Where to Stay: Self Catering in Deeside

The following are some of the accommodation providers in the area which cater for anglers. Their telephone numbers are listed, so that you can contact them directly. Alternatively, you can ask the local tourist board for a copy of their excellent accommodation guide.

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SELF CATERING ACCOMMODATION IN DEESIDE
Glen Tanar Holiday Cottages
nr Aboyne
4*
Glen Tanar Holiday Cottages,nr AboyneGlen Tanar Holiday Cottages is the ideal place to stay while you are fishing on the Dee. Six self catering cottages sleeping 2 to 8 people and furnished to a high standard, with central heating and log burning stoves. Open all year; short breaks are available during low season. Glen Tanar Estate has four beats on the upper stretch of the River Dee. 01339 886451
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Glen Tanar Holiday Cottages
nr Aboyne
4*
Glen Tanar Holiday Cottages,nr Aboyne01339 886451
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Glen Tanar Holiday Cottages is the ideal place to stay while you are fishing on the Dee. Six self catering cottages sleeping 2 to 8 people and furnished to a high standard, with central heating and log burning stoves. Open all year; short breaks are available during low season. Glen Tanar Estate has four beats on the upper stretch of the River Dee.
Northfold Lodge
Tarland
Northfold Lodge,TarlandNorthfold Lodge welcomes anglers. This comfortable double glazed house sleeps up to 12 people and is set in a large child-friendly garden surrounded by lovely views. It is located a mile from Tarland, about 5 miles from Aboyne and 10 miles from Ballater on Royal Deeside. There is plenty for non-fishing members of the family to do. Self-catering is easy in its large well equipped kitchen.
Northfold Lodge
Tarland
Northfold Lodge,Tarland
Northfold Lodge welcomes anglers. This comfortable double glazed house sleeps up to 12 people and is set in a large child-friendly garden surrounded by lovely views. It is located a mile from Tarland, about 5 miles from Aboyne and 10 miles from Ballater on Royal Deeside. There is plenty for non-fishing members of the family to do. Self-catering is easy in its large well equipped kitchen.
Potarch Lodge
Aboyne
Potarch Lodge,AboynePotarch Lodge is a traditional granite property that has recently been sympathetically refurbished to an exceptionally high standard. The property is situated on Ballogie Estate, in the heart of Royal Deeside, close to the River Dee. This beautifully furnished and well equipped self-catering property sleeps 14 guests in 7 en-suite bedrooms. It benefits from an open plan living/dining/kitchen area, a separate lounge, a wood burning stove, oil central heating and an enclosed garden 01339 886497
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Potarch Lodge
Aboyne
Potarch Lodge,Aboyne01339 886497
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Potarch Lodge is a traditional granite property that has recently been sympathetically refurbished to an exceptionally high standard. The property is situated on Ballogie Estate, in the heart of Royal Deeside, close to the River Dee. This beautifully furnished and well equipped self-catering property sleeps 14 guests in 7 en-suite bedrooms. It benefits from an open plan living/dining/kitchen area, a separate lounge, a wood burning stove, oil central heating and an enclosed garden
Finzean Estate
Nr Banchory and Aboyne
4*
Finzean Estate,Nr Banchory and AboyneThe Estate rents two beautifully furnished holiday cottages located within the secluded grounds of Finzean Estate on South Deeside, midway between Banchory and Aboyne. One sleeps 6 and the other 4. Lets are Sunday to Sunday. Ready made meals available from the Estate's Farm Shop.01330850710
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Finzean Estate
Nr Banchory and Aboyne
4*
Finzean Estate,Nr Banchory and Aboyne01330850710
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The Estate rents two beautifully furnished holiday cottages located within the secluded grounds of Finzean Estate on South Deeside, midway between Banchory and Aboyne. One sleeps 6 and the other 4. Lets are Sunday to Sunday. Ready made meals available from the Estate's Farm Shop.
Tornacraig House
Aboyne
Tornacraig House,AboyneTornacraig sleeps 8 in 4 twin bedrooms, it is laid out for fishing parties, large kitchen/dining, 2 bathrooms & one shower. House is between Ballater & Dinnet on South Deeside Road.07971 174316
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Tornacraig House
Aboyne
Tornacraig House,Aboyne07971 174316
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Tornacraig sleeps 8 in 4 twin bedrooms, it is laid out for fishing parties, large kitchen/dining, 2 bathrooms & one shower. House is between Ballater & Dinnet on South Deeside Road.
