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

Bedrooms 4
Space 2,152 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

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.

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Trish Davis
Member since: 2012
Speaks English
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
28 July, 2018

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 Nethy Bridge

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.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Nethy Bridge in Scotland

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 2152 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered
  • Non smoking only
  • Families only over Christmas and New Year
Location Type:
  • mountain
  • village
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 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
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed , 1 Sofa bed/Futon
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Large Double Bed , 1 Sofa bed/Futon , One bedroom leads off the other
    Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 4 - 3 Single Bed , 1 Sofa bed/Futon , Leads from bedroom 1
  • In bedroom 2 the single beds zip together to form a super king size bed. Please note that bedroom 4 is accessed through bedroom 3. Bedrooms 1,2 and 3 have TV/DVD's and hair-dryers and are en-suite
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Terrace ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue
  • 13 garden chairs
  • limited accessibility
  • 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
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.


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House With Spectacular Views Of The Abernethy Forest And The Cairngorm Mountains
average rating of 4.6 based on 5 reviews

A really lovely place to stay in a beautiful location

  • 5 of 5

A large family group of 10 of us stayed here for a week. What a lovely home with loads of space and so well equipped that we had everything we could have needed. Trish was really helpful and considerate and handed over her home to us for the week. Because it's run as a b&b it had everything in place and felt like a really welcoming place.

It's in an ideal location with a walk down to the stream just beyond the bottom of the garden. It's only a short drive to Aviemore and the Cairngorm Ski Centre. There are so many places to walk and things to do.

It felt like a proper home without feeling that we were worried about the children being in someone else's home if that makes sense!

We would definitely stay again and really appreciate being able to have the house. It has the best sun room with an excellent view and you can even feel at peace there with a house full of people.

A lovely experience.

  • Review Submitted: 28-Feb-2017
  • Date of Stay: February 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your really lovely review. It was a pleasure having you stay here and to come back to such a clean and tidy home. I really did appreciate the way you had looked after my home. You were excellent guests so I do hope you will return some time.
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Fantastic winter getaway with friends

  • 5 of 5

We were a group of 5 friends who stayed in Trish's house over the New Year. The house was cosy but very roomy, and very well-equipped with everything you could possibly need. The rooms and beds were very comfortable and there is plenty of space for lounging together and for people to spend time separately as well. The conservatory/sun room (with heated floors!) was a wonderful place to have your breakfast and morning cup of coffee each morning while watching the many birds stop by. Check in and check out was seamless and Trish was very responsive via text when needed. Cairngorms National Park is a beautiful area and we thoroughly enjoyed the chance to go from snowy mountains to sandy loch in a matter of minutes! Definitely recommend if you want to relax and get away from it all. Thank you, Trish!

  • Review Submitted: 10-Jan-2018
  • Date of Stay: December 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Charlene for your lovely review. I am so pleased you all enjoyed your stay at Balciuin and that you managed to drive in the challenging weather conditions. I would like to also thank you all for the goodies left in the fridge!
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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: 24-Oct-2015
  • Date of Stay: October 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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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: 24-Feb-2015
  • Date of Stay: February 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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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: 26-Sep-2014
  • Date of Stay: July 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
35 Miles
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Nethy Bridge
Nearest Golf
1 Miles
Nethy Bridge
Nearest Train
12 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Nethy Bridge
Nearest Ski
15 Miles
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, Scottish Highlands & Islands

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Summer 2018
2 Jun 2018 - 21 Sep 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Autumn 2018
22 Sep 2018 - 20 Dec 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Christmas 2018
21 Dec 2018 - 28 Dec 2018
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

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.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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