Whether you fancy taking an earlymoon for some R+R before the big day or want to honeymoon closer to home here are our picks from across Scotland…
Eilean Donan Apartments
This development of self-catering accommodation boasts one of the most stunning locations in Scotland.
Situated adjacent to the iconic Eilean Donan Castle on the banks of Loch Long, near Dornie, the scenery is unparalleled.
Choose from one, two or four-bedroom apartments (sleeping two, four and eight respectively), each of which boasts stylish, comfortable interiors, a well-equipped kitchen and fantastic views.
Oh, and if you’ve got a dog, some of the apartments are pet-friendly!
Achnagairn Castle Luxury Lodges
Five-star Achnagairn Castle near Inverness is one of the country’s most exclusive wedding venues, but what many people don’t realise is that it also has seven luxury lodges in its grounds.
Each lodge sleeps between 10 and 12 people, and you can hire them out in their entirety or book an individual luxury bedroom.
You’ll love that each one has a unique interior design theme!
Though the lodges are self-catering, you can take a break from cooking to eat in on-site restaurant Table Manors, which serves both a bistro and fine dining menu.
Glentruim Castle + Cottages
Located in Cairngorms National Park, this authentic Highland estate offers you the opportunity to stay inside a luxurious castle or within a private cottage on the grounds.
The castle has recently been refurbished and has sumptuous interiors but all the mod-cons you could ask for, including wifi, a state-of-the-art home cinema and a spa.
In the charming cottages you’ll find a wood-burning stove, your own kitchen and views to the grounds, where you might even spot some wildlife in the form of red squirrels and pheasants!
Spa? Yep. AA Rosette restaurant? Tick. Dog friendly? You betcha.
This Inverurie-based hotel, set in 44 acres of woodland and parkland, ticks all the right boxes and makes the ultimate escape from the hustle and bustle of everyday life.
Dating back to the 18th-century, it’s a grand family home with a cosy-but-elegant vibe.
Stay in a junior suite if you really want to treat yourself “ inside you’ll find a copper roll-top bath, king feature bed and mirror TV.
Muckrach Country House Hotel
A former Victorian shooting lodge set near Grantown on Spey in Cairngorms National Park, Muckrach is now a luxury boutique hotel with 13 vibrant, stylish rooms, some of which are dog-friendly.
It has its own coffee shop, restaurant and bar, and in sunnier months you can bask on the terrace overlooking the pastureland and pond.
When SWD’s Katie visited she stayed in the Glenfiddich room, which boasts crystal chandeliers, textured fabric wallpapers, a superking bed and smart TV. Bliss
Isle of Eriska Hotel
Want to really push the boat out? Experience life on your very own private island at this luxe retreat.
Boasting a plush spa, Michelin-star restaurant and fantastic golf course, not to mention an array of sporting activities such as clay pigeon shooting, fishing and mountain biking, there’s no shortage of things to do at Eriska.
And when it comes to bedding down, you’ll have the choice of a deluxe or standard bedroom in the main house, or the more private luxury spa suites and two-bedroom cottage suites in the gardens, which have their own hot tubs.
Visit Isle of Eriska’s website
Blue Reef Cottages
Catch the Isle of Harris on a sunny day and you’d be forgiven for thinking you were in the Caribbean, with its white sandy beaches set against the brilliant turquoise sea.
There’s nowhere better to take it all in than Blue Reef Cottages.
Turf-roofed and built into the hillside in Scarista, these eco-friendly cottages offer views to the island’s beautiful beaches.
Inside, they’re cosy with luxe touches: think underfloor heating, wood-burning stove and Harris tweed furnishings.
We love that the bathroom has its own sauna and jacuzzi bath with Molton Brown toiletries!
Morar Bed + Breakfast
Expect a warm and friendly welcome at this charming B+B.
A large, comfortable home on the Isle of Skye’s Sleat peninsula, you can expect top-notch hospitality, a roaring fire and even an indoor pool.
Your delicious breakfast will include local produce (with eggs from the owners’ very own hens!) and will set you up nicely for a day of exploring your surroundings, from the meadow and native woodland to the shore.
There’s plenty of wildlife nearby, and lots to do on the island.
Broxmouth Park’s Lodge by the Lake
One of East Lothian’s most exclusive hideaways, Broxmouth Park’s Lodge by the Lake is ideal for those of you who want somewhere with a rustic vibe without scrimping on luxury.
Set within the 150 acres of private parkland that make up the Broxmouth estate, this gorgeous lodge (which, as you might have guessed, sits by a picturesque lake) has a living area, breakfast bar with cooking facilities, and bedroom with en-suite.
Best of all, it has a brand new hot tub where you can relax on a summer’s evening with a glass of bubbly in hand. Ahhhh.
Visit Broxmouth Park’s website
Hotel Du Vin + Bistro St Andrews
Tucked away in the heart of the old town with a prime position overlooking the West Sands, this luxurious boutique hotel is perfectly placed for a romantic getaway to St Andrews.
As you’d expect from Hotel du Vin, the rooms are impeccably styled, and many of them boast cracking views of the town or St Andrew’s Bay “ our favourite is the superior seaview room, which comes complete with a Nespresso machine and Ren toiletres.
And it goes without saying that the food is fantastic!
“Hidden gem? But it’s one of the most iconic castles in Scotland!” we hear you cry.
Yes, that’s true “ but did you know you can literally stay the night in this historic National Trust for Scotland building?
Stay in the room that Eisenhower himself once slept in, take afternoon tea in the elegant Drawing Room, and be sure to explore the castle “ the guided tours are fascinating.
The surrounding area is beautiful too; a walk along the Culzean coastal path will prove memorable.
Visit Culzean Castle’s website
The Place, Edinburgh
If you fancy a spot of shopping and sightseeing in our beautiful capital city, The Place is quite literally the place to be.
Located in the heart of the city centre in an A-listed Georgian terrace, this unique hotel is Edinburgh’s only literature hotel, boasting four themed suites inspired by great Edinburgh writers such as JK Rowling and Robert Louis Stevenson.
In-between activities, pop back to the hotel to treat yourselves to a champagne afternoon tea, a gin masterclass or cocktail tasting “ or, y’know, you could do all three¦
Situated on the Cowal Peninsula in Argyll, this five-star mansion house is a true under-the-radar beauty.
It sits in a 600-acre estate on the shore of Loch Striven, and while it’s just an hour’s drive from Glasgow, you couldn’t feel further from the stresses of city life.
There are four five-star self-catering suites to choose from (two of them sleep two, the other two sleep four), each of which is decorated beautifully and contains all mod-cons, including a well-equipped kitchen with your own coffee maker.
Visit Knockdow House’s website