Two Scottish cabins have been named among the best new glamping stays in the UK.

Incredibly, neither of them are in the Highlands and Islands, instead, they can both be found in the south of Scotland.

This region is already gaining some traction this year as travellers look to discover new areas of Scotland and with the stunning greenery and rugged coasts of the Dumfries and Galloway and the rolling valleys and picturesque towns of the Borders being a big draw.

Both Gorse Cabin and Stouslie Snugs are found in the Borders, with each of them chosen to be on the 25 best new glamping stays in the UK shortlist created by the Times Newspaper.

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First up was Stouslie Snugs, which the Times writers lauded for their lingering views of the mist-swirled Teviotdale Valley.

Night time at Stouslie Snugs

Speaking about the fantastic little pods, which sleep four with prices starting from £500, they said: “Even from inside one of the ‘snugs’, guests can gaze over the rolling hills through gaping floor-to-ceiling windows or idle in the tucked-away wood-fired hot tub, revelling in the farm’s utter seclusion.

“There’s no need to duck out for a midnight pee since they come with bathroom and kitchen. And if you’ve an itch to explore, take one of Scotland’s greatest trails, the Borders Abbeys Way.”

The other Scottish entry was Gorse Cabin, which is also in the Borders, which they picked out for its excellent location and wonderful simple Scandi interiors.

Gorse Cabin, The Borders
Gorse Cabin, The Borders

They wrote: “Edinburgh may be only half an hour away, but the heather-smothered hills and cacophony of insects ensure that guests feel far from city life. Built entirely from local larch, Douglas fir and western hemlock, this minimalist cabin sits alone in a remote glade, with simple Scandi interiors: large windows, a roaring wood-burner and woollen rugs.

“You’ll also find an en suite shower with a (posh) compost loo, a mini kitchen, and board games and a record player for those mellow moments in between jaunts through Deepsyke Forest and the Pentland Hills.”

Sleeping two, one night’s stay starts from £145, plus a £17-a-year Kip Hideaways subscription.

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published 2022-05-07 20:59:12