Scotland 2019 basecamp is inshriach house, AN EDWARDIAN STYLE SHOOTING LODGE BUILT in 1906 ON GROUNDS OF 200 ACRES OF NATURAL WOODLAND AND PASTURE AT THE BASE OF THE CAIRNGORMS.
Inshriach is a family home but retains much of its Edwardian atmosphere with dark panelling, open fires, period furniture and a big farmhouse kitchen.
You may find yourself sleeping in Mrs. Black’s room, Mr. George’s room, the French maid’s room or in the old servants quarters. Down on the farm the old chicken sheds now house the Inshriach Distillery, Saloon bar and inconvenience store. Made famous back in 2015 when it won Channel 4’s Shed of the Year competition it is now the house of the celebrated Inshraich Gin.
including five Canopy & Stars off-grid cabins in the grounds
Spread out over 20 acres alongside the river Spey, each of them has been designed to take two people right back to nature.
The Yurt x 2
Half a mile into the woods, is a 16ft Yurt. It has a Victorian double bed and a woodburner and sits in splendid isolation, looking out across the Spey to the Monadliath mountains. Another similar yurt has been added to the estate last year.
The Shepherd's Hut
This Swedish inspired shepherd’s hut has taken up residence in amongst the Juniper towards the March pool. Simple, comfortable, charming and achingly romantic, it’s probably not a lot like being a real shepherd. Is close to the River Spey if you fancy a wild dip.
The Beer Moth
A 1954 Commer fire Service lorry converted into luxurious camping for two. It is equipped with a victorian double bed, a woodburner and a parquet floor. It is cosy and comfortable until you open up the sides and it becomes an alfresco home on wheels.
Partly funded by the Royal Scottish Academy, this diminutive (yet deceptively spacious) modernist interpretation of a bothy spends half its year as an artists residency. It is hidden away in isolated and beautiful woodland. The bothy has its own compost loo and bush shower so if we catch you back at the lodge you are cheating.
riverside horse box SAUNA and trailer HOT TUB
Then there is the wood fired sauna and the hot tub. Less than a mile from the house, down by the River Spey for our wild river swimming icebreaker of all icebreakers.