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Moorfield House

Moorfield Chapel Brae, Braemar AB35 5YT Scotland
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What you can expect during your stay
  • All linens sanitised in high-temperature wash
  • Hand sanitiser available to guests & staff
  • Stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
  • Daily temperature and symptom checks for staff
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Updated 20-06-23 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
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Updated 20-06-23 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.


#1 of 3 hotels in Braemar
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This charming Guest House in the heart of the Cairngorm National Park is run by Grant & Maria Mason and sits in a secluded location within the historic village of Braemar in Royal Deeside. Surrounded by mountains the property overlooks the famous Braemar Highland Games Gathering arena and is only yards from the Royal Pavilion. Recently refurbished the property offers a warm and friendly welcome, comfortable accommodation, fresh home cooked Breakfasts and is the ideal base for outdoor activities all year round. We have an outside seating area (weather permitting) with fabulous views over the Highland Games arena. Dogs are also welcome in this area. There is ample parking in our private car park for cars, Mini Buses and motor cycles, and we have drying facilities for wet clothing and lockable storage for bikes. Please note The Moorfield is now Accommodation ONLY. Our Bar & Restaurant has moved to a new site in the center of the village (10 minutes walk) this allows us to offer our guests a truly peaceful relaxed environment to unwind after a long day travelling or walking in the hills. As guests staying with us if you eat or drink in our new Restaurant & Bar called The Cairn Grill we offer a 10% discount on your bill by showing your room key to staff down the road.
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Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Free breakfast
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Non-smoking hotel
Shared lounge / TV area
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Rdajackson wrote a review Jul. 1
London, United Kingdom35 contributions12 helpful votes
This is an excellent well run guest house. My first experience was I phoned and left a message, they got straight back to me. Several emails sent were immediately responded. On arrival stayed in room 6 a garden room where dogs are allowed an enclosed garden and nice room. Nothing too much trouble, we had packed lunches for our walk, which was very good and the breakfast was excellent 2 sausage and 2 bacon for a cooked breakfast is a sign of a good place. Overall wanted for nothing, a great location overlooking the games arena. Highly recommended.
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Date of stay: July 2021
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Room Tip: The hotel own the Cairn grill which is also a great place to eat
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Mark S wrote a review Jun. 2021
Livingston, United Kingdom8 contributions3 helpful votes
Lovely place. Warm friendly people. Beautiful location overlooking Braemar Highland Gathering field. Clean spacious well appointed room suitable for family. We were a couple plus dog. Excellent breakfast looking out at red squirrels playing outside. Most enjoyable stay! Will certainly visit again.
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Date of stay: June 2021Trip type: Travelled with family
TimAndMattTravel wrote a review Mar. 2021
United Kingdom496 contributions81 helpful votes
This guest house is located in the town of Braemar, just a few minutes walk from the centre and right next door (overlooking) where the famous Highland Games are held. For a video review of our room, head over to you. tube and search for Tim and Matt’s Travel Reviews for this and many other room reviews. The Guesthouse is located at the end of a small lane, clearly signposted, just minutes from the centre of the village. A family run B&B, we were welcomed by the very friendly owners. At the time, full Covid precautions were in use and we had to wait outside for someone to let us is o our first visit (obviously once checked in, we had our own key to come and go as we pleased). Our room was on the top floor with a great view over where the Highland games would be played. The room was very clean and linen very fresh with plenty of tea and coffee making facilities and shortbread biscuits. The bathroom was a little on the small side and lighting made it a little difficult in the shower if you have poor vision, but it still had everything you needed. Breakfast was staggered so as not to over fill the dining room, however with only five rooms, it is not a bust place anyway. There is also plenty of tourist information with ideas on where to go and what to see in the room and the entrance lobby. There is no bar or restaurant for the evening, however the owners do have a bar and restaurant in the village called The Cairn Grill Restaurant & Bar which offered hearty meals after a day exploring, and, at the time we visited, were offering 10% discount to guests of Moorfield House. Should we be lucky enough to return to Braemar, we would stay here again.
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Date of stay: September 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Grant Mason, Owner at Moorfield House
Responded Mar. 17, 2021
Hi Tim & Matt Thank you for your review, we are very pleased you enjoyed your time with us. The lighting in the shower is to be addressed hopefully before we reopen after this lockdown with new extractors and new lighting, so hopefully everything will be nice and bright. The bathrooms are all small in our property a point that is noted quite a lot on reviews and also on our own website, with the exception of the family room which is a separate building, as the main part of the house dates back to 1851 the conversion from house to B&B back in the 1970's meant the bathroom size was limited a little in order to try and maximize space in the bedrooms. we look forward to welcoming you back if you are ever in the National Park
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stephenfran2016 wrote a review Oct. 2020
Aberdeen, United Kingdom6 contributions4 helpful votes
Despite being wet and muddy cyclists, we were welcomed inside. Room was really cosy and the whole hotel was warm and inviting. It has a clearly Scottish theme without being over the top and cliched, and I found myself wishing we were staying for a while and not just one night. The owners were really friendly and arranged for us to eat despite the Covid restrictions. We had steak and chips from their restaurant (Cairn grill, Braemar) delivered to the hotel. It was divine and excellent value. I have never seen such a huge steak, and it was perfectly cooked. Lots of Covid mitigations in place too. Felt very safe. Highly recommend.
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Date of stay: October 2020
essbeeuk wrote a review Oct. 2020
Rochdale, United Kingdom125 contributions79 helpful votes
Beautiful guest house a few minutes walk from the village centre through the Highland games arena. Nice room with a great shower and views over the arena. The continental breakfast bag was ample and kept us going for the day, and Maria was everything you could want from a host. We would definitely stay here again 😊
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Date of stay: October 2020
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US$109 - US$123 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Frequently Asked Questions about Moorfield House
Which popular attractions are close to Moorfield House?
Nearby attractions include The Braemar Gathering (0.1 km), Mar Lodge Estate (0.4 km), and Kindrochit Castle (0.5 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Moorfield House?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and an on-site restaurant.
What food & drink options are available at Moorfield House?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Moorfield House?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Moorfield House?
Conveniently located restaurants include Taste Braemar, The Bothy, and Braemar Lodge.
Is Moorfield House located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.5 km away from the centre of Braemar.
Are pets allowed at Moorfield House?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Are there any historical sites close to Moorfield House?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Kindrochit Castle (0.5 km) and Braemar Highland Games Centre (0.1 km).