• Hideaway


Sleep among beavers in the rewilding forest

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  • Sleeps 2/4
  • Four poster double bed handmade from beaver cut wood
  • Optional z-bed
  • Hammock
  • Wood burning stove with basket of firewood
  • 2-hob camping stove
  • Off-grid shower using rain water collection
  • Compost toilet with hand basin and mirror
  • Fully equipped with bed linen, towels, crockery, cutlery, candles
  • Solar powered fairy lights and lamps
  • USB charge point
  • Access to common room including WiFi
  • 100 metres along woodland path from car park
  • Sustainable travel policy
    We encourage people to travel sustainably whenever possible by using public transport, walking or cycling.
    Please visit the directions page to find out more.

The popular Bamff Hideaway, within yards of the Bamff beavers, has now been insulated and panelled and made cosier then ever.

As seen on BBC Countryfile, The Hideaway is situated on a lovely woodland footpath on the Cateran trail, overlooking two beaver ponds and one beaver dam. It is a little bit like a wildlife watching hide, but it is also a romantic off-grid glamping hut of great charm. With such proximity to the beavers habitat at the front and woods with red squirrels close by,  the Hideaway is ideal for lovers of quiet places and wildlife. We ask our guests to be especially quiet around the pools from 7 pm when beavers and beaver watchers are about.

PLEASE NOTE The storms of winter 2021/22 (Arwen and Eunice) hit the wood behind the hideaway very hard and hundreds of trees were blown down. This has been gradually cleared in the course of 2022. The clearing will be left to regenerate naturally and we are excited to see what the habitat will become in the next few years, as this is part of the Wildland area and pigs and cattle have access  along with roe deer and will contribute to the process of regeneration.

Inside the Hideaway is a four poster bed, built from beaver cut wood, a wood burning stove, two armchairs and a coffee table. There is also a table where you can boil a kettle or cook something up on a camping gas stove.

The Hideaway  usually has its own off-grid shower but it is  decommissioned at times in the winter as it is susceptible to hard frosts. At these times you may use the shower next to the honesty shop at the big house.   There is also  a composting toilet in the woods behind. Fairy lights and lamps, a USB point to recharge your phone, and the shower are powered by a solar panel on the roof and a car battery ensures electricity all year round (with modest use!).  Water for the shower is supplied from a rain water barrel from the roof.

A z-bed can be made up on request for a small extra charge (or used with own bedding free).  There is also a hammock which might be an option for a child.

The Hideaway is fully equipped with bed linen, towels, pots and pans, crockery, cutlery, and candles. An initial basket of firewood is supplied. Extra firewood is for sale in the honesty shop.

Hideaway guests may make use of the common room if needed for wifi etc.

If you are not arriving on foot or by bike you can park your car nearby.

The Hideaway is on the Cateran Trail and is featured in Observer Magazine’s 10 best long-distance walks in UK. We can arrange transport to and from any other sections of the trail.

Nearby is the Scottish Woodland Skills Centre where many interesting courses are available.

If you would like to see the Bamff beavers, please let us know in advance to arrange a guided walk. You can also book tours of the wildland project.

The Wildland walks for guests are £40 per accommodation unit. The walk  takes approximately 2 hours and happens during the day, usually starting  at 10 am or 3 pm. The guide – normally a family member – will take you round some of the Wildland area and explain our rewilding project. You will learn where the beavers live and what they eat and see many dams and other impacts.

The beaver watch walk is £30 per unit of accommodation. It takes place in the evening, usually around 8 pm.  From April to September there is usually a good chance of seeing beavers.

“An amazing stay for a rustic experience. The composting toilet and solar shower were perfect for the cabin.” William – Booking.com, 2019