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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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Google Interactive Map - Destination Balcary

Interactive Guest Map of the Local Area to Destination Balcary

We are delighted to share with you our new ‘Guest Guide & Interactive Map’. This informative map helps bring the local area to life. It highlights where everything is and help our guests make their plans for their holiday and stay at Destination Balcary. The local area guide Google map includes the following categories for

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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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Baaaa spring has sprung….

Lambing and calving time is upon us.  On your great coastal walks you will see new lives galore……a baa here or a moo there.  Make sure you keep your eyes open for the deer, hares, and all the wild birds which are in abundance…..respect our countryside and animals and you will be rewarded with the

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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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Christmas ready 2022…….

Its been a rollercoaster of a year, with The Farmhouse opening in July and welcoming many guests to enjoy staying in a place like no other.  The views are ever-changing with the weather, this being our December shot of the lovely frosts looking over the fields from the direction of the house towards the Lake

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Live the life you should……

Take a leaf out of our sheeps book…………..look at the life they live……walking the cliff paths, sitting in the sun, grazing the natural habitat, breathing in the fresh air, minding their own business, star gazing, no light or air pollution, people watching (now I bet thats an education!!) what more would you ever wish for?

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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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Balcary to Hestan Island

The best coastal walk in the SW of Scotland……..

We are maybe bias, but I think many folk both local, and guests alike will agree that the stunning coastal path around the perimeter of the farm is one of the most scenic you will find.  The cliff path from the Balcary Bay is not for the faint hearted but brave it and the most

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Coastal Escape in
South West Scotland

Ross Bay Retreat self catering holiday cottages in Dumfries & Galloway, a cosy, coastal retreat with sea views from each balcony; when you need to get away from it all.

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Country Escape in
Yorkshire

Overdale Cottage is a cosy pet friendly cottage in the charming village of Harome, 3 miles from the Helmsley on the edge of the North York Moors National Park.

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