Braemar, Royal DeesideGuest Rating
Thornfield is a Victorian terraced house that sits right in the heart of charming Braemar, home of the Braemar Gathering, in Royal Deeside. The cottage offers easy access to all of the village's amenities, shops, pubs and restaurants as well as the beauty of the Cairngorms National Park.
|Sleeps: 4||Bedrooms: 2|
|Changeover Day: Fri||Pets Allowed: Yes (1)|
|No smoking||Bathrooms: 2|
|Licence No: AS 00165F|
Inside, a fire crackles away in the wood-burning stove that creates a warm and welcoming ambience in the sitting room and meals can be enjoyed together in the large dining room that has plenty of room for everyone.
The kitchen at the back of the house looks out towards the patio area and the entrance porch with its handy seating leads out to the front garden where pretty perennial flower beds line the path up to the door.
The spacious double room with a delightful cast iron, king-size bed is laid out upstairs with lovely bay windows that keep it bright and airy. Another double room, featuring vibrant colors, also occupies the upper level. Both rooms make use of the family bathroom, which is supplemented by a modern shower room downstairs.
The patio seating area out at the rear is a real suntrap so it is ideal for BBQs and there is a secure shed for storage of bikes and other sporting equipment. Steps then head up to the grassed garden beyond where cheeky red squirrels can often be spotted.
Braemar has lots to offer for a small village. It is a pleasant wander around the selection of interesting little shops and there are several different eateries if a break from cooking beckons.
Provisions can be bought at the small supermarket or butcher within the village, but Ballater (17 miles) is the place for really stocking up. It is also the starting point for several mountain biking trails.
Braemar is set right at the heart of the Cairngorms National Park with plenty to discover in the rest of the park – it is the largest national park in the whole of the UK after all! Keep an eye out for wildlife including ospreys, pine martens and red squirrels, or try climbing, riding or watersports.
Cycle hire is available in Braemar if you fancy exploring on two wheels and they offer ski equipment hire if a trip to the ski resort at Glenshee (9 miles) is on your agenda. Fishing permits can be purchased from the Braemar Tourist Information Centre for fishing on the famous River Dee (0.5 miles).
This is very much castle country, with the fascinating ruins of Kindrochit Castle still standing in the village. Just on the outskirts is Braemar Castle that you can wander around whilst listening to an audio tour on its history or take a guided tour with a knowledgeable local volunteer.
The Queen’s own Scottish holiday residence of Balmoral Castle is just 15 minutes’ drive away and is open to the public in the summer months. The Queen returns to the area every September for the annual Braemar Gathering where she joins the many visitors who flood in to enjoy the traditional Scottish music, dancing and Highland Games.
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 wood-burning stove and Smart TV
Kitchen with electric hob and oven, fridge freezer, washing machine, dishwasher, microwave, etc
Shower room with WC and wash basin.
Bathroom with bath and shower over, WC and wash basin.
- Linen (Double Bed)
- Sets of towels
- Cot (excluding linen)
Bed linen and towels are INCLUDED. The first £30 of electricity is INCLUDED with any additional usage payable by meter reading at the end of your stay. Heating is by electric panel heaters and night storage heaters and wood-burning stove (starter pack INCLUDED). WiFi is INCLUDED. A maximum of 1 dog is welcome at an additional charge (1 large, 1 medium, 1 small). No smoking.
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).
From 11/10/2024 to 14/10/2024
From 18/10/2024 to 21/10/2024
From 19/04/2024 to 22/04/2024
From 12/04/2024 to 15/04/2024
From 05/04/2024 to 08/04/2024
From 05/01/2024 to 08/01/2024
From 29/03/2024 to 01/04/2024
Changeover Day: Fri
|Rental - Date Range||Sleeps 4|
|27 Oct 2023 - 17 Dec 2023||£550.00|
|18 Dec 2023 - 27 Dec 2023||£850.00|
|28 Dec 2023 - 05 Jan 2024||£850.00|
|06 Jan 2024 - 01 Feb 2024||£550.00|
|02 Feb 2024 - 28 Mar 2024||£650.00|
|29 Mar 2024 - 18 Apr 2024||£750.00|
|19 Apr 2024 - 02 May 2024||£650.00|
|03 May 2024 - 23 May 2024||£750.00|
|24 May 2024 - 30 May 2024||£795.00|
|31 May 2024 - 20 Jun 2024||£750.00|
|21 Jun 2024 - 18 Jul 2024||£795.00|
|19 Jul 2024 - 22 Aug 2024||£850.00|
|23 Aug 2024 - 12 Sep 2024||£750.00|
|13 Sep 2024 - 03 Oct 2024||£650.00|
|04 Oct 2024 - 24 Oct 2024||£750.00|
|25 Oct 2024 - 19 Dec 2024||£550.00|
|20 Dec 2024 - 27 Dec 2024||£850.00|
|28 Dec 2024 - 05 Jan 2025||£850.00|
|06 Jan 2025 - 05 Jan 2026||POA|
|06 Jan 2026 - 05 Jan 2027||POA|
|06 Jan 2027 - 05 Jan 2028||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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This cottage is exceptional. It's super clean and comfortable and in a perfect location for all village amenities. The g...Read More
Kitchen was not perfect—— could have done with a tray to carry food etc from there to dining room which was down a corri...Read More
It was a comfortable & clean cottage and very well located. The lack of dedicated parking did not turn out to be a prob...
Thank you very much indeed for the review of your recent stay and for your helpful suggestions. The owner values your in...Read More
Wow! I came home from a week at Thornfield to book again for next year. We have stayed in other cottages in Braemar, b...Read More
Property was in middle of village and very handy for everything. Good accommodation and presented very clean and tidy.