Downie's Cottage is available on a night basis from £150 per night. See below for details.
Step back in time to this unique and fascinating Grade A listed cottage. Downies Cottage has been painstakingly restored with the support of Historic Scotland and retains all its original features – stone flagged floors, a box bed, hanging ‘lum’ and so much more. The restoration has taken many years but this is now a complete delight with all modern conveniences plus the atmosphere of times past. The original Downie family ran the croft as, what is thought to be, the highest working farm in Scotland but the cottage was abandoned some time between the wars and lay undisturbed complete with day to day articles like magazines, gloves, shoes and more lying about.
Inside there is underfloor heating, a wood burner, central heating, TV and Internet – quite a change from the Downie’s existence. Beautifully furnished in keeping with its age this is a cosy gem. The bathroom has a handcrafted bath you will be reluctant to leave as well as the modern shower. Outside there is a sauna in the steading and the patio has marvellous views across Braemar and the trout pond and the hot tub will pass many an hour for you. The cottage has limited space so some equipment such as a large fridge freezer and laundry is out in the steading
This sweet and luxurious cottage sits high up above Braemar in the middle of the Cairngorm National Park. The views are unbeatable and you have a wealth of opportunities in the area from visits to Balmoral, golf, fishing, biking and walking to the ski slopes of nearby Glenshee. Nearby is the National Trust for Scotland Mar Lodge where guided walks are a great way to learn of the countryside and wildlife.
This is a one-off – a pleasure to stay in and something you will remember always. The track up to the cottage is difficult and needs a 4x4 to access it.
Short breaks available all year round - call to book 01738 451 610:
29th March – 30th June £180 per night – min 2 nights.
1st July - 4th September £200 per night - min 3 nights.
4th September - 31st October £180 - min 2 nights.
Nov - £150 per night - min 2 nights.
10% off for 6 nights and above.
December to 29th March closed.