Established in 1993 with substantial financial support from Scottish Natural Heritage to offer basic accommodation to 9-12 individuals, groups, families and all visitors at a price much below the now expensive established hostel networks. Gaelic for simple cottage or refuge our "Bothy", a simply converted stone barn, continues the tradition of the marvellous free Highland Mountain Bothies Association and Shetland Bods which I helped build but for a very small charge adds the luxury of hot water, 2 showers, male, female and disabled flush toilets, a peat stove for warmth and drying gear, gas lighting and a kitchen with fridge, work tops and sink.
It is spotless, warm and welcoming and made with high quality natural materials but nothing else is provided.
· sleeping mats and bags
· cooking stoves
· cooking and eating utensils
· food etc
But don't worry if you cannot carry this lot we will lend you the rest for a small charge. Nobody is turned away but do call before arrival especially at weekends in case we are full.
Guests are requested to leave all facilities as clean as they find them, cleaning materials can be found in the kitchen. Sole use is possible subject to payment of a premium but peat is free as long as you collect kindling and leave some for our next guests, coal and fire lighters are available at cost. Larger groups can be accommodated by using the camp site when the bothy can be used as a mess room, and for group leaders wanting more luxury the adjacent 4 bed cottage is available. Initially run with gas lights and natural light we now have some electricity, optional of course!
Special Occasions or don't want to cook? Meals can be taken in the Crofthouse, but book early as limited capacity.
"A slice of heaven on earth.Tranquility,basic necessities& good friends.All the ingredients for the good life!.I would
like to thank Mick and his family for providing this magnificent wee hideaway.I leave with some regret but with the
profound sense that progress of humanity has not yet seeped into every crevis of our wonderful planet.Safe and
happy travels my friends"
"Will come back to Badrallach because as everyone knows this is the best Bothy,probably the best Bothy in the
world. We are off to Kuala Lumpur and Penang but part of us remains in this Bothy"
"I think you achieved something a bit special with the bothy and i enjoyed staying here"