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Kilfinan House, Cowal Peninsula, Argyll

Self-catering escapes in Scotland have never been more popular and it is easy to see why at Kilfinan House. This is the ideal place...

River Cottage, Luss, Loch Lomond

Like many people, I am often guilty of rushing past the west shore of Loch Lomond on as I push on to the Highlands...

Cloag Farm Cottages, Perth

Perthshire is famous for its high class hotels, country house retreats and posh hunting, shooting and fishing lodges, but there is another side to...

Turnberry Resort, Ayrshire

Turnberry Resort could have had awful food, terrible public areas and a tiny pool and we would have still loved it. That would be...

Isle of Eriska Hotel, Spa and Island

Many hotels feel exclusive or private, but not many can boast that they enjoy their own private island. Eriska is such an island hideaway...

Ardeonaig Hotel, Nr Killin

In the 19th century Victorian travellers used to flock to the trains that ran all the way up to the banks of epic Loch...

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The Boat House, South Queenferry

With a view as spectacular as that offered by The Boat House in South Queensferry this riverside seafood restaurant could be forgiven for not...

Knockinaam Lodge, Portpatrick, Dumfries and Galloway

Knockinaam Lodge is tucked in its own wee hollow right down by the shores of the Irish Sea on the Rhins of Galloway in...

The Wee Restaurant, North Queensferry

What do you look for in a restaurant? Maybe a place that specialises in excellent local sourcing or another that dishes up boat fresh...

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