£355 / night
Price for guests, Nights

Balnacraig Lodge – Home 1105895 Lodge

  • 4 bedrooms
  • 9 sleeps
  •  min stay varies

Key Info

  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 2 km
  • Ski
  • Child friendly
  • Car essential
  • No pets allowed
  • Private garden

Description from owner


Balnacraig Lodge

The ultimate place for your stay in the Cairngorms National Park

Recently graded by Scottish Tourist board as a 4 star self catering property

This two-storey Lodge has a large lounge, with a 64” flat screen HD TV with Freesat and DVD player. Complimentary Wi-Fi internet access is provided. The lounge has full-length windows to admire the sunsets and views. The lounge is comfortably furnished with a large leather corner couch and the large windows give you great views of the gardens (and wildlife, deer are regularly seen walking through the gardens). There is a cosy wood burning stove for winter evenings in the lounge and the logs are provided for this. Read more about the lodge facilities here.

There is an open plan dining kitchen with gas hob, 3 ovens, microwave, dishwasher. There is an adjacent utility room with washing machine, sink and tumble drier. Outside drying facilities are also available. Large French doors lead to a magnificent deck, BBQ area Hot tub and play equipment. The deck is south facing with a great view to Craig Dhu and insh Marshes.

The Bedrooms

There is one bedroom on the ground floor, a Double with an en-suite shower room which also serves as the downstairs toilet and shower when using the hot tub. There is a separate door directly from the hot tub to this shower room.

Three further bedrooms are on the upper floor. The large master super king-size bedroom features a beautiful en-suite shower room. This large bedroom also has a unique window down to the living room below. At the opposite end of the house are two smaller family rooms, consisting of two single beds in each with ample storage.

At the top of the stairs between the two smaller bedrooms is the bathroom with full size bath and shower head, toilet and sink. This is used by these two rooms. The bedrooms sleep in total up to 8 people +1, a cot can also be fitted in either the master bedroom upstairs or in the double room downstairs.

Hot Tub and Garden

This detached Lodge features a luxurious outdoor Hot Tub, (towels for this are not included)which allows you to relax and soak in the peace and quiet of your surroundings. There is also a BBQ area which is the perfect location to enjoy Al Fresco Dining. Its peaceful location allows you to sit back, relax and enjoy watching the local wildlife as deer and red squirrels forage in the garden.

Oil and Electricity are not included.However firewood is provided for free!

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  • Great for children of all ages
  • No pets allowed
  • Cot available
  • High chair available

Bed & bathroom

  • Bedroom 1: Super King Bed
    Bedroom 2: Double Bed
    Bedroom 3: 2 Single Beds
    Bedroom 4: 2 Single Beds
    Beds in other rooms: Single Bed
  • 1 Family bathroom, 2 En suites


  • Wi-Fi available
  • Jacuzzi or hot tub
  • Private garden
  • Climbing frame
  • Swing set
  • BBQ
  • Balcony or terrace
  • Deck
  • Internet access
  • Central heating
  • Fireplace
  • Cooker
  • Fridge
  • Freezer
  • Microwave
  • Toaster
  • Kettle
  • Dishwasher
  • Washing machine
  • Clothes dryer
  • Iron
  • High chair available
  • TV
  • Satellite TV
  • DVD player
  • Stereo system
  • Linen provided
  • Towels provided
  • Housekeeping Included

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  • Parking
  • Not suitable for wheelchair users

Getting around

A car is best as the location is rural, however there are taxi numbers available in The Lodge which can be booked in advanced or I can provide before your stay. Aviemore and Kingussie are both approximately 10 miles from the Lodge and both have main train stations with regular trains.

Interaction with guest

I will unfortunately not be able to meet you as I do not live nearby. However I have very capable housekeepers who are responsible for The Lodge and guests. Just before your stay I will email you the housekeepers name and mobile number so that you can contact her to meet you if you would prefer this or if you have any problems or general questions you would like answered. I will also send you the key box number so that you can access the key for the front door on your arrival.


Check in time: 16:00, Check out time: 10:00
If you have any questions about check-in or check-out times, please contact the owner/manager.
This rental can only be paid for online through Holiday Lettings using your credit/debit card or PayPal (never by bank or wire transfer).

Damage deposit: £500.00
No smoking at this property


Change of plans? No problem. You could receive a partial or full refund, depending on when you cancel.

