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Kincraig near Aviemore, Northern Highlands & Cairngorms National Park Show on map


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  • 6 Guests

  • 3 Bedrooms

  • 3 Bathrooms

  • Pets No


  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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46 Customer Reviews

  • "Possibly update some of kitchen utensils"

    Reviewed by Neil4.7Jan 2024

  • "We stayed at Inshcraig for Christmas week and were very pleased that the hosts had added some decorations, including a tree, to the property."

    We struggled in the dark to find the property, but a quick call to the host sorted us out. The house was very comfortable for 6 adults, with a well-equipped kitchen. A few additional pointers would help to understand how to use the heaters and the dishwasher, but we worked most things out. Having never previously used an Aga, I was quite proud of producing the Christmas dinner and other meals, without too much by way of disaster! The area is great for interesting walks and not far from Aviemore for good grocery shopping.

    Reviewed by Linda4.4Dec 2023

  • "Second time we've stayed at Inshcraig, loved it again."

    Great location, really peaceful. Enjoyed the warmth throughout the property, even though we didnt use all the rooms! Aga remains a mystery :o)

    Reviewed by Mark4.7Nov 2023

  • "Wonderful to be back in Inshcraig and see the loving improvements the owner has made."

    Great place to relax and enjoy. We will be back!

    Reviewed by Susan5.0Jul 2023

  • "The area exceeded our expectations."

    Wild life and local people are brilliant. No welcoming pack in this cottage which was a disappointment. Cobwebs were seriously evident and general maintenance needed an upgrade. But we had a wonderful stay and the cottage itself is beautiful. My husband replaced the clothes line as it broke.

    Reviewed by Jill3.1Jun 2023

  • "Sad to return home after a very good week at Inshcraig."

    The accommodation had everything we were looking for; peaceful environs, close proximity to KIngussie and Aviemore, and comfortable luxury back at base. Had some good wildlife spots from the house, and we enjoyed using the aga, it makes excellent bread! Hope to return again soon.

    Reviewed by Kate5.0Feb 2023

  • "Great property,our 2nd time here,nice peaceful location,very quiet,the property is about 15 mins car drive away from Aviemore,the highland wildlife park is also a very short drive away,G2 outdoor activities very close by also and well worth checking out if you like outdoor adventures as is ace adventures about 45 mins away."

    Cottage is warm and cosy,we stayed last week in September and didn't need to light a fire or put the heating on at all,the very marvellous aga keeps the property nice and warm,Wi-Fi is very good at cottage too,we will definitely come back again sometime.

    Reviewed by Paul5.0Sep 2022

  • "Absolutely perfect holiday in a beautiful part of Scotland."

    The cottage was just right in every aspect and a delight to spend a week in. Perhaps downstairs bedding, frying pans and baking trays could be replaced as a bit worse for wear - not that I was going to bake! It was quite warm due to the AGA but the doors in the kitchen were ideal to help with that. Definitely a place to recommend, especially with the views and the wildlife that could be seen from from the garden alone.

    Reviewed by Peter4.7Sep 2022

  • "Lovely house in a lovely location close to the Loch."

    I think though it would benefit from having a few fans to cool the place during the summer as the Aga creates a lot of heat in the kitchen, lounge, and the room directly above the kitchen. Fortunately we read previous reviews and brought our own fans with us. Saying that though, during the winter months the house must be very cosy. Also, very pleasantly surprised to find a group of six deer visiting us in the mornings and last thing in the evenings.

    Reviewed by Mark4.4Aug 2022

  • "The cottage is lovely, beautifully furnished, comfortable beds and great location."

    BUT, as others have mentioned, the Aga makes the stay very uncomfortable indeed, even without the fact of the record high temperatures. We didn't like to use the kitchen cupboard after the first night as the contents were very warm the next morning. The cutlery, bread bin and even fridge door were warm. Jennifer rang to provide some tips about coping by opening the kitchen door and living room window to create a welcome breeze. But that meant we were coping with constant flies and even a bird flying in at one point. The washing machine is under the stairs, but with a vacuum cleaner and large basket in front of it. I didn't dare risk making my back wonky trying to use it. I'm sorry to be so negative, but unfortunately the discomfort defeated our enjoyment of the week.

    Reviewed by Jackie3.1Jul 2022

  • "We've been coming to Scotland for years during the winter climbing seasons."

    This is hands-down the most comfortable cottage yet! A very handy location too. The cottage was warm and inviting with plenty of space and some great mod cons. We enjoyed the Aga and the open fire as well as the wonderful views of the weather coming in from the lounge windows. Jennifer, the owner, was also really helpful and friendly. Definitely coming again. 10/10.

    Reviewed by Andrew5.0Feb 2022

  • "What a fantastic cottage."

