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Charming, Secluded Cottage With Beautiful Views Over The Aberdeenshire Hills

People4
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Fireplace
  • Barbecue
  • Washing Machine
  • Internet
  • Parking

Overview

About the property

Cottage in Clatt, Aberdeenshire, Scotland - Great Base For Visiting The Many Attractions Of Rural Aberdeenshire

Victorian cottage beautifully upgraded. Secluded situation accessed by a private road through attractive woodland. Well-equipped from WiFi and Freesat TV to local maps and a supply of bird food and binoculars. The large porch is perfect for watching the wide variety of birds as well as regular visits by red squirrels, red and roe deer. Bedroom with kingsize bed and open fire (glass safety screen). Large sitting room with cathedral ceiling, wood burner, sofa bed, Freesat TV, Dvds, games, books. Well equipped kitchen with electric cooker and separate gas hob. Washing machine, dishwasher . Telephone free for UK evening and weekend calls, Wi-Fi. Fishing on pond by arrangement (catch and release) . Loads of walks, wildlife to be observed. Dog friendly.Table and chairs outside. BBQ.


Owner
Caroline Rhodes
Member since: 2015
Speaks English, French
Calendar last updated:
4 November, 2017

About Caroline Rhodes

Lachy and Caroline Rhodes

Caroline Rhodes purchased this cottage in 2007

Why Caroline Rhodes chose Insch

The Knockespoch estate was originally acquired by the Gordon family in the 16th Century, and in its heyday it extended over several thousand acres. We bought the mansion and surrounding acres some 25 years ago. Mar Lodge was originally a tiny Victorian cottage standing on what was known as Mar’s Road and was lived in by the gardener’s family in the 1890s. More recently it was let to shooting tenants from Yorkshire who then bought the cottage when the main estate was sold; when they decided they could no longer venture north, they kindly offered to sell it to us as the now owners of the estate. Mar Lodge is a gem and we could not possibly turn down the offer – so we acquired it in 2007 and set about marketing as a very special holiday cottage.

Guestbook comments from the owner

May 2014. Argyllshire guests."Lovely cottage. Great views. entertaining wildlife. The peace and quiet has been amazing - the only sound the birds singing - BLISS!Great flapjacks and marmalade too."

June 2014 - Surrey guests."what a little gem we have found! Everything perfect from the flapjacks to the view!Soooo comfortable everything you would need. Home from home. Thank you so much!"

Sep 2014 Yorkshire couple. "Lovely cottage. Visited by red squirrel, woodpecker, deer and lots of birds every day. What a way to celebrate our 13th wedding anniversary.
Feb 2015
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Location

Nearest Airport
19 Miles
Aberdeen
Nearest Ferry
35 Miles
Aberdeen Harbour
Nearest Golf
7 Miles
Alford
Nearest Train
6 Miles
Insch
Nearest Motorway
8 Miles
A96
Nearest Restaurant
6 Miles
Alford, Oyne, Insch
Nearest Ski
34 Miles
The Lecht
Nearest Beach
31 Miles
Sandend
Car: necessary

Special interest holidays:

Mar Lodge is the perfect base for exploring the castles and distilleries of the North East.

Coast/Beach:

Lots of NE fishing villages and beaches within 40 minutes driving.

Can dolphin watch or hire a fishing boat from Macduff.

Travel:

Nearest airport Aberdeen - 40 minutes by car.Regular flights from London and

several regional airports. Car essential.

Nearest trains stations: Insch 6 miles and Huntly 12 miles.

Distances:

Clatt nearest village one mile

Rhynie - 3 miles

Alford - 8 miles

Insch - 6 miles

Huntly - 12 miles

Further Details:

Small village shop in Rhynie, 3 miles

Insch - train station, 2 small supermarkets, baker, butcher - 6 miles

Alford - Co op supermarket, butcher, baker, smaller shops. Dry sky slope, swimming pool - 8 miles

Huntly - 12 miles Asda, Tesco and smaller shops. Train station. Swimming pool and gym. Nordic Ski Centre.

Leith Hall - National Trust property 3 miles away, Kennethmont

Craigievar Castle - 9 miles

Johnston's of Elgin - cashmere and visitor centre about one hour driving.

Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Insch in Aberdeenshire

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • pets considered ...
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • rural
Theme:
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure , Bidet
  • White three piece suite with shower attachment over bath. All towels provided. Plan is to install stand alone shower cabinet later this year. Bath will be kept.
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Cot
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 2 (1 Bedroom) Notes on bedrooms: Beautifully appointed bedroom with kingsize bed. High quality bed linen. Extensive storage space. Open fire with glass safety doors. Wonderful view over surrounding countryside! Sofa bed in sitting room for occasional guests. Travel cot as required.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
Notes:
Notes on accommodation: The cottage is well equipped with high quality bed linen and towels provided. There is a kingsize bed in the bedroom with open fire (safety glass) and a sofa bed in the sitting room for occasional guests. All bedding provided. Heating is electric supplemented by a wood burning stove in the sitting room. All logs and kindling provided. The bathroom has w.c., washbasin and bath with shower attachment over. The sun porch has a couple of chairs for observing the wild life and views on the chillier days. Outside: Lawn with large table, bench and chairs. BBQ. Fly fishing on pond nearby available. Bird table with food provided. Log store with space for bicycle storage. Extensive walks from the cottage. Utility Room: Tumble dryer. BBQ. Substantial supply of dry logs and kindling. Space for storing bikes. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Available for a week's stay starting on a Friday, or for a short break from a Friday or Monday, our aim is to ensure that the property is handed over in excellent order. High quality bedlinen and towels are provided, as is a good supply of logs. Other: The cottage has fine views over the surrounding farmland and to the hills beyond. A delightfully peaceful place, it was not always so - the site of the Battle of Tillyangus of 1571 between the Forbes and Gordons is on the near horizon!

