Monthly Archives: December 2016

Mill of Dess Lodge Enjoys a Fantastic First Year



The inaugural year of The Mill of Dess Lodge has been an outstanding success by any yardstick. From a standing start, reservations kicked off with an Exclusive Use booking from a private group of rods from Dorset.
The Lodge hosted the Game 2016 event in which five Michelin-starred chefs from all over the world came to Lower Dess on a MacNab style expedition and then took the results of their endeavours back to Lyles restaurant in Shoreditch for a special dinner to celebrate the Scottish ingredients.
The residential Bridge Course proved a runaway success and is already almost fully booked for a repeat in September 2017. We were delighted to welcome a private grouse shooting party from Denmark who took the whole house and plan to return next year. We have also been pleased to welcome many guests from across Europe who have stayed in all manner of arrangements from B&B for a single night to a fully catered for a week.

A busy year has also included visits from the Scottish Field, Trout & Salmon magazine, the Countryside Alliance and George Goldsmith.
Next year, in addition to welcoming many new and returning sporting guests, The Mill of Dess Lodge will be the bridal “HQ” for a number of weddings taking place at both Coos Cathedral and Glen Tanar. We will also be hosting a residential painting course in late June hosted by the very well-known Carole Massey. Some spaces for this hugely popular course remain available.


There is also some prime fishing still available at Dess. Click here for more.

Antonia McKinley
Sales & Marketing Manager
Lower Dess Estate
01763 264249

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