Romantic getaways in Scotland
Are you planning your trip to Scotland or looking for a romantic place in Scotland to book for a weekend away?
Scotland is well known for being one of the most romantic places to visit in the world. Whether you are planning your honeymoon or just want to whisk your partner away for the weekend, here are my favourite places for a romantic getaway in Scotland.
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The Birdwatchers Cabin
A luxury hideaway on the beautiful Loch Fleet near Dunrobin Castle, the Birdwatcher’s Cabin* is the kind of place once discovered that you want to keep to yourself. A lesson in minimalist luxury, inside the cabin there is a stunning rainfall shower in local Caithness slate, cosy blankets and an incredibly comfy bed – perfect for cuddling up in.
For the ultimate touch of luxury, pre-book the Birdwatcher’s Cabin’s romantic dinner package – with champagne chilling in the fridge on arrival and a hamper of local produce and wine delivered each day, or book the cabin spa package where your own therapist will do on-site treatments overlooking the loch. The Birdwatcher’s Cabin is the perfect romantic log cabin in Scotland.
Boathouses, Loch Tay
‘Osprey’, ‘Oyster’ and ‘Dipper’ are beautiful Scandinavian-style Loch Tay boat houses, perched on the edge of Loch Tay. Hidden down on the lochside, this is romantic seclusion at its very best. With your own lochside beach for a candle-lit bbq and red squirrels visiting for breakfast, I promise you won’t want to leave.
The boathouses are perfect for just relaxing by the fire, cooking delicious meals (we picked up some great Aberdeen Angus steaks from a butcher in Aberfeldy), lighting all the candles, pouring lots of glasses of fizz and just staring at the ever-changing views over the loch. For hours and hours… ahh perfect.
Neidpath Castle, Peebles
Fancy staying in a castle in Scotland? Why not check into a gorgeous luxury suite in a spectacular tower house sitting high above the beautiful River Tweed. Complete with a four poster bed, roaring fires, a roll top bath and all the modern comforts -and the best bit is you get the whole of this 12th century ancient castle, including the ramparts all to yourself! Queen Mary’s Chamber at Neidpath Castle is so much more than a hotel room.
The Hideaway Experience
With views across seemingly endless barley fields, choose between one of three ultra-modern lodges, the Dreamers, the Honeymooners, or the Lovers, or the cute and cosy (and dog-friendly) the Romantics cottage and settle into your own tiny piece of romantic rural heaven.
Inside your cabin is a miniature boutique hotel complete with a bathroom which could grace a five-star spa, a sauna, a wood-burning stove in the bedroom, and an outdoor hot tub with all the privacy you need for a romantic weekend away in Scotland.
Eagle Brae, Glen Affric
For those looking for completely romantic couples accommodation in the Scottish Highlands, Eagle Brae offers ten beautiful self-catering cedar log cabins. Couples looking for a romantic log cabin will love the brand new Certhia cabin which comes complete with its own sauna.
If you can tear yourself away from your log cabin, nearby you can visit Scotland’s most beautiful glen, Glen Affric, where there are waterfalls to discover and Munros to bag. On site, Eagle Brae offers camera stalking by argocat, husky racing, pony trekking and kayaking on River Farrar and River Glass. Or you can just sit on your deck, drink in hand and admire the view.
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The Three Chimneys, Isle of Skye
The Three Chimneys is one of the world’s ultimate destination restaurants – and next door at the House Over By is one of Scotland’s most romantic hotels in Scotland. Each suite has views over the loch, Scandinavian shabby chic style and a bathroom large enough to live in.
Dinner is served next door – make sure you try the Three Chimney’s Skye, Land & Sea tasting menu stuffed full of products from less than 20 miles from the restaurant – Oysters from the Oyster shed at Carbost, Scallops from Sconser and beef from Orbost Farm – foodie heaven.
Westside Woodshed, Edinburgh
In the hills just to the south of Edinburgh is the Westside Woodshed, an incredibly stylish Scandi-inspired log cabin for two hidden amongst the trees. The cottage sits in 3000 acres of the beautiful, rolling hills and valleys of the Pentland Hills Regional Park on a working free-range blackface sheep farm.
Nearby the bright lights of Edinburgh are 20 minutes away, and from your doorstep, you can walk up into the Pentland – hike the Kips to Scald Law, or the Capital View Walk for incredible views across to the Forth Bridges – look out for pheasants, deer, highland coos and rare black grouse on the way before swinging open the patio doors, pouring yourself a gin & tonic and slipping into the outdoor hot tub – bliss.
The Torridon Hotel
On Scotland’s wild west coast, underneath imposing mountains, is the tiny village of Torridon. Sitting on the edge of the deep sea loch is the Torridon Hotel – a romantic luxury hotel in Scotland n the most dramatic of locations.
With its own herd of highland coos, a frankly incredible whisky bar, the Torridon Inn next door, the Torridon Hotel makes for a destination which invites you to check in, and not check back out. The hotel also runs its own activity centre, offering daily outdoor adventures. Fancy canoeing on Loch Torridon, gorge scrambling, archery on the lawn, or shooting clays out across the bay? It is the highlands of Scotland version of a spa!
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Looking for more accommodation in Scotland?
- All my recommended places to stay in Scotland
- More romantic places to stay – Luxury Hotels and Boutique Hotels
- Get off the grid – Gorgeous Log Cabins in Scotland
- All my favourite – Fab places to stay in Scotland
- Looking for your own place – self-catering properties in Scotland
Love, from Scotland x