Glen Glack, Cairngorms

5

A clutch of bespoke cabins on a sprawling Scottish Highland estate (each sleeps 2 or 4)

2 Bedrooms

Alfresco tub

Child friendly

Dog friendly

Eco conscious

EV charging

Parking

Walk to a pub

Walk to a shop

WiFi

Woodburner

Space & setting.

*Brand new*

Though inspired by the thrilling escapism of traditional Scottish bothies (simple huts made for Highland hikers), these larch-clad cabins are far from basic, in both design and concept. Created with sustainability in mind, they sit on stilts to leave minimal impact on the land, and each is unique in both shape and interior colour scheme. Comfort is a top priority too: lavish bathrooms, sofas in soft tartans and cosy log burners; one even has an alfresco bath for peaceful outdoor soaks.

But it’s the spectacular setting that takes centre stage. Each cabin has a secluded spot overlooking the glassy waters and pine-covered shoreline of Cally Loch. Sit on the terrace and look out for red squirrels and deer emerging from the trees, or watch through large picture windows beside a crackling fire. The estate’s 140,000 acres of land are yours to explore; set off from your doorstep through glens, woodlands and open moorland, or take the longer trails into the rugged hills of the Cairngorms. The cherry on the cake? A discreet WiFi button that disconnects you with the flip of a switch. Your inbox can wait; the wilderness is calling.

Getting here: it’s best to drive.

“Building these was an idea that was brewing for 20 years! However lockdown gave me the time to finally be able to make an idea a reality. As we all paused on life and reflected on a longing to be away from the city and escape to a cabin by a loch, I knew I had to make Glen Glack happen.” Owner, Claire 

My Kip favourites

She loves
“The cat’s cradle of footpaths on the doorstep of the cabins; there are miles of woodland trails to explore. Once home again, I love sitting on the terrace watching the ospreys, beavers and red squirrels”.

We love
The gorgeous colour palettes, from Rowan’s earthy reds and Hazel’s pretty heathers to the striking teal-blue walls in Larch.

You may not love
You’ll need a car to get here.

Sign up to be a Kip member for FREE and unlock exclusive content

Sustainability.

Full marks. Environmental impact minimised through building design, materials (local sustainably sourced FSC timber, eco-friendly insulation & low embodied energy roofing sheets) and passive ventilation. The cabins float above grade on stilts to minimise the impact of construction on the landscape. Energy efficient and exceptionally good levels of insulation and high-performance windows. Low-carbon heating with air-source heat pumps. Local logs from the estate’s sustainable forestry used for wood-burners. Surface water managed through individual sustainable drainage system (SuDS) and water butts collect rainfall run-off from the roof. EV charging at each cabin.

Surrounds.

  • Blair Castle by Alex Baxter
    Blair Castle by Alex Baxter
  • Blair Castle by Alex Baxter
    Blair Castle by Alex Baxter
  • HerculesGarden by Alex Baxter
    Hercules Garden by Alex Baxter
  • Explore the estate’s 30-mile network of trails, taking you along rivers, burns, through woodland and out onto the wild moorland around Loch Ordie, or further afield into the Cairngorms.
  • The pretty village of Dunkeld is 5 minutes away by car, offering the Taybank resturant and Dunkeld Deli, which serves tapas in the evening. The famous Aran bakery is there too — or head to the House of Bruar (Harrods of the North) for super-stylish tweed.
  • Adrenaline junkies can bungee jump in Killikrankie to connect with the landscape in a whole new way (30 mins’ drive).
  • Spa day more your vibe? Try the magical Taybank sauna and plunge pool.
  • Go kayaking or stand-up paddle boarding on Loch Rannoch.
  • Guests enjoy free entry to the grounds of Blair Castle, ancestral home of the Dukes of Atholl. Built in 1269, over 19 generations of influential Scots made this castle their home. It now houses a remarkable collection of furniture, arms, china and portraits, all to the backdrop of Scottish baronial architecture and 18thC interiors (30 mins’ drive).
  • In winter, hit the slopes at Aviemore or Glenshee, both an hour’s drive away, or use the chair lifts in summer for a day of mountain biking and hiking.

Specifics.

  • Five standalone cabins on a 140,000-acre estate
  • Bedrooms:
    • Hazel: 2 double bedrooms
    • Juniper: 1 double bedroom
    • Larch: 2 double bedrooms
    • Rowan: 2 double bedrooms (one can be made into a twin)
    • Willow: 1 double bedroom + 1 bunk room (2 singles for 2 children)
  • Each cabin has:
    • Bathroom with bath and separate shower; bathrobes and toiletries provided (Juniper also has an outdoor bath)
    • Fully equipped kitchens including oven, hob, fridge with small freezer, Nespresso machine; basics provided
    • Open-plan living area warmed by woodburner; Smart TV, board games and cards
    • Terrace with outdoor seating overlooking the loch
    • Parking for 2 cars outside each cabin, with EV charging points
  • The manager and caretaker are available by phone should you need anything
  • Super-fast WiFi (which you can easily switch off!)
  • Baby equipment can be provided on request
  • Walk to shops, cafés and pubs in Dunkeld (25 mins; steep hill on the way back) or it’s a 5-min drive
  • Hire bikes or e-bikes in Dunkeld
  • Booking conditions: a 2-night minimum stay year round
  • Remember to pack: all-weather gear and walking boots; swimming costumes; bikes

Join Kip to book.

Sign up (it's free!) to see insider content and book - plus nice little surprises exclusively for Kip members.

30% deposit, with the balance due 8 weeks prior to stay.
Cancellations permitted 8+ weeks prior to stay, with deposit refunded minus a £30 processing fee.
No refunds if booking cancelled within 8 weeks of stay.
See our full booking Ts & Cs

Why book with Kip?

  • Save time

    No more trawling the web – we’ve researched the very best boutique stays so you don’t have to – they’re all great value, and handpicked by travel industry experts.

  • Reap the rewards

    You’ll get a secret Kip gift at most places you book, plus Insider and Inner Circle members get early access to new hideaways and in-demand dates, access to exclusive special offers, and Kip Member Perks from our favourite food, drink & lifestyle brands.

  • Book direct
    (for less)

    No booking fees or hidden costs — just the best rates direct from our owners, with no mark ups.  Kip members can book all of our hideaways instantly and hassle-free.