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Bothy at Balblair Cottages

Certificate of Excellence 2014


Excellent 5/5 Score from 24 reviews

Bothy in July

Cottage | 1 bedrooms | sleeps 2

Key Info
  • Not suitable for children
  • Car advised
  • Pets welcome
  • Private garden

The Bothy 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 Bothy to relax and unwind.

The Bothy 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 Bothy is one of 3 cottages in a u-shape. We are 3 star Quality Assured by VisitScotland.

Size Sleeps up to 2, 1 bedrooms
Nearest beach Nairn
Will consider Corporate bookings, House swap, Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)
Access Car advised
Nearest travel links Nearest airport: Inverness, Nearest railway: Inverness/Nairn
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 1 bedroom, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms
Furniture Double beds (1), Cots (1), Dining seats for 2, Lounge seats for 3
Other Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair
Outdoors Private garden
Access Parking
Further details outdoors

Small south facing patio area with patio furniture. Parking is in front of the cottage. BBQ available on request.

Further details

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

£100 non-refundable deposit required to secure booking and balance due 6 weeks prior to stay.

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

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

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.

Inverness, Highlands

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 24

7 Sep 2014


"Look no further...."

There us no better place to was beautiful, immaculate and had everything needed to make it a comfy home from home...I cannot recommend it enough. Barbara and her family were friendly and wel… More

We are absolutely delighted to hear that you enjoyed your stay in the Bothy cottage and that you highly recommend Balblair Cottages! We look forward to having you stay in the future. Best wishes, Barbara.

2 Jul 2014


"5 Star holiday accommodation - YOU NEED TO BOOK NOW"

I booked this Bothy on the recommendation of Trip Advisor and both my husband and I were blown away with the excellent standard of the accommodation. The Bothy is small, quirky and cute – if fact w… More

Thank you for your fantastic review! We are absolutely delighted that you enjoyed the Bothy cottage and the facilities provided. The cottage is an ideal base for touring the Highlands and we are pleased that it felt like home when you returned every night. Thank you for taking the time to post a review. We hope to welcome you in the future. Kind regards, Barbara

27 May 2014


"Excellent Holiday Home!"

Myself and 7 other friends stayed in the Bothy and Barn cottages at Balblair for 4 nights in May 2014. Directions were perfect, easy to find the cottages! The cottages were clean and easily accessed w… More

8 May 2014


"Superbly comfortable tranquility"

Highly recommended. Very comfortable, well equipped and quiet. Handy location and only a few minutes from the airport..

Do have in mind that access to the bedroom is via a spiral staircase. We did not find this a problem.

It feels great to be highly recommended! We are so pleased that you enjoyed the Bothy cottage and the location of Balblair Cottages. Thank you for your review and for booking with us. Kind regards, Barbara

7 Nov 2013



There was a warm and friendly welcome from the Strachan family. The accommodation was over and above our expectations. The property is spotless, comfortable and suited our needs.
There is an enclosed outside area which was great for our dog
Great location short commutes to all local attractions
We will definitely be returning to Balblair Cottages in the near future.

16 Sep 2013


"Cosy Cottage"

We arrived at around 4pm on the Saturday to be met by home made cookies on the table, Barbara soon popped over and explained how a few things worked.The cottage its self was cosy with all you could ne… More

28 Aug 2013


"Perfect !"

Maison très confortable et accueil très chaleureux.La maison est très bien située, nous y sommes resté 1 semaine et avons visité le Loch Ness, l'île Noire, Inverness, la route du Whisky, .… More

27 Jul 2013


"A long overdue return visit."

Ours was a return visit, this time without our family and after a gap of 14 years.The standard and quality was just as good and Barbara and family were just as welcoming. The weather was at it's … More

11 Jun 2013


"Absolutely Wonderful"

The Bothy was an absolute gem of a fine in beautiful rural scottish countryside. The cottage is absolutely adorable with everything you could need, beautiful walks on your door step and a whole host … More

2 Jun 2013


"The perfect place"

What a wonderful find! The bothy and its surroundings are beautiful. The cottage has everything you need and is wonderfully clean. Barbara the owner is very helpful and friendly, and is at hand if you… More

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