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Balnabruaich

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Overview
3 bedrooms
2 bathrooms
5 guests
7 nights minimum 
Holiday Rental House
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.
House Rules
Pet-friendlyKid friendlyNo smoking
Bedrooms
1 Queen1 Bunk1 Single
Bathrooms
1 Full bath1 Attached (ensuite)

Meet the host
Judy B
Hosting since January 2012
Response Rate: 100%
Response Time: Within a day

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Reviews (18)
Margaret P
Margaret P
Warwick, United Kingdom11 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
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.

Sue613
Sue613
Hellifield, United Kingdom7 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Home from home & far from the Madding Crowd
Only a 10 minute drive from Kingussie but the wonderful feeling of peace & tranquillity. Unlike some rental properties, Balnabruaich is stocked with everything you could want...more kitchen utensils than I have at home! A spacious property with magnificent views of the hills with a welcoming homely feel about it. The owners Judy & Jules are so friendly and nothing is too much trouble. The website doesn't do the property justice but at least it isn't a "modern" website that contains photos of just a tap or a cushion!
Visited September 2017
Written October 14, 2017. 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 for taking the time to write your review Sue. We are thrilled that you enjoyed Balnabruaich and looking forward to seeing you again soon!
Written October 18, 2017. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Frances548
Frances548
Duns, United Kingdom1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
A perfect holiday house !
Balnabruaich is a warm and comfortable cottage and very well equipped. It is set in a most peaceful place on the edge of the forest and moors, and it is an ideal base for exploring the beautiful areas of Rothiemurchus and Inshriach. Red squirrels and many kinds of birds are just outside the the windows – entertainment laid on !
Visited September 2017
Written September 21, 2017. 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 positive comments - we are delighted to hear that you enjoyed your stay in the cottage and the wonderful places around it. We hope to welcome you back some day!
Written September 25, 2017. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

FamilyWhites
FamilyWhites
Queensbury, United Kingdom24 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Stunning location, fantastic wildlife and excellent facilities
We had a wonderful time relaxing in a homely well equipped cottage that had all you could want for a great stay. The views from the lounge window were great over looking the Insh RSPB reserve in the valley. The wildlife in the garden and adjacent fields was varied including the daily visit from the red squirrel, hare, dear, partridge, pheasant and smaller birds on the feeders (the provided binoculars were well used for spotting). The location allowed walks from the cottage using the provided OS maps as well as easy access to The Cairngorms. It was a shame we didn't have our mountain bikes to take advantage of the trials too. The cottage owners provided all you could want and made sure the four of us and Jasper the dog had a delightful stay. We would certainly recommend the cottage and hopefully stay there again!
Visited August 2017
Written August 7, 2017. 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 great review. We are delighted to hear you enjoyed the cottage and the special location. We would definitely recommend a return visit with your mountain bikes - we can point you in the direction of a host of fantastic biking in the area. We hope to see you again!
Written August 9, 2017. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

danielhawthorn
danielhawthorn
Aberdeen, United Kingdom2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
A great house in a great location.
Excellent accommodation, well equipped, plenty of room, very clean, and a great location, superb views and setting. All on the doorstep of the Cairngorms too, loads to do round about! Judy was a great host, easy to book with, and checked in with us to see if everything was ok. Couldn't give this a higher recommendation.
Visited July 2017
Written July 31, 2017. 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 great review. We are delighted that you enjoyed the cottage and made the most of all the wonderful activities around here. Haste ye back!
Written August 1, 2017. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

_valflintham177
_valflintham177
Lincoln, United Kingdom1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
This is the best holiday home we have ever stayed in, and is in a perfect position.
This is the best holiday home we have ever stayed in, the position is perfect looking over the valley to the hills/ mountains opposite. We always receive a very warm welcome when we stay here and we have returned quite a few times. Our next stay is already booked.
Visited June 2017
Written July 17, 2017. 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 Val. Thanks very much for your review. We are delighted to have such great guests who love the place as much as we do. We look forward to your next visit! Judy and Jules
Written July 20, 2017. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Scott T
Scott T
4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Excellent
Balnabruaich is a comfortable and very well equipped holiday home. The property had everything we needed and the location is quiet with great views and lots of wildlife nearby. Highlights were the wood burner, the visiting squirrels and the internet connected TV. The owners went out of their way to look after us and ensure we had a good stay. Highly recommended.
Visited December 2016
Written June 11, 2017. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Julie C
Julie C
Many thanks for your great review. We are really glad you appreciated the things that make Balnabruaich a special place for us. We hope to see you here again!
Written June 12, 2017. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

col d
col d
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Well specified large bungalow with amazing views in Cairngorms Nat. Park
Pine forest on the doorstep with loads of walks, MTB trails on offer. Minutes from beautiful Glen Feshie and Loch Insh with almost every facility other than underground heated indoor swimming pool that the average traveller could reasonably wish for. Plenty of space but cosy too, with fresh milk left in the fridge. instructions on what and how often to feed the friendly squirrels and an instant feeling of being at home (even after a 500 plus mile overnight trip from Bournemouth). Obviously temps of 27C heped to make for a memorable week but as rural retreats in the UK go this place takes some beating. I also liked the owners who popped in to see if we had setted in ok and they have a genuine affinity for the locale rather than viewing it as a lucrative cash cow. Very refreshhing these days... Pet friendly too/
Visited May 2017
Written June 8, 2017. 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 the great review and we are really glad to hear that you enjoyed your stay. We keep finding great walks and bike rides to recommend, so hopefully you will come back some day for more!
Written June 9, 2017. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

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What this rental offers
Scenic views
  • Mountain views
Kitchen and dining
  • Grill
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Refrigerator
  • Kettle
  • Microwave
  • Cooker
  • Toaster
Things to do
  • Fishing spots available
  • Watersports
  • Cycling areas
Bathroom and laundry
  • Dryer
  • Iron
  • Linens provided
  • Towels provided
  • Washer
Services
  • Housekeeping included
Outdoor amenities
  • Deck
  • Patio
Indoor amenities
  • Fireplace
Location info
  • Kid friendly
Entertainment
  • DVD player
  • Stereo system
  • Television
Nearby
  • Golf course (within 30 mins drive)
  • Horse riding facilities
  • Hiking areas
  • Countryside area
Living spaces
  • Highchair

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Map
Activities nearby
Fishing spots availableGolf course (within 30 mins drive)Horse riding facilitiesWatersports

Things to know
Check in / out timings
Check in after 4 p.m. Check out by 10 a.m.
Cancellation policy
  • 100% refund within 24 hours after booking (provided the stay is at least 60 days away).
  • No refund available once booking is confirmed

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