After some eco-friendly Scottish holiday ideas? I have some fantastic suggestions for you today!
After many years of holidaying in Scotland, from the Rhins of Galloway in the far south to the Highlands in the far north, I can safely say Scotland has some amazing places to visit. And equally, it has some amazing places to stay. I’ve been doing a search for Scottish holiday ideas for future flight-free holidays at home. I’ve come up with some amazing eco-friendly Scottish holiday ideas in various parts of Scotland, that I thought I’d share with you today.
Eco-Friendly Scottish Holiday Ideas
If you’re looking for some ideas for your next eco-friendly Scottish holiday then do check out some of these great places to stay:
Achiltibuie, Ross and Cromarty
The Brochs of Coigach can be found in Achiltibuie, about 2 hours west of Inverness. This beautiful eco-friendly house has been built externally from almost all recycled materials. With wood from an old Victorian pier recovered from the sea, still with limpets on it; to the rocks from broken-down walls on their land – the Brochs of Coigach has been thoughtfully and carefully constructed to the greatest detail.
Ross and Cromarty is a rambler’s paradise, with lots of stunning walks – from hills, lochs, and beaches. With nature aplenty, it makes a great eco-friendly place for a Scottish holiday.
There are two houses – a one-bedroomed, and a three-bedroomed cottage. Each comes equipped with everything you will need for a fantastic self-catering holiday. Prices start from £1560 a week.
For the second of my eco-friendly Scottish holiday ideas, I’ve found The Beer Moth! Situated at Inshriach, a secluded estate not far from the Highland hotspot of Aviemore, it is one that appeals to me a lot. Although isn’t family-friendly – strictly couples only!
In a former life, the Beer Moth was a fire truck. However, it has since been transformed into a unique and unforgettable hideaway for two. Featuring an oak parquet floor rescued from a Tudor mansion, a hearth made from a salvaged snooker table slate, a wall from a doghouse, and stairs fashioned from a fire escape, the Beer Moth is the ultimate in reusing and recycling.
It certainly looks cosy! And with the addition of a wood burner, you can be sure that you’ll be kept warm. There’s no electricity, but surely that just adds to the romance?!
It comes complete with a little kitchen, and range cooker, for all your self-catering needs:
Separate washing facilities are on hand, so you won’t have to forgo a nice hot shower after a day roaming the Highlands!
The Inshriach estate is somewhere I have visited a lot during one of our many holidays in the Highlands. I can say from experience that it truly is one of the most beautiful areas in Scotland. There are lots of activities in and around Aviemore for all ages, and fitness levels. Whether you want gentle strolls around lochs, a gentle cycle on the many cycle paths, or some vigorous climbing or skiing, Aviemore has it all. Do check out my guide on things to do in Aviemore for my top suggestions.
The Beer Moth costs from £72 a night, and the minimum stay is two nights.
For the third of my Scottish holiday ideas, try the caravans at Bramble Bield, near the historic city of Stirling. The caravans are another unusual eco-friendly find, sleeping two if you fancy a romantic break, or sleeping four if you fancy a unique family holiday.
Every morning you’ll be delivered breakfast comprising of freshly baked bread, croissants, and Danish pastries. And if you’re lucky you’ll get eggs from their hens.
Each caravan is adorned with luxury bedding and fairy lights. In terms of facilities, you’ll find tea and coffee-making facilities, as well as a heater to keep you cosy on nippy nights. Outdoor tables and chairs are provided at each caravan for outdoor summer dining, and a communal campfire allows you to toast marshmallows on starry nights.
In Stirling, you’ll find the stunning Stirling Castle and other historic sights such as the Wallace Monument. There are also tonnes of outdoor activities in the Stirling area.
Prices start from £60 a night, and again, the minimum stay is two nights.
I hope you’ve enjoyed these eco-friendly Scottish holiday ideas! All I can think is gosh, can I go on holiday now, please?!