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Scotland’s ’10 best guest houses’ for a romantic Valentine’s Day getaway

by Staff

There is now officially less than one week to go until Valentine’s Day, which means time is running out.

If you have left your plans for the most romantic holiday of the year until the last minute, don’t worry — you can still put together something truly special for you and your other half.



For those stuck on ideas for how to celebrate February 14, there is nothing more romantic than a Scottish getaway. Whether you are keen to head to a peaceful and remote village or would prefer an exciting city break, the possibilities are endless.


To help you decide on where to stay, the Daily Record has rounded up the “10 best guest houses” according to online travel agency Booking.com. These are located everywhere from the heart of Edinburgh to the shores of Loch Lomond.

Read on for a roundup of the “10 best guest houses” in Scotland that look perfect for a romantic getaway this Valentine’s season. The full list can be found on the Booking.com website.

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The first guest house on this roundup is located within a historic building in the Moray burgh of Dufftown. Abbeyfield B&B is home to a shared lounge, rooms with flatscreen TVs, and a lovely outdoor garden with a fireplace.

What one visitor said: “The most comfortable bed and the most gracious host. Excellent communication prior to arrival.”

More information can be found on Booking.com.

(Image: Abbeyfield B&B / Booking.com)

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Located in the beautiful Highlands village of Ullapool, Lochbroom Lodge offers amenities such as free Wi-Fi and free private parking. As well as gorgeous green views, the rooms also come with a wardrobe, a flat-screen TV, and a private bathroom.

What one visitor said: “Excellent service, excellent amenities everything clean and comfortable. Fantastic knowlege of surrounding area.”

More information can be found on Booking.com.

(Image: Lochbroom Lodge / Booking.com)

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Garden Rooms can be found in the tranquil Perth and Kinross town of Pitlochry, and provides amenities such as free Wi-Fi and packed lunches if you and your other half want to head out and explore the area. There is even a picnic area and sun terrace if you are lucky enough to visit when the weather is relatively mild and bright.

What one visitor said: “Highly recommended! The guest house is such a hidden gem. The host was superb and couldn’t have done more for us — even surprised us with some beautiful little anniversary treats.”

More information can be found on Booking.com.

(Image: Garden Rooms / Booking.com)

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Located in the heart of Inverness, Carisbrooke Guest House offers modern and cosy en-suite rooms that include satellite TV and tea and coffee facilities. Meanwhile, a short and scenic five-minute walk over the river brings you to a wealth of romantic restaurants and pubs.

What one visitor said: “Excellent B&B type inn just steps away from the footbridge to downtown Inverness. Staff were very responsive with excellent local recommendations. Room was large, bathroom shower was very clean and spacious.”

More information can be found on Booking.com.

(Image: Carisbrooke Guest House / Booking.com)

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Moving over the seaside town of Antruther, The Waterfront offers spectacular and idyllic views out over the Firth of Forth. Meanwhile, its rooms are stylish and modern, while shortbread and fresh flowers are included on arrival.

What one visitor said: “Room was spacious and very clean and comfortable. Food was delicious. Staff were very helpful and the younger waiting staff were very well trained and delivered a very high standard of customer service.”

More information can be found on Booking.com.

(Image: The Waterfront / Booking.com)

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The second Pitlochry spot to be featured in Booking.com’s top 10, the Atholl Villa Guest House is situated within a lovely and privately owned Victorian building. As well as amazing views of Ben Vrackie, guests are treated to a Freeview LCD TV and a refreshment tray in their room, and a yummy freshly prepared breakfast in the morning.

What one visitor said: “The rooms were cozy and beautiful. A great escape and nice leisure time. We ended up staying in the room for the afternoon sipping tea instead of being out and about in town.”

More information can be found on Booking.com.

(Image: Atholl Villa Guest House / Booking.com)

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Nestled in the peaceful waterfront town of Inveraray, Brambles of Inveraray offers highlights including a garden, flat-screen TVs, and à la carte and continental breakfast options available every day.

What one visitor said: “The rooms are beautiful and very spacious. The location is great and way more quiet than we thought it would be. And the cute coffee shop where they serve breakfast is amazing.”

More information can be found on Booking.com.

(Image: Brambles of Inveraray / Booking.com)

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Returning to Ullapool, we find Harbour House, which has rooms offering free Wi-Fi, private bathrooms fitted with a bath or shower, and free toiletries. Meanwhile, a fully cooked breakfast is served daily, while there is also a peaceful garden.

What one visitor said: “Very comfortable room with excellent breakfast – thank you! Very great outlook over harbour, nice big room with plenty of hot water and fresh clean towels.”

More information can be found on Booking.com.

(Image: Harbour House / Booking.com)

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All of the rooms at this tranquil guest lodge in the village of Balmaha along the shore of Loch Lomond come with a desk, a flat-screen TV, and a private bathroom. Meanwhile, active couples can enjoy a range of activities in the area, from hiking to cycling.

What one visitor said: “Unique, handmade beds that converted to seating area and table. Clean room and bathroom. Very clean and well-equipped communal kitchen. Very friendly host.”

More information can be found on Booking.com.

(Image: Birchwood Guest Lodge / Booking.com)

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Finally, we come to the Ben Cruachan Guest House in Edinburgh, which offers free Wi-Fi, and a garden and terrace, while some rooms even have a patio with green garden views. Being situated in the heart of Scotland’s capital, there is also an endless list of things you and your other half can get up to for a day out.

What one visitor said: “Very nice and clean room with the best breakfast we ever had in a guesthouse! The owner and staff were super friendly and helpful.”

More information can be found on Booking.com.

(Image: Ben Cruachan Guest House / Booking.com)

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