Heavenly, hand-crafted hideaways with private hot tubs, beautifully secluded amongst nine magical acres of the Cairngorms National Park.
  • Sleeps: 2 per cabin
  • Bedrooms: 1 per cabin
  • Bathrooms: 1 per cabin
  • Minimum stay: 2 nights

Hand-crafted with love and exceptional care, there’s a blissful sense of relaxation built into each of the four exquisite, individually-styled Sweet Donside Cabins.

Dreamily nestled amongst nine picture-perfect acres of the Cairngorms National Park, you’ll feel as though you’ve been spirited far away from civilisation. Yet with an abundance of historic attractions and activities practically on the doorstep, you can choose your own level of interaction with the ‘real’ world.

Each cabin sleeps a romantic couple, and whichever you opt for, you’ll find it equipped with everything you’ll need to savour this glorious time away-from-it-all… including a bathroom with a walk-in shower, and a kitchenette for drinks and snacks.

Of course, no holiday is complete without a few indulgent extras, so you’ll also find gowns and slippers for when you’re relaxing outside in your wood-fired ‘luv tub’, and a welcome hamper packed with goodies.

The Wee Beehive is dog-friendly, meaning your best four-legged friend needn’t miss out on a well-deserved break. The laid-back, shabby-chic retreat features a snuggly sofa, for ridiculously cosy nights in front of the Smart TV.

Ultra-romantic, The Wee Love Nest is light-filled and lovely, with heart-shaped bunting above the downy kingsize bed, and a selection of games to help you get to know your loved one all over again.

The Wee Bear’s Den is luxuriously rustic and joyfully quirky, with bear-themed accessories galore, while The Wee Fae Hideaway feels like you’re stepping into an actual fairy-glade… complete with a rose-strewn canopy, soft fairy-lights, and a chaise longue to unwind on.

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At a glance

  • Four hand-crafted, individually-styled cabins-for-two, nestled amongst 9 acres of the Cairngorms National Park, close to the village of Bellabeg.
  • Each one-room cabin is fully furnished, with a Netflix-equipped Smart TV, a kitchenette, and a bathroom with a walk-in shower.
  • Outside awaits private furnished decking with a firepit, a barbecue, and your very own ‘luv tub’ to help you welcome the stars!
  • Robes are provided, and you’ll also be greeted with a welcome basket of treats.
  • Cabin guests have access to the communal shabby-chic kitchen, for cooking more substantial meals. Home-made afternoon teas and premium spirits can be ordered for your stay.
  • Sweetheart Cottage, with full self-contained facilities, also sleeps 2 guests on site.


  • Adults Only
  • Dog Friendly
  • Hot Tubs


Hand-crafted cabins, each sleep 2 guests.  Kingsize bed with luxury linen, en-suite bathroom with walk-in shower, WC, towels, gowns, sofa or chaise longue, Smart TV with Netflix, dining table, Wi-Fi, central heating, kitchenette with microwave, kettle, toaster, crockery, cutlery, welcome basket.  Furnished deck with firepit, barbecue, hot tub, allocated parking.  Communal kitchen on site.

Local Activities

Walking, cycling, wildlife-watching, picnic spots, activities, historic sites, village shop

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If you’re in the mood for a few treats, you can order a home-made afternoon tea to be delivered direct to your cabin, or even have premium Highlands-produced spirits waiting for you on arrival!

Prefer cooking up a storm yourself? You’ll have access to the communal shabby-chic kitchen, where you can also relax over a drink with friends you haven’t met yet.

Stock up on supplies at the local shop, or wander into the neighbouring village of Bellabeg; an ‘undiscovered’ treasure that’s rich in history and culture. For scenic walking and cycling trails, the Cairngorms National Park is unrivalled, and there are plenty of historic tales to immerse yourselves in along your way.

Though of course, you could always relax on site, exploring the woodland and saying hello to the resident hens and ducks. As evening falls, all that’s left for you to do is light the firepit, prepare the barbecue for a sizzling sunset supper, and greet the arrival of the stars from your tub… what paradise!

Things to note

Check in at 4pm, check out by 10am. One well-behaved dog is accepted at The Wee Beehive and Sweetheart Cottage.

Where you'll be staying

Strathdon, Aberdeenshire

What the guests of Sweet Donside Cabins say

“We had the most relaxing couple of nights in the wee love nest, a beautiful cabin with its own little garden. The decor inside is gorgeous with lots of little touches. Was so cosy. The scenery is stunning and the night sky is something else, this was lovely to see whilst in the hot tub which was a delight. Can’t recommend highly enough. We will definitely be returning.”

“Beautiful, cosy, spotless cabin. So much attention to detail made the stay really special. The hot tub was so lovely. The bed so comfortable.”

“What a fantastic place you have – your attention to detail is 100%, makes your accommodation so special. The cottage is warm comfortable and so homely we were sad to leave. The area is stunning with great walks. We will definitely be returning and can’t wait to try the cabins – thank you for a magic weekend and the wee tour of the cabin.”

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