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Rural Retreats - Central Scotland

Staying with Scotland’s Best B&Bs means 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 have been graded from 4 Stars right up to 5 Star GOLD.

Central Scotland is easily accessible and offers something for everyone from historic sites and picturesque villages to outdoor activities and local culinary delights.

  • LOMOND & THE TROSSACHS - the spectacular scenery of this National Park is one of the most romantic settings in Scotland.
  • THE LOTHIANS - explore the Lowland countryside around Edinburgh and take a boat trip on the Firth of Forth. Discover historic sites such as Linlithgow Palace and Tantallon Castle.
  • THE KINGDOM OF FIFE - famous for its golf courses, quaint fishing villages and scenic coastline.
  • PERTHSHIRE - great for outdoor activities and wildlife watching, as well as castles and picturesque small towns. 'Big Tree Country' is especially gorgeous in the autumn.
  • STIRLINGSHIRE - steeped in history with famous battlefields and castles.

Linlithgow Palace - Perthshire's autumn trees - Crail harbour

Linlithgow Palace / Perthshire's autumn trees / Crail harbour

Stay with Scotland's Best B&Bs in Argyll

Aerial view of Douglas Park Guest House near Dunoon

Douglas Park Guest House

This highly rated seaside Victorian villa in Dunoon has outstanding views over the River Clyde. Situated on the Cowal Peninsula which can be reached by ferry from Gourock or via a scenic drive through the Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park. Explore lochs, forests and beaches or discover historic houses, gardens, castles, churches and museums. Ideal for wildlife spotting, walking, climbing, water sports, sailing, golf, horse-riding and mountain biking. Choice of 5 elegant single, twin and double rooms including a four-poster. Extensive breakfast menu selection. 10% discount on stays of 3 nights or more. Quilting Retreats every spring and autumn for those who love to sew. BOOK NOW

Stay with Scotland's Best B&Bs in The Lothians

Arden Country House Scotland

Arden Country House

This 5 Star GOLD Country House sits in the grounds of a 100-acre estate, just 2 miles from the historic town of Linlithgow. Only 20 minutes from Edinburgh Airport. An ideal base for exploring the Central Belt with Linlithgow Palace and Outlander locations close by. This peaceful rural retreat has 3 ensuite luxury bedrooms (one on the ground floor). Your hostess is previous winner of the Friendliest Landlady award and can offer afternoon tea with home baking on arrival. Extensive breakfast menu. BOOK NOW

Stay with Scotland's Best B&Bs in The Kingdom of Fife

Craighall Steading in Fife

Craighall Steading

This unique self-built home and smallholding sits near the picturesque village of Ceres. Enjoy views of the Lomond Hills and Fife countryside from bedrooms overlooking the garden. Choice of 3 kingsize double rooms with ensuite rainfall shower, complimentary toiletries and fluffy bathrobes. Private garden with patio area. Dogs welcome (small charge) in the Garden View bedroom. Close to woodland walks, cycling routes and the Fife Pilgrim Way. Many historic attractions, golf courses and distilleries are within a short drive. St Andrews 9 miles. Dundee 15 miles. BOOK NOW

Bayview Bed and Breakfast, Fife

Bayview Bed & Breakfast

This 4 Star GOLD B&B in Upper Largo is a 19th century cottage with sea views in an idyllic location on a coastal path. Bayview is surrounded by famous Fife golf courses and Margaret can organise golf tee times at reduced rates at local clubs for her guests. Just 11 miles from historic St Andrews. Choose from 2 ensuite rooms offering a choice of double, twin or triple sleeping arrangements. Relax in the well tended garden where your hosts grow their own fruit, which you can enjoy fresh or in preserves for breakfast. Romantic Breaks - includings champagne, handmade chocolate delights, fresh flowers, fresh fruit, candles, bathrobes. BOOK NOW

