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Suidhe Lodge in Kincraig, The Highlands

1,855
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sleeps 15
6 rooms
6 bathrooms

Suidhe Lodge description

Holiday home
Suidhe Lodge is an impressive Victorian Lodge in the village of Kincraig. The property has six bedrooms, all with en-suites, offering a variety of sleeping accommodation flexible enough to suit all parties. The lodge has a very well-equipped kitchen, a formal dining room with open fire, and two sitting rooms, one with open fire and one with a woodburning stove. Outside the lodge is a large lawned garden area with places to sit and relax, a BBQ area and the bonus of a large hot tub. There is also ample off road parking. Suidhe Lodge makes a very welcoming and comfortable base for groups to sample the area's outdoor pursuits and spectacular scenery.

Area
Kincraig is a village between Kingussie and Aviemore in the Cairngorms National Park. Kincraig offers many activities and pursuits for all ages.

Region
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.

Amenities

  • Accepts Pets
  • Cooker
  • Cots
  • Dishwasher
  • Fridge
  • Garden
  • Great view
  • High chair
  • Jacuzzi
  • Kettle
  • Linen provided
  • Log fire
  • Parking
  • Parking space
  • Sky TV
  • Towels provided
  • TV
  • Washing machine
  • Wifi
  • Near Pub
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Reviews

