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Mar Lodge

Clatt, Aberdeenshire
Sleeps 2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms 1
Change Fri
Dogs welcome 2
4 star
Downstairs bedroom
Downstairs bathroom
Open fire / woodburner
Internet access
Fishing onsite / nearby
Romantic
Towels included
Travel cot available
Highchair available
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At a glance

  • Quirky accommodation finished in the style of a traditional lodge within the grounds of the Knockespoch Estate
  • Relax in the sun porch with panoramic views of surrounding woodland and luscious green landscape
  • Enjoy a game of golf or trout fishing and visit the many historic castles within Aberdeenshire    
Property code: CA230

Hidden by tall trees and surrounded by acres of rolling green fields, this converted Victorian Dwelling offers a quiet retreat away from the hustle and bustle of modern life.

Set in the beautiful grounds of the grand Knockespoch Estate, this charming cottage is an ideal bolthole for two. Relax in your own private garden, navigate the various trails, or find a quiet nook to spot the resident wildlife. Aberdeenshire is famous for its rich history, with plenty of castles, battlefields and ancient monuments within driving distance, such as Huntly Castle 12 miles away. If you prefer a quieter pace of life, there are plenty of fishing and golfing opportunities too.

Converted from a traditional Victorian dwelling, the property is single-level and spacious. Entering the hallway via the sun porch, you'll discover a masterpiece of wooden detail, complementing a true lodge style. The lounge is a wonderfully cosy room with high vaulted ceilings, comfortable sofas and an original stone feature wall. Throw a log on the wood burner and curl up with a wee dram, watching the TV or simply enjoying the atmosphere. The kitchen is bright and cheerful, equipped with everything you'll need to prepare a sumptuous supper, best enjoyed at the table. The roaring open fire in the bedroom is a real treat, especially when teamed with the king-size bed dressed in crisp linen. You'll feel thoroughly spoilt in the wooden panelled bathroom, which features an irresistible bath for a good long soak.

Outside, the panoramic views of the surrounding grounds are a fitting backdrop for sharing a bottle of wine. Sizzle up something special on the BBQ for dining alfresco, or pack up a picnic and set off to explore. The sweeping lawn gives way to acres of beautiful woodland and open fields, perfect for a quiet evening stroll.

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

  • 1 king-size bedroom
  • 1 bathroom with separate shower
  • Fridge with ice box, dishwasher, washing machine, dryer, electric oven, gas hob, microwave and Nespresso coffee machine
  • Travel cot and highchair available
  • Open fire and woodburner – logs supplied
  • Private water supply
  • TV/DVD with Freesat
  • Wi-Fi included
  • Regret no smoking
  • Private garden with lawn and seating
  • Off-road parking
  • 2 dogs welcome
  • Storage space for bikes, fishing and sports gear
  • Drying area
  • BBQ
  • Trout fishing by arrangement
  • Shop 8 miles
  • Sleeps 2+2 – sofa bed available

Lisa Hogg

This property is personally managed by Lisa.

Reviews

From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 25 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Anthony 19th November 2021

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Fantastic holiday in a brilliant location. If you ever wanted to follow Hansel and Gretel to a cottage in the woods then this is for you.

Reviewed by Laura 8th November 2021

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Reviewed by David 3rd September 2021

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Great Location, most things you could need, very quiet, saw the Red Squirrel several times & deer. several walks from the door, along the edge of the wood & up through the wood at the gate, not easy track to find but once you reach main track at top keep going left & you will come back the road, about 5 mile round. Would definitely stay at Lodge agRead moreain, not easy to find up track, as several tracks off but NO signs?? But we did find it OK about a mile from road. Hide

Reviewed by Terence 6th August 2021

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Reviewed by Alistair 4th June 2021

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Marr Lodge is set in a beautiful location, at the end of a forest road with a fantastic view of fields and hills from the lodge. Red squirrels, woodpeckers and jays often visited the garden and deer were seen in the woods. The lodge was very comfortable and well equipped with everything you could need. We had a great holiday and would love to returRead moren. Hide

Reviewed by Carol 28th May 2021

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Mar Lodge is stunning in every way - it's location must be the best ever and the cottage itself is comfortable and welcoming.

Reviewed by Paul 7th May 2021

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The cottage is in a beautiful location,so quiet and relaxing with wildlife all around.Everything you could possibly need is in there and a great supply of logs and kindling for the fire.The owners are very friendly and helpful. I can honestly say I would like to live there if I could!!

Reviewed by Ian 30th April 2021

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A great place to relax and enjoy the wildlife. The views from the lodge are spectacular, a very special place. Would highly recommend if you want peace and quiet with walks from the doorstep. Very well equipped kitchen, top quality linens and towels. Dog friendly with throws provided if your pooch likes to sit on the sofa with you! Its very cosy wiRead moreth the log burner going. We had a great week and the homemade marmalade and flapjack were a welcoming touch and delicious! Hide

Reviewed by Laura 7th November 2020

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Lovely setting for watching wildlife , surrounding forest walks and comfortable lodge

Reviewed by Maureen 30th October 2020

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Mar Lodge was wonderful. Our weather was very rainy and windy which seemed to make it all the more beautiful. We were left a box of nice shortbread, homemade marmalade and flowers which were really appreciated. The log burners was amazing and we lit candles and just chilled. Was only a 2 night stay but we will definitely be back.

