Welcome to Clippie Lodge

Luxury historic holiday home in Ballater, Scottish Highlands - Views of the Craigendarroch, off street parking & log burner

This gorgeous, recently renovated and extended, luxurious holiday home sleeps 4 in comfort, and is situated in the heart of the Royal Deeside village of Ballater. The renovation work was undertaken with great care and a lot of thought to produce an environmentally sound private house with fabulous attention to detail.  Close to great walks and cycle paths as well as good coffee spots and a decent variety of restaurants.

Highlights

  • Dog friendly holiday accommodation
  • Sleeps 4 in 2 x bedroom suites
  • Off-street parking
  • Central village location
  • Log burner
  • Great countryside walks
  • Views of the Craigendarroch Hill
  • Good golf course close by
  • Ideally located to explore Royal Deeside
  • Character property, formerly part of the village bus station - Brand new renovation of historic granite building
  • Short walk to good restaurants, coffee shops and traditional pubs.

About Clippie Lodge

Clippie Lodge is in the heart of the village on a quiet road a minute away from the main street and all the facilities the village has to offer.

Clippie Lodge sleeps 4 in 2 lovely bedroom suites (one ground floor). The contemporary yet quirky open plan accommodation is a lovely new holiday home ideally located to explore Royal Deeside and surrounding area.

Ideally located...

It is close to several good coffee shops and the village fish and chip shop. On the corner of Viewfield Road is the fantastic Paper Shop. A Ballater institution, it stocks a large range of magazines, newspapers, cigars, cards, confectionery, toys and ice cream.

There are a couple of bike shops close by. They offer bikes for hire, to buy, repair facilities and cycling accessories.

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The start of the old railway line is across the road accessed at the side of the beautiful cream coloured Victorian train station which is now a restaurant, library and tourist information centre. The old railway line is great for walking and cycling. Look for the sign post at the old railway station.

Eating out doesn't take too much effort, all restaurants are within easy walking distance, even if you're feeling bit tired after day in the hills.

The golf course is close by too, surrounded by hills and with the River Dee close by, it is one of the prettiest courses to play. If you don't play, there is a lovely walk round the perimeter of the course and along the river, to enjoy.

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Dogs welcome holiday home in Ballater

We welcome well behaved pets by arrangement - please advise when you are booking if you wish to bring your dog so that we can ensure they are catered for.

Ballater is ideal dog walking country... we can advise you on walks and places to eat and drink that are suitable for dogs.

Although we love having dogs to stay, we ask that you don't leave your dog in the house on its own. We also ask that you do not allow your dog onto the furniture or on beds.  The fabrics have been chosen for human comfort.

The History of Clippie Lodge

The original granite building was part of the village bus station. It was used by the Station Manager as an office, the bus drivers and clippies were accommodated overnight when they brought the last bus into Ballater.  The bus station closed down several decades ago and was split into two lots, one lot on Golf Road became the Co operative shop which is still there today. The buses still stop outside the Co op today where they would stopped since buses first came into the village many many decades ago.

The other lot became Clippie Lodge, accessed from Viewfield Road. The building lay empty for decades before the restoration work began in 2020. The original building was taken back to the bare granite with only the walls and roof remaining. A large open plan extension was added to make it the luxurious comfortable house it is now.

The house was completed in May 2021.

Holiday Accommodation in Ballater - beautiful Scottish Highland Village

Ballater is a great location for walkers, cycling enthusiasts, skiers, golfers, fishers and those of us who just want to relax in a gorgeous part of the Scottish Highlands.