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. The charms of the towns and villages strung out along the way can be taken in - 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 avail locally
- Elec, oil CH, bed linen, towels inc
- Raised lawned sitting-out area with furniture
- No smoking
- NB: Drop and bank in garden
Customer Reviews of Dess Lodge, Royal Deeside - Sleeps 4
1st comment: Beautiful property, just how we imagined. March 2012.
2nd comment: 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.
3rd comment: 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.
4th comment: 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.
5th comment: Very clean and spacious. Oct 2010.
6th comment: Plenty of character, clean and comfortable. Aug 2010.
7th comment: 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.
8th comment: Very well equipped & finished. March 2010.
9th comment: Tastfully furnished, in good condition, with quality products. Feb 2010.
10th comment: Good quality property with good quality furnishings. Feb 2010.