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Self-Catering Kincraig

Inshcraig Family Cottage in Kincraig, The Highlands

From: €507 weekly Guests 6 Rooms 3 Bathroom 3

Inshcraig Family Cottage Self-Catering

Holiday home
Inshcraig is a detached cottage in a rural setting near to the villages of Insh and Kincraig in the Cairngorms National Park. The cottage has two double bedrooms (one with an ensuite), one twin room and two family bathrooms making it suitable for six people. The cottage aslo contains a fitted kitchen, a dining room with an open fire and a sitting room with an open fire. Outside the cottage is off road parking for two cars and an enclosed garden with outdoor furniture. Ideal for watersports in the summer and skiing in the winter, Inshcraig is a superb cottage all year round.

Kincraig is a village between Kingussie and Aviemore close to Loch Insh and Glenfeshie in the Cairngorms National Park. Kincraig offers an unrivalled choice of activities and pursuits for all ages and abilities all year round.

From the lush green farmlands of the Borders to the ruggedness of the Highlands, the Scots are proud of their land and identity. Scotland also has some of Britain’s best beaches with glorious stretches of clean sand over which to roam.

Central heating with open fire in sitting room. AGA cooker with oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, dishwasher, TV with FreeSat, DVD, CD, iPod dock, WiFi, selection of books, games and DVDs. Fuel, power and starter pack for open fire inc. in rent. Bed linen and towels inc. in rent. Off road parking for 2 cars. Enclosed rear lawned garden with patio and furniture. Sorry, no pets and no smoking. Shop and pub 1.5 miles.

Vacation Rental Amenities

  • Cooker
  • Dishwasher
  • Fridge
  • Garden
  • Kettle
  • Linen provided
  • Log fire
  • Parking
  • Parking space
  • Towels provided
  • TV
  • Washing machine
  • Wifi
  • Rural location
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Self-Catering Reviews

