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5 Holiday Homes for West Highland Yachting Week, Scotland, UK

When attending West Highland Yachting Week you need the perfect accommodation, so look no further. These homes are the best of the best


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If you’re heading to Scotland in between July and August for West Highland Yachting Week, then we’ve got the perfect accommodation for you. When enjoying an event as incredible as this, your home has to match the standards, so heed our expert advice and book one of these gems to truly complete the experience.

Where to reside near West Highland Yachting Week

Take a look at 5 of the very best holiday homes in our Scotland collection. If these don’t meet your high expectations, then nothing will.

Whiskey Over Wine

Whiskey Over Wine, Plum Guide home in Inverness

Whiskey Over Wine, Plum Guide home in Inverness

Click to book Whiskey Over Wine now: from £500 per night Modern furnishings offset the gothic architecture and stonework at this bright apartment. Large cathedral-style windows and an open-plan living and dining area make the most of the natural light. At the same time, accents of tartan, wall-mounted antlers and a green velvet sofa make the home feel like a charming Scottish hunting lodge. Guests will have access to all the onsite facilities, including tennis courts, a heated swimming pool, and a spa. Not to mention the shared lounge, where stained glass windows cast filtered light onto red walls and purple velvet furnishings to provide a stunning backdrop to a game of billiards. Hugging the shores of Loch Ness and set on twenty acres of private gardens, you’re ideally located to explore the stunning landscapes of the Highlands. Sleeps up to 6 | 3 Bedrooms | 2 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

Baronial Bliss

Baronial Bliss, Plum Guide home in Scotland, UK

Baronial Bliss, Plum Guide home in Scotland, UK

Click to book Baronial Bliss now: from £7800 per night If you have a special occasion to celebrate or are planning a big get-together, this is the place to do it. Sleeping up to 24 in absolute luxury, this 17th century baronial castle with its pepper-pot roofs, Victorian walled garden and quintessential Highland setting is the stuff of fairy tales. Children will love it here – the 18-acre grounds are like a magical wild playground – though with a Whisky Library brimming with fine single malts (and whisky tutors on call), adults will love it perhaps even more. The dining room is an impressive place for a feast, and the home is staffed with a chef to introduce you to high-end Highland cuisine. Afterwards, play billiards in the games room, find a cosy nook for reading or practice your Highland fling in front of a roaring fire. Outside, the options continue – light a crackling bonfire in private woodland or practice fly fishing at the estate’s lochan, which feeds off the River Don. The house is in good company with Balmoral just eight miles away, and Aberdeenshire's golf courses are some of the best in Scotland. It’s also located within the Cairngorms national park so, depending on the season, could find yourself hiking, kayaking or skiing within five minutes of leaving home. Sleeps up to 24 | 12 Bedrooms | 12 Bathrooms

Where The Wildflowers Spring

Where The Wildflowers Spring, Plum Guide home in Scotland, UK

Where The Wildflowers Spring, Plum Guide home in Scotland, UK

Click to book Where The Wildflowers Spring now: from £120 per night From the moment you lay eyes on this idyllic lodge set on the historic Balcarres Estate, you'll fall in love with the rural setting and rustic character. We adore every inch of this home, inside and out – it's the definition of warm and welcoming with oodles of country charm. Cosy seating abounds in the living room – take your pick between the fluffy armchairs or the cushy tartan sofa – and the green kitchen is as well-stocked as it is stylish. Embracing the slow life is easy here – just picture waking up to gorgeous views in the beautiful bedrooms, soaking in the freestanding copper bathtub in the master bedroom and snuggling up with a book and glass of scotch in front of the wood-burner. And the garden is truly something special, with a stunning Victorian conservatory perfect for afternoon teas, a picturesque alfresco dining area and unbeatable scenery. Roam the 800 acres of woodlands, wildflower meadows and parkland in your backyard, then gather around the outdoor firepit while the evening dwindles away. When you want to venture out, St Andrews is only a fifteen-minute drive – perfect for a day trip – while Edinburgh is less than an hour away if you want to spend a day in the city. Sleeps up to 4 | 2 Bedrooms | 2 Bathrooms

Saints Go Marching

Saints Go Marching, Plum Guide home in Inverness

Saints Go Marching, Plum Guide home in Inverness

Click to book Saints Go Marching now: from £500 per night Situated in former St Andrew’s Chapel, this unique home retains many of its original gothic features. Stained glass windows depicting Scottish saints let the sun shine through, casting rainbows of light. The carved stone columns and vaulted Cathedral-style ceiling have been incorporated into the design, while gilded mirrors and antique pieces are woven seamlessly with modern furnishings in the living and dining area. The master bedroom is on a mezzanine level, overlooking the living room where you can watch the light change through the stained glass windows throughout the day. Ideally located to explore the outdoors, you’ll be on 20 acres of private gardens – with tennis courts, a swimming pool, an orchard and even a giant chess set spread across the complex. This former fort, monastery and abbey on the shores of Loch Ness is now a self-contained holiday complex, with easy access to the wild Highland countryside, boat trips on the loch and village pubs. Sleeps up to 4 | 2 Bedrooms | 2 Bathrooms

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