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The Sawmill

Banchory, Aberdeenshire, Scotland

Unique woodland camp for couples or up to 6 - with a hot tub, 2 cabins and Airstream plus outdoor rain shower + pizza oven, at the Bridge of Dye.

Deep within Aberdeenshire, not far from the Cairngorms National Park you can discover this treasure of a property. Totally unique the Saw Mill sleeps 4+2 people in a 1955 Airstream Safari caravan, Keeper's Hut and wooden cabin and offers a private hot tub in the woods. 

The Airstream holds 1 deluxe super king size bed, whilst the Keeper's hut holds another king size bed.

The Seed Store - A wooden cabin dating from the 1800's which has been completely renovated now houses your modern kitchen, dining and living area with a further king size sofa bed. Here you can find a range of games and books as well as a record player and records!

The outside area is delightful and offers a private wood fired hot tub as well as an incredibly imaginative outdoor shower which has been created in the bones of the abandoned sawmill. If you prefer to cook al fresco then light up the Big Green Egg BBQ or RoccBox Pizza Oven and enjoy some culinary delights! 

Locally there is plenty to do, although dragging yourself away from the property of your choice and the bubbles of the hot tub may be a hardship! If you chose to venture out be sure to wear your hiking boots as there are a number of beautiful walks in the area or maybe try your hand at canoeing on the River Dye. If you prefer a more sedate way of life then a trip to Craigievar Castle for a guided tour and stroll around the gardens may be more your cup of tea. 

Why not visit the local BYOB Glen Dye Arms, with its ancient bar and record player. Or book a session in the new wood-fired sauna! The perfect way to end a busy day exploring the local area! 

Children welcome with close supervision required at The Saw Mill. Dogs welcome and are free of charge. Free wifi. 

The Sawmill until end March 2021 is £245 per night for two people.

From 1st April price is £258 per night for 2.

Additional guests over 2 to a maximum of 6 are charged at £48 each.

If you are 2 you can choose to stay in either the airstream or the Keeper's Hut - or have both at your disposal for an extra £50 fee.

There is a minimum stay of two nights.

Room Types

Double
Family Rooms
Whole property for 5 or more

Nearest Airport/s

Aberdeen