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“Dog friendly home from home in fantastic location”
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Review of Balnabruaich

Views, location and walks / bike rides from the door make this cosy cottage perfect.
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Views, location and walks / bike rides from the door make this cosy cottage perfect.
The lounge / dining room with spectacular mountain views. The extremely well equipped kitchen has everything you could need.
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17 reviews
Views, location and walks / bike rides from the door make this cosy cottage perfect.
The lounge / dining room with spectacular mountain views.
The extremely well equipped kitchen has everything you could need.
Main bedroom (King-size bed) with en-suite off.
Single bedroom
Bunk Bedroom
Red squirrels in the garden. You will also see Woodpecker, Jay, many small birds, Deer and Hare.
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Holiday Rental House -
3 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 5
Kingussie, Badenoch and Strathspey, Scottish Highlands, Scotland

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Excellent - based on 17 reviews
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kibosh201...
Liskeard, United Kingdom
Level 2 Contributor
9 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Dog friendly home from home in fantastic location”
Reviewed 19 November 2018 for a stay in November 2018

Having stayed in many other self catering dog friendly cottages in the area over the last 20 years this had a lot to live up to. We were certainly not disappointed and Balnabruaich has now taken the No 1 slot for us. It is a home from home, couldn't want anything more from a holiday cottage (with the exception of a covered hot tub with a waiter serving champagne!!!). The garden is great and secure for the dog. Red squirrels just outside the kitchen window. The fire is amazing, the views are fantastic and the whole area is so peaceful. However, Kinguissie is only a 5 minute drive should you need to top up on the essentials such as wine or champagne. A wide range of walks direct from the cottage - no need to always use the car. Well worth the 620 miles for us to get there. We've already booked for two separate weeks next year.

Date of stay: November 2018
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
21 Nov 2018
Thanks so much for your lovely review and for coming all that way - we are delighted that you enjoyed the place so much. We look forward to your return visits next year. All the best, Judy and Jules
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jnic999
Scotland
Level 4 Contributor
28 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Wonderful Place”
Reviewed 21 July 2018 for a stay in July 2018

Had a great week at Balnabruaich which is a very well equipped and comfortable holiday home. Lovely views from lounge and the peace and quiet is awesome. Loads of wildlife in the garden which the grandchildren loved to see. Situated in a superb location for walking or cycling and easy access to Kingussie and Aviemore. Will definitely return and have no problem recommending the property to family and friends. Thanks for your hospitality.

Date of stay: July 2018
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
24 Jul 2018
Thanks very much for the lovely review, we are so pleased that you enjoyed Balnabruaich and will be very happy to welcome you back again. All the best Judy and Jules
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Vicki S
Peebles, United Kingdom
Level 5 Contributor
56 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
“Outstanding location, clean and comfortable holiday home, Wildlife everywhere!”
Reviewed 15 July 2018 for a stay in July 2018
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Balnabruaich is located not far from Kingussie, set nestled on the edge of a magnificent pine forest. The surroundings are peaceful and relaxing away from the business of the main tourist spots. Yet you are still in easy reach of all the main attractions. Including the Highland Wildlife Park, Highland Folk Museum, Landmark Adventure Park, Loch Morlich, Loch An Eilien, The Strathspey Railway and The Cairngorm Mountain all well worth a visit! The house has everything anyone looking to self cater would need, there is a very well equipped kitchen. We loved the views from every window, there was wildlife everywhere. We appreciated the binoculars found sitting at the lounge window. The garden is super for children and dogs to enjoy. Everyone in our family thoroughly enjoyed our stay and we are intending to visit again in the future. We saw red squirrels in the garden every day and also spotted a roe deer buck, crested tits, pheasant and grouse in the garden! I loved watching hares play in the surrounding farmland.

Date of stay: July 2018
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
29 Jul 2018
Hi Vicki. Thanks very much for the great review. We are delighted that you enjoyed your stay and the house. We will be very glad to see you all there again! Best wishes Judy and Jules
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peterboak...
Fettercairn, United Kingdom
1 review
“A perfect location for a peaceful holiday”
Reviewed 11 May 2018 for a stay in April 2018

Our third visit to Balnabruaich which is just a few minutes drive from Kingussie, it is a very comfortable and well equipped holiday cottage situated in a very quiet location, adjacent to the Badenoch Way. It has good views looking over Insh Marshes (RSPB Reserve) to the Monadhliath Mountains. Plenty of wildlife can be seen from the cottage, Pine Marten if you are lucky. Several walks close by and many more in the forests nearby. The owners Judy and Jules are very friendly and helpful. We will be returning later in the year and have no hesitation in recommending the cottage for a perfect holiday.

Date of stay: April 2018
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
14 May 2018
Thank you very much Peter, for the great review. We are delighted that you enjoy Balnabruaich and look forward to your next visit. Best wishes, Judy.
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ridgeback...
glasgow
Level 4 Contributor
34 reviews
16 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“Fantastic stay”
Reviewed 8 January 2018 for a stay in January 2018

3rd stay in location 1st stay at the cottage & it was great. Warm welcoming & attention to detail was obvious. Scenery from the main living room window was spectacular. The bird feeders in & around the garden were great & it was fun filling them & watching the red squirrels partridge & even a woodpecker come in to feed. Inshriach forest is right on the door step & the walks are, well, as long as you want them to be. No need to go anywhere but there are many things to do locally or even head into Aviemore if you fancy a bit of skiing or some outdoorwear shopping. Summer or winter its a great holiday with plenty to do & coukdnt find a more comfortable cottage to stay. Looking to get back as soon as. Would highly recommend.

Date of stay: January 2018
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
10 Jan 2018
Thanks for your very good review - we appreciate it, and would be very happy to have you back soon!
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