High Violet

Strachan, Aberdeenshire
From: £540 nightlyGuests 6Rooms 3Bathroom 2
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High Violet: Aberdeenshire

Designed by Young Architects of the Year NORD in 2012, this funky home was part of a huge renovation process which restored previously derelict Victorian farm buildings into the magnificent estate that today welcomes guests to soak up the very best of Glen Dye. Glen Dye is an outdoors paradise, a nature lover's dream come true, as the large estate sits amidst 15,000 acres of woodland and rugged countryside. There are miles and miles of tracks on your doorstep for walking, cycling and running. These run through one of Britain's finest private forests or across miles and miles of moorland wilderness.

On-site, you'll also be in blissful serenity as the house comes with its own wood-fired hot tub in the garden. Pick some seasonal vegetables from the garden in preparation for a delicious homemade feast. With a big Green Egg barbecue all to yourselves – we bet you can smell the delightful smokey aromas already. There are a number of other facilities available for free use, too, including the custom-built wood-fired sauna and the BYOB (bring your own booze) pub conveniently located right next door. In addition, you'll find a shop on the premises which sells a collection of staples, including fresh local meats and fish, homemade ready meals and fresh eggs produced by the free-range chickens that belong to the owners.

All this, and we haven't even got started on the dreamy house yet. Styled with tasteful pops of colour, eccentric artworks and contemporary furnishings throughout – the space offers a peaceful sanctuary to retreat to after a day's adventures in the Scottish Highlands. High-quality furnishings and accessories provide ultimate comfort and practicality, while special finishing touches such as the record player and vinyl collection make your stay here all the more memorable.

Home truths:
*You'll have your own private entrance here
*Though there isn't a dedicated desk here, the dining table doubles up as a laptop-friendly workspace
*Due to the location of this home, we recommend hiring a car to get the most out of your stay
*There’s free parking for up to two cars on the driveway
*There is electric vehicle charging available on-site
*The host provides unlimited firewood for the log burner fire
*Your host can provide a cot (please bring your own bedding) and high chair for free upon request
*If you're travelling by plane, Aberdeen is the nearest airport – it's a forty-minute drive from this home

Sleeping Arrangements

Master bedroom
Sleeps up to 2
Bedroom 2
Sleeps up to 2
Bedroom 3
Sleeps up to 2



  • Holiday with friends
  • Long stays
  • Unique Designs
  • Self Catering
  • Short Stay
  • Luxury
  • Kid friendly (1-12 years)
  • Infant friendly (under 12 months old)
  • Hiking
  • Village
  • Remote Working
  • Wi-fi
  • TV
  • Sonos
  • Fireplace
  • Library-of-Books
  • Throws
  • Board-Games
  • Herb-Garden
  • Rain-Shower
  • Hair-Dryer
  • Iron
  • Dishwasher
  • Microwave
  • Pod-Coffee-Machine
  • Central-Heating
  • Washing-Machine
  • Dryer
  • Hot-Tub
  • Parking-Available
  • Freezer
  • Desk-/-Workplace
  • Kitchen
  • Ironing-Board
  • Fridge
  • Sauna
  • Garden
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