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Larchwood Lodge

(Ref. 1038252)

Ellon, Moray, Aberdeenshire & The Coastal Trail Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 6 Guests

  • 3 Bedrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms

  • Pets No


  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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79 Customer Reviews

  • "Larchwood Lodge more than met our expectations - everything looked brand new, it was so clean and comfortable, and it was all attractively presented and accessorised!"

    Very well equipped - everything worked. The The host was also extremely welcoming and friendly - someone who really cares that her guests have a good stay.

    Reviewed by Sandra5.0Mar 2024

  • "Oh my word."

    It was like living in a show house for a week. Everything was perfect. Great facilities, great base for exploring, comfortable, warm, Marion had thought of everything. I took all my cleaning products, cloths, dishwasher tablets and washing powder, there was no need, it was all provided. The additional touches were so welcoming. We even took a trip to Aberdeen to 'Heartfelt' where the room diffusers are made, and bought a few (haha). We usually get home sick by day 6 and end up leaving early, not here, we didn't want to leave. Absolutely loved it.

    Reviewed by Gina5.0Feb 2024

  • "An absolute must if you are thinking about a Holiday in Northern Scotland, Larchwood Lodge was everything and more , spotlessly clean and everything you need for a stress free stay."

    The outside area with Log Burner is a fantastic area to sit and relax with beautiful landscaped gardens , we really cannot rate this holiday home highly enough and would love to return one day ,

    Reviewed by Stewart5.0Feb 2024

  • "Larchwood Lodge was perfect in every way."

    It was modern, comfortable, clean and very homely. The hosts were lovely and have created something very special. We couldn't recommend this lodge enough! Thoroughly enjoyed our break here. We will be back at some point in the future. Thank you for a lovely week!

    Reviewed by Andy5.0Jan 2024

  • "Outstanding and beyond - The cottage is 1 in a million - it's impeccable, ultra clean, and Marion the owner has gone to great lengths to make sure the guests are well catered for."

    No stone unturned here..... the location, the cottage itself, the facilities, home comforts, garden, outside eating area, it's all above and beyond. If you have the opportunity to stay at Marion and Kevin's beautiful cottage, you could consider yourself fortunate. Thank you Marion and Kevin so much for making our time one of the most memorable stays we have experienced. We truly hope to come back. Kindest Dave, Roman, and Troy

    Reviewed by Dave5.0Dec 2023

  • "Larchwood Lodge is stunning and in a great location on the outskirts of ..."

    Larchwood Lodge is stunning and in a great location on the outskirts of Ellon Everything you need in the house We loved our stay and will be returning soon

    Reviewed by Andrew5.0Dec 2023

  • "One of the best places we have stayed, Marion the owner was lovely and welcoming, the lodge is a credit to her beautiful inside and out."

    Reviewed by Sarah5.0Nov 2023

  • "A wonderful stay with such lovely personal touches from our host."

    The perfect place to get ready for my wedding - thank you Marion!!

    Reviewed by Donna5.0Oct 2023

  • "Excellent lodge with everything you could want and the most welcoming of hosts."

    Reviewed by Lynn5.0Sep 2023

  • "We had an amazing 2weeks at this beautiful property."

    It was top of the range in comfort, quality and cleanliness. This property was equipped with all you could need from toilet rolls to dishwasher tabs. Marion was so accommodating yet also respected our privacy. The outside area with Wood burner and barbeque was a lovely way to spend an evening. Highly recommend this property.

    Reviewed by Karen5.0Sep 2023

  • "Third visit to Larchwood, our happy place, we just love it."

    Reviewed by Stuart5.0Sep 2023

  • "Our best ever holiday home, clean, comfortable, with some wonderful creative touches from perfect host Marion."

    The addition of the Rustic Retreat for BBQs, outdoor dining, reading, quiet time, is a great idea. Neil

    Reviewed by Charles5.0Sep 2023

  • "The lodge is absolutely immaculate, and so homely."

