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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Highland Adventure Trail running & Yoga Retreat

4 - 7 Oct


We're excited to welcome back Heather Thomson bringing this perfectly located mix of yoga and trail running in the forests surrounding the Dell.
The yoga is open to all levels and focusing on conditioning, toning and strengthening.
The guided trail runs through the Cairngorms foothills with Trail Running Scotland will include navigation skills, barefoot running, posture & technique guidance and injury prevention
Also meditation & guided relaxations to aide healing and that ‘zen’ feeling post-run together with confidence coaching.

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Grounding into Winter Soul Retreat

22 - 25 Nov


Join @walktheessentialpath, @hayley_m_dorian and I for a deeply nourishing long weekend at the stunning Dell of Abernethy in the Cairngorms this Winter ❄️ We will come together in these peaceful surroundings to practice yoga, meditate, nourish ourselves with Ayurvedic food and re discover our feminine grace in our Soul Circle time.

Peaceful evening activities to include Yin Yoga, yoga Nidra, meditation & sound baths;

Workshops to be fully announced but will include Wim Hof breathing techniques for cold water exposure (followed by a dip in the Loch❄️), Sacred Cacao Ceremony, Ayurvedic Dinacharya & self massage techniques, Lunar Labyrinth work & aromatic anchoring with essential oils;

One Ayurvedic, Essential oil or reiki therapy;

Secure your place now with a £200 deposit ✨ prices from £649pp PM for more info. It’s going to be magical ✨ @ Dell of Abernethy

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