Many of our customers will be wondering what we have been up to whilst Braemar Caravan Park has been closed from the 10th of November until the 13th of December this year.
We have taken this opportunity to introduce ourselves to our nearby neighbours and also wanted to share our meetings with all our readers and customers alike.
The first neighbouring business we visited was Braemar Lodge Hotel. This is situated between the caravan park and the village, on the left, and has a large statue of a stag at the roadside. In the summer months the front of the building has a colourful display of flowering baskets. At the moment, the building and grounds are lit up by a wonderful display of Christmas lights.
We had the opportunity to eat twice in the warm, comfortable restaurant and met the friendly, welcoming owners, Fiona and Ronnie.
The owners and the staff went out of their way to be very hospitable to our friends, who were stopping there for a short break, and ourselves when we stopped by to meet them and have a meal in the restaurant.
The varied choices on the menu and the standards of the hearty meals were of an exceptional quality and our compliments go out to their chef. The restaurant is available from 6 pm each evening and at busy times it may be best to book a table. They are open on Christmas day for Christmas Carvery also New Year and still had availability in case any of our customers were looking for somewhere to eat at Christmas or New Year but best to check with them first. Their information leaflet is shown below.
The second neighbouring business we stopped by was Cranford Guest House. This building is situated just outside the park again by turning left towards the village and you will find the guest house is the first roadside building on the right hand side of the road.
We stopped by to introduce ourselves to the owners. We met a very friendly and welcoming owner called Sarah, her husband was out at the time so unfortunately we never had a chance to meet Alistair. Again, it is a breath of fresh air to find very welcoming individuals in the village. You can visit the website for Sarah and Alistair's guest house at www.cranfordbraemar.co.uk .
The final business we visited was the restaurant up at Glenshee Ski Centre. You have probably seen the signs at the side of the road through Glenshee for T @ the Shee. This is out the park entrance and turn right up to the ski centre and the restaurant is located on the right hand side of the road.
We ate a very hearty scottish breakfast including tea/coffee for less than £8.00 and comes highly recommended. Take a look at their website www.ski-glenshee.co.uk then look up Base Cafe they are open daily from 8.30am until 5pm.
These are just a few of the many businesses and eateries that we have met recently. Further experiences of places to eat in the village centre will follow.
Please support local business and say hi to our neighbours if you see them in the passing. We have found them all to be friendly and welcoming and great people to know.
We look forward to all our customers returning when Braemar Caravan Park re opens on Friday 13th December.
More blogs to follow......