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Argriturismo Castello di Vezio
Varenna, Italy

Comfortable rooms, beautiful views, friendly staff

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Lime Tree Hotel
London, England

Relaxed atmosphere, personal feel, great value

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Villa La Tartana
Positano, Italy

Stunning views, modern feel, charming beach hotel

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Castello di Gargonza
Arezzo, Italy

Spacious rooms, incredible service, traditional 13th-century style

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Hambleton Hall
Oakham, England

Sumptuous interior, stunning lawns, luxurious country house

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Chateau de l'Abbaye
Moreilles, France

Cosy, romantic, child friendly

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Our selection of places to stay in Scotland – The South are all south of an imaginary line drawn between Edinburgh and Glasgow.

Among our favorites are The Witchery by the Castle, at the gates of the Edinburgh castle, with an excellent restaurant; and Knockinaam Lodge way to the south-west at Portpatrick, near Stranraer.

Scottish hotels are generally more expensive than their English counterparts – overheads such as rates are higher north of the border.

As elsewhere, our interesting and exceptional selection in Scotland – The South offers a range of guesthouses, inns, restaurants-with-rooms and small hotels. Whichever, they all have the special qualities of hand-picked character and charm we seek out.

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Blackaddie Country House Hotel

Sanquhar, Dumfries and Galloway, DG4 6JJ, Scotland, 01659 50270
Country house hotel and self-catering cottage

Corsewall Lighthouse

Corsewall Point, Stranraer, DG9 0QG, Kirkcolm, 01776 853220
Remote lighthouse, dramatic seascapes

Edenwater House

Ednam, TD5 7QL, Kelso, Scottish Borders, 01573 224070
An intimate guest house in the Scottish Borders

Greywalls

Muirfield, EH31 2EG, Gullane, 01620 842144
Gracious private house overlooking Muirfield golf course

Ingrams

24 Northumberland Street, EH3 6LS, Edinburgh, 01315 568140
Well-groomed B&B

Knockinaam Lodge

Portpatrick, Dumfries and Galloway, Scotland, UK, 01776 810471
A very romantic place to stay

Newington Cottage

15 Blacket Place, EH9 1RG, Edinburgh, 01316 681935
Space and charm, ten minutes from city centre

The Howard

34 Great King Street, EH3 6QH, Edinburgh, (0131) 557 3500
Great location, charming rooms

The Peat Inn

Near St Andrews, Fife, Scotland KY15 5LH, 01334 840206
Award-winning restaurant with rooms

The Roxburghe Hotel and Golf Course

Heiton by Kelso, Roxburghshire TD5 8JZ, Scotland, 01583 450331
A handsome country house hotel and golf course

The Witchery by the Castle

Castlehill, The Royal Mile, EH1 2NF, Edinburgh, 01312 255 613
Atmospheric, award-winning restaurant

Trigony House

Closeburn, Thornhill, Dumfries and Galloway, DG3 5EZ, 01848 331211
Family-run, dog friendly country house hotel
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Bastide Rose

99 Chemin des Croupieres, 84250 Le Thor, France, +33 4 90 02 14 33
Country guesthouse in a former paper mill