'I stayed at Acorn bothy for 4 weeks… my stay was faultless! Rick and Kirsty could not have been more accommodating. I was there for work and they made me feel welcome helping out with anything I may need to make the stay 10/10. It was snowy while I was there and they even cleared the driveway for me several times to ensure I made it to work on time :) The Bothy itself was so cosy, comfortable and kitted out with everything I would need for my stay. The bed was mega comfortable after a 12 hour shift and the shower was amazing. Would recommend to anyone and would stay again with no hesitation… Thanks Rick and Kirsty for your hospitality x'
K, Bathgate, Scotland. January and February 2024.

'Thank you to Rick & Kirsty for being excellent hosts. The Bothy was homely, comfortable and well-equipped.
It was our first visit to the area and we will be back again to explore further. The people we met during our
stay were all friendly and helpful. Thank you!
E&T, Crewe, England. October 2023.

'Very comfortable & well-equipped. Friendly hosts. Lovely area & we were lucky with the weather too!' 
M&S, West Yorkshire, England. September 2023.

'We'll meet again! Superb accommodation. Thank you for a great base for exploring the area'
C&C, Suffolk, England. August 2023. 

'We really enjoyed the Bothy and would love to return some time.'
G&A, Nairn, Scotland. July 2023

'Thank you SO much for your hospitality. The Bothy's a great place to stay!! Hope to see you again!'
W&J, Belfast, N. Ireland. July 2023

'Superb Bothy! Thanks to you both. 'We'll meet again'!
A&R, Stirling, Scotland. June 2023

'Thank you very much. We've had a lovely week. See you again soon!
J&T, Yorkshire, England. June 2023

'First, but certainly will not be my last visit. Everything top class. Complimented by the superb hosts.'
MJ, North Wales. June 2023

'Our 2nd visit and just as good as ever. We had a wonderful week of sunny weather.'
C&MM, North Yorkshire, England. April 2023

'Thank you for our wee stay. Loved the cottage!'
E&HB, Comrie, Scotland. April 2023

'I wish I had known about Acorn Bothy before now. Total holiday vibes, we'll be back without a doubt.'
B&JT, Manchester, England. September 2022

'Brilliant as always! Think we've been coming every year since 2013 - only missed 1 year!
A&L, Kent, England. July 2022

'It has been a long 2.5 years since we were last here due to COVID. Appreciate efforts to improve safety. As always, a home from home. Look forward to returning in 2022 - several times. Thank you!'
A&N, Seattle, USA. October 2021

'Lovely cottage. Very well equipped. Pity my visit was so short. Thank you'
NS, Scotland. September 2021

'Another great 2 weeks stay - thanks again!'
R&J, Bearsden, Scotland. August 2021

'Another fantastic week @ The Bothy. Thanks again!'
A&L, Kent, England. July 2021

'Another enjoyable stay - many thanks!'
V&M, Dunbar, Scotland. July 2021

'Thank you for a lovely stay. Look forward to returning'
J&H, Dunure, Scotland. June 2021

Brilliant 2 week stay. Clean, well-equipped with every home comfort. Thanks for arranging the heatwave!'
R&JW, Bearsden, Scotland. May 2021

'A very enjoyable week. Hope to return next year'
G&A, Dundee, Scotland. May 2021

'Warm, clean, comfortable. Great location and ideal base for my fishing trip!'
DW, Isle of Lewis, Scotland. October 2020

'An excellent week. The cottage is probably the best we have stayed in. An ideal home-from-home.'
C&MM, North Yorkshire, England. September 2020

'So comfy & cosy. An absolute delight to come back here at night. Everything we needed for a great week's holiday. Thank you so much xx'
S&JT, Glasgow, Scotland. August 2020

'Back again, respite from the South East of England during lock-down easing!'
A&LG, Kent, England. August 2020

'Lovely cottage, lovely area. Thank you for a lovely time!'
C&AB, Fife, Scotland. September 2019

'Thank you for the stay in this lovely Bothy! It's perfect! Scotland is great! We hope for you - Brexit!'
T&AW, Dresden, Germany. September 2019

'Back again and wow - love the upgrades and blackout blind. A special final evening sharing a glass or 3 of wine with Kirsty & Rick. Thanks again for sharing your piece of paradise. Once my work-life balance is balanced we can stay longer!
N&AA, Seattle, USA. August 2019

'A return visit, had a great time. A home from home!'
A&LG, London, England. July 2019

'Thank you for loaning us your Bothy. It's been very nice and convenient. Excellent area for getting to see all your castles!
J&RH, Chester-Le-Street, England. June 2019