    We had a fantastic stay. The owner is really kind, and left us a little welcome pack, including homemade cake! It's also a brilliant base for visiting the surrounding area. We couldn't recommend Larchwood Lodge enough, and I have no doubt we will be back for a future visit. Thanks for making our stay perfect!

    Reviewed by Clare5.0Aug 2023

  • "The lodge was absolutely perfect in every way."

    It had everything you could need for a holiday away from home. There were many beaches and attractions nearby and the owner Marion was so helpful with advice on where to eat and what was going on in the local area. I would thoroughly recommend this lodge.

    Reviewed by David5.0Aug 2023

  • "We just had fantastic holiday at Larchwood Lodge!"

    The lodge itself was cozy and comfortable, and the serene pond nearby added a touch of magic to the whole experience. We can't thank you enough for providing such a wonderful place for us to stay for the week.

    Reviewed by Abbas4.4Jul 2023

  • "Larchwood Lodge is a superb property in all respects - built to a very high standard by the owners and beautifully furnished with lots of thought and creativity."

    It is by far the best holiday property we have rented. It was spotlessly clean with a thoughtful gift of wine and cakes left by the owners on arrival. Outside the gardens have been thoughtfully landscaped with a wild meadow left at the back of the house. There is also a covered outside kitchen area which unfortunately, due to the weather we were unable to take full advantage of. The upstairs lounge had a balcony which overlooks beautiful countryside and where we spent much time sitting with a glass of wine watching the cows grazing in the field. There are lots of places to visit locally and indeed we spent a very pleasant day at Balmoral which was about an hour and a half drive away. All in all a terrific property with very pleasant owners who built it from scratch over a number of years. We will definitely return there in the future.

    Reviewed by Michael5.0Jun 2023

  • "A most beautiful house in great location, immaculately presented, the owners ..."

    A most beautiful house in great location, immaculately presented, the owners Marion & Kevin were an absolute delight, there was nothing to find fault with, I would strongly recommend this property to other people looking for a getaway near Aberdeen, it was fabulous

    Reviewed by Clifford5.0Jun 2023

  • "We think Larchwood Lodge is an outstanding property."

    Cleanliness is 5 Stars. The property is very well equipped with everything you might need. Beautifully decorated with great attention to detail, and furnished with comfort in mind especially the beds. The gardens that surround the property are beautifully laid out. When we arrived we were warmly welcomed by the host. We really loved this place, which is why we’ve have given it 5+ Stars and would happily recommend it to anyone.

    Reviewed by Yvonne5.0Jun 2023

  • "I would highly recommend Larchwood Lodge."

    This was our second visit. The place is absolutely amazing. The lodge has everything you need for a relaxing break. The owners have thought of everything and the little personal touches are lovely! The gardens are beautiful and we love the log burner in the 'Rustic Retreat'. This is the best holiday accommodation we have ever stayed in and will definitely be returning again. The place was so clean and well looked after. The owners are lovely and always at hand if you need them for anything.

    Reviewed by Jordan5.0Apr 2023

  • "A fantastic house, immaculately clean and well maintained."

    The owners had given thought to everything you could need. Outdoor space was also great, with a lovely seating area with wood burner. Would highly recommend to anyone wishing to explore the area.

    Reviewed by Fiona5.0Apr 2023

  • "We returned for our 2nd visit to Marion and Kevin's Larchwood lodge."

    What a dream destination in every way!! It is beautifully presented in each area of the house. The lounge and kitchen area upstairs has a fabulous view over the countryside and pond beyond which hosts an array of wildlife. The kitchen has everything any chef would require with a separate dining area for all the family. Downstairs the 3 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms are superbly appointed and cleaned to perfection. The gardens are immaculate and tended on a regular basis. The rustric retreat is fantastic to put logs on the fire and cook a steak with a large glass of red or two. Marion is always at hand to assist with anything and to have a friendly chat. We plan to return again in 2024 as we look on Larchwood as a "second home". Thank you again Marion and Kevin for a wonderful week. Iain and Georgia

    Reviewed by Iain5.0Mar 2023

  • "An incredible property, wonderfully and immaculately presented."

