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|
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.
Both the colourful twin bedroom and the spacious double room with a delightful cast iron, king-size bed are laid out upstairs with lovely bay windows that keep them bright and airy. They make use of the family bathroom that 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)
- Linen (Single Bed)
- Sets of towels (per person)
- Cot (excluding linen)
Bed linen and towels are INCLUDED. The first £15 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 20/12/2022 to 22/12/2022
From 27/12/2022 to 29/12/2022
From 03/09/2022 to 06/09/2022
Changeover Day: Fri
|Rental - Date Range||Sleeps 4|
|24 Jun 2022 - 21 Jul 2022||£795.00|
|22 Jul 2022 - 25 Aug 2022||£795.00|
|26 Aug 2022 - 15 Sep 2022||£695.00|
|16 Sep 2022 - 06 Oct 2022||£575.00|
|07 Oct 2022 - 27 Oct 2022||£695.00|
|28 Oct 2022 - 17 Dec 2022||£495.00|
|18 Dec 2022 - 27 Dec 2022||£795.00|
|28 Dec 2022 - 05 Jan 2023||£795.00|
|06 Jan 2023 - 02 Feb 2023||POA|
|03 Feb 2023 - 30 Mar 2023||POA|
|31 Mar 2023 - 20 Apr 2023||POA|
|21 Apr 2023 - 04 May 2023||POA|
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|26 May 2023 - 01 Jun 2023||POA|
|02 Jun 2023 - 22 Jun 2023||POA|
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|21 Jul 2023 - 24 Aug 2023||POA|
|25 Aug 2023 - 14 Sep 2023||POA|
|15 Sep 2023 - 05 Oct 2023||POA|
|06 Oct 2023 - 26 Oct 2023||POA|
|27 Oct 2023 - 17 Dec 2023||POA|
|18 Dec 2023 - 27 Dec 2023||POA|
|28 Dec 2023 - 05 Jan 2024||POA|
|06 Jan 2024 - 05 Jan 2025||POA|
|06 Jan 2025 - 05 Jan 2026||POA|
|06 Jan 2026 - 05 Jan 2027||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 only thing which stopped the rating being an "excellent" was the small number of some items of basic crockery which ...Read More
Thornfield is a very comfortable cottage, and we had a lovely week's holiday there. There is loads of space for 4 people...Read More
We stayed at Thornfield over the Christmas period. I am always a little apprehensive about staying away at Christmas in ...Read More
Great property in middle of town. Really well kitted out and it was absolutely spotless. Would stay again for sure.
Thornfield is a wonderful property. The kitchen equipment is all new and of a high standard. Lovely gardens, both front ...Read More