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Ace Hideaways: Bell tent from fire pit.

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

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.

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

Under 18s must be accompanied by their parents or legal guardians.

Protective masks must be worn at all times in common areas.

No hen/stag parties permitted via Pitchup.com.


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Reviews

9.6

Overall rating based on 37 reviews

 

100% would recommend this site to a friend.

97% would stay here again.

  91% described as Forest ?

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Welcoming , semi wild campsite29/06/2022

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

    The spaced out pitches within the woodland each with its own fire pit and log seat

    Disliked: 

    Like everything

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That we had a designated pitch and an area for …26/06/2022

Reviewer's country: United KingdomLaura S.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

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

    That we had a designated pitch and an area for a campfire.

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Great campsite. Clean toilets/showers.14/06/2022

Reviewer's country: United KingdomFiona A.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

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

    Campsite was clean & easy access to toilets & showers.
    Very useful having the camp kitchen as we had some rain while there so meant we could cook some food on the gas hobs as had 2 young children with us.

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The facilities, clean and spacious. Not many people. Safe for …06/06/2022

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAnonymousMobile phone iconConfirmed

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

    The facilities, clean and spacious. Not many people. Safe for kids to run around.

    Disliked: 

    Windy to seat outside. May need more bushes for a wind break.

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Great place to stay, nice and clean. Lovely staff.05/06/2022

Reviewer's country: United KingdomJackie R.Confirmed

  • Non-electric grass and earth tent pitch (woodland)
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
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    Great place to stay, nice and clean. Lovely staff.

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Left to my own leisure, 100% will book again & recommend14/05/2022

Reviewer's country: United KingdomKevin G.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Shepherd's hut
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    I love the serenity, the seclusion, minimal phone signal which personally was awesome
    The hut had camping gas cooker, stove, all the utensils & fire pit outside, also had solar panel for lighting, car parked 10 yards away
    Ablutions block 100 yards away
    Perfect base for the hikes I did in the area, also did Ben Nevis which is about 2 hour drive
    Simply an awesome place

    Disliked: 

    Absolutely nothing to dislike

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Everything!09/05/2022

Reviewer's country: United KingdomEmily M.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Bell tent
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
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    Everything!

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Great place to enjoy a dawn chorus.30/04/2022

Reviewer's country: United KingdomDon M.Confirmed

  • Non-electric grass and earth tent pitch (woodland)
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
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    Woodland location, facilities, helpful staff.

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- Very well maintained - Safe and secure04/04/2022

Reviewer's country: United KingdomRajesh C.Confirmed

  • Non-electric grass and earth tent pitch (woodland)
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
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    - Very well maintained
    - Safe and secure

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Brilliant campsite with all amenities we required. Shepherd's Huts are …11/10/2021

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  • Shepherd's hut
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    Brilliant campsite with all amenities we required. Shepherd's Huts are a great use of space and we were pleasantly surprised when we went inside. Relaxed atmosphere and a good standard of cleanliness.

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    No wifi at Shepherd's Huts but this is understandable given the location.

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Features

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

TV room

Take away

Tennis

Watersports

Amenities on site

Bath available

Car parking by pitch/unit

Composting toilet

Disabled facilities

Dog park

Drying room

Food shop

Free wifi

Ice pack freezing

Internet access

Launderette

Parent & baby washroom

Pick-up from public transport

Portaloo

Pub toilets

Public telephone

Shower available

Toilet block

Washing-up area

Wifi

Groups welcome

D. of E. welcome

Family friendly

Motorcycle friendly

Single-sex groups welcome

Student groups welcome

Rules

Barbecue provided

Barbecues allowed

Campfires allowed

Commercial vehicles allowed

Dogs allowed

Dogs allowed all year

Camping 2.0

Bell tents

Shepherd's huts

Themes

Budget/backpacker

Forest

Peaceful

Remote location

Spectacular scenery

Walkers' paradise

Wild camping

Wildlife haven

Utilities

Charging facilities

Chemical disposal

Electric car charging point(s)

Gas cylinders available

Recycling available

Renewable energy

Nearby amenities

Bar nearby

Dog walk nearby

Type

Small (11-25 pitches)

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

Location

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  • Auchnagairn, Dunphail, Forres, Highlands and Islands, Scotland, IV36 2QL
  • Timezone Europe/London BST (GMT+01:00)   GPS 57.5096°N 3.6914°W

Nearest transport

Coach stations
Bus Station — 20.0 miles
Royal Bank of Scotland — 24.5 miles
Train stations
Forres Rail Station — 7.4 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)
  • Inverness Museum and Art Gallery (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.

Policies

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

Deposit transferable during COVID-19. 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.

Deposit transferable during COVID-19.

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

Payment methods accepted on the park

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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.

Admission
Under 18s must be accompanied by their parents or legal guardians.

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.

Coronavirus
Protective masks must be worn at all times in common areas.

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 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.

Occupancy
No hen/stag parties permitted via Pitchup.com.

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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