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Top tips for the ultimate romantic Scottish escape

Beautiful sunsets, candlelit dinners, flowers and intimate evenings with the person you love – it’s the recipe for a traditional romantic getaway. But why stop there – we’ve got all the elements you need to create a truly magical escape to the edges of the wild and beautiful Scottish Highlands.

Escape to the serene loch-side and majestic mountains for a break, with time to relax as a couple. If you’ve not been to Scotland before, so much the better. It’s time to create new memories together.

Romantics getaways in your luxury cabin

A romantic getaway is a chance for new couples to learn more about each other, while long-standing couples can take time out from the demands of daily life to reconnect. But what makes a luxury cabin in Scotland the right location for romance?

A Forest Holiday is all about exploring – and while you’re exploring the landscape around you, you’ll have plenty of time to discover more about each other too. Our cabins at Strathyre are located in the calm woodlands of the Queen Elizabeth Forest Park, while you can enjoy the views across the serene Loch Long from your loch-side cabin at Ardgartan Argyll, whichever you prefer.

Discover Scottish còsagach together

Privacy and romance go hand in hand. While it’s nice to mingle with other adventurers in the Forest Retreat, your cabin is your own secluded haven. Our Golden Oak Hideaways at Strathyre include a private hot tub, a sunken bath big enough for two, and lots of romantic surprises.

Light candles, turn on some music and, perfect for a special occasion, treat yourself to a Personal Chef. If you want to keep your evening completely private, share a Highland Feast – a hamper of luxury and local Scottish goodies. Oaties and cheese, made with Arran whiskey, Mackie’s crisps and Loch Fyne ales, finished off with shortbread and Tunnock’s tea cakes.

Open a bottle of Champagne and sink down into the hot tub to watch the twinkling of the night skies, unmarred by city lights. Or snuggle together in front of the cosy fire with an aromatic hot toddy, and watch a romantic movie.

Scandinavian hygge is given extra depth when wrapped in tartan and translated into the Scottish còsagach – it’s an old Gaelic word which means feeling cosy and sheltered. You know, that feeling of cuddling up in a woodland cabin, forgetting the outside world even exists…

Creating memories to last a lifetime

Waking up to the sound of birdsong instead of alarms, enjoying a peaceful breakfast with woodland views, and deciding what to do for the day. You could go for a walk but who says that a couple’s weekend has to be about leisurely romantic walks? In fact, why walk at all when there are so many other, more exciting, options?

Cruise to the wooded island of Inchcailloch, the northern end of Loch Lomond, or the dramatic Arklet Waterfalls. Scramble over rocks and slide down water chutes on a Gorge Scrambling day out, or weave your way down rapids and surf some waves on a sturdy river sledge. While there is plenty of fun to be had on two wheels, try four as you tackle the landscape on a quad adventure trek.

Special Scottish touches

While you’re in Scotland we know you’ll come to love the landscape and the forests as much as we do. Make sure you discover all its secrets – book our Picnic Butler, and you’ll be taken to your very own magical spot by our Forest Ranger for a luxurious Scottish picnic with spectacular views of the loch. Now that’s how memories are made!

Book your romantic getaway now. We’ve got everything you need for unforgettable breaks, whether you are looking for the perfect Valentines treat, or a getaway at a time that suits you both, we’ll help you to enjoy a holiday you’ll always remember.

Four cornerstones for a successful couple’s holiday
We asked celebrity psychologist and relationship expert Jo Hemmings for some tips on how to make sure your romantic break is truly special:
• Ditch the city break – take the pressure off with a back-to-nature break.
• Try somewhere new – discover things together.
• Discuss expectations and budget – make sure you’re both on the same page.
• Make the memories last – create a memory box with mementos, such as restaurant receipts and ticket stubs.