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    Posted on Feb 29, 2016

    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?

    1. Dairsie Castle, Fife.

    Price per night: £500

    Sleeps: 13 people

    • An actual, honest-to-god 12th-century castle owned by Historic Scotland.

    • It has a Great Hall with a minstrels' gallery, and a dungeon just in case you need to lock away misbehaving guests.

    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.

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    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.

    8. Turf-roofed eco-lodge, Isle of Islay.

    Price per night: £150

    Sleeps: 2 people

    • A Scandinavian-inspired eco-friendly bolthole with sea views over to the Laphroaig distillery.

    • Comes with a telescope so that you can see the whisky (and wildlife) more clearly.

    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.

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