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Kincraig near Aviemore, Northern Highlands & Cairngorms National Park (Ref. 10386)



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73 Customer Reviews

  • "A fantastic property with a great layout, in a wonderful countryside setting."

    Beautiful inside and out. Very clean and spacious. The open fire and the AGA were a treat. Plenty wildlife around with deer visiting the adjoining fields and lots of small birds. The cottage is very well equipped, everything you could need in the kitchen and throughout. Location is perfect for seeing the stars, we were treated to the Milky Way and the Northern Lights the night we arrived. The Highland Wildlife Park is a short drive away, as are Aviemore, Grantown, etc. Highly recommend the Green Loch above Loch Morlich. We look forward to staying at Inshcraig again in the future!

    Reviewed by RossOct 2021

  • "Loved the open fire and Aga."

    Very cosy

    Reviewed by RobertOct 2021

  • "Cottage was very clean, spacious, warm and comfortable."

    The Aga was new to us and kept the place warm although in the summer can imagine it would make the property uncomfortably hot. Minor points were a washing machine tucked in the understairs cupboard - it would have been better in the kitchen, 3/4 blown light bulbs and bedding on one of the doubles was looking a little past it’s best. Overall we had a very enjoyable break and the points above would not stop us from returning. Very well located for Loch Insh water sports centre.

    Reviewed by MarkSep 2021

  • "This is a nice amd private cottage, a place you can switch off from the world."

    Something's need attention though. Bathroom fittings upstairs need attention. AGA creates far too much heat even with the doors and windows open, although probably comfortable in winter we did find it unbearable during the warm September week we stayed. Extra pillows would have been nice too.

    Reviewed by SandraSep 2021

  • "So peaceful, beautiful cottage!"

    Even though we didn’t get to see the horse we really enjoyed all of the birds flying really close! There was a robin outside the ground floor bedroom most mornings! On our last evening we saw a family of 6 dear (2 grown and 4 babies) in the field that the horse is sometimes in! What a lovely surprise, it was so sweet! We visited the wildlife park which was fab! We went to Inverness as my sister was born there, we visited some friends and went on the Loch Ness ferry ride which was beautiful! (I got sunburned in Inverness! Crazy! Lol) Tesco and Aldi are very close by so meals were very simple to plan! We did get used to the Aga, being in the kitchen was so warm so that was a comfort in the evening! The the whole week was warm and sunny! I got to meet up in Pitlochry with a good friend that went to boarding school, for the first time in 26 years! All together we had the best time!!!

    Reviewed by MelAug 2021

  • "The cottage was amazing."

    Clean, very user friendly and welcoming. There are 2 points worth noting. 1) the post code wont take you to the property if you're using a sat nav. 2) The nearest village/shop is 6 miles away which would be worth noting

    Reviewed by KeithJul 2021

  • "The cottage is absolutely idyllic."

    Plenty of areas to sit and relax, or in our case, give teenagers a living room of their own. Kitchen is packed with equipement to cook, bake and generally get to know the aga. I was worried about using the aga, but there were a number of books that gave practical tips for use and I am now a convert! The cottage is in a lovely quiet area with walks and cycle routes on the doorstep. Loch Insh watersports is just up the road and kept the teens happy. Great location to explore the area without being in the chaos that is Aviemore. Can't wait to come back.

    Reviewed by EmmaJul 2021

  • "Had a lovely week at Inshcraig, very quiet location, and everyday we enjoyed watching deer, hare, pheasant and buzzards in the next field."

    Comfortable cottage, no problem cooking on the aga. Would have preferred an overhead shower in the upstairs bathroom, but this was a minor niggle as there are two shower rooms on ground floor. Great location for exploring the Cairngorms and beyond, would recommend anyone to stay here.

    Reviewed by ClaireJun 2021

  • "Fantastic property in an amazing location."

    Reviewed by DebbieOct 2020

  • "Excellent peaceful location, but still within easy reach of everything."

    Reviewed by IanSep 2020

  • "The cottage was lovely, comfortable, clean, warm and homely, the beds were comfortable and everything worked very well in the cottage."

    The AGA in the kitchen cooked really well, in fact cooked meat better than our oven at home. The cottage was well situated for our trip to the Cairngorms which was wildlife focused, our stay was peaceful, quiet and private. The owner Jennifer was very helpful, so all in all lovely cottage and can highly recommend.

