"When visiting Scotland, one is instinctively drawn to the Highlands, the West coast, or indeed the capital city Edinburgh. But tucked away up in the North East corner is the hidden and little-known coastal gem of Banffshire and the countryside of Aberdeenshire and Royal Deeside all easily accessible from the gorgeous Maunderlea Lodges. Our eco-friendly holiday lodge was beautifully and warmly presented by Lorraine and her family in what can only be described as an ideal location for exploring either inland or coast. The lodge was one of four very modern and exceptionally well appointed home-from-homes (we should be so lucky), with ample space for everyone and facilities with great disabled access on the ground floor. Despite having lodges some distance on either side there was never a sense of being overlooked, each with their own vista of the Grampians. A short walk up the hill took you to a small viewpoint where you were presented with uninterrupted views of the stunning Moray Firth or the far mountains bathed in sunshine form the setting sun. Great location for walking, biking, visiting one of many distilleries offering the ‘water of life’, or even more spectacular castles. Peace and tranquillity surrounds you, or visit Aberdeen or Inverness for city excursions. Our family cannot recommend this splendid group of holiday lodges highly enough for couples, families, or small groups seeking the perfect getaway."
"What a discovery!"
We were in Scotland on vacation from Canada and felt like staying in one place for a few days and visit the area slowly. We found the Hill of Maunderlea lodges and stayed there for the rest of our vacation. What a beautiful place! The house is fabulous with everything inside top of the line. The outside is idyllic, the view is breathtaking, I don't have enough words to describe it. The owners greeted us like friends and went out of their way to ensure we had everything we needed. Thanks again for arranging a work area for me. If we go back to Scotland, we will be sure to return to your lodge. Best regards from Canada!
"Home from Home"
“As annual visitors to the Banff area for the past number of years, we were made aware of the lodges at Hill of Maunderlea. My wife and I, together with our granddaughter, spent three fantastic weeks using the lodge as our base. The lodges are not only beautifully appointed with magnificent views but are also ideally located to explore the area. It was a wonderful experience to be welcomed by Lorraine who not only catered for our every requirement but made us feel completely at home. We have already booked the lodge for next year and cannot wait to visit again."
Jimmy Shand. Johannesburg. South Africa
"Magnificent vacation in this cosy, comfortable accommodation, equipped with quality furniture mágnificamente and all appliances required, wide and surrounded by a quiet, relaxing environment where they can really rest. The trees that surround the building and the Green that envelops permanently what reaches the view, produce you a feeling of great relaxation. The attention of the owners has been excenlente of an exquisite kindness. In the surrounding area boasts amazing landscapes, they are charming towns and fascinating monuments. A highly recommended place."
We are Spaniards from Seville and Cácere
"Home away from Home"
"We left our hearts in the Hills of Maunderlea. The unit was spotless and modern. The walking paths were well maintained with plenty of places to rest along the way.The viewpoint takes your breath away, providing views extending to the North Sea. The owners are very visible and ready to help, even if it meant sharing their Sat-Nav with chronically lost guests like us. Whether you follow the Whiskey trail, play golf, hike or just relax you will find plenty to do in Northern Scotland. Our only regret was that we couldn't stay longer. We would definitely recommend this property to our friends and family. We hope to return soon."
"Where to begin? Beautiful setting with spectacular panoramic views, high quality buildings. The lodges attract all the senses surrounded by fir trees and made from Douglas fir and pine. The sight and sound is so relaxing inside the lodge, the wood is so warm to touch. Excellent disabled access into and around the ground floor, now I want a wet room at home! Well put together information pack thank you for recommending local hotel and fish and chip shop, staff and food brilliant. So Lorraine and Brian thank you for such a warm welcome, great lodge please book us in for August next year, same two lodges please!"
"Arrived to a stunning location and beautiful lodge; very, very well presented and a very warm welcome. Very much appreciated the milk, tea, biscuits - much needed after our long journey. Will recommend to friends and family and will be booking again soon."
"Very impressed with lodges. Extremely well equipped in a lovely location. Plenty to do within 20 mile radius. Strathisla Distillery and Macduff Aquarium worth a visit. Portsoy ice cream - delicious! Food in area very good. Surfing at Banff Beach - Great! Lessons with Dave good value for two hours great in all weather - give it a go. Finally thank you for the warm welcome and will definitely recommend to family and friends."
Johnstone family, Dumfries
"Lodges furnished to a very high standard, comfortable and well built. An asset to the area. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay. Many thanks to Lorraine and Brian for the warm welcome."
John - Kincardine
"First class accommodation in spectacular surroundings. You have thought of everything and although we are only here for a short break we will definitely be retunring for a longer stay. Many thanks for the warm, friendly welcome."
Joyce - Ayrshire
"What a fantastic place to stay with an awesome veiw! Everyone incredibly welcoming and can't wait to recommend to all our friends and family."
Fiona and family - Essex
"Thank you for a fabulous week! The lodges are excellent and the area is beautiful. Will definitely recommend to other people and hope to come back soon."
Charlotte and family - Scarborough
"Owners and lodges 12 out of 10. 100% for accommodation."
"We looked at a lot of places in surrounding area but Hill of Maunderlea Lodges beats everywhere hands down. So close to lots of great golf courses. Simply beautiful surroundings. We will be back."
Welker family - Perth
"Beautiful scenery, wonderful accommodation 5 star! Who could ask for anything more? We loved our stay and will be back!"
"Loved the views, very peaceful and relaxing atmosphere, inside and out at Maunderlea. Fantastic accommodation, wish we could've stayed longer."
Ward - Ohio, U.S.A.
"Lodge lovely with great veiws, everything finished to a great standard. Really appreciated the welcoming touches such as essentials in fridge and chocolate on pillow."
Lee - Torphins, Aberdeen
"Lodges 5* Owners 5* Owners VERY helpful. A nice warm welcome from Lorraine, gorgeous place to stay with beautiful scenery."
Robert - Aberdeen
"Excellent accommodation. Plenty to see and do in surrounding area. Will need another visit to take it all in. Lovely wecome from Lorraine on arrival. Set in a beautiful location."
Joe - Perth
"Our welcome was a delight from Lorraine, she could not have been more helpful especially making the children feel at home. The lodges are equipped perfectly, scenery and surrounding area breathtaking. Sorry to be leaving."
Ken & Madge - Dover
"Lorraine & Alan, thank you for the warm welcome and a lovely week in Pine Lodge. The lodge is really beautiful with everything you need for a great holiday and we have thoroughly enjoyed exploring the coastal area."
Mick & Jean & family - Kelso