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Church View

(Ref. 985003)

Kingussie, Northern Highlands & Cairngorms National Park Show on map


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  • 4 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets Yes


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

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31 Customer Reviews

  • "Had a great stay, comfortable accommodation with everything you need."

    Great location for seeing things and lovely walks.

    Thanks so much for your feedback and top score, we’re so glad you enjoyed your stay and hope to welcome you back to Church View again. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Tina5.0Oct 2023

  • "Wasn’t clear which bins belonged to number 3, put our rubbish in the one marked “head” in the alley, saw green bins numbered 2 and 4/5 and another green bin without a lid."

    The garden needs a bit of tlc to get rid of the nettles etc taking over the grounds

    Thank you for your feedback. The green and blue bins are clearly marked with number 3, both with their lids and outside the big shed as per the guest folder. The garden receives regular maintenance and is due an autumn tidy up, this will be carried out as soon as possible. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Michael3.1Sep 2023

  • "Excellent location for exploring Scotland."

    House is comfortable & has everything you need. Lounge furniture not hugely comfortable but we weren’t visiting to sit, so all good

    Thanks so much for your feedback and top score, it’s always great to hear when guests love the house and location as much as we do. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Kate5.0Sep 2023

  • "Pictures of the property especially the garden are clearly taken a very very long time ago."

    The garden is unkept. The plants,bushes and weeds are out of control and makes it incredibly difficult to even enter the garden area. It's like walking into a forest. The property says there is seating area with furniture. The seats are old rotten wooden chairs in a shed which is hidden under overgrown bushes. You would have to remove spiders nests to reach them. Inside the property the carpets carried old dirt which was walked into the fabric of the carpet. The bedding in the guest room (2 beds) had stains on the mattress sheet and duvet cover. The sheets smelt clean but the stains were very clear to see. The chairs had old stains on and dust was everywhere. In thr kitchen we lifted the plastic basin inside the sink and discovered 2 maggots which were dead. As we travelled for over 8 hours and arrived very late in the night we had no choice other than to stay the night then left first thing in the morning cutting our 4 day stay short. We were offered a small refund. Very poor but accepted this to just forget about the experience and move on.

    We regret that your experience was not as you expected. Please note there are plastic outdoor chairs and table kept in the shed for guests use, and the garden receives regular maintenance to ensure the path and decking area are accessible. Photos of the garden were taken in the height of summer, not in the autumn. The property is thoroughly cleaned between guests and bedding is regularly renewed. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Jayne1.3Aug 2023

  • "Great things - fully equipped kitchen Central village location but very quiet mews Lovely feel to the cottage Spacious rooms Storage shed for bikes Comfy double bed friendly neighbour Easy to use heating Less great things - bathroom grouting needs tlc Single beds not so comfy for bigger children or adults One of the sofas in the lounge was uncomfortable so not great for relaxing after day’s activities Overall very happy and will rebook!"

    Thank you for feedback and we look forward to having you stay at Church View again soon! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Christine4.4Jul 2023

  • "Lovely cosy cottage, very well equipped, comfortable beds and great quiet location"

    Thanks for your feedback, it’s great to hear that you enjoyed your stay! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Lynne4.7Jul 2023

  • "Fantastic place to stay, everything you can need and nice walks in Surrounding area."

    Thank you for your feedback, we’re delighted that you enjoyed your stay! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Lesley3.8Apr 2023

  • "Super property, well equipped, comfy beds, nicely presented and very clean."

    Thank you.

    Thanks for your feedback, we are delighted to hear that you had a comfortable stay. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Riona4.4Jan 2023

  • "The cottage seriously needs a deep clean."

    The sofa in the snug was covered in dog hairs. The washing machine was stinking of sulphur, it needs to be cleaned. The top shelf in the kitchen was filthy. The layout in the kitchen was not good. The table in the middle was a hindrance.The shower was very poor. There is not one comfortable chair in the property. A serious rethink of furniture needs to take place. The beds were incredibly uncomfortable and the pillows were so thin. We had to go out and buy our own pillows, which is really unacceptable. We even bought a blow up mattress to enable a decent sleep. Uneven floors in the bedrooms with holes in them. We were booked to stay until Friday but we left on Wednesday. That's a first for us!! We most definitely will not be back.

    Thank you for your feedback. We ask guests to let us know of any issues at the beginning of their stay, and certainly before purchasing replacement items. Church View benefits from an on-call caretaking team, two mobile numbers are provided, and we will do our best to rectify any problems as quickly as possible. The arrangement of furniture in Church View is designed to maximise space and comfort - the sofa off the kitchen provides a cosy spot to socialise while dinner is cooking, and in the lounge the two comfy IKEA armchairs can be easily positioned to enjoy the wood burner, watch the Smart TV, play games or read a book. The bathroom light switch has been replaced, new luxury mattress toppers have been added to each bed. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Morag1.3Oct 2022

  • "Church View is a cosy property BUT ."

