There is no better way than to experience Scotland at its finest than by dining, shopping and staying at the very best 5* properties that Scotland has to offer – and they all happen to be housed under the Luxury Scotland umbrella.
The network of hotels, restaurants, estates and highly awarded attractions encapsulate the very utmost in style, decadence and sophistication in what many may consider a rustic land. Little’s, the only chauffeur drive members of Connoisseurs Scotland, are considered somewhat unique within the collection, as eloquently summed by travel writer Mindy Bianca;
“Though the Connoisseurs Scotland family of luxury properties includes some non-traditional members – a train and a cruise ship, for example – perhaps the most unusual “mobile member” of the group is Little’s, a chauffeur drive service. Little’s differs from the rest of the Connoisseurs group because it doesn’t offer any accommodations, but it does provide the best and most luxurious way of getting guests from one member property to the next. The company can craft fully customized tours throughout the country, ensuring that guests experience everything on their “must-see” list while travelling in complete comfort.
Because Connoisseurs Scotland hotels are scattered throughout the country – in both the Highlands and the Lowlands, in major cities as well as in the countryside – Little’s is able to devise memorable sightseeing tours among the properties, ensuring that all visitors get to see cultural, natural and historic highlights by day while enjoying luxurious accommodations and fine dining by night.”
The hotels themselves are a testament to the famed Scots hospitality – warm, welcoming and with a staff fully committed to ensuring each guest leaves with a desire to return. New addition Crossbasket Castle houses nine palatial bedrooms set within woodland with views of pretty waterfalls just a few miles from the metropolis of Glasgow. Our Operations Director, Kenneth, visited a few weeks ago and sampled their high-quality fare – he spoke of his enjoyment of Crossbasket Castle to all in the Little’s office for many days after!
A contemporary landmark, the G&V Royal Mile Hotel in Edinburgh adds a touch of boutique luxury to the city – the furnishings within showcase local Scottish designers and producers resulting in what has been described as “emphatic contrasts and sublime comfort”. Visitors experiencing Scotland’s cities can expect the 5* experience at One Devonshire Gardens in Glasgow and The Glasshouse Hotel and The Sheraton – both centrally located in Edinburgh.
You could not be blamed for wanting to experience each and every accommodation option – with the likes of hospitality heavyweights Gleneagles, foodies paradise Boath House Hotel and the beautifully isolated Airds Hotel and Kinloch Lodge all members, you are spoiled for choice. Relaxation comes first at Cameron House Hotel, located on the shores of Loch Lomond – their Carrick Spa boasts the title of Scotland’s Best Spa, as awarded by The World Luxury Spa Awards (we would like to be on the judging panel of that!).
The Scottish Highlands are also a haven for luxury – the delightful Inver Lodge is our most northerly member, with the contemporary Rocpool Reserve Hotel in the charming Highland capital of Inverness and the striking Torridon Hotel in Wester Ross. The ever-popular Inverlochy Castle lies close to Ben Nevis and is situated amongst some of Scotland’s most iconic scenery, including Glen Etive and Glencoe. Further down south, you can discover the quaint Knockinaam Lodge as well as the quintessentially Scottish Lochgreen House Hotel in Troon.
Each Luxury Scotland property houses its own unique charms and appeals – a full list and interactive map is available here. With seven members boasting Michelin stars, the Scottish culinary experience warrants another blog post!
As the only trusted chauffeur drive partner of Connoisseurs Scotland, Little’s have close relationships with all Luxury Scotland members and can comfortably, safely and efficiently drive you to your destination. Our fully uniformed driver-guides are all highly trained and knowledgeable in points of interest as well as hidden gems, and will provide commentary on areas of special interest to you.
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