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Imagine waking up here: 5 surprising places to stay

© SuppliedA photo of 5 unique places to stay in Scotland.

For adventurous staycationers, a nice hotel or B&B simply will not do. We celebrate this by showcasing some of Scotland’s most unique places to stay.

From luxury lodges, glamping pods and caravan parks, Scotland has a whole host of quirky accommodation options with amazing surroundings for anyone who seeks a more exciting overnight experience.

Check out these 5 unique places to stay:

Book a pod in the Highland Capital?

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Enjoy an unique stay in a Black Isle Pod.

Black Isle Pods is a family-run business in the Black Isle countryside just 10 miles north of Inverness, the Highland Capital and three miles from the main A9 road to the north.

It is well situated for exploring the Highlands and the NC500. The family’s aim is to provide a pleasant, comfortable and memorable stay for all guests.

The accommodation consists of three cosy, fully insulated luxury glamping pods, all self-contained each with a double bed, sofa bed, ensuite shower room, kitchenette and smart TV. They also have their own private hot tub.

There is a separate laundry with washing machine and tumble dryer and a well-stocked shed with wood to purchase for fire pits, local ice cream, ice lollies and cans of juice, books and magazines.

The site’s comfortable fully self-contained chalet, An Sealladh, has a double and single bedroom and can sleep up to four or five people. It sits enclosed in its own private garden, has decking and a large six-person covered hot tub. It has ramped access and, as its name suggests (An Sealladh means ‘view’), has a superb view to the south over Munlochy Bay and on towards the Cairngorms.

Well-behaved dogs are welcome in all properties. The Black Isle is a beautiful area with its beaches, harbours, dolphin spotting and many walks.

Book your stay at Black Isle pods.


Fancy checking into a chalet on Skye?

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Another unique place to stay is Lampay Chalets.

Lampay Chalets are situated in a rural location on the north west coast on the Isle of Skye.

The chalets are only a 30-minute walk from the stunning Coral Beach. The village of Dunvegan is four miles away where you will find local shops and amenities. Dunvegan Castle is also a must to visit with its history and beautiful gardens.

Each chalet sleeps two adults and is self-catering. The chalets are open plan with a super king size bed, which can be converted into a twin, large shower room, kitchenette and dining area. The properties also benefit from fenced off gardens and BBQ areas.

The chalets are dog friendly and accept two dogs (per family) free of charge. There are areas on the  croft for walking dogs.

The chalets are set on the grounds of a family-run croft with amazing views of Loch Dunvegan, The Minch and The Outer Hebrides. The family who own them farm North Country cheviot sheep and have chickens, ducks, geese and two pigs.  Guests who book here receive a welcome gift of hen’s eggs so they can experience the lovely fresh free range eggs.  The chalets boast great views of all the animals and their antics!

Lampay Chalets are open all year round and there are special offers during winter months.

So if you fancy a relaxing, comfortable and breath taking ‘room with a view’ experience then check out Lampay Chalets.


What about a holiday home on the banks of the River Tweed?

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Coldstream Holiday Park is an unique place to stay too.

Coldstream Holiday Park offers a great range of self-catering accommodation from luxury holiday homes and glamping pods with private hot tubs to serviced camping and touring pitches.

It is short walk from the centre of Coldstream and the town’s excellent local amenities including cafes, shops, pubs, restaurants, galleries and museums. In addition to this, the holiday park is in close proximity to the Hirsel country estate, 18-hole Hirsel golf club and world class fishing on the River Tweed.

With fantastic reviews from guests, it is not surprising Coldstream Holiday Park is quickly becoming a favorite destination for holiday makers in the Scottish Borders.

Only an hour south of Edinburgh, the park is a great choice if you’re looking for a peaceful, rural getaway with plenty of opportunities for outdoor exploration and historic sightseeing.

The quality accommodation offers the perfect base from which you can explore the rolling countryside and vibrant towns of the Scottish Borders.

Find out availability and book your visit to Coldstream today.


What about a wooden pod in West Lothian?

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Book in to Hilly Cow’s pods.

Make your wigwam trip truly memorable by staying at Hilly Cow Wigwams.

Book your stay at Leyden, a working farm in West Lothian, near Edinburgh. Here, you will enjoy the comfort of camping in heated wooden wigwams, with the beautiful views of the Forth Valley and the Pentland Hills.

Hilly Cow Wigwams offers all the sights of the farm, walks and cyclist routes but is also close enough to enjoy all the attractions of Edinburgh and the Lothians.

Hilly Cow Wigwams is centrally located surrounded by rural countryside, yet only 10 miles from Edinburgh city centre and five miles from Livingston centre.

This is the perfect site for a peaceful break whether it be for walking, fishing, shooting, pony trekking, cycling, golfing or touring holiday.

Book your break at Hilly Cow today.


Consider a caravan park in Caithness

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Consider a night or two at Inver Caravan Park.

Inver Caravan Park, Dunbeath, Caithness is considered to be ‘beyond the

The whole of Caithness is undulating and most of it is bounded by cliffs in between some beautiful sandy bays and beaches, with charming little harbours tucked in here and there.

It’s an excellent place to come with a motor home, caravan, campervan or tent.
Inver Caravan Park is normally open all year and is adjacent to the A9, right on the North Coast 500 driving route. It is a very useful stop-off for walkers and cyclists doing the End to End in either direction and for those heading to or from the Orkney Islands. It is also great if you are walking the John o’Groats Trail from Inverness.

You are invited to visit and enjoy its private shower rooms or you could even have a
bath. Stop here for a few days and walk the cliffs without your backpack, using the bus to return here after your planned daily walk. It is also a relaxed place to chill out.

Book on Inver Caravan Park website and pay online.