About House of Glennie
House of Glennie was built as a Scottish fishing lodge in 1934. It’s on the bank of the River Deveron, about 50 minutes East of Aberdeen, and is ideal for parties of family and friends who would like a traditional Scottish holiday.
The house sleeps 13 guests, in 8 bedrooms, with 5 bathrooms between them. The bedrooms are all upstairs, and include three twin bedded rooms, three singles, and two doubles, one of which is en-suite. The remaining bedrooms share four bathrooms and a further separate loo. There is a pleasing tartan carpet covering the stairs and landing.
Downstairs, there are two comfortable sitting rooms, both with an open fire, and generous book shelves. There is a large kitchen with a breakfast table, and a separate dining room. There is also a Rod Room, and a utility room, for drying off outdoor kit and any odd spaniels that might need it.
Outside, there’s a spacious courtyard with ample parking, and a peaceful garden, sheltered by high walls. The river Deveron, about 50 yards away, is one of Scotland’s premier salmon rivers. The banks are perfect for picnics if you’d rather not fish, or there’s a sturdy fishing hut, overlooking the water, if the weather’s inclement.
Edmund’s Choice of Extraordinary Feature
“The House of Glennie has a real timelessness about it. It offers the sort of traditional holiday you remember going on as a child, the sort you long to take your own children on.”
About the Location
The House of Glennie is off the A96 (coast road) between Aberdeen and Inverness. It’s in the parish of Marnoch, and although the house has few near neighbours, the nearest village of Aberchirder (known locally as Foggieloan) has a thriving community.
Things To Do
The area has lots to recommend it for outdoors adventures, from walking and hiking trails to mountain biking to pony trekking.
There are plenty of Scottish villages to explore, and the house is about 20 minutes drive from the coast. The coastal town of Banff is nearby, known for its fresh seafood and a picturesque port.
The House of Glennie is very proud of the fishing it offers, do get in touch for further details.
Interactive map showing approximate location of House of Glennie.