A beautifully converted farm building on a private estate in Scotland with spectacular views and plenty of peace and quiet, perfect for couples or family escapes.
Please note that the minimum stay for this property is 3 nights
Located in the heart of a private 15,000 acre estate in Scotland, The Hay Loft is a beautifully repurposed farm building, thanks to the work of Young Architects of the Year winners, NORD. The most striking element of this cosy house is the window which was once used for moving hay from the loft to the cattle below. It’s now a sitting room window with wonderful south-facing views over fields and forest. Surrounded by wild woodland and moorland and overlooked by the majestic granite tor of Clachnaben, this is a magical location to reconnect with the outdoors.
The Hay Loft is set over two floors. On the ground floor, you’ll find a double bedroom with its own private bathroom and vibrant colour scheme. Head upstairs and you’ll find the spacious sitting room which enjoys fantastic views through that south-facing window. This is an especially cosy space, with decor in rich blues and greens, echoing the colours of the surrounding landscape. Curl up on the squishy sofa in front of the wood-burner while you get stuck into a good board game or a book.
Also on the first floor, you’ll find a fully-equipped kitchen, designed in a clean, contemporary style and with plenty of natural light coming in through the rooflight above. The second double bedroom has an ensuite bathroom and has been furnished using blues and natural wood tones which complement each other beautifully.
There’s an outdoor space where you can enjoy a picnic or get a barbecue going. There’s also plenty of room for your outdoor gear, such as wellies and bikes. If you’ve been out on a long walk in the surrounding countryside during the day, a moment in the estate’s wood-fired sauna might be required. Follow this up with a trip to The Glen Dye Arms, an atmospheric BYOB pub with a gorgeous old bar, log fire and a record player.
The Glen Dye estate is a haven for outdoor enthusiasts, or just those looking to enjoy a bit of peace and quiet amidst some natural scenery. You’ll find seemingly endless miles of tracks to explore by bike or on foot through ancient forests and wild moorland. The River Dye also makes its way through the estate and is perfect for fishing or a swim. If you’re visiting after a spell of rain, a canoe trip might also be on the cards. There are also plenty of places to head out for a day trip, such as Balmoral Castle, the picturesque fishing harbour of Stonehaven or the ruins of the medieval Dunnottar Castle.
Short Breaks - Monday to Friday or Friday to Monday from £800.
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