You Can Stay In Shrek’s Swamp This Halloween

By Ellie Smith

10 months ago

In the morning, Donkey’s making waffles

Airbnb has been having a lot of fun lately. From Barbie’s Malibu dream house to a Hocus Pocus cottage, the rental company has been treating its guests to a series of holiday homes inspired by movies. The latest? A fairytale stay in the rolling hills of Scotland inspired by everyone’s favourite ogre film, Shrek.

Airbnb Has Recreated Shrek’s Swamp In The Scottish Highlands

We all know the moss-covered swamp where Shrek resides – only to be disrupted by an influx of fairytale creatures, and a very chatty Donkey. And now, it’s our chance to invade. Airbnb have brought the swamp to life in the grounds of Ardverikie Estate in the Scottish Highlands, giving it a bit of a romantic makeover along the way (naturally). 

Shrek Airbnb

Available to book for a two-night stay this Halloween, the treehouse-like refuge comes complete with nostalgic paraphernalia from the film: ‘beware of the ogre’ signs, thick twisting vines and ‘ear wax’ candles. Guests can stay up late, swap stories… and in the morning, you’ll even be treated to a plate of waffles. Staying true to the film, the bathroom is located around 20 metres away from the property, ogre-style.

Shrek Airbnb

Alongside the novelty factor, it’ll be a peaceful weekend in the middle of nature (no Lord Farquaad or pitchforks). As the description reads: ‘Nestled deep within the forests of the Scottish Highlands and accented with the cozy comforts Shrek has accumulated over the years, the swamp offers a retreat like no other. This mud-laden, moss-covered, murky-watered oasis is a perfectly snug spot to escape from village life and embrace the beauty of nature.’

Shrek Airbnb

Better still, it’s absolutely free – you’ll just need to make an Airbnb account and have a government-issued ID to hand. The property is available for a specific two-night stay from 27 – 29 October for up to three guests, with booking opening at 6pm on 13 October. Travel to Scotland is also not included, so you’ll need to make your own way there. 

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