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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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This listing accepts adults only (defined as age 18+)
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Leisure on site

Bar or club house

Cycle hire

Evening entertainment


Fitness centre

Games room

Indoor swimming pool

Kids' club

On-site restaurant/cafe

Outdoor swimming pool

Play area

Take away


TV room


Amenities on site

Bath available

Disabled facilities

Drying room

Food shop

Free wifi

Ice pack freezing

Internet access


Parent & baby washroom

Pick-up from public transport

Public telephone

Shower available

Toilet block

Washing-up area



Charging facilities

Chemical disposal

Gas cylinders available

Recycling available

Renewable energy


Adults only

Barbecues allowed

Campfires allowed

Commercial vehicles allowed

Dogs allowed



Lake and/or mountain


Remote location

Spectacular scenery

Walkers' paradise

Wildlife haven

Nearby leisure

Canoeing/kayaking nearby

Climbing nearby

Cycle hire nearby

Cycling nearby

Fishing nearby

Golf nearby

Horse riding nearby

Indoor pool nearby

Leisure/theme park nearby

Mountain biking nearby

Restaurant nearby

Sailing nearby

Tennis nearby

Watersports nearby

Groups welcome

Family friendly

Motorcycle friendly

Single-sex groups welcome

Student groups welcome

Nearby amenities

Bar nearby

Shop nearby


Tiny (1-10 pitches)

Camping 2.0

Tipis, yurts, or wigwams


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  • The Barn, Fodderletter Moray, Highlands and Islands, Scotland, AB37 9HL
  • Timezone Europe/London BST (GMT+01:00)   GPS 57.2672°N 3.4164°W

Nearest transport

Coach stations
Aviemore: Town Centre Coach Stop — 16.4 miles
Dalraddy (Highland): Coach Stop — 19.4 miles
Kincraig (Highland) Coach Stop — 21.6 miles
Train stations
Carrbridge Rail Station — 15.5 miles
Aviemore Rail Station — 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.

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

Glenlivet Mountain Bike Trail Centre
Lecht 2090 Mountain Bike Trails (with uplift)
The Glenlivet Distillery
Ballindalloch Castle
Strathspey Steam Railway
Aviemore - outdoor sports, attractions and shops
Numerous golf courses within a short drive

Must see

  • Glenlivet Estate (1.9 miles)
  • The Glenlivet Distillery Visitor Centre (5.9 miles)
  • Speyside Heather Centre (10.0 miles)

Cycle routes

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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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