Sleeping up to 10 guests the house has 5 well appointed bedrooms, 2 of which are en suite. Each bedroom has comfortable beds, luxurious Egyptian cotton sheets, fluffy towels and complimentary Scottish toiletries. The house also boasts a large comfortable lounge with wood burning stove, a relaxing and bright study/sitting room, and spacious open plan kitchen and dining room.
- Master bedroom – Kingsize bed, en suite shower room
- Bedroom 2 – Kingsize/twin, en suite shower room
- Bedrooms 3 – Double bed
- Bedroom 4 & 5 – Twin beds
All bedrooms sleep a maximum of 2 people, a travel cot can be added on request.
Features and facilities
- Free Wi-Fi
- Drying room
- Covered bike storage in adjoining garage
- Washing machine, dryer and outdoor drying area
- Wood burning stove with supply of wood during winter months
- Study area
- A range of OS maps of the local area, free to borrow during your stay
- All bedding and towels provided
- Luxury Scottish toiletries – Highland Soap Company hand soap, shampoo, conditioner and body wash are all provided
- Welcome pack on arrival including tea, coffee and local preserves
The house enjoys a wonderful nature garden, here we encourage the local wildlife by keeping the grounds as natural as possible. A large pond supports many species such as frogs, newts and dragon flies and at our various feeders you may be treated to sightings of red squirrels, woodpeckers, jays and pheasants as well as a wealth of small garden birds. The garden is also frequented by the occasional red deer roaming through their large territory. In the summer months the front lawn transforms into a colourful wildflower meadow of orchids, oxeye daisies (gowans), red campion and buttercups and in the spring months huge swathes of daffodils come into bloom. While we encourage our guests to enjoy the wildlife that thrives here we would ask that this is also treated with respect and that the animals are not to be disturbed. The pond is a fragile environment that is there to support the wildlife, it is also relatively deep and muddy and therefore is unsafe for paddling or swimming.
Balnabea was built by its current owners Ewan and Barbara Duncan in 1986. They still live on the same site in a small house across the yard however, now enjoying their retirement they spend a lot of their time sailing on the West Coast in the summer months and we have been very careful to ensure both houses maintain their privacy.