Gathering bids for Deeside property


The Braemar Lodge Hotel has seven letting bedrooms
Braemar business offers a range of accommodation

A COUNTRY hotel and chalet business in the heart of Royal Deeside is up for sale after 15 years under the same ownership

A former Victorian shooting lodge dating from 1870, Braemar Lodge Hotel & Chalets offers a range of letting and owner’s accommodation. The business, which comprises the hotel, an adjacent bunkhouse and nine self-catering timber chalets, is for sale as a whole or in two lots: the hotel and bunkhouse, for which offers around £500,000 are sought; and the chalets, which are on the market at £550,000. The main lodge has seven bedrooms, a lounge bar with panelled walls and an open fire, and a restaurant, which caters for 14 covers in the dining room; a further 26 can be accommodated in the adjoining conservatory. A large sitting room on the ground floor is used by the current owners, who live in one of the chalets. The adjacent bunkhouse can sleep 12 and has its own kitchen, toilets and showers, as well as a laundry room. Of the nine chalets, seven are detached and have three bedrooms, while the remaining two are semi-detached with two bedrooms.


There are nine self-catering chalets and a bunkhouse in the grounds

The business is said to have undergone extensive refurbishment under current owners Ronnie and Fiona Moore, who have been at the helm since 1996 and now plan to retire from the trade.
Colliers International director Alistair Letham, who is handling the sale, said the business attracts a high level of repeat custom from a broad clientele, including visitors to the annual Braemar Gathering, golfers and skiers.
“The Braemar Lodge Hotel & Chalets is truly a multi-faceted leisure business providing a range of accommodation from bunkhouse hostels to quality country house-style letting bedrooms,” he said.
“The property is highly visible and well-located. Braemar itself is probably the most popular town for tourists and visitors in Royal Deeside.”