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Baltinna East

Newtonmore, near Aviemore, Highlands
Grade 4 Star rating


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Sleeps 2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms 1
Pets 1
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This property is part of our Scottish Country Cottages collection

An inspiring collection of properties chosen for their character, luxury and heritage, all graded 4 star and above.


A perfect getaway for couples, this timber cottage is located amid stunning scenery in a village filmed for Monarch of the Glen and Outlander.

In a romantic setting amid stunning scenery, made famous by the BBC’s Monarch of the Glen TV series, these two architect-designed, timber clad, adjoining properties (Baltinna West UTY and Baltinna East SGGW) make a truly tranquil holiday retreat. They can be booked individually or together for two couples, and are set within an enclosed garden, each with its own private sitting-out area. Oozing character and warmth, each have their own charms and both benefit from cosy wood-burning stoves in the living room and sheepskin rugs on oak floors. Nestling between the Cairngorm and Monadhliath mountain ranges, Newtonmore is situated in the heart of the Cairngorm National Park, a walker’s and birdwatcher’s paradise. Outdoor pursuits found locally include 7 golf courses, fishing on the River Spey, mountain biking, skiing, tours taking in distilleries, RSPB sites, interactive museums, and the towns of Aviemore and Inverness. Shops ¼ mile. Pubs serving very good food within 1 mile. Excellent restaurants locally.

Partially open, double-height living room with wood-burning stove and rugs on oak floor, open-plan with modern kitchen/dining area and drying room with pulley. Fully tiled wet room with body jet shower and toilet. First floor: Spacious beamed kingsize bedroom with large windows and wash hand basin.

  • Satellite TV
  • Cycle store

  • Wood-burning stove – logs included
  • Electricity, full oil central heating, bed linen and towels included
  • DVD
  • Radio/CD
  • iPod dock
  • Microwave
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Fridge/freezer
  • Wi-fi broadband
  • Enclosed garden with own decked area
  • Parking (for 1 car)
  • No smoking

Show amenities 


  • Bike Store
    Bike Store
  • Dishwasher
  • Enclosed Garden/Patio
    Enclosed Garden/Patio
  • Garden / Patio
    Garden / Patio
  • Golf nearby
    Golf nearby
  • Pub within 1 mile
    Pub within 1 mile
  • Horse Riding Nearby
    Horse Riding Nearby
  • Romantic Getaways
    Romantic Getaways
  • Woodburning Stove
    Woodburning Stove
  • Decorated at Christmas
    Decorated at Christmas
  • WiFi
  • Washing Machine
    Washing Machine
  • Fishing Nearby/On-site
    Fishing Nearby/On-site
  • Green Scheme
    Green Scheme
  • Open Plan
    Open Plan
  • Ground Floor Wet Room
    Ground Floor Wet Room
  • Parking - On Site
    Parking - On Site
  • Shower Cubicle
    Shower Cubicle

Customer Comments

  • 5

    Confirmed guest, 19/01/2019
    Not for all elderly and people that need a toilet break during the night you have to go down a tricky staircase also if you want to be an exhibitionist this is for you lie in bed and the house next door can look straight in so not brilliant .which is cleverly not shown in the images also heater in bedroom does not work and the heating is all off during the night so we needed extra covers the microwave is on its way out and will not always switch on . The bed linen is in need of replacement and totally new pillows needed and the ones provided in the wardrobe and on the bed would not support anything and in hotel management terms are ear warmers so we had to use cushions the settee is the most uncomfortable and I would suggest a good sofa bed would solve lots of issues

    Response from:

    Response on behalf of the owner; I am baffled and disappointed by this review, given our usual very high scores. Firstly, if a guest has mobility issues then it is best to book a holiday home that addresses their needs and checks it is suitable for them; Baltinna East is advertised as the following; "Partially open, double-height living room with wood-burning stove and rugs on oak floor, open-plan with modern kitchen/dining area and drying room with pulley. Fully tiled wet room with body jet shower and toilet. First floor: Spacious beamed double bedroom with large windows and wash hand basin." The staircase isn’t tricky it is perfectly normal and not steep or anything unusual, there are 12 wide stairs with a handrail and it is well lit, however guests can get an idea of the type it is by viewing it on the photos. We left a welcome letter as usual saying that we are nearby if there are any issues; no-one has ever mentioned the microwave, if there are any maintenance issues we always address them immediately. Same with the radiator - why not let us know during your stay if something was wrong, having checked it we can find no problem. Mostly guests comment as you can see below how cosy the place is ,there is also a wood burning stove, often not used as its too warm. I note that the fire was still laid as I had set it for your welcome; as the bedroom is a mezzanine floor, plus the flue passes right through the bedroom had you have been cold at all you could have lit the fire in the evening and it would have warmed the upstairs all night; as I said, something no-one normally does as it is so cosy. The thermostat is set to go down a couple of degrees at night for guests comfort - again, something that you only had to call us about if you would have liked it tweaked. Our bedlinen is beautiful and always something we take pride in, only buying the best, so I am staggered by that comment. We leave a long bolster pillow plus two pillows on the bed, plus two spare pillows with protectors and cases in a zipped transparent case in the wardrobe - we would be hard pressed to give guests more options. Whilst we know you can’t please all of the people all of the time with firmness of bed, we have a medium high quality mattress plus a soft mattress topper, to again try to make as many people happy as possible. I have no idea how a sofa-bed would help. Unless you mean you need to sleep downstairs near the toilet. The windows you refer to all have blinds as is clearly shown in the photos, this would have surely been mentioned in other comments if this wasn’t the case. I’m very sorry you didn’t find Baltinna suitable for your needs, and as an owner that goes the extra mile and takes huge pride in their property, I’m very saddened to read this review, in such stark contrast to our usual feedback.

  • 9

    Confirmed guest, 05/10/2018
    Thoroughly enjoyed staying at Baltinna East - very nice cottage with everything you could need.

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8.6 out of 10 – based on 8 reviews collected by Reevoo
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