June 2019
A lovely house within the wonderful area of Kincraig. Kitchen is small with not much cupboard space for food storage. Microwave was old but worked well. It also has an aga which is extremely hot and this is a worry with small children. It makes the house very hot which will be great in winter. The wooden floors are very nice but slippery. Not ideal for children or for elderly people. Unfortunately no instructions on how to use the aga or dishwasher, we looked it up on internet. Owner did visit next day to explain and showed us aga books. Washing machine is in a cupboard under the stairs, had to be on hands and knees to load or unload. Very good wifi signal. No wardrobes in upstairs bedrooms and small old one in downstairs bedroom. There are chests of drawers in all rooms. Beds very comfortable. Curtains are very light so in Summer, rooms are still light maybe need blackout blinds. Bathrooms were very nice. Horses in field behind garden were great but one kept escaping into another strip that was next to house. He kept neighing to be put back in his field. House owner said she would speak to horse owner at beginning of week. Horse did it nearly everyday as fence wasnt up properly. Luckily we are used to horses. Had views of deer and hares, shame no bird feeding station as lots of different species around. Lovely house and great design but we wont be staying again.
Miss Fyfe
May 2019
Lovely house, exceptionally warm due to aga but that would be great in the winter.. Unfortunately no instructions on how to use aga and dishwasher. We managed to find details on internet when we got there. Owner did visit on Sunday and explained about aga. Lots of aga cookbooks too. Wifi worked very well and instructions for TV. Good details about recycling etc. Lovely having the horses at the back, although one kept getting out and was up and down the side of house but still fenced in but not in his field. Luckily we are used to horses. Lovely views of deer and hares too.
Mrs Wilson
February 2019
This is the most beautiful house in a most beautiful area.. Excellent location & fabulous wildlife to been seen. Jennifer keeps this property to a very high standard
Mrs Poole
December 2018
Jennifer very helpful & friendly.. One of the nicest cottages we've stayed in. Very clean & well equipped. Cosy, warm & comfortable. Will definitely visit again.
Mr Marshall
October 2018
Warm, comfortable and well equipped, this cottage is in a superb location.. Friendly horse in the adjacent field. Stags and hinds in the woods nearby. What more could you ask for? We had a, second, super week here and are already planning for next year.
Mr Smith
September 2018
The cottage was very clean and comfortable and ideally situated for the Insh water sports centre, and Aviemore a short drive away.. Close to the Highland wildlife park, and a lovely fish and chip shop in Kingussie. The cottage itself is surrounded by wildlife, deer roaming the fields, Buzzards, Hares, and the Horse (Claude) who loved his carrots. A thoroughly enjoyable holiday in a wonderful part of Scotland.
Mr Baker
September 2018
The cottage was warm, clean, comfortable and well equipped.. The only quibbles we have are that a lot of the crockery was chipped, the frying pan was damaged (probably used on the Aga hot plate) and the lighting in the sitting area was not good for reading in the evening.
Mrs Wright
August 2018
The cottage was amazing easy to find and an excellent base for exploring the highlands .. Would highly recommend .
Mrs Lodge
May 2018
We loved this cottage.. It was to a very high standard. Jennifer was very helpful.
Mr Grant
March 2018
Outstanding is the only word that can be used.. We have used the cottage many times and ar back again in November 18
Mrs Fisher
March 2018
Such a beautiful area and the cottage at the heart of it.. The listing does not mention the close proximity of other properties - although they are completely separate. The horses in the field at the back provided hours of enjoyment for our children. We saw red deer in the fields and migrating geese. It's a fantastic base for wildlife spotters.
Mrs Scott
December 2017
No, all good..
Mr Marshall
November 2017
Overall, this was an exceptional holiday house.. We are familiar with the location so knew what we wanted to do on our holiday. The cottage was accessible, comfortable and spotless. Facilities were excellent and the cottage was furnished to a high standard. It is pleasing to see the way in which standards of self catering properties have improved over the years. We will probably consider this property for another holiday and will certainly use Sykes as our default site for property searches.
Mr Gibbin
October 2017
A delightful and very well appointed cottage, one to which considerable thought .... A delightful and very well appointed cottage, one to which considerable thought had been given and on which significant sums had been spent to provide an excellent property
January 2017
We have just returned from a week at Inshcraig. It is a beautiful cottage; spotlessly clean, warm and cosy and comfortable. We had no trouble finding it with the directions given and although I was unsure about using an aga it couldn't have been easier. The owner popped in to welcome us an hour after we arrived, there was even a Christmas tree and a bottle of bubbly. We had a wonderful holiday and hope to return one day. Highly recommended!
Mr Macdonald
June 2016
What a warm welcoming cottage and much bigger than we imagined.
Mr Rumble
April 2016
The property was, in the opinion of all of us, simply outstanding. We could not find a fault. Special mention must be given to the standard of cleanliness and presentation. You will not be disappointed!
Mrs Wilson
March 2016
Inishcraig was an absolutely splendid cottage. Beautifully clean. Everything that you need in a home. Wonderful location
Mr Coutts
March 2016
