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Bothy at Balblair Cottages

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Overview
1 bedroom
1 bathroom
2 guests
Min stay varies
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Cottage
The Bothy is one of three cottages in a u-shaped farm steading conversion in the Highlands of Scotland. It's rural but situated close enough to Inverness and Nairn to enjoy town life too. After a days' exploring return to the Bothy to relax and unwind. The Bothy sleeps 2 and provides comfortable accommodation and an ideal location to tour the Highlands - Loch Ness, Aviemore & the Cairngorm Mountains, Dolphin Spotting, superb golf, Inverness (10 miles) and Nairn (6 miles). Culloden Battlefield, Cawdor Castle and Fort George nearby. The Bothy cottage is next door to the Byre cottage and the Barn cottage at Balblair Self Catering Cottages.
House Rules
Pets Allowed: Yes
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: No
The Barn at Balblair Cottages is strictly no smoking. One dog per cottage is permitted and there is a small extra charge of £20 per week. Guest booking must be aged over 18. Strictly no parties.
Bathrooms
1 Full bath
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Meet the host
Barbara Bariskan (Property Manager Barbara Bariskan)
Hosting since August 2011
Languages spoken: English
Response Time: Within a few hours
Interaction with guestsOnce the balance payment has been paid details regarding the key, grocery shopping, and directions will be emailed. A guide manual with details of wi-fi, woodburning stove, heating and appliance instructions will also be emailed.
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Reviews (43)
Anne C
Anne C
Ipswich, United Kingdom3 contributions
A Little Gem
My husband and I stayed at The Bothy for 7 nights in September. The cottage is beautiful furnished and equipped. The location is perfect for touring the local area and further into the Highlands. Thank you Barbara for the welcome pack, it was much appreciated. We are more than happy to recommend The Bothy as your holiday destination.
Visited September 2022
Written October 6, 2022. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Voyager45554216285
Voyager45554216285
Stirling, United Kingdom3 contributions
excellent, best cottage we have stayed in
location perfect, cottage excellent, very clean spotless, cosy comfortable and every thing you could possibly need for a stress free stay. we would highly recommend this cottage and the owners . We will return and would highly recommend.
Visited August 2021
Written September 5, 2021. This review is the subjective opinion of an individual traveler and not of Tripadvisor LLC nor of its partners. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Carol V
Carol V
Melbourne, Australia58 contributions
LOOKED JUST LIKE THE BROCHURE...
We arrived in Scotland to begin our 3 month holiday in the UK and our first of many self-catering cottages was "The Bothy" at Balblair Cottages. Some pics on holiday booking sites can be a bit "glorified", but we are very happy to confirm that The Bothy exceeded our expectations. Spotless, well appointed and an ambience that felt like home. Perfect location at the gateway to the Highlands, Loch Ness, Isle of Skye, etc, etc. I would not hesitate to recommend Balblair Cottages, and Barbara & Veli the perfect hosts.
Visited August 2019
Written August 11, 2019. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Rose T
Rose T
1 contribution
Amazing!!
Stunning property, very quaint. Great location for travelling. Well equipped and extremely clean, fitted to a very high standard. Lovely host. Will definitely be back. Would highly recommend.
Visited May 2019
Written June 10, 2019. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Barbara B
Barbara B
Thank you! It was lovely to have you stay in the Bothy. We are delighted you enjoyed the cottage and found it to be a great location to explore the Scottish Highlands. We look forward to seeing you again in the future. Best wishes, Barbara, Balblair Self Catering Cottages
Written June 23, 2019. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Kerstin H
Kerstin H
1 contribution
Wunderbares kleines Cottage
Eine herliche kleine Ferienwohnung in der Nähe von Invernes. Mit allem bestens ausgestattet, sogar ordentliches WLAN. Der Flughafen stört absolut garnicht. Ideal gelegen für Ausflüge nach Invernes, Loch Ness, Highlands, Cairngorms Nationalpark, Speyside Whiskyroute ......und ganz viel mehr. Barbara hat uns noch einen guten Tip zum Delphinbeobachtung gegeben. Super Gastgeberin. Danke
Visited August 2018
Written August 30, 2018. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Django
Django
Kirkby Lonsdale, United Kingdom4 contributions
Lovely cottage in a great area
We had an excellent fortnight at the Bothy and would recommend it to anyone wanting a peaceful holiday with easy access to a wide range of interesting and beautiful places. The cottage is very comfortable with everything top quality, an excellent kitchen and lovely bathroom. We rather enjoyed the quirky bedroom at the top of the spiral staircase. Barbara was the perfect host - friendly and very helpful with tips on where to visit and where to eat. We hope to be back!
Visited June 2018
Written June 29, 2018. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Barbara B
Barbara B
Thank you for your lovely review. We are delighted that you enjoyed the cottage and the local area! We look forward to welcoming you back one day. Best wishes, Barbara & family.
Written August 23, 2018. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Radu V
Radu V
1 contribution
Amazing little cottage. Perfect for couples!
We stayed at Bothy cottage last month in March and we enjoyed it so much! Great little cottage where you have absolutely everything you need (electric oven and hob, washing machine, dishwasher, microwave, toaster, kettle and fridge freezer, underfloor heating, wood burning stove, tv, hairdryer, iron and so on). The local area is absolutely wonderful.. perfect to get away from the hustle of everyday life. This is the perfect place to escape to for 2. We visited the local area like Nair, Fort George, Inverness, and then we visited the Cairngorms and the Highlands, Loch Ness,Isle of Skye and Edinburgh. We had such an amazing holiday! Agnes and Bruce were very helpful and welcoming. We haven`t managed to meet Barbara, however we are planning to return at some point as we really enjoyed the entire experience.
Visited March 2018
Written April 10, 2018. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Michelle M
Michelle M
114 contributions
Excellent base to explore
A cosy cottage for 2....perfect to get away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life. It's comfortable and cute with everything you could need for your stay. Barbara and her family are very friendly and welcoming and I wouldn't hesitate to recommend here if you want to explore Inverness, Moray and higher Cairngorms. We had a lovely week- thank you again.
Visited August 2017
Written August 12, 2017. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

