How do you fancy a stay at your own private sporting estate, set in the heart of Royal Deeside?

Our winner and three guests will experience a modern take on the Edwardian luxury that would normally only be available to those who lived upstairs at Downton Abbey – but with double glazing!

The Lower Dess Estate lies in Royal Deeside on the north side of the river Dee with uninterrupted views over the valley to the Forest of Birse. The 428 acre estate enjoys a very private and secluded position in a totally unspoilt rural setting, with plenty of opportunity to wander the grounds or take a more strenuous hike before supper. There’s plenty to do on the estate with golf, hillwalking, shooting, fishing, pony-trekking and mountain biking all available in the area as well as heritage sites, castles and charming villages to explore.

You’ll stay in the Mill of Dess Lodge, which is finished to the highest standards by well-regarded Scottish designers, with each bedroom being individually designed and named after a pool on the adjacent Lower Dess fishing beat. Every room offers Sky TV, wi-fi, room safe, hair dryer, and complimentary bathroom products by Scottish Fine Soaps.

The two course supper will be a special treat as the Lower Dess chef uses, where possible, the finest locally sourced Aberdeenshire produce, complemented by an excellent wine list. After a restful night’s sleep, you and your guests can sit down to a hearty breakfast, before heading off to explore more of the area.

The prize package includes two double rooms, supper for four and is worth
around £500.

Spending quality time in such luxury is worth far more!

Lower Dess Estate, Mill of Dess, Aboyne  Tel: 01763 264249  lowerdessestate.com

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