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36 reviews
Balvattan Farmhouse front view
Large dinning kitchen looking towards kitchen end.
Kitchen viewed from dinning area
Dining table set for Christmas (seats 10)
Back garden with summer house looking towards back patio
Pheasant in the garden
Enclosed back garden.  View from dinning table.
Lounge, just off the kitchen with log burning stove.
Log burning stove in Lounge.
Upstairs Family bathroom with bath and shower
Master Bedroom
Couch in Master Bedroom
Upstairs shower room
Upstairs shower room
Bedroom 2 with bunk beds and a single bed
Bedroom three with King size bed
Bedroom 4
Bedroom 5 downstairs with ensuite shower room.
Stairs to upper landing
Downstairs bathroom with walk in shower
Balvattan in the snowy winter of 2010
Winter view over nearby Loch Morlich
Nearby off road cycling
View from house over surrounding hay field harvest towards Cairngorm Mountains.
Carrbridge nearby where Landmark is located.
Winter view looking towards the Cairngorms
Winter sunrise.
Strathspey steam railway - you can see the trains from the front garden running along the railway.
Cows in the next field.
Back garden with surrounding fields and walks up to the woods.
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Overview
Holiday Rental House -
5 Bedrooms, 4 Bathrooms, Sleeps 10
Boat of Garten, Aviemore, Badenoch and Strathspey, Scottish Highlands, Scotland

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Twiggyjen...
1 review
“A fabulous holiday home for families with everything you could possibly need for a comfortable stay!”
Reviewed 21 April 2015 for a stay in April 2015

Balvattan has a delightful Scottish themed interior and is one of the most well equipped holiday cottages we have stayed in. We particularly enjoyed the large,bright kitchen and two separate lounges for adults and children.

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Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
23 Apr 2015
Glad you enjoyed your stay at Balvattan Farmhouse. We will look forward to having you stay again.
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC
DuskyHusk...
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
14 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
“Amazing holiday, incredible house”
Reviewed 12 March 2015 for a stay in March 2015

I booked Balvattan Farmhouse for a weekend away with friends, it was very well priced, in a good location (but not too remote) and could sleep us all with ease.

In all honesty, the pictures here don't do the house any justice, it's absolutely enormous. Everything you could ever need is here - and the same can't be said for a lot of holiday rentals in the highlands. The kitchen is so well stocked that it was a pleasure to cook in, the bedrooms were very well sized and the beds were all extremely comfortable. The showers (particularly in the main upstairs bathroom) were great. There is a Sonos system in the kitchen/living room (which I controlled using the Android app), and several big TVs dotted around too. The WiFi is actually extremely fast, there were several people all streaming video at once without any problems at all.

We didn't venture into the games room, much as I'd have liked to, because the weather was absolutely wild the entire weekend. Despite this, the house stayed really warm and it was quite nice being cosy indoors while all hell broke loose outside. I saw a sheep get blown off its feet, it was absolutely hilarious.

Jacqui was great to deal with too, she responds very quickly and will answer any questions you have.

I will definitely be back!

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Liked best: The kitchen
Liked least: The weather
Travelling group: Friends
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Older travelers
Families with young children People with pets
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Management Response
14 Mar 2015
Thank you very much for your kind review. Very glad you enjoyed the house and the wildlife antics! So glad we took down all the rotten trees the weekend before, or life could have been more exciting in the wind!
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 March 2015 for a stay in February 2015

Travelling group: Young Children
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
23 Apr 2015
Thank you for your kind remarks and glad you enjoyed the log burning stove during your stay.
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC nor of its partners.
Reviewed 21 February 2015 for a stay in February 2015

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Liked best: Beautiful farmhouse, location and amazing level of attention to detail across all parts of the property, making the stay a joy.
Liked least: Leaving
Travelling group: Young Children
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway People with disabilities
Older travelers Families with young children
Large groups People with pets
  • Was the property as advertised?
  • Would you recommend the location of this property?
  • Was it a good value for the price paid?
  • Did the property offer wi-fi/internet access?
  • Was your security deposit returned on time?
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of an individual traveller and not of TripAdvisor LLC nor of its partners.
Management Response
25 Feb 2015
Thank you for your very kind review. I am delighted to hear that you will come back and enjoy our roaring fire and plentiful supply of logs! Happy skiing!
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC nor of its partners.
Exeter, England, United Kingdom
Reviewed 15 January 2015 for a stay in January 2015

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Liked best: Comfort and cleanliness
Liked least: pillows
Travelling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Older travelers
Families with young children Large groups
People with pets
  • Was the property as advertised?
  • Would you recommend the location of this property?
  • Was it a good value for the price paid?
  • Did the property offer wi-fi/internet access?
  • Was your security deposit returned on time?
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of an individual traveller and not of TripAdvisor LLC nor of its partners.
Management Response
15 Jan 2015
Thank you very much for your kind words about Balvattan Farmhouse. I am sorry you didn't find your pillow comfortable. We provide quality spare pillows in the wardrobes and offer various different thicknesses, firmnesses etc. Since there were only 3 of you staying in the house, we would have been delighted for you to have tried any of the pillows from any of the other bed. I'm sorry you didn't contact me during your stay to confirm you could have pinched a pillow off another bed. We all have our own personal sleeping requirements and personally I hate poor quality pillows. I will check all the pillows which are only a year old, this weekend. If you come again, please let me know your pillow preference and which room you want to sleep in and I will ensure your pillow of choice is available.
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