Balmore is a perfect home from home. Spacious yet warm and cosy. Ideal for a couple or a family, it sleeps 4 in two bedrooms with two bathrooms. Dogs welcome. Wifi. Great views.
Lying on family-run Dunalastair Estate, a highland farming estate, Balmore has been carefully converted from two cottages to make one very comfortable and spacious one, yet retaining its character.
Balmore is ideal either for a couple on honeymoon or wanting a peaceful break, for two couples or for a family as there is plenty of room yet it is cosy and warm and has wonderful views.
The double room has a king-size four-poster bed and is adjacent to the bathroom with shower bath, basin and WC. The twin room has two single beds, which can be converted to a super-king, and it has an en-suite shower room.
There is a large light and airy L-shaped sitting room/dining room with large picture window with window-seat. With comfortable sofa and easy chairs, you can sit and relax with your favourite tipple in front of the wood-burning stove after a day of fresh air walking on the estate or visiting attractions in the area. You will find plenty of books and puzzles to interest you and a TV with Sky free-sat, DVD player and radio.
The kitchen has all modern equipment required including dishwasher, fridge, electric cooker, microwave and freezer and the utility room next door has washing machine, tumble dryer, sink and WC.
The garden surrounds the cottage with fence and gate to keep pets in. There is garden furniture where you can sit and savour the peace and quiet and enjoy watching the birds on the feeders and animals such as deer and red squirrels in the surrounding woods and fields.
There are plenty of tracks on the estate for walking and exploring the hills, woods and fields. And the wider Rannoch area has many interesting walks including The Black Wood of Rannoch which retains some of the ancient Caledonian pine forest or, for the more energetic, the walk up Schiehallion mountain, the famous conical peak in the area. The views from the top are spectacular. This is an area of dark skies and no light pollution so star-gazing is a must on a clear night.
The village of Kinloch Rannoch, approximately 2.5 miles away has a general store and café and hotels and, further afield at the end of the road, where wild and beautiful Rannoch Moor stretches away to the west, lies Rannoch Station, one of the remotest stations in Scotland where there is a renowned tea room and visitor centre and also a very special hotel which is open to non-residents for dinner.
Further afield, you can easily make day trips to Balmoral, Loch Ness, Scone Palace and St Andrews amongst others and the small towns of Pitlochry and Aberfeldy are within easy reach as is the famous House of Bruar shopping experience.