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 (9.8)

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

Breakfast info

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

Free private parking available on-site


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Room type
1 extra-large double bed
1 extra-large double bed
1 bunk bed
1 large double bed
1 extra-large double bed
Bedroom ::
1 extra-large double bed
Living room:
1 sofa bed
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Travel Sustainable property
Travel Sustainable property
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
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    Hello Thank you for contacting us. Yes, some of our super king rooms convert to twin rooms. Can you please let me know what date/s you require? ..
    Answered on 10 March 2020
  • How far walking distance from Balliter? Any ground floor rooms?
    Hello, we are located in the village of Ballater. The centre of the village (church green) is a 600 metre walk from No 45. It will take approximatel..
    Answered on 17 February 2020
  • Where is the nearest Railway Station and do you have reasonably priced taxis in the area to get to Balmoral, thank you
    Hello The closest railway station is in Aberdeen which is 40 miles from Ballater. Buses operate between Aberdeen and Ballater several times a day. ..
    Answered on 19 February 2020
  • May we have a ground floor room and with a shower. Thank you for your assistance. GRy Roady
    Hi Gary You have booked a room on the 1st floor, if you prefer a ground floor room please ask Booking.con to amend your reservation. Best Regards Alison
    Answered on 31 July 2020
  • Do you have someplace secure and dry to store 2 bicycles.
    Hello, yes. We can store your bicycles in our garage which is locked overnight. Best Regards Alison
    Answered on 24 February 2022
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Hosted by Teddy, the resident Cockapoo

Host review score

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 *
Facilities of No 45, Ballater
  • Toilet paper
  • Towels
  • Bath or shower
  • Private bathroom
  • Toilet
  • Free toiletries
  • Hairdryer
  • Shower
  • Linen
  • Wardrobe or closet
  • Picnic area
  • Outdoor furniture
  • Outdoor dining area
  • 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).
  • Street parking
  • Accessible 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
  • Key access
  • Hypoallergenic
  • Designated smoking area
  • Non-smoking throughout
  • Heating
  • Ironing facilities
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Iron
Languages spoken
  • English

House rules

No 45, Ballater takes special requests - add in the next step!


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

Prices for cots and extra beds are not included in the total price, and will have to be paid for separately during your stay.

The number of extra beds and cots allowed is dependent on the option you choose. Please check your selected option for more information.

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

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

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

  • Room options at No 45, Ballater include:

    • Double
    • Holiday Home

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

  • Guests staying at No 45, Ballater can enjoy a highly-rated breakfast during their stay (guest review score: 9.8).

    Breakfast option(s) include:

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

  • 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.