Inshriach Yurt | Highland | Canopy & Stars

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Inshriach Yurt - Highland

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Inshriach House

Not suitable for children

Pets welcome

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.

A wild yurt in the Cairngorms, the perfect base for hiking and biking. Get away from it all and into the hills...

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 but before bed, why not pop over to Walter's gin distillery too, recently voted Channel 4's 2015 Shed of the Year!

Our guests say...

We stayed at the Inshriach Yurt for my fiances birthday from 7th - 9th September. A warm welcome on arrival from Walter who drove us to the Yurt with our bags. The yurt was cosy, warm due to the very efficient log burning stove and well equipped. The yurt and all it's furnishings had fantastic character with excellent attention to detail. The farm is a fantastic place to get away from it all and spend time in the peace and quiet. We loved cooking outside, playing cards in the yurt and going for a dip in the river! Thank you for a lovely few days. We will definitely be back next year.



We had a fantastic time at the Yurt and round Aviemore. Would love to come back in the winter in the snow!



We had the most incredible couple of days in the yurt @ inshriach house! It could not have been more perfect! Luxury camping at its finest. Hosts were very helpful.



My husband and I had a lovely stay and enjoyed the yurt, the farm and the location (aviemore) in general. We especially love how the yurt was personally decorated (with the comfiest bed), the quirky cute shops and waiting room in the farm, and the coolest sauna by the river! With the sun shining all weekend (and a sprinkle of rain) everything was just perfect.



To stay at Inschriach Farm was absolutely marvelous. We enjoyed it a lot. It's very private, relaxing, atmospheric and in a way back to basic. The owners are very kind and helpful. I would recommend this accommodation to everyone.


Hendrik Jan

Great and a wonderful magical place. The yurt and he surrounding area is fantastic.



Absolutely lovely part of the U.K. The yurt was set in beautiful surrondings. It was cozy and clean. Felt like a magical home from home. The hosts were friendly, welcoming and accomadation. Excellent value for money. Loads of activities near by and amenities.



Really enjoyed the experience. It did get cold but the yurt soon warmed up nice with the wood burner on !



What a magical, spiritual adventure. I booked the Inshriach Yurt for my lover's birthday weekend and everything about our stay was perfect. We arrived in darkness to a snow-covered field housing our little home for the weekend; Walter had even lit the fire for us, so the Yurt was shamefully warm and cosy. Our weekend was spent explore the surrounding areas and enjoying the quiet comfort of nature; complete with nudie moments by the side of the river. We've returned home even more in love with each other and with a view of returning in the Spring.



A fantastic stay in a wonderful location. The yurt was very well equipped and extremely cosy once the stove was going. The site itself had lots to do including the horse box sauna and gin distillery. On top of that it worked well as a base to explore the surrounding area with plenty of well trodden paths around lochs and over heather covered mountains.



The yurt was beautiful, romantic and cosy - the wood-burner was easy to use so we were rarely cold for long. The farm is an amazing, inspiring place and the host was delightful. A great place to experience nature but with a fair bit of luxury too!



We stayed at the Mongolian Yurt at Inshriach in Aviemore for a short break for two nights with our puppy. This was puppy gracies first holiday and our first glamping experience. We were greeted by the owners dog who had a thing for wee gracie before we were driving to the yurt with our stuff. The scenery is amazing as it is on a farm in the Scottish highlands. Lots of greenery, trees and wild flowers. Gracie loved chasing the hens and met sheep for the first time - she truly was in awe at the sheep. Once we arrived at our destination we were surprised and overwhelmed at how beautiful and quirky the yurt itself was. The yurt features a incredibly comfy bed and a lovely stove which heats the yurt up lovely and quickly. Furnishings included a armchair with sheep skin rug and a table and chairs. The lanterns added a touch of romance while the sky light was great to look out of . Outwith the yurt there is a wrought iron table and chairs beside a fire pit/bbq within the enclosed area exclusive to ghd yurt. Here there is a lot of greenery . I loved the converted shed which featured a distillery, bar, waiting room and inconvenience store Quirky and original this place is a win



