Tourist Board and a Member of the Taste of Scotland Scheme, the Lodge also features in the Good Hotel Guide.

Craigiewood B&B is north of Inverness, overlooking Munlochy Bay to the north; it has clear views westwards through Strathconon and Glens Orrin and Affric. There are local walks to the Moray Firth with its famous dolphins. The house is ideally situated for short trips to Inverness and Loch Ness. Cawdor and Brodie Castles, Culloden and Fort George are all within easy reach. There are two double rooms, one with ensuite shower and the other with ensuite bath and shower. Facilities include parking on site, garden, residents lounge, continental or full cooked breakfast.

Cragganmore House on Speyside at Ballindalloch, Banffshire provides bed & breakfast and is set in a secluded glen with glorious views down to the River Spey and across to Ben Rinnes. The fine Victorian house was built by the founder of the Cragganmore Distillery, John Smith, in 1867 and is situated just yards from the Speyside Way. You can also arrange to join award-winning chef, Tony Allcott, in the kitchen, to see how you too can create gourmet meals for friends and family. Demonstrations are limited to small groups only, ensuring that you get the maximum benefit from your day or weekend course.

Culdearn House is a small Scottish hotel situated deep in the valley of the River Spey in the picturesque village of Grantown-on-Spey. It was built over 100 years ago using locally quarried granite stone and still has original wood panelling, fine moulded ceilings and marble fireplaces. The proprietors combine an extensive whisky collection with award winning cooking and Culdearn has an AA Red Rosette Award for excellent cuisine and a "Taste of Scotland" award.

Craigellachie Hotel in Banffshire the very heart of Speyside is an award-winning four star hotel, two rosette restaurant and world renowned Quaich Bar with over 530 different Scotch Single Malt Whiskies. It has won a host of awards including "Hotel of the Year" in the "Whisky Magazine" Icons of Whisky 2004 and "Best Whisky bar in the World" in the Scotch Whisky industry survey for Scottish Field.

Craigerne House Hotel in Newtonmore, near Aviemore, Cairngorm National Park, is a privately owned Country House Hotel with delightful mature gardens commanding magnificent views of the Monadhliath and Cairngorm mountains and the Spey Valley. Although close to the centre of Newtonmore and its amenities, the Craigerne House Hotel is located on the edge of the village next to the golf course and is well known for its tranquil ambience, good food and quiet, friendly atmosphere.

Dornoch Caravan and Camp Park is located next to Dornoch’s award-winning golden beaches and it’s magnificent golf course. There are 130 pitches and 80 static caravans on a 25 acre park and is open from March right until October.

The 15th century Dornoch Castle Hotel stands opposite the inspiring 12th century Dornoch Cathedral. Set in private gardens, the hotel has 18 en suite garden rooms. Sometimes referred to as Dornoch Palace, the building was originally created by the Bishop of Caithness and passed to the Gordon Earls of Sutherland after the Reformation.

Dornoch Firth Caravan Park is situated on the A9, midway between the Highland's oldest Royal Burgh of Tain and the town of Dornoch, now made famous by Madonna. This well-run family park enjoys open views of the Dornoch Firth with picturesque coastal and rural scenery. The park features Caravan holiday homes, touring and tent pitches with bar and restaurant adjacent.

Doune Bay Lodge is on the western shores of Knoydart and they offer accommodation and a restaurant as well as walking, diving and sailing holidays. Their special feature is that you can only get there by boat (or a two-day walk!). They can collect guests from Mallaig in one of their own boats.

Druimorrin Caravans are located near Muir of Ord, 20 miles north-west of Inverness in a peaceful and tranquil rural location looking out onto craggy hills and near the Orrin River. There are two static caravans available throughout the year. The Web site has lots of information on events, family days out, food and drink, sightseeing, local country estates, outdoor pursuits and Highland wildlife in that part of Scotland.

Drumbuie Farm bed and breakfast in Drumnadrochit, overlooking Loch Ness lets you experience the life of a working farm with Highland Cows in a rural location, yet only minutes from village. This is the home of the Urquhart family (same clan as the castle) who breed "hairy highland cows" and their adorable calves. The herd also includes Aberdeen Angus, Limousin and other continental breeds as well as Jacob, Hebridean, Su Sheep. The top field gives you fabulous views of Urquhart Castle and Loch Ness. There is a pleasant woodland walk just below the lower fields - if you're lucky you might see some deer playing there. The farm is also situated on the Great Glen Way where you can experience a Great breakfast choices and Home Baking. Open all year round and the building is non-smoking. There are 2 x double and 1 x twin rooms.

Drumchork Lodge Hotel is situated in Aultbea, Wester Ross, in one of the most idyllic areas of the Western Highlands. The hotel has gained international renown for the hotel as "The Highland Home of Malt Whisky", winning numerous awards for both the collections and presentations of Scotland’s National drink. The hotel has 13 en-suite bedrooms, 3 dining areas, public bar, residents lounge and a whisky tasting room/conference room.

Drumnadrochit Hotel Not just a 29 room hotel offering bed and Breakfast, but the award-winning, 5-star tourist attrction, the Loch Ness Exhibition Centre, with a hi-tech multi-media presentation leading you through 7 themed areas and the mystery and legend of Loch Ness and the famous Loch Ness monster "Nessie".

Dunhallin House Guest House provides bed and breakfast accommodation in Inverness. Extremely comfortable, relaxing and child-free, it is within easy reach of the city centre, and with excellent access to all main routes, and an ideal base from which to explore the stunningly beautiful Highlands of Scotland. Dunhallin holds a 4-star rating for guest house accommodation. All rooms are en-suite and come with all the usual facilities including flat-screen television, DVD player, iPod dock and courtesy tray. The spacious guest lounge has a selection of games and reading material and high-speed internet access is available via our free wifi network (available throughout the house) or using our notebook computer. They are happy to supply a packed lunch on request. Vegetarians are always catered for and there is locked storage for bikes, golf clubs, etc and ample free, off-street parking. Guest facilities include 4 x Double and 1 x Double/Twin rooms, full cooked or continental breakfast, lunch, garden, parking on site, housekeepergGuests get own house keys, Wifi.No Pets allowed.

