- Sleeps: 4
- Bedroom: Open plan
- Bathroom: 1
- Minimum stay: 2 nights
Complete with a private morning yoga deck and al fresco bath tub, Ledmacoy Shepherd’s Huts effortlessly combine the pleasures of outdoor living with the most spectacular natural scenery.
You’ll find Ledmacoy Farm in the lush, leafy arms of the Cairngorms National Park in Aberdeenshire, boasting superlative Scottish Glen views and friendly owners who can’t wait to welcome you!
In fact, not only do Ian, Becky and their family live and work on the farm, but the luxurious shepherd’s huts were also designed and built by Becky herself, with a little help from a talented local joiner.
Ideal for a romantic couple or a small family who love fresh-air adventure, Oystercatcher View is the farm’s flagship hut. Painted in a bright, cheerful blue and furnished in fresh coastal style, the retreat sleeps up to four guests in a snuggly fold-down kingsize bed, and a fixed bunkbed for two children.
You’ll be welcomed with delights that include hot drinks – including hot chocolate and marshmallows! – and some delicious home-made cake… an ideal way to start your holiday.
The kitchen is perfectly equipped for you to whip up all kinds of fabulous feasts later on, though on balmy evenings you might prefer heading out to your firepit and grill for sizzling sunset suppers, instead.
When you’re not savouring the scenery and stars from that fairy-lit outdoor bath, cosy evenings can be spent unwinding together in the comfy open plan living space. There’s no TV, but a ready supply of games will more than help you pass the time. Oh, and Wi-Fi is available, if you must insist on checking in with the outside world!Keep reading
At a glance
- Bespoke-designed, lovingly handcrafted shepherd’s huts, nestled on a friendly family-run farm in the Cairngorms National Park in Aberdeenshire, with panoramic views of Glen Nochty.
- Oystercatcher View is the site’s flagship hut, sleeping up to 4 guests in a fold-down kingsize bed and a fixed bunkbed for 2 children.
- There are full self-contained kitchen and bathroom facilities, while luxuries include a morning yoga deck, an al fresco bath, and a secure garden with a firepit and grill – ideal for sizzling sunset suppers!
- Take a complimentary farm tour, or go walking, cycling, and sightseeing in the local area. There is secure mountain bike storage on site, and the local ski centre is a 12-mile drive away.
- Family Friendly
Bespoke shepherd’s huts (2 adults, or 2 adults and 2 children): welcome pack with tea, coffee, sugar, milk, hot chocolate, marshmallows, homemade cake, open plan living area with fold-down kingsize bed, adjustable dining table, fixed bunkbed for 2 children, storage space, plinth heater, supply of games, Wi-Fi, kitchen with full-size fridge, hob, combi microwave, cooking equipment and accessories, bathroom with flushing WC, shower, copper basin, towels, toiletries, dressing gowns and slippers provided for outdoor bath use. Ramp to decking area, outdoor bath with fairy lights, bench, side picnic bench, firepit and grill with firewood pack, fenced garden area. Private car park and lockable bike storage shed on site.
Farm tour, walking, cycling, nature-watching, historic sites, skiing, castles, games
Complete your morning freshen-up routine in the en-suite shower room, with its unlimited supply of piping hot water and ‘proper’ flushing toilet. You’ll even find a stack of fluffy towels and toiletries generously provided.
Let the kids run wild and free in the secure garden area as you take your time over morning coffee, then how about a complimentary tour of the farm? If you plan your visit for spring, you may get to feed the resident lambs!
You could also choose to get up close and personal with this beautiful part of the world, by packing a picnic and heading for one of many walking and cycling trails (secure mountain bike storage is available on site.) There are plenty of intriguing places to visit, too, from Balmoral Castle to the local ski centre and school, which is just 12 miles away by car.
(With no end of ways to wear yourselves out by day, that evening’s barbecue supper and stargazing soak may feel more indulgent than ever!)
Things to note
There is no TV in the huts, but there is a supply of games to keep you occupied, and Wi-Fi is available to connect devices if needed. As the site is a working farm with livestock, pets are regrettably not permitted.
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What the guests of Ledmacoy Shepherd’s Huts say
“Just home after a great 2 nights in Oystercatcher View. The hut has everything to make your stay perfect, we have stayed in many pods/huts and Ledmacoy definitely has the most extras. Everything from the usual plates and cups to the added extras of bubble bath, games and binoculars to take in the beautiful views. Would definitely recommend to friends and family and a huge thank you to Becky and Ian for the farm tour. It was lovely to see all the new calves.”
“What a wonderful weekend in the most beautiful spot. The shepherd’s hut was perfect and the bath was an absolute treat. Cannot wait to return! Thank you”
“This place is utter heaven! The bath, the fire pit, the stargazing and the stunning interiors all made for the perfect weekend. So magical”