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Ballinluig Croft

Grantown on Spey, The Highlands
Sleeps 8
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms 3
Change Sat
Dogs welcome 2
5 star
Downstairs bedroom
Downstairs bathroom
Enclosed garden / patio
Open fire / woodburner
Increased accessibility
Hot tub
Internet access
Working farm
Log Cabin / Lodge
Towels included
Travel cot available
Highchair available
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At a glance

  • Visit Cawdor Castle and Gardens
  • Head to the coast at Nairn for a day on the beach
  • Kayaking and canoeing on the River Spey
  • Try out a host of outdoor activities from abseiling to archery
  • Follow the Speyside whisky trail to many distilleries
  • Take a drive to beautiful Inverness
Property code: CA027

Stunning contemporary cottage with breathtaking views, beautifully furnished and with a superb garden and hot tub, located just outside Grantown-on-Spey and the perfect Highland retreat for a large family or group of friends.

Nestled at the northern tip of the Cairngorm National Park, just outside Grantown-on-Spey, this stunning property is perfectly positioned for access to the best of Speyside's attractions. Home to a wealth of outdoor activities, Craggan Outdoors at Aviemore (14 miles) has something for everyone from archery to abseiling. If you are prepared to get wet, and feeling more adventurous, try your hand at gorge walking or white-water rafting. For those less inclined towards outdoor activities, head north to beautiful Cawdor Castle and Gardens (23 miles) or pack a picnic and spend a day at the seaside at Nairn (23 miles). For a day out, Inverness (34 miles) is within an hour's drive. For whisky lovers, a visit to one of the many Speyside distilleries is a must – choose from The Glenlivet (19 miles), Tomintoul (16 miles) or a host of others scattered along the River Spey.

As you enter this delightful stone and timber-built property via the bright porch, you come into the fabulously spacious open-plan kitchen/dining/living area – with its high ceiling and warm wooden floors it is the perfect space for socialising and getting together for a meal. The immaculate kitchen is superbly equipped for creating some culinary masterpieces while you chat over a bottle of wine. After eating, relax on the large corner sofa to enjoy the superb views outside through the floor-to-ceiling windows. The property blends contemporary comfort and traditional style, with the addition of some quirky pieces of vintage furniture. There's also a nod to Scottish tradition with the tartan fabrics in the cosy snug, which is separated from the kitchen area by folding doors so the living area can be extended if required. If not, enjoy cosying up with a book by the wood burner in this welcoming little room. Also downstairs you will find two of the four bedrooms – one double and one king-size, which has an en-suite shower room. There is also a shower room with WC and hand basin. Heading upstairs to the first floor you will find two more bedrooms – a king-size room and a twin room, both with charming sloping ceilings. There is also a smart family shower room.

Outside, the enclosed garden offers a large stretch of lawn on all sides of the property, with plenty of garden seating and the additional luxury of a hot tub.

Dogs are charged at £20 each per full or part week.

  • 4 bedrooms -  2 king-size, 1 double, 1 twin
  • 3 bathrooms - 1 shower room with WC, 1 en-suite bathroom with shower over bath and WC, 1 shower room with WC
  • Electric double oven and ceramic hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, tumble dryer, washing machine
  • Travel cot available on request
  • Wood burner with starter pack of logs provided
  • Central heating
  • TV, DVD
  • Wi-Fi included
  • Enclosed garden with outdoor furniture and hot tub
  • Ample private parking on driveway
  • 2 dogs welcome - dogs must be kept under control at all times due to working farm location
  • Reduced headspace in first floor bedroom
  • There is the option of sleeping an additional 3 people on two sofa beds which can be used with prior arrangement
  • Pub and local shops 2.5 miles

Everyone is catered for here in the Cairngorms National Park, where you'll find outdoors activities for guests of all ages and sporting ability. If golf is your game then you'll be happy to find three golf courses within 6 miles of the property, and if you prefer a relaxing fishing trip then you can fish for trout and salmon on the nearby River Spey (2 miles).

For hiking and mountain biking, head to the Cairngorm's most popular mountain, Ben Macdui, just 19 miles away. This is the second highest mountain in Britain and frequently summited for its remarkable views. If you want to try something that's often unheard of in Britain's mild climates, then head to the Ski and Snowboard School (16 miles), where visitors both experienced and amateur can learn some winter sports skills or hire equipment to take out on the slopes.

Those looking for a more laid-back holiday will also find plenty to do in this Highlands area. Head to the National Park's Reindeer Centre (16 miles) to watch free-roaming reindeer or enjoy a relaxing 3-mile walk to nearby Grantown-on-Spey where you can explore the town museum. This is also the go-to spot for local pubs and a restaurant. Those looking to sample some of Scotland's finest export can also enjoy the local Malt whisky Trail, with the closest distillery just 19 miles from your doorstep.

This property is personally managed by Fiona.

Guest comments

Reviewed by Mrs Lees May 2019

Ballinluig was more than we could have wished for. Every little detail has been thought about. We wanted for nothing. Despite poor weather during our stay we were warm and cosy. We found somewhere different to eat out every evening all within a half an hour drive, in particular The Clock house at Tomintoul and Muckrach Country House Hotel in DulnaiRead moren Bridge all very good value for money. Ballinluig provides peace and amazing views with wildlife on the doorstep, there was a friendly Hare in the garden with Pheasants and Quails too. We would definitely like to return and wouldn't hesitate recommending this beautiful Croft for a relaxing Scottish holiday. Hide

Reviewed by Mrs Kenneth April 2019

The cottage was amazing so peaceful and tranquil ! It was till on a working farm which made it more special as the owner allowed the kids to see the baby lambs. Close enough to all amenities and aviemore. Would certainly stay here again and have recommended to friends.

Reviewed by Mr And Mrs Riach February 2019

Excellent facilities. Very homely and the views were just stunning. Could not fault one thing. We had the best family holiday we could of wished for.

Reviewed by Mr Kelly February 2019

Had an absolutely fantastic stay here . The location although isolated was easy to find and made for a good base to explore from . Inside it was so spacious and well thought out . Every room finished to a very high standard and a fully equipped kitchen too . We made good use of the wood burning stove during our stay and it really was a joy to sit iRead moren front of it in the evening with a glass of scotch! Another highlight for us was the wonderful hot tub which we enjoyed looking up at the starry sky above while sat in warm bubbly water . We highly recommend a stay here if you enjoy comfort and luxury as an essential part of your break especially at such reasonable cost . We found getting out and about so easy also as there never seemed to be much traffic around at any time . We enjoyed our visit to the Glenfarclas distillery, even our 12 yr old said it was interesting! Big thanks to the owners for making everything just right for our stay. Hide

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