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Scotland Riverfront Resort Transforms Boat House and Shepherd Hut

If you’re looking for a luxurious getaway that’s not your typical vacation hot spot, you’ve got to check out this stunning Scotland riverfront resort, which transforms a boat house and shepherd hut into a luxurious waterfront cottage design for two. The Stardust is tucked peacefully in the picturesque Western Highlands, where the traditional structures take on a romantic persona, both in terms of use and design. This do-it-yourself resort style home is the perfect private escape when you’re looking to get away from everything, and everyone… Surrounded by the water and grassy hills, this riverfront home oozes with rustic charm.

The River Ewe rushes past this countryside home, which boasts two separate structures – the boat house and the shepherd’s hut.
Inside the boat house, the cottage style home is predominant at every turn, from the intimate scale to the eclectic “countrified” decor – antique style furnishings, moose pillows and all!
The bedroom is built into its own private little nook, while the adjoining living area overlooks the garden through a large floor to ceiling wall of windows.
The gentle purple walls are complemented by the plaid chair upholstery – an ode to this Scotland setting. The warm fireplace feature is the perfect focal point for this intimate sitting and wine-sipping area.

We love this deer lamp, shedding some light on the home’s rustic aesthetic.
The wood paneled walls and built-in cabinets offer plenty of hidden storage space. Warm wood floors are softened with comfortable “homey” area rugs.

While an antler framed mirror like this might not look right in just any setting, it’s perfectly at home here.
Beyond the hot tub, the shepherd’s hut has an equally homey atmosphere boasting a country kitchen complete with open storage shelves and topped by a charming arched ceiling.
The kitschy kitchen space is organized chaos – a throw back from the ’50s when family and home-cooked meals were an everyday pleasure. Here’s where the magic happens…
The butcher board countertop, farmhouse style sink, and widow overlooking the river add to the appeal of this delicious hub.
Looking in from the entrance way, a casual dining area is tucked into the back, with built-in benches and a lovely stained glass window.
A relaxed spot for breakfast, lunch and dinner, which satisfies your cravings for home cookin’ and home atmosphere alike.
Like the kitchen, this bathroom proves it’s all in the details. Warm wooden makes its way from the rustic style door to the cognac-colored chair rail encircling the room, lined with marine inspired tchotchkes to match the retro style wall art and small side table.
Infusing a modern touch to this largely traditional space, a ring of contemporary lighting surrounds the freestanding soaker tub.

Adding to the bathroom’s contemporary edge, this rounded glass shower is a modern necessity with enough room for two!
The barbeque with fire pit offers alfresco cooking and entertaining.
The winter hut with a large fire pit front and center makes is the perfect place for a winter get away.
Regardless of the season, you’ll be easily enticed to soak a little longer, if not for the steamy bubbles then certainly for the stunning view!
For more information, visit Stardust Scotland here.
photo credit: Unique Home Stays Ltd.


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