Hosted by friendly owners Kim and Mark, this lovingly handcrafted retreat is a true eco home with an impressive sustainable ethos; created from locally sourced, renewable materials, including straw bales, stone, clay, and earth.
Nestled in a peaceful valley at the foot of Ben Rinnes in Moray, Scotland, the area is known for its spectacular dark skies. You can appreciate these either from the comfort of your accommodation, thanks to a rather spectacular roof dome and the Sky-Watcher astronomical telescope provided during your stay or by venturing outside to enjoy the majestic night skies fully.
This accommodation is presented in collaboration with Host Unusual.
Stay & gaze - this location benefits from dark skies, relatively low levels of light pollution, is astronomy friendly and suitable for stargazing breaks.
Weather forecast for Ben Rinnes (2.5 miles away) updated 11/12/23 at 12:00.
Local light pollution
The above demonstrates the estimated effect of light pollution - graphics created using Stellarium.
Best time to visit
The below chart shows when the skies will be at their darkest at this location and therefore the best time to visit. Moonlight is shown in light yellow and the Sun's twilight in light blue. Midnight on the date shown is shown as a white line with sunset to the left and sunrise the next morning to the right. A black background with stars shows the best times for stargazing. See our dark sky calendar for more details.