Booking confirmed

100% refund within 24 hours after booking (provided the stay is at least 60 days away).

24 hours after booking

50% refund of the amount paid (minus the booking fee*) if cancelled at least 8 weeks before check-in.

8 weeks before

25% refund of the amount paid (minus the booking fee*) if cancelled at least 4 weeks before check-in.

4 weeks before

No refund if cancelled less than 4 weeks before check-in.

Check-in date

* The booking fee is stated in the cancellation policy information on the payment page. This fee helps us run our secure platform and enables us to provide 24/7 customer support

House rules

No house parties or events.


About the owner

Andrew & Linda F.
Average reply time:
1 hour 2 minutes
Response rate:
Calendar updated:
01 Apr 2021
Years listed:
Overall rating:

Languages spoken: English

This Lodge has 4 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms and sleeps 9. It’s been listed on Holiday Lettings since 07 Nov 2013. Located in Aviemore and the Cairngorms, it has 44 reviews with an overall rating of 5. The average weekly rate varies from £1489 to £2863.

The Owner has a response rate of 100% and the property’s calendar was last updated on 01 Apr 2021.


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Guest reviews

44 reviews

Very Good

“Lovely stay in a great location!”

Reviewed 5 Sep 2019

We had a lovely long weekend at Balnacraig Lodge. The lodge was clean, spacious and had everything we needed for a relaxing girls weekend. The views were simply stunning and the hot tub was a real treat. Nice peaceful location but also close enough to Aviemore and other places of interest. We have already been discussing a return visit

“Balnacraig Lodge”

Reviewed 7 Jul 2019

I couldn’t fault one thing about Balnacraig lodge! The lodge itself is simply stunning...rooms were all clean and comfy, the living area is huge and a great place to get cosy and look out those … More

“Balnacraig lodge”

Reviewed 11 Apr 2019

The lodge was absolutely lovely and me and my family thoroughly enjoyed our stay! The rooms were very good sizes and the beds were very comfortable! It was very clean and well maintained! We had lots of fun in the hot tub and made good use of the bbq! Would highly recommend


Reviewed 20 Feb 2019

We had a wonderful stay and the lodge was perfect for our family. The lodge offered amazing rooms and outdoor space, with exceptional views! It was a great base for the Cairngorm region, and worked re… More

“Amazing house”

Reviewed 4 Feb 2019

A Fantastic house with amazing scenery! Everything you need for a short or long break!! An amazing log burner and a huge living room. Very comfortable house and the hot tub is included in your stay, a great place for long walks or just a great get together with family and friends, we had a child free weekend but the house does cater for children too. You get a nice meal at the Loch Insch just about a mile and half from the house, we will definately be back thanks Andrew and Linda and Emma the housekeeper xxx

“Lovely house”

Reviewed 15 Jan 2019

A great spot for a girls weekend . Lovely house , no complaints . I think we were a bit stupid with the directions - in Kincraig, follow the sign for Insh watersports and the house is about 1-1.5 mile… More

“Brilliant Balnacraig!”

Reviewed 10 Dec 2018

What can I say about this place? Believe everything you read and more! This house is absolutely stunning inside and out. Emma the housekeeper left the heating on for us so it was nice a cosy for us ar… More

Owner's reply: Brilliant review for "Brilliant Balnacraig". Hope you have a wonderful Christmas. Linda

“Absolutely perfect”

Reviewed 2 Dec 2018

I booked a surprise getaway for my partners birthday - this lodge exceeded expectations! There was 8 of us in total, and there was more than enough space for everyone. The master bedroom is absolutely breathtaking and the lodge has loads of quirky wee finds. The speaker in the living room was perfect and the hot tub was a great added extra. We took a walk through the nature trail located five minutes from the lodge, which we all thoroughly enjoyed! The owners are more than accommodating, kept in touch the whole time and even allowed for an early check-in - couldn’t have asked for better. Overall, the stay was perfect. The only down fall was that we couldn’t stay for longer. Would 100% recommend and we will definitely be back in the future. We also took a drone up and got some great photos of the fog in the morning from above!!

