The Directory of Unusual Places to Stay
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Prices from £128/night
Romantic rural cottage built into a hillside sleeps 2 people near Campbeltown. 2 night minimum stay. Dogs welcome.
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Prices from £120/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 £77/night
Wooden lodge with hot tub and sauna sleeps 2 near Glenfarg. Enjoy walks to Ochil Hills from this lovely setting. Minimum 2 night stay.
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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 £66/night
Restored cottage sleeps 2-4 in 3000 acres of woodland in Dalmellington. 3 night minimum stay.
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Prices from £293/night
Lovingly restored castle near Largs sleeps 8 people. Sauna in the tower room. Min 3 nt stay with Mon/Fri arrivals.
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Prices from £95/night
Enjoy a relaxing break in this quirky pod for 2 adults, your own hot tub and BBQ hut. Set in 633 acres near Edinburgh.
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Prices from £165/night
Treehouse, with private HOT TUB, sleeps up to 4 people in a riverside setting north of Carlisle.
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Prices from £165/night
Wooden lodge sleeps 3 with hot tub and sauna on a site offering water sports, archery, golf and more near Killin. 3 night min stay.
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Prices from £95/night
Delightful cottage retreat for 2 just metres from the sea with a private hot tub near Stranraer. Minimum 7 night stay.
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Historic cottage with royal gypsy roots offers 1 double room, plus 2 single beds and stunning valley views in Kirk Yetholm.
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Prices from £75/night
Log Cabins with Hot Tubs and magnificent mountain views, within Cairngorm National Park. Sleeps 2-5 people. Most cabins with saunas too!!
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Prices from £118/night
Eco friendly cruck-frame strawbale house with hot tub as seen on TV's Grand Designs sleeps 5 (in 2 bedrooms) near Fort William. Weekly stays only.
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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
Wooden lodge with hot tub and sauna sleeps 2 near Glenfarg. Enjoy walks to Ochil Hills from this lovely setting. Minimum 2 night stay.
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Prices from £54/night
Travel around in unique + themed campervans. Picks ups from Cornwall, Bristol, London, Wales, Norfolk & the North West.
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Prices from £44/night
Cottage once belonging to the artist Percy Kelly. Sleeps 4 people. 1 dog welcome.
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Prices from £155/night
Unique holiday cottage with spa bath and sauna and with views over Uig Bay sleeps 4 people. 7 nt min / Sat arr. No pets. Busy one!
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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 £105/night
Romantic getaways with wood-burning stoves + star gazing windows. Individual, unique and private, near Dunblane.
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Prices from £110/night
A historic, unique apartment in the centre of Edinburgh offering cosy accommodation and a unique pull out bookcase / bed. Sleeps 2-4.
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A deluxe self-catering houseboat stay (with 2 doubles, 1 bunk bed and 1 sofabed) in the heart of Edinburgh. Whole boat rental.
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Prices from £120/night
A glamping eco pod (sleeps 2) and a 1600’s fisherman’s cottage (sleeps 4) both metres from the sea at Pitullie.
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Prices from £175/night
The Hobbit Howfs, each for 2 guests, are grass-topped homes nestled into the hillside near Dunblane, with outdoor and indoor cooking facilities.
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Prices from £350/night
Perfect hideaway for up to 4 close to enchanting Loch Tay at the end of a private driveway with HOT TUB & sauna. 3 night min stay.
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Prices from £130/night
2 luxury treehouses for couples with private hot tub + breathtaking mountain views. Very popular!
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Cabins with great views and hot tubs in Ardgartan + Callander. Quote QUIRKY10 for 10% off stays taken by February 2021.
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Wooden lodges with private hot tub, each sleep 2 people, in a National Park near Drymen. In lodge beauty and spa treatments available.
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Prices from £72/night
Delightful chalet with hot tub offers a romantic retreat for 2 on a working farm in Gatehouse of Fleet. Minimum 2 night stay.
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Prices from £119/night
Enjoy the scenery at Loch Ness on a quality charter or individual cabin basis onboard a comfortable trawler yacht for up to 8 guests.