Our time at Inshcraig was thoroughly enjoyable. The quality of the fixtures, fittings and finishes is high, the plan layout of rooms is well considered and the Aga ensures a toasty welcome whatever the weather outside. It's clear from the interior that this cottage has been decorated and furnished with care making it a warm, welcoming and homely place.
Mrs Roberts
January 2016
A cosy, well equipped cottage in a beautiful location.
December 2015
At the beginning of the holiday things were a little stressful as the directions to the place are not great and we spent 40 minutes driving up and down a road trying every track we could in the pitch black as they are half a mile out and the postcode is not near the properly. Once we arrived things considerably improved. The house is quite spacious and the living room is very cosy with a beautiful view and lovely fire. Jennifer popped in during the week and was very nice and cooking with the aga was definitely an experience, by the evening we didn't even need the fire and it kicks out quite a lot of heat. Now we've found the place we would definitely return and it is a brilliant location for getting around! I would highly recommend but maybe request additional directions!
Mrs Wiseman
November 2015
The property is very comfortable for an off season break; the Aga in the kitchen is very easy to use and keeps the property warm and cosy, as does the open fire in the living room. Inshcraig is in an ideal location to access all the local attractions, but is in a quite and picturesque setting to relax and just enjoy the wildlife from the cottage. Wifi is very useful for keeping in touch with the outside world. The sofas and beds are all very comfortable and the decor and furnishings are all of a very good standard. We have stayed here twice now, at different times of the year, and would always choose Inshcraig, if available, when returning to the area.
Mr Walker
August 2015
The cottage was very tastefully furnished and decorated. The neutral colours in the bedrooms created a calm and relaxed atmosphere in which we all slept really well. Inshcraig is so peaceful with amazing views from the garden. This was my first experience of using an AGA which I loved, food is cooked at an even temperature and washing hung on the clothes horse at night in kitchen was dry the next morning.
August 2015
We really enjoyed our stay in lovely countryside -cottage has everything and is just as advertised. We would stay there again
Ms Coupland
June 2015
Fantastic cottage and very helpful owner who answered our queries very quickly. The location was amazing and the local water sports centre at Loch Inch very friendly and helpful.
Ms Parker
May 2015
Excellent, well appointed cottage in a superb location.
May 2015
The cottage is well equipped, roomy and very comfy. The view from the cottage to the surrounding forest and hills is amazing, and you can basically step out of the door and start walking in a calm and beautiful environment. It was what I hoped for when I booked the cottage, and it was exactly what I got. While the cottage is indeed remote, and finding it the first time was a bit of an adventure, it was the ideal base to travel around the Aviemore and the Cairngorms. Everything we wanted to look at was just a short drive away. Should we come back to Aviemore, we'll definitely try to book Inshcraig again.
Mrs Cumming
April 2015
Fabulous cottage in perfect location to do absolutely nothing or explore the surrounding area. Thoroughly enjoyed our stay and hope to return to Inshcraig in the future. Loved it.
Mrs Briegoos
April 2015
This was such a relaxing break. The cottage was fantastic, very roomy and furnished to a high standard. There were amazing views from every room.
Mr Wilson
March 2015
This is our third stay at Inshcraig and we've booked a week next year. It's perfect.
Mrs Moroney
March 2015
The cottage was comfortable, well equipped and in a lovely location.
Miss Blake
January 2015
The cottage was lovely it had everything you could possible need. Its was very cosy and warm. There was plenty of space so we could invite our friends for the weekend and go out skiing. I really liked having horses outside near the back garden was lovely to look at them they were very friendly. Overall a great stay and would recommend to friends.
Mrs Veitch
October 2014
Beautiful location, well provisioned and a lovely homely feel.
Mrs Easton
July 2014
The owner is very kind and helpful and her artistic talents are revealed in the sensitive way she has furnished this lovely cottage. Even her own paintings adorn the walls. It is very clean, bright and fresh and has a lovely homely feel in a quiet location yet near to lots of outdoor things to do. Great for all ages. This has been our favourite holiday cottage for over 20 years and we have been in Spring, Summer and Autumn.
Mr Grant
July 2014
Our stay at the cottage was extremely enjoyable. We arrived tired and worn out from work and having to deal with too many people. We left batteries recharged, ready to deal with the problems again!! The owner must be complimented for the presentation of all aspects of the cottage. We have just booked a week in March 2015 and when diaries settle down will book again for November 2015.
Mrs Shepherd
June 2014
A very well presented and equipped holiday cottage set in a peaceful location. One of the best we have stayed in.
Mr Thorogood
May 2014
As Bird-watchers this is a fantastic area of Scotland to be based in giving not only access to typical highland species but not too far from the coast to add variety. The weather this year was good enabling us to get out comfortably. Although there were only three of us the cottage was well appointed to cater for 6.
Mrs Cooper
May 2014
Beautiful location, a lovely warm comfortable cottage.
Mrs Templeman
April 2014
The cottage was very welcoming and warm as was the owner. We were very comfortable indeed and thoroughly enjoyed our stay there.
Mr Wilson
March 2014
This is the best holiday accommodation that we have ever stayed in. The cottage is beautifully maintained and was spotlessly clean upon arrival.