Farr Mains bed and breakfast is in the village of Farr 20 minutes south of Inverness in Strathnairn - the valley of the River Nairn. The road along it meanders between gentle forest covered hills and rocky outcrops from Fort Augustus on Loch Ness to the A9 (the main north-south road between Edinburgh, Perth and Inverness). In this quiet valley Christina and James Murray welcome guests for bed and breakfast (with optional dinner with advance warning). Part of Farr Mains was built by James' grandparents in the 1930's, and parts of the house date from 1850 when it was the Mill owner's cottage. Guest facilities include 1 x Double and 1 x Triple rooms, parking on site, garden, sitting room, full cooked breakfast and guests get own house keys. Dogs welcome by arrangement.

Felstead guest house has holiday bed and breakfast accommodation in Inverness which has been awarded four stars by the Scottish Tourist Board.

Flowerburn Holidays are modern, self-catering holiday homes situated near Rosemarkie on the Black Isle only 25 minutes drive from Inverness with spectacular locations overlooking the Moray Firth. Easy access to Loch Ness & Inverness, Glenmorangie & Dunrobin Castle and local RSPB sites.

Garth Hotel in the heart of Grantown-on-Spey, near Aviemore, stands at the north end of the village square. It was built in the 1850’s and began its life as an Inn. Over the years the hotel has prospered, becoming the Premier Independent Hotel in Grantown-on-Spey. It has recently been refurbished to blend its elegant Victorian design with all modern comforts.

The Glengarry Castle Hotel has been privately owned by the MacCallum family for over 40 years. Set in 60 acres of wooded grounds on the shore of Loch Oich and built near the old ruin of Invergarry Castle, the hotel is only 7 miles from Loch Ness.

Glen Mhor Hotel is in a tranquil location on the River Ness, in the heart of Inverness. A couple of minutes walk from the City Centre, the railway station and Eden Court Theatre, The Glen Mhor is a popular destination for short and weekend breaks. There are also two established restaurants offering a Scottish culinary experience with local game, Aberdeen Angus beef, fish, and shellfish.

Glenmoriston Arms Hotel, Loch Ness is located in the riverside village of Invermoriston, at the foot of Glen Moriston and just five miles north of Fort Augustus in the heart of the Highlands. The proprietors can arrange fully inclusive vacations including Highland Honeymoon, Anniversary Celebrations, Highland Golf tours, Salmon fishing, Field Sports, Photo Stalking and other Activity holidays. The Moriston Bar has a selection of around 100 single malt whiskies.

Grant Arms Hotel is a 56 en-suite bedroom family run coaching hotel in Grantown-on-Spey. Queen Victoria and Prince Albert stayed there in 1860 but has been modernised to provided comfortable accommodation while keeping the traditional character. They serve four course dinner and full Scottish breakfast in a 110-seat restaurant and they make sure that your food is served at its best. There is live Scottish entertainment at the bar 2 or 3 nights a week. The Web site has a page of good links to things to see and do in the area.

Great Glen 4-star Bed and Breakfast is in a farmhouse next to Drumnadrochit and Loch Ness. It is set in 10 acres of grounds with resident horses, Shetland sheep and Highland cows. Accommodation consists of a double / twin room with ensuite bath - facilities include 6ft double bed, large bay window and individual entrance from outside with a spacious patio area with its own BBQ; includes a top of the range fully equipped kitchen, en-suite bathroom with bath and shower, flat screen TV, DVD and overlooking the beautiful garden and hills of the Great Glen. There is also a family suite taking three adults and two children with ensuite power shower, its own private BBQ and patio and fully equipped, top of the range kitchen, LCD TV, DVD with surround sound. A third suite accommodates 3 adults and 1 child with a king size bed, with a single bed for children and/or third adult, large en-suite bathroom with power shower, own individual entrance from outside with spacious patio with its own BBQ, TV, DVD and also overlooking the beautiful garden and hills of the Great Glen. Facilities include trampoline and large fenced garden hot tub complete with mood lighting and music. There's a private gym too. Residents lounge, parking on site and lunch and evening meals can be provided.

Heatherlie is a unique 'B' listed former Victorian photographers studio and village Bank in the centre of Strathpeffer. Now a family home, much of the original interior has been preserved or restored. Bed and breakfast is offered with two double rooms available on the upper floor, one of which forms a family suite. Breakfast is served in the former bank - a stunning vaulted ceiling room.

Highland Apartments
This provides luxury serviced apartment accommodation in the heart of Inverness and the owners aim to provide a home from home experience with a relaxed, informal yet professional approach. Apartments are serviced daily during the week or, not at all if you just want to chill out with no interruptions! Tea, coffee and milk is provided as standard but they will happily stock your fridge with provisions for a full Scottish breakfast or a celebration hamper for that special occasion or just simply some freshly ground coffee for the cafetiere, at a small extra cost. Just ask when you book. There are three categories of apartment: Classic, Superior and Deluxe but all apartments feature flat screen TVs with Freeview, DVD players, iPod docks, free WiFi internet access open-plan living room and dining area, designer bathrooms with bath and/or walk in shower, lift access to all floors, private underground parking and discounted dining at Zizzi’s Restaurant in Inverness.

Highland Lodges self catering accommodation in a remote part of the Scottish Highlands near Invergarry, Spean Bridge, Inverness-shire,has easy access to Fort Augustus and Fort William. Two bedroom self catering lodges are set within a 3-acre private and non commercialised site on the shores of Loch Lochy. The lodges have just undergone a refurbishment programme and are open all year.

