• Viewmount Brae, Westhill, Inverness, IV2 5BP.
  • 01463 795467
  • info@bythebrae.co.uk

Book Direct for best rates and best terms!

We encourage all our guests to book direct with us rather than via an Online Travel Agent (OTA), such as Booking.com, Hotels.com, Expedia etc.

By booking direct you’ll receive the following benefits:

  • you’ll be offered the best rates, and on more favourable terms, than via an OTA;
  • you’ll have access to much greater availability than you would see on an OTA (we limit the number of rooms and the periods of availability on OTAs, especially during peak periods);
  • we’ll be able to communicate with you directly and more efficiently than via an OTA, making it easier for us to meet your specific requests and to give you useful information prior to your arrival.

To see our availability click on the “Check availabilty” tab.  To make a reservation with us you can either make a secure book online on this website, or email us at info@bythebrae.co.uk, or phone us on +44 (0)1463 795467.

We hope to see you at By the Brae soon!

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Covid-19 update – 28 June

We’re delighted to announce that, in accordance with Scottish government guidelines, By the Brae will be reopening for business on 15 July.

As advised in our previous post, we’ve undertaken additional measures to mitigate risk and facilitate social distancing.   We’ve been certified with a “Good to Go” kitemark, providing reassurance to guests that we have clear processes in place and are following industry and Government COVID-19 guidance on cleanliness and social distancing.

Restaurants, cafes, pubs and bars in Scotland will also be reopening on 15 July,where they’re in compliance with public health guidelines on social distancing and risk mitigation.

Tourist attractions have also been given the go-ahead to reopen, from 6 July.

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Covid-19 Update 10 June 2020

Covid -19 Update 10th June 2020

Our hearts go out to all those affected by the Covid-19 pandemic.  Like everyone, we eagerly look forward to the return to normal life, to the freedom to enjoy the company of others, and to participate in many more activities.

In line with government advice, By the Brae is currently closed, but we’re working hard to create a safe (but still hospitable) environment for when we reopen . We’re awaiting specific guidance from the Scottish government regarding the steps we should take for the protection of our guests and ourselves against Covid-19. We’ll be adhering to that government guidance when we’re given the go-ahead to reopen.

In the meantime, we’re putting the following measures in place:

  • a risk assessment to identify all potential risks for infection, and the steps we’ll be taking to ameliorate them;
  • the reduction of our room capacity from 3 rooms to 2 rooms only, to reduce the number of guests and facilitate social distancing;
  • the introduction of a contact free payment system to remove the need for a credit card machine or the exchange of cash;
  • changes to our cleaning regime, including the introduction of virucidal sprays and the frequent cleaning of touch points (light switches, door handles etc);
  • the provision of hand sanitisers in public areas;
  • the removal of all books, brochures, and guest information folders (to be replaced by a virtual welcome pack).
  • We’ll also take additional specific measures as these are announced by the Scottish government.

Our aim is to make your stay at By the Brae completely comfortable and enjoyable, and to allow you to relax in the knowledge that you’re staying in a clean and safe environment.

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Scottish art at By the Brae

Over the years we’ve collected a number of Scottish artworks by a diverse range of artists – painters, ceramacists, print makers, glass makers – and those works now hang on the walls of the guest rooms and public areas of By the Brae B&B.

Jonathan Shearer, Shazia Mahmood, Linda Farquharson. Maureen Minchin, and the late Donald Hamilton Fraser are among the artists whose work is on display.  Most of our pieces have been acquired from the Castle Gallery in Inverness –  one of the finest small art galleries in Scotland. They have a fantastic selection of works by established and emerging artists, and the gallery is well-worth a visit if you’re coming to Inverness; they also have an excellent online shop.

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