8 of the most incredible Scottish AirBnBs to make your stay even more unforgettable
Scotland not only offers breathtaking scenery, vibrant city breaks and plenty of attractions, but it also offers truly unique stays that will make your trip even more unforgettable.
Hosting site Airbnb has thousands of listings across the country, allowing Scots to share their incredible spaces with millions of people around the world.
Whether it’s living out your own Hobbit fantasy or flying (well, sleeping in) your own secluded airship, Scotland has some truly unforgettable places to stay.
So, when booking your home away from home, why not opt for one of these more unusual choices for a truly memorable stay?
Black Nissen Hut at HMS Owl, Tain
Located next to HMS Owl, a former RAF air traffic control tower built in the 1940s but recently converted, this cozy little Nissen cabin has an interior that will meet all your Scandinavian design needs.
Surprisingly large inside, the converted cabin can accommodate up to four people and has a large living area and kitchen, with a large en-suite bedroom. Don’t worry if it’s cold, there are comforting wood-burning stoves in the living space and bedrooms to keep you warm.
Located on the NC500, it’s a perfect hideaway for enjoying the road or getting away from it all after a day of exploring, and they even offer an outdoor tub on request (though it costs a bit more).
Piping duck and nest, Lake Menteith, Stirling
This gorgeous waterfront lodge in Stirling is the very definition of a chic, modern space – it even includes its own hot tub and sauna.
Offering panoramic lake views towards Ben Lomond and the Menteith Hills, the Widgeon comes with its own Bannockburn-Whin stone patio which sits right by the lake and is perfect for an al fresco meal or a late drink in the night.
Seating six to eight people, it also has an incredible additional storage room – The Nest.
Clad in larch and mirror-polished stainless steel, the distinctive two-story annex features a queen-size bed, sofa, and unique lake views, making it perfect for a romantic getaway. .
The Open Book, Wigtown
A book lover’s dream, the Open Book is the perfect place to stay if you want the thrill of running your own bookstore.
Located in the heart of Wigtown, Scotland’s national book town, this intriguing list offers the opportunity to play the role of a bookstore owner for a week or two, while enjoying living in the charming little apartment above the shop.
Do not worry if you have no experience, the Open Book offers support by a team of friendly volunteers to make your trip as pleasant as possible.
Hobbit hideout, Moray
Transport yourself to the pages of the world’s favorite fantasy book with a stay in Scotland’s very own Hobbit Hideaway.
This gorgeous handmade mud house in Moray is a rustic little slice of heaven.
A “natural house” built using locally sourced, renewable and recycled materials including straw bales, logs, stone, earth and clay, you will be forgiven for thinking that you have been transported to the Lord of the Rings set.
Ideal for four people, it even comes with its own garden to pick your own vegetables and herbs.
The whimsical list includes a talkative stream, complete with mini waterfalls and a fairy vale to enhance the magic of your stay.
Converted airship, Drimnin
This quirky-looking getaway offers more than just a place to stay.
The sustainably built AirShip 2 is truly unique accommodation near Oban that provides an unforgettable place to enjoy incredible views of the night sky and the Sound of Mull.
This insulated aluminum capsule was designed by Roderick James Architects and offers modern comfort in a remote setting, making it the perfect place to escape the mad rush.
Fall asleep admiring the views of the stars from the comfortable queen-size bed or explore the private four-acre site with its woodland walks and abundant wildlife.
The bus stop, Gifford
Described as a ‘holiday experience with a difference’, these beautifully converted buses and upcycled accommodation are located on a working farm with panoramic views of the Lammermuir Hills, in the heart of the East Lothian countryside.
Offering both luxury and rustic buses, the whole family (including dogs) can enjoy stunning 360-degree views of the surrounding countryside and even their own hot tub.
Each bus is fitted with a wood-burning stove and bespoke furnishings, while an on-site converted stable block offers a small farmhouse pantry, providing essentials like wine, beer and even cream. icy.
The Cowshed Boutique Bunkhouse Pods, Uig, Isle of Skye
These distinctive little glamping pods offer all the fun of camping – with a few extra luxuries, including a double bed and a small en-suite bathroom.
Located on the northwest coast of the island, with incredible views of the bay, each pod is pet-friendly and comes with its own ‘kitchenette’.
There is plenty to explore, from the village of Uig itself to the thundering Rha Falls and the famous Fairy Glen.
Better yet, if you go at the right time of year – and if you’re very lucky – you might even spot the Northern Lights.
Converted Doocot Cottage, Edinburgh
This spectacular 16th century Dovecot Cottage is an unusual retreat for those who like to get away from it all.
Located just a 15 minute walk from Edinburgh city center and surrounded by a beautiful garden, the chalet’s most striking feature is the converted doocot (dovecote) which once housed hundreds of messenger pigeons.
The stone cottage can accommodate up to four people and has a double bed in the tower. A mix of old and new, it offers a modern bathroom, underfloor heating and a cozy log burner.
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