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Ballinluig Croft

Grantown on Spey, The Highlands
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Sleeps 8
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms 3
Change Sat
Dogs welcome 2
5 star
Downstairs bedroom
Downstairs bathroom
Enclosed garden / patio
Open fire / wood burner
Increased accessibility
Hot tub
Internet access
Working farm
Luxury
Parking on site / nearby
Log Cabin / Lodge
Towels included
Travel cot available
Highchair available
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At a glance

  • Perfect rural retreat with breath-taking views over the open countryside, take in the stars while relaxing in the private in the hot tub
  • Spacious enclosed garden to enjoy dining alfresco with family and friends
  • Ideal base for walking, cycling, kayaking, hill walkers and nature lovers
Property code: CA027

Enjoy a rural break in the Scottish Highlands with a stay at this luxury croft in the Cairngorms National Park. The property is perfect for breaks all year round, where you can cosy up in front of the wood burner in the winter or enjoy the hot tub in the private garden during the summer. Comfortably sleeping eight guests, it is ideal for a long-awaited get-together with friends, with two sofa beds sleeping three extra guests making it ideal for extended family holidays.

The property has been finished to a high standard throughout, with a contemporary kitchen and bathrooms giving a modern feel. The house is quite minimalist in style, opting for wide open spaces that make the rooms feel even more spacious with a stone fireplace and cosy wood burner adding a traditional touch. Windows throughout let light flood in whilst giving you spectacular views of the surrounding greenery.

The ground floor of this delightful house boasts an extremely versatile open-plan living space, containing a living room, dining room and kitchen, as well as a cosy snug with folding partition doors. This can be kept separate to give adults and younger guests two different spaces to relax, or the doors can be kept open to increase this sociable space. The gable end of the room features floor-to-ceiling windows with remarkable views out to the garden and French doors leading outside. To the other side of the room is a modern kitchen with stylish charcoal units and a large dining table. Two bedrooms can be accessed on this floor, including one spacious double with a pull-out sofa bed, comfortably sleeping three guests.

Head upstairs to find the remaining bedrooms, which include a king-size room with a double pull-out sofa bed and a twin room. All of the bedrooms have been thoughtfully decorated, with original wooden flooring, antique wardrobes and wrought iron beds all contributing to the wonderful traditional style of the home. Sit with a book at the window seat in the king-size bedroom, where you can enjoy some peace and quiet as the rest of the family busy themselves downstairs.

The property offers a stunning outdoor space, and as it’s located on a working farm you can expect to enjoy the sound of animals and wildlife from the comfort of your garden. Plan a summer party for one of the nights during your stay, where you can fire up the BBQ, settle down on the garden furniture to dine alfresco and then take a dip in the luxurious private hot tub for the end to a perfect evening.

  • 4 bedrooms -  2 king-size, 1 double, 1 twin
  • 3 bathrooms - 1 shower room with WC, 1 en-suite bathroom with shower over bath and WC, 1 shower room with WC
  • Electric double oven and ceramic hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, tumble dryer, washing machine
  • Travel cot available on request
  • Wood burner with starter pack of logs provided
  • Central heating
  • TV, DVD
  • Wi-Fi included
  • Enclosed garden with outdoor furniture and hot tub
  • Ample private parking on driveway
  • 2 dogs welcome - dogs must be kept under control at all times due to working farm location
  • Reduced headspace in first floor bedroom
  • There is the option of sleeping an additional 3 people on two sofa beds which can be used with prior arrangement
  • Pub and local shops 2.5 miles
  • Arrival: 16:00 onwards
  • Departure: before 10:00, unless otherwise stated in your arrival details
  • 2 dogs allowed. Dogs are charged at £20 each per full or part week
  • There is an Accidental Damage Deposit of £350 when booking at this property, however this may be waived for £40. We’ll provide more details about this when booking your holiday.

Everyone is catered for here in the Cairngorms National Park, where you'll find outdoors activities for guests of all ages and sporting ability. If golf is your game then you'll be happy to find three golf courses within 6 miles of the property, and if you prefer a relaxing fishing trip then you can fish for trout and salmon on the nearby River Spey (2 miles).

For hiking and mountain biking, head to the Cairngorm's most popular mountain, Ben Macdui, just 19 miles away. This is the second highest mountain in Britain and frequently summited for its remarkable views. If you want to try something that's often unheard of in Britain's mild climates, then head to the Ski and Snowboard School (16 miles), where visitors both experienced and amateur can learn some winter sports skills or hire equipment to take out on the slopes.

