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Braemar, Moray, Aberdeenshire & The Coastal Trail (Ref. 1060439)


(6 ratings)

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  • Sleeps 4

  • Bedrooms 1

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets Yes

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  • Broadband / WiFi
  • Off road parking
  • Dishwasher
  • Washing machine
  • Cot available
  • Games Room
  • Highchair available
  • Four poster bed

Reviews & Ratings

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6 Customer Reviews

  • "An exceptionally clean and furnished apartment."

    Perhaps needs a little updating regarding paintwork and the shower above the bath could be difficult for older or less fit clients. The location is perfect and the NTS staff are very helpful. We have been returning to Mar Lodge for 15 years.

    many thanks for your feedback. The team do have a rolling programme of refurbishment and refresh for the holiday cottages and apartments. Property Owner

    Reviewed by SheilaApr 2022

  • "This is an extremely well appointed property."

    It is warm and comfortable, even when it’s snowing outside! A very minor quibble is a lack of signage for the car park. Fortunately my husband had been before, so he knew where to go, but it could be confusing, especially if you’ve just driven a long way.

    Reviewed by ValerieMar 2022

  • "Another perfect stay at Mar lodge, beautiful place, spectacular surroundings, ..."

    Another perfect stay at Mar lodge, beautiful place, spectacular surroundings, friendly helpful staff, fabulous accommodation

    Many thanks for your very kind words. Property Owner

    Reviewed by AngelaMar 2022

  • "Your apartment was very clean , there was coffee and tea left out for us on arrival, the bed was very comfortable, we felt like we were in Downton Abbey was very posh , the heating was on so it was cozy after our walks up on the hills , would definitely recommend this place."

    We got guided tour around Mar Lodge. Myself l live in Braemar as a child so this was great seeing the place again and actually staying in Mar Lodge was brilliant

    Many thanks for your lovely comments and these have been passed onto the team at Mar Lodge. You are very welcome To come back and stay with us again. Property Owner

    Reviewed by SuzanneOct 2021

  • "The service provided by Sykes was excellent."

    I know Mar Lodge well having stopped at it as a child for sandwiches when doing local Munro’s and this prompted our booking. The property doesn’t fail to deliver and the apartment has a very grand appearance however the standard of the facilities inside (washing machine, cooker, dishwasher, bathroom, kitchen utensils etc) didn’t match the price or the feel of the property. We very much support the initiative of NTS in what they are trying to achieve with the Mar Estate and we’re sorry to give this feedback but some small changes (increasing the amount of crockery, not having inventory listings on the inside of cupboards, having knives that work etc) will make a huge difference.

    Thank you for your feedback. When we came out of lockdown the whole of the selfcatering industry were given guidelines by their various governments. One piece of advice was to reduce the amount of crockery that could be handled by customers. We are now starting to increase the level of inventory in the kitchens to pre-lockdown levels. Property Owner

    Reviewed by GarethSep 2021

  • "Fantastic accommodation, clean, spacious and well equipped."

    Quiet location , surrounded by majestic countryside views. Stunning location with nearby Braemar restaurants and shopping.

    Thank you for your kind comments and we look forward to welcoming you again to Mar Lodge. Property Owner

    Reviewed by KarenMay 2021

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  • First floor apartment
  • One four-poster queen-size bedroom
  • Bathroom with roll top bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Cloakroom with basin and WC
  • Kitchen/diner
  • Living/dining room with two sofa beds and balcony
  • Biomass central heating
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, washing machine, dishwasher
  • TV, DVD player, CD player, WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Travel cot and highchair available on request
  • Off-road parking in rear car park
  • Access to Mar Lodge Estate
  • Two well-behaved dogs welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop and pub 4.1 miles
  • Note: The stag ballroom, grand dining room, library and drawing room at Mar Lodge can be hired separately for private events – please contact the lodge for further details on +44 (0)13397 41276
  • Note: Dogs are not allowed on beds or any of the furniture, you may like to bring an old towel to wipe muddy paws
  • Note: Please be aware there is livestock on the estate
  • Note: Mar Lodge Ranger service runs a number of scheduled walks and events throughout the year- information on these can be found by visiting here
  • Note: The opening times, visitor facilities and entry prices of all National Trust for Scotland properties and attractions can be viewed on their website here

The property

Lying within the depths of the Cairngorms National Park, you will find the splendid National Trust for Scotland’s Mar Lodge, which houses this stunning first floor apartment, Braeriach.

The perfect choice for a pair seeking a countryside escape amidst the breath-taking scenery of Scotland, Braeriach is one of several luxurious apartments within this traditional country lodge, affording wondrous views over the estate’s Caledonian pine forest, making it a true haven for a rural retreat.

After exploring the vast grounds on a morning walk, venture into your country retreat for lunch, with a well-equipped kitchen/diner presenting all the appliances you need during your self-catered stay, including a washing machine and a dishwasher for your convenience.

