Fern Cottage holiday house Braemar is a traditional stone-built cottage in its own garden on the outskirts of the charming village of Braemar in Royal Deeside.
This comfortable family friendly cottage sleeping six is packed full of character and is an ideal base for exploring this fantastic area. It’s located next to the duck pond and is overlooked by the purple clad heather slopes of Morrone Hill.
Braemar – the heart of the Cairngorms
Braemar is in the heart of the Cairngorms, surrounded by high mountains. It’s famous for its Highland Games every September, which enjoy Royal patronage, and is close to Balmoral and Royal Deeside. One of the biggest draws to the area is the superb walking, covering every possibility from big days on the high peaks of the Cairngorms to gentle riverside rambles through pine forests.
Linn of Dee
One of the highlights is the Linn of Dee, six miles west of Braemar, where you can picnic by the dramatic gorge or enjoy a walk along Glen Lui to the abandoned Derry Lodge (10 km; 3 hours). This route offers fine views of the Cairngorm landscape of ancient pine trees and high peaks, and is also the starting point for one of Scotland’s finest treks, The Lairig Ghru.
This remote pass follows an ancient drovers’ route through the heart of the Cairngorms to Strathspey and Aviemore (32 km; 12 hours).
The area is packed with interesting wildlife; look out for red squirrels, red deer, black grouse, capercaillie, Scottish crossbill and numerous birds of prey.
Braemar also offers easy access to the village of Ballater, where Queen Victoria arrived in Deeside by train and spend time at the nearby Balmoral Castle, the Royal Family’s summer residence.
You can visit the exhibition at the restored station and café or Balmoral Castle where there is pony-trekking and a number of superb walks though the nearby forest. Watch out, you never know who you might come across!
Fern Cottage holiday house Braemar is a wonderful place for a family friendly holiday in the Scottish Highlands and a great place for exploring Royal Deeside and the Cairngorms.
Hire bikes in Braemar and ride to the Linn of Dee or Derry Lodge, enjoying the spectacular scenery.Explore Braemar Castle or the Queen’s country pad at nearby Balmoral.
Take a walk down to the punchbowl and take a riverside walk in spectacular scenery. Take the kids to feed the ducks at the duck pond next to the house and go for a picnic or fish & chips by the river. Try skiing or boarding at nearby Glenshee, Scotland’s biggest snowsports area. Climb the heather clad slopes of Morrone hill, overlooking the house and the many peaks of the Cairngorms.
How to book our cottage?
Call 01835 822277 or send us an email.
- Three Bedrooms / Sleeps 6
- Credit Card Payment Welcome
- Minimum Price – £375.00
- Maximum Price – £595.00
- Pets Welcome
- Changeover Day – Saturday
- Short Breaks Welcome
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