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Excellent 5/5 Score from 69 reviews

Byre at Balblair Cottages

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Excellent 5/5 Score from 69 reviews

Byre front view

Cottage | 2 bedrooms | sleeps 4

Key Info
  • Suitable for children over 5
  • Car advised
  • Pets welcome
  • Private garden

The Byre is situated on a small working farm in the Highlands of Scotland. It's rural but situated close enough to Inverness and Nairn to enjoy townlife too. After a days' exploring return to the Byre to relax and unwind. The Byre is one of three cottages in a converted farm steading on small working farm in the Highlands.

It provides comfortable accommodation and an ideal location to tour the Highlands - Loch Ness, Aviemore & the Cairngorm Mountains, Dolphin Spotting, superb golf, Inverness (10 miles) and Nairn (6 miles). Culloden Battlefield, Cawdor Castle and Fort George nearby. Views of Moray Firth from farm. The Byre is one of 3 cottages in a u-shape. We are 3 star Quality Assured by VisitScotland.

Size Sleeps up to 4, 2 bedrooms
Nearest beach Nairn
Will consider Corporate bookings, House swap, Long term lets (over 1 month)
Access Car advised
Nearest travel links Nearest airport: Inverness, Nearest railway: Inverness/Nairn
Family friendly Suitable for children over 5, Suitable for people with restricted mobility
Notes Pets welcome, No smoking at this property

Features and Facilities

Luxuries Log fire, DVD player
General Central heating, TV, CD player, Telephone, Wi-Fi available
Standard Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer
Utilities Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine
Rooms 2 bedrooms, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms
Furniture Single beds (2), Double beds (1), Cots (1), Dining seats for 4, Lounge seats for 4
Other Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair
Outdoors Private garden
Access Parking
Further details indoors

On ground level there is an open plan kitchen, dining area and living room, double bedroom and family bathroom with shower (over bath). There is a cast iron spiral staircase in the living room leading up to a twin gallery bedroom and separate toilet and sink.

Further details

Electricity and logs for the woodburning stove are included in the price.

A non-refundable deposit is required to secure a booking and the balance due 6 weeks prior to stay.

Owners live in farmhouse next to the cottages so are on-hand to help with any queries.

The Byre is one of three cottages in a u-shaped traditional stone farm conversion.

About this location

The Scottish Highlands region

Balblair Cottages is ideally situated for exploring the Highlands and Moray. Local attractions include Culloden Battlefield, Cawdor Castle and Fort George.

Dolphin spot on the Black Isle, enjoy the seaside town of Nairn, taste some whisky at the Speyside distilleries, explore the Cairngorms and look for Nessie at Loch Ness. Many of our guests take a day trip to Skye, John o'Groats and Orkney.


Culloden Battlefield (National Trust of Scotland)

Fort George (Historic Scotland)

Cawdor Castle

Dolphin Watching

Loch Ness

Whisky distilleries

Aviemore and the Cairngorms National Park

What's on in Inverness see,,

Inverness Highland Games

Nairn Highland Games

Baxter's Marathon

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Review 1-10 of 69

20 Nov 2014


"Fabulous cottage, fabulous location"

We stayed in the Bothy Cottage for 3 nights and loved it, high standard, really enjoyed it. Spotless and the bed was so comfortable, peaceful and relaxing. Very welcoming and could have stayed longer… More

17 Sep 2014


"Byre Cottage is a wonderful cosy holiday stay"

We only booked for 3 nights but stayed the week. Byre cottage is clean, modern and has everything you need. In the right spot for seeing inverness. Barbara and family very kind and helpful, we will b… More

3 Sep 2014


"the barn - fantastic cottage"

Five of us recently stayed in 'The Barn', one of the Balblair Cottages. there are three cottages, the byre being one of the others. For a large family group they are ideal as, added to thi… More

Thank you for taking the time to write a review on your holiday home at Balblair Cottages. It's great to hear that you thought the beds were super comfortable, the area peaceful and that it was one of the nicest holiday cottages that you've stayed in in the UK! It's also good to know that you liked the little extras in the cottage. We hope to see you again in the future. Kind regards, Barbara.

3 Aug 2014


"A perfect base to explore this stunning part of Scotland"

Lovely and clean, everything you need and bigger than it looks in the photographs. Our kids loved having their 'den' in the gallery bedroom. The cottages are easy to find but peaceful and th… More

20 Jul 2014



This was our first visit to Scotland and we struck gold with the Byre at Balblair Cottages. Barbara welcomed us when we arrived and made sure that we had everything we needed for the duration of our s… More

10 Jul 2014


"Excellent self catering accommodation in a prime location for exploring the north of Scotland"

We have stayed in the Byre at Balblair Cottages on several occasions and each time we have had a fantastic holiday in what is a true home from home. The cottages are extremely well finished and equipped with everything you could think of, even down to a tea cosy! They are also set in a lovely quiet and peaceful location which is ideal for a relaxing holiday but still close enough to Inverness Airport, the city centre and the main road links for sightseeing.
One of the many attractions for us is that pets are welcome, and our dog loves his holidays there, lying on the patio after an exhausting day at one of the many beautiful and unspoilt beaches close by.
The wood burning stove is an added bonus providing a cosy and homely atmosphere for relaxing in the evenings. All in all, a fabulous place!

14 Apr 2014


"perfect in every way"

The cottage was very well equipped,hot water plus plus, a great little woodburner with log supply,comfortable beds, and very clean. A lovely view form the window, a perfect wee garden with table and … More

9 Oct 2013


"Great way to spend a week near Inverness"

After traveling for over a week, it was nice to relax and spend a week in a place we could easily call home. The accommodations were all that we expected and fit our need perfectly. Being able to cook our normal breakfast (not that we didn't like the full Scottish breakfasts we'd had until now) and dinners was not only easy on our pocketbook, but our waistline as well. There are many more things to see and do in the area within a days drive than can be covered in a week. Our hosts were most friendly and made us feel at home. We only hope that we can visit here again. Jim & Terry Reno, Nevada USA

29 Jul 2013


"Wonderful time in the highlands"

We thoughly enjoyed our stay at Balblair Cottages. We stayed in the Byre which is a 2 bedroom cottage, nice and roomy especially for a couple. All the facilities were excellent and the kitchen had everything you would want. The courtyard was lovely especially when the sun was shinning and we had lots of that during our stay. Barbara was a great host and her mother makes the best shortbread! The cottages are very central to all the sights around Inverness. If you get a chance do a cruise with Jacobite cruises on Loch Ness, we had a fantastic time. Also the cottages are only a short drive from Culloden Moor (a must see) and Cawdor Castle (beautiful gardens). We really enjoyed our time in the highlands, so scenic and beautiful where ever you go.

22 Jun 2013


"This place has Ponies!!!"

My husband and parents stayed here for 3 days and not only seem to have the best of the Scottish sun but an amazing warm welcome. Barbara was more than helpful with not only directions from the road b… More

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    • 2 Years listed

    95% Response rate

    Calendar last updated:26 Feb 2015

    Based in United Kingdom

    Languages spoken
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