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Katchana

Kincraig near Aviemore, Northern Highlands & Cairngorms National Park (Ref. 2666)

4.6

Very good

Sykes rating

  • Sleeps 8

  • Bedrooms 3

  • Bathrooms 2

  • Pets Yes

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Features

  • Hot tub
  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Sky TV
  • Broadband / WiFi

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19 Customer Reviews

  • "Lovely cottage, well equipped with everything you could need."

    Hot tub is wonderful! Fantastic location - so good to be able to walk down to Loch Insh in a few minutes and close to lots of activities: we particularly loved visiting the Highland Wildlife Park and paddle boarding on Loch Insh and Loch Morlich.

    Reviewed by AnnJul 2022

  • "Fantastic individual property in a stunning, tranquil location."

    Be sure to pack your binoculars as lots of local visiting wildlife

    Thank you Alan so glad you enjoyed our special spot…. Please do come back Property Owner

    Reviewed by AlanJun 2022

  • "The beauty of Katchana is that it is timeless."

    If you want a busy winter holiday or a action packed summer break or in our case, a place to relax and let the world drift past lazily, then Katchana is the perfect place. On clear nights the skies share a billion miles of stars and in the morning, feathered friends gather to be fed at your door. Pine Martins and Deer are also around the property and if you’re lucky, the pine Martins come close to the cottage. The beds are comfortable, the living area is relaxing and the kitchen has all you need to suit your needs. And that hot tub!! A perfect way to end or start your day. Love love love this place.

    Thank you Colin forthright great feedback. So glad you enjoyed your stay and we would love to welcome you back. Property Owner

    Reviewed by ColinDec 2021

  • "Had a fab time staying at this cottage , a really good homely feel to it defianately go again , cottage was well equipped ."

    Reviewed by DianeNov 2021

  • "Amazing and private place to stay in the cairgorms with plenty of things to do nearby."

    Hot tub a real bonus! Wonderful wildlife, seems like every kind of garden bird visits the house along with late evening visits from the resident badger (comes right up to the window). Roe Deer out front in the morning and Red Deer in the field at the back at night. Large modern TV and cosy log fire if staying in. Friendly and helpful owner on hand if any problems. Recommended.

    Thank you Gresham it s so nice to hear you enjoyed your stay. Please do come back again. Property Owner

    Reviewed by GrahamOct 2021

  • "Beautiful location Fabulous wildlife Will definately return"

    Thank you Sharon. So glad you enjoyed what Katchana offers. Property Owner

    Reviewed by SharonSep 2020

  • "We would go again, really good"

    Reviewed by PascalSep 2020

  • "The views around the property were exceptional the wild life that came to visit ie different variety of birds, deer, red squirrels, badger, fantastic."

    Hot tub was ideally located to view over the Loch whilst relaxing in it

    Reviewed by GailJul 2020

  • "Great service and cottage and surrounding area were fantastic."

    Owner was extremely helpful

    Reviewed by GeorgeOct 2019

  • "Katchana has spectacular views and beautiful wildlife."

    The owner was extremely kind to us. I left the brand new Harris Tweed purse I had purchased there at the cottage and Mrs. Anderson's housekeeper has agreed to mail it to me! Mrs Anderson told us where we could attend church and much other useful info. She is extremely helpful and pleasant.

    Reviewed by GayleOct 2019

  • "Beautiful place."

    Badgers at the windows squirrels birds sheep cattle hares and deer can be seen without leaving the house. We have loads of memories at this place and love going there. So peaceful.

    Reviewed by EricAug 2019

  • "We had a great week in this house, the nature and wildlife is it’s best asset!"

    We had a number of wild birds, a hare and deer outside the door! The hot tub gives it an added dimension and the environmental biomass boiler was great! We had snow and great walks on the doorstep. Definitely plan to return...

    Reviewed by AnaMar 2019

  • "Wow wow wow!"

    Katchana is a very special place, amazing views, hot tub, beautiful accomodation. Stunning wildlife visiting each day and the most wonderful walks and location. We will be back! Thank you

    Reviewed by RencoFeb 2019

  • "On arriving at Katchana , everything was lovely the views are exceptional ,going inside I thought the decor was very dated, in areas it was very dusty the windows could do with a clean as they are so big, to really benefit the views they were not clean."

    Shower room rather grubby but we managed with it. I did find paying a £250.00 bond rather high and then keeping £75.00 of it as a cleaning charge , I can say we left katchana clean and tidy apart from 2 bins of rubbish which would not go in the wheelie bin our bottles were taken to the bottle bank also as requested.

    Reviewed by VeraDec 2018

  • "Amazing place and lots to do"

    Reviewed by PeterNov 2018

  • "Excellent location with lovely views."

    Spacious accommodation.

    Reviewed by RajJul 2018

  • "Perfect dog friendly accommodation, owners was more than helpful."

    Great location and very enjoyable stay with our four dogs.

    Reviewed by LyndseyJan 2018

  • "Brilliant thanks"

    Reviewed by JamieOct 2017

  • "Katchana is a remote country paradise no neighbours relaxation guaranteed tons ..."

    Katchana is a remote country paradise no neighbours relaxation guaranteed tons of wildlife to observe comfortable spacious rooms will definately return

    Reviewed by DianeSep 2016

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Summary

  • All ground floor
  • Three bedrooms: 1 x king-size double with TV, 1 x twin, 1 x family room with TV and DVD 2 x adult bunks
  • Shower room with shower, basin & WC
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin & WC
  • Well-equipped kitchen with small breakfast area
  • Dining room
  • Large sitting room with double sofa bed, open fire & large windows with loch views
  • Hot tub
  • Note: Third bedroom is suitable for a maximum of 2 adults and 2 children or 4 children, additional sofa bed available in sitting room
  • Note: Property is on a hill & can be accessed at ground floor level, with a ramped path suitable for wheelchairs, or via steps at bottom of hill.
  • Oil central heating with open fire
  • Electric cooker, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, tumble dryer, dishwasher, 3 x TV's (one with HD, Sky+ with family pack and sports with catch up TV and box sets.), video, DVD, CD, WiFi, small library of books/DVDs/games
  • Electricity & starter pack for open fire inc. in rent
  • Additional logs can be purchased from the owner
  • Bed linen & towels inc. in rent
  • Cot, highchair & stairgate on request
  • Off road parking for 3 cars
  • Secure storage for bikes/skis etc
  • Well-established garden with furniture and hot tub
  • Up to 3 pets welcome at £40 per pet, per holiday
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop & pub 1 mile
  • Note: No stag/hen or similar
  • Please note that gardens are not enclosed but there is a secure dog run available.

The property

Kincraig 1 mile.

An appealing and unusual detached property in the isolated hamlet of Farr, 1 mile from the village of Kincraig, between Kingussie and Aviemore.

In an elevated position overlooking Loch Insh on one side and with magnificent views of the Cairngorms from the other, this welcoming and extremely well equipped cottage offers superb accommodation, with an open fire and well placed windows to afford easy viewing of the plethora of bird and wildlife on the doorstep, including red squirrels, pine martins and ospreys.

Sit and relax in the fabulous hot tub or enjoy outdoor activities in the Cairngorms National Park, relax in the wonderful surroundings or tour the area's many attractions and trails.

Katchana is the perfect base.

Note: This property has a refundable Good Housekeeping bond of £250.

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About the location

KINCRAIG

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.

Note: No stag/hen or similar.

Pet charges are as follows: Up to 3 pets welcome at £40 per pet, per holiday. Any more than 3 would be at owners discretion. Please contact us for further details.

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