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“Beautiful Cottage in Amazing Surroundings”
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3 Bedrooms, 3 Bathrooms, Sleeps 6
Kincraig, Aviemore and the Cairngorms, Scottish Highlands, Scotland

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Jacxxx
Staffordshire
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34 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Beautiful Cottage in Amazing Surroundings”
Reviewed June 1, 2013 for a stay in May 2013

We received a very warm welcome from Jennifer, the cottage owner who lived within walking distance away from the cottage. This cottage is tastefully decorated with all he amenities you would ever need and in an idyllic area.
The AGA was fun to cook on but did make the cottage extremely warm and when the weather was already warm actually the heat became overbearing at times.
Due to the location of the cottage being the highlands, the summer days are long and it was not dark until almost midnight and was light again within 3 hours. This proved difficult for my little one who struggled as the curtains were quite light and could maybe benefit from some blackout blinds or darker curtains?? We ended up putting a throw over the curtain rails to make the room darker.
We took our 6 yr old and she loved seeing a red deer walk past the lounge window in the field next door and giving carrots to the ponies in the field adjacent to the property. The birds were nesting in the wall and it was great to see them flying in and out and hearing the young at feeding time.
A short walk away is Loch Insh and there is a beautiful sunset from here. Locally Inshriac Nursery has a cake shop called The Potting Shed where the cakes are amazing but even more so the bird feeders there attract many different birds including woodpeckers and also 3 beautiful Red Squirrel.
A drive up to Cairngorm Mountain is a must! We went up early evening and saw a herd of reindeer walking along the road up there.
The RSPB Osprey Centre is a fantastic place to visit with very knowledgeable staff and volunteers which made it extra special for my little girl.
The Highland Folk Museum is great for kids and only a short drive away to Newtownmore. The added bonus is ... its FREE!!!
A definite disadvantage is there is a very poor signal for mobile telephones and no internet access.
A great holiday had by all.

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Liked best: The area!
Liked least: The heat from the aga.
Traveling group: Extended Family
Your age range 35-49
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elgouna2
Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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27 reviews
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“Christmas in the Cairngorms”
Reviewed February 8, 2013 for a stay in December 2012

We spent Christmas week in this wonderful cottage, its very large and spacious with 3/4 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms/shower rooms one on suite. lovely and warm with an Aga cooker and best of all an open fire, logs provided. It is 8 miles from Aviemore, and a friendly local shop that sells everything.
The Cairngorms were full of snow we went up the venicular railway to the top and watched all of the ski slopes, great day out.
All in all a great week ( car hire essential ) Many thanks Sykes.

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Liked best: The cottage and surrounding
Liked least: for a winter stay and long nights the TV was very old very small and sub standard
Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
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Longforgan Near Dundee
Reviewed January 9, 2013 for a stay in November 2012

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Bonnicut
Ascot
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13 reviews
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“Super cottage finished to a very high standard in an excellent location”
Reviewed May 16, 2012 for a stay in May 2012

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Inshcraig. The cottage is very tastefully decorated and all fittings were of excellent quality, very rare in holiday cottages. The AGA makes the downstairs very warm and cosy and the views from upstairs are delightful. We were pleasantly surprised how good the location was for all the sights of Speyside. We were doing a bird watching trip and Loch Garten, Rothiemurchus etc were only a short drive away not to mention Ospreys, Red Squirrels and Cresties local to the cottage.

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Liked best: Beautiful interior and location
Liked least: Inaccurate directions: Situation is behind Insh House not a mile down that road!
Traveling group: With Friends
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Tyen and Wear
Reviewed December 7, 2011 for a stay in October 2011

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Foonus
Bishops Stortford, United Kingdom
2 reviews
“Couldn't have asked for more!”
Reviewed October 6, 2011 for a stay in October 2011

A group of 6 of us, including two young children, stayed at Inshcraig for three days at the beginning of October 2011, and we really couldn’t have asked for more. It’s a beautiful house, decorated to a very high standard, and we really felt comfortable and at home from the moment we arrived.

The owner greeted us with a bottle of champagne, as we were the first guests to stay there since she took ownership (so I’m not sure all future guests will get the same!), and then showed us around and explained everything we needed to know, leaving us her number in case we needed help with anything (however, there is very limited mobile signal at the property, and you may need to move around the house a bit to find it).

The kitchen had all the utensils and appliances you could need, with a beautiful Aga, and everything was where you would expect it to be, so there was no searching around for ages for something that wasn’t there! It had 2 large double bedrooms, one upstairs and one downstairs, with huge comfortable beds, and a third bedroom with 2 single beds. Also upstairs is a second lounge room, which could easily have been made into another double bedroom, but makes the whole place seem much more homely as it is somehow.

There are 2 main bathrooms, with a heated floor in the downstairs one, and an en-suite to the downstairs bedroom. Outside there is small garden to the rear, and some log sheds to the side to keep the logs for the open fire dry. At the front there is ample parking for two or three cars. The small track up to the property is a bit bumpy, but fine if you drive slowly.

I am really struggling to find anything negative to say, the best I can do is to mention that there was no kindling to get the log fire started, so we had to buy some, but I have mentioned this to Jennifer, the owner, and I'm sure it will be there in future.

We couldn’t recommend this any more highly as a place to stay for a short break, or indeed a long break, personally I could live there for the rest of my life!

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horst4712
Grevenbroich, Germany
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Reviewed June 19, 2016 for a stay in June 2016
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Liked best: Die rihige Lage und die unkomplizierte und feundliche Vermieterin
Liked least: Nichts
Traveling group: Freunden
Your age range 50-64
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