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Balnacraig Lodge

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4 bedrooms
3 bathrooms
9 guests
2 nights minimum
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Balnacraig Lodge The ultimate place for your stay in the Cairngorms National Park Recently graded by Scottish Tourist board as a 4 star self catering property This two-storey Lodge has a large lounge, with a 64” flat screen HD TV with Freesat and DVD player. Complimentary Wi-Fi internet access is provided. The lounge has full-length windows to admire the sunsets and views. The lounge is comfortably furnished with a large leather corner couch and the large windows give you great views of the gardens (and wildlife, deer are regularly seen walking through the gardens). There is a cosy wood burning stove for winter evenings in the lounge and the logs are provided for this. Read more about the lodge facilities here. There is an open plan dining kitchen with gas hob, 3 ovens, microwave, dish...Balnacraig Lodge The ultimate place for your stay in the Cairngorms National Park Recently graded by Scottish Tourist board as a 4 star self catering property This two-storey Lodge has a large lounge, with a 64” flat screen HD TV with Freesat and DVD player. Complimentary Wi-Fi internet access is provided. The lounge has full-length windows to admire the sunsets and views. The lounge is comfortably furnished with a large leather corner couch and the large windows give you great views of the gardens (and wildlife, deer are regularly seen walking through the gardens). There is a cosy wood burning stove for winter evenings in the lounge and the logs are provided for this. Read more about the lodge facilities here. There is an open plan dining kitchen with gas hob, 3 ovens, microwave, dishwasher. There is an adjacent utility room with washing machine, sink and tumble drier. Outside drying facilities are also available. Large French doors lead to a magnificent deck, BBQ area Hot tub and play equipment. The deck is south facing with a great view to Craig Dhu and insh Marshes. The Bedrooms There is one bedroom on the ground floor, a Double with an en-suite shower room which also serves as the downstairs toilet and shower when using the hot tub. There is a separate door directly from the hot tub to this shower room. Three further bedrooms are on the upper floor. The large master super king-size bedroom features a beautiful en-suite shower room. This large bedroom also has a unique window down to the living room below. At the opposite end of the house are two smaller family rooms, consisting of two single beds in each with ample storage. At the top of the stairs between the two smaller bedrooms is the bathroom with full size bath and shower head, toilet and sink. This is used by these two rooms. The bedrooms sleep in total up to 8 people +1, a cot can also be fitted in either the master bedroom upstairs or in the double room downstairs. Hot Tub and Garden This detached Lodge features a luxurious outdoor Hot Tub, (towels for this are not included)which allows you to relax and soak in the peace and quiet of your surroundings. There is also a BBQ area which is the perfect location to enjoy Al Fresco Dining. Its peaceful location allows you to sit back, relax and enjoy watching the local wildlife as deer and red squirrels forage in the garden. Oil and Electricity are not included.However firewood is provided for free!More
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About the Owner
Andrew & Linda F
Languages spoken:English
Response Rate:100%
Response Time:Within a few hours
Listed Since:November 2013
Interaction with guests
I will unfortunately not be able to meet you as I do not live nearby. However I have very capable housekeepers who are responsible for The Lodge and guests. Just before your stay I will email you the housekeepers name and mobile number so that you can contact her to meet you if you would prefer this or if you have any problems or general questions you would like answered. I will also send you the key box number so that you can access the key for the front door on your arrival.
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A Holiday Lettings verified reviewer
Perth and Kinross, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

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Date of stay: February 2019
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

A great spot for a girls weekend . Lovely house , no complaints . I think we were a bit stupid with the directions - in Kincraig, follow the sign for Insh watersports and the house is about 1-1.5 miles past it on the right....More

Date of stay: January 2019
Thank ruthhelenkeir
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Reviewed 10 December 2018 via mobile

What can I say about this place? Believe everything you read and more! This house is absolutely stunning inside and out. Emma the housekeeper left the heating on for us so it was nice a cosy for us arriving late in the afternoon. More than...More

Date of stay: December 2018
Thank dianzo
Dream508810, VR Owner at Balnacraig Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded 26 December 2018

Brilliant review for "Brilliant Balnacraig". Hope you have a wonderful Christmas. Linda

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 2 December 2018 via mobile

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Date of stay: November 2018
Dream508810, VR Owner at Balnacraig Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded 26 December 2018

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Reviewed 20 October 2018

We had another great stay here with our 4 kids (aged 10-15), this time for a full week. After some awful weather on the drive up, we arrived to a roaring fire and the heating already on (thanks, Emma!). The Lodge is in a perfect...More

Date of stay: October 2018
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Amenities
Pets Allowed: No
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
DVD Player
Suitable For Children Under 5
Refrigerator
Washer
Highchair
Housekeeping Included
Towels Provided
There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive
Private Garden
Golf Course Is On Site Or Within 15 Mins Walk
Cycling Trips
TV
Parking
Rural/Countryside Retreats
Linens Provided
Playground
There Are Tennis Courts Nearby
Horse Riding Nearby
Internet Access
Toaster
Swingset
Cooker
Grill
Short Term Rentals (4 Days Or Fewer)
Fishing Nearby
Hot Tub
Central Heating
Dryer
Dishwasher
Freezer
Cable/satellite TV
Iron
Beach Or Lakeside Relaxation
Stereo System
Hiking Trips
Microwave
Balcony
Skiing: Property Is In A Ski Resort
Wi-Fi
Kettle
Watersports Nearby
Terrace
Fireplace
Deck
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About the neighbourhood
The Lodge is surrounding by forests and Insh Marshes which provides an abundance of wildlife to see whether on foot, bikes or cross country skiis. The popular tourist destination of Aviemore is just 10 miles away with many activities for all ages. Loch Insh Watersports Centre is 1 mile away accomodating hire and or instruction in sailing, kayaking, windsurfing, skiing, biking and much more including a restaurant and bar. The Highland Folk Museum, The Widlife park and Landmark Adventure Park are within a few miles. We are on the popular Spey Side Way which is a famous walking route through the highlands. There are many whiskey distilleries near by that can be visited. The area is saturated with activities and history.
Getting around
A car is best as the location is rural, however there are taxi numbers available in The Lodge which can be booked in advanced or I can provide before your stay. Aviemore and Kingussie are both approximately 10 miles from the Lodge and both have main train stations with regular trains.
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