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Reviewed 1 week ago

My partner and I stayed here for a week of quiet and relaxation in the first week of July. The Cattle Shed is perfect for two - the kitchen has everything we needed to prepare our meals, and the bedding assured a restful night's rest....More

Thank Katie H
Response from Phil R, Owner at Balneden SteadingResponded 1 week ago

We are pleased to have made your stay at Balneden so memorable (for all the right reasons).

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We have been to Balneden Steading 5 or 6 times and it just keeps getting better. The standard of cleanliness and quality is outstanding. The owners Phil & Julie are very pleasant and never bother you but you know they are there if you need...More

Thank dawnian2018
Response from Phil R, Owner at Balneden SteadingResponded 2 weeks ago

It is always nice to know that our improvements and attention to detail are appreciated.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We have just returned from a most wonderful week in Scotland. The Cattle Shed was perfect for us, beautifully decorated and with everything we could want for our stay. I had bought some provisions prior to arrival, loo roll, kitchen towel, washing up liquid etc...More

Thank Suse13
Response from Phil R, Owner at Balneden SteadingResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for such lovely comments: your experience is just what we aim to offer all our guests.

Reviewed 19 February 2018

Beautiful location about a mile or so outside the village of Tomintoul. The views are magnificent, isolated and quiet, the accommodation was spacious, very well appointed and clean. We loved the time that we spent at Balneden Steading and would not hesitate to return. The...More

Thank Saitekedward E
Response from Phil R, Owner at Balneden SteadingResponded 20 February 2018

Thank you for the positive review, highlighting the views on offer from the elevated location of our cottages, which extend as far as the snowy slopes of The Lecht. As one might expect, when the skiing is good in the Cairngorms, driving conditions can be...More

Reviewed 15 January 2018 via mobile

We stayed in the Cattle Shed for a week over the Christmas/New Year period. And we loved it!! The cottage was lovely, comfortable and really well equipped. The log burner was a real treat after a long walk in the snow. There were many leaflets...More

Thank Veronique D
Response from Phil R, Owner at Balneden SteadingResponded 17 January 2018

We are glad you enjoyed your stay and the snow, which fell on Boxing Day for the second year running. We too appreciate that life in the Cairngorms National Park more than makes up for our rural wifi ... Hope to see you again one...More

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