Cranford Guest House features garden views, free WiFi and free private parking, set in Braemar, 12.4 miles from Balmoral Castle.

The bed and breakfast offers a flat-screen TV and a private bathroom with a hairdryer, free toiletries and shower.

Cranford Guest House offers a continental or à la carte breakfast.

After a day of hiking or skiing, guests can relax in the garden or in the shared lounge area.

CairnGorm National Park is 12.4 miles from the accommodation, while Glenshee Ski Centre is 8.7 miles away. The nearest airport is Dundee Airport, 49.7 miles from Cranford Guest House.

Couples particularly like the location — they rated it 9.9 for a two-person trip.

Cranford Guest House has been welcoming guests since 1 Feb 2020.

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Property highlights

Top location: Highly rated by recent guests (9.9)

Breakfast info

Continental, Full English/Irish, Vegetarian, Vegan, Gluten-free

Free private parking available on-site


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Room type
2 single beds
1 extra-large double bed
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This property is part of the Travel Sustainable programme, which means it’s taken significant steps to make your stay more sustainable.
Property questions and answers
Browse questions from guests for anything extra you want to know about the property
The property usually replies within a few days
  • Are breakfasts still available due to COVID-19?
    Yes! Guests are allocated a time slot so that we can manage and socially distance our guests. All service is at table. Guidelines are adhered to.
    Answered on 21 July 2020
  • is there any ground floor rooms suitable for the less mobile visitors
    Yes we have one room on the ground floor which is a family room which could also be configured as a double or twin room. It has an en suite bathroom.
    Answered on 1 June 2020
  • Dear Sirs in case of an early check-out (1 person) can you please leave a packed breakfast (sandwich, bar, scone, orange juice etc.) at Reception for the guest to pick up on leaving the keys/checking out? Thank you! Daniela Binanti
    Hi Daniel, Yes, we are happy to offer a packed breakfast. Kind regards Al and Sarah
    Answered on 26 October 2020
  • Hello What does private bathroom mean? We have just booked a double room at your place but do not want to share a bathroom. Thanks! Kind regards, Tore
    A private bathroom means that it is separate from the bedroom ie you must come out of the bedroom to access the bathroom, but because it is private it is not shared with other guests. An en suite means it can be accessed directly from the bedroom.
    Answered on 9 August 2022

Host Information

Host review score

Cranford is a traditional Highland house extended to offer comfortable and welcoming accommodation.
Sarah and Al have been welcoming guests to Cranford for over 10 years. We love being part of the local community. Sarah is involved in delivering an annual Mountain Festival, running ceilidhs and events for visitors. As well as being an awesome homebaker (your treat awaits!), she has a great knowledge of local plants and wildlife and also enjoys belting out some tunes in the local choir! Al is a retained firefighter, Mountain Rescue Team member and is involved in managing a community hydro power scheme. He also enjoys ski touring and mountain running.
We are passionate about the stunning Cairngorm National Park which our lovely village is located in. We are surrounded by beautiful mountain scenery, clean rivers, quiet pinewoods all rich in wildlife and biodiversity. It is a fantastic playground for either mountain sports or relaxing walks in the peaceful glens. Nearby are romantic castles, whisky distillery, galleries and lots of great places to eat and drink. We would be delighted to share our knowledge on the best local walks, places to eat and things to do.
Language spoken: English
Property surroundings *
Quality rating rated the quality of this property as 3 out of 5 based on factors such as facilities, size, location and services provided.
Facilities of Cranford Guest House
  • Toilet paper
  • Towels
  • Bath or shower
  • Private bathroom
  • Toilet
  • Free toiletries
  • Hairdryer
  • Shower
  • Linen
  • Garden view
  • View
  • Outdoor furniture
  • Garden
  • Children's high chair
  • Tumble dryer
  • Electric kettle
Room Amenities
  • Socket near the bed
  • Clothes rack
  • Ski storage
Pets are allowed. Charges may be applicable.
  • Live music/performance Off-site Additional charge
  • Tour or class about local culture Additional charge
  • Temporary art galleries Off-site
  • Hiking Off-site
  • Skiing
  • Fishing Off-site Additional charge
  • Golf course (within 3 km) Additional charge
  • Tennis court Off-site
Media & Technology
  • Flat-screen TV
  • Satellite channels
  • Radio
  • TV
Food & Drink
  • Special diet menus (on request)
  • Tea/Coffee maker
WiFi is available in all areas and is free of charge.
Free private parking is possible on site (reservation is not needed).
  • Secured parking
  • Electric vehicle charging station
Reception services
  • Invoice provided
  • Luggage storage
Entertainment and family services
  • Board games/puzzles
  • Books, DVDs, or music for children
  • Board games/puzzles
Cleaning services
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Laundry Additional charge
Business facilities
  • Fax/photocopying Additional charge
Safety & security
  • Fire extinguishers
  • Smoke alarms
  • Key access
  • 24-hour security
  • Shuttle service Additional charge
  • Pet bowls
  • Shared lounge/TV area
  • Non-smoking throughout
  • Wake-up service
  • Heating
  • Packed lunches
  • Carpeted
  • Family rooms
  • Ironing facilities
  • Non-smoking rooms
Languages spoken
  • English

