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

By the Brae will reopen on 1 May 2021!

By the Brae will reopen to visitors from within Scotland on 1 May, and will hopefully be open to visitors from outside Scotland shortly thereafter, depending on further government announcements.

We have introduced a “Peace of Mind” cancellation policy to give our guests flexibility and reassurance that should plans need to be changed we will facilitate this without charge up to 5 days of arrival, within the terms of our policy. You can find details here: https://bythebrae.co.uk/policies

(If cancellation becomes necessary because of the reintroduction of Covid restrictions preventing travel, there will be no charge even if within 5 days of arrival.)

We’re looking forward to welcoming returning guests and new guests to By the Brae, and will be doing our best to ensure that all our guests have a great stay, and enjoy their time exploring Inverness and the beautiful Scottish Highlands!

If you would like further information, email us at info@bythebrae.co.uk , or telephone 01463 795467.


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Inspiring places to visit in the Scottish Highlands!

Would you like some ideas for great places to visit and inspiring things to see on your Highland holiday?

Check out our Facebook and Instagram pages!

We love welcoming visitors to By the Brae and we look forward to doing so again before too long.  We’re always happy to share our knowledge of Inverness and the rest of the Highlands and to help with queries regarding restaurants, historic sites, day trips, walking trails, shopping, cultural events, and more.

If you’re looking for some inspiration on how best to spend your time while you’re in the north of Scotland, take a look at our Facebook and Instagram pages, where we regularly post photos of the stunning Highland landscape, as well as historic places, beautiful villages, quirky places to visit, and more.  Just click through on the Facebook/Instagram buttons on our Home page.  Like and Follow us for regular updates.


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We’re accepting bookings for 2021 – with a Peace of Mind cancellation policy!

We’re currently closed in accordance with government guidelines and don’t expect to be opening before March.

We are however, accepting bookings at By the Brae on a flexible basis, as we appreciate the need for guests to have complete flexibility in their booking, due to the current Covid situation.  So please feel free to book with confidence, knowing that if your circumstances change you can cancel free of charge, up to 5 days of arrival (if for Covid reasons, up to the day of arrival).

BOOK DIRECT!  For all direct bookings (made via our website, by email or by phone) in addition to a Peace of Mind cancellation policy, we always offer THE BEST RATES AND TERMS.

It’s always beneficial to have something positive in the future to look forward to – an event, a reunion, an adventure, or just peace and quiet. So if you’re longing to get away from it all and to relax in the freedom and serenity of the Scottish Highlands, book your break at By the Brae now!

 

 


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Autumn Special Offer – 3 nights for the price of 2!

October is a beautiful month in the Highlands, as the trees start turning red and gold.

We’re offering 3 nights for the price of 2 nights on all direct bookings, throughout October.  This offer applies to all our rooms.

Check our calendar for dates and prices.

We look forward to welcoming you to By the Brae!


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Inverness restaurants – Eat Out to Help Out – extended into September

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The following restaurants in Inverness have decided to extend the ‘Eat Out to Help Out’ offer of 50% OFF food and non-alcoholic drinks up to £10per person
(For full details please check with each individual business as this offer is funded by the businesses themselves)
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Aspendos

– Queensgate – www.highlandaspendos.co.uk Monday – Wednesday until further notice

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Bar One

– 1 Academy Street – www.baroneinverness.com  Monday – Wednesday in September

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Blackfriars Inverness

www.BlackfriarsInverness.com – Extended one week until 2nd September

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The Caledonian Inverness – phone to book 01463 250555
– Mondays – Wednesdays in September
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Scotch & Rye
www.scotchandrye.co.uk  Mondays & Tuesdays in September
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The Mustard Seed Restaurant
www.mustardseedrestaurant.co.uk  Monday – Wednesday from the 1st of September until further notice
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La Tortilla Asesina

www.latortillaasesina.co.uk  Monday – Wednesday in September

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Revolution Inverness

– OPENS 1st SEPT. www.revolution-bars.co.uk  Monday to Wednesday until further notice

?Wetherspoons – Kings Highway
Monday to Wednesday until 11th November

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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 booking online on this website, or email us at info@bythebrae.co.uk, or phone us on +44 (0)1463 795467.

By the Brae B&B is not VAT registered, so your booking is zero rated for VAT – there is no VAT included in (or to be added to) your room rate.  What you see is what you pay!

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;
  • 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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