    . . . . . these are observations. They are NOT meant to be criticisms 1. The steep stairs cries out for a banister rail on the left side of the stairs going upwards. 2. ONE toilet roll is NOT enough. 3. There was no dish cloth available. We were unable to wipe down surfaces, spills, etc. 4. No cleaning spray available which would have helped with kitchen roll with the above. 5. A revamp of furniture would make greater use of the space available. Remove the two easy chairs in the living room. Move the bookcase to the left of the wood burner. Move the blue settee into the living room to where the bookcase was - then a family of four can sit more comfortably together. The circular table takes up too much space. With the blue settee moved into the living room, there is more room for maybe a rectangular table in the far end of the kitchen. 6. The light switch for the bathroom is faulty. 7. We left the property a day early because we just could not sleep in the bed for one more night. The mattress was woefully thin as were the pillows. SO uncomfortable. 8. The curtain in the living room is too long. Heat from the heater simply goes up hte curtain and then against a cold windowpane.

    Thank you for your feedback, we appreciate you taking the time to share your observations. The arrangement of furniture in Church View is designed to maximise space and comfort - the sofa off the kitchen provides a cosy spot to socialise while dinner is cooking, and in the lounge the two comfy IKEA armchairs can be easily positioned to enjoy the wood burner, watch the Smart TV, play games or read a book. The bathroom light switch has been replaced, new luxury mattress toppers have been added to each bed. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Michael3.1Sep 2022

  • "We did enjoy our stay at Church View."

    So peaceful, very nice neighbours and gardens. Cottage was very nice and equipped not too bad, looks clean around the areas the eye can see. A few points to consider though : was very disappointing seeing stained mattresses on the 2 single beds. Perhaps an upgrade and a waterproof under sheet. Also pillows had some stains. Quite a lot of dust around the skirtings and under the beds. Kitchen bin and the bin area was very dirty inside and the seals around the fridge doors were dirty. A blind would be very welcome in the master bedroom. I don’t know if it was expected of us however the floors were hoovered and mopped before departure. These comments are not hard criticisms but observations and not everyone is as fussy as we are. To conclude, I would recommend this property to others and I would happily return for another stay. Thanks for a great time away.

    We’re delighted that you enjoyed your stay and would recommend Church View. And thank you for leaving the cottage tidy, most guests do but by no means all! Your feedback has been noted and thanks for the taking the time to post. We hope to welcome you again next year! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Hannah3.4Aug 2022

  • "Lovely cottage with everything required for a happy and enjoyable stay."

    Particularly impressed that there was a washing machine so we didn’t need to go home with the usual mountain of laundry! Only criticism was that downstairs was quite cold in the evenings despite us staying in the middle of a heatwave! Other than that we thoroughly enjoyed our stay and would love to come back!

    Thanks for your feedback, we’re happy that you enjoyed your stay and we would be delighted to have you come back! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Bonnie4.4Jul 2022

  • "Had a wonderful stay."

    The cottage had everything we needed and was very quiet. Thank you :)

    We are delighted that you enjoyed your stay! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Lana4.7Jun 2022

  • "We were bit worried at first after reading some of the previous unhappy reviews, but we were pleasantly surprised."

    Communication was OK, the place itself on a really quiet back street with nice neighbours, clean and as described inside. We could tell that the owners did address some of the previous concerns - new beds in the twin room, better heaters etc. We couldn't really find anything to complain and were happy the whole week we stayed.

    Thanks for your feedback and we are glad that you enjoyed your stay! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Vladimir4.1Apr 2022

  • "We had a lovely stay at church view."

    A quiet and relaxing place close to many great days out. An easy place to be with children. Thank you.

    Thank you for your comments, we are delighted that you enjoyed your stay! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Ian4.7Apr 2022

  • "I had a lovely stay in this Delightful Holiday Home with my Boxer Dog Ruby."

    It was very comfortable, clean and so close to the Shops, Pub and fine local Walks. There was plenty of Space and the Gardens right outside were very pleasant with numerous species of birds seen. A very good TV is always a bonus after long walks and the Kitchen was really good. Add to that the Bed was very comfortable and yes I will return in the future!

    We are delighted that you and Ruby enjoyed your stay! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Peter5.0Mar 2022

  • "As with all holiday let's that are dependent on others for maintenance etc, there are always so."

