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What Birds Can I See From Destination Balcary?

What are those birds we can see from the window? At Destination Balcary guests often look out of the conservatory window and see a huge variety of birds and gulls soaring above the fields or feeding on the farmland and wonder what they actually are? Many of us label all seabirds generically as seagulls (well

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What Guests Love about Destination Balcary

It has just been over a year has gone by since we opened the doors for the first time at Destination Balcary to welcome guests. A year on, we have now had a chance to take breath and look back at our first year and assess our guest’s reaction and their kind reviews of their

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Destination Balcary Farmhouse – Awarded Scottish Tourist Board 4* Self Catering Rating

We are delighted to announce that our Destination Balcary Farmhouse holiday home has been graded a 4 Star Award by the Scottish Tourist Board. This was achieved at our first Scottish Tourist Board star rating assessment. The STB Quality Assurance officer visited our new holiday home a few weeks ago. After a nervous wait, we

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Balcary Bay

Great Coastal Pub Walks in Scotland – ‘Balcary Bay and Rascarrel’

Scotland has some stunning coastline, many great walks and a wonderful selection of pubs. Why not combine and enjoy all three, get out and explore the coastline delights, fresh sea air followed by a well-earned refreshing reward at a lovely pub. This particular walk is listed as one of the ‘13 Beautiful Coastal Pub Walks

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Meet Dan the man……

You will have seen some photos last spring of baby Dan, now look at him Dan the man……..he is a charolais cross limousin young bull.  We are hoping to let him spend the summer with some girls and hopefully sire some youngstock himself.  He is so quiet…..temperament is a must on our farms as we

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Destination Balcary Farmhouse

Review of 2022 of Destination Balcary from our Lovely Guests

As 2022 draws to a close we have had a chance to reflect on an exciting year here at Destination Balcary. We only opened up the doors a few months ago and have been looking back at some of the wonderful feedback and reviews we’ve received from guests staying at our cottage. We pride ourselves

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When the cows want a selfie…..

When just out and about checking on the animals, and the cattle decide they want a chat and a selfie…..I just had to oblige…….Me, Pickle, and her friend with no name who photobombed!!   We like to pride ourselves on our quality, quiet, well handled cattle with good behaviour and manners……its a must on a

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A lovely review

Well, time has flown by and renovations are complete and we have opened.  We have welcomed a few guests now and The Farmhouse seems to be being enjoyed.  We have received a lovely review from one of our guests which really meant a lot to us, so here we are sharing it with you.  

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Destination Balcary Farmhouse

Destination Balcary – The Farmhouse Renovations & Decorating Update

We are getting there, everyday it is exciting to see our house taking shape as we have hoped. All is progressing well toward our target summer launch date, availability will be announced soon. We are looking forward to welcoming our first guests to The Farmhouse at Destination Balcary to enjoy the outdoors, the freedom, peace,

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Getting ready………

Here at Destination Balcary we are getting The Farmhouse ready to welcome guests…….the new multi burning stove has now made an appearance and is sitting proudly in the main sitting room.  It will ensure many a toasty, snuggly night in on those cold seasonal evenings and chilly winter days.  Awaiting a visit from the plasterer

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