Scotland packs a whole lot into the tourist experience. Is has magnificent rocky landscapes, great game viewing opportunities, fabulous fishing, a sky that stretches on forever, world-class seafood - and let's not forget those whisky distilleries.

Of course, these attractions do not even begin to touch on the magnificence of Scotland as a holiday destination. For instance, it neglects those castles (filled to the brim with history), the cozy pubs and of course, the hospitable Scottish folk themselves.

Taking all this into account, the only question you need to be asking is 'where do we stay?' Fortunately, Scotland has a wealth of great accommodation options. For those in search of the extra special Scottish experience here are some of the best.

1. Ballintaggart Farm (Grandtully, Kinross and Perth).

If fine dining is an essential part of your vacation expereince then Ballintaggart Farm simply must be on your Scottish accommodation bucket list. In winter the firepit is going outside the traditional stone house and guests can enjoy the evening admiring the stars that hand in a crystal clear sky. The offers cooking masterclasses. N no mention of Ballintaggart Farm would be complete without at least a passing hat tip to the gustatory experience it offers. Try the Isle of Uist crab or the wild Sea Trout with bronze fennel and samphire.

2. Inverlochy Castle Hotel (Highlands).

For a deeply historic Scottish experience head for Inverlochy Castle Hotel. No lesser personage than Queen Victoria said (in 1873) that it was the most lovely romantic spot that she had ever seen. And the charm of the castle and its surrounds has not faded. Dinner is an experience. Drinks around the roaring fire in the Great Hall and then a five-course 'Highland Influenced) dinner.

3. Loch Ness Lodge (Loch Ness).

If you're hoping to catch a glimpse of 'Nellie' than you might be disappointed. But what you will not be disappointed in is the level of service, welcoming ambiance and sheer style of Loch Ness Lodge. The entire experience at this five star B&B is simply fantastic. The views alone, taking in the rolling hills and the Loch make the visit worth the effort. Great lounge and public rooms. If that's not enough to relax you, take advantage of the spa and the treatments it offers. Wonderful tea - no dinner is on offer, but you can always head into Drumnadrochit or Inverness for an evening on the town and a great meal.

4. The Blue Cabin by the Sea (Cove Harbour, Berwickshire).

Here's something for those who want to really unwind and also value the pleasure of privacy and calm. The Blue Cabin by the Sea is only 30 miles from Edinburgh - in Cove Harbour. It may be that close - but it is a world away from big-city stress. Original artwork and wonderful hand made items work in harmony with the blue-painted walls to create a sense of deep contentment. Use the barbecue and watch the sun go down - and enjoy this haven from the sometimes frenetic pace of modern life.

Scotland has so much to offer - including some fantastic accommodation choice. Set your sights on the Highlands (or anywhere else really) in this wonderful country. It is a choice you will not regret.

Author's Bio: 

Alasdair Walker is the Marketing Director for Best Scottish Cottages, the number 1 cottage accommodation platform in Scotland. Focused on bringing exceptional levels of user traffic to Scotland Best Cottages.