The Directory of Unusual Places to Stay
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Prices from £39/night
An off grid site offering beautifully handcrafted yurts on a working farm. Stunning coastal views near Inverness.
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Prices from £148/night
Charismatic stone barns offer a rural romantic retreat for up to 5 people with hot tub near Dornoch. Minimum weekly stays.
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Prices from £180/night
Beautiful modern eco house with big windows to big views. Sleeps 6, by Ullapool in Scottish Highlands. Looks over Loch Broom.
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Prices from £90/night
Two apartments for 2 at a restored Abbey at Loch Ness, with use of club lounge, pool with sauna & steam room. 1 has garden / courtyard.
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Prices from £77/night
Property right next to the sea with a hot tub sleeps up 4+2 people in 2 bedrooms, near Cullen. 1 nt stay permitted. 2 dogs welcome. Popular place!
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Prices from £295/night
Luxurious woodland cabin with hot tub sleeps 6 by a loch near Invergarry. More guests can be added in hut and bunkhouse to total of 12 if required.
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Two converted train carriages,a Showman's Wagon and Station House B&B for stays beside a working train station in the NE Scottish Highlands.
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Prices from £182/night
Unique architecture with hardly a straight wall, these 2 eco friendly turf roofed houses are in the stunning NW Highlands. Minimum 3 night stay.
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Prices from £46/night
Loch side lodge offers a romantic getaway for 2 people at Hosta. 7 night minimum stay with Saturday arrivals. Dogs welcome.
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Prices from £57/night
Rural pod sleeps 2 with views over countryside near Carbost. 2 night minimum stay. No pets.
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Handcrafted shepherd's hut for 2 with hot tub, bunkhouse for 4 on the edge of Loch Garry. Group of 12 possible if adding luxury cabin for 6.
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Take a journey through rail travel at the museum and spend the night in a train sleeping car in the Scottish Highlands. Closed in winter.
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Prices from £432/night
Luxury wooden lodge with hot tub, sauna and BBQ hut sleeps 14 people in 6 bedrooms near Aviemore. Minimum 2 night stay.
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Prices from £185/night
Stunning property sleeping up to 10 people in 2 bedroooms near Drumguish. 3 night minimum stay. Dogs welcome.
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Prices from £182/night
Rural lodge offers the perfect getaway for family and friends to reconnect. Relax in the hot tub and enjoy the views. Minimum 7 night stay.
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Prices from £79/night
Rural wooden pods with stunning countryside views in the town of Lairg offer a tranquil retreat for couples and families. Dogs welcome.
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Prices from £177/night
Modern house with hot tub and views over the Summer Isles sleeps 8 people near Achiltibuie. Minimum 3 night stay.
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Prices from £63/night
Unusual style stone cottage with amazing views over Loch Duich sleeps 3 people in Inverinate. 2 night minimum stay. No pets.
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Prices from £49/night
Stunning shepherd's hut in a rural riverside location sleeps 2 people near Inchnadamph. 2 night minimum stay. No pets or children.
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Prices from £143/night
Gorgeous wooden cabin sleeps 2+2 on the tranquil shores of Loch Fleet.
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Prices from £78/night
Self-catering accommodation in the old stationmaster's house near Inverness. Weekly stays for up to 10 guests. 3 night minimum stay.
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Prices from £65/night
Gorgeous wooden cabin with views over Staffin Bay sleeps up to 4 people. Children welcome. 2/7 night min stay.
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Prices from £51/night
Gorgeous rural cottage set between the sea and countryside offers peace and tranquillity for 2. Dogs welcome. 2 night min stay.
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Prices from £125/night
Renovated church offers a modern, bright stay in the gorgeous countryside near Loch Garve. Sleeps 6. No children under age 7. Min 7 night stay.
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Prices from £91/night
A cottage for 6 alongside Strathy Point Lighthouse on the dramatic northern tip of Scotland.
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Prices from £89/night
Church conversion for 2 in Sconser, Isle of Skye. With open fireplace, conservatory + fantastic views. 3 nt min stay. No pets.