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North Lodge - Turriff

Turriff (4mls NE), Aberdeenshire
Sleeps 5
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms 2
Change Fri
Dogs welcome 1
4 star
Downstairs bedroom
Downstairs bathroom
Enclosed garden / patio
Open fire / woodburner
Internet access
Working farm
Fishing onsite / nearby
Family friendly
Towels included
Travel cot available
Highchair available
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At a glance

  • A peaceful retreat for families or couples surrounded by excellent cycling, walking and hiking trails
  • Take the famous Malt Whisky trail to do a spot of whisky tasting at one of the many distilleries
  • Within driving distance of the ski slopes at Lecht and Cairngorms and the Nordic Ski Centre in Huntly

 

Property code: 75489

Lovely spacious cottage located at the North entrance of Craigston Castle Estate, near Turriff. Nestled in the castle grounds, ideal for walking, cycling, fishing or relaxing in the countryside.

Located towards the North entrance of Craigston Castle Estate and with over 250 acres of gardens and grounds to explore, this charming three-bedroom cottage is ideal for families seeking a tranquil base from which to explore the Aberdeenshire countryside. Step out of the front door for leisurely walks through the scenic estate grounds or hop in the saddle and follow the cycle paths to find the perfect picnic spot. The grounds are a paradise for nature enthusiasts with roe deer, foxes and badgers being frequent visitors. Further afield, join the Whisky Trail to sample a wee dram or two in one of the areas many distilleries, or explore the Aberdeenshire coastal trail to discover picturesque coves and rugged beaches.

 

Enjoying a secluded location within the estate grounds, your lovely holiday home offers spacious accommodation with a warm and welcoming feel. Tastefully decorated in soothing tones, the large windows allow plenty of natural light into the property and look out onto the lovely expansive garden and grounds, creating a restful space for spending relaxing time together.

 

Step into the spacious entrance hall where you can remove muddy wellies and hang up outdoor clothing. The well-equipped kitchen includes a breakfast bar so you can plan the day’s activities over a coffee or have some company when you are cooking. Your lounge/diner is a welcoming space where you can enjoy leisurely meals at the dining table overlooking the garden before curling up in one of the inviting sofas for a family film. The conservatory is a lovely space which include a window seat where you can sit and catch up on the daily newspapers or read the latest novel. On this level you will also find the generous super king size zip and link with views over the countryside and a stylish bathroom with a shower over corner bath.

 

Taking the stairs to the first floor you will find a further two bedrooms, a cosy single with additional pull-out bed and a spacious super king-size zip-and-link which is reached by a few stairs down to it. A further bathroom can be found on this floor.

 

Venturing outside from the conservatory patio doors to the garden, cook up a BBQ and enjoy al fresco dining at the outdoor table and chairs. There is ample parking for 3 cars.

 

 

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

  • 3 bedrooms – 2 super-king-size zip-and-link (which can both be made up as twins on request, must be stated at the time of the booking)  and 1 single with additional single pull-out bed
  • 2 bathrooms
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, washing machine and tumble dryer
  • Electric and central heating included
  • Wood burner first bag of logs included, extra logs can be purchased for £5 to be left in the courtesy jar.
  • Off-road parking for 3 cars
  • Wi-Fi included
  • 1 dog welcome
  • Shops, pubs and restaurants 4 miles
  • TV/DVD in lounge and 1 super-king-size bedroom
  • BBQ available
  • Sleeps 5+1 (additional single pull-out bed in single bedroom)
  • Private tour of the castle can be arranged direct with owner
  • Fishing, shooting, horse riding, clay pigeon shooting, gin and whisky tasting, catering and spa treatments can all be booked in advance with owner
  • Mountain bikes for hire, subject to availability

The area surrounding the cottage is a haven for outdoor enthusiasts with walks from the doorstep to suit all ages and abilities. Enjoy a peaceful pre-supper stroll or spend the day on a more strenuous adventure exploring some of the 250 acres of grounds within the estate. Head into the Bennachie Hills (25 miles) for challenging hikes through spectacular scenery. Climb the two highest peaks, Oxen Craig and Mither Tap to be rewarded with far-reaching views across open moorland. Wander through the towering trees of Delgaty Woods (4.5 miles) following the trail past the ancient ice-house towards the tranquil loch before visiting the 11th-century Dalgetie Castle and stopping for some refreshment in the castle café.

 

Follow the malt whisky trail through Speyside, leading through historic villages and stunning scenery. Head to Dufftown (36 miles), home of the world-famous Glenfiddich Distillery where you can discover the secrets of the legendary blend and sample a wee dram. There are eight distilleries within the area where you can taste each distinctive malt and decide on your favourite.

 

For a family day out, why not discover the residents of the Moray coast at the Macduff Aquarium in Banff (11.5 miles). Watch divers hand feed the fish in the unique kelp reef tank, see the colourful jellyfish drift through the waters and get up close to some of the sea creatures at the touch pool. Stroll around the old harbour admiring the boats bobbing in the water and feast on some freshly caught seafood in one of the town's well-regarded restaurants.

 

 

Lisa Hogg

This property is personally managed by Lisa.

Reviews

From guests that have stayed at the property.

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Reviewed by Kirsty 20th August 2021

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The lodge is well appointed, very clean, tidy and very comfortable. We had a fantastic holiday, Elisabetta made us feel very welcome . The garden is beautiful and the grounds fantastic for a quiet stroll or even to explore a little further . I would highly recommend this lovely cottage.