    Perfect location. So quiet and some very pleasant walks from the front door. The cottage was great and very clean. Beds super comfy all the amenities you’d expect. Highly recommend this cottage.

    Reviewed by Andrew5.0Jan 2022

  • "Lovely warm homely cottage."

    Perfect for a winter break .

    Reviewed by Lesley5.0Dec 2021

  • "A lovely place to stay."

    Just a couple of suggestions: a decent non-stick frying pan and a bit more crockery would be helpful in the kitchen.

    Reviewed by Rosalind4.7Dec 2021

  • "Another stay in this lovely house."

    I've been a few times now and will be back again. Great location too. And very helpful owners.

    Reviewed by Neil Francis5.0Dec 2021

  • "A fantastic property with a great layout, in a wonderful countryside setting."

    Beautiful inside and out. Very clean and spacious. The open fire and the AGA were a treat. Plenty wildlife around with deer visiting the adjoining fields and lots of small birds. The cottage is very well equipped, everything you could need in the kitchen and throughout. Location is perfect for seeing the stars, we were treated to the Milky Way and the Northern Lights the night we arrived. The Highland Wildlife Park is a short drive away, as are Aviemore, Grantown, etc. Highly recommend the Green Loch above Loch Morlich. We look forward to staying at Inshcraig again in the future!

    Reviewed by Ross5.0Oct 2021

  • "Loved the open fire and Aga."

    Very cosy

    Reviewed by Robert5.0Oct 2021

  • "Cottage was very clean, spacious, warm and comfortable."

    The Aga was new to us and kept the place warm although in the summer can imagine it would make the property uncomfortably hot. Minor points were a washing machine tucked in the understairs cupboard - it would have been better in the kitchen, 3/4 blown light bulbs and bedding on one of the doubles was looking a little past it’s best. Overall we had a very enjoyable break and the points above would not stop us from returning. Very well located for Loch Insh water sports centre.

    Reviewed by Mark4.4Sep 2021

  • "This is a nice amd private cottage, a place you can switch off from the world."

    Something's need attention though. Bathroom fittings upstairs need attention. AGA creates far too much heat even with the doors and windows open, although probably comfortable in winter we did find it unbearable during the warm September week we stayed. Extra pillows would have been nice too.

    Reviewed by Sandra4.7Sep 2021

  • "So peaceful, beautiful cottage!"

    Even though we didn’t get to see the horse we really enjoyed all of the birds flying really close! There was a robin outside the ground floor bedroom most mornings! On our last evening we saw a family of 6 dear (2 grown and 4 babies) in the field that the horse is sometimes in! What a lovely surprise, it was so sweet! We visited the wildlife park which was fab! We went to Inverness as my sister was born there, we visited some friends and went on the Loch Ness ferry ride which was beautiful! (I got sunburned in Inverness! Crazy! Lol) Tesco and Aldi are very close by so meals were very simple to plan! We did get used to the Aga, being in the kitchen was so warm so that was a comfort in the evening! The the whole week was warm and sunny! I got to meet up in Pitlochry with a good friend that went to boarding school, for the first time in 26 years! All together we had the best time!!!

    Reviewed by Mel5.0Aug 2021

  • "The cottage was amazing."

    Clean, very user friendly and welcoming. There are 2 points worth noting. 1) the post code wont take you to the property if you're using a sat nav. 2) The nearest village/shop is 6 miles away which would be worth noting

    Reviewed by Keith4.7Jul 2021

  • "The cottage is absolutely idyllic."

    Plenty of areas to sit and relax, or in our case, give teenagers a living room of their own. Kitchen is packed with equipement to cook, bake and generally get to know the aga. I was worried about using the aga, but there were a number of books that gave practical tips for use and I am now a convert! The cottage is in a lovely quiet area with walks and cycle routes on the doorstep. Loch Insh watersports is just up the road and kept the teens happy. Great location to explore the area without being in the chaos that is Aviemore. Can't wait to come back.

    Reviewed by Emma5.0Jul 2021

  • "Had a lovely week at Inshcraig, very quiet location, and everyday we enjoyed watching deer, hare, pheasant and buzzards in the next field."

    Comfortable cottage, no problem cooking on the aga. Would have preferred an overhead shower in the upstairs bathroom, but this was a minor niggle as there are two shower rooms on ground floor. Great location for exploring the Cairngorms and beyond, would recommend anyone to stay here.

    Reviewed by Claire4.4Jun 2021

  • "Fantastic property in an amazing location."

    Reviewed by Debbie5.0Oct 2020

  • "Excellent peaceful location, but still within easy reach of everything."

    Reviewed by Ian4.7Sep 2020

  • "The cottage was lovely, comfortable, clean, warm and homely, the beds were comfortable and everything worked very well in the cottage."

