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Balnain Cottage-Private Lochan

4 reviews
Front of Cottage from Garden
Cottage Across the Lochan
Dining Room
The Garden
The Boat
West Down to Lochan
Looking South
Play Area
Balnain Cottage from Adjacent Fields
Welcome to the Lake
Looking North
Seating Area Overlooking Lochan
Pine Marten- Regular Visitor to Bird Table
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2 Bedrooms, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 4
Strathpeffer, Ross and Cromarty, Scottish Highlands, Scotland
Balnain cottage has a private Lochan and enjoys fabulous views from every room and is set in well maintained, landscaped gardens which are a key feature of the property. A variety of peaceful seating areas are dotted around the garden to allow guests to enjoy the wealth of interesting views. A small sheltered seating area overlooks a unique lochan which is a focal feature within the private enclosed garden. There are a wide variety of activities and places of interest within a short drive, including the spectacular Rogie Falls, the charming Victorian spa town of Strathpeffer and the picturesque fishing town of Ullapool. There are many wonderful walks and cycle tracks, and for the more adventurous, Ben Wyvis one of the easier Munros to climb, is a 5 minute drive away. The market town of Dingwall is also close by and next door to the cot... Read more
About the Owner, Susan S
Languages spoken: English
Response Rate: 95 %
Response Time: Within a day
Calendar Updated: 5 days ago
Listed since : Aug 2012
Overall rating: 5.0 / 5.0
Based on 4 reviews and 1 property
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Listing #HL257842
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Carolyn K
1 review
Reviewed 2 weeks ago for a stay in June 2017

This is a wonderful place to stay - even better than the photos! :) Wonderful for wildlife and quiet. The cottage has high standards and has everythign you need! You woudl not be disappointed...

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Thank you for your review Carolyn. We are pleased that Balnain continues to meet your expectations and look forward to welcoming you back again soon.


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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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Reviewed February 12, 2015 for a stay in September 2014

We spent a week at Balnain and had a wonderful time. Loved the outside space during the day - quiet but full of wildlife. And everything you need in the cottage for a warm and relaxing evening. Look forward to a return visit sometime soon.

Ashton-under-Lyne, United Kingdom
Reviewed May 22, 2014 for a stay in March 2014

  • Balcony or Terrace
  • Boat Available
  • Central Heating
  • Dining Seats (6)
  • Dishwasher
  • Double Beds:(1)
  • Dryer
  • DVD Player
  • Fireplace
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Hairdryer
  • Highchair
  • Iron
  • Kettle
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room Seats (5)
  • Microwave
  • Mountain Views
  • Patio
  • Playground
  • Private Fishing Lake/River
  • Private Yard
  • Refrigerator
  • Safe
  • Satellite TV
  • Secure Parking
  • Single Beds:(2)
  • Sofa Beds:(1)
  • Stove
  • Suitable For Children Under 5
  • Swingset
  • Toaster
  • Towels Provided
  • TV
  • Washer
  • Waterfront
  • Water Views
House rules
    Pets not allowed
    Smoking not allowed
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Dates Min stay Weeknight Weekend night Per week
Default 4 nights
Jun 26, 2017 -
Sep 3, 2017
5 nights
Dec 22, 2017 -
Jan 5, 2018
Festive 2015
7 nights
Please note: rates may have been converted from the original local currency to U.S. Dollars and are approximate rates that may change due to exchange rate fluctuation. Please contact the manager to confirm actual rates for your requested dates.
Additional Rate and Availability Information
A 10% loyalty discount is available for Guests who have previously stayed at Balnain Cottage please mention this offer when contacting us.
10% deposit taken to secure booking and balance due 8 weeks before commencement of Holiday.
payment can be by Cheque, Paypal or Bank Transfer.
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About the neighborhood
The Cottage is located in Tarvie which is 5 Miles From the Victorian Spa Town of Strathpeffer. Strathpeffer lies in a glen 5 miles west of Dingwall, with varying elevation from 200 to 400 feet above sea level.<BR><BR>Because of its location in the heart of the Highlands, Strathpeffer has remained a popular visitor attraction and a good base for touring the Highlands. Many walks and activities in the surrounding area. There is also a very scenic golf course, which boasts the longest drop from tee to green of any course in Britain.In the Victorian era Strathpeffer was popular as a spa resort, owing to the discovery of sulphurous springs in the 18th century. The pump-room in the middle of the village dates from 1819. Soon after that, a hospital and a hotel were also built. The Pa... more
Getting around
Car is essential but there is also the very scenic north highland railway line which runs near the cottage. Garve station is 3 miles away. The cottage is very conveniently located to explore both East and West Highlands north of Inverness basing yourself in the cottage.
Car recommended
How to get there
Airport: Inverness: 28.6 mi
Railway: Garve: 3.1 mi
Ferry: Ullapool: 34.8 mi
The closest Airport is Inverness which is around a 45 minute drive. EasyJet fly from Gatwick, Bristol and Luton. Flybe fly from Manchester and Birmingham. Car hire is available from Avis and Europcar.<BR>Dingwall rail station is approximately 10 miles away. Garve station is only 3 miles away but there are no taxi services close by.
Activities nearby
Fishing Nearby, There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive, Watersports Nearby.
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