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Top 5 holiday homes near Loch Ness, Scotland

Searching for the perfect accommodation? Take a look at these gems and book your dream stay

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Boat in Loch Ness, The Highlands, Scotland

When visiting Scotland, Loch Ness has to be high on your list of things to see. It's renowned for a reason, so be sure to go and see what all the fuss is about. It isn't every day you find yourself so close to something so special.

Where to stay near Loch Ness, Scotland

Here is our pick of the top 5 holiday homes. Make your choice and treat yourself to a luxury stay.

I Spy

I Spy, Plum Guide home in Inverness

I Spy, Plum Guide home in Inverness

Click to book I Spy now: from £200 per night You can't get much closer to Loch Ness than this. A cosy two-bedroom cottage, this home has beautiful views of the lake, and you're even provided with a telescope to get a better view of the wildlife (and maybe another famous inhabitant). You'll feel at home as soon as you arrive – the interiors have been designed by Scottish furnishings maker ANTA, and classic tartan prints adorn the homeware and bedding. Spend your mornings in the garden listening to the birdsong before heading out to explore your surroundings. There are plenty of Highland hikes in the area, and if you're wanting to get a closer look at the lake, try a cruise – there's a jetty just a short walk away from this home. On colder days, curl up on the leather sofa in the living room in front of the fire, or settle back in an armchair with a book. You'll find everything you need in the kitchen to cook a warming meal, including an oven and grill, dining by the window with a view of the lake. When the sun sets, this home becomes the perfect place for a spot of stargazing. Sleeps up to 4 | 2 Bedrooms | 2 Bathrooms

Heart Of The Highlands

Heart Of The Highlands, Plum Guide home in Inverness

Heart Of The Highlands, Plum Guide home in Inverness

Click to book Heart Of The Highlands now: from £500 per night In the heart of the Highlands, this luxe apartment is perfect for a couples’ retreat. Housed in a converted Benedictine monastery, you’ll be surrounded by 20 acres of private gardens on the shores of Loch Ness. The home has Scottish hunting lodge vibes throughout, with brown leather sofas and antler chandeliers in the living room, and chic tartan prints in the bedrooms. Spend memorable days exploring the lush outdoors – there’s a shared tennis court, swimming pool, orchard, cricket pitch, an adventure playground for kids and even a life-sized chess set. And in the evenings play some billiards in the communal games room, where velvet purple furnishings and tall stained-glass windows make for a downright royal space. Sleeps up to 4 | 2 Bedrooms | 2 Bathrooms

Assynt House

Assynt House, Plum Guide home in Scotland

Assynt House, Plum Guide home in Scotland

Click to book Assynt House now: from £500 per night Describing this Highland mansion as a true Scottish escape doesn't really do it justice, but slide in a few words like 'luxurious', 'opulent', and 'lavish', and you've got a much clearer image. Getting to Assynt House, you'll be travelling through the stunning countryside, allowing your brain to switch off and get ready for something different. There is complimentary daily housekeeping services along with many extra services you can order as an extra bonus. Among the options include full catering, a welcome greeting with the sound of bagpipes, and a local guide who will show you the best this area has to offer. It's not uncommon to see a couple of deer in the morning mist and sheep grazing on the hillside as you explore the castle grounds, but you're more than welcome to stay in and enjoy the restored Georgian features. Sleeps up to 14 | 7 Bedrooms | 7 Bathrooms

Stag & Thistle

Stag & Thistle, Plum Guide home in The Trossachs

Stag & Thistle, Plum Guide home in The Trossachs

Click to book Stag & Thistle now: from £300 per night Right on the edge of Loch Earn just outside Lochearnhead, this freshly refurbished cottage offers a secluded, nature-filled stay that can be as relaxing or activity-packed as you desire. With its plush turquoise sofas with tartan throws to its antler chandeliers, underfloor heating, sleek kitchen and beamed bedrooms, this home blends modern comforts with traditional Scottish stylings to make you feel instantly welcome. Start mornings off with a coffee on the terrace while taking in views of the highland mountains. Then head out to experience Scotland’s stunning landscape. With an outbuilding to store your fishing and boating gear, you can head straight to the loch for an afternoon of kayaking, windsurfing and angling or go for a hike along one of the many trails right outside your door. After a day in the great outdoors, come back home to put your fish on the barbecue or hire a private chef to cook you up a celebratory feast. Make it a memorable night with a luxurious soak in the hot tub, before curling up in bed for a night of total tranquility in your quiet country haven. Sleeps up to 4 | 2 Bedrooms | 1 Bathroom

Galaxy Surfing

Galaxy Surfing, Plum Guide home in Aberfeldy

Galaxy Surfing, Plum Guide home in Aberfeldy

Click to book Galaxy Surfing now: from £3298.68 per night Welcome to your Highland playground, where Edwardian architecture meets five-star design. On the outskirts of the Cairngorms, this is a home that will blow you away – Elle Deco and various other international design publications clearly agree, as it's been featured in their pages. First, let's talk living room; stylish and snug, with the terracotta-orange corner sofa a particular highlight. Then the bedrooms, each exquisitely executed with patterned throws, modern bedframes and flashes of colour. The kitchen is a showcase of dark, dramatic charcoal counters. Bay windows beckon the Highlands into most rooms, a stunning postcard between the panelled walls. This is the perfect Highlands paradise, even beyond your stylish manor. A woodland hot tub on the grounds is a dreamy way to view the sunset, while further afield salmon fishing on the River Tay, hefty highland hikes, and whiskey tours await. This is a world-class home with flair, and a must-stay for gathering your nearest and dearest for an unforgettable Scottish stay. Sleeps up to 18 | 9 Bedrooms | 9 Bathrooms

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