Scotland's Best B&Bs
Staying with Scotland’s Best B&Bs means you can be sure of high standards and enjoy a rural retreat with a very personal, warm welcome from your hosts.
The Scottish Highlands is one of the most popular escapes thanks to its iconic wild landscapes where you can enjoy nature at its very best.
We have B&Bs from the West Highlands to Loch Ness and the Isle of Skye. You can also explore the North Coast 500 staying at Stay with Scotland's Best B&Bs along the way.
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
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. 2 ensuite double rooms and 1 ensuite superking double/twin 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
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
This exclusive Highland getaway is set in 90 acres of woodland near Invergordon on the east coast 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. New hot tub for 2023. No children under 18. Ideal for romantic breaks, wildlife watching, distilleries and touring the Highlands. 30 miles north of Inverness and Loch Ness. BOOK NOW
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
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
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
This stylish Highland lodge sits in mature grounds on the edge of the village of Newtonmore in the Cairngorms National Park. Choice of ensuite kingsize double or twin bedrooms overlooking the gardens (some have a bath tub as well as a walk in shower). Enjoy a full Scottish breakfast or one of the daily specials. Evening meals are homecooked for groups of 4 people or more. This area is perfect for wildlife spotting and outdoor activities. Ideally situated for exploring the Cairngorms, Speyside, Loch Ness and the Highlands with many distilleries and historic attractions within a short drive. Aviemore 16 miles, Inverness 45 miles, Fort William 45 miles. BOOK NOW
This 5 Star newly refurbished Victorian Villa in the Cairngorms National Park is perfect for romantic breaks and special celebrations. Situated 40 miles south of Inverness and 14 miles from Aviemore. Luxurious accommodation at this Boutique B&B includes 2 guest lounges, dining room / library, 3 super king bedrooms upstairs with mountain views, plus 1 wheelchair accessible super king/twin on the ground floor. All 4 rooms have ensuite bath and shower, bathrobes, slippers, toiletries, 55” flat screen SMART TVs, complimentary whisky, hospitality tray, etc. Breakfast menu with locally sourced produce. Well stocked wine cellar. Open all year. BOOK NOW
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
We also have B&Bs in more urban settings such as Inverness - see full list of our Highland B&Bs
The Scottish Highlands is an all year round destination where you can enjoy skiing and snowsports in the winter, or hill walking and rock climbing in the summer months. There are plenty of trails for mountain biking, numerous golf courses, as well as opportunities for watersports with all the lochs and hundreds of miles of coastline. Fishing is another popular pastime in the Highlands.
Hillwalking in the Highlands - Stac Pollaidh, Wester Ross. Photo copyright Kenny Lam / Visit Scotland
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