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Reviewed 19 February 2018

Beautiful location about a mile or so outside the village of Tomintoul. The views are magnificent, isolated and quiet, the accommodation was spacious, very well appointed and clean. We loved the time that we spent at Balneden Steading and would not hesitate to return. The...More

Thank Saitekedward E
Response from Phil R, Owner at Balneden SteadingResponded 20 February 2018

Thank you for the positive review, highlighting the views on offer from the elevated location of our cottages, which extend as far as the snowy slopes of The Lecht. As one might expect, when the skiing is good in the Cairngorms, driving conditions can be...More

Reviewed 15 January 2018 via mobile

We stayed in the Cattle Shed for a week over the Christmas/New Year period. And we loved it!! The cottage was lovely, comfortable and really well equipped. The log burner was a real treat after a long walk in the snow. There were many leaflets...More

Thank Veronique D
Response from Phil R, Owner at Balneden SteadingResponded 17 January 2018

We are glad you enjoyed your stay and the snow, which fell on Boxing Day for the second year running. We too appreciate that life in the Cairngorms National Park more than makes up for our rural wifi ... Hope to see you again one...More

Reviewed 2 October 2017

Great views,cottage warm, clean, comfortable and very spacious. Nothing too much trouble for the owners. Weather not great when we stayed in Sept, but still found lots to do around the area. Good walking, mountain biking and places to visit.

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Reviewed 7 September 2017

This was our second stay since 2015 and actually we thought it was better than our first. For one thing the beds were more comfortable due to a change of bedding - nothing like a good nights sleep after a day on the hill and...More

Thank Susan S
Reviewed 14 August 2017

We stayed in the cattle shed at Balneden Steading and had a great stay. The accommodation has everything you need with fully equipped kitchen and comfy bed. The location is great and there's loads of info about walks and things to do nearby in the...More

Thank Hayley P
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