Lys-Na-GreyneRhu-Na-Haven Road, Aboyne, Aberdeenshire, AB34 5JD, Scotland
Stylish and palatial retreat, offering hospitality that goes above and beyond …
‘Meadow of the Sun’, is the English title of this Irish Gaelic named Wolsey Lodge, and it is most fitting indeed. The sun rises in the morning at the eastern end of the walled garden, floats over the extensive lawn before setting beyond the herbaceous borders and woodland teeming with wildlife. All of which sits on 3.5 acres of land on the banks of the River Dee.
An extensive renovation has yielded marvellous results, retaining its Edwardian charm whilst accounting for every modern comfort on the cutting edge of luxury. Besides the six en suite rooms (one with a balcony), the lounge, conservatory, terrace, and grounds are also excellent locations to drink in the tranquillity of the surrounding countryside and unwind into total relaxation.
Your hosts love to spoil their guests, be it cake and drinks on arrival or a pre-dinner drink before embarking on a culinary journey of local produce expertly handled by the numerous eateries nearby.
Local produce is a standard here, backed up by the well-deserved Visit Scotland Taste our Best award. Breakfast is scrumptious and plentiful, with the family chickens; Mabel, Fudge, and Speckle, ensuring the freshest of eggs each morning.
- Free off-street parking
- Free Wifi
- National Park
- Places of Historical Interest
- Opening Times: closed occasionally
- Tel: +44 (0) 1339 886 502
- Mob: +44 (0)7816 570111
- Price Range: from £140
Room rate, based on 2 people sharing, including breakfast
2 Super King Size (en suite) - £160 - £180
2 King Size (en suite) - £140 - £160
2 Super King/Twin (en suite) - £180 - £200
The great outdoors is literally on your doorstep at Lys-Na-Greyne. Fishing in the Dee River can be arranged, with evening courses available for beginners. In the stunning Cairngorm National Park you'll find an abundance of walks and wildlife: whether you’re into walking, shooting or mountain biking there is plenty to do and see. Many cultural highlights include Balmoral Castle, Royal Lochnagar whisky distillery, Dunnottar and Braemar Castles, National Trust properties include Crathes, Drum and many more, conveniently grouped along a Castle Trail. Aboyne is a lovely Royal Deeside village, especially lively during the Aboyne Festival, Art Aboyne and the Highland Games.
“Joyce & Garry are sensational hosts! warm & welcoming! Nothing is too much trouble for them! The house is simply beautiful and elegant! Our room was very large and comfortably furnished overlooking the River Dee! Bed and linens were wonderful! The breakfasts were delicious! Try the smoked salmon and scrambled egg! We hated to leave!”
Visit Scotland Taste our Best Award, Hidden Gem Scotland Winner 2018, Aberdeen City & Shire Tourism Awards Winner 2017 & 2018, Scottish Tourist Board 5 Star
Garry & Joyce Welsh
- Bio : 2015 was the year your hosts, Garry and Joyce bought Lys-Na-Greyne and began the transformation into a fabulous B&B. The idea matured over the 15 years Joyce spent being a stay at home mum, her next plan had to allow for valuable family time, whilst also appealing to their love of hosting, welcoming and meeting guests from around the world in a warm and luxurious environment.