For a dose of extremely traditional Scottish charm, you can’t beat these lovingly restored blackhouses on the Isle of Skye. Each one has different features (and cute names like Màiri, Seonag, and Padraig), but they’re all cosy as hell and have thick stone walls and staggering views across to the majestic Black Cuillin hills.
Stucktaymore is a stunning Victorian hunting lodge in Killin, the gateway to the Scottish Highlands. It’s stylish and opulent, and has more open fireplaces than you can shake a stick at, not to mention thick rugs, exposed beams and stonework, views across Loch Tay, and a huge Aga in the kitchen. Mmm, toasty.
Everyone knows that small buildings are easy to keep warm, and that’s doubly true of this sauna-like grillikota, which means “barbecue hut” in Finnish, as they’re built around an open fire. You can cook yourself delicious food on the open grill, wrap yourself up in furs, then gaze out across the turbulent Hebridean sea while eating a kebab.