Immerse yourself in the space and tranquillity of this large, rustic, contemporary lodge in the heart of the Cairngorms National Park.
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Set on the 120 acre Northwoods rewilding network
Ideal for bird watchers, nature lovers and walkers
Sleeps 16 in 8 ensuite bedrooms
3 double bedrooms, 1 single bedroom, 1 triple bedroom (double and single) 3 twins bedrooms
Unique, handcrafted furniture and ornaments
Walks and bike trails from the door
Highland cattle next door
Environmentally conscious interiors including organic linen and towels, eco cleaning products
Spacious two tier living room
Practical commercial kitchen
Drying room with hanging space
Storage of sports equipment/bikes
Plenty of private parking
As soon as you arrive at Ballintean Mountain Lodge, you can immerse yourself in the space and tranquillity of this rustic, contemporary lodge in the heart of the Cairngorms National Park. This 16-sleeper lodge has been thoughtfully designed with beautiful handcrafted furnishings inspired by the natural landscape surrounding the lodge. Glenfeshie is an area of outstanding natural beauty containing some of Scotland’s most treasured wild landscapes and rare wildlife. Vast ancient forests, hidden lochs and snow-capped mountains provide a breath-taking backdrop for an inspiring yet relaxing holiday.
Approaching the lodge is an experience in itself, the excitement of arriving at such a charming and welcoming lodge is palpable. There is plenty of parking beside the lodge. With the grassy courtyard, outdoor picnic tables as well as a barbecue, you have all the ingredients you need to spend time enjoying the outdoors during your holiday. As you enter the lodge, the feeling of spaciousness continues into the generous porch and entrance hall.
The lodge comfortably accommodates 16 guests in a mix of single, double, twin and triple bedrooms. Incredibly, all eight bedrooms have their own en-suite shower room. Each bedroom has been designed for comfort with handmade furniture and rare artifacts in every room.
In the heart of the home you will find an impressive two-tier lounge offering spectacular panoramic views across Glenfeshie. You will find a television in the lower lounge along with a library of fascinating books about wildlife and the local area. The upper lounge comfortably seats all guests; perfect for discussions, games or maybe just some well-deserved relaxation. You will be surrounded by many fascinating ornaments as well as comfortable furnishings perfectly in keeping with the space in which they rest.
The dining room in this amazing lodge is the perfect place to relax and make wonderful memories with your family and friends. Here, you will be able to sit round the grand bespoke table, sharing food and laughter with your loved ones, recounting what you did that day and making plans for the days ahead. Beside the dining room is a fully-equipped, practical kitchen with all the appliances that you need to cook up a storm. Next door to the kitchen, there is a really useful drying room, with a pulley and lots of space for drying boots and other outdoor wear.
Ballintean started life as a small farm but over the last 25 years, the owners have re-shaped this wild corner of the Highlands into a quiet, nature-focused getaway. The lodge sits within a 120-acre ‘rewilding’ reserve, part of the Northwoods Rewilding Network, where apart from a small herd of Highland cattle providing natural grazing, nature is left to do its own thing. Seasgair is very proud to support the Northwood Rewilding Network via donations through our Seasgair Community. The result is a rich tapestry of habitats from regenerating native woodland to open meadow. Ospreys nest next to the river, buzzards mew overhead and pine martens forage at either end of the day. A keen eye might also spot a golden eagle soaring over the distant ridge.
Immediately beyond Ballintean there are extensive forests, hidden lochs and endless hills all waiting to be explored. This landscape is part of the groundbreaking Cairngorms Connect project, a 200-year initiative to restore wild landscapes on a scale unparalleled in the UK. It is fascinating to watch Ballintean’s moods change throughout the year.
From the lodge, a three-minute walk takes you to the rushing waters of the River Feshie with many other walks and trails starting right from the door. It really is a walkers and mountain bikers paradise. While you will feel like you are in the middle of nowhere, with Kingussie and Aviemore both roughly 8 miles away (20 minute drive), you are close to a wide range of shops and facilities. There is a nice homely pub in Kincraig, a 5 minute drive. There is also a small gallery café in the village and a wider range of eating places in Kingussie and Aviemore.
Only 5 minutes drive from the lodge is the outdoor playground of Loch Insh - a watersports centre where you can sail, windsurf, Canadian canoe, kayak...as well as enjoy land based sports such as archery and dry slope skiing. It also has a large restaurant and bar with a terrace overlooking the loch.
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