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Torbreck Chalet

Kincraig, Northern Highlands & Cairngorms National Park (Ref. 1027355)



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  • Sleeps 2

  • Bedrooms 1

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets Yes

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  • Off road parking
  • Garden / Patio
  • Highchair available
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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36 Customer Reviews

  • "Great stay in the chalet in the woods at Torbreck."

    Red squirrels were regular visitors and many walk trails from the chalet. Hosts Kevin and Sharon helpful and friendly.

    So glad you enjoyed both your stay and the Red Squirrels, Linda. We look forward to inviting you back. Property Owner

    Reviewed by LindaApr 2022

  • "A great location with walks on the doorstep for the dog around the Lochans."

    The chalet was warm, comfortable and ideal for exploring the area. Not too far from amenities but tucked away in the forest so wonderfully quiet. We will be returning!

    It is great to hear that you found our chalet so pleasant, and so well positioned for your activities. We look forward to welcoming you back in the not too distant future. Property Owner

    Reviewed by KerryApr 2022

  • "A lovely cosy chalet, nestled in the heart of the Inshriach Forest but close to the owners' home so you don't feel too isolated!"

    Everything you need is provided, from maps to dog bowls, and whilst the property's completely clean and comfortable, it's not so pristine that you feel awkward coming back with muddy boots and damp coats. It's walkable to Loch Insh and Kincraig, and access to Aviemore and the Cairngorms is easy with a car, but there are several days' worth of exploration in the forest itself before you even need to drive. We're definitely hoping to get back and explore some more from Torbreck!

    We're delighted you enjoyed your stay in Torbreck Chalet, Bryony. It was a pleasure to be your hosts and we look forward to welcoming you back just as soon as you can make it. Property Owner

    Reviewed by BryonyMar 2022

  • "Had an excellent week."

    The cottage is ideally placed to explore Glen Feshie and Inshriach by bike or on foot. The cottage is warm and comfortable, with all the amenities we needed.

    We're glad you found Torbreck Chalet so well suited to your needs, Simon. And that you both enjoyed exploring our local part of the Cairngorms aas well as the wider area. It will be a pleasure to host you for further adventures in the future. Property Owner

    Reviewed by SimonFeb 2022

  • "A fairy tale chalet in an idyllic location."

    Facilities within the chalet are comfortable and very clean. The chalet is well located within minutes of many circular walks in forest and loch settings. Perfect location for watching wildlife, walking and relaxing. Owners very friendly and accommodating. Would thoroughly recommend!

    Thank you for your review of Torbreck Chalet, Lindsay. We are delighted that you and Neil enjoyed your stay, and managed to get the maximum out of the picturesque scenery with its seasonal snow covering last week. We look forward to welcoming you back in a warmer season, so you can compare last week's whiteness with the green hues of a Scottish summer Regards Kevin & Sharon Property Owner

    Reviewed by LindseyFeb 2022

  • "Thank you for a lovely stay!"

    Torbreck Chalet is ideally located for walking, cycling and exploring the Cairngorms, with miles and miles of tracks right outside the door. The chalet itself is very clean and well equipped. It's also warm and has a fabulous bath to soak in after a long day in the snow! We will definitely be back.

    Thank you for you comments. It was a pleasure to be your hosts. We are very pleased the chalet and its location met your expectations and allowed you to get the most out of your stay in the Cairngorms. We look forward to welcoming you back. Property Owner

    Reviewed by CarltonFeb 2022

  • "Stayed mid January, 2022 unfortunately we missed the snow but found the accommodation to be quite amazing."

    Perfect for 2 to 4 people, warm, cosy, everything you would need is at hand. The location gets a 12 out of 10, stunning area, walks or bikes perfect. Totally enjoyed our time there and the owners are very helpful and welcoming. I'd love to go back in the near future and confidently recommend the place to anyone. Thanks for having us, amazing...

