Weddings are a wonderful, joyous occasion filled with lots of laughter, tears (happy and sad in some instances) and a whole lotta love!
Summertime in Scotland sees its fair share of weddings, and although sunshine can’t be guaranteed, more often than not, it makes an appearance. We’re hoping this is the case for 19th May, for the highlight anticipated and probably the most talked about wedding of the year – The Royal Wedding!
It has been revealed that the soon-to-be, newly-wed couple will be jetting off to Namibia in Africa to enjoy a sun-soaked honeymoon, shortly after the wedding.
Whilst Scotland can’t compete with the African climate, we guarantee it can certainly compete with incredible views, offering something for everyone, as well as fantastic, luxury accommodation options.
Take a look at these luxury self-catering holiday properties throughout Scotland, ideal for a honeymoon we think the Royals would absolutely love!
The Church at the Old Manse is a refurbished church property located in Lanark. The outside and inside are quite juxtaposed, with the inside being renovated into a totally modern living space, whilst retaining the quirkiness of the stained-glass windows.
This property is surrounded by fantastic scenery with plenty of great routes for bike rides and romantic walks. The Church also accepts pets, so if you are thinking of taking your four-legged friend on your romantic getaway – they will feel right at home.
The property also has a sauna and shower room amongst its extensive facilities which are perfect to relax in after a long day of exploring the countryside.
Yethouse Luxury Farmhouse Cottage in Newcastleton is a large pet-friendly cottage that offers fabulous views of the 7stanes mountain biking trails! If, by any chance, you are looking for fun, outdoor activities to do as a newly-wed couple, you are definitely in the right place!
Not only can you go mountain biking, their neighbours Rock UK offer kayaking, rock climbing, abseiling, swimming and lots more for sporting enthusiasts! After all of that, you can either pop down the pub for a few drinks or curl up in front of a real fire in one of the sumptuously furnished living rooms!
If you’re a golf enthusiast, there is a nearby course within the village just 30 minutes away! Ideal for a fun day out with your partner.
Waterloo House is a newly built, three bedroom lodge nestled on the hillside within Baddidarrach, overlooking the small fishing village of Lochinver. The property boasts stunning, panoramic views that include the 5 peaks of Assynt mountain range (Ben More Assynt, Canisp, Conival, Quinag and Suilven).
This property offers the perfect balance of home comforts and the great outdoors – take advantage of the many trails, rivers, wildlife and natural beauty – right on your doorstep!
Once you are finished exploring, there are many great bars and restaurants to enjoy a romantic meal or watch the sunset over the mountains from your own private hot tub!
Pitcairlie Holiday Apartment in Cupar is a charming two-storey apartment within easy reach of St Andrews. The property has an outside veranda where you can enjoy views over the grounds and woodland of Pitcairlie House and beyond.
After enjoying a romantic walk around the 100-acre estate, before relaxing in the indoor swimming pool and sauna.
We hope some of these properties could tempt you for your honeymoon location or simply a romantic getaway!
Friday 13th Apr 2018
“There is no bad whiskey. There are only some whiskeys that aren’t as good as others.” – Raymond Chandler. Scotland is famous for many things such as Tartan Kilts, golf and of course – haggis! However, one of the most notable products Scotland is famed for is Whisky! Known also in Gaelic as ‘uisge […]
Wednesday 4th Apr 2018
Now the clocks have jumped forward, officially, it is now Spring! “Really?” We hear you say – we don’t blame you! Regardless of the glorious sunshine, we’ve been fortunate enough to have recently, we are still feeling the effects of some chilly, winter temperatures! Looking ahead, it won’t be long until the milder weather is […]
Thursday 29th Mar 2018
With the Beast of the East behind us (we hope!), we’re ready and looking forward to slightly warmer weather as Easter weekend approaches. For many, Easter is a time to spend time with family, regroup as well as dust off the winter blues. Often, a staycation can be just what the doctor ordered after a […]
Tuesday 13th Mar 2018
Fiona Campbell, the CEO of The Association of Scotland’s Self Caterers has written a guest blog all about the five most spectacular waterfalls that you can visit on your next trip to Scotland… Inversnaid The needle-like stream Just a short distance south of the Inversnaid Hotel on the eastern side of Loch Lomond, the Inversnaid falls […]
Thursday 21st Dec 2017
Getting Married in Scotland! Getting married is a once in a lifetime occasion (at least that’s the intention) and Scotland has long been regarded as a romantic location suitable for all lovers – young and old. Gretna Green village just north of the border with England and on the old coaching route from London to […]
Tuesday 17th Oct 2017
The ancient Scottish celebration of Hogmanay has its origins in both Norse and Gaelic culture so it’s perhaps not surprising that drinking and feasting played a big part then as now in this ancient Yuletide festival. The dawning of a New Year has always been a time to celebrate, but in Scotland it’s THE biggest […]
Monday 25th Sep 2017
The leaves have only just started to turn red, but Christmas and Hogmanay bookings are coming in thick and fast like the first flurry of snow flakes in winter! Personally, I love the seasonality of Scotland. Autumn is a transitional season and it can be fickle – some years it can be warm and sunny; […]
Monday 11th Sep 2017
The trio of spectacular bridges over the Firth of Forth has quickly become one of Scotand’s most iconic images. The new Queensferry Crossing is the tallest bridge in the UK and its elegant, delicate structure of woven interlocking wires took many years to build, but was completed on time and on budget this month. Traffic […]
Thursday 24th Aug 2017
Let the Games Begin! If you’ve been on holiday in Scotland this summer you may have already enjoyed the spectacle of a Highland Games. The season runs from May to September and by August it’s in full swing with some of the most prestigious Gatherings happening this week in Argyll. Today it’s the turn of […]