Writing this review on my tablet that the owner was so kind to mail to me after I forgot it in the room. Great location, 15 min stroll down a pathway to Dufftown where we saw deer & grouse. The pods are well stocked for self catering with all you need for a couple or family, kitchenette fully stocked, tea and biscuits a nice plus! Bed is super comfortable and pull out couch is wonderful for kids or even tall folks like me. Quiet location with a nice deck, great views where you can see the Glenfiddich distillery and enjoy a dram. Lots of room, great for those with pets. Campers never had it this good!
Hillside Haven pods are situated with in walking distance of Dufftown and perfect for visiting one of the many whisky distilleries on the Whisky Trail. Glenfiddoch Distillery a short drive away and is next to it is Balvenie Castle. The pods are beautifully furnished and very high quality products have been used. We were in Ramblers Rest and loved our Hobbit type home for our stay. We were made very welcome by the owner. Eleanor, and would recommend the pods as a starting place to explore this beautiful, interesting area of Scotland.
My Fiance and I stayed at Hillside Havens after buying an ITISON Voucher. Firstly we were very impressed with the ease of booking, simply by emailing and requesting when you wanted to stay, followed by a few exchanges and that was it all booked with no issues.
We arrived on the 5th of March for 2 nights, the "Beast from the east" had hit the weekend prior to our arrival but we didn't let that us stop us from having a great time. The owner Derek messaged asking if we were still able to make it, and then helped shove our car through the deep snow when we arrived.
The accommodation itself was outstanding, the bed was lovely and comfortable, and the sofa/ pullout bed was also very luxurious. We were blown away by the things provided, such as; Wifi, a Bluetooth speaker, great quality shampoo and shower gel, cleaning sprays, extra blankets, plenty of towels etc. They really did think of everything you could ever need on a stay away.
The location was fantastic, as the views were spectacular from the Glamping pods. Also it was just a 20 minute walk to Dufftown and 30 minute walk to Glenfiddich distillery.
We will definitely be returning and hopefully in better weather!!
Can’t recommend enough! Had an excellent two night stay in this pod. Comfy, cosy & spotless. Equiped with all mod cons and an excellent shower. The owners live nearby if you have any problems but don’t intrude. Great location with lots of great walking, distilleries and eating places nearby. Can easily walk into Dufftown in 10 mins where there are plenty of amenities. Would live to return sometime.
Just back from a 2 night stay - it was lovely. Underfloor heating is amazing - we had no idea it had snowed overnight!! Lovely hosts and beautiful countryside. Pods are fab!!