Claybokie, Mar Lodge Estate

Self Catering

Mar Lodge Estate, Braemar, Aberdeenshire, AB35 5YJ

    Our properties at Mar Lodge Estate are ideal for visitors wishing to explore this magnificent area all year round. The immediate area boasts ample opportunities for hill-walking, cycling, skiing, snowboarding and sledging, as well as fishing (salmon

    The Mar Lodge estate forms part of the core area of the Cairngorms National Park, internationally recognised as the most important nature conservation landscape in the British Isles. The estate contains four of the five highest mountains in Britain and the upper watershed of the River Dee and remnant Caledonian pine forest of national importance. The outstanding wildlife and birdlife on this prime example of a Highland estate are characteristic of the northern mountainous area of Britain.

    Within the grounds of the estate, Claybokie and Creag Bhalg form their own exclusive small estate, comprising two exquisite houses, private in the extreme and beautiful in every respect. With their open fires, deep beautiful sofas, antlers, tartan carpets, and fine furniture and paintings, these must be among the most comfortable lodges in Scotland.

    Short breaks available Friday - Monday and Monday - Friday. Full weeks run Saturday - Saturday.

    Both Claybokie and Creag Bhalg offer uninterrupted views across the River Dee and Glen Ey. The estate is just minutes away from Linn of Dee, Deeside, Balmoral and skiing at Glenshee. There is fishing available on the Dee, and access to the Cairngorms is easy.

    Both are set within a high-walled garden on three sides and the fenced-off river to the front, and are perfect for house parties and family get-togethers. They are let on a self-catering basis, however, we can recommend local caterers should you wish to spoil yourself.

    Claybokie is just two minutes' walk from Creag Bhalg, through woodland and sleeps 10 guests.

    Accommodation is over two floors and comprises:

    Ground Floor;

    Entrance Hall - open fire and window seat with views over valley;

    Cloakroom with WC; Study - open fire and telephone;

    Lounge - open fire, satellite TV, stereo radio / CD player and window seat with views over valley;

    Conservatory - with views over valley, piano and access to garden; Dining room - open fire, dining table to seat 16, large hot plate.

    Kitchen - Fully equiped, including, sink, large Aga cooker, twin gas hob, built in fridge/freezer, dishwasher, food warmer cabinet, electric and hob kettles, toaster, radio.

    Utility Room - washing machine and sink with access to garden and parking area.

    First Floor :

    Bedroom 1 - Twin

    Bedroom 2 - Double, shared bathroom with bedroom 3.

    Bedroom 3 - shared bathroom with bedroom 2.

    Bedroom 4 - Twin, en-suite bathroom.

    Master Bedroom - King size, en-suite shower room.

    Family Bathroom with shower and bath.

    This property benefits from Sky TV and free Wi-Fi.

    Claybokie has full gas central heating, private gardens, access to dog kennels and ample parking.

    Discounted prices are available for smaller groups within 1 month of departure. Please contact NTS Holidays Department on 0131 458 0305 for further details.

    4 Self Catering
    Field Sports Welcome Children Welcome Walkers Welcome Cyclists Welcome Anglers Welcome Green Tourism Bronze
    Opening Times
    Open All Year
    2016 Opening Times
    5 Jan 2016 - 5 Jan 2017
    2015 Opening Times
    1 Jan 2016 - 5 Jan 2017

    Weekly lets from £1622.00 to £2895.00 per week.

    Note: Prices are a guide only and may change on a daily basis.

    Accommodation Type

    • Cottage
    • Seasonal Breaks Short breaks of Mon - Fri and Fri - Mon available all year round.
    • Self Catering Holiday


    • Bath Ensuite
    • Dishwasher
    • Electric Cooker
    • Electric Shaver Point
    • Freezer
    • Fridge
    • Hairdryer Available
    • Heating Throughout Property
    • Iron Available
    • Kitchen
    • Linen Provided
    • Log Fire Two baskets of logs will be provided for the open fire and thereafter £10.00 per basket for further supplies.
    • Lounge
    • Microwave
    • Payphones Available
    • Shared Bathroom
    • Shower
    • Towels Provided
    • Tumble Dryer
    • WC EnSuite
    • Washing Machine

    Leisure Facilities

    • CD Player
    • DVD Player
    • Garden
    • Radio
    • Television
    • WiFi

    Payment Methods

    • Cheque
    • Debit Card
    • Internet Banking Transfer
    • Mastercard
    • VISA Card


    • Bike Storage Available
    • Cycle Hire Nearby
    • Private Parking


    • Children Welcome
    • Cot Available Please note, cot bedding is not provided.
    • Highchair Available


    • ASVA Member
    • No Smoking Permitted


    • Mountains area
    • Rural Location

    Special Requirements

    • Business Travellers
    • Children Welcome
    • Families
    • Groups Welcome
    • No Pets Allowed
    • Non smokers
    • Senior Citizens
    • Young People

    Road Directions

    Mar Lodge is 4 miles west of Braemar. Braemar is 57 miles west of Aberdeen and 50 miles north of Perth.

    Public Transport Directions

    By bus
    Stagecoach Bluebird service numbers 201, 202 and 203 (Aberdeen - Banchory - Torphins - Aboyne - Ballater - Braemar) all stop at Braemar. (These services also stop at Crathes Castle and Drum Castle.)
    There are, however, no public transport services from Braemar to the Mar Lodge Estate.

    By train
    Aberdeen bus station is just a couple of minutes’ walk from Aberdeen railway station. From Aberdeen bus station (65 miles away from Mar Lodge), take any of the services detailed above to Braemar.

    By bike
    Whilst a National Cycle Route does not pass by Mar Lodge Estate, it is still easy to cycle there. Mar Lodge Estate is accessible from the A93 via the unclassified road to Linn of Dee.It is also possible to hire bicycles with Cycle Highlands at Ballater, who can deliver the bicycles to Mar Lodge Estate. There is a bicycle lock-up available for guests at the Lodge.

    On foot
    Sitting within the stunning Cairngorms National Park, there is a huge variety of low-level and high-level walks in and around Braemar.

    By road
    Access from A93 via unclassified road to Linn of Dee Ordnance Survey Ref: NO096899

    Transport within Scotland

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    Bedrooms and Bathrooms: General

    • Bathrooms available with :
      • bath with shower
      • separate shower unit

    General Questions

    • Non-smoking policy throughout establishment

    Building Entrance

    • There are steps to the main entrance
      • Number of steps 2


    • Route from the parking area to the entrance is :
      • with steps and no ramp
    • Drop-off point for guests immediately outside the main entrance

    This information is self-assessed; therefore we accept no liability for its accuracy. Please contact the venue for further information.

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