Miss Wilson
March 2019
Suidhe Lodge was brilliant! One of the best equipped houses that we've ever booked, and great location. All bedrooms have en suites which is pretty rare for large houses, and the hot tub was fab!! Couldn't recommend highly enough, perfect for a weekend away.
Mrs Hughes
February 2019
The property was beautiful and well maintained.. The bedrooms were spacious & beds comfortable. The lounges were also big and comfy and there were games and DVDs galore. The kitchen had everything you could need in the kitchen at least twice over, my only criticism would be when you get your shopping there's no space in the cupboards for food because of this, but the fridge is plenty big enough, unfortunately not everything goes in the fridge! :-) The little bar on site was lovely and friendly & very handy! Great place for families to stay & explore the north of Scotland.
Miss Campbell
January 2019
Hosts were lovely, house was amazing and the hot tub was fantastic! Would definitely return! Oldest in our party was 91 and the youngest was 21 and it was ideal for both and all those in between
EdandPhil
December 2018
We rented the Suidhe on the recommendation of a group of friends who have been here many times. They were absolutely right! There were eleven of us, using all 6 bedrooms. The down sides? Yes fire doors are heavy. Rather that than the alternatives. Some of the decor is tired. Or to put it another way, the house has been very well cared for and the decor is in keeping with the character of the place. It's not the place for white walls and shiny glass surfaces. Cleanliness. When we stayed the house was clean and tidy with fresh linens and a wholesome feeling. Crockery and cutlery were fine and plentiful. The hot tub. Our party used the hot tub and didn't have any issues with other people. We knew, from the descriptions, exactly what we were going to get in terms of other accommodation on the site. The Best Bits............ The furniture was in keeping and very comfortable (except for one chaise long in the lounge). Some of the pieces are quite beautiful, as were the artworks around the house. My bed, the four poster, was brilliant. None of our party had a sleepless night. The log fire in the lounge was fantastic with all of the fuel included in the rental. The kitchen is adequate for a large party but the dishwasher fills up quickly. The amount, range and quality of the crockery, cutlery and utensils were all excellent. The bar at the back of the house is a great addition. The cask beer is local and kept very well. The bar is well stocked enough to keep locals and visitors happy and satisfied. On Thursday evenings, an informal group of musicians turn up and play for their own amusement and are smashing entertainment. The location of the Suidhe is it's major advantage and one of the reasons we will go back. Loch Insh is a mile away and easy on foot with good stretches of footpath. The Watersports Centre, apart from offering watersports and dry-slope skiing, is a great place to eat lunch or dinner. There is some good, non taxing walking to be had around here. Loch An Eilien is a delight with a made-up path all the way around. There is a car park close by and the area around Rothiemurchus deserves exploration. Up the road from there is Glenmore Forrest Park on Loch Morlich. There is so much to do around there that you will never be short of entertainment. Our party to the walk up to Lochan Uaine (Green Loch). That was a smashing walk and I recommend it for anyone, including wheelchairs. At about an hour each way, it's worth planning your visit there. This has only scratched the surface of the location around The Suidhe. The scenery outside the window and across the main road is spectacular and FREE. We have stayed in places in Yorkshire, Wales, Cornwall and elsewhere. The stay at The Suidhe was one of the very best and we will certainly make a point of going back.
EdandPhil
December 2018
Excellent house, which we found in very good order, lots of extras in the kitchen, lots of logs for burning on the stove, hot tub worked perfectly, and a really cosy house with beautiful furnishings.. Totally exceeded our expectations and was all so happy with the lodge. You would never have known there was a pub next door as there was no noise from it, and there is a gate to the entrance of the lodge which makes the space very private, and a great wee pub which we enjoyed to visit in the evening. Loved Loved Loved our weekend and already looking at available dates for a family get together.
Dr Duff
October 2018
Superb location Great large garden space and play area for kids Lovely log fire Hot tub fantastic Hosts welcoming and friendly Pub next door very cosy and welcoming with good choice real ale.. Large dining area but kitchen a bit small with very limited worktop space if catering for 15, although plenty equipment. Some showers could do with being updated and furniture a bit ‘tired’ though takes worry away if several young children! Overall conducive to a great holiday experience though.
Mr Mackintosh
September 2018
The house catered for everyone, from the older generation, down to the smaller children.. Great location close to many activities available in the area. We had a great week with all the family. Thank you.
Mrs Burton
June 2018
Our children and grandchildren joined us at Suidhe Lodge for two weeks in the Highlands.. The location of the lodge was most convenient as we could walk along the River Spey, hike up hills, go to the wildlife park and visit distilleries easily and explore the Highlands. The lodge was very comfortably appointed with a nice living room and kitchen, large dining room table to enjoy family meal and en-suite bathrooms with each of the bedrooms. The beds were very comfortable and the entire lodge was extremely clean and well maintained. The large yard had a play area for the kids and room to kick the football. The hot tub was sparkling and most inviting. We loved visiting the Suie Bar on the property to chat with the locals and enjoy the area musicians. Mike and Wendy were great hosts and we hope that we can visit the lodge again soon.
Mr Rutherford
May 2018
Very happy with the accommodation.. However not happy with Sykes' role. After receiving communication saying everything was paid, I learned that I had to pay £250 as a deposit to the homeowner. This I had to do direct and into a bank account I had not used. What's the point of an agency like Sykes when you have to undertake this yourself just prior to going on holiday. Yes, it may have been in the small print but it is an insecure and tedious task. When paying a lot of money I don't expect this inconvenience.Spoiled the experience somewhat. On a more minor point, I had assumed entry was at 3.00pm as the general guidance suggested. However, again in the small print it was actually 4.00pm.
David B
April 2018
Mike (the owner) was friendly and helpful. The house is large and at first glance has a wow factor. I love that it has a log burner but wish it was installed in the bigger sitting room and kitchin. Before arrival we was told we could not go to the house before 4pm as it is being cleaned. Im not so sure it was cleaned, all plates had grease film. As did the cutlery. Some of the drinking glasses was dirty and so before we even got going had to put all we would use during our stay in the dishwasher. The remote controls for the tv did not work for most of the tvs on arrival. Spider webs all over the place. The lodge had alot of the owners personal belongings photos pics and other things you would not expect to see. Fire doors at the top of the stairs are heavy and an absolute pain. The upstairs seems sonewhat confused as it still resembles a hotel/B&B feel to it. Carpets are lovely but the decor in some of the rooms needed a good paint and update. If you dont want strangers to see you in the hit tub dont use this one. I was gobsmacked to see people casually walking past in an area which i initially thought was for our private use. As there are other lets this is not the case. We had a good time but i think for the price of the rental being asked it needs alot of money spent on it to get it up to scratch.
