Birch Hut

UK Scotland Highlands Inverness-shire Ace Hideaways

  • Sleeps 2 (max 2 adults, 0 children)
  • Cooking facilities
  • Beds Provided
  • Bed Linen Provided
A snug little shepherd’s hut for two on the edge of an ancient woodland in the North East of Scotland.

  • A furnished shepherds hut with double bed and bedding provided
  • Log-burner inside and fire pit outside as well as suitable cooking equipment
  • Five glamping neighbours on this wildlife rich camping and glamping site

The Owner Says

Our hand-built shepherd’s hut's nestle back into the ancient woodland, perfect for couples who like a little more comfort with their camping with shared composting toilet, shower and kitchen sink for hut use only. Although cooking facilities are provided in the privacy of your hut, of course, you still have the option to use camp kitchen. Real flushing toilets & showers are situated behind Reception - just a five minute walk away.

The hut has a proper full-size (4’6″) double bed and comfy, real pocket-sprung mattress, cosy log-burning stove (with enough space on top to keep your kettle warm!), table and chairs, gas-ring camping stove and cooking equipment, cool box on request and of course a lovely setting.

Tariff – £72 per night. Price is for 2 people per night and includes full-size double bed with hypoallergenic bedding, 100% cotton bed linen and towels. 

Features & Facilities

Woodland showers and composting loos, plus a well-equipped camp kitchen. Campfires are permitted! The shepherd’s hut features a full-size double bed with pocket sprung mattress, log-burning stove and a gas ring cooker. Bell tents feature comfortably mattresses but they're sparsely furnished and you'll need to bring your own bedding (sleeping bags available for hire). There's a firepit outside. Woodland camping pitches allow for 1 tent and up to 5 guests per pitch. There are usually only 5 pitches available, but they can sometimes open a few more so do ask. Look out for red squirrel, roe deer, pine marten, and a whole range of abundant bird and wildlife. A whole host of activities are offered on site including, whitewater rafting, tubing, kayaking, canyoning, cliff jumping, disc golf and paintball – activities can be booked via the calendar (see above).

Activities

The campsite is around 2 miles from Logie Steading Visitor Centre (01309 611733), a good starting point for the local area where you can pick up further information. It's about 12 miles to the Moray coastline with its vast sandy beaches and fishing villages – a calmer spot along the North Sea coast, owing to the landscape's naturally protective shape. To the south the Cairngorms National Park (01479 873535) stretches, a more established spot for walking and cycling with more marked trails and the highest mountains – though you'll do just as well exploring the incredible landscapes of the local area, lesser known but equally beautiful in their own right. Loch Ness and a host of monuments and castles are all just a short drive away.

Food & Drink

The reception shop stocks a few camp essentials, plus hot drinks and chocolate bars! The closest place for a good, freshly-prepared, homemade lunch made with local, seasonal produce is at the cafe at Logie Steading(01309 611378), about 2 miles away (they serve great cakes and coffee too). There's also a range of artisanal shops at Logie Steading and food-wise you can stock up on delicious estate beef or venison for your campfire, Scottish salmon, cheeses, traditional oat cakes and other goodies in the farm shop. Try the freshly ground coffee, speciality teas or hot chocolates from Cairngorm Leaf and Bean (01309 611700) there too. If you’d like a decent pub lunch or supper, maybe with a walk on the beach, The Kimberley Inn (01309 690492) in Findhorn is a great choice.
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Getting There

Forres train (08457 484950) and bus. Trainline is Inverness to Aberdeen.