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18 Incredible, Amazing, And Unique Airbnb Locations In Scotland

Fancy staying in a 1960s caravan-treehouse, a 110-year-old lifeboat, or a military pod called Boris?

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2. Boris the Military Pod, Kylerhea, Isle of Skye.

Price per night: £60

Sleeps: 2 people

• "Boris" is a converted mobile military communications and radio repair unit.

• He's parked in a wildlife preserve within the grounds of a traditional croft, and his owners also offer 4x4 jeep tours of the island.

3. The Open Book, Wigtown.

Price per night: £27

Sleeps: 2 people

• You can stay in the pretty, private apartment above this bookshop for a reduced rate if you help serve customers.

• The owners also throw in two bicycles so you can explore the surrounding countryside for free.


4. Sweeney's Bothy eco-cabin, Isle of Eigg.

Price per night: £65

Sleeps: 2 people

• This purpose-built wilderness bothy is intended for use as an artist's studio, but it's available to non-artists too.

• It has an outdoor shower and a compost loo to really help you feel connected to nature.

5. Bogancloch Treehouse, Rhynie, Aberdeenshire.

Price per night: £17

Sleeps: 2 people

• No, you're not imagining things: This really is a 1960s touring caravan perched in a tree. Sleepwalkers should probably steer clear.

• It was originally a location for the 2012 film Two Years at Sea.

6. Helmsdale Station House, Sutherland.

Price per night: £100

Sleeps: 8 people

• Part of this working railway station has been converted into guest accommodation as part of a community project.

• It's a Grade B listed building in a pretty Highland fishing village, and it's just a 10-minute walk from the harbour.

7. Geodesic Glamping Domes, Killin, Loch Tay.

Price per night: £75

Sleeps: 3 people

• These fancy domes are equipped with wooden floors, log-burning stoves, and oil lamps, but not electricity.

• They also look out over Loch Tay and Ben Lawers, so you can enjoy spectacular views while lounging in your double bed.


9. Shepherd Huts (Bothan Beileag), Isle of Skye.

Price per night: £90

Sleeps: 2 people

• These pretty shepherd's huts are part of a working croft, and share a field with donkeys, hens, and sheep.

• Each hut comes equipped with a wood-burning stove, electricity, and a double bed. Breakfast is included as well.

10. "Boatel", Edinburgh city centre.

Price per night: £185

Sleeps: 6 people

• This luxurious, Wi-Fi enabled, snug houseboat is moored in Tollcross, just 15 minutes from Edinburgh Castle.

• Sadly, the metal swans aren't included in the price; please don't try to take them with you.

11. The Old Church, Urquhart, Morayshire.

Price per night: £70

Sleeps: 4 people

• This church conversion near the Moray Firth features a vaulted dining room, and has two acres of grounds.

• The listing is for a private apartment in the old vestry; you access it by going down some steps behind the altar.


12. Wheems Kyrgyz Yurt, South Ronaldsay, Orkney Islands.

Price per night: £45

Sleeps: 4 people

• This traditional Kyrgystani yurt overlooks the sea, and is part of an organic farm.

• It doesn't have electricity, but guests are allowed to light a fire (which also helps keep the midges at bay).

13. The Whisky Barrel, Findhorn, Forres.

Price per night: £35

Sleeps: 2 people

• This whisky-barrel-shaped building is actually a B&B within the Findhorn spiritual community and eco-village.

• Rooms are circular, beds are curved, and the price includes a vegan or vegetarian home-cooked breakfast.

14. The Alexandra Lifeboat, Cuan Sound, Argyll.

Price per night: £50

Sleeps: 6 people

• 110-year-old decommissioned lifeboat perched on a strip of land between the islands of Luing and Seil.

• It's no longer suitable for sailing, so try not to get drunk and launch it into the sea.

15. The Signal Tower, Leith, Edinburgh.

Price per night: £39

Sleeps: 2 people

• This quirky building was a windmill when it was first built in the 1600s, and was converted into a signal tower for ships in the 1800s.

• It has views out across to the Firth of Forth; it's also slap-bang in the middle of Leith's trendy, bar-filled Shore district.

16. Mission Hall, Crovie, Aberdeenshire.

Price per night: £80

Sleeps: 4 people

• The unique village of Crovie is perched on a narrow ledge beside the sea. It isn't wide enough for cars, so it's completely traffic-free.

• This former church building has a veranda, so you can sit and spot whales, seals, and dolphins as you sip your morning coffee.

17. Carna Private Island, Argyll.

Price per night: £165

Sleeps: 6 people

• If you're feeling particularly antisocial, you can rent an entire 600-acre private island in Loch Sunart for just £27.50 per person.

• Accommodation is in a traditional stone blackhouse, and the price also includes the use of a motorboat to help you get around.

18. Carlowrie Castle, Edinburgh.

Price per night: £2,751

Sleeps: 16 people

• If you're feeling flush, you should definitely hire this lavish, recently renovated, 162-year old castle near Edinburgh Airport.

• It features a drawing room, butler's pantry, library, dining room, and orangery, and seems to have been decorated by a Kardashian.