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Latest update: Due to the ongoing COVID-19 situation, the Scottish Government has extended restrictions across the country. Following this guidance, all Hilton Grand Vacations managed properties in Scotland have temporarily suspended operations. The restrictions are expected to be in place until mid-February 2021, and are contingent upon further reviews by the Scottish Government. The next review is expected on 2 February, 2021Full details

For over a century, Craigendarroch has occupied a special place in the history of Royal Deeside.

The Keiller family built the main house on the resort as a weekend retreat in 1891. The development of Craigendarroch Lodges in the grounds of the Estate saw the first lodge occupied in June 1985 with 92 lodges complete by 1990. In 2000 the privately owned Darrochshiel House and land was purchased, this property was developed to a spacious country home (sleep 8) and an additional 6 lodges were built on the land taking the total number of lodges to 99.

All guests have access to the Country Club facilities including swimming pools, play park, squash, snooker, tennis, the Keiller Lounge and the House Spa. Due to COVID-19 the leisure facilities will have restrictions in place. The sauna and steam room facilities are currently suspended and will only open following guidance from the Scottish Government.

A true gem, located within the Cairngorms National Park, surrounded by stunning scenery, overlooking the River Dee, a 10 minute walk from the picturesque Victorian village of Ballater and 8 miles from Balmoral Castle.

Ballater is famous for its royal connections and a number of shops and businesses display the Royal warrants of the Queen and Prince Charles.

Our local activities page takes you to a variety of things to do in the area – like the popular Seven Bridges walk, a beautiful waymarked circular walk explores some of the fine countryside around the town of Ballater. The route described includes an optional detour to the ruins of Knock Castle, a sixteenth century tower house.

Centuries of tradition and heritage are brought to life in this beautiful area, with its quiet charms and relaxing pace of life. The lodges are perfectly designed to help owners indulge and capture the essence of a true Highland holiday experience in their own holiday home.