This Secluded Shepherd’s Hut Airbnb Lets You Live Amongst Scotland’s Rolling Hills
It’s hard to think about Scotland without imagining picturesque landscapes and rolling hills. The United Kingdom’s northernmost country is famous for its relatively untouched wilderness, so much so that Hollywood has chosen it as the filming ground for countless blockbuster movies, including “Harry Potter,” “Braveheart” and “The Da Vinci Code.”
You might not be a movie star (not yet, anyway), but you can still experience what it’s like to live among Scotland’s beautiful landscape by staying at the Skye Shepherd Hut Airbnb located on Scotland’s island of Skye. For $56 per person per night, you and a travel buddy can inhabit this little hut in the small settlement of Heast, surrounded by communal farmland and breathtaking views. The private hut sleeps two guests and has an in-hut wood-burning stove for cooking and electricity. You’ll have access to a toilet and shower room just a short walk (164 feet) from the hut.
The uniqueness of this hut lies in the fact that it is secluded and nestled in nature, but if you do want to venture out into a more populated area, you’re a 40-minute scenic walk away from local charming eateries, as well as some upscale award-winning restaurants. This is the ideal place for animal lovers, as the Airbnb’s host has a variety of well-behaved pets living on the property, including hens that will supply fresh, free-range eggs for your breakfast.
- 1 bedroom
- 1 shared bath and shower (with hot water)
- Private indoor fireplace
- Private outdoor grill and grilling area
- Complimentary continental breakfast
- Fully-functional kitchen (with wood-burning stove)
Here’s how to make this dream vacation a reality:
The closest international airport to this Airbnb is Glasgow Airport, which is reachable with a nonstop flight from most major U.S. cities. Once you get to Glasgow, you’ll find it easiest to get to the island of Skye by renting a car at the airport. From Glasgow, you’re less than a five-hour scenic drive to your Airbnb in Heast. Guest tip: “Keep an eye out for a sign labeled ‘Heasta’ right across from a restaurant called ‘Claymore.’ If you’ve passed that restaurant, you’ve gone too far.”
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