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 !
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!
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.
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.
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.
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/