Highland Rest self-catering apartment is 3 miles from the centre of Inverness and 4 miles from Loch Ness. It is set in a private garden with a small burn running through it and adjoins Struanbridge cottage.

Home Farm Bed & Breakfast provides luxury bed and breakfast in a comfortable house in a quiet rural location, with open views to the surrounding hills, on the outskirts of Muir of Ord, a village on the Black Isle, Muir of Ord, Scottish Highlands. It is ideally situated for touring the Highlands of Scotland.

Inch Hotel on Loch Ness Fort Augustus, is an historic country lodge hotel with great views over Scotland's most famous Loch, above picturesque Inchnacardoch Bay. All the well-equipped, ensuite rooms come complete with free WiFi, telephones, hair-dryers, tea and coffee making facilities and flat-screen TVs with Free View. Many also enjoy stunning views overlooking Loch Ness, including a bridal suite which comes complete with a beautiful 4 poster bed that is just perfect for that romantic weekend in the Highlands! They also pride themselves on being a family friendly hotel and have two suites with connecting rooms that are ideal for families of four, or more. Their AA award-winning restaurant has some of the best views of Loch Ness in the house and serves a superb Scottish menu using locally sourced produce that is prepared fresh every day. They also have a relaxing bar and lounge that have an open log fire and over 60 malt whiskies to choose from.

International Starters is a privately owned family business in a modern building on the main street in Aviemore, run by folk who have been in the catering and hotel business for generations. Prices are inclusive of a full-cooked Highland breakfast. All bedrooms are en-suite with tea/coffee facilities, and flat screen T.V’s with Freeview; wifi in all areas. Restaurant and large beer garden with mountain view attached. Large car park.

Invergarry Hotel is a distinctive Victorian building, originally a coaching inn. The hotel is located in the small village of Invergarry in the Scottish Highlands which was the clan seat of the MacDonells of Glengarry and overlooks the River Garry, well known for salmon fishing.

Inverlochy Castle Hotel in Fort William has a high class restaurant and highland weddings are a speciality. For a full review, see Great Places to Stay - Inverlochy Castle Hotel.

Kinbrylie is a Bed and Breakfast establishment and is situated on the south side of Loch Ness in the village of Whitebridge. The house sits in 14 acres of private land with a large garden and is approximately 250 meters from the B862 road so is very peaceful. With its elevated position, Kinbrylie has wonderful views of Stratherrick and the Monadhliath mountains featuring Beinn Sgurrach in the foreground. All the bedrooms in Kinbrylie are well appointed, have en suite bathrooms, colour televisions and radio alarms. Tea and coffee facilities are available all day in the dining/hall area .The house is wi fi friendly, has internet access available for guests to use free of charge and can download your digital photographs to CD for a small charge. Laundry facilities are also available. Other guest facilities include 2 x double, 1 x triple and 1 x family rooms, guests get own house keys, parking on site, garden, sitting room and full cooked breakfast.

Linnmhor House bed and breakfast in Strathpeffer, Ross-shire, is a fully refurbished Edwardian villa offering superior quality, luxury bed and breakfast accommodation in a beautiful Highland location. Accommodation consists of two king rooms and one twin room, all with full en-suite facilities. All rooms have televisions, a comfortable seating area, hairdryers and tea/coffee making facilities. Linnmhor House provides the perfect central base for Inverness, Ullapool, Gairloch, Dornoch and Drumnadrochit (home of the official Loch Ness monster exhibition) and the whole of the Highlands are all within easy driving distance from the village. Guest Facilities include full cooked breakfast, garden, parking on site, guests get own house keys, wifi, dogs welcome by arrangement.

Lochcarron - Holiday Cottages in Wester Ross, Scottish Highlands are located either within Lochcarron village itself or within a very short travelling distance of the village. The accommodation available range from a modern detached chalet bungalow to a traditional detached cottage.

Loch Leven Chalets are located at Onich, four miles from the village of North Ballachulish which is 12 miles from Fort William. The small complex of seven self catering chalets are located on a loch side, overlooking the famous Pap of Glencoe. They are fully equipped to cater for up to four adults, and are quality graded with three stars by VisitScotland. There is free sea fishing on Loch Leven.

Loch Torridon Country House Hotel on the West Coast of Scotland is a traditional Victorian shooting lodge set in 58 Acres of parkland at the foot of Ben Damph, complete with its own resident Highland Cattle and Free Range Hens. The hotel was used by Ted Danson and Joely Richardson and the rest of the actors and crew when making the film "Loch Ness".

Lower Pitcalnie is a small bed and breakfast establishment, on the shores of the Cromarty Firth and Nigg Bay, north of Inverness. There are 3 twin en-suite bedrooms, each with its own entrance from the courtyard formed by the house and annexe. There are plans for a golf practice facility in the 8 acres of garden, and fishing in the third acre pond.

Lundie View Lodge offers B&B (seven rooms with a range of facilities) and a self catering apartment (large bedroom sleeps 4 in a double & 2 single beds) in a converted and extended 150 year old centrally heated croft. The location is four miles south of Fort Augustus near to the Caledonian Canal and the Great Glen Walk with great views over the Great Glen. Breakfast and all day snacks are also available in The Thistle Stop Tearoom.

Mackays Hotel and Restaurant in Durness, in North West Sutherland, is a 150-year-old building which has been carefully renovated by the owners to provide their guests with that little bit extra in Highland elegance. There are six en-suite bedrooms, all individually decorated and furnished. The area is known as the homeland of the Clan Mackay and the hotel is supporting a local initiative called "The Mackay Country Project".

