Holiday lodges at Woodend of Glassel, Banchory

Our Perfect, peaceful Lodges

Welcome to Woodend of Glassel. Our two large, comfortable holiday lodges, Ben MacDui and Clachnaben, are set in a peaceful location in rural Scotland. We’re  just a five minute drive from the bustling town of Banchory – and even closer to the village of Torphins in Aberdeenshire.

Both of the holiday lodges have an open plan kitchen/living/dining area with patio doors that lead out onto a covered deck. Ben Macdui also has a wood burning stove. There are three bedrooms – one double room with en-suite shower room, a twin room and a full size bunk room, and a family bathroom.

Pets are welcome (up to two dogs max).

Please step inside and take a closer look at our holiday accommodation with our virtual tour below!

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“Holidays are our passion! We think we know the perfect ingredients for a fabulous break and you will find them here at Woodend of Glassel!”

Choose your lodge

Booked together, our beautiful lodges sleep 12 people in 6 bedrooms, so are ideal for larger family or group gatherings.

High chairs and travel cots are available on request to make life a little easier when travelling with wee ones.

Well behaved dogs are welcome (max 2 per lodge).

Ben Macdui

Be warmed on rainy days and cooler nights by the wood burning stove in Ben Macdui. In addition, the ramped entrance, wide doorways and specially fitted bathrooms provide comfort for those with physical disabilities.


Clachnaben is the same layout as Ben Macdui but is furnished in a simple, contemporary style.It truly is a home away from home.

Why stay at Woodend of Glassel?

Lodges in Aberdeenshire: the perfect setting for a spectacular holiday

We are located close to the picturesque town of Banchory, which serves us well with a full range of amenities, including two large supermarkets, a choice of local and national stores,  an excellent monthly Farmers Market, and several top class hotels, restaurants and coffee shops. 

We are open throughout the year and as each season on Deeside has so much to offer, you may find it difficult to choose between them!

Our two lodges, Ben Macdui and Clachnaben, are situated in a peaceful,  woodland location offering guests a wonderful opportunity to explore much of Scotland.

We are happy to advise on walks, activities and days out – just let us know anything we can help with to make your stay more enjoyable!

Rural Setting

Peaceful countryside location -

Comfortable Accommodation

Two large 3 bedroomed lodges

Great Location

Just 5 minutes from Banchory

What our amazing guests have said

Woodend Wildlife

The grounds at Woodend are visited by Roe Deer and Red Squirrels and you might be lucky enough to see them from your lodges! Birds you may see close by include Great Spotted Woodpecker, Buzzard, Heron, Dipper, Grey Wagtail, Lapwing, Oystercatcher and many more. The surrounding area offers great opportunities for those interested in wildlife.

Amazing Activities

Indulge in a range of activities in the area such as golf, fishing, mountain biking, hang-gliding, pony trekking, hill walking, shooting, gliding, quad biking, paintballing, sailing, skiing, snowboarding (winter only!!), canoeing and many more… Banchory has two great golf courses and a driving range, a state of the art private gym (The Unit) and a newly opened sports centre with pool, gym, squash courts and sports hall.

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