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“An Excellent Stay at Balblair Cottages”
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the Barn
the Barn - open plan kitchen
the Barn - front door
the Barn - woodburning stove
the Barn - open plan dining area
the Barn - downstairs bedroom with twin beds (ziplock to make superking)
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the Barn - upstairs bedroom with kingsize bed
the Barn - upstairs twin bedroom
the Barn - bathroom with soap
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3 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 6
Inverness, Scottish Highlands, Scotland

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julieg123
Darlington, United Kingdom
Level 2 Contributor
6 reviews
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“An Excellent Stay at Balblair Cottages”
Reviewed 24 August 2015 for a stay in August 2015

We stayed in the Barn at Balblair Cottages and thoroughly enjoyed it. The cottage has every amenity that you can think of, and is really comfortable. It is in a perfect spot for getting out and about and exploring the area. I would highly recommend this.

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Liked best: Everything
Liked least: There is nothing to dislike
Travelling group: Teenagers
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Pamelar19...
Nottingham, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
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“Absolutely gorgeous location and accommodation”
Reviewed 18 August 2015 for a stay in August 2015

Second stay for us. Worth every penny. Hosts very warm & friendly. So much to do and see. Worth a return visit.

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jeanettek...
Wolverhampton
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3 reviews
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“The Perfect Holiday”
Reviewed 5 August 2015 for a stay in July 2015

I stayed in The Barn at Balblair Cottages with my husband and 17 year old son. We had a warm and friendly welcome from Barbara who had thought of everything.

The Barn was faultless, immaculate and cosy . The location was idyllic and Barbara had a raft of information and tips on trips and things to do.

A 20 minute drive to Inverness gives you a wide range of options for eating out and shopping and the town of Nairn is 6 miles away with a lovely beach, leisure centre and local shops.

I would recommend this for families and couples.

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Liked best: Relaxing, peaceful, quiet; home from home
Liked least: Nothing
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
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Alex J
2 reviews
“Superb”
Reviewed 25 January 2015 for a stay in December 2014

Booked one night at Balblair Cottages at very short notice. Owner was extremely flexible and very welcoming. Very slick operation with minimal fuss. Cottage was beautifully furnished, fully stocked with all kit required for a short stay and extremely clean. Will definitely use again in the future.

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Georgina...
Peebles, United Kingdom
2 reviews
“Delightful stay in very comfortable accommodation.”
Reviewed 8 January 2015 for a stay in January 2015

Thoroughly enjoyed our stay in this cottage which has everything you need when you are away from home. The property is finished to a very high standard and is very clean. We would recommend it to anyone looking for a quiet haven yet it is only a short car journey to lots of attractions and amenities, we will return.

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Liked best: The open plan living space
Liked least: The sofas
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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RJS24
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
1 review
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“Excellent…beautiful cottages. I highly recommend staying here”
Reviewed 22 December 2014 for a stay in December 2014
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We hired all three cottages and they were all excellent. The highlight had to be the wood burners, that kept the place nice a warm. The cottages were all equipped and finished to a high standard. They felt very homely and if the countryside wasn't so beautiful you could spend all day there.

Barbara was very hospitable making sure that were were well looked after and if there were any problems (which there weren't) you felt reassured that she would fix them as soon as she possible could.

The location of the cottages is excellent, with commanding views over the Moray Firth. They are easily accessible, less than 10 minutes from Inverness airport and a few minutes from the A96. Although it has good transport links it still feels as though you can escape life.

A wonderful weekend and I would recommend to people either for a getaway with friends or as a couple.

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Liked best: The wood burners
Liked least: Nothing
Travelling group: Friends
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Pamelar19...
Nottingham, United Kingdom
Level 2 Contributor
8 reviews
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“Beautiful cottage in beautiful location”
Reviewed 15 November 2014 for a stay in August 2014
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The Barn Cottage (sleeps 6) - excellent accommodation and facilities. A beautiful location with a view of the Moray Firth and close to a highly recommended restaurant/takeway (Highland Food Stop). Excellent value for money, very well equipped and spotlessly clean. Ideal for any large parties as the 2 adjoining cottages (the Byre and the Bothy) sleep 4 and 2 persons respectively. The owners are very welcoming and our whole experience was a delight. A marvellous base for exploring the surrounding areas.

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Liked best: The cottage and its quiet location
Liked least: The weather. We were unfortunate enough to get the tail end of Hurricane Gonzalo!
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway People with disabilities
Older travelers Families with young children
Large groups People with pets
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