The 12 Best Airbnbs In Scotland

December 30, 2020
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If you’re looking for the best Airbnbs in Scotland, you’ve come to the right place. We combed through thousands of Airbnb listings in Scotland and the surrounding area to find the homes with the best amenities and the most positive reviews at the lowest prices.

#1 Weaver’s Cottage Beach Getaway In Lower Largo

2 Guests | 1 Bedrooms | 1 Bathrooms

Book Now: $130 per night, airbnb.com

Restored to the highest standard and decorated with loving care, this cottage is a nice romantic retreat for two lovebirds in search of a place close to the coast of the North Sea. After a warm and delicious lunch of grouse with Scottish gin, head out to explore the beaches and coastal path while breathing the fresh, salty air. Come home to unwind in the snug living room or stretch out at the outdoor patio. End your beautiful day in the plush king-size bed.

Here's the property description from Airbnb:

“Sit outside watching the waves with a cosy fire on chilly evenings. Climb the oak library ladder and drift off to sleep to the sound of the sea. Curl up next to the log burner with a good book, or stroll along the beach to spot seabirds and seals.”

Amenities

Self check-in | Kitchenette | Wifi | TV | Bathroom essentials | Bedroom comforts | Coffee maker | Hair dryer | Iron | Indoor fireplace | Room-darkening shades | Pets allowed

Guest Reviews

“Beautiful quiet stay in a sleepy town. Falling asleep to the sound of waves was brilliant.” – Tyler Knott
“Lovely, clean and cozy space, perfect for a romantic getaway. Well equipped and secluded”- Gina
“The location on the ocean could not be beat and the cottage itself was beautiful, warm, and cozy. .” – Richard
“Weaver’s cottage is a gem. The hosts have beautifully restored it up to a very high standard. We loved the garden and the fact that it is right on the ocean.” – Susan
“We really enjoyed staying at Caron's, it is a beautiful cottage right on the beach. We'd definitely come back again!” – Ashe

#2 Unique And Secluded AirShip With Breathtaking Highland Views In Drimnin

2 Guests | 1 Bedrooms | 1 Bathrooms

Book Now: $190 per night, airbnb.com

It'll be hard for you to pack your bags and get back to reality after spending your vacation in this futuristic airship. An uber-cool and sustainable home for 2, this airship comes with a living room, full bathroom, kitchenette, and queen size bed. A lovely patio overlooks the beautiful, four-acre site with stunning views across the Sound of Mull.

Here's the property description from Airbnb:

“Retreat to the deck of this sustainable getaway and gaze at the twinkling constellations under a cosy tartan blanket. AirShip 2 is an iconic, insulated aluminum pod designed by Roderick James with views of the Sound of Mull from dragonfly windows. Airship002 is comfortable, quirky and cool. It does not pretend to be a five star hotel.”

Amenities

Self check-in | Free parking on premises | Kitchenette | Wifi | Bathroom essentials | Bedroom comforts |Indoor fireplace | Pets allowed|Heating|Coffee maker |Hair dryer |

Guest Reviews

“Great place, cozy and comfy. Good space to spend a few days of reflection and nature”- Bill
“My husband and I had such a lovely stay at the Airship. The design of the space is absolutely breathtaking. The heater and the fireplace work beautifully.” – Jen
“Not sure how to explain this one in words. It’s amazing, it’s unique, it’s remote, it’s invigorating. We loved every second there.” – Greg
“As great as this place looks in pictures, you truly have to experience the stay. The windows on both sides give a sense of living on the land. It’s remote enough to feel alone, but close enough to ferries and towns to not feel isolated.” – Paige
“This place was beyond words… but amazing, unique, cozy, restorative are a few of them. Pretty much booked a trip to Scotland for this place.” – Liz

#3 Beautiful Parkside Penthouse With Incredible City Views In Glasgow

4 Guests | 2 Bedrooms | 2 Bathrooms

Book Now: $250 per night, airbnb.com

The astonishing building, an immaculate flat, superb location- ideal for 2 to 3 people. This location is perfect if you have an upcoming gig or concert at the SSE Hydro as it's just a close walking distance away. Ideal if you want a place nearby the arena.

