Mar Lodge Estate - Claybokie ref: 30188

Braemar, Aberdeenshire

Scottish Tourist Board 4 Star Self Catering

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No pets
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  • Bike Store 
  • Detached Property 
  • Dishwasher 
  • Garden / Patio 
  • Highchair 
  • Open Fire 
  • Washing Machine 
  • Pets – not allowed 
  • Parking - On Site 
  • Shower Cubicle 

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At the heart of the Cairngorms National Park lies Mar Lodge Estate, a restored Victorian sporting lodge set in 29,380 hectares of wilderness, heather and ancient pine. Visited by nobility since the medieval period, Mar Lodge Estate is now recognised as one of Scotland’s most important conservation sites. From significant archaeological finds, to rare wildlife, and four of Britain’s highest mountains, the estate is a jewel in the crown of one of the country’s most iconic landscapes. Secluded in the pine woods of Mar Lodge estate, Creag Bhalg (ref 30187) and Claybokie (ref 30188) are two delightful properties connected via an illuminated woodland path and make fantastic bases to enjoy this magnificent Highland paradise; Claybokie (ref 30188) is a miniature lodge furnished in classic antique style offering the quintessential country retreat. Creag Bhalg (ref 30187) is named after the nearby hill that rises between Linn of Dee and Linn of Quoich. Set among Mar Lodge’s pine woodland, this exclusive Highland hideaway has been furnished in true country sporting style, with wood panelling and open fires. With uninterrupted views across the River Dee and Glen Eye, the privacy of both Claybokie and Creag Bhalg with their old-world glamour and contemporary facilities make them an unparalleled base for a clan gathering. Bynack (ref 30458) is the largest of the four properties, sleeping 16 people. This large apartment spreads over two floors with views of the Mar Lodge Estate’s heather and pine forests. It can comfortably accommodate 17 guests around the dinner table, making it ideal for family gatherings in a historic Highland setting. Open log fires in the lodge’s public rooms and acres of rambling walks around the estate will help you relax into Royal Deeside’s majestic country charm. Along with Dalvorar (ref 30759), it is one of the five apartments that make up Mar Lodge itself. Dalvorar (ref 30759) is a delightful property; the views from the balcony of this first floor apartment are breathtaking in the morning light; acres of pine forests on dramatic mountains. The apartment centrepiece is a unique semi-circular sitting room with classic dark wood bookcases built into the walls and is a snug retreat to come back to after a day’s walking on the estate. It’s little wonder travel author Pete Irvine named Mar Lodge the best place in Scotland to have a house party. Royal Deeside weaves along the River Dee, overlapping the Cairngorms National Park and Aberdeenshire. Best known for its majestic scenery, it is also an area rich in wildlife from alpine flora to Scottish wildcats. Deeside’s most famous admirer, Queen Victoria, purchased the Balmoral estate in 1848, and the royal connections continue to this day, with Princes William and Harry being regular visitors to the area. The nearest town to Mar Lodge Estate is Braemar where you’ll find local amenities as well as bases for hiking and skiing. Adventure-lovers can test themselves with challenging mountain hikes, while gentler walks can be enjoyed along lowland paths through magnificent countryside. Summertime is perfect for mountain-biking, and in winter downhill and cross-country skiing at Glenshee are only a short drive away. The following activities are available on the estate by prior arrangement, ‘Live like a laird’- journey out as dawn breaks to see the waking of the black grouse, then return to the lodge for a hearty, full Scottish breakfast. ‘Shoot with a camera’- accompany the estate’s stalkers into the hills to see stags roaming as the mist lifts or try traditional field sports which include stag stalking, grouse shooting and salmon fishing. These lodges are a popular base for weddings, large events or corporate gatherings. Claybokie’s dining room seats 18 people and properties 30187, 30188, 30458 and 30759 can be booked together to accommodate up to 38+1 guests. Shop, pub and restaurant 6 miles.

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Accommodation details

Ground floor

Living room: With open fire, Freeview TV, DVD player, piano, wooden floor and French doors leading to garden.
Dining room: With wooden floor.
Kitchen: With gas Aga, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, washer/dryer and wooden floor.
Study.
Conservatory.
Separate toilet.

First floor

Bedroom 1: With double bed and en-suite with shower cubicle and toilet.
Bedroom 2: With twin beds and en-suite with bath and toilet.
Bedroom 3: With double bed.
Bedroom 4: With twin beds.
Bedroom 5: With twin beds and sloping ceiling.

Second floor

Third floor

Fourth floor

Facilities

Gas central heating, gas, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Initial fuel for open fire included. Highchair available on request. Welcome pack. Telephone - honesty box.

