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Meet Hairy Highland Cows and Calves

Animals

Meet Hairy Highland Cows and Calves

11 reviews
Guidelines created with 
World Animal Protection
Duration
1.5 hours
Group size
Up to 8 people
Hosted in
English
Animals

Meet Hairy Highland Cows and Calves

Animals

Meet Hairy Highland Cows and Calves

11 reviews
Guidelines created with 
World Animal Protection
Duration
1.5 hours
Group size
Up to 8 people
Hosted in
English

What you'll do

Guests will be inspired by learning of the history and character of the Highland breed in the surroundings of the self-built Roundhouse. Then we will walk to the purpose built Meeting Barn (shared between humans and animals as in days past). We gather in the atrium of tall larch logs around the central hearth sharing stories about our animals, as our ancestors did in the forests of this land. You will meet the animals that are being hand reared and taught to walk for the shows and spectacles for which pedigree Highlanders go through their paces. You will be introduced to Baby and Boy -giant sweet-natured bullocks who adore being combed and talked to. Next, (weather permitting!;-)) you will see the main herd of breeding mothers with their babies -(the nearest thing to real-life teddy bears!)- and Dougie the timid, affectionate bull. Afterwards you can explore the pastures where the animals roam at large. At the end of the tour you are free to wander the farm under your own steam, or enjoy stunning walks in the immediate vicinity with magnificent photographic opportunities. For those wanting to deepen their understanding of the Highlanders, on-farm accommodation is available on Airbnb Crofthouse at the Roundhouse (sleeping up to 8) or Hairy Cow Studio (cosy for 1-2 people).

Responsible interactions

All hosts must follow guidelines created with World Animal Protection.

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Meet the cows

Meet Dougie the bull, Baby, Boy, Ishbel, Victoria, and the rest of the mysterious but affectionate Highland herd. They have hairy coats and wide horns, love being combed and tickled, and their babies are the closest thing to four-legged teddy bears.

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Where you'll be

Visitor reception will be at the roundhouse a unique round eco-build planted on granite with a roof of copper and green plants. The farm building where cattle are carefully handled, calved and trained. This is the functional hub of the cattle rearing operation. The fields of Uvie farm are gently sloping from the foothills of the mountains down to the meandering river Spey. A little winding path leads through birchgroves to a magnificent viewpoint

Availability

Things to keep in mind

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase.

Communication policy

Always communicate through Airbnb. To protect your payment, never transfer money or communicate outside the Airbnb website or app.

Guest requirements

Up to 8 guests aged 6 and up can attend.
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Meet Hairy Highland Cows and Calves
11 reviews
From £22/person
11 reviews
From £22/person