Morar Hotel near Mallaig is a family run 40-bedroomed hotel on the fabled "Road to the Isles" with views of the famous Silver Sands of Morar and the islands of Rum and Eigg. The hotel will soon celebrate its centenary and the 'Silver Sands Restaurant' with its panoramic view, offers salmon, trout and venison and fresh fish and seafood from Mallaig.

The Old Manse is a recently refurbished granite vicarage on the outskirts of Lochcarron village, Wester Ross, with superb views overlooking Loch Carron. There are five bedrooms available to let, all with en suite facilities and the house has full central heating.

The Osprey Hotel, Kingussie is situated in Cairngorm National Park in the Scottish Highlands close to the popular winter and summer resort of Aviemore. Olde Worlde décor, best Scottish fare, malt whiskies, local beers to make this a memorable visit that you will wish to repeat. The eleven rooms are ensuite with TV, broadband access and coffee making facilities.

Pitzcalzean House a listed country home standing in its own grounds of 33 acres, overlooking the Cromarty Firth 6 miles from the village of Nigg Station and some 6½ miles off the A9. Offering bed and breakfast accommodation, it is readily accessible to both Tain and Inverness. It was originally built in 1790 and extended throughout the 19th Century. The novelist Eric Linklater purchased the house in 1947 and wrote many of his books here.

Poll Creagan Newtonmore, Invernesshire, is a cosy friendly, book filled, home. Your stay is very much a "home stay". A good place to stop off on the way further North, South ,East or West, (tea or coffee and chat is readily available.) The house was built in 1986 and the owners have a wealth of experience about the area and are happy to engage in conversation and advise you and share the family table and sitting room. There are two en suite bedrooms. The Rose room is a large bedroom upstairs, with commanding views. The Wren twin is on the ground floor and is suitable for a degree of disability. Both rooms have hairdryers, kettles, but no television. There is Wifi throughout. No smoking permitted. No pets. Breakfast is either continental or cooked and is included in the price. This is a lovely area for walking,biking birdwatching and wildflower spotting. Newtonmore is an attractive typically rural village with a restaurant, a couple of pubs and cafes. Kingussie railway station is 10 minutes away and is on the mainline connecting to Inverness, Edinburgh, Glasgow and London. It is also on the mainline bus route. Guest facilities include 1 x double and 1 x Twin room, full cooked or continental breakfast, evening meals, sitting room, garden, parking on site, luggage storage, Wifi.

Pool House Hotel, Poolewe, Wester Ross stands on the shores of Loch Ewe, looking across the bay onto the world-famous sub-tropical Inverewe Gardens. Pool House was the once home of Osgood Mackenzie, founder of these gardens, who built the house with the view in mind. The hotel is a 4-star Scottish Tourist Board recommended establishment.

Prince's House Hotel, Glenfinnan near Fort William, has links with Bonnie Prince Charlie and the Jacobites. Glenfinnan is the home of the famous Glenfinnan monument and spectacular Glenfinnan railway viaduct. The hotel has won awards for its cuisine.

Ravenscourt House Hotel in Grantown-on-Spey is in a 19th century stone building the interior of which has been carefully refurbished to preserve and enhance the original qualities of the original house. It has a residents' licence and RAC and AA Five Diamonds.

Rehaurie Cottage, Cawdor, is situated in wildlife rich woodland, conveniently located six miles south of the quaint seaside town of Nairn. A wide range of outdoor activities, historic and cultural sites are within easy reach. These include the castles of Cawdor and Brodie; Culloden Battlefield; Clava Cairns; Lochindorb; Findhorn Bay; the Malt Whisky Trail; Fort George; the Cairngorm Mountains and Chanonry Point, where dolphins may be seen. There are also forest, coastal and river walks in the area as well as woodland walks from the cottage. Salmon fishing on the Rivers Nairn and Findhorn is close by, with trout fishing also locally available. There is a horse riding centre and Nairn has two championship golf courses, hosts a Book and Arts festival, and also has its own Highland Games every August. Inverness Airport and Castle Stuart Golf are a 15 minute drive from the cottage. During your stay you may see red squirrel, pine marten, buzzard, red kite and a wide variety of birds, deer and other wildlife. Guest facilities include 1 x Double/Twin and 1 x Double room, full cooked breakfast, garden, parking on site, Wifi. No Pets allowed.

Rehiran Beag Cawdor, Nairn, is situated on a private drive which leads from the public road to Rehiran along a well made track winding between birch, gorse and pine. As you arrive at the house there is a spectacular views of the local countryside leading down to the Moray Firth and the distant hills. The owners designed and built the house to their own specification especially to take advantage of the views. It is situated on a rise above fields with a natural birch wood to the rear of the house, and is a haven for wild-life especially birds and deer. Rehiran Beag has 3 guest rooms of excellent size with en suite facilities and ample off road parking is available. It is just 15 minutes from Inverness airport and about 10 miles from Nairn. With the historic Cawdor Castle just 2 miles away, Culloden Battlefield and it's noted visitor centre easily accessed. Other local attractions include dolphin watching boat trips, world class golf courses, including Castle Stuart's Scottish Open course all within easy reach and plenty of malt whiskey distilleries to visit. Guest facilities include 2 x Family and 1 x Double rooms, Full Cooked or Continental Breakfast, sitting room, private secluded garden, parking on site, luggage storage, guests get own house keys, Wifi, King Size Room, conservatory. No Pets allowed.

Rockvilla Hotel in Lochcarron, Ross-Shire, Scottish Highlands, is situated in the centre of the village with stunning views of loch and mountains. This small family run business offers personal service in a friendly and relaxed atmosphere. The hotel is fully licensed and open to non-residents. The restaurant is "Taste of Scotland" recommended and serves a comprehensive variety of local fare prepared from local venison, game, and lamb, and specialises in fresh local sea food.

