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Tucked away in woods above the River Findhorn - try a river activity or just a walk or picnic

General

  • Wildlife haven in the Findhorn valley in rural Morayshire
  • Whitewater rafting, canoeing, fishing, paintball and lots more on site
  • Outdoor camp kitchen with firepits and log stools

What an ace site this is… tucked into the Findhorn valley in rural Morayshire, with accommodation spots hidden all around and loads to do right on site, including whitewater rafting, tubing, canoeing and kayaking, salmon fishing, paintball, disc golf…

Turn up with your other half, the family or your friends to stay some days here and take in the countryside, scenery and activities: there are plenty of scenic strolls around the surrounding countryside woodlands and river paths to spot deer, owls and other native birds or red squirrels (the team recommends wanders in the early morning or the evenings for the best sightings).

Facilities include a purpose-built toilet and shower block a few minutes' walk from the pitches. Guests can also use the outdoor camp kitchen, which has a communal firepit, a sink, a two-ring gas camp cooker, a huge table and several log stools sawn from a nearby fallen tree (now that's some top recycling…) There's also a small shop on site selling camping essentials, drinks and chocolate (another essential).

Please note

No cars/motorbikes by the pitch/unit. All cars must be parked in the designated area.

Facilities/activities including outdoor activities such as white water rafting, canyoning, tubing, canoeing and kayaking, salmon fishing, paintball and disc golf are subject to extra charges payable on arrival.

The grocery shop is open between 01/05 and 31/10.


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8.9

Overall rating based on 18 reviews

 

83% would recommend this site to a friend.

83% would stay here again.

  92% described as Forest ?

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Location08/10/2019

Reviewer's country: Belgiumbart r.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Non-electric grass and earth tent pitch (woodland)
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Location

    Disliked: 

    The wind in the trees

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Brilliant location, facilities and staff. Would recommend to anyone!02/10/2019

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAnonymousMobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Non-electric grass and earth tent pitch (woodland)
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    All of the staff were very friendly and helpful during our entire stay.
    The tubing and cliff jumping activity was very enjoyable while also safe.
    The location of the camping pitches/huts is scenic and peaceful - pictures don’t do it justice.

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Most excellent site with great attention to detail and privacy07/09/2019

Reviewer's country: United KingdomHeidi A.Confirmed

  • Non-electric grass and earth tent pitch (woodland)
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    loved the location, the shepherds hut, the privacy, the rustic vibe, the friendliness and the cleanliness. Would thoroughly recommend it. We didnt want too leave. Very well equipped also with great attention to detail.

    Disliked: 

    Bags of wood a little expensive compared to some other places

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Great fun and would definitely go back26/08/2019

Reviewer's country: United KingdomPaul R.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Bell tent
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Really enjoyed our stay in the Bell Tent, the stove kept it warm and the fire pit seating area is lovely.

    The shower/toilet block is well maintained with good hot water.

    We didn't use the camp kitchen but it looked like a social area with lots of bits and pieces of equipment to use.

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Brilliant woodland campsite with very friendly staff18/08/2019

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAnonymousMobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Non-electric grass and earth tent pitch (woodland)
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    The site was clean, tidy and well sign posted. The pitches were all named and of a generous size. The camp kitchen was very handy and would be great for rainy days. The staff were very friendly and helpful. Very peaceful and relaxing woodland to camp in and think next time will definitely have a fire in the provided fire pit

    Disliked: 

    This is only a slightly dislike and isn’t really a problem. Would have liked drinking water in the camp kitchen as well as the main toilet block. It wasn’t far to walk, but would be nice to have it there, especially for rainy days

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A fantastic site with excellent staff and pitches that are magical18/08/2019

Reviewer's country: United KingdomLyndsey L.Confirmed

  • Non-electric grass and earth tent pitch (woodland)
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    As soon as we arrived at Ace we were greeted by Tracey who told us about the site and where our tent pitch was. We loved that the site was in amongst the trees and we could really be one with nature. My 17 year old son loved collecting wood for the fire pit and we were always sat out, even in the rain. The kitchen was a great way to meet other people staying on the camp, and it had everything we needed from kettles to cutlery. We both took the opportunity to participate in the amazing activities organized on the site. The staff were brilliant and the activities were something me and my son will never forget. The new showers were clean and warm and very welcome after a day on the river Findhorn.

    Disliked: 

    There was nothing I disliked about this site.

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Not for us16/08/2019

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAnonymousMobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Non-electric grass and earth tent pitch (woodland)
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Forest setting.

    Disliked: 

    There was not a lot to do with children. Fishing near by was 12 miles away. A lot of areas fenced off so couldn’t explore. Yoga retreat on so felt like we were imposing. Showers although hot and clean you have to press button every minute to keep the shower on. Buy your own logs for campfire before you go- £8 for a bag there with hardly any in. Petrol station sells them for £4.50 for double the amount. Didn’t feel very welcome more like we were getting in the way. Other have enjoyed it from the reviews but not for us even tho we have stayed at a lot of campsites

From the manager...

Hi Nicola

Many thanks for your feedback and apologies for the delay in getting back to you. Funnily enough I have just noticed a Review section on PitchUp.

