Hobbit Hideaway is nestled into a peaceful valley at the foot of Ben Rinnes in Moray, Speyside. It’s an ideal location for a holiday as there’s a multitude of things to see and do, from gentle walks, wildlife, and water sports to world famous whisky trails & fishing. Walk, climb, cycle or simply relax, Moray is trully a wee gem in the North East of Scotland. You can find out more about the local area @ Moray Speyside Tourism
Travel & Transport
We are located approximately 5 mins drive from our closest village, Aberlour. Aberlour is located in Moray on the south shore of the River Spey, between Grantown-on-Spey (22 miles) and Elgin (20 miles). The town lies 58 miles west of Aberdeen and 54 miles east of Inverness. It has a good road connection and is in easy reach of the A95 and A96.
Trains: Aviemore (35 miles) is approximately 50 min drive. Elgin (20 miles) is approximately 35 min drive. International Airports: Aberdeen (55 miles) and Inverness (44 miles) Both are approximately 1hr 30min drive. Public transport to Aberlour is not great, but it is possible. You can travel to us using trains & buses. We are happy to collect guests from Aberlour. We are also happy to lend our own bikes to guests on request. It is approximately a 1hr 30min walk from us to Aberlour. We support sustainable travel when possible.
Local History & Heritage
Hobbit Hideaway is situated in Edinvillie, which has been home to settlers since prehistoric times with evidence found of hut circles, cairns and field systems. A prehistoric flint flake knife was discovered on Ben Rinnes (Moray’s highest ben) and there have been many cairns discovered on Meikle Conval, even an Iron Age fort on Little Conval. Hobbit Hideaway sits at the foot of Ben Rinnes and the Convals. It is less than 10 mins drive from the River Spey and it was said that Bonnie Prince Charlie’s army crossed it in 1745 en route to Culloden and spent the night camped at Knockando churchyard while the Prince stayed at Thunderton House in Elgin. Click here for more historic info about Aberlour.
Moray has an active network of local food & drink providers. There’s a wide range of deliciously fresh fruit, veg, meat, eggs and more which you can peruse and pre-order, to be ready and waiting for you to collect @ The Great British Food Hub, Elgin or Roots Fruits and Leaves. A directory of local food providers can be found here. There are local markets held in Speyside, Elgin and Forres.