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5 ideas for your next Scottish getaway

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Grab the family, pack your bags and get ready for a Scottish staycation.

This summer is the perfect time for your next staycation. And with such wonderful places to stay in Scotland this holiday season, you’re sure to be spoilt for choice.

The holidays are approaching and it’s the perfect opportunity to see more of our beautiful country of Scotland. Here are five great places to stay that we’ve chosen for you to plan your perfect staycation.

5 amazing places to stay in Scotland

Black Isle Pods and Chalet

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Looking for places to stay with the whole family? Well-behaved dogs are welcome at the Black Isle Pods and Chalet.

Black Isle Pods is a family-run business in the Black Isle countryside just 10 miles north of Inverness and three miles from the main A9 road to the north. It is well situated for exploring the Highlands and the NC500.

The family’s aim is to provide a pleasant, comfortable and memorable stay for all guests.

The accommodation consists of three cosy, fully insulated luxury glamping pods, all self-contained each with a double bed, sofa bed, ensuite shower room, kitchenette and smart TV. They also have their own private hot tub.

There is a separate laundry with washing machine and tumble dryer, and a well-stocked shed with wood to purchase for fire pits, local ice cream, ice lollies and cans of juice, books and magazines.

The site’s comfortable fully self-contained chalet, An Sealladh, has a double and single bedroom and can sleep up to four or five people. It sits enclosed in its own private garden, has decking and a large six-person covered hot tub. It has ramped access and, as its name suggests (An Sealladh means ‘view’), has a superb view to the south over Munlochy Bay and on towards the Cairngorms.

Well-behaved dogs are welcome in all properties. The Black Isle is a beautiful area with its beaches, harbours, dolphin spotting and many walks.

Book your next countryside stay at Black Isle Pods and Chalet.

Atholl Palace Hotel

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Enjoy upscale rooms and luxury amenities at the Atholl Palace Hotel.

The historic nature of the Atholl Palace Hotel means that every room is unique with quirky original features.

However, the truly outstanding feature of Atholl Palace Hotel is the luxury guestrooms with outstanding views. From the superb, south facing landscape of the Tummel Valley and views over the gardens of Ben-y-Vrackie, to the exquisite setting at garden level with easy access to the spa and gardens, there is a room to suit everyone.

Atholl Palace Hotel is ideally located for the best of tourist attractions and outdoor activity opportunities in Pitlochry and the surrounding Highland Perthshire.

Book your overnight stay and relax and unwind in one of the unique and quirky guestrooms. As a guest of the hotel, enjoy access to the leisure facilities which boast an indoor swimming pool, spa bath, steam room and gym.

Before the live music starts, experience delicious dining where you will be offered a tempting selection of food and beverage options during your stay. The hotel menus offer value and variety, and the chefs pride themselves in showcasing Highland Perthshire’s world class larder by sourcing local Scottish produce.

Book your next stay at the Atholl Palace Hotel.

Knipoch Hotel

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The Knipoch Hotel is a beautiful country house hotel.

Knipoch is a beautiful country house hotel just a short drive from Oban, the seafood capital of Scotland and a gateway to the Isles. Over 70% of the 26 modern bedrooms boast panoramic views over Loch Feochan and the rugged mountains beyond.

With outside hot tub, in-house beauty treatments and regular music events, Knipoch truly is a place to switch off and recharge your soul.

There is a passion for great food at Knipoch and here you can enjoy contemporary menus featuring the best local ingredients from Argyll.

Use Knipoch as your base to go island hopping to Mull, take a trip to Easdale and Corryvreckan Whirlpool or head into Oban for a Distillery tour, walk to McCaigs Tower or just wander around the many gift shops along the esplanade.

After a busy day exploring, Knipoch Hotel’s loch view patio, lounge with log fire and bar with 97 whiskies are the perfect spots to spend your evenings relaxing.

Book your next Argyll Adventure at the Knipoch Hotel.

Crakaig Loth Campsite

Crakaig Loth Campsite © Supplied by Crakaig Loth Campsit
Stay at the Crakaig Loth Campsite.

When it comes to places to stay in Scotland, Crakaig Loth Campsite is the perfect base to explore Helmsdale and the Highlands.
The laid-back attitude to choosing your own pitch on arrival ensures that you will enjoy a stress-free time from the moment you arrive.

Allowing you to enjoy the magnificent views and hopefully catch some sun on the lovely sandy beach, this whole section of Sutherland coast is one big stretch of golden sands. It’s located on the NC500 trail just outside of the village of Brora with a spectacular sandy beach.

Crakaig Seaside Caravan Site, also known as Crakaig Loth Campsite, offers campers a semi-wild feel camping experience with the comforts of a toilet and shower block.
Be aware to access this site you must pass through a rather narrow tunnel, so it’s only suitable for smaller campervans.

Pitches are set on the grass and within the dunes looking out towards the stunning beach and North Sea. From the site, you can go wild swimming, take a long walk along the coast or relax and enjoy the peaceful surroundings.

Nearby you will find the village of Brora which has pubs, shops, restaurants and is home to the recently re-opened Brora Distillery (Clynelish Distillery is also located within Brora).

Campfires are permitted within the grass and the beach where you can cook up some local seafood or just roast some marshmallows.

Plan your next visit to Crakaig Loth Campsite by emailing:

Three Lochs Holiday Park

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Stay at the Three Lochs Holiday Park.

Why not book a holiday at Three Lochs Holiday Park, set in one of the most beautiful parts of Scotland?

Relax and enjoy the comfort and luxury of one of the modern and fully equipped holiday caravans or lodges set in the Galloway Forest of Dumfries & Galloway.

Three Lochs currently has a range of two or three-bedroom lodges units available for hire with some amazing offers.

There are lots of exciting activities to do, from pony trekking to high octane jet skis or a relaxing meal in the Duck or Grouse restaurant and bar, plus much more.

Holiday packages are available with exclusive offers. Or, are you interested in a holiday home for sale? Join the Three Lochs holiday homeowners! With a 12-month season you can enjoy holidays whenever you want.

There are a variety of beautiful caravans and lodges for sale with something to suit every taste and every budget. There are also finance plans available.

Advantages of being an owner at Three Lochs include free golf at Dunskey golf course, discounts at the bar, watersports and free fishing.

Purchasing the holiday home of your dreams is easier than you think.
Learn more about a holiday package or holiday home at Three Lochs.