    Reviewed by Simon5.0Mar 2023

  • "5 star in every way."

    Well equipped, comfortable and excellent heating system.

    Reviewed by Stuart5.0Feb 2023

  • "A fantastic week was spent in the most perfect holiday lodge."

    We could not have asked or wanted anything more, absolutely amazing. Marion and Kevin, you should be very proud of what you have achieved. All the little extras around the lodge were amazing. We would 100% recommend staying at Larchwood Lodge. Thank you for a wonderful week and memories made to last a lifetime. Darren, Maria, and family.

    Reviewed by Darren5.0Feb 2023

  • "Marion was a wonderful host this home is beyond beautiful I wish it was mine beautiful interior decorated with such care, so comfortable, Homly Cannot fault this property the special personal touches she adds just miss it such a personal experience definitely be back and it holds amazing memories for us now thank you!"

    Reviewed by Morgan5.0Jan 2023

  • "This is such a pristine house I would doubt if you would find one any cleaner."

    Everything has been thought through to make a stay here the most enjoyable time. It is so clean, warm, comfortable ,spacious and ideal for being in the countryside but close to amenities. We would definitely return, in a hearbeat. The score should be a 20 out of 10! Thank you Kevin and Marion.

    Reviewed by Janelle5.0Dec 2022

  • "We had a fantastic stay."

    The lodge was absolutely immaculate. I have never stayed somewhere that is so clean. Many extra thoughtful additions and detail over and above what you would normally expect in self catering. This lodge sets a bar much higher than anywhere else I have stayed. Even staying over Christmas there was everything we would need. I actually cannot find a single criticism.

    Reviewed by Wendy5.0Dec 2022

  • "We can’t recommend this place enough."

    We had such a fantastic stay at Larchwood Lodge - thanks so much to Marion and Kevin! The lodge was exactly like the photos and even more, you could feel all the love that has been put into building and caring for the lodge. It was such a comfortable and gorgeous place to stay, and we really enjoyed exploring the local area. Marion was an amazing host always there if we needed her and provided such a lovely welcome. We would love to come back again! Thank you so mich

    Reviewed by Claire5.0Nov 2022

  • "Property really clean."

    Very well equipped. High spec finish makes it feel a luxury find. Only downside was slightly intermittent internet.

    Reviewed by Rebecca5.0Oct 2022

  • "No praise can be too high for this property and Marion is the perfect host."

    Reviewed by Susan5.0Sep 2022

  • "We had a wonderful stay at the Larchwood Lodge."

    It was spotlessly clean when we arrive and very well appointed with lots of thoughtful touches. Highly recommended.

    Reviewed by Margaret5.0Aug 2022

  • "Great place!"


    Reviewed by Hans5.0Jul 2022

  • "Fantastic accommodation."

    no complaints from us. Absolutely 5star plus rating, very well equipped, thought of everything. cleanliness was exceptional. Would definitely recommend.

    Reviewed by Christopher5.0Jul 2022

  • "Larchwood lodge is immaculate, very well looked after and has all the facilities you require during your stay."

    The Rustic Retreat area outside lets you sit out in the evening and relax. We had great weather during our stay and we thoroughly enjoyed our break.

    Reviewed by Stuart5.0Jul 2022

  • "This was our second time staying at Larchwood lodge and we just love it here."

    It’s a beautiful home, very clean and extremely well equipped. The owner is lovely too. Highly recommend.

    Reviewed by Stacey5.0Jul 2022

  • "Larchwood Lodge was immaculate,and in such a lovely setting, just what we were ..."

