Middle Lodge ref: UK11820

Near Mintlaw, Aberdeenshire

Scottish Tourist Board 3 Star Self Catering

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Sleeps
4
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bedrooms
2
Bedrooms
Bathrooms
1
Bathrooms
Pets
2
Pets allowed
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  • Detached Property 
  • Dishwasher 
  • Enclosed Garden/Patio 
  • Garden / Patio 
  • Highchair 
  • Open Fire 
  • Pets – no charge 
  • Rural Location 
  • Cot Available 
  • Washing Machine 
  • Parking - On Site 

Description

Middle Lodge is a detached, granite built lodge house and makes a great base to visit north east Scoland and hear the Doric tongue! The living area is spacious, bright and light, and there is a garden room where you can relax and enjoy the mature garden with a spacious terrace. The owner thoughtfully provides a generous welcome pack, loaded with locally sourced produce.

Situated by a web of walkways which take you through Pitfour Estate with lake which was originally designed by Capability Brown. Take a longer walk and you can reach Old Deer and view the 13th-century Cistercian Abbey ruin, or visit the nearby standing stone circles.

Nature lovers can visit Newburgh at the mouth of the River Ythan, to view the seal colony, or visit Strathbeg and Troup Head RSPB visitor centres. Adventurous walkers can enjoy a walk along the spectacular cliff top at the Bullers of Buchan and end up at Slains Castle in Cruden Bay, the inspiration for Bram Stoker’s ‘Count Dracula’.

For golfers, there are three links courses at Cruden Bay, Peterhead and Fraserburgh, or a cheeky 9-hole course at Longside. There are long sandy beaches at Fraserburgh, Peterhead and Cruden Bay and are almost deserted. Peace, perfect peace!

Nearby castles include Delgatie, Banff and Fyvie, all very different. Fyvie Castle is known as the ‘Jewel in the Crown’ of the National Trust for Scotland, whilst the other two are privately owned. An early morning trip to visit Peterhead’s fishmarket, Europe’s largest white fish port, is a must and then head out to Peterhead Prison Museum for afternoon tea. Definitely alternative Scotland! For foodies, there are lots of wonderful restaurants in the area. Beach 12 miles. Shop, pub and restaurant 2 miles.

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Accommodation details

Ground floor

3 steps to entrance.
Living/dining room: With open fire and Freeview TV.
Kitchen: With electric cooker, microwave, fridge/freezer and dishwasher.
Utility room: With washing machine.
Bedroom 1: With kingsize bed.
Bathroom: With bath, shower cubicle, toilet and heated towel rail.
Separate toilet.

First floor

Bedroom 2: With double bed.

Second floor

Third floor

Fourth floor

Facilities

Electric heating, electricity, bed linen, towels, Wi-Fi and logs for open fire included. Travel cot and highchair available on request. Welcome pack.

Miscellaneous

Large enclosed garden with terrace, summerhouse and garden furniture. Private parking for 2 cars. No smoking. Please note: There are 15 steps and a small unfenced pond in the garden.
  • Nearest town
    Peterhead
  • Shops
    2.0 miles
  • Distance
    11.0 miles
  • Restaurant
    2.0 miles
  • Nearest railway station
    Inverurie
  • Pub
    2.0 miles
  • Railway station distance
    27.0 miles
  • Lake
    0.5 miles

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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