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Cranford Guest House
Ranked #3 of 8 Braemar B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Edinburgh
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
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“Excellent Accommodation”
Reviewed 16 August 2014 via mobile

Stayed two nights for a mixture of work and munro bagging. Sarah and Alistair are very welcoming and very friendly and Cranford Guest House offers excellent, very comfortable accommodation. Delicious breakfasts and very helpful local advice. The small lounge is great - I enjoyed a wee dram (with a suitable donation to Al and his Mountain Rescue colleagues) while browsing the superb collection of books and an album of local photos. I'll be back...

Stayed August 2014, travelled solo
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SarahAnnHubbard, Owner at Cranford Guest House, responded to this review, 19 September 2014
Thanks very much for taking time out to review us. Glad you had a great stay and many thanks for your donation to Braemar MRT. Cheers, Al
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Stanwood, Washington
Level 3 Contributor
11 reviews
7 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 15 August 2014

Loved this place-beautiful inside & out. The hostess is very helpful & friendly, even did up our laundry for us. Beautiful home & grounds & near downtown area & walking trails. Hostess has a lovely, lilting English accent.

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled with friends
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SarahAnnHubbard, Owner at Cranford Guest House, responded to this review, 19 September 2014
HI Inez,

Many thanks for the kind review. We are delighted you had an enjoyable stay with us.

Sarah put her lovely lilt to good use last weekend when she sang to the Queen and Royal Family at Crathie Kirk.

With kind regards,
Al
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Reviewed 14 August 2014

We had a wonderful stay in July 2014 to walk the Lairig Ghru. Sarah is a great host and we especially appreciated the home baking. The room was comfortable and the breakfast was very good. Great location too. Braemar is a great base to explore the Cairngorms.

  • Stayed July 2014
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SarahAnnHubbard, Owner at Cranford Guest House, responded to this review, 19 September 2014
Many thanks for your kind review. We are really pleased you had a wonderful time.
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Aberdeen, Scotland
Level 5 Contributor
83 reviews
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Reviewed 13 August 2014

We stayed here for one night during August 2014.

We stayed in a family room which appeared newly decorated and to a high standard. Our room was a good size although our friends room was a lot smaller.

The owner was very friendly and helpful.

The breakfasts were of a very high standard offering kippers and smoked salmon and scrambled eggs which I always like to see on the menu!!

It was only a few minutes walk to the town centre from the B&B.

They also had a very useful casual sitting area which was great since we were travelling as part of a small group.

In addition to all of this I thought the B&B was well priced and good value for money.

  • Stayed August 2014, travelled with friends
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SarahAnnHubbard, Owner at Cranford Guest House, responded to this review, 19 September 2014
Thanks very much for taking time to review and your kind feedback. Best wishes, Sarah and Al
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Jackson, Mississippi
Level 3 Contributor
20 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 June 2014 via mobile

My wife and I enjoyed Cranford Guest House for four nights in late May as our base for day trips around the Cairngorms. Our entire experience was positive, right from the welcome pot of tea. Sarah is a great host (never got to meet Alistair). The breakfast selections were brilliant, from lighter offerings to salmon or full Scottish. Sarah was quite helpful to us in planning reasonable day trips and pointing us to decent restaurants. Our room and bed were comfortable. The designation "high speed" applied the Internet is a bit of a stretch. Everything else about our experience was satisfying. Appreciated the complimentary whiskey in the guest lounge.

Stayed May 2014, travelled as a couple
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SarahAnnHubbard, Owner at Cranford Guest House, responded to this review, 20 July 2014
Thanks for the review and we're glad you had an enjoyable stay.
Sorry the internet was a bit slow. We have recently had an engineer out to fix the problem and our broadband is now back up to speed!
Best wishes, Sarah
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Worcester, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 17 June 2014

It's well worth staying here just to sample Sarah's breakfasts - you'll struggle to decide between the continental, full cooked (inc black pudding), kippers, and scrambled egg on smoked salmon.
And for Munro-baggers like us it was very stylish to be presented with the proper mountain weather forecast each morning. And to be welcomed back in the afternoon with a big pot of tea.

  • Stayed June 2014, travelled with friends
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SarahAnnHubbard, Owner at Cranford Guest House, responded to this review, 20 July 2014
Thanks very much for your review.
I would like to take credit for the breakfasts, but it is actually Al who cooks those!
Hope to welcome you again if you still have some unfinished Munro's to climb in the area?
Kind regards,
Sarah and Al
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Johannesburg, South Africa
Level 3 Contributor
21 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 June 2014

Great overnight at Cranford with warm and welcoming hosts! Our room and bathroom were spotlessly clean and very tastefully decorated, also ample parking. Breakfast was delicious, appetising and well prepared. Can really recommend Cranford - it's modern, fresh and efficiently run.

  • Stayed June 2014, travelled with family
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SarahAnnHubbard, Owner at Cranford Guest House, responded to this review, 20 July 2014
Thanks for your kind review.
We are glad you had an enjoyable and comfortable stay.
Best wishes,
Sarah and Al
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Property: Cranford Guest House
Address: 15 Glenshee Road, Braemar AB35 5YQ, Scotland
Region: United Kingdom > Scotland > Aberdeenshire > Braemar
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 8 B&Bs / Inns in Braemar
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Number of rooms: 5
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
A deservedly popular guest house in Braemar, providing a home from home experience, in the heart of the stunning Cairngorms National Park.Contemporary ensuite bedrooms and a range of wholesome and healthy breakfast options await you. Alastair is a keen mountaineer, always happy to advise on the local area and Sarah is a great homebaker. The dream ticket! ... more   less 
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