Fabulous place to stay for a 3 generation holiday. Well equipped for so many people. Warm and comfortable. Lots to do in the area. Beautiful views and very quiet
We have just returned home from a week stay at Balvattan Farmhouse. Our Group consisted of 8 adults along with 14 Sled dogs (which stayed in the vans). We found the house to be perfect for our needs. A exceptionally appointed house with everything you could want particularly in the kitchen. We found the house was clean and tidy and in good order. The enclosed garden was great for the dogs and there was plenty of parking for 4 large vehicles. The house is situated well off the road in a quiet location and the views are amazing. Situated 4 or 5 miles from Aviemore so really handy for the national park and all the amenities that the town has to offer.
We have now stayed in this lovely farmhouse three times in the winter and it is truly a comfortable, well equipped house with quality, tasteful furnishings. It has everything you want for a holiday and is warm and inviting.
It's position is ideal for exploring the Cairngorms and surrounding area whether walking or skiing and it is just far enough away to be quiet and out of the hustle and bustle in the height of the season.
We have stayed in many houses, including a castle, in this area and this is definitely the best house.
We have already booked our 4th visit.
The house was stunning......The views were stunning and Aviemore and the Cairngorm's were beautiful!!
Great location outside of Aviemore and near Boat of Garten.
The house was lovely and really well laid out with great space and room for the whole family, the kids loved place for Christmas Day and our middle daughters birthday on Boxing day
The views were spectacular from all the windows and the scenery amazing. There was plenty of wood for the fire and it was lovely and cosy in the snow surrounding the house. Aviemore and Cairngorm are in easy distance as is Carrbridge and the Landmark Centre, inverness is only 30mins at most as well ( all of which we visited whilst staying)
The local neighbours were friendly and helpful and Balvattan is definitely on our of places to revisit and resay at list.
Thank you for letting us use such a lovely house !!
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.
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.
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