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“A perfect holiday house !”
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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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16 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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3 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 5
Kingussie, Aviemore and the Cairngorms, Scottish Highlands, Scotland

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Excellent - based on 16 reviews
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Frances54...
Duns, United Kingdom
1 review
“A perfect holiday house !”
Reviewed September 21, 2017 for a stay in September 2017

Balnabruaich is a warm and comfortable cottage and very well equipped. It is set in a most peaceful place on the edge of the forest and moors, and it is an ideal base for exploring the beautiful areas of Rothiemurchus and Inshriach. Red squirrels and many kinds of birds are just outside the the windows – entertainment laid on !

Date of stay: September 2017
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
Sep 25, 2017
Thank you for your positive comments - we are delighted to hear that you enjoyed your stay in the cottage and the wonderful places around it. We hope to welcome you back some day!
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
FamilyWhi...
Queensbury, United Kingdom
Level 4 Contributor
32 reviews
6 hotel reviews
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“Stunning location, fantastic wildlife and excellent facilities ”
Reviewed August 7, 2017 for a stay in August 2017

We had a wonderful time relaxing in a homely well equipped cottage that had all you could want for a great stay. The views from the lounge window were great over looking the Insh RSPB reserve in the valley. The wildlife in the garden and adjacent fields was varied including the daily visit from the red squirrel, hare, dear, partridge, pheasant and smaller birds on the feeders (the provided binoculars were well used for spotting). The location allowed walks from the cottage using the provided OS maps as well as easy access to The Cairngorms. It was a shame we didn't have our mountain bikes to take advantage of the trials too. The cottage owners provided all you could want and made sure the four of us and Jasper the dog had a delightful stay. We would certainly recommend the cottage and hopefully stay there again!

Date of stay: August 2017
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
Aug 9, 2017
Thanks very much for the great review. We are delighted to hear you enjoyed the cottage and the special location. We would definitely recommend a return visit with your mountain bikes - we can point you in the direction of a host of fantastic biking in the area. We hope to see you again!
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danielhaw...
Aberdeen, United Kingdom
2 reviews
“A great house in a great location.”
Reviewed July 31, 2017 for a stay in July 2017

Excellent accommodation, well equipped, plenty of room, very clean, and a great location, superb views and setting. All on the doorstep of the Cairngorms too, loads to do round about!
Judy was a great host, easy to book with, and checked in with us to see if everything was ok. Couldn't give this a higher recommendation.

Date of stay: July 2017
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
Aug 1, 2017
Thanks for your great review. We are delighted that you enjoyed the cottage and made the most of all the wonderful activities around here. Haste ye back!
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
_valflint...
Lincoln, United Kingdom
1 review
“This is the best holiday home we have ever stayed in, and is in a perfect position.”
Reviewed July 17, 2017 for a stay in June 2017

This is the best holiday home we have ever stayed in, the position is perfect looking over the valley to the hills/ mountains opposite. We always receive a very warm welcome when we stay here and we have returned quite a few times. Our next stay is already booked.

Date of stay: June 2017
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
Jul 20, 2017
Hi Val. Thanks very much for your review. We are delighted to have such great guests who love the place as much as we do. We look forward to your next visit!
Judy and Jules
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C5949GNsc...
Level 2 Contributor
4 reviews
“Excellent”
Reviewed June 11, 2017 for a stay in December 2016

Balnabruaich is a comfortable and very well equipped holiday home. The property had everything we needed and the location is quiet with great views and lots of wildlife nearby. Highlights were the wood burner, the visiting squirrels and the internet connected TV. The owners went out of their way to look after us and ensure we had a good stay. Highly recommended.

Date of stay: December 2016
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
Jun 12, 2017
Many thanks for your great review. We are really glad you appreciated the things that make Balnabruaich a special place for us. We hope to see you here again!
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col d
1 review
“Well specified large bungalow with amazing views in Cairngorms Nat. Park”
Reviewed June 8, 2017 for a stay in May 2017

Pine forest on the doorstep with loads of walks, MTB trails on offer. Minutes from beautiful Glen Feshie and Loch Insh with almost every facility other than underground heated indoor swimming pool that the average traveller could reasonably wish for. Plenty of space but cosy too, with fresh milk left in the fridge. instructions on what and how often to feed the friendly squirrels and an instant feeling of being at home (even after a 500 plus mile overnight trip from Bournemouth). Obviously temps of 27C heped to make for a memorable week but as rural retreats in the UK go this place takes some beating.
I also liked the owners who popped in to see if we had setted in ok and they have a genuine affinity for the locale rather than viewing it as a lucrative cash cow. Very refreshhing these days...
Pet friendly too/

Date of stay: May 2017
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
Jun 9, 2017
Thanks for the great review and we are really glad to hear that you enjoyed your stay. We keep finding great walks and bike rides to recommend, so hopefully you will come back some day for more!
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