Reviewed by George 6th August 2021

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Beautiful enclosed gardens for the dog and lots of forest walks on the doorstep. Enjoyed using the BBQ on sunny evenings.

Reviewed by Roberta 25th June 2021

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Lovely and clean. Private and quiet. Easy access to many interesting walks and drives. Our second visit and we will be back!

Reviewed by Ian 11th June 2021

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An enjoyable week based in a lovely cottage with a beautiful garden. This was our third visit and we appreciated its seclusion and quiet, and the fact that our small dog was welcome. Many things to see (even during the pandemic) and many interesting places to visit. Highly recommended.

Reviewed by John 14th May 2021

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Reviewed by Gennady 10th May 2021

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Reviewed by Susan 11th September 2020

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The cottage was very clean and comfortable, situated in a lovely area. It was ideal for the dog having lots of garden and surrounding woods. Most enjoyable holiday.

Reviewed by Ian 4th September 2020

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Reviewed by Jean 28th August 2020

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It is a really lovely place to stay and i would highly recommend it.

Reviewed by Rebecca 21st August 2020

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Cottage was lovely. It had everything we needed for our stay and the beds were so comfy! We were within 30 minutes drive of some brilliant beaches. The waves were good and our children enjoyed body boarding. The castle grounds were good for exploring - we saw deer and an osprey on one walk. Elizabetta was a great host and very kindly showed us arouRead morend the castle which we all enjoyed. Would definitely recommend this cottage. Hide

Reviewed by Peter 14th August 2020

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As part of a huge estate this was exactly what we were looking for. Lovely and quiet with loads of great walks for the dog. A decent sized fenced off private garden which was also great for the dog. It is only a short drive to Turriff which has all the amenities you could need. Betta who stays at the castle was extremely friendly and helpful. She gRead moreave us, including the dog, a tour of the castle which is gorgeous as well as interesting. Will definitely stay here again. Hide

Reviewed by Roberta 7th August 2020

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Our week there was great. All Covid procedures were safely observed. We had great walks around the castle estate and drove up along the North shore. We will be back!

Reviewed by Chris 31st July 2020

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This cottage is the ideal place for exploring the north east coast of Scotland. We had absolutely amazing weather which was a great starter for any holiday. The castle and estate are also fantastic for woodland walks and Elisabetta was so welcoming and gave us a tour of inside the castle. I would recommend this cottage very highly and cant wait to Read morereturn again. Hide

Reviewed by David 24th July 2020

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A great house with a fully enclosed large sunny garden, with direct access to trails through the castle grounds. Ideal if you have dogs. Everything was spotlessly clean and the welcome pack was a nice touch. Good location for touring in the north east of Scotland. Elisabetta, as a host, was always available.

Reviewed by Aileen 17th July 2020

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We thoroughly enjoyed our stay in North Lodge and would definitely plan to return in the future. The house is spacious and comfortable, and the kitchen is well-equipped. It was also a pleasure to spend time relaxing in the delightful garden. We very much appreciated being able to go for walks in the extensive Craigston estate. Elisabetta was an excRead moreellent hostess. She gave us a very warm welcome and provided us with a lot of useful information and helpful suggestions. Hide

Reviewed by Ian 22nd February 2020

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Warmly welcomed as guests, including our small dog and everything worked fine. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay and explored a wide area by car, in spite of the several changes in weather.

Reviewed by Alison 18th October 2019

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Warm, comfortable & well equipped home set in a beautiful location, perfect for visiting and exploring nearby places. Elisabetta was a brilliant host, very friendly and on hand for anything we needed. Tour around Craigston Castle was excellent and highly recommended. We had a fantastic holiday at North Lodge, thank you.

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From the isolated and peaceful Shetland Islands in the north to the thriving border towns and cities in the south, across wild mountains and serene lochs, and encompassing over 700 islands, Scotland’s rich and dramatic landscape simply must be seen to be appreciated. Scotland is home to the ten highest mountains in the UK – including Ben Nevis, the UK’s highest peak – and is bordered by three seas, offering epic scenery unlike any other you may have seen.

Whether you choose to explore the Highlands, lowlands or islands, lovers of the great outdoors will be thrilled by the stunning Scottish landscapes where some of the rarest UK wildlife can be glimpsed, including golden eagles, dolphins and whales. Take a road trip on the North Coast 500, Scotland’s version of Route 66, to experience the sheer beauty of the land’s wilderness or, as Scotland is the home of golf, either tee off at one of the 550 courses across parkland, heathland and links courses.

Scotland is also a land of unique culture where the people are renowned for their incredible warmth and hospitality. Experience the peaceful Isle of Lewis where Scots Gaelic is widely spoken, or immerse yourself in the cosmopolitan cities of Glasgow, Edinburgh and Aberdeen which are vibrant with thriving arts scenes, delicious restaurants and bustling nightlife. And no trip to Scotland is complete without exploring the castles and distilleries: learn about clan rivalries or bloody battles amongst 13th-century battlements or try a taste of Scotland itself during a tour of one of the 120 whisky distilleries. Pure Scottish culture in a glass.

With so many beautiful places to visit and things to experience, a break to Scotland should not be missed. Our fantastic Scottish holiday cottages will ensure a truly memorable getaway. Whether it’s a dog-friendly countryside cottage for two, or a vast and resplendent castle for the entire clan on a tranquil island, we have a holiday in Scotland to suit everyone.

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