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Cottage | 3 bedrooms | sleeps 6

Key Info
  • Great for children of all ages 5
  • Car advised
  • Pets welcome
  • Private garden

The Barn 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 Barn to relax and unwind.

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

Size Sleeps up to 6, 3 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
Family friendly Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility
Notes Pets welcome, No smoking at this property

Features and Facilities

Luxuries Log fire, Internet access, 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 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms and 1 Shower rooms
Furniture Single beds (4), Double beds (1), Cots (2), Dining seats for 6, Lounge seats for 6
Other Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair
Outdoors Private garden
Access Parking
Further details

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

A non-refundable deposit required to secure booking and 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 Barn 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 14

19 Aug 2014



Couldn't fault anything about the cottage - comfortable, cosy, and a great location which was quiet and peaceful.… More

18 Aug 2014


"First Class Cottage Rental"

This cottage was well equipped and well appointed. The cleanliness was exceptional and the decor nicely done and in very good order throughout .Even though there were another two cottages attached, t… More

27 Jul 2014


"a place to relax"

The barn is a wonderful place to relax. We cooked in the fully equipped kitchen. For our family (5 persons) there was enough room. Barbara is very helpful, even she talked with us about driving in rou… More

18 Jul 2014


"A perfect holiday"

The cosy, clean, convenient little cottage- BOTHY- was a 7-days home for us; the amenities every bit as described in the website. The privacy is priceless! And the hospitality amazing. Keep up the go… More

30 Jun 2014


"Absolutely Marvelous"

Accommodation was immaculately presented and very comfortable and extremely well sited for our holiday in the Highlands and around Loch Ness. The Strachan family made us very welcome, particularly Bar… More

5 May 2014


"Our second home"

It was the 6th time we came at the barn. We feel like at home.It's easy to book using the Internet site and you can pay by credit card.Barbara (the owner) gave us a very very warm welcome.The cot… More

We are delighted that you like it here and enjoyed your 6th visit! Great to have some feedback on our booking system - we hoped that it would make it easier to book online and pay securely. A dryer/washer is something we have been looking into and we'll be sure to keep you updated! We look forward to seeing you next year?! Best wishes, Barbara

8 Jan 2014


"Will definitely be back!!!"

We stayed in the cottage over New Year and thoroughly enjoyed it. We felt right at home from the minute we arrived. The welcome basket was a lovely surprise. The cottage itself had loads of space yet … More

We look forward to seeing you again! We are so glad that you enjoyed your stay over New Year. Thank you for taking the time to write a review. Best wishes, Barbara.

22 Jul 2013


"SImply Wonderful"

Our extended family of 6 stayed at the Barn of the Balblair Cottages for 6 nights and could not have asked for a more lovely home base for our time in the Highlands. Situated on a farm just off the A… More

7 Jun 2013


"What a lovely place!"

We stayed in 'The Barn' at Balblair for just 2 nights (not long enough) as we came to visit our friends in Forres for a weekend. What a lovely cottage that was perfect for 6 adults. Everythi… More

17 Apr 2013


"Well equipped cottage in superb location"

we had a lovely week up north and the cottage was a superb base. Our 3 girls ( 8, 6 & 6 ) loved exploring Nairn beach for sea shells, watching dolphins from Fortrose, searching for Nessie and generally taking it easy. I hope that the ponies didn't put on too much weight from all the apples and carrots they fed them.

Barbara was a great host making sure we felt very welcome.

The Ness walk through Inverness was lovely as was Dores Beach ( and Dores Inn ). The Kids also loved Landmark in Aviemore.

Thanks for all the tips of where to go and what to do, especially for families. The ponies may have put on a wee bit of weight with all the extra carrots but they loved having the girls did we. Best wishes, Barbara.

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