    The AGA in the kitchen cooked really well, in fact cooked meat better than our oven at home. The cottage was well situated for our trip to the Cairngorms which was wildlife focused, our stay was peaceful, quiet and private. The owner Jennifer was very helpful, so all in all lovely cottage and can highly recommend.

    Reviewed by Kevin5.0Mar 2020

  • "Lovely cottage great wrk away"

    Reviewed by Craig5.0Feb 2020

  • "A lovely, relaxing, peaceful, cosy cottage with some great views overlooking farmland with horses and deer towards pine filled hills."

    Jennifer was a friendly whirlwind, we had a fabulous welcome, where she showed us how to use the Aga cooker and how to light the log fire. The cottage has some good amenities, like books, board games (with all the pieces!), candles and a great reading room with a music system. The cottage is ideally situated for exploring the Cairngorms, with lots of really nice walks direct from the cottage itself. We had a truly wonderful, relaxing time.

    Reviewed by Mark5.0Nov 2019

  • "Good set up."

    Happily recommended....

    Reviewed by Stephen5.0Sep 2019

  • "Enjoyed a brilliant week at the cottage."

    Exceeded expectations with cleanliness, facilities and location. The beds were really comfy, the showers were fantastic and the aga was fab to cook on. The views out of the back were beautiful and the short walk down to the loch was the icing on the cake. Exceptional value. Already planning our week back there for next year!

    Reviewed by Charlotte5.0Sep 2019

  • "Superb location, very quiet but close enough to main connections."

    We also liked the opportunities for nice walks right from the doorstep.The cottage is very well equipped and taken care of. At least for continentals like us the AGA stove was quite unusual but after a short while we got used to it.

    Reviewed by Torsten5.0Aug 2019

  • "We have been holidaying at this cottage off and on for forty years starting with the previous owners."

    It is a firm favourite with three generations of the family. The owner takes very good care of the property and there are always new additions. The cottage is in a great area with lots of activities for all ages.

    Reviewed by D5.0Jun 2019

  • "Lovely house, exceptionally warm due to aga but that would be great in the winter."

    Unfortunately no instructions on how to use aga and dishwasher. We managed to find details on internet when we got there. Owner did visit on Sunday and explained about aga. Lots of aga cookbooks too. Wifi worked very well and instructions for TV. Good details about recycling etc. Lovely having the horses at the back, although one kept getting out and was up and down the side of house but still fenced in but not in his field. Luckily we are used to horses. Lovely views of deer and hares too.

    Reviewed by Heather3.8May 2019

  • "This is the most beautiful house in a most beautiful area."

    Excellent location & fabulous wildlife to been seen. Jennifer keeps this property to a very high standard

    Reviewed by Shannon5.0Feb 2019

  • "Jennifer very helpful & friendly."

    One of the nicest cottages we've stayed in. Very clean & well equipped. Cosy, warm & comfortable. Will definitely visit again.

    Reviewed by Katherine5.0Dec 2018

  • "Warm, comfortable and well equipped, this cottage is in a superb location."

    Friendly horse in the adjacent field. Stags and hinds in the woods nearby. What more could you ask for? We had a, second, super week here and are already planning for next year.

    Reviewed by James5.0Oct 2018

  • "The cottage was warm, clean, comfortable and well equipped."

    The only quibbles we have are that a lot of the crockery was chipped, the frying pan was damaged (probably used on the Aga hot plate) and the lighting in the sitting area was not good for reading in the evening.

    Reviewed by Robert5.0Sep 2018

  • "The cottage was very clean and comfortable and ideally situated for the Insh water sports centre, and Aviemore a short drive away."

    Close to the Highland wildlife park, and a lovely fish and chip shop in Kingussie. The cottage itself is surrounded by wildlife, deer roaming the fields, Buzzards, Hares, and the Horse (Claude) who loved his carrots. A thoroughly enjoyable holiday in a wonderful part of Scotland.

    Reviewed by Philip4.1Sep 2018

  • "The cottage was amazing easy to find and an excellent base for exploring the highlands ."

    Would highly recommend .

    Reviewed by Nicholas5.0Aug 2018

  • "We loved this cottage."

    It was to a very high standard. Jennifer was very helpful.

    Reviewed by Jen5.0May 2018

  • "Such a beautiful area and the cottage at the heart of it."

    The listing does not mention the close proximity of other properties - although they are completely separate. The horses in the field at the back provided hours of enjoyment for our children. We saw red deer in the fields and migrating geese. It's a fantastic base for wildlife spotters.

    Reviewed by Zoe5.0Mar 2018

  • "Outstanding is the only word that can be used."