Amazing from start to finish we didnt want to leave!!!!! We are booking to go back later this year :)



It was amazing! So peaceful and cost. Exactly what we where looking for. The yurt was so comfy and felt very spacious. Walter was very welcoming and friendly. We where very lucky with the weather too. The horse box sauna was very cool. Can't wait to go back and stay in one of the other places. Two nights is definitely not enough! We will be back :)



Absolutely loved it! Would recommend it to anybody wanting an outdoors adventure



Our stay at Inshriach was amazing from the minute we arrived, The welcome we got as we drove down the driveway to the experience of staying in a yurt. The Yurt was absolutely fantastic and had everything you needed, and although it was -6 outside once we had the fire going it was lovely and cosy. Our stay was everything we could have wished for and so much more!



The stay was great. We couldn't have asked for a better time. So cozy, gorgeous and as private as you can get. Walter and his colleagues were incredibly friendly and made us feel welcome right from the get go. The surrounding area was amazing. Every view was outstanding. Walter had great knowledge of the area and helped us with sorting out a fantastic hike( even though we got a bit lost) Really wish we had booked 3 or 4 nights instead of 2.



The place was breathtaking! and not just due to the cold. The drive up from Inverness was just amazing. It took us a while to find the place since we did use a satnav. We arrived at a quint farm house and upon knocking on the door and asking where the yurt was, was informed we had the wrong address. So for anyone going the Inshiach Yurt in the near future. Your satnav will take you to Big Al's farm. The man is a gent but as a chief, needs his rest so don't stop. Follow the road until you come to a sign saying Inshriach Nursery (trees). Keep going and you will come to a farm with a green and yellow sign for a tea room (if you get the chance to eat there, do. She makes to the most amazing cakes and treats) less than half a mile down and you will see a blue bin on your right. That is Inshriach Farm and your destination. Watch out for the chickens when you drive in, they're quite fearless. Walter and Lucy the owners are lovely, funny and very welcoming. They drove us to the yurt about 15 mins walk and as we saw it over the rise. I thought it pretty small. Its not. The place is suprising roomy yet cosy with a wood burner and a huge bed with room for a table and some chairs



We had such a beautiful time at Inshriach Yurt. Walter was extremely accommodating considering we didn't arrive until very late, but the whole place was incredibly laid back and relaxed. The stars on the first evening were so beautiful and once we got a hang of the log burner we were toasty warm! I wish we'd been able to oget there earlier in the day and we'd definitely return!



My daughter and I returned to Inshriach for our second February half term visit because we had enjoyed it so much last year. February weather is challenging in the Cairngorms, but that added to the fun of staying in the yurt and living off grid. Once the stove and candles were lit, the yurt became cosy and very magical. Although we were not far from other people if we needed them, we felt wonderfully remote, isolated and close to nature.



"We had a fantastic weekend staying in the Yurt at Inshriach. Lovely warm welcome from Walter and Lucy and Monty the dog. The location was stunning and the yurt was so cosy once the wood burning stove was fired up. The yurt had everything we needed and more, with some thoughtful and quirky touches. The bed was very comfy and there were plenty of warm blankets and the see thru canopy was great for seeing the stars!!! We will definitely return for another visit to this magical, quirky and very friendly place, felt totally chilled and mellow"



"This was our first trip the highlands and it was a great adventure for us. We're not much for camping usually so the yurt was something really new, combining a great sense of the outdoors with some creature comforts (i.e. a lovely bed and the wood burning stove). We did a lot of things in and around Aviemore (horse riding, top of the mountain, walking round Loch En Eilein although no where near everything we wanted to as there was just not enough time. Will be coming back though...and recommending to my friends"



"I stayed in the Yurt for two nights with my 14 year old son and our dog. We loved it! We were well supplied with wood for the stove, cosy bedding and hot water bottles, and candles & night lights. We had a sauna in the converted horse box by the river, though only my son was brave enough to plunge into the water"



"It was great - really peaceful, the nearest people were 5 minutes walk away, the yurt was really cosy, the sauna was good fun."



