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Lonach Lodge, Strathdon

Near Strathdon, 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

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.

Local Events and Attractions


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.




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.


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

What's included

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

Available Extras

Travel Cot


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.



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Changeover Day: Sat

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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% - August 18 From 04/08/2018 to 10/08/2018
  • Save 15% - August 18 From 11/08/2018 to 17/08/2018
  • Save 15% - August 18 From 18/08/2018 to 24/08/2018
  • Save 15% - August 18 From 25/08/2018 to 31/08/2018

Changeover Day: Sat

Rental - Date Range Sleeps 6
30 Jun 2018 - 31 Aug 2018 £495.00
01 Sep 2018 - 21 Sep 2018 £450.00
22 Sep 2018 - 05 Oct 2018 £395.00
06 Oct 2018 - 26 Oct 2018 £450.00
27 Oct 2018 - 20 Dec 2018 £350.00
21 Dec 2018 - 27 Dec 2018 £495.00
28 Dec 2018 - 05 Jan 2019 £495.00
06 Jan 2019 - 08 Feb 2019 POA
09 Feb 2019 - 05 Apr 2019 POA
06 Apr 2019 - 26 Apr 2019 POA
27 Apr 2019 - 10 May 2019 POA
11 May 2019 - 24 May 2019 POA
25 May 2019 - 31 May 2019 POA
01 Jun 2019 - 28 Jun 2019 POA
29 Jun 2019 - 30 Aug 2019 POA
31 Aug 2019 - 20 Sep 2019 POA
21 Sep 2019 - 11 Oct 2019 POA
12 Oct 2019 - 01 Nov 2019 POA
02 Nov 2019 - 19 Dec 2019 POA
20 Dec 2019 - 27 Dec 2019 POA
28 Dec 2019 - 05 Jan 2020 POA
06 Jan 2020 - 05 Jan 2021 POA
06 Jan 2021 - 05 Jan 2022 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.


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This cabin was amazing, waking up to red squirrels climbing trees just beyond the dreamy magical pond was just a delight...

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


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

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Basic but still good.


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


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