We stayed at the Castlewood Lodges recently for a mid week break.
There were 4 families in our party for family celebration. 2 families shared the 3 bedroom lodge whilst we shared the 4 bedroom lodge.
The lodges surpassed all our expectations, they are modern, spacious and clean.
The main area has seating, television, iPod docking speakers, dining table/chairs, open plan kitchen.
The kitchen has everything you need to cook with plenty of crockery, pots, pans, bottle opening, tin opener etc.
The welcome pack includes bottle of wine, bread, milk, butter, jam, some bin bags and dishwasher tablets. However as it is self catering I would recommend taking along extra dishwasher tablets, bin bags, tin foil, washing powder.
It was great to have the option of a full kitchen with oven, grill and microwave.
Banchory is a 6 mile drive away so it is easy to go into the town centre if you have a car. It is worth bearing in mind that Strachan which is 1 1/2 miles away has no shops, so best to come with your supplies unless you are happy to do a Tesco run to Banchory.
The hot tub was a real bonus for us. We had a problem one morning with it not heating up and it was quickly fixed.
We even went in at night so even if it is a bit cooler the water still stays nice and warm. A nice touch is that plastic cups are provided in case you would like to have an evening drink while enjoying the hot tub.
There are no walks nearby. But a couple of mile drive takes you to some nice forest trails that even the 70+ grandparents managed no problem.
On site there is a restaurant and soft play area for young children. We did not try this out but it was definitely popular with other guests and locals.
The only critisism I can offer is that there was only one double room. We went as 2 families so 2 of the adults were stuck in single beds. It wasnt really a problem for us but would have been nice to have the option of another double bed. Perhaps an option to have them clipped together.
We really enjoyed our stay and would happily recommend Castlewood Lodges for a family stay.
- Also Known As:
- Castlewood Leisure Club And Holiday Park
- Castlewood Leisure Club & Holiday Park Hotel Banchory
- Castlewood Leisure Club & Holiday Park Banchory, Scotland