We loved the location of this little house.. From kingusse we visited Inverness and Loch Ness. We had two days out walking up the Caingorms at Aveimore which was so pretty covered in snow. Unfortunately , the fenicular mountain railway is shut until at least summer, so we didn't get to ride it but that just meant more walking. We canoed on Loch Morlich where there is a fab beach and water sport facilities with the stunning backdrop of the mountains. We visited Tomatin distillery and had a tour.
We visited kingusse wildlife park which was interesting but expensive we felt. Impressed that they have the only polar bear cub to be born in the UK in 25 yrs, and they have a great compound there.
My husband and myself were fine with the house and would stay again or recommend it, however our 20 yr old daughter found the heating of water a trial. There are storage heaters overnight which we all felt kept the house warm just right in the day. But there was meant to be a tank full of hot water in the mornings, which was lukewarm and we had to keep putting the booster time switch on for a bit, to ensure one of us never ended up short of hot. It just took more time to get ready and out in mornings. In the evenings you could make a fire and the back boiler would boost the hot water but we only had the first three nights chilly enough for needing the fire, as in the last week of April we had great, sunny warm weather.
For our first visit to Scotland we were pleased with the house, the area and all of the places we went. We will return, and if we wanted to visit more in this area would use Aultmore house again. In Newtonmore up the road, we had a lovely meal in a little restaurant called the letterbox, which we would recommend but book ahead.