About this property

Location: Aboyne, Scotland. 10 double bedrooms, all ensuite, sleeps 20 guests. This luxurious Lodge is situated on a Scottish estate which lies in Royal Deeside on the north bank of the river Dee with uninterrupted views over the valley to the Forest of Birse. The estate enjoys a very private and secluded position in a totally unspoilt rural setting and yet is close to Aberdeen. The secluded and tranquil setting of the Lodge provides the perfect location for undisturbed group events.



The dining and drawing rooms offer the highest standards of comfort for large parties and guests will find that the small but important practical details have been well attended to with the provision of a drying room and secure storage. Even dogs are provided for with a separate kennel block.

The lodge has ten individually designed bedrooms in two wings. There are four rooms in the south wing; two downstairs and two upstairs and six in the north wing; three downstairs and three upstairs. The upstairs rooms have pitched coombe ceilings. All rooms have tranquil views. In each bedroom there is a complimentary hot drinks table where guests can make their beverage of choice at any time of the day or night.

Every bedroom has high quality bedding and soft fluffy bathrobes. All rooms are ensuite and have safe deposit boxes, Sky TV and wifi access. All rooms can be twin rooms or superking doubles. Please specify for twin beds in advance.

Bedroom 1: A spacious ground floor room with full disabled access. Beautiful coral Pierre Frey and Lorca fabrics and a mixture of antique and contemporary furniture. It has a large wardrobe and very spacious bathroom with bath and walk in shower.

Bedroom 2: The largest bedroom, upstairs with coombed ceiling. Full of character decorated with beautiful William Yeoward and Osborne and Little fabrics and antique and contemporary furniture. Large bathroom and spacious wardrobe.

Bedroom 3: A large ground floor room with full disabled access. A light airy room with a gable end picture window overlooking meadows and hills towards the Dee. Vibrant but restful Osborne and Little green and cream fabrics and a mixture of antique and contemporary furniture. Spacious wardrobe and large bathroom with bath and walk in shower.

Bedroom 4: A first floor room with large picture window with a beautiful elevated view towards the Dee and hills beyond over pastureland. Soft restful blues and greens fabrics from Pierry Frey and Bakers. Coombed ceilings give character. Wardrobe and bathroom with bath.

Bedroom 5: A first floor room with coombed ceiling. Gable end picture window with an outstanding elevated view towards the Dee and hills over pastureland. A beautiful fabric with crewel work forest creatures and soft berry coloured tweed. A mixture of antique and contemporary furniture. Bathroom with bath.

Bedroom 6: A large ground floor room with gable end picture window with a beautiful view looking over pastureland towards the Dee and hills beyond. Decorated in soft yellows, grey and brown. A truly tranquil room with a mixture of antique and contemporary furniture. Large wardrobe and bathroom with bath and shower.

Bedroom 7: A smaller ground floor room. Decorated in indigo and buff William Yeoward print. Window looking onto green hedge and pastureland beyond. Wardrobe. Bathroom with bath.

Bedroom 8: A beautiful restful ground floor room. Decorated in soft grey and cream crewel work fabric and William Yeoward weave. Large gable end picture window looking onto tranquil green trees. Bathroom with bath.

Bedroom 9: A first floor room to lift the spirits. Coombed ceiling. Gable end picture window looking onto tranquil trees. Beautiful grey and vibrant yellow ikat fabric and striking contemporary chair and lighting. A real tonic. Bathroom with bath.

Bedroom 10: A smaller first floor room, twin only. Tranquil view. Decorated with beautiful William Yeoward prints and weaves. Bathroom with bath.

The Lodge’s own Chef prepares all guest meals in a state of the art professional kitchen. We are happy to accommodate any dietary intolerances and such prerequisites can be discussed and planned in advance of your stay.

The Lodge’s Housekeeper is the first point of contact for guests on all domestic issues and will do everything to accommodate your needs.

What’s included…

Linen, towels and fluffy bathrobes

Room safe, hair dryer and complimentary bathroom products by Scottish Fine Soaps in each room

Logs for the woodburner

Facilities Include…

Fully staffed

Wifi and Sky TV


The house is set in a 428 acre Scottish Estate

The grounds and garden are well maintained by local staff who take a pride in the Lodge looking at its best

Plenty of parking


No smoking

Dogs welcome, outdoor kennel provided – £10 per dog per night if you want your dog to stay in your room

Pricing for PMHouse041

To sleep 10 guests
£1,500 per night to include dinner, bed & breakfast
Additional guests are charged at £75 per person per night (including dinner, bed & breakfast) up to a total maximum of 20 guests.
All prices include VAT
Please be aware that one of the bedrooms in the North Wing is smaller than the others and is a twin only room.

