Byre at Balblair Cottages
Cottage | 2 bedrooms | sleeps 4
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|
|Will consider||Corporate bookings, House swap, Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|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|
|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.
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.
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)
Aviemore and the Cairngorms National Park
What's on in Inverness see www.invernessfestivals.com, www.eden-court.com, www.ironworksvenue.com
Inverness Highland Games
Nairn Highland Games
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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
30 May 2013
The Byre at Balblair Cottages was a wonderful place to stay, the house has everything you need for self-catering and we felt very welcome by the nice owners. The location is also really great for trips all of Northern Scotland including a visit at Loch Ness, many Scottish castles and walks by the beautiful coastlines and in the mountains.
There are many shopping opportunities as well and Inverness and Nairn are very close. We enjoyed our stay so much, we wished we had booked another week!
1 May 2013
This is a very tranquil place. Very peaceful, cosy atmosphere. We enjoyed every minute of our stay. Felt like at home. Also very convenient base/location for exploring highlands.The owners are very fr… More
10 Apr 2013
"Lovely cottage with wonderful views, excellent location for exploring the Moray Firth."
A lovely and comfortable cottage with great views over to Black Isle. The sunny weather was a welcomed change to the long winter and made exploring the area and visiting friends really easy. We look forward to our next visit.
The views of the Black Isle and Moray Firth are lovely...we're glad that enjoyed them and found Balblair Cottages an idea location to explore the area. We look forward to having you stay again. Kind regards, Barbara.
31 Mar 2013
"Comfortable and clean, with every essential provided"
We have just returned home after our third visit to The Bothy at Balblair. Each time we have found the same high standards and attention to detail, for example, some cake as a welcome gift and fresh f… More
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