3.9★ Sykes rating 6 Guests 3 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom Pets No Features Off road parking Open fire Garden / Patio Highchair available Pub/shop < 1 mile Washing machine Dishwasher Broadband / WiFi Reviews & Ratings Accuracy of the listing Cleanliness Comfort Facilities and Maintenance Search All reviews cottage (7) stay (6) aga (5) great (5) enjoyed (4) baldow (4) 10 Customer Reviews "The wrong indication of Baldow Cottage`s location at google maps etc." is very unfortunate. We believed to have booked a remote cottage in the mountains north of and far from the A9. Instead the cottage is located inside Kincraig beside the B9152 which passes the garden and turned out to be very noisy from heavy traffic. Furthermore the images provided are not up to date esp. as far as the view out of the windows is concerned. You do not look out on to a nice meadow but at the houses of a new settlement. We recommend to let customers know this before booking. To find sleep in the first floor with the AGA oven set permanently to level 5 (as instructed by the owners) is a challenge when outside temperatures are above 25°C over the day and do not fall beneath 20°C at night. In the end we enjoyed our stay in Baldow Cottage because the surroundings are outstanding. Reviewed by Detlev3.4★Sep 2023 "Disappointing." Obviously no interest in the property or the families that visit. Reviewed by Terence1.3★Aug 2023 "There was a problem with the security of this house." On arrival we noticed that the back door wouldn't open. On closer inspection it appears that the locking mechanism is broken and has been replaced with two very flimsy looking toilet door bolts. This resulted in a few sleepless nights due to the sense of vulnerability and I finished my holiday more tired than when I started. Lots of the cricket and dishes in the cupboard had food crumbs on them and we more or less washed all the dishes before using them. Aside from these two issues, this is a very nice holiday house. Reviewed by Moira3.4★Jul 2023 "Ideal cottage to stay in for exploring the wonders of the Cairngorms." Near Aviemore with lovely walks at Kincraig and Feshiebridge on your doorstep. Reviewed by Andrew5.0★Jul 2023 "Overall very good stay and property." -very helpful welcome pack -great fridge-freezer -having Sky TV was good (however despite following instructions we failed to get the kitchen TV to show Sky) - lovely warm Aga kitchen and heating system worked well What would have made 5stars: -providing a tea pot and a cafetière for coffee -better dusting (quite a few cobwebs) -providing more than two dishwasher tablets -maintenance/modernisation: second double bedroom had water marks and cracks on ceiling, quite a few water marks on side tables in the house. -having some basic games for families with kids Reviewed by Claire4.4★Jul 2023 "We had a lovely week at the cottage." It had everything we needed and was very comfortable. A great base for exploring. Reviewed by Claire4.7★Mar 2023 "Cottage was very well located, very central to all the main attractions of Highland Perthshire and the Cairngorms National Park." It was comfortable and cosy with a lovely open fire and Sky TV in a number of rooms. Facilities were good, especially the Aga but cottage would have benefitted from an additional toilet/bathroom as the cottage sleeps 6. Cottage is very spacious with lots of outdoor space but would benefit from an outdoor table and chairs in the summer months. Views are excellent from the cottage but unfortunately the land in front of the cottage is currently being developed for housing and there was a substantial amount of noise from the diggers which woke us up early some mornings. Hopefully this all be sorted soon. Make sure you ask for key collection details at least 48 hours in advance as we struggled to get them in time for our visit. All in all we thoroughly enjoyed our stay and found Baldow Cottage excellent value for money, well equipped and extremely well located. Reviewed by Melanie3.8★Aug 2021 "Really loved your cosy cottage and the surrounding area was simply outstanding." Air was clean and fresh and the garden was very peaceful. Fabulous views from every room towards the Cairngorm Mountains. The cottage had a very homely feel, really loved the Aga in the kitchen and the open fireplace in the lounge made the evenings very relaxing. It was great to have Sky tv in all the main rooms and the wi-fi worked very well. We didn't need a thing in terms of cooking equipment, bedding or towels. House is very close to Loch Insh where we enjoyed all the water sports on offer and we spent a fascinating day at the Highland Folk Museum just up the road past Kingussie. Aviemore is a great little town with a good range of shops, restaurants and supermarkets. We enjoyed a ride on the Strathspey steam train which departs from Aviemore Station thrice daily for a return trip to Broomhill. The farm shop at Rothiemurchus was also outstanding and we hired bikes for a wander up the mountains nearby. Thoroughly enjoyed our stay. Thankyou very much for the time we spent at Baldow Cottage. We'd certainly love to return, already thinking about dates for next summer.... Reviewed by James4.7★Aug 2021 "Baldow Cottage is an extremely comfortable and warm cottage, with everything you need to have a great holiday." Some of the furniture is a little worn, but you would expect this as this cottage is likely to be frequently used by families. Really enjoyed the setting of Baldow, surrounded by wildlife and within easy and quick travel to Aviemore. Some great walks nearby. Would definitely stay again. Reviewed by Baxter4.7★Jun 2021 "The cottage is easy to find, although no longer painted red like the photo !" It is located on the edge of Kincraig, opposite a path that takes you a short stretch along the road and then through the woodland to join the Speyside Way. The field opposite is for sale for residential development which would be a shame as we were able to observe red squirrels on the edge of the wood, as well as roe deer with fawns , from the kitchen window. We took bird food with us for the table in the garden and soon had lots of birds visiting. The house is well equipped , we had no experience of cooking with an Aga but soon got the hang of it. Great sized fridge with ice/water dispenser. Comfortable beds and excellent shower. Lots of space for 4 of us, with a large entrance area for coats & boots. Good location close to lots of walks. Between us we ran, walked and cycled so fully explored the area. Reviewed by Louise4.1★May 2021 There are no reviews featuring this term Show all reviews Show more Hide all Summary Three bedrooms: 2 x double (one with Sky TV), 1 x twin Ground floor bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC Kitchen with dining area and Sky TV Utility/boot room Sitting room with open fire. Oil central heating with open fire Oil AGA, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, dishwasher, 3 x TVs with Sky, DVD, computer, WiFi Oil and electricity inc. in rent Fuel for open fire available to purchase locally Bed linen and towels inc. in rent Highchair Ample off road parking Enclosed lawned garden surrounding property with furniture Sorry, no pets and no smoking Shop and pub 10 mins walk Note: 5th Jan – 3rd April 2015 charged at £528, 26th Jun – 3rd Jul 2015 charged at £620 3rd Jul - 17th Jul 2015 charged at £753, and 9th Oct – 23rd Oct 2015 charged at £620. The property This charming, traditional detached stone cottage is superbly located, in the village of Kincraig in the Cairngorms National Park. Ideal for a family or group of friends, this Cairngorms cottage boasts lovely open views of the surrounding mountains. This cottage in Kincraig has three spacious bedrooms, along with a comfortable sitting room with a warming open fire and a desk with computer. The kitchen with dining area and AGA range is a lovely place to prepare and enjoy home cooked meals, plus the large garden is ideal for playing games or simply relaxing. Kincraig, a typical highland village, boasts an excellent shop and pub, plus just three miles away is the Highland Wildlife Park, which is well worth visiting. Aviemore is also close by and offers a host of activities and services, whilst a short drive north to Carrbridge will bring you to Landmark Activity Park. With fabulous rides and visitor experiences, it's an outing to be enjoyed by all the family. This Kincraig cottage is a fantastic base for exploring the whole of the Cairngorms. View on map 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.