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The Beermoth

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Inshriach House – Aviemore

  • Truck for 2 from £60 per night

    1 double.

Not suitable for children

Pets welcome

Kids cannot be accommodated at the Beermoth. Pets are welcome

A former Fire Service truck turned into a bizarre two person living space. Confused? We were too, but read on...

Ladies and gentlemen...The Beermoth. This bizarre truck, following a stint as the B&B (Bed & Buckfast) stage at Inshriach's own Insider Festival, has settled in its present location on Inshriach Estate. Walter, the creator of the Inshriach Yurt, has truly excelled himself in his seemingly never ending quest for a renovation challenge. Having liberated this 1956 Commer Q4 from the Manston Fire Museum in Kent and wrestled it back to Inshriach House, he has quite literally raised the roof (by a foot). Then he laid an oak parquet floor rescued from a Tudor mansion, salvaged snooker table slate to make a hearth and a fire escape to make a staircase. The Beermoth now also sports a completely over the top Victorian double bed, the door from one of the (now presumably a little drafty) cottages at the farm, and the former back wall of the doghouse. The mahogany plinth has been replaced with a wood-burner, the inexplicable stuffed squirrel has vacated the premises, and the cutting edge of unusual places to stay has been delighting (and slightly bemusing) guests ever since.

Our guests say...

"For our 10 year anniversary, the Beermoth offered a cosy retreat, away from city living and wifi. The weather wasn't on form but it didn't dampen our spirits. It was inviting, had everything we could need in a romantic setting, among beautiful scenery"

01/11/2014

Alisa

"Fantastic, warm welcome from the hosts. The beer moth had everything you could need & more. Loved the furnishings, comfiest bed & best nights sleep I've had in a long time. The added bonus of the quirky sauna, most beautiful surroundings. Loved having the option to cook inside& out & that firewood, bathroom facilities etc were easy to reach. It's just an amazing place & Walter the owner is an absolute genius, can't wait to go back"

10/10/2014

KIm

"Our stay far surpassed all of our expectations which were high to being with anyway.   Our gift couldn't have been better chosen as it matched so many of the things we love best from the location to the old fire lorry conversion. Everything was brilliant!   From the warm welcome to the time our hosts took to bid us goodbye, there is not a single negative thing we can bring to mind.  Perfect from start to finish.    Details such as the little vase of meadow flowers and a well-filled log and kindling basket meant a great deal too."

19/09/2014

Sylvia

"It was absolutely incredible! The Beermoth is so cosy, so homely and just perfect! Just the right amount of wilderness for us :) (It's nice to be able to wash in a hot shower after all that walking!) The facilities are obviously well looked after and all the people we met, particularly on the farm, were really accommodating, friendly and helpful. The setting itself is also a treat - the Scottish scenery in Autumn is a must see in my opinion, spectacular skies! And when you have such an amazing base to return to every evening, why wait to go and visit??"

08/09/2014

Rosie

"We loved our stay; were made to feel very welcome, had everything we could have needed, were in a beautiful location and plenty to do in the surrounding areas. Best thing: the unique location, loved exploring and finding the genius projects on site! We felt very comfortable there and had everything we could have needed for our stay. No bad bits!"

28/07/2014

Leanne

"It was amazing, I loved everything about it. Best: totally left to it - felt like we owned it :)  Worst: we don't own it. There was a different stove than pictured but it made no difference to our stay."

14/07/2014

Dana

"We loved the old fire truck we stayed in. The location was so beautiful and quiet. Our host was there but left us to ourselves and there were no do's and don't everywhere! We barbecued and cooked on the stove which took a long time but was great fun. Our only problem was should we stay up late sitting at the barbecue or retire to the cosy, candle and fairylit truck. Slept so well."

05/07/2014

Brenda

"Excellent little hideaway. Completely peaceful and great little wood burning stove"

01/07/2014

Karen

"The bed was really comfy - the best I've ever slept in actually...there were no 'worst' things to mention other than the usual bad luck with the weather!"

23/06/2014

Hannah

"It was the best holiday I can remember! Usually glad to get back to my own bed after camping, but the Beermoth was far cosier. Best thing was the warmth, comfort, of the accommodation.  Worst thing, going back to the big bad real world after our stay."

09/06/2014

Emma

"Perfect beermoth, perfect woodburning stove, perfect fairylights, perfect setting, perfect horsebox sauna, perfect hosts.........PERFECT!!! 

The style of accommodation, the beautiful setting, the private field space, the cosiness of the truck, the riverside sauna, the welcome for us and our dog, the local knowledge of the hosts - just the place to kick your boots off, breathe in the fresh air and enjoy a cheeky drink!!!"

03/06/2014

Jo

"Fabulous time in the Beermoth. Location, scenery, peace and quiet. Accommodation and hosts were wonderful. I would highly recommend it."

17/05/2014

Joanne

"We had an awesome time at the Beermoth! Walter has thought of everything you'd need to make the most of your glamping experience. The Beer Moth was comfortable, cosy and great fun."

