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Brucanich Cottage

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Kingussie, Northern Highlands & Cairngorms National Park Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 4 Guests

  • 1 Bedroom

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets No


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

Reviews & Ratings

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37 Customer Reviews

  • "My stay was very comfortable in peaceful surroundings, enjoyed sitting outside at the back."

    The bed was comfortable and facilities good. Good location for walking in the area. Would stay again.

    Reviewed by Renford5.0May 2024

  • "Comfortable cottage and well located with umpteen cycle and walking trails."

    A good place to relax at the end of the day.

    Reviewed by Christine3.8May 2024

  • "Great cottage with all the amenities for a work-retreat."

    Rafa and Allison couldn't have been more gracious hosts. Before arrival, I was concerned about heating during December. They were more than happy to share their firewood for the wood stove. I had to insist on compensating them for it, since it wasn't part of the complimentary basket they already provide. I had no issues keeping the cottage warm during some of the coldest days of the year. I highly recommend the cottage, location, and the hosts.

    Reviewed by Srinivas5.0Nov 2023

  • "Very peaceful little spot - the property was very comfortable and perfect for access to local walks and activities, with more adventurous pursuits available within a short drive."

    Reviewed by Robert5.0Aug 2023

  • "It was a lovely cottage in beautiful surroundings."

    First time we had been but definitely not the last time. Very handy for shops and pub. Everything we wanted was there. Lovely watching the blue tits feeding their young in the box and the rabbits that came out on the lawn every evening. I give it a 4 for comfort as we found the mattress very soft and the sofa hard.

    Reviewed by Stephen4.7Jun 2023

  • "Check in was really easy, hosts were friendly, towels provided, really great location, was a lovely stay"

    Reviewed by Georgina5.0Feb 2023

  • "We could the property all we could hope for."

    Lots of walking around the area. Birds to be seen all sorts including raptors. Plus morning of leaving a red squirrel

    Reviewed by Carole4.7Dec 2022

  • "Warm , clean, comfortable and well equipped."

    The only negative the mattress was very soft for us . We enjoyed the stay and look forward to coming back soon.

    Reviewed by Tessa4.4Oct 2022

  • "We were made very welcome by our hosts and found everything we needed in the cottage, which is cosy, comfortable and just the right size for a couple."

    It is also very reasonably priced. The location is peaceful but only a short walk from the main street of Kingussie. We found the village an ideal base for our walking holiday.

    Reviewed by Jean5.0Sep 2022

  • "Great quiet location, ideal for our needs, were able to walk and cycle directly from cottage and very close to golf club."

    The kitchen was well equipped and everything was very clean. The owners were very friendly and helpful without intruding.

    Reviewed by Julie4.4Sep 2022

  • "Small but big enough for two."

    Well equipped and comfortable. Situated in a nice location and ideal as a base for walking or sightseeing by bus or car.

    Reviewed by Graham5.0Apr 2022

  • "A really lovely stay in a very lovely cottage."

    We had everything we needed, it was very cosy and Alison and Rafa kept us very topped up with wood for the log burner. Fantastic comfy large bed, loads of storage if you need it, and a very well equipped kitchen. The place was very clean and pleasant when we arrived and communication from the owners was really great throughout. Location is ideal, very quiet but also not far at all from the centre of Kinguisse (for the fantastic fish and chip shop and bike shop) and just a 20 minutes drive from Aviemore and the Cairngorms. Highly recommend, thank you for having us.

    Reviewed by Rosie5.0Feb 2022

  • "The property was lovely and felt quite spacious."

    Lovely patio area with great views over the mountain. We had a visit from a robin every day. There were plenty of coat hangers (usually you only get half a dozen, if that) and plenty of storage. The area was lovely and quiet but within walking distance of the town centre. The couple who own the property were lovely and couldn't have been more helpful. I would definitely recommend this property.

    Reviewed by Fiona5.0Dec 2021

  • "Lovely little place in Kingussie."

    The owners where lovely and kept us stocked with a plentiful supply of wood. Easy to find and within walking distance of the village.

    Reviewed by Lucie5.0Nov 2021

  • "We found the cottage easily following the directions on the welcome email."

    On arrival the cottage was warm and cosy, the owners had kindly left the heating on for us. The cottage itself looks brand new, so clean and tidy, a credit to the owners. The beds were comfy, the lounge was lovely and lighting the fire only added to this. The log burner warmed the whole property, not that it needed it. The kitchen facilities are excellent with everything you need for a stay. The bathroom is also great with no issues found at all. The owners, Alison and Rafa, are lovely and very approachable. All in all a lovely place to stay to explore the Cairngorms. Kingussie is a lovely wee village with everything you need - chippy, Co-op and Cafes. We will be back as soon as we are able.

