The Lower Dess Estate is a very special place and, at its heart and close to the famous River Dee, sits Mill of Dess Lodge.
The Lodge was opened in 2015 and guests will love its convenient yet secluded location, 45 minutes from Aberdeen and close to the Cairngorms National Park.
What makes a stay at Mill of Dess Lodge unique?
Mill of Dess Lodge is a beautifully renovated farm steading, offering purpose-built top quality accommodation in Royal Deeside.
The Lodge can accommodate up to 20 guests, it is the perfect place for group bookings, celebrations and small intimate gatherings. Alternatively, rooms can be booked individually on a Bed & Breakfast basis.
The Lodge has a number of dog-friendly bedrooms and there is also an adjacent kennel block.
The sitting and dining rooms are extremely comfortable and welcoming, both featuring stunning wood burning stoves. The terrace has outdoor seating and a fire-pit for evenings outside.
There is also a Boot Room for storing and drying outdoor gear and clothing.
What are the rooms and facilities on offer at Mill of Dess Lodge?
Mill of Dess Lodge has ten bedrooms, each with a private bathroom. Nine of the bedrooms can be made up as double or twin rooms to suit guest requirements. The tenth bedroom is a permanent twin room.
Each room is individually furnished and finished to a very high standard in a modern style. One of the ground floor bedrooms is suitable for disabled access.
In the en-suite bathroom guests will find complimentary products from The Scottish Fine Soap Company, luxury towels and bathrobes.
All the bedrooms have Sky TV, a personal safe and hair dryer. Each room has tea and coffee making facilities and complimentary Deeside mineral water.
What can guests enjoy when staying in the Aboyne area?
By separate arrangement, guests can book to fish the popular Lower Dess beat for salmon or sea trout depending on fishing availability. Close by there are numerous castles to visit, golf courses, horse riding and tracks and trails for walking and cycling.
The Cairngorms National Park is just 20 minutes away.
The village of Aboyne is less than two miles away, offering shops, a local pub and restaurants.
Where can guests enjoy food and drink?
Mill of Dess Lodge offers a delicious full Scottish Breakfast or a continental option. Special diets are available on request, please notify on booking if possible.
Dinner is available by arrangement for group bookings. All ingredients are locally sourced where possible and freshly cooked and served by the Mill of Dess chef and team.
For those wishing to venture into the local area, there are plenty of options for eating out.
Guests can book individual rooms on a Bed & Breakfast basis. Mill of Dess Lodge is also available for Exclusive Use hire for private parties, family celebrations and small intimate weddings or gatherings. For more details, please contact the Lower Dess Team.