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The Pine Cone near Banchory -the ultimate retreat

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25 reviews
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1 Bedroom , 1 Bathroom , Sleeps 2
Banchory, Aberdeenshire, Scotland
The Pine Cone at Pine Lodge is a stylish self contained self catering
annexe to the Pine Lodge situated in a rural hamlet just outside Banchory in Royal Deeside Scotland.With its ensuite shower room and double bedroom ,vaulted sitting room and bijou kitchen area it is ideal for a couple ( and one dog!) .It is the perfect place to find peace and quiet,rest,relaxation and restoration. With the Deeside Walking Way merely 80 paces from the Pine Cone and the River Dee 5 minutes away it provides miles of forest and riverside walks suitable for the keen walker or cyclist.It is very near some of the famous River Dee fishing beats and with storage facilities for rods etc it is an ideal place to stay for the visiting fisherman.

The Pine Cone is surrounded by silver birches which sway in the breeze and there is a summerhouse in the garden to relax...
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Listing #HL1222643
About the Owner
Bill F
Languages spoken:English
Response Rate:100%
Response Time:Within a few hours
Interaction with guests
Bill and Matti live on site and are always available to help with travel plans,eating out options or providing local infomation.They however maintain a low profile and respect their guests wish to have a relaxing holiday and enjoy the wonderful tranquility of the area.
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Reviewed 12 January 2018 via mobile

Great stay, only spoiled by partner being ill and so had to leave early. Highly recommend this wee gem close to Banchory for essentials while being “away from it all” too. Stocked with more than just basic essentials. Shall be back!

Thank K H
Management response:Responded 17 January 2018

Kay - many thanks for your encouraging feedback. Hope your partner made a good recovery andthatyou will both be able to return sometime in 2018. Regards Matti

Reviewed 7 November 2017

Very pleasant and comfortable accommodation in a quiet location with beautiful woodland walks right outside the door, but an easy walk into the town of Banchory. Friendly and helpful owners who go 'above and beyond' for their guests, including provision of food staples so you...More

Thank Audrey W
Management response:Responded 15 November 2017

Audrey - many thanks for your encouraging feedback. We greatly enjoyed having you stay with us and hope you will return to this area in future. Kind regards Matti

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Reviewed 21 September 2017

Matti and Bill were very warm and welcoming to us and our dog. They had laid on a starter of basic foods so that arriving late would not have been a problem. Once we were there Matti gave us several pointers of places to walk...More

Thank Kenneth F
Management response:Responded 15 November 2017

Kenneth - thank you so much for your encouraging feedback . We enjoyed having you stay with us and hope that you will come and stay with us again Kind regards Matti ps sorry about tardy reply!

  • Books
  • Central Heating
  • Cooker
  • Dining Seats (2)
  • DVD Player
  • En Suite Rooms (1)
  • Freezer
  • Hairdryer
  • Highchair
  • Internet Access
  • Iron
  • Kettle
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room Seats (2)
  • Microwave
  • Outdoor Dining Area
  • Patio
  • Private Garden
  • Queen Beds:(1)
  • Refrigerator
  • Secure Parking
  • Soap/Shampoo Provided
  • Stereo System
  • Toaster
  • Towels Provided
  • TV
  • Wheelchair Accessible
  • Wi-Fi
House rules
    Not kid-friendly
    Pets allowed
    Smoking not allowed
    Check out: 11:00 AM
We only allow one dog to stay .
    1 Attached (ensuite)
    1 Queen
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Rates are calculated based on the latest information provided. Please contact the manager/owner to confirm actual rates for your requested dates.

Dates Min stay Per night Per week
Default 2 nights
GBP 65
GBP 420
9 Jul 2018 -
31 Aug 2018
2 nights
GBP 70
GBP 450
Please note: rates may have been converted from the original local currency to Australian Dollars and are approximate rates that may change due to exchange rate fluctuation. Please contact the manager to confirm actual rates for your requested dates.
Additional Rate and Availability Information
All heating,lighting,wi fi costs included. coffee and tea,milk,cereals,local bread ,juice , jams etc are provided . All linen and towels etc provided.
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About the neighbourhood
Set on a rural setting with trees all around this is the ideal getaway. Step out of the Pine Cone onto forest and riverside tracks which go for miles. Low level walking is plentiful particularly along the banks of the River Dee. It is a geo cachers heaven with a Harry Potter trail on the doorstep . There are castles,distilleries ,old churches all around and Balmoral the summer home of Queen Elizabeth is a 45 minute drive away.
Car advised
How to get there
Airport: Aberdeen airport: 30.0 km
Railway: Stonehaven: 30.0 km
Although the Pine Cone is only a 15 walk into Banchory and there is a good local bus service a car or bike is really essential to enjoy the rest of your stay..Coming from the south the road through Edzell and over the Cairn O'Mount offers a great viewing point over the rich agricultural lands of Angus and out to the North Sea. Edinburgh to the Pine Cone should take just short of 3 hours and the view over the Forth Road Bridge is special although best the driver keeps their eyes on the road! The road from the North over the ski area of the Lecht again offers great views .
Activities nearby
Fishing Nearby, There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive, Golf Course Is On Site Or Within 15 Mins Walk, Horse Riding Nearby, There Are Tennis Courts Nearby, Watersports Nearby, Nearest Beach: 25.0 km.
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