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!!
We stayed for 2 nights last week and could not fault Hillside Havens. The Pods are a bit like a Tardis and appear small from the outside but are quite spacious inside and have EVERYTHING you could want. Spotlessly clean and very modern. Sitting area with sofas and Netflix on TV, dining table, kitchen area with fridge, hob, micro, toaster etc etc, separate shower and toilet and although the bed is in the main area it is made to feel separate due to a window like hatch and being in an arched area of the pod. These have been very well planned out. Under floor heating was amazing and even though it is February I turned it right down most of the time, very cosy. Amazing views and great decking/seating/BBQ area with fire pit. Short walk in to Dufftown itself where we found great food and hospitality in one of the local bars (The Stuart Arms). The hosts at Hillside Havens are on hand if you should need anything and are very friendly and accommodating. Cannot recommend this highly enough and we are now trying to sort out dates with friends so we can rent all 4 pods together!!!.
We stayed here for 1 night and it was amazing. The location was so peaceful and super close to the nearby distilleries! The glamping pods were great; really modern as I think they had been built very recently. We were only the second people to stay in our one as I recall... anyway they had everything you would need! Clean, modern, fast WiFi, tv with Netflix, torches if you want to walk to the town at night, towels, complimentary soaps and shampoo..
I think they were really good value for money! We loved them and would like to return sometime.
Just a tip for travellers and to the hosts. I remember the hot water tap being very very hot.
Maybe a sign to warm guests would be good. Just in case a kid put the tap on full blast on hot :)