1.   How far is Steading 5 from the centre of Newtonmore?

Steading 5 is located on the southern outskirts of Newtonmore and within easy reach of shops, cafes and restaurants.   There are cafes and restaurants within 5-15 minute walking distance.   A post office and community shops are located in the Main Street and there is a small general grocery shop 5 minutes’ walk away located in the petrol station plus a larger supermarket 1 mile away, stocking a much larger range of products.   


  1. What is there to do near Steading 5 Newtonmore?

There are many popular landmarks and visitor attractions in Newtonmore and within a 15 radius.  Within the village of Newtonmore there are 2 award winning museums; the Clan MacPherson and the Highland Folk Museum, both within walking distance.  The Highland Wildlife Park and the Loch Insh Watersports centre are within 8 miles of Steading 5.     Many of our guests also love to be able to search for the painted Wildcats hidden in and around the village. 


  1. Is Steading 5 near Aviemore?

Steading 5 is located 14 miles south of Aviemore.   Easy access to Aviemore by car using the main A9 trunk road, using the local train service from Newtonmore or a bus available from Newtonmore.


  1. Can I park my car at Steading 5?

Yes there is a dedicated parking space for Steading 5 and additional parking elsewhere in the shared car park. 


  1. How much does it cost to stay at Steading 5?

The price of your holiday will depend on the length of stay and the time of year selected for your holiday.   Prices are available via our booking page on www.balvatinsteading.co.uk or by contacting us directly.


  1. It is popular with families?

Newtonmore is very popular with families who come to enjoy the local area and family visitor attractions such as Landmark Forestry Theme Park, Highland Wildlife Park to visit the polar bears, plus various water sports and adventure activities in and around Aviemore. The Highland Folk Museum in Newtonmore is especially popular with families for its interactive examples of Highland life in this living museum.


  1. Are there walks nearby?

The Wildcat Trail which circles Newtonmore is a varied walk for all ages and abilities. This walk showcases the surrounding mountain and riverside scenery of the village and is highly recommended.

 Steading 5 has access to many local walks via a stile over the garden fence. This allows you to walk along the trails to Creag Dhubh and the Monadhliath mountains direct from the cottage.   Newtonmore has all ability low level walks but equally appeals those that enjoy strenuous mountain trails in the Monadhliath mountains.    There are guides and maps in Steading 5 to help you choose a local walk suitable for you.

  1. Do I need a car to stay in Newtonmore?

Good public transport links to Newtonmore mean that you can arrive by train or bus and walk to Steading 5.    There are food shops, a pharmacy, two museums, numerous walks plus places to eat and drink within walking distance.

  1. Is there a public electrical vehicle charging point in Newtonmore?

Yes there are two EV charging points in the village car park on the Glen Road.   The EV chargers are provided by ChargePlace Scotland. ChargePlace Scotland is Scotland’s national Electric Vehicle (EV) charging network. We’re owned and have been developed by the Scottish Government, and funded in partnership through a public grant from Local Authorities and other organisations.