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Sykes rating

  • 4 Guests

  • 3 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets No


  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Broadband / WiFi

Reviews & Ratings

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38 Customer Reviews

  • "The heating & water system within property could be updated, making it usable to more than one person."

    After you fill a bath just over your legs, it's a battle with cold water all night amd waiting an hour between trying to fill the bath for 2 or more people in the property can become a bit of a hassle. The cleaniness & facilities in cottage were second to none, all in all we had a good stay at Aultmore.

    Reviewed by Lorraine4.4Jan 2024

  • "Excellent property in a very good spot for access to many of the resources available."

    Kingussie ideal with a good grocery shop and a great chips shop, Been twice and will go again.

    Reviewed by Christopher5.0Jan 2024

  • "This cottage is absolutely lovely."

    It is so cosy with the multi fuel stove. Everything we needed for a lovely family Christmas. Thank you.

    Reviewed by Morag5.0Dec 2023

  • "We definitely enjoyed staying in this comfy and cosy cottage."

    Checking in and out is arranged super easy. We can highly recommend booking this property situated in the beautiful Cairngorms. The cottage is very well equipped just as described. Any queries are super quick answered and solved. Big thank you for that. We would definitely consider to book again.

    Reviewed by Kristina4.7Oct 2023

  • "A lovely, clean, comfortable and very well equipped cottage."

    The cottage is in a great position for lots of attractions in the Cairngorms. The bed was very comfortable. We were a little worried about finding a parking place as it is on street parking, but there was always plenty of room. The slight downside is the very steep steps up to the top of the garden, but the weather was terrible so it didn't bother us!

    Reviewed by Dorothy5.0Jul 2023

  • "This is the cleanest holiday rental i have ever been in."

    It was so nice to not have to start by wiping everything down. The house was comfortable and had everything you could possibly need. It was also in a great place. Nice little village. Friendly people. And close to lots of things to do. (Not just walking). Highly recommended.

    Reviewed by Andrea4.7Jul 2023

  • "Excellent clean cottage."

    . We really enjoyed our stay..

    Reviewed by David5.0Jun 2023

  • "Very enjoyable stay thank you"

    Reviewed by Neil3.8May 2023

  • "I had some reservations about this letting because of its location in Kingussie but overall it was a very enjoyable experience."

    All our previous stays over the years (decades?) have been out of town, but the Pandemic has seen the prices of those ramped up to ridiculous levels. The house was spotlessly clean, comfortable and warm enough (mid October). The kitchen was well equipped and very user friendly. The shower was a bit of a problem to the one member of our party who had a lot of hair: geography demanding a limited 'spray'. Towels, were grand, beds comfortable and duvets etc good quality and comfy. The fire required a degree of skill beyond mine to avoid the costly error of constant feeding with expensive logs. That is MY problem rather than the house's! The only drawback, really, was the parking which is not quite as described. Parking in the street in front of the house is not advisable and it was necessary to watch out for the odd lay by space across the road. For this one is in competition with the long term residents! This is, of course, by no means a deal breaker and, I gather, Kingussie in the season is not a great place for parking at the best. I seem to have given this more attention than it probably merits but for some, it MIGHT be an issue. Would I go back? certainly. Was it good value for money? certainly, Is it a good advert for Sykes? Certainly. Oh, and communication with the owners before arrival was easy, friendly and helpful. Thank you for (another) great week in Speyside.

    Reviewed by James4.4Oct 2022

  • "A more powerful shower would be useful, plus a dishwasher."

    If you are a light sleeper, the road traffic noise could be an issue.

    Reviewed by Duncan4.7Sep 2022

  • "Very happy with our stay at Aultmore, plenty of space for a family."

    Reviewed by Gillian5.0Aug 2022

  • "We had a lovely stay at Aultmore."

    The house is well stocked with towels/linen/cooking utensils etc. Clean and tidy. Owner was very helpful on call before trip and gave advice about local area (places to eat/things to do). Would definetly visit again.