Those looking for a more laid-back holiday will also find plenty to do in this Highlands area. Head to the National Park's Reindeer Centre (16 miles) to watch free-roaming reindeer or enjoy a relaxing 3-mile walk to nearby Grantown-on-Spey where you can explore the town museum. This is also the go-to spot for local pubs and a restaurant. Those looking to sample some of Scotland's finest export can also enjoy the local Malt whisky Trail, with the closest distillery just 19 miles from your doorstep.

Reviews

From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 22 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Christine 1st June 2024

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Reviewed by Josh 27th April 2024

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Great home to stay in, very clean and had everything we needed, location was great with great views and local amenities only a few minutes drive away. Would highly recommend visiting.

Reviewed by EMILY 6th April 2024

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A lovely holiday house with a well equipped kitchen, comfortable bedrooms and a hot tub with a view. Nice touches like a welcome hamper and fresh flowers! Our kids loved having to opportunity to meet some new born baby lambs. Thank you Heather!

Reviewed by George 30th March 2024

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Excellent Host, helpful, friendly and welcoming.

Reviewed by Sandy 10th February 2024

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This is a super holiday cottage and our family had a brilliant time there. Everything we could possibly have needed was supplied and the hot tub was excellent - the view over to the hills was great and we loved to sit in the tub at night, watching the stars and satellites. The house was warm and cosy and the well stocked welcome basket was brillianRead moret. I would recommend this holiday home to anyone Hide

Reviewed by Lynda 17th November 2023

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This is a stunning cottage in a stunning location. Was great for our family catchup weekend. Heather has thought of everything. We loved our stay

Reviewed by Kay 21st October 2023

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Absolutely loved this holiday home which was perfect for our needs - gorgeous house, stunning views, extremely well stocked (even down to poo bags for dogs!), just fabulous - will definitely be back!

Reviewed by Neil 7th October 2023

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Reviewed by Heather 23rd September 2023

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We would recommend the house to everyone. It would be perfect for couples as well as a young family and grandparents.

Reviewed by Helen 9th September 2023

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This is the most well equipped and comfortable place we have ever stayed in Scotland so far. The Croft is well designed to a high specification. All our guests were impressed and have enjoyed their time with us there. Thank you Heather! We will be back at some point!

Reviewed by Louise 2nd September 2023

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Another fantastic stay at this beautiful property. The weather was really hot, but we still managed to see lots of wildlife both around the croft and further afield.

Reviewed by June 13th May 2023

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Lovely spacious house. Able to spread ourselves about and enjoy the stunning views across to Beinn-An-Fhudair and enjoy a lovely walk to the solitary tree on the hill top! Great to watch, listen, and feed the birds in the garden and the blackheaded gulls in the wee lochan. Very special watching all the comings and goings of the farm, seeing all theRead more baby lambs, and chatting to and meeting owner Heather - such a lovely caring person. Hot tub and lovely warm bathrooms downstairs were a joy to use. Hide

Reviewed by Emma 5th May 2023

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We had a really enjoyable time here, everything was presented so well and the property was lovely. Situated with gorgeous views and close to good outdoor pursuits nearby. This holiday cottage has everything you could think of! Would thoroughly recommend!

Reviewed by Jane 1st April 2023

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A wonderful, well equipped place with outstanding views. Although on a working farm no noise or disturbances. Great catering facilities for those wishing to dine in. Fabulously clean and the log burner and hot tub were added bonuses on the cooler nights. Will definitely revisit sometime.

Reviewed by Nicola 28th January 2023

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Incredible place, gorgeous property in a super location. Glad we found this little gem, well be booking again

Reviewed by Carol 29th December 2022

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Awesome fabulous a beautiful location in a perfect setting for all activities. Heather made us feel so welcome We visited the wildlife safari park. Snow boarded and went skiing in the Cairngorms Fed the reindeers at the Reindeer Centre

Reviewed by Jamie 22nd December 2022

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Lovely host, wonderful house in a stunning location. BOOK IT, YOU WON'T BE DISAPPOINTED!

Reviewed by Carol 29th October 2022

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Reviewed by Joanne 15th October 2022

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Fabulous cottage, wonderful internal layout making it a very sociable family space. Extremely well resourced with kitchen appliances. Very warm! Location beautiful, but may be a bit too long from the centre of Aviemore for smaller children who don't like to travel.

Reviewed by Gillian 24th September 2022

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Fantastic house!!!

Reviewed by Kirsty 17th September 2022

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Beautiful house in a beautiful location. Immaculate, fully equipped, conveniently located for visiting the highlands or being self contained. Highly recommended.

Reviewed by Louise 3rd September 2022

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Beautiful, well equipped house with superb views and excellent location for birds and wildlife watching. Really spacious and clean. Would definitely recommend and would stay again.

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