Unusual places to stay in Scotland

When it comes to unusual places to stay in Scotland, the Scottish Highlands and Islands have plenty of quirky holiday homes to rent. Here’s our pick of unusual accommodation for a special holiday whether you want a hot tub and sauna, a unique historical hideaway or a coastal home.

Signal Box Newtonmore, Cairngorms

Signal Box Newtonmore Cairngorms exterior

The Signal Box is a quirky holiday cottage in the Cairngorms National Park. This detached wooden building was built in 2004 next to the train station in the village of Newtonmore. In 2013 it was selected to appear in The Times’ list of ’50 best cottages, beach houses and rural retreats’.

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Portree Bay House, Portree, Skye

Portree Bay House Skye - Beach-front garden with telephone box - unique places to stay in Scotland

The holiday house is set on the edge of Portree bay with a unique beachfront garden with the most photographed phone box in Scotland. You will have your own private access to the beach which is the perfect place to watch the incredible sunsets. Portree Bay House is a listed three storey stone house with panoramic views over the bay, the isle of Raasay and the Cuillin Mountains.

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Rowan Glenbrittle Cottage, Isle of Skye

Rowan Glenbrittle Cottage Skye view to Cuillin Mountains

This holiday cottage on the Isle of Skye is in a unique location where you walk over a wooden footbridge with wonderful views of the towering Cuillins which you can also see from the garden and conservatory.

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Want more holiday accommodation options?

Hopefully, you enjoyed our selection of unusual places to stay in Scotland. For more great holiday homes to rent, see our directory for holiday accommodation in the Scottish Highlands and Islands.

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