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House With Spectacular Views Of The Abernethy Forest And The Cairngorm Mountains

People12
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms4
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights

Overview


Details
Property
house
People
12
Bedrooms
3
Bathrooms
4
Minimum Stay
7 nights

Description

Photos and Description of this 3 bedroom holiday home in Nethy Bridge - Balciuin

Spacious 3-4 Bedroom House In Nethy Bridge, Ideal For Families.

Balciuin is a comfortable, well equipped home with a large garden at the end of a quiet road. It has ample off road parking for 4 cars and space in the garage for bikes. It has direct access to the path and trail network. All the bedrooms and the large sun lounge, which doubles as a dining room, enjoy the magnificent views of the forest and mountains. The lounge has a log burning fire, 42' wide screen TV, BT Vision and Free sat and comfy seating for 6.

There are two patio areas with table and chairs while the River Nethy is just beyond the garden.

Wi-fi is available as is a computer situated in the hall area. Electric heating allows guests to control the temperature to suit individual rooms and their own preference.

The village has tennis courts, bowling, 9 hole golf course, well stocked shop and excellent butcher. It has its own ranger based at Explore Abernethy who organises a programme of walks and activities. Scots nights and ceilidh take place in The Community Centre.

Balciuin being in The Cairngorm National Park in 'Monarch of the Glen' country has superb access to many activities and facilities. Walking and cycling in beautiful surroundings amongst wildlife starts right from the house. Swimming and children’s soft-play areas are available in Aviemore, 15 minutes drive away. Day trips to Loch Ness, Balmoral Castle, Braemar, Fort William and The Isle of Skye are all possibilities.

More Details
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • limited accessibility
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered

Owner
Trish Davis
Member since: 2012
Speaks English
Response time:
Within 2 days
Response rate:
90%
Calendar last updated:
29 November, 2016

About Trish Davis

Hello, my name is Trish and Balciuin is my home. I was born in Cornwall, lived in various places but finally settled in the beautiful Highlands of Scotland. I run Balciuin as a B&B for most of the year but I do like to visit family or simply to go on holiday and if I can let my house this allows me financially to go away.

Trish Davis purchased this house in 2003

Why Trish Davis chose Moray

Balciuin is in a beautiful location deep in the Cairngorm National Park. The house has stunning views across The Abernethy Forest to The Cairngorm Mountains, South from the house there are no roads until you reach Pitlochry and South East only the mountains until you reach Ballater.

Nethy Bridge is an ideal location to explore the whole of the highlands, day trips to the north coast, west coast, Moray coast, Skye, Aberdeen and the central belt are all possible although the immediate vicinity has so much to offer you are unlikely to want to venture far away.

Because it is a home it is very well equipped and allows guests to have that real home from home feeling. I just pack all my personal bits into the fifth bedroom, lock the door and give guests free range over the rest of the property.

What makes this house unique

Well equipped home from home in a stunning location. Three en- suites with one consisting of two large interconnecting rooms plus family bathroom. Large sunroom with underfloor heating, log burning fire in lounge and trampoline in the very large garden.

Reviews

4.3/5 -
(3 traveller reviews)

House With Spectacular Views Of The Abernethy Forest And The Cairngorm Mountains
average rating of 4.3333335 based on 3 reviews
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Home away from Home

  • 4 of 5

What a lovely cosy and comfortable home away from home. We had a fantastic week staying here with plenty of room for 7 of us, huge garden for the kids and tranquil river/forest walks right on the doorstep. Nethy Bridge is such a friendly wee place and is centrally located for visiting Aviemore and Grantown-on-Spey. Thank you Trish for giving us the use of your home!

  • Review Submitted: Oct 24, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Alison. I am so pleased that you all enjoyed your stay at Balciuin. I do hope you'll come back again sometime
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5

Absolutely Beautiful

  • 5 of 5

This was, without doubt, the most lovely holiday property I have booked in Scotland. It is warm, comfortable and very welcoming. It was very clean and well equipped with everything needed for a relaxing holiday. Trish the owner was very helpful providing extra travel cots high chairs etc. There are walks in the forest right on the doorstep and the Lecht and Cairngorm mountain was only a short drive away. I would definitely love to stay there again .

