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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Old Time Romance


The Dell can provide a unique, peaceful backdrop to your woodland wedding and can play host to a celebration of any kind. Working closely with the best local suppliers we offer a thoughtful and well produced package which can be easily tailored to your taste.

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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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Music . Workshops . Retreats

Wandertreat - New Year's Yoga retreat

18 - 21 Jan


Take time out and escape from the stress of your daily routine at this amazing and truly rejuvenating retreat in the Cairngorms, hosted by the brilliant Daria Wall of Wandertreat. The Dell has amazing views and stunning forest walks on your doorstep; the perfect place to relax, renew, restore and enjoy the idyllic scenery.

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Janet McInnes - Leith Yoga Retreat

22 - 25 Mar

Earlybird £499 / £549

Emerge from winter with a long weekend of yoga, delicious food & great company.
-Time for you in a beautiful location with daily yoga, woodland walks, open fires, and group activities
-Suitable for beginners and seasoned practitioners, the yoga and meditation will be an artful balance of Forrest Yoga to exhilarate and challenge and Yin Yoga to move towards stillness and contemplation
-Delicious meals lovingly masterminded with locally sourced ingredients by Polly
-Shared accommodation (twin rooms and shared bathrooms)
-Optional massage (additional charge)

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Taste of the Wild - Instinct Guides

6 Jun



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 forms 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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