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“Fantastic Honeymoon Destination”
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Spindrift Cottage - Quiet scenic location adjacent to RSPB Insh Marshes and Ruthven Barrackes
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Spindrift Cottage - Quiet scenic location adjacent to RSPB Insh Marshes and Ruthven Barrackes
Private deck overlooking the quiet large tree lined garden and visiting wildlife. Lounge with patio doors opening onto a deck with patio furniture & BBQ
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58 reviews
Spindrift Cottage - Quiet scenic location adjacent to RSPB Insh Marshes and Ruthven Barrackes
Private deck overlooking the quiet large tree lined garden and visiting wildlife.
Lounge with patio doors opening onto a deck with patio furniture & BBQ
Open plan kitchen with high ceiling and wooden beams
Double bedroom with ensuite
Twin  Room with bathroom
Main bathroom
Ensuite bathroom
Table tennis room
Large tree lined garden surrounded by hills
View of the courtyard garden
Driveway up to the cottage
Highland Cattle at the driveway entrance
Ruthven Barracks (adjacent) is floodlit at night
Loch Morlich and the Cairngorms nearby 20 minute drive
Tromie River, just l mile away, paddle or swim
Kingussie 1 mile (14 minutes walk) Kingussie Paths Network
Bird Reserve of Insh Marshes  1 mile
Loch an Eilein 10 miles
Ptarmigan Restaurant Cairngorm Mountain summer and winter
Skiing Cairngorm 30 minutes drive
Mountain Railway at Cairngorm Mountain 30 minute drive
Husky rally every January at Loch Morlich 20 minutes drive
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Cottage -
2 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 4
Kingussie, Aviemore and the Cairngorms, Scottish Highlands, Scotland

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Sue H
London, England, United Kingdom
2 reviews
“Fantastic Honeymoon Destination”
Reviewed February 18, 2018 for a stay in January 2018

We went to Spindrift Cottage for 10 days for our honeymoon and had the most relaxing and wonderful time! The cottage was warm and cosy; it was very clean and had all the amenities we needed. We would watch the birds coming to the feeders or pay table tennis! We visited Loch Ness, went up the mountains and went to the Highland zoo. The views driving around were very beautiful. We saw deer and a golden eagle! We will defintiely be returning and thank you to Jules and Judy for being the best hosts!

Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
Feb 23, 2018
Thank you for the lovely review, Sue. We felt very honoured that you chose to come to Ruthven Steadings for your honeymoon and we are delighted that you enjoyed yourselves so much. We wish you a long and very happy marriage and look forward to eeing you both again!
Judy and Jules
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bjhnorfol...
Norwich, United Kingdom
1 review
“Cosy conversion, convenient for the Cairngorms”
Reviewed November 5, 2017 for a stay in October 2017

A great location just outside Kingussie. Super for bird watching, RSPB Insh Marsh a short distance away. Marvellous for photography with many wonderful trees and landscapes.
A warm welcome from the owners and a very comfortable cottage with great amenities, a superb place to return to at the end of the day.

Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
Nov 7, 2017
Thanks you so much for taking the time to write a great review. We are so glad to hear that you enjoyed the cottage and this wonderful area. We hope you will come back again some time!
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WMO60
Cumbria, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Perfect Cottage in a perfect place”
Reviewed November 4, 2017 for a stay in October 2017

We loved Spindrift Cottage, which we visited for a week in October half term. It is in a beautiful and quiet location but near enough to Kingussie to walk down to the local shops and railway station and 2 of our party actually attended a spinning class at the leisure centre. We could do walks from the cottage and there was plenty of peaceful and scenic walking within half an hours drive, the autumn colours being particularly lovely.

The cottage was the best we've ever stayed in in this country, it was warm, comfortable and exceptionally clean, We loved the fact it had 2 shower rooms, an extremely well appointed kitchen and a large warm porch to leave all our outdoor clutter. The bikes with helmets and locks and table tennis table were readily available and added to our enjoyment.

The owners were friendly and helpful, giving us lots of tips about the area yet remaining discreet,

Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
Nov 7, 2017
Thank you very much for taking the time to write your review. We are delighted to hear that you enjoyed your stay here and hope you will come back again soon!
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Ron C
1 review
“Comfortable, conveniently located, well equipped”
Reviewed October 4, 2017 for a stay in September 2017

Clean, comfortable, warm, well equipped cottage. Convenient location, especially as this year we had to travel by train. Only 15 minutes easy and pleasant walk from Kingussie. with its shops, station and buses. Dipper frequently seen nearby on the Gynack and Spey. Good walks from the door. Ruthven Barracks only a few minutes walk and RSPB Loch Insh hides less than 20 minutes. Would have been just as convenient with a car.

Your age range 65+
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
Oct 6, 2017
Thank you very much for your review, Ron. We are so glad that it all worked out well for you without your car. We will be looking out for the Dipper! We are very happy to collect and drop you at the station if you come again without the car. Best wishes!
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nanny082
grimsby
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Mrs”
Reviewed August 29, 2017 for a stay in August 2017

A lovely place to stay. Spindrift has everything you need for your stay. Although a welcome tray laid out on the table would be appreciated, instead of away in the cupboard. The beds were very comfortable, although i did notice the pillows and quilts were feather. Not a problem for me but for others may be a problem, so would be nice to have an alternative. Loved watching the birds on the feeder just outside the windows, so relaxing and peaceful. There are lots of places to explore in the surrounding area, and Jules was very helpful with suggestions of places to visit. Had a lovely stay and hope to be back.

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Management Response
Aug 29, 2017
Hi there. Thank you for taking the time to review Spindrift cottage. We are very glad to hear that you enjoyed your stay and liked the cottage. Thank you for your suggestions - we are always keen to learn how we can improve. We do have hollow-fibre duvets and pillows if required but perhaps need to make that clearer. We hope you will be back!
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SM062014
York, United Kingdom
Level 1 Contributor
4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Excellent as always.”
Reviewed August 12, 2017 for a stay in July 2017

My third stay at this cottage. The new owners , Judy and Jules, have maintained the high standards of the previous owners with the cottage as spotlessly clean as ever. The cottage is centrally located for main roads, but private and quiet. Well equipped kitchen, comfortable bed, powerful hot showers, cosy accommodation. Judy and Jules are extremely friendly and helpful without being intrusive. What more do you need?
I am already planning to book for next year.

Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
Aug 14, 2017
Thank you for the great review. We are very glad to hear that you enjoyed yourself and look forward to welcoming you back!
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paalexand...
Coalville, United Kingdom
1 review
“Spindrift cottage”
Reviewed July 30, 2017 for a stay in July 2017

We had a great week. Judy & Jules were very welcoming and their advice on places to eat and visit were really helpful. Cottage is perfect with only exception being the lack of extended views of the stunning scenery from rear decking. Highlights of our holiday were the walk up/down cairn gorm and a few hours later sunbathing on the beach beside loch morlich. Also had a lovely meal at old bridge inn in aviemore.Lots to do but also a great place to chill.
Thankyou
Paul & Judith

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Management Response
Aug 1, 2017
Thanks for your review. We are sorry to hear that you were disappointed with the views but if you think of coming again, you could stay at Balnabruaich - our cottage near Insh which has spectacular views of the Spey valley and the Monadhliath mountains. (https://www.tripadvisor.co.uk/VacationRentalReview-g191251-d12497506-Balnabruaich-Kingussie_Aviemore_and_the_Cairngorms_Scottish_Highlands_Scotland.html)
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