"The yurt was fantastic, set in a secluded little glade. The whole farm is a magical place and Walter made us feel very welcome. Cannot recommend the place highly enough. The whole set up was fantastic, it's hard to pick a favourite thing. The worst was the walk to the toilet, but even that wasn't really a problem."



"It was GREAT! We really like our stay! It was better and more beautiful then the pictures."



"We had a great time. The yurt is in such an idylic spot, it feels really secluded near the river but at the same time isn't too remote. It was really comfortable and had everything we could have asked for."



"Loved our stay in the yurt. Everything we could need was there, including a wonderful wood burning stove."



"We went to celebrate my boyfriend's birthday. Our first yurt experience and it was incredible. We had everything we could've asked for and more, the scenery was amazing as were Walter and his family."



"We had a great time. Walter and the others at the farm were really friendly and made us feel very welcome. The yurt was really cosy and secluded and the perfect place to spend the night. Best thing: the yurt was kitted out with everything you would need for your stay- hot water bottles, blankets, real coffee, very comfy bed.  Worst thing: I guess for some people there only being 1 toilet that is very far away would be a problem."



"We both loved our stay, all the people were helpful and warming, we both enjoy the countryside and getting out, as much as it was February we managed well with the log burner, collecting and chopping the wood, no electricity was a blessing in some ways."



"We did enjoy our stay very much.  The yurt was great in a great location, people very friendly and relaxed."



"Loved every minute and everything about this wonderful place. Couldn't have been better and everything required was provided ( and more besides). Best thing- everything! Location is wonderful and thoughtful touches from Solar fairy Lights to hot Water bottles. Also loved the stove and outdoor firepit as well as lovely owner. Can't think of anything to be improved upon - Walter you have it just right."



"The most amazing location I could not have picked for a more romantic place to honeymoon. I have never counted so many stars , seen the Milky Way with the naked eye or sat within inches of a badger."



"We had a fantastic stay. Both the Yurt and the Beer Moth are very well positioned in the estate grounds. Plentiful supply of logs for the burner too."



"Yes, it was great. Walter had everything set up so that if you needed any help you could ask, or you could just be left alone to your own devices"



"The stay was fantastic. It was brilliant to be able to let the dogs run about and not have to worry! So relaxing. Can't beat the peace and quiet there :) "



"We had an awesome time!!! No midges meant that we could fling the yurt doors open in the day, sit on the porch and play with Monty (farmers dog) whilst watching a plethora of wildlife from badgers (1st one ever seen) to red squirrel and highland ponies. We even discovered the Cairngorm gliding club around the corner, so went out on an induction flight and good see our wee little yurt with its little woodland on one side and the Spey river on the other- from the air! A wonderful little yurt, really in the middle of nowhere, with all facilities you could possibly need for a stay away in the country."



"The cosy Yurt with logburner, and the skylight to look up to the stars at night when tucked up in bed, not to mention the stunning surrounding countryside, made for a perfect break away."



"We loved our stay - the yurt was perfect, Walter was great and really they had thought of everything.  It was private but also friendly.  Most importantly I loved the fact there were not rules plastered everywhere - you were treated as adults.  I would recommend anyone to go there and will hope to return."



"We had an absolutely amazing time. There was a light dusting of snow the first morning, and gentle flakes fell throughout most of the day, making the whole place completely magical. The stove was very warm and kept the yurt nice and cosy, but it was very cold in the mornings. On the last day, all the water and bananas froze, and so did my hair on the way back from the shower! I loved every minute of it! The location, the character of the yurt, the stove, the weather."



"Although some might say it wasn't an ideal weekend for recreational yurt dwelling, being one of the coldest of 2013 thus far, we had a thoroughly enjoyable stay at Inshriach Yurt. The yurt was extremely cosily and thoughtfully kitted out: the hot water bottles, fresh coffee and porridge supplies came in very handy! Fresh eggs for breakfast from the farm's hens were a tasty treat, too. The surrounding area is absolutely stunning and the owners gave us some great suggestions for places to go and things to do. The perfect antidote to busy city life. I've already recommended it to my friends."



