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 is 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 Creag Bhalg and Claybokie 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 Creag Bhalg abd Claybokie 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.
Creag Bhalg is just two minutes' walk from Claybokie, through woodland. Creag Bhalg is a single-storey property that is suitable for the less able and sleeps 8.
Accommodation, all one one level, comprises :
Lobby leading to entrance hall with telephone.
Clockroom with WC.
Utility Room - washing machine, tumble drier, sink and drying rack.
Lounge - open fire, satelitte TV, stereo radio / cd player and views across the valley.
Kitchen / Dining Room - fully equipped kitchen including 6 ring gas hob, 2 electric oven / grills, larder style fridge / freezer with cold drinks dispenser, dishwasher, microwave, toaster, kettle, twin sink unit. The dining room has access onto the terrace and views over the valley.
Bedroom 1 - Double with en-suite shower room, access onto terrace and views over the valley.
Bedroom 2 - Twin with en-suite shower room, access onto terrace and views over the valley.
Bedroom 3 - Double with en-suite bathroom, access onto terrace and views over the valley.
Bedroom 4 - Twin with en-suite bathroom.
The property benefits from full gas central heating, private gardens, with all bedrooms en-suite, 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.