bothy


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both·y

 (bŏth′ē)
n. pl. both·ies Scots
A hut or small cottage.

[Ultimately from Old Irish both, hut; see bheuə- in Indo-European roots.]

bothy

(ˈbɒθɪ)
n, pl bothies
1. a cottage or hut
2. (esp in NE Scotland) a farmworker's summer quarters
3. a mountain shelter
[C18: perhaps related to booth]
Translations

bothy

n (Scot) → Schutzhütte f
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A bothy that lies on Forestry Commission land, up a hill and off the beaten track, is being renovated by a team of Mountain Bothy volunteer enthusiasts.
Fortunately, at this point the estate's manager Alastair Gibson started his normal check on the bothy and heard Gregor's call for help and they lifted Paul off the floor and back on to the bench.
The man raised the alarm at around 4pm on Thursday after losing his way as he tried to reach a remote bothy above Bentpath, near Langholm in Dumfries and Galloway.
DESIGNED by an architect, this impressive cottage in Haydon Bridge enjoys sweeping views across the Tyne Valley and comes with a an adjacent and self-contained two bedroom bothy, or smaller cottage.
The six-strong team is renovating the charitys woodland bothy a building designed for hosting overnight stays.
The new residence is called the Bothy Cottage - "bothy" is a Scottish word for a small hut or cottage - and is located between two existing Sponsors homes for women.
The supplemented Bothy was 21 lengths further back in third, with Trifolium tailed off in fourth.
It replaced an older bothy that burnt down in 1998.
Be prepared for a surprise when viewing The Bothy, a gloriously original home which stands discreetly in a quiet cul-desac in Edgbaston.