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Prices from £109/night
Historic tower with large grounds by Loch Ryan near Stranraer. Minimum 2 night stay. Dogs welcome!
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Prices from £95/night
18th Century stone cow shed and gorgeous rural cottage, both with HOT TUBS located amidst the stunning mountain of Glenshee. Each sleep 2-4.
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Riverside boutique lodges with Hot Tubs near Glencoe golf course. Dogs welcome.
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Prices from £175/night
The Tree Howf sleeps two, with outdoor and indoor cooking facilities, a wood-burner and star gazer, near Dunblane.
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This functioning lighthouse, dating back to 1815, offers accommodation and views along the stunning coastline around Stranraer.
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Prices from £75/night
Stay at a lighthouse in the Scottish Highlands near Gairloch! Comfy B&B in a spectacular and unique setting - open April - October.
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Prices from £121/night
Woodland yurt sleeps 4 close to Carlisle and offers a relaxing rural retreat with private hot tub.
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Prices from £130/night
Luxurious yurts with hot tubs and ensuite bathrooms located close to Gleneagles sleep 2 people for a romantic getaway - Adults only.
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Prices from £28/night
3 luxurious eco-huts for 2 adults and a rustic hut hostel for up to 8 guests in the Cairngorms Nat.Park. SAUNA & HOT TUB available to book!
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Prices from £52/night
Converted railway carriage with a large garden sleeps 6 people in a rural location near Castle Douglas. Minimum 2 night stay.
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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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Romantic getaway for 2 on the edge of Loch Dundas near Edinburgh.
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Ensuite luxury canvas cottages set in a secluded wooded area in Dundas Castle Estate, a UNESCO World Heritage Site near Edinburgh. Min 2 nt stay.
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Prices from £55/night
2 hobbits, a train carriage and Harvest Hut on rural farmland with coastal views near Fraserburgh. A unique award-winning loo too.
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Two individually designed, secluded and quirky one bedroom cabins at Inverkirkaig with wonderful views.
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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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Two converted train carriages and a Showman's Wagon 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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Restored 19th century cottage with hot tub and sauna sleeps 2 people in Braemar. Dogs welcome.
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B&B rooms + self-catering wooden lodge for 4+2 with a private and secluded hot tub, located near Glenrothes. Beauty treatments can be arranged.
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Baronial castle hotel just 10 minutes from Edinburgh.
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Escape your hectic lifestyle in an original VW Campervan from Keswick in The Lake District. Pick up days vary.
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Converted church that is a vibrant boutique style, modern 4-star hotel at the heart of the city, with a brasserie & stylish bar.
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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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Hand crafted 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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Three different lighthouse cottages offer stunning views of the rugged Shetland scenery.
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A 4 star boutique hotel with a big personality, set in a Georgian townhouse in the city centre.
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Prices from £58/night
Romantic boudoir style garden cottage in the grounds of Fasque Castle sleeps 2 people. No minimum stay. No pets.
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Beautifully restored rare 1960s caravan for 2 on a coastal village campsite set in Ardnamurchan Peninsula.
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Amazing views at this enchanting woodland campsite with 4 separately located safari tents sleeping 2-4. Closed in winter.
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Gorgeous private estate that houses 4 unique properties, all with hot tubs on the banks of the River Dye near Bachory.
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Sophisticated and calm self-catering apartments for 2 in the centre of Edinburgh, near the castle.
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An ancient and interesting castle hotel on a vast estate near Stirling.
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Three luxury canvas lodges with views over Gartmorn Dam sleep 6 people near Stirling. Closed for 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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Get away from it all in this eco-friendly pod on the Isle of Coll, Inner Hebrides with miles and miles of beaches - sleeps up to 6. Minimum stay 2 nights.
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Prices from £72/night
Contemporary wooden chalet with hot tub offers an idyllic retreat for 2 on a working farm in Gatehouse of Fleet. 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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Stunning castle hotel set in the West Highlands close to Fort William. Individually designed bedrooms + award-winning restaurant.
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Rural site offering lodges sleeping 12 and wooden pods sleeping up to 4 near Aviemore. Great for an active holiday.