Mr Rawson
February 2014
Owner came to visit by appointment and check all was ok. Cottage was very much home from home and would rent again. The range cooker took a little getting used to but added to the holiday experience.. I have no complaints at all and only compliments for the owner.
Mr Crawford
January 2014
Inshcraig is in a beautiful setting and the house is cosy and welcoming. Plenty of great walks from the house without having to drive miles. The owner was very helpful and gave us lots of advise on the area and of course the workings of the property.
Miss Lynch
January 2014
The owner was lovely and helpful. Beautiful property and surroundings. No complaints at all, will certainly be going back.
January 2014
This cottage is delightful and in a perfect location within a short walk through forest to Loch Insh Watersports Centre. Jennifer the owner has made the cottage so charming and cosy and is always on hand should anything arise. we stayed in this cottage for over 20 years on holiday before it was sold and are delighted to be able once again to make it our favourite holiday house. Now our grandchildren love to come and stay and enjoy the freedom of the outdoor space and the ponies in the field,
Mrs Easton
October 2013
Warm, cosy and very comfortable cottage in a great location. We love this cottage because we stayed in it for holidays from 1980. The present owner has to be congratulated on making it so attractive, and she is very helpful and obliging.
Mr Grant
October 2013
General ambience of the property and situation is out of this world. It was extremely well set up, and every need catered for. We will stay again, and pass on to friends.
Mr Taylor
September 2013
The property was wonderful. So peaceful and a great location for walking. Clean, tidy and very, very welcoming. Would not hesitate to come back again. The owner was very friendly and made us feel very at home. Superb!
Ms Clark
September 2013
Peaceful and private house perfectly located for mountain biking adventures. Lovely property.
June 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.
Mrs Wilson
March 2013
This is an absolutely wonderful cottage in an exceptional location. I do not feel that the cottage could be improved in any way. The owner should be proud of the property that she provides.
Mr Spencer
February 2013
Great base for seeing the Highlands, with lots to see and do nearby.
February 2013
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.
January 2013
Arrived and found key in agreed place, let ourselves in and got comfy. Name and contact number of owner was on a blackboard in the kitchen. The house was everything we had expected and more. Lovely bright living/dining room. Great aGa in the kitchen and bedrooms & bathrooms beautifully decorated and comfortable. There were a couple of hotels/restaurants nearby but appeared to be closed. We travelled into aviemore and went up on the fenicular railway - fantastic views! A visit to the Brewery is also a must. Food at the Winking Owl was great and the takeaway Indian meal was also excellent.
Mrs Reid
November 2012
A warm, homely feel of the house.
Mr Varvel
August 2012
The cottage was lovely and homely. The children really enjoyed themselves and they had lots to do, even when it was raining. We had lovely walks, went horse riding, nature watching, swimming in the Lochs, boating, went to a distillery and went to an Adventure Park. We all had an amazing time and were sad to leave.
Mr Machin
July 2012
Great house in great surroundings. We could have happily stayed for a decade or eight!!
Prof Hogg
July 2012
We particularly liked the outdoor activities in the local area and also our accommodation.
Mr Ingram
July 2012
A high standard, we felt very comfortable and loved the amazing countryside
Mrs Ackroyd
July 2012
A fantastic secluded location, yet it was easy to get to attractions. Beautiful, spacious cottage with good, comfortable furniture. We loved the decor, the open fire and plenty of big windows. A red squirrel, a pair of woodpeckers and also bats were all seen every day.
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.
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.
Mrs Lord
March 2012
Lovely property - very nicely presented. A real home from home. Would book again!
Mr Fennymore-White
February 2012
A great property and we have already recommended it to several friends. Good location for a climbing week. The Aga was fantastic, the house was warm and we looked forward to returning to it after a long day on the hill.
Mr Bray
January 2012
Beautiful styled charming home from home. Loved the log fire and the AGA. Its a great base from which to explore the surrounding Cairngorms. I'll definitely stay there again.
December 2011
The spotless, cosy and roomy accommodation was ideal for our family of two adults and two teenage boys. We enjoy the outdoors and the location of the property was ideal for this. Good mountain biking routes set off from the cottage and several Munros and smaller hills were easily accessible from the cottage. If you want peace and space to explore the cottage is ideal, and even has a large porch for muddy wet gear. Anyone looking for lively attractions visitor's centres, nightlife and entertainment would be disappointed though. Aviemore, with its supermarket, pubs restaurants, clay pigeon shooting and other outdoor pursuits is only a few miles away.
Mrs Blyth
October 2011
We were made to feel very welcome on arrival. We loved the area where the cottage was situated, and we felt that the property was 'home from home'.
Mrs Blair
October 2011
Inshcraig was an excellent base to explore the stunning surrounding countryside. It has been very nicely furnished and feels very homely and welcoming. The open log fire and Aga were a real treat. Its a surprisingly spacious property inside - something of a tardis!
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