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Scotland’s AirBnb’s: The best Airbnbs in the Scottish Highlands

In this article we look at some of the best of Scotland’s airbnb’s

The Scottish Highlands are studded with one-of-a-kind Airbnbs, ranging from quaint loch-side cottages to sixteenth-century castles.

The Highlands of Scotland. Declare it. It’s unlike anything else. The region’s craggy mountains, beautiful lochs, white sand beaches, and lush woods make it a must-see at any time of year (though bear in mind that the days are quite short in winter!), and so this is why it is the place to go when looking for Scotland’s AirBnb’s (the ones that will leave a lasting memory anyways).

There are lots of top-notch accommodation choices in the Cairngorms National Park and the islands just beyond the shore, whether you’re touring the beautiful Cairngorms National Park or wanting to visit the islands just beyond the coast. From authentic castles to cute bothies, Airbnb has something for everyone. 

They’re also the finest bargain locations on occasion. So, if you’re looking for a place to stay in the Scottish Highlands after the lockdown, scroll down to see our recommendations of Scotland’s AirBnb’s.

Myrtle Cottage

Where is it? Between the villages of Lochinver and Clachtoll.

What happened to it? Between Lochinver and Clachtoll are the settlements of Lochinver and Clachtoll.

Look no further than this cosy semi-detached house for unrivalled views and pure white beaches along the rocky Sutherland coastline. Relax on the wide terrace with mountain and beach views, and enjoy spectacular sunsets over the Atlantic Ocean (make sure you bring your binoculars for a chance to see whales and dolphins!). It’s ideal for a family getaway, with two bedrooms and a fully equipped kitchen.

The Little Skye Bothy

Where is it? Broadford, Isle of Skye.

This is the end of the glamping experience. Complete natural immersion without the hassle of pitching a tent and battling the brisk Highlands winds! This charming pod on the Isle of Skye is designed to take advantage of the breathtaking loch and mountains that can be seen from your bed or private terrace. The design is simple and elegant. 

There’s a kitchen, a shower, a double bed, and a couch bed, as well as an oil-filled heater. The TV and Wi-Fi are accessible if you desire contemporary conveniences, but who needs a screen when there are limitless acres of gorgeous nature trails?

Kilmartin Castle

16th Century Scottish Castle

Do you want to spend a few days in a castle as a mediaeval lord or lady? Kilmartin Castle (which sleeps 10 people, so the fee is a little less regal) is beckoning. The actual thing is this freshly renovated sixteenth-century fortress.

There’s an enormous fireplace in the great hall, old forts, burial vaults, and ancient rock sculptures, and the dining room preserves its original stone-barrel vaulted ceiling. You’d expect modern luxury for the price, and the home delivers with underfloor heating, copper bathtubs, five bedrooms with ensuites, a fully fitted kitchen, and lightning-fast Wi-Fi. There’s even a local chef who would come and cook a five-course supper for you (at an additional fee). There’s a way out.

The Airship

Where is it? Drimnin

What do you do with a beautiful plot of property on the shores of a Scottish lake? Of course, you may put an airship on it. This aluminium pod created by Roderick James Architects is a highly sought-after Highlands Airbnb, sitting in lovely juxtaposition against sweeping vistas of the magnificent Sound of Mull. 

This insulated apartment is small yet suitable for two guests, with a queen bed and a contemporary kitchenette. Glass-panelled noses on each end of the airship provide heart-stopping vistas of mountains and lochs that stretch to the Isle of Mull. The large glass ends and (aero)nautical circular windows throughout the accommodation let in a lot of natural light.

The View

Where is it? Duisdealmor

A house with a view? Check. This two-bedroom home, on the Sleat peninsula on the south side of the Isle of Skye, features floor-to-ceiling windows, is filled with light, and even has a mezzanine observation platform that protrudes from the upper bedroom. There’s a full kitchen and all the necessities, so you can make it your own and enjoy complete seclusion on the outskirts of the world. The views take advantage of the beautiful mountains and calm sea. The residence is also powered by sustainable energy sources.

The Old Post Office

Where is it? Bernisdale, Isle of Skye

The super-cute town of Skye, Portree, is only a 10-15 minute drive from this restored post office. Whether via post van or otherwise. Despite its proximity, you’ll feel pleasant and hidden in a peaceful community that’s just a short walk from hiking paths and Loch Snizort’s glistening waters. With a double bed and two single beds, as well as a warm log-fire fireplace and a front and back yard, it’s great for families. We’ve never been more excited to live in a post office!

Skye Eyrie

Where is it? Culnacnoc, Isle of Skye

Take a peek at it. Have you ever seen scenery like this before? Being trapped in the middle will never be better, with snow-capped mountains behind you and the sea in front of you. Despite only being a short distance from Portree, its hilltop setting provides a sense of complete isolation. Inside, the décor is clean and minimalistic, ensuring that nothing takes your attention away from the splendour outdoors. The Eyrie comfortably accommodates four people thanks to its bothy.

Wild Nurture eco log cabin

Where is it? Fort William

Consider conquering (we mean walking up) Scotland’s tallest peak, Ben Nevis. Or are you simply yearning for a whole Highlands experience? This luxurious eco-cabin is on three private acres with breathtaking views of the Nevis Range, allowing you to decide whether to say “yeah, I’ll do that” or “it’s nice here and that’s enormous, so I’ll just claim I’ve been there.” This log home is energy efficient since it is powered by a solar and micro-hydro system. It’s also quite comfy, owing to underfloor heating, a wood fireplace, and a large bath in which to wash away your worries. The three-bedroom apartment can accommodate up to five people, making it perfect for a group trip (or exertion).

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