In a saucer of rock on the toes of the Monadhliaths, these paired buildings, linked by a timber walkway, encapsulate the rugged beauty of the Cairngorms and the spirit of their owner, Roy. He built these intriguing dwellings on his grandfathers land while raising prize-winning Highland cattle.
You stay in the Crofthouse, an open-plan and delightfully rustic building with a ranch-like feel ideal for socialising. Nifty features include telegraph poles, retro games, ground-sourced heat pump to keep things toasty and a sun deck with glorious views sweeping over the Spey Valley and Creag Dhubh, beloved of climbers and Clan Macpherson alike.
You can buy the farms own pedigree beef and cook up a steaming stew or pot roast in the small kitchen, or ask Roy to make one just the ticket on arrival, or after a long hike in the hills, which you reach from just behind the farm. Then de-camp to the family room, mezzanine, loft, or sofabed in the sitting room for a snooze.