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Balvattan Farmhouse, Boat of Garten near Aviemore

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5 bedrooms
4 bathrooms
10 guests
Minimum stay varies
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Recently modernised, Balvattan Farmhouse is set in a secure 1/2 acre garden and enjoys panoramic views across the Spey Valley to the Cairngorm Mountains. This charming 5 bedroom (including a downstairs bedroom with ensuite), 3 bathrooms & WC home, which sleeps 10 provides an ideal holiday base and enjoys some magnificent scenery. The Spey valley offers a perfect base for both the active and those who prefer a more peaceful break. Situated just outside Boat of Garten & Nethybridge, 9 miles from Aviemore and 7 from Grantown-on-Spey. The ground floor consists of the lounge with log burning stove, downstairs double bedroom with king size bed and ensuite with walk in shower , PS3 & Wii games consoles, large open plan, well-equipped kitchen / diner, bathroom , WC & utility room with drying rack,...Recently modernised, Balvattan Farmhouse is set in a secure 1/2 acre garden and enjoys panoramic views across the Spey Valley to the Cairngorm Mountains. This charming 5 bedroom (including a downstairs bedroom with ensuite), 3 bathrooms & WC home, which sleeps 10 provides an ideal holiday base and enjoys some magnificent scenery. The Spey valley offers a perfect base for both the active and those who prefer a more peaceful break. Situated just outside Boat of Garten & Nethybridge, 9 miles from Aviemore and 7 from Grantown-on-Spey. The ground floor consists of the lounge with log burning stove, downstairs double bedroom with king size bed and ensuite with walk in shower , PS3 & Wii games consoles, large open plan, well-equipped kitchen / diner, bathroom , WC & utility room with drying rack, washing machine & tumble dryer. Upstairs there are 4 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms, 1 with walk-in shower and the other with separate bath and walk-in shower. In addition to the newly installed central heating, Balvattan Farmhouse is also our own much loved holiday home and we have furnished and equipped it to a standard that we always looked for when renting holiday homes in the past. It is ideally located for all local amenities. In the winter, skiing is available at Cairngorm, the Lecht or Ben Nevis ski areas. In the summer fishing on the River Spey, bird watching, golf & mountain biking are found locally. The nearest shop & restaurant are 5 minutes drive away. The Strathspey Steam Railway stops at nearby Broomhill station, hillwalking, climbing, mountain biking, Landmark Forrest Adventure Park, the Ospreys, Highland Wildlife Park, Pottery Painting, Grantown Leisure Centre & Pool, Tree Zone, Zip wire, horseriding, Logie Steading & Loch an Eilein are all nearby. From the solid oak wood flooring to the granite work surfaces, LED lighting, top quality Rangemaster & other appliances in the spacious kitchen/diner and new bathrooms, pocket sprung mattresses with quality cotton bedding & towels, flat screen TVs and brand new furnishings throughout; Balvattan Farmhouse is the perfect place to enjoy the great outdoors of The Cairngorms in luxurious, yet homely surroundings. More
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Jacqui B
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Listed Since:November 2014
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Reviewed 27 August 2018 via mobile

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Date of stay: August 2018
jacquibaggaley, VR Owner at Balvattan Farmhouse, Boat of Garten near Aviemore, responded to this reviewResponded 30 August 2018

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Reviewed 6 August 2018 via mobile

Beautiful place, views and surroundings. The house itself is absolutely lovely and has the perfect layout to enjoy a family holiday, Clean and comfortable, cosy and homely. The kitchen is excellent and really well equipped for a superb self catering experience! The garden is brilliant...More

Date of stay: July 2018
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jacquibaggaley, VR Owner at Balvattan Farmhouse, Boat of Garten near Aviemore, responded to this reviewResponded 11 August 2018

Dear Val, Many thanks for your very kind and comprehensive review of Balvattan Farmhouse. Delighted you had such a great time and hope to see you all again. Will keep looking for your lost property and will post it on to you if it turns...More

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Reviewed 25 June 2018

The farmhouse is well equipped with a wonderful kitchen and dining area overlooking the garden and adjoining fields and the hills beyond. Situated on a hill side overlooking the Cairngorms it provides an excellent centre to explore Loch Ness, Inverness, Balmoral, Aviemore and the Highland...More

Date of stay: June 2018
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jacquibaggaley, VR Owner at Balvattan Farmhouse, Boat of Garten near Aviemore, responded to this reviewResponded 28 June 2018

Thank you for such a detailed and kind review of our house. We have tried to make it a great place to get together as a group of families or different generations of one family. Delighted to hear you had a great time. Thank you...More

Reviewed 7 May 2018

Amazing cosy and comfortable house. Ideally located as gate to the impressive Cairngorms park. Remarkable is the level of "cooking" equipment, rarely seen before in such guest-house. Definitely an other high peak in this area !More

Date of stay: May 2018
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jacquibaggaley, VR Owner at Balvattan Farmhouse, Boat of Garten near Aviemore, responded to this reviewResponded 6 June 2018

Dear Bernard, Thank you for your kind remarks about Balvattan Farmhouse. I'm glad you found it a great place for your boys Mountain Bike trip. We left the hose out so you could clean your bikes. It's a great place to explore the Cairngorm MTB...More

Reviewed 16 April 2018

Perfectly placed in the Spey Valley to do as much or as little as you'd want. Take to the mountains, lochs or forests, or to nearby Landmark, the adventure playpark for the kids (little and big). With Aviemore on your doorstep, plus Boat of Garten,...More

Date of stay: April 2018
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jacquibaggaley, VR Owner at Balvattan Farmhouse, Boat of Garten near Aviemore, responded to this reviewResponded 18 April 2018

Sounds as if you had a busy week exploring the local activities. There is always so much to do in the local area, but delighted to hear you found time to relax on your holiday too. Hope you will come back and enjoy the house...More

Amenities
Pets Allowed: Yes
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
DVD Player
Suitable For Children Under 5
Refrigerator
Porch
Washer
Highchair
Outdoor Dining Area
Towels Provided
There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive
Private Garden
Cycling Trips
Books
Water Park Nearby
Hairdryer
TV
Rural/Countryside Retreats
Linens Provided
There Are Tennis Courts Nearby
Secure Parking
Horse Riding Nearby
Internet Access
Toaster
Telephone
Cooker
Grill
Short Term Rentals (4 Days Or Fewer)
Fishing Nearby
Local Guides/Maps
Alarm Clock
Central Heating
Blender
Dryer
Dishwasher
Freezer
Iron
Stereo System
Hiking Trips
Microwave
Mountain Views
Skiing: Property Is In A Ski Resort
Ping Pong Table
Wi-Fi
Kettle
Watersports Nearby
Patio
Fireplace
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Balvattan Farmhouse sits in the Cairngorms National Park, recently voted one of the world's top 20 places to visit by National Geographic. It is Britain's largest National Park, covering a staggering 4,500 square kilometres. The park is an area of outstanding natural beauty. The Cairngorm Mountains contain some of Scotland's highest peaks. Below the mountains are the ancient pine forests of Abernethy, Rothiemurchus and Glen Tanar and are home to many of Scotland's rarest native birds. Alpine skiing & snowboarding or mountain biking are on offer in the mountains. Or try gliding, golfing, salmon fishing, pony trekking or a nostalgic steam train trip on the Strathspey Steam Railway from Aviemore to Boat of Garten to nearby Broomhill Station, better known as Glenbogle in the BBC TVs Mona...
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