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Highlands Hideaway

| Aberdeenshire, Scotland
20
10
10
Dogs allowed 1
Open fire / woodburner
Internet access
Catering
Stag Parties
Corporate gatherings
Wedding venues
Hen parties
3 more

At a glance

  • Fantastic salmon and sea trout fishing on site
  • Beautiful valley location
  • Luxurious en-suite bedrooms
  • Fully catered
  • Suitable for all group gatherings

Highlands Hideaway is a luxurious, fully staffed property on the beautiful river Dee, enjoying glorious open views out over the valley of Royal Deeside. The property’s 2.25 mile stretch of river offers (by separate arrangement) some of the best beat fishing, with excellent salmon and sea trout. The Scottish Dee is a Catch & Release river.

The Lodge sleeps 20 people across 10 sumptuous en-suite bedrooms, each one beautifully decorated with a range of soft and firm pillows to suit all guests. Indulgent throws, comfortable occasional chairs, Sky TV, fluffy white towels, a hot drinks tray with cookie jar, quality toiletries and sparkling en-suite bathrooms enhance the feeling of luxury. Bedrooms can be made up as a twin or super-king double, making Highlands Hideaway the perfect choice for any group gathering, including family celebrations, stag and hen parties, weddings and corporate events.

Highlands Hideaway is fully catered with an in-house chef who prepares a plethora of dishes to suite all tastes using locally sourced produce where possible. Food allergies can also be catered for and guests can enjoy eating in the very spacious Dining Room with a long banqueting table, exposed beams, a wood burner and exquisitely selected artworks and ornaments.

The Sitting Room offers plenty of space to relax, with comfortable leather and fabric sofas, occasional chairs and a selection of books and games for the perfect evening in. Set around a woodburner, the room is cosy and welcoming with bright cushions offering a splash of colour and a striking antler chandelier illuminating the vaulted ceiling.

Spend your days fly fishing for Atlantic Salmon (by separate arrangement) or exploring the beautiful rural location, including nearby Balmoral, and return back to the Lodge for a delicious supper. Muddy boots and wet clothes are no problem – there is a drying room for guests to use and secure storage for outdoor kit. 

There is a separate kennel block for dogs (free of charge) or well behaved dogs are allowed in the bedrooms at an additional charge of £10 per dog per night.  

SLEEPS 20: 10 en-suite bedrooms: 9 super-king size bedrooms which can also be set up as twins, and 1 twin room. Each bedroom is beautifully furnished; all except the twin room have stylish occasional chairs. All bedrooms have Sky TV, a room safe, hair dryer, fluffy white towels and robes and complimentary toiletries by Scottish Fine Soaps.

ADDITIONAL BEDS: 2 camp beds and 1 baby cot available on request, free of charge.

COOK + DINE: Highlands Hideaway is fully catered; the professional chef will cook all your meals which can accommodate any dietary requirements (please advise prior to your stay). A mouth-watering menu is available, and local produce is sourced where possible. Eat in the spacious dining room at the long banquet-style table with seating for 18-20, warmed by the woodburner. 1 high chair is available.

RELAX: The comfortable drawing room has a woodburner, sofa seating and occasional chairs. The 9 king-size bedrooms also have occasional chairs to relax in private.

BATHE: 10 en-suite bathrooms.

OUTSIDE: 428 acres of private estate to enjoy. Over 2 miles of the north bank of river Dee to explore. Excellent fishing in spring and summer.

TECH: Wi-Fi, Sky TV in all bedrooms.

PETS: £10 per dog per night to sleep in the bedroom. Use of outside kennels is free of charge.

VENUE HIRE: Weddings welcome. No license is required to conduct a wedding ceremony in Scotland. Couples can choose to be married on the river bank, or to have a small private ceremony indoors. Some couples put a marquee on the main lawn. The Highlands Hideaway team work with the couple to provide the service of their dreams.

The secluded and tranquil setting of the lodge provides the perfect location for undisturbed corporate events.

LOCAL AREA: Highlands Hideaway is set on the north bank of the river Dee, just 3 miles from the village of Aboyne which has an excellent selection of shops and eateries. The beautiful Aberdeenshire countryside is on your doorstep, offering no end of walking and hiking opportunities.

ACTIVITIES NEARBY: You don’t even need to leave the estate to experience some of the best fishing in the UK. The left bank stretch of the river can be fished on all tides, with spring being particularly good, and summer recently becoming as rewarding. There are 16 named pools along the 2.25-mile beat, with carefully positioned fishing sites. Two fishing huts are available, one featuring a fireplace, outside terrace, kitchen and cloakroom. The estate’s ghillie, Eoin has 35 years experience and can advise you throughout your stay.

Other activities in the local area include shooting at Invercauld Estate (39 minutes), cycling and mountain biking, Braemar Highland Safaris (43 minutes), Speyside Whisky Tours (1 hour 33 minutes), Deeside Activity Park (3 minutes), horse riding, golf and visits to numerous art galleries, castles and other historic sites.

You can even enjoy bird watching on the estate, spotting species including curlew, hen harriers, ospreys, peregrine falcons and golden eagles to name but a few.

GETTING THERE: Nearest airport: Aberdeen (25 miles). Nearest train station: Aberdeen (27 miles).

The Big Domain Limited is registered in England and Wales. | Registered Office Travel Chapter House Gammaton Road Bideford EX39 4DF | Company No. 04707652 | VAT reg: 942636610