SCOTLAND: Enjoy Scotland's fabulous Dark Skies. Mediadrumimages/HostUnusual

By Alex Jones


SHIRE bliss: Enjoy the ultimate getaway in this fantasy-themed, eco-designed Hobbit Hideaway in Scotland for less than £20 per person per night.

Nestled at the foot of a Highlands mountain, those seeking a spot of soul-soothing relaxation can enjoy cosy night under the stars in absolute comfort whilst enjoying the splendour of rural Scotland and its dazzling night skies.

Inspired by the Hobbit habitats in J.R.R Tolkien’s Shire from Lord Of The Rings and The Hobbit, striking photos of the Hobbit Hideway show the building’s entrancing grass roof; the rustic snuggle chair beside the roaring fire; and a spectacular roof dome through which you can enjoy the wondrous night sky.

SCOTLAND: The well-stocked and carefully designed kitchen area. Mediadrumimages/HostUnusual

The charming property, which costs £110 per night and sleeps up to six people (£18.34 p.p.p.n), is located in Aberlour, Moray and is available through unique accommodation specialists HostUnusual.

“A unique eco home-from-home, crafted naturally with love, and peacefully nestled at the foot of a striking Speyside mountain,” states HostUnusual’s listing

“Combining the ‘wow-factor’ elements of an architect-designed masterpiece with the breathable beauty of nature, Hobbit Hideaway is the perfect escape from everyday life.

SCOTLAND: The inviting living space. Mediadrumimages/HostUnusual

“Beautifully positioned at the foot of Moray’s glorious Ben Rinnes – a mountain popular with hikers, as you can view eight Scottish counties from the top! You can expect outstanding scenery and fresh-air adventure, together with a sense of calm relaxation that compels you to switch off that phone for a while.

“The Hobbit Hideaway is a true eco-home, lovingly hand-crafted from locally-sourced, renewable and recycled materials that include straw-bales, stone, clay, and earth.”

Carefully and considerately constructed, the Hobbit hideaway is filled with creative features, intricate attention to detail, and thoughtful luxuries that are sure to have you smiling as you look around.

SCOTLAND: Hobbit Forming: Enjoy a good night’s rest at the Hobbit Hideaway in the Scottish Highlands. Mediadrumimages/HostUnusual

Sleeping up to six people in natural comfort, guests will find an elegant double bedroom and two quirky bunks, all equipped with bamboo fibre mattresses (two futons with bamboo screens take care of any extra guests!). There’s also a fully fitted bathroom with roomy shower to enjoy after a hard day on the hills or hitting the local whisky trail.

But even after the sun dips below the horizon, the Hobbit Hideaway still has a few tricks up its roomy sleeve.

The HostUnusual listing continues: “Discover soft mood lighting throughout, plus a truly spectacular roof dome custom-built to let natural light flood inside, whether from the sun, moon or stars!

SCOTLAND: The earthy-looking snuggle chair beside the fireplace. Mediadrumimages/HostUnusual

“The area is known for its spectacular dark skies which you can appreciate from the comfort of your accommodation or perhaps head outside to fully appreciate the majestic scenes that unfold at night.

“Outside there’s a beautiful garden for you to enjoy, featuring a babbling stream and an enchanting fairy glen.
“Expertly designed to soothe your senses, whilst surrounding you with the tranquil beauty this breath-taking area of Scotland is well-known for, you’re sure to return home feeling revived, reconnected, and totally refreshed.”

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