    Thank you for your kind words. We are delighted you enjoyed you stay, and look forward to seeing you again in the near future. Sorry you missed the snow, give us some advanced warning and we'll try to arrange weather to your tastes next time. Property Owner

    Reviewed by StephenJan 2022

  • "We had a wonderfully relaxing time at Torbreck Chalet."

    The chalet is warm and cosy as well as spotlessly clean and really well-equipped. It's a short drive from Kingussie or Aviemore but feels as if it's in the middle of nowhere, which was just what we wanted. We loved watching the birds and red squirrels with our morning coffee before heading out for walks with our dog; there are stunning walks on the doorstep and a beautiful loch just 10 minutes stroll away. The owners live next door and while leaving us to our own devices most of the time, gave us some great suggestions for places to visit as well as eat and drink. We particularly loved The Old Bridge pub in Aviemore which is dog-friendly. We can't recommend Torbreck Chalet highly enough.

    We feel very privileged to live in this particular location, and are glad to hear that you found it to your liking as well. There really are so many places to enjoy the outdoors that it can be difficult to narrow it down to a handful of recommendations, and the same goes for local eateries. We are therefore very pleased to hear that our recommendations met the mark for you. Property Owner

    Reviewed by HannahJan 2022

  • "The accommodation was excellent, with all furnishings and equipment being of a high standard."

    The location was fantastic. Being located in a forest, there were many walks available directly from the chalet, but was only a short drive from attractions in the area. The owners were extremely friendly and always available to assist. The feeders around the chalet kept us amused for hours, with red squirrels and a wide variety of birds being regular visitors.

    Thank you for your kind comments, Paul. We are delighted that you enjoyed your stay, and were able to appreciate the benefits of our immediate vicinity, as well as some of the other amenities in this part of the Cairngorms National Park. Property Owner

    Reviewed by PaulJan 2022

  • "We stayed at Torbreck Chalet for a week over New Years Eve, along with our dog."

    We couldn't have asked for a better trip. The chalet is even better than we ever imagined, secluded in the most amazing woods next to 3 amazing lochans (and Loch Insh), although only 15 minutes from Aviemore which has a good array of things to do (bars, shops, restaurants). The chalet is amazingly cosy with its fire & private balconies. Kevin & Sharon couldn't have been more helpful or accommodating, making us feel at home straight away. We'll definitely be back

    We're delighted to hear you enjoyed your stay so much, Rebecca. It was a pleasure to meet you and we are glad you were happy with both the chalet and its location. We look forward to your return visit. :-) Property Owner

    Reviewed by RebeccaDec 2021

  • "We had a lovely time at Torbreck Chalet."

    Can’t fault anything, the cleanliness, comfort, and facilities were all great!! Kevin, Sharon, and Alfie were all so welcoming and made the chalet feel very homely and cozy!! Highly recommend:)

    We are absolutely delighted that you enjoyed your pre-Christmas stay at Torbreck Chalet, Kate. And thank you so much for your positive feedback. We look forward to seeing you again in the future Kevin & Sharon Property Owner

    Reviewed by KateDec 2021

  • "Couldn’t have asked for a more perfect property!"

    Stayed over Xmas week, the property was decorated very festive for us, thanks to our hosts Kevin and Sharon! It’s set in the most idilic setting, and perfect location! We would definitely recommend this property! Thanks again guys!

    You are most welcome, Sharon. We're glad you liked the festive touches and that we were able to provide you with a suitable setting for your Christmas celebrations. Out best wishes for the year ahead, Kevin & Sharon.(& Alfie). Property Owner

    Reviewed by SharonDec 2021

  • "We had an absolutely wonderful stay in this idyllic location."

    The chalet itself was warm, cosy and very well appointed as well as spotlessly clean. Our hosts were fantastic, providing excellent communication in the run up to our stay and helping us out with routes when we discovered road closures. During our stay Kevin and Sharon were friendly and on hand if we needed them but in no way obtrusive and gave us some ideas for places to visit. Our dog enjoyed meeting Alfie too! The chalet provided us with a perfect base to explore the beautiful Cairngorms - we honestly had the most wonderful break!