House rules

Cranford Guest House takes special requests - add in the next step!


16:00 - 20:00

Guests are required to show a photo identification and credit card upon check-in


Until 10:30 hours


Cancellation and prepayment policies vary according to accommodation type. Please enter the dates of your stay and check the conditions of your required room.

Children and beds

Child policies

Children of any age are welcome.

To see correct prices and occupancy information, please add the number of children in your group and their ages to your search.

Cot and extra bed policies

Cots and extra beds are not available at this property.

No age restriction

There is no age requirement for check-in

Maestro Mastercard Visa Solo Cranford Guest House accepts these cards and reserves the right to temporarily hold an amount prior to arrival.


Smoking is not allowed.


Parties/events are not allowed

Quiet hours

Guests must be quiet between 22:00 and 07:00.


Pets are allowed. Charges may be applicable.

The fine print

In accordance with government guidelines to minimise transmission of the Coronavirus (COVID-19), this property currently isn't accepting guests from certain countries, during dates where such guidelines exist.

In response to Coronavirus (COVID-19), additional safety and sanitation measures are in effect at this property.

Food & beverage services at this property may be limited or unavailable due to Coronavirus (COVID-19).

Due to Coronavirus (COVID-19), this property is taking steps to help protect the safety of guests and staff. Certain services and amenities may be reduced or unavailable as a result.

Due to Coronavirus (COVID-19), this property has reduced reception and service operating hours.

This property will not accommodate hen, stag or similar parties.

Please inform Cranford Guest House in advance of your expected arrival time. You can use the Special Requests box when booking, or contact the property directly with the contact details provided in your confirmation.

Guests are required to show a photo identification and credit card upon check-in. Please note that all Special Requests are subject to availability and additional charges may apply.

FAQs about Cranford Guest House

  • Cranford Guest House is 500 yards from the centre of Braemar.

  • Room options at Cranford Guest House include:

    • Twin
    • Twin/Double
    • Double

  • Yes, Cranford Guest House is popular with guests booking family stays.

  • From the nearest airport, you can get to Cranford Guest House by:

    • Car 1h 20min

  • Cranford Guest House offers the following activities / services (charges may apply):

    • Hiking
    • Skiing
    • Tennis court
    • Fishing
    • Golf course (within 3 km)
    • Tour or class about local culture
    • Temporary art galleries
    • Live music/performance

  • Guests staying at Cranford Guest House can enjoy a highly-rated breakfast during their stay (guest review score: 10.0).

    Breakfast option(s) include:

    • Continental
    • Full English/Irish
    • Vegetarian
    • Vegan
    • Gluten-free
    • À la carte

  • The prices at Cranford Guest House may vary depending on your stay (e.g. dates you select, hotel's policy etc.). See the prices by entering your dates.

  • Check-in at Cranford Guest House is from 16:00, and check-out is until 10:30.