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Balloan House

(Ref. 1116257)

Marybank near Dingwall, Northern Highlands & Cairngorms National Park Show on map

Sykes rating

  • 10 Guests

  • 5 Bedrooms

  • 5 Bathrooms

  • Pets No


  • Off road parking
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi


1 Customer Review

  • "A great place to spend with a large group including kids."

    The house is even better than the pictures suggest. The owner lives close and is quick to respond to any requests. I hope to visit again!

    Reviewed by Asrar Ahmed4.7Jul 2023


  • Five bedrooms: 1 x king-size, 1 x double, 2 x twin all with TV and en-suite walk-in shower, basin, and WC, plus 1 x family room with double and single with trundle, TV, and en-suite bathroom with bath, handheld shower, basin, and WC
  • Downstairs cloakroom with basin and WC
  • Large kitchen/diner
  • Formal dining room
  • Living room with woodburning stove
  • Sitting room
  • Conservatory
  • Central heating with woodburning stove
  • Large electric range cooker with gas hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, dishwasher, coffee machine
  • 7 x TV, DVD and surround sound system, WiFi
  • Fuel, power, and starter pack for woodburning stove inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Large private driveway for up to 10 cars
  • Large garden with lawn, mature trees and shrubs plus seating/eating area
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop 0.3 miles, pub 5.5 miles

The property

Dingwall 6.6 miles.

Rurally situated in the tranquil village of Marybank near Dingwall, close to the Conon River in the Scottish Highlands is Balloan House, a grand five-bedroom former hotel, welcoming up to ten guests.

Located in an area of natural beauty with stunning views of surrounding farmland, Ben Wyvis, the Strathconon valley and Moy Rock, Balloan House enjoys a central location, making it ideal for exploring all the very best that the Highlands has to offer.

The house has plenty of social space for large groups whilst offering flexible sleeping arrangements, making this the ideal base for a large family or group celebration in the Highlands.

Park up on the large private driveway, with enough space for up to ten cars, before entering the excellently-equipped semi-commercial kitchen/diner, housing all you could possibly need for your self-catered getaway.

Enjoy your meals around the formal dining table, flooded with natural light, or within the suntrap conservatory, enjoying vistas of the front lawn.

Unwind in the welcoming family room with the woodburning stove alight, whilst the children of your group make themselves at home in the sitting room, housing a TV, DVD and surround sound system, ideal for movie nights.

When sleep calls, head upstairs to locate five beautifully-presented bedrooms, all offering TVs and en-suites, including a king-size, a double, two twins and a family room.

Gather together your family and friends at Balloan House for an unforgettable Highland getaway.

Note: This property can be booked with Ref: 1075784, together sleeping up to 14 guests.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £600.

EPC Rating: Band F

EPC Rating: Band F

Short-term Holiday Let Licence No: HI-10056-F

Balloan House And Garden Cottage

Balloan House and Garden Cottage consists of a large five-bedroom traditional property and a charming, spacious two-bedroom cottage, resting rurally in Marybank in the Scottish Highlands. Enjoying expansive views across the surrounding countryside towards Ben Wyvis, the collection offers flexible sleeping arrangements, a sweeping private driveway, pretty gardens with mature trees, dotted with fruit plants and blooms, and suntrap conservatories, making them the ideal base for families and groups, looking for an idyllic tranquil retreat. If you don’t fancy cooking, head into the attractive market town of Dingwall, situated at the head of the Cromarty Firth and dating back to Norse times, today the town enjoys an excellent range of services and facilities, and its pedestrianised main high street boasts a generous range of specialty cafes and charming independent shops. Treat your loved ones in one of several restaurants, and takeaways, including Café India, whilst just outside the town is The Cottage Bar and Restaurant, and a short drive takes you to The Storehouse and Highland Farm Café both offering excellent food with stunning views. For nature lovers, why not follow the Dingwall Heritage Trail, a pleasant walk that stumbles across the magnificent Craig Castle, Hector MacDonald Monument and offers imposing views of the Firth. Close by is also the Victorian spa village of Strathpeffer, boasting the Highland Museum of Childhood, Castle Leod where you can traverse the grounds and immerse yourself in the local history. Take a day trip to one of the Moray beaches including Ullapool, Gairloch, Dornoch, Loch Ness or even the Isle of Skye which is accessible by car. Tollie Red Kites is just a short drive away, offering the perfect setting for bird watching, with Ospreys also frequenting the area, or maybe a trip to Chanonry point, the ideal vantage point for dolphin spotting on the scenic Black Isle. This beautiful location is peppered with stunning walks and mountain biking trails including the world-famous “Strathpuffer” route, as well as breath-taking scenic drives. Local walks include Contin Forest, Rogie and Orrin Falls with the Silverbridge circular route taking in a woodland adventure play park at Little Garve! The area is truly a mecca for outdoor enthusiasts and adventure seekers; for the hill-walkers there is Ben Wyvis close by, with The Torridons, Fannichs and An Teallach only a short drive away and for the more experienced climbers amongst your group, scale Moy Rock, as viewed from the house. Other activities include canoeing, kayaking, gorge scrambling, horse riding and wild swimming to name but a few. Those wanting a more leisurely pace can enjoy a gentle round of golf with courses in both Strathpeffer and Muir of Ord, a day trip to one of the west coast’s stunning beaches, the history-rich attractions of the Culloden Battlefield or Beauly Priory, one of three priories founded in Scotland in the 1230s, whisky tasting at the Singleton distillery or maybe a relaxing cruise on Loch Ness for some Nessy spotting! Fishermen are also spoiled with the choice of Salmon fishing on the Conon River, or trout at Loch Achilty or Tarvie. The Highland Capital of Inverness is just a short drive away offering excellent riverside restaurants, shopping, including the Victorian Market, Inverness Castle, cinemas, Botanical Gardens, Ness Island walks and Eden Court Theatre. There’s also plenty to entertain the kids with bowling, swimming pools, skate park, ice-skating, go-karting, numerous play parks and a trampoline park. Enjoy all of this as a family or group of friends by booking Balloan House and Cottage as your Highland home-from-home.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £600.

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About the location


  • Muir of Ord 4 miles
  • Beauly 6.5 miles
  • Inverness 18 miles

The small village of Marybank in Ross-shire is the gateway to the valley of Strathconon in the Scottish Highlands. The village has a hotel, whilst just two miles away is the larger village of Contin which offers a shop and church. Just four miles away is another village, Muir of Ord, which is situated close to the Beauly Firth and boasts the Glen Ord Distillery and Visitor Centre and a pretty high street, plus also close by is the town of Beauly where you can find quality shops which sell the finest Scottish tweeds, knitwear and crafts, as well as smart boutiques and intimate restaurants. In the area you will find the Glen Affric, a National Nature Reserve, which is ideal for walkers and cyclists to explore, and within reach is Inverness, the capital city of the Highlands. A convenient location for exploring this part of the Highlands.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas