Boutique Farm Bothies

Owned by Jane and James Foad


We have designed each bothy to encourage the outside in where guests take a deep breath and slow down into bothy life. Each bothy has their own playful character and authentic nod to its agricultural history, sited independently of each other in their own spot on our farm. All are filled with vintage treasures and endless little touches for a truly memorable stay. Be our guests at Boutique Farm Bothies - slow down relax feel closer to nature and rejuvenate!



Newton of Begshill, Drumblade, , Huntly, AB54 6BJ

Boutique Farm Bothies

Boutique Farm Bothies – Stay – Slow Down – Relax – Feel Closer to Nature – Rejuvenate!
On our farm we grow malting barley for Glenlivet whisky, we have a breeding flock of sheep and we grow the very finest and tastiest strawberries! During lambing season from the middle of April to the middle of May each year guests can visit the lambing shed to meet the new born lambs. During strawberry season guests are treated to a punnet of strawberries and delicious home made jam on arrival at their bothy.
Our bothies are all individuals designed and built with love and passion by a family of farmers where ideas have no restrictions! These boutique boltholes are set on farmland in glorious Aberdeenshire in Scotland and are more glamour and luxury than glamping pods or camping.

What makes us special

Barley Bothy is our first wrinkly tin Scottish cabin surrounded by beautiful rural countryside. Made mostly from upcycled and repurposed materials the wooden interior was once a chicken shed! Experience bothy life by breathing in the views and settling down to a board game while you wait for the kettle to boil on the log burner. Starry skies to be admired from the hot tub and star gazing windows. Toast marshmallows over the fire and experience making your own pizza and cooking in the great outdoors. The box beds are such fun for grown ups and children a like!

The Sheep Shed is in its own little copse of trees with twinkly lights above the hot tub and uninterrupted views from the glass gable end. Our signature wrinkly tin with cosy wooden interior wood burning range for heating, cooking and hot water. The Sheep Shed is solar powered so guests keep the fire stoked to provide all the hot water. From pizzas on the deck to cups of tea in bed on the mezzanine this is one very special place for the romantics looking to get right back to basics.

The Dairy at Denend takes guests to a whole new level of fun and luxury. The iconic wrinkly tin shape is based on a mobile milking parlour called a Hosier Milking Bail! The luxurious king size bed faces the magnificent arch gable end window for guests to immerse themselves in the spectacular views! A wrap around deck with veranda for outdoor cooking on the Vulcanus God of Flames wood fired grill or soaking in the bespoke milk tank style hot tub under the stars! Denend Dairy is so spacious with a second bedroom with bunks for the family or simply an indulgent dressing room for couples. There is a ladder to the bedrooms or outside stair case, take your pick, there is Ally Up basket for hoisting up a flask and mugs for the morning cuppa. Vintage treasures include a 1950’s larder cupboard re purposed into a cocktail cabinet and reproduction Dansette record player with Bluetooth connection. Possibly our best bothy yet? You decide…..!

Well behaved doggies welcome! Long walks in glorious Aberdeenshire await be it seaside or mountain or simply around our farm. Each doggie stay includes a sleep over essentials kit with bowls, towel, blanket and gravy bones! Dogs are charged at £15 per doggie per stay.

Jane will happily arrange a hamper of local produce from the splendid larder of Aberdeenshire for guests to enjoy during their stay, she also makes home made bread and pizza dough!
Availability and pricing

A very playful gift that pops up out of its card wallet to become an Bothy money box – whats not to love! All gift vouchers can be redeemed against any of the three bothies subject to availability. This very special gift voucher was designed and lovingly created by local artist Saskia Robertson AKA @EdinburghLetters who actually grew up here in Drumblade.

While you're here...

  • Walking through the stunning countryside, hill walk up Bennachie within half an hour drive. The Bin Forest on the outskirts of Huntly take the road towards Keith and it signposted on the right.
  • Explore the Whisky Trail – Glendronach, Glenlivet and Glenfiddich well worth a visit and on our doorstep!
  • Surfing at Sandend Suds Surf School is fabulous! Book online
  • Cycling - park your bikes on the veranda overnight. The Glenlivet Estate has fabulous mountain bike trails AB37 9AR. Also Tarland Trails is fabulous for children and still a challenge for adults with its graded trails situated in Drummy Woods, Tarland. AB3
  • Discover the stunning Aberdeenshire and Moray coastline within half an hour drive – Cullen, Sandend and Findhorn are our particular favourites! Guests have also enjoyed Balmedie Beach and one family rated Sunnyside Beach in their top two favourite UK beach
  • Follow the Castle Trail – Castle Fraser by Kemnay is worth a visit. Findlater Castle near Sandend and Dunnottar Castle in Stonehaven
  • Skiing – The Lecht winter snow skiing and summer outdoor sports centre is only an hour away in the car 01975651440
  • Fish the Aberdeenshire rivers – Artloch Fishery just outside of Huntly AB54 4XA – Tel:01466 799410
  • Golf – the ultimate Scottish game!
  • Scottish Dolphin Centre - Spey Bay IV32 7PJ – Guests loved the ice house and found the staff to be very good with their children inspiring them to learn more about dolphins and whales.
  • Macduff Aquarium – AB44 1SL – Guests loved feeding an octopus and appreciated the very friendly staff!
  • Or sit back and observe our working farm as the charm of every season presents an ever-changing landscape from naughty lambs skipping about in the fields to the combine bringing the barley in and strawberries ripening for that summer taste!
  • Whiskies of Scotland – Huntly – AB54 8EQ
  • Farmers Markets every Saturday across Aberdeenshire and weekly in Torphins on a Wednesday and Insch on a Friday. Huntly Farmers Market is the first Saturday morning of every month.
  • Seafield Arms Hotel Bar & Restaurant – Cullen AB56 4SG – 01542 841604
  • The Flying Stag – Braemar – AB35 5YN the pub at The Fife Arms, great food, atmosphere and quirky décor!
  • Eat on the Green – Udny Green, Ellon - 30 miles – AB41 7RS (fine dining experience!)
  • Huntly Castle – 9 miles – AB54 4SH (formal dining and bar meals very friendly!)
  • The Fife Arms, Turriff – 14 miles – AB53 4AE
  • Glenfiddich restaurant and tours at the distillery – Dufftown -20 miles – AB55 4DH
  • Linda’s Fish Chips, Cullen – gluten free! – 25 miles
  • Willow Tea Rooms at Deskford Gardens and Gallery – 25 miles – vintage tea rooms
  • The Bothy Bistro Burghead – 40 miles – A funky gem of a place breakie, coffee, lunch, afternoon tea or supper – all delicious! IV30 5UE
  • The Kilted Frog, Inverurie – Superb French deli and café -24 miles – AB51 3SA
  • Hoodles – playbarn and café also outside fun for children near Oldmeldrum – 18 miles – AB51 0BB
  • Kildrummy Inn – Gastropub serving evening meals and Sunday lunch – excellent food – Kildrummy 19 miles AB33 8QS
  • The Boat Inn – Gastropub serving lunch and evening meals great food and atmosphere a gem! – Aboyne 38 miles AB34 5EL
  • The Walled Garden Café – and garden at Gordon Castle Fochabers, really lovely lunch, coffee, afternoon teas open some evenings for supper, stylish and yummy! Fochabers 20 miles IV32 7PQ


  • Wood fired hot tub
  • Wood pellet pizza oven
  • Decking
  • Cold box
  • Water trough bath
  • Solar power for lighting and USB charging point
  • Flushing vintage loo

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