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The Pine Cone near Banchory -the ultimate retreat

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Overview
Condo/Apartment -
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:95%
Response Time:Within a few hours
Listed Since:December 2013
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 2 weeks ago

We were visiting Banchory, a town we used to live, primarily to catch up with old friends. We weren’t there as tourists although Deeside is stunning in the Autumn. The owners of the Pine Cone were very welcoming even allowing our daughter to stay in...More

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Storyteller543577, VR Owner at The Pine Cone near Banchory -the ultimate retreat, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Jane thank you for your encouraging feedback. Hope to see you on any return to Royal Deeside. Regards Matti

Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Our second visit to the pine cone and again had a great time. Walking in the area was limited due to partner’s bad knee but he described the pine cone as an ideal spot to unwind. Thank you Bill & Mattie, the attention to detail...More

Thank K H
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Reviewed July 26, 2018

We absolutely loved our stay at the Pine Cone. Matti and Bill were so kind and welcoming. The cottage was clean, charmingly decorated, well appointed, and very comfortable. They even had groceries in the refrigerator and delicious homemade marmalade! The property was beautiful and peaceful....More

Thank Mark H
Management response:Responded July 29, 2018

Thank you. Your review made my heart sing! We get great satisfaction knowing that our guests enjoy the Pine Cone. We want to provide just what we,would like ourselves. It was good to meet you and we do hope to welcome you again.

Amenities
  • Books
  • Central Heating
  • 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 Yard
  • Queen Beds:(1)
  • Refrigerator
  • Secure Parking
  • Soap/Shampoo Provided
  • Stereo System
  • Stove
  • 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 .
Bathrooms
    1 Attached (ensuite)
Bedrooms
    1 Queen
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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 neighborhood
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.
Access
Car advised
How to get there
Airport: Aberdeen airport: 18.6 mi
Railway: Stonehaven: 18.6 mi
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: 15.5 mi.
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