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Luxury Shipping Containers each sleep 2 adults only and offer en-suite facilities and a private terrace, close to Inverness Castle.
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A beautiful castle, offering B&B, set on the shores of Loch Creran with breathtaking views of the snow-capped mountains of Glencose
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Search for unusual accommodation in Scotland
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Flexible cruising holiday for up to 8 guests taking in the beauty of the Scottish West coast.
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Magical glamping in Mongolian Yurts, each sleep 6, located in the stunning Ettrick Valley.
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An original castle hotel with many quirky features, and views over the river Clyde, in Gourock. Adults only.
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This castle hotel provides total relaxation in a beautiful loch-side setting within reach of Edinburgh. Choose from spa + fitness sessions!
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Basic yet comfortable Keeper's Cottage offers a stay at the base of a lighthouse with chance to see whales, dolphins + eagles. Minimum 3/7 night stay.
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Collection of wooden huts and lodges, which sleep up to five, located in Bearnock.
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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 £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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A charming house for 8 right on the River Dee in the historic town of Kirkcudbright with views + lovely beaches nearby.
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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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Beautiful vessel with sauna onboard offers overnight B&B stays with 2 cabins, wildlife cruises or angling trips - moored at Buckie.
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Adults only lodge with spectacular mountain views + outdoor private hot tub. Set just outside the picturesque town of Pitlochry
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A 500 year old grade A-listed castle, set in the heart of the Ettrick Forest. 5 star accommodation for 10 guests + can hold events for up to 70 people.
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Camping pods for 2-6 at a dog friendly holiday park near the historic Glamis Castle
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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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Gorgeous wooden cabin sleeps 2+2 on the tranquil shores of Loch Fleet.
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Victorian former church now offers comfortable rooms and breakfast in the heart of picturesque Royal Deeside.
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Prices from £52/night
Beautiful stone cottage surrounded by countryside and lochs offers the perfect rural retreat for 2 in South Uist. No pets.
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Hotel with luxury rooms themed after cities around the world, 2 restaurants, 3 stylish bars and a lively night club
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Two beautiful handcrafted shepherd's huts with kitchens and shower rooms sleep 4 with views over Loch Fitty near Dunfermline.
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Self-catering accommodation in the old stationmaster's house near Inverness. Weekly stays for up to 8 guests. 3 night minimum stay.
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Prices from £139/night
Spacious property with hot tub, sauna and home cinema room sleeps up to 8 near Dunure. Minimum 3 night stay.
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Prices from £70/night
A former church converted into B&B - close to the Grampian Highlands & the sea at the Moray Firth in midst Malt Whisky Country.
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Grade A Georgian shop offers a 1 bedroom urban bothy in the middle of Edinburgh.
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A colourful independent hostel sleeping a total of 18 in ideal location for exploring the Outer Hebrides.
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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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Traditional Croft house for 2 overlooking the stunning Harray Loch in the heart of Neolithic Orkney. Accessed by ferry from Stromness.
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Historic apartment with views over Loch Fyne sleeps 4 people.
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Quirky + colourful - 5 differently themed bedrooms designed in a boutique B&B at picturesque Ullapool. Min 2 night stay in summer.
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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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Rural shepherd's hut offers a romantic peaceful retreat for 2 on the edge of the Galloway Forest Park.
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Offering River Oich views + just a short walk to Loch Ness, these 7 contemporary rooms offer a great base for exploring Fort August + the Highlands.
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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.
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Prices from £179/night
Renovated 18th century stone cottage for 2 people + 2 dogs in Glenmidge. With pond, waterwheel and BBQ in the garden. Great for cycling + sightseeing.
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Prices from £162/night
Unique detached barn conversion for 2 adults in Bargrennan with views over the Galloway hills, with a seasonal optional hot tub.
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Prices from £66/night
Half round house nr Kirriemuir sleeps 2 + 1 infant. On the edge of Cairngorms National Park, close to amenities. 3 nt min stay. 1 dog welcome.
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Prices from £73/night
Riverside cottage in Glenprosen, on the edge of Cairngorms National Park, with plenty to see and do. Sleeps 2 + 1 infant and 1 dog. 3 nt min stay.