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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Music . Workshops . Retreats

The Banana Sessions

14 Feb



Come and help us warm up the Tipi with the beautiful Banana Sessions on their 'House concert tour' of Scotland.
The Banana Sessions are not just any band – the sort of band that haunt your dreams with annoyingly catchy melodies, Beatles-esque harmonies and washboard beats.

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Spring Equinox Cleanse & Reset

15 - 18 Mar


Join Mai from The Sacred Space for a 3 day Cleanse & Reset Retreat. According to the ancient science of Ayurveda, the change of seasons is the perfect time to cleanse the body and mind. The change from winter to spring is a particularly lovely time to eliminate the body of toxins accumulated over the winter. During this three day break we will cleanse with the use of herbs, therapies and plenty of light, easily digestible Ayurvedic food. By stimulating our Agni (digestive fire) and encouraging the body’s natural mechanisms of detoxification we will allow the body to repair on a very deep level. We will start the day with Kundalini Yoga and then there will be time to take a wild swim or go for a gentle stroll. We will gather for workshops before lunch where we will delve into Ayurvedic food and lifestyle routines, which you can take home and integrate into your life. The afternoon will be free time for rest, walks, reading or booking a full body Abhyanga massage. A light supper will be followed by pranayama and meditation before falling into a restorative sleep. “

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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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