Inshriach is 5 miles from Aviemore with direct trains to the south and a sleeper service running daily from London. http://www.scotrail.co.uk
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.
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 House is the second turning on the right 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 25 minute cycle and 1.5 hour walk from Aviemore
Geordies Cabs, 01479 811 111 or Weirs Taxis, 01479 810 141, both based in Aviemore.
Macdonald’s Self Drive, Aviemore. 01479 811 444
Arrivals & Departures
Check in time Saturday between 2pm and 5pm
Check out time Saturday 11am
On arrival come to Inshriach Farm and ask for Walter who will provide a lift by Land Rover to the bothy. Travel light as you will have to walk back out on departure, there will be a wheel barrow you can use.
The studio space consists of a 2x2m wall and a fold down desk. There are no art materials or tools so bring in any such things you will need.
Telephone & Internet
Mobile phone reception is good for most providers except Vodaphone. There is no internet connection at the bothy.
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 on roll matts or the inflatable double bed (prone to deflating) sleeping bags required.
There is a wood burning stove with hot plate and oven for cooking and a kitchenette with a sink and water supplied from a rainwater harvesting system. Bottled drinking water is provided upon arrival with an additional 20-litre container as back up. Pots, pans, plate’s cutlery etc. are all provided. There is a changeable supply of kitchen basics: salt, pepper, cooking oil, sugar etc but no single item is guaranteed so best to shop with this in mind.
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. There is a composting toilet just 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 guests must use the electricity wisely.
What to Bring
Sleeping bag and roll-matt for 2+ guests, towel, wellies or hiking boots, hat, scarf, gloves and long johns for cold weather, waterproofs, torch, penknife, midge repellent in the summer
If you don’t bring a 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 nice wee basic shop with some basic products in Kincraig, there is also some local produce available at Rothiemurchus shop in Coylumbridge and at the local Farmers Market during the summer months.