Holidays, events and retreats in the wilds of the Cairngorm National Park. A peaceful hideaway on the edge of the Abernethy Forest.
The Dell of Abernethy sits within three acres of mature grounds on the edge of the Abernethy forest, 1 mile from the centre of Nethy Bridge.
Built in 1780 for the head forester of Seafield estate, The Dell is surrounded by river flat grazing and dwarfed by 200 year old oak, horse chestnut and the fragrant Lime tree, which has been known to ‘calm ones nerves by simply walking beneath’.
A labyrinth of forest tracks leads out from the doorstep of The Dell, ideal for wildlife spotting, mountain biking and cross country ski-ing. A 30-minute drive will take you to the top of the Cairngorms, into the heart of Rothiemurchus or up into the wild moor lands en route to the Moray coast beaches.
Nethy bridge village centre is a 20-minute walk from The Dell either by riverside walk, forest wander or scenic amble down the road taking in some of the beautiful architecture of old Nethy.
The village, which has been a popular holiday favourite since the Victorian times remains unspoilt and is a quiet, friendly place.
Our six charming stone cottages all have their own private aspect and sleep between two and seven guests. Four have been converted from the wings of the main house and have wood-burning stoves and a further two have been added in a garden bungalow.
Dell Lodge sleeps up to ten guests and faces south with incredible views of the Cairngorms.
All are set in safe secluded grounds and provide a peaceful escape and great base for exploring the wilds of the Cairngorm National Park
Duck down duvet and deep hot baths, birdsong and squirrels in the garden. Peaceful woodland hammocks, hearty junior adventures, scones, roses, rhubarb and petanque.
The Dell is available for self-catering holidays for full and part weeks, weddings, events, retreats and group bookings of up to 30 guests.