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Ballinluig Croft

Grantown on Spey, The Highlands
Sleeps 8
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms 3
Change Sat
Dogs allowed 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.

Nestled at the northern tip of the Cairngorm National Park, just outside Grantown-on-Spey, this stunning property is perfectly positioned for access to the best of Speyside's attractions. Home to a wealth of outdoor activities, Craggan Outdoors at Aviemore (14 miles) has something for everyone from archery to abseiling. If you are prepared to get wet, and feeling more adventurous, try your hand at gorge walking or white-water rafting. For those less inclined towards outdoor activities, head north to beautiful Cawdor Castle and Gardens (23 miles) or pack a picnic and spend a day at the seaside at Nairn (23 miles). For a day out, Inverness (34 miles) is within an hour's drive. For whisky lovers, a visit to one of the many Speyside distilleries is a must – choose from The Glenlivet (19 miles), Tomintoul (16 miles) or a host of others scattered along the River Spey.

 

As you enter this delightful stone and timber-built property via the bright porch, you come into the fabulously spacious open-plan kitchen/dining/living area – with its high ceiling and warm wooden floors it is the perfect space for socialising and getting together for a meal. The immaculate kitchen is superbly equipped for creating some culinary masterpieces while you chat over a bottle of wine. After eating, relax on the large corner sofa to enjoy the superb views outside through the floor-to-ceiling windows. The property blends contemporary comfort and traditional style, with the addition of some quirky pieces of vintage furniture. There's also a nod to Scottish tradition with the tartan fabrics in the cosy snug, which is separated from the kitchen area by folding doors so the living area can be extended if required. If not, enjoy cosying up with a book by the wood burner in this welcoming little room. Also downstairs you will find two of the four bedrooms – one double and one king-size, which has an en-suite shower room. There is also a shower room with WC and hand basin. Heading upstairs to the first floor you will find two more bedrooms – a king-size room and a twin room, both with charming sloping ceilings. There is also a smart family shower room.

 

Outside, the enclosed garden offers a large stretch of lawn on all sides of the property, with plenty of garden seating and the additional luxury of a hot tub.

  • 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
  • Arrival: 16:00 onwards
  • Departure: before 10:00, unless otherwise stated in your arrival details
  • 2 dogs allowed. Dogs are charged at £20 each per full or part week

Fiona MacDonald

This property joined our collection in 2019 and is managed by Fiona.

Reviews

From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 35 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Jillian, 11th June 2022

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Amazing cottage in a brilliant location, it is close to all the main areas but remote enough to enjoy the peace and quiet. Brilliant facilities and so clean and tidy. I loved staying here and the owner is so lovely. Would definitely recommend this cottage.

Reviewed by Ryan, 14th May 2022

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A beautiful property in a lovely location, really enjoyed the hands off approach of the host as it made us feel like it was our home for the week. Garden was amazing for us and our dog and was given some extra fencing to dog proof the gate so he could run around stress free. Views from the cottage are amazing and you're within short driving distancRead moree of all the amenities you'll need, would really recommend this property especially if you're wanting to visit some distilleries. Hide

Reviewed by Emma, 7th May 2022

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Reviewed by Kelly, 16th April 2022

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What a wonderful cottage with fantastic views. It was comfortable and clean. Very spacious, the hot tub was a success and very much appreciated after long walks in the national park. It is well equipped for cooking all varieties of food. The owner was very attentive and nothing was too much.

Reviewed by Daniel, 9th April 2022

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We had the most incredible week. The pictures of the house and the views do not do this place justice!! We absolutely loved our stay and will come back in the future!!

Reviewed by Trudy, 5th March 2022

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A beautiful, warm cottage with amazing views, especially from the hot tub! Great situation for mountain bike trails and cycle/hiking routes, and not too far for a day out to Nairn and Inverness. Had a fabulous winter break.

Reviewed by Emma, 12th February 2022

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A absolutely fantastic cottage in a stunning location. The hot tub & the fire in the snug the bonuses!!! Would recommend this place to all!!!

Reviewed by Nikki, 30th December 2021

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Our holiday was amazing, the cottage was fully stocked with everything you could think of, so unbelievably clean, tidy, spacious and beautiful. Sitting in the hot tub, looking at all the views, was honestly breathtaking. Looking forward to booking again.

Reviewed by Katherine, 29th November 2021

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Heather couldnt be more helpful in our time at Ballinluig. The house was so well equipped and comfortable. We had a really memorable stay - even got some snow which was beautiful. Will be back! Thank you.

Reviewed by Gordon, 12th November 2021

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Fantastic property in superb location.

Reviewed by Michael, 3rd November 2021

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Excellent property and location, Absolutely amazing property,couldnt wish for more. Beds comfortable,property super clean,best property weve stayed in ,in Scotland Views and location perfect,will definitely visit again and have also recommended to friends PERFECT

Reviewed by Noreen, 30th October 2021

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We had a lovely 3 day stay with the family. The weather wasnt great but the cottage has plenty room for everyone. Large garden and nice walks near for the dogs. Very well equipped cottage, all you need and lovely hot tub. Definitely will be back

Reviewed by Ella, 23rd October 2021

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Wow, this is truly the best holiday cottage I've stayed in. The cottage was incredibly well appointed, with pretty much everything we could think of in the kitchen. We were even able to do some baking on a rainy day. The bedrooms were all good sized and comfortable. The bathrooms are just lovely with great water pressure. The underfloor heating felRead moret luxurious and the views were just stunning! The hot tub was well used, especially after climbing a mountain. Hide

Reviewed by Jacqueline, 9th October 2021

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Thoroughly enjoyed our family get together at Ballinluig Croft, which was well appointed & had everything we needed. Our Cockapoo loved the secure garden & there were some great forest walks not too far away. We were lucky & had reasonable weather for October. Throughout the week we visited Landmark Adventure Park, Highland Wildlife Park & took a tRead morerip on Strathspey Steam Railway plus visits to Boat of Garten, Aviemore & Grantown on Spey, all are within no more than 20 mins away from Croft. Hide

Reviewed by Sue, 25th September 2021

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Reviewed by Louise, 18th September 2021

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Fantastic well equipped cottage with lots of extras supplied.Views were lovely and lots to do in and around the area.Perfect holiday enjoyed by all the family and dogs.

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.

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