    E minor inconsistencies. The owners were quick in their response about the broken bed except fact, no complaints at all there. However the silly niggle over someone to replace a broken screw in one of the living room chairs was eventually resolved by me buying a screw and fixing it myself as the handyman contacted several times by the owners, never turned up. That in no way spoiked our 4 week long stay. Sitting down in the evening as it snowed outside with the wood burner gave out a friendly glow is a memory that will endure for the rest of our lives. Highly recommended.

    Reviewed by Andrew4.4Jan 2022

  • "A lovely little cottage in a quiet and pretty mews."

    Well decorated, well equipped and very comfortable.

    Reviewed by Mary Jane5.0Dec 2021

  • "I booked this cottage 2 years ago but was prevented by Covid so had to rearrange."

    Prior to going away my friend noticed some adverse reviews from earlier this year - heating not working, poorly equipped kitchen. I rang to ask what had been done about this and was assured it was all attended to. This was not the case. When there I used the caretaker contact numbers to try to get someone out to look at the heating but they did not respond to my call or text. One day, to dry our wet coats and boots I resorted to leaving the oven on with the door open. Apart from the above, the cooker is old and the oven doesn’t reach the correct temperature. One of the metal beds rattles etc. Some of the towels had bleach stains. None of this is acceptable when you consider what was paid for the accomodation.

    Thank you for your feedback, which has been duly noted. The property is heated by stand alone electric heaters in every room, independently operated by controls on each heater. All heaters are regularly checked and maintained, and all were fully operational at the time of your stay. In addition there is a wood burner in the lounge. The cooker was also fully operational during your stay, however given the age of the appliance, a new cooker is scheduled for installation during November 2021. All linen is regularly checked and replaced. We very much hope to welcome you to Church View again in the future. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Janice1.9Oct 2021

  • "We have stayed here previously and then we raised a number of issues - some of which we fixed ourselves - that could vastly improve the cottage."

    In particular, the mattresses are tired and quite uncomfortable. Although there are some mattress protectors one of the singles is very badly stained. The linen provided is tired and of poor quality and as for the little throws, given presumably for extra warmth if needed, they are very poor quality. There is still no blind in the double bedroom and this is needed because the street light is directly outside. As for the kitchen equipment, (we mentioned this before) it is poor. The knives are not sharp, there are insufficient pots and pans and baking dishes. We had insufficient tea towels and the oven tray is filthy. The cooker is old and even though we can cope with that, an extractor fan would be useful! All in all, it is a pity because without too much work it could be a very nice and comfortable place. It is a very convenient location and although we'd love to book again because we often go to Kingussie we regret we will have to try and find a more comfortable and better equipped place.

    Thank you for your feedback, which has been duly noted and specific points are addressed below. The double bed mattress was replaced in May this year and each mattress has a clean protector for each guests stay. All bed linen is regularly checked and replaced. Throws are decorative, but also regularly checked and replaced. We will monitor customer feedback with regard to a blackout blind in the double bedroom, at present there are no plans to provide this. Kitchen equipment has been added to and upgraded. A new cooker is scheduled for installation during November 2021. We very much hope to welcome you to Church View again in the future. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Richard2.2Sep 2021

  • "Good location for exploring the outdoors."

    Cottage situated in a quiet area of the village with easy access to local amenities it was clean and adequately equipped. Nice to have small private garden area. Good WiFi signal. Easy on street parking. Heaters in the cottage were difficult to set up and no instruction manual available. So glad my elderly Mother was unable to come with us as she would not have managed the stairs up to bedroom and bathroom. There are two very sharp turns in the stair with very narrow steps and no additional handrail - would certainly be challenging for some people. No handrail to assist getting in/out of shower/bath. We only used double bedroom and found the double bed rather small and uncomfortable - probably not helped by a paper thin mattress protector. This however did not stop us from enjoying our holiday in Kingussie and surrounding area!

    Thank you for your feedback, we are delighted that you enjoyed your stay. There is an instruction manual provided for the heaters however we are unable to comment on its whereabouts at the time of your stay - it has now been returned to the kitchen drawer with the other instruction manuals. The double mattress was replaced in May 2021, and is a standard 4ft 6 inches. All linen is regularly checked and replaced. We very much hope to welcome you to Church View again in the future. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Margaret Ann3.8Sep 2021

  • "Bedding was ripped and stained."

    Cooker and oven needs updated. More utensils and pans needed for cooking. For example kitchen tongs spatula’s sharpener for knives as they were blunt. Bed was a very small double and not the most comfortable. The house was freezing when we arrived and no heating on before us arriving in minus temperatures. Storage heaters so took 24 hours to heat up! Only 2 logs for wood burning stove. So had to drive to Newtonmore to get logs as was so cold when we arrived. Shower wasn’t very powerful. Everything else was fine with the cottage.

