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“Great House”
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Balvattan Farmhouse front view
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Large dinning kitchen looking towards kitchen end. Kitchen viewed from dinning area
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36 reviews
Balvattan Farmhouse front view
Large dinning kitchen looking towards kitchen end.
Kitchen viewed from dinning area
Dining table set for Christmas (seats 10)
Back garden with summer house looking towards back patio
Pheasant in the garden
Enclosed back garden.  View from dinning table.
Lounge, just off the kitchen with log burning stove.
Log burning stove in Lounge.
Upstairs Family bathroom with bath and shower
Master Bedroom
Couch in Master Bedroom
Upstairs shower room
Upstairs shower room
Bedroom 2 with bunk beds and a single bed
Bedroom three with King size bed
Bedroom 4
Bedroom 5 downstairs with ensuite shower room.
Stairs to upper landing
Downstairs bathroom with walk in shower
Balvattan in the snowy winter of 2010
Winter view over nearby Loch Morlich
Nearby off road cycling
View from house over surrounding hay field harvest towards Cairngorm Mountains.
Carrbridge nearby where Landmark is located.
Winter view looking towards the Cairngorms
Winter sunrise.
Strathspey steam railway - you can see the trains from the front garden running along the railway.
Cows in the next field.
Back garden with surrounding fields and walks up to the woods.
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Overview
Holiday Rental House -
5 Bedrooms, 4 Bathrooms, Sleeps 10
Boat of Garten, Aviemore, Badenoch and Strathspey, Scottish Highlands, Scotland

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Excellent - based on 36 reviews
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BigGeordi...
Stockport, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
6 reviews
“Great House”
Reviewed 28 August 2015 for a stay in August 2015

This is the most well equipped property that we have stayed in - we've stayed in many over the years both in the UK and abroad. We had a party of 8 staying plus my brother & 3 kids came up to see us. No problem with plates, cutlery, pans etc... tons of them.

The house itself is spacious. The back room downstairs has an additional sofa bed and en-suite bathroom so it could probably house 10 no problem.

Grounds are lovely... including a summer house and games room - which the kids took full advantage of when I stopped them playing on the WII and their phones!

Ok it's a trek to take the bins down & back to the end of the road but not really a problem :o)

The wood burning stove in the living room was great (my wife is Chinese and suffers from the cold - even when I think it's hot!).

Supermarkets and restaurants handy in Aviemore and Grantown.

Weather was really good. In fact maybe too hot the day we went to the Grantown Highland Games but we coped!

All in all I'm struggling to find any faults at all ;o) Oh I know... the kids complained that they didn't see the Loch Ness Monster (even though we searched for it)!!

Wonderful holiday!!

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Liked best: Location
Liked least: Shopping (but that's not just here that's anywhere!)
Travelling group: Extended Family
Your age range 50-64
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Families with young children
Large groups
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Management Response
30 Aug 2015
Thank you very much for your kind review. We do however limit our guests to 8 for insurance reasons and do not allow guests to use the bed sofa.
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Samantha...
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
1 review
“Great house...perfect for a weekend away with friends!”
Reviewed 24 June 2015 for a stay in June 2015

Stayed in the house for a weekend away with friends for another friends wedding. House was great, very comfortable and a lot bigger than it looks. Had everything we wanted and more. Jacqui, the owner, was lovely, very helpful and tried her very best to answer any questions or deal with any issues that we had, would definitely go back!!

Travelling group: Friends
Your age range 25-34
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
24 Jun 2015
Thank you very, very much for your kind review. I am delighted that you would consider returning and can only hope that on your return you have an even better time!!!!!!!! Hope the wedding went well! Many, many thanks Jacqui
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Reviewed 27 May 2015 for a stay in May 2015

Travelling group: Friends
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
28 May 2015
Delighted you had a lovely golfing trip and hope to have you come and stay again. Many thanks for your kind review.
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Reviewed 20 May 2015 for a stay in May 2015

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Liked best: combination of location and comfort
Liked least: early morning light came in through curtains though these have now been replaced by blackout curtains i believe
Travelling group: Friends
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Older travelers
Families with young children
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Management Response
21 May 2015
Thank you very much for your kind review. I'm so glad you found our house comfortable and delighted you enjoyed all the local golf courses which are all very close by.
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FionaJWil...
1 review
“Beautiful, clean and great facilities. Highly recommend”
Reviewed 28 April 2015 for a stay in April 2015

Delighted with our stay at Balvattan from start to finish. The house was clean and warm with a beautiful kitchen, bed linen, towels and many little amenities to set you on your way for a great stay. We slept 10 here very comfortably, had a bbq and stayed cosy with the log burning stove. Easy to access and with ample parking. Cannot fault this house, all of my friends and I rate it 10/10 and that's not easy with a large group of girls.

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Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
30 Apr 2015
Glad you and the girls had a good time. Hope to see you again.
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