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Five ideal Air BnB places for foodies to stay in Scotland

Published: July 30, 2015
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Looking to travel Scotland but looking for somewhere to stay that compliments the country's food and drink offering?

We teamed up with Air BnB to find the ultimate accommodation for those of you looking to explore your love of Scottish food and drink:

1. Stay next to an award winning Scottish mill

(Millhouse, Gospie, Sutherland)

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A charming family home located in a lovely setting next to a working water mill.

The Mill House is right on the edge of the village of Golspie in the Highlands of Scotland, only 150 metres from the main road (A9), but in a very tranquil and beautiful spot.

While you are there: Visit the beautiful, award-winning Gospie Mill. Restored in 2002, the mill is one of the few left in Scotland to still be powered by water and is used to create artisan stoneground flours with a focus on organic produce.

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There's also a massive array of outdoor activities including cycling, mountain biking, wildlife watching and kayaking on the beautiful Sutherland coast.

Cost: £25 per person per night, Extra people - £12 per night after the first guest Weekly Price - £160 per week

2. Stay in 16th Century Mansion House near the whisky trail

(Inverurie , Aberdeenshire, United Kingdom)

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An historic mansion house set in private parkland 7 miles from the market town of Inverurie, Warthill is a seat of Clan Leslie, full of history, but also warm, comfortable and welcoming.

While you are there: Hit the whisky trail and explore some of Scotland's most beautiful whisky making country. Take in no less than seven working distilleries, a distillery museum and a cooperage, you'll love experiencing whisky's beginnings first hand.

Cost:£100 per room per night.

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3. Stay on a romantic coastal farm

(St Cyrus, Aberdeenshire)

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Poppies near the farm. Picture: Air BnB

This self contained apartment is situated close to the gorgeous sandy beach near St Cyrus and has a large balcony overlooking spectacular fields and forests.

While you are there: Enjoy all the trappings of a working Scottish farm, best of all you get to enjoy the farm made bread and marmalade.

There's some spectacular walks, especially on the beach at St Cyrus.

Cost: £80 per night (for two people), £25 per night for additional guests. £480 for the week.

4. Stay in a Victorian farmhouse in the heart of Scotland's farming country

(Crief, Perthsire)

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A picturesque four bedroom B&B in beautiful Perthshire, near Crieff, this victorian farmhouse, with separate converted Dairy cottage, is situated in beautiful Scottish countryside, in Royal Strathearn, close to the world famous Gleneagles Hotel.

While you are there: Explore Perthshire's amazing array of Scottish producers, from farm produced ice cream at Stewart Tower dairy to mouth-watering smoked salmon at George Campbell & Sons.

Take a wander up to Gleneagles and try and book your dinner at the stunning restaurant Andrew Fairlie.

5. Stay in your very own whisky barrel in Forres

(Forres, Moray)

The Whisky Barrel, Forres. Picture: AirBnB

The Whisky Barrel, Forres. Picture: AirBnB

For those who are a little bit more adventurous and looking for something more unique and whisky related, why not stay in your very own whisky barrel in Forres, this eccentric venue will compliment your ultimate whisky experience perfectly.

While you are there: Head to Forres and experience the wonderful Benromach distillery, or go a bit further and find yourself in the heart of Scotland's whisky country, Speyside.

Cost: £35 per night, £20 per night for additional guests after the first guest

All that's left to do now is get out there and enjoy the best food and drink and hospitality Scotland has to offer.

 

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