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Bal Mara

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3 bedrooms
1 bathroom
6 guests
Minimum stay varies
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Semi-detached 3 bedroom house over two levels located on Cooper St, kitchen bathroom and lounge on ground floor with bedrooms upstairs. Bathroom with Bath and Electric Shower are on the ground floor. We have TV with free view, DVD player and free wifi. There are loads of books in the house, please read and take them away with you if you haven't finished reading, and leave yours for others to enjoy. The kitchen is fully equipped with a fridge freezer, dishwasher, washing machine, air fryer, George foreman , microwave and Tassimo coffee maker, be sure to take your favourite pods. Bath, hand and tea towels are provided. The property benefits from a sunny enclosed rear garden with grassed area and Patio. Drying green, garden chairs and seating area, with bbq. Parking either on street to ...Semi-detached 3 bedroom house over two levels located on Cooper St, kitchen bathroom and lounge on ground floor with bedrooms upstairs. Bathroom with Bath and Electric Shower are on the ground floor. We have TV with free view, DVD player and free wifi. There are loads of books in the house, please read and take them away with you if you haven't finished reading, and leave yours for others to enjoy. The kitchen is fully equipped with a fridge freezer, dishwasher, washing machine, air fryer, George foreman , microwave and Tassimo coffee maker, be sure to take your favourite pods. Bath, hand and tea towels are provided. The property benefits from a sunny enclosed rear garden with grassed area and Patio. Drying green, garden chairs and seating area, with bbq. Parking either on street to the front of the house or on a short sloped private drive. We will provide a welcome pack to get you settled in. We can also provide a Travel Cot but advise that you bring your own Cot mattress & bedding. We Have available a highchair, buggy and a pushchair. Bedsides and stair gates can be provided. There are other items which we may be able to provide to save you room in the car, please ask in advance. We have kept our house smoke and pet free. There are ashtrays in the garden areas. Our aim is for you to have a pleasant stay, if you have special requirements, please ask. Within a few minutes' walk you will find a Butchers; Cafe and ice cream shop; two public bars, The Braemou and The Station Hotel plus a Bowling and a Golf club: Chemist; Post Office; Hairdresser; Fish & Chip shop and a Chinese take away. There are two churches in the village, Church of Scotland and Baptist. A short walk will take you to the harbour and village green with playing fields, a playground, a purpose built skate park and two unspoilt sandy beaches. The West beach is the smaller and the East beach is surrounded by grassy sand dunes and the much photographed colourful beach huts and close by a you will also find the Braemou Well (said to have healing properties). Venture further along a footpath to arrive at a smaller hidden sandy beach with stones, large rock formations and a lovely grassed area to relax, have a picnic and perhaps spot a Dolphin or two. There is a Golf Course in Hopeman, Lossiemouth and Elgin. The Hopeman Course includes the famous 12th Hole, named Prieshach, where the green is located within a cove named the Clashach 100ft below the level of the tee box. Hopeman is a lovely friendly seaside village within easy reach of a wide range of activities More
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About the Owner
Rhona G
Languages spoken:English
Response Rate:100%
Response Time:Within a few hours
Listed Since:May 2015
Interaction with guests
We provide a basic breakfast pack, bread, butter, cereal and milk, tea coffee, sugar and condiments are also provided. We try to be here when you arrive but if we are out the house will be left open with the keys inside.
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1 - 5 of 22 reviews

Reviewed 17 August 2019

This is an ideal base to explore the Moray coast, in a small village off the beaten track (but with a pub, chippy, post office and hourly bus to Elgin). The house is a 5-minute walk from the harbour and two wide sandy beaches, ideal...More

Date of stay: August 2019
Thank MikeThePedant
Meander581573, VR Owner at Bal Mara, responded to this reviewResponded 18 August 2019

Many thanks for your review Mike, glad that you enjoyed your holiday in Hopeman.

Reviewed 23 June 2019

BalMara is a home away from home. Very comfortable with great facilities. My stay was relaxing and I was made to feel very welcome by its owners. BalMara is on my list for a repeat visit.

Date of stay: June 2019
2  Thank Bailieboy
Meander581573, VR Owner at Bal Mara, responded to this reviewResponded 24 June 2019

Thank you for your review, welcome back anytime Paul.

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Reviewed 28 December 2018

Bal Mara is a well appointed 3 bedroom house, with excellent facilities. It is situated in Hopeman, which is ideally located to tour/visit the Moray and its many attractions. We visited around Xmas and appreciated the effort to decorate the house in festive decor. The...More

Date of stay: December 2018
Thank flojoe600
Meander581573, VR Owner at Bal Mara, responded to this reviewResponded 11 January 2019

Thank you very much for your lovely review. I’m glad you enjoyed your stay, you were lovely guests and are welcome back anytime. Rhona

Reviewed 28 August 2018

Trip with 3 adults and a 2 year old. Visiting from Whitby,North Yorkshire to greet the new baby in the family. We stayed at Balmara over the Bank Holiday weekend. It is fantastic, like a home from home. Everything was there you would need. We...More

Date of stay: August 2018
2  Thank BubblesWhitby
Reviewed 8 July 2018

Within a couple of minutes walking distance from 2 beautiful sandy bays and a wonderful safe sandy harbour perfect for water sports for children, this spacious, well equipped house was just right for a 3 generation family holiday. There were lovely coastal walks and a...More

Date of stay: June 2018
1  Thank Zena R
Management response:Responded 22 July 2018

Thank you for the lovely review Zena, I’m so glad you had a great holiday and the weather was so kind. Welcome back anytime. Rhona

Amenities
Pets Allowed: No
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
DVD Player
Suitable For Children Under 5
Refrigerator
Washer
Highchair
Towels Provided
Ocean Views
Private Garden
Golf Course Is On Site Or Within 15 Mins Walk
There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive
Cycling Trips
Books
Hairdryer
TV
Parking
Rural/Countryside Retreats
Linens Provided
Internet Access
Toaster
Cooker
Grill
Short Term Rentals (4 Days Or Fewer)
Fishing Nearby
Central Heating
Water Views
Blender
Dishwasher
Freezer
Cable/satellite TV
Iron
Beach Or Lakeside Relaxation
Hiking Trips
Microwave
Wi-Fi
Kettle
Watersports Nearby
Patio
Fireplace
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About the neighbourhood
A few minutes drive to the West of Hopeman is the village of Burghead once a Pictish Fort – or take a bit longer getting there by foot or cycle along the old railway line which runs along the edge of the coast where you will find St Athens Well as you near Burghead (take a cup with you to sample the spring water said to have healing powers). This route is suitable for all ages and will accommodate a bicycle, pram or buggy and you will find lots of lovely spots to sit and relax. If you have children they will enjoy exploring the beach and rock pools and perhaps searching for Fossils or enjoy bird and dolphin spotting. If you fancy woodland walking then visit Roseisle just to the West of Burghead – this has forest trails, a picnic area and toilets A short traffic free drive to the East...
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No 18 postcode IV30 5SB Owners live beside the property so access and support is not a problem at any time.
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