Scotland has plenty of beautiful, unique locations to enjoy a romantic break and enjoy some time in the company of your loved one.
Here’s our picks for loved-up couples looking for their next adventure together.
So, enlist family or friends to look after the kids, uncork a bottle of bubbly and take a look at these gorgeous venues for a cosy Scottish romantic getaway this winter.
If a luxurious, unique stay appeals to you and your partner, look no further than the stunning 57 Nord. Inspired by Scandinavian design, as the name suggests, and located in the north-west of Scotland, within easy reach of Skye, this idyllic cottage and its breathtaking views will steal your hearts. Guests are also provided with a hamper of local produce and ideas for day trips – what’s not to love?!
Harlosh Black H
Located on the rugged west coast of the Isle of Skye, Harlosh Black h is a minimalist house which will captivate you from the moment you cross the threshold. It provides the ideal setting for rest, relaxation and simply enjoying one another away from the trials and tribulations of everyday life. And that’s before we mention your natural neighbours include Skye’s resident otters, dolphins and sea eagles. Sign us up!
The stunning self-catering cottage of Stonechat Bothy will be your home away from home. The perfect setting to relax and unwind in the heart of nature, surrounded by south Skye’s picturesque scenery, this cottage is ideal for a break for two. Not only can you enjoy romantic walks before cosying up in front of the wood-burning stove, but this beautiful location gives you a great chance of seeing the Northern Lights (Aurora Borealis) too!
The Crofter’s House
Skipping away from the contemporary cottages above, The Crofter’s House is a fantastic getaway option for those who appreciate more rustic character. Built in the 1830s, the house still displays many of its original features, but with all the mod-cons that will make your stay hassle-free. Nestled next to Camustianavaig Bay on the Isle of Skye, the house is ideally situated in a peaceful, rural location but with plenty of attractions – including The Fairy Pools, Coral Beach and Talisker Distillery – within easy reach. Dreamy!
The Saw Mill
If you’re after something a bit different for your romantic getaway, The Sawmill at Glen Dye ticks all the boxes. Situated within easy reach of Aberdeen Airport, Glen Dye is also perfectly located for trips to Dunnottar Castle and Balmoral Castle, as well as the quaint finishing village of Stonehaven. Returning to The Sawmill, you can enjoy a rustic experience – plus a wood-fired hot tub! Sleep in a giant bed in a renovated 1955 Airstream Safari Caravan, enjoy a sumptuous outdoor shower and cook on a Big Green Egg barbecue. There really is something for everyone.
Nestled between Dundee and Perth, The Pendicle at Guardswell is the perfect retreat for couples looking for some real quality time together, without distractions of everyday life. Leave behind the television and WiFi connection, and enjoy a peaceful stay where you can cook on the outdoor fire pit or indoor wood-burning stove, relax on the deck and watch the world (and hens) go by. https://www.guardswell.co.uk/stay/hut/6/the-pendicle
Westside Woodshed, at Eastside Cottages, is everything you could want from a romantic break for two. Just 10 miles from the centre of Edinburgh, it’s a perfect base to explore the city by day, and return to a gorgeous architectural gem by night. With glorious country views of the Pentland Hills Regional Park acting as the perfect antidote to the hustle and bustle of Edinburgh, you really can treat yourself to the whole package. Featuring original stone walls and whitewashed wood panels, the cottage has a Scandinavian feel which screams both luxury and sustainability. Did we mention the huge, wood-fired hot tub…?
Skye White House
You’ll be hard-pushed to find a more cosy, homely Scottish getaway than at Skye White House. The cottage is located on the banks of Knock Bay, treating residents to simply stunning views across the water. Inside, the cottage is light and airy, yet maintains its cosy character which makes it so alluring for a romantic break. You’ll be treated to a wood-burning stove, Egyptian Cotton bedsheets and peace and quiet at this beautiful retreat.
The Field House
For an outdoorsy break, where you can enjoy pursuits including sea kayaking, hiking, mountain biking, wild swimming, paddle boarding and climbing (phew!), then The Field House at Avernish will be right up your street. If that all sounds a bit much, however, the energy-efficient timber eco-house is perfectly appointed for you to simply sit and relax with a glass of wine and beautiful views across the Loch. Light the log burner, kick back and relax.
Little Dell provides everything you need for romance and relaxation. Described as a ‘snug little hideaway for two’, it’s the ideal getaway for a romantic break. Featuring a wood-burning stove and a woodland fire pit for cosy nights in, you can also take advantage of having nature on your doorstep with three acres of communal gardens. Located in the north of Cairngorms National Park, you can just imagine the beauty that surrounds the cottage.
Whatever you’re looking for from a romantic getaway, the stunning breadth of Scotland’s natural beauty will mean you’re sure to find your ideal getaway and enjoy rest, relaxation and romance in this stunning country.