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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.
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Overview
3 bedrooms
2 bathrooms
5 guests
7 nights minimum
Rental Home
Balnabruaich is in the quiet hamlet of Inveruglas in the Cairngorms National Park. It has unrivalled views over the RSPB Insh Marshes Nature reserve and the Monadhliath mountains. The area offers the scope for a wide variety of outdoor activities, nature watching and sightseeing and the house is the ideal spot to relax, soak up the beautiful views and watch the visiting wildlife. There is a wealth of lovely walks and bike rides on the doorstep and the large enclosed garden makes it an ideal base for dog owners. The well equipped bungalow sleeps 5 comfortably with plenty of space. The kitchen contains everything you are likely to need including dishwasher, washing machine and tumble drier. There is a wood-burning stove in the lounge, Wi-Fi, a music system with CD player, DAB radio and USB...Balnabruaich is in the quiet hamlet of Inveruglas in the Cairngorms National Park. It has unrivalled views over the RSPB Insh Marshes Nature reserve and the Monadhliath mountains. The area offers the scope for a wide variety of outdoor activities, nature watching and sightseeing and the house is the ideal spot to relax, soak up the beautiful views and watch the visiting wildlife. There is a wealth of lovely walks and bike rides on the doorstep and the large enclosed garden makes it an ideal base for dog owners. The well equipped bungalow sleeps 5 comfortably with plenty of space. The kitchen contains everything you are likely to need including dishwasher, washing machine and tumble drier. There is a wood-burning stove in the lounge, Wi-Fi, a music system with CD player, DAB radio and USB port, and an internet connected TV with Freeview and iPlayer. Bed-linen and towels are provided and all electricity is included.More
House Rules
Pets Allowed: Yes
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
Bathrooms
1 Full bath, 1 Attached (ensuite)
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Meet the host
Judy B
Hosting since January 2012
Response Rate: 100%
Response Time: Within a few hours
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Reviews (17)
KeithR1979aberdeen
KeithR1979aberdeen
1 contribution
Thoroughly enjoyable stay
Perfect place to stay to enjoy the stunning countryside. Great walking/ cycling routes right on your doorstep and only a short from Kingussie or Aviemore. Very well equipped house and with a cosy log burner that heats up the whole house. The views are spectacular and can be enjoyed from the living room or from the outside decking. Surrounded by wildlife and seeing squirrels up close from the kitchen window every morning was a special treat. Definitely recommend staying here and we are missing our holiday house already. PS. The highland folk museum in Newtonmore is well worth a visit
Visited July 2020
Written August 2, 2020. This review is the subjective opinion of an individual traveler and not of Tripadvisor LLC nor of its partners. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Departure32789989258
Departure32789989258
Hi Keith, Thanks very much for your review. We are delighted to hear that you enjoyed Balnabruaich - we think its a special place - and hope you will be back again soon. Best wishes Judy
Written September 13, 2020. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Amanda
Amanda
1 contribution
Balnabruaich
We stayed at Balnabruaich for a week over Easter in April and had a really lovely time. The house had everything you could want plus more and was lovely and warm during our entire stay. There are some lovely outdoor seats and a stunning view to look at. We saw plenty of wildlife which we had hoped for including several red squirrels in the garden, deer, pheasants, lots of birds, ospreys locally and more. There are some lovely walks from the front door and some lovely places to explore close by. The owners couldn’t have been more helpful throughout, from initial contact to the end of our stay. They went out of their way to be helpful and we couldn’t have asked for more. We highly recommend a stay at Balnabruaich and we certainly hope to return very soon, to enjoy the stunning local area and the lovely house and hospitality.
Visited April 2019
Written May 27, 2019. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Departure32789989258
Departure32789989258
Thank you very much for your delightful review - we are thrilled to hear that you enjoyed your holiday and will be very pleased to welcome you back! Best wishes, Judy and Jules
Written May 28, 2019. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Margaret P
Margaret P
1 contribution
Best cottage we stayed at
Balnabruich is a warm, spacious and very clean self catering cottage. Situated in Inveruglas, within a small group of similar cottages with easy access to Kingussie. Lovely views. Large garden and wildlife frequently seen. Cycling from the doorstep with tracks in every direction. We were a part of 5, 3 adults and 2 children. Blessed with beautiful weather. The best we have stayed in and would definitely return.
Visited April 2019
Written April 13, 2019. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Departure32789989258
Departure32789989258
Thank you very much for your lovely review, Margaret. We are delighted that you all enjoyed yourselves and appreciated all that Balnabruaich and the area have to offer. We look forward to seeing you again! Judy
Written April 15, 2019. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

kibosh2018
kibosh2018
Liskeard, United Kingdom12 contributions
Dog friendly home from home in fantastic location
Having stayed in many other self catering dog friendly cottages in the area over the last 20 years this had a lot to live up to. We were certainly not disappointed and Balnabruaich has now taken the No 1 slot for us. It is a home from home, couldn't want anything more from a holiday cottage (with the exception of a covered hot tub with a waiter serving champagne!!!). The garden is great and secure for the dog. Red squirrels just outside the kitchen window. The fire is amazing, the views are fantastic and the whole area is so peaceful. However, Kinguissie is only a 5 minute drive should you need to top up on the essentials such as wine or champagne. A wide range of walks direct from the cottage - no need to always use the car. Well worth the 620 miles for us to get there. We've already booked for two separate weeks next year.
Visited November 2018
Written November 19, 2018. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Julie C
Julie C
Thanks so much for your lovely review and for coming all that way - we are delighted that you enjoyed the place so much. We look forward to your return visits next year. All the best, Judy and Jules
Written November 21, 2018. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

