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?
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.
10. Converted Pilot Panther Showman's Wagon, Perthshire
This lovingly restored 1950s showman's wagon, which would have been originally used as accommodation for circus performers, is parked in the grounds of Monachyle Mhor, an award-winning boutique hotel in Perthshire with a spectacular view of Loch Voil.
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.
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.