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Marykirk South Lodge

Montrose (7mls NW), Aberdeenshire
Sleeps 4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms 1
Change Fri
Dogs welcome 1
4 star
Downstairs bedroom
Downstairs bathroom
Internet access
Games / Play facilities
Pub nearby
Beach within easy reach
Fishing onsite / nearby
Family friendly
Towels included
Highchair available
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At a glance

  • A former gate lodge near Laurencekirk, ideal for couples and small families
  • Set in gorgeous countryside close to the River North Esk
  • A great base from which to explore Montrose and pretty coastal towns such as St Cyrus
Property code: 83674

A beautifully presented cottage in the sleepy village of Marykirk in Laurencekirk. Great for guests that are looking to visit the numerous beaches in both Aberdeenshire and Angus.

Stylish and sweet, this former gate lodge, in the sleepy village of Marykirk, sleeps four people over two bedrooms and welcomes one dog. Set on the border of Aberdeenshire and Angus, it’s a great accommodation option for small families or groups of friends who want to explore the Angus Glens and Royal Deeside. Spend your days salmon fishing on the River North Esk or strolling along the beach at St Cyrus, and your evenings enjoying quality time with your loved ones in this truly unique home away from home.

Elegantly styled throughout, this characterful cottage is a delight to discover. A simple, neutral colour palette is highlighted with feature furnishings in lush, bright hues, creating a fresh, comfortable atmosphere of modern country living.

Step inside this lovely cottage and make a beeline for the lounge and kitchen area towards the rear of the building. Get busy in the kitchen and cook up a feast for your loved ones. Dine at the table in the chic dining area and then head to the lounge to slip onto a sofa and catch up on your favourite TV shows in front of the electric fire. At the end of the day, there’s a beautifully decorated master bedroom and a stylish twin bedroom to choose from just down the hall.

Head outside and you’ll find a lovely lawned garden. There is a boundary stone wall that separates the garden from the road that runs through the village, but please note that the gravel driveway is completely open at the opposite side of the property. The small patio area has garden furniture and a charcoal BBQ for al fresco dining. You’ll also find a lockable shed where you can store your bikes. Parking for two cars is available on the driveway.

Dogs are charged at £20 each per full or part week.

  • 2 bedrooms –1 super-king-size zip-and-link (which can be made up as a twins on request) and 1 twin
  • 1 bathroom with shower over bath and WC
  • Double electric oven and induction hob, dishwasher, fridge freezer, microwave and washer/dryer
  • Welcome pack provided
  • Highchair provided
  • Smart TV in the lounge
  • Lawned garden with putting equipment and a patio area with seating
  • Parking on driveway for 2 cars
  • Visit the nearby Marykirk Hotel and Restaurant for freshly cooked meals(please check opening days and times)
  • The Montrose Playhouse/Cinema & Art Centre offers a café bar and stylish retail space offering designer, handmade and craft items
  • Balmakewan Farm Shop & Tea Room is also nearby offering home baking and delicious freshly prepared meals
  • 4 miles to shops and restaurants and pub within 1 mile

The beautiful River North Esk (0.5 miles) is a great spot for salmon fishing, so get yourself a permit and fish to your heart’s delight. Formed by the Water of Mark and the outflow from Loch Lee, North Esk is one of the most prolific salmon rivers in the northern hemisphere.

Further afield, wildlife enthusiasts will adore spending an afternoon at Montrose Basin (6 miles), a nature reserve that is home to over 80,000 migratory birds – including pink-footed geese, Arctic terns, and sedge warblers. Or take a hike up the Hill of Garvock (5 miles), a low ridge that separates the farmland of the Mearns from the North Sea. It’s topped by the Tower of Johnston, a fine folly, and the views are superb.

Alternatively, pack up a picnic and head to the coastal village of St Cyrus (6 miles). With its volcanic cliffs, beautiful sandy beach and plethora of wildflowers and birds, this area is one of the richest and most diverse nature reserves in Britain.

Afterwards, head into Montrose (7 miles) to peruse the museum and art gallery and treat yourself to some pub grub. If you’re lucky enough to be there on the first Saturday of the month, head to the farmers’ market and grab some tasty goodies to take home with you.

Lisa Hogg

This property is personally managed by Lisa.


From guests that have stayed at the property.

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Reviewed by Eric 27th August 2021

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Reviewed by Michelle 30th July 2021

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Reviewed by Margaret 23rd July 2021

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Early C19th lodge cottage in Marykirk which is tastefully decorated and very well situated for visits to St Cyrus beach, Lunan Bay, Montrose basin and Stonehaven. Had a wonderfully relaxing holiday.

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