TheAngryAnt
TheAngryAnt
Dee Why, Australia115 contributions
Angry Ant
Very quaint 1 bedroom cottage, joined to two others in a half a square shape, parking and you over look in the distance Inverness and seeing sometimes the planes arriving and departing...NO Noise factor in this or anything really! Great sun setting (if in Summer even better) and a great place for a chair and suck on either a beer or wine to do so, has a washing machine, small dishwasher and all the mod cons in the kitchen and bathroom...all good...even bring your "iplod" with you! Bring your groceries along and enjoy. It's about a 10 minute drive into Inverness and 6 min drive to Narin for groceries at the co-op. IF your elderly or have a bad back...this little cottage is NOT for you as they have a spiral narrow staircase that takes you UP to the loft bedroom...try the other two cottages attached...in all a pleasant and quite stay for a week
Visited May 2017
Written June 14, 2017. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Barbara B
Barbara B
Dear Angry Ant Thanks for your great review. It was a pleasure to meet you both and have you stay at Balblair Cottages. We are delighted that you enjoyed your accommodation and the amazing sunsets we get here in the Highlands. Best wishes, Barbara@BalblairCottages
Written June 17, 2017. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Esther F
Esther F
10 contributions
Volveremos seguro!
Fue nuestro primer viaje a Escocia y venimos encantados. La casita está ubicada en un enclave de las Highlands perfecto, muy cerquita de Inverness y con posibilidad de explorar todo el norte. Barbara y sus padres son un encanto. La casa está muy bien, completa, confortable, limpia... Si volvemos a Escocia ya no tenemos que buscar alojamiento. The Bothy es nuestra casita!
Visited October 2016
Written October 18, 2016. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

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What this rental offers
  • Central Heating
  • Dishwasher
  • Fireplace
  • Freezer
  • Refrigerator
  • Hairdryer
  • Internet Access
  • Iron
  • Kettle
  • Linens Provided
  • Microwave
  • Parking
  • Patio
  • Private Yard
  • Stereo System
  • Stove
  • Telephone
  • Toaster
  • Towels Provided
  • TV
  • Washer
  • Wi-Fi
  • Fishing Nearby
  • There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive
  • Horse Riding Nearby
  • There Are Tennis Courts Nearby
  • Cycling Trips
  • Hiking Trips
  • Rural/Countryside Retreats
  • Short Term Rentals (4 Days Or Fewer)
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About the neighborhood
Culloden Battlefield (National Trust of Scotland) Fort George (Historic Scotland) Cawdor Castle Dolphin Watching Loch Ness Whisky distilleries Aviemore and the Cairngorms National Park What's on in Inverness see www.invernessfestivals.com, www.eden-court.com, www.ironworksvenue.com Inverness Highland Games Nairn Highland Games Baxter's Marathon
Access
Car advised
How to get there
BY ROAD From the south (A9) As you approach Inverness follow signs for A96 Aberdeen road. Approximately 10 miles along this road you will see signs for Croy and Cawdor. There is also a restaurant. Turn right then next right for Croy. We are the first farm/house on the left. From the east (A96) Approximately 6 miles from Nairn you will see signs for Croy and Cawdor. There is also a restaurant. Turn left then next right for Croy. We are the first farm/house on the left. From the airport Located 2.6 miles from the airport, approximately 5 minutes by car. From the airport follow signs for Aberdeen (A96). Turn right at the junction for Croy/Cawdor. Turn right again for Croy. We are the first farm/house on the left. BY AIR to Inverness Airport Flights into Inverness by Flybe, Easyjet, and Lufthansa. We are approximately 10 minutes/4 miles from the airport. BY RAIL nearest stations are in Nairn and Inverness. BY BUS nearest bus stations are in Nairn and Inverness. The No. 10 will drop you off on the A96.
Activities nearby
Fishing NearbyThere Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins DriveHorse Riding NearbyThere Are Tennis Courts Nearby
Cancellation Policy
  • 100% refund within 24 hours after booking (provided the stay is at least 60 days away).
  • No refund available once booking is confirmed

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Frequently Asked Questions about Bothy at Balblair Cottages

Bothy at Balblair Cottages is able to accommodate up to 2 guests. See all property details.

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