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Scotland’s 10 best bed and breakfasts crowned by for a cosy getaway

by Staff

There is no better time to book a cosy staycation than the thick of winter, when prices are lower and everyone is in need of a pick-me-up.

With most Scots being back at work and unable to book a lengthy holiday, an overnight stay in a cosy bed and breakfast is the perfect way to get out of the house for a little while and see some of Scotland’s spectacular scenery while you are at it.

Unsurprisingly, the country is not short of amazing inns and guest houses offering up snug rooms and delicious breakfasts. However, with all of that choice comes the difficulty of deciding where to head.

Fortunately, online travel website has shared a list of the 10 Best Scotland Bed and Breakfasts. From luxurious city breaks to tranquil spots in the far north of the country, there are B&Bs to suit everybody’s tastes in the roundup.

Continue reading for a roundup of the 10 best bed and breakfasts in Scotland according to, as well as a customer review of each one.

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Benefitting from spectacular sea views, Ullinish House is situated along the coast of the spectacular Isle of Skye. Highlights of the B&B include friendly hosts, access to plenty of picturesque walks and hikes, and an outdoor fireplace perfect for curling up next to on those chilly winter nights.

What one visitor said: “A very charming location with just such a beautiful view. The apartment unit was very modern and all recently remodelled.

“Breakfast was great as everything provided was very high quality. The owners were very accommodating to making our stay very enjoyable.”

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Situated in the heart of Inverness, Carisbrooke Guest House offers contemporary en-suite guest rooms with TVs, Wi-Fi, and free private parking. Its convenient location is also among its top features, just a five-minute walk from a range of excellent restaurants and pubs.

What one visitor said: “The house was nice and ultra clean. The room was beautifully decorated to the detail, comfortable, and perfectly isolated from any sound from the main road.

“Joey was very welcoming, and was always around to assist with anything we might have needed.”

More information can be found on

(Image: Carisbrooke Guest House /

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Anybody looking to spend a quiet night in one of Scotland’s most scenic towns can’t go wrong with The Waterfront, located only a few steps from Anstruther’s harbour and marina. Looking inside, the B&B offers contemporarily decorated rooms, an à la carte restaurant, and even shortbread and fresh flowers on arrival.

What one visitor said: “Room was spacious, clean and very homely feeling. Location was great, staff were super nice and breakfast was lovely.”

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Found in the peaceful Scots town of Pitlochry, Atholl Villa Guest House is situated within a gorgeous Victorian building and offers magnificent views of Ben Vrackie. Although it retains many original features such as open fireplaces and wooden sash windows, the B&B also offers modern amenities like free Wi-Fi, contemporary en-suite bathrooms, and a Freeview LCD TV.

What one visitor said: “Rooms were beautifully decorated. Top floor with lovely view.

“Perfectly located, could walk to dinner and distillery. Breakfast was great, very filling.”

More information can be found on

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Another gorgeous coastal spot, Brambles of Inveraray includes a fabulous garden, free Wi-Fi, a 24-hour front desk, and a restaurant serving British and Scottish cuisine. All rooms are equipped with a kettle and TV, while some rooms even have a kitchen with a fridge, dishwasher, and oven.

What one visitor said: “We had one of the new rooms which is beautifully furnished and has a very big bathroom with both shower and tub. Everything is new and clean and the bed is super comfortable. We would come back.”

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With origins in the 1890s, The Townhouse Aberfeldy is located on the edge of quaint town of Aberfeldy — an ideal locations for anybody wanting a relaxing getaway. Most rooms benefit from tranquil views across the town and surrounding mountains, while guests are also treated to a full cooked Scottish breakfast in the morning.

What one visitor said: “Very upscale lodging, large twin room, nicely decorated. Excellent choices for breakfast and staff very polite and accommodating.”

More information can be found on

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The second Pitlochry B&B on this list, Westlands of Pitlochry is a four-star destination that includes amenities such as complimentary Wi-Fi, tea and coffee making facilities, TVs, and en-suite bathrooms with showers and free toiletries. Meanwhile, as well as a delicious cooked breakfast each morning, visitors can also enjoy walking and adventure sports like archery, mountain biking, and rafting.

What one visitor said: “Very good value for money, rooms comfortable and spotlessly clean and a great breakfast.”

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Found in picturesque Ross and Cromarty village Ullapool, Harbour House is the perfect destination for those after a getaway in the north of Scotland. All rooms are equipped with a flat-screen TV, bath or shower, and free toiletries, while a yummy fully cooked breakfast is served daily.

What one visitor said: “Everything was perfect! Location, room, breakfast, communication, very easy check in, comfortable beds. Thank you very much for a great hospitality!”

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Birchwood Guest Lodge, found tucked away in the village of Balmaha on the eastern shore of Loch Lomond, and comes complete with a desk, a flat-screen TV, and a private bathroom in all rooms. Thanks to its location, it is also perfect for anybody keen to get out and enjoy some truly jaw-dropping walks around the iconic loch.

What one visitor said: “ Very clean rooms, nicely situated, the Birchwood Guest Lodge is a super nice place to stay for a couple or a family. Thorsten gave us great advice especially on the route to take to continue our trip, the scenery was magnificent.”

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Here it is, the number one bed and breakfast in Scotland according to While most of the B&Bs on this list are situated in the countryside, Ben Cruachan Guest House is ideal for those who would rather a city break. All rooms are kitted out with a flat-screen TV, while some even have a patio and garden views.

What one visitor said: “We had a lovely and welcoming stay in Edinburgh. The staff here are all lovely and very helpful with recommendations on what to do and see as well as transport.

“The breakfast each morning was amazing, with a wide range of choices and delicious food. Will highly recommend this B&B to everyone I know visiting Edinburgh.”

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(Image: Ben Cruachan Guest House /

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