Quirky, unique and unusual places to stay in Scotland
There’s a range of unique cottages in Scotland to choose from, offering Scottish self-catering accommodation for couples looking for imaginative romantic getaways, families seeking fun and unusual accommodation, or groups of friends in search of a quirky retreat. The immense variety of unique cottages Scotland has to offer includes 16th-century towers, pink castles, specially designed eco-properties, yurts, seashell-shaped coastal cabins, shepherd’s huts, stylish micro-lodges, impressive manor houses and traditional manses as well as imposing estates, beautiful country houses, converted churches, re-imagined schools, and attractively updated fishermen’s cottages. As well as a plethora of exciting and unusual places to stay, Scotland is also home to unique lochs, towering mountains, amazing woodlands, heather-strewn moors, tranquil villages, vibrant cities and an array of rare and beautiful wildlife.
Guests enjoying unique stays in North Scotland may glimpse the Northern Lights, tour the Hebrides or Shetland Islands, enjoy a day in Inverness or explore the legendary Loch Ness. With a range of unique places to stay, Central Scotland is home to the Trossachs, Loch Lomond and the ancient Kingdom of Fife. Full of quirky places to stay, Southern Scotland features the beautiful landscapes of the Borderlands, Galloway Forest Park, the Wood of Cree and Ayrshire – renowned for its links with the national poet Robert Burns. For visitors exploring the Highlands, a range of quirky cottages enable you to enjoy a romantic getaway or take part in skiing, mountain biking and Munro bagging. Scotland is also known for islands including Arran, Skye and the remote Orkney Islands.