Make Yourself At Home

Home of BBC Springwatch 2019

Our home is your home, so relax, enjoy the peace and sink into holiday mode. Nestled within the Cairngorms wilderness and with easy access to Aviemore, our self-catering lodge and cottages offer the perfect escape for family holidays, retreats and events. Unwind, stoke your fire, re-connect and breathe deep. Go barefoot on the lawn, pick a hammock, toast your toes and slow right down. Allow your ears to ring with silence amongst the trees. Make yourself at home.

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At a glance


The Dell is a peaceful retreat just on the edge of Nethy Bridge, ‘The Forest Village’ - a sleepy, friendly place reached by riverside walk or through the endless trails of the Abernethy Forest. The RSPB Osprey Centre at Loch Garten is just a 10 minute drive, to the north, the wild Moray Coast beaches and to the south, the heart of the Cairngorms. The Dell is an hour from Inverness airport, 20 mins from Aviemore train station and around 3 hours north of Edinburgh and Glasgow.

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The Dell is well equipped and connected, yet a fantastic blank canvas for an event, corporate function or celebration of any kind. Along with accommodation for up to 28 guests, multiple event spaces and the offering of in-house catering, we relish the opportunity and challenge to produce unique and creative events.

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The Line Up

Music . Workshops . Retreats

Taste of the Wild - Instinct Guides

6 Jun - 31 Oct



Escape the hustle and bustle and embrace the outdoors. Instinct's adventure days are based around their passion for the outdoors, nature, wilderness skills and of course, food!
The Dell makes for the perfect base to learn wilderness skills that will last you a lifetime. Instinct's adventure days are action packed, from learning how to light fire using traditional methods and cooking venison on the open fire to mastering tomahawk throwing, they have something for everyone. Days are tailored for all abilities and perfectly suited for groups, families or corporate days. Sessions are customised to your groups needs so if you have something in mind, let them know.

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Kilted Yoga Retreat

6 - 9 Jul


Scottish, transformative, rejuvenating. We give you the space to regenerate and heal from your busy lives.
Let us take you out into the wilderness of the Scottish Highlands to enjoy the beauty of the mountains, the forest and the rivers. Here we give you an unique opportunity to relax and use the transformative quality of yoga while being immersed in nature.

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An Afternoon with the Kilted Yogi

6 Jul



Yoga class & book signing


This 60 minute workshop will teach some of the basic yoga moves to support the body in a different way while sharpening mental acuity through an intent that will go deeper throughout the class. Afterwards join us for some energy balls, tea and a book signing session. The Kilted Yoga book is included in your ticket price.

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