Are you looking to visit the Highlands of Scotland?
Great – well here is a selection picked just for you with some notes from me to help you find you perfect stay!
I’ve organised this list in ascending price order.
These properties take dogs too 🙂
(If you haven’t visited the Highlands before then I would recommend 10 Things You Need to Know Before You Visit the Highlands – it will help you get the most from this unique part of the UK)
Highland Cottages with Hot Tubs – Bothan Buie
£579-£921 per week
Up to 2 dogs
2 Double Beds
Bothan Buie is bothy style accommdation is located close to the pretty town of Gairloch. It is a quiet retreat within easy reach of attractions and facilities. There is a woodburner in the main living area which is open plan with a dining table and kitchen.
Upstairs there are two double bedrooms with a bathroom separating them. The two double bedrooms do not have separate entrances and exits, making this property suited for families or close friends!
The cottage has a lazy spa as a Covid precuationary measure, rather than the previous wooden hot tub.
The remote location means there is no WIFI but there is satellite TV. It’s the ideal get away from it all break.
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Highland Cottages with Hot Tubs – Riverside Cottage
1 double bedroom
1 twin bedroom
Riverside Cottage is located just outside the Nessie village of Drumnadrochit. It is located between the village and Loch Ness, close to Urquhart Bay, the deepest part of Loch Ness.
Riverside Cottage is a semi detached bungalow.The open plan lounge and diner has a woodburner for cosy nights in.
There is a double bedroom and a twin bedroom with a wet room with large walk in shower.
Outside there is parking for 1 car and an enclosed garden with a patio table and that all important hot tub.
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Highland Cottages with Hot Tubs – Old Fishing Station
£646- £911 per week
1 double bedroom
I‘m lucky enough to have visited Dry Island and what a unique and special place it is. It’s an island connected to the mainland by a floating bridge so even getting there is unique! There’s a lot of history to this accommodation and the family that own these properties are lovely.
On the island itself there are two properties of which the Old Fishing Station is one. There is a private rear garden where the hot tub is located and shared front patio area where you can sit and watch the sunsets.
The property is comfortable and cosy and it’s location makes it a unique and unmissable stay. Of course given the floating bridge you can’t take your car across to the island but your hosts will be happy to help you transport your belongings across to stay.
If you are looking for a real sense of getting away from it all then Dry Island is a great choice.
(There is WIFI at the fishing station which is great, but you do need to take your own towels).
The Old Fishing Station is located on the gorgeous West Coast of the Highlands around 70 miles away from Inverness.
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Highland Cottages with Hot Tubs – Thorhaven
£644 – £1054 per week
Up to 2 Dogs (small or medium sized)
2 Double Bedrooms
Thorhaven is a bungalow set in a housing development, located in Thurso, on the North West side of Scotland (very near the top of Scotland!).
There are two double bedrooms and two bathrooms, one of which is en suite, making it ideal for sharing with friends and family alike.
There is an inflatable hot tub which is in the front porch area of the house, meaning it is undercover which is rather neat.
Thorhaven is located in a great spot for exploring the delights of the North West Coast. Within easy reach are the stunning beaches of Durness, and if you want to be super adventurous then Cape Wrath is accessible via the local ferry.
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Highland Cottages with Hot Tubs – Highland Hot Tub Retreat 2
£683 – £1350
Up to 2 dogs
1 King size bedroom
I’m lucky enough to have visited these gorgeous luxe holiday lodges/pods just recently. The location is just amazing, perched on top of a hill at the entrance to the Cromarty Firth. The accommodation is really nice furnished, well equipped and very well thought out.
There’s everything you need to enjoy a great holiday including dishwashers and all the lodges take dogs too. The igloo type design gives them an interesting and unique feel. There are 4 lodges on site and they all take dogs too. The owners are lovely and great hosts as well. Ross-Shire is a stunning part of the Highlands (perhaps I am biased because I live there) but it is also a little quieter than some other parts of the Highlands so it really is the perfect place to retreat and relax.
