Howe of Torbeg is a small campsite in the heart of Royal Deeside. We offer tranquil camping in style with 4 wooden Glamping Pods, all with beautiful views and supported by environmentally conscious on-site facilities.
Situated in a beautiful Glen just outside Ballater on the Eastern side of the Cairngorms National Park, Howe of Torbeg provides bespoke, high quality Glamping accommodation and facilities on a small scale.
We have 4 Glamping Pods available, which can each comfortably accommodate 2 adults, or 2 adults and 1 younger age child. Handmade from the highest quality materials, fully insulated and wood panelled inside & out, each pod has a heater, electricity and futon beds which can be configured as Twin or Double. Our Luxe Pod, which is bigger than our other Pods and has a built in double bed, can accommodate up to a family of 4. All Pods come with cosy bedding and blankets.
All of our pods all have a small private deck area outside, their own picnic bench, camping chairs and a cast iron fire pit with a griddle for cooking on. Logs & charcoal are available to buy on site. The site also has a shared grassy area with stunning views, perfect for communal eating, games or blanket lounging on sunny days.
Guests can access great walks and beautiful Scottish countryside straight from their Pod, whilst being only 5 miles from the picturesque village of Ballater with its shops, cafes & restaurants.
The Wash House is our fully heated shower block, with 2 self contained wood panelled shower rooms, each with a low flush toilet and a sink. Our showers are gas powered, providing lots of lovely hot water on demand. Two covered outside sinks are available for washing up, also with free hot water.
Our small site allows our visitors to immerse themselves in the beauty of Royal Deeside and the Cairngorms National Park and access all they have to offer, and is a great base for exploring the local area or further afield.....or just a pleasant place to sit and while away a few days. We have excellent access to hiking, biking and snowsports as well as all the tourist attractions that Royal Deeside has to offer.
We are also situated on the A939, part of the Snow Roads, a 90 mile route which traverses the highest public road in Britain, taking you through some of the most outstanding landscapes in the Eastern Cairngorms. The Snow Roads are slow roads. Why not take your time and spend a night with us along the way.
Howe of Torbeg is a family business, owned and run by Iain & Nicole Gildea. Come and share our corner of the National Park!