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Suidhe Cottage

Kincraig near Aviemore, Northern Highlands & Cairngorms National Park (Ref. 17310)

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Request a change of date or receive a full rental charges refund if there’s a COVID-19 lockdown in the UK or Ireland (T&Cs apply).

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  • Sleeps 6

  • Bedrooms 3

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets Yes

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Features

  • Hot tub
  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Dishwasher
  • Sky TV
  • Broadband / WiFi

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28 Customer Reviews

  • "We had the best stay, the property is as beautiful as it looks."

    Lovely and clean. Great hosts, available when we needed them but not intrusive. Endless wood for the fire, hottub clean and ready to go and mulled cider and mince pies on arrival... Perfect! We would highly recommended this cottage for quality and location.

    Reviewed by CatrionaDec 2021

  • "Beautiful lodge in a beautiful location."

    We had a great week staying here and exploring the Cairngorms. There’s a Tesco and plenty of places to eat in Aviemore which is 6 miles away, the cafe in Kincraig is also lovely and various walks right on the doorstep. The owners were friendly when we contacted them in advance with a couple of questions. Positives about the place: - well equipped kitchen - good size for our small family - hot tub is great after a day of walking - plenty of logs for the fire - nice and warm! - plenty of wardrobe and drawer space - comfy beds and soft towels - cleaning products, washing up liquid etc supplied - plenty of games, books and TV channels Things that could be even better: - chemicals in the hot tub must be really strong as our swimwear is bleached, maybe this could be adjusted - it’s a shame there’s not a washing machine, which we didn’t realise when we booked and there is plenty of space in the kitchen for one - would make life easier with a baby and lots of walking in lovely Scottish wintry weather - parking isn’t directly outside and there’s not an obvious sign for the cottage, this was a little bit tricky to find when we first arrived and also a bit awkward with loading and unloading the car

    Reviewed by RosalynNov 2021

  • "Owners were extremely friendly and helpful"

    Reviewed by MarieOct 2021

  • "From booking to leaving great communication from Wendy & Mike, great hosts, very friendly and gave lots of information about the area and cottage, Cottage is delightful,set in a very private space,hottub was lovely, great after long walks in the day, its cosy with its log fire and sofas, beds so comfortable too, kitchen well equipped, Wendy even brought us a slow cooker after i mentioned it, love leaving slow cooked meals on to come in to, there is a small locally run pub on site, doesnt serve food though, but very friendly and a music night on Thursdays, local musicians come for a sing song, and encourage you to join in."

    Aviemore nearest town 6 miles, for nearest bars & restaurants, so you need to drive to get to other bars & restaurants. We did walk it once, theres a lovely walk but wouldnt do it at night, All in all a great find, area is beautiful, cottage is lovely, you wont go wrong booking it. Oh a shout out to Quad biking at Dalraddy 5 mins away, great fun and well worth a try, some beautiful views.

    Reviewed by KarynSep 2021

  • "Booked for our 10th Wedding anniversary but had to delay because of covid."

    . Owners were fantastic in accodating us. Wow what can we say! This cottage blew us away... Fantastic in every way. Tooked away in the grounds amougst the trees you would never know it was there.. Secluded enclosed garden space making it perfect for dogs. Lovley landscaped garden is a little suntrap. Cottage/cabin is very deceiving, it feels massive inside. This place has so much space its hard to choose we're you want to sit and spend your time. Super clean and well equipped we needed for nothing... We'll a few more days would have been perfect. We will definitely be going back! A perfect base to explore from..

    Reviewed by IainAug 2021

  • "Stayed here with my wife and 3 kids, oh and a dog."

    When we arrived the place was immaculate and just gorgeous. The location, property and privacy for us was just perfect. The owners are more than lovely and very caring / helpful with everything. We done so much in our time there and still have loads to do. In all our times staying in aviemore and the surrounding areas this is by far the most stunning, comfortable and gorgeous place we have stayed in.

    Reviewed by BarryJul 2021

  • "The location for Suidhe is perfect, some fabulous walks from the doorstep and lots to do in the area."

    The lodge is a little tucked away so didn’t get much sun, even when the neighbours garden was bathed in sunlight. We’re not sun worshippers so not a major problem. It’s a beautiful lodge and surroundings. We made the most of the hot tub most days which was an added bonus after a long day. The tv didn’t work but not a problem, we played games around the table each evening. The mattresses are a little uncomfortable and the duvets need changing as very lumpy. Highly recommend any of the local walks. 6 mile walk into Aviemore along a footpath with some lovely views The Rowan Tree restaurant serves good food if you don’t fancy cooking or there are a coup,e of chaos at the nearby caravan park who make good grub. The lady behind the house makes lovely bread.

    Reviewed by HelenJun 2021

  • "There are some amazing walks straight from the garden gate, and the hosts were very helpful."

