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Comfortable country house with spectacular panoramic views across the Cairngorms



Updated: 26-Oct-2016
Kincraig, Kingussie, Near Aviemore - Peaceful country location within easy access of Kincraig village, Aviemore and Cairngorms

Elegant, traditional stone built house located upon the hillside with vast, panoramic views across the valley, village of Kincraig and to the Cairngorm mountains. This is a spectacular setting with magnificent countryside walks right from the doorstep. There is a comfortable lounge with open log fire. Kitchen with dining table for 8 guests. 2 bedrooms downstairs and 2 bedrooms upstairs. There is also a bathroom downstairs and a bathroom upstairs.

  • Sleeps 8
  • 4 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Pets considered
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Wheelchair access
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

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About the Owner

This property has spectacular views, which are commented upon by everyone who has visited. For many years the house was exclusively available to a German holiday company. They have always enjoyed their stay with many returning in later years. This is a very peaceful area with a magnificent garden, views, wildlife and country walks on the doorstep. If you would like any further information about the area then please let me know.

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14 Reviews

based on 14 holidaymaker reviews


Great fun...especially for kids who like hide and seek

  • 4 of 5

Yes, the place is a bit run down here and there but it's clean, well located (close to Aviemore, and very close to the Highland Wildlife Park) and great fun. The rooms are large and with the layout of the house it's perfect for wee ones to hide (not too big that they get lost, but enough for fun)....mine had a blast. We'd happily go back. Thanks.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 7, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Fantastic house but could do with some tlc

  • 4 of 5

Location great albeit being severely hampered in access due to work on a9, which is temporary. Overlooking Cairngorms and surrounded by fields. No traffic noise.

Cleaning was a bit of a let down as we had to clean kitchen and bathrooms before use - but that is pretty much the only bad thing we have to say. Beds comfortable and good size. Would recommend

  • Review Submitted: Jul 14, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Spacious, traditional property with character and open views

  • 5 of 5

We booked four nights and didn't want to go home! Luckily, the house was vacant for the next few days so we were able to stay an extra night. If you're looking for a spacious, traditional house with character and open views, where you can truly relax, you'll enjoy this one. Somewhat dated inside but, for us, that added to the charm along with the high ceilings and traditional period features. The rooms are large, bright and airy. The house was fully equipped for the needs of our family in terms of furniture, furnishings and kitchen equipment, boasts central heating, an open fire, a barbecue, picnic tables, plenty of parking space and, best of all, we were able to take our dogs with us at no additional cost.

The owner is a lovely lady who was very welcoming, helpful and extraordinarily tolerant of our 4 chihuahuas and elderly Dalmatian!

The house is in a peaceful location, up a fairly long track, surrounded by fields full of sheep and with views of the Cairngorms. That said, it is only about a mile from Kincraig and 5 miles from Aviemore providing easy access to services by car. The surrounding area provided us with endless opportunities for walking and cycling along with the huge range of other activities available in and around Aviemore.

We would definitely stay there again.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 3, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: A lovely family with their friends, pets and children - needless to say the weather was fabulous and they enjoyed the Barbeque, Fantastic views over the mountains and visits to many of the interesting and enjoyable facilities which are in this area, They left the house very tidy and clean which is very much appreciated. Needless to say they are always welcome.
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Cool old house; well suited for people who like quirky places

  • 3 of 5

This is a very difficult place to review. Half our party loved it and half hated it. The house is old and very ornate and beautiful, but it is in a bit of disrepair. The house is set a good bit off the main roads in the midst of some sheep farms, but has easy access to Aviemore, Kinguisse, and the A9 to get around the highlands; overall around one hour south from Inverness. There were two huge bedrooms upstairs, a king bedroom and a room with two singles, with a shared bathroom between them. On the main level, there is also a king room with bathroom outside and a room with two singles. It was plenty of space for our group of 8. The house wasn't dirty, but it was falling apart in places, for instance the upstairs bathroom has a wall made of painted sytrofoam, presumably because the plaster wall had rotted behind it. If you like your rental homes to be modern and pristine, pass on this one. If you like old houses full of antique furniture and elaborate decorations, but don't mind the quirks and a bit of dilapidation, you'll love this country home in the highlands. Just don't forget to stop in Dalwinnie on your way back to Edinburgh for a nice dram or two.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 21, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Amazing weekend away

  • 5 of 5

The house is stunning, spacious, warm and very easy to find. The location makes it perfect for hill walking and trips to nearby lochs. There was 8 of us staying in the house and we all had such an amazing weekend away. We were lucky that the weather was brilliant so we managed to have 3 BBQs. Perfect for a group of friends or a family get away. We'll definitely be coming back!

