Welcome to Balneden Steading

Balneden Steading is the ideal location for a self-catering holiday in the Scottish Highlands. Recently converted and located on The Glenlivet Estate in The Cairngorms National Park, Balneden Steading offers 3 newly-renovated cottages with spectacular views and high quality accommodation-


The Cottages can be booked individually or in combination to meet your party’s needs. We also offer short breaks (minimum 3 night stay) so please check our booking/availability page.

Perfectly located at the start of the Whisky and Castle Trail, one mile from the A939 Highland Tourist Route between Grantown-on-Spey and Tomintoul, we are situated in the stunning Glenlivet Estate, within the Cairngorms National Park. We are just 30 minutes drive away from activity-filled Aviemore, yet also just 45 minutes drive from the wildlife of the Moray Firth.

The breathtaking panoramic views from Balneden (see above) are stunning and make Balneden the perfect place to unwind and enjoy Highland life. The cottages themselves are renovated and furnished to a very high standard, we hope to have thought of everything to make your stay in The Highlands as magical as possible.


Our family of 4 (2 teenage girls) stayed in the Mill and had a wonderful week in this beautiful area. The property is absolutely top quality and the design is very special – you can sit on the sofa with the log burning stove in front of you and a backdrop of the most stunning view over the Glenlivet estate countryside. The fittings, furnishings and equipment are all top quality. Highly recommended.

Steve P, 31 July 2014