Here's the property description from Airbnb:

“Ascend a staircase past stained glass windows in iconic Trinity House, designed by architect Charles Wilson in the 1850s. Enter an apartment that's been fully remodeled with marble floors, elegant furnishings, and splashes of colourful artwork.”

Amenities

Full kitchen | Washer | Dryer | Dishwasher | Wifi | TV | Bathroom essentials | Bedroom comforts | Coffee maker | Hair dryer | Iron | Heating

Reviews

“We used this apartment for my wife and her bridesmaids to get ready on our wedding day. The flat is stylish and spacious – she had 9 people getting ready, 2 hair stylists and 2 makeup artists and there was plenty of room for them. ” – Shaun
“We stayed in this wonderful apartment for our wedding and also used it to get all the girls ready on the morning of the wedding – it is a stunning apartment in a beautiful building, impeccably clean, lots of lovely touches and Scott was a pleasure to deal with.” – Nicola
“Scott was a great host, made us feel very welcomed, the place was absolutely stunning, would definitely recommend.” – Nosha
“This place is amazing. If you have a car there is plenty of parking on the street. We loved staying in this beautiful apartment and all the special touches made our stay wonderful.” – Jaimie
“Great and stylish apartment in a great location with lots of personal touches.” – Stevie

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#4 Charismatic Home On Glasgow Green

6 Guests | 3 Bedrooms | 2 Bathrooms

Book Now: $260 per night, airbnb.com

Ideal for a family gathering, this apartment exudes Victoriarian elegance and 21st-century modernity making it an ideal setting for an intimate celebration. The lighting in this apartment blends so beautifully with the rest of the decorations, giving just the right amount of warmth and coziness.

Here's the property description from Airbnb:

“This lovingly renovated apartment features an excellent balance of contemporary living with traditional Victorian architecture. Sit and relax around the fireplace accented by a bold feature wall and enjoy peaceful, green park views out the window's.”

Amenities

Full kitchen | Washer | Dryer | Dishwasher | Wifi | TV | Bathroom essentials | Bedroom comforts | Coffee maker | Hair dryer | Iron | Indoor fireplace

Reviews

“What an incredible flat – we were very lucky to stay there! Spacious, beautifully furnished and walking distance to the centre of Glasgow.” – Carine
“From start to finish we had a great weekend in the flat. The flat was warm and spacious – so we all had enough space.” – Ruth
“After staying here in October we inquired about Christmas and were thrilled to book for 5 nights. It really is a home from home and we had a wonderful Christmas break in Glasgow! Thank you so much Jane + Christy ♥️” – Ruth
“Jane and her partner were fabulous and very friendly making very easy our check in and stay. The apartment is ample, beautiful, clean and tactfully decorated and in a great location.” – Leon Fernando
“Christy gave us a warm welcome. The interior design, furnishings and little touches made this home so unique and a beautiful place to relax in between seeing the city.” – Carys

#5 Classical Apartment On The Royal Mile, Edinburgh

2 Guests | 0 Bedrooms | 1 Bathrooms

Book Now: $130 per night, airbnb.com

This whimsical apartment is a treat to stay in with plush furniture, old portraits and a fireplace. Suitable for a couple or even a girl's trip with your best friend or sister, this apartment gives you Jane Austen vibes but with the comfort and convenience of modernity.

Here's the property description from Airbnb:

“Oak panelled walls, wooden window shutters, and warm parquet floors surround you. Choose from hundreds of books and read in a secret bed box behind floor-to-ceiling shelves. Family portraits and heirlooms happily coexist with works of modern art.”

Amenities

Full kitchen | Washer | Dishwasher | Wifi | TV | Bathroom essentials | Bedroom comforts | Coffee maker | Hair dryer | Iron | Room-darkening shades | Heating

Guest Reviews

“Calim's flat was beyond our expectations. The location was great. It was so central that we didn't use the bus. It's a great place for a quiet weekend” – Seda
“Beautiful and wonderful setup. It was cosy and comfortable just about anywhere in this home” Kristina
“Wonderful. I could stay here forever for I could. Calim is a fantastic host, very responsive and it is clear that much thought and care goes into ensuring that every guest enjoys their stay here.” – Ben
“Calims home was a lovely place to relax and unwind with everything you could need. Communication was great and the property was very clean and tidy.” – Megan
“Calim is an exceptionally thoughtful host! I was especially impressed with the great communication throughout the process. You will not regret choosing to book with him.” – Charity

