From basic to lavish, Scotland manages to have some of the most dreamy AirBnBs in the world. Whether a hobbit-like nook or a grand castle, these cozy spots throughout lush Scotland are serious vacation goals. Get closer to nature, gaze upon the green rolling hills, or lounge seaside—it doesn’t get more magical.
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With the ability to comfortably accommodate 14 guests, having a bunch of friends chip in to live out a dream vacation in a real castle can be reality. Hailing from the 12th century and literally teeming with history, the castle was restored from ruin to its past medieval glory. St. Andrews is a stone’s throw away, but you may not want to leave this majestic, private retreat.
Ochels Edge Glamping
Snuggle in a plush bed in a tiny, simplistic shepherds hut while peering out the giant picture window to the rolling Ochil Hills. The wood structure sets on a working Scotland Farm, which graciously provides the option to shower. However, a toilet and drinking water are available. There’s space to pitch a tent if a few stragglers tag along—Scotland is the place for a complete disconnecting experience like this.
Mini Traditional Log Cabin
Picturesquely set in lush the Eden Valley is a traditional log cabin surrounded by wildlife—this kind of gives us Snow White vibes. Scotland is blessed with stunning natural beauty, often making more simplistic dwelling the most enjoyable.
The Tower, Thornton Castle
Yes, there’s more than one glorious castle for rent in Scotland—many actually. Thornton Castle dates back to the 13th century, and guest get to slumber in the tower portion of the residents. Your hosts will be on hand to cook up an awesome breakfast every morning.
Your Very Own Wee Whisky Barrel
Reminiscent of a whiskey barrel, this whimsical round wood room with circular bunk beds is just downright precious. Minutes away is a spacious beach, but the lush gardens surrounding this AirBnb might be just as alluring. An organic breakfast will be whipped up vegetarian style every morning.
Old Slains Fisherman’s Cottage
Setting within castle ruins, atop a rocky seaside peninsula is the 18th century a line structure known as Old Slains. Simplistic, but with basic necessities, the house is an excellent place to Puffin watch.
Cleadale Bothon Isle of Eigg
Back in the day the cozy stone cottage served as a cattle shed. Overlooking the ocean, beautiful mountains create the secondary back drop. Can it get any better?After traveling to the isle by boat, you will be picked up from the ferry port in Eigg, and brought to the cottage. Only two boats per day in summer, and four a week in the winter make the voyage, which helps provide understanding of how this escape remains so serene.
The Alexandra Lifeboat (Hotel Prices & Photos)
As if shipwrecked along the jagged, scenic coast, overlooking the sound, this century-old lifeboat now houses travelers. The Alexandra saved many lives during its time in commission but now sets deservingly as a peaceful and unique retreat. There are six basic bunks and a separate wooden lavatory and washing facility.
Lickisto Blackhouse Yurts
Snuggle by the indoor fireplaces in the glamorous round huts, east of Harris Scotland. Or perhaps sip on a cup of joe while breathing in the ocean breeze. Green hills and peaceful surroundings are the epitomai of Scotland, and you’ll really be able to sink into here.
Sea Barn, Hillswick Shetland Islands
You could almost reach out of the window and touch the water while relaxing in the Seabarn, which is full of 17th-century charm. Two bathrooms and plenty of slumber space make this home extra convenient. Located in North Mavine, you’ll see native marine life such as adorable otters. Hang on while we grab our passports!