Royal Deeside Holiday Cottages
Aboyne
2 & 3*
Royal Deeside Holiday Cottages,AboyneWe are pleased to accommodate many fishermen amongst our regular visitors who appreciate the comfort and convenient locations of our holiday cottages. Sunday to Sunday bookings are available for spring fishing. See our website for further information.01339 885341
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Royal Deeside Holiday Cottages
Aboyne
2 & 3*
Royal Deeside Holiday Cottages,Aboyne01339 885341
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We are pleased to accommodate many fishermen amongst our regular visitors who appreciate the comfort and convenient locations of our holiday cottages. Sunday to Sunday bookings are available for spring fishing. See our website for further information.
Inchmarlo Resort
Banchory
Inchmarlo Resort,BanchoryThe self-catering Villas at Inchmarlo Resort offer visitors an ideal base in Royal Deeside, situated in woodland surroundings just outside Banchory. Anglers and their families can also take advantage of superb golf opportunities on site, as well as eating in the Tee Room Restaurant, located a short walk from the Villas.01330 82 7080
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Inchmarlo Resort
Banchory
Inchmarlo Resort,Banchory01330 82 7080
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The self-catering Villas at Inchmarlo Resort offer visitors an ideal base in Royal Deeside, situated in woodland surroundings just outside Banchory. Anglers and their families can also take advantage of superb golf opportunities on site, as well as eating in the Tee Room Restaurant, located a short walk from the Villas.
Tanar View
Glen Tanar
Tanar View,Glen TanarSituated minutes away from the Craigendinnie beat, Tanar View is a bright, spacious and fully equipped apartment with stunning views over Glen Tanar. The apartment has two bedrooms - one with a double bed and the other with adult sized bunks, a shower room, fully equipped kitchen plus an attractive open plan living and dining area with wood burning stove (logs are provided). Tanar view is in a peaceful rural location but only five minutes drive away from the nearest pub and the town of Aboyne. Open all year for both weekly and short breaks. 07748 767700
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Tanar View
Glen Tanar
Tanar View,Glen Tanar 07748 767700
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Situated minutes away from the Craigendinnie beat, Tanar View is a bright, spacious and fully equipped apartment with stunning views over Glen Tanar. The apartment has two bedrooms - one with a double bed and the other with adult sized bunks, a shower room, fully equipped kitchen plus an attractive open plan living and dining area with wood burning stove (logs are provided). Tanar view is in a peaceful rural location but only five minutes drive away from the nearest pub and the town of Aboyne. Open all year for both weekly and short breaks.
Birkelunn
Between Ballater and Dinnet
Birkelunn,Between Ballater and DinnetSituated in a secluded setting with birch trees and superlative views of the Dee Valley, this charming original Norwegian log cabin was built in 1938 for Lady Glentanar. Traditionally furnished, Birkelunn offers a large cosy sitting room with open fire, TV and many pieces of original furniture. The separate dining room has recently been extended and now includes a serving area with extra storage. The dining room is connected by a hatch to the kitchen which includes a gas hob, and electric oven, dishwasher and fridge freezer. The utility room has a washing machine and dryer. Birkelunn and Braehead Cottage are in close proximity and can be taken in conjunction. There are five twin bedded rooms and a single bedroom with extra bed available. Birkelunn has three bathrooms, each with a shower. Other features include gas central heating, wi-fi, garage with chest freezer and drying cabinets, dog kennel and parking. Linen, towels and logs are provided01339 886451
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Birkelunn
Between Ballater and Dinnet
Birkelunn,Between Ballater and Dinnet01339 886451
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Situated in a secluded setting with birch trees and superlative views of the Dee Valley, this charming original Norwegian log cabin was built in 1938 for Lady Glentanar. Traditionally furnished, Birkelunn offers a large cosy sitting room with open fire, TV and many pieces of original furniture. The separate dining room has recently been extended and now includes a serving area with extra storage. The dining room is connected by a hatch to the kitchen which includes a gas hob, and electric oven, dishwasher and fridge freezer. The utility room has a washing machine and dryer. Birkelunn and Braehead Cottage are in close proximity and can be taken in conjunction. There are five twin bedded rooms and a single bedroom with extra bed available. Birkelunn has three bathrooms, each with a shower. Other features include gas central heating, wi-fi, garage with chest freezer and drying cabinets, dog kennel and parking. Linen, towels and logs are provided
Braehead Cottage
Between Ballater and Aboyne
Braehead Cottage,Between Ballater and Aboyne Situated just above the Long Pool at Cambus O May, this charming cottage has recently been refurbished to the highest standards. It offers fishing parties the ideal staging post for their week on the Dee, but is also ideal for non fishing parties wishing to make the most of what Royal Deeside has to offer. Be it Gliding, Walking, Bird watching or anything else, Braehead Cottage will be the ideal home from home. Birkelunn and Braehead Cottage are in close proximity and can be taken in conjunction. 01339 886451
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Braehead Cottage
Between Ballater and Aboyne
Braehead Cottage,Between Ballater and Aboyne 01339 886451
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Situated just above the Long Pool at Cambus O May, this charming cottage has recently been refurbished to the highest standards. It offers fishing parties the ideal staging post for their week on the Dee, but is also ideal for non fishing parties wishing to make the most of what Royal Deeside has to offer. Be it Gliding, Walking, Bird watching or anything else, Braehead Cottage will be the ideal home from home. Birkelunn and Braehead Cottage are in close proximity and can be taken in conjunction.
