Howe of Torbeg is a small campsite in the heart of Royal Deeside. We offer tranquil camping in style with 4 wooden Camping Pods & 2 tent pitches, all with beautiful views and supported by environmentally conscious on-site facilities.
Situated in Glen Gairn just outside Ballater on the Eastern side of the Cairngorms National Park, Howe of Torbeg provides bespoke, high quality camping accommodation and facilities on a small scale. We have 3 Simple Wooden Pods, 1 Glamping Pod and 2 tent pitches available. Our pods can comfortably accommodate 2-3 adults or a family of up to 4. Our Glamping pod is a little more luxurious, and has a built in double bed.
Handmade from the highest quality materials, fully insulated and wood panelled inside & out, each pod has a heater, electricity and futon mattress bedding. Our pods all have a small private deck area outside, their own picnic bench, and a cast iron fire pit with a griddle for cooking on. Logs 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.
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. One of the shower rooms also has a baby changing unit. 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.
Although set in just 1 acre of land the site feels much bigger as we have open fencing to the surrounding farmland and birch woodland, with direct access to countryside walks and the River Gairn.
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!