    Reviewed by Katrina5.0Jul 2022

  • "Great little property but could be cold until you got the fire going."

    Reviewed by Chris4.1Feb 2022

  • "Really excellent,well equipped and clean."

    The owner very helpful.good centrally placed property for the area.

    Reviewed by Christopher5.0Jan 2022

  • "Cottage comfortable good facilities bed comfy kitchen well stocked a good base ..."

    Cottage comfortable good facilities bed comfy kitchen well stocked a good base for walking sightseeing village had enough faciilities cottage a little cold when weather outside dropped

    Reviewed by Alan4.1Oct 2021

  • "The property was comfortable, clean and suited our needs as a base for a walking holiday."

    Kingussie itself was very disappointing with the available hospitality. This is probably largely as a result of covid but when this is finally back to normal the options to eat out would be poor. The only real highlight was the McInnes hotel where we ate 3 nights out of the 6 where both the Food and service were very good. Otherwise no real options or willingness to accommodate us.

    Reviewed by Ian3.8Aug 2021

  • "There was plenty to explore, the property very clean and tidy, everything we needed."

    Very happy with the property over all.

    Reviewed by Tammy4.7Aug 2021

  • "There is only one set of keys."

    Would be good to either have a 2nd set or have a keybox. Was difficult to go out separately due to this. The fridge is too small and the small freezer compartment wasn't working sufficiently. This meant numerous trips to the shops for supplies as unable to store much. The property is on the main Kingussie road which tended to be noisy from early morning. Overall however the cottage is cosy and well equipped. If the key and fridge issue was sorted we wouldn't hesitate to return.

    Reviewed by Brian3.8Oct 2020

  • "The only thing I would mention about the location of the property is that it is right on a very busy and fast road(in spite of 30 mph restrictions), which affects sleeping as the bedrooms are at the front of the property."

    Reviewed by Deborah4.7Oct 2020

  • "People should be aware that the cottage was on a busy main road, had to park car ..."

    People should be aware that the cottage was on a busy main road, had to park car on pavement and 1 off our car got bump while parked up outside the cottage, television was too small for room, no where to put groceries and needs replacing was making these go off to quick even though we had turned it up, looking at the pictures on your site is quite deceiving because the garden is over grown and steps very slippery and no handle rail at the top

    Thank you for your feedback. We do state on the website that there is only roadside parking available and that there are steps up to the garden and care should be taken. Hope this did not impact on your stay. Many thanks. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Judy1.9Sep 2020

  • "We knew the outdoor space was up a flight of stairs and that there was seating at the top."

    A table as well as chairs may be a nice addition. Unfortunately due to the weather we never managed to sit out.

    Reviewed by Yvonne4.7Jul 2020

  • "The house was well equipped, comfortable and had everything you need."

    It was a great base to explore the beautiful Cairngorms.

    Reviewed by Penny5.0Mar 2020

  • "Perfect location for the working holiday we had, slept great and the house had everything we needed."

    . Thanks

    Reviewed by Andrew4.7Oct 2019

  • "We had a lovely stay at Aultmore, the cottage was at the quieter end of Kingussie High St."

    It is in a very good place for exploring around the area, we had very good days in the Highland Folk Museum, Beauly, Inverness, Ruthven Barracks, and the highlight of the trip to Culloden Battlefield (brilliant and very touching) then on to Clava Cairns. Fort William,Glenfinnan Loch Ness and cruise, then on to Fort Augustus, full itinerary all week. The Duke of Gordon Hotel, very good food and value for money friendly bar staff. When we arrived we first at Joe’d chippy very good food no problems with the service either no wait eating in. Recommend Kingussie v. good.

    Reviewed by L5.0Sep 2019

  • "Aultmore is a real home from home, warm, well equipped, comfortable for a week's stay."

    Recommended. Situated in a good location to explore the surrounding location.