#6 16th Century Dovecot Cottage In Private Garden

4 Guests | 1 Bedrooms | 1 Bathrooms

Book Now: $200 per night, airbnb.com

If you want a quintessential 16th century English experience, this cottage is the one for you. Set in a private garden, cobblestone walls and wooden floors make this cottage the perfect setting for a wedding or period photoshoot or just an extremely unique holiday especially if you want to be transported back in time. 16th century it may be but this cottage comes with modern comforts and amenities.

Here's the property description from Airbnb:

“Serene rustic-chic. Stunning, quirky & sophisticated. Quietly thrilling. Illuminated ancient nesting boxes. “Architecturally fascinating ancient building tucked away in a private garden. Calm and comfortable.”

Amenities

Free parking on premises | Full kitchen | Washer | Wifi | TV | Bathroom essentials | Bedroom comforts | Coffee maker | Hair dryer | Iron | Indoor fireplace | Room-darkening shades

Guest Reviews

“If you’re debating booking Dovecot, 100% do it. You will not be disappointed. I was blown away when I first arrived, from the beautiful garden to the modern bathroom with heated flooring.” – Ryeannie
“From the moment we arrived here… this place was like arriving at a home away from home. Cozy, comforting and so relaxing” – Eric
“We loved our stay! What a beautiful, unique space – so thoughtfully and creatively converted, super cosy and well located.” – Gabrielle
“Sarah's Dovecot is beautiful and also much more spacious. The bedroom at the top of the Dovecot is perfectly cosy and if you leave the blinds open you can see the moonlight come in onto the sloping ceiling.” – Nastassja
“Beautiful place to stay, great location and lovely host.” – Alexandra

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#7 The Old Dairy, Luxurious House On Family Farm Near Inverness

6 Guests | 3 Bedrooms | 2 Bathrooms

Book Now: $120 per night, airbnb.com

Etched in a quiet location on the edge of Alness, feel serenity from the pastel-toned furniture and floral wallpaper as you enter this three-bedroom home. Cook up some square Lorne sausage and baked beans in the adorable kitchen complete with fresh eggs from the host. Take a long, lazy bubble bath in the soaking tub and at night, snuggle up in front of the fireplace. A homely Scottish feel is the order of the day when you holiday here.

Here's the property description from Airbnb:

“Return from woodland and coastal walks to an 1850s cottage which still retains many original features, including decorative fireplaces. Daily fresh eggs from the farm in an interior of delicate pastel and floral notes, plus Caledonian artefacts. The Old Dairy is the perfect place to settle and rest after your journey to this beautiful part of Scotland. It’s my pleasure to welcome guests to enjoy and share the wonderful setting of our family farm.”

Amenities

Free parking on premises | Full kitchen | Washer | Dryer | Wifi | TV | Bathroom essentials | Bedroom comforts | Coffee maker | Hair dryer | Iron | Heating

Guest Reviews

“Amazing, wonderful, rustic, authentic – in short, FABULOUS! The décor was tastefully selected, beds über comfortable, all things needed were provided,” – Giia
“This place is worth an experience and our host shared all local details. The farm and all the animals we got to see made our time worthwhile.” – Raju
“The place was cute and set up with character details throughout. Our kids loved the chickens! ” – Sarah
“We had such a wonderful stay at Carolyn’s place. It was so cozy and comfortable and every one in our party thoroughly enjoyed our stay.” – Kim
“Great host, neat farm cottage that was tastefully decorated. Fresh farm eggs for breakfast.” – Carla

#8 The Tabernacle In Aberfeldy

4 Guests | 2 Bedrooms | 1 Bathrooms

Book Now: $230 per night, airbnb.com

Endless walks, cycling routes, and foraging forests- embrace Scotland’s right-to-roam rules by booking yourself in this unique chapel turned Airbnb. Infusing warmth and history, the Tabernacle is a moving sacred space that is an ideal location for a spiritual retreat, family bonding activities, or just a place to meditate, reflect, and rejuvenate. Cozy bunk beds, a huge master bedroom, cast iron bath, kitchen, and TV make this a great fit for 4 guests.

