All our Highlands and Islands collections:
Highlands and Islands is a loose term for the most enormous swathe of Scottish countryside as varied as it is vast! It covers all ground from Inverness to the North and then west out towards the rugged but spectacular coastline, then beyond to Skye. Our selection of the best places to stay in the Highlands and Islands echoes this variety with choices as diverse as Greshornish House, a remote but luxurious property situated on its very own peninsula on the northern shores of Skye or the Rocpool Reserve a chi-chi offering in the centre of Inverness overlooking the river with Chez Roux restaurant (for those wanting a holiday cottage, we recommend our online partner, Booking.com).
For foodies this part of Scotland is simply the place to be. Although remote, it can boast a wide range of excellent eateries many of which serve produce that has been sourced from either the nearby land or sea. The best places to stay in the Highlands and Islands where you can expect to be fed well include:
If you're looking for a spot a luxury in this beautiful landscape then our favourites in the selection of the best places to stay in the Highlands and Islands would have to be:
Some of the best places to stay in the Highlands and Islands are also ideal party properties. if you're looking for somewhere for that special anniversary or birthday do then check out
Orkney, Highlands & Islands
A charming B&B on Orkney. Just three elegant bedrooms, cosy sitting room with fireplace and DVDs, lovely garden, and plenty of activities around. An excellent choice for bird watchers, nature enthusiasts, and those on a budget.
This stylish hotel is situated in the heart of the North West Highlands. Being the 'outdoor capital of the UK' there are a plethora of activities on offer. The in-house gallery has contemporary art on show and the award winning restaurant serves seasonal, locally sourced food. A great country escape
Set in the quiet village of Spean Bridge just 11 miles from Fort William and close to Loch Lochy. The four rooms are comfortable and tastefully decorated in a Scottish highland style. The restaurant serves up locally produced fare and the garden room offers the perfect spot for a quiet drink.
A charming 1810 country house hotel set in 20 acres of Scottish woodland. The perfect launchpad for all outdoor pursuits particularly walking, shooting and fishing. Spend the evenings with a choice whisky in hand by the fireplace. A great country escape.
Isle of Skye
A peaceful contemporary hotel set overlooking the Atlantic waters. Log fires and a choice selection of whiskies can be enjoyed after a day pursuing one of the many outdoor activities on offer. A restaurant serving freshly caught seafood perfectly rounds off this award winning gem of a hotel.
nr Mallaig, Highlands & Islands
Victorian country house turned luxury b+b set amid 19 acres on the Road to the Isles
Victorian townhouse turned luxury guesthouse on the western edge of Fort William. Stunning views over Loch Linnhe to the Ardgour Mountains and more activities in the area than you can possibly imagine. Traditional yet stylish bedrooms with sumptuous bathrooms and views to die for.
This 'cottage' (owners David and Jo do not call themselves a hotel) is located in the centre of Tobermory. Rooms are Edwardian in style with billowing, satin fabrics, ornate lamps and many with four poster beds. There's a cosy living room and dining room serving delicious locally sourced cuisine.
Ross Shire, Ross-shire
A charming scottish country home nestled between the Conon and the Beauly rivers. Three en-suite bedrooms and one suite come with outstanding views of the mature gardens. The self-taught owner/chef Robyn produces award winning scottish fair. The ideal place to get away from it all.
Isle of Skye
A newly built 5 Star luxury B&B on the coast of the Isle of Skye. Stunning bedrooms in creams, whites and silvers with all the mod cons including DVD players. Fantastic breakfasts using organic produce. Romantic, gourmet, sumptuous. Plenty of nature and outdoor activities too.
Durness, Highlands & Islands
A remote Scottish hideout with stunning coastal views and surroundings. Owner managed, this boutique B&B features seven individually designed bedrooms with merino blankets and hand crafted furniture. Locally sourced produce and hearty Scottish breakfasts. Bring walking boots!
Achiltibuie, Highlands & Islands
A charming hotel, situated in beautiful scenery with stunning sea views over Badentarbet Bay and the Hebrides, and restaurant specialising in local seafood. Bright, white, airy rooms with sea or garden views. Separate cottage sleeps six. Breathtaking landscape & lots of outdoor activities on offer.
Argyll and Bute, Mull
Stunning views, 17 acres of unspoiled Scottish countryside and luxurious classic country rooms; it comes as no surprise that Tiroran was voted 'Best Country House Hotel in Scotland' two years running. Treat yourself to hearty, locally sourced meals - the great outdoors can build quite an appetite!
Isle of Harris, Highlands & Islands
Old Georgian manse on the Isle of Harris, now run as a charming hotel. Fabulous views over the stunning coastline. Rooms are cosy and comforting and the food is delicious: the freshest seafood imaginable. Perfect for a romantic escape away from it all.
Highlands & Islands
Country escape on the shores of Upper Loch Torridon. 53 acres of park and woodland provide many outdoor activities. Scottish country house opulence twinned with contemporary designs. Seriously good restaurant and whisky bar.
This Georgian house once found itself on the "endangered' list. Now restored to its former glory by current owners, rooms decorated with original artworks, antiques and four poster beds. There is a Spa, manicured gardens and a very popular restaurant. Activities are arranged on guest preferences.
Once the home of Lord Strathcona, this handsome country house is set in ravishing Highlands scenery overlooking Loch Leven. Family and dog friendly, comfortable, spacious suites, some with open fires and superb in-suite dining. There is plenty to entertain the hearty from fly fishing to walking.
Highlands & Islands
A charming country property in a remote part of the Scottish Highlands. Five rooms have been simply yet stylishly renovated with soft hues and modern bathrooms. Plays host to a fabulous Michelin-Starred restaurant (Scotland's most northern). Stunning rugged countryside to be explored. Magical.