WHO WE ARE
Howe: A hill; the hollow of a hill
Situated just outside Ballater on the Eastern side of the Cairngorms National Park, Howe of Torbeg provides high quality glamping accommodation and facilities on a small scale. Although set in just 1 acre of land the site feels much bigger as we have open fencing to the surrounding farmland and birch woodland, with direct access to countryside walks and the River Gairn.
We have 3 Simple Glamping Pods and 1 Luxe Glamping Pod available, all with beautiful views down the glen and supported by environmentally conscious on-site facilities. Our Simple Pods can comfortably accommodate 2 adults, or 2 adults with 1 child. Our Luxe Pod is a bit bigger and can accommodate 2 adults + 2 children. Just call or email us if you're not sure which pod will work best for you.
Our small site allows our visitors to immerse themselves in the beauty of Royal Deeside and the Cairngorms and access all it has to offer, without being crowded. A great base for exploring the local area or further afield.....or just a pleasant place to sit and while away a few days.
Howe of Torbeg is a family business, owned and run by Iain & Nicole Gildea. Come and share our corner of the National Park!
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 lots of lovely hot water on demand. Two covered outside sinks are available for washing up, also with free hot water.
Use our fire pit or your own trusty camping stove for your cooking. Logs are available to purchase onsite. If you want to save on luggage, we have camping cookware and dining sets you can hire. Please note that at the moment we do not have any fridge facilities on site, so bring a cool box!
For topping up your provisions Ballater is less than a 5 minute drive away and has an excellent butcher, a bakery, and a good sized
Co-Op. Ballater Farmer's Market takes place in the village on the last Saturday of every month April - November.
If you fancy eating out, Ballater also has a great choice of local cafes & restaurants – too many to list here! You can find a full list of all of the options in the Info Pack in each pod.
We also have a small office & shop onsite, which stocks snacks & drinks, midge repellent, firewood & sundries. We have a stash of games to borrow and a bookshelf for days when you just want to chill in your pod or the weather isn’t cooperating with your BBQ plans.
There is car parking on site, and you will be allocated a space on booking. Please note that we operate a small site. If there is more than 1 vehicle per pod please let us know when booking – alternative parking arrangements are available for extra cars just a short walk from the site.