GLENBARDIE HOUSE AND BOTHY
Ballater
GLENBARDIE HOUSE AND BOTHY,BallaterGlenbardie House and Glenbardie Bothy are the perfect places to stay when coming to Royal Deeside. They sit at the foot of the oak covered Craigendarroch Hill on the edge of the Victorian market town of Ballater, the centre of which is just 600 metres away. Glenbardie House has six bedrooms, four ensuite, with one shared bathroom and one shower room on the ground floor near the back door, while the smaller Glenbardie Bothy sleeps six in three bedrooms, one ensuite. Both properties are comfortably furnished, well equipped and suit anglers, skiers and holiday makers alike.
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GLENBARDIE HOUSE AND BOTHY
Ballater
GLENBARDIE HOUSE AND BOTHY,Ballater
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Glenbardie House and Glenbardie Bothy are the perfect places to stay when coming to Royal Deeside. They sit at the foot of the oak covered Craigendarroch Hill on the edge of the Victorian market town of Ballater, the centre of which is just 600 metres away. Glenbardie House has six bedrooms, four ensuite, with one shared bathroom and one shower room on the ground floor near the back door, while the smaller Glenbardie Bothy sleeps six in three bedrooms, one ensuite. Both properties are comfortably furnished, well equipped and suit anglers, skiers and holiday makers alike.
Cairngorm Lodges

Cairngorm Lodges,Cairngorm Lodges are the ideal self catering location for your fishing holiday. A brand new development of 5 luxury self catering forest lodges set in their own individual Scots Pine woodland plots in the heart of Royal Deeside. Each sleeps 4 in two bedrooms and are available for short breaks for anglers. All are pet friendly and designed by a local architect. Only 10 minutes from the river bank and ideally located for the Upper and Middle beats of the River Dee. Situated on the boundary of Cairngorms National Park, the only immediate neighbours you will have will be the local wildlife - red squirrels are a daily sighting by the lodges! The forest lodges come with your own pine forest, crystal clear spawning stream and walks in the woodland estate of Blelack!07583 436040
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Cairngorm Lodges

Cairngorm Lodges,07583 436040
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Cairngorm Lodges are the ideal self catering location for your fishing holiday. A brand new development of 5 luxury self catering forest lodges set in their own individual Scots Pine woodland plots in the heart of Royal Deeside. Each sleeps 4 in two bedrooms and are available for short breaks for anglers. All are pet friendly and designed by a local architect. Only 10 minutes from the river bank and ideally located for the Upper and Middle beats of the River Dee. Situated on the boundary of Cairngorms National Park, the only immediate neighbours you will have will be the local wildlife - red squirrels are a daily sighting by the lodges! The forest lodges come with your own pine forest, crystal clear spawning stream and walks in the woodland estate of Blelack!
Deeside Woodland Lodges
Dinnet
3*
Deeside Woodland Lodges,DinnetOur newly built log cabins are an ideal base when on Royal Deeside. Each has 2 bedrooms sleeping up to 4 and offers a large open kitchen, lounge dining area. The lodges are located behind the Loch Kinord Hotel and overlook the Muir of Dinnet Nature Reserve. If you haven't got time to cater for yourself but want the extra space that the lodges offer, food & drinks are available at the hotel. Only 2 minutes from the river bank and ideally located for the Upper and Middle beats, especially Dinnet & Glen Tanar water. Everything for the angler is provided including rod storage and boot drying, and flexible meal times in the hotel. Also packed lunches or riverside catering is possible. Flexible arrival dates and weeklong or short stays available.01339 885229
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Deeside Woodland Lodges
Dinnet
3*
Deeside Woodland Lodges,Dinnet01339 885229
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Our newly built log cabins are an ideal base when on Royal Deeside. Each has 2 bedrooms sleeping up to 4 and offers a large open kitchen, lounge dining area. The lodges are located behind the Loch Kinord Hotel and overlook the Muir of Dinnet Nature Reserve. If you haven't got time to cater for yourself but want the extra space that the lodges offer, food & drinks are available at the hotel. Only 2 minutes from the river bank and ideally located for the Upper and Middle beats, especially Dinnet & Glen Tanar water. Everything for the angler is provided including rod storage and boot drying, and flexible meal times in the hotel. Also packed lunches or riverside catering is possible. Flexible arrival dates and weeklong or short stays available.
Lime Tree Cottage
Drumoak
Lime Tree Cottage,DrumoakLime Tree Cottage is a delightful base for fishers who want to maximise their time on the water being only 5 minutes from the river via private track. The cottage is fully furnished providing 1 double room and 1 single room with a shared bathroom on the first floor. On the ground floor there is an open plan kitchen, lounge and drying room. Heating is by the Park biomass system which keeps it warm and comfortable. 2016 price on a self catering basis: Cottage rate per night £122.50 (£40.83 per person per night)* A camp bed can be provided in the single room for a surcharge of £35.00 per night. *Please note the cottage must be booked for a minimum of 2 nights. All prices are inclusive of VAT.01330 810203
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Lime Tree Cottage
Drumoak
Lime Tree Cottage,Drumoak01330 810203
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Lime Tree Cottage is a delightful base for fishers who want to maximise their time on the water being only 5 minutes from the river via private track. The cottage is fully furnished providing 1 double room and 1 single room with a shared bathroom on the first floor. On the ground floor there is an open plan kitchen, lounge and drying room. Heating is by the Park biomass system which keeps it warm and comfortable. 2016 price on a self catering basis: Cottage rate per night £122.50 (£40.83 per person per night)* A camp bed can be provided in the single room for a surcharge of £35.00 per night. *Please note the cottage must be booked for a minimum of 2 nights. All prices are inclusive of VAT.
Mill of Dess Cottage
Aboyne
Mill of Dess Cottage,AboyneSleeps 4 people in 2 twin bedrooms with a recently refurbished kitchen which is equipped for self-catering. Central heating and an upgraded hot water tank will be installed during the coming winter to add to guest comfort in 2016. The cottage offers a casual but charming sitting/dining room with a wood burner and TV and a rod room steeped in fishing history. Of particular interest is the south facing bay window offering wrap-around views up and down stream. From £750/week. For more information, please contact Antonia McKinley01763 264249
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Mill of Dess Cottage
Aboyne
Mill of Dess Cottage,Aboyne01763 264249
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Sleeps 4 people in 2 twin bedrooms with a recently refurbished kitchen which is equipped for self-catering. Central heating and an upgraded hot water tank will be installed during the coming winter to add to guest comfort in 2016. The cottage offers a casual but charming sitting/dining room with a wood burner and TV and a rod room steeped in fishing history. Of particular interest is the south facing bay window offering wrap-around views up and down stream. From £750/week. For more information, please contact Antonia McKinley
Shieling Beag
Banchory
Shieling Beag,BanchoryThis first-floor studio apartment within a detached house at Banchory makes a wonderful holiday base. The luxury accommodation of open plan living room and bedroom, open plan kitchen dining area, and a spacious bathroom, provides excellent facilities for two people. There is also use of a private attractive garden to the rear. Within a short distance from the apartment you can enjoy the wonderful riverside or woodland walks. Ideal for fishing the River Dee. Sleeps 2 in either a King size bed or as a Twin bedroom. Sorry dogs not accepted.01556 504030
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Shieling Beag
Banchory
Shieling Beag,Banchory01556 504030
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This first-floor studio apartment within a detached house at Banchory makes a wonderful holiday base. The luxury accommodation of open plan living room and bedroom, open plan kitchen dining area, and a spacious bathroom, provides excellent facilities for two people. There is also use of a private attractive garden to the rear. Within a short distance from the apartment you can enjoy the wonderful riverside or woodland walks. Ideal for fishing the River Dee. Sleeps 2 in either a King size bed or as a Twin bedroom. Sorry dogs not accepted.

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