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Welcome to Tornashean

The Edwardian lodge of Tornashean, Strathdon is set in a very secluded and tranquil location overlooking the river Don and within its own private valley and beautiful grounds of 65 acres. The house offers very comfortable and spacious accommodation for up 14 people and comprises four double rooms, two twin rooms and a bunk room with four beds. Four of the rooms have en suite bathrooms. The house has a large well equipped kitchen with kitchen table. The dining room with an open fire has a table to seat 20 people, large sitting room with open fire, a galleried hall stairs and landing, tv room and snug with a wood burning stove and a billiards room with a full size antique billiards table. The house now has a broadband internet connection. There is a very well stocked local Spar shop less than half a mile away.

Tornashean is perfectly located a few miles within the Cairngorms National Park, and is a great base for hill walking, fishing on the Don and surrounding rivers, or simply relaxing amongst the beautiful landscapes of the Eastern Highlands. For those who enjoy a dram, Tornashean is close to all the famous distilleries of Speyside, and is also near to many ancient castles.

For those who book well in advance, we can organise fishing tuition & courses on our own beat of the Don and on various famous beats on the Dee with Mr Ian Murray, who is an author and fishing & wilderness guide. He is very happy to teach beginners or those with more experience. Guided walks into the Cairngorms may also be arranged with prior notice.

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Tornashean kitchen

Large elegant dining room

Billiards room

One of the seven double bedrooms

Prices & Availability


Contact Matthew Brooksbank on 01481 266451 or

I would like to take this opportunity to thank you for allowing us to share the delights of Tornashean. We look forward to returning to the wonderful house & location soon.

Mrs Janet Macredie, Nottinghamshire

It is lovely having the estate to wander around, & the river is idyllic. The house is very well appointed, we especially enjoyed the billiards table.

Mrs Walker

Fantastic spot, totally tranquil & relaxing, the sun shone & could not have had a better week!

The Naismith family

Tornashean is lovely & peaceful - the best place in the World to unwind & chill out. I had a few good wild brownies on the dry fly, but put them all back. Would definitely like to return & fish some other local rivers for salmon.

Bill Wainwright

Thanks so much for such a great week at your family house Tornashean. We had a wonderful time fishing visiting castles & even went to the Corgarff picnic & games. Also really nice to be able to bring our bikes & dogs & go on all the lovely walks.

The Partingtons, Northumberland