Ross Holiday Homes offer two Scandinavian-style cabins built in a woodland setting, on the edge of the picturesque Victorian Spa village of Strathpeffer, Ross and Cromarty. Each self-catering holiday lodge sleep 4 people, with one double-bedroom and one twin-bedded room. The website carries a range of information on Strathpeffer, and the surrounding areas of Ross-shire, from a photo gallery to useful travel tips, including the local weather forecast.

The Royal Golf Hotel, Dornoch is one of Scotland's famous hotels in the north of Scotland.

Ruddyglow Park Country House Bed and Breakfast at Loch Assynt, near Lochinver, Sutherland is a small oasis surrounded by the beautiful raw nature of the Highlands. Watch pine martins and badgers in the garden or the sun set over the loch, take one of the many walks and trails in the area or sit back, relax and do whatever you feel like, read, paint, write and know that you will be looked after, pampered and spoilt. The main house has lots of antique furniture and Scottish paintings so to in contrast to that we have The Lodge; it’s a little different, very private and secluded, the perfect honeymoon hideaway, with a modern, fresh feel. All rooms are bright, airy, have fantastic views, wonderful beds and bedding, tea and coffee facilities, dressing gowns, slippers, bathroom products, flat screen TV's, music players, iPod docks and hopefully everything you could ever need or want while on holiday. There is also a drying room, secure gun cabinet and freezer available if needed. There is free WiFi in the main house - not broadband but enough to send/receive a few emails! The house and The Lodge are NON SMOKING however guests are welcome to smoke in the garden. Guest facilities include 2 x Double and 1 x Twin room, King Size Room, Wifi, luggage storage, parking on site, garden, sitting room, evening meals, full cooked or continental breakfast.

ScotPackers Hostels in Ullapool, loch Broom, north-west Scotland, has 4 and 6 bedded dormitory accommodation some rooms en-suite, lounge, central heating and other facilities including Internet access.

Scottish Self Catering Holidays has two self catering properties in Lochcarron, Wester Ross. Strathardle is a well appointed 3-bedroom bungalow with accommodation for up to 7 people on an elevated position on a south-facing hillside with magnificent views across Loch Carron. Tarlogie is a small, modern 2 bedroom bungalow with accommodation for up to 4 people, well suited to couples and small families.

Seaforth Croft bed and breakfast is in Achrimsdale, Brora, Sutherland and has open access to the hills and to the extensive beaches, so it is perfect as a base for hill and coastal walks, scenic drives, touring the highlands, and enjoying the wildlife. The numerous golf courses in the region are superb and include the world famous Dornoch Links Course. Loch and river fishing is varied and excellent, and the sea angling from boat or shore is well worth experiencing and can be arranged. To the west and southwest are the Tropical Gardens at Inverewe, the scenic splendour of Loch Maree and the picturesque fishing port of Ullapool with it's ferry link to Stornoway. Closer is Loch Shin and the famous Falls of Shin where salmon can be seen leaping at certain times of year. To the north is the Kyle of Tongue, Bettyhill, Naver Bay and a multitude of sandy coves set between rocky headlands. Little wonder Brora is such a popular base from which to tour this scenic part of the Highlands of Scotland. And the enclosed garden at Seaforth is ideal for picnics, sunbathing or just relaxing. Guest facilities include 1 x Double and 1 x Twin rooms, full cooked breakfast, sitting room, luggage storage and guests get own house keys.

Spean Bridge Hotel, an original Coaching Inn dating back to 1780, is located in the heart of Spean Bridge Village, just 10 miles north of Fort William and Ben Nevis, and only 5 miles away from Scotland's newest ski resort, Nevis Range. The hotel has a unique attraction - its very own Commando Museum, sensitively built up over the years and now providing a highly informative and interesting exhibition about this unique fighting force which trained at nearby Achnacarry during WW2. The Hotel's "Commando Bar" was one of their favourite watering holes and is still part of Commando lore.

Sporting Estates at Thrumster (in the County of Caithness, the sea-girt 'land beyond the Highlands') provides visitors with fishing, falconry, shooting, stalking, bird watching and archaeology.

Station Lodge Tulloch, Roy Bridge, Inverness-shire is a hostel is in an ideal location to pursue the many outdoor activities for which the Scottish Highlands are famous. They provide bunkhouse-style hostel accommodation for twenty four people, as individuals or groups in four rooms. The converted railway station building sitting on the famous West Highland Line dates from 1894 and has interesting architectural features, including the Swiss-style roof and interior wooden wall linings.

Steading Holidays offer a range of self catering cottages and properties on the most westerly peninsula of the UK, in and around Ardnamurchan. From quiet quaint 2 people cottages to large steadings sleeping up to eight people, all surrounded by the beautiful Scottish scenery of the West Coast. Properties with beach views, and of the Isle of Mull. Available throughout the year!

Tamarin Lodge B&B accommodation consists of double, twin and single en suite rooms with breath taking views over Loch Broom and the surrounding mountains. it is situated in Braes on the outskirts of Ullapool, on the hillside over looking Loch Broom. Facilities include garden, full cooked breakfast, parking on site, under floor heating, TV in rooms, Wi-Fi internet access, 1 Hour from Inverness Airport. Ameneties close by include bars and entertainment, swimming pool, restaurants, golf course, gymnasium, hiking trails, cycling paths, fishing.

Taobh an Allt is a bungalow standing in an elevated position on a south-facing hillside in Lochcarron village. Bed and breakfast accommodation in two letting rooms with superb views across Loch Carron. An excellent base from which to tour both Wester Ross and Skye & Lochalsh. Their Web site has a good page of local links.

Tassachd in Lochcarron is a spacious and comfortable chalet bungalow with 3 bedrooms providing self catering holiday accommodation for up to 6 people. It is situated in an elevated position in this Wester Ross village and has magnificent panoramic views. Within a few minutes' walk of local amenities.

