When I first had a meeting with Jane I could see her enthusiasm shining and quite rightly too, this was a fantastic idea and project she was embarking on. Taking every day discarded materials and turning them into something unique, somewhere people could relax, rejuvenate and feel closer to nature. The more I heard Jane speak about her ideas the more I felt excited to be part of the project. I could already feel my brain working overtime on how to create the website to showcase the Barley Bothy.
Visiting the Bothy for the first time back in August, I could really see the true potential, after hearing Jane talk about it and then seeing it with my own eyes, it was hard to believe that this was made from upcycled materials. The steel frame of the Bothy was salvaged from a scrap yard and the wooded interior was taken from a 14 year old chicken shed and now beautifully transformed with a new life.
The blue painted upcycled windows and door really stand out against the black exterior body. You could picture yourself on glorious summer evenings, sitting out on the veranda with a glass of your favourite beverage and capturing the views of the great outdoors. Inside with a vintage log burner providing the heat the Bothy felt cosy and definitely a place you could to sit back and relax.
The Bothy is pretty much off grid, sitting on a field in Aberdeenshire after being transported 600miles from Somerset where it was constructed. Although off grid the bothy still has the luxury’s you would expect with electric lighting, two king sized beds with crisp white cotton sheets, flushing vintage loo, fluffy towels and luxurious roll top bath complete with star gazing window! Plus there are some plug sockets too, so if like me you can keep your mobile phone charged up.
It proves that if you dream it, believe it, plan it, you will achieve it and Bothy is proof of that.
So if you are looking for that perfect glamping experience, then definitely have a look at the Barley Bothy.