'We immediately felt at home in Acorn Bothy. It has been so comfy and was spotless. It is in a wonderful location for visiting so many fabulous places and we have thoroughly enjoyed our stay here. Thank you Rick & Kirsty for making us feel so welcome!
C&DH, Preston, England. June 2019

'Thank you Rick & Kirsty for your warm welcome! Appreciated! We had a wonderful holiday and did all we had planned in this beautiful part of the country.
A&SR, Penicuik, Scotland. May 2019

'The Bothy was so cosy and welcoming that we felt at home immediately. There are so many castles to visit in the wonderful landscape.
An added bonus was the Mediterranean weather! We didn't expect to be sitting outside on the patio in the late evening! Thank you, everything was perfect!
K&LB, Warrington, England, May 2019

'...and here we are again! Had a really good time! Weather was fine and we were able to do some walking
Loch Muick, Loch Kinord and Burn 'o' Vat. Stunning scenery all around!
S&AT, Cummiestown, Scotland, May 2019

'A short break to celebrate our 37th wedding anni. What a gem this cottage is!
Clean, cozy and very comfortable! We will be back - soon I hope!
S&AT, Cummiestown, Scotland. Mar 2019

'Coming back brough a smile to our faces - so comfy and cosy, Thanks again - see you in 2019!'
N&AA, Seattle, USA. Dec 2018

'Thank you for the use of your lovely home away from home. Had a lovely stay. Will be back!'
S&DR, Basingstoke, England. Oct 2018

'I had a lovely week and it was just what I needed as a base for my busying around. I will definitely bare you in mind for the future'
AH, Edinburgh, Scotland. Oct 2018

Super location for exploring this beautiful area. We have enjoyed our stay in tranquil, comfortable Acorn Bothy.
Thank you to Kirsty and Rick for your kind welcome.
S&NA, Middlesborough, England. Sep 2018

Wow! Everything you want for a super holiday. Excellent accommodation, beautiful scenery and area, lovely weather.
We're sorry to be going home. Would certainly recommend!
J&PH, Lincoln, England. Aug/Sep 2018

Very many thanks for a most comfortable stay!
V&MS, Dunbar, Scotland. Aug 2018

A lovely cosy bothy in beautiful surroundings.
S&ML, Tyne & Wear, England. Aug 2018

Well presented and well-equipped & very welcome. Our only complaint - we would have liked to have stayed longer!
C&JK, Auckland, New Zealand. Jul 2018

Very clean & well-equipped. Thank you Kirsty and Rick for your warm welcome.
J&GM, Inverallochy, Scotland. Jul 2018

Loved, loved, loved the bothy! Thanks for everything, Kirsty & Rick!
N&AA, Seattle, USA. Jul 2018

We had a lovely stay in this gorgeous cottage. Would recommend Craigievar Castle, Kildrummy Castle and Troup Head!
G&SE, Lancashire, England. Jun 2018

We enjoyed our stay very much. You did a very goiod job with the Bothy. Lovely place.
P&K, Cornwall, England. May 2018

Thanks, we had a lovely week! The patio was much appreciated.
A&RJ, Keswick, England. May 2018

'As ever, a pleasure to stay at Acorn Bothy. Many thanks.'
E&M, Edinburgh, Scotland. May 2018

'Everything provided for a very comfortable stay'
A&JB, Kent, England. Mar 2018

'Thank you Rick & Kirsty. Convenient for visiting family, relaxation and exploring'
T&HW, Staffordshire, England. Sep 2017

'Very cosy, comfortable, first class! Will be back!'
C&SB, Southampton, England. Sep 2017

'Lovely welcome and great centre for touring. Don't miss the 2 Alford museums - brings back memories'
K&CB, Ayrshire, Scotland. Sep 2017

'A lovely stay here, wonderfully appointed base and a beautiful area. Thank you!'
S&SM, Doha, Qatar. Aug 2017

'Most perfect bothy and base to explore Pict land (Caledonia) exceptional! Big thank you Kirsty & Rick'
D&SW, Lisburn, Northern Ireland, Aug 2017

'Lovely cottage, perfect base and enjoyed walk [from the door] to Whitehouse crags'.
L&C, Glasgow, Scotland. Jul 2017

'So happy to come again to your lovely cottage! Very interesting region.' [repeat visitor]
AS, Brussels, Belgium. Jun 2017

'A wonderful week in your lovely bothy. Thank you so much, Kirsty & Rick'!
R&CM, Somerset, England, May 2017

'Could not have wished for better. Lovely bothy and lovely area.
Brilliant stay, even organised some really good weather!
Thanks Rick & Kirsty for all your help and info'.
M&CC, Leeds, England, May 2017