    The location is stunning and the surrounding area is perfect for walks and mountain biking. Very well equipped cottage and has everything you need for a home from home stay. We found the beds very uncomfortable, mid week I actually bought a mattress topper (thin one from home bargins)which did help a little (this maybe personal taste, we have a memory foam at home)The duvets were also very lumpy. The only other thing to be aware of is that to access the cottage you are essentially walking through the split garden of the big house. We were very lucky and the house was not occupied due to number restrictions but I can imagine if there were occupants you wouldn't have the privacy we had, as the house and top garden overlooks the cottage. That said we had a lovely week exploring the area and it was wonderful to come home and have a soak in the lovely hot tub.

    Reviewed by VikkiMay 2021

  • "We found this lovely cottage after having to cancel a holiday we already had booked."

    We were greeted by Mike, who is so friendly and welcoming, we got into the cottage to find some home made cheesecakes which were amazing! The cottage is in a quiet area and it’s so cosy especially when you have just got out the hot tub and you curl up by the fire. I would highly recommend this cottage to anyone looking for some chilled out family time. It has so many walks just on your door step and Aviemore just up the road. We had a fantastic time and will 100% be coming back again! Thank you to Mike and Wendy for again being so welcoming.

    Reviewed by MeganOct 2020

  • "Lovely cosy cottage with good open plan kitchen, dining & lounge area with log burning stove."

    Bedroom layout is interesting with access to the small bunk room through one of the double bedrooms. Some minor issues with the plumbing, however did not detract from the holiday enjoyment. Mike and Wendy were extremely helpful and always keen to ensure that the stay went without a hitch. As a confirmed “West Coaster”, I feel that this has opened up an area of Scotland to me that previously I would never have visited and I now am hoping for a return visit next year.

    Reviewed by PaulSep 2020

  • "We had a great time at Suidhe Cottage It's a lovely space & feels really tucked away & private."

    A new mattress in the master bedroom would make it even better, as would the addition of a washing machine, although there is a laundrette in Aviemore. We loved the hot tub, especially the massage jets! We didn't get to use the barbecue unfortunately, as the weather was a bit rubbish. Kincraig is a great base for exploring the Cairngorms & we'll definitely be back.

    Reviewed by DuncanJul 2020

  • "Our second time staying here and we loved it, we cannot wait to re book and go again"

    Reviewed by AlistairMar 2020

  • "Owners so friendly and helpful, beautiful cottage beautiful setting had snow every day (febuary) which we loved."

    Hot tub was lovely and warm even in the snow. Cottage was equipped with everything we needed even had little touches in bedrooms like hot water bottles and hair dryers.. avimore only 6 miles away has all u need tesco aldi. Gift shops..home bargains..restraunts..pizza..italian..laundrette..all we met was friendly ..loved it will deffo be back. Only negative which isnt really a negative as the owners did pre warn us the garden is dog secure but we had a husky who likes to jump..the back fence is very low so he jumped over it one morning and we had to climb over on to a neighbours garden to collect him luckily we spotted him in time. Also the gate if you have little dogs could easily get through it apart from that its perfect. Also free logs on grounds for log fire. Perfect.

    Reviewed by TinaFeb 2020

  • "We had a fantastic stay in the cottage over the October break."

    it is clean and comfortable and superbly located. we are a family of four (2 adult, 2 kids, 7 and 3). the cottage had everything you might need, although the fridge was really small so we had to shop every couple of days rather than one big shop for the week. that would be my only bugbear really! the pub that is in the lodge is friendly and welcoming and very child friendly too, which meant we could go for a swift half after dinner - such a treat! desperate to go back but it's busy, and no wonder.

    Reviewed by JodieOct 2019

  • "Fantastic cottage although bed in master bedroom not comfy."

    Everything else fantastic and great having a pub on site. Owners gave us privacy and were available should we have any questions. Location also fab. Our little dog loved the open air freedom.

    Reviewed by MarionSep 2019

  • "We have been to this cottage 4 times now so this tells all, we love the place, a real home from home."

    The garden has now been enclosed and improved since the last time we where there so even better. We both feel the bathroom ( shower ) could be updated but the owner aware, also would love a washing machine as our clothes got wet due to wet weather walks,so could do with washing them. They have put in new double doors is sitting room that are lovely too. We will be returning again in a couple of years we hope. A must stay if visiting Aviemore Fiona and John Mcgregor

    Reviewed by JohnAug 2019

  • "Absolutely idyllic pet friendly location, it caters for all needs, every home ..."

    Absolutely idyllic pet friendly location, it caters for all needs, every home comfort you could want, the cottage is 5 mins from Loch Insh which has the most fantastic water sports and 6 miles from aviemore, only 2 negatives for us was that there was no washing machine and fridge freezer was tiny other than that it was superb and would highly recommend

    Reviewed by ChristineJul 2019

  • "I would highly recommend this beautiful cottage."

    Owners were very friendly and helpful. Cottage was beautiful, a home from home. The hot tub was fantastic. Ideally situated for many activities, such as wildlife park, loch insh watersports, Aviemore etc. Would love to go back

    Reviewed by TracyJun 2019

  • "This is a fantastic place to stay , has everything you need and very private , also great if you have a dog as the garden is enclosed and our dog coco had a great time ruining about ."

