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The lovingly handcrafted Old Pine Yurt is situated in a secluded woodland spot within the stunning Cairngorms National Park. The perfect location for a peaceful retreat, it offers privacy, tranquility and comfort. Nestled into the hillside overlooking the beautiful Strathavon landscape, on the doorstep are wildlife, scenery and walks. For the more active traveller, mountain bike routes and a trail centre are close by, as well as watersports, climbing, fishing, golf and other visitor attractions. Gas cooking facilities, a campfire, a plumbed toilet and an eco-shower are provided for your personal use, and there is secure storage for bikes.
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Leisure on site
Bar or club house
Indoor swimming pool
Outdoor swimming pool
Amenities on site
Ice pack freezing
Parent & baby washroom
Pick-up from public transport
Gas cylinders available
Commercial vehicles allowed
Lake and/or mountain
Cycle hire nearby
Horse riding nearby
Indoor pool nearby
Leisure/theme park nearby
Mountain biking nearby
Single-sex groups welcome
Student groups welcome
Tiny (1-10 pitches)
Tipis, yurts, or wigwams
- Coach stations
Aviemore: Town Centre Coach Stop — 16.4 miles
16.4 miles Dalraddy (Highland): Coach Stop — 19.4 miles
19.4 miles Kincraig (Highland) Coach Stop — 21.6 miles
- Train stations
Carrbridge Rail Station — 15.5 miles
15.5 miles Aviemore Rail Station — 16.4 miles
16.4 miles Forres Rail Station — 25.0 miles
- Ferry ports
Inverness Loch Ness Ferry Landing — 35.8 miles
Inverness Airport — 30.6 miles
From the A9, take the first exit after Aviemore (A95 Grantown, Keith, Elgin). Follow this road to Grantown, taking the second exit at the first roundabout and the third exit at the next one. Continue on the A95 for half a mile, taking the third exit on the right (A939 Tomintoul, Ballater). Continue on this road for 12 miles. About half a mile after the cattle grid, at the bottom of the hill, you will pass a turning on the left (signed for Balneden Steading). Continue up the hill and onto the straight - the next track off to the right (marked Fodderletter) takes you up to the Old Pine Yurt.
From Aberlour, continue on A95 towards Grantown-on-Spey. At Ballindalloch turn left on the B9008
towards Tomintoul. Continue on this route for 14 miles until you reach a junction - turn right over the bridge (signed Grantown on Spey) and keep going up the hill. After the left-hand-bend at the top of the hill, look out for the hidden entrance on the left. Head up this track to reach the Old Pine Yurt.
From A939 North East: Come through the Lecht ski centre, continue until reaching a junction - turn left (signed Tomintoul). On entering the village and reaching another junction, turn right and continue through the village and out onto the A939. Drive for 2 miles until you cross the Bridge of Avon, then continue up the hill. After the left-hand-bend at the top of the hill look out for the secluded entrance on your left - this track will take you up to the Old Pine Yurt.
Glenlivet Mountain Bike Trail Centre
Lecht 2090 Mountain Bike Trails (with uplift)
The Glenlivet Distillery
Strathspey Steam Railway
Aviemore - outdoor sports, attractions and shops
Numerous golf courses within a short drive
- Glenlivet Estate (1.9 miles)
- The Glenlivet Distillery Visitor Centre (5.9 miles)
- Speyside Heather Centre (10.0 miles)
Find local routes on the National Cycle Network - over 12,000 miles of cycling routes.