Tomich Hotel is situated on the edge of the beautiful Glen Affric Forest Reserve, in the pretty conservation village of Tomich, by Beauly, only 40 minutes drive from Inverness. Formerly the Victorian Hunting Lodge from Lord Tweedmouth's Estate, in the latter half of the 1800's, the hotel retains many of the original features from the days of the Victorian Hunting era, such as blazing log fires. There are eight individual bedrooms, all with en suite facilities, central heating, colour TV etc. All guests enjoy complimentary use of the indoor heated swimming pool nearby and the restaurant offers traditional Scottish cuisine, table d'hote menu and a Bar Meal Menu is also available.

Tigh-Na-Sgiath provides quality hotel accommodation in Dulnain Bridge, near Grantown-on-Spey, Speyside, in a magnificent former country house and shooting lodge retaining many original features. Set in 2.5 acres of mature wooded grounds, it makes the perfect Highland holiday retreat. There are views of the Cairngorm Mountains and Cromdale Hills from the front of the hotel.

Wentworth House in Portmahomack, on the southern shores of the Dornoch Firth, provides bed and breakfast in a former manse, situated beside the 9 hole Tarbat Ness Golf Course overlooking the Firth and next to a pictish archaeological site. The picturesque fishing village of Portmahomack, a west facing village on the east coast of Scotland, is 42 miles north of Inverness.

Westbourne Guest House in Inverness is a new purpose built Guest House in the old style of building to keep within the character of the area. It overlooks the river Ness in the centre of Scotland's newest city. Rated AA & RAC 4 Diamond, Welcome Host & Rotary Club Tourism Award 2001/2002.

Wester Brae Highland Lodges, situated on the Black Isle peninsula, are some 14 miles north of Inverness. The lodges, set well apart in secluded, landscaped grounds offer spectacular outlooks over the Cromarty Firth towards Ben Wyvis and the mountains of Ross-shire. The Millbuie Forest, immediately behind the lodges, has a vast network of roads and paths suitable for walking and cycling.

West Highland Hotel overlooks the picturesque Scottish Highland village of Mallaig with its busy harbour and the ferry terminal linking to the Isle of Skye and the Hebridean islands. The hotel has been run by the same family for many years and although fully modernised it retains an old world atmosphere throughout the building.

Woodlands Bed & Breakfast is in the centre of the Highland village of Ullapool, close to all ameneties and the ferry terminal for Lewis and Harris. The site has a helpful list of things to do in the area.

Individual Locations in Western Isles of Scotland

Borvemor Blackhouse, Isle of Harris offers self-catering in the first traditional "Blackhouse" to be built for over a century, using stone, wood and thatch. Borvemor Blackhouse does have running water, electricity and excellent plumbing! The walls are lined with pine throughout. The "Tigh Dubh" is surrounded by machair, croft and sea with the beach just a few minutes walk away.

Cuan Siar is a large, modern and comfortable self catering cottage, with accommodation for eight or more people on the Outer Hebridean island of Eriskay. Their Web site has some impressive illustration of Eriskay, showing among other vistas the view from the cottage, plus a small guide to the island and the "Road to the Isles".

The Decca is located in the north-west corner of the Isle of Lewis just a few minutes from the famous Butt of Lewis lighthouse and near the beautiful and exciting Eoropie beach. It is a converted radio navigation station which makes a very comfortable large home with comfortable and cosy bed and breakfast rooms. The Decca has two self-catering cottages that can be let individually, used for B&B or let with the main house B&Bs to create a holiday space that could sleep up to 20 people. This allows for flexibility to accommodate extended families, small conferences, workshops and groups as well as couples and families. Packed lunches and hearty home cooked evening meals using fresh local produce where possible. Owners Pete and Louise are planning a programme of workshops and special breaks for the quiet months and are happy to hear from groups and leaders who would like to come to The Decca. It is also ideal for small intimate weddings and other celebrations as well as a good space for music rehearsal and performance; Regular music evenings, are planned for the winter months, including a 3-4 night residential break for St Andrews Night with Scots song and dance workshops leading up to a ceilidh.

Hawthorn Cottage is a traditional stone built house providing self-catering in Uig, Isle of Lewis. Located in a beautiful glen at the mouth of Kinlochroag, it is a haven of tranquillity and wild beauty. It is the ideal holiday location from which to explore the beautiful surrounding area of Uig, Isle of Lewis and the land/bridged Islands of Harris and Great Bernera.

Horgabost on the Isle of Harris has a Neolithic chambered burial cairn in the garden and close by there are two sandy beaches.

Mount Cameron offers Scottish Tourist Board three-star bed and breakfast on the Isle of Harris, south of Tarbert, overlooking The Minch towards Skye and Wester Ross. Mount Cameron is a working croft and accommodation available is one double room with en-suite facilities and one twin room with shared facilities.

Riof Ocean Cottage is a luxurious four-star self-catering cottage which is graded M2 for disabled access, located in the heart of Uig, on the Hebridean Island of Lewis. The cottage has a built-in barbeque from where you can cook freshly caught seafood and fish. Perfect for family holidays, friends vacating, or those who wish to enjoy a relaxing break in their own little corner of paradise.

Sandwick Bay Guest House is a Bed and Breakfast establishment within walking distance of Stornoway Town Centre and its amenities, facing south on to a large bay with outstanding sea views to Skye and the South. It is a modern, 10 bedroomed, light and spacious family house with ample off road secure parking. They welcome business and photographic groups who may use a large comfortable dining area for work, along with a fully equipped darkroom, for the use of photographic sessions - plus the use of PCs for those with digital equipment. They also have a large secure enclosed garden for families with children.

