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Balnabodach
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Balnabodach
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View from the cottage
A view from the cottage
View as seen from front of cottage
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Hall and stairs
Lounge
Lounge
Lounge
Lounge
2018 Certificate of Excellence
Kitchen
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Kitchen
Kitchen
Kitchen
Ground floor bedroom with Ensuite
Ground floor Bedroom
Ground floor bedroom
Ensuite Shower, washbasin and toilet
Ensuite Shower, washbasin and toilet
Family bathroom
Upstairs Landing
Upstairs landing
Upstairs Double bedroom
Upstairs Twin bedroom
Loch Bunachton
Loch Bunachton
Loch Bunachton
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Cottage -
3 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 6
Inverness, Scottish Highlands, Scotland

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Excellent - based on 31 reviews
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GeoffWake...
London, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“The Perfect Place”
Reviewed 29 November 2017 for a stay in November 2017

This cottage is the perfect place to arrive at after any long drive. It was nice to be shown around for a change, with Elizabeth helping to settle us in. The cottage is charming, with beautiful views and little extras that really made it like visiting a friend - fresh eggs from the farm's chickens, milk, shower gel etc.

The location is ideal too; remote enough to feel hidden away but close and easily accessed from both the A9 and A82 so you can get out and visit all those incredibly scenic places.

Highly recommend and would certainly visit again.

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Management Response
2 Dec 2017
Glad you enjoyed your stay, it was a pleasure to have you. Haste ye back Best wishes Elizabeth
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Ricky W
Level 1 Contributor
4 reviews
“Needs updates”
Reviewed 16 November 2017 for a stay in September 2017

The place was very clean and the people were very helpful but, there is no mention of having to get out of your vehicle to open and close two sheep gates when to come in over leave each time. The inside is very old fashion like grandma place.
There is no window covings in the kitchen or on the front door? This to us was a very big problem even though we were in the country side.

Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   No.
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Management Response
17 Nov 2017
As you have realised, we have made an effort to give the property a traditional country cottage appearance throughout although it is in fact modern with all modern conveniences. I am sorry you had a problem due to no kitchen window or door coverings, this has not been a problem to any previous guests. The property is located on a working farm, which usually proves an attraction, but as such at different times of year gates have to be closed to prevent livestock straying.
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annam8941
Manchester, United Kingdom
1 review
“Beautiful location”
Reviewed 14 July 2017 for a stay in July 2017

The house has all you could need, it is very clean and spacious. The beds are comfy and the kitchen well equipped. The outer space is big enough to eat out and park plenty cars.
We were welcomed and shown around right away.
Its not far at all from Inverness and local shops but still in stunning countryside.
Thank you

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Management Response
17 Jul 2017
Thank you for your kind words. Glad you enjoyed your stay in Balnabodach. Best wishes Elizabeth
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Brian O
1 review
“Fantastic cottage, in a beautiful location”
Reviewed 5 July 2017 for a stay in June 2017

From the time we arrived, and were meet by the owner, we were made so welcome. Cottage was very clean and homely. The views from every window were to die for!!!! Saw lots of wildlife, including a deer! Central to where we wanted to visit. We were given permission to walk up to the trout lake, which again, is very beautiful, and the quiet, has to be felt!
Would we stay here again, yes,
Thank you for having us.

Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
5 Jul 2017
Thank you for your kind words. We are very fortunate to live in Strathnairn and enjoy sharing its beauty with our guests. It was a pleasure to have you stay. Best wishes Elizabeth
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peterjU49...
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
Level 4 Contributor
21 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Highland Heaven”
Reviewed 20 May 2017 for a stay in May 2017
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Well..... It's difficult to find the words to describe how much we enjoyed staying at Balnabodach. A beautiful cottage on a Highland farm, where you are met by the lovely couple Liz and Bob. A warmer welcome I can not recall. Farm fresh eggs and some other welcome supplies are offered and a very warm, welcoming cottage is found. Being surrounded by farmland and it's inhabitants makes for an ideal place to enjoy some well earned peace and quite. . We were entertained by a beautiful male pheasant who we dubbed Fergus. We loved watching him patrol his territory each morning and evening.
The cottage is only 10 min from an Asda Superstore with anything and everything you would want. Whilst it is a little off the the beaten track and your sat nav may have issues locating it, the directions Liz provided were easy to follow. Overall you are only 15 min from the centre of Inverness and an easy, scenic drive away from Loch Ness.
A wonderful place to base yourself whilst exploring the beautiful Scottish Highlands. We can only give it a 5 star rating but I think it deserves a 10.

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Management Response
23 May 2017
Thank you for your very kind words. We indeed live in a lovely part of Scotland. Fergus is still patrolling looking after his ladies. Hope to see you again Best wishes Liz
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Dee1506
Melbourne, Australia
Level 3 Contributor
13 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Like Home”
Reviewed 13 May 2017 for a stay in May 2017

The house is so welcoming and sweet. It's so like being at home. Everything is there that you need. The rural setting is gorgeous with the sheep around the cottage. Liz was absolutely charming and lovely to talk with. It's within easy distance to Inverness and we even made a two day trek to Orkney from here. Thanks Liz we had a really cosy stay in your sweet house.

Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
16 May 2017
Thank you for your kind words. It was a pleasure to meet you. Enjoy the rest of your holiday. Best wishes Liz
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johnnash1
Daventry, United Kingdom
1 review
“Holiday cottage”
Reviewed 8 May 2017 for a stay in May 2017

Absolutely awesome could wish for a nicer place ....LIZ was lovely too.
Lambing season was going on while we was there and my daughter loved the whole experience.. scenery is to die for with the hillsides and forest behind us and to top it off a Loch as well... loved to go back soon

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Management Response
11 May 2017
Many thanks for your kind review. Lambing time is special, I am glad your daughter enjoyed it. We enjoy living in this lovely Strath and sharing it with our guests. Come back soon. Best wishes Liz
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