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Birchland - Mountshade

Strachan, near Banchory, Aberdeenshire
Grade 4 Star rating


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Sleeps 4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms 2
Pets 0
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This ground floor lodge with a cathedral ceiling enjoys views towards Cairn O’Mount. Banchory is just 5 miles away.

These lovely detached holiday lodges are set in an elevated position with marvellous views towards Cairn O’Mount. Situated in 8 acres of natural woodland, all the properties are very stylishly furnished with good attention to detail. Mountshade (ref 30297) has been constructed to make the most of its surroundings with its concertina doors from the living room, relax and enjoy the views from the decking area after a busy day out exploring. Park Lodge (ref 17329) has an open-plan living room with a cathedral ceiling, opening on to a well-equipped kitchen. Cairn View (ref 30456), as its name suggests, boasts a wonderful view towards Cairn O’Mount and sleeps 6 in comfort, ideal for families or couples. All three lodges have plenty of space between them, ensuring good levels of privacy. The local and surrounding area provides the perfect holiday for families, friends and couples of all ages. Visit Balmoral Castle, (open in summer to visitors), or tour Royal Deeside, which begs to be explored, with fantastic walks on moor and mountain, river and loch fishing, cycle trails and pony trekking, or take in the scenic majesty of Lochnagar. The popular town of Banchory is just 5 miles away with interesting shops and restaurants, and the area is renowned for its Highland Games in summer. Aberdeen is approximately 30 minutes’ drive with its theatres, bars, gardens and shopping centre, and when the weather starts to cool down, the ski resorts of Lecht and Cairngorm are easy to reach. Shop and pub 5 miles.

All on the ground floor.
Open plan living space: With tiled floor.
Living area: With wood burner, Freeview TV and DVD player.
Dining area.
Kitchen area
: With electric cooker, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, washing machine and tumble dryer.
Bedroom 1: With twin beds and en-suite with shower cubicle and toilet.
Bedroom 2: With kingsize bed, Freeview TV and DVD player.
Shower room: With shower cubicle and toilet.

Oil central heating and logs for wood burner included. Travel cot available on request. Welcome pack. Decked area with garden furniture and barbecue. Private parking for 2 cars.

All properties: Electricity, bed linen, towels and Wi-Fi included. Natural woodland gardens and grounds (shared). No smoking.

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  • Barbecue
  • Detached Property
    Detached Property
  • Dishwasher
  • Ground Floor Facilities
    Ground Floor Facilities
  • Garden / Patio
    Garden / Patio
  • Rural Location
    Rural Location
  • Woodburning Stove
    Woodburning Stove
  • WiFi
  • Cot Available
    Cot Available
  • Washing Machine
    Washing Machine
  • Pets – not allowed
    Pets – not allowed
  • Open Plan
    Open Plan
  • Parking - On Site
    Parking - On Site
  • Shower Cubicle
    Shower Cubicle

Customer Comments

  • 9

    Confirmed guest, 13/10/2018
    First class lodge every thing you could want for a holiday.

  • 9

    Confirmed guest, 22/09/2018
    Very close to being a 10 overall. An excellent place to stay and get away from it all. Very comfortable and well laid out bungalow lodge. You don't expect many local amenities this far from any village/town (nearest/best main town is Banchory, worth a visit anyway) so my 8 for that has not affected the overall score. We survived gale force winds in a storm with no damage apart from a local power cut forcing us to eat out (it's a hard life). The only criticisms are: 1. no instructions / welcome pack found 2. no warning about track being resurfaced and hence no exit by car for 1 day

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 08/09/2018
    Located in the woods this chalet provided a excellent holiday base. We filled the bird feeders and the birds came in their 10s, the highlight being woodpeckers. All facilities provided. Main bedroom en-suite and king size bed. Good power showers in both bathrooms. Aberdeen only 19 miles away Gordon Highlanders and Maritime Museums well worth a visit. Lots of NTS Castles within a reasonable travel distance with Graiegivar being our favourite. Nearest town was Banchory some of good restaurants, our favourite The Cow Shed, good pub food. 2 x Supermarkets. Garden Centre with cafe that did very good lunches. Went to the area to go to The Braemar Gathering (Highland Games). Did not disappoint, wonderful day out.

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 23/06/2018
    Excellent cottage well equipped

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 02/06/2018
    My wife and I have just returned from a 14day holiday in the excellent lodge Mountshade, we enjoyed every minute of our stay, the Lodge is First Class in every way . Very comfortable and fully equipped to a very high standard. Two excellent walk in showers with an abundance of hot water. We also found the owners extremely helpful and friendly. Excellent holiday, Fantastic countryside, Already planning to return soon .

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 05/05/2018
    Beautiful cottage with an amazing outlook. Everything you need and cottage done out well.

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9.6 out of 10 – based on 9 reviews collected by Reevoo
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