Mar Lodge Estate is situated six miles from Braemar in the heart of Royal Deeside.
It 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.
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 and trout) stalking and shooting which are offered on Mar Lodge Estate itself.
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. When the owner of Mar Lodge decided to sell, he spared no effort or expense in building these luxurious homes within the grounds of Mar Lodge as alternative accommodation for himself, his family and friends. He chose the perfect spot with 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 Claybokie and Creag Bhalg 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 ten people.
Accommodation is over two floors and comprises :
Entrance Hall - open fireand 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 is available in the main reception area at Mar Lodge.
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 0844 493 2108 for further details.