What to Bring with You

Self-catering groups

To keep our prices down we do ask that you bring your own cleaning materials and cloths etc. though we will provide you with a simple ‘starter pack’.

This is a list of suggestions of what to bring with you:

All washing-up items
Scourers for pans
Household cleaning items – incl bathroom & toilets n.b. hand soap
Cloths & towels – drying & cleaning
Sharp kitchen knives
Toilet paper
Dustbin bags
Small bags (carrier bags will do) for lining rubbish bins
German groups may wish to bring their own coffee filter items and an electric slicer
If you plan to BBQ then you will need charcoal for the barrel style BBQ
If you are planning to use our small chimenea then you will need wood & kindling which can be purchased from the local shop and garages. (Please note other fires , and fireworks, are not allowed on the premises)
Don’t forget your cosmetics, soap etc!


Don’t forget to bring linen & towels if you have not ordered it!

All Groups

Please remember that as the premises is unmanned we are limited in what we can leave on the properties so please remember to bring all your toiletries and personal items.
We are also unable to provide First Aid kits and group leaders should bring these with them.
We do NOT have a dishwasher anymore as groups found it quicker to have a team washing up!
We can lend you a screen and white board but do NOT have access to a projector.


If you are planning to party, or just to sit together in the evenings and enjoy being with your group, then we are the place for you! In spite of new legislation forcing us to give up our alcohol licence, we have also created a suggested list of stock which you can bring with you or order locally from the local grocery shop or from Tesco, Sainsbury or Asda, all of whom deliver here. Don’t forget the ice!

Real Ale

You can arrange delivery of kegs of Real Ale direct from the award winning Cairngorm Brewery. Be warned though, it will always have to be paid for, even if you do not drink it but that isn’t usually a problem! They have supplied a pump in the property and have offered a generous 15 percent discount for Abernethy Bunkhouses groups. We do have pint glasses!
It is important that you contact them directly through their website’s Contact Page and tell them not only what you want but check that it will qualify for the discount!

The most popular ales we have found are Trade Winds, Cairngorm Gold and Sheepshagger’s. I am sure the latter’s popularity is in the name! Be warned that some of their other ales are for a more specialist taste.
Please note that if you want kegs the pump equipment is only suitable for the 30 litre (50 pint) and 50 litre (88 pint) kegs. Other items such as party boxes are also available in different sizes which do not need a pump, so just look on their website and get in touch with them.