What to expect at Sweet Donside Cabins and Sweetheart Cottage

We can’t wait to welcome you. Our guests love the local artwork that adorn the accommodation, all suiting the theme of that property. What will your favourite be?

On arrival you will find a lovely welcome basket to get your holiday started. It has some Scottish crisps and popcorn, Tunnock’s tea cakes and two bottles of J20 to refresh you after your journey. Tea, coffee, sugar and milk are all provided too.

You can also stock up at our cracking local shop and Post Office. It’s well-stocked and opens from 8.00am until 6.00pm from Monday through to Saturday, then from 9.00am until 2.00pm on Sunday. (Please double check the opening hours when you get here as they may vary, call them on 01975 651211).

Please remember that we are in a very remote part of the Cairngorms, which makes it such a fantastic place to escape from it all. But there isn’t any public transport here. So a car really is essential to make the most of your time at Sweet Donside Cabins and Sweetheart Cottage.

Here are more details about what else we provide, so you can relax and enjoy your time here.

Check-in / Check-out

Arrival is at 4.00pm and departure no later than 11.00am. This allows time for a deep clean of each property and to change the hot tub water between guests. Keeping everything spick and span!

Parking & EVC

At Sweetheart Cottage you'll have private parking right next to the property. The parking area for The Wee Beehive, The Wee Love Nest, The Wee Bear's Den and The Wee Fae Hideaway is just past the cabins.

We also have Electric Vehicle Charging (EVC). Please get in touch to book a slot.


WiFi is unlimited and 4G is very strong in the area for most networks. So you can easily stay connected during your stay -if you want to!


All five properties are equipped with everything you'll need to enjoy your holiday in the Cairngorms. Bed linen and towels are provided. You'll also find gowns for when you want to pop out to the wood fired luv tubs or jacuzzis. It's those extra touches that make all the difference.

In addition to the microwave (in The Wee Bear's Den and Wee Fae Hideaway) or oven (in The Wee Love Nest and Wee Beehive), kettle, toaster, crockery and cutlery provided in all of the properties, Sweetheart Cottage also has a hob and oven, fridge-freezer and dishwasher. If you're staying in the cabins, you have use of a separate shabby-chic kitchen. That has all of these facilities (plus a washing machine which Sweetheart Cottage guests can use too) and essentials including pots and pans, salt, herbs, tea and coffee.

Sweetheart Cottage has an Alexa Echo Dot, a 42 inch TV with Netflix and an open fire in the living room. You'll have a welcome basket of logs on arrival. For longer stays we'll top up the log supply for you.

All of the properties have central heating, so you can keep warm and toasty even during the colder months.

Hot tubs & BBQ firepits

When you stay at Sweetheart Cottage you'll have exclusive use of The Love Shack and its 3 person hot tub. If you choose The Wee Love Nest or The Wee Beehive, you'll have your own wood fired luv tub, whilst The Wee Bear's Den an Wee Fae Hideaway have their own private jacuzzi hot tubs too.

The wood fired luv tubs will be filled and sitting at a warm temperature ready for your arrival. Firelighters and wood (which will last for two nights if the fire is maintained) are provided.

Our cabins also have a firepit with a BBQ and tripod.

A polite request

We supply the cleaning products (all eco-friendly) to use during your stay. Please keep the accommodation nice and fresh during your time here.

If you plan to cook spicy food, we simply ask that you use the shared kitchen for this as it can be tricky to get rid of the lingering smells in between stays. And you know how hard we work to keep everything perfect for you.


We have 9 acres of grounds, including a wooded area, for you to explore during your holiday here.

You'll meet our sweetheart hens and ducks. They love a bit of interaction with our guests, so feel free to say hello if you'd like to.


Up to two well-behaved dogs are welcome at Sweetheart Cottage and one dog each at The Wee Beehive, The Wee Bear's Den and The Wee Fase Hideaway. The Wee Love Nest is pet-free. If you do bring your pooch the price is an extra £20 per stay. Remember to bring your own dog bed. Please keep your dogs off the furniture and clean their paws before you enter the accommodation. Do not leave dogs unattended at your accommodation. Also - we have hens and ducks, so please keep your dog on a short lead when you go outside. There are hooks for your dog lead in the outside area by the hot tubs and fire pits.


We care about the environment and do what we can to help make a difference.

When you go out please turn down the heating (controlled by a thermostat). It all helps to lessen our impact on the beautiful Cairngorms.

Onsite there's a blue bin for recycling and a black bin for household waste (both on the left by the gate). Please take your glass bottles away with you, there are glass recycling bins nearby in the village of Bellabeg, just a few minutes away.

Please take a look at our Green Statement (link in the footer) for more information.

Afternoon teas

Treat yourself to an afternoon tea with home-baked goodies for £40 a couple. Please contact us to pre-order this treat.

GHQ Spirits

G.H.Q Spirits produce a selection of premium spirits, handcrafted at a secret location in the Highlands. You can order online and they will be waiting for you at your accommodation on arrival.

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