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Scotland's scenery is legendary with miles of rugged coastline, unspoilt beaches, and romantic lochs and glens. You may be lucky to spot dolphins and whales or see some of Scotland's spectacular sea birds colonies featuring puffins and gannets.

If you'd like to relax by the coast or wake up to a magical lochside setting, then enjoy a holiday with some of the Best B&Bs in Scotland. Your hosts will be able to tell you where you are most likely to see wonderful wildlife or explore secluded places off the beaten track.     
Staying with Scotland’s Best B&Bs means you can be sure of high standards and very personal, warm welcome from your B&B hosts.

SOUTHERN SCOTLAND

Ayrs and Graces B&B in AyrshireAYRS & GRACES BED & BREAKFAST     
This 5 Star GOLD B&B is in the pretty village of Alloway, near the Robbie Burns museum and Brig O’Doon. Just 3 miles from Ayr, this boutique B&B is in an ideal location to explore the south west of Scotland, enjoy Ayrshire's famous golf courses, or discover historic attractions such as Culzean Castle and Dumfries House. Choice of 3 ensuite rooms/suites. Two are on the ground floor with patio doors leading to the terrace, while the Brig o' Doon suite is situated upstairs. Delicious homebaking is served in the sumptuous lounge on arrival. Enjoy a wee nightcap of complimentary Malt Whisky. Breakfast can be served in the Dining Room overlooking the garden, or on the 40 feet long heated balcony with views across the Ayrshire Valley. BOOK NOW

CENTRAL SCOTLAND

Aerial view of Douglas Park Guest House near DunoonDOUGLAS PARK GUEST HOUSE   
This highly rated seaside Victorian villa in Dunoon has outstanding views over the River Clyde. Situated on the Cowal Peninsula which can be reached by ferry from Gourock or via a scenic drive through the Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park. Explore lochs, forests and beaches or discover historic houses, gardens, castles, churches and museums. Ideal for wildlife spotting, walking, climbing, water sports, sailing, golf, horse-riding and mountain biking. Choice of 5 elegant single, twin and double rooms including a four-poster. Extensive breakfast menu selection. 10% discount on stays of 3 nights or more. Quilting Retreats every spring and autumn for those who love to sew. BOOK NOW

Bayview Bed and Breakfast, FifeBAYVIEW BED & BREAKFAST     
This 4 Star GOLD B&B in Upper Largo in Fife is a 19th century cottage with sea views in an idyllic location on a coastal path. Bayview is surrounded by famous golf courses and Margaret can organise golf tee times at reduced rates at local clubs for her guests. Just 11 miles from historic St Andrews. Choose from 2 ensuite rooms offering a choice of double, twin or triple sleeping arrangements. Relax in the well tended garden where your hosts grow their own fruit, which you can enjoy fresh or in preserves for breakfast. Romantic Break can include champagne, handmade chocolate delights, fresh flowers, fresh fruit, candles, bathrobes. BOOK NOW

Inland properties near the coast or loch:

Bridge of Gaur Guesthouse in PerthshireBRIDGE OF GAUR GUESTHOUSE (loch setting)     
This tranquil rural retreat sits at the west end of Loch Rannoch in the heart of Highland Perthshire. Ideal for walkers, cyclists, artists and anglers, as well as nature and wildlife enthusiasts. Rannoch Moor 5 miles. Aberfeldy 30 miles. Pitlochry 35 miles. 4 super king / twin bedrooms. 10% discount on B&B prices for 4 nights or more. Dogs welcome. Families with children welcome. Hearty homecooked evening meals using local produce with a wide choice of 2 or 3 courses and a selection of beers, wines & spirits including single malt whiskies. Discover Munros, Corbetts, Outlander locations, Loch Rannoch Clan Trail and the famous scenic West Highland railway line. BOOK NOW

