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Fern Cottage

Braemar, Royal Deeside

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Sleeps: 4/8 Bedrooms: 4
Changeover Day: Sun Pets Allowed: Yes (2)
No smoking Bathrooms: 2
Licence No: AS01018F
  • No Smoking
  • Pets Allowed
  • Open Fire/Solid Fuel Stove
  • WiFi

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.

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. It has undergone an extensive renovation and extension and now offers generous accommodation with a large sitting room with traditional open fire and a spacious modern kitchen/dining room with folding doors that open up to the pretty garden and patio area. There is also a separate utility room, handy boot/drying room and a downstairs double bedroom and shower room.

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. Please note that there is a steep drop from the borders at the side of the kitchen so care should be taken.

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.

Local Events and Attractions


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 and TV
Kitchen/dining room with wood-burning stove, gas hob and electric combination oven/microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, etc
Drying/utility room with sink, washing machine and tumble dryer
Shower room with WC and wash basin
Double bedroom (king-size)
Boot room.


Double bedroom (king-size)
Twin bedroom
Single bedroom with extra single pull-out bed for a child
Bathroom with bath and shower over and wash basin

What's included

Cot (excluding linen)
Linen (Double Bed)
Linen (Single Bed)
Sets of towels (per person)

Available Extras



Bed linen and towels are INCLUDED. Electricity is INCLUDED. Heating is by gas central heating (INCLUDED) and open fire (starter pack INCLUDED). WiFi is INCLUDED. A maximum of 2 dogs are welcome at an additional charge (1 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.

Please note: For Fern Cottage, the tariff for 4 persons is based on two bedrooms only being made available.



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Changeover Day: Sun

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Weekly Prices

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Changeover Day: Sun

Rental - Date Range Sleeps 4 Sleeps 8
26 May 2024 - 01 Jun 2024 £1,650.00 £1,650.00
02 Jun 2024 - 22 Jun 2024 £1,295.00 £1,395.00
23 Jun 2024 - 20 Jul 2024 £1,650.00 £1,650.00
21 Jul 2024 - 24 Aug 2024 £1,695.00 £1,695.00
25 Aug 2024 - 14 Sep 2024 £1,295.00 £1,395.00
15 Sep 2024 - 05 Oct 2024 £995.00 £1,195.00
06 Oct 2024 - 26 Oct 2024 £1,295.00 £1,395.00
27 Oct 2024 - 19 Dec 2024 £895.00 £995.00
20 Dec 2024 - 27 Dec 2024 £1,695.00 £1,695.00
28 Dec 2024 - 05 Jan 2025 £1,695.00 £1,695.00
06 Jan 2025 - 31 Jan 2025 £895.00 £995.00
06 Jan 2025 - 01 Feb 2025 £895.00 £995.00
02 Feb 2025 - 05 Apr 2025 £995.00 £1,195.00
06 Apr 2025 - 26 Apr 2025 £1,295.00 £1,395.00
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Please note: Prices are calculated based on your party size at the time of booking and where more than one tariff is shown, the number of bedrooms made available may vary. This is allows us to offer larger properties at lower rates for smaller parties. 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.

For Fern Cottage, the tariff for 4 persons is based on two bedrooms only being made available.


Refundable House Holder's deposit required