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.
The creation of the Hay Loft was undertaken by Young Architects of the Year NoRD in 2012. Once upon time this was, indeed, a hay loft and now the central feature of this exceptional small house is its picture-book sitting room window which looks directly south over exceptional fields, forest and sky and through which hay used to pass to feed the cattle that lived a few metres away.
This is a particularly clever piece of architecture; on the ground floor there is a double bedroom with its own private bathroom. Upstairs there is a spectacular and long series of rooms including a large sitting/dining room (with that window) as well as a landing, kitchen and large double bedroom with an ensuite bathroom. Outside there is ample space for wellies and bikes and that sort of thing, all undercover and watched over by pillars painted in our trade mark pink.
The Hay Loft has: two double bedrooms, a large sitting/dining room, kitchen, two bathrooms; one loo and wet room and one with loo and bath. It also has an outdoor area.
As a guest at The Hay Loft 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.