Lonach Lodge, Strathdon

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Lonach and Forbestown Lodges are two excellent and identical larch lodges situated in an attractive woodland setting above a small pond in the heart of rural Donside.

Quick Info

Sleeps: 4/6 Bedrooms: 2
Changeover Day: Sat Pets Allowed: Yes (1)
No smoking Bathrooms: 1
  • No Smoking
  • Pets Allowed
  • WiFi
Overview

Situated some 18 miles from Ballater and 16 miles from Tomintoul, Lonach Lodge is well-equipped, spacious, comfortable and in every way superior to your run-of-the-mill log cabin. Indeed the pine-lining downstairs is about the only feature inside that reminds you that this is a lodge rather than a traditional cottage.

The L-shaped living area is very spacious with the well-equipped kitchen area at one end. The generous dining area comes next, with the sitting area stretching right across the front of the Lodge with patio doors out to the lovely decking area (with furniture) above the pond. The utility room provides laundry space, as well as useful additional storage and there is also a downstairs WC.

Upstairs are two bedrooms, a double and a twin, both of which are attractively decorated with plenty of space and splendid views of the surrounding hills and forests. The bedrooms share a light and bright shower room. As might be expected in a house of this shape, the ceilings are partially coombed, with the twin room and bathroom having the advantage of Velux windows from which to admire the views. With the two bedrooms and a bed settee in the sitting area, the lodge can accommodate up to six people.

Map & Local

Strathdon, between the Grampians and the Ladder Hills is a spectacular glen which offers many opportunities for those of an active disposition.

There are walks of all grades of difficulty, from low-level woodland strolls to some of the most challenging hill walks in the country. Mountain biking enthusiasts will enjoy the many tracks which run deep into the hills and in winter, the Lecht skiing area is right on the doorstep.

The Don is an excellent fishing river, which is well known for its brown trout. Those interested in wildlife will find this in rich abundance, with eagles, buzzards, osprey, deer, pine martens and red squirrels all likely to be on the viewing list. You will find plenty of details and information in the lodge.

For the less energetic, the area offers castles, stately homes and galleries. Craigievar, Leith Hall and Crathes are all worth a visit, as are Braemar and Balmoral. In the other direction you are well within driving distance of Grantown on Spey, Loch Ness and Inverness itself.

Please note: while we make every effort to be as accurate as possible, the actual position of the cottage indicated on the map above and the proximity of the amenities in the Local Info section cannot be guaranteed to be precise and should be used as a guide only.

Facilities

Accommodation

Downstairs

Open plan living area with TV/DVD, double bed settee, iPod docking station, electric cooker, fridge-freezer, microwave, etc
Cloakroom with WC and wash basin
Utility room with washing machine.

Upstairs

Double bedroom
Twin bedroom
Bathroom with shower, WC and wash basin.

What's included

Linen (Double Bed)
Free
Linen (Single Bed)
Free
Sets of towels
Free
WiFi
Free

Available Extras

Pet
£15.00
Travel Cot
£6.00

Services

Bed linen and towels are INCLUDED. Electricity is INCLUDED. Heating is by electric panel heaters. Water is from a private source which is UV filtered and regularly tested; however (as is typical in many parts of Scotland) it can become discoloured, particularly after heavy rainfall. Guests may therefore prefer to bring bottled water to drink. WiFi is INCLUDED (subject to a fair usage policy). A maximum of 1 dog is welcome at an additional charge (1 large, 1 medium or 1 small). If you wish to bring any other pets please contact us and we will see what we can do. No smoking.

Availability

Availability

The calendar below shows dates which are either available or booked for this property. Use the Book Now menu above to select your desired holiday dates.

Changeover Day: Sat

Booked Available
2016
Price

Weekly Prices

The weekly guide prices for this property are shown below. Use the availability & book sidebar on the right to select your holiday or calculate short break rates (where available).

  • 2 Week Discount (£25)
  • Save 10% w/c 08 Oct 16 From 08/10/2016 to 14/10/2016
  • Save 20% w/c 24 Sep 16 From 24/09/2016 to 30/09/2016
  • Save 15% w/c 01 Oct 16 From 01/10/2016 to 07/10/2016
  • Half Term Availability! From 15/10/2016 to 21/10/2016
  • Half Term Availability! From 22/10/2016 to 28/10/2016
  • Save £50 - 6 night break! (CA7) From 01/10/2016 to 06/10/2016

Changeover Day: Sat

Rental - Date Range Sleeps 6
17 Sep 2016 - 14 Oct 2016 £395.00
15 Oct 2016 - 28 Oct 2016 £450.00
29 Oct 2016 - 19 Dec 2016 £350.00
20 Dec 2016 - 27 Dec 2016 £495.00
28 Dec 2016 - 05 Jan 2017 £495.00
05 Jan 2017 - 10 Feb 2017 POA
11 Feb 2017 - 17 Feb 2017 POA
18 Feb 2017 - 03 Mar 2017 POA
04 Mar 2017 - 07 Apr 2017 POA
08 Apr 2017 - 21 Apr 2017 POA
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06 May 2017 - 26 May 2017 POA
27 May 2017 - 02 Jun 2017 POA
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21 Dec 2017 - 27 Dec 2017 POA
28 Dec 2017 - 05 Jan 2018 POA
06 Jan 2018 - 05 Jan 2019 POA
06 Jan 2019 - 05 Jan 2020 POA

Please note: Prices are calculated based on your party size at the time of booking. If your party size changes for any reason after booking please let us know so we can ensure the accommodation provided meets your exact requirements.

Reviews

Reviews
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Excellent
15-Aug-2016

Lonach Lodge is well situated and the cottage was very nice and well furnished.

Excellent
05-Sep-2015

The lodge was great, exactly as described great location for visiting cairngorms and aberdeenshire. I would say the phot...

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Good
21-Aug-2015

Basic but still good.

Good
30-Jul-2015

Comfortable and peaceful. Would like to give it a 'very good' but you don't have that category!

Excellent
30-Aug-2014

The cottage is set in a lovely garden and is very peaceful. The cottage was a good size and had all the amenities requir...

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