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Out of the ordinary accomodation

Posted on 12th April 2022

There’s no place like home, or so the saying goes, so if you’re looking for an escape this summer, why not look for something out-of-the-ordinary? 

On the Malt Whisky Trail, you can find accommodation for everyone, from heritage cottages and romantic escapes to houses fitted out for Hobbits. 

Distillery Cottage

What better way to immerse yourself in the heritage of the Malt Whisky Trail by staying in a former distillery worker’s house within Toremore Distillery. This humble abode sleeps four adults, two children, and is dog friendly, ensuring the whole family is catered for.

“… overlooking the Spey Valley is perfect for visiting this part of Scotland. It’s not too long a drive to the beaches of Moray and of course, it is situated near to so many distilleries of the Spey Valley.” – Barbara, Airbnb

Hobbit House

Immerse yourself in nature and live out your Lord of the Rings fantasies by staying in a handcrafted hobbit house, blended within the surroundings of Ben Rinnes, Moray. Neighbouring fairy houses give this hideaway under the stars the perfect magical touch. An ideal place to base yourself for any Unexpected Journey. 

“You can feel the love and devotion they have put into this special little house and all its personal touches.”

– Kirstie, Airbnb

Modern Tower House

Live like a Laird at Issueburn, and this romantic getaway in an iconic 15th-century-style tower. With a top floor balcony looking across Strathisla Distillery, living accommodation across four floors and a feature spiral staircase, this is a great romantic escape and the perfect place to get away from the usual city commotion. 

“A wonderful find. This is a unique property, staying there felt like an adventure.” – Susan,

Fishermans Cottage

These fishermans cottages can be found along the Moray Firth coastline in Lossiemouth, with excellent views of the sea. Each home has been modernised to suit your needs, without sacrificing any of the original charm. This set of cottages have consistently won TripAdvisor’s coveted ‘Certificates of Excellence’, and have placed sustainability at the core of their accommodation. 

“I was so happy to be able to book this cottage for a week as soon as travel restrictions were eased. It was the first time I had left home for more than a year and I was not disappointed.” … “Lossie is a great base for exploring the Moray Coast and my dog enjoyed visiting a different stretch of coast every day.” – Marlene, Trip Advisor

Careful consideration is put into homes such as these, which break the standard way of living. These homes are an excellent way to spice up your trip along the trail! For more accommodation ideas along The Malt Whisky trail, check out our list of places to stay.