    Would definitely recommend this place to others.

    Reviewed by DeborahApr 2019

  • "Fantastic lodge which pictures really do it no justice."

    is such a brilliant area. nice walk up the road to water sports centre and bar which was so friendly and dog friendly. Bar right next to lodge which was great so friendly again. we was lucky to have snow when we was there which for us made it a whole lot better. sitting in the hot tub while snow is falling round you was brilliant. Aviemore just down the road with everything you would need. we would have rebooked for this year but due to my holidays having to boom over a year in advanced is was already booked. so my advice if it free, book it you really won’t regret it.

    Reviewed by DavidMar 2019

  • "Kincraig turned out to be a great base for access to bike tracks and walking."

    Cottage ideal for family break and hosts welcoming. A very enjoyable family holiday and hope to return again.

    Reviewed by DelwynFeb 2019

  • "Lovely property, comfortable lounge and beds, great location for Cairngorms, friendly hosts, nicely landscaped garden for privacy of out door hot tub (the real gem)!"

    Reviewed by JamesJan 2019

  • "A fantastic week in the cottage."

    Beautiful location & so much on the door step. Are only struggle was trying to fit everything in, reindeer herd, Wildlife park, Zip park, Loch walks, mountain etc etc. We enjoyed it so much we have already booked in for next year.

    Reviewed by CraigDec 2018

  • "We had a great time at the cottage."

    It is beautiful, a great size, and the beds are really comfortable. Wendy and Mike are lovely and helpful if you should need anything.

    Reviewed by PatriciaOct 2018

  • "Aviemore is a fantastic location for families with young children."

    Suidhe lodge is both family & dog friendly with a fully enclosed garden. Wonderful hot tub. Very helpful, friendly owners & onsite pub! 5 min drive from Aviemore & on Loch Inch for watersports. Will book again next year!

    Reviewed by JenniferJul 2018

  • "This cottage was the best place me my husband and daughter have stayed so far."

    Lovely friendly welcome and the accommodation was 5+ star. Lots of different activities for the whole family to do in the surrounding area. We will definitely be back to stay in the future.

    Reviewed by GemmaJun 2018

  • "Excellent location."

    Cottage was lovely and spacious. Heater in one of the bedrooms wasn't working but that was the only fault. Will return!!

    Reviewed by LarraMar 2018

  • "Very enjoyable and relaxing break."

    Loved the on site pub!

    Reviewed by AnthonySep 2016

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Summary

  • All ground floor
  • Three bedrooms: One double, a second double bedroom with an adjoining bunk bedded room accessed through the double bedroom
  • Shower room with shower, basin and WC
  • Open plan living area with kitchen, dining area and sitting area with wood burning stove
  • Hot tub.
  • Electric central heating with woodburning stove
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, dishwasher, Sky TV, DVD, WiFi, selection of books, games and DVDs
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for stove inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Cot and highchair
  • Ample off road parking
  • Private front decked area with hot tub (by arrangement with owner), furniture and BBQ
  • One well-behaved pet welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 5.7 miles
  • Small pub on-site voted 11th in the top 15 country pubs in Scotland - 1 min walk
  • Café art gallery a short walk away
  • River 5 mins walk
  • Note: Owner can offer a laundry service by arrangement
  • Note:One dog accepted, extra dogs at £15 with owners agreement
  • Please note: In consideration to neighbouring properties and residents the hot tub should not be used between 10.00pm and 7.00am in line with noise restrictions

The property

This detached timber cottage is situated in a very secluded location in the grounds of another holiday home in Kincraig village within the Cairngorms National Park.

This charming single-storey Kincraig cottage would ideally suit a family or group of friends who wish to explore the Cairngorms National Park and surrounding area.

This Kincraig cottage has a well-equipped open plan living area with a kitchen/dining area that leads through to a tastefully furnished sitting area with a warming woodburning stove.

There are three bedrooms at this Cairngorms cottage consisting of two double bedrooms and a bunk bedroom, as well as a shower room.

A large, private decked area lies to the front of this Kincraig cottage complete with a hot tub, BBQ and seating area.

The highland village of Kincraig has good local services and boasts a famous wildlife park run by the Royal Zoological Society.

Be sure to visit the local café art gallery too, presenting the wondrous work of local artist An Vastano and serving delicious treats, it's well-worth a trip. Visit the Highland Wildlife Park and see the first Polar Bear to have been Born in the UK in 25 years. The wider area of the Cairngorms National Park is on the doorstep of this Kincraig cottage with Aviemore a short six mile drive northwards offering an unending list of outdoor activities, including a zip wire adventure course.

You may wish to enjoy the peace and tranquillity of the highlands and spend time hill walking, cycling, or perhaps birdwatching on the nature reserve close by, but whatever your wish, it is all here in abundance!

At the end of a busy day, return to your Kincraig cottage for a relaxing dip in your own hot tub!

Note: Ref 22429 is in the same grounds as this cottage, together they sleep 21.

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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: Max. 4 adults.

This property offers the following short breaks:

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