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Ballinluig Croft

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

  • Visit Cawdor Castle and Gardens
  • Head to the coast at Nairn for a day on the beach
  • Kayaking and canoeing on the River Spey
  • Try out a host of outdoor activities from abseiling to archery
  • Follow the Speyside whisky trail to many distilleries
  • Take a drive to beautiful Inverness
Property code: CA027

Stunning contemporary cottage with breathtaking views, beautifully furnished and with a superb garden and hot tub, located just outside Grantown-on-Spey and the perfect Highland retreat for a large family or group of friends.

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.

Dogs are charged at £20 each per full or part week.

  • 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

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.

This property is personally managed by Fiona.

Guest comments

Reviewed by Mrs Lees May 2019

Ballinluig was more than we could have wished for. Every little detail has been thought about. We wanted for nothing. Despite poor weather during our stay we were warm and cosy. We found somewhere different to eat out every evening all within a half an hour drive, in particular The Clock house at Tomintoul and Muckrach Country House Hotel in DulnaiRead moren Bridge all very good value for money. Ballinluig provides peace and amazing views with wildlife on the doorstep, there was a friendly Hare in the garden with Pheasants and Quails too. We would definitely like to return and wouldn't hesitate recommending this beautiful Croft for a relaxing Scottish holiday. Hide

Reviewed by Mrs Kenneth April 2019

The cottage was amazing so peaceful and tranquil ! It was till on a working farm which made it more special as the owner allowed the kids to see the baby lambs. Close enough to all amenities and aviemore. Would certainly stay here again and have recommended to friends.

Reviewed by Mr And Mrs Riach February 2019

Excellent facilities. Very homely and the views were just stunning. Could not fault one thing. We had the best family holiday we could of wished for.

Reviewed by Mr Kelly February 2019

Had an absolutely fantastic stay here . The location although isolated was easy to find and made for a good base to explore from . Inside it was so spacious and well thought out . Every room finished to a very high standard and a fully equipped kitchen too . We made good use of the wood burning stove during our stay and it really was a joy to sit iRead moren front of it in the evening with a glass of scotch! Another highlight for us was the wonderful hot tub which we enjoyed looking up at the starry sky above while sat in warm bubbly water . We highly recommend a stay here if you enjoy comfort and luxury as an essential part of your break especially at such reasonable cost . We found getting out and about so easy also as there never seemed to be much traffic around at any time . We enjoyed our visit to the Glenfarclas distillery, even our 12 yr old said it was interesting! Big thanks to the owners for making everything just right for our stay. Hide

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From the isolated and peaceful Shetland Islands in the north to the thriving border towns and cities in the south, across wild mountains and serene lochs, and encompassing over 700 islands, Scotland’s rich and dramatic landscape simply must be seen to be appreciated. Scotland is home to the ten highest mountains in the UK – including Ben Nevis, the UK’s highest peak – and is bordered by three seas, offering epic scenery unlike any other you may have seen.

Whether you choose to explore the Highlands, lowlands or islands, lovers of the great outdoors will be thrilled by the stunning Scottish landscapes where some of the rarest UK wildlife can be glimpsed, including golden eagles, dolphins and whales. Take a road trip on the North Coast 500, Scotland’s version of Route 66, to experience the sheer beauty of the land’s wilderness or, as Scotland is the home of golf, either tee off at one of the 550 courses across parkland, heathland and links courses.

Scotland is also a land of unique culture where the people are renowned for their incredible warmth and hospitality. Experience the peaceful Isle of Lewis where Scots Gaelic is widely spoken, or immerse yourself in the cosmopolitan cities of Glasgow, Edinburgh and Aberdeen which are vibrant with thriving arts scenes, delicious restaurants and bustling nightlife. And no trip to Scotland is complete without exploring the castles and distilleries: learn about clan rivalries or bloody battles amongst 13th-century battlements or try a taste of Scotland itself during a tour of one of the 120 whisky distilleries. Pure Scottish culture in a glass.

With so many beautiful places to visit and things to experience, a break to Scotland should not be missed. Our fantastic Scottish holiday cottages will ensure a truly memorable getaway. Whether it’s a dog-friendly countryside cottage for two, or a vast and resplendent castle for the entire clan on a tranquil island, we have a holiday in Scotland to suit everyone.

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