"We loved our stay!! It was Nadia my wife's 40th birthday and was a surprise. She absolutely loved it; the weather was awesome and Walter was very friendly. Will definitely go back. :)"



"We had a glorious stay; it was in a gorgeous spot and the weather was great. The best thing was the view of the stars from bed. The worst thing was my overactive imagination when it got dark."



"Completely and utterly magical in every way. The beauty, location, style of holiday, very friendly host who made you feel very welcome, the cosiness... "



"Our stay at Inshriach yurt was brilliant; lovely and cosy inside the yurt with the wood burning stove...excellent if you want to get away from everything for a couple of days."



"Amazing place, surroundings and host. We will look forward to returning in the future! Getting back to basics was amazing and our wee dog loved every minute!"



"The Yurt was fantastically equipped with everything you needed, and also done in a quaint, lovely style. The surroundings were beautiful and Walter was extremely helpful."



"We loved every second of our stay! The Yurt is in a fantastic isolated position on the fringes of the local forest above the river. Walter (the owner) is an absolute legend and did all he could to provide us with the knowledge and expendables such as wood, water and fuel for our stay. We sampled some of the bet skiing and mountain biking Scotland has to offer, all located within riding/short driving distance from the Yurt door. Words simply can't describe how special this place is…. You will have to just go and see for yourself!"



"Amazing. Absolutely perfect in every way. Walter and Lucy were wonderful hosts as always and the yurt was so well equipped, can't think of anything else you could possibly need to stay there - comfy warm bed, great log burner, loads of wood, pots, pans, plates etc all covered, perfect. Best thing about the stay was waking up to a beautiful frosty morning and taking a walk along the Spey before heading back and lighting a fire to make some whiskey porridge for breakfast. Worst thing about the stay was leaving and going back to reality."



"Best thing was the peaceful isolation and cosy yurt. Nothing bad to say!"



"Completely perfect in every way; my boyfriend has never had so much fun lighting fires! I chose it for his birthday because he likes wild camping but I wanted to have a touch of luxury and 'quirkyness' to make it really memorable, and it did. Would definitely go back."



"We had an excellent time.  The weather was perfect and Walter told us of a great spot to swim so we spent an afternoon splashing around in the river.  The yurt was beautiful and we cooked a lovely breakfast with eggs from the farm and dinner with meat from the local estate. Best thing was the yurt, beautifully decorated and perfect location.  Good mix between isolation but been able to walk to local facilities if needed (as we didn't have a car)."



"We had the most perfect time. We loved the cosy yurt and the stunning countryside of Aviemore. The yurt was very well equipped and we had everything we needed. Although it was a little cool at times outside, the wood-burner kept us warm and toasty and we loved cooking on it. We really enjoyed everything about our stay."



"The stay was amazing! In the middle of winter we felt all cosy and snug in the yurt. It was quirky and unique. We had space for the dogs and enjoyed candlelit meals cooked on the stove. The owner was helpful, friendly and made us feel welcome. Overall we had an amazing couple of nights and from the visitors book, it seems we haven't been the only ones to enjoy our stay."



"We had an amazing time. Walter and his mum were very friendly and welcoming. The yurt was incredible. It had everything that we needed and was comfortable and warm once the fire was going. Also excellent provision of crockery and cooking equipment as well as essential hot water bottles. The weather was also excellent so made the weekend even more enjoyable."



“Sublime. Transported from the banks of the Spey to the Mongolian Steppes. A wonderful few days!”


Sam, Carole & Bramble

"Although the temperatures managed to drop enough in the evening to freeze our mouthwash at night, this just meant we heaped more logs on the stove and snuggled up watched the stars through the top of the yurt"



"The best thing was Walter (the host) and his inviting personality"



“We loved it here so much we are contemplating changing our honeymoon plans to come back here instead! Brill.”


Harriet & Billy

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