    Reviewed by KevinMar 2020

  • "Lovely cottage great wrk away"

    Reviewed by CraigFeb 2020

  • "A lovely, relaxing, peaceful, cosy cottage with some great views overlooking farmland with horses and deer towards pine filled hills."

    Jennifer was a friendly whirlwind, we had a fabulous welcome, where she showed us how to use the Aga cooker and how to light the log fire. The cottage has some good amenities, like books, board games (with all the pieces!), candles and a great reading room with a music system. The cottage is ideally situated for exploring the Cairngorms, with lots of really nice walks direct from the cottage itself. We had a truly wonderful, relaxing time.

    Reviewed by MarkNov 2019

  • "Good set up."

    Happily recommended....

    Reviewed by StephenSep 2019

  • "Enjoyed a brilliant week at the cottage."

    Exceeded expectations with cleanliness, facilities and location. The beds were really comfy, the showers were fantastic and the aga was fab to cook on. The views out of the back were beautiful and the short walk down to the loch was the icing on the cake. Exceptional value. Already planning our week back there for next year!

    Reviewed by CharlotteSep 2019

  • "Superb location, very quiet but close enough to main connections."

    We also liked the opportunities for nice walks right from the doorstep.The cottage is very well equipped and taken care of. At least for continentals like us the AGA stove was quite unusual but after a short while we got used to it.

    Reviewed by TorstenAug 2019

  • "We have been holidaying at this cottage off and on for forty years starting with the previous owners."

    It is a firm favourite with three generations of the family. The owner takes very good care of the property and there are always new additions. The cottage is in a great area with lots of activities for all ages.

    Reviewed by DJun 2019

  • "Lovely house, exceptionally warm due to aga but that would be great in the winter."

    Unfortunately no instructions on how to use aga and dishwasher. We managed to find details on internet when we got there. Owner did visit on Sunday and explained about aga. Lots of aga cookbooks too. Wifi worked very well and instructions for TV. Good details about recycling etc. Lovely having the horses at the back, although one kept getting out and was up and down the side of house but still fenced in but not in his field. Luckily we are used to horses. Lovely views of deer and hares too.

    Reviewed by HeatherMay 2019

  • "This is the most beautiful house in a most beautiful area."

    Excellent location & fabulous wildlife to been seen. Jennifer keeps this property to a very high standard

    Reviewed by ShannonFeb 2019

  • "Jennifer very helpful & friendly."

    One of the nicest cottages we've stayed in. Very clean & well equipped. Cosy, warm & comfortable. Will definitely visit again.

    Reviewed by KatherineDec 2018

  • "Warm, comfortable and well equipped, this cottage is in a superb location."

    Friendly horse in the adjacent field. Stags and hinds in the woods nearby. What more could you ask for? We had a, second, super week here and are already planning for next year.

    Reviewed by JamesOct 2018

  • "The cottage was warm, clean, comfortable and well equipped."

    The only quibbles we have are that a lot of the crockery was chipped, the frying pan was damaged (probably used on the Aga hot plate) and the lighting in the sitting area was not good for reading in the evening.

    Reviewed by RobertSep 2018

  • "The cottage was very clean and comfortable and ideally situated for the Insh water sports centre, and Aviemore a short drive away."

    Close to the Highland wildlife park, and a lovely fish and chip shop in Kingussie. The cottage itself is surrounded by wildlife, deer roaming the fields, Buzzards, Hares, and the Horse (Claude) who loved his carrots. A thoroughly enjoyable holiday in a wonderful part of Scotland.

    Reviewed by PhilipSep 2018

  • "The cottage was amazing easy to find and an excellent base for exploring the highlands ."

    Would highly recommend .

    Reviewed by NicholasAug 2018

  • "We loved this cottage."

    It was to a very high standard. Jennifer was very helpful.

    Reviewed by JenMay 2018

  • "Such a beautiful area and the cottage at the heart of it."

    The listing does not mention the close proximity of other properties - although they are completely separate. The horses in the field at the back provided hours of enjoyment for our children. We saw red deer in the fields and migrating geese. It's a fantastic base for wildlife spotters.

    Reviewed by ZoeMar 2018

  • "Outstanding is the only word that can be used."