NORTH EAST SCOTLAND

Brandon Lodge B&B Aberdeenshire ScotlandBRANDON LODGE BED AND BREAKFAST (3 miles from the coast)     
This 4 Star stone cottage nestled in idyllic countryside is ideally situated for exploring the Moray coast, Speyside and Aberdeenshire. Situated near historic Portsoy harbour (3 miles) and Banff (5 miles). 1 family suite with 2 double bedrooms upstairs, plus 1 kingsize double on the ground floor. Discover whisky distilleries, castles and standing stones, or enjoy golf, fishing, cycling and walking. Spot seals, dolphins, porpoises and whales from the coast or on local boat trips. Also close to the North East 250 Tourist Route. Open all year. BOOK NOW

INVERNESS & LOCH NESS

ARDMEANACH HOUSE     
This elegantly furnished Victorian villa is just a short walk from Inverness city centre, the River Ness and Caledonian Canal. Choice of 5 ensuite bedrooms - 3 kingsize double rooms (2 with four-poster beds), 1 twin and 1 single. One of the double rooms is on the ground floor (no stairs). This historic property was built in the 1860s and has links to the Bishops of Inverness. It's within walking distance of all the city's attractions, shops and restaurants. An ideal base for touring the Highlands or exploring the North Coast 500. 5% discount for direct bookings online. Open April - October. BOOK NOW

BINNILIDH MHOR - halfway between Loch Loch Ness and Loch Cluanie     
This 5 Star B&B is situated in Glenmoriston near Loch Ness, half way between Inverness and the Isle of Skye. Set in its own grounds surrounded by open views and forests, it's perfect for hill walking or an ideal touring base. Choice of double/twin bedrooms or a large suite for 4 people. Extensive breakfast menu with local produce. Evening meals (1, 2 or 3 courses) are available with prior notice. Taste our Best award. BOOK NOW

Inverness House B&BINVERNESS HOUSE     
4 Star elegant contemporary villa on the banks of the Caledonian Canal just 5 minutes drive from Inverness city centre. Relax in the garden or enjoy peaceful walks by the canal and nearby nature reserve overlooking the Moray Firth (dolphin trips). You can even hire a kayak or bike from your hosts to explore more. Choice of 4 ensuite superking/twin bedrooms. The Telford Room has a jacuzzi spa bath with inset TV above, as well as a Monsoon shower. Breakfast can be taken in your room on request. An ideal base for outdoor enthusiasts or a romantic getaway. 15% discount for booking online. BOOK NOW

WEST HIGHLANDS

Sound of Mull seen from Castle View B&BCASTLE VIEW     
Friendly B&B in the small village of Lochaline on the scenic Morvern peninsula with views overlooking the ferry to Mull. 2 ensuite kingsize double rooms with TV with Amazon Prime & Netflix, Lavazza coffee machine, silent fridge, toiletries, bathrobes, slippers, flowers, fruit, chocolates and homemade shortbread. Continental & cooked breakfast options. A la carte dinner menu with a complimentary drink. Room service with light snacks. Ideal for walking, cycling, boat trips, fishing & castles. Perfect for exploring Mull & Iona, Ardnamurchan and the Road to the Isles. BOOK NOW

NORTH HIGHLANDS

Burnside Cottage B&B in CaithnessBURNSIDE COTTAGE B&B  
Stylish and tranquil eco-friendly bed & breakfast just off the NC500 with views over the Pentland Firth. 1 mile from the ferry to Orkney. The Castle of Mey, Dunnet Head, John O'Groats & Duncansby Stacks all within a 5-15 minute drive. 2 spacious suites (double/twin/family) on the ground floor. Children over 3 years of age are welcome. Dogs welcome. Extensive breakfast menu and optional evening meals available via room service. Drinks menu with whisky, gin, rum and vodka from local distilleries & breweries. Green Tourism GOLD award. BOOK NOW

