Welcome to Balneden

4-star self-catering in Scotland’s Cairngorms National Park with spectacular views; our 3 spacious fully equipped modern cottages assure you a warm and comfortable stay and our sumptuous beds will help refresh you for another day in this wonderful part of the world.


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 Trails, one mile from the A939 Highland Tourist Route between Grantown-on-Spey and Tomintoul, we are situated on the stunning Glenlivet Estate, within the Cairngorms National Park.  We are just 30 minutes drive away from activity-filled Aviemore, 45 minutes from the aquatic wildlife of the Moray Firth and with Royal Deeside 30 minutes to the south.

The breathtaking panoramic views from Balneden (see above) are stunning and make it the perfect place to unwind and enjoy highland life.  The cottages themselves are finished, equipped and furnished to a very high standard and during 2016 we enhanced all of the beds with deep, pocket sprung mattresses, wool duvets, a choice of pillows and organic, Fairtrade cotton bedding, to great acclaim from our recent guests.  We hope to have thought of everything to make your stay as comfortable and 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, Client