The self-contained Bothy stands in a secluded position looking out on the old orchard. It has its own entrance, parking and garden area. Inside it is fully furnished and equipped for 1 person with kitchenette, shower room, single bed and writing table. All linen and cleaning materials are provided. There is an open loft area for storage.
The kitchenette has fridge, microwave, electric hot plates, kettle etc. Logs are provided for the wood burning stove, and heating can be supplemented with electric radiator. In season vegetables may be provided.
“A grand place you have here, beautiful setting for a break
– truly enjoyed my stay” (CJ)
“Something about this place – the bothy and the surroundings including running water (the stream and the fast flowing river). I felt really at home even though this is my first time.
I hope I can come again” (AA)
“I have loved the peace, the beauty and the busy birds. The labyrinth supported my journey too” (JG)
“I found I could just BE here and rest. It is a very beautiful place and the quiet and solitude are healing.” (SS)
“Wonderful to be back again in this lovely, peaceful and prayerful place.” (RSH)
The simple Oratory in the cottage yard is always open for quiet prayer
Visitors are welcome to roam in the 20 acres of mixed woodland, explore the banks of the Water of Ae (bathing for the hardy in summer!) Paths, often muddy! – lead round the grounds. Elshieshields woods are home to much wild life including red squirrels and many birds.
Go to the Contact page to enquire about dates.