Apologies to you and your family for feeling like you were imposing on the Yoga Retreat. That was the 3rd one we have run, but normally with fewer people and better weather conditions. I am guessing you mean they overcrowded camp kitchen?

We looked at many different options for showers and thought the push button one was the more eco-friendly one. We get our water from a private spring, so we really didn't want to be wasteful, so thought we had chosen the best option.

The only fenced off areas are into fields which sometimes have cattle and sheep in them, so would be interested to know where else you thought was fenced off? We do have lots of walks you can take by foot from ACE - down to the river and also up into the forest. Fishing on the River Findhorn is by permit only, but we can organise that for you and Lochindorb is free and only 9.5 miles away. Also really nice to take a walk around there too.

On-site we have our ACE Adventures where we run river trips for all ages and we also have a disc golf course if you didn't feel like getting your feet wet.

Hopefully we will see you again in Moray.

Thank you & warm wishes

Tracey

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Magical experience staying in a little hut in the woods15/08/2019

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  • Shepherd's hut
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  • Liked: 

    Friendly staff, very clean and well maintained showers and toilet block, each pod was in its own glade so very private and peaceful, the hut had everything we needed, great experience for my teenage daughter without the hassle and discomfort of a tent, beautiful location

    Disliked: 

    Nothing

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Clean facilities, rustic outdoor community kitchen, friendly staff!13/08/2019

Reviewer's country: United StatesAnonymousMobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Shepherd's hut
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    Cozy hut, soft bed, peaceful and quiet. Perfect for relaxing. Fell asleep to the crackling of the fire in the wood stove. So nice that it has all the necessities so you just need to pack clothes and food and bug spray (or buy it there). There were books and a deck of cards, a flashlight and wind up lantern, fairy lights near the door and over the bed, salt and pepper and plates and cups...you get the picture. Cannot speak for the tent sites. Since it rained most of the time I was grateful we had an actual roof.

    Disliked: 

    Only one drinking water faucet available for the whole camp. Also would have liked the door to have more than a latch.

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Felt very safe. Liked that my small tent was pitched …11/08/2019

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAileen G.Confirmed

  • Non-electric grass and earth tent pitch (woodland)
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Felt very safe. Liked that my small tent was pitched close to bigger groups.
    Camp kitchen with kettles and gas rings available for campers use.
    Excellent toilet block.
    Friendly staff

    Disliked: 

    Midges!

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Rules

Barbecues allowed

Campfires allowed

Commercial vehicles allowed

Dogs allowed

Dogs allowed all year

Themes

Budget/backpacker

Forest

Peaceful

Remote location

Spectacular scenery

Walkers' paradise

Wild camping

Wildlife haven

Leisure on site

Bar or club house

Cycle hire

Evening entertainment

Fishing

Fitness centre

Games room

Indoor swimming pool

Kids' club

On-site restaurant/cafe

Outdoor swimming pool

Play area

Take away

Tennis

TV room

Watersports

Nearby leisure

Canoeing/kayaking nearby

Climbing nearby

Cycling nearby

Fishing nearby

Golf nearby

Leisure/theme park nearby

Mountain biking nearby

Restaurant nearby

Sailing nearby

Watersports nearby

Nearby amenities

Bar nearby

Groups welcome

D. of E. welcome

Family friendly

Motorcycle friendly

Single-sex groups welcome

Student groups welcome

Amenities on site

Bath available

Disabled facilities

Drying room

Food shop

Free wifi

Ice pack freezing

Internet access

Launderette

Parent & baby washroom

Pick-up from public transport

Public telephone

Shower available

Toilet block

Washing-up area

Wifi

Utilities

Charging facilities

Chemical disposal

Gas cylinders available

Recycling available

Renewable energy

Camping 2.0

Bell tents

Shepherd's huts

Type

Tiny (1-10 pitches)

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  • Auchnagairn, Dunphail, Forres, Highlands and Islands, Scotland, IV36 2QL
  • Timezone Europe/London BST (GMT+01:00)   GPS 57.5096°N 3.6910°W

Nearest transport

Coach stations
Forres: Tolbooth Bus Stop — 7.5 miles
Nairn: Bus Station — 8.5 miles
Tomatin: Road End Lay by Coach Stop — 16.2 miles
Train stations
Forres Rail Station — 7.3 miles
Nairn Rail Station — 8.3 miles
Carrbridge Rail Station — 16.7 miles
Ferry ports
Cromarty Ferry Terminal — 17.6 miles
Nigg Ferry Terminal — 17.6 miles
Invergordon Port Ferry Terminal — 21.5 miles
Airports
Inverness Airport — 14.0 miles

Directions


From Aviemore and the south: head north on the A9 to the A95, turn left onto the B9153 for Carrbridge then right onto the A938 for 1.5 miles. After that, turn left onto the B9007 for 16 miles and turn right, up the gravel road at the Ace Adventure sign.

From Inverness or the west: head east on the A96 to Forres, turn right heading south on the A940 for 6 miles, then turn right onto the B9007 and follow for 2.2 miles. Turn left, up the gravel road at the Ace Adventure sign.

