Yearning to escape it all? We’ve found some of the best hotels in Scotland to indulge in some serious down time
Forget the Scandinavian trend of hygge; this year is allabout còsagach – a Gaelic word meaning to feel cosy and sheltered. Having realised that the things that is does well (whisky, lambs wool blankets, cashmere and Fair Isle knits) lend themselves to this idea of snuggling up somewhere homely and inviting, Scotland is hoping to show the world that nowhere does home comforts as well as here. With this in mind, we’ve found some of the best hotels in Scotland to snuggle down in.
This luxury hotel in a former Victorian shooting lodge once owned by Lord Byron’s daughter, Ava Lovelace, also has a very comfortable inn next door. The 3AA Rosette 1887 restaurant serves up delicious dishes and the acres of grounds include loch-side walks and views of three mighty peaks.
This west coast hideaway offers a good restaurant, games by the fireside,
and a whisky bar, but the real highlight is the view, including a glimpse
of the nearby castle.
Set on its own island, most people come to this hotel and spa to unwind, spot wildlife or play a few rounds of golf.
These charming reconstructed blackhouses are up for sale, so make sure you visit while you still can for a window into the past.
Splash out on a once-in-a-lifetime castle stay, or opt for one of the more economical and very homely cottages in the castle grounds.
Winding staircases and hidden passageways abound in this castle hotel near Edinburgh, which once hosted Queen Victoria.