Built in the 1920’s as a farm labourer’s cottage, Beggshill Bothy has been completely refurbished to create a cosy one bedroom dog friendly holiday cottage away from hectic day to day living. Situated in a peaceful valley approximately 5 miles from the creative town of Huntly, it is the perfect location to get away from it all, relax, and explore the North East of Scotland. Walking, cycling and fishing are all on our doorstep, whilst beautiful beaches are only a 40 minute drive away.
We are surrounded by wildlife; watch the deer graze in the clearing opposite, sit back and listen to the birds, or see if you can spot the hare frolicking by the lane. The owl can be heard most nights, and pheasants are frequently attempting suicide on the lane! Without any light pollution, the night sky is truly beautiful.
Unlimited dogs are very welcome to holiday with their humans at Beggshill Bothy at no extra cost. Whilst all dogs MUST be kept on leads immediately outside the Bothy (without exception) the secure Dog Paddock is available for you to use.
The Dog Paddock is a secure space for off lead exercise situated behind Little Beggshill & Beggshill Bothy. Designed to give our resident greyhounds a safe space to run, the area extends to just under an acre and is fully enclosed with deer fencing that is just over 5ft tall. The fences are suitable to contain the majority of dogs, however it is not suitable for determined jumpers or very small dogs. Use of the Dog Paddock is at your own risk. Please supervise your dogs at all times.
Fleece blankets and old towels are provided for your dogs; we have a medium and large crate available on request.
The living room contains a sofa, television & DVD player, and small music system. A selection of books, DVD’s and board games are provided for those rainy days or lazy evenings. The kitchen area has a tall fridge/freezer, oven/hob with extractor fan, sink and slim line dishwasher. We supply all the cutlery and crockery you might need. There is also a microwave, toaster and coffee maker.
The shower room contains the toilet, sink and shower. Towels are provided.
The bedroom contains a comfy double bed with bedside drawers at each side. There is also a vanity table with mirror as well as a large wardrobe. Sheets and bedding are provided. A digital alarm clock and hairdryer can be found in the bedroom drawers.
Outside you will find a table and chairs, as well as a bench overlooking the valley; the perfect spot for a morning cuppa.
Please be aware that communication at Beggshill Bothy can be hit and miss. Many mobile phones will not work and there is no WiFi.
Smoking is not permitted inside Beggshill Bothy.
Due to our remote location a car is essential.
Beggshill Bothy is a rural retreat, ideally placed for you to enjoy a safe break away. We are excited to welcome guests back to the Bothy and have been working hard to ensure it is a safe environment for both guests and ourselves.
Beggshill Bothy is a member of the Association of Scotland’s Self Caterer’s. We are following the cleaning protocols for Self Catering Accommodation and continue to monitor for changes in protocols and legislation.
We have updated our cancellation policy to offer a full refund should you develop Covid-19 symptoms immediately prior to your holiday and wish to cancel up to and including 2 days before your arrival date. Please refer to our website for full information.
Rates are for up to two people staying in Beggshill Bothy. Multiple dogs are welcome at no extra charge; although we ask that you inform us if they are coming.
Included in the rate are hand and bath towels, all bedding and bed linen and kitchen essentials (tea towels, cloths, washing up liquid, dishwasher tablets etc.) Fresh milk and bread will be provided on arrival.
Dog towels and fleece blankets are also provided for our four legged guests.
Our changeover day is Saturday.
Check in is anytime after 4pm. Check out is by 10am.
A deposit of £50 is required to secure your booking, with the remainder due four weeks before your stay. Should you cancel your booking within the four weeks prior to your stay, we regret we can only offer a full refund if we are able to re-let the property.
Winter Booking Information:
Whilst we welcome winter bookings, please be aware that we are situated approximately 2 miles from main roads with a fairly steep driveway and access can be difficult in snowy conditions. A 4×4 is definitely recommended. We will endeavour to keep you informed of weather conditions, and offer a full refund should we become inaccessible due to snow.