    We are delighted that you enjoyed your stay and look forward welcoming you back in the future. Meantime, our best wishes for your Christmas festivities and the New Year. Kevin & Sharon (and Alfie) Property Owner

    Reviewed by DarrenNov 2021

  • "Kevin, Sharon and Alfie (chocolate Labrador) were friendly and welcoming."

    The Chalet has everything you need and stunning location on the edge of the forest. Location is excellent with plenty of places to visit and plenty of trails for walking or mountain biking. Would highly recommend.

    Reviewed by RobertOct 2021

  • "What a wonderful stay we had at Torbreck!"

    Kevin and Sharon were welcoming, friendly and attentive hosts. The chalet was immaculately clean and we had everything we needed. And the location is amazing! We would definitely return for another stay!

    Reviewed by LornaOct 2021

  • "Lovely quiet location in the woods, with red squirrels feeding outside the kitchen window."

    Owners friendly and helpful but unobtrusive. The chalet is generally well equipped, although missing a few kitchen items perhaps. The heated entrance porch was handy for drying boots and coats, also for cleaning dogs before entering the main room. Plenty of room for two people, although the bed is a standard double, not as large as we are used to.

    Reviewed by MarkOct 2021

  • "Amazing holiday in a beautiful national park, staying in a wonderful chalet!"

    The hosts were very friendly and made us feel really welcome.

    thank you for your lovely comments, Christopher, and we're truly delighted that you both enjoyed your stay. Property Owner

    Reviewed by ChristopherSep 2021

  • "Beautiful and peaceful place, surrounded by stunning scenary and great walking."

    V. much enjoyed our stay.

    Reviewed by MichaelAug 2021

  • "Torbreck Chalet is in a fantastic location surrounded by woods."

    The hosts Kevin and Sharon were really friendly and very helpful. And we loved Alfie! Many thanks Ian and Trish

    Reviewed by IanJul 2021

  • "After our week in torbreck chalet we will definitely be booking again."

    The chalet has everything you need to make your stay comfortable. Absolutely spotless upon arrival. It's set in a forest which is very quiet apart from the wildlife. The chalet is a perfect place to relax and enjoy the surroundings and many trails. We walked a different trail everyday and have some brilliant photos of the landscapes and wildlife. The red squirrels on a morning are a joy to watch. We saw roe deer on many of our walks, as well as one approaching the chalet. If you enjoy walking,hiking, and photography like us, then the chalet is set in the ideal place. Although we didn't see much of the owners. The few occasions we did, they where very polite and asked about our stay. We could not fault anything. Highly recommend.

    Reviewed by AnthonyJul 2021

  • "We had a wonderful week in the Torbreck Chalet."

    Everything has been well thought out and it was clean and comfortable. The owners were very friendly and welcoming, leaving us shortbread, iron bru and milk. The area is fabulous and we loved the fact we could walk out from the chalet to the Lochs and follow marked trails with amazing views. The chalet is well equipped for cooking meals, which was useful, as to go out to eat you have to drive (unless you like walking pre dinner and afterwards) and due to the current COVID situation places were booked up quite a long way in advance. However, we liked nothing better than sitting on the balcony with drinks before dinner and watching the squirrels, one evening a deer came wandering through too. So all in all, a great place to be. If you want to take part in any adventure activities do book in advance as it gets very busy. I did the Zip Trek adventure on the Alvie estate and it was great value for money. Thanks Kevin and Sharon for a great week.

    Reviewed by FionaJul 2021

  • "Torbreck is a lovely quiet place to stay, and a great location for exploring the Loch Insh/Feshiebridge area and much of the Cairngorms."

    The chalet itself is clean, comfortable and well equipped, would definitely recommend!

    Reviewed by AliceJun 2021

  • "The chalet was in a beautiful, quiet location, on the edge of a forrest, the owners Kevin and Sharon (and Alfie the chocolate Labrador) could not have been more friendly and helpful and the chalet itself was immaculately clean and had all the amenities required."

    We will certainly be recommending Torbreck chalet to our friends and hope to return in the near future.

    Reviewed by IanMay 2021

  • "Wonderful location and delighted to wake up to red squirrels every morning on the feeders, we even had a visit from a pine marten two evening, beautiful walks from the doorstep."

    The cottage owners were so helpful and friendly.

    Reviewed by ChristineMay 2021

  • "Me and my partner visited Torbreck Chalet for a week, we had an amazing time, it really is a place of tranquility and is close to nature."

    The chalet had everything we needed for a comfortable stay, bed was comfortable and bathroom was lovely with a nice bath after a good walk was nice to relax and unwind. Kitchen was also fully equipped and also had great views of the red squirrels! We were greeted my kevin and his friendly dog Alfie, we also got shortbread and iron bru in the chalet. The chalet is close to many walking and cycle trails, uath lochan is a fantastic local walk which you can start from the chalet, the red trail will take you higher up and you can get a fantastic view of the surrounding area the white trail will take you round the lochs. Kevin and Sharon will give you information if you need it and tell you good places to eat and other walking trails. It is also close by to aviemore with plenty to do and see, I would recommend loch morlich short drive away as it has a sandy beach and beautiful walks. All in all we think this place is fantastic, we could not fault it, whether you want peace and quiet and space to relax or you want to do plenty walking or cycling this place is definitely where you want to be. Alot of credit to Kevin and Sharon, wonderful people and a beautiful chalet. Thanks so much. Becky & Bradley.

    Reviewed by RebeccaMay 2021

  • "A real gem of a chalet, nestled in the woods."

    Beautiful inside and amazing wildlife outside. We would definitely book again.

    Reviewed by HazelMay 2021

  • "Absolutely gorgeous comfy and cosy Chalet with amazing surroundings."

    Loved our week here, lovely clean Chalet, with plenty of facilities including a deep bath to relax in after a day of exploring the Lochs and Forest routes with some lovely views from the balcony and lots of Red Squirrel sightings which absolutely made my day! The owners were so friendly, and helpful and really have something quite special here. Alfie the Chocolate Lab was a particular favourite of mine, and the added extras left for my dog whilst we stayed were more than appreciated. Aviemore is a short drive away too with plenty of shops to facilitate an adventure holiday with a decent size Tesco for everything you might need for a self catering break. Would absolutely love to return.

    Reviewed by SarahOct 2020

  • "Excellent self catering lodge."

    A very well equipped lodge, very clean and very cosy. We really enjoyed our stay and the doggy welcome pack was lovely. The lodge is located off the beaten track which is perfect, lots of walks in the local woods and within easy driving distance of Aviemore and the Cairngorms. We will definitely be back.

    Reviewed by NicoleOct 2020

  • "Absolutely loved the chalet itself: really cosy and comfortable, spacious and nice decor."

    The surroundings are fantastic too, down a single forest track and nestled in Inshriach Forest, full of red squirrels and birds aplenty and the stunning Uath Lochans. Kevin and Sharon, the owners, were super friendly and welcoming and left us to enjoy the chalet as if it were ours. It's also within easy reach (30mins) of the Cairn Gorm ski area and the northern entrance to the Cairngorm mountains, as well as Rothiemurcus and Glenmore forests - we were spoilt for choice! A perfect chalet to enjoy the perfectly wild Cairngorms.

    Reviewed by PaOct 2020

  • "We enjoyed our week at Torbreck Chalet, it was very clean, well equipped and cosy."

    There are many amazing walks right from the door and in the surrounding area. We were lucky to have a couple of clear nights watching the stars from the balcony. There was plenty of wildlife to entertain us too, especially red squirrels and a Greater Spotted Woodpecker. Kevin and Sharon were friendly and helpful and we hope to return.

    Reviewed by JohnSep 2020

  • "Excellent place to stay with easy access to the Cairngorms."

    No hesitation in recommending.

    Reviewed by IainSep 2020

  • "Just had a fantastic week at Torbreck Chalet, the Chalet was spotlessly clean, very comfortable and well equipped, despite being minimal due to Covid rules we had everything we could possibly have needed."

