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35 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 35 reviews
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karenjam
Barry, United Kingdom
2 reviews
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“Amazing”
Reviewed 9 January 2017 for a stay in December 2016

The house was stunning......The views were stunning and Aviemore and the Cairngorm's were beautiful!!

Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
9 Jan 2017
Thank you Karen, for your kind review of Balvattan Farmhouse! Glad the Scottish weather was also co-operating so that you could see the beautiful views. I can sit at the dining table for hours drinking in the ever changing views of the Cairngorms. Come again soon. Kind regards Jacqui
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mrbencrab...
Lincoln, United Kingdom
1 review
“Fantastic Family Friendly Farmhouse!!!”
Reviewed 5 January 2017 for a stay in December 2016

Great location outside of Aviemore and near Boat of Garten.
The house was lovely and really well laid out with great space and room for the whole family, the kids loved place for Christmas Day and our middle daughters birthday on Boxing day
The views were spectacular from all the windows and the scenery amazing. There was plenty of wood for the fire and it was lovely and cosy in the snow surrounding the house. Aviemore and Cairngorm are in easy distance as is Carrbridge and the Landmark Centre, inverness is only 30mins at most as well ( all of which we visited whilst staying)
The local neighbours were friendly and helpful and Balvattan is definitely on our of places to revisit and resay at list.
Thank you for letting us use such a lovely house !!

Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
5 Jan 2017
Thank you very much for your informative and complimentary review of Balvattan Farmhouse. I'm delighted you enjoyed it and we would be delighted to welcome you all back.
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Phil S
1 review
“Excellently appointed house in a great location”
Reviewed 6 October 2016 for a stay in October 2016

The house is ideal for large families or groups of friends and is very well equipped. It is ideally situated for visiting Aviemore, Boat of Garten, and the Cairngorms. A great spot for golfers, hikers or skiers (in the winter). The owners are extremely helpful, offer tips on things to do and see and have prepared a tremendous guide to make things simple on arrival and for the duration of your stay. All in all a very positive experience.

Travelling group: Friends
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
6 Oct 2016
Thank you very much for your kind review Phil. I'm delighted you had a great time and I am so glad that my comprehensive 5-page information sheets are not too daunting and were indeed helpful. Hope to see you back again. Regards Jacqui
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mercedesS...
scotland
Level 1 Contributor
4 reviews
“Great family holiday for all”
Reviewed 30 June 2016 for a stay in June 2016

Husband and I stayed 2 weeks with adult children, their partners, new grandchild, enthusiastic spaniel and prospective inlaws coming and going at different times over the fortnight. Spacious property meant it all worked well and there is enough in the area to entertain even on wet days. Some hillwalked, explored local lochs, cycled, birdwatched, visited Highland Wildlife Park and also Brodie Castle on a wet day which has a excellent plants for sale, very cheaply (I'll bring a trailer next time)
Spotlessly clean on arrival and best equipped self -catering property I've ever stayed in.

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Liked best: Its space and peaceful location
Travelling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Families with young children People with pets
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Management Response
1 Jul 2016
Thank you very much for your extremely kind review. Delighted the whole family enjoyed their stay. Hope you will return to find more fun things to do in the area. Good tip re the plants for sale! Jacqui
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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
Large groups
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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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