Dess Lodge

Dess, Aboyne

Property Reference: SGGP
  • Sleeps4
  • Pets0
  • Bedrooms2
  • Grade4 Star rating

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Availability & Price

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Available start days
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2 nights - mostly start on Fri or Sat
3 nights - must start on Fri

4 nights - must start on Mon
5 nights - 22nd or 29th Dec 2012 only.

This property may offer special 6 night duration on 28th June. Call us for booking details
This property may offer special 6 night duration on 28th June. Call us for booking details
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Property Features

  • Detached PropertyDetached Property
  • Garden / PatioGarden / Patio
  • Open FireOpen Fire
  • Washing MachineWashing Machine
  • Heritage CollectionHeritage Collection

Property Description

This most attractive, Victorian, detached baronial gatehouse is situated just off the road between Aberdeen and Balmoral and offers gracious living in the heart of Royal Deeside. The interior has been attractively furnished in traditional style with pitch pine finishings, open fire, tartan flooring and tasteful antiques. Surrounded on three sides by the gardens, its location is ideal for a holiday exploring this beautiful area. Enjoy the charms of the surrounding towns and villages - from Banchory with its bustling high street to Ballater, famed for its royal connections. Many historical places of interest, from the castles of Crathes and Balmoral to the standing stones of Tomnaverie. Superb scenery surrounding the area enhances any day out. Shops 2 miles, pub 3 miles.

Living room with open fire in Portland surround, original shutters and sofa bed (alternative sleeping). Kitchen/dining room with slate floor, exposed granite walls, door to garden. Spiral staircase to first floor: Two bedrooms; one double with en-suite shower room and toilet, one twin. Bathroom with shower attachment and toilet.

  • Open fire - fuel available locally
  • Electricity, oil central heating, bed linen, towels included
  • TV
  • Microwave
  • Washing machine
  • Tumble dryer
  • Raised lawned sitting-out area with furniture
  • No smoking
  • NB: Drop and bank in garden

Customer Comments

Selected comment(s) from customers who have enjoyed staying at this property:
  1. Lovely and comfortable cottage with everything that you could possibly need. It wasn’t quite as quiet as we would have hoped as it’s located on the main road "A" road that runs towards Aberdeen. Having said that it didn’t spoil our holiday. Nov 2012.
  2. Beautiful property, just how we imagined. March 2012.
  3. The property is gorgeous, so cosy and comfortable with every mod con you could need. We especially enjoyed the comfy sofas although we never got round to lighting a fire. The area is wonderful - there’s so much to see and do, from leaping salmon at Banchory to the beach at Aberdeen, to castles and distilleries galore. You’re ideally placed to explore Royal Deeside and to walk the lochs and glens. We’d go back tomorrow if we could. Oct 2011.
  4. Dess Lodge is a lovely property and very well maintained so I can understand why the owners want it to be treated with respect. I wouldn’t treat a holiday property any other way and have stayed in equally lovely places through your company without such strict lists of do’s and don’ts. July 2011.
  5. 5 star standard - best property we’ve stayed in (and we’ve stayed in many in Scotland) for comfort, comprehensive equipment and of a high standard, cleanliness. Feb 2011.
  6. Very clean and spacious. Oct 2010.
  7. Plenty of character, clean and comfortable. Aug 2010.
  8. The Victorian proportions of the property, together with the tasteful attention to detail with regard to the decorations and fittings, made for a relaxing break. July 2010.
  9. Very well equipped & finished. March 2010.
  10. Tastfully furnished, in good condition, with quality products. Feb 2010.
  11. Good quality property with good quality furnishings. Feb 2010.
  12. Magnifique ! Un véritable petit manoir pour soit tout seul, confort excellent, localisation parfaite pour visiter l’écosse. Un rêve ! A recommander +++. Nov 2009.
  13. Everything we needed was provided an excellently presented and maintained accommodation. Oct 2009.
  14. Generally a nice cottage. Plenty of room. Oct 2009.
  15. This cottage was outstanding, we could not find fault with it, we have visited a number of cottages over the last couple of years and this is without doubt the best cottage we have ever stayed in. Oct 2009.
  16. Clean, comfortably furnished and quiet. Centrally located for touring Deeside. Aug 2009.
  17. It was clean and comfy. June 2009.
  18. The property is furnished to a very high standard, very clean and excellently equipped. It’s perfectly located for many attractions and the surrounding countryside is stunning. We had a fantastic holiday, brilliant weather only downside we had to come home. June 2009.
  19. This property was absolutely stunning, the scenery was magical, and our little girl thought she was staying in a princess castle. The grounds were well kept and the lodge was well cared for, impeccable for cleanliness and full of old charm and character. We had a wonderful time and would, without hesitation visit here again. March 2009.
  20. Absolutely stunning place to stay. Dess Lodge is ’home from home’, extremely comfortable and everything is of a high standard. It is ideally situated to explore the Cairngorms National Park, but equally you can just relax and unwind. Would definitely recommend to others, particularly if you like to stay in places with character. Excellent communication from the owners as well who were very helpful and friendly. March 2009.
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