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.
We are a 'Good to Go' venue and have in place all additional measures to make your stay safe and full of freedom and fresh air!
Made, Gathered and Homegrown from as close to the Dell as possible. Our home is yours for this while and we want to make this really easy for you.
Give us 48 hours notice and we can make sure your cottage is stocked with groceries for your arrival. Tasty things to throw in the oven, fun meal kits to get the kids involved or grazing platters to share around the fire with a carefully matched wine. We have brought together some of our favourite local producers, stuff you won't find with the big guys, each showcasing our unique local larder.
Between ourselves and our amazing local village stores, who now each offer a next day delivery service, we aim to provide you with all your whimsical holiday needs to maximise your experience with us and help support the local economy at a much needed time
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.
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.
We are over the moon to be welcoming Carrie Wilde of Fearless Space. She is set for a weekend of damn good feels, playfully investigating the power and adaptability of your body through yoga, meditation, healthy food, time outdoors and relaxation.
Expect evening somatic practices to clear out mental baggage and improve evening habits for more restful sleep. Our mornings give a more dynamic practice offering your body strength as well as space.
1:1 yoga session or Swedish massage included.
Music has been our true tonic over the last little while and we have built a stack of our 'Woodland Wireless' playlists on Spotify to form a connection with the woods, even when you're not able to visit.
Soundscape draws from this library, carefully selecting tracks that stir us and resonate with the landscape surrounding us to take us on a meditative musical journey into the deeper, more hidden trails surrounding the Dell.
Each walk takes around an hour and will be punctuated with birdsong interludes and hot cups.
Only requirements are Premium Spotify account, good headphones and some sturdy footwear.
A unique collaboration bringing together Wilderness Fit movement sessions all using the natural landscape. These sessions hopefully give you a little inspiration in the outdoors that you can bring into your daily life, run by Yaz Basan (Level 3 qualified Personal Trainer). Also included are varying forms of yoga, Kombucha brewing, cycling, cold water swimming and trail running and an optional extra Reiki session. The aim of this weekend is to give other women a boost of energy and have a good time together in the outdoors. There will be plenty of time for relaxation too. All activities are optional and all fitness levels are welcome