    Reviewed by Nick5.0Oct 2021

  • "We had a fantastic holiday in this wee annex."

    The place was clean and tidy and had everything we needed. The wood burning stove created such a lovely atmosphere and we loved that we had a little kitchen so we could make our own meals while away. The area is full of beautiful walks and I'd be happy to recommend this place to anyone looking for a break away up North.

    Reviewed by Marie5.0Oct 2021

  • "First of all Alison and Rafa were very kind host."

    They made sure that we are comfortable and gave the privacy. Rooms were clean and the bed was Cosy and comfortable. Had almost everything including vessels even though we dint use it. Woods were given for the fire and was a good experience. Place is nicely situated near shops and also near by walks are good. Don't have anything as a con, except that the cottage doesn't have a board to identify. So please call the host and get the land markings.

    Reviewed by Deepak5.0Oct 2021

  • "This cottage was perfect."

    Had all the needed facilities for a comfortable stay and was very clean and tidy. The hosts were both lovely and made sure we had everything we needed. The cottage was in a beautiful location. Kingussie itself is a large village with a few shops etc but lots of lovely walks too. It is very close to the rest of the Cairngorms, Aviemore, the Wildlife Park and many other areas. There is also a great main road that leads straight to Inverness. Would definitely stay here again.

    Reviewed by Sarah5.0Aug 2021

  • "Will visit again."

    enjoyable stay efficient and welcoming hosts

    Reviewed by Elizabeth5.0Aug 2021

  • "Everything was perfect, the cottage was very clean and he owner was very pleasant, we would love to return one day"

    Reviewed by Dawn5.0Jun 2021

  • "Lovely comfortable cottage with private patio seating area."

    Would recommend for a couple looking for nearby local shops, pubs and access to local walks .

    Reviewed by Jane5.0Jun 2021

  • "We’ve had a great week in the beautiful Kingussie."

    The cottage is clean, and the bedroom is comfortable and cosy. The courtyard is now sunny and bright. Updating the shower would be desirable. But we loved it!

    Reviewed by Jun4.7May 2021

  • "In great location in Kingussie with onsite parking."

    Hosts at hand and very helpful. Well equipped kitchen and we loved the wood burning stove. Comfy bed. Only downsides was the low water pressure in the shower and that the bedroom doesn't have its own heating. But to be fair we were never actually cold in the bedroom as there was a warm duvet. May be an issue in winter.

    Reviewed by Anja4.7May 2021

  • "A wonderful base for a weeks walking in the area."

    The cottage was perfect, spotlessly clean and everything worked as expected. Alison and Rafa were on hand if required, but equally happy to leave me to myself which is a nice balance in my view. Highlights: VERY cosy bed, log burning stove was nice in cooler nights, good shower, Wi-fi was reliable (whilst not blisteringly fast, it was more than sufficient) plenty of cutlery/utensils etc for making meals, great location (5 min walk into Kingussie for shop/pubs etc. Areas for improvement: Nothing significant from my perspective, I was more than happy with everything, if I had one minor comment, the sofa wasn’t overly comfortable, but it is in reality a futon to give some extra sleeping space rather than a sofa and it wasn’t that bad to be fair. Happily return again and recommend it to my friends.

    Reviewed by Ali5.0Oct 2020

  • "We had a lovely time in the cottage!"

    Cottage was clean on arrival and in good condition. Alison and Rafa were very helpful and quick to respond to any questions/requests. Good walks from the cottage.

    Reviewed by Meg4.4Oct 2020

  • "Very pleased to have found this cottage after another had suddenly decided to cancel the booking a few weeks before departure - even though it had been booked and paid for last December."

    Sadly Sykes not that helpful and left it to myself to find another cottage and the pittance of just over £30.00 compensation was a laugh that only really covered their booking fee. Poor customer service all round. Anyway the cottage was very clean, tidy and held everything I need. The owners who live in the attached house were extremely friendly and helpful. Great place for exploring the mountains. Very comfortable.

    Reviewed by Neil4.7Oct 2020

  • "We were asked to arrive 2hrs later than printed time because of Covid but on arrival nobody there to meet us when we phoned to ask about this the lady whose number it was said her daughter would be back soon so we were left to sort ourselves out."

    When checking the facilities we found a up and over kitchen cupboard with broken catches so did not use this, when telling the owner he said he knew about it but it was not fixed all week and the bathroom door was sticking and very hard to open and close. On reading the instructions in the annex it also said it required us to vacate an hour earlier than normal for deep cleaning even though we had been asked to arrive 2hrs later I felt that the customer was not put first.