Miscellaneous

Large landscaped garden with terrace, sitting-out area and garden furniture. Lawned grounds (shared). Bike store. Private parking for 3 cars. No smoking. Please note: The property has a natural water supply from a spring. There is a river and a drop in the grounds. This property has a security deposit of £500.
  • Nearest town
    Inverey
  • Shops
    6 miles
  • Distance
    4.5 miles
  • Restaurant
    6 miles
  • Nearest railway station
    Blair Atholl
  • Pub
    6 miles
  • Railway station distance
    50.7 miles
  • Lake
    4.5 miles

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About the local area

Aberdeen is a city of many names but it is often referred to its most popular one - The Granite City

The striking gothic Marischal College, the world's second largest granite structure, is one of many fine examples of Aberdeen's most famous export. Visitors to Aberdeen should make sure they visit the three main free attractions in the city Provost Skene's House, Aberdeen Art Gallery and the Aberdeen Maritime Museum. Shop on the famous Granite mile where there are over 800 shops showing off everything from traditional Scottish Crafts to upmarket designer stores. Get out and explore some of the many gardens and parklands including Hazlehead Park and Winter Gardens in Duthie Park - Europe's largest gardens under glass. Just next door is the amazing sight of 100,000 rose bushes on the Parks rose mound. You also won't be short of places to eat out with food from all corners of the globe - Mexican, Italian, Greek, Indian, Thai, French, Hungarian and of course native Scotland!

Sport enthusiasts can take part in their favourites sport. Relax in the great outdoors where you'll find an irresistible mixture of golfing, fishing, wind-surfing, tennis, horse-riding and walking. But if you rather just sitting back and being entertained Aberdeen has a wide range of entertainment and events including galas, ceilidhs, world renowned festivals and Highland Games.

Nowhere will you find natural terrain more suited to golfing than in Aberdeen City and Shire. There is a choice of over 50 wonderful course set in beautiful parkland and lush greens. Try out some of the best, Royal Aberdeen, Cruden Bay, Hazlehead or Royal Deeside. Whatever your notion of perfect golf, you will have a truly special time golfing in this region.

If you prefer to get away from the hustle and bustle of this lively city then there are some great little towns and villages to explore nearby as well as the large expanses of rugged coastlines, a selection of tranquil lochs, and inspiring glens.

Some of Europe's finest and most unspoilt coastline awaits you on the North East Coastal Trail which starts at St Cyrus in the south and finishes at Forres to the north. Craggy cliff tops with secret cove, glistening beaches, tiny picturesque towns and secluded bays all await you along the Coastal Trail. The path covers over 80 miles of magnificent coastline with many attractions along the way such as Dunnottar Castle, Tolbooth Museum, Balmedie Country Park and Ugie Salmon Fisherings. The path also crosses many nature reserves such as Donmouth, St Cyrus and Findhorn. Being right by the sea front you can be guaranteed premium quality fresh seafood served at a top range of restaurants as well as small harbour pubs full of character.

Sitting between the dramatic east coastline and the towering peak ridges of the Cairngorms National Park are the hills and glens of Aberdeenshire. This area has a range of habitats that is matched only by the variety of wildlife that lives in them. Whether you're a keen nature enthusiast or just want to spot wildlife when on one of the many superb walks and cycle routes through Aberdeenshire this is a region that is alive with nature! Sit at the picnic area in the Huntly Peregrine Wild Watch Centre and look out for the area's residents including voles, great spotted woodpeckers, butterflies and roe deer.

Things to do nearby

Storybook Glen

The Den and The Glen (formerly Storybook Glen) offers the most magical day out for all the family.

The Cairngorms National Park

Home to over 17,000 people and extremely popular with visitors all year round, the Cairngorms is Britain's largest national park and is home to an extraordinary range of landscapes, wildlife, history, people and activities.

Alford Valley Railway

Originally built in 1859 and restored to its former glory in 1979, the Alford railway is perfect for rail enthusiasts and children alike.

Aberdeen Maritime Museum

The award winning Maritime Museum in Aberdeenshire, set amongst a marvellous viewpoint over the harbour, tells the history of ship building, fishing, ports and ships.

Aden Country Park
Aden Country Park

Winner of the prestigious Green Flag award, this 230 acre country park is regarded as one of Scotland's best parks with its well-maintained green spaces and superb facilities.

The Great Inverurie Bike Ride

This fantastic 25 mile route is perfect for those wishing to explore the sites that trail along the Inverurie.

Balmedie Beach

Situated just north of Aberdeen and within the Balmedie country park, this alluring and tranquil beach is renowned for its clean golden sands and grassy dunes.

Aberdeenshire's Castle Trail

If it's castles you're into then look no further than Aberdeenshire Castle trail, a unique selection of 16 castles running throughout the historic heart of North Eastern Scotland.

Satrosphere Science Centre

This interactive and hands on science centre is a great place to entertain the children whilst on holiday. With science shows and hands on exhibitions the Satrosphere allows for a fantastically fun exploration of the world of science.

Provost Skene's House
Provost Skene's House

Dating from 1545 and furnished in the styles of the 17th, 18th and 19th centuries, Provost Skene's house is one of the more popular visitor attractions in Aberdeenshire.

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