Here's the property description from Airbnb:

“The Tabernacle is an amazing space and the perfect place to rest, retreat, and reset life. With an enormous wood burner to keep you cozy whilst snuggled up on one of the oversized sofas. Floor to ceiling altar windows means that even if the weather is properly Scottish you can enjoy the far- reaching views all day long. An ultra-comfy Kingsize bed that benefits from crisp white luxurious Egyptian cotton bedding.”

Amenities

Essentials | Washer | TV | Dryer | Hot water | Laptop-friendly workspace | Heating | Wifi | Indoor fireplace | Free parking on premises | Hot tub | Dishes and silverware

Guest Reviews

“We booked this as a minimoon as we were not able to book our honeymoon abroad this year. I’m glad we were able to as it’s a stunning space.” – Vicki
“Fabulous stay! If you’re looking for an unusual space with loads of character and amazing views look no further. The Tabernacle is simply beautiful and has taken ‘staycationing’ to a new level.” – Gemma
“Absolutely spectacular place and the house supplied absolutely everything for an amazing weekend!” – Karen
“Definitely great for retreats and gatherings. It was spacious and very peaceful here”- Jacintha
“This is easily one of the best Airbnbs we've stayed in. The space is gorgeous and unique, and knowing that it's a real church and a labor of love only makes it more special..” – Priyanka

#9 The View, in Duisdale Mor

4 Guests | 2 Bedrooms | 2 Bathrooms

Book Now: $270 per night, airbnb.com

A property that truly lives up to its name. Full floor-to-ceiling windows at the gable end of the house open up to some of the most dramatic sunrises you'll wake up to. Despite the large windows, you'll experience immense privacy for this house is located in an exceptionally quiet location. Get cozy in front of the log fire in the downstairs living room or take in the fresh air walking in the garden. This home is built with environmentally friendly elements in mind.

Here's the property description from Airbnb:

“The View is an exceptional 2 bed property on Sleat peninsula on the south of Skye. It truly lives up to it's name. The View look over the sound o… The spaceFor dramatic sunrises over the sound of Sleat to the Scottish mainland right from your living room.”

Amenities

Wifi | Dryer | Iron | Washer | TV | Essentials | Kitchen | Dishes and silverware | Stove | Refrigerator | Microwave | Oven

Guest Reviews

“The photos do not do this place justice, absolutely stunning home with incredible views. One of the most beautiful places I’ve stayed.” – Max
“Beautiful, relaxing place to call home base on Skye!” – Alex
“You can expect to want to take an extra day to just relax and enjoy the view of a lovely slice of Scotland right outside your wall of windows. Sparkling clean, great kitchen and plenty of room to spread out.” – Tracy
“This house is a treasure! You know you are someplace very special. Skye is amazing, but the Sleat peninsula is such a great home base.” – Thomas
“The View! A modern comfortable space. Wonderful to relax in and within driving distance of many scenic spots, galleries, restaurants.” – Joan

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#10 Old Mill – Rustic & Modern In Lauder

2 Guests | 1 Bedrooms | 2 Bathrooms

Book Now: $150 per night, airbnb.com

Designed as a rural escape for two, this 1-bedroom home with unique and stylish interiors, thick stone walls, spacious living space, and mezzanine bedroom with bath make this a wonderful place to retreat from day-to-day life. While you soak in the tangible exploits of this home, you'll also be awed by the historical aspects of this place. Situated at the Scottish Borders near Lauder, for over 300 years, this was home was once used as an industrial water mill.

Here's the property description from Airbnb:

“This romantic bolthole is spacious and inviting – it's somewhere you can slow down and retreat from busy lives. Soak in a deep bath or rainforest shower, enjoy Meraki spa products, warmth from the woodburning stove, drink good coffee, cook, bake, read, or simply relax in the space around you. Edinburgh is just 40 mins away; most of the Scottish Borders is within 20 mins.”

