Our main focus is always to speed up your transition into holiday mode.
Time is precious and we strive to create an environment that immediatley makes you feel at ease, where you don't need to hunt around for things, its all on your doorstep.
From the natural kids playground amongst the trees to the woodland firepit to the homemade meals delivered to your door, there's no need to travel far. Have a browse through what we have on offer here at The Dell and please get in touch for more information.
Our woodland tipi is our pride and joy. Nestled in the tall pine trees and surrounded by nature, it is the perfect place to host an event, workshop, class and even a good knees up or a chilled out family dinner. A beautiful fire pit sits in the centre surrounded by vintage sofas, German beer hall tables, a locally stocked bar and soft lightning and candles which create a wonderful ambience. We even have a gas heating system for those chilly winter days. Even though it is a popular and great space for dinners and parties, we can clear the furniture to make it an equally fantastic space for classes and workshops also.
Per Hour - £25 unheated/ £35 heated
Per 2.5 hour session (for residents only) - £50
Per Day - £250
Just next to our tipi, we have a stunning stone fire pit built by our dear friend and wonderful stone mason Jack Mallalieu. The perfect place to toast some marshmallows, warm up your toes and have a good old fashioned catch up. We offer this out to our guests in residence at a price of £25 for a two and half hour session. The fire pit will be pre lit for you, with an ample supply of wood as well as cushions, sheep skin rugs and blankets to make the atmosphere all the more cosy. Why not make it extra special with some delicious Smores from our Dell Grocer.
We love to cook a feast on our fantastic spit roast BBQ and we know you would too. The superbly stocked local butcher in Nethy Bridge has all you could wish for throwing over the hot coals. The BBQ can be booked by our guests in residence at a price of £40 for exclusive use along with all the coal and utensils you will need. A great way to eat out!
Like we said, we want to make your time at The Dell as easy as possible, and what better way than having local produce and home-made meals delivered right to your door. Delicious hampers, tasty things to throw straight in the oven, fun meal kits to get the kids involved or grazing platters to share around the fire with a carefully matched wine. Between ourselves and our amazing local village stores 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. As well as for our guests in residence, we also open our grocer doors to those in our local area. Head to The Dell Grocer section of our website to find out more.
You don’t need to go far to find fun at The Dell, it’s right on your door step. Amongst our woodland we have a small exciting adventure playground for kids and adults alike. Fly through the trees on our zipline, practice your acrobatic skills on the sunken trampoline or test your balance on the slackline over the burn. For those who like to burn off some energy, we recommend hide and seek in the trees or a kick around on the slightly rugged football field. Or for some, it’s just slowing down and connecting with nature.
It’s so important to take the time to switch off, chill out and breathe easy when you are on holiday and here at The Dell we want to give you the space to do that. You can read a book while gently swaying in a hammock, take a casual stroll through the beautiful ancient pine tree forest, watch the abundance of birdlife that visits our gardens or use the spacious lawn to stretch out and meditate. We also have Katie White, a wonderfully talented yoga instructor who hosts regular weekly classes here in our woodland tipi. She combines her years of experience in traditional hatha vinyasa with modern mobility and strength training techniques to curate a life long sustainable practice. If you are interested in booking a private yoga session with Katie then please do get in touch. We have mats, block and bolsters available for hire here at The Dell so no need to worry if you don't have your own.
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.
This is available all year round and costs £25 per person.
The Dell is perfectly placed for wildlife watching and we're delighted to be linked up with the team at Instinct Guides. Ruari's roots run deep in this area and he has a wealth of local insights and secret locations.
Ruari offers guided nature walks, ‘Wilderness days’ and a 4x4 safari adventure from the Dell and he is always able to tailor his programme to suit what you’re most interested in finding.