'Another lovely stay in the Bothy!' [repeat visitors]
C&DH, Dorset, England, Apr 2017

'Thank you... great again! [repeat visitors]
E&M, Edinburgh, Scotland, Mar 2017

'The Bothy has been 'PERFECT' in many ways, and very cosy. Thx Rick & Kirsty xx'
M&BS, Brisbane, Australia, Dec 2016 & Jan 2017

'We enjoyed our week immensely... the Bothy was a delight. It is very comfortable and attractive, with the added bonus that everything works simply and easily.  I very much hope we will be back, but in the meantime thank you for making our week so pleasant.'
E&M, Edinburgh, Scotland, Sept 2016

'A home from home whilst work was being done on our house.
Lovely bothy. All the little things included and a beautiful walk
just from the front door!'
F&GA, Alford, Scotland, Sept 2016

'Wonderful relaxing week! Lovely cottage with all we needed.
Thank you Rick & Kirsty for all your help & for being great hosts'
J&DP, Crumlin, Northern Ireland, Aug 2016

'Lovely cottage, thanks!
J&EM, Shetland Isles, Scotland, Aug 2016

'Liked it so much I extended my stay! Beautiful area, land of my ancestors'
MS, Shropshire, England, Jul 2016

'Very comfortable & cosy cottage, relaxing days'
JG&MJ, Hessen, Germany. Jul 2016

'Nice, comfortable and well-equipped cottage, thanks!'
A&JT, Monchengladbach, Germany. Jun 2016

'Had a lovely stay in this lovely bothy. Thanks to Rick & Kirsty!'
BM, Aberchider, Scotland. Jun 2016

'Comfortable accommodation. Very nice region. Thanks!'
AS, Brussels, Belgium. Jun 2016

'2 weeks at Acorn Bothy - great! A warm, comfortable and well-equipped cottage to return to
after expeditions in Aberdeenshire.
J&SD, Castle Douglas, Scotland. May 2016

'Very kind , welcoming and helpful people who do everything and more to help where they can.
Very beautiful and cozy cottage, tidy and tastefully decorated . Thank You!'
M&MS-V, East Flandres, Belgium. May 2016

'Comfortable, wel-equipped 'bothy', enjoyed our week!'
P/GT, Suffolk, England. May 2016

'We couldn't have asked for better accommodation. Warm, comfy and well-equipped. Thank you!
GL/GT, Brisbane, Australia. Apr 2016

'Very warm & comfortable. Great accommodation, thanks!'
C&DH, Dorset, England. Apr 2016

‘We enjoyed our stay at Acorn Bothy. ‘Dioch yn fawr’ [‘Thanks very much’ in Welsh!]
J&DI, St Davids, Wales. Mar 2016

'Warm & Snug. Loved it!'
P&JO, Hampshire, England. Mar 2016

'A lovely holiday in the bothy; great days out in the area.
J&DW, Whitley Bay, England. Oct 2015

'Thanks so much for a lovely stay!'
PM, West Sussex, England. Sep & Oct 2015

'Very relaxing!'
S,D&JC, Kincardine, Scotland. Aug 2015

'Lovely stay. Great Bothy. 10/10!'
HR&RT, Aberant, Carms, Wales. Aug 2015

'Great place to visit this very nice region. Thanks'
I&YC, Savigny sur Orge, France. Aug 2015

'Thanks for the stay. Place was brilliant!'
JC&RP, Glasgow, Scotland. Jul 2015

'Many thanks for a great week!'
SN&JF, Glossop, England. Jul 2015

'Lovely, comfy & relaxing! The Bothy is well appointed and lots to see in the area'
A&LG, Kent, England. Jul 2015

'Great wee bothy in the perfect place for NTS-hunters! A lovely (bit too short) week was had!'
G&RT, Dundee, Scotland. Jul 2015

'Lovely stay. Handy for everything we wanted to see and do this holiday'
D&BM, West Calder, Scotland. Jun 2015

'A lovely relaxing week where we even had lovely weather!'
JL & GF, Edinburgh, Scotland. Jun 2015

  • Free unlimited WiFi
  • Kerosene oil heating
  • Cooking by gas
  • Bath and hand towels
  • Crisp cotton bed linen
  • Summer and winter duvet
  • Selection of pillows
  • TV with DVD/CD player
  • Dishwasher & washing machine
  • Tea bags, instant coffee & sugar provided
  • Microwave with grill function
  • Fridge with freezer compartment
  • Access to library of books, CD's and over 60 DVD's
  • Hulstra designer king-size bed
  • Outside decking with table and chairs