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The Beer Moth


Aviemore, Highlands,


  One-off feature  
  The Beer Moth is a wonderfully unique truck conversion, kitted out with all the home comforts you could want while still being the most unusual place you will probably ever have stayed. Once a 1956 Conmer Q4, the truck is now a cosy den in the heart of the Cairngorms.  
  Property Info  
  Accommodation Type: Wagons & Caravans  
  Property Setting: Village / Rural  
  Holiday Type: Relaxing / Sports & activity  
  Bedrooms: 1  
  Guests: 2  
  Catering: self-catering  
  General Info  
  Walter, who also created the yurt at Inshriach, rescued the truck from the Manston Fire Museum in Kent a while back and he has now completely revolutionised it. The furnishings are refreshingly strange, from the oak parquet floor to the fire escape which acts as a staircase. The truck sits in a secluded spot on the Inshriach estate, deep in the breathtakingly beautiful Cairngorms. This is the perfect place to snuggle up with a loved one after a day of exploring all the sensational countryside right on your doorstep.  
  Details on the area surrounding the property/accommodation  
  This area is heaven for outdoors enthusiasts. We have done courses in yurt making, woodworking and bushcraft down on the farm - if you would like to run courses like this please get in touch. For the more outward bound we recommend either G2 or Full on Adventure, who offer everything from white water rafting or canoe descents of the Spey to climbing, zip lining, river tubing, biking and ski touring. There are some great walks straight out from Inshriach, Loch an Eilean and Glen Feshie are an easy hike from the house and for the more determined, the Argyll stone gives spectacular views down Glen Einich and into the Cairngorms. The Cairngorm ski area is 10 miles away, Rothiemurchus estate offers all sorts of activities from mountain bike hire to clay pigeon shooting, and Alvie Estate have a riding school and can also offer falconry, clay pigeon shooting and archery. Sailing, canoeing, kayaking, windsurfing and fishing are available on both Loch Morlich and Loch Insh.  
  Getting there & away/local amenities  
  Getting There: By train Inshriach is 5 miles from Aviemore with direct trains to the south and a sleeper service running daily from London. By air Inverness Airport is 35 miles away. Budget £45 for a taxi during the day or £65+ out of hours. By road, coming from the south on the A9 take the first turning to Aviemore. At the roundabout on the edge of town turn right towards Coylumbridge. After half a mile, take the right turn signposted Inshriach B970. After 4 miles you come to the Inshriach Nursery Gardens. Inshriach House is the second turning on the right after the Nursery Gardens. Travelling from the North on the A9, drive through Aviemore to the roundabout at the south end of town. Turn left towards Coylumbridge and continue as above.  
  Nearest airports: Inverness 35 miles  
  Nearest train station: Aviemore 5 miles  
  Car Hire: Optional  
  Nearest restaurant: Old Bridge Inn pub  
  Nearest shop: Tesco in Aviemore  
  More info Enquiry info
  Name Walter
  Contact Phone No. 01540 651 341
  Accommodation details
  Activities Nearby Birdwatching / Canoeing / Climbing / Country Sports / Courses Available / Cycling / Fishing / Horse Riding / Skiing / Walking / Watersports  
  Interior Facilities Linen provided  
  Interior Details The truck is kitted out in 1950s style with a twist. At the back there is a wood fired Rayburn resting on a hearth made from a snooker table slate, it has an enamelled sink and a table for two and at the front an over the top 4ft Victorian double bed. The stove has a hot-plate and oven and crockery, cutlery, bedding and towels are also supplied. A hot shower and a flushing loo at the farmhouse are shared by guests of the Inshriach Yurt and the Beer Moth  
  Exterior Facilities BBQ / Garden / Parking  
  Exterior Details Outside the truck is a barbeque made out of a truck wheel - you would need to bring some charcoal if you don’t feel like cooking on wood. Other than that there are just miles and miles of tranquil countryside stretching out around you.  
  Further Details The Old School Shop at Rothiemurchus sells meat from the neighbouring estate, as well as a selection of whisky, wine and good local cheeses. Next door is the Inshriach Alpine Nursery Garden where, as well as plants, there is an excellent cake and coffee shop open every day except Wednesday. For eating out there are several good eateries in the area. The Old Bridge Inn in Aviemore serves excellent food and has regular live music. Aviemore also has plenty of bars within easy reach of Inshriach.  
  Conditions of
Check in time is 3pm and check out time is 11am. Kids are not unwelcome, but there is no room for an extra bed. Pets are welcome at Inshriach but must be kept on a lead round the farm and there is a £20 fine for each chicken that doesn't make it. Gardens around both the house and the cottages are off limits to guests. Bring a torch – it will be useful!  
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