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16 Deeply Cool Glamping Retreats You Won't Believe Are In Scotland

Fancy staying in a 1950s fire truck, a snowdrop-shaped tent, or an Iron Age roundhouse?

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1. The Beer Moth, Highland

This 1950s fire truck has been cleverly converted into a two-person living space. It's parked in the grounds of an Edwardian country manor in the Cairngorms, and features a Victorian brass bed, an oak floor salvaged from a Tudor mansion, and a wood-burning stove.

2. Brockloch Treehouse, Dumfries and Galloway

This awesome eco-retreat is situated in a bluebell- and red squirrel–filled wood on a 190-acre working farm. It has a built-in double bed, a sofa, a gas stove, teeny-tiny little windows, and a bath with a huge skylight above it so you can see the stars.


3. Celtic Iron Age Roundhouse, Marthrown of Mabie

This authentic replica of an Iron Age roundhouse is situated in beautiful Mabie Forest, and also features a not-quite-as-authentic hot tub, which you can sit in while gazing up at the stars. The roundhouse has an open fire inside, and sleeps up to 16 people.

4. Snowdrop tents, Cambo Country Estate, Fife

These two snowdrop-shaped woodland tents are set in a picturesque clearing beside the sea, and are lit with fairy lights. They also feature a gorgeous outdoor kitchen, so they're ideal for anyone who wants to get really close to nature without having to rough it.

5. The EcoYoga Centre, Argyll and Bute

Nope, this amazing retreat isn't hidden deep within a tropical rainforest – it's actually in Argyll and Bute. You can choose to stay in a yurt in the grounds, and all guests get access to a hot tub under a glass dome, "wild river bathing", yoga classes, and outdoor baths.

6. Karlotta, Roulotte Retreat, Scottish Borders

Roulotte Retreat is a unique campsite near Melrose in the Borders. It's home to seven roulottes: traditional French gypsy caravans that have been restored and given their own theme. Karlotta's colours are Moroccan-influenced with purples, reds, and golds.

7. Kittiwake Camping Hut, Isle of Mull

Kittiwake is an unusual round cabin perched beside beautiful Calgary Bay on the Hebridean Isle of Mull. It was hand-built by the owner, Matthew, a wood sculptor who works with reclaimed materials, which is why the roof is actually an upside-down boat.


8. "Hobbit houses", Loch Ness

These lovely round huts are inspired by Bilbo Baggins' house in The Hobbit, and have everything you could possibly need, including Wi-Fi, comfy beds, and – of course – an epic view of Loch Ness. Who knows, you might even spot Nessie while you're there.

9. Finnish Grillikota, Isle of Lewis

This awesome little cabin is based on a traditional Scandinavian summer house design, and has an open barbecue in the centre of its main room (grillikota translates as "barbecue house") It's decorated inside with Finnish sheepskin rugs all the way from Lapland.

11. Sami kåtas, Comrie Croft, Perthshire

Kåtas (also known as lavvus) are Nordic tipis used by the Sami people. As they don't have a central mast, you can look straight up through the chimney to the stars above. These replicas at eco-camping site Comrie Croft have been made to a traditional design.

12. The Summer Houf, Craighead Farm, Perthshire

No, they haven't spelled "house" incorrectly. Houf is a Scots word meaning hideaway, shelter, or refuge. So it's an appropriate name for this cute little cabin hidden in the grounds of Craighead Farm in Perthshire, with its cosy stove, stargazing window, and candles.

13. Bothan Beileag, Isle of Skye

These pretty shepherd’s huts are part of a working croft, so if you stay there you'll be sharing a field with hens, sheep, and two donkeys called Gilbert and George. Breakfast is included in the £90 per-night rate, and you can also go sea kayaking nearby.

14. Stuc a'Chroin, Trossachs Yurts, Scotland

Stuc a'Chroin is one of three luxurious Mongolian yurts on West Moss-side Organic Farm close to Loch Lomond. The farm is an arts and creative courses centre as well as a campsite, so you might want to try your hand at a bit of painting or pottery while you're there.

16. The Treehouse, Fernie Castle, Fife

At over £400 a night, this luxurious, unusual treehouse in the grounds of Fernie Castle isn't exactly affordable, but it is utterly magical. It looks a bit like Rivendell from The Lord of the Rings, and the tree branches grow right up inside it. In short: Treat yo' self.