jnic999
jnic999
30 contributions
Wonderful Place
Had a great week at Balnabruaich which is a very well equipped and comfortable holiday home. Lovely views from lounge and the peace and quiet is awesome. Loads of wildlife in the garden which the grandchildren loved to see. Situated in a superb location for walking or cycling and easy access to Kingussie and Aviemore. Will definitely return and have no problem recommending the property to family and friends. Thanks for your hospitality.
Visited July 2018
Written July 21, 2018. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Julie C
Julie C
Thanks very much for the lovely review, we are so pleased that you enjoyed Balnabruaich and will be very happy to welcome you back again. All the best Judy and Jules
Written July 24, 2018. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Vicki S
Vicki S
Peebles, United Kingdom56 contributions
Outstanding location, clean and comfortable holiday home, Wildlife everywhere!
Balnabruaich is located not far from Kingussie, set nestled on the edge of a magnificent pine forest. The surroundings are peaceful and relaxing away from the business of the main tourist spots. Yet you are still in easy reach of all the main attractions. Including the Highland Wildlife Park, Highland Folk Museum, Landmark Adventure Park, Loch Morlich, Loch An Eilien, The Strathspey Railway and The Cairngorm Mountain all well worth a visit! The house has everything anyone looking to self cater would need, there is a very well equipped kitchen. We loved the views from every window, there was wildlife everywhere. We appreciated the binoculars found sitting at the lounge window. The garden is super for children and dogs to enjoy. Everyone in our family thoroughly enjoyed our stay and we are intending to visit again in the future. We saw red squirrels in the garden every day and also spotted a roe deer buck, crested tits, pheasant and grouse in the garden! I loved watching hares play in the surrounding farmland.
Visited July 2018
Written July 15, 2018. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Julie C
Julie C
Hi Vicki. Thanks very much for the great review. We are delighted that you enjoyed your stay and the house. We will be very glad to see you all there again! Best wishes Judy and Jules
Written July 29, 2018. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

peterboakes
peterboakes
Fettercairn, United Kingdom1 contribution
A perfect location for a peaceful holiday
Our third visit to Balnabruaich which is just a few minutes drive from Kingussie, it is a very comfortable and well equipped holiday cottage situated in a very quiet location, adjacent to the Badenoch Way. It has good views looking over Insh Marshes (RSPB Reserve) to the Monadhliath Mountains. Plenty of wildlife can be seen from the cottage, Pine Marten if you are lucky. Several walks close by and many more in the forests nearby. The owners Judy and Jules are very friendly and helpful. We will be returning later in the year and have no hesitation in recommending the cottage for a perfect holiday.
Visited April 2018
Written May 11, 2018. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Julie C
Julie C
Thank you very much Peter, for the great review. We are delighted that you enjoy Balnabruaich and look forward to your next visit. Best wishes, Judy.
Written May 14, 2018. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

ridgeback74
ridgeback74
36 contributions
Fantastic stay
3rd stay in location 1st stay at the cottage & it was great. Warm welcoming & attention to detail was obvious. Scenery from the main living room window was spectacular. The bird feeders in & around the garden were great & it was fun filling them & watching the red squirrels partridge & even a woodpecker come in to feed. Inshriach forest is right on the door step & the walks are, well, as long as you want them to be. No need to go anywhere but there are many things to do locally or even head into Aviemore if you fancy a bit of skiing or some outdoorwear shopping. Summer or winter its a great holiday with plenty to do & coukdnt find a more comfortable cottage to stay. Looking to get back as soon as. Would highly recommend.
Visited January 2018
Written January 8, 2018. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Julie C
Julie C
Thanks for your very good review - we appreciate it, and would be very happy to have you back soon!
Written January 10, 2018. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Miriam W
Miriam W
Amsterdam, The Netherlands5 contributions
Great house in a perfect location!
Cottage is quietly located nearby Kingussie and it is very good equipped with really everything! It has superb views on the mountains, it was a shame that we had only booked for a week. There is a lot of wildlife (birds, deer, squirrels) around the cottage. We are definitely coming back!
Visited September 2017
Written January 7, 2018. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Julie C
Julie C
Thank you for your kind comments, Miriam. We are glad that you enjoyed your stay at Balnabruaich and would be very happy to have you back!
Written January 8, 2018. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Margaret P
Margaret P
Warwick, United Kingdom13 contributions
Excellent accommodation
Second visit to this holiday home and everything was perfect. Lovely location and as an added bonus it even snowed for us. A lovely Xmas tree was also there and it was like home from home. Thank you Judy. Perfect. Margaret and Peter Preece
Visited December 2017
Written January 3, 2018. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Julie C
Julie C
Thank you Margaret and Peter. We are delighted that you enjoyed your stay and that it was a good Christmas for you all. Best wishes Judy and Jules.
Written January 5, 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
  • Deck
  • Dishwasher
  • Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Freezer
  • Refrigerator
  • Highchair
  • Housekeeping Included
  • Iron
  • Kettle
  • Linens Provided
  • Microwave
  • Mountain Views
  • Patio
  • Safe
  • Stereo System
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Towels Provided
  • TV
  • Washer
  • Fishing Nearby
  • There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive
  • Horse Riding Nearby
  • Watersports Nearby
  • Cycling Trips
  • Hiking Trips
  • Rural/Countryside Retreats
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Activities nearby
Fishing NearbyThere Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins DriveHorse Riding NearbyWatersports Nearby
Cancellation Policy
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  • No refund available once booking is confirmed

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