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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
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Overview
2 bedrooms
2 bathrooms
4 guests
7 nights minimum
Cottage
Beautiful cottage in a quiet and scenic location to relax and soak up the Scottish atmosphere surrounded by mountains and wildlife. Central for many visitor attractions including the Highland Wildlife Park, Distilleries, Highland Folk Museum and near to lochs for canoeing and sailing or just walk/mountain bike from the doorstep! Only l mile from the RSPB bird reserve. Free WiFi. Just a 15 minute walk to Kingussie means you can leave the car behind to go to shops and restaurants, or take advantage of the free use of 2 adult traditional bikes to cycle round the locality. One double bedroom with ensuite.  One twin room with private bathroom.  Open plan kitchen, dining and comfortable lounge with patio doors leading out to a deck with table and outdoor seating and BBQ area. High vaulte...Beautiful cottage in a quiet and scenic location to relax and soak up the Scottish atmosphere surrounded by mountains and wildlife. Central for many visitor attractions including the Highland Wildlife Park, Distilleries, Highland Folk Museum and near to lochs for canoeing and sailing or just walk/mountain bike from the doorstep! Only l mile from the RSPB bird reserve. Free WiFi. Just a 15 minute walk to Kingussie means you can leave the car behind to go to shops and restaurants, or take advantage of the free use of 2 adult traditional bikes to cycle round the locality. One double bedroom with ensuite.  One twin room with private bathroom.  Open plan kitchen, dining and comfortable lounge with patio doors leading out to a deck with table and outdoor seating and BBQ area. High vaulted ceiling with wooden beams and velux roof windows. WiFi. Satellite TV, DVD and a good selection of DVD's, CD player and radio. Large modern spacious fully equipped kitchen. Handcrafted furniture made in elm and oak. Bed linen, towels, electricity and fully controllable oil fired central heating included in the price. More
House Rules
Pets Allowed: No
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
Bathrooms
1 Full bath, 1 Attached (ensuite)
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Meet the host
Judy B
Hosting since January 2012
Response Rate: 100%
Response Time: Within a few hours
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Reviews (63)
Steve S
Steve S
London, United Kingdom17 contributions
Well appointed cottage in peaceful location
We have stayed in several places in the Cairngorms and this is up there with the best. The cottage is spacious and has everything you need. Even the WiFi is reasonably fast. The location is good for accessing the Cairngorms National Park - you can get to Aviemore and Coylumbridge in 20 minutes or so, but there are plenty of good places to go in the immediate area - including horse riding, zip-wiring and water-based adventures. Don't forget to visit the local specialist cheese shop in Kingussie. There is also a fantastically well-stocked second hand book shop for all your holiday reading. The owners are very helpful and easy-going. Recommended.
Visited August 2021
Written September 7, 2021. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Emmandeye
Emmandeye
71 contributions
Peaceful Stay
The house was great. We had previously rented the one next door and thought we'd go back. The key arrangements work well, and we had a warm welcome. It's a spacious property, very comfortable for two adults. It's well equipped with a good dishwasher, a large fridge and everything you need to prepare and enjoy a meal if you want to do that. There is a spacious porch at the front of the house so outdoor clothes and boots etc can be left there to air and/or dry (if you are unlucky enough have rain). The house was very clean and well presented with guidelines in relation to Covid-19, and we had no concerns on that front. The house is well positioned for walks and outings, and there are bikes on site for your use. Several walks start from the house including visiting the Insh Marshes reserve. The Ruthven Barracks is adjacent to the house. The Highland Wildlife Park is a favourite when in the area (it's a short drive away), and we found their visitor arrangements and facilities to be well organised - this visit was during Covid-19 pandemic restrictions, and it felt only a bit different from other visits we have made over the years, if a bit busier than expected. In spite of the upsurge in visitors because of restrictions on travel abroad, the Kingussie and Feshie area in general was not busy compared to other parts of the Spey Valley and so it was a peaceful stay. Kingussie has good local services, plenty of food opportunities and Newtonmore is not too far away for those who hanker after bright lights :-) Not sure why, but this site no longer allows visitor photos to be uploaded re visits to holiday rentals. Some photos of local nature that I've uploaded separately might be found here (not sure if it works): https://www.tripadvisor.co.uk/Profile/Emmandeye?tab=photos&fid=ba1fcae1-1859-4a67-b5f4-224f593a7204
Visited September 2020
Written October 6, 2020. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Explorer814861
Explorer814861
1 contribution
Sehr schönes Ferienhaus mitten in Schottland
Wir waren 12 Tage in Schottland und uns war "Spindrift" empfohlen worden. Wir wurden nicht enttäuscht. Das Ferienhaus hat eine tolle Größe und ist sehr gut ausgestattet. Sehr sauber und die Vermieter sind unheimlich nett und hilfsbereit. Ruhige Lage, Zusatzangebot Fahrräder und Tischtennisplatte kamen bei uns gut an. Wir können Spindrift auf jeden Fall weiterempfehlen!
Visited July 2019
Written August 9, 2019. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Departure32789989258
Departure32789989258
Thank you very much for your lovely review and thank you for recommending us. We are delighted that you enjoyed your stay. Sorry my German isn't up to giving you a proper reply, but I would just like to say Vielen Dank! Judy and Jules
Written August 26, 2019. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

