Ballintean started life as a farm but over the last 20 years, Peter & Amanda Cairns have re-shaped this wild corner of the Highlands into a quiet, nature-focused getaway. Both lodges sit within a 120-acre “rewilding” reserve where apart from a small herd of Highland cattle providing natural grazing, nature is left to do its own thing. The result is a rich tapestry of habitats from regenerating native woodland to open flood plain meadow. Ospreys nest next to the river, buzzards mew overhead and pine martens forage at either end of the day. A keen eye might also spot a golden eagle soaring over the distant ridge. Immediately beyond Ballintean there are extensive forests, hidden lochs and endless hills all waiting to be explored.
Both Mountain Lodge and Ballintean Cottage enjoy private settings but Peter & Amanda live nearby and are available to help with any issues and offer advice on local amenities and activities.