From Aberdeen or the east: head west on the A96 to Forres, turn left heading south on the A940 for 6 miles then turn right onto the B9007 and follow for 2.2 miles. Turn left, up the gravel road at the Ace Adventure sign.

Please note: All distances on this page are calculated "as the crow flies" - please check actual distance depending on your mode of travel using the Get directions button above.

Local attractions

You'll probably want to stay on site for a few days to try out all the activities right on site (you might rather fancy the frisbee golf), but once ready to explore the area, another plethora of things to see and do is within easy reach.

Take the walk from Ace to the nearby beauty spot of Randolph's Leap (you might rather fancy this too) and on to the Logie Steading Visitor Centre with its café, artisan shops, play park, heritage centre and the Logie House Gardens for starters…

Other options in the immediate area are visiting the pretty local town of Forres (did you know this is where Duncan's castle was in the Scottish play...?) and some most excellent salmon and trout fishing on the River Findhorn.

The art and antiques of Brodie Castle are just outside Forres, or your crew could take a wildlife trip around Moray Firth to see dolphins, whales, porpoises, sharks, seals and flocks of seabirds. Nairn Beach, where a school of dolphins are often visible from the coastline, is about eight and a half miles from your ace base.

Must see

  • Speyside Heather Centre (14.8 miles)
  • The Glenlivet Distillery Visitor Centre (17.5 miles)
  • Culloden Visitor Centre (20.1 miles)

Cycle routes

Find local routes on the National Cycle Network - over 12,000 miles of cycling routes.

Please note: All distances on this page are calculated "as the crow flies" - please check actual distance depending on your mode of travel.

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Permitted arrival/departure time

Camping and touring
Arrive:  3 p.m. –  7 p.m.
Depart by:  11 a.m.
On-site accommodation
Arrive:  3 p.m. –  7 p.m.
Depart by:  11 a.m.

Arrivals are up to 7pm. Late arrivals are subject to a £10 cash charge payable on arrival to the warden. Unfortunately, no access is allowed after 10pm.

Ace Hideaways cancellation policy

No refunds within 15 days of arrival date.

No refunds/discounts for inclement weather, late arrivals or early departures.

If you need to cancel or amend your booking, please give as much notice as possible so that someone else has the chance to book. You may wish to buy holiday insurance for cancellations and for your property/injury whilst away.

Please note that your deposit is paid to Pitchup.com and is non-refundable.

Payment

A 15% non-refundable deposit is payable now. Ace Hideaways will debit the balance from your card 15 days before arrival, or if the arrival date is sooner than 15 days then the balance will be taken immediately.

Hired accommodation: £150.00 damage/cleanliness/bracelet deposit is required on arrival and will be refunded on departure after inspection of your unit should no damage/losses be found.

You can also opt to pay the full amount at the time of your booking.

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Terms and conditions

Site booking terms and conditions

  • Does Ace Hideaways have a swimming pool? No View all features
  • Is Ace Hideaways dog friendly? Yes View all features
  • What attractions are near Ace Hideaways? You'll probably want to stay on site for a few days to try out all the activities right on site (you might rather fancy the frisbee golf), but once ready to explore … Read more
  • When can I check in and check out of Ace Hideaways?
    Camping and touring
    Arrive:  3 p.m. –  7 p.m.
    Depart by:  11 a.m.
    On-site accommodation
    Arrive:  3 p.m. –  7 p.m.
    Depart by:  11 a.m.

    Arrivals are up to 7pm. Late arrivals are subject to a £10 cash charge payable on arrival to the warden. Unfortunately, no access is allowed after 10pm.

    Read more
  • How much does it cost to stay at Ace Hideaways? From £18 (for 1 night, 2 adults) - prices may change depending on your dates and party. Check prices and availability

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Terms and conditions

Please read the park terms and conditions below and the Pitchup.com terms and conditions.

Arrivals and departures
Late arrivals must notify the park as soon as possible. Your booking will be held for 24 hours. After this period the management reserves the right to relet your unit.
No refunds/discounts for inclement weather, late arrivals or early departures.
Units will be allocated on arrival.

Dogs
Dogs must be kept on leads and supervised at all times.

Extras
Facilities/activities including outdoor activities such as white water rafting, canyoning, tubing, canoeing and kayaking, salmon fishing, paintball and disc golf are subject to extra charges payable on arrival.

General
Bookings are nominative and non-transferable.
The grocery shop is open between 01/05 and 31/10.
The management reserves the right to deny access or terminate the stay of those guests whose behaviour is deemed unsuitable. No refunds will be offered.

Hired accommodation
Hired accommodation: £150.00 damage/cleanliness/bracelet deposit is required on arrival and will be refunded on departure after inspection of your unit should no damage/losses be found.

Pitches
You must follow the management directives when pitching your tent/unit and related equipment.

Vehicles
No cars/motorbikes by the pitch/unit. All cars must be parked in the designated area.

Visitors
Visitors’ cars are not permitted on site.
Visitors must register at reception and pay their fee.

Additional terms

Arrivals are up to 7pm. Late arrivals are subject to a £10 cash charge payable on arrival to the warden. Unfortunately, no access is allowed after 10pm.

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