Beekeeper's Bothy

Beekeeper's Bothy is fully accessible and located on the edge of the UK’s largest National Park, the Cairngorms, an ideal holiday for all the nature lovers among us. Its placement is perfect for watching wildlife including the red squirrels and roe deer that live in the forest.


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.

This Bothy has full disabled access and will comfortably sleep four people with one double bed and bunk beds in each.

Enjoy the fully fitted kitchen with all the home comforts including cooker, fridge, kettle, all cookware and utensils and dining table.

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 through the doors and enjoy a barbeque on the decking……or enjoy a cosy night in by the wood burning stove with firewood provided from our own forests.

We’re flexible

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.

Naming our Bothies

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.

A croft on the estate was the birthplace to a locally renowned beekeeper and one of a kind gentleman. Incidentally he is also a water diviner who helped us find the water supply that now supplies the Bothies! For years beekeepers have moved their hives to moorland on Morven allowing the bees to take advantage of the heather clad hillside. The resulting heather honey is a full flavoured much sought after local honey. Delicious on your porridge or toast.


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Explore our 6 bothies set in mature woodlands in the Cairngorms National Park

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