Top five luxury Scottish Escapes for St Andrew’s Day

Picture: Candacraig, supplied
Picture: Candacraig, supplied

St Andrew’s Day, honouring Scotland’s national saint, takes place on 30th November so why not explore more of our great countryside and treat yourself (and some friends) to a decadent break?

Candacraig, Cairngorms, East Highlands

Picture: Hawkswood House, supplied

Picture: Hawkswood House, supplied

Bedrooms: 15 Sleeps: 30

Situated within Britain’s largest national park, the Cairngorms, this magnificent property is truly outstanding.

The 17th-century baronial-style manor is steeped in history and boasts 18 acres of private woodland and manicured lawns. Within the Cairngorms you are also in the heart of five of the six highest mountains in all of Scotland.

This manor house is ideally located for recreation, with many of the area’s finest golf courses nearby and the perfect fishing spot on hand at the property’s very own private loch, which is fed by the River Don.

Picture: The Roundel, supplied

Picture: The Roundel, supplied

In the property’s spacious outdoor area, you will find a fabulous bonfire and a Victorian-style garden, which serves as the ideal al fresco dining spot. Indoors the whisky library features a wide selection of single malts and Scottish gin and you can also entertain yourself in the drawing room and games room.

From £5,161 per night.

The Roundel, St Andrews, Fife

Bedrooms: 5 Sleeps: 10

Picture: Scone Palace, Shutterstock

Picture: Scone Palace, Shutterstock

Where better to stay for St Andrew’s day than the town named after the national saint? The beautiful town of St Andrews is world-famous for its top golf courses and is also close-by the famous Scottish Whisky Trail.

The luxurious Roundel is a five bed, five bath property which is elegantly decorated with an essence of Scottish tradition.

The spacious home boasts a majestic stone fireplace in the family room, which is perfect for snuggling up on a cold November night, or alternatively take a relaxing dip in the private hot tub.

A full kitchen is available for whipping up some delicious local cuisine, and gourmet chef services can also be provided upon request.

From £619 per night.

Balvaird Wing, Scone Palace, Perthshire

Bedrooms: 3 Sleep: 6

For an unforgettable Scottish break, stay in one of Scotland’s most historic castles. Situated above the River Tay in Perthshire, Scone Palace offers outstanding views north towards the Highlands and east towards the coast, with the Grampian Mountains forming a distant backdrop.

Scone Palace is a notable property in Scottish history and is home to 1500 years of antiquities and artefacts.

Within the Balvaird Wing of the palace you will be accommodated with three en-suite bedrooms, a full kitchen, and a sitting room from which you can take in the incredible views. You will also have access to the breathtaking Italian garden, sprawling landscaped grounds and outdoor maze.

Scone Place is an ideal choice for those dreaming of a regal stay in historic Scotland.

From £516 per night.

Hawkswood House, Peat Inn, Fife

Bedrooms: 5 Sleeps: 10

Situated just a few miles from St. Andrews in the quaint village of Peat Inn, Hawkswood House is a charming property for enjoying a luxury stay in Scotland.

For golf fans, this property boasts its very own short game area, where guests can practice their perfect swing.The grounds also offer a BBQ area and a private eight-person hot tub.

Inside, the property boasts elegant furnishings and décor, which provide a rustic setting with accents of Scottish tradition scattered throughout.

From £620 per night.

The White Tower, Kenmore

Bedrooms: 2 Sleeps: 4

The White Tower was built around 1506 and was the look-out tower for the magnificent Taymouth Castle, home of the Marquis’ of Breadalbane – owners of one of the largest estates in Scotland. Queen Victoria and Prince Albert stayed at the Castle during their honeymoon in 1842.

Now a luxury, five-star self-catering destination, The White Tower has everything you need for a cosy, winter stay. From the wood burning stove in the living room, to the rooftop hot tub (where better to take in views of Loch Tay?), this is a perfect Scottish rerteat for small groups or couples.

There’s aslo a sauna, spa area, library and well stocked kitchen.

From £330 per night.