Exterior | The Bothy - Glendye Cottages and Cabins, Banchory
Swedish wood-fired hot tub | The Bothy - Glendye Cottages and Cabins, Banchory
  • Cottage
  • Banchory
  • UK7201

The Bothy


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  • Sleeps up to 2
  • 1 bedroom
  • 1 bathroom
  • Up to 2 pets allowed
Pets stay free
Car parking on site
A beatifully refurbished bothy, with all modern conveniences and a striking interior design.
Ground Floor:
All on the ground floor.
Open plan living space.
Living area: With wood burner (no TV).
Dining area.
Kitchen area: With electric cooker and fridge.
Bedroom: With kingsize bed.
Shower room: With shower cubicle and toilet.
Oil central heating, electricity, bed linen, towels and Wi-Fi included. Welcome pack.
Front garden with sitting-out area and BBQ. Wood-fired tub (private). Bike store. Private parking for 2 cars. No smoking. Please note: The property has a natural water supply from a spring.
The Bothy was opened in the summer of 2020 following a complete refurbishment; floors, ceiling, the lot. It is comfortable, characterful and finished to the highest standard, from the handmade tiles in the kitchen to the Margaret Howell lamps and the art on the walls. In the garden is an outdoor kitchen (made traditionally, using no nails) complete with Green Egg barbecue and a Swedish wood-fired tub, too. As a guest at The Bothy you also have full access to The Glen Dye Arms, a BYOB pub complete with roaring log fire, ancient bar and record player. You can also use the amazing wood-fired sauna, which was custom-built for in Wales.

The Bothy sleeps two in a kingsize bed; and there is an open-plan living space and shower room. The Bothy is unusual at Glen Dye, being the only property to face east, making it the perfect place to enjoy the sunrise. It sits adjacent to The Old Lodge which dates from the 1700’s and is the oldest house on Glen Dye by some way; it was almost certainly built as accommodation for a caretaker at The Old Lodge and in later years, until the 1960s, it was home to a forester who worked at the estate sawmill.

Glen Dye is a private estate of approximately 30,000 acres with the cabins and cottages situated in the centre, surrounded by forest and moorland. Here you are right on the banks of the River Dye, where you can be at one with nature and wander through the luscious surroundings to your heart’s content. This location is fabled; watched over by the impressive granite tor of Clachnaben and at the northern end of the Cairn o’ Mount mountain pass. This is where the Howe of the Mearns finally gives in to the Highland boundary fault; wild, beautiful and very quiet - an outdoor paradise.

There are miles and miles of tracks on your doorstep for walking, cycling and running. These run through one of Britain’s finest private forests or across miles and miles of moorland wilderness.The River Dye is also on your doorstep where you can fish for trout. The river is an excellent place for canoeists when in spate (after rain). Banchory, Aboyne, Stonehaven, Dunnottar Castle, Balmoral, Braemar and Ballater are all within easy reach, as are literally hundreds of amazing places to walk, cycle, climb and yomp. The Highlands are a civilised place with its ’access to all’ policy enshrined in law, so if you love remote outdoor activities then this is the place for you. Beach 23 miles. Shop and pub 8 miles, restaurant 6 miles.


Cycle Store
Decorated at Christmas
Detached Property
Fishing Nearby
Garden or Patio
Grouped Property
Horse Riding nearby
Open Fire or Woodburner
Open Plan
Parking - On Site
Pets Allowed
Pets Free of Charge
Romantic Getaways
Welcome Pack
Woodburning Stove


Good to know

Check in and check out times

  • Arrive after 15:00
  • Depart before 10:00


  • 2 pets allowed

Car parking

  • On-site

What's included?

  • Wifi
  • Electricity
  • Bed linen
  • Towels


  • No smoking, please

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