15/05/2014

Kathryn

"We all absolutely loved it, dog friendly, amazing location, the feeling of isolation was fab, the hot tub and sauna will have to be tried out on another (warmer) visit but what a wonderful idea. Walter and everyone at Inshriach were really friendly and helpful. Beermoth itself was converted really well - thank you so much for all the blankets. Can't wait to book again."

28/04/2014

Steph

"We had a wonderful stay - it was the peaceful, relaxing and unusual weekend away we were looking for. Everything we needed was there and the hosts were very welcoming. The accommodation was better than we had expected and really made our trip."

04/04/2014

Rebecca

"Thoroughly enjoyed our stay. The Beer Moth is utterly wonderful and was a real treat. Was just perfect. Website states 700m to the bathroom facilities and it did not seem that far at all. Only a short walk through a field."

14/03/2014

Suzanne

"We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at the Beermoth truck. Walter was very welcoming (as well as the family dog) The truck was well stocked with cooking utensils, logs etc upon our arrival. The sauna added such a special touch to the trip. Myself and my boyfriend enjoyed chopping logs, preparing the fire and eating meals made on the stove. The bed was extremely comfortable and despite the windy nights we managed to stay cosy and were utterly content with all the blankets and bottles for warmth! Thanks again Walter for making our stay at the Beermoth so unique and unforgettable! We will be back at some point and will be sure to recommend the truck!"

23/02/2014

Franci

"This has to be one of the most adventurous stays we have ever had. What a magical location and a beautiful old truck. Everything was ticketyboo!"

24/01/2014

Jan, Allana and Floss

"We loved it! Glamping in an old fire truck was as quirky and fun as we expected. It was comfortable, enjoyable chopping our own wood and cooking food on the fire burner plate. Perfect."

28/12/2013

Caroline

"This was simply the BEST weekend away EVER!!! My husband, our dog Gary and myself had a fantastic stay. It was even better than I imagined. No music, TV or mobile phones.......excellent!!! It was so cosy and romantic. Making the fire to have a cup of tea and the porridge bubbling away on a morning.....after the alcohol bubbling the night before ;-) the only form of light on a night was candle light and we lived it.  The bed was soooooooooooooooper comfy and the surprise of the horse trailer converted into a mini sauna was just fantastic!!!!!   Absolutely loved it!!!!!! Thank you so very much xxxx"

18/10/2013

Katie

"The beer moth was a lovely relaxing place to stay. Very peaceful and back to basics. comfortable and cosy accommodation"

13/10/2013

Lesley

"Bbq's by the beer moth looking at the amazing night sky and waking to those misty Scottish mornings ...........wonderful"

21/08/2013

Adrian

"The stay was excellent, welcoming staff and fantastic accommodation."

28/05/2013

Froya

"We loved staying in the Beer Moth. It was the most unique place we have every stayed and we thoroughly enjoyed getting away and relaxing. Best thing- staying in a converted fire truck and using a wood stove for cooking and staying warm. Worst thing - there wasn't one!"

21/05/2013

Lindsay

"My boyfriend and I had a fantastic time staying in the Beer Moth, a truly brilliant conversion."

05/04/2013

Sheena

"We loved our stay! It was a surprise for my boyfriends birthday and it was a greatweekend, highly recommend if you want to get away from it all."

05/04/2013

Joanne

"Amazing experience. Perfect location and very reasonable price. The owners were very friendly and the accommodation was well maintained and cared for. Loved having nothing but fields, a river and mountain scenery around us-felt really isolated."

19/03/2013

Diana

"We really enjoyed it! We both had a great time. It was such a unique experience and a major bonus that we could bring our dog with us. A seriously great place to stay! The best thing was how cozy the Beer Moth was! Plenty of warmth and cosiness as well as plenty of charm. I can't think of anything negative. The weather was quite cold, but that is neither the fault of the Beer Moth, nor was it a hindrance to our enjoyment of our time there."

15/03/2013

Allison

"Loved it. Would definitely go back. Beautiful area and great place to stay."

30/10/2012

Alistair

"We had the best time, it's an amazing set up in an even more amazing setting. The converted truck is so charming and such a unique place to stay and the host was incredibly welcoming and helpful. It was a very relaxing and thoroughly enjoyable experience."

03/08/2012

Emily

"We had a fantastic time in the Beer Moth - quirky and wonderful accommodation."

08/07/2012

Jane

"Loved it, loved it, loved it! The quirkiness and the location were beautiful."

11/05/2012

Caroline

"LOVED IT!! It was a magical and rural and quiet break and beautiful walking around abouts in the mountains of the Cairngorms. Walter, the owner was so friendly and welcoming. There are fresh eggs in the yard that guests can buy, there is recycling for everything and the grounds are beautiful."

07/04/2012

Celia

"Walter was very friendly and went out of his way to make us welcome. We fell for the mountains and very beautiful forest nearby, as well as Monty the dog, who took us on a 10 mile guided walk in the forest on our first day! (sorry Walter)"

11/08/2011

Phil

"During our 2 week vacation in Scotland, the two nights we spent at Inshriach House was the highlight of our trip. Walter was an amazing host and filled us in on what to do while we were in the area and took us to the local pub one night!"

07/04/2011

James

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