5.0★ Perfect Sykes rating Icon/Rating/Sykes Icon/Rating/Sykes Icon/Rating/Sykes Icon/Rating/Sykes Icon/Rating/Sykes Sleeps 6 Bedrooms 3 Bathrooms 2 Pets No Show on map Features Off road parking Ground floor bedroom Garden / Patio Cot available Highchair available Dishwasher Broadband / WiFi Reviews & Ratings Accuracy of the listing Cleanliness Comfort Facilities 38 Customer Reviews "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 HeatherApr 2022 "Beautiful holiday home." Cleanliness 5 stars! Great base for exploring the local area. Couldn't have asked for more. Reviewed by GayleApr 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 DawnMar 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 IainMar 2022 "Undoubtedly the best cottage we've ever stayed at!" Very comfortable, spotlessly clean, well-equipped, well-presented and well-maintained. Reviewed by JeremyMar 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 CharlotteMar 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 KarinaFeb 2022 "So happy with the place, we re-booked after 2 days for our next holiday." Reviewed by KennethFeb 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 StaceyFeb 2022 "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 DawnDec 2021 "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 RobertDec 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 MarjoryDec 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 BrianNov 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 PhilipOct 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 SheilaOct 2021 "The owners have ensured everything possible has been thought of to provide the most comfortable stay." Reviewed by AlisonSep 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 JordanSep 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 LesSep 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 CharlesSep 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 ClareAug 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 MichaelAug 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 TonyJul 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 JulieJul 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 SusanJun 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 StuartJun 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 JamesMay 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 AnnMay 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 AdebimpeDec 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 GeoffNov 2020 "An absolute gem, attentive hosts, wonderful touches." . just a fantastic experience all around!! Reviewed by KelvinOct 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 MickSep 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 GeoffSep 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 StevenSep 2020 "Beautiful cottage that had everything you wanted and more!" Reviewed by LynnSep 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 ZoeAug 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 IanAug 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 LeeMar 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 SandraMar 2020 Show more Summary 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. 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. Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £125. View on map About the location ELLON 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.