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Spacious Holiday House in the Cairngorms

Bedrooms 5
Space 2,734 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

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

More Details

Mark Anderson
Member since: 2010
Premier Partner

This HomeAway partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great traveler experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
January 14, 2018


Newtonmore House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house (detached)
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2734 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain
  • Rural
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Activities Guide
  • Basic Soaps
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 10 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower , jetted tub
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , shower
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , 1 baby crib
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double
    Bedroom 4 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 5 - 2 twin/ single
  • Two bedrooms with en suite bathrooms. Master bedroom has separate dressing room with cot.
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Music Library
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Pool Table
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Patio
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible
  • autumn foliage
  • caves
  • forests
  • library
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • rafting
  • ski lift privileges
  • ski privileges optional
  • spelunking
  • tennis
  • whitewater rafting


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(17 traveler reviews)

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Spacious Holiday House in the Cairngorms
average rating of 4.7647057 based on 17 reviews

Lovely house. Perfect for our needs. Stunning area. Had a great stay in this very well equipped hous

  • 5 of 5

Comfortable well equipped. House but with very sensitive smoke alarms! Perfect for my and my family’s needs

  • Submitted: Oct 1, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
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Fantastic large house in a great location

  • 5 of 5

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 :)

  • Submitted: Aug 28, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
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Great location. Clean and modern with good facilities.

  • 5 of 5

Plenty of things to do in the local area. Excellent for walking if you do not mind forging your own path up the hills.

  • Submitted: Jul 27, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
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Very spacious property in relaxing environment.

  • 4 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Jul 18, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
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Couldn't fault the house and would recommend it

  • 5 of 5

We went with 7 adults, 1 child and 1 dog and found the property was easily large enough.

  • Submitted: Jun 5, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
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Beautiful house, lovely holiday

  • 4 of 5

Stayed for one week May 2017. Five adults and two small dogs. The house has everything you need a real home from home. Set in beautiful grounds with stunning views. We enjoyed lovely weather for our week so was able to make use of the BBQ in the evening. We also appreciated the games room,table tennis was played everyday!! Would not hesitate to book this again. Thankyou Mark

  • Submitted: May 24, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
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Nearest Airport
60 Miles
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Nearest Ferry
120 Miles
Nearest Golf
7 Miles
Nearest Train
7 Miles
Nearest Motorway
60 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Nearest Ski
25 Miles
Nearest Beach
30 Miles
Loch Morlich
Car: necessary

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.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable damage deposit $347.32

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund

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