Amenities

Wifi | Indoor fireplace | TV | Heating | Iron | Hot water | Laptop-friendly workspace | Essentials | Air conditioning | Free parking on premises | Kitchen | Dishes and silverware

Guest Reviews

“Bespoke property in an excellent location for exploring the borders. Very well equipped with thoughtful touches. We would definitely stay at Dod Mill again and Ruth was an excellent host.” – Chris
“I’ve used many Airbnb’s over the last few years but The Old Mill is up there as one of the best!” – Iain
“The Old Mill at Dod Mill is a beautiful place to stay. Lots of lovely touches to make it feel like a really refined and comfortable place to base yourself for a few days in a lovely part of Scotland.” – Andrew
“A top quality accommodation in a wonderful setting. Everything was comfortable, clean and characterful. Ruth was so helpful and communicative ” – Anita
“This was our first time using an Airbnb and Dodd mill didn’t disappoint, Ruth made us feel so welcome on our arrival, the Mill is absolutely idilic, it was so warm and cosy it made the perfect romantic getaway. ” – Paul

#11 Luxury Bus With Hot Tub In Gifford

4 Guests | 1 Bedrooms | 1 Bathrooms

Book Now: $210 per night, airbnb.com

Experience living on a working farm in the village of Gifford. Spend a morning in town admiring 18th-century cottages, then come home to some Scottish tea while sitting on an outdoor porch. Spend some time in the private hot tub before going into the house for a quiet dinner for you. Listen to the owls at night while you snuggle in bed under the star gazing glass ceiling, enjoying the terrific views of the hill and skies.

Here's the property description from Airbnb:

“Awake under a glass roof to panoramic views of the Lammermuir Hills, then greet the llamas and chickens before breakfast on the deck. A cute little dining area lined with windows offers the intimacy of home and a connection to miles of farmland.”

Amenities

Free parking on premises | Private hot tub | Full kitchen | Washer | Wifi | Bathroom essentials | Bedroom comforts | Coffee maker | Hair dryer | Iron | Indoor fireplace | Room-darkening shades

Guest Reviews

“Lovely place to stay, brilliant location and the weather stayed nice for our 2 night stay. The bus was amazing and we loved the hot tub! Hosts were also amazing.” – Michael
“Superb stay! The bus is really something that took enormous vision and guts to put together. Everything was thought through perfectly, the finishing very nicely is done, the bed really comfortable” – Gwen
“We all enjoyed our stay on the green bus! Our children loved the chickens and being able to pick our own eggs each morning!” – Gaby
“This is a fun place to stay. From the moment we arrived (to a waiting Balfour) to checking out and meeting the lovely Elaine, This place is a hidden gem and just a bit different.” – Lynds
“Stunning setting, the bus was immaculate. The hot tub was amazing and the kids loved collecting fresh eggs from the chickens.” – Hannah

#12 Stella Luxury Vintage Airstream in Dull

2 Guests | 1 Bedrooms | 1 Bathrooms

Book Now: $200 per night, airbnb.com

The outdoors is just at your doorstep. Say goodbye to normal life when you enter this luxury airstream located in the stunning countryside of Highland Perthshire. You'll have an elevated glamping experience that offers a micro-space with maximum luxury. Complete with a private hot tub to sink into, a super king-size mattress to sleep in, a luxe seating and relaxing area, and an outdoor organic garden.

Here's the property description from Airbnb:

“Stella is a 1973 Airstream. Your Hosts Niki and Nir have lovingly restored her bringing her in to the 21st century. Situated in their organic gardens, but tucked away from the main house. Located in the stunning countryside of Highland Perthshire with an abundance of outdoor pursuits on your doorstep to enjoy.”

Amenities

Hot water | Wifi | Laptop-friendly workspace | Essentials | Heating | Free parking on premises | Free street parking | Hot tub | Oven | Kitchen | Coffee maker | Stove

Guest Reviews

“Awesome place! Very comfortable. Would totally stay again!” – Mason
“Fantastic unique accommodation in a beautiful setting. We’d highly recommend Stella to anyone looking for a special getaway.” – Kirsten
“This little hideaway is peaceful and exactly what you need to relax and unwind. I can not recommend a trip to Stella enough” – Lk
“Great stay, comfortable space,perfect amenities for a tiny space & helpful hosts” – Rory
“A great place to stay. Clean, nice relaxing atmosphere. The hot tub was a lovely treat.” – Jo

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