  • Review Submitted: May 18, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Great property. Would stay again. Thanks :)

  • 4 of 5

The arrival is a bit tricky as the road leading to the house is more of a path with loads of potholes (some pretty gigantic). Filling them with gravel or sand would facilitate the arrival. Thankfully, it was possible to avoid most of them during daylight but I wouldn't want to be driving that path at night. Also, being surrounded by sheep along this path provided entertainment for the kids, so we enjoyed driving slowly anyway.

The house is beautiful and extremely spacious with loads of beautiful features. The sitting room is perfect, relaxing and firewood was prepared for us to use. The bedrooms are extremely spacious and functional. The heating was on all the time while we were there and the house was warm and cosy at all times. We really appreciated having the wifi as well.

The owner came to say hi on the first day and was friendly and welcoming. Everything was well explained and the guest book was of great use.

The kitchen is pretty old fashioned and could do with freshening up, but it is functional and it has a dishwasher, which is great for big groups. Tablets were provided for it, which made our life very easy.

The 2 bathrooms were functional, although fitted with old fashioned mira electric showers (which meant that there was very little pressure) and upgrading them to more modern versions would definitely improve the experience.

The outdoor area is great, with two tables and benches at the front. This allowed us to make the most of the few moments of sunshine we got during our stay (it was the Easter holidays afterall).

Overall, it is a great property, with a lot of positives to it. Some of it would need a bit of freshening up, but I wouldn't have expected less for such a grand house with so much character. Would definitely recommend.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 18, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Inverness at 40 Miles Nearest Barpub : Kincraig at 500 Metres Nearest Golf : Kincraig at 1 Miles Nearest Train : Aviemore at 5 Miles Nearest Motorway : A9 at 1 Miles Nearest Restaurant : Aviemore at 5 Miles Nearest Ski : Cairngorm Mountains at 5 Miles Car: necessary


Nearest airport is Inverness - 40 minute drive (north)

Edinburgh Aiprport - 2 hour drive (south)

The use of cars to access this property and surrounding area are essential.


Kincraig Village - 1 mile distance (east)

Aviemore Town - 5 miles distance (north)

Kingussie Town - 5 miles distance (south)

Cairngorm Mountains - 10 miles (north east)

Further Details:

Aviemore is an all year tourist attraction with banks, supermarkets, shops, restaurants, Cinema, Petrol station. Kingussie has shops, supermarket, banks restaurants. Kincraig has a village shop with good produce and a post office.


Rental rates

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Festive Season
19 Dec 2016 - 6 Jan 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights

Additional pricing information

Housekeeping & Laundry £300
Pet Fee £0

Changeover Day:
Changeover day is usually Saturday which can be flexible depending on existing bookings.
Arrival time is after 4pm
Departure time is before 10am

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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Updated: 26-Oct-2016
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Property Type

  • house


  • Fireplace
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine


  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster


  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area


  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television


  • children welcome
  • pets considered
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible ...

Location Type

  • mountain
  • rural


  • arboretum
  • autumn foliage
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • zoo

Leisure Activities

  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • ski lift pass
  • ski
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing


  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath with Shower
  • Bathroom 2 - Toilet, Bath with Shower
  • Bathroom with shower located upstairs Bathroom with shower located on ground floor


  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 4 - 2 Single Bed, Sofa, writing desk, wardrobe,
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed, Sofa, wardrobe, dressing table
  • Bedroom 3 - 2 Single Bed, Seating area with 2 chairs, wash hand basin
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed, Sofa and 2 chairs, wash hand basin, wardrobe, drawers
  • Description of sleeping capacity: 8 people within a 4 bedroom house Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 (ground floor) Large double bedroom with seating area Bedroom 2 (upstairs) Large Double bedroom with spacious seating area and wash basin Bedroom 3 (upstairs) Large Twin bedroom with spacious seating area and wash basin Bedroom 4 (ground floor) Large Twin bedroom with seating area.


  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Ski & Snowboard ...


  • Self-catering


  • Outside: Grass lawn with two picnic tables overlooking the spectacular views. Utility Room: Washing machine with tumble dryer. Ironing board with iron. Child's high chair, cot. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Towels and linen are included. The property is cleaned after each stay.

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