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Ruthven Steadings

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Ruthven, Kingussie PH21 1NR, Scotland
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    5 of 5 stars
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Foster, Australia
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123 reviews
54 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Our return visit confirmed to us that this is THE best BnB. First the warm welcome from Julie and John and their great recommendations on where to eat, good things to do. Second their fabulous breakfast - do try the pancakes ! Third the great room - we stayed in the Tractor Room. What bliss - spacious bedroom and a... More 

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Julie C, Owner at Ruthven Steadings, responded to this review

Dear Guests, We are so pleased you enjoyed your second visit with us just as much as your first! Thank you for all your lovely comments about The Old Tractor Shed and the breakfast. Enjoy the rest of your holiday in Europe and we look forward to seeing you both again next time. Best wishes, Julie & John More 

Sunderland, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

found this little gem via internet and found it exceeded all expectations . We regularly holiday in the highlands and islands of Scotland and this was by far the best B&B accommodation we have stayed in over the last 15 years. Julie and John were fabulous hosts from meeting us as we drove up the drive to the moment we... More 

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Julie C, Owner at Ruthven Steadings, responded to this review

Dear Guests, What a fabulous review, thank you. We are thrilled you had such a good time staying in The Old Tractor Shed and enjoyed getting out and about in the area. Hopefully, we will see you both again next year. Best wishes, Julie & John More 

Nottingham, United Kingdom
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65 reviews
20 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

For the second time this Summer we stayed at the superb Ruthven Steadings B&B. This time it was a 4 night visit and a great base camp for our mountain biking holiday. If you're thinking of cycling in the Cairngorms it comes very highly recommended. As helpful and friendly as ever, Julie & John did everything to make our stay... More 

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Julie C, Owner at Ruthven Steadings, responded to this review

Dear Guests, WOW, what a fantastic review for us, thank you for taking the time to do that. We are so pleased you enjoyed your cycling holiday and staying in The Dairy Room again! We are looking forward to seeing you both again very soon - perhaps not such an energetic holiday next time! Best wishes, Julie & John More 

N Ireland
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313 reviews
87 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 141 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Stayed for two nights in the Dairy room. Delightful hosts were helpful with ideas for dinner etc. Lots of little extras like dvds and chocolate bars. Breakfast lovely. Close to insh marshes an rspb site. Lots of walks and wildlife in the area. We would return.

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Julie C, Owner at Ruthven Steadings, responded to this review

Dear Guests, We are so pleased you both had such a lovely stay with us and enjoyed the Evening Wildlife Watch with badgers, pinemartin and deer. Hope to see you both again soon. Best wishes, Julie & John More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had a wonderful time at Ruthven Steadings. Julie & John were so helpful, with tips to restaurants around, places to visit, not to mention the great breakfast we enjoyed every morning and the "life-saving" sandwiches. It felt almost like home, the Dairy room is fantastic, very spacious, lots of birds come to eat in front of your window, as... More 

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Julie C, Owner at Ruthven Steadings, responded to this review

Dear Guests, We are really pleased you had such a good time staying in The Dairy Room and we are very happy you had your 'life saving sandwich' in your pocket when you were out walking!! If we are ever in Madrid we promise to say hello. Hope to see you both again. Best wishes, Julie & John More 

penicuik
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

Loved our couple of nights here. Everything was just perfect, big comfortable room and great choice of breakfast, home - made bread was a treat. The location is stunning and a great base for activities. Look forward to the next time!

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Julie C, Owner at Ruthven Steadings, responded to this review

Dear Guests, Thank you for taking the time to write such a wonderful review, we are very happy you enjoyed your stay and hope to see you again. Best wishes, Julie More 

Antwerp Province, Belgium
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015

Ruthven Steadings is a wonderful property with a nice garden for the guests to enjoy. We stayed in The Old Tractor Shed for 4 nights, a huge room and bathroom, very nicely decorated indeed with an excellent large bed. Julie is a wonderful hostess, she really spoils her guests and her breakfasts are simply delicious. We hope to stay there... More 

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Julie C, Owner at Ruthven Steadings, responded to this review

Dear Guests, Thank you for your lovely compliments about our B&B, we are really pleased you had an enjoyable stay with us and very much look forward to seeing you again next time. Best wishes, Julie More 

Nottingham, United Kingdom
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65 reviews
20 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

My wife and I stayed 2 nights in the Dairy room at Ruthven Steadings and we had a superb stay. Julie & John were very welcoming and made every effort to ensure our time with them was great. The room was immaculately clean and the bed hugely comfortable. Unlike many other places we've stayed there is also good wifi. Both... More 

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Julie C, Owner at Ruthven Steadings, responded to this review

Dear Guests, We are very pleased you have enjoyed another holiday with us here and thank you for the lovely comments about breakfast and your favourite pancakes!! Looking forward to seeing you both again next year. Best wishes, Julie More 

Glasgow, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

This was our first stay at the Ruthven Steadings, and I hope it will not be our last!!! The room was huge, more like a suite, clean and well decorated. Breakfast was amazing, home made bread and jam, and that was after fresh fruit, smoked salmon and eggs! Julie is lovely, and friendly, would highly recommend .

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Julie C, Owner at Ruthven Steadings, responded to this review

Hi, Wow, what lovely comments, thank you. We are delighted you both enjoyed your short stay over the weekend and had a great time visiting the Wildlife Park. Hopefully, we will see you for longer next time. Best wishes, Julie More 

winchcombe
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10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2015

We used this as a stop over on our way up to The Orkneys. We wish we could have stayed longer as there is so much to see and do in the area. You can walk to the RSPB reserve in a few minutes. We took our bikes ( as recommended by our host) to the RothiemurchusCentre, where ther are... More 

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Julie C, Owner at Ruthven Steadings, responded to this review

Dear Guests, We are so pleased you enjoyed your stay with us on the Way to the Orkneys. Sounds like you had a fabulous day on the bikes around Loch Morlich and down the ski road. Hope to see you both again next time. Best wishes, Julie More 

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