    Reviewed by Yvonne5.0Sep 2019

  • "We decided to go to Kingussie without our car and rely on public transport for getting around as it's a long drive from where we live and we don't like driving on motorways."

    This worked relatively well. The village has good links up and down the valley (bus and train). Obviously, you have to plan more and there are walks higher in the mountains you can't reach. The vilage has a good butcher and Coop as well as a few cafes and restaurants so being car free did not restrict us in terms of shopping ang eating either. In fact, we felt we had more interaction with village life without it.

    Reviewed by Jacqueline3.8Jun 2019

  • "We had a lovely stay in Aultmore."

    Reviewed by Catrin5.0Apr 2019

  • "We loved the location of this little house."

    From kingusse we visited Inverness and Loch Ness. We had two days out walking up the Caingorms at Aveimore which was so pretty covered in snow. Unfortunately , the fenicular mountain railway is shut until at least summer, so we didn't get to ride it but that just meant more walking. We canoed on Loch Morlich where there is a fab beach and water sport facilities with the stunning backdrop of the mountains. We visited Tomatin distillery and had a tour. We visited kingusse wildlife park which was interesting but expensive we felt. Impressed that they have the only polar bear cub to be born in the UK in 25 yrs, and they have a great compound there. My husband and myself were fine with the house and would stay again or recommend it, however our 20 yr old daughter found the heating of water a trial. There are storage heaters overnight which we all felt kept the house warm just right in the day. But there was meant to be a tank full of hot water in the mornings, which was lukewarm and we had to keep putting the booster time switch on for a bit, to ensure one of us never ended up short of hot. It just took more time to get ready and out in mornings. In the evenings you could make a fire and the back boiler would boost the hot water but we only had the first three nights chilly enough for needing the fire, as in the last week of April we had great, sunny warm weather. For our first visit to Scotland we were pleased with the house, the area and all of the places we went. We will return, and if we wanted to visit more in this area would use Aultmore house again. In Newtonmore up the road, we had a lovely meal in a little restaurant called the letterbox, which we would recommend but book ahead.

    Reviewed by Helen3.8Apr 2019

  • "Kingussie seems to have more charm than some of the other tourist areas and despite having an address on the High Street, the cottage was in a peaceful location with good, easily accessible local facilities."

    The locals are very friendly and helpful.

    Reviewed by Naila5.0Jul 2018

  • "We as a family had a fantastic holiday in Aultmore."

    House is equipped with all daily conveniences and supermarket is around the corner. An ideal starting point for making day trips / walks and exploring Scotland in this way. In summary, we are very happy that we have chosen this cottage for our short holiday.

    Reviewed by Menke5.0Apr 2018

  • "The accommodation was exactly what was advertised, it was close to amenities well furnished."

    Reviewed by Paul5.0Mar 2018

  • "Clean comfortable cottage, conveniently near to shop & railway station as we didn’t take the car."

    Lovely walks nearby and good rail access to the Highlands, two very nice local cafe/coffee shops in the village. There was no welcome pack i.e. bread & milk which would have been helpful as we arrived by train late in the evening after the co-op shop had closed, however plenty of fuel for the wood burning stove was provided in a wood store outside the back door which was great. Pleasantly surprised to find that the over bath shower was very modern and powerful. Overall a very enjoyable winter break with the highlight being a trip on the Cairn Gorm funicular railway and watching skiers from the comfort of the viewing area at the top.

    Reviewed by Sarah4.7Mar 2018

  • "It was a lovely cottage and very convenient."

    We found it easy to book and will return!

    Reviewed by Nasreen5.0Mar 2018

  • "If anything the listing for Aultmore undersold the attractiveness of the accommodation e."

