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House of Mark

Glenesk DD9 7YZ Scotland
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Welcome to the House of Mark, a friendly bed and breakfast, formerly a manse set within two acres at the foot of the Cairngorms National Park amongst stunning scenery and spectacular countryside, great walking on the doorstep, within an area steeped in history. The House of Mark overlooks the Water of Mark and, along with the Water of Lee, forms the river North Esk close by renowned for salmon and sea trout. After your day sightseeing, walking whatever, sit in the tranquil garden listening to the wildlife and water flowing by, or relax in front of an open fire. You may be lucky to catch a glimpse of the “Northern Lights” (aurora borealis). When particles from space are diverted by the earth’s magnetic field they give off a shimmering light, only visible in the North sky from the Northern Hemisphere. What better way to release the stress of everyday life! An Aga home-cooked dinner is available for guests.
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Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Free breakfast
Bicycles available
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Airport transportation
Horseback riding
Non-smoking hotel
24-hour front desk
Laundry service
Ironing service
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Non-smoking rooms
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Languages Spoken
English, Spanish, German


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TartanPimpernel2014 wrote a review Oct 2019
Scotland, United Kingdom215 contributions73 helpful votes
Welcommed by wagging tails and chuckie chucks. Ian made us welcome to his family run bed and breakfast. We stopped for here 3 days Ideal setting if you are walking the area or just exploring Glren Esk. House was warm and snug. A haven for a weiry traveller. Oddles of hot water on tap to soothe aching limbs. Our bed encouraged a full nights sleep and the dark skies offered a chance to star gaze. Our full moon put pay to our gazing but there will be future visits Breakfast was ideal to sustain us through to our evening meal. Chatting with fellow guests was entertaining and informative. We walked to The Queens Well enjoying wildlife and fresh air. Our needs were simple and this accommodation met them.
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Date of stay: October 2019
Iain@Sea wrote a review Sep 2019
Helensburgh, United Kingdom751 contributions237 helpful votes
The House of Mark is situated in an idyllic location within the spectacular Cairngorms National Park. The views around the property are wonderful. Ian, the owner, was an excellent and interesting host. His aged dog, Lola, welcomed us in the belief that everyone goes to House of Mark just to see her. The room was clean and the bed was comfortable. Breakfast was good and the timings for breakfast are flexible, which was a bonus. We were not rushed for check out either, although we left before 11.00 hrs in any case. A wee criticism is that issues in the room would have been nice. There was no TV either, but we were too tired to bother about that too much. The bushes alongside the drive up to the house should be cut back. I worried that my car would be scratched as it pushed aside overhanging vegetation. It wasn't, but..... Our bugbear lies with the hotel booking website. We were attending the Royal Braemar Gathering and so requested a hotel close to Braemar. The site stated that The House of Mark is 17-miles from Braemar, which technically it is as the bird flies, over three munros (mountains)! The absence of a helicopter to transfer us over the peaks meant that we, and all the other residents of House of Mark that night, had to drive two hours each way to attend the games. We had to do so again to visit Balmoral Castle and the village of Ballater. Despite the fabulous views we found that drive tiresome.
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Date of stay: September 2019
Cutajar M wrote a review Sep 2019
Litton, United Kingdom1 contribution
One of the best accommodations we've ever been in. Ian the owner of the house is exceptional. There is not enough praise that can justify this person. Travelling with a 13 year old needs planning way ahead and Ian helped us out from months ahead. We stayed in the comfortable cottage which was spick and span and so cosy. Ian would make sure that the fire would be lit up before arriving back in the cottage. The food was excellent and Ian was always there giving us loads of information and tips on where to go. The surrounding areas are simply beautiful….breath taking. If you are looking for a home away from home, than I would definitely suggest that you visit this place. Thank you Ian for making our holiday a memorable one, hopefully one day we will be able to visit again. Marita, Nick and Karl – Malta
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Date of stay: September 2019
Response from House of M, Owner at House of Mark
Responded 11 Sep 2019
Many Thanks for taking the time to write a review and we really welcome the fact that you enjoyed your stay at House of Mark Cottage. We hope to see you all again sooner rather later. Ian
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Pam L wrote a review Jul 2019
Edinburgh, United Kingdom52 contributions20 helpful votes
I went as part of a walking group of 12 people. We had the most enjoyable 2 days staying at this property. The surrounding scenery is amazing. We climbed to Mount Keen from here which was nearby. The owner Ian is a very friendly person with lots of local history. Hes a most obliging man who nothing was too much trouble for him. He offered to make pack lunches for us if we wanted for our climb. On our return from climbing Mount Keen we asked Ian if it would be alright to open a couple of bottles of bubbly that we'd brought with us to celebrate our achievement. He not only was happy with this but also gave us champagne flutes to drink from. To end our last night Ian asked if we would fancy a wee song to end the evening, we all had a sing along with him. Thanks for making our Munro trip so enjoyable.
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Date of stay: July 2019
Trip type: Travelled with friends
Adam M wrote a review Jul 2019
122 contributions44 helpful votes
Keep going and look out for it on the right.The drive was half washed away by rain but we got to it. Not luxury but comfortable and friendly. Good home cooking ..not grand but tasty. Location location...if you want peace,country and quiet this is it. Could have larger bath towels to be even better...
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Date of stay: July 2019Trip type: Travelled as a couple
US$101 - US$127 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Frequently Asked Questions about House of Mark
Which popular attractions are close to House of Mark?
Nearby attractions include Glenesk Folk Museum (4.1 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at House of Mark?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and an on-site restaurant.
What food & drink options are available at House of Mark?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast and an on-site restaurant during their stay.
Is parking available at House of Mark?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
Does House of Mark have an airport shuttle?
Yes, House of Mark offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Are pets allowed at House of Mark?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at House of Mark?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Spanish, and German.