We stayed here for our honeymoon and enjoyed our stay. If you want a clean, well appointed, modern finished home from home in the Highlands then this is perfect. I'm a cynic and always look for faults but couldn't fault BS. We enjoyed touring the Speyside Whisky distilleries, taking in some lochs and castles along the way. I only wish we'd been a bit more organised and taken more in.
We needed our 4x4 in Feb as it was very snowy and icy at times but then that is winter in the Highlands for you.
I recommend - The Whisky Bar at The Highlander Inn/Loch an Eileen and Glenfiddich distillery tours.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Balneden is the ideal location for a self-catering holiday in the Scottish Highlands. Converted in 2010 Balneden Steading offers 3 newly-renovated cottages to rent - The Mill (sleeps 4+1), The Grain Store (sleeps 4+1), and The Cattle Shed (sleeps 2). The Cottages can be booked individually or in combination to meet your party's needs. We also offer short breaks (minimum 2 night stay). Perfectly located at the start of the Whisky and Castle Trail, one mile from the A939 Highland Tourist Route between Grantown-on-Spey and Tomintoul, we are situated in the stunning Glenlivet Estate, within the Cairngorms National Park. We are just 30 minutes drive away from activity-filled Aviemore, yet also just 45 minutes drive from the wildlife of the Moray Firth. The breathtaking panoramic views from Balneden (see above) are stunning and make Balneden the perfect place to unwind and enjoy Highland life. The cottages themselves are renovated and furnished to a very high standard, we hope to have thought of everything to make your stay in The Highlands as magical as possible. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Balneden Steading Tomintoul, Scotland