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Mar Lodge

7 Nights FromSee prices

  • £350
    Low season
  • £520
    Peak season

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  • Available
  • Unavailable
Preferred arrival day: Mon/Fri

Key Information

  • Sleeps


  • Bedrooms

    1 Rooms

  • Min Nights

    3 (all year)

  • Children


  • WiFi


  • Dogs

    2 Dogs

  • Access

    Ground floor

  • Star Rating

    4 Star

  • Open Fire

About Mar Lodge

If you liked the films 'Mrs Brown' (a great British drama starring Dame Judy Dench) or 'Local Hero' you will warm to this magical corner of Scotland. Mar Lodge is well placed for access to Aberdeen, Speyside and the Grampian Highlands and the wealth of traditional Scottish culture, history, architecture, flavours, wildlife and sporting activities that are on offer all year round.

During the months of June through to September, the area comes to life with the colourful Highland Games providing a taste of tradition. Popular with celebrities, locals, visitors and Royals, everyone gets the opportunity to take part should they wish.

Furnished to Four Star standards this cosy secluded cottage sits on the edge of the private three hundred plus acre Knockespoch estate at the southern end of Strathbogie. From the romantic bedroom with king size bed and log fire you can enjoy spectacular views towards the Tap o' Noth, site of one of the highest hill forts in Scotland.

Follow the pretty estate walks by winding burns, ponds and clearings, and if you are feeling energetic you can climb up Suie Hill. Visit one of the distilleries that Speyside is so famous for; pop into Duncan Taylor's award winning specialty whisky shop in Huntly and marvel at one of the finest collections to be seen; or make it your holiday mission to spot all thirteen magnificent castles on the 'Castle Trail' (some are open to the public, hold events and have gardens). There are battlefields, historic monuments and archaeological sites to visit, including a Pictish stone on the estate close to Mar Lodge alongside Knockespoch House, which was once the residence to the Gordon Clan.

Visit the unspoilt quiet beaches and spectacular cliffs of the Aberdeenshire coastline and spot dolphins and seals or visit the brightly coloured fishing villages dotted along the coast, like Pennan where Local Hero was filmed, and make a phone call from the same phone box that Burt Lancaster used. Or if you prefer to keep active, the area is a fabulous outdoor playground with an abundance of opportunities including hill walking, mountain biking, superb salmon fishing and even ski-ing (both downhill and cross-country). The choices are endless with something to satisfy all energy levels.

Contact the owner

Owner details:

Alex Walter joined Independent Cottages in April 2008

1) Phone:

2) Enquire online:

Amenities / Facilities

  • Open Fire
  • Log Burner
  • Off-Road Parking
  • Cot
  • Bike Storage
  • Fishing Onsite
  • Kingsize +
  • iPod Docking
  • Garden/ Outside Area
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite/ cable TV
  • Washing Machine
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Microwave
  • Dish washer
  • CD Player
  • Shower
  • Bath
  • WiFi

Location (Aberdeenshire)

Ground floor accommodation comprises:

  • King-size bedroom with wonderful stone fireplace for enjoying a log fire (including safety glass).
  • Bathroom with shower over the bath, hand basin and WC.
  • Kitchen/dining area equipped with everything needed for self-catering including a table for four guests (plus an additional two) dishwasher, washing machine, fridge/freezer, microwave, electric oven and gas hob.
  • Spacious sitting room with comfy seating set around the fireplace with log burner, television, DVD player and dining table which seats four (or eight if required). A lovely space to relax at the end of the day.

Additional information: Telephone. Internet access available on request. Guests have a garden which is private with lawn area and space for sitting out when the sun shines. There is also an outbuilding which houses the tumble dryer and space to store cycles and outdoor gear, as well as a BBQ and kennel for dogs by prior request if required. Heating, logs, bedlinen and towels are included within the price (please note there is an additional £20 winter fuel supplement between October to March).

Star Rating: 4 Star

Mar Lodge Tariff & Supplementary Information

Bedroom Configuration:
Sleeps 2 in 1 bedroom (1 Double + sofa bed in living room)
2 Dogs welcome
Ground floor accommodation
No smoking
Prices for 7 nights:
Low Season from £350
Mid Season from £450
High Season from £480
Peak Season £520
Preferred Arrival Day:
Payment Options:
Cheque, Credit Card, Bank Transfer
Booking Conditions:
Please refer to the owner for accessibility requirements, booking terms / conditions and cancellation policy.
Help combat online fraud. Speak to the owner on our officially verified number: +44(0)1988 600600 before paying by bank transfer.
Please discuss any requirements regarding your pet(s) with the property owner.
Independent Cottages recommends that you take out holiday cancellation insurance.

Owner Area

Alex Walter
Member Since April 2008

Mar Lodge Noticeboard

30% booking deposit only. Online booking via booking form or pay over the phone to secure your dates. 7 night stay starts on a Friday 3 night stay starts on a Friday 4 night stay starts on a Monday

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Mar Lodge 18 month availability calendar

  • Available
  • Unavailable
* Calendar last updated: 24th April 2018