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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

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 seating 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, TV/DVD, games console and music docking station
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
Boot room.


Double bedroom
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

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

Available Extras

Travel Cot (excluding linen)


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. 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.

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



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

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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).

Changeover Day: Sat

Rental - Date Range Sleeps 4 Sleeps 8
28 Oct 2023 - 17 Dec 2023 £850.00 £950.00
18 Dec 2023 - 27 Dec 2023 £1,495.00 £1,495.00
28 Dec 2023 - 05 Jan 2024 £1,495.00 £1,495.00
06 Jan 2024 - 02 Feb 2024 £850.00 £950.00
03 Feb 2024 - 29 Mar 2024 £950.00 £995.00
30 Mar 2024 - 19 Apr 2024 £1,250.00 £1,345.00
20 Apr 2024 - 03 May 2024 POA POA
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25 May 2024 - 31 May 2024 POA POA
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26 Oct 2024 - 19 Dec 2024 POA POA
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28 Dec 2024 - 05 Jan 2025 POA POA
06 Jan 2025 - 05 Jan 2026 POA POA
06 Jan 2026 - 05 Jan 2027 POA POA
06 Jan 2027 - 05 Jan 2028 POA POA

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.


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Excellent in every way. Hope to be back next year


Superb location for the Cairngorms


Great cottage
I have seen a big increase in cost over the last few years, which i understand.
And the additio...

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