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Wellness Weekends in the Highlands

Make wellness a priority in 2023. Wellness is more than your physical health, it's multidimensional. It includes your physical health, mental health, emotional health, social connection and environmental connection.

Our cottages provide the perfect place to tend to all these aspects of yourself. Planning a wellness weekend this Winter at Hidden Highland Retreats just might make all the difference in making this year your best one yet.

Forest Cottage is the ideal location to be completely immersed in nature. Forest Cottage sits amongst pine, birch and bracken on Loch an Eilein’s wooded north-east shore, in the heart of Rothiemurchus - one of Scotland's most picturesque Highland estates, near Aviemore. The cottage is not only surrounded by native woodland, but wildlife as well. Simply sitting in the enclosed garden looking around at the trees, listening to the beautiful sounds of birds is the perfect way to connect to nature.

Forest Cottage, Loch an Eilein Cottage and Cairn Valley are our three properties that provide direct access to Loch an Eilein - one of Scotland's most treasured walks. You can walk directly from the cottages to enjoy this 2 hour walk.Study after study shows how a simple walk in nature can improve our mental wellness. It's an opportunity to quiet the mind and enjoy the natural surroundings.

Staying connected is vital for our overall wellness. Rothiemurchus offers activities that allow you connect with others, whilst having a bit of fun! Enjoy the social activities like quad bike trekking or clay shooting. Or connect with the animals of Rothiemurchus and partake in feeding the deer, taking a Highland coo safari or enjoy the majesty of the Falconry experience.

There are a couple mobile massage therapists in the area we can recommend. Katerina from Pure Balance Holistic Therapies. Her treatments include Swedish Relaxation Massages, Deep Tissue Massages, Pregnancy Massages, Lava Shell Massages and Warm Candle Massages. You can contact Katerina directly on 07974 739 435 or info@pure.balance.info to book your treatment. Or Sally from Aviemore Beauty & Hypnotherapy Clinic. Her treatments include Express Facials, Luxury Dermalogica Facials, Express or Full Massages, Hot Stone Massage, Indian Head Massage and Foot Massages. You can contact Sally on 01479 812 166 or aviemorebeauty@gmail.com. You might want to consider staying in Honeysuckle Cottage as it has an sunroom in the garden that can be used for private massage room.

Healthy eating is a huge part of physical wellness. When you stay at our cottages you can enjoy local freshly prepared meals from Speyside Kitchen, delivered right to your doorstep!

"I just wanted to write and thank you so much for making our weekend at Loch an Eileen cottage so perfect. We ate like Kings and wanted for nothing! Every single morsel was delicious and plentiful. We have healthy appetites and the portion sizes were just perfect for us. Our friends enjoyed the sharing platter and this was made all the more special because we didn’t have to do anything!"

Or you can pre order local food from Rothiemurchus Farm Shop and we'll have it in your cottage on arrival.

Fostering a positive connection with the environment is makes us more aware of our actions and behaviours. If you would like to know more about the natural environment of Rothiemurchus, then you would appreciate the invaluable advice available from one of our friendly Rothiemurchus Rangers – one of Britain’s most expert Countryside Ranger Services. Book a Land Rover Tour during your next stay.