Owner's reply: Hi Leah, thank you for being great guests. I would love to welcome you to stay again. Linda

“Another lovely stay”

Reviewed 20 Oct 2018

We had another great stay here with our 4 kids (aged 10-15), this time for a full week. After some awful weather on the drive up, we arrived to a roaring fire and the heating already on (thanks, Emma!… More

“A fab relaxing weekend.”

Reviewed 24 Sep 2018

We visited balnacraig lodge for our 10 year reunion for a chilled, child free weekend. The lodge was beautiful in a picturesque location, surrounded by nature. The facilities were fantastic and are child friendly, very suitable for families, friends, couples etc. There are also lots of activities in the area. We really enjoyed our stay and plan to return.

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How do I find more info about the property?

You can get in touch with Andrew & Linda (the owner) through the contact form on this page.

If you’ve already booked, go to Manage your holiday booking to send the owner a message.

What if I have questions before I book?

Send Andrew & Linda (the owner) an email through the contact form on this page. Alternatively, if there’s a phone number on this page, you can call them.

How do I contact Andrew & Linda (the owner)?

Send an email through the contact form on this page. Or if there’s a phone number on this page, you can call them.

If you’ve already booked, go to Manage your holiday booking to view Andrew & Linda the owner's contact details or send them a message.

What's the difference between 'Book your stay' and 'Contact the owner/manager'?

Use the Book your stay form to pay provisionally online and send Andrew & Linda (the owner) a booking request. You’ll find out within 24 hours whether they’ve accepted - no money will leave your account before then

Or send Andrew & Linda (the owner) an enquiry through the Contact the owner/manager form if you’d like a quote or more info first.

What is a booking request?

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Simply enter your holiday dates in the Book your stay form to calculate the cost of your stay.
Click Book now to see a full breakdown of the price.

You can also request a quote from Andrew & Linda (the owner) through the contact form. The owner will email you the total cost for your dates and a link to book and pay online.

How do I know if my booking request has been accepted?

You’ll receive an email within 24 hours to let you know. Or you can check in Manage your holiday booking. No money will leave your account unless it’s accepted.

How do I pay for my holiday?

Use the Book your stay form to pay provisionally online. You can pay by credit/debit card or PayPal. Andrew & Linda (the owner) will have 24 hours to accept the booking and no money will leave your account before then.

If you’ve been sent a quote, simply accept it and pay online through the email we sent you. You can also do this in Manage your holiday booking.

Only bookings paid for through our site are covered by our trusted Payment Protection.

Why can't I call Andrew & Linda (the owner) before booking?

You can exchange contact details with the property owner/manager once your booking is confirmed and you’ve paid in full. Paying and communicating only through our platform allows us to ensure that your booking is covered by our Payment Protection policy.

If you have any questions before booking, you can send the property owner/manager a message via the contact form on their listing. Once you’ve booked, you can discuss the rental and make arrangements for your trip by logging into Manage my booking.

How do damage deposits work?

In most cases, you don’t pay a damage deposit up front. Instead, we save your payment details securely and you’re only charged in the event of damage to the property.

Occasionally, you will pay a damage deposit up front as part of the total rental cost. In this case, the owner has 10 days after you check out to report any damage. If they don’t, we’ll return your deposit. If their claim is successful, we’ll deduct the agreed cost and return the remainder.

How can I view and manage my booking?

Go to Manage your holiday booking to view all your booking details, pay the balance of your holiday or cancel it if you need to.

How do I pay the balance of my holiday?

You can pay the remaining balance of your holiday at any point. Simply go to Manage my holiday booking and click Pay now.

We’ll automatically charge the balance payment to the same payment method 10 days before it’s due. Go to Manage my holiday booking to see when the payment will be taken.

How can I retract my booking request?

You’ll need to contact Andrew & Linda (the owner) to do this. Send them a message in Manage your holiday booking or through the contact form on this page.

How do I cancel my booking?

Go to Manage your holiday booking to cancel your booking. Here you can view your cancellation policy to see if you’ll be refunded.

How do I edit my booking?

You can request to change the dates or number of people on your booking via the Manage your holiday booking page. To change your holiday dates use the Edit booking button. If you need to change the number of guests staying then send Andrew & Linda (the owner) a message.

If Andrew & Linda (the owner) agrees, they’ll send you a revised quote outlining the changes. You can review and accept/decline this from the Manage your holiday booking page. You’ll have 48 hours to take action before the revised quote expires.

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