If you’ve done yurt, the romany caravan and the shepherd’s hut, how about giving this old firetruck a whirl for an unusual overnight stay? The Beer Moth, which enjoys a spectacular setting in the grounds of Inshriach House near Aviemore, has been thoroughly renovated and now boasts oak parquet flooring (salvaged from a Tudor mansion no less), wood burner with hot plate and oven and capacious Victorian brass bed.
Making up for the lack of mod cons – including electricity – is the breathtaking mountain and forest scenery right on your tailgate.
Aviemore is just four miles away and has good places to go for a drink and to eat out as well as lots of outdoorsy activities to keep you busy.
Inshriach House, originally a grand sporting lodge, has been brought back to life as a ten bedroom Highland retreat which can be rented by parties of up to 17.
Prices for The Beer Moth start at £125 for the minimum 2 night stay, rising to £160 in July. Pets are welcome and linen is provided. Bookings are through Canopy and Stars.