Highland Hot Tub Retreat 2 is located in an absolutely stunning position giving you a chance to enjoy the amazing views from this hilltop pod.
Whilst the pod is compact it has been well furnished and equipped with everything you need for a great stay, including a nice woodburner for cosy evenings and off course a hot tub out on the deck!
Given a pod of dolphins live in the area around the cliff you should have a good chance of sighting them. There is also some history right on the doorstep – gun emplacements built on the hill on the order of Winston Churchill who flew the area in a biplane in preparation for the Second World War. He felt Cromarty Firth was a great deep water harbour for ships but felt the entrance to the firth needed added protection.
Nigg is a great spot to enjoy. There is a lovely sandy beach at the bottom of the hill where this accommodation is located.
Nearby Balintore has a convenience store, pub, community centre with cafe and another lovely sandy beach as well as some great walks.
There is an RSPB reserve nearby as well as Tain and Glenmorangie distillery, as well as Dornoch with it’s golf course and large sandy beach.
Highland Hot Tub Retreat 2 is a great spot if you want to combine stunning views with walks, and it gives you a chance to discover a real gem in the Highlands, Ross-Shire, which is perhaps less well known.
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(There are actually 2 x 1 bedroomed pods on this site. Check out information on Highland Hot Tub Retreat 1 including availability here)
Highland Cottages with Hot Tubs – Highland Hot Tub Retreat 3
1 large dog or two small dogs
1 King size bedroom
1 Twin bedroom
Highland Hot Tub Retreat 3 is a two bedroomed holiday home located in the same stunning location as the previous hot tub lodge.
With 1 king size bedroom and 1 twin bedroom this accommodation is ideal for families too.
As with the other lodges on this site Highland Hot Tub 3 is well equipped. There is a dishwasher, Nespresso coffee machine, oven and hob, combi microwave oven and a fridge freezer.
Electric heating in this holiday home ensures you will stay nice and cosy and the hot tub also enjoys amazing views across the sea – the perfect place to relax and unwind.
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(There is another 2 bedroomed pod on this site – check out more information on Highland Hot Tub Retreat 4 here)
Highland Cottages with Hot Tubs – Gollanfield
£1154 to £2304
1 double bedroom
2 twin bedrooms
Gollanfield is set in a really lovely location, overlooking Loch Linnhe. That’s the loch you can see from the hot tub shown above.
Gollanfield is located close to the dramatic Glencoe, which has a lovely visitor centre telling the history of this important and scenic place.
Heading North from Gollanfield is Fort William, which is the outdoor activities centre of the Highlands. There are all sorts of things to do round and about, not least take the cable car up to the top of Ben Nevis, the UK’s highest mountain.
Gollanfield has everything on the ground floor. It is decorated in a simple home style with a nice deck and patio table for enjoying dining outside.
It’s ideal for walking given there is access to the dge of the loch via a path from Gollanfield.
Previous guests have commented on the spectacular views from the hot tubs, with dogs enjoying the sandy beach by the loch too.
Gollanfield is a great highland cottage with hot tub if you are looking to visit the Fort William and Glencoe area.
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Highland Cottages with Hot Tubs – Ballinluig Croft
£1209 – £2360
2 kingsize bedrooms
1 double bedroom
1 twin bedroom
2 dogs welcome (on a working farm)
Balinluig Croft is a spacious Highland holiday cottage with hot tub located in the Cairngorms national park.
The newer extension to the back of the original house gives this holiday home a bright and airy feel. The decor is tasteful and homely with some nice Scottish touches too.
The location of Balinluig Croft is great. It’s close to Grantown on Spey, a pretty town with nice shops and cafes, as well as a small supermarket.
Aviemore is close too and it really does have so much there – from high wire trails, to kayaking on the loch and other water based activities. You can even go dog sledding and meet the local Cairngorm reindeer herd.
Balinluig Croft makes a luxurious and spacious base from which to explore this fantastic part of the Highlands. The hot tub is a larger one making it ideal for sharing 🙂
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