Seven Unique Airbnbs You Can Stay In Scotland

While Scotland offers a huge range of amazing hotels, hostels, hostels and bed and breakfasts, sometimes you want something a little more unique and memorable.

Luckily, it’s also home to some of the coolest Airbnb about.

Whether you want a medieval pad fit for royalty or a converted lifeboat surrounded by stunning scenery, there are plenty of quirky options.

To take all the hassle out of the hunt, we’ve compiled a list of some of the most unique and quirky accommodations in all of Scotland.

Whether roughing it (with a little extra luxury) or for the complete pig with an opulent cushion – here are seven of Scotland’s most unique Airbnbs.

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The Bridge House, Ballintuim

This magnificent accommodation site allows you to stay on a bridge

Fans of fantasy series like Game of Thrones and Lord of the Rings will love this turreted castle perched on a bridge over the River Ardle in Perthshire.

Built in 1881, The Bridge House features a stone spiral staircase, timber clad walls and stone walkways that offer magical views of the river below.

Enjoy some time in the small sauna before retiring to the romantic master bedroom with its four-poster king-size bed and ornamental fireplace, as you fall asleep to the sound of the river below.

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Earth House, Islay

The rustic-looking earthen house hides a modern interior
The rustic-looking earthen house hides a modern interior

Heading to Scotland’s own whiskey island, Islay, you’ll find the impressive Earth House.

Nestled on a hill overlooking the Laphroaig Distillery, this small turf-roofed house offers stunning views of Kilnaughton Bay, Port Ellen, mainland Argyll and Ireland.

Don’t be fooled by the exterior, the interior of this incredible build is inspired by Scandinavian design and comes with a range of modern amenities including a top of the range Miele oven, induction hob and Tapenyaki grill.

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Luxurious shepherd’s hut with hot tub, Nedd

Updated shepherd's hut features stunning views and a hot tub
Updated shepherd’s hut features stunning views and a hot tub

Taking advantage of its location on the beautiful northwest coast of Scotland, this fun little converted shepherd’s hut not only boasts stunning views but also a luxurious wood-fired outdoor hot tub to enjoy.

Named after the wildflowers that surround the cabin, Iris is deceptively luxurious on the inside with a beautifully handcrafted interior with a fully equipped kitchen.

Expect oak wood surfaces and floors, an en-suite shower room with rain shower and plenty of modern amenities meaning you’ll have everything you need for a romantic weekend away. .

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Alexandra Lifeboat, Cruan Ferry

Stay in a 110-year-old lifeboat
Stay in a 110-year-old lifeboat

Another one of those wonderfully unique accommodation offerings that are perfect for Instagram-style photo ops, the Alexandra offers a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to stay in a 110-year-old lifeboat on the shores of Cuan Sound.

A stay to remember, the bright little boat on Argyll’s rugged coastline is the perfect base camp for kayakers and hikers looking to explore this beautiful part of the country.

Accommodating up to six people, this unique little Airbnb is probably better suited to those looking for an outdoor experience rather than those who appreciate a more luxurious weekend getaway.

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Converted Airship, Drimnin

The only airship 2
The only airship 2

This quirky-looking getaway offers much more than a unique place to stay.

The sustainably built AirShip 2 is a truly unique accommodation near Oban that offers an unforgettable location from which to enjoy incredible views of the night sky and the Sound of Mull.

This insulated aluminum pod was designed by Roderick James Architects and offers modern comfort in a remote setting, making it the perfect place to escape the hectic pace.

Fall asleep admiring the view of the stars from the comfortable queen-size bed or explore the private four-acre site with its woodland walks and abundant wildlife.

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Converted Doocot Cottage, Edinburgh

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The artfully converted doocot

This spectacular 16th century Dovecot Cottage is a quirky retreat for those who like to get away from it all.

Situated just 15 minutes walk from Edinburgh city center and surrounded by a beautiful garden, the most striking feature of the cottage 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 wood burner.

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Hobbit’s Refuge, Moray

This magical turf-roofed house inspired by The Lord of the Rings is in Moray
This magical turf-roofed house inspired by The Lord of the Rings is in Moray

Transport yourself to the pages of the world’s favorite fantasy book with a stay in Scotland’s very own Hobbit Hideaway.

This stunning handcrafted mud house in Moray is a rustic little slice of heaven.

A “natural house” built using local, renewable and recycled materials including straw bales, logs, stone, earth and clay, you’ll be forgiven for thinking you’ve been transported to the set of Lord of the Rings.

Ideal for four people, it even has its own garden to pick your own vegetables and herbs.

The whimsical list includes a babbling brook, with mini waterfalls and a fairytale glen to enhance the magic of your stay.

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