    Reviewed by Tamling3.1May 2021

  • "Comfortable cottage in quiet location, Kingussie has all the necessary amenities and is a good spot to explore the area from."

    Plenty of crockery etc. but could have done with some more cooking utensils such as large bowls & more saucepans etc.

    Reviewed by Helen4.1Sep 2020

  • "Church View is in a quiet area of Kingussie but just minutes walk from shops and hotels."

    The house was spotless. The beds comfy. Cosy. Good Wifi.

    Reviewed by Norma5.0Aug 2020

  • "We had a great time at Church View and would definitely recommend to others."

    Reviewed by Carole4.4Dec 2019

  • "Great location and a handy base for exploring the Cairngorms."

    Reviewed by Nadia4.4Dec 2019

  • "Lovely place to stay."

    Nice and quite at night to sleep. Plenty warm and dry in the evenings to dry out from a wet walk in the hills! Comfy beds and spacious rooms, very pleased.

    Reviewed by William5.0Aug 2019

  • "Had a great holiday."

    Great base for things to do in the Cairngorms. House had all basics you need which was great, nice and spacious also. Hired bikes in Aviemore, Lanamark adventure park, drive to Tomintoul and surrounding areas, the amazing Loch Morlich and Loch an eilen.

    Reviewed by Andrew5.0Jun 2019

  • "Enjoyed our holiday there."

    The cottage was very roomy and comfortable. The cooker was a bit old and solid hobs were very slow. A hand rail on the bath to help get in and out of the shower would be a good idea. Otherwise a very well equipped and positioned cottage

    Reviewed by Susan3.8Jun 2019

  • "Obviously a very much cared for and looked after family property with some well thought out extra touches like the local maps and guidebooks."

    Nice and bright and spacious with plenty of room. When we arrived it was rather cold and with a slight damp smell as if not recently stayed in. We soon got it heated and all fine. However the electrics did not all function and we could not work out how some of the radiators were timed. Also the lighting in the kitchen was very inadequate after dark. Despite these items, which could probably be remedied reasonably easily by an electrician's visit, we enjoyed our stay very much.

    Reviewed by A4.1Mar 2019

  • "Lovely but basic little house in perfect location in Kingussie."

    Good sized rooms, lovely wood burner in sitting room & comfy snug off the kitchen. The main thing I would improve is the shower apart from that it was a lovely holiday let. Beautiful walks around Kingussie, I would certainly go back.

    Reviewed by Linda3.8Mar 2019

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  • Over two floors
  • Two bedrooms; 1 x double, 1 x twin
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Open-plan living room with kitchen area, dining area and snug area
  • Sitting room with woodburning stove
  • Electric heating an woodburning stove
  • Washing machine, electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, WiFi, Smart TV with Freeview and a selection of books
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Starter pack of logs provided for the woodburning stove
  • Travel cot and highchair available
  • Roadside parking
  • Enclosed rear garden with bench, BBQ and bike storage
  • One well behaved pet welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Local shop and pub within a five-minute walk.

The property

Church View is a delightful terrace property, resting within a quaint location within the centre of Kingussie town, in Cairngorms National Park.

Therefore, this cosy cottage makes the ideal base for exploring the countryside with your family.

Upon entering the cottage, you are welcomed to a comfortable sitting room, boasting an elegant design complete with a Smart TV and a woodburning stove, perfect for relaxing of an evening after busy day exploring.

Completing the ground floor is a well-appointed, open-plan living room, comprising of a well-equipped kitchen, dining area and a cosy snug area.

Follow the carpeted staircase up, where you will discover two elegantly dressed bedrooms, consisting of a charming twin bedroom and a double bedroom, finished with charming garden views, a bright interior and graceful wood flooring.

Completing the property is a family bathroom, complete with a bath, shower over, basin and WC.

Outside, the dogs will be able to stretch their legs within the cottage’s enclosed garden, and you will be able to enjoy the BBQ area during the summer months.

The cottage is a mere stone’s throw from all local amenities, where the local pub and shop can be situated under a five-minute walk.

This area is a popular walking base, with the entire Cairngorms National Park to wonder.

This unique park plays host to activities for everyone, including walkers, cyclists and horse riders, where you can appreciate the wild high mountains, the heather moorlands and the superb forests.

For winter lovers, the Lecht Ski Centre is a must, where you will find 20 maintained ski runs and 14 lifts, perfect for an action packed day, situated just an hour away from the property.

Church View is a tranquil base, perfect for unwinding after a busy day exploring the area.

EPC Rating: Band F

EPC Rating: Band 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