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Mill of Dess Lodge

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.

Other Information

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.

Top Facilities

Free WiFi

Breakfast Included

Free Parking


Mill of Dess Lodge

Host welcomed us at the door and was on hand throughout the trip. Lovely location, relaxed environment, lovely decor and comfortable bed. Delicious breakfast! Loved our stay :)

Mill of Dess Lodge

This lodge is just outside Aboyne. We had a large room and large bathroom with bath and shower. Everything is new and cozy. There is free WiFi and a TV 2 comfortable beds. A dog is allowed in the room but they also have a kennel outside. It is very quiet in the area. Aboyne is a base for Ballater,...

Mill of Dess Lodge

Very comfortable bed, lovely bathroom and great dining table and breakfast. Friendly reception and interested and concerned. Excellent.

Mill of Dess Lodge

Beautiful lodge, we had a great weekend staying here while attending a friend's wedding. The lodge is immaculate, cosy and the staff are brilliant. Breakfast was fantastic. Sad that we weren't there another night, we'll definitely be back!

Mill of Dess Lodge

I have stayed in several lodges around Scotland and this is, without a doubt, the most beautiful, carefully considered and welcoming I have ever been to. Whether you're a keen fisher, keen explorer of Aberdeenshire's finest spots, looking for a family break, a romantic getaway or a luxurious full ho...

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Facilities & Information


Breakfast Included

Parking (free)

Dog/Pet friendly


4 Star Official Rating


Free broadband access (wifi)

Outdoor terrace

Garden furniture


Sitting room

Hair dryers

Central heating


Horse Riding, Equestrian

Other Entertainment (generally indoor)

Wildlife, Bird Watching


Extra info

Open Times: Closed December & January

Room Prices From: £130.00

Room Prices To: £160.00

Vendor Accreditation: Scottish Tourist Board 4 star. Booking.Com 9.7

Amex: Yes

Delta: Yes

Diners: Yes

Mastercard: Yes

MaestroSwitch: Yes

Visa: Yes

Number of rooms: 10


01339 884244
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Lower Dess Estate, Aboyne, Aberdeenshire, AboyneAB34 5BE, United Kingdom

Mill of Dess Lodge is one mile outside the village of Kincardine O'Neil on the left hand side of the A93 towards Aboyne. The small road to the Lodge is marked by a wooden sign, signal left just after passing the red pillar box. (SatNav should bring you safely to the door of AB34 5BE)

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