The beat at Lower Dess is 2.25 miles long and includes 16 named pools many of which are against a woodland backdrop. The river bank is well maintained and there are a number of gabions and croys which have been carefully sited to improve the fishing. The beat is fishable at all heights and most of the pools can be covered without wading. This is a four rod beat.

The Lower Dess beat provides sufficient access to pools for fishing from the bank, enabling fishing of pools throughout the whole season. Fishermen and their guests can avail themselves of either or both of the fishing huts on the estate. The award-winning hut at Upper Dess was built in 1998 and provides a feature fireplace, an outside terrace, kitchen and cloakroom.

A truly luxurious 10 double bedroom, 10 en-suite bathroom lodge which is fully staffed. The lodge is available on a full catered basis (dinner, bed & breakfast) using, where possible, the finest locally sources Aberdeenshire produce. Guests are invited to supply their own alcohol. Finished to the highest standards each bedroom is individually designed and named after a pool on the Lower Dess fishing beats of the River Dee.

Even the dogs are provided for with a separate kennel block.