Reviews

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Charming, Secluded Cottage With Beautiful Views Over The Aberdeenshire Hills
average rating of 5.0 based on 9 reviews
5

Tranquil and charming

  • 5 of 5

Only two words to describe this property, JUST PERFECT!!

  • Review Submitted: 17-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Lovely secluded cottage with everything you need. If you want peace and quiet this is the place to c

  • 5 of 5

Secluded cottage within an estate st the end of a forest track. Beautiful views from cottage and garden. Wildlife was fantastic with red squirrels woodpeckers and a variety of birds coming to table each day. Also a herd of deer made a regular appearance. Cottage itself was lovely. It was well furnished with everything you need even charcoal for the barbecue.

  • Review Submitted: 08-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

Storybook cottage

  • 5 of 5

What a beautiful cottage, and in such a gorgeous location. It was absolutely perfect. I felt like we were in a fairytale. There was nothing better than get cozy in front of the fireplaces. We did not want to leave and would have been quite happy staying there for our entire honeymoon. The hosts were very friendly and accommodating. I wish we were still there!

  • Review Submitted: 23-Oct-2016
  • Date of Stay: October 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your kind comments. We enjoyed meeting you and are so glad you chose Scotland for your honeymoon.
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5

A beautiful, peaceful place!

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful location, peaceful and secluded with abundant wildlife to watch. The lodge is beautiful and well equipped with everything you could ever want. We loved the character and charm of the building, the fireplaces, the scenery...basically we loved it all! This would be the perfect place to spend a relaxing vacation reading, going for walks, sitting in front of a fire, etc. But it is also close enough to easily visit castles and distilleries and many other attractions. It was a lovely, romantic spot for our honeymoon, and we hope to be able to stay here again the next time we visit Scotland!

  • Review Submitted: 23-Jun-2016
  • Date of Stay: June 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your kind comments. I am so glad that you chose to honeymoon in Scotland and include a little visit to Mar Lodge. We look forward to welcoming you back when you return. With best wishes for a wonderful life together, Caroline
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5

a fabulous cottage in a fantastic location

  • 5 of 5

The cottage was absolutely gorgeous in a beautiful wild setting. The most well equipped cottage i have ever rented with everything you could ever need incuded.

The setting is lovely in amongst the trees and surrounded by a plethera of birds and animals. Its a lovely place to step off the world and just chill. It did have wifi for those who cant be separated from the outside world.

the cottage itself was cozy and welcoming and the owners attentive. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend it for a secluded and relaxing break.

lovely walks through the woods saw us come across deer, foxes, red squirrels and lots of birds. There is even a resident red squirrel who visits the feeder daily.

  • Review Submitted: 26-Mar-2016
  • Date of Stay: September 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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a fabulous cottage in a fantastic location

  • 5 of 5

The cottage was absolutely gorgeous in a beautiful wild setting. The most well equipped cottage i have ever rented with everything you could ever need incuded.

The setting is lovely in amongst the trees and surrounded by a plethera of birds and animals. Its a lovely place to step off the world and just chill. It did have wifi for those who cant be separated from the outside world.

the cottage itself was cozy and welcoming and the owners attentive. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend it for a secluded and relaxing break.

lovely walks through the woods saw us come across deer, foxes, red squirrels and lots of birds. There is even a resident red squirrel who visits the feeder daily.

  • Review Submitted: 26-Mar-2016
  • Date of Stay: September 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage in Insch, United Kingdom

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
GBP
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Low
27 Oct 2017 - 19 Dec 2017
3 night minimum stay
£246
for 3 nights
From
£82
£350
 
 
Christmas
20 Dec 2017 - 26 Dec 2017
7 night minimum stay
£550
for 7 nights
£550
 
 
New Year
27 Dec 2017 - 2 Jan 2018
3 night minimum stay
£420
for 3 nights
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£140
£600
 
 
Rate 1
2 Mar 2018 - 30 Mar 2018
3 night minimum stay
£246
for 3 nights
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£82
£350
 
 
Spring
6 Apr 2018 - 24 May 2018
3 night minimum stay
£294
for 3 nights
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£98
£420
 
 
High
25 May 2018 - 21 Jun 2018
3 night minimum stay
£336
for 3 nights
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£112
£480
 
 
High
22 Jun 2018 - 6 Sep 2018
3 night minimum stay
£336
for 3 nights
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£112
£520
 
 
Mid
7 Sep 2018 - 20 Sep 2018
3 night minimum stay
£336
for 3 nights
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£112
£480
 
 
Autumn
21 Sep 2018 - 25 Oct 2018
3 night minimum stay
£294
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£98
£420
 
 
Low
26 Oct 2018 - 19 Dec 2018
3 night minimum stay
£246
for 3 nights
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£82
£350
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
£246
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Additional pricing information

Pet Fee £25

Booking Notes:
Please contact owner.

Changeover Day:
Available from 3pm on a Friday for week long breaks, or from Friday or Monday for short breaks. Departure is by 10am

Notes on prices:
Short breaks calculated on a sliding scale.
2 days 65%
3 days 70%
4 days 75%
5 days 80%
6 days 100%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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