St Cyrus beach / Puffins / Loch Brandy
Staying with Scotland’s Best B&Bs is the perfect way to explore this area. You can be sure of high standards and enjoy a rural retreat with a very personal, warm welcome from your hosts. We are all inspected by Visit Scotland Quality Assurance advisors and are following Government guidelines on Covid-19.
Brandon Lodge Bed and Breakfast
This 4 Star stone cottage nestled in idyllic countryside is ideally situated for exploring the Moray coast, Speyside and Aberdeenshire. Situated near historic Portsoy harbour (3 miles) and Banff (5 miles), Brandon Lodge is also close to the North East 250 Tourist Route. Choose from 3 bedrooms (kingsize / double). Families with children welcome. Discover whisky distilleries, castles and standing stones, or enjoy golf, fishing, cycling and walking. Spot seals, dolphins, porpoises and whales from the coast or on local boat trips. Open all year. 10% discount on stays of 3 nights or more for 2020. OPEN from July 2020. BOOK NOW
Castleview Bed and Breakfast
This 4 Star GOLD B&B near Dufftown is in the heart of the Whisky and Castle Trails of north-east Scotland and close to the Cairngorms National Park. Set in beautifully landscaped gardens with a stream and summer house, this B&B enjoys a great view of nearby Auchindoun Castle. Castleview is ideal for holiday-makers interested in outdoor activities, golf, fishing, distilleries and castles. Choice of 2 ensuite rooms (double or twin). Evening meals are available by prior arrangement. Ian is a enthusiastic amateur chef who prides himself in using locally sourced produce for delicious home cooked meals. RE-OPENING IN 2021. Read more.....
Newton Farm Holidays
This 4 Star GOLD authentic working family farm is conveniently only 2 miles off the A90 between Dundee and Forfar in the scenic Angus countryside. With a choice of B&B accommodation in the farmhouse or neighbouring cottage, guests can enjoy breakfast made with produce from the farm and the local area. Your hosts won the Scottish Thistle Award in 2018/19 for the Most Hospitable B&B in the whole of Scotland, as well as 'Best Outdoor/ Adventure Experience' in the 2018/19 awards for the Central, Fife and Tayside Region. The family can take you on one of their award-winning farm tours to meet the animals, or you can try the Alpaca Walking Experience. Newton Farm is ideal for exploring the Angus Glens, playing golf or visiting Glamis Castle and the museums of Dundee. Pets are welcome by arrangement. OPEN from August 2020. BOOK NOW
Kinnaber Bed & Breakfast
This 4 Star B&B in the pretty village of Edzell is halfway between Dundee (30 miles) and Aberdeen (35 miles). Visit the Angus Glens, Aberdeenshire and the Cairngorm National Park. Discover castles such as Edzell, Glamis and Dunnottar. Choice of 2 ensuite twin rooms and 1 single room. £10 discount per room per night for bookings of 3 or more nights. Savour a hearty Scottish Breakfast. OPEN from August 2020. BOOK NOW
This 4 Star farmhouse is situated on a 450 acre working sheep farm at the foot of Glenisla looking towards the Strathmore Valley in the Angus countryside. Ideally located between the Cairngorms National Park, Royal Deeside and Dundee, Purgavie Farm is 7 miles from Kirriemuir (birthplace of the author J.M. Barrie) and 10 miles from Glamis Castle. Choice of ensuite double, twin or family rooms. Freshly cooked to order on the AGA using local produce, breakfast is served in the antique dining room. Ideal for walking, cycling, birdwatching, golf, fishing or shooting. Pets welcome. OPEN from July 2020. BOOK NOW
Dunnottar Castle, Aberdeenshire
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