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Insh near Kincraig, Northern Highlands & Cairngorms National Park (Ref. 936226)


Very good

Sykes rating


  • Icon/Feature/Off-road parking Off road parking
  • Icon/Feature/Ground floor bedroom Ground floor accommodation
  • Icon/Feature/Ground floor bedroom Ground floor bedroom
  • Icon/Feature/Garden or Patio Garden / Patio

Reviews & Ratings

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17 Customer Reviews

  • "Had an amazing break at Kullbery, which was well appointed and had everything we needed."

    Very peaceful location but plenty to do nearby.

    Reviewed by ChristinaJul 2021

  • "The chalet/cottage is set nicely in a grove of established woodland and attracts a variety of birds."

    This was both a blessing and hindrance as the 'seclusion' made it hard to see the property from the road on arrival. If we had a minor grumble it was actually finding the access road which was not clearly marked and indeed we had to ask a neighbour if we were near. We have since taken this up with the owner and understand a new signboard is to be fitted. We also sent GPS data to be used. All equipment worked well, (we never tested the TV as we take holidays to leave such things behind.). Perhaps the Electric Hob is nearing the end of its useful life and could be replaced for next season? Kitchen equipment and utensils, crockery all to a high standard. We liked it.

    Reviewed by FrederickJul 2021

  • "The key collection was a tad confusing, I personally think a property that takes 4 adults needs a toilet separate from the bathroom."

    Reviewed by PeterJun 2021

  • "Absolutely loved it, Very Clean, Everything worked, Could do with a small sign on the entrance as its easy to miss in the dark."

    But loved it.

    Reviewed by MichaelSep 2020

  • "The chalet itself was excellent and we were delighted when we were visited by both a roe deer and a red squirrel."

    (Within two metres of the chalet) We put nuts on a stump adjacent to the decking and as a result were visited by numerous birds including a tree creeper on the stump and we saw up to four buzzards regularly whilst sitting outside. We were a little disappointed by the television reception as we could only get one channel well enough to watch. Now there is cable in the area it might be a good idea to suggest to the owners that they connect the chalet. It may be that they decide not to, and at the price they ask, we can well understand that as it is very good value for money. We really enjoyed our stay there, and the owners were very helpful.

    Reviewed by DavidSep 2020

  • "It was peaceful ,stunning scenery, and relaxing holiday with every think we like plenty ."

    There was walks 2 go on

    Reviewed by MairiSep 2019

  • "A lovely cottage in great surroundings."

    Had a homely feel and was cosy and warm. The double bed was so comfortable and firm enough for my back. If I have a criticism I feel twin beds would be better than bunks in the other bedroom and a shower would’ve better than a bath as it was no use for someone with limited mobility. Apart from this I would recommend it

    Reviewed by HelenSep 2019

  • "A great quiet spot that has all the items you may need."

    We used as a base to travel around the area and really could not fault it at all. There is so much to see and do in the surrounding area. We will be back.

    Reviewed by LisaAug 2019

  • "Excellent location, beautiful scenery, nice clean property"

    Reviewed by ChristopherJul 2019

  • "Very peaceful situation, Cottage clean and comfortable, very good for watching wild life,,"

    Reviewed by RachelMay 2019

  • "I enjoyed the privacy, the space and the quiet environment with some sheep and lovely horses nearby."

    With the car it was very easy to reach all the places we wanted to experience and visit in the cairmgorns and further. It was beautiful and there are so many things you can do.

    Reviewed by LeonieMay 2019

  • "Cosy cabin, ideal for a peaceful week away."

    Reviewed by JohnOct 2018

  • "Only a couple of minor points for improvement which were passed on to the owner directly and which have already been attended to."

    Reviewed by WilfredSep 2018

  • "Wonderful location."

    Perfect for our family holiday

    Reviewed by KristinaAug 2018

  • "It would be better if they had a walk in shower and not a mixing shower head, but saying that the accommodation was great."

    Reviewed by WilliamJun 2017

  • "Great for a short stay with young children."

    Being off road meant it was very peaceful and safe. Local walk from door. Good location for visiting Loch Insh, Loch an Eilein, Ruthven Barracks and the Landmark Centre (Carrbridge). Owners very helpful about the workings of the property and with advice about places to visit and eat in the local area.

    Reviewed by DorothyApr 2017

  • "The owners of the property were very friendly and had lots of knowledge of the local area."

    The cottage was extremely well appointed and was also very clean. This property is pet friendly and my dog had a lovely time on holiday with us. Linda morley

    Reviewed by LindaSep 2016

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The property

A cosy log cabin in an exceptionally private and peaceful location, in the village of Insh close to the village of Kincraig.

With far-reaching views over pretty open countryside to the hills beyond, for holidaymakers who want a really peaceful break away from all the stresses and strains then this is for you!

This ground floor cabin is warm and well-equipped with a homely open plan living area with kitchen, dining area and sitting area together with doors leading outside.

There are two bedrooms, one which is a double and the other has adult bunks, together with a family bathroom.

Outside, there is a large balcony, complete with a picnic bench and what a fabulous spot for a morning coffee or evening meal.

A private track gives access down to the cabin which is set away from the road and the only neighbours in sight are the sheep and the only noise comes from the birds!

The area is indeed rich in wildlife and the Loch Garten Osprey Centre is very close by and provides fantastic views of the ospreys in their nest via a CCTV camera.

There are also excellent walks in the area, through the ancient Caledonian pine forest where you can easily spot red squirrels and grouse in the early spring.

On the banks of nearby Loch Insh is a highly regarded watersports centre where a range of watersports are on offer including sail and paddle sports, raft building and fishing and rowing on the loch.

Here there is a lovely restaurant and guests can enjoy good food whilst soaking up the views.

This location is really in the heart of the Cairngorms National Park and is an area of outstanding natural beauty with lots to do and see.

For walkers, climbers, wildlife spotters and watersports enthusiast, it’s all here and more.

This welcoming peaceful log cabin will simply be the icing on the cake of your fabulous holiday.


  • All ground floor
  • Two bedrooms: 1 x double, 1 x adult bunks
  • Bathroom with bath, hand held shower, basin and WC
  • Open plan living area with kitchen, dining area and sitting area
  • Electric panel heaters
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, TV with Freeview, CD/radio, selection of books and games
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off road parking for 2 cars
  • Decked balcony with furniture
  • One well-behaved pet welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shops and pubs 5 miles
  • Licensed restaurant 2 miles
  • Note: There are two steps to the front door and one step down to the balcony.

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About the location


Kincraig 4 miles; Kingussie 5 miles; Aviemore 10 miles; Inverness 44 miles.

Insh 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, Insh 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. Nearby are Kincraig with a waterside restaurant overlooking Loch Insh and Kingussie is a local hub with shopping, banking, a Post Office and restaurants.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas
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Owners may request any evidence that they reasonably require before making a refund. Sykes Holiday Cottages is not agreeing to pay or guarantee any refund from the Owner to you under this Book with confidence.
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