bjhnorfolk
bjhnorfolk
Norwich, United Kingdom2 contributions
Splendid yet again!
As usual we had a warm welcome from the owners Judy and Jules. It was so lovely to return to a great place to stay that is both comfortable and cosy. The countryside was beautiful and never disappoints, found new places to visit and despite the weather being a bit up and down plenty of walking was done. Would recommend this cottage to anyone as it’s perfectly positioned to travel into the Cairngorms without touching a main road. Thanks for a great stay we will be back!
Visited September 2018
Written October 12, 2018. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Julie C
Julie C
Thank you very much for the lovely review. We are thrilled that you chose to come back to the area and Spindrift cottage - there will always be a warm welcome for you here! All the best, Judy and Jules
Written October 22, 2018. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Volker H
Volker H
1 contribution
Tolle Ferienwohnung
Eine super ausgestattete Ferienwohnung mit sehr netten, zuvorkommenden und stets hilfsbereiten Vermietern. Gerne kommen wir wieder.
Visited August 2018
Written August 29, 2018. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Julie C
Julie C
Hi Volker Many thanks for your great review. We are delighted that you enjoyed it and will be very happy to see you here again. Vielen Dank!
Written September 2, 2018. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

lizzieandc0
lizzieandc0
Ayr, United Kingdom1 contribution
lovely accommodation in a beautiful and tourist friendly location
Spindrift cottage is located just outside of Kingussie. The cosy accommodation is lovely; decorated and furnished to a high standard, well maintained and well equipped. The living room has patio doors opening out onto a decking area with a table and chairs where we sat out to eat a number of times. A selling point for us was the large garden where our kids could play safely as well as an additional room (shared with the adjoining cottage) with a table tennis table and bikes. The location was also very tourist friendly with the Highland Wildlife Park just a few miles away and Landmark Adventure Park within easy commuting distance as well as other local attractions. Kingussie has a coop which had everything we needed for our basic shopping and there were also takeaway and restaurant options when we weren't in the mood for cooking. The owners were friendly and keen to make sure our stay was as enjoyable as possible. We would certainly be looking this cottage up again if we're planning to be back in the area.
Visited July 2018
Written July 29, 2018. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Julie C
Julie C
Hi Lizzie, Thanks very much for your great review. We are delighted that you all enjoyed the local activities and the cottage worked well for you. It was a pleasure having you all here and we hope to see you again some day! Best wishes Judy and Jules
Written July 30, 2018. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

JanePrinsloo
JanePrinsloo
Greater Johannesburg, South Africa1 contribution
Excellent accommodation in Cairngorm area
We spent a week at the cottage and had a fantastic time. The cottage was spacious and exceptionally clean with everything you could possibly need and more! Perfect for a family of four. The setting is very peaceful and away from the town but still close enough to walk to shops every day. Our kids loved watching the rabbits and feeding the birds in the garden everyday. We found it very central for a lot of the walks and visitor attractions in the nearby towns We made our booking from outside of the UK and the booking process and organization went very smoothly without issues. Judy and Jules were very helpful with all questions asked.We highly recommend a stay here.
Visited July 2018
Written July 22, 2018. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Julie C
Julie C
Hi Jane, many thanks for your lovely review and for recommending us. We are delighted that you all enjoyed yourselves and found plenty to keep you entertained. Best wishes, Judy and Jules
Written July 24, 2018. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Tibor H
Tibor H
39 contributions
Very quiet and well organised cottage in a beautiful location
This cottage is in a beautiful spot for access to walking, bird watching, distilleries etc in the Kingussie area. Only l mile from the RSPB bird reserve. There is free WiFi which unlike so many cottages had decent bandwidth. The cottage is well equipped with everything you need and the hosts are most helpful, providing information about the area and useful advice. I would heartily recommend this cottage.
Visited May 2018
Written July 17, 2018. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Julie C
Julie C
Thanks you very much for your very kind words, we are delighted to hear that you enjoyed staying here and that the area gave you everything you wanted from your holiday. Best wishes, Judy and Jules
Written July 19, 2018. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Sue H
Sue H
2 contributions
Fantastic Honeymoon Destination
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!
Visited January 2018
Written February 18, 2018. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Julie C
Julie C
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
Written February 23, 2018. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

bjhnorfolk
bjhnorfolk
Norwich, United Kingdom2 contributions
Cosy conversion, convenient for the Cairngorms
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.
Visited October 2017
Written November 5, 2017. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Julie C
Julie C
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!
Written November 7, 2017. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

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What this rental offers
  • DVD Player
  • Balcony
  • Grill
  • Central Heating
  • Dishwasher
  • Dryer
  • Freezer
  • Refrigerator
  • Highchair
  • Internet Access
  • Iron
  • Kettle
  • Linens Provided
  • Microwave
  • Parking
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Cable/satellite TV
  • Stereo System
  • Stove
  • Terrace
  • Toaster
  • Towels Provided
  • TV
  • Washer
  • Wi-Fi
  • Fishing Nearby
  • Golf Course Is On Site Or Within 15 Mins Walk
  • Horse Riding Nearby
  • There Are Tennis Courts Nearby
  • Watersports Nearby
  • Cycling Trips
  • Hiking Trips
  • Rural/Countryside Retreats
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About the neighborhood
Just l mile from the Highland Town of Kingussie, 12 miles south of Aviemore. Within l mile shops, restaurants, within 6 miles beach, wildlife park, folk museum, within 19 miles winter skiing, reindeer centre, osprey centre, various visitor attractions. One of the best golf courses in the Cairngorm National Park only a few minutes drive away and fishing less than 400metres.
Access
Car advised
How to get there
2.5hrs north of Edinburgh and Glasgow, 45 minutes south of Inverness.
Activities nearby
Fishing NearbyGolf Course Is On Site Or Within 15 Mins WalkHorse Riding NearbyThere Are Tennis Courts NearbyWatersports Nearby
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  • No refund available once booking is confirmed

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Frequently Asked Questions about Spindrift Cottage

Spindrift Cottage is able to accommodate up to 4 guests. See all property details.

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