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The Pine Cone near Banchory -the ultimate retreat

The Pine Cone in summer
5.0 of 5 bubbles
19 reviews
The Pine Cone in summer
Treehouse with cosy chairs and power sockets for writing, reading and coffee at altitude!
The woodland treehouse in winter!
Dining for two!
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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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About the Owner, Bill F
Languages spoken: English
Response Rate: 95 %
Response Time: Within a few hours
Calendar Updated: Today
Listed since : Dec 2013
Overall rating: 5.0 / 5.0
Based on 19 reviews and 1 property
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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Listing #HL1222643
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Jill W
Lytham St Annes, England, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
41 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 February 2017 for a stay in February 2017

Fabulous little gem, hope too many people do not find out about this haven, so I can book again soon. Re charged my batteries in this calm relaxing atmosphere. watched the robins, heard the woodpecker and bunnies on the lawn at breakfast time. The owner thought of every thing from groceries, flowers,lovely and warm for our arrival, dog treats and...

Management response:

Jill - it was good to have you stay with us and many thanks for your encouraging review.Come back when all the trees are in leaf and the garden in bloom and enjoy the summer house and the tree house and the hens laying! Good wishes Matti


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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2016 for a stay in October 2016

Lovely people made us so welcome, really had a lovely couple of days, sad couldn't stay longer but hope to get back very soon.

Management response:

Sorry for late reply- it was a pleasure to have you stay at the PineCone- hope to see you again.regards Matti


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rachel h
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19 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 October 2016 for a stay in October 2016

Booked this with the excellent reviews in mind and this just completely blew our expectations! The garden overlooks a private forest with the treehouse, fire pit, and even a zip wire! Matti and bill were fantastic hosts and so absolutely compassionate. Even giving Craig a birthday card with a photo of the treehouse which made our day. Thank you both...

Management response:

Rachel and Craig - we were so delighted you chose us to celebrate Craig's birthday and really appreciate your encouraging comments. It would be great to see you next year regards Matti


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  • Books
  • Central Heating
  • Cooker
  • Dining Seats (2)
  • Dryer
  • DVD Player
  • En Suite Rooms (1)
  • Freezer
  • Hairdryer
  • Highchair
  • Internet Access
  • Iron
  • Kettle
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room Seats (2)
  • Microwave
  • Outdoor Dining Area
  • Patio
  • 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
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Dates Min stay Per night Per week
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Additional Rate and Availability Information
All heating,lighting,wi fi costs included. Initial coffee and tea,milk,cereals,local bread are provided on arrival.. 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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