Ghillie's Bothy sits amongst the Scots Pine trees of the Cairngorms, with a large expanse of forest behind making it perfect for those looking for a quiet and relaxing holiday to be at one with nature. The scenery that surrounds the bothy is breath-taking no matter what time of the year, you can still enjoy the beauty of the mountains, the vividness of the woodland and the glimmering loch.
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 wood burner 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 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, 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.
Deeside has prolific access to waterways for both trout and salmon fishing. The Ghillie is an age-old profession whose specialist knowledge of the best pools and fish behaviour makes the difference between catching or not catching a fish. The River Dee operates a catch and returns policy. Beginner or expert, we can refer you to such facilities if that’s how you choose to spend your time.
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.