Things to do

Set within the Cairngorm National Park and surrounded by the natural beauty of the Scottish Highlands, Balbeag is your perfect choice for an exceptional holiday.

Whether it’s activity or relaxation, the local area boasts an exciting and varied selection of pursuits and attractions, enough to suit everyone; kayaking and canoeing, paddle-boarding, sailing, horse riding, hiking, skiing, quad biking, zip wire, fishing, gliding, golf… and more!

Being in the National Park you are guaranteed excellent walking and cycling in spectacular scenery, from short easy trails to strenuous mountain climbs.

Further afield, a holiday in Speyside wouldn’t be complete without a trip to one of the world famous distilleries on the “Whisky Trail”.   Whilst the region’s heritage can be discovered at the many folk and clan museums, heritage centres, castles and battlefields.


Loch Insh Watersports


Whisky Trail


bread delivery at Old Post office kincraig

Eat, Drink & Shop






Highland Shows


runaway train Landmark Carrbridge

Landmark Forest Adventure Park


Adventure Sports


RSPB Loch Insh Marshes

Highland Wildlife Park



The house is very comfortable, in a beautiful location and well equipped and we enjoyed staying there.  Highlights included a beautiful sunset at 22.30 on mid-summer’s day, hiking in the upper reaches of Glen Feshie, swimming in pools in the river Feshie, and a lengthy day over the Great Moss up to the Wells of Dee and Braeriach.  Really we had a great time and I love Strathspey.  Thanks for a lovely stay.

C.H. – Switzerland, June 2019


We loved our stay at Balbeag.  Really wish we could have stayed longer. You really have a gem of a cottage there.  Seeing roe deer come around the cottage & watching the red squirrels & woodpeckers eating from the bird feeders was amazing.  The cottage was also so clean & well equipped with everything we could need.  It’s such a beautiful area and we really enjoyed it

W.L. – Staffordhire, September 2021