Glen Dye is a private estate of around 30,000 acres and our cabins and cottages sit slap bang at its centre, surrounded by wilderness forest and moorland on the banks of the River Dye. The location is fabled; watched over by the massive granite tor of Clachnaben and at the northern end of the Cairn o Mount mountain pass. This is where the Howe of the Mearns finally gives in to the Highland boundary fault; wild, beautiful and very, very quiet.
We have a handful of perfect holiday cottages, many with outdoor, wood-fired hot tubs and one with its own private cabin. These cabins and cottages combine jaw dropping wild locations with perfect comfort and style.
Built in the late 1890s this semi-detached house was originally home to the caretakers who tended Glen Dye Lodge. In 2018 it underwent a complete top-to-bottom refurbishment. It sleeps six in two king size beds and two singles. Large kitchen/dining room, large hallway, large sitting room. Two bathrooms, two loos. No detail has been overlooked to make this a perfect holiday home.
North Lodge sits on the banks of the River Dye, Venture along a private footpath that winds its way alongside the river and the Summerhouse, and you will find the River Cabin and your own outdoor haven. It has everything you need for a day or evening of outdoor mucking around, wild swimming and cooking, including a wood burning stove and a Big Green Egg (possibly the best barbecue in the world). It also has its own Swedish wood-fired hot tub (the best in the world, we think) in floodlit woodland.
As a guest at North Lodge you also have full access to The Glen Dye Arms, a BYOB pub complete with roaring log fire, ancient bar and record player. You can also use our amazing wood-fired sauna, which was custom-built for us in Wales. And we have endless vegetables and eggs for you to purchase from our very own garden.