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

Speaks English
Response time:
Within a few hours
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Calendar last updated:
17 June, 2018


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Newtonmore in Highland

Property Type:
  • house (detached)
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 2734 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered
  • 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
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 10 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure , Jacuzzi
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Bathroom 4 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed , 1 Cot
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Double Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Double Bed
    Bedroom 4 - 2 Single Bed
    Bedroom 5 - 2 Single Bed
  • Two bedrooms with en suite bathrooms. Master bedroom has separate dressing room with cot.
  • Books
  • Books - Fiction / Non-fiction
  • 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
  • Video Player
  • Video Library
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • 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
  • horse 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 pass optional
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • rafting
  • ski lift pass
  • ski pass optional
  • caving
  • tennis
  • whitewater rafting


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(19 traveller reviews)

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average rating of 4.7894735 based on 19 reviews

It was well set out. Very adequately furnished. Great views!!

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Review Submitted: 13-May-2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Review Submitted: 09-Jan-2018
  • Date of Stay: December 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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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

  • Review Submitted: 01-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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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 :)

  • Review Submitted: 28-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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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.

  • Review Submitted: 27-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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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.

  • Review Submitted: 18-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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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.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Newtonmore, Scottish Highlands & Islands

Rental Basis:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Rate 2
3 Feb 2018 - 29 Jun 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
30 Jun 2018 - 31 Aug 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
1 Sep 2018 - 26 Oct 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
27 Oct 2018 - 19 Dec 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
20 Dec 2018 - 27 Dec 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
n year
28 Dec 2018 - 4 Jan 2019
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £250

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund.
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