Callie Bothy

Elgin, Moray
Self-catering
+44 (0)1343 890708


A handcrafted cabin with a hot tub and a pond surrounded by trees and fields, perfect to reconnect with nature and as a romantic escape

Bed

1 bed

Bedroom

1 bedroom

Sleeps

Sleeps 2

The Experience

A wonderful place to stay if you love the outdoors: you’re surrounded by decking, big bi-fold doors open to tree-filled views, a wood-fired hot tub, a portable wood-fired pizza oven, a fire pit and lounge type chairs for reading – wood-fired sauna to come. Watch ducks on the pond and the heron who visits, spot buzzards, kestrels, roe deer, pine marten and brown hares – binoculars provided.

The kitchen has all you need, you’ll find organic body products and lovely handmade soaps so you can have your own mini spa, and the bedroom and bathroom also open onto the decking so you can nip from hot tub to shower (or roll-top bath) and back.

If the weather is foul then you can stay put with Scrabble, Monopoly and a big book collection. The owners are just across the way but with plenty of big trees in between you’ll still feel very private. You’re up a fairly long, winding single track road so bring all you need.

Callie Bothy - Gallery

We think you'll love

  • Relaxing in the wood-fired hot tub in such glorious nature
  • Being between beaches and forest with lots to explore
  • Feeling remote and cut off - it's wildly romantic
Callie Bothy - Gallery

You should know

  • Mobile signal is patchy when inside the bothy
  • You're on a working farm so you will see sheep and cattle
  • The track up is quite steep - not for nervous drivers

Essentials

  • Swimming pool
  • Hot tub
  • Garden
  • Open fire / woodburner
  • Breakfast included
  • Breakfast available
  • Meals available
  • Vegetarian meals
  • Oven
  • Parking on premises
  • Free parking nearby
  • Accessible by public transport
  • WiFi
  • Television
  • Central heating
  • Limited mobility
  • Wheelchair access
  • Mobile reception
  • Hob
  • Barbecue
  • Paid parking nearby
  • Air conditioning
  • Relaxation areas
  • Washing machine
  • Tennis court
  • Microwave oven
  • No smoking
  • Credit cards
  • Working farm
  • Owner has pets
  • Electricity included
  • Dishwasher
  • Pets welcome

Family friendly

  • Baby monitor
  • Books and toys
  • Children welcome
  • Babies welcome
  • Stair gates
  • High chair
  • Cot available

Nearby

  • Pub/bar within 3 miles
  • Restaurant within 3 miles
  • Shop within 3 miles

Activities

  • Bikes available
  • Food courses
  • Kayaking
  • Other courses
  • Sailing
  • Surfing
  • Wild swimming

Information
& pricing

Booking information

Check in
From 4pm
Check out
By 10.30am
Booking restrictions
Minimum stay: 3 nights. 3 nights on weekdays. 3 nights at weekends. 3 nights in high season.
Closed
Rarely.
No smoking
Smoking not permitted anywhere in the property.
Property
This property is part of a working farm or vineyard.
Owner has pets
Animals living on the property

Pricing

Nightly price
from £190
Weekly price
from £1525
1 Bothy for 2
From £1901 bed1 bedroom

Reviews

We stayed in the Callie Bothy for our honeymoon as we weren't able to travel abroad due to Covid - we were not disappointed! The both is less than 10 minutes from Elgin where there is plenty of shops, cafes and restaurants. The bothy itself is stunning - situated off the main road, it's very peaceful and quiet. The location is quite hidden and perfect for those looking to escape the busy work or city life. The outside hot tub is fantastic and there is also an outdoor wood-burning oven that can be used for BBQs or pizzas. We would highly recommend to anyone looking for quiet and private break.

Scott, Glasgow

We were blown away by Callie Bothy. We stayed for 4 nights during July/August. Allie & Phil were fantastic hosts - they were always on hand for assistance if needed and were so warm and welcoming. The Bothy itself is outstanding - beautifully decorated, absolutely spotless, stunning location. We really enjoyed the traditional wood fired hot tub, and being coffee lovers we also really enjoyed the complimentary fresh coffee beans, grinder & milk frother! We would thoroughly recommend Callie Bothy and would visit again in a heartbeat!

Tiffany, Leeds

Such a fantastic location and well equipped eco-lodge, everything you require for a comfortable and private stay. Billiantly managed by Phil and Ali, Thank You!

Brian, Pangbourne

Privileged to be first guests at Callie Bothy. Decorated in muted colours and with furnishings and fittings of a high standard, this is a wonderful place to stay. Overlooking a wildflower meadow and a loch, we spent evenings sitting on the deck in this beautiful landscape. Our hosts were hospitable, welcoming and very informative. We rebooked immediately and cannot recommend highly enough.

Brian, Edinburgh

I'm dreaming of booking a long trip here! This is a wonderfully thought-out space and the perfect place to spend some time in nature (much needed). I'd spend lazy days watching out for wildlife and evenings soaking in the hot tub under the stars. There's so much to explore in the area too - if you can muster the energy to leave your tranquil haven, that is.

Zoe, Sawday's Inspector

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Location

The neighbourhood

You are just 20 minutes away from Elgin (bigger) and Forres (prettier) for shops, restaurants and supplies - although there are good farm shops nearby providing venison salami, wild mushrooms and local cheeses - ask Allie. The Moray Coast for fabulous sandy beaches is a half hour drive, Inverness an hour and the Cairngorms National Park for walking, skiing, mountain biking and white water rafting is just over an hour.

Local points of interest from Allie & Phil Tomlinson

  • A totally private woodland setting with views over a lovely wildlife pond. Relax in the wood fired hot tub, filled with our own spring water. If you prefer an indoor bath you can still gaze up at the stars through the large picture window in the bathroom.
  • Take a walk down the farm track to Pluscarden valley and visit the 13th Century Abbey, the medieval monastery is still in use and you can sometimes hear the bells ring out across the valley.
  • Follow the worlds only Malt Whisky Trail. It links seven working distilleries with the Speyside cooperage and the historic distillery at Dallas Dhu. The spirit of Speyside festival in May combines all things whisky with music, ceilidhs and great food.
  • There are many historic sites to visit including the remains of a Pictish fort in Burghead. Moray is Macbeth country and you can visit the many sites connected to this famous Scottish king, such as Cawdor castle, Brodie castle and Elgin Cathedral.
  • Visit the village of Findhorn and take a water taxi across to Culbin forest. The Moray Firth is a wonderful place to watch a rich variety of wildlife. Dolphins, porpoises and minke whale are often encountered, along with seals, seabirds and birds of prey.
  • Johnstones have produced cashmere at their Elgin mill since 1797 and is a great place to visit. Knockando Woolmill is an historic mill that has been lovingly restored where they combine new design with heritage looms to produce wonderful handmade texiles.

Introducing

Allie & Phil Tomlinson

Allie and Phil and their two children are living in a caravan while they build their house. They bought the land quite a few years ago and have been developing it ever since - putting in all the services and building the cabin. They've also planted hundreds of trees: oak, Scots pine and birch. They are around if you want them but otherwise will leave you to yourselves.