Offering a garden and garden view, Room on the River is situated in Cruden Bay, 17 km from Newburgh on Ythan Golf Club and 37 km from Hilton Community Centre. This property offers access to a terrace and free private parking. The property is soundproof and is set 37 km from Beach Ballroom. With free WiFi, this bed and breakfast offers a satellite flat-screen TV and a fully equipped kitchenette with a dishwasher and microwave. A private entrance leads guests into the bed and breakfast, where they can enjoy some fruits and chocolates or cookies. The property has an outdoor dining area. A selection of options including fresh pastries, pancakes and fruits is available for the continental breakfast. Aberdeen Harbour is 38 km from the bed and breakfast, while Aberdeen Art Gallery & Museum is 38 km from the property. The nearest airport is Aberdeen Airport, 38 km from Room on the River.

Couples particularly like the location — they rated it 9.7 for a two-person trip.

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Property highlights

Top location: Highly rated by recent guests (9.8)

Breakfast info


Free private parking available on-site


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Room type
Number of guests
1 large double bed
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Guest reviews


Value for money
Free WiFi
High score for Cruden Bay
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  • Nick
    United Kingdom United Kingdom
    Very clean and wonderful attention to detail. Right by the river so lovely sleeping with the window open, listening to the water. Great position with two places to eat and the beach within walking distance. Gillian was very welcoming and left a...
  • Nuria
    Spain Spain
    The owner of the b&b was so lovely and supportive. We found everything we needed for one night.
  • Wiesław
    Poland Poland
    A very positive place, the area around the castle and the landlady of the apartment
Quality rating rated the quality of this property as 3 out of 5 based on factors such as facilities, size, location and services provided.

Hosted by Gillian Cameron

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Gillian Cameron
'Room on the River' is a family owned Bed and Breakfast situated by the bank of the 'Water of Cruden' river which flows through Cruden Bay. Our architecturally-designed home - 'Burnbrae House' - has its own self-contained ensuite bedroom furnished to a high specification for your comfort. We are in a perfect, peaceful location for exploring all that Cruden Bay has to offer from its beautiful gold sandy beaches to the traditional golf course, as well as the surrounding Aberdeenshire coastline and countryside. A bus stop outside our house provides a regular service to the centre of Aberdeen to nearby Peterhead and surrounding areas. Our beautiful, tastefully decorated en-suite bedroom has all the home comforts you could need. We provide a delicious self-service continental breakfast in the room fridge, as well as a kettle, microwave and dishwasher. An iron, ironing board and basic toiletries are also provided. A wall-mounted 42" tv has access to Netflix. The room has its own private entrance and a sound-proof internal door and screen for guaranteed peace and quiet. There is also a private outdoor terrace with an under-cover seating area.
My name is Gillian and I look forward to welcoming you to Room on the River. I have lived in Cruden Bay for 30 years and love the peace and tranquility of the area. I am retired and am now a housewife and a grandmother.
Guests will be spoilt for choice with the local attractions. As well as having two miles of wide golden sandy beaches, Cruden Bay is home to one of the top 100 golf courses in the world. The village is overlooked by the historic ruins of Slains Castle - constructed in 1597 and believed to be the inspiration for the setting of Count Dracula by Bram Stoker. Explorers and photographers will love the nearby Bullers of Buchan sea caves and Longhaven Cliffs nature reserve. There is an abundance of beautiful beaches within a ten mile radius including Collieston and Newburgh which is well-known for its seal colony (and is also on the bus route to Aberdeen from our doorstep!) After a busy day exploring you may wish to visit the Kilmarnock Arms Hotel - only a 2 minute stroll away - for some delicious pub grub. Other amenities in Cruden Bay include a newsagents, post office and a chemist.
Language spoken: English

Property surroundings

Facilities of Room on the River
Great facilities! Review score, 10

Most popular facilities
  • Free parking
  • Toilet paper
  • Towels
  • Bath or shower
  • Slippers
  • Private bathroom
  • Toilet
  • Free toiletries
  • Hairdryer
  • Bath
  • Shower
  • Linen
  • Garden view
  • View
  • Outdoor furniture
  • Outdoor dining area
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Kitchenware
  • Electric kettle
  • Dishwasher
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Kitchenette
Room Amenities
  • Socket near the bed
Living Area
  • Seating Area
Media & Technology
  • Streaming service (like Netflix)
  • Flat-screen TV
  • Satellite channels
  • Radio
  • TV
  • Pay-per-view channels
Food & Drink
  • Fruits
  • Tea/Coffee maker
Good free WiFi 35 Mbps. Suitable for streaming HD content and making video calls. Speed test carried out by the host.
Free private parking is possible on site (reservation is not needed).
    • Designated smoking area
    • Heating
    • Soundproofing
    • Private entrance
    • Fan
    • Ironing facilities
    • Iron
    • Entire unit located on ground floor
    Languages spoken
    • English

    House rules

    Room on the River takes special requests - add in the next step!


    From 14:00 to 19:00


    From 07:00 to 11:00



    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 are not allowed.

    Cot and extra bed policies

    There is no capacity for cots at this property.

    There is no capacity for extra beds at this property.

    Age restriction

    The minimum age for check-in is 18

    Payments by takes your payment on behalf of the property for this stay, but make sure you have cash for any extras once you get there.


    Parties/events are not allowed


    Pets are not allowed.

    The fine print
    Need-to-know information for guests at this property

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

    License number: AS00192F

    Legal information

    This property is managed by a private host. EU consumer law relating to professional hosts might not apply.

    FAQs about Room on the River

    • Room on the River is 500 yards from the centre of Cruden Bay. All distances are measured in straight lines. Actual travel distances may vary.

    • Room on the River offers the following activities / services (charges may apply):

      • Yes, Room on the River is popular with guests booking family stays.

      • Room options at Room on the River include:

        • Double

      • Check-in at Room on the River is from 14:00, and check-out is until 11:00.

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

      • Guests staying at Room on the River can enjoy a highly-rated breakfast during their stay (guest review score: 9.5).

        Breakfast option(s) include:

        • Continental