My daughter and I stayed in a wooden wigwam at this site just after New Year. It could sleep 4 or 5 people so was comfortable for two. It was one of the larger wigwams. There are smaller ones which have the beds on the floor and don't have as much head height apparently.
The beds are benches built against the walls and have comfortable mattresses with wipe-clean covers. We took our own sleeping bags and pillows. Wooden sections can be fitted between the side benches, resting on the central table, to create one large sleeping platform in the rear half of the wigwam. A further bench in the front of the cabin provides a fifth bed.
The benches can be used as seating through the day, but as the side walls curve inwards, it isn't that comfortable to sit as you can't lean backwards. I would take a camping chair next time.
There are three little windows in the walls and one in the door, covered with the cutest little curtains. The wigwam is heated and very weatherproof. There are shelves for food storage and a toaster and kettle. Electricity is metred and takes £1 and £2 coins.
Outside the front door is a little decking area with a bench table. Camp fire supplies are available for a charge. 'The Bothy' houses the showers and toilets, which were clean, as well as a large kitchen/dining room with cookers, fridge, sink, microwave, tables and chairs for about 20 people and a bookcase with books, games and jigsaws. This was also very clean and supplied with washing up liquid and tea towels.
There is a cafe or restaurant on site which was open even when we visited on January 2nd. The venue offers lots of outdoor activities including quad biking, grass sledging and archery, and is open all year to the public. I would imagine it gets very busy in the summer although we almost had the place to ourselves when we went. Reception has a map of short walks around the immediate area and we spent a pleasant hour wandering beside the stream in the sunshine.
We did some pottery painting in the reception building, which was very relaxing. There is a camping area over on the opposite part of the site, with cleared areas of grass winding informally between small trees. Apparently the campers have separate facilities but we didn't see these so can't comment. Everyone was extremely welcoming and helpful and we would be happy to return.
Forres is just a few minutes along the road which is convenient for the supermarket. Places within easy reach include Elgin, Nairn, Inverness, and the Moray Firth with beaches and dolphin spotting. Brodie Countryfare is a pleasant stop - a gifty shop with restaurant, and rather posh ladies' toilets!
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