Chance to lodge bid for Aberdeenshire business

AN accommodation business set in mature woodland in the Aberdeenshire countryside has come onto the market with property agent Drysdale & Company.

Located near Huntly and offering views north to the Moray Firth coast, Hill of Maunderlea Lodges is a 14-acre private lodge site comprising four detached three-bedroom lodges.

Lorraine Davidson, who has owned and managed the business since 2010 after inheriting it from her parents and is now selling up in order to retire, said the lodges are a great base for families or groups looking to explore the north of Scotland, and attract strong levels of repeat trade.

“This development has been a labour of love for my family for many years, from my parents building the lodges, constructed from Douglas Fir timber, to personally carving out the walkways which lead from the lodges,” she said.

“We have had visitors stay from all over the world, regularly experiencing full occupancy for nearly 52 weeks of the year. We wish a new owner well, as the location could not be better and there are still plenty of opportunities yet to put down their own stamp.”

Stuart Drysdale, director at Drysdale & Co, said the site offers “significant potential” for the development of additional lodge accommodation, subject to planning.

“Hill of Maunderlea Lodges represents a rarely available opportunity for a buyer to take on an established and profitable business,” he said.

“Self-catering accommodation has proven increasingly popular with the absence of freely available foreign travel, and groups and families are looking for relaxed, quality accommodation to base themselves for a break away to explore the countryside and the many activities available in and around the surrounding area.”