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The Little Lodge - self catering Log Cabin
AB41 7TH

1 Log Cabin
1 bedroom
sleeps 1 - 4

open:  March/April-October/November; whenever the weather is best

no smoking   no smoking

type: Self Catering

tariff :
(per week)

minimum stay:

£145.00 - £280.00

1 WEEK; but 4/5 days is possib

location:  view map


Tucked under the Scots Pines, in the quiet daisy meadow behind their 200 year old home, the Thomas-Wrights have designed a comfortable log cabin for lovers of the outdoors and open air living.

The Little Lodge has a veranda on which to unwind with your glass of wine, mug of hot chocolate or a good book... It looks out over the rolling landscape and the huge, ever-changing skies.

Moving indoors, the simple & comfortable studio room is cosily furnished. You can relax on the sofa or curl up in the bunk beds, supplied with bed linen. The Little Lodge can sleep up to 3 people in single beds or a family of 4. There is also a TV, as well as clothes storage.

The Lodge has an adjoining kitchenette, separate from the main living space, where you can prepare and eat your food. It is well equipped with all that is needed for a relaxing break or an extended stay.

The shower and toilet are a couple of seconds walk away in the much admired 'Wash House'. There is also an outdoor Bush Shower for those who want to try something a bit different. Both these facilities are shared with the campers.

The meadow, which surrounds the Lodge, is also a hide-away campsite for tranquillity-loving tent campers. The handful of campers is kept to a minimum to retain the peaceful, relaxed environment.

(If you would like more information about camping here, at the Ythan Valley Campsite, please contact the owners through this website, simply telephone or email. Camping MUST be booked in advance to ensure a pitch is available.)

The Thomas-Wright family are keen environmental enthusiasts, so provision is made for Little Lodge guests to embrace recycling & composting, in order that as little waste as possible goes to landfill.

The Little Lodge rental varies according to the length of stay and the number of people. The owners are happy to hire out the Little Lodge for single occupancy if required. As a guide The Little Lodge rates are between Camping and B&B prices. Please telephone for more details: 01358 761400.

Special treats:
You can order home-made organic bread to be warm and ready for you in the morning, and free range eggs are available from the family's own happy, healthy hens. They can provide an organic fruit & veg box for you. They also offer a breakfast service delivered to the Little Lodge if you fancy a bit of a treat!

The owners are happy to offer advice & information on all local tourist attractions, as well as regularly updated What's On information.

On the doorstep there are:
Abundant local walks either inland or coastal, from gentle strolls to craggy mountains,
A host of quality National Trust properties and the magnificent Castle Trail,
Two National Cycle Routes passing close by,
An array of quality, challenging golf courses,
Local fisheries and the River Ythan for superb fishing,
A string of quaint fishing villages, with picturesque harbours along the coast,
Some of the best sand dunes in Britain,
Excellent bird watching and nature reserves,
Top notch museums: from Scottish Lighthouses to North East Farming; from Local Heritage Centres to the best Transport Museum for miles, and from Discovering the fun of Science to exploring Life Beneath the Ocean,
Atmospheric Pubs with traditional folk music,
Guided tours of the super Glen Garioch Whisky Distillery,
All of this is topped with beautifully large, ever-changing skies, awesome sunsets, and superb star-gazing opportunities.

Message from the Visitors' Book:
'Thank you for a really comfortable stay & smashing hospitality. I'm going to miss my cosy little lodge!'
'The most delightful spot run by the most delightful people you could ever wish to meet. The homemade bread is to die for!'
'Great Lodge, Good Fun. Why does anyone stay in a Travel Lodge!!'

Welcome to one of Scotland's Hidden Secrets!



Libby Thomas-Wright
The Little Lodge
Smithfield of Ythanbank
nr. Ellon
AB41 7TH

tel: 01358 761400

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