    The location is perfect for walking we covered over 80 miles in the week and over 60 of those were right from the doorstep. With tracks and trails through the extensive forest including parts of the long distance Speyside and Badenoch ways there was no need to use the car to explore this stunning area. The owners Kevin and Sharon are very friendly and if we had needed anything we know it wouldn't have been a problem to just knock on their door. We will definitely be staying here again.

    Reviewed by LindaSep 2020

  • "Very nice chalet Kev and Sharon were lovely and very helpfull hope to go back and excellent holiday"

    Reviewed by PatriciaAug 2020

  • "The cottage is in such a lovely setting with lots of nature on your door step."

    We saw wood peckers and red squirrels from the kitchen window. Our hosts were wecoming and there was a doggy welcome pack for our lab. It is off the beaten track and all the better for it. would recommend the walk through the woods to the mini lochs which are in a lovely setting. Would have no hesitation booking again.

    Reviewed by RuthJul 2020

  • "Helpful and friendly hosts."

    Beautiful location.

    Reviewed by PeterJul 2020

  • "Amazing location, lovely property, and very supportive owner."

    Reviewed by IvanMar 2020

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  • One bedroom: 1 x doublesize
  • Bathroom with shower over bath, basin, heated towel rail and WC
  • Open-plan living area with kitchen, dining and sitting area with double sofa bed and gas stove-effect fire
  • Oil central heating and gas stove-effect fire
  • Electric ceramic oven, grill and hob, microwave, toaster, kettle, fridge with freezer compartment, washing machine, dishwasher, TV and WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Parking at front of property, additional parking at the side of the property
  • Balcony
  • Shared garden
  • One well-behaved pet welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop within 7.5 miles, pub within 1.0 miles
  • Note: An additional two adults can be slept on the sofa bed.

The property

Found deep in the woodland of the Cairngorms National Park, Torbeck Chalet is a lovely first-floor chalet, next door to the owner's property, which can sleep up to four and is perfect for a romantic Scottish getaway or a rural family adventure.

The light décor, high vaulted ceilings and velux windows give the property a bright and spacious feel, beginning with the open-plan living space, which offers views of the surrounding forest and shared garden area, alongside an inviting gas stove-effect fire, where you can enjoy a tranquil afternoon watching the snow fall from the comfort of the couch, or watch TV as the fire crackles in the background.

When you’re feeling peckish, make use of the spacious kitchen area, or sit back whilst your other half cooks a romantic meal for two, with useful amenities and appliances at hand, like an electric oven, microwave, toaster, fridge with icebox and even a dishwasher, if you don't feel like doing any washing up.

Head to the bathroom and soak your troubles away as you unwind in the serene bath after a long day of exploring the Scottish Highlands, before retreating to the large, double size bedroom at the end of each day.

The bedroom is complete with plenty of storage space and balcony doors that open up onto your own balcony, showcasing enchanting woodland views that will take your breath away, alongside a staircase that leads down to the shared garden area, where you can admire the pretty surroundings or read a captivating book at one of the seating areas.

There's plenty of shops, pubs and restaurants to choose from just a short drive away in Kingussie and Aviemore town centres, or you could walk to the cafes in the nearby village of Kincraig.

The surrounding woodland is home to lots of wildlife to discover and has paths, trails and tracks right on the property’s doorstep, so you can take your pick of leisurely strolls or mountain hikes.

A short drive away is the Highland Wildlife Park, a perfect spot to go on habitat walks, visit the Highlands' wildlife and see endangered animals on your choice of driving or walking tours.

The town of Kingussie is the original capital of Badenoch and retains many historical sites along with the RSPB Insh Marches.

Meanwhile, Aviemore is the Gateway to the Cairngorms, with a full range of tourist facilities to help you get the most out of any trip to the mountain range.

Torbreck Chalet is an enchanting getaway providing the perfect mix of adventure and relaxation for people of all ages.

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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.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas
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