Christmas/New Year

Price on application, please call Cazz on 07966 443 536 for more details.

Please note:
There is a minimum two night stay at weekends – one night can be booked but will be charged for two nights
There is a refundable security deposit of £500

Please call Cazz on 07966 443 536 or use the contact form to confirm availability and pricing.

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Guestbook Reviews

A warm, comfortable lodge decorated with flair that ticked all the boxes for a travelling sporting party.

I have stayed in several lodges around Scotland and this is, without a doubt, the most beautiful, carefully considered and welcoming I have ever been to. Whether you’re a keen fisher, keen explorer of Aberdeenshire’s finest spots, looking for a family break, a romantic getaway or a luxurious full house party for 20…I think it could just be perfect.
I visited with family and friends when we took over the lodge. The wonderful Anna who runs the lodge and cooks for us catered for our every whim. Every dietary request, room detail and general question were dealt with with zero trouble and a smile.
The rooms are as lovely and even larger than they look in the photos – they’ve clearly been put together by someone with a strong interior eye who loves design. It’s not often I could go down to breakfast in my outdoor gear and potter past Bob Dylan prints on the way! But the basics have been so well considered as well as its chicness – an abundance of hot water (often so necessary after a long day in the river), never ending supply of tea, coffee and biscuits, huge wood burner fire, incredibly comfortable beds and plenty of space for suitcases – even a dedicated boot room with lockable gun cupboards and heated boot racks! – were all in place. As soon as we arrived we simply forgot the world outside and felt so spoilt.
The food is delicious; fresh and local ingredients, great portions and beautifully presented but not too fussy.
The setting of the lodge is fantastic with space for dogs (you can have yours in your room for an extra fee but the kennels are just outside and in great nick) and truly beautiful views. You don’t need to cross a road to spend a glorious day by the river, walking some of the Dee’s finest sections and just enjoying life.
July 2017


PMhouse041 Location
Set in a huge Scottish estate in Royal Deeside close to the River Dee
Aberdeen is approximately half an hour drive away

Things to Do

Fishing, BY SEPARATE ARRANGEMENT: The fishing at the Lodge is on an exceptionally attractive, secluded left bank stretch of the river Dee which can be fished at low, medium and high water. Whilst the Dee’s reputation has traditionally been for prime spring fishing, more recently the summer fishing has been equally productive. Fishermen and their guests can avail themselves of either or both of the fishing huts on the estate. The award-winning hut was built in 1998 and provides a feature fireplace, an outside terrace, kitchen and cloakroom.

Shooting: Some of the best grouse shooting in the UK is available less than 30 miles from the Lodge at the Invercauld Estate. Let days can be arranged with sufficient notice.

Cycling: The International Mountain Bike Association (IMBA) has recently awarded Scotland the worlds’ top mountain bike destination for the second year running. Ballater in Royal Deeside lives up to this accolade and is an ideal location from which to explore natural trails and various purpose-built centres. Nestled on the Eastern side of the Cairngorms National Park, Ballater is surrounded by terrain suitable for all abilities. From easy forest trails to single-track descents you can explore for an hour, a day or a week. The quiet roads give a spectacular window into local nature and history.

Bird Watching & Wildlife: The Estate offers a phenomenal range of wildlife from roe deer and red squirrels to a bird list of 76 species including ospreys, golden eagles, peregrine falcons, hen harriers, whooper swans, curlew, sandpipers, warblers, skylarks and linnets.
The Braemar Highland Safaris will take you in a comfortable air conditioned vehicle along the mountain tracks to the heart of the park. Your experienced guide will show you the fantastic wildlife and tell you about the history, folklore and management of the area.

Deeside Activities Park: Just a mile from the estate is the award winning Deeside Activity Park where visitors can try a wide range of new skills from Clay Shooting, Quad Biking, Fly Fishing to 4×4 Off Road Driving, all with first class professional instruction in an amazing setting on Royal Deeside.

Golf: Some of the top golf courses in the world are located within an hour’s drive. The Lodge provides a perfect base to challenge your Links skills.

Riding: Only eight miles away from the Lodge you will find the Glentanar Equestrian Centre which offers safe, quality riding along riverside, woodland and mountain trails. A one hour ride can take you round the loch, into the Ancient Wood of Caledon and through the Water of Tanar. The team offers exciting hacks for experienced riders and more gentle treks for the novice.

Castles: There are several historic castles to visit in less than half an hour from the Lodge.