    We have used the cottage many times and ar back again in November 18

    Reviewed by RoderickMar 2018

  • "No, all good."

    Reviewed by SuzanneDec 2017

  • "Overall, this was an exceptional holiday house."

    We are familiar with the location so knew what we wanted to do on our holiday. The cottage was accessible, comfortable and spotless. Facilities were excellent and the cottage was furnished to a high standard. It is pleasing to see the way in which standards of self catering properties have improved over the years. We will probably consider this property for another holiday and will certainly use Sykes as our default site for property searches.

    Reviewed by JamesNov 2017

  • "A delightful and very well appointed cottage, one to which considerable thought ..."

    A delightful and very well appointed cottage, one to which considerable thought had been given and on which significant sums had been spent to provide an excellent property

    Reviewed by KevinOct 2017

  • "As wildlife photographers we loved the rural and remote setting of the cottage."

    Found the cottage to be as described and very comfortable and well fitted out. Lucky that in November we had no bad weather - cold but bright and sunny in the main. Didn't rain until we left! Only slight criticism being that there was no welcome information pack listing emergency telephone numbers for doctors etc., which we have always had in previous holiday cottages. It would have been useful to have this information and also list of local amenities. However, there were lots of leaflets on places to visit etc., and having been in this area before found these very useful. Also had difficulty in contacting the owner by telephone and were informed this may have been due to very poor mobile signals where the cottage was situated. Found by trial and error outside the cottage that you could send/receive calls etc. Overall a lovely situated cottage and only real noise was the birds outside the windows! Would definately go back again. Margaret and Peter Preece

    Reviewed by Lionel PeterNov 2016

  • "What a warm welcoming cottage and much bigger than we imagined."

    Reviewed by MurrayMay 2016

  • "The property was, in the opinion of all of us, simply "outstanding"."

    We could not find a fault. Special mention must be given to the standard of cleanliness and presentation. You will not be disappointed!

    Reviewed by RichardApr 2016

  • "Our time at Inshcraig was thoroughly enjoyable."

    The quality of the fixtures, fittings and finishes is high, the plan layout of rooms is well considered and the Aga ensures a toasty welcome whatever the weather outside. It's clear from the interior that this cottage has been decorated and furnished with care making it a warm, welcoming and homely place.

    Reviewed by ColinMar 2016

  • "Inishcraig was an absolutely splendid cottage."

    Beautifully clean. Everything that you need in a home. Wonderful location

    Reviewed by ShannonFeb 2016

  • "A cosy, well equipped cottage in a beautiful location."

    Reviewed by SarahJan 2016

  • "The property is very comfortable for an off season break; the Aga in the kitchen is very easy to use and keeps the property warm and cosy, as does the open fire in the living room."

    Inshcraig is in an ideal location to access all the local attractions, but is in a quite and picturesque setting to relax and just enjoy the wildlife from the cottage. Wifi is very useful for keeping in touch with the outside world. The sofas and beds are all very comfortable and the decor and furnishings are all of a very good standard. We have stayed here twice now, at different times of the year, and would always choose Inshcraig, if available, when returning to the area.

    Reviewed by RuthNov 2015

  • "The cottage was very tastefully furnished and decorated."

    The neutral colours in the bedrooms created a calm and relaxed atmosphere in which we all slept really well. Inshcraig is so peaceful with amazing views from the garden. This was my first experience of using an AGA which I loved, food is cooked at an even temperature and washing hung on the clothes horse at night in kitchen was dry the next morning.

    Reviewed by KeithAug 2015

  • "Fantastic cottage and very helpful owner who answered our queries very quickly."

    The location was amazing and the local water sports centre at Loch Inch very friendly and helpful.

    Reviewed by AleeshaJun 2015

  • "Excellent, well appointed cottage in a superb location."

    Reviewed by ChristineMay 2015

  • "Fabulous cottage in perfect location to do absolutely nothing or explore the surrounding area."

    Thoroughly enjoyed our stay and hope to return to Inshcraig in the future. Loved it.

    Reviewed by FionaApr 2015

  • "This was such a relaxing break."

    The cottage was fantastic, very roomy and furnished to a high standard. There were amazing views from every room.

    Reviewed by SandraMar 2015

  • "The cottage was comfortable, well equipped and in a lovely location."