    We have used the cottage many times and ar back again in November 18

    Reviewed by Roderick5.0Mar 2018

  • "No, all good."

    Reviewed by Sue5.0Dec 2017

  • "Overall, this was an exceptional holiday house."

    We are familiar with the location so knew what we wanted to do on our holiday. The cottage was accessible, comfortable and spotless. Facilities were excellent and the cottage was furnished to a high standard. It is pleasing to see the way in which standards of self catering properties have improved over the years. We will probably consider this property for another holiday and will certainly use Sykes as our default site for property searches.

    Reviewed by James5.0Nov 2017

  • "A delightful and very well appointed cottage, one to which considerable thought ..."

    A delightful and very well appointed cottage, one to which considerable thought had been given and on which significant sums had been spent to provide an excellent property

    Reviewed by Kevin5.0Oct 2017

  • "As wildlife photographers we loved the rural and remote setting of the cottage."

    Found the cottage to be as described and very comfortable and well fitted out. Lucky that in November we had no bad weather - cold but bright and sunny in the main. Didn't rain until we left! Only slight criticism being that there was no welcome information pack listing emergency telephone numbers for doctors etc., which we have always had in previous holiday cottages. It would have been useful to have this information and also list of local amenities. However, there were lots of leaflets on places to visit etc., and having been in this area before found these very useful. Also had difficulty in contacting the owner by telephone and were informed this may have been due to very poor mobile signals where the cottage was situated. Found by trial and error outside the cottage that you could send/receive calls etc. Overall a lovely situated cottage and only real noise was the birds outside the windows! Would definately go back again. Margaret and Peter Preece

    Reviewed by Lionel Peter4.4Nov 2016

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  • Three bedrooms: 1 x king-size double, 1 x twin with Juliet balcony, 1 x ground floor king-size double with en-suite shower, basin and WC
  • Bathroom with bath, basin and WC
  • Ground floor shower room with shower, basin and WC
  • Kitchen with AGA and patio doors
  • Sitting room with dining area, open fire and French doors to patio
  • First floor sitting room
  • Boot room.
  • Central heating with open fire in sitting room
  • AGA cooker with oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, dishwasher, TV with FreeSat, DVD, CD, iPod dock, WiFi, selection of books, games and DVDs
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for open fire inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off road parking for 2 cars
  • Enclosed rear lawned garden with patio and furniture
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Cafe 1 mile
  • Restaurant/bar half a mile away

The property

Kincraig 2 miles. A wonderful detached cottage in rural woodland on the edge of the village of Insh, just 2 miles from the Highland village of Kincraig.

Lovingly decorated and furnished, this Kincraig cottage has been built in an eco-friendly style using some of the stone from the original cottage on the site, which means that the walls are up to a foot and a half thick in places.

South facing, with open views across the fields and hills where you can see buzzards and deer, this Kincraig cottage is full of light and is ideal for a family holiday in the rugged and beautiful Cairngorms National Park.

At this Kincraig cottage there are three bedrooms, one with an en-suite shower room, offering flexibility and choice for the whole family.

The living accommodation at this Kincraig cottage is enhanced by the open fire which means that you can curl up on chilly evenings with a warming drink and reflect on your day's activities.

Outside this Kincraig cottage is a large enclosed garden, perfect for the children to let off steam, and is just a two minute walk to Manse Bay on the shore of Loch Insh where you can see whooper swans and many other water birds and is a wonderful place to have a dram of whisky and watch the sun go down.

For the more adventurous, the Loch Insh activity and watersports centre is just a short walk away, where you can enjoy a range of watersports including canoeing, sailing and windsurfing.

Golfers are well catered for at this Kincraig cottage with a number of courses nearby including Kingussie which is one of Scotland's most beautiful courses.

For winter sports enthusiasts, this Kincraig cottage is just ten miles from the skiing centre of Cairngorm, from where you can access a whole range of exciting activities.

Just six miles from Aviemore and Kingussie, thisis a superb Kincraig cottage for a holiday all year round.

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About the location


Aviemore 6 miles; Inverness 40 miles.

Kincraig is an attractive Highland village midway between Kingussie and Aviemore, which is the hub of the skiing industry in Britain. Close to Loch Insh and Glenfeshie, in the heart of the Cairngorms National Park and with the Cairngorm Mountains as a backdrop, Kincraig offers an unrivalled choice of activities and pursuits for all ages and abilities all year round. Enjoy walking or climbing, fishing, riding, cycling or the watersports at Loch Insh where equipment hire and instruction is available. A wide variety of birds can be seen from the RSPB hide overlooking the flood plains of the Insh Marshes Reserve and at the nearby Highland Wildlife Park wolves, bison, red pandas, wildcats and arctic foxes can be seen.

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