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September 12, 2022

City life is great but sometimes you just want to enjoy the peace and quiet of the countryside.

With 5pm it is easy to browse, pick and book your ideal getaway in Scotland. Our staycation suggestions can be browsed by price range, location, setting, leisure facilities and even criteria such as whether or not a venue is dog friendly or offers a late check-out. What are you waiting for?

2 Night Self Catering Break with Fizz for up to 6 at Logierait Lodges, by Pitlochry; from £120

Beautiful setting for Logierait Lodges.

Beautiful setting for Logierait Lodges.

What's included

Self-catering Perthshire lodges

2 nights in 1 or 2 bedroom lodge

Bottle of fizz on arrival

Outdoor activities on the doorstep

Available 7 days a week

Winter getaway

Suitable for both couples and families, this Big Deal is perfect for a trip away, valid from November 2022 until the end of March 2023, with a choice of self-catering lodges on offer.

Logierait Lodges are on the banks of the Tay, amidst spectacular scenery some five miles south of Pitlochry. It is a popular location for a host of outdoor activities, from leisurely fishing to the more strenuous delights of golf and mountain biking.

Available seven days, the Big Deal has two options, both for a two night stay – choose a one bedroom terraced lodge that sleeps two adults and one child, or a two bedroom lodge that sleeps four adults and one child.

Both options includes a bottle of fizz in your lodge on arrival.

Home comforts

The accommodation has been stylishly furnished to a high standard, with contemporary touches and the accent on comfort.

Each lodge offers an open plan kitchen, dining and living space and a private covered terrace or balcony, with amenities including leather sofas, 32in DVD TVs and unlimited WiFi.

Electricity and heating are included.

Happy guests

‘We have just returned from a three night stay at these lodges and couldn’t be happier… very clean and spacious. The bed was comfy and we had an undisturbed sleep. The lodge is very well equipped. We brought along our two dogs… The grounds are kept very nice and the views are lovely… WIFI access is free and worked fine every time… Overall a great trip and we can’t wait to return in the future.’

You can book here

Overnight B&B Stay with G&T + Chocolates for 2 at Achray House, St Fillans; from £109

The views at St Fillans are amazing.

The views at St Fillans are amazing.

What's included

Overnight stay with breakfast for 2

Whitley Neill G&T each

Artisan chocolates

Award-winning lochside hotel

Close to Loch Lomond & the Trossachs National Park

Fantastic getaway with total relaxation

This Big Deal gives you a chance to stay overnight with breakfast in either a standard double or twin loch or garden view room, or a superior king or superking room.

Each option also includes a Whitley Neill gin and tonic each, as well as some delicious artisan chocolates, sourced locally.

Pets are allowed in garden view rooms – upgrades are £30 per room, per night, which you can arrange directly with the hotel.

All guest rooms at Achray House are spacious and comfortable with a subtle Scottish theme.

As well as the highest quality bedding for a lovely night’s rest, you can enjoy state-of-the-art perks like a flat-screen TV with satellite (including Sky Sports), an Alexa and a Nespresso machine. Free WiFi is available throughout.

Thrilled guests on TripAdvisor

‘Great room, great hosts. The place is wonderful, peaceful, quiet and the rooms are a charm. You feel welcome and our hosts are very helpful. There is even a little jug of Porto waiting in your room. The restaurant is absolutely amazing and the food is delicious and fine. Great chef in the kitchen!’

Book here.

3 or 4 Night Stay in a Forest Pod with Hot Tub for up to 4 at Stratheck Holiday Park, Dunoon; from £349

Ready for the hot tub?

Ready for the hot tub?

What's included

3 or 4 night stay for up to 4

Comfortable, fully-equipped pods

Private hot tub

Pet friendly

Use of facilities at nearby Hunters Quay

Cosy retreat for a small family or group

Situated just south of Loch Eck and close to the magnificent Benmore Botanic Garden is Stratheck Holiday Park, a tranquil riverside escape with hot tub pods, outdoor play area and fishing spots.

This Big Deal is for up to four people to stay four nights, Monday to Friday, or three nights Friday to Monday, in a Forest Pod, with use of a private hot tub.

These compact pods are designed so that the main double bed is in a hidden bunk area, with a large L-shaped sofa that contains hidden storage space and transforms into a sleeping space.

Pods have an open living/dining area, offering a fully-equipped kitchen with microwave and under counter fridge, plus comfortable dining space for four people, flat screen TV and linen and towels included.

See & do

Facilities at Hunters Quay, a 13 minute drive away, may be used by guests staying at Stratheck – these include restaurant, takeaway, pool, spa, gym and Go Active activities such as axe throwing, aqua run, climbing wall and archery.

The nearby Benmore Botanic Garden has stunning views of the dramatic Argyll countryside, and is home to a number of famous plant collections, 150 year old redwood trees and plenty of wildlife.

Top TripAdvisor reviews

‘Exceeded all expectations, facilities and staff excellent. Attention to detail and quality of accommodation second to none. I highly recommend this site. Toiletries, Bath robes, slippers, two TVs, hot tub, the list goes on and on.’ 5/5

Book here.

2 or 3 Night Stay for up to 4 People at NC500 Pods at Achmelvich, Lochinver; from £199

Get away from it all at Achmelvich.

Get away from it all at Achmelvich.

 What's included

2 or 3 night stay for up to 4

Fully insulated pods with under floor heating

Equipped with kitchenette + ensuite shower

Modern facilities such as smart TV, sound system + more

Ideal for exploring coastline of the North Coast 500 route

Explore North Coast 500

Achmelvich is a small stretch of paradise on the North Coast 500 route. With exquisite white sandy beaches and plenty of ‘off the beaten track’ sights to experience, this location is ideal for holidaymakers looking to recharge and dedicated travellers alike.

Create lifelong memories and map out your North Coast 500 trip with today’s Big Deal for a stay at the cosy and comfortable NC500 Pod’s

Luxury glamping pods at Achmelvich Bay

Today’s Big Deal is for up to four people to stay in a pod at Achmelvich. It is available for two or three nights from November, all the way to March 2023.

All of the pods are named after mountains in the local area. Each is fully insulated and features under floor heating, meaning you can stay cosy in these glamping pods during the Scottish winter!

Each pod has a double bed with hotel quality linen as well as a sofa that folds out to another double bed. There is a fully equipped kitchenette and en-suite with electric shower.

Additional features include Amazon Alexa, WIFI, smart TV, Philips hue lighting, USB wall sockets, and an integrated Bluetooth sound system.

There are also dog-friendly pods so there is no need to leave your furry friends at home during your North Coast 500 adventure.

Rated excellent on TripAdvisor

NC500 Pod’s have plenty of amazing feedback on TripAdvisor, here’s a snippet from a recent review:

‘On arrival, we found the pod spotlessly clean. It was spacious, and well laid out. The kitchen area was well equipped with a full-sized multi-function oven and grill and two electric hobs. The fridge was quite large with a small freezer section. The living area was good, and there was plenty of space for our dog. The pod was nice and warm. The bathroom and shower were good, and the bed was very comfortable. The decking area is excellent, and even though it was March, we sat outside on some days. Although we didn’t personally use the fire pit and BBQ, others did, so that is a really useful part of the site. The pods are located just two minutes from the amazing beach. What else can I say, the day after we arrived home, we booked again for next year.’

If that sounds like a slice of heaven for you then book here.