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Come and see what all the fuss is about

Thanks to all our lovely guests who took the time to give us such great reviews on Booking.Com. #guestsloveus !! Everyone else – come and stay at our award winning Mill of Dess Lodge. www.lowerdessestate.com What are you waiting for?  

BUDDING ARTISTS! WHERE ARE YOU? LOOK AT THIS!
You Don’t Have To Fish Or Ski (Or Anything!) To Enjoy This Offer !

To celebrate the start of 2017 we have revised our December offer. You can now enjoy a delicious two course supper and a proper Scottish breakfast for just £140 per night for a twin/double room, £110 single occupancy. So you can snooze in an armchair in front of the wood burner or you can plan tomorrow’s expedition. Whatever your reason for staying at the stunning…

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Our Friday 13th Present To Lucky You!

To celebrate the reopening for 2017 – on Friday 13th January – of our beautiful Mill of Dess Lodge we have slashed our nightly B&B rates to just £120 for a double room and £90 single occupancy. This amazing rate will apply through to the end of March so contact Antonia and make your reservation now ! Antonia@lowerdessestate.com 01763 264249 www.lowerdessestate.com

Calling All Fisherman. Here’s A Special Deal For You

February 1st – 31st March 2017 The Lower Dess Estate invites you to stay at our wonderful Mill of Dess Lodge on the river Dee close to Aboyne. Toast yourself in front of our wood burner whilst your kit dries off in our uber-efficient drying room. Enjoy a delicious two course supper and a proper Scottish breakfast to set you up for another day on the…

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Calling All Scottish Skiers ! (Actually you don’t even have to ski….)

IMAGINE TOASTING YOUR FEET in front of our uber-efficient wood burner after a hard day on the slopes at Glen Shee or Lecht (just 40 mins drive away). We are offering skiers an all inclusive rate of £180 for a double/twin room to include a two course supper (single occupancy rate £110). We can even de-ice your kit overnight in our huge drying room. What’s not…

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SOME PRIME FISHING STILL AVAILABLE FOR NEXT YEAR

Now that the window has closed for this year’s rods to take the Dess beat in the 2017, I’m going to let you into a secret. There are just a few cracking April and June days still available. Have a look at our beat page on FishPal http://www.fishpal.com/Scotland/Dee/RodsFishery.asp?dom=Dee&btnm=Dess&btcd=DEDE or just call Dan Newcombe @ Strutt & Parker on 01330 826819    

St Andrews’s Day Sunset

Eoin Smith, the Lower Dess Estate ghillie, took this stunning photo from the river bank below our Mill of Dess Lodge on Wednesday. Come and see what a special place we’ve got on Royal Deeside. Bookings now being taken for 2017 and beyond. Contact Antonia on 01763 264249 or Antonia@lowerdessestate.com

End of Season Report

Who would have believed that we would even have a fishing season to report on when these photographs from the bend in the river just below Mill Cottage take our minds back to the beginning of the year and Storm Frank?! In spite of considerable change to the river structure, 2016 has been much more productive riverwide than last year. There have been more fish seen and…

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Storming to the end of the Season

Last week saw our guests catch 9 fish which brings the Lower Dess beat tally for the season so far to 106 – a pretty amazing total when you cast your mind back to all that Storm Frank threw at the Dee in January (see below the before and after photos) Philippe came all the way from Paris to catch a 16lb cock salmon on a 2″ Flashy…

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