    Reviewed by MorvenMar 2015

  • "This is our third stay at Inshcraig and we've booked a week next year."

    It's perfect.

    Reviewed by ChrisFeb 2015

  • "The cottage was lovely it had everything you could possible need."

    Its was very cosy and warm. There was plenty of space so we could invite our friends for the weekend and go out skiing. I really liked having horses outside near the back garden was lovely to look at them they were very friendly. Overall a great stay and would recommend to friends.

    Reviewed by JadeJan 2015

  • "Beautiful location, well provisioned and a lovely homely feel."

    Reviewed by JennyOct 2014

  • "Our stay at the cottage was extremely enjoyable."

    We arrived tired and worn out from work and having to deal with too many people. We left batteries recharged, ready to deal with the problems again!! The owner must be complimented for the presentation of all aspects of the cottage. We have just booked a week in March 2015 and when diaries settle down will book again for November 2015.

    Reviewed by RoderickJul 2014

  • "The owner is very kind and helpful and her artistic talents are revealed in the sensitive way she has furnished this lovely cottage."

    Even her own paintings adorn the walls. It is very clean, bright and fresh and has a lovely homely feel in a quiet location yet near to lots of outdoor things to do. Great for all ages. This has been our favourite holiday cottage for over 20 years and we have been in Spring, Summer and Autumn.

    Reviewed by WendyJun 2014

  • "A very well presented and equipped holiday cottage set in a peaceful location."

    One of the best we have stayed in.

    Reviewed by AnneMay 2014

  • "As Bird-watchers this is a fantastic area of Scotland to be based in giving not only access to typical highland species but not too far from the coast to add variety."

    The weather this year was good enabling us to get out comfortably. Although there were only three of us the cottage was well appointed to cater for 6.

    Reviewed by JohnMay 2014

  • "Beautiful location, a lovely warm comfortable cottage."

    Reviewed by GwendolineApr 2014

  • "The cottage was very welcoming and warm as was the owner."

    We were very comfortable indeed and thoroughly enjoyed our stay there.

    Reviewed by PatriciaApr 2014

  • "This is the best holiday accommodation that we have ever stayed in."

    The cottage is beautifully maintained and was spotlessly clean upon arrival.

    Reviewed by ChrisMar 2014

  • "Owner came to visit by appointment and check all was ok."

    Cottage was very much home from home and would rent again. The range cooker took a little getting used to but added to the holiday experience.. I have no complaints at all and only compliments for the owner.

    Reviewed by RobertJan 2014

  • "The owner was lovely and helpful."

    Beautiful property and surroundings. No complaints at all, will certainly be going back.

    Reviewed by AnnJan 2014

  • "Inshcraig is in a beautiful setting and the house is cosy and welcoming."

    Plenty of great walks from the house without having to drive miles. The owner was very helpful and gave us lots of advise on the area and of course the workings of the property.

    Reviewed by JamesDec 2013

  • "Warm, cosy and very comfortable cottage in a great location."

    We love this cottage because we stayed in it for holidays from 1980. The present owner has to be congratulated on making it so attractive, and she is very helpful and obliging.

    Reviewed by WendyOct 2013

  • "General ambience of the property and situation is out of this world."

    It was extremely well set up, and every need catered for. We will stay again, and pass on to friends.

    Reviewed by RoderickOct 2013

  • "Peaceful and private house perfectly located for mountain biking adventures."

    Lovely property.

    Reviewed by JustineSep 2013

  • "The property was wonderful."

    So peaceful and a great location for walking. Clean, tidy and very, very welcoming. Would not hesitate to come back again. The owner was very friendly and made us feel very at home. Superb!

    Reviewed by RobAug 2013

  • "This is an absolutely wonderful cottage in an exceptional location."

    I do not feel that the cottage could be improved in any way. The owner should be proud of the property that she provides.

    Reviewed by ShannonFeb 2013

  • "Great base for seeing the Highlands, with lots to see and do nearby."

    Reviewed by ColinJan 2013

  • "A warm, homely feel of the house."

    Mrs ReidNov 2012

  • "The cottage was lovely and homely."

    The children really enjoyed themselves and they had lots to do, even when it was raining. We had lovely walks, went horse riding, nature watching, swimming in the Lochs, boating, went to a distillery and went to an Adventure Park. We all had an amazing time and were sad to leave.