Choose to eat in the kitchen, or for a more formal dining experience, venture into the living/dining room, which continues the grandiose décor and furnishings of the property with a beautiful dining table and chairs resting behind the plush seating arrangement.

A quiet evening can be spent relaxing before the TV as you watch a favourite DVD, or simply enjoying the company of your loved ones, with this room hosting two extra guests on sofa beds, and the balcony doors letting in the fresh countryside breeze, offering a comforting setting to fall asleep in.

The elegant bedroom is home to a majestic four-poster queen-size bed, where you will feel like royalty as you drift into a slumber.

Freshen up in the bathroom making use of the classic roll top bath for a relaxing soak or enjoying a refreshing shower, preparing you for a day of adventure in this exciting area of Scotland.

Make memories you'll never forget with the ones you hold dear at Braeriach.

Note: This property can be booked alongside Refs. 1060441, 1060442, 1060443, 1060444, 1060494, 1060500, together sleeping up to 55 guests.

Mar Lodge Estate

Resting within the heart of the Cairngorms National Park is Mar Lodge, a beautiful Victorian sporting lodge that has been carefully restored by the National Trust for Scotland to offer wonderful holiday accommodation amidst one of the country's most iconic landscapes. With eight properties in total across the estate, Mar Lodge is ideal for large family gatherings or celebrations, providing couples and small groups with a perfect country retreat too. The picturesque lodge itself has been split into five luxuriously furnished apartments, including Dalvorar, Macdui, Braeriach, Derry and Bynack, whilst the remaining three, Claybokie, Garage Cottage and Creag Bhalg rest within a high-walled garden facing onto the river within the estate's pine woods. The main lodge is a true delight, with high ceilings, grand hallways and a fabulous billiards room, open to all apartments within the lodge at a small extra cost, the perfect space for socialising with your loved ones. This prime Highland estate has been visited by nobility since the medieval period and is now recognised as one of Scotland's most important conservation sites, with ongoing preservation work to maintain the beauty of the ancient Caledonian pine forest and to protect the native wildlife. If you're seeking a holiday rich in breath-taking scenery and outdoor adventures, then Mar Lodge Estate is a superb choice. Take walks through wooded glens, stroll alongside crystal clear burns and soak up the marvellous mountain scenery, with this estate being home to four of Britain's five highest mountains. Plenty of excitement can be had on a holiday here, with thrilling mountain-biking routes being perfect for adrenaline-seekers, the River Dee offering some of the best salmon fishing in the world, and classic sports like shooting and stalking being popular too. Head into the nearby village of Braemar for all your self-catering needs, home to a highly recommended local butcher, alongside some delightful cafés, shops and pubs to enjoy throughout your stay. Attractions nearby include the Queen's Balmoral Castle and Estate, with royalty often visiting the area since the estate was purchased by Queen Victoria in 1848, you can now visit too and attend a fascinating guided tour. Less than fifteen miles away is the Glenshee Ski Centre offering 40km of pistes for skiing and snowboarding in the winter months, so you can find excitement here all-year-round! History lovers will delight at the ease in which an array of wondrous NTS castles can be reached, including the fairytale delight of Craigievar Castle, Crathes Castle, home to diverse wildlife and an impressive interior, and Drum Castle, one of Scotland’s oldest tower houses, all just a scenic drive away. Enjoy the wonders of this location from the luxury and comfort of Mar Lodge Estate.

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About the location


Ballater 17 miles; Aberdeen 59 miles.

The village of Braemar in Royal Deeside sits amongst some of the most beautiful scenery Scotland has to offer. Nestling in the River Dee valley within the Cairngorms National Park, Braemar and the area around it are a treasure trove for the outdoor enthusiast, boasting 24 Munros, the highest 18-hole golf course in the country and close proximity to the Glenshee Ski Centre. The village offers plentiful opportunities for relaxation as well in the many cafes, shops and restaurants. The famous Highland Gathering in September, a favourite of Queen Elizabeth, is a spectacular feast of highland games, music and dancing. Inverness, Aberdeen and Perth are a great day out, are accessed through great scenery, and are well worth a visit. Royal Deeside boasts many rare wildlife and plant species such as capercaillie, roe deer, red squirrels and golden eagles. With Braemar and Balmoral Castles and the Royal Lochnagar Distillery in this area, there is indeed something for everyone in this delightful part of Scotland.

Note: Please be aware there is livestock on the estate
Note: Mar Lodge Ranger service runs a number of scheduled walks and events throughout the year- information on these can be found by visiting here.
Note: The opening times, visitor facilities and entry prices of all National Trust for Scotland properties and attractions can be viewed on their website here
Note: Victoria Bridge (Mar Lodge main access bridge) has been closed for restoration from August 2021, however there is restricted use for National Trust guests to cross

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas