The most stressful decision you’ll have to make if you stay in this awesome, modern eco-hideout in the far north of Scotland is whether to take a hot bath inside…or outside. Both baths have a view of the serene waters of Loch Eriboll, which sounds like something out of The Lord of the Rings, frankly.
If you’re looking for a cosy retreat that won’t break the bank, how about this adorable AF little cottage in the Scottish Borders, which sits in a tranquil, picturesque valley in the Cheviot Hills? It’s the perfect base for a spot of hiking (if you can manage to tear yourself away from the cheerful stove, hot tea, and thick wool blankets).
Brochs are ancient, stone-walled hollow towers that were originally built in the Iron Age, and possibly used for defensive purposes. In contrast, this modern broch was purpose-built as a snug luxury retreat, with a vast oval bath, several wood-burning stoves, and views across the sylvan, tree-covered Borve Valley.