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1 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 2
Braemar, Aberdeenshire, Scotland

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Lorna R
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3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Wonderfully comfortable, cosy and spotlessly clean - will return!”
Reviewed 31 December 2015 for a stay in December 2015

We stayed in the self catering "Bothy" (studio) over Christmas and it was really lovely. Tastefully furnished, equipped with everything you could hope for, excellent central heating and spotlessly clean. In addition, Jennifer was a delightful host, explained everything we needed to know on arrival and even helped me clear the frozen snow off our hire car when leaving! Good value for money too - so will definitely return!

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Liked best: The huge and very comfortable bed
Liked least: The church bells which start at 8am
Travelling group: Friends
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Mr_Mrs_B...
Rochester, United Kingdom
2 reviews
“Perfect place to stay”
Reviewed 3 March 2015 for a stay in February 2015

Loved ivy guest cottage. Everything you need & spotlessley clean, wonderful comfortable bed & perfect location in the heart of the lovely village of braemar.

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Liked best: Everything about the cottage & wonderful location
Liked least: Absolutely nothing to dislike
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
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bowjohn
Manchester, United Kingdom
1 review
“enjoyable stay at ivy cottage”
Reviewed 24 August 2013 for a stay in June 2013

we had a very nice stay, the accomodation was spot on really clean & fresh. in a great position right in the centre of braemar ideal for walking biking and lots of other activities. jennifer made our stay a pleasure as soon as we arrived.she had a good knowledge of the area and scotland in general.we had our dog ruddy with us who was also made welcome. we will go back again in the near future and stay at ivy cottage. john & carol bowskill. from north of machester.

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Liked best: the stay itself and jennifer,s welcome
Liked least: going back home
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
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Friends getaway People with pets
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Penny D
Sidcup, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Didn't want to come home!”
Reviewed 25 June 2013 for a stay in June 2013

We have just had a fantastic week at Ivy Guest Cottage. Being right in the centre of the small town of Braemar, it was very easy to find and Jennifer warmly welcomed us with delicious chocolate orange cupcakes. A red squirrel just outside the window also greeted us immediately! The cottage was surprisingly spacious, with lots of cupboard space, decorated in a modern but comfy style. The kitchen had been thought about carefully - every utensil you would need was there. The super king size bed guaranteed a good night's sleep (although so did all the fresh air and mountain walks!).

The great thing about this cottage is its location. Being self-catering, supplies were needed and this has proved tricky when previously staying in cottages which are completely isolated. However, less than a minute's walk from Ivy Cottage is a Co-op open 7am-10pm every day plus an excellent butcher. These two shops served all our needs for the week. There are also some good restaurants within a few minutes' walk. At the same time, Braemar is a very peaceful relaxed place.

Another great thing location-wise was that there were a variety of excellent walks to do straight from Braemar without having to drive for miles first, plus a castle and a golf course. The town is also a good base for exploring further afield.

Overall, a brilliant place to stay and I would very much like to go back some time.

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Liked best: Location peaceful but with necessary facilities
Liked least: I had to leave and come home!
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
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Mariella5...
Plymouth, United Kingdom
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“It is a brilliant accomodation & service is 1st class”
Reviewed 10 June 2013 for a stay in May 2013
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The property is very clean and the owner Jennifer makes you feel welcome the minute she greets you at the door when you arrive. Her hospitality is suberb she makes you feel so welcomed it is incredible. The property is in the middle of all the amenities pubs;restaurants etc
I recommend her to everybody and hope they have a wonderful & unforgettable stay like my husband, I and another couple who travelled from Malta had!

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Liked best: Such an up to date property well kept and clean
Liked least: There is nothing to state that we liked the least
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
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