Total flexibility with complete luxury
The beauty of self catering is it provides the perfect balance of both luxury and complete flexibility.
And many of our Luxury Scotland Hotels offer a range of wonderful places to stay; beautiful lodges in the heart of Perthshire, historic properties with stunning Lochside locations and self catering accommodation on a secluded island with private hot tubs.
Find your perfect home from home by browsing through a selection of our favourite Luxury Scotland choices.
The Colonel’s House at Greywalls, East Lothian
Perfect for family get-togethers and groups looking to explore East Lothian’s glorious golf coast, The Colonel’s House at Greywalls offers incredible comfort and relaxation just 500 yards from the main Hotel. Built by the Weaver Family in the late 1960’s, this four-bedroom house is full of history and charm and is also fitted with all modern amenities.
With space to sleep up to eight guests and complete with its own private garden and terrace, The Colonel’s House is a fantastic escape for families as well as golfers eager to test their skills on the 10 championship golf courses found within a five-mile radius.
Glenmor Lodges at Gleneagles
Nestled in the heart of the 850-acre Gleneagles estate, Glenmor consists of 53 two, three- and four-bedroom luxury lodges set around small lochans and a village green.
Combining the cosy character and warmth of a traditional rural Scottish home with modern luxuries, Glenmor Lodges allow guests to enjoy all the dining, golf and spa facilities associated with Gleneagles Hotel while still having their own private space to unwind in. This includes complimentary golf for one person on any of the three championship golf courses, access to the indulgent health club & spa and the art deco grandeur of The Strathearn fine dining restaurant.
The Boat House at Torridon
Visit The Boat House at Torridon to enjoy uninterrupted views across one of Scotland’s most beautiful Lochs from the comfort of your very own converted boat shed. Once a family home, The Boat House now offers guests the very best in Scottish luxury self catering accommodation.
Great for nature lovers, simply step outside your private home on the shores of Loch Torridon to take in the fresh Scottish air, stunning scenery and an array of wildlife such as eagles, pine martens, otters and more. This charming self-catered Scottish retreat allows guests to reconnect with nature in stunning fashion, letting you see Scotland at its finest while still being able to enjoy luxurious home comforts.
Inverlochy Gate Lodge
Nestled near the historic Fort William and enjoying splendid views of Ben Nevis, the highest mountain in the British Isles, Inverlochy Castle’s Gate Lodge is a luxury two-bedroom self-catering cottage in the Scottish Highlands. Just three minutes’ walk away from the renowned Inverlochy Castle, the Gate Lodge provides sumptuous luxury and privacy simply not matched anywhere else.
The lodge provides a fridge, kettle and toaster within the kitchen but guests can also enjoy a full-cooked breakfast at Inverlochy Castle while the tantalising Chez Roux restaurant, headed by Albert and Michel Roux Jr, offers an incredible dining experience.
Shingle Lodge at Knockinaam
Looking for a home-from-home cottage in a spectacular location? Then Shingle Lodge at the country house hotel Knockinaam Lodge in Dumfries and Galloway might fit the bill. With two luxurious bedrooms and wonderful sea views across the Irish Sea to Northern Ireland, this self-catering cottage makes an excellent base if you want to explore the Ayrshire coast and Dumfries and Galloway. Of interest to foodies, Knockinaam Lodge Hotel, with its AA 3 Rosette restaurant, organises cookery demonstrations, tutored wine tasting, and gourmet dinners that will set your taste buds alight.
Eriska Hilltop Reserves
Stay in one of the six Hilltop Reserves just a short walk from The Isle of Eriska Hotel, Spa & Island, for unrivalled luxury, incredible views of the 300-acre island on Scotland’s west coast and an unbeatable escape designed for pure relaxation.
Situated on a hilltop overlooking Loch Creran, each individually designed accommodation boasts a private hot tub, a balcony overlooking the stunning view and ample space for a couple on a romantic break. Guests staying at Eriska Hilltop Reserves are also welcome to dine in the Michelin star rated restaurant and use the Isle of Eriska Hotel golf course, driving range, spa, swimming pool and leisure facilities.
The Bell Tower Suites at Glencoe House
The Bell Tower Suites at Glencoe House provides unprecedented flexibility for guests seeking stylish self-catering accommodation in Scotland. The six one-bedroom suites include a fully stocked kitchen with AGA oven, a dishwasher and washing machine; sitting room with wood burning stove; a decadent bathroom with a Villeroy and Boch suite and a bedroom with an emperor sized bed. Each suite also has the ultimate luxury of a private terrace and hot tub.
The fridge is fully stocked with breakfast delights such as Scottish smoked salmon, Scottish breakfast ingredients and continental alternatives, all included. There is no minimum length of stay so feel free to stay for one night, three nights or seven nights. And, should you change your mind about cooking, then enjoy a 5-course dinner or a decadent breakfast in the Great Hall at Glencoe House just 50 metres away.
The Airds Hotel & Restaurant
For those looking for space to themselves but with all the facilities of a top rate hotel on the doorstep, Airds Hotel & Restaurant, near Oban, in the Highlands of Scotland, have two self catering lodges, Bramble Cottage which sleeps up to four people and The Old Smithy which has room for six guests.
Both are uniquely designed and beautifully furnished. Bramble Cottage has a master bedroom and one twin bedroom, an open plan lounge, fully fitted kitchen and dining table for up to six guests. It is set in a private garden with tables and chairs and just a few minutes’ walk to the stunning scenery of Loch Linnhe and the Morvern Mountains.
The Old Smithy, which sleeps up to six guests, is on the ground floor and has a large lounge with an open fire, an open plan kitchen/dining room, a conservatory, a utility room, private spaces and gardens as well as stunning views across Loch Linnhe to the Port Appin lighthouse and the Morven hills beyond.
Indulge in a luxury Scotland self catering break to enjoy complete freedom for the length of your stay – no interruptions and no need to stick to someone else’s schedule. With luxury accommodation across the country offering self catering, there’s plenty of choice for any kind of traveller. Look through our partners to find your perfect break today.
First published 24 February 2020. Information correct at time of going to press.