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5 Bedrooms, 4 Bathrooms, Sleeps 10
Boat of Garten, Aviemore, Badenoch and Strathspey, Scottish Highlands, Scotland

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1 review
“Excellently appointed house in a great location”
Reviewed 6 October 2016 for a stay in October 2016

The house is ideal for large families or groups of friends and is very well equipped. It is ideally situated for visiting Aviemore, Boat of Garten, and the Cairngorms. A great spot for golfers, hikers or skiers (in the winter). The owners are extremely helpful, offer tips on things to do and see and have prepared a tremendous guide to make things simple on arrival and for the duration of your stay. All in all a very positive experience.

Date of stay: October 2016
Travelling group: Friends
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
6 Oct 2016
Thank you very much for your kind review Phil. I'm delighted you had a great time and I am so glad that my comprehensive 5-page information sheets are not too daunting and were indeed helpful. Hope to see you back again. Regards Jacqui
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mercedesS...
scotland
Level 1 Contributor
4 reviews
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“Great family holiday for all”
Reviewed 29 June 2016 for a stay in June 2016

Husband and I stayed 2 weeks with adult children, their partners, new grandchild, enthusiastic spaniel and prospective inlaws coming and going at different times over the fortnight. Spacious property meant it all worked well and there is enough in the area to entertain even on wet days. Some hillwalked, explored local lochs, cycled, birdwatched, visited Highland Wildlife Park and also Brodie Castle on a wet day which has a excellent plants for sale, very cheaply (I'll bring a trailer next time)
Spotlessly clean on arrival and best equipped self -catering property I've ever stayed in.

Date of stay: June 2016
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Liked best: Its space and peaceful location
Travelling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Families with young children People with pets
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Management Response
1 Jul 2016
Thank you very much for your extremely kind review. Delighted the whole family enjoyed their stay. Hope you will return to find more fun things to do in the area. Good tip re the plants for sale! Jacqui
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Shirley E
Newmachar, United Kingdom
1 review
“Fantastic Property”
Reviewed 24 May 2016 for a stay in April 2016

Guestbook message: We're just back from a fantastic weekend at Balvattan. Such a fantastic property, so comfortable and everything we would need. It absorbed all 9 of us with no problem and 5 kids had a ball. Thankyou, we will be back.

Date of stay: April 2016
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Travelling group: Friends
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Families with young children
Large groups
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Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
25 May 2016
I'm delighted to hear that you all had a great time and would like to come back and stay at Balvattan Farmhouse again. There is a lot to do for all ages in the area whatever the weather. Best wishes to you all.
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Exeter, England, United Kingdom
Reviewed 5 March 2016 for a stay in February 2016

Date of stay: February 2016
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Liked best: The peace, quiet, quality of comfort and helpfulness of owners.
Liked least: I can't think of anything to put here.
Travelling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Friends getaway Older travelers
Families with young children People with pets
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Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
26 Apr 2016
Thank you again, Barbara for your very kind review. Glad you and your dogs enjoyed your second stay - hope to see you returning next winter.
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Susie G
Nottinghamshire, United Kingdom
1 review
“5* quality in a stunning setting”
Reviewed 9 October 2015 for a stay in October 2015

This was my first visit to Balvattan Farmhouse and I will definitely be back. The owners have obviously put a great deal of time, thought and expense into renovating and furnishing their property which sleeps ten easily with plenty of room for all. The modern, state of the art kitchen has every conceivable gadget and the lounges and bedrooms offer first class comfort with stunning views over the Cairngorms, the local wild-life adding to the ambience of the place. I woke on the first morning to find a roe deer outside my window! I would recommend Balvattan to anyone wishing to spend time with family and/or friends in this part of the Scottish Highlands as it offers 5* quality at a 3* price. What more could we want?

Date of stay: October 2015
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Liked best: The quality and comfort of the accommodation
Liked least: Having to leave!!!
Travelling group: Friends
Your age range 65+
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
10 Oct 2015
Thank you for your kind review. I'm glad you enjoyed your stay at Balvattan and was rewarded with good weather and wildlife. Hope to have you stay again soon. Kind regards Jacqui
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Reviewed 21 September 2015 for a stay in September 2015

Date of stay: September 2015
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Liked best: It was just a lovely cottage!
Liked least: nothing really!
Travelling group: Friends
Your age range 35-49
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Families with young children
Large groups People with pets
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Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
1 Oct 2015
Thank you very much for your kind review! Hope to see you back again some time. Best wishes Jacqui
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Reviewed 13 September 2015 for a stay in September 2015

Date of stay: September 2015
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Liked best: Location
Liked least: Nothing
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Older travelers
Families with young children Large groups
People with pets
  • Was the property as advertised?
  • Would you recommend the location of this property?
  • Was it a good value for the price paid?
  • Did the property offer wi-fi/internet access?
  • Was your security deposit returned on time?
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of an individual traveller and not of TripAdvisor LLC nor of its partners.
Management Response
15 Sep 2015
Thank you for your kind comments. So glad you enjoyed your stay and had good weather!
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC nor of its partners.
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