Adding to the already hypnotic essence of beautiful Skye, Tinhouse is a shining example of a flawless self-built architecture project. The brainchild of Rural Design Architects founders Alan and Gill, this corrugated metal wonder was meticulously designed to pay homage to the art of minimalism and the encompassing landscape. A labour of love that lends itself to those in love, nothing is more romantic than witnessing the wild Scottish weather from the cosy comfort of the expertly self-built Tinhouse.
Curved Stone House
Charming beyond belief, Curved Stone House basks harmoniously above the beautiful village of Ullapool in the North Highlands. A sweeping panorama is unveiled by the massive windows, while the personal stone deck creates a desirable setting for absorbing the profound Scottish sunsets and striking scenery. This hand-built work of architectural art sports contemporary, airy furnishings, mod cons like a personal sauna and drench head shower, and an environmentally friendly conscience.
Tree Top House
Located in an intimate area of unparalleled natural beauty, Tree Top House is the sibling of Curved Stone House. Between the soothing lull of the adjacent stream, sporadic whooshing of the private waterfall (which can be illuminated at night), state-of-the-art touches like cosy underfloor heating and 360 degree views of Scotland’s mountains, seas, forests and islands, consider this little love shack your architectural cupid. And yes, there’s a private sauna, freestanding bath and swanky showers in this one too!
A fresh take on camping, Summer Howf is a cosy cocoon straight out of a fairytale. Surrounded by tribes of trees, peppered with twinkling lights and set amidst a world of wildlife, who knew a garden shed could be so inviting? The strategically snug nature leaves you no choice but to remain conveniently close, the miniature woodburning stove is a treat and the bed balcony was made for gazing.
Fulfilling all childhood dreams, Tree Howf brings a whole new meaning to the term ‘love nest’! This enchanting tree house is perfect for going off grid and forming a bond with nature. Play the day away in your very own treetop castle and spend the night commenting on the seductive constellations as they twinkle through the special stargazing window.
Eagle Brae is the secret log cabin hideaway you always dreamed of escaping to. Ticking every box, these self-sufficient hand-crafted cabins, made from Western Red Cedar logs, are a dreamy combo of utterly luxurious and the epitome of eco-friendly. From the Himalayan woodcarvings and the roof cloaked in grass, to the striking Highland scenery, the whole scenario is destined for perfection.
Tucked away in a mystical ancient woodland with breathtaking views to Loch Nevis, Knoydart Hide is overflowing with romantic touches. Perfect for sipping bubbles and toasting to enduring happiness, the eco hybrid hot tub on the wraparound deck is just as soothing as the 32 species of dancing wildflowers in the surrounding meadow. Elegant furnishings and floor to ceiling windows are an added bonus. You won’t want to leave!
Black Isle Yurts
A true oasis of unmitigated allure, the Black Isle Yurts are suited to those seeking serenity with a smidgen of adventure. Each hand-crafted and furnished individually, these artisanal yurts mimic those designed in Central Asia by nomadic peoples. Love birds can explore the nearby caves, stroll the silver sands, admire the clifftop views and take some well-earned ‘us time’ inside their own private bubble.
Sleek and secluded, Croft 103 is an otherworldly pod of trailblazing touches and craftsmanship. The evocative scenery is best appreciated from the comfort of the outdoor bath tub, while the luxurious fixtures make for a memorable stay. Croft 103 is that Bond movie abode worth lusting over.
Loch Awe Railway Carriage
Pinned as ‘the one train you won’t miss until you leave’, the Loch Awe Railway Carriage is perfect for those who like their holidays as creative as their date nights! This cosy, converted traditional railway carriage if a former working train that ran between Edinburgh and London. Strategically placed amidst the sensational shores of Loch Awe, the coach maintains many original features, making it an innovative Highland getaway spot.
The brainchild of critically acclaimed designer Sam Booth, Brockloch Bothy is a contemporary micro timber framed love pod. This eco building, which was featured on Channel 4’s George Clarke’s Amazing Spaces, deserves unwavering praise for its soothing Scandi feel and clever touches like sheep wool insulation and impressive solar panels. The bucolic farm setting lends itself to those couples craving uninterrupted solitude.
Brockloch Treehouse is the second enchanting hideaway in the Brockloch Eco Retreat in Southwest Scotland. Suited and booted for two, this impeccably designed treetop spaceship sanctuary is surrounded by a bluebell wood and native broadleaved trees. Perfectly positioned miniature square windows serve as portals of natural light, while the skylight floating above the built-in bed is a welcomed dreamy touch.