    Larchwood Lodge was immaculate,and in such a lovely setting, just what we were looking for, the outside seating, barbecue and stove were excellent as was the stunning gardens,the owners were very pleasant, the work they have done to get the lodge and gardens to such a high standard has to be seen to be believed, overall well worth the money,

    Reviewed by Allan Scott4.7Jun 2022

  • "Beautifully furnished, comfortable and well equipped holiday home."

    Lots of thoughtful touches and with the added bonus of a lovely garden and brilliant outdoor area, The Rustic Retreat, which we used most evenings. Would definitely recommend to friends.

    Reviewed by Nikki5.0Jun 2022

  • "What can we say in a few short sentences about this property & the lovely people that own it?"

    Words have not yet been invented that would convey the warmth of the welcome & all the hard work & effort in putting together this modern, tasteful & functionally eco friendly retreat. The whole house simply invites you to step inside, wrap it’s arms around you & cater for your every whim! Outside the whole garden area is a place to relax & unwind whilst the “Rustic Retreat” takes you back to nights around the camp fire gazing at the stars. Managing all this from a discreet distance are Marion & her family who to say nothing is to much trouble would be an understatement! They have put their life into this property and it shows - many many thanks from Pauline Clive Blackledge.

    Reviewed by Clive5.0Jun 2022

  • "We had a fantastic stay and the cottage was exactly how it was shown on the website."

    The area was lovely, with brilliant views. One of the most comfortably and well equipped cottages we have stayed in.

    Reviewed by Joanne5.0May 2022


    Reviewed by Sarah5.0May 2022

  • "Absolutely amazing place, everything about the stay was perfect."

    5 star quality everywhere. Friendly host and good Welcome pack.

    Reviewed by Kenneth5.0May 2022

  • "This is just about the nicest holiday cottages we have stayed in."

    Very clean, lots of space, we loved the upside down bit, going down to bed was different. The views from upstairs were beautiful. There are an abundance of birds in the gardens (which are kept in immaculate order). With birdsong and the buzzing of bees whilst sitting in the 'Rustic Retreat' relaxation was easy. The situation was perfect for visiting many of the most beautiful areas that Scotland has to offer. Weill we be back? Of course we will.

    Reviewed by Heather5.0Apr 2022

  • "Beautiful holiday home."

    Cleanliness 5 stars! Great base for exploring the local area. Couldn't have asked for more.

    Reviewed by Gayle5.0Apr 2022

  • "Larchwood lodge was 5 star in every way possible."

    Beautiful location with stunning views of the countryside and lovely gardens well laid out with mature pine trees to the rear of the property. The " rustic retreat" was great to throw logs into the burner, put a steak on the barbecue and pour a large glass of wine and listen to the logs burning and crackling in fire. The lodge itself was immaculate throughout with a fabulous lounge, dining and kitchen area upstairs with everything you would ever need for a week's break. Again Downstairs 3 superb bedrooms, with two fab bathrooms and two great showers. Marion was lovely and very attentive to every need. I would highly recommend a stay at Larchwood lodge and we have already booked for next year.

    Reviewed by Iain5.0Mar 2022

  • "Undoubtedly the best cottage we've ever stayed at!"

    Very comfortable, spotlessly clean, well-equipped, well-presented and well-maintained.

    Reviewed by Jeremy5.0Mar 2022

  • "This was a return visit for my 60th birthday; having spent Christmas in this wonderful lodge, to catch up with family living locally."

    The attention to detail is second to none.

    Reviewed by Dawn5.0Mar 2022

  • "Absolutely brilliant."

    Would highly recommend. Comfy, cosy and nicely tucked away. Very private but close to the local town and all the most beautiful mountain scenery is not to far drive.

    Reviewed by Charlotte5.0Mar 2022

  • "A beautiful, clean and well equipped lodge."

    The best we have ever stayed at. The owner was very welcoming and friendly. We have already booked our next trip. Highly recommend.

