The Cosiest Scottish Winter Escapes – Sponsored

Discover the best Scottish winter holiday hotels to keep you comfy this Christmas


Scotland offers some fantastic accommodation for winter escapes in stunning and popular holiday locations such as Shetland, Arran and Islay.

However, these can become exposed to the elements during the chilly winter months. But not to worry, braving the cold is something Scotland does best! As the sun goes down on our all-too-brief summer, a winter wonderland opens up ready for exploring.

And with this list of warm hideaways and winter escapes, we guarantee you’ll sleep snug as a bug no matter where in Scotland you explore – or in what weather!


Dunkeld House Hotel


Winter escapes


Nestled into the beautiful Perthshire landscape, Dunkeld House Hotel boasts an unrivalled experience of Scottish country living.

This four-star luxury country house hotel sits on 280 acres of stunning Perthshire countryside and overlooks the wide and fast-flowing River Tay. Rooms and suites range from traditional to contemporary designs offering a haven for luxurious comfort and relaxation. Whatever you seek over the winter your stay can be as relaxed or action-packed as you would like.

The Ghillies bar is the perfect place to cosy up and sample the wide selection of malt whiskies and craft gins. Whilst the spa offers the ultimate indulgence with Hebridean seaweed-based treatments.

Or for wild-hearted adventurers try your hand at wild salmon fishing, clay pigeon shooting, archery, quad biking, or a 4×4 Landrover Experience.

For bookings and more information visit the website


Luxury Apartments Shetland


Winter escapes


Nature in Shetland doesn’t close for winter, and it’s abundance of wildlife and viking heritage are second to none.

However, if you’re looking for warmth, Luxury Apartment Shetland offer beautiful one, two and four bedroom self catering properties. All three properties are perfectly positioned in the historical lanes area of the old town and are an ideal base, allowing you the freedom to explore.

Firstly, the Watchmakers property is a quirky B-listed cosy cottage, with all the mod cons. A perfect romantic stay listening to the traditional music from the nearby famous Lounge Bar, after a wind swept walk.

Secondly, the traditional Captains home where dogs are very welcome and are supplied with their very even own goodie bag, offers two bedroom accommodations in a toasty warm ‘but & ben style cottage.

And thirdly, the Bakers, where many years ago the town bakers resided, hosts four en-suite bedrooms which are perfect for friends and family sharing.

For bookings and more information visit the website 


The Machrie Hotel & Golf Links



The island of Islay is known as the Queen of the Hebrides. And the Machrie Links one of the most beautiful locations in world golf.

The Machrie offers 47 beautifully designed rooms, suites and lodges, with panoramic views of the 18th green and the ocean. While the Lounges are perfect to unwind with a drink or enjoy afternoon tea with friends.

PureGray is a small sanctuary that provides a wide range of mind and body treatments for your well-being. Reconnect with that rare feeling of peace and tranquillity.

For bookings and more information visit the website


Balvaird Wing at Scone Palace



Set within 100 acres of stunning grounds, this is an ideal gathering place for friends and family who like to get away from it all.

This five-star, self-catering apartment is on the upper floor of the palace. It sleeps up to six guests in three en-suite bedrooms. And the fully equipped dining kitchen allows you to enjoy a home-from-home experience. Or, you can even treat yourself and have the palace chef cook dinner?

Also, your stay includes complimentary admission tickets to a tour of the Palace and unlimited access to the Gardens including the Murray Star Maze.

Due to the location, this accommodation is not suitable for those with limited mobility.

For bookings and more information visit the website 



Douglas Hotel


Winter escapes


The locally owned Douglas Hotel sits in the village of Brodick on the Isle of Arran. Therefore, it’s position gives the grand hotel spectacular views of the bay and Goatfell.

This award winning 22 bedroom boutique hotel is super friendly and a perfect base for the discerning traveller.

So, have a look at the Autumn and Winter deals available from September 2019 until March 2020.

For bookings and more information visit the website

Tel: 01770 302968 Email: and



Winter Escapes At The Old Mill Inn



Family-run and rated VisitScotland four-star Gold Inn, The Old Mill Inn is located in the heart of Pitlochry. This multi-award winning Inn is a meeting of a ‘local’ pub and a top-class bar & bistro alongside luxury rooms.

And as one of the best Inns in Scotland, The Old Mill is a great place to go for a meal or a few drinks. In fact, fantastic live music is on offer every Friday and Saturday night.

You’ll find the informal and friendly ambience at The Old Mill creates a relaxed vibe.

For bookings and more information visit the website 

Tel: 01796 474020 Email:



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