Surf View is a brand new, purpose built, luxury, three bedroom self catering holiday cottage located in the friendly crofting village of Tong, Isle of Lewis, four miles from Stornoway. It is ideal for families, or friends looking for a Hebridean holiday experience with large comfortable kitchen with dining area, spacious lounge and a log burning stove. Surf View has two double bedrooms (the master bedroom has its own en suite shower room) and one single. Their Web site has some helpful pointers to touring around the many interesting places in Lewis.

Two Harbours Guest House is on the Isle of Scalpay, Harris, Outer Hebrides. The original house site dates back to the 1600’s when the MacLeod Chief of Dunvegan employed a steward to manage his lands on Harris. In 1746 Bonnie Prince Charlie, on his flight through the Highlands after Culloden, arrived by boat at Donald Campbell’s house on Scalpay, where he stayed for 5 days. There are scenic walks, including a newly completed path to Eilean Glas lighthouse, otters and seals are regularly seen. Although only 7 miles, the drive from Tarbert to Scalpay is probably one of the most scenic in Scotland - on a good day you can see the Cullins on Skye and the peaks of the Western Highlands. Midway between South Harris and Lewis, Scalpay is an excellent base from which to explore. Extensively refurbished, guests have a lounge and dining room at their disposal, maps, books, a beautiful garden that overlooks the North Harbour, and a large car parking area. Group bookings welcome, packed ("to go") lunch bags available. Guest fridge in Breakfast Room for your milk, wine, sandwiches etc. Check-out is by 10am, and they currently take UK cash or cheques. NB: for ferry bookings in the summer months, note that some routes book up very early.

Individual Locations in Skye

Avonlea provides bed and breakfast accommodation in the quiet outskirts of Portree, Skye, overlook the hills that surround the chief town on the island. Rooms are spacious and all have ensuite facilities. There is one single room, one twin and one double room available from April to October each year.

Beaumont Holiday Homes offers self-catering accommodation at Portree on the Isle of Skye. Two homes are available on the harbour front with views across Portree Bay to Ben Tianavaig and the Island of Raasay beyond.

Braighebhaile is a traditional stone built croft house in the quiet crofting township of Suledale onn the Isle of Skye. It is available all year round for self catering holiday lets. Situated between Portree and Dunvegan, the cottage is an ideal base for exploring the beautiful Isle of Skye.

Braigh Uige bed and breakfast, Uig, Isle of Skye is personally run by owners who have lived on Skye all their lives. Open April to September, the house has fine views overlooking Uig Bay, and has three times won a Talisker Quality Award for high quality service and customer care. It is the only accommodation in Uig to be granted the Scottish Tourist Board's Four Star grading. Uig is the Ferry Port for the Western Isles, and so is a convenient place to stay overnight for people travelling over the sea from Skye.

Cnoc Mhairi is a modern three bedroomed detached bungalow offering self-catering accommodation in a quiet residential area of Portree, Isle of Skye. The accommodation sleeps a maximum of 6 persons and sits on a hill near Glen Varigal Forest with elevated panoramic views of Portree Bay and Ben Tianavaig as well as having a clear outlook to the Cuillin mountains. There is a large, mature, well-maintained garden with a patio and a small play area.

Cuillin Hills Hotel overlooks the Cuillin Mountains on Ske with spectacular views in a Highland setting within fifteen acres of mature private grounds overlooking Portree Bay. This country house hotel has been awarded 4 stars by the AA and VisitScotland and has also two rosettes from the AA for excellence of cuisine. All rooms offer ensuite bathrooms, satellite television and home touches like controllable heating, tea and coffee making facilities.

Duisdale House Hotel is situated in the area known as Sleat on the southernmost tip of Skye. Built in 1865 as a Hunting Lodge, it has been completely transformed into a privately owned, chic boutique retreat and the award winning restaurant and exclusive daily sailing trips on board their luxury yacht adds a new dimension to a short break on the Isle of Skye. The hotel has 18 individually designed hotel bedrooms of varying sizes and room types, in a range of contemporary styles, some with Four Posters, but all come complete with the luxury amenities one would expect in a four star hotel in Scotland. There are two award-winning restaurants with one dedicated to fine dining and sporting 2 AA rosettes. In the less formal Chart Room there is an à la carte menu in a conservatory with views of the gardens to the Sound of Sleat or in an intimate fireside area.

Edinbane Self Catering has a number of properties on the Isle of Skye. 'Merman Cottage' and 'Tigh Dubh' (Gaelic for 'Blackhouse') are on a family croft in Upper Edinbane. They are both traditional Highland stone buildings that have been restored to a high standard and are graded by the Scottish Tourist Board as 3-Star Self Catering properties. 'Braevalla Chalets' are timber clad buildings, situated at the foot of MacLeod's Tables in the crofting township of Skinidin near Dunvegan, and provide comfortable budget accommodation (graded by Scottish Tourist Board as 2-Star Self Catering).

Eilean Isay is an imposing crofthouse in Waternish, Isle of Skye, only ten minutes walk away from the village of Stein with its famous seafood restaurant and pub. The house is set in a commanding and elevated position overlooking Loch Bay, a sea loch leading into the Little Minch with breathtaking views across the sea to the Outer Hebrides. The croft sleeps eight people and has a spacious garden and parking area.

Keepers Cottage is completely self catering so you come and go when you please. The former gamekeeper’s cottage, overlooking attractive Loch Snizort, Isle of Skye, is in the charming settlement of Skeabost Bridge, with restaurants and bars and an 18-tee, nine-hole golf course open to the public. Skeabost is only six miles from Skye’s capital, Portree, and within easy reach of Dunvegan with its famous castle and seal colony.

Neist Point Lighthouse looks out onto the channel between Skye and Outer Hebrides. The three keepers' cottages and the outbuildings at the base now provide a unique self-catering holiday destination. The lighthouse was built by the 'Lighthouse Stevensons' in 1909, but is now fully automated.