    Reviewed by Stacey5.0Feb 2022

  • "We couldn't have had a more comfortable week."

    The lodge has everything you could need and the outdoor retreat is just the icing on the cake. Even though it was snowing we were warm and snuggly all afternoon watching the snow. Marion was a fantastic host and it was lovely to meet her. We will definitely be back!

    Reviewed by Karina5.0Feb 2022

  • "So happy with the place, we re-booked after 2 days for our next holiday."

    Reviewed by Kenneth5.0Feb 2022

  • "Had the great pleasure of staying at Larchwood Lodge with my family (2 adults + 3 children) over New Year for 5 nights."

    We all had a fantastic time. On arrival the lodge looked amazing in the dark with all the Christmas Lights in the garden and additional lights on the amazing 'Rustic Retreat'. And when we enteretd the property it was just so luxurious and relaxing inside we knew we had picked the right place to relax. Marion (property owner) had even personalised a few things for us, including a lovely welcome note and some essentials to help settle us in. The property truly is 5 star in terms of look and feel. And the facilities are top class. The lodge is located about 5 mins drive from the main centre of Ellon, and only 15-20 mins from a number of lovely tourist attractions for adults and kids. We visited several local beaches and a lovely soft play for my younger kids. So much more to do in the area for all ages. So if you are looking for a lovely base to relax in comfort, with the option of of some amazing sights and things to do within 30 mins of your door, Larchwood Lodge would be an ideal choice.

    Reviewed by Robert5.0Dec 2021

  • "I would give this an 11/10, if I could!"

    The lodge and rustic retreat were perfect for our Christmas away from home, to catch up with family. Marion has thought of everything to make this luxury lodge so homely; from all the extras for Christmas including the decorations , sweets and hamper; to the essential foodstuff and cleaning materials. And what can I say about the outdoor rustic retreat - brilliant idea!

    Reviewed by Dawn5.0Dec 2021

  • "This is one of the best holiday homes we have ever stayed in."

    A beautiful house with everything you could need. Immaculate with great attention to detail and very comfortable. There was a lovely welcome pack on arrival and the house was tastefully decorated for Christmas. Marion was great at communication and made us feel very welcome. Beautiful house in beautiful surroundings - excellent!

    Reviewed by Marjory5.0Dec 2021

  • "I would just like to say thay our holiday went a little bit pear shaped due to ..."

    I would just like to say thay our holiday went a little bit pear shaped due to power being cut off one night which needed to be done and was totally not the owner's fault and we were given a voucher for the trouble which I thought was very generous of them and also had a flask given for hot water for a nice cup of tea

    Reviewed by Brian5.0Nov 2021

  • "Larchwood Lodge is simply beautiful."

    Remotely located just outside of Ellon, it has stunning views from the upstairs lounge and is within walking distance of some nice fields away from people, perfect for walking around with a morning coffee. The owners live close by and couldn't do enough for us to make sure we had the best holiday possible (The treats for the kids were very greatly received). The lodge itself was in excellent condition, super clean and containing anything you might need for a week away. There is an area outside called the Rustic Retreat which has a seeting area, log burner and BBQ and is a lovely place to chill in the evening. Look forward to staying here again. Thank You.

    Reviewed by Philip5.0Oct 2021

  • "This property is the best house I have stayed in."

    it is beautifully maintained and so comfortable. We were unfortuate with the weather during our stay but we at least had the cosy Lodge to return to. It had everything we could need and more. Marion and Kevin are exceptional hosts and nothing is too much trouble. I would highly recommend if you are looking for somewhere in the area.

    Reviewed by Sheila5.0Oct 2021

  • "The owners have ensured everything possible has been thought of to provide the most comfortable stay."

    Reviewed by Alison5.0Sep 2021

  • "Larchwood lodge exceeded our expectations, the lodge is beautiful inside and out."

