Rating Icon/Rating/Sykes Icon/Rating/Sykes Icon/Rating/Sykes Icon/Rating/Sykes Sleeps 8 Bedrooms 4 Bathrooms 2 Pets Yes View on map Features Icon/Feature/Hot Tub Hot tub Icon/Feature/Off-road parking Off road parking Icon/Feature/Ground floor bedroom Ground floor accommodation Icon/Feature/Ground floor bedroom Ground floor bedroom Icon/Feature/Smoke-free Smoke-free Icon/Feature/Garden or Patio Garden / Patio Icon/Feature/Washing machine Washing machine Icon/Feature/Dishwasher Dishwasher Icon/Feature/Games room Games Room Icon/Feature/WiFi Broadband / WiFi Mr Shiel April 2018 “No instructions on how to work hot tub ...” No instructions on how to work hot tub No instructions on how to work hot tub bath panel split hoover not working looked like broken belt some dishes and pans not properly cleaned lock on front door needing attention Mrs Preston August 2018 “I was told when booking that silver birch was next to clacknaben view another lodge in the site that other members of the family were staying in and it wasn’t , I rang when we arrived to ask why I was told this and Sykes said they would ring me back the next day and I havebg heard anything since , very poor customer service!” Silver birch lodge is one of the few lodges that doesn’t haveany view just a hedge which was disappointing considering the site was obviously originally built for the lodges to all see the lovely views. The fridge only has one shelf in it which isn’t any good fir a group of 6 people staying , one of the freezer shelf doors is broken with s very jagged edge , I mentioned this to Sykes and also to the owners when asking how to turn the heating on but nothing was done about it . Show more Show less The property Banchory 5 miles. This delightful ground floor lodge is set on a park of similar properties overlooking Banchory in Aberdeenshire. The lodge is a stunning retreat where you can recharge your batteries relaxing in the hot tub enjoying views of the surrounding picturesque countryside. The main living accommodation is made up of a comfortable open plan area with a well-equipped kitchen, dining area and sitting area where you can put your feet up in front of the electric fire. There are four bedrooms to choose from which offer a combination of sleeping options to suit a variety of groups, one of which has an en-suite shower room and the others share use of the family bathroom. On sunny days, step out through the French doors in the living area to the decked terrace where you can enjoy the peace and quiet with your breakfast. For evenings in, the hot tub is an ideal spot to enjoy time with your group over a bottle of wine. There are a number of attractions available in the area and fabulous walking opportunities for yourselves and the family dog. Visit the nearby town of Banchory which has everything you will need including a choice of places to eat out in the evenings. The town has a golf course and there is excellent fishing available nearby. With something for everyone and a lovely lodge to return to at the end of the day, Silver Birch Lodge is ideal for your Scottish holiday. Summary All ground floor Four bedrooms: 2 x double (one with en-suite shower, basin and WC), 1 x twin, 1 x adult bunk Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC Open plan living area with kitchen, dining area and sitting area with electric fire. Gas central heating with electric fire Electric oven and gas hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, dishwasher, TV with Freeview, DVD, iPod dock, WiFi, selections of books, games and DVDs Fuel and power inc. in rent Bed linen and towels inc. in rent Off road parking for 2 cars Front decked terrace with hot tub and furniture One well-behaved pet welcome Sorry, no smoking Shop 5 miles, pub 2 miles Note: Mobile phone reception is limited. Calculate your drive time Submit About the location BANCHORY Aberdeen 15 miles. Banchory is an attractive Scottish town lying approximately 15 miles west of Aberdeen on the banks of the River Dee. It is a vibrant and well serviced town and nearby Crathes Castle is a popular tourist attraction and is considered to be one of the most superb castles in Scotland. The castle is open all year and owned by the National Trust for Scotland. Banchory boasts its own golf club with a driving range, mountain bike trails and a skatepark near the centre of the town. Of course, the River Dee offers excellent fishing opportunities and permits can be obtained locally. The pleasant high street has a supermarket and a fascinating mixture of shops where finding that special holiday souvenir will be easy.