From loch-edge lodges to historic castles, these are the loveliest Scottish Highlands hotels for a bucolic British break

Once the home of Lord Strathcona, Glencoe House sits amid the volcanic valleys and mountains of Glencoe. The Pap of Glencoe is visible from some of the bedrooms, but there’s far more reward in climbing it – the 742m mountain can be scaled in a few hours, but is not for the faint-hearted.

If you like the journey to be part of the adventure, arrive via train across the Glenfinnan Viaduct (made famous by the Hogwarts Express). Other activities at the hotel include stargazing straight from a hot tub, drinks with a view of Loch Leven and, for the more energetic, snowboarding, skiing and sledging on Glencoe Mountain.

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