Are you looking to visit the Highlands of Scotland?
Looking for Highland cottages with hot tubs so you can enjoy some bubbly holiday bliss?
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.
All these properties take dogs too (there is generally a charge for dogs)
1. Highland Cottages with Hot Tubs – Bothan Buie
£579-£921 per week
Up to 2 dogs
2 Double Beds
Bothan Buie is a 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.
The remote location means there is no WIFI but there is satellite TV. It’s the ideal get away from it all break.
Bothan Buie Location
Bothan Buie is located 68 miles North West of Inverness with a travel time from Inverness of about 1.5 hours.
There are no train services that go to Gairloch.
There is a bus service but it is quite limited.
Bothan Buie – What’s Nearby
Gairloch is a great spot for exploring the gorgeous West Coast of Scotland. Gairloch itself has plenty of interesting spots. It has a number of lovely sandy beaches dotted around the area and lots of great walks to enjoy too.
Gairloch has an award-winning museum, along with a fabulous community centre which hosts local events, and markets and has a great dog-friendly cafe in it too. The GALE centre is a favourite stop when in the area.
There are a number of cafes and restaurants to explore too.
Close to Gairloch is the gorgeous National Trust for Scotland Inverewe Gardens. These gardens are warmed by the Gulf Stream and as a result, are home to plants that you would not necessarily expect to find in this part of Scotland. Check out my review of Inverewe Gardens for lots of pictures, and all you need to know to plan your visit.
Poolewe is not too far away. This has a really interesting museum about the Arctic Convoys that passed through this area during WW2. There are also a number of old military structures in the area as well.
The coastline is spectacular heading North from Gairloch – Gruinard Bay is stunning and on a recent trip we got a great view of a sea eagle in this area too. Check out my road trip itinerary which focuses on Gairloch and shows plenty of photos of great spots to check out locally, including where to find the wild goats!
You can continue further North to the lovely town of Ullapool which has plenty of shops and cafes including the lovely Ceilidh Place which is a cafe and bookshop combined – heaven! This is an easy day trip from Gairloch.
Heading South and inland you can visit Beinn Eighe nature reserve which is lovely. There are a number of walking trails from the visitor centre.
So if you are looking for a great holiday with plenty of options for exploring, beaches, gardens and nature all around then Bothan Buie could be the perfect spot for you.
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2. Highland Cottages with Hot Tubs – Mountain View
£577-£1055 per week
Mountain View is very aptly named – you can see from the picture that you get a great view of mountains when sitting in the hot tub. In fact mountains surround this super cute and superbly equipped cabin.
The cabin is studio styled with a main living, dining, kitchen and sleeping room. This room features a zip and link bed which can be configured as two single beds or one super king bed.
The main room features a wood-burning stove meaning you can enjoy snuggling in front of the fire and then watch the flames die down from your bed – lovely.
This is definitely a holiday cabin so think kitchenette rather than a full kitchen. There are two lounging chairs and a Smart TV so you can enjoy your favourite shows while away.
Outside there is a barbecue and of course the all important hot tub with those amazing views.
Mountain View is located in Kinlochleven. Staying in this area means you are within easy reach of the gorgeousness of Glencoe, which has a great National Trust for Scotland visitor centre. You can easily reach Fort William and Ben Nevis and there is plenty of beautiful countryside to explore in the area too.
If you are looking for a cute cabin with lots of outdoor things to explore then Mountain View is a great option.
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3. 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 a 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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4. 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 a shared front patio area where you can sit and watch the sunsets.
The property is comfortable and cosy and its 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.
Check the reviews of the The Old Fishing Station
5. 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 wood burner for cosy evenings and of 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 a 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 its 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)
6. 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)
7. 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 taking 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 edge 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 a hot tub if you are looking to visit the Fort William and Glencoe area.
Check out Gollanfield reviews
8. Highland Cottages with Hot Tubs – Mountain View
£1197 – £2555 per week
1 twin bedroom, 1 kingsize double bedroom, 1 double bedroom
Mountain View is a luxurious modern upside-down house. The furnishings and decor are bright, and modern and reflect the Highlands. The accommodation and amenities are well thought out, making for a luxe holiday home.
The bedrooms and bathrooms are on the ground floor of this modern home. Upstairs an open-plan living area makes the most of the stunning views. A wood burner provides a perfect focal point for cosy evenings.
The kitchen is well equipped and the utility room is very handy for keeping on top of any holiday washing.
