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Villa Sostaga
Navazzo di Gargnano, Italy

Comfortable villa,
local food,
superb lake views

Wish you were here?

Cuq-en-Terrasses
Cuq-Toulza, France


Hilltop location,
charming views,
stunning rooms

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Chateau de Rochecotte
St-Patrice, France

18thC castle inn,
views over Loire Valley,
authentic baroque interior

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Shieldaig Lodge
Scotland, U.K.

Scottish highlands,
victorian hunting lodge,
walking nearby

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Our charming small hotels and other places to stay in Britain and Ireland offer an exceptional variety: guesthouses, inns, restaurants-with-rooms and boutique hotels. Our selection ranges from excellent budget hotels for a weekend break to luxury hotels for special occasions. Whichever, they all have the special qualities of hand-picked character and charm that we value.

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2 Quail

Castle Street, Dornoch, Sutherland IV25 3SN, Scotland, 01862 811811
Soberly furnished B&B with an Edwardian twist

Brander Lodge

Bridge of Awe, Taynuilt. Argyll & Bute, PA35 1HT, 01866 822243
Welcoming, family-run hotel in a spectacular landscape

Broadford Hotel

Torrin Road, Broadford, Isle of Skye, IV49 9AB, 01471 822204
Shabby chic luxury hotel with stunning scenery

Corriegour Lodge

Loch Lochy, PH34 4EA, by Spean Bridge, Inverness-shire, 01397 712685
Outstanding views over Loch Lochy

Coruisk House

Coruisk House, Elgol, Isle of Skye, IV49 9BL, 01471 866330
Cosy, informal restaurant with rooms
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