We really, really liked this place. We had initially booked to stay in the bothy, and on arrival Jennifer showed us around the room etc., and it was really sweet although a little smaller than I had realised when booking. We were skiing for the weekend and had a lot of stuff so I thought I would check to see if we could upgrade to the ivy cottage guest cottage instead. Jennifer was extremely accommodating and allowed us to move and pay the surcharge the next day. Considering she had set the bothy up for us, it was very nice of her to allow us to do this. The bothy was very cute and completely sufficient however the guest cottage was just great, we were very pleased we chose to move. The wood burning stove was very much enjoyed and added so much to the coziness of the weekend. The bed is gigantic and very comfortable. The kitchen is more than sufficient and we cooked fajitas, cooked breakfasts and steaks with no problem. A word of caution though, the check out time of 10:30 is very strict - I woke feeling very unwell and my partner asked if we could possibly have an extra 30mins to sort ourselves out to which he was told no, that would not be okay. That did sour our experience a little bit as Jennifer had been so accommodating otherwise. However we really did have a marvellous time and I would recommend this place to anyone. We will likely go back.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- 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. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Ivy Cottage Guest House Braemar, Scotland