Forbestown Lodge, Donside

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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, Forbestown Lodge is in every way superior to your run-of-the-mill log cabin. Indeed the pine-lining in the living area is about the only feature which would remind you that this is a Lodge rather than a standard cottage and it too is of a different order to the normal rough-hewn timbers.

The open plan L-shaped accommodation here is very spacious, with the well-equipped kitchen area at one end with its traditional Belfast sink. The generous dining area comes next, with the sitting area stretching right across the front of the Lodge, beside the patio doors that open onto a decking area above the water (with furniture). The bed settee in the sitting area can provide accommodation for an additional two people. The utility room provides not only laundry space but also useful additional storage.

Upstairs there are two bedrooms, a double and a twin, and a shower room. As might be expected in a house of this shape, the ceilings are partially sloping, which in the twin and bathroom give the advantage of additional Velux windows. These rooms are all bright and well furnished with plenty of space and splendid views of the surrounding hills and forests.

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, microwave, fridge-freezer, etc
Utility room + washing machine
Cloakroom with WC and wash basin.

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. WiFi is INCLUDED (subject to a fair usage policy). 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. 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 15% w/c 08 Oct 16 From 08/10/2016 to 14/10/2016
  • Save 20% 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
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02 Sep 2017 - 15 Sep 2017 POA
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28 Oct 2017 - 20 Dec 2017 POA
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
05-Sep-2015

Good for the four of us, with a well set up kitchen. Laundry machine was a nice bonus for us travellers.

Good
18-Jun-2015

Beautiful location, lovely log cabin, could do with more equipment in kitchen and a telephone

Excellent
02-Mar-2015

Excellent, well equipped, beautiful location.

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