Stay with Scotland's Best B&Bs in Perthshire

Bridge of Gaur Guesthouse in Perthshire

Bridge of Gaur Guesthouse

This tranquil rural retreat sits at the west end of Loch Rannoch in the heart of Highland Perthshire. Ideal for walkers, cyclists, artists and anglers, as well as nature and wildlife enthusiasts. Rannoch Moor 5 miles. Aberfeldy 30 miles. Pitlochry 35 miles. 4 super king / twin bedrooms. 10% discount for 4 nights or more. Families with children are welcome. Dogs are welcome for a small charge. Hearty homecooked evening meals using local produce with a wide choice of 2 or 3 courses and a selection of beers, wines & spirits including single malt whiskies. Discover Munros, Corbetts, Outlander locations, Loch Rannoch Clan Trail and the famous scenic West Highland railway line. BOOK NOW

Dalgreine Guest House

This 4 star property sits in the quiet village of Blair Atholl on the southern edge of the Cairngorms National Park. Located 7 miles from Pitlochry, it's an idea base from which to explore Perthshire, the Highlands, Angus & Dundee and Royal Deeside. Enjoy spectacular scenery, castles, distilleries, golf, fishing, hill walking, white water rafting, mountain biking and cycling. Choice of 3 elegantly furnished bedrooms (2 superking double / twin & 1 kingsize double rooms). All with generous hospitality trays, luxurious toiletries, bathrobes and TVs. Breakfast features a wide selection of hot and cold dishes with local produce. Over the winter from November to the end of March, evening meals with a set 2-course menu are available by arrangement. BOOK NOW

Craigellie House Perthshire B&B

Craigellie House

This elegant 5 Star Country House near Blairgowrie is set in private grounds in the rolling countryside of eastern Perthshire. Recently renovated, it offers 2 ensuite bedrooms: 1 super king/twin and 1 king with a sofa bed (for up to 2 children). Woodland walks and cycle paths are nearby. This tranquil retreat is the perfect base for exploring Perthshire, the Angus Glens, Dundee, Fife and the Cairngorm mountains. Evening meals are available by special request. Your hostess Liz is a trained Nutritional Therapist who offers good home cooking with vegetables from the garden when in season. Enjoy home baking in the guests' sitting room in the afternoons. Only 90 minutes north of Edinburgh. BOOK NOW

Brae House, Perthshire

Brae House

This 4 Star GOLD B&B offers a peaceful retreat in picturesque Aberfeldy in the heart of Highland Perthshire. Brae House has an elevated position overlooking the River Tay with panoramic mountain views. 2 superking/twin ensuite bedrooms with a choice of bath or shower. Children welcome. Tasty breakfasts with local produce. Lovely walks nearby including the famous Birks of Aberfeldy. Explore Loch Tay, Pitlochry, Dunkeld and the Trossachs. BOOK NOW

Northlands B&B Pitlochry

Northlands B&B

This 4 Star GOLD B&B in the picturesque Perthshire town of Pitlochry is ideal for golf, gardens, historic sites and touring scenic Perthshire and Central Scotland. Regional winner of Scottish Thistle Award for the Most Hospitable B&B / Guest House in Central, Fife & Tayside 2019/20 and winner of a Special Commendation at the national finals. Relax in one of 3 elegant, stylish ensuite bedrooms, and enjoy breakfast served in the dining room overlooking the garden. BOOK NOW


Discover the rolling countryside of the Lothians and Fife, and see where the Lowlands meet the Highlands in Perthshire. Explore walking trails such as the Rob Roy Way, Fife Coastal Path or the Cateran Trail. Why not take a wildlife safari to spot deer in the hills or a boat trip to see the seabird colonies on the Isle of May or Bass Rock? This part of Scotland offers plenty of opportunities for cycling, mountain biking, fishing, horse riding and sailing. There are many championship golf courses in Central Scotland not just the famous ones at Gleneagles and St Andrews.

Queen's View over Loch Tummel, Perthshire. Photo by Kenny Lam / Visit Scotland Queen's View over Loch Tummel, Perthshire.       
Photo copyright Kenny Lam / Visit Scotland


Rural Retreats in Southern Scotland (Ayrshire, Dumfries & Galloway, Scottish Borders)

Rural Retreats in North East Scotland (Angus and Dundee, Aberdeenshire)

Rural Retreats in the Scottish Highlands (Loch Ness, Lochaber, North Coast 500, Isle of Skye)

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