The Dairy at Denend

Huntly, Scotland

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

  • Livestock on site
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Why we love it

Beautiful design with the Cairngorms on your doorstep, a sleepover pack for the dogs and the hot tub, cocktail bar, pizza oven and hammock for the humans

What you'll love

Dogs will love

  • The sleepover pack with gravy bones, blankets and other useful things
  • Curling up at your feet by the wood burner
  • Bracing walks at Sunnyside and Cullen beaches

Humans will love

  • The fun and flair of the dairy-themed design
  • Firing up the pizza oven and hot tub
  • Having coastal hiking and downhill biking all within half an hour

The place

There’s a real joy to the way the dairy history has been woven into this space, with milk churns and collection jars forming everything from seating to lighting. Even touches like the cocktail bar and the record player have been incorporated with style and the hot tub, hammock and pizza oven outside make this the perfect place for a few days of relaxing indoor/outdoor life. The welcome hamper will give both you and the dog a taste of great local produce and then you can decide how to enjoy this stunning region. If you’re the active type, then take on biking trails and stunning coastal walks, with distillery visits and fantastic food at smoky locals to cap the day or provide some more laid-back entertainment.


  • 1 x King room
  • 1 x Bunk bed room


  • Freestanding copper bath

Living and relaxing

  • Wood-fired hot tub
  • Wood burner
  • Kindling, fire lighters and two baskets of logs provided
  • Dansette record player
  • Outdoor hammock
  • Fire pit

Cooking and dining

  • Pizza oven
  • Wood-fired range cooker with hob and oven
  • Hob for boiling a kettle on the wood burner
  • Fridge freezer
  • Outdoor wood-fired BBQ/fire pit
  • 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

  • Doggie sleepover kit provided with bowls, lead, blanket, bed and gravy bones
  • Blanket to put on the sofa for relaxing with the humans

Booking information

  • Check in 1600
  • Check out 1000
  • Earlier or later check in and check out can be arranged - contact Jane directly
  • Not suitable for babies

Optional extras

  • Additional firewood is available from the owners at £10 per log store fill
  • Farming tour during lambing season
  • Artisan marshmallow kits, hand made on Orkney
  • Local food hampers available, contact the owner for details

You should know

  • 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
  • Please supervise children on the bunk bed ladders
  • Please surpervise children on the ladder to access upstairs area
  • Dogs are not allowed on the beds or upstairs
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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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