Barley Bothy

Huntly, Scotland

Suitible for: 4 Humans icon 4 Humans
Suitible for: 4 Dogs icon 4 Dogs
Suitible for: undefined Children welcome icon Children welcome

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    Why we love it

    The mountains and the sea within half an hour’s drive, wilderness all around, a pizza oven, a hot tub and a dog sleepover pack!

    What you'll love

    Dogs will love

    • The gravy bones and other useful things in the sleepover pack
    • Stretching out on the deck for a nap
    • Snuffling the sand and rockpools at great beaches

    Humans will love

    • Living the simple life in the colourful cabin
    • Firing up the Ooni pizza oven
    • Hot tubbing under starry skies

    The place

    Aberdeenshire is somehow one of the less-explored parts of the UK. While a lot of visitors to Scotland head north and west to the highlands and islands, an area with fabulous coastline and a national park that could swallow the Lake District whole goes too often ignored. Barley Bothy puts you in perfect position to experience it. Head to the beach for surfing, follow the whisky trail to world-famous distilleries and hike the Cairngorms for days on end. There’s everything from great downhill biking and skiing in winter, to country pubs with diverse menus that feature highland game and fresh seafood in equal measure. Owner Jane will leave you a hamper that gives you your first taste of the area’s flavours and kits you out with a few essentials for the dog, then it’s up to you whether you roam far and wide through Aberdeenshire’s wilderness, or just lie back in the bothy’s hot tub and keep your eyes out for the wildlife and, if you’re really lucky, the northern lights.


    • 2 x King size cupboard beds


    • Roll top bath

    Living and relaxing

    • Wood burner
    • Kindling, fire lighters and two baskets of logs provided
    • Wood fired hot tub
    • Books, board games and cards in the bookcase
    • Outdoor chairs on the decking
    • Sofa and armchairs in open plan kitchen diner and living area

    Cooking and dining

    • Fully-equipped kitchen with wood burning range cooker that has both hob and oven
    • Fridge freezer
    • Hob for boiling a kettle on the wood burner
    • Wood-burning pizza oven
    • Indoor dining table for four
    • Cooking basics supplied - salt, pepper, tea, coffee, sugar, local rapeseed oil and local porridge oats
    • Arrival pack of a loaf of homemade bread and small pot of homemade jam from our home grown strawberries

    For the dog

    • Doggy welcome hamper
    • Blanket to put on the sofa for relaxing with the humans

    Booking information

    • Check in 1600
    • Check out 1000
    • Not suitable for babies
    • Earlier check in or later check out may be possible, on request
    • £15 per dog per stay

    Optional extras

    • Additional firewood available from the owners at £20 per log store fill
    • Artisan marshmallow kits, hand made on Orkney
    • Local food hampers available, contact the owner for details

    You should know

    • There are breeding sheep on the farm so dogs must be well behaved, and kept on a lead whilst on the farm
    • Two friendly collies might come and visit and there are a lot of animals nearby so you need to keep an eye on your dog
    • Dogs are not allowed on the beds
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    In the neighbourhood

    • The Whisky Trail is not so much an official tour as an acknowledgement of the fact that there are enough distilleries in the area that some of them have their own category – Speyside malts. Glendronach and Glenfiddich are on the doorstep and worth a visit
    • The Flying Stag at Braemar is part of the fabulous Fife Arms Hotel and a great dog-friendly stop for food and drink. The Kale Yard Bistro (part of Boat House Hotel) has absolutely divine food with much home-grown produce from their walled garden
    • The Copper Dog has a really warm and welcoming staff to both dogs and their humans. Dogs are welcome in both the outdoor and indoor seating areas. Their food is locally sourced and delicious.
    • Cullen, Sandend and Findhorn are the owners particular favourite beaches, along with Sunnyside for the lovely rock pools, although Sunnyside takes a mile of walking from the car park to reach
    • The Glenlivet Estate has fabulous mountain bike trails and Tarland Trails is fabulous for children while still being a challenge for adults with its graded trails situated in Drummy Woods, Tarland
    • The Lecht winter snow skiing and summer outdoor sports centre is only an hour away in the car and Aviemore’s slopes are only a little further away
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