- Premier host
- Forres, Moray
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- Sleeps: 2 or 7 per unit
- Bedroom: Studio
- Bathroom: Communal
- Minimum stay: 2 nights
This aptly named site (ACE is an acronym for Adventure, Condition and Essence) refreshingly located in Scotland’s Findhorn glen, is a hidden gem just waiting to be discovered.
Nature lovers, thrill seekers and those in need of rest and relaxation will all find their paradise at ACE Hideaways. Not only will you discover plenty of comfortably rustic accommodation to choose from, all surrounded by whispering trees and abundant wildlife, but with a five-star Visit Scotland activity centre also on site, you’ll be spoilt for adventurous choice!
Choose your sleeping space from a deliciously roomy six-metre bell tent that sleeps up to seven people, or a snugly romantic shepherd’s hut for two. All accommodation is privately situated, and includes access to shared kitchen and bathroom facilities.
The canvas bell tents are wonderfully welcoming, fully equipped with comfy mattresses and a softly crackling woodburning stove (who said living under canvas can’t also be luxurious?) Six mesh windows allow plenty of fresh air – not to mention sunlight – to flood inside.
You’ll find plenty of space outside your tent to sit back and enjoy all the sights, sounds and scents of nature, completely undisturbed. Why not get the fire pit going and enjoy toasted marshmallows as the first stars appear in the clear night sky.
If a romantic rural retreat is more your thing, the handbuilt shepherds’ huts won’t disappoint. Elegantly decorated in ‘shabby chic’ style, your hut comes complete with a full-sized, cosily dressed double bed and a dresser, as well as basic kitchen amenities and low-voltage solar lighting…so you can hole up blissfully inside your hut for as long as you like!
Why not enjoy a sizzling barbecue, then retreat to your private hut and open the stable doors to the twinkling stars outside – or to the morning birdsong after a silent night’s sleep?Keep reading
At a glance
- Camping, glamping and five-star activity centre site for holidays and group bookings, located in the Scottish Findhorn glen, eight miles from the town of Forres.
- Accommodation includes a selection of bell tents that each sleep up to seven, two romantic shepherds’ huts that each sleep two, and a dedicated camping site. Please bring sleeping bags, kitchen essentials and torches for the bell tents.
- All accommodation is privately spaced, and situated close to shared kitchen and bathroom facilities. An onsite shop stocks camping basics, and WiFi is available at reception.
- Enjoy everything from white water rafting, canyoning, woodland paintball and disc golf, to name but a few ‘must try’ experiences, found either on-site or a short trip away.
- Dog Friendly
- Family Friendly
- Large Groups
Shepherds Huts sleep 2, double bed with bedding & towels provided, log-burning stove, table, chairs, gas-ring camping stove, cooking equipment, and cool box on request. Separate hot shower & composting toilet are a short walk from the huts.
Bell Tents sleep up to 7. Thick foam mattresses and log burner. Outdoor campsite kitchen and showers.
Woodland camping with five pitches also available to book.
Wildlife spotting, whitewater rafting with cliff jumping, paintball, river tubing, canoeing, kayaking, canyoning, disc golf, walking, fishing.
If you prefer to pitch your own tent instead, you’ll find plenty of space and facilities to do just that in the woodland campsite that overlooks the Moray Firth.
Fully rested and recharged from your accommodation, you’ll be in fine form to throw yourselves into all the activity and adventure all around you!
Enjoy everything from white water rafting, canyoning, woodland paintball and disc golf, to name but a few ‘must try’ experiences, found either on-site or a short trip away. For those with nerves of steel, a ‘Highland Fling’ bungee jump will provide an adrenaline rush that can’t be beaten!
Enjoy being at one with nature, feeling supremely remote from the hectic digital world (though you’ll find free WiFi available at reception if you need to update your Instagram followers at any point!) – yet with the nearest town just eight miles away, you’ll also be able to enjoy plenty of restaurants, shops and bars whenever the mood takes you.
The Cairngorn Mountains are also just a short drive away, along with an award-winning coastline and stunning beaches. Or perhaps you’d enjoy a short, fresh-air filled stroll to the sparkling River Findhorn, referred to by many as the most beautiful river in Scotland.
With just about every holiday taste catered for at ACE Hideaways – not to mention group breaks and events of every kind – all you need to do is remember to pack your sense of adventure along with that extra pair of socks…then head for the glen!
Things to note
Sleeping bags for the bell tents may be hired on arrival at Ace Hideaways, alternatively you can bring your own. Dogs are permitted but only upon prior arrangement as there are a limited number permitted onsite and must be kept under close supervision. Site open from April – October inclusive.
Shepherd’s Huts £50.00 per night – sleeps 2. Bell Tents £75.00 per night (minimum charge of 4) then £18.75 for the next adult or £9.35 for the next child up to 7 in total. Camping with own tent £9.00 per adult, £4.50 per child. £5 per night per dog.