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Fully fitted kitchen
Fully fitted kitchen
Fully fitted kitchen

Overview
3 bedrooms
1 bathroom
6 guests
3 nights minimum 
Rental Home
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
House Rules
Pets not allowedKid friendlyNo smoking
No stag or hen parties. Smoking in the garden only.
Bedrooms
1 Queen1 Bunk2 Twins2 Cribs
Bathrooms
1 Full bath

Meet the host
Rhona G
Hosting since May 2015
Languages spoken: English
Response Rate: 100%
Response Time: Within a few hours
Interaction with guestsWe 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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Reviews (27)
WENDY D
WENDY D
1 contribution
Fantastic
A real home from home. Beautifully furnished with everything you could possibly need for your stay. In a great location near the sea, with lovely walks. Can't wait to get back.
Visited January 2023
Written January 9, 2023. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Karen S
Karen S
Bilston, United Kingdom2 contributions
Balmara
Can't rate it highly enough, excellent facilities, location. Everything was provided, lovely welcome pack on arrival too 🥰
Visited August 2022
Written August 12, 2022. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Luke F
Luke F
1 contribution
Stunning stay
We have been stayed at BalMara a few times since Christmas 2020. The house is lovely and has all you need to make your stay comfortable. It has been amazingly clean and well presented each time we have visited. The host is brilliant and completely non intrusive but always on hand should you need anything. Hopeman itself is a beautiful location with stunning beaches and coastal walks. It has definitely become our home away from home and we will definitely be returning.
Visited May 2021
Written May 11, 2021. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Getaway639502
Getaway639502
Aberdeen, United Kingdom1 contribution
Welcoming and comfortable
Just back from our stay at Bal Mara. We were warmly welcomed and shown round by our host when we arrived. The couple lived in the house directly opposite and although on hand for any issues were completely non intrusive. The house benefitted form a lovely back garden kitted out for barbecuing and dining outside. There was also a small grassy area to sit in and a whirlie for hanging washing. The garden gate would benefit from having an inside lock to keep young children completely secure. Inside the house there was a very well equipped and spacious kitchen where there was enough room to eat also. A welcome hamper was provided with milk, cereal, chocolate treats and a bottle of fizz!! The lounge was comfortable with reclining chairs. The bathroom is also located downstairs. Upstairs was 3 generous and well presented bedrooms. The host provided a bed guard for our toddler but a high chair and travel cot was also available. Spare towels and sheets were also available if needed. As a family of five we were all very comfortable with plenty room for all our stuff!! For me this would be a five star property if the downstairs had a fresh coat of paint on the walls and woodwork. The bathroom could also have a few simple improvements to make it feel fresher. I would recommend this property for its location as it’s set back from the busy streets closer to the harbour and beach, for the space and comfort and for the hosts. Thank you
Visited August 2020
Written August 11, 2020. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Abbie R
Abbie R
1 contribution
excellent stay!
Our stay was fantastic!! Great house with absolutely everything you need with a Lovely garden too. Fantastic location. Host was great and really helpful. Will definitely be back!!
Visited July 2020
Written August 6, 2020. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

MikeThePedant
MikeThePedant
100 contributions
Mr
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 for paddling and surfing. Or you can walk the coast path. The landlady lives across the street which is very useful. Off-street parking on very steep driveway. Steps from gate to front door. The house has three comfortable bedrooms upstairs, and a spacious lounge, modern kitchen, and two electric reclining seats in the large sofa. Dining table for four, plenty of crockery and cooking utensils, dishwasher and washing machine. Back door leads to rear garden which is enclosed and pleasant, with barbecue. Be aware: there's only one toilet; heating is electric storage heaters; hot water is timed for night rate and may run out by evening unless you use Boost; coffee machine needs Tassimo capsules and there's no cafetiere or percolator. Otherwise great!
Visited August 2019
Written August 17, 2019. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Meander581573
Meander581573
Many thanks for your review Mike, glad that you enjoyed your holiday in Hopeman.
Written August 18, 2019. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Paul
Paul
1 contribution
Home from home
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.
Visited June 2019
Written June 23, 2019. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Meander581573
Meander581573
Thank you for your review, welcome back anytime Paul.
Written June 24, 2019. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

flojoe600
flojoe600
25 contributions
Well appointed accommodation, handily placed in Hopeman, for surrounding Moray area
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 welcome pack was appreciated and heartily consumed. We visited for a few days but this house would be great for a longer stay. Will definitely consider re-visiting here in the future. Anyone staying here will not be disappointed
Visited December 2018
Written December 28, 2018. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Meander581573
Meander581573
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
Written January 11, 2019. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

BubblesWhitby
BubblesWhitby
Whitby, United Kingdom38 contributions
Mrs
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 will definitely be booking again on our next visit.
Visited August 2018
Written August 28, 2018. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Zena R
Zena R
Glasgow, United Kingdom2 contributions
Perfect family holiday base.
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 variety of interesting historical sites with easy reach.The secluded garden was a treat and the welcome pack more than generous. Thank you Rhona for our home from home and for organising a whole week of hot, sunny weather!
Visited June 2018
Written July 8, 2018. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Meander581573
Meander581573
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
Written July 22, 2018. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

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What this rental offers
  • DVD player
  • Grill
  • Central heating
  • Dishwasher
  • Fireplace
  • Freezer
  • Refrigerator
  • Highchair
  • Internet access
  • Iron
  • Kettle
  • Linens provided
  • Microwave
  • Ocean views
  • Parking available
  • Patio
  • Private yard
  • Cable television
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Towels provided
  • Television
  • Washer
  • Waterfront views
  • Wi-fi
  • Fishing spots available
  • Golf course (within 30 mins drive)
  • Golf course (within 15 min walk)
  • Watersports
  • Beachfront/Lakeside
  • Cycling areas
  • Hiking areas
  • Countryside area

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Map
About the neighborhood
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 is the Town of Lossiemouth with shops restaurants and long sandy beaches and if you are into Aircraft spotting then RAF Lossiemouth (the only airbase in Scotland) has a purpose built viewing area. Another relaxed short drive to the South takes you into the City of Elgin where you will find a good selection of shops, restaurants, supermarkets, a cinema, bowling alley, swimming pool, museum, Cathedral and many other points of interest. Your groceries can be ordered from either Tesco or Asda if you want to arrange a delivery. 17'Cooper Street IV30 5SB for deliveries. There are regular buses from Hopeman to Elgin.
Access
Car advised
How to get there
No 18 postcode IV30 5SB Owners live beside the property so access and support is not a problem at any time.
Activities nearby
Fishing spots availableGolf course (within 30 mins drive)Golf course (within 15 min walk)Watersports

Cancellation Policy
  • 100% refund within 24 hours after booking (provided the stay is at least 60 days away).
  • 50% refund* if you cancel at least 4 weeks before check-in
  • No refund available if you cancel thereafter

*Booking fee is excluded from refund amount


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Bal Mara is able to accommodate up to 6 guests. See all property details.

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Bal Mara UPDATED 2023: 3 Bedroom House Rental in Hopeman with Parking and DVD Player - Tripadvisor