Balciuin, 5 Lynstock Park
Highlands and Islands
Balciuin is a new but traditional style house, backing on to The River Nethy, at the eastern edge of Nethy Bridge. It offers tranquility, stunning views and an abundance of wildlife. It is situated in Monarch of The Glen country deep in The Cairngorm National Park, 12 miles from Aviemore and 6 from Grantown-on-Spey.
Inverness is a 45 minute drive as are the beaches of The Moray Firth.
The house offers spectacular, uninterrupted views over the Abernethy Forest to the Cairngorm Mountains. The forest is the largest remaining area of Caledonian Pine Forest and is the home of capercaillie, crested tits, red deer, pine martin and abundant red squirrels. All the guest rooms and the dining room look straight out at Meall a Bhuachaille, Cairngorm and The Northern Corries, Bynackbeg and Bynackmore.
The accommodation consists of three en-suite units: A double room on the ground floor and a twin and family suite on the first floor. The twin room has a double bed settee and ample room for a cot. The family suite comprises of two adjoining rooms:- a large double with king size bed and sitting area leading into another room with twin beds, single bed settee and room for a camp bed or cot.
The spacious en- suite is off the double room. All units have easy chairs, a remote control television with DVD player, radio alarm, hospitality tray, hairdryer, room heaters, and shaving points in the shower rooms. A travel cot is available on request.
There is plenty of space for parking and bicycles can be put in the garage. There is easy access to the Speyside Way, the RSPB reserve including Loch Garten with its Ospreys, Loch Morlich with its beach and water activities, Fishing on The River Spey, Cairngorm Mountain and the funicular railway, Aviemore with its range of sport activities and also the beautiful Moray Coast with its beaches and dolphins. You can walk or bike through the Ryvoan Pass to Glenmore and there is an extensive network of walks and cycle routes both on and off road in Nethybridge, Rothiemurchus and throughout the whole area.
It is also possible to walk from Balciuin to Braemar through the mountains without crossing a single road! For the less active it is only a 3-4 minute walk to one of the new red squirrel feeding stations on the lovely riverside walk which follows the river Nethy to the centre of the village.
Get an Ordnance Survey map covering the Nethy Birdge area.
Heritage Rated from 1- 5 (low-exceptional) on historic interest
Abernethy Forest - 2.4 miles (Countryside)
Loch Garten Osprey Centre - 2.4 miles (Countryside)
Cairngorms National Park - Photos and Historic Sites - 5.1 miles (Countryside)
Cairngorms National Park - 6.8 miles (Countryside)
Carrbridge Packhorse Bridge - 6.8 miles (Historic Building)
Doune of Rothiemurchus - 8.8 miles (Historic House)
Drumin Castle - 12.4 miles (Castle)
Old Bridge of Avon - 14.5 miles (Historic Building)
Ballindalloch Castle - 14.6 miles (Historic House)
Marionburgh Cairn - 14.7 miles (Prehistoric Site)
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