The Bothy Project, Inshriach House, Aviemore
There's an abundance of quirky places to stay at Inshriach House, as well as more traditional accommodation in the house itself. It was The Bothy Project that first caught our eye. It's a place for artists to hideaway in the winter, but it's open to anyone during the summer. It has a wood-burner, outdoor shower and a mezzanine bed. From £80 a night for two. But if you want quirk – check out the Beermoth – a converted 1956 fire truck. Stunning.
01540 651 341, http://inshriachhouse.com/
Seahorses, Drumbeg, Sutherland
This is by far the most remote cottage here.
For more details call 01381 610496, or visit: http://www.lhhscotland.com/properties/detail/?id=25220
Eagle Brae, Beauly near Strathfarrar
Relive your Alpine adventure in these beautiful log cabins made from Western Red Cedar responsibly sourced in British Columbia. There are seven cabins, each set alone in the woodland near Glen Affric and Strathfarrar. The smaller cabins each have a double bedroom, and the larger has two bedrooms, one with an en suite bathroom. All have kitchen, living area, WiFi and office space.
Eagle Brae, Struy, Beauly, Inverness-shire, IV4 7LE (01463 firstname.lastname@example.org)
Big Sky Lodges, Muir of Ord, Ross-shire
These six log cabins, ten miles from Inverness, are designed to accommodate up to six people. Each is set in a meadow with views of the surrounding area. Each has three bedrooms, fully fitted kitchen, DAB radio (that's 6Music sorted), and a BBQ.
Big Sky Lodges, Drynie Park, Muir of Ord, Scotland IV6 7RP (07796 546861)
The Duck's Nest, Nethybridge
The Duck's Nest is part of a larger complex that includes the Lazy Duck Hostel, a campsite and another lodge, but it is this cute lakeside residence that got our attention. It is set up for couples. It has a wood-burning stove, hot water outdoor shower and a stove on the deck that overlooks the water. Lovely! The hostel sleeps eight people. It is between Aviemore and Grantown-on-Spey.
By Daniel Neilson