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Banchory Lodge Hotel, Kincardineshire

A Georgian mansion resplendent with the choice of four poster beds on the banks of the River Dee.

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Summary

  • 19th century buildings
  • Breakfast included
  • Free car parking (on site)
  • Historic Property

Facilities

  • Free broadband access
  • Shared gardens
  • Children's cots

Food and Drinks

  • Restaurant
  • English breakfast (included)
  • Lunch available (at additional cost)
  • Dinner available (at additional cost)
  • Bar

Nearby recreations

  • Recommended walks
  • Pub (walking distance)
  • Museums (a short drive)
  • Historic houses
  • Gardens
  • Golf course (a short drive)
  • Recommended restaurants (a short drive)

Introduction

This Georgian mansion house has been sympathetically renovated and upgraded over the years. The present owner, Margaret Jaffray with her late husband Dugald, bought the hotel in 1966. They have improved and enlarged the original home into a comfortable country house.

Spanning two centuries of family ownership, Banchory Lodge has retained every ounce of it’s individuality, character and identity and is justifiably proud to share with you one of the few remaining Scottish country house hotels of its kind. The hotel is moments away from anywhere, yet by its very setting, allows you to feel you have found your own special place away from it all.

All of the 22 bedrooms, 4 of which have four poster beds, have ensuite facilities, linens, towels and bathrobes.

History to the present day

There is a history and near fascinating romance that steeps the Georgian Banchory Lodge Hotel; making it one of the most unique historic sites of its kind.

The site where the Hotel stands has an ancient history. Around 1400 years ago St Teman, one of the earliest recorded Pilgrims of the Christian faith in Scotland, established his monastery very close to the site of the hotel. The early Celtic Church was famous for the emphasis which it laid on hospitality - a tradition that continues today at the Hotel.

Food and Drinks

Breakfast is served from 7.30am-10.00am with a Full Scottish Breakfast or Continental Breakfast available.

In the Riverview Dining Room there is a five course A La Carte menu which changes daily. There is a Lounge menu is offered for an informal meal in the Bar or Riverview Lounge and a children's menu. A full Afternoon Tea is also available.

The Bar lounge with a real fire is dominated by an ornately carved oak counter complimenting original paintings. Here you can sample over 50 specialist malt whiskies or choose from the large selection of wines and other spirits. Morning coffee, bar lunches and traditional teas are served in one of the lounges with river views.

Grounds and gardens

Set in 12 acres of grounds on the banks of the River Dee.

Other facilities

Children are welcome and cots can be provided. There are children's facilities and interconnecting rooms. Wake up Call on request. Laundry/Valet service. Pets are also welcome. Free parking. Wi-Fi available in public areas and in rooms. The Hotel holds a Wedding Licence. Meeting Facilities available. Limited hours Room Service for hot food.

Golf 9 Hole and 18 Hole Golf, Fishing and Clay Pigeon Shooting.

Arrival information and how to find us

Address: Banchory Lodge Hotel, Dee Street, Banchory, Kincardineshire, Scotland, AB31 5HS, Aberdeenshire, AB31 5HS, United Kingdom

Check In: 4.00pm   Check Out: 10.00am

Directions: From Aberdeen: Drive along the A93 to Banchory. At the second set of traffic lights, turn left off A93 (Station Road) onto Dee Street.  Drive approximately 300 yards, turn left after the Banchory Lodge Hotel sign and follow the long driveway into the Lodge. 

From Stonehaven: Follow the Slug Road A957 until you cross the bridge over the Dee at Crathes Junction, turn left and follow the A93 to Banchory. After reaching Banchory turn left at the second set of traffic lights on to Dee Street and then left after Banchory Lodge Hotel sign.

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