Enjoy an evening stroll along the lochElectric shower
The Birds Nest, a rustic & peaceful retreat

Entire home/flat

2 guests

1 bedroom

1 bed
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Enjoy our luxurious yet rustic, feel good workshop conversion and enjoy some green living!

Views of The Cairngorms are unrivalled. On the doorstep there is native woodland, hidden lochans and ancient cairns to discover, as well as fantastic wildlife spotting straight from the window!

The mountain resort of Aviemore is just 2 miles south

Downstairs: kitchenette and bathroom
Upstairs: lounge, with bedroom
Bathroom: compost toilet, hand basin and shower
Breakfast: food is available

The space
Accommodates: 2
Bathrooms: 1
Bedrooms: 1
Beds: 1
Check In: Anytime after 3PM
Check Out: 10AM
Room type: Entire home/flat


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Sleeping arrangements
Bedroom 1
1 double bed
Common spaces
1 sofa bed

House Rules



Cancel up to 5 days before your trip and get a full refund. Cancel within 5 days of your trip and the first night is non-refundable, but 50% of the cost for the remaining nights will be refunded.

Safety features
Smoke detector
Carbon monoxide detector

2 nights minimum stay

32 Reviews

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Katja User Profile
September 2017
We instantly felt at home in this wonderful place with all its handcrafted furniture and decoration. We have been sitting next to the little fireplace enjoying the view for hours. We would have loved to stay for longer!

Bryan User Profile
September 2017
The Bird's Nest is a slice of heaven! It is a beautifully decorated cozy cottage with a breathtaking view of the mountains and grazing cows. Emily and her husband did amazing work. There is a detailed booklet inside on the area with a ton of recommendations for things to do, walking trails, and places to eat. The place is also environmentally friendly, which I really appreciate. I'm so thankful my husband found The Bird's Nest; this place was the highlight of our trip throughout Scotland!!

Meredith User Profile
September 2017
Everyone needs a few days in the Bird's nest! With cows, chickens, deer and bunnies at your doorstep and the mountains in the distance, it is a little piece of heaven. They have setup a magnificent rustic self-sufficient wee home away from home perfect for any nature lover who likes keeping it simple but also wants the comforts of home while on their vacation. Great hill-walks nearby and just general loveliness all around! A huge thumbs up from us!

Maddie & Sean User Profile
September 2017
Fantastic wee place with the location to match. Just far out enough of Aviemore that you feel like you're away from the tourists visiting the area but a short 5min drive and you're back. Emily was a great host and the place was even better than the pictures showed. Do follow her directions, for once I can say - don't trust (SENSITIVE CONTENTS HIDDEN)!

Julie User Profile
August 2017
This little self-contained cabin is a perfect retreat. It is next to the main house, but detached, and all the windows look out on the surrounding views of the mountains and forest, thus creating a feeling of seclusion and privacy. The cabin is so light and airy, with a well equipped kitchen. No oven, but it does have a combi microwave/oven. The room upstairs contains a fabulous bed and a seating area with tv. We never even turned it on though, as we loved the quiet. We loved the way the cabin has been made using upcycled timber, plus the furniture and fittings, which all adds to the homey, rustic atmosphere. In the evenings we lit the wood stove, which made the whole place cosy. Emily was a perfect host.... making sure we had everything we needed. I highly recommend this place as a peaceful retreat from which to explore the local area.

Grant User Profile
August 2017
Amazing spot for a few nights to recharge the batteries!

Eleanor User Profile
August 2017
The location, the views, the quiet and the hospitality combined with Emilys incredible decoration make The Birds Nest simply amazing. As someone looking for a place to escape to for a bit of rest and relaxation, this home from home was spot on... I would definitely recommend you stay here if you are looking to escape from the world but not too far from the mountains and community of The Cairngorms. Highly recommended

Scotland, United KingdomJoined in August 2016
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Languages: Español, Français
Response rate: 100%
Response time: within an hour

Business details
Business name: E J Smith
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