    Reviewed by AndrewAug 2012

  • "We particularly liked the outdoor activities in the local area and also our accommodation."

    Reviewed by PeterJul 2012

  • "A high standard, we felt very comfortable and loved the amazing countryside"

    Reviewed by BarryJun 2012

  • "A fantastic secluded location, yet it was easy to get to attractions."

    Beautiful, spacious cottage with good, comfortable furniture. We loved the decor, the open fire and plenty of big windows. A red squirrel, a pair of woodpeckers and also bats were all seen every day.

    Reviewed by PaulineJun 2012

  • "Great house in great surroundings."

    We could have happily stayed for a decade or eight!!

    Reviewed by AdamMar 2012

  • "Lovely property - very nicely presented."

    A real home from home. Would book again!

    Reviewed by SarahMar 2012

  • "A great property and we have already recommended it to several friends."

    Good location for a climbing week. The Aga was fantastic, the house was warm and we looked forward to returning to it after a long day on the hill.

    Reviewed by AndrewJan 2012

  • "Beautiful styled charming home from home."

    Loved the log fire and the AGA. Its a great base from which to explore the surrounding Cairngorms. I'll definitely stay there again.

    Reviewed by MichaelDec 2011

  • "We were made to feel very welcome on arrival."

    We loved the area where the cottage was situated, and we felt that the property was 'home from home'.

    Reviewed by HelenOct 2011

  • "Inshcraig was an excellent base to explore the stunning surrounding countryside."

    It has been very nicely furnished and feels very homely and welcoming. The open log fire and Aga were a real treat. Its a surprisingly spacious property inside - something of a tardis!

    Reviewed by LorraineOct 2011

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The property

Kincraig 2 miles. A wonderful detached cottage in rural woodland on the edge of the village of Insh, just 2 miles from the Highland village of Kincraig.

Lovingly decorated and furnished, this Kincraig cottage has been built in an eco-friendly style using some of the stone from the original cottage on the site, which means that the walls are up to a foot and a half thick in places.

South facing, with open views across the fields and hills where you can see buzzards and deer, this Kincraig cottage is full of light and is ideal for a family holiday in the rugged and beautiful Cairngorms National Park.

At this Kincraig cottage there are three bedrooms, one with an en-suite shower room, offering flexibility and choice for the whole family.

The living accommodation at this Kincraig cottage is enhanced by the open fire which means that you can curl up on chilly evenings with a warming drink and reflect on your day's activities.

Outside this Kincraig cottage is a large enclosed garden, perfect for the children to let off steam, and is just a two minute walk to Manse Bay on the shore of Loch Insh where you can see whooper swans and many other water birds and is a wonderful place to have a dram of whisky and watch the sun go down.

For the more adventurous, the Loch Insh activity and watersports centre is just a short walk away, where you can enjoy a range of watersports including canoeing, sailing and windsurfing.

The owners of this Kincraig cottage have bikes that can be hired, so you can explore the network of forestry tracks and quiet roads that surround the cottage.

Golfers are well catered for at this Kincraig cottage with a number of courses nearby including Kingussie which is one of Scotland's most beautiful courses.

For winter sports enthusiasts, this Kincraig cottage is just ten miles from the skiing centre of Cairngorm, from where you can access a whole range of exciting activities.

Just six miles from Aviemore and Kingussie, thisis a superb Kincraig cottage for a holiday all year round.


  • Three bedrooms: 1 x king-size double, 1 x twin with Juliet balcony, 1 x ground floor king-size double with en-suite shower, basin and WC
  • Bathroom with bath, basin and WC
  • Ground floor shower room with shower, basin and WC
  • Kitchen with AGA and patio doors
  • Sitting room with dining area, open fire and French doors to patio
  • First floor sitting room
  • Boot room.
  • Central heating with open fire in sitting room
  • AGA cooker with oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, dishwasher, TV with FreeSat, DVD, CD, iPod dock, WiFi, selection of books, games and DVDs
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for open fire inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off road parking for 2 cars
  • Enclosed rear lawned garden with patio and furniture
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop and pub 1.5 miles.

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About the location


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 Cainrngorm 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.

This property offers the following short breaks:

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