Welcome to Ivy Cottage Guest House & Self Catering Accommodation. I aim to offer a relaxing stay in comfortable surroundings.
Set in the heart of Braemar village, you can enjoy views of the village centre from the front and are within a short stroll of the shops, cafes and restaurants of this picturesque Royal Deeside tourist village. To the back is a peaceful and secluded garden, attracting an abundance of wildlife, with views of the rolling hills beyond. In summary, Ivy Cottage is a perfect location!
I offer garage storage for bicycles, skis and golf clubs, a drying room for your wet outdoor gear (it sometimes rains in the Highlands!) and a laundry service. Free WiFi access is available throughout.
Braemar is located in the Cairngorms National Park. Famed for its highland Gathering in September, attended by the Royal Family and several thousand others, it is an ideal location for active pursuits including walking, golf, cycling in the Ciarngorms Park, skiing at Glenshee or the Lecht, salmon fishing on the Dee and stalking on the nearby estates, or for more leisurely sightseeing such as castles, whisky distilleries, shops and galleries, and just taking in the awesome scenery!
The Guest House was built around the end of the 19th century. It offers three guest bedrooms, with en-suite facilities, to book on a bed and breakfast basis. I offer a hearty Scottish breakfast made with local produce where possible in the lovely lounge/dining room with log burner overlooking the garden – enjoy your breakfast watching the birds and red squirrels tucking into theirs! I offer packed lunches by prior arrangement. The Guest House is not licensed to sell alcohol, but you are welcome to bring your own bottle. I can provide you with glasses and a corkscrew without corkage charge.
I offer two self catering options, each for two people. The first is Ivy Guest Cottage; a one bedroom cottage, set over two floors. The second is The Bothy; a studio. Both are comfortably furnished and tastefully decorated, with full central heating and wood burning stoves. This is an ideal option for those wishing to stay in Braemar a little longer and explore Royal Deeside and beyond, or for those wishing a more independent stay.
Ivy Guest Cottage
The Guest Cottage is a very comfortable and well appointed one bedroom cottage, set over two floors. The floor area is approximately 40 metres squared. It adjoins the B&B on one side, but is a completely independent accommodation, with its own front and back doors, small private front and rear gardens and separate parking for one car.
The ground floor consists of a lounge/dining area with wood burning stove and Freesat television with DVD player. There is a fully equipped kitchen with electric cooker, microwave, fridge with freezer compartment and a dishwasher. There is a modern shower room, with quality toiletries provided.
Upstairs is a bedroom with a UK super king size zip-link bed. Please note the height of the bedroom ceiling is 2 metres in the main area, with sloping ceilings to two sides (this should not be a problem for most people, but we feel it is best to make you aware).
Included in the price of the accommodation is the use of towels and bed linen, and reasonable use of electricity, central heating and initial supply of logs for the wood burning stove. Guests are welcome to enjoy shared use of the secure garage storage for bicycles, golf clubs and skis, and a drying room for your wet outdoor gear. Free WiFi is available. A laundry service is available for a charge per load. There is a NO SMOKING policy in all interior areas; smoking is permitted in the garden. The maximum number of guests is two. Sorry, pets are not permitted and our accommodation is not suitable for infants.
Contact details, Directions and Travel Information
Telephone: +44 (0)1339 741642
The main road to Braemar from the North (Aberdeen/Inverness) and South (Glasgow/Edinburgh) is the A93. Follow the sign off the A93 to the village centre. You will pass the Fife Arms on the right and the Mews (home of the Tourist Information office) on your left. Take the first road on the left after the Mews. This is an unnamed one-way street. Ivy Cottage is on the right, just after the church. Please don’t follow your Sat-Nav to
There is a bus service operated by Stagecoach between Aberdeen and Braemar. The route number is 201.
Aberdeen – 62 miles
Edinburgh – 90 miles
Glasgow – 117 miles