    The garden is great and secure, our two year old son loved running around. The rustic retreat in the garden is perfect at night with lights and the fire. The lodge has everything you could need and more, I would not hesitate to recommend Larchwood lodge to anyone looking for a luxury stay in a peaceful location with many places to visit nearby.

    Reviewed by Jordan5.0Sep 2021

  • "Wow.! What a fantastic location"

    . We had the most fantastic time away.Marion & Kevin (the owners) have done a great job.They are a lovely couple Marion was only to willing to bring us more logs for the log burner if we needed any. We can't stop talking about their property.It was one of the best place's we have stayed in. It had everything you could ask for as a family holiday let.If you are looking for a great family accomadation then this is the place.Location is great with both Aberdeen and Peterhead within a 30 minute drive. What was great for us as a family of 6 all over 18 was the Rustic retreat where you had a log burner and a bar area. This is where we spent the lovely sunny evenings chilling out and chatting about the days adventures,and enjoying a few beer's. We hopefully would love to go back. The Collinson family. :)

    Reviewed by Les5.0Sep 2021

  • "Larchwood Lodge is best place we have stayed in, lodge facilities excellent, lovely garden, and outside area."

    The owner was fantastic, couldn't do enough for us,would definitely go back, and highly recommend Larchwood Lodge to family and friends.

    Reviewed by Charles5.0Sep 2021

  • "Larchwood is one of the most cleanest, comfortable cottages we have ever stayed in."

    An absolute credit to the owners- who are so lovely!

    Reviewed by Clare5.0Aug 2021

  • "We had a fabulous time in Ellon at Larchwood Lodge."

    Marion was so welcoming and the cottage was spotless. The cottage is well looked after and the garden is stunning (our sons favourite part of the holiday!) Marion was also around to suggest places to go which was great as we came with an under 2 year old. Ellon was lovely and a great place to get away from it all and have some tranquility. It’s in driving distance of some Lovely beaches our favourite was Newburgh where we spent hours watching the seals coming and going. We would 100% come back.

    Reviewed by Michael5.0Aug 2021

  • "The Lodge is amazing, the owners are really nice people, we had a wonderful time, the pictures don’t do justice to the level of detail and thought that has gone in to this holiday accommodation."

    Reviewed by Tony5.0Jul 2021

  • "We loved the lodge ."

    I've always wanted to stay in an upside down house Sleeping downstairs living up stairs with views . Very quite location, with Beautiful beaches near by.

    Reviewed by Julie5.0Jul 2021

  • "Quite simply the best holiday cottage we have ever stayed in."

    Marion has thought of everything, and the standard is excellent. The outdoor space is phenomenal too, and the gardens are gorgeous. A lovely base to explore the surrounding area, with so much to see and do. I really could not recommend this cottage highly enough. We had a wonderful holiday.

    Reviewed by Susan5.0Jun 2021

  • "Host very helpful and friendly, the accommodation was a joy to come back to in the evening after a day of sightseeing."

    Reviewed by Stuart5.0Jun 2021

  • "The cleanliness and extra thoughtful touches made Larchwood Lodge extra welcoming and comfortable."

    Best self-catering accommodation we've ever stayed in and we've stayed in quite a few.

    Reviewed by James5.0May 2021

  • "Outstanding lodge in every way."

    it is spotless, very well equipped, modern and very comfortable. It is a credit to the owners. The Rustic Retreat is a great outdoor space for socialising and there are plenty of places to visit near by. We had a fantastic week.

    Reviewed by Ann5.0May 2021

  • "Larchwood lodge in Ellon Aberdeenshire was a lovely get away for my family This is my first experience with Sykes."

    The owners Marion and Kevin are very welcoming and helpful.A highly recommended place to stay. A beautiful house Lovely views I strongly recommend

    Reviewed by Adebimpe5.0Dec 2020

  • "Simply, the best self catering cottage we have ever had the pleasure to stay in."