Reviewed by Trish 16th October 2020

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Lovely lodge fantastic peaceful quiet location. Lodge fully equipped.

Reviewed by Lorna 9th October 2020

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Our second visit was as good as our first and sad to leave. Only sadder that we can't return next year as fully booked already. I was worried in case this special place was going to be discovered and it has!

Reviewed by Dora 18th September 2020

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Just perfect. A wonderful cottage with SUPER wildlife. Owners very helpful. So well appointed. Everything was there. Have stayed in menu cottages , this was the best.

Reviewed by Judith 12th September 2020

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Very peaceful spectacular views and wildlife on the doorstep, perfect if you want peace and quiet, lots to do in the area, and caters well for dogs, lots of thought went into the cottage.

Reviewed by Nicholas 5th September 2020

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Mar Lodge is amazing, we absolutely love this lodge from the total silence to the walks from your doorstep, the red squirrel abundance of birds and deer, total comfort inside the lodge, spotlessly clean, homemade marmalade and flapjacks waiting for you,everything inside is of top spec, Krups coffee machine, dishwasher, Miele hob everything top quaRead morelity, we just cant say enough about this property, owners Lachlan and Caroline rang most days to check everything was ok, amazing people. Hide

Reviewed by Joanne 29th August 2020

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We stayed at Mar Lodge for a week, shame it wasn't our 2 weeks' holiday. We had been truly spoilt. The location is fab. Everything you need in the accommodation kitchen wise, comfortable bed & settee, nice TV, shower cubicle which was a nice surprise as we didn't know there was one. The owners have really put a lot of thought into this accommodatioRead moren to make you feel welcome. We enjoyed the yummy flapjacks and marmalade. Added bonus was the red squirrels, woodpeckers & deer. Our dog loved it too Hide

Reviewed by Terence 7th August 2020

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If you want a cottage that is comfortable,secluded,with loads of wildlife then this is the place for you.We enjoyed this cottage and location so much that we re-rebooked after three days into our holiday for next year.

Reviewed by Samantha 24th July 2020

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Beautiful cottage with stunning views. Total seclusion and privacy. The most dog friendly cottage we have ever stayed in! The owners left throws to put on the furniture, extra comfort for the dogs. The owners phoned us on arrival to check all was ok , made us feel very welcome. Homemade flapjacks and Marmalade was a lovely bonus. We spent mornings Read morewith a cup of coffee watching the beautiful birds and cheeky squirrels, right outside the window. We were lucky to see red Deer. Perfect! Hide

Reviewed by Jean Marc 28th February 2020

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Wonderful stay at Mar Lodge. It was snowing when we arrived and driving up the track through the forest to the house was magic (with a suitable 4WD car ...). Location is secluded and breathtaking, house is pretty and comfy, owners are very welcoming. What to ask for ? We will be back.

Reviewed by Ben 15th February 2020

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The cottage is in an stunning location which has amazing views of the then hill opposite. Lovely, peaceful and rustic feel to the cottage and plenty of roaming space for the pup.

Reviewed by Emily 12th February 2020

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If I could stay here all year round I would. Highly recommend this stay for some rest and recuperation or a quiet week away. Great to be able to take the furbaby away too!

Reviewed by Jason 7th February 2020

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Fantastic location, tucked away on the edge of a huge woodland estate, beautiful views, and a great place from which to explore this beautiful part of Scotland. The hosts have obviously given a great deal of thought to kitting out the cottage which has everything you would expect, plus more. We went in winter, hoped for snow and weren't disappointeRead mored, but we were kept cosy and warm by the wood-burning stove and fireplace in the bedroom, with all wood provided. Hide

Reviewed by Steven 24th January 2020

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Reviewed by Christine 18th January 2020

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Lovely location. Great facilities up to a very good standard. Addition of electric blankets was a bonus at this time of year, plus plentiful supply of logs for the fire. Definitely be back.

Reviewed by Angela 25th November 2019

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It was a magical place to stay for the peacefulness and wildlife. We were lucky enough to have a light snowfall which added another aspect to our stay. Everything you needed, or wanted, was provided, including a lovely large shower. Our two dogs totally enjoyed their first holiday with us. We will try to be back as soon as we can.

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Eastbourne is a bustling seaside resort on the south coast of England. It has been a popular British holiday destination since Victorian times. The town’s attractive pier and promenade is still a major draw for visitors in search of a traditional seaside experience – you can enjoy a long, level stroll along the sea front whilst enjoying an ice cream or some fish and chips. The pebble beach is a good place to park a deckchair and take in the sun, or paddle in the sea. Great for family breaks and as a romantic getaway, the town has much to offer all visitors. The South Downs Way starts in town and extends 100 miles eastwards to Winchester – one of the first stops on the National Trail are the imposing chalk cliffs of the iconic Beachy Head, a few miles to the east of town. Eastbourne is a big hit with train enthusiasts as it’s home to the Spa Valley Railway and the Miniature Steam Railway. Historians may like Redoubt Fort and The Observatory Science Museum (in nearby Herstmonceux). For all-weather attractions for children why not investigate Fort Fun or the indoor Motcombe Swimming Pool? Further afield, and within a one-hour drive to the west is Brighton, with its own pier, wonderful array of shops and eateries. To the west is Bexhill-on-Sea with its impressive art gallery, the De La Warr Pavillion, and long seafront. Just beyond is the old fishing town of Hastings with its new award-winning designer pier, ancient castle and fishing shanty town.

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