    G. a "shower over bath" listing gave me the impression of a rather basic "crouch in the bath and hose yourself down" type of facility but in fact the shower was perfect it simply wasn't in a free standing shower tray. The owner contacted us by text before arrival, by phone when we turned up, and again by text when we were leaving - friendly and concerned on every occasion. Some winter cottages leave only a very mean fire starter supply of a few pieces of kindling and a handful of logs. Aultmore provided plenty of fuel (which actually we were happy replenish). Our only note of discomfort was the cold kitchen but then we were there over the coldest winter in Scotland for the past 30 years so we are not complaining. I would have no hesitation in recommending Aultmore to anyone looking to get into the highlands but avoid the commercial atmosphere of Aviemore.

    Reviewed by Brendan4.7Feb 2018

  • "Me and my friends are very happy about Aultmore Cottage."

    House od pleasnt and Warm. I would recommend to every one i know. Thank you. Przemyslaw Naworol.

    Reviewed by Przemyslaw5.0Dec 2017

  • "We had very nice contact to the friendly and helpful host."

    Reviewed by Gerd5.0Aug 2017

  • "Lovely place to stay in the quiet town of kinguisse."

    Reviewed by Jason4.6Jul 2017

  • "The cottage was very cosy ans clean."

    In the middle of the village with a shop nearby. Everything was as expected.

    Reviewed by Katelijn5.0Jul 2017

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  • Three bedrooms: 1 x double, 1 x single, 1 x ground floor single
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Kitchen
  • Sitting room with dining area and multi-fuel stove.
  • Central heating powered by multi-fuel stove with electric night storage heaters
  • Electric oven and hob, fridge, microwave, washing machine, TV with Freeview, DVD, CD, iPod dock, 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 on request
  • Roadside parking
  • Steep rear terraced garden with patio and furniture
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop and pub 5 mins walk
  • Note: Please take care when climbing the steps up to the back garden.

The property

A very well-presented terraced cottage ideally situated in the pretty Highland village of Kingussie in the stunning Cairngorms National Park.

This bright Kingussie cottage is ideal for a small family or group of friends who want a convenient and comfortable base providing easy access to the wonderful outdoor pursuits and amazing scenery that is available in the Cairngorms National Park.

With accommodation over two floors, this cottage in Kingussie offers three bedrooms, including one on the ground floor.

The spacious sitting room has a welcoming multi-fuel stove ensuring warmth and comfort in the cooler months.

The kitchen in this Highland cottage is very well-equipped and provides easy access to the private rear garden with its pretty seating areas offering spectacular mountain views, an ideal place for a morning coffee, barbecue or pre-dinner glass of wine!

Kingussie is a lively village situated just beside the River Spey and the area is an angler’s paradise, with permits available locally.

For the more active holidaymaker why not spend time at the Loch Insh and Loch Morlich centres where you can hire sailing boats and windsurfers?

The neighbouring village of Newtonmore offers fantastic opportunities to see the fabulous countryside on Highland ponies and for golfers the Kingussie 18 hole course is ideal for players of all standards.

The area is perfect for walkers with a variety of well-maintained paths enabling you to really appreciate the beauty and tranquillity of the Scottish Highlands.

Your cosy Kingussie cottage will ensure a wonderful holiday for all.

EPC Rating: Band E

EPC Rating: Band E

Short-term Holiday Let Licence No: HI-70144-F

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About the location


Aviemore 12 miles.

Situated in the glorious Cairngorms National Park, Kingussie attracts visitors all year round. The town has a fine selection of hotels, shops and restaurants, as well as being home to one of Scotland's most beautiful golf courses. At the award-winning Highland Folk Museum, just 2 miles from Kingussie, demonstrations of traditional crafts take place most days during the summer months in the ‘streets’ of the village-like grounds. Just 12 miles south of Aviemore it is also a popular winter destination for skiers along with the Lecht, with skiing and snowboarding for all abilities. Visit Dalwhinnie, where you can tour Scotland's highest distillery and have the mysteries of whisky making explained (and purchase a bottle!) or go to the Highland Wildlife Park, and explore the habitat walks and be amazed at the wolf territory and a diverse collection of Highland wildlife. An excellent location to tour this attractive part of the Central Highlands, with many of the main attractions an easy drive away.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas