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Balvattan Farmhouse front view
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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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Excellent - based on 36 reviews
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Shirley E
Newmachar, United Kingdom
1 review
“Fantastic Property”
Reviewed 25 May 2016 for a stay in April 2016

Guestbook message: We're just back from a fantastic weekend at Balvattan. Such a fantastic property, so comfortable and everything we would need. It absorbed all 9 of us with no problem and 5 kids had a ball. Thankyou, we will be back.

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Travelling group: Friends
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Families with young children
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Management Response
26 May 2016
I'm delighted to hear that you all had a great time and would like to come back and stay at Balvattan Farmhouse again. There is a lot to do for all ages in the area whatever the weather. Best wishes to you all.
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Exeter, England, United Kingdom
Reviewed 5 March 2016 for a stay in February 2016

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Liked best: The peace, quiet, quality of comfort and helpfulness of owners.
Liked least: I can't think of anything to put here.
Travelling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
26 Apr 2016
Thank you again, Barbara for your very kind review. Glad you and your dogs enjoyed your second stay - hope to see you returning next winter.
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Susie G
Nottinghamshire, United Kingdom
1 review
“5* quality in a stunning setting”
Reviewed 9 October 2015 for a stay in October 2015

This was my first visit to Balvattan Farmhouse and I will definitely be back. The owners have obviously put a great deal of time, thought and expense into renovating and furnishing their property which sleeps ten easily with plenty of room for all. The modern, state of the art kitchen has every conceivable gadget and the lounges and bedrooms offer first class comfort with stunning views over the Cairngorms, the local wild-life adding to the ambience of the place. I woke on the first morning to find a roe deer outside my window! I would recommend Balvattan to anyone wishing to spend time with family and/or friends in this part of the Scottish Highlands as it offers 5* quality at a 3* price. What more could we want?

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Liked best: The quality and comfort of the accommodation
Liked least: Having to leave!!!
Travelling group: Friends
Your age range 65+
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
11 Oct 2015
Thank you for your kind review. I'm glad you enjoyed your stay at Balvattan and was rewarded with good weather and wildlife. Hope to have you stay again soon. Kind regards Jacqui
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Reviewed 22 September 2015 for a stay in September 2015

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Liked best: It was just a lovely cottage!
Liked least: nothing really!
Travelling group: Friends
Your age range 35-49
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
1 Oct 2015
Thank you very much for your kind review! Hope to see you back again some time. Best wishes Jacqui
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Reviewed 13 September 2015 for a stay in September 2015

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Liked best: Location
Liked least: Nothing
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Friends getaway Older travelers
Families with young children Large groups
People with pets
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  • Was it a good value for the price paid?
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Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
16 Sep 2015
Thank you for your kind comments. So glad you enjoyed your stay and had good weather!
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