Holiday lodges at Woodend of Glassel, Banchory

Our Perfect, peaceful Lodges

Welcome to Woodend of Glassel! Our comforable, dog-friendly holiday lodges 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 holiday lodges are large, comfortable and open plan. With patio doors leading out to a covered decking area, you can relax from the moment you arrive. Sit back and enjoy your morning coffee or while away the evening with a nice glass of wine whatever the weather.

Each lodge has a family bathroom and three bedrooms; one double with an en-suite shower room, a twin room and a full size bunk room. 

Ben Macdui has a wood burning stove. If you like a nice toasty fire to cosy up in front of during the colder months this is the lodge for you. 

You can step inside and take a closer look at our holiday accommodation – click on the virtual tour on the lodges page.

COVID-19 Update

We have been working hard to ensure that the lodges at Woodend of Glassel are as safe as possible, according to government and tourist industry guidelines. We have complied with all the requirements, the risk assessment is in place and we have introduced new levels of cleaning, disinfecting and sanitising.

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

Choose your lodge

Both holiday lodges have three bedrooms. If you are planning a large family holiday or group gathering, you can them book both. Together they sleep 12 people in 6 bedrooms.

To make life a little easier if you’re travelling with wee ones, we have high chairs and travel cots available on request.

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

Ben Macdui

Snuggle up by the wood burning stove in Ben Macdui on rainy days and cooler nights. The ramped entrance, wide doorways and specially fitted bathrooms provide accessibility and comfort to cater for guests 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?

the perfect setting for a relaxing holiday in aberdeenshire

Ben Macdui and Clachnaben holiday lodges are situated in a peaceful, rural setting. This perfect location offers guests a wonderful opportunity to explore much of Scotland. Because we’re also close to the picturesque town of Banchory, there’s plenty to do nearby. With two large supermarkets, a choice of local and national stores, an excellent monthly Farmers Market and several top class hotels, restaurants and coffee shops nearby, there’s lots to keep you busy. 

Every season has so much to offer on Deeside, it’s a great place to visit at any time. That’s why we are open throughout the year. 

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 holiday 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. Also, we regularly see Great Spotted Woodpeckers, Buzzards, Herons, Dippers, Grey Wagtails, Lapwings, Oystercatchers and many more birds. Hopefully you'll get a glimpse of some of these from your lodge during your holiday. If you're interested in wildlife, the surrounding area has lots to offer.

amazing activites

Indulge in a range of activities nearby. There’s golf, fishing, mountain biking, hang-gliding, pony trekking, hill walking, shooting, gliding, quad biking, paintballing, sailing, skiing, snowboarding (winter only!!), canoeing and many more activities to enjoy during your holiday.

Banchory itself 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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