    Reviewed by Eileen4.4Sep 2020

  • "The seating area in this property was extremely uncomfortable, the so called sofa gave us severe backache."

    The TV worked but kept on switching itself over, and was so small you was sat looking downwards with a bent neck which also contributed to the backache. We were asked to arrive two hours later than the original time stated and asked to leave an hour earlier than stated, this was supposed to be to provide a deep clean. I myself am a private cleaner and the size of this property did not warrant an extra 3 hours for a deep clean on top of the usual four to five hours they have, which is usually between 10am and 3pm, by anyone.

    Reviewed by George2.2Sep 2020

  • "Had a fantastic holiday."

    The cottage was really clean with everything we needed. The location was perfect for us. Nice and quiet location with a few places to eat and drink within a 5 minute walk. Aviemore was only a 10 minute drive or 15 minutes on the train. Highly recommended.

    Reviewed by Angela5.0Sep 2020

  • "We had a lovely stay here and our first time booking a Sykes Cottage."

    There was everything that we needed including ample crockery and utensils etc (but we didn't cook really!). The place is a little bit small for a family of four if you intend to spend a lot of time inside the home, but we knew it was sufficient to our needs as a base for our holiday whilst visiting family. We enjoyed watching the squirrels in the little garden too! Thank you.

    Reviewed by Laura4.7Aug 2020

  • "Rafael and Alison, as well as their two sons, are friendly and helpful hosts."

    The apartment was quiet and secluded, immaculately cleaned and otherwise prepared for us, surrounded by beautiful greenery, and close to many beautiful walks and climbs in the area. We would certainly consider staying there again.

    Reviewed by Zarko5.0Jul 2020

  • "Great central base for touring and travelling"

    Reviewed by Stuart5.0Nov 2019

  • "Great cottage."

    in a lovely area. Welcoming helpful owners. clean and had pretty much all you could want. close to lots of things to do. thank you very much.

    Reviewed by Barry4.7Aug 2019

  • "Basic cottage not at all light as described in your Ad with very poor sitting out area and dark with trees blocking light into the sitting area."

    Reviewed by David2.2Jun 2019

  • "Lovely cottage and lovely people in a lovely location!"

    Thanks for the sledge!

    Reviewed by Ben4.7Apr 2019

  • "Lovely little cottage, a great place to spend our Christmas."

    Slightly bigger than expected from the photos. Bed really comfy. Warm and cosy venue. The owner was lovely and lent some books to us.

    Reviewed by Charlene4.7Dec 2018

  • "We spent one week at the Brucanich Cottage and we really enjoyed it."

    The house was very clean and equipped with everything we needed. They also provided us with a cot for the little one. The location is also very good, at 10 minutes walking from the centre of Kingussie, where you can find a coop, different restaurants and a couple of take away places, which are ideal at evenings if you don't want to travel far just to have dinner. We reserved everything through the website only 3 days before going on holiday, and everything worked perfectly. Very pleased!

    Reviewed by Francesca4.7Aug 2018

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  • All ground floor
  • One king-size double bedroom
  • Shower room with shower, basin and WC
  • Open plan living area with fitted kitchen, dining area and sitting area with woodburning stove and double sofa bed
  • Utility.
  • Central heating provided by air source heat pump, electricity part powered by solar panels with woodburning stove in sitting area
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, washing machine, TV with Freeview, DVD, WiFi, selection of books, games and DVDs
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Cot and highchair on request
  • Off road parking for 2 cars
  • Small, rear patio area and furniture
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop and pub 5 mins walk.Electricity is included and one complimentary bag of wood for the woodburner.

The property

This secluded eco-friendly cottage annexe, attached to the owners' home, is located on the edge of the town of Kingussie, within the stunning Cairngorms National Park.

Offering contemporary accommodation, this single-storey Kingussie cottage has been thoughtfully created, and is an ideal base for a couple or small group of people who want to enjoy the great outdoors of the Cairngorms National Park, but who will also appreciate being close to a town centre.

Tastefully furnished, this cottage in Kingussie has a king-size double bedroom, a shower room and a bright and spacious open plan living area with a double sofa bed, woodburning stove and French doors which lead you out onto a private patio area, perfect for a quiet evening drink or morning coffee.

The area offers a diverse and exciting range of attractions for all ages, including within a short drive away, the Highland Wildlife Park, the Landmark Forest Adventure Park at Carrbridge, Kingussie Golf Club, and of course the vibrant town of Aviemore, with its all-year-round activities, such as mountain biking, nature treks, skiing and even sled dog riding!

This Kingussie cottage is conveniently placed for whatever you want to do in the area.

EPC Rating: Band E

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

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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