    Perfect for our needs. Every aspect of Larchwood Lodge is outstanding

    Reviewed by Geoff5.0Nov 2020

  • "An absolute gem, attentive hosts, wonderful touches."

    . just a fantastic experience all around!!

    Reviewed by Kelvin5.0Oct 2020

  • "Absolutely brilliant, best facilities and little touches that were comprehensive to say the least!"

    ! Best self catering accommodation I’ve ever stayed in by a long stretch and wouldn’t hesitate to return if back in the area, couldn’t fault anything and the extra things like cleaning equipment and welcome note personalised were top drawer! 9.6/10

    Reviewed by Mick5.0Sep 2020

  • "Staying at Larchwood was such a pleasure."

    The house and the gardens are beautifully presented and with so much attention to detail. The features such as the rustic retreat and the hideaway added to everything to make this a perfect relaxing break.

    Reviewed by Geoff5.0Sep 2020

  • "LARCHWOOD LODGE is fab and an absolute credit to the owners."

    Everything about it oozes quality. It's a special place. In a great area. We had a wonderful time and Marion who with her husband owns the premises is a charming and thoughtful host. We have been in dozens of holiday let's o ver the years having about four breaks a year in this country as well as abroad. This is one of the best

    Reviewed by Steven5.0Sep 2020

  • "Beautiful cottage that had everything you wanted and more!"

    Reviewed by Lynn5.0Sep 2020

  • "Beautiful luxury lodge, great attention to detail, a credit to the owners."

    Great outside space. Great location for travelling round the East cost and Moray areas. Some great beaches around the coast. Good location for bike rides at Haddo country park and the old railway line from Ellon to Udny Station. A visit to Newburgh to see the seal colony is a must.

    Reviewed by Zoe5.0Aug 2020

  • "This is an amazingly decorated and maintained property which had everything we needed for a fab family holiday - a touch of luxury with a really nice story on how it was built from the owner."

    The owner who lives across the courtyard is brilliant and will leave you to it and left us some little surprises to welcome us - really nice touch. The area is fantastic for little walks and there is a small lake opposite which is great for a quick walk around. Ellon itself is quite small but has all you need including Brewdogs HQ & brewery if you like your ales. We did plenty in the area but our favourite day was the day we spent in Stonehaven - cliff walk (40mins each way) to Dunnottar Castle, relax on the beach and fish and chips from The Bay to finish it all- amazing. Overall a fab holiday and great property to base yourself from - the kids (and adults) will love the hideaway in the woodland if you can find it

    Reviewed by Ian5.0Aug 2020

  • "Larchwood Lodge is fantastic, we had a great week."

    The house is immaculate. Beautifully decorated, the bath/shower are excellent, the beds comfy, the kitchen fully equipped with everything we needed. A very relaxing, comfortable place to come back to after a day out exploring. The house is a short drive from lots of cool places. Particular highlights for us were Findlater Castle on the north coast, the clifftop walk from Stonehaven to Dunnottar Castle and cycling the country lanes around Cruden Bay. We loved our stay at Larchwood Lodge. Very highly recommended.

    Reviewed by Lee5.0Mar 2020

  • "We had a wonderful week at Larchwood lodge, Beautifully presented, spotless, well designed at a high quality ."

    The little finishing touches were so sweet and the owners certainly made it feel like you were at home. The country side was exactly what we wanted and it certainly lived up to our expectations. Would highly recommend this lodge for a quiet relaxing holiday, and still so much to do nearby.

    Reviewed by Sandra5.0Mar 2020

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  • Reverse-level accommodation
  • Three bedrooms: 1 x ground-floor king-size with en-suite shower, basin and WC, 1 x ground-floor double, 1 x ground-floor twin
  • Ground-floor bathroom with bath, overhead shower, basin and WC
  • First-floor open-plan living space with kitchen, dining area and sitting area, opening onto a balcony
  • Utility
  • First-floor cloakroom
  • Oil central heating throughout with under-floor heating on ground floor
  • Oven and hob, dishwasher, microwave, Smart TV, games, DVDs and WiFi
  • Utility with fridge, freezer, washer/dryer
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Travel cot, high chair and stair gate available
  • Hairdryer available
  • Off-road parking for two cars available to the front of property
  • Enclosed multi-level gravelled garden with undercover seating area and woodburning stove
  • Sorry, no pets or smoking
  • Shop 2.3 miles, pub 3.3 miles
  • Whilst property has Wifi connectivity, it may struggle with high data downloads
  • Please Note - This property does not accept hen parties, stag do's or worker bookings.

The property

Larchwood Lodge is a well-appointed property newly built by the owners from scratch, sitting on the outskirts of the town of Ellon, in Aberdeenshire.

This reverse-level dwelling is the ideal location for groups of six seeking a relaxing stay in Scotland.

As you pull into the gravelled driveway, admire the beautiful wooden architecture of the lodge whilst making your way over to the front door.

Step inside the bright and airy hallway and be greeted by the well thought out utility area.

Discover three delightfully decorated bedrooms behind beautiful oak cottage doors, each featuring a Smart TV.

The master bedroom boasts a spacious king-size bed, ample storage for all of your belongings and a large patio door that opens out to the garden, as well as a contemporary en-suite with walk-in waterfall shower, so you can really make the most of your time getting ready in the mornings.

Unpack your belongings in the charming double bedroom, complete with lovely oak furniture and checkered curtains, or make yourself at home in the twin bedroom where you can pair up with a friend.

Draw a warm bath and indulge in some alone time in the chic ground-floor bathroom before venturing up to the first floor, where you can regroup with friends in the sociable open-plan living space, with a balcony to enjoy the surrounding landscapes.

Gather at the fabulous and contemporary benched dining area and plan your adventures for the next few days, whilst someone heads into the fully-fitted kitchen area for refreshments.

Move to the sofas, where you can get comfortable and lose yourself in a blockbuster movie.

The first floor is also home to a convenient cloakroom with basin and WC.

Outside, you will find a pleasant sheltered seating area with a woodburning stove, where you can spend summer nights socialising outdoors as you watch the sun begin to set on another memorable day.

When you're ready to explore the surrounding areas, visit Haddo Country Park, where you will find a pretty stately home with Victorian rooms, as well as the historical landmarks of Kemble's Seat and The Pheasantry.

In less than 20 minutes in the car, golf enthusiasts have the opportunity to visit MacLeod House at Trump Aberdeen for its splendour and beautiful views to enjoy while playing a few holes of golf.

If you're a fan of craft beers, stop by BrewDog DogTap and try out the latest Scottish-brewed craft beers.

If travelling with children, hop in the car and head to Codona's Amusement Park or The Den and Glen Park to spot all your favourite fairy tale characters.

For a memorable holiday in Aberdeenshire, stay at Larchwood Lodge for a holiday you’ll never forget.

EPC Rating: Band B

EPC Rating: Band B

Short-term Holiday Let Licence No: AS-00918-P

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £300.

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About the location


Collieston 6.6 miles; Whinnyfold 10 miles; Cruden Bay 11 miles; Aberdeen 16.2 miles; Inverurie 14.4 miles

The small but lively town of Ellon is some 16 miles from the City of Aberdeen and is situated on the River Ythan. It provides excellent local services with a good selection of shops, hotels and restaurants offering varied cuisine to suit all tastes. The Riverside Park offers walkways alongside the River Ythan, from which herons, salmon, trout and otters may be observed and the river banks are a favourite with wildlife enthusiasts. Or visit the ruins of Ellon Castle dating from the 16th Century and take a wander through the pretty gardens. The town of Cruden Bay is well worth a visit as it boasts a sweeping expanse of pink sands approximately 2.5 km in length. The beach is popular with water sports enthusiasts as is Balmeadie Beach for the stunning scenery and views.