Balneden Steading Self Catering Cottages

Self Catering

Balneden Steading, Tomintoul, Ballindalloch, Ballindalloch, AB37 9HL

    Three luxury self catering cottages converted from a former farm building in an ideal location for exploring The Highlands. The Mill (sleeps 5), The Grain Store (sleeps 5), the Cattle Shed (sleeps 2)

    Located on 50 acres of working farmland between Grantown on Spey and Tomintoul on the stunning Glenlivet Estate, within the Cairngorms National Park. Just off the Speyside Way walking trail and at the start of the Whisky & Castle Trail. 30 minutes from Aviemore and 45 minutes from the wildlife of the Moray Firth. The property is frequently visited by herds of deer and even the elusive Scottish wildcat!

    Newly renovated in 2009, the accommodation offers a choice from The Mill (sleeps 4+1), The Grain Store (sleeps 4+1) and The Cattle Shed (sleeps 2). Spectacular panoramic views, double-height vaulted ceilings and exposed beams, open-plan kitchen / dining room / lounge, underfloor heating, wood-burning stoves, free wireless internet, and superb kitchens & bathrooms.

    The owners live nearby and can offer a unique service by taking delivery of a supermarket shopping delivery prior to arrival if you wish (this can be added to with meat from the local butcher and local fruit & veg upon request (no charge for these services). In The Mill and The Grain Store, the second bedroom can be set up as a double or a twin depending on your preference. Cot & highchair available.

    Check in time 4pm Saturday. Short breaks book online @ www.balnedensteading.co.uk

     

    3 superb holiday cottages consisting of:
    The Mill (sleeps 4+1)
    Huge 5 metre-high glazed gables revealing spectacular views of the surrounding mountains, rivers and forests. Huge master bedroom with wall mounted flat-screen TV and access to private outdoor decking / dining terrace overlooking farmland. Second bedroom can be set up as double or twin. Large luxury contemporary bathroom with bath and large shower. Open-plan kitchen / diner / lounge with wood burning stove and large sofas, large flat screen TV / DVD / iPod docking station. Underfloor heating and wooden floors throughout. Free wireless internet access. Good mobile signal. Ample parking for several cars.

    The Grain Store (sleeps 4+1)
    Large master bedroom with mountain views. . Huge 5 metre-high glazed gables revealing spectacular views of the surrounding mountains, rivers and forests. Contemporary wet-room with open shower. Open-plan kitchen / diner / lounge with wood burning stove and large sofa. Underfloor heating and wooden floors throughout. Free wireless internet access. Good mobile signal. Ample parking for several cars. Outside dining area.

    The Cattle Shed (sleeps 2)
    Large master bedroom with mountain views. Contemporary wet-room with open shower. Open-plan kitchen / diner / lounge with wood burning stove, flat screen TV / DVD player / iPod docking station, leather sofa. Underfloor heating and wooden floors throughout. Free wireless internet access. Good mobile signal. Parking area. Outside dining area.

    Locally available are trout/salmon fishing in the River Avon (we have two rod permits on request). We are at the start of the Speyside Way, and are minutes away from lots of great walks on the Glenlivet Estate. Good mountain biking nearby and just 10 minutes drive from the Lecht Ski area. 20 minutes from the Osprey Centre at Loch Garten and just 30 minutes drive from activity-packed Aviemore. Tomintoul is two miles away and boasts two good pubs, a great restaurant, an art gallery, and a café, not to mention the world-famous Whisky Castle.

    Balneden Steading is the ideal base for touring the Highlands.

     

    Gradings
    4 Self Catering
    Opening Times
    Open All Year
    Open Christmas
    Open New Year
    Opening Times
    1 Jan 2013 - 31 Dec 2020

    Room Information

    Number of Rooms / Units
    3
    Room / Unit Type
    Room / Unit Tariff*
    The Cattle Shed
    £345.00 per unit per week
    The Grain Store
    £470.00 per unit per week
    The Mill
    £615.00 per unit per week

    Short Breaks from £225, we always try to be as flexible as possible so please enquire via info@balnedensteading.co.uk or book at http://www.balnedensteading.co.uk/offers.htm

    Note: Prices are a guide only and may change on a daily basis.

    Accommodation Type

    • Cottage
    • Activity Holiday
    • Seasonal Breaks
    • Self Catering Holiday

    Domestic

    • Tumble Dryer
    • Kitchen
    • Lounge
    • Freezer
    • Laundry Facilities on Complex
    • Iron Available
    • Covered Drying Facilities Available
    • Electric Cooker
    • Ironing Facilities
    • Dishwasher
    • Shower
    • Private Bathroom
    • Fridge
    • Microwave
    • Washing Machine
    • Wash Hand Basin
    • Heating Throughout Property
    • Towels Provided
    • Drying Facilities
    • Log Fire
    • Outdoor Drying Facility
    • Electric Shaver Point

    Leisure Facilities

    • DVD Player
    • TV In Room
    • TV Lounge
    • Radio
    • Garden
    • Satellite / Cable TV
    • WiFi

    Payment Methods

    • Internet Banking Transfer
    • BACS

    Transport

    • Parking
    • Bike Storage Available
    • Free Parking On-Site

    Children

    • Highchair Available
    • Baby Changing Facilities Available
    • Cot Available
    • Outdoor Play Area
    • Children Welcome

    Facilities

    • Internet Access
    • No Smoking Permitted

    Location

    • Rural Location
    • Remote Location

    Special Requirements

    • Families
    • Single Travellers
    • Pets Allowed
    • Dogs Welcome
    • Groups Welcome
    • Non smokers
    • Allergy Sufferers
    • Young People
    • Pets Welcome By Arrangement
    • Pets Welcome
    • Children Welcome

    Road Directions

    Head up the A9 north towards Inverness. Go past the turnings for Aviemore and take the turn off for the A95 towards Grantown-on-Spey. When approaching Grantown, bear right at both roundabouts and stay on the A95 heading towards Keith & Elgin. After 1/2 a mile, take the A939 towards Tomintoul. Stay on A939 for miles until you pass through Bridge of Brown. As you leave Bridge of Brown you will cross over a cattle grid. 1/2 mile after the cattle grid, take next turning on the left down a single track lane. Follow downhill and ignore the right hand turning where the road forks. Continue uphill and into the farmyard. You will now see Balneden Steading up on the hill infront of you. Carry on through the farmyard and as the road bends to the right, turn left through the gate.

    Public Transport Directions

    From the nearest information centre:- From Tomintoul, head on the A939 towards Grantown-on-Spey. About two miles after leaving the village, follow the road round to the left, crossing over the River Avon. Around 1/2 mile after crossing the river, take the next minor road on the right. Follow the track downhill and ignore the right hand turning where the road forks. Continue uphill and into the farmyard. You will now see Balneden Steading up on the hill infront of you. Carry on through the farmyard and as the road bends to the right, turn left through the gate. Your holiday cottage is about 300 metres up the hill.

    Getting there by railway:- Nearest Staion is Aviemore (40 minutes from Balneden Steading).

    Getting there by aeroplane:- Nearest airport is Inverness or Aberdeen. Follow direction on website www.balnedensteading.co.uk/contact.htm

    Getting there by ferry:- n/a

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