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Balnain Cottage-Private Lochan

5.0 of 5 stars
3 reviews
Front of Cottage from Garden
Cottage Across the Lochan
Dining Room
The Garden
The Boat
West Down to Lochan
Looking South
Play Area
Balnain Cottage from Adjacent Fields
Welcome to the Lake
Looking North
Seating Area Overlooking Lochan
Pine Marten- Regular Visitor to Bird Table
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2 Bedrooms, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 4
Balnain cottage has a private Lochan and enjoys fabulous views from every room and is set in well maintained, landscaped gardens which are a key feature of the property. A variety of peaceful seating areas are dotted around the garden to allow guests to enjoy the wealth of interesting views. A small sheltered seating area overlooks a unique lochan which is a focal feature within the private enclosed garden. There are a wide variety of activities and places of interest within a short drive, including the spectacular Rogie Falls, the charming Victorian spa town of Strathpeffer and the picturesque fishing town of Ullapool. There are many wonderful walks and cycle tracks, and for the more adventurous, Ben Wyvis one of the easier Munros to climb, is a 5 minute drive away. The market town of Dingwall is also close by and next door to the cot... Read more
About the owner, Gary S
Languages spoken: English
Response Rate: 80 %
Response Time: Within two days
Calendar Updated: 50 days ago
Listed since : Nov 2012
Overall rating: 5.0 / 5.0
Based on 3 reviews and 1 property
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Listing #HL257842 by: Holiday Lettings
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English first
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2015 for a stay in September 2014

We spent a week at Balnain and had a wonderful time. Loved the outside space during the day - quiet but full of wildlife. And everything you need in the cottage for a warm and relaxing evening. Look forward to a return visit sometime soon. more

Ashton-under-Lyne, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2014 for a stay in March 2014

Our third stay at this wonderful house and garden which provides everything we need for a totally relaxing, and private, break away from the hustle and bustle of urban life. We hope to visit again in the not too distant future. more

Carolyn K
1 review
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2013 for a stay in June 2011
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This is a fabulous location - I never visited the same place twice until I found this amazing place, now I return every year. It is perfect: quiet, secluded, safe, an amazing place for the wildlife enthusiast. Red Deer, Roe Deer, Red Kites all come near the garden, wood peckers , wrens and siskins. If you didn't want to leave... more

  • Boat Available
  • Central Heating
  • Cots:(1)
  • Dining Seats (6)
  • Dishwasher
  • Double Beds:(1)
  • Dryer
  • DVD Player
  • Fireplace
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Hairdryer
  • Highchair
  • Iron
  • Kettle
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room Seats (5)
  • Microwave
  • Playground
  • Private Fishing Lake/River
  • Private Yard
  • Refrigerator
  • Satellite TV
  • Secure Parking
  • Single Beds:(2)
  • Sofa Beds:(1)
  • Stove
  • Swingset
  • Toaster
  • Towels Provided
  • TV
  • Washer
  • Wheelchair Access:
  • Elder Access:
  • Pets Allowed:
  • Smoking Allowed:
  • Suitable for Children:
Additional amenities & feature info
Both bedrooms are on the first floor of the property. There's a double room and twin room both with double aspects and window seats which offer wonderful views to the countryside and mountains and forests on one side and the landscaped gardens on the other. The bathroom is also on the first floor and has a power shower above the bath. Please note because of the location of the bathroom and steep stairs the cottage is not recommended for people with restricted mobility.

The lounge also has a double aspect and has an open fire and logs are provided in the logstore beside the garage for guests to use. The warmly decorated dining room is traditionally furnished and can sit 6 comfortably. It is ideal for more formal meals and if you can play, there is a small cottage piano for after dinn...
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Rates are calculated based on the latest information provided. Please contact the manager/owner to confirm actual rates for your requested dates.

Dates Min stay Weeknight Weekend night Per week
Aug 30, 2015 -
Oct 11, 2015
Shoulder 15
4 nights
Oct 12, 2015 -
Nov 1, 2015
Half Term
4 nights
Nov 2, 2015 -
Dec 20, 2015
4 nights
Dec 21, 2015 -
Jan 5, 2016
Festive 2015
7 nights -- --
Please note: rates may have been converted from the original local currency to U.S. Dollars and are approximate rates that may change due to exchange rate fluctuation. Please contact the manager to confirm actual rates for your requested dates.
Additional Rate and Availability Information
A 10% loyalty discount is available for Guests who have previously stayed at Balnain Cottage please mention this offer when contacting us.
10% deposit taken to secure booking and balance due 8 weeks before commencement of Holiday.
payment can be by Cheque, Paypal or Bank Transfer.
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Car recommended
How to get there
Airport: Inverness: 28.6 mi
Railway: Garve: 3.1 mi
Ferry: Ullapool: 34.8 mi
The closest Airport is Inverness which is around a 45 minute drive. EasyJet fly from Gatwick, Bristol and Luton. Flybe fly from Manchester and Birmingham. Car hire is available from Avis and Europcar.
Dingwall rail station is approximately 10 miles away. Garve station is only 3 miles away but there are no taxi services close by.
Activities nearby
Fishing Nearby, There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive, Watersports Nearby.
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