Gamekeeper's Bothy is surrounded by the fresh green Scots Pine forest of Royal Deeside, an area well known for its angling with the River Dee and River Don near the bothy. Angling isn’t the only activity on offer as there’s an abundance of forestry and hill walking routes, cycle paths and golf courses. Ideal for a family holiday or short break for the eco-conscious.
Far from the basic facilities provided by traditional bothies, each self contained unit caters for all of your needs during your Highland retreat. Whether it’s the comfort of your own hot shower when returning from your exciting day enjoying the outdoors, the convenience of your cooking facilities your warm home cooked meal or the cosiness of your wood burning stove in the evenings, a Cairngorm Bothy will provide for your every need.
Your Bothy will comfortably sleep four people with one double bed and bunk beds in each.
A woodburning range is integrated into the Bothies, because electrical power is at a premium we use local logs to provide all the comforts of modern life. The woodburner doubles as a heating system heating a hot water circuit that heats the towel rail radiator, as well as obviously heating the surrounding space. Alongside the fire closet is the oven and the top surface is hot plate. The back boiler provides the hot water for the showers and taps. The kettle whistles like olden time when brought to the boil by being deployed on the hot plate.
The bathroom includes a walk in shower, WC, sink and heated towel rail.
Step outside and cook your dinner in our purpose-built disposal bbq stand……or enjoy a cosy night in by the wood burning stove with firewood provided from our own forests.
Are you bringing your little one? Children and dogs are welcome. For an extra £5 per child, high chairs can be provided. Likewise, £20 per dog is extra. Please select the relevant option(s) when making your booking.
We are proud of our heritage, of our rich history and of those who have gone before us and shaped the land and our local communities. In naming our bothies we have chosen to name each one after something or someone pertinent to this unique area. Each bothy is simply and tastefully furnished, but each is individual, reflecting the name bestowed upon it.
Traditionally every estate had a gamekeeper who, with their vast local knowledge, protected the estate wildlife from poachers. Now they manage the wild land, the forests and the hedgerows to ensure a balanced environment benefitting the wildlife.
Explore our 6 bothies set in mature woodlands in the Cairngorms National Park
We absolutely loved our stay. Beautiful bothy, beautiful surroundings. We didn’t want to go home! Will definitely be back at some point.
Fantastic bothies in a beautiful setting. Excellent and helpful staff, would highly recommend for a long weekend or week or two. I didn't want to leave.
Cosy and great base for trail running, plenty of wildlife and chill time
Stunning location to come and unwind in the peace and quiet with a warm log fire.