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12 reviews
Stunning house, stunning location
View from the back garden
Sunroom
Sunroom
Sitting room
Sitting room
Kitchen
View from kitchen
Downstairs bedroom
Downstairs bedroom
Downstairs shower
Master bedroom
En suite to master bedroom
Upstairs bedroom
En suite bathroom
Upstairs bedroom
Family bathroom
Games Room
Loch Laggan
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5 Bedrooms, 4 Bathrooms, Sleeps 10
Kingussie, Badenoch and Strathspey, Scottish Highlands, Scotland

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Cjam55
Plymouth, United Kingdom
Level 2 Contributor
7 reviews
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“Mrs”
Reviewed 4 June 2016 for a stay in June 2016

I've just spent one of my best ever holidays at Balgowan House with my family and friends. We loved the house; it is in a gorgeous place and is extremely comfortable. The house is really well set up with a fantastic kitchen- there was even a bbq which we made use of twice! We made most use of the sun room- a wonderful place to have your breakie and take in the stunning views and wildlife. Also fab for playing games in the evenings.

There is so much to do in the surrounding area. My brother and his young family were the adventurous ones enjoying watersports and fishing whilst the older ones in the party took a trip to Balmoral and a ride on the steam train taking in the amazing scenery. The Newtonmore Folk museum just up the road is so a lovely day out.

If like me, you were a fan of Monarch of the Glen, this is the place for you! There are loads of Glen Bogle filming spots and you can just about see the house itself along Loch Laggan.

The Cairngorms National Park has something for everyone. We were blessed with fantastic weather which made our stay all the more enjoyable but Balgowan House was also the star of the show. Brilliant family time in a wonderful location.

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Kaye C
Aberdeen, Scotland, United Kingdom
Level 2 Contributor
8 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Already planning on returning”
Reviewed 15 March 2016 for a stay in March 2016

The house was perfect - plenty of space for 8 of us, including 1 toddler. Everything you would need was provided, all amenities, some items to welcome us, dvds, books etc. We never felt cramped and thoroughly enjoyed our stay. Location was absolutely stunning - fields and mountains - a few minutes drive to 2 small towns and under 30 mins to Aviemore and Loch Morlich. Perfect. Loved it! Would recommend to anyone. Landlord was easy to get in touch with and very helpful.

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Travelling group: Friends
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john c
Livingston
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42 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“great house and location”
Reviewed 18 November 2015 for a stay in November 2015

Had a great stay at this house which is very spacious comfortable and cosy for a large group. Great location with wonderful views and perfect for cycling and walking days out.

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Liked best: space in the house
Liked least: cold on arrival
Travelling group: Extended Family
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ScottishS...
Scotland
Level 2 Contributor
7 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Fantastic!”
Reviewed 22 September 2015 for a stay in September 2015

Visited with a large family group for a weekend break. We chose this house for its good value and the quantity of beds but were definitely not let down by quality. Absolutely top notch facility, everyone loved it and wants to come back next year. Loads of space (there were ten of us), fantastic kitchen, stunning views, beautiful dining area, cosy fire and a games room to boot. Couldn't fault the place and hope to return again. Thank you!

Travelling group: Extended Family
Your age range 25-34
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Pippa R
Forres, United Kingdom
1 review
“Wonderful memories made.”
Reviewed 9 January 2015 for a stay in December 2013

We loved our stay here. The house had everything we needed and was clean and comfortable. Our teenagers didn't even mind having no phone signal or internet, we played games and had a good laugh together. Rooms were all spacious and suited our party size perfectly.

Travelling group: Teenagers
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Reviewed 16 March 2013 for a stay in February 2013

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Liked best: The kitchen
Liked least: The games room is unheated
Travelling group: Friends
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Jane D
Glasgow
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7 reviews
5 hotel reviews
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“Excellent, spacious House”
Reviewed 20 January 2013 for a stay in January 2013
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We decided just before Christmas to go away after New Year for a wee break, we checked on google for accomodation near Aviemore that would suit a large group and Balgowan House was one that stood out. Although a 25 min drive to Aviemore, we just loved the look of the house and it appeared to suit our needs. Booking was easy and clear instructions and directions were emailed to me. We were not to be disappointed, this house is lovely, spotlessly clean, modern and well equipped. All bedrooms are very spacious, in fact the house in general is big which was great as there were 10 of us sharing we didn't feel as though we were crowding each other. We found it to be very relaxing and it was great looking out in the morning to lovely scenery. We got snow which was an added bonus as the kids got to use their sledges, which we took with us, only to find there were sledges in the garage( really have thought of everything) will remember that for next time l.o.l This house really has everything, cooking was made easy, plenty utensils, pots etc, fresh towels in every bedroom, having 2 en-suites, a bathroom and shower room there was no queuing for use. If we were to be over critical, the games room is really the garage and being winter it was freezing so didn't use it as much as would have liked, overall, loved it, even stayed an extra night,..would stay again. Also just to add you really have to drive to shops, restaurants etc if not eating in house. Janet the lady who manages the property is lovely, she lives in the house at the corner and is helpful with any advice needed.

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Liked best: The overall size of the property
Liked least: No local amenities
Travelling group: Extended Family
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