Private House Stays
Private House Stays™ is a simple, user-friendly website which helps you find and book privately-owned and occupied holiday or business accommodation throughout Scotland, 24 hours a day.
It was developed by Archie and Cassie Bouverie who ran a Bed & Breakfast from their family home in Edinburgh for over 15 years. Their own experiences and challenges prompted them to launch a helpful, expert resource for B&B owners, and an efficient, affordable online booking platform for people who want to explore Scotland - but avoid impersonal hotel chains or sub-standard accommodation.
To do this, they travelled the length and breadth of Scotland with the aim of cherry- picking the best of the country's B&Bs, guest houses and boutique hotels, all of which boast the personal touch.
In 2013, VisitScotland approached Private House Stays to become one of its online booking partners.
"When I used Private House Stays for booking my last trip to Scotland, I can't tell you how much I appreciated being able to see availability and book online. Being in another country that's 8 hours behind Scotland makes phoning for reservations difficult and painstaking at times when booking in more popular places where B&B's often have no availability."
"My experience with Private House Stays was excellent. Made to feel very welcome and nothing too much trouble."
"Private House Stays has helped us to find some of the B&Bs which had been small treasures! Thank you!"
"I was expecting a computerised booking service, with no "human" contact, so it was a pleasant surprise to get an e mail from you, enquiring as to how we had got on with our booking."