Romantic Honeymoon Getaways Amid Stunning Scottish Scenery
If you are looking for the perfect hideaway for your honeymoon you may not need to look as far afield as you may think. Scotland has plenty of interesting history to discover, sunny sandy beaches, stunning mountains and beautiful lochs to explore, as well as local people that have been named as the friendliest in the UK, according to a recent Cambridge University survey.
We have a wide range of romantic holiday cottages that have been set up perfectly for couples. From luxurious, indulgent retreats to idyllic rural holidays where you truly relax, enjoy the peace and quiet and ‘get away from it all’. Here are a selection of just some of our offerings:
1. Tigh Ban Cottage
On the west coast of Scotland in Argyll is Tigh Ban Cottage, once a humble ‘but n ben’ that is now a stylish hideaway just for two. It has an impressive open plan living area with a wood-burning stove set in a traditional feature fireplace at its heart and French doors that lead out to a lovely outdoor seating area that is the perfect BBQ spot.
The cottage is well placed for walking, riding and sailing and is just half an hour’s drive from the historic and picturesque fishing village of Tarbert. It is also well serviced by ferries for ‘island hopping’ across to Arran, Islay or even Gigha.
2. Adranach Cottage
Adranach Cottage on the scenic Isle of Skye is the perfect island escape that combines glorious scenery and tranquil surroundings. This 100 year old croft house has been beautifully refurbished as a spacious, romantic getaway with a lovely beamed sitting room, open fire and splashes of Scottish charm throughout. There is a sunny conservatory that leads out to a walled garden that is ideal for relaxing in of an evening and dogs are welcome too. The cottage is just a short walk from the shores of Loch Snizort and is only 8 miles from the island’s ‘capital’ of Portree with its picturesque harbour and interesting little gift shops.
3. The Wee Hoose
On the Banffshire coast in the pretty village of Gardenstown is The Wee Hoose. This charming cottage has a welcoming sitting room with a multi-fuel stove that keeps it cosy and from the double bedroom upstairs you can see out to sea. Right in the centre of the village, it is in easy walking distance of a lovely sandy beach. There is plenty to explore along this stunning stretch of coastline with its dramatic cliffs, secluded bays and impressive sea stacks that are best seen from a boat trip. The area is also popular with wildlife enthusiasts as you can spot puffins, guillemots and other seabirds, as well as dolphins and seals out at sea.
4. Brae Cottage
Brae Cottage is set in a quiet situation close to the little village of Ballinluig in Perthshire. This detached bungalow has a romantic wood-burning stove for relaxing evenings in and there is a lovely little cottage garden with a seating area from which to admire the beautiful surrounding countryside.
Despite its restful setting, it is well placed for exploring the local area and is only 7 miles from the popular tourist town of Pitlochry. The town is known for its dam and fish ladder which the salmon use to get upstream to spawn. On the way to Pitlochry, the Blair Atholl distillery where they produce Bell’s whisky is definitely worth a visit for a tour and a ‘wee dram’.