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

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

    Domestic

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

    Leisure Facilities

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

    Payment Methods

    • BACS
    • Internet Banking Transfer

    Transport

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

    Children

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

    Facilities

    • Internet Access
    • No Smoking Permitted

    Location

    • Remote Location
    • Rural Location

    Special Requirements

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

    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

    Transport within Scotland

    For public transport information to visit here from within Scotland, enter your postcode and visit date below.

    Journey Planner
    Accommodation Special Offer
    Valid 17 Aug 2014 to 6 Sep 2014

    The Cattle Shed last remaining dates Summer 2014 - 3 nights from 3rd September now only £256.  Located on the Glenlivet Estate in the Cairngorms National Park, discover the Estate from the many trails and walks accessible from the cottages, explore the local wildlife, get on your bike! and try out the new Mountain Bike trails or simply sit and relax and enjoy the spectacular views. 

    Accommodation Special Offer
    Valid 17 Aug 2014 to 31 Aug 2014

    The Mill - last week of Summer Season available week commencing 30th August £495.  Amazing, high quality accommodation in the heart of the Cairngorms National Park.  Located on The Glenlivet Estate there is something for everyone at Balneden Steading, discover the Estate from the many trails and walks accessible from the cottages, explore the local wildlife, get on your bike! and try out the new Mountain Bike trails or simply sit and relax and enjoy the spectacular views. 

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