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Balneden Steading

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Clitheroe, United Kingdom
Reviewed 22 May 2015

If you are looking to get away from everything this is the place for you. The location is second to none! It's in the Scottish highlands near Aviemore. The cottages are very modern and they have spared no expense in doing them up. We stayed in The Mill which I believe is the largest of the 3 cottages, you have...

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1Thank David A
Yeovil, United Kingdom
Reviewed 19 May 2015

What a wonderful holiday home - stunning views across the hills and THE most fabulous accommodation. From the moment we walked in we just fell in love with this place. The open plan lounge/kitchen has fantastic views with a log burner, big settees and a well planned luxurious kitchen. The underfloor heating was divine and made the whole place warm...

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Thank CoryCat2014
Dunfermline, United Kingdom
Reviewed 9 May 2015 via mobile

I stayed in the Grain Store in March as a base for walking and mountain biking and it was perfect in every way. Anita couldn't be more helpful and was able to accommodate my request for an earlier arrival, which was very much appreciated. The Steading itself was warm, well equipped and finished to a high standard. I particularly liked...

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Thank Angus D
Reviewed 6 January 2015

We arrived on the 27th Dec. As soon as we walked through the door we was pleased. Clean,spacious and beautiful converted building. The underfloor heating and woodburner will keep you warm.We had a shop delivered from Asda. We cooked all week, the kitchen is equipped with everything we needed. The location is beautiful, you must go and explore. There is...

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1Thank Kbon77
Reviewed 2 January 2015

We have just spent Christmas at The Mill and had the kind of holiday that we have often dreamed of but never experienced. Balneden Steading is a beautiful property in a stunning location and a warmer welcome you will not find anywhere. Thanks to the owners for making our trip so special - we are already planning our return... we'd...

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Thank sian_tower
Cambridge, England, United Kingdom
Reviewed 30 July 2014

Our family of 4 (2 teenage girls) stayed in the Mill and had a wonderful week in this beautiful area. The property is absolutely top quality and the design is very special - you can sit on the sofa with the log burning stove in front of you and a backdrop of the most stunning view over the Glenlivet estate...

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Thank Steve P
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Reviewed 28 July 2014

My wife and I have just retuned from 3 nights in The Cattle Shed with our German Shepherd, Fantastic accommodation with everything you need, lots of fantastic walks and the views are stunning, already planning a return visit and have recommended to friends Thank You

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2Thank X40chas1
Glasgow, United Kingdom
Reviewed 20 June 2014

My Husband and I (and our Westie Oscar) stayed at the Cattle Shed in May 2014 for 3 nights. This was a gift from our son for our Christmas the previous year as he had stayed there with friends and knew we would love it, (he knows us so well!!!). We arrived and went into chilled mode immediately. Balneden Steading...

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1Thank Deanna S
Reviewed 3 June 2014 via mobile

We have stayed in all three of the cottages over the past three years and could not recommend this more to anybody. Though personally prefere the Grain Store out of the three can't really fault any of them. They are situated in perfect surroundings with nature on your doorstep. There are some brilliant walks and some lovely country relaxing drives...

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1Thank Fiona M
Oxted, United Kingdom
Reviewed 6 May 2014

We stayed at the cattle shed for a week at the end of April. The accommodation was well equipped, modern fittings and comfortable. Perfect location for walks and exploring the Glenlivet estate, great maps available for the walks and cycle rides, all well sign posted and easy to follow. We took our 2 dogs and had a fantastic week in...

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Balneden S, Owner at Balneden Steading, responded to this review

Many thanks for your review. We pride ourselves on being dog friendly so extremely pleased you had a good stay with your two dogs. Thanks again and we hope to see you back at Balneden Steading in the future.

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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  • Accessible rooms
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  • Refrigerator in room
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Balneden is the ideal location for a self-catering holiday in the Scottish Highlands. Converted in 2010 Balneden Steading offers 3 newly-renovated cottages to rent - The Mill (sleeps 4+1), The Grain Store (sleeps 4+1), and The Cattle Shed (sleeps 2). The Cottages can be booked individually or in combination to meet your party's needs. We also offer short breaks (minimum 2 night stay). Perfectly located at the start of the Whisky and Castle Trail, one mile from the A939 Highland Tourist Route between Grantown-on-Spey and Tomintoul, we are situated in the stunning Glenlivet Estate, within the Cairngorms National Park. We are just 30 minutes drive away from activity-filled Aviemore, yet also just 45 minutes drive from the wildlife of the Moray Firth. The breathtaking panoramic views from Balneden (see above) are stunning and make Balneden the perfect place to unwind and enjoy Highland life. The cottages themselves are renovated and furnished to a very high standard, we hope to have thought of everything to make your stay in The Highlands as magical as possible. ... more   less 

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Address: Balneden Steading Balneden Steading, Tomintoul AB37 9HL, Scotland
Region: United Kingdom > Scotland > Moray > Tomintoul
Number of rooms: 3
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