Fern Cottage

Braemar, Royal Deeside

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Fern Cottage is a substantial stone-built cottage in traditional Scottish style which stands in its own garden on the outskirts of the charming village of Braemar (with shops, pubs, restaurants and hotels) in Royal Deeside.

Quick Info

Sleeps: 7/8 Bedrooms: 4
Changeover Day: Sat Pets Allowed: Yes (2)
No smoking Bathrooms: 2
  • No Smoking
  • Pets Allowed
  • Open Fire/Solid Fuel Stove
  • WiFi

The cottage is currently undergoing extensive renovations and is being extended to offer even more generous accommodation. It will be completed and available from April 2017 when guests will be able to marvel at the wonderful transformation it has undergone (photos show the cottage prior to the renovations).

This is a cottage which, as you walk in, seems to enfold you in a warm and welcoming embrace and is a great place to enjoy with children and/or assorted family members. Once complete the downstairs will offer a spacious sitting room with traditional open fire, as well as a large new kitchen/dining room with folding doors that open up to the pretty garden. There will be a handy boot room and separate utility room and a downstairs bedroom and modern shower room have also been added to the accommodation.

Upstairs are three charming bedrooms, a double, a twin and a single room with additional pull-out child’s bed. The bathroom has a bath with shower over and a separate WC.

The rear garden backs right on to the hillside, where deer often graze, while the nearby duck pond with its ever-hungry tenants is a constant source of delight for children.

As the cottage is right at the end of the road, where it joins the track on to Morrone Hill, there is almost no traffic except the odd visitor coming up to the duck pond. The grassy garden is ideal for children and pets to play and with the hill immediately alongside, you can set off of a day’s walk without even getting into the car.

Map & Local

In the area, there is lots for all members of the family to enjoy. This is some of the best walking terrain in the country in truly stunning scenery, with a choice of forest and riverside trails as well as more demanding hill walking and climbing.

The energetic can tackle nearby Lochnagar, or brave the haunted Lairig Ghru, which is seriously spooky in even the brightest weather. Skiing (14 miles at Glenshee and 23 miles at the Lecht where there is also a dry ski slope), golf, riding and fishing are all available locally.

To the north visitors can take the famous Cockbridge to Tomintoul road, the highest in Britain, towards Inverness (70 miles with all facilities). This conveniently crosses the Malt Whisky Trail, so you may not get much further if you stop to sample the wares at some of the famous distilleries in the area!

To the east, follow the beautiful valley of the Dee to Aberdeen (60 miles), which is also well worth a visit and where there are also fine beaches to enjoy. The area is dotted with stately homes and castles - not least the Queen's Highland retreat at Balmoral (9 miles) - which are open to the public, so there is plenty to do in all weathers. To the south, the 'Fair City' of Perth (swimming complex with flumes, ice rink and all facilities) can be reached in about an hour.

Please note: while we make every effort to be as accurate as possible, the actual position of the cottage indicated on the map above and the proximity of the amenities in the Local Info section cannot be guaranteed to be precise and should be used as a guide only.




Sitting room with open fire, TV/DVD and CD player
Kitchen/dining room with wood-burning stove, hob and electric oven, fridge-freezer, microwave, dishwasher, etc
Drying/utility room with sink, washing machine and tumble dryer
Shower room with WC and wash basin
Double bedroom.


Double bedroom
Twin bedroom
Single bedroom with extra single pullout bed for a child
Bathroom with bath and shower over and wash basin

What's included

Linen (Double Bed)
Linen (Single Bed)
Sets of towels

Available Extras

Travel Cot


Bed linen and towels are INCLUDED. The first £25 of electricity INCLUDED with any additional usage payable by meter reading at the end of your stay. Heating is by gas central heating (first £25 INCLUDED with any additional payable at the end of your stay) and open fire (starter pack INCLUDED). WiFi is INCLUDED (subject to a fair usage policy). A maximum of 2 dogs are welcome at an additional charge (2 large, 2 medium or 2 small). If you wish to bring any other pets please contact us and we will see what we can do.



The calendar below shows dates which are either available or booked for this property. Use the Book Now menu above to select your desired holiday dates.

Changeover Day: Sat

Booked Available

Weekly Prices

The weekly guide prices for this property are shown below. Use the availability & book sidebar on the right to select your holiday or calculate short break rates (where available).

  • 2 Week Discount (£25)
  • Save 15% - Easter 2017 From 08/04/2017 to 21/04/2017
  • Save 10% - March 2017 From 11/03/2017 to 31/03/2017

Changeover Day: Sat

Rental - Date Range Sleeps 6 Sleeps 8
04 Mar 2017 - 07 Apr 2017 POA £595.00
08 Apr 2017 - 21 Apr 2017 POA £695.00
22 Apr 2017 - 05 May 2017 POA £595.00
06 May 2017 - 26 May 2017 POA £695.00
27 May 2017 - 02 Jun 2017 POA £795.00
03 Jun 2017 - 30 Jun 2017 POA £695.00
01 Jul 2017 - 01 Sep 2017 POA £795.00
02 Sep 2017 - 22 Sep 2017 POA £695.00
23 Sep 2017 - 13 Oct 2017 POA £595.00
14 Oct 2017 - 27 Oct 2017 POA £695.00
28 Oct 2017 - 20 Dec 2017 POA £495.00
21 Dec 2017 - 27 Dec 2017 POA £795.00
28 Dec 2017 - 06 Jan 2018 POA £795.00
06 Jan 2018 - 05 Jan 2019 POA POA
06 Jan 2019 - 05 Jan 2020 POA POA

Please note: Prices are calculated based on your party size at the time of booking. If your party size changes for any reason after booking please let us know so we can ensure the accommodation provided meets your exact requirements.


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The cottage was in excellent condition with all the facilities required and a number of useful incidentals included.


Lovely cottage in a superb location. If the sitting room sofas were a little more comfortable ie bigger, that would be p...

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spotlessly clean, well furnished and comfortable, a lavishly equipped kitchen and the cupboard full of toys and games wa...

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Perfect cottage in wonderful location.


lovely cottage,ideally situated and very well equipped.Would happily stay again.


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