Sharvedda B&B SutherlandSHARVEDDA BED & BREAKFAST     
This 4 Star GOLD B&B is located in the far north of Sutherland on the spectacular North Coast 500. Sharvedda has panoramic views over Strathy Bay and is ideal for nature lovers and outdoor enthusiasts wanting a remote, tranquil getaway. Explore Sutherland's mountains and coast - see birds, marine wildlife, sea stacks, caves and beaches. Visit the Castle of Mey or take the ferry to Orkney. Choice of 2 guest bedrooms (1 double and 1 twin). A full Scottish breakfast is served in the conservatory with views from Strathy Point to Dunnet Head and across the waters of the Pentland Firth to the Orkney Islands. Light evening meals are available by arrangement. BOOK NOW

ISLE OF SKYE

Strathgorm, Isle of SkyeSTRATHGORM     
This 4 Star B&B on the Isle of Skye is a spacious family house with spectacular views over Broadford Bay and nearby islands. Explore the castles, mountains, history and wildlife of this magical island. Take a boat trip or spot some of the local dolphins off the coast. Choice of 3 double/twin rooms. Walkers, cyclists and bikers welcome. Full Scottish breakfast or Continental options. Taste our Best award. BOOK NOW

Cuil Lodge, Isle of SkyeCUIL LODGE     
This 4 Star GOLD B&B in north Skye has spectacular views over Uig Bay. Discover the island's castles, wildlife and scenery. Take the ferry to the Outer Hebrides or a boat trip to St Kilda. 3 ensuite double/twin rooms with TV, bathrobes, silent fridge, hairdryer, etc. Guests can use the two downstairs lounges, sun room, and outdoor seating area. Full cooked breakfast. Home baking is served every afternoon. Taste Our Best award. Over 18s only. BOOK NOW

Properties inland - only a short drive from the coast:

White Rose Tower near Invergordon       
WHITE ROSE TOWER     
This exclusive Highland getaway is set in 90 acres of woodland near Invergordon by the Cromarty Firth on the eastern section of the North Coast 500. This tranquil retreat offers an air of charm and exclusivity with all the comforts of home. Having recently undergone a full refurbishment, it offers high quality accommodation with 4 individually decorated double/twin bedrooms. There are 2 bedrooms on the ground floor and 2 bedrooms on the top floor accessed via a spiral staircase (some feature a claw foot bath in the bedroom). The house has an impressive double height, panelled hall (residents' lounge), hidden doors, turrets and suits of armour. No children under 18. Ideal for romantic breaks, wildlife watching, distilleries and touring the Highlands. Just 30 miles north of Inverness and Loch Ness. BOOK NOW

Home Farm B&B Muir of OrdHOME FARM     
This 4 star Gold B&B on the Black Isle sits in an acre of landscaped gardens with views to the surrounding hills. Guests can relax in the garden room, the guest lounge or the garden itself. Only 20 minutes drive north of Inverness, it is ideal for exploring Loch Ness, Glen Affric, Moray, the North Coast 500 and the Highlands. You can also go dolphin watching nearby. Choice of 3 guest rooms with double, twin and family sleeping arrangements - although only one party of guests may stay at any given time so you will have exclusive use. Breakfast is prepared by your hostess using eggs from her own hens. Dinners are available by arrangement featuring the finest meat and seafood including langoustines and scallops caught locally. BOOK NOW

Auld Post Office B&B in CaithnessAULD POST OFFICE B&B     
This 4 Star Gold B&B in Caithness is set in 8 acres of beautiful landscaped gardens and private woodland. Choice of 2 en-suite bedrooms (kingsize or super-kingsize/twin) with individual French doors to the patio and gardens. Quietly situated in the countryside on the A9 and North Coast 500 route, it is a short drive from Thurso and Wick. Attractions in the area include cliff-top walks, sea bird colonies, archaeological sites, distilleries and boat trips to Orkney, as well as the Queen Mother's former castle and gardens. The Auld Post Office offers a unique Garden Sun Lounge for guests with more than 100 Scottish Gins, and a selection of Single Malt and Scottish Rum. Garnishes can be hand picked in the herb garden. BOOK NOW

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