The Pier Hotel in Portree, Isle of Skye, is situated right in the heart of the town. All rooms are ensuite with TV and tea / coffee making facilities and all the rooms have a view over historic Portree Harbour as the hotel is right on the pier. With a bar and restaurant, the Pier Hotel makes an ideal base in a central location for visiting the entire island.

Point Piper is at Claigan, approximately three miles from Dunvegan on the road to the Coral Beach, an area of great natural beauty. Point Piper offers beautiful uninterrupted views towards the Little Minch and Outer Hebrides beyond and is the perfect location for a peaceful and relaxing holiday within easy travelling distance of the attractions Skye has to offer. Point Piper was built in 2012, to a very high specification and offers great comfort for five people in two double bedrooms with ensuite facilities, a single bedroom, two lounges, conservatory, bathroom, kitchen and utility room. The house sits in its own fenced grounds with a large parking area.

Rosebank Guest House provides bed and breakfast in a family run establishment set in quiet, wooded surroundings, a few minutes walk from the centre of Portree, Skye. There are 9 rooms in total which are a mix of single, twin, double and family rooms. A maximum of 24 guests can be accommodated at one time. Complimentary tea & coffee facilties in all rooms, as well as a hair dryer and a free satellite television with over 120 TV channels. Wi-Fi access is available in each room for a small charge. There is a guest lounge next to the dining room where you can relax and unwind. The owners can provide a map of all the restaurants, bars, pubs and cafes in Portree and if you would like further information on all the things to do and see on the Isle of Skye, just ask!

Springfield Guest House is in a quiet area of Portree, Isle of Skye, only 5 minutes from the town centre. The Guest House has been run by the same local family for over thirty years. With eight rooms, Springfield offers a wide and flexible choice of accommodation. They also have a large car park and are open all year round with the exception of Christmas and the New Year.

Three Chimneys restaurant on the shore of Loch Dunvegan at Colbost in the remote north-west corner of Skye has been a top Scottish restaurant for 30 years in an original 120 years old crofter’s cottage. In addition to the award-winning restaurant there are 6 spacious bedrooms next door in "The House Over-By" providing 5-star accommodation with stylish, spacious bedroom suites built just 12 years ago.

Toravaig House Hotel on the Isle of Skye, is a small, contemporary Hebridean Hotel offering an intimate atmosphere, attention to detail, welcoming staff and above all, delicious, innovative cuisine. The hotel’s peaceful location with views over the ruins of Knock Castle (c.1345) is the perfect place to relax and unwind whether on holiday, as a wedding venue (or honeymoon venue) or enjoying a romantic getaway for two. The hotel has views over the Atlantic Waters known as the Sound of Sleat, which separates Skye from mainland. All of the nine individually designed en-suite hotel rooms are intimate in character and rich in fabrics and contemporary furnishings. The finest modern cuisine that Skye’s legendary larder can provide is served in the dining room. This award winning establishment offers a unique combination of delicious fine dining and luxurious rooms.

Uig Hotel on the Isle of Skye is an old coaching inn and a steading conversion in the grounds on a hillside overlooking Uig Bay and Loch Snizort. All bedrooms have private facilities and are equipped with television and tea & coffee making facilities. Uig is the ferry port for the Western Isles. Boats leave regularly for Tarbert on the Isle of Harris and Lochmaddy on North Uist and the site has information on Uig and the Isle of Skye.

Ullinish Lodge Hotel, Struan, Isle of Skye, is an eighteenth century house located in the breathtaking scenery of this beautiful island. The Hotel overlooks Loch Bracadale to the dramatic Cuillin hills. In 1773 Doctor Johnston and James Boswell stayed here on their famous literary tour of Scotland, and wrote..... "We got to Ullinish about six o'clock, and found a very good farm house of two stories". The hotel has been awarded the Les Routiers Cuisine Award 2001, Hospitality Award 2001 and Housekeeping Award 2001.

The White Heather Hotel nestles below Castle Moil on the harbourside of the idyllic village of Kyleakin, just over the Bridge on the Isle of Skye. It is a small, non smoking, family run hotel, with just 9 ensuite bedrooms, enabling them to provide a warm welcome and that personal touch often missing in larger hotels. Their Web site has useful pages on "Things to Do", wildlife and eating out on Skye.

Individual Locations in Orkney and Shetland

Ardconnel is a friendly, family run B&B, situated in peaceful countryside approx. 15 min walk from Kirkwall town centre in Orkney. It has beautiful views over Kirkwall Bay, the West Mainland and the Orkney North Isles. Tastefully-furnished bedrooms and highly-acclaimed breakfasts Facilities include car parking and a shed for bicycles, En suite bedrooms, Wireless internet, flat-screen TVs (with Freeview & DVD player) and Ipod docks in every room, tea & coffee facilities.

Kalfordhame is in Sandness, Shetland and is based on a working croft deep in the unspoilt Westside of Shetland. It is a small, luxury four star bed & breakfast establishment. With one guest bedroom,and a private lounge, they are able to offer unmatched service and quality. Meals are an important part of any holiday, the aim of the owners is to make them a highlight. Breakfast is always cooked fresh, and to order; from the very best quality local ingredients. Evening meals are available, and again are sourced from the freshest possible local produce including Shetland fish and lamb, with most vegetables grown within a mile of Kalfordhame. A vegetarian option is standard on the menus; they can serve an entirely vegetarian menu if they get some notice. Guest Facilities include 1 x Double/Twin room, Wifi, parking on site, sitting room, evening meals, full cooked breakfast.

For Rampant Scotland's links to sites offering accommodation ranging from 5-star hotels to camp sites in other areas of Scotland or for a page with all the links see the map on the overall Accommodation Index.

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