About this listing
Highland hygge at this lovingly renovated remote cabin on the banks of the River Dye, Aberdeenshire; North lodge built 1890’s is tucked deep in Scottish woodland with wood fired outdoor hot tub, a luxury wilderness stay with wild swimming and surround sound nature.
The ultimate wilderness getaway
A meticulous attention to detail and a love of retro make Glen Dye the ultimate wilderness getaway in Aberdeenshire. Built in the late 1890s North Lodge was originally home to the caretakers who tended Glen Dye Lodge but had a top-to-bottom refurbishment in 2018. Perfect for getting together it has large kitchen/dining room, large hallway and large sitting room as well as two bathrooms and two loos. Stay connected with Wi-Fi throughout or kick back and enjoy some old sounds on the gramophone and record collection thoughtfully provided for guests during their stay at Glen Dye. The flexibility offered at North Lodge allows for just about any configuration with two king sized bedrooms and a set of twin singles.
The property sits on the banks of the River Dye where guests can take a private footpath that hugs the river to the Summerhouse and River Cabin with own outdoor secret-spot where you can wild swim and cook on the wood burning stove and Big Green Egg. Here in the woodland you can soak in privacy in the floodlit outdoor Swedish wood-fired hot tub. Press the pause button on the fast lane and reconnect with nature, family and friends taking in castles to culture, cooking to hiking, swimming to nature – there’s something for everyone. The riverside woodland location, attention to detail and outdoor bucket list provides an unmatched wilderness experience only possible at Glen Dye Cabins and Cottages.
Gen Dye is remote but easily accessible which is part of the magic of your wilderness stay. Aberdeen is 40 minutes away, Edinburgh with easy train connections is 1 hr 40 minutes. Nearby Dunnottar Castle is a stunning example of medieval castle ruin about 2 miles south of Stonehaven. There is a steep path to negotiate and you’ll need to pay to enter, but it’s worth it. A short, 30-minute drive will take you to the small and picturesque fishing harbour of Stonehaven close to Dunottar castle and the cliffs. The perfect place for a walk, fresh fish and chips and a cosy pint in a pub with some traditional music on occasion. At New Year you can watch the ancient fireball swinging ceremony which takes place every Hogmanay through the streets cleansing the village of the Old New Year and welcoming in the new one.
From £995 – £1345 per week 4 nights minimum stay.
“We all had an amazing time in the North Lodge, we had fantastic walks and met some of the friendly estate staff. We had the log fire on every night which was great after a long hard walk up the surrounding hills. There is Wi-Fi, Netflix, Swedish hot tub, a record player, everything you need to entertain yourself. The accommodation was very clean and if you required any information on hand to assist. Thanks to all at the Glen Dye estate.”
“After dinner, we toasted the marshmallows, drank red wine and listened to Fleetwood Mac on their vinyl player. They had a great record collection and this whole experience was the ultimate Sunday night.” – Tatler Magazine
“The Glen Dye Estate is truly a Peter Pan place – a landscape that whispers adventure.” – The Telegraph
“The place to go for complete quiet and other such underrated luxuries.” – Stylist
“Glen Dye is relaxed about walkers, cyclists and runners, and positively encourages foraging, embracing Scotland’s right-to-roam rules. Taking on the terrain is welcomed, whether that’s climbing mountains or a gentle stroll to fire up the hot tub.” – Homes & Interiors
“Best place to stay & things to do in Scotland.” – The Times
“The cabins bring travellers into the great outdoors – but not without a luxury or two. Guests can stargaze from personal wood-fired Swedish hot tubs or even just go swimming in the River Dye.” – Lonely Planet
“The Danes gave us Hygge, that buzzword for a feeling of cosy contentment. Now, the Scots have come up with ‘coorie’, the act of embracing the great outdoors, especially by wild swimming in natural waterways.” – Daily Mail
- Guests: 6 | Bedrooms: 3 | Beds: 3 | Bathrooms: 2
- Baby Cot
- Barbecue Area
- Coffee Machine
- Dog Friendly
- Family Friendly
- Free Parking
- Hot Tub
- Music System
- No Smoking
- Open Fire/Woodburner
- Tumble Dryer
- Washing Machine
Terms & rules
- Smoking allowed: No
- Pets allowed: Yes
- Party allowed: Yes
- Children allowed: Yes
- 3 Bedrooms
- 6 Guests
- 3 Bedrooms
- 6 Guests
- 3 Bedrooms
- 6 Guests