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Tomintoul AB37 9HL Scotland See on map
Free Wifi
Free Parking
Non-Smoking Hotel
Pets Allowed
Accessible rooms
Breakfast included
4 Star accommodation
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Balneden Steading is the ideal location for a self-catering holiday in the Scottish Highlands. Converted in 2010, this former historic steading offers 3 newly-renovated cottages to rent - The Mill ...More (sleeps 4+1), The Grain Store (sleeps 4+1), and The Cattle Shed (sleeps 2). The Cottages can be booked individually or in combination to meet your party's needs. We also offer short breaks (minimum 3 night stay). Perfectly located at the start of the Whisky and Castle Trail, one mile from the A939 Highland Tourist Route between Grantown-on-Spey and Tomintoul, we are situated in the stunning Glenlivet Estate, within the Cairngorms National Park. We are just 30 minutes drive away from activity-filled Aviemore, yet also just 45 minutes drive from the wildlife of the Moray Firth. The breathtaking panoramic views from Balneden make it the perfect place to unwind and enjoy Highland life. We hope to have thought of everything to make your stay in The Highlands as relaxing and magical as possible. Less
Hotel Amenities
Free Parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Non-Smoking Hotel
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Refrigerator in room
Room Service
Breakfast included
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Room types
Accessible rooms, Non-Smoking Rooms
Room types
Accessible rooms, Non-Smoking Rooms
Number of rooms
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Balneden Steading Tomintoul, Scotland
United Kingdom > Scotland > Moray > Tomintoul
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stayed in The Mill cottage in January 2018 and were very impressed. The quality of the accommodation was excellent - clean, modern, comfortable, and dog friendly. There are some great walks just behind the cottages and its a convenient base to go exploring the...More

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Reviewed 11 July 2018

My partner and I stayed here for a week of quiet and relaxation in the first week of July. The Cattle Shed is perfect for two - the kitchen has everything we needed to prepare our meals, and the bedding assured a restful night's rest....More

Thank Katie H
Response from Phil R, Owner at Balneden SteadingResponded 12 July 2018

We are pleased to have made your stay at Balneden so memorable (for all the right reasons).

Reviewed 1 July 2018

We have been to Balneden Steading 5 or 6 times and it just keeps getting better. The standard of cleanliness and quality is outstanding. The owners Phil & Julie are very pleasant and never bother you but you know they are there if you need...More

Thank dawnian2018
Response from Phil R, Owner at Balneden SteadingResponded 4 July 2018

It is always nice to know that our improvements and attention to detail are appreciated.

Reviewed 1 July 2018 via mobile

We have just returned from a most wonderful week in Scotland. The Cattle Shed was perfect for us, beautifully decorated and with everything we could want for our stay. I had bought some provisions prior to arrival, loo roll, kitchen towel, washing up liquid etc...More

Thank Suse13
Response from Phil R, Owner at Balneden SteadingResponded 4 July 2018

Thank you for such lovely comments: your experience is just what we aim to offer all our guests.

Reviewed 19 February 2018

Beautiful location about a mile or so outside the village of Tomintoul. The views are magnificent, isolated and quiet, the accommodation was spacious, very well appointed and clean. We loved the time that we spent at Balneden Steading and would not hesitate to return. The...More

Thank Saitekedward E
Response from Phil R, Owner at Balneden SteadingResponded 20 February 2018

Thank you for the positive review, highlighting the views on offer from the elevated location of our cottages, which extend as far as the snowy slopes of The Lecht. As one might expect, when the skiing is good in the Cairngorms, driving conditions can be...More

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