No 45, Ballater is a guesthouse set in an acre of gardens and is just 5 minutes' walk from the centre of Ballater.

The individually designed rooms each offer unique charm. All feature a hospitality tray with Scottish biscuits, tea, coffee and hot chocolate.

The spacious and comfortable public areas include a lounge with leather sofas and log fire in winter, and a library with a wide selection of books and games.

Breakfast is served in the conservatory from 08:00 - 09:30, with a full Scottish breakfast, porridge and a variety of cooked options. There is a range of teas and coffees along with cereals, fruit and yoghurt.

No 45, Ballater is surrounded by beautiful scenery with mountain and riverside walks close by. Balmoral Castle is just 6 miles away, and the Glenshee and Lecht ski resorts are a 30-minute drive away.

Couples particularly like the location — they rated it 9.8 for a two-person trip.

No 45, Ballater has been welcoming guests since 11 Mar 2007.

Property highlights

Top location: Highly rated by recent guests (9.7)

Want a great night's sleep? This property was highly rated for its very comfy beds.

Breakfast info

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

Free private parking available on-site


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Max adults: 3
Superior Double Room
  • 1 extra-large double bed
  • 1 extra-large double bed and
  • 1 bunk bed
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Max adults: 2
King Double Room
  • 1 large double bed
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Max adults: 2
Superior King Room
  • 1 extra-large double bed
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Max adults: 2. Max children: 1
One-Bedroom House
  • Bedroom 1: 1 extra-large double bed
  • Living room: 1 sofa bed
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Hosted by Teddy, the resident Cockapoo

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Teddy, the resident Cockapoo
No 45 was build around 1890 and was originally called, and is still locally known as, The Jungle. All guests can park free of charge at No 45. We have eight en suite guest bedrooms at No 45 and you will have use of two lounges during your stay. A hearty breakfast is served in the conservatory and will include fruit, homemade granola, homemade jam and a hot breakfast cooked to order. We are located in the village of Ballater and can recommend restaurants for you to try during your stay.
Les and Alison are both originally from Aberdeen and bought No 45 in July 2017. They enjoy living in Ballater with Teddy, their Cockapoo and foiur hens. We enjoy spending time in the large garden at No 45 and exploring beautiful Royal Deeside. We are happy to lend you maps and give you some ideas for walks and cycles.
Ballater is a village located in the Cairngorms National Park with a population of around 1800. We are situated close to Balmoral Castle and many of our guests are delighted to see our Royal Family in and around the village. We have lovely walks close by, both for the energetic and those who prefer a leisurely stroll. A favourite of many guests is the circular route around the stunning Loch Muick. Guests can hire bicycles locally and tours of the Cairngorms can be arranged with knowledge local tour firms.
Language spoken: English
Property surroundings *
Guests loved walking around the neighbourhood!
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What's nearby
  • Balmoral Castle
    6.5 miles
  • Royal Lochnagar Distillery
    6.5 miles
  • Lecht 2090 ski & Multi activity centre
    10.6 miles
  • Corgarff Castle
    10.6 miles
  • Aboyne Golf Club
    10.8 miles
Restaurants & cafes
  • Restaurant Clachan Grill
    0.5 miles
  • Restaurant Rothesay Rooms
    0.5 miles
Natural beauty
  • River River Dee
    0.5 miles
  • Mountain Loch Muick
    9 miles
  • Mountain Lochnagar
    11 miles
  • Mountain Ben Avon
    16 miles
Closest airports
  • Aberdeen Airport
    33.4 miles
  • Dundee Airport
    41.4 miles
  • Inverness Airport
    50.6 miles
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Facilities of No 45, Ballater Great facilities! Review score, 9.6
  • Toilet paper
  • Towels
  • Bath or shower
  • Private bathroom
  • Toilet
  • Free toiletries
  • Hairdryer
  • Shower
  • Linen
  • Wardrobe or closet
  • Picnic area
  • Outdoor furniture
  • Outdoor dining area
  • Outdoor furniture
  • Sun terrace
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Electric kettle
Room Amenities
  • Socket near the bed
  • Clothes rack
  • Ski storage
  • Horse riding Off-site Additional charge
  • Cycling Off-site
  • Hiking Off-site
  • Skiing Off-site
  • Fishing Off-site Additional charge
  • Golf course (within 3 km) Additional charge
Media & Technology
  • Flat-screen TV
  • 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).
  • Accessible parking
  • Street parking
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Shared lounge/TV area
  • Luggage storage
  • Wake-up service
  • Packed lunches
Reception services
  • Invoice provided
Entertainment and family services
  • Board games/puzzles
  • Board games/puzzles
Safety & security
  • Fire extinguishers
  • Smoke alarms
  • Hypoallergenic
  • Designated smoking area
  • Non-smoking throughout
  • Heating
  • Ironing facilities
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Iron
Languages spoken
  • English
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16:00 - 20:00


08:00 - 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 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

0 - 2 years
Cot upon request
Extra bed upon request
£15 per child, per night
3 - 15 years
Extra bed upon request
£15 per child, per night
16+ years
Extra bed upon request
£25 per person, per night

Supplements are not calculated automatically in the total costs and will have to be paid for separately during your stay.

The maximum number of extra beds and cots allowed is dependent on the room you choose. Please check your selected room for the maximum capacity.

All cots and extra beds are subject to availability.

Age restriction

The minimum age for check-in is 18

Maestro Mastercard Visa JCB No 45, Ballater 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 08:00.


Pets are not allowed.

The fine print

Reception is open for arrival between 16:00 and 20:00.

Please inform the property in advance if you expect to arrive outside of the official check-in hours.

Please note that dogs can only be accommodated in certain room.

Please note that dogs are only allowed upon prior arrangement with the property.

Please note that there is one dog and three chickens on the property. Occasionally, Teddy the friendly Cockapoo might venture in to the reception hall and guest lounge.

* Secure bicycle storage
* Secure golf club storage
* Secure fishing rod storage

Guests can relax in our south facing walled garden.

Due to Coronavirus (COVID-19), please ensure that you are only booking this property following the local government guidelines of the destination, including but not limited to the purpose of travel, and maximum allowed group size.

In accordance with government guidelines to minimise transmission of the Coronavirus (COVID-19), this property may request additional documentation from guests to validate identity, travel itinerary and other relevant information, during dates where such guidelines exist.

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

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 adheres to strict physical distancing measures.

It is not possible to stay at this property for Coronavirus (COVID-19) quarantine purposes.

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

Please inform No 45, Ballater 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.

FAQs about No 45, Ballater

  • The following parking options are available to guests staying at No 45, Ballater (subject to availability):

    • Parking on site
    • Private parking
    • Parking
    • Street parking
    • Accessible parking
    • Free parking

  • Check-in at No 45, Ballater is from 16:00, and check-out is until 11:00.

  • The prices at No 45, Ballater may vary depending on your stay (e.g. dates you select, hotel's policy etc.). See the prices by entering your dates.

  • Room options at No 45, Ballater include:

    • Double
    • Holiday Home

  • Guests staying at No 45, Ballater can enjoy a highly-rated breakfast during their stay (guest review score: 9.7).

    Breakfast option(s) include:

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

  • No 45, Ballater is 500 yards from the centre of Ballater.

  • No 45, Ballater offers the following activities / services (charges may apply):

    • Cycling
    • Hiking
    • Skiing
    • Fishing
    • Golf course (within 3 km)
    • Horse riding