Badnabein Steading

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Badnabein Steading is set in a very remote location on a rural estate in Corgarff, Aberdeenshire, just 7 miles from Tomintoul. Nestled into the hill behind, it affords magnificent views out over the farmland all around.

Quick Info

Sleeps: 4/8 Bedrooms: 4
Changeover Day: Sat Pets Allowed: Yes (2)
No smoking Bathrooms: 2
  • No Smoking
  • Pets Allowed
  • Open Fire/Solid Fuel Stove
  • WiFi
Overview

The open plan kitchen, dining and sitting room is immense, with plenty of room for everyone to spread out. The spacious kitchen has a traditional Belfast sink, as well as lots of worktop space for cooking preparation. What's more, with the farmhouse dining table alongside it the cook doesn't have to miss out on all the fun.

There is comfortable seating centred around the cosy wood-burning stove, ideal for a cosy night in after a day's walking in the hills. The French doors that lead out to the garden flood the whole room with light, giving a lovely airy feel.

The spacious hallway has handy storage for coats and off it are two attractive double bedrooms. One of them has a king size bed and the other one is a zip link double, which can be unzipped to make into twin beds. The downstairs wet room is modern and fully tiled with a large walk-in shower.

Upstairs, off the spacious landing are two bedrooms, a double and a twin, both of which are bright and light with coombed ceilings and traditional gate latch doors. The family bathroom completes the accommodation, with its wood-panelled bath and Velux window from which you can admire the stunning views.

Outside, there is parking right at the door (there are substantial stone steps up) and a pretty gravelled seating area from which you can further enjoy your beautiful surroundings. It is also an ideal spot for star gazing due to the very dark night skies.

The mile and a half of track leading up to the house is relatively smooth and can be driven (with care) in a normal car. There is another cottage further along the lane, but you still feel that you are really 'getting away from it all'. At the start of the lane is the Allargue Arms Hotel (1.5 miles) that has a bar and a restaurant serving hearty Scottish meals.

Map & Local

Trout fishing is available within the estate and being situated within the Cairngorms National Park means that you are ideally placed to enjoy its range of activities, from walking and climbing to watersports and skiing/snowboarding at the Lecht (2 miles) in the winter.

In a commanding position on the hill is Corgarff Castle (0.5 miles), a mid-16th century medieval tower house that is now open to the public during the summer. It sits within an unusual star-shaped perimeter wall and inside the soldier's bunks that used to be housed there have been reconstructed, right down to fine details such as the paintings on the ceiling.

Tomintoul (7 miles) has riding and cycle hire and there are mountain biking trails on the Glenlivet estate (18 miles). Glenlivet is also home to the famous whisky distillery where you can take a tour and sample a 'wee dram'.

The nearest shop is at Bellabeg (9 miles), which has a small shop with PO, but for supermarket shopping either stock up before you arrive or head to Ballater (18 miles). Nature enthusiasts will enjoy a trip to the RSPB Reserve at Loch Garten (27 miles), where you can see the famous pair of breeding ospreys. There is even a video camera set up at the nest so you can continue to follow their progress when you get home!

Please note: while we make every effort to be as accurate as possible, the actual position of the cottage indicated on the map above and the proximity of the amenities in the Local Info section cannot be guaranteed to be precise and should be used as a guide only.

Facilities

Accommodation

Downstairs

Sitting/dining room/kitchen with TV/DVD, wood burning stove, electric hob and oven, fridge/freezer, washing machine, dishwasher, etc
Double bedroom
Wet room shower with WC and hand basin
Twin bedroom (zip-link converts to double).

Upstairs

Twin bedroom
Double bedroom
Bathroom with bath, WC and hand basin.

What's included

Linen (Double Bed)
Free
Linen (Single Bed)
Free
Sets of towels
Free

Available Extras

WiFi
£10.00
Pet
£20.00

Services

Bed linen and towels are INCLUDED. Electricity is INCLUDED. Heating is by background oil central heating (INCLUDED) and open fire (Logs INCLUDED). Water is from a private source which is filtered and regularly tested; however (as is typical in many parts of Scotland) it can become discoloured, particularly after heavy rainfall. Guests may therefore prefer to bring bottled water to drink. WiFi is available at the charge of £10 per week, up to 5GB, subject to provider (not suitable for large downloads or video/TV streaming i.e. YouTube, Netflix). Any additional usage will be chargeable at the end of your stay. A maximum of 2 dogs are welcome at an additional charge (2 large, 2 medium, 2 small). No smoking.

Availability

Availability

The calendar below shows dates which are either available or booked for this property. Use the Book Now menu above to select your desired holiday dates.

Changeover Day: Sat

Booked Available
2016
Price

Weekly Prices

The weekly guide prices for this property are shown below. Use the availability & book sidebar on the right to select your holiday or calculate short break rates (where available).

  • 2 Week Discount (£100)

Changeover Day: Sat

Rental - Date Range Sleeps 4 Sleeps 8
29 Oct 2016 - 19 Dec 2016 POA POA
20 Dec 2016 - 27 Dec 2016 £950.00 £950.00
28 Dec 2016 - 05 Jan 2017 £950.00 £950.00
05 Jan 2017 - 10 Feb 2017 POA POA
11 Feb 2017 - 17 Feb 2017 £595.00 £695.00
18 Feb 2017 - 03 Mar 2017 POA POA
04 Mar 2017 - 07 Apr 2017 £595.00 £695.00
08 Apr 2017 - 21 Apr 2017 £695.00 £795.00
22 Apr 2017 - 05 May 2017 £595.00 £695.00
06 May 2017 - 26 May 2017 £695.00 £795.00
27 May 2017 - 02 Jun 2017 £950.00 £950.00
03 Jun 2017 - 30 Jun 2017 £695.00 £795.00
01 Jul 2017 - 01 Sep 2017 £950.00 £950.00
02 Sep 2017 - 22 Sep 2017 £695.00 £795.00
23 Sep 2017 - 13 Oct 2017 £595.00 £695.00
14 Oct 2017 - 27 Oct 2017 £695.00 £795.00
28 Oct 2017 - 20 Dec 2017 POA POA
21 Dec 2017 - 27 Dec 2017 £950.00 £950.00
28 Dec 2017 - 05 Jan 2018 £950.00 £950.00
06 Jan 2018 - 05 Jan 2019 POA POA
06 Jan 2019 - 05 Jan 2020 POA POA

Please note: Prices are calculated based on your party size at the time of booking and where more than one tariff is shown, the number of bedrooms made available may vary. This is allows us to offer larger properties at lower rates for smaller parties. If your party size changes for any reason after booking please let us know so we can ensure the accommodation provided meets your exact requirements.

For Badnabein, the tariff for 4 persons is based on the downstairs bedrooms only (ie one double and one twin bedroom or two doubles) being made available.

Reviews

Reviews
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Good
14-Nov-2016

Good

Good
13-Oct-2016

Great house with plenty of room. Only one house close to us, but they had dogs and chickens so our dog could not have ...

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Excellent
30-Aug-2016

Wonderful house in a wonderful location

Excellent
02-Jun-2016

Visited for the second time. Absolutely lovely cottage in beautiful settings with great views. Downstairs open space kit...

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Thanks for the review - we're glad you enjoyed your time at the Steading. The owner has put in a brand new set of knives...

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Excellent
15-Sep-2015

Absolutely loved the steading. Fantastic location 100% flawless. Hopefully will visit again well worth the 7hour drive a...

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