The all important hot tub has wonderful views and is undercover, the cover being the dining balcony which adjoins the upstairs kitchen. The outdoor deck area with a modern fire pit is ideal for enjoying the evenings outside. There is plenty of garden space for dogs to enjoy.
There is so much to do on the doorstep. There are walking routes, the facilities of Kinlochleven are within walking distance and of course, Glencoe, Fort William and Ben Nevis are nearby too.
Mountain View is an ideal choice if you are looking for a luxe holiday option in a great location.
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9. 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 a 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 sledging 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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10. Highland Cottages with Hot Tubs – Pebble Beach
£1463 – £3702 per week
2 king size bedrooms, 1 double bedroom, 1 bunk bedroom plus double sofa bed
Pebble Beach is a holiday home that really does have it all. It has fantastic facilities and amenities with tasteful decor in a clean modern style. The facilities really are great.
On top of all that it has a super cute eco wood fired hot tub and a barbecue hut which is just gorgeous. If that wasn’t enough it has direct access to a lovely beach from the garden. It has everything you need for a perfect holiday.
Pebble Beach has 4 bedrooms, with a family bathroom and two en suite bathrooms – ideal for avoiding bathroom stresses when on holiday.
The lounge area has sea views as well as a woodburner. The kitchen is spacious and well fitted with a handy utility area too. The decor is nautical themed throughout, making the most of the location.
Outside there is a large grassed garden area and of course fantastic views from the BBQ hut and the hot tub.
Pebble Beach is in a fantastic location too. Not only is it close to the gorgeous Moray Firth, where bottlenose dolphins live, but it is also close to the famous battlefield site at Culloden.
Its location is ideal for exploring the Highlands as Inverness is just moments away, and so are the main trunk roads North, South, East and West.
Pebble Beach is a great choice if you want a quiet beach location, with fab facilities and easy access to Inverness and the rest of the Highlands.
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11. Highland Cottages with Hot Tubs – Taigh Na Coille
£1650 – £4680 per week
2 double bedrooms, 1 twin bedroom, 1 bedroom with double bunk beds, double sofa bed
Taigh Na Coille is a gorgeous, beautiful, bright, spacious and airy holiday home in a stunning location. This modern building has been built into the hillside at the edge of the sea.
Downstairs there is an open and spacious main living area with a high ceiling and windows all around to make the most of the stunning views. The woodburner provides a lovely focal point and a great spot to enjoy evening conversations around.
Also on the ground floor is the master bedroom which has its own wood burner, a balcony and an en suite shower room.
There is another double and a twin bedroom on the ground floor which shares a lovely bathroom with double-ended deep bath – ideal for a luxurious soak. There is also a separate shower room.
Upstairs there is a snug with a double sofa bed and it also makes an ideal TV lounge. Also upstairs is the children’s double bunk bedded rooms.
Outside a sunken hot tub makes the most of the starry skies and views across the sea. There is also a fire pit and a deck area. There is direct access to the shoreline with plenty of rocky areas to scramble over and rock pools to discover too.
Taigh Na Coille is a fantastic option if you are looking for a luxurious beachside retreat with fantastic facilities, particularly for children.
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12. Highland Cottages with Hot Tubs – Learig
£1655 – £2260 per week
1 twin bedroom, 1 double bedroom
Learig is a clean and crisp bungalow set in an open area close to Onich. It is well furnished, equipped and warmly decorated making it an ideal base for a lovely holiday.
The kitchen has everything you need to prepare lovely meals and a washing machine so you don’t need to go home with piles of dirty laundry.
There is a grassed garden area around Learig. Sitting proudly on the deck area with fantastic views is the 4 person hot tub. An ideal place to bubble away and enjoy the stunning scenery.
Onich is located close to Glencoe and also to the outdoor activities heart of the Highlands Fort William. Ben Nevis is close by too ensuring there is plenty of things to do on your doorstep, as well as plenty of amenities in Fort William also.
Learig is a great option if you want a quiet location but close to activities and amenities.
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If you have found Highland Cottages with Hot Tubs a useful article then you might also like;
Lodges with Hot Tubs Inverness – lovely lodges in and around the City centre
Dog Friendly Cottages Inverness – some great stays in this lovely City
Forres Self Catering Holiday Review – a really lovely cottage with wildlife and walks on the doorstep
The Scottish Highlands – Why it’s a great destination whatever the season
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