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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

  • 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

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.

Fiona MacDonald

This property is personally managed by Fiona.

Reviews

From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 29 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Christopher 11th September 2021

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For us this was a perfect property. Very well equipped and very clean and tidy. Hot tub was superb. Beds were comfy and showers great. If you decide on staying here you will NOT regret it. Perfect for peace and quiet and central to some lovely villages and views.

Reviewed by James 28th August 2021

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As others have said, probably the best cottage we have stayed at. Very clean, all the facilities you could need, comfortable beds and sofas and a fantastic location, both for views but also access to amazing countryside nearby - both the Cairngorms and the beaches on the east coast.

Reviewed by Laura 21st August 2021

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Ballinluig Croft is a perfect holiday destination regardless of weather although we got warm sunshine for the week! It is so spacious and luxurious in an understated way. It is a great size for 8 people and the bedrooms are well spaced out . I think it is the best house we have ever stayed in .

Reviewed by HELEN 7th August 2021

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Reviewed by Sara 31st July 2021

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This is one of the best places we have ever stayed. The location is outstanding with beautiful scenery. The property itself is beautiful, and there are lots of extra touches that made our stay even better. The property was extremely clean, beds comfortable and that view its incredible. Will be returning!

Reviewed by Angela 24th July 2021

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Stunning property on the edge of the Cairngorms, easy drive to the coast and Inverness. Grantown-on-Spey is an easy drive and a lovely town with plenty of pretty shops and a well stocked Coop. Far more impressive than it appears in the photographs, bedrooms have good quality mattresses. Bathrooms have high pressure showers and lots of hot water. PlRead moreenty of huge towels are provided. The kitchen is a joy - very well set up. Lots of thoughtful extras that makes it like home. Highly recommend Hide

Reviewed by S 10th July 2021

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Location excellent and cottage exceptional. If our springer spaniel could talk he would agree with all the above. We all had a wonderful time.

Reviewed by Craig 3rd July 2021

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Great location. Nice blend of historic Croft house and modern open plan living, stunning views. Spotlessly clean and well equipped. The garden is safe and is ideal for children and pets. The evenings in the hot tub watching the sun descend below the hills were a perfect end to our active days.

Reviewed by Rebecca 26th June 2021

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Lovely house to stay in which is bigger than the pictures show. Such a high standard of comfort. We felt the beds were super comfy just to reassure you from a previous comment from a customer. Bathrooms all lovely and soooo clean. Views all round the house were lovely. Our dog really enjoyed the large enclosed garden and we enjoyed the new hot tub!Read more Visit Nethy Bridge for really easy to follow walks and gorgeous coffee shop and tables outside the back. A great find all round. Hide

Reviewed by Darren 17th June 2021

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What a great place! Perfect location with fenced off garden if you take dogs. Plenty of space inside, lovely homely feel and very clean and tidy. Not to mention the hot tub was great. Would recommend, no complaints! Will be booking again!

Reviewed by Iain 12th June 2021

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Ballinluig Croft is a fabulous property: the quality of the refurbishment is absolutely top notch. The property is beautiful in a wonderful scenic location. Cannot recommend this holiday cottage highly enough!

Reviewed by David 5th June 2021

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Wonderful Time at Ballinluig Croft ! Best rental in Scotland we have stayed in , beautifully finished and kitted out ! Hot tub to enjoy those views an added bonus!

Reviewed by Malcolm 1st May 2021

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Reviewed by William 10th October 2020

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Beautifully restored cottage in a perfect location for exploring the Cairngorms. Very well equipped. The wood burner was lovely in the evenings whilst having a drink and playing board games. The hot tub sits over looking the hills which is stunning. The garden is fully enclosed for pets.

Reviewed by NANCY 4th October 2020

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My family and I had a great time, cottage had everything you could wish for, spotlessly clean, hot tub a bonus. We hope to return in near future.

Reviewed by Heather 12th September 2020

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Well appointed location for the house. Plenty of space. Hot tub was a great extra that we all loved. He house was comfortable and homely with mod cons as well as classic.

Reviewed by Jennifer 5th September 2020

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This cottage is fantastic. Not only is it set in a stunning location but the cottage itself is really well designed and was equipped with everything we needed. It is in a great location for short drives to local walks around the lochs and Aviemore. I would not hesitate in booking again.

Reviewed by Erin 22nd August 2020

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Amazing house great price and location, u get everything u need and more. Can see the stars from the hottub at night which is truly magical!!

Reviewed by Margaret 15th August 2020

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A really lovely property and one of the best equipped and cleanest our family has stayed in.

Reviewed by Mark 8th August 2020

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Very good croft, well refurbished inside and fantastic views

Reviewed by Andrew 1st August 2020

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The property ( Ballinluig Croft ) was amazing, every detail well thought out, we really loved our stay and the beautiful views. Excellent communication with owners - brilliant holiday!

Reviewed by Daniel 25th July 2020

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Reviewed by Melanie 18th July 2020

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Our family of five spent a week here and we loved it. The house was beautifully presented and spotlessly clean. Our teens loved the hot tub and I enjoyed the peace and the views. We probably wouldnt have normally paid this much for a holiday home but treated ourselves for a lockdown Uk staycation this year. Glad we did as it was lovely.

Reviewed by DIANE 11th July 2020

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Great location. Very quiet and relaxing and the hot tub was a real bonus. Great array of games, dvds, books etc and lovely modern kitchen. Beds really uncomfortable and the cooking utensils were quite old and tired. Nice barbecue on site but no idea if we able to use.

Reviewed by Ron 4th July 2020

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Reviewed by Lynne 22nd February 2020

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Just spent a week in this beautiful property which is in a great location. Property was immaculate and had everything we needed including a great hot tub, perfect for stargazing! We really enjoyed our stay. Thank you Heather.

Reviewed by Stuart 15th February 2020

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As a family who has rented various cottages for get togethers... This is one of the if not the best we have used. Amazing location with the most stunning views (especially of the stars from the hot tub at night). Heather our host was fantastic at keeping us updated and making sure we had no concerns. I can see us making more trips back! Five stars!Read more Hide

Reviewed by G 28th December 2019

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Location was great for trips into Aviemore and Grantown on Spey. The cottage itself was really spacious inside and had everything you need. We would certainly return to stay here again.

Reviewed by Stuart 21st December 2019

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Had a fantastic Christmas at Ballinluig Croft with family. The house is fantastic - much bigger in reality than the pictures show. The quality of everything is superb - floors, windows, internal fittings etc. The location is great - 5 minutes from Grantown on Spey which is a lovely town with all the facilities you could need. In a beautiful spot wiRead moreth stunning views out of every window and from the hot tub. In fact I would have booked it again for next year had the price not gone up by 46%! 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.

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