Travel & Facilities

Covid-19 – please note that those staying at Inshriach Bothy in the autumn and winter of 2020, are advised to check their travel plans very carefully with operators. The information below is a general guide only.

Guests are also asked to follow all Covid-19 guidance given by Inshriach Estate. 

Travel

TRAIN

Inshriach is 5 miles from Aviemore on the main train-line from the south heading to Inverness. A sleeper service runs daily from London. http://www.scotrail.co.uk

BUS

Scottish Citylink operate a regular service from Edinburgh, Inverness and Glasgow. As the timetable differs from summer to winter and weekday to weekend it is advisable to contact Scottish Citylink direct for details of journeys and times. Tel: 0870 505 050 or visit www.citylink.co.uk. Stagecoach offers local bus routes Tel. 01463 233371 or visit http://www.stagecoachbus.com.

CAR

Coming from the south on the A9 take the first turning to Aviemore. At the roundabout on the edge of town turn right towards Coylumbridge. After half a mile take the right turn signposted Inshriach B970. After 4 miles you come to the Inshriach Nursery Gardens. Inshriach Farm is the next turning on the right, by the small lochan, after the Nursery Gardens. Travelling from the North on the A9, drive through Aviemore to the roundabout at the south end of town. Turn left towards Coylumbridge and continue as above.

BIKE & WALKING

Inshriach Bothy is around a 25 minute cycle and 1hr 30min walk from Aviemore.

TAXI

Geordies Cabs, 01479 811 111 or Weirs Taxis, 01479 810 141, both based in Aviemore.

CAR HRE

Macdonald’s Self-Drive, Aviemore. 01479 811 444

ARRIVALS & DEPARTURES

In the autumn and winter of 2020, bookings will run from Thursday to Monday. Check in time on a Thursday is between 2pm and 5pm. Check out time on  a Monday is 11am.

We advise travelling light as you will have to transport your own luggage to and from the bothy. A wheel barrow is provided for your sole use.

FACILITIES

STUDIO

The studio space consists of a 2x2m wall and a fold down desk. There are no art materials or tools so bring in any things you will need, but remember you have to carry them.

TELEPHONE & INTERNET

Mobile phone reception is good for most providers except Vodaphone. Internet is possible with a 4G enabled phone.

SLEEPING

The Bothy sleeps 2 on a mezzanine bed, with access via a ladder (bedding is provided for this bed only). A further 2 can sleep on the studio floor, but must supply their own roll matts and sleeping bags.

COOKING

There is a wood burning stove with hot plate and oven for cooking and a kitchenette with a sink. Bottled drinking water is provided upon arrival, and can be replenished from a tap on the farm. Pots, pans, plate’s cutlery etc. are all provided. There is a supply of kitchen basics: salt, pepper, cooking oil, sugar.

WASHING

An outdoor shower bag system is installed on the decking outside the bothy and it works by first heating the water on the stove using the urn provided to fill the shower bag and hanging it on the pulley outside. Provides around 5 minute shower time. Where possible natural shampoo and soaps preferred. Additional showering facilities are available on the farm. There is a composting toilet 30m from the bothy.

HEATING & LIGHTING

A wood burning stove heats the bothy. The bothy is off-grid, meaning it has a photovoltaic (PV) panel generating enough electricity to provide some lighting and if the sun has been shining there may be enough energy  to charge a mobile phone or laptop but this is by no means a certainty and guest are advised to use the electricity sparingly. It’s recommended that guests bring a torch.

WHAT TO BRING

Towels (none are provided, please bring your own).
Wellies or hiking boots
Slippers or thick socks for wearing indoors
Hat, scarf, gloves
Long johns for outside in cold weather
Waterproofs, torch or head-torch (needed all year round!)
Penknife
Batteries for torches etc
Sun screen & midge repellent in the summer
Any art supplies required including stationary
(If an additional two guests are staying roll-mats and sleeping bags will be required).                                                                                Toiletries (please use natural/organic shower products)

SHOPPING

If you don’t come by car then we recommend you bring most of your shopping for the week with you when you arrive. There are plenty of shops in Aviemore, the main one being Tescos, if your coming from the south by car or bike there is a small shop in Kincraig, there is also some local produce available at Rothiemurchus shop in Coylumbridge and at the local Farmers Market during the summer months. NOTE: Please check these details locally for autumn and winter 2020. The Visit Cairngorms website has up to date details of attractions and businesses that are open.