  • Review Submitted: Feb 24, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2015
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Fantastic views and great garden

  • 4 of 5

Frequent visitors to Nethybridge and often stayed at balciuin....plenty or room including excellent south-facing conservatory which has great views of the cairngorms. All rooms are ensuite and the garden is great for the kids.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 26, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2014
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Location

Nearest Airport
35 Miles
Inverness
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Nethy Bridge
Nearest Golf
1 Miles
Nethy Bridge
Nearest Train
12 Miles
Aviemore
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Nethy Bridge
Nearest Ski
15 Miles
Cairngorm/Lecht
Nearest Beach
12 Miles
Lock Morlich
Car: recommended

Nethy Bridge, the forest village, is 12 miles north-east of Aviemore, deep in The Cairngorm National Park.It is an ideal base for exploring The Highlands. Inverness is a 40 minute drive away as are the sandy beaches of The Moray Firth where there are dolphin watching possibilities. Closer are Loch Morlich, Cairngorm, Loch Insh and visitor attractions such as Landmark, The Heather Centre, The Wildlife Park and The Highland Folk Museum. Just a few minutes drive away is Loch Garten and the Osprey Centre and Broomhill Station on The Strathspey Steam Railway.

Loch Morlich has an award winning beach and a variety of water sports as has Loch Insh. There is good hillwalking in The Cairngorm and Monadhliath Mountains. Downhill skiing is available on Cairngorm, 15 miles away and at The Lecht also about 15 miles away while the nearby forest provides cross-country tracks.

The village has a network of way marked paths suitable for walking and biking and longer distance routes linking with Grantown-on-Spey, Braemar, Glenmore and beyond. It is also on The Speyside Way a long distance path from Aviemore to Buckie.

The area is renown for it's whisky distilleries many of which are open to the public as is The Speyside Cooperage where the whisky barrels are refurnished and repaired.

For the historically minded there is the famous battlefield at Culloden and many castles including Cawdor and Urquhart on the bank of Loch Ness .Landmark,15 minutes drive away, is a very popular theme park with an ecological slant and you can be sure it will prove a fun day out for all the family. The Wildlife Park, 30 minutes away is home to tigers, polar bears and an assortment of rare and intriguing animals. Another great day out is The Highland Folk Museum which is free and has a reconstructed highland village, working traditional farm and schoolhouse where you can sample being a pupil 60+ years ago.

This is an exceptional area for bird watching. It is home to several rare species such as capercaillie, osprey, eagles, cross bills and crested tits. We are a few minutes drive from The Loch Garten Osprey Centre and not far from the RSPB Insh March reserve. Deer and red squirrels are common in the village whilst local hides give opportunities to view pine martins and badgers or why not go and feed the reindeer herd on Cairngorm. There are programmes of wildlife talks and walks.

It is a great area for golf and a golf passport is available allowing you discount on several local courses. Swimming, horse riding, tennis, bowling, a children’s soft play area and an assortment of challenging outdoor activities are also available close by..

Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Nethy Bridge, Aviemore and the Cairngorms

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
GBP
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
Autumn 2016
1 Oct 2016 - 18 Dec 2016
7 night minimum stay
£600
for 7 nights
£600
 
 
Christmas 2016
20 Dec 2016 - 27 Dec 2016
7 night minimum stay
£750
for 7 nights
£750
 
 
Hogmanay 2016
28 Dec 2016 - 5 Jan 2017
7 night minimum stay
£1,100
for 7 nights
£1,100
 
 
Summer
24 Jun 2017 - 1 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
£750
for 7 nights
£750
 
 
Christmas 2017
22 Dec 2017 - 28 Dec 2017
7 night minimum stay
£800
for 7 nights
£800
 
 
Hogmanay 2017
29 Dec 2017 - 4 Jan 2018
7 night minimum stay
£1,200
for 7 nights
£1,200
 
 
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
£600
for 7 nights
£600
 

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Please contact me directly should you wish to add extra days to your rental period.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Nethy Bridge in Scottish Highlands & Islands

Property Type:
  • house
Floor Area:
  • 200 m²
Location Type:
  • mountain
  • village
Bathrooms:
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Bedroom 1 en=suite
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Bedroom 2 en=suite
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Bedroom 3 en=suite
    Bathroom 4 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Main downstairs bathroom
  • All bathrooms have shaving points
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 3 - 1 Large Double Bed , 1 Sofa bed/Futon , One bedroom leads off the other
    Bedroom 4 - 2 Single Bed , 1 Sofa bed/Futon , Leads from bedroom 1
    Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed , 1 Sofa bed/Futon
    Bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed
  • Please note that bedroom 2 is accessed through bedroom 1. Bedrooms 1,3 and 4 have TV/DVD's and hair-dryers.
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • limited accessibility
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
Attractions:
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • ski lift pass
  • ski pass optional
  • ski
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
42' wide-screen TV with Freeview, free sat, DVD and video in lounge. 19' TV/DVD's in bedrooms 1,3 and 4. Large trampoline in garden Bum sledges available. Extra table can be added in dining room to sit up to 12

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