Campground Howe of Torbeg
Howe of Torbeg Glen Gairn, Ballater, AB35 5XL, United Kingdom – Excellent location – show map
Excellent location – rated 9.5/10! (score from 282 reviews)
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Howe of Torbeg
Small is beautiful! Come & stay at our gorgeous Glamping site in the heart of Royal Deeside & the Cairngorms. We have 4 Glamping Pods and an off-grid Shepherd's Hut on a gorgeous tiny campsite alongside a communal log cabin. Our Standard Pods sleep 2 adults on comfy futon beds, either Twin or Double. Our larger Luxe Pod can sleep 2 adults on a custom built double bed, as well as 1 child up to age 10. Pods are fully insulated, with heaters (just in case!), with electricity. Our Shepherd's hut is a unique off-grid accommodation which can sleep 2 adults on a custom built double bed, and 2 children up to age 16 on JayBe fold away single beds. All accommodation has great views. The Wash House is our fully heated shower block, with 2 self contained shower rooms, each with low flush loo and sink. Our showers are gas powered, providing you with lots of lovely hot water on demand. Two covered outside sinks are available for washing up, also with free hot water. We have a shared indoor space, The Snug, for cooking and eating on wet days. You can also find books & games in there.
Howe of Torbeg is a lovely peaceful place, in a tranquil rural location, with great views & facilities. Perfectly located in the Cairngorms countryside, with great access just off the A939 & only 5 miles from the picturesque village of Ballater with its shops, restaurants & cafes. Use one of our fire pits or your own trusty camping stove for your cooking. Logs, kindling & charcoal are available to purchase onsite. For topping up your provisions Ballater is less than a 5 minute drive away and has an excellent butcher, a bakery, a fantastic deli and a good sized Co-op. If you fancy eating out, Ballater also has a great choice of local cafes & restaurants. What to Bring: Bring camping kit including food, or just eat out. It's a good idea to bring a torch or headtorch for walking around the site after dark. Please bring a cool box in the summer if you have perishable food as we don't currently have a fridge on site
For stretching your legs, there's plenty of walk and paths you can access on foot straight from your pod. Further afield, Royal Deeside is a walker’s paradise, for both leisurely strolls and all out hikes. There is a wealth of road and mountain biking in easy reach of Howe of Torbeg and plenty of family friendly biking too. Nearby Ballater is surrounded by circular routes typically lasting between 1 and 4 hours. The Deeside Way, starting in Ballater, provides an enjoyable off road cycle track along an old railway line, with tearooms and views of the River Dee en route. Apart from the great outdoors, there are castles and distilleries aplenty in easy reach and Ballater has excellent independant shops & a farmer's market. Howe of Torbeg is also ideally situated to access 2 of Scotland's ski resorts, The Lecht & Glenshee. Both are approximately half an hour's drive away. Both run ski schools & hire equipment
Languages spoken: English
Area Info– Excellent location – show map Guests loved walking around the neighborhood!
What's nearby *
Royal Lochnagar Distillery5.3 miles
Balmoral Castle5.3 miles
Lecht 20907 miles
Corgarff Castle7 miles
Kildrummy Castle13.1 miles
Aboyne Golf Club13.2 miles
Craigievar Castle16.1 miles
CairnGorm National Park16.7 miles
Tom Dearg Poma17.4 miles
Glas Maol Poma17.4 miles
Restaurants & Markets *
Co-op Ballater Supermarket4.5 miles
Deeside Deli & Garden Shop Supermarket4.5 miles
HM Sheridan Butcher Supermarket4.5 miles
Ballater Farmer's Market Market4.5 miles
India on the Green Restaurant4.5 miles
Clachan Grill Restaurant4.5 miles
The Deeside Inn Restaurant4.5 miles
The Bothy Ballater Cafe/Bar4.5 miles
Rock Salt & Snails Cafe/Bar4.5 miles
Brown Sugar Cafe Cafe/Bar4.5 miles
Natural Beauty *
River Gairn River0.3 miles
River Dee River3.5 miles
Loch Kinord Lake10 miles
Lecht 2090 Ski lift13.5 miles
Loch Muick Lake14 miles
Lochnagar (Munro) Mountain15 miles
Glenshee Ski Centre Ski lift26.5 miles
Closest Airports *
Aberdeen Airport35.1 miles
Dundee Airport44 miles
Inverness Airport46.9 miles
Most Popular Landmarks *
Corrie Fionn Poma 117.4 miles
Cluny Poma 217.5 miles
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Most popular facilities
- Outdoor fireplace
- Picnic area
- Outdoor furniture
- BBQ facilities
- Ski school Additional charge
Pets are not allowed.
- Archery Off-site Additional charge
- Live music/Performance Off-site Additional charge
- Tour or class about local culture Additional charge
- Walking tours Additional charge
- Horseback riding Off-site Additional charge
- Cycling Off-site
- Hiking Off-site
- Skiing Off-site
- Fishing Off-site Additional charge
- Golf course (within 2 miles) Additional charge
- Tennis court Off-site Additional charge
No internet access available.
Free! Free private parking is available on site (reservation is not needed).
- Secure parking
- Pet bowls
- Grocery deliveries Additional charge
Entertainment & Family Services
- Books, DVDs & music for kids
- Board games/Puzzles
Safety & Security
- Fire extinguishers
- Smoke alarms
- 24-hour security
- Convenience store (on site)
- Designated smoking area
- Hypoallergenic room available
- Family rooms
- Non-smoking rooms
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3:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Until 10:00 AM
Cancellation and prepayment policies vary according to accommodations type. Please enter the dates of your stay and check what conditions apply to your preferred room.
Children & Beds
Children of all ages are welcome.
Children 15 and above are considered adults at this property.
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|0 - 2 years||
Can use a crib or extra bed when requested
|3 - 14 years||
Can use an extra bed when requested
Additional fees are not calculated automatically in the total cost and will have to be paid for separately during your stay.
The maximum number of extra beds and cribs allowed depends on the room you choose. Double-check your selected room for the maximum capacity.
All cribs and extra beds are subject to availability.
No age restriction
There's no age requirement for check-in
Payments by Booking.com
Booking.com takes your payment for this stay on behalf of the property, but make sure you have cash for any extras once you get there.
Guests need be quiet between 11:00 AM and 7:00 AM.
Pets are not allowed.