Inshriach House – Aviemore
Yurt for 2 from £70 per night
Not suitable for children
Pets are welcome at Inshriach but dogs must be kept on a lead in the vicinity of the farm as there are sheep in the surrounding fields. There is a £20 fine if any of them kills a chicken or bites a sheep. Kids are welcome too but there isn't much room for them.
The yurt is a cosy space set in wonderful isolation on the hillside above the river Spey. The owners told us they were, "a bit like The Wombles" and when you see a yurt sitting on recycled fence post decking, furnished with a grand Victorian double bed, a tapestry tub chair and an old mahogany writing table, you can really believe it. Nothing is ever thrown away if it might turn out to be useful, as the truck wheel barbecue shows. The wood-burning oven is state of the art, and means the canvas yurt is habitable even in the intense Scottish winter – though that shouldn’t stop you from bringing your best extra thick patterned jumpers. The shower and loo are housed in a converted farm outbuilding where there’s also a little place for making coffee. Please note that these are both quite a walk away, roughly 700 metres and over some rough terrain.
Isolation is all part of being at Inshriach. You're perfectly set up for forays into the Cairngorms, safe in the knowledge that a comfortable haven is yours to come back to.