The 25 most stylish bothies in Scotland

Five hours northwest of Glasgow where the Highlands meet the sea, this steel-roofed croft house opened on the shores of Loch Duich in 2019. The decor is straight from Wallpaper* magazine, with Sami-patterned rugs and a wood-burner, stripped-pine floors and acres of glass; the modern four-poster looks across the loch to Eilean Donan castle. The owner, Mumtaz Lalani, trained as a sommelier, hence the upmarket wines, and fisherman Duncan brings langoustines to your door.

A two-bedroom sister cabin will be added in spring.
Three nights’ self-catering for two from GBP1,185 (

South Segganwell in Ayrshire

This solid 18th-century stone bothy comes with after-hours access to Culzean Castle’s 600-acre woodland estate.

On its own wee sandy beach on the Firth of Clyde, this low-slung estate worker’s cottage