About the property
- House2734 sq. ft.
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay7 nights
Large 5 bedroom, 4 bathroom house, sleeps 10
Balgowan House is a very spacious detached house, built in 2008, in the beautiful rural setting of Balgowan in the Cairngorms National Park. With 5 bedrooms and 4 bathrooms it sleeps up to 10 people comfortably. All rooms have been decorated and furnished to a high standard and there are spectacular views across the Spey Valley towards the Monodliath Mountains, particularly from the large hexagonal sun room.
The 5 bedrooms have 3 double beds and 4 single beds, two with en suite bathrooms. There is also a separate bathroom and a downstairs shower room. The spacious L-shaped sitting room has a wood burning stove, whilst the large sun room has a dining table for 10, with separate seating areas. There is also a games room with table tennis table and pool table and a 1/2 acre enclosed garden with patio, seating and barbecue. The kitchen features a double range cooker, dish washer, microwave and fridge freezer.
Please note that bookings are normally accepted only from Saturday to Saturday
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- Response time:
- within a few hours
- Calendar last updated:
- May 26, 2018
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Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 10:00 AM
Canceled bookings will not receive a refund
It was well set out. Very adequately furnished. Great views!!
We all enjoyed our stay. The property was spacious and we didn’t feel packed in even when every room was being used. The house is well set out and furnished with what feels sturdy but nice and easy to use furniture. Not far to travel to do day trips - skiing, hiking, biking and lots of lovely wee tracks & hills immediately on the doorstep! Great places nearby to visit: wildlife park to see Hamish, the polar bear cub. Strathspey railway and the fernicular.
And even at the litchen sink doing the dishes was no chore when you could look out to great views and watch the local wildlife.
Thoroughly enjoyed spending New Year (and my sons birthday) in this lovely house.
The views and area are amazing. Went up the Cairngorns on the Furnicular Rail, had a lovely lunch at the top and sent myself a postcard from the highest post box in the British Isles. Went to a waterfall nearby (on the way to seeing Loch Laggan) which was unreal.
The whole family had an awesome time. Not sure if I can top this for this New Year.
Lovely house. Perfect for our needs. Stunning area. Had a great stay in this very well equipped hous
Comfortable well equipped. House but with very sensitive smoke alarms! Perfect for my and my family’s needs
Fantastic large house in a great location
Wonderful place to explore the Highlands from in a great location. This large house is modern and spacious and is fantastic for a family/friends getaway. The house has all you need to enjoy your stay with plenty of space and facilities and a lovely view over the local hills and mountains of the Cairngorms. Loads of wildlife - we saw grouse, rabbits, phesants and a fox just in the garden alone plus horses next door. We explored Inverness and Lochness, Fortwilliam and Glencoe, Ben Nevis, Kyle of Lochalsh and Sky from this central area. Also loved going to the hidden Loch an Eilein. Beautiful! Beware of old smoking frying pans and an oversensitive hallway smoke alarm though when making breakfast :)
Great location. Clean and modern with good facilities.
Plenty of things to do in the local area. Excellent for walking if you do not mind forging your own path up the hills.
Very spacious property in relaxing environment.
Really enjoyed our stay and would definitely book again!
Both owner and manager very responsive to issues and questions. We even had a satellite engineer attending at 8pm on a Saturday.
House was very clean. Could use a larger fridge.
With its mountains, pine-clad slopes, remote lochs and wide river valleys, The Cairngorms National Park is the largest National Park in Britain and hosts a huge variety of wildlife including the Golden Eagle and Osprey. The park has attractions throughout the year, including walking, water sports, golf, mountain biking, climbing and skiing.
Balgowan is a tiny hamlet in the Spey valley. It is 1 mile from Laggan and 6 miles from Newtonmore, where there are a variety of shops, restaurants, pubs and supermarkets.
Local visitor attractions include the Landmark Adventure Playground, the Highland Wildlife Park, the Highland Folk Museumand the recently built Wolftrak at Laggan for mountain bikers. There are opportunities for sailing, canoeing, white water rafting and sailing on Loch Insh and Loch Morlich, which has an inland beach. Both Newtonmore and Kingussie have 18 hole golf courses and the Whisky Trail along the Spey Valley is within easy reach
Golf: Eighteen hole golf courses at Newtonmore (7 miles) and Kingussie (8 miles).
Ski: Skiing at Aviemore, 25 miles away.