Hideaway Under the Stars

A unique eco home-from-home, crafted naturally with love, and peacefully nestled at the foot of a striking Speyside mountain.
  • Sleeps: 6
  • Bedrooms: 2
  • Bathroom: 1
  • Minimum stay: 3 nights

Combining the ‘wow-factor’ elements of an architect-designed masterpiece with the breathable beauty of nature, Hideaway Under the Stars is the perfect escape from everyday life. You need not take our word for it, as it has also been awarded Best Green Home in the European Holiday Home Awards!

Beautifully positioned at the foot of Moray’s glorious Ben Rinnes (a mountain popular with hikers, as you can view eight Scottish counties from the top!), you can expect outstanding scenery and fresh-air adventure, together with a sense of calm relaxation that compels you to switch off that phone for a while.

Hideaway Under the Stars is a true eco-home, lovingly hand-crafted from locally-sourced, renewable and recycled materials that include straw-bales, stone, clay, and earth.

The result is a breathable, soul-nourishing space, filled with creative features, intricate attention to detail, and thoughtful luxuries that are sure to have you smiling as you look around.

Sleeping up to six people in natural comfort, you’ll find an elegant double bedroom and two quirky bunks, all equipped with bamboo fibre mattresses (two futons with bamboo screens take care of any extra guests!). Meanwhile, morning freshen-ups are easy, with a roomy shower that includes plenty of storage and dressing space.

There’s a spacious, sociable lounge and dining area – just you try to resist the evening lure of the hand-built snuggle seat by the wood-burning stove – and a well-equipped kitchen with all the essentials included, plus an extra welcome treat.

Discover soft mood lighting throughout, plus a truly spectacular roof dome custom-built to let natural light flood inside, whether from the sun, moon or stars!  The area is known for its spectacular dark skies which you can appreciate from the comfort of your accommodation (using the Sky-Watcher telescope provided) or perhaps head outside to fully appreciate the majestic scenes that unfold at night.

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At a glance

  • A stunning, lovingly hand-crafted eco-home for up to six people, nestled in a peaceful valley at the foot of Ben Rinnes, Moray. The nearest village is Aberlour, around five minutes away by car.
  • Firewood and cruelty-free toiletries are provided, along with cooking essentials and a welcome treat. Free WiFi is available if needed.
  • This is a completely natural, eco-friendly home, and full guidance on how to use the facilities will be provided. Please bring a cosy pair of socks or slippers, as the floor can be cool underfoot.
  • Friendly hosts Kim and Mark live close by, and are on hand for questions or a chat about the local area. Feel free to pick herbs, fruit and vegetables from the garden.
  • Local activities include watersports, mountain climbing, fishing, and whisky tasting. Food can be ordered locally, along with in-Hideaway massages for a relaxing treat.


  • Dog Friendly
  • Family Friendly


Sleeps up to 6, master double bedroom, bunk beds, bamboo fibre mattresses, bedding & towels provided, roof dome, 2 futons, bamboo screen, spacious shower room/toilet, bathroom amenities, fully equipped kitchen, oven, stove, fridge, coffee maker, kitchen equipment, condiments, open plan living/dining area, wood burning stove, cob seat, mood lighting, Sky-Watcher astronomical telescope, welcome pack, Wi-Fi, books, games, travel cot, fire wood included, garden, BBQ, parking.

Local activities

Massage therapy, walks, castles, golf, dolphin spotting, fishing, scuba diving, boat trips, watersports, whisky tours.

More information

Outside there’s a beautiful garden for you to enjoy, featuring a babbling stream and an enchanting fairy glen. Kim and Mark, your friendly hosts, are just five minutes away, and you’ll find them ready and willing to chat about things to do in the area (though they will also respect your privacy). You are also very welcome to take a wander around the communal and kitchen gardens.

Though you may not want to leave the warm embrace of  Hideaway Under the Stars all holiday long, there’s plenty to see and do all around, from mountain-climbing and thrilling watersports, to fishing in the River Spey, or even setting out on a world-famous whisky trail!

Make your break go even more smoothly, by pre-ordering some mouthwatering local food to collect from nearby Elgin, or treating yourself to an indulgent in-Hideaway massage.

Expertly designed to soothe your senses, whilst surrounding you with the tranquil beauty this breathtaking area of Scotland is well-known for, you’re sure to return home feeling revived, reconnected, and totally refreshed.

Things to note

The property has a travel cot and can cater for under 2 year olds, however does not guarantee the property to be 100% babyproof. No smoking. No parties or events. Dogs are welcomed but must be supervised at all times and kept off beds and furniture. Welcome pack with dog towel, clean bowls and a healthy packet of dog treats. Long stays are possible enquire for details. Access for those with restricted mobility is possible along with step-free access and wide door frames, enquire for details. Check in is 3pm, check out is 10am. The property is compliant and committed to the WHO and Scottish Government recommended cleaning regimes, with guests’ safety and enjoyment top priority.
Prices start from £200 per night for 4 guests.

Where you'll be staying

Aberlour, Moray

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