jb1273
April 2018
The location was approximately six miles from Aviemore which was a lovely place to visit. The advertising of the house was slightly misleading; the house itself is lovely, cozy and spacious however its not as secluded as it appears. During the day and in the evening when the pub is open people are often walking past the windows and park outside your front door. There is very little privacy when using the hot tub as other rentals are in the grounds and people walk very close by and can see you clearly; the pub window looks directly into the hot tub. The owner Mike is friendly and helpful however for the price it cost to stay we would have expected the crockery/grill to be clean and the remote controls to work and not having to ask for a replacement DVD player as it did not work either. The property advertises 8 TVs when there is only 7 (one bedroom short). The property advertises Sky when it is actually Preview and WiFi is poor, one living room has a log fire the other is closed off therefore often chilly until the radiators come on at 18:00. We would recommend this property to rent however it is in need of comfort updates and a bit of TLC. The property is in need of up to date advertising as it does not state other rentals are directly in the grounds as the photos are quite misleading; we thought we would be "away from it all" when you actually feel you are in a "fish bowl". Lovely views, friendly owner but disappointed with "home comforts" really needs a tumble dryer and some beds need new mattresses.
GraemeLeighonSea
February 2018
We booked the Suidhe Lodge for a family holiday to celebrate a birthday. We had a fantastic week, the house is in a wonderful location, with a gentle walk down to Loch Insh close by. The owners are really friendly and helpful and let us use their two canoes, which they supplied with oars and life jackets, all free of charge. The grounds were perfect for the two small children in our group, with the play area and slide an unexpected bonus. We also enjoyed using the hot tub and the outside fireplace as well as the summer house. The house is beautifully furnished and very well equipped, especially the kitchen which has a dishwasher and a washing machine. We mainly self catered and found all we could possibly need in the kitchen. There is a Tesco in nearby Aviemore which is well stocked. All the bedrooms were comfortable and en suite. We also really liked the co-located Suie Bar, which was very friendly and had a good selection of ales and beers on and also has a pool table. The Bar has a folk night on once a week, which a few of our group went to and really enjoyed. Despite being so close, we didn't hear any noise from the bar when in the house or gardens. Our only reservation initially we the close proximity to the A9 but in actual fact this did not cause any problems and wasn't even audible. We went out on many trips both jointly and separately and thoroughly enjoyed walking locally and further afield out in the Cairngorms, which are breathtaking. There are also many parks and attraction nearby, which would suit a wide range of ages. We would wholeheartedly recommend Suidhe Lodge to anyone looking for a group holiday in a fantastic location with all the comforts of a wonderful house and the many extras including a bar on your doorstep.
GraemeLeighonSea
February 2018
We had such a brilliant stay here.. The owner was great he told us what we needed to know and if there were any problems we could just message. The house was amazing and exactly what we needed. The girls loved the hot tub
rhonahowie52
October 2017
A group of friends and I stayed here for a week-end and had a fabulous time. The house was so warm and comfortable with fantastic bedrooms and well equipped kitchen . The hot tub was excellent and well used. I can't wait to visit again. Thank you so much
stuartianmac
June 2017
We booked the Suidhe lodge for a weekend in June and had a great time everything you need and more, the pub attached is also friendly and serves good beer.
SterRog
January 2017
Hired this cottage for mine and my brothers 40th birthday celebrations. We have been renting cottages for 15 years now for our birthday each year and this is by far my absolute favourite and the first time I have taken to write a review! We had 7 adults and 8 kids ranging from 6 months to 15 years. Bedrooms beautifully done out, fab kitchen to seat us all, loads of space that we didn't feel on top of each other, well placed for activities, lovely owners and a hot tub to boot!! Literally what more could we want! Will definitely be back!
Ms Carruthers
April 2016
This is a wonderful property for a large group with helpful owners and the on site pub made it extra special. We had a wonderful stay.
Mr Triggs
February 2016
This place is fantastic! On arrival the owner was incredibly welcoming and the entire time we stayed there, if we needed anything, he was more than happy to help us out! The property is beautiful, incredibly spacious and very homely. Considering we were a large party, we never felt like we were getting in each others way. As for the pub, well.. what could be better than having local ales and lagers right on your doorstep? It was a dream come true for us. There's a great vibe about the place, and it's nice not having to drive all the way into Aviemore with one poor sober driver in order for everyone to have a pint! There's a jukebox, pool table, fireplace, TV and a real sense of community in there, which was incredibly pleasant! So, thank you. We will definitely be back next year, for two weeks rather than one!
Mr Reilly
November 2015
The house was spacious and lovely and warm. There was lots of room for 12 adults and 2 kids and one infant.The big table in the dining area was perfect for our needs. The owners were very welcoming and helpful. All in all a great weekend.
Felicia B
September 2015
beautifully furnished house with plenty of space for 15 people with a Nice garden, big enough for childrengames. great and small enjoyed the hot tub. With a Nice lake at walking distance, and the cairngorn national park nearby, a good place for nature lovers. We would love to come back and certainly recommend this house.
Bruce B
September 2015
Owners on site were very helpful but not intrusive. Traditional large comfortable lodge house, with the added advantage of being attached to the Suidhe (pronounced suie) bar. Great hot tub too. Well placed close to local attractions, loch Insh and Aviemore.
Mr Hutchison
August 2015
The house was fantastic, close to lots of walks and activities. We are planning a trip back in the near future.
Miss Whitty
July 2015
Our holiday in Suidhe Lodge was fantastic! Really relaxing with plenty of space for our large group. The owners were very helpful and friendly.
Mrs Janssen
May 2015
The house had a great kitchen and a lovely room with a wood burner where we had enough wood to have a cosy stay with each other.
Jill B
February 2015
We stayed in this lovely Victorian house as a family of 3 generations and 13 people with ages ranging from 18 months to 74 years, not forgetting a large black Labrador dog! There was plenty of room for all of us and the enormous dining room table allowed us to share very enjoyable evening meals. There was no shortage of equipment for cooking too. The friendly, but unobtrusive, owners provided ample wood for a wonderfully warm fire every evening in the cosy lounge. The adjoining public bar was discreetly hidden away from the house but, once we found it, was a great hit with everyone and everyone was very welcoming. The hot tub was an added bonus and greatly enjoyed by those brave enough to try it in the rather wintery weather we had.
Grahame C
January 2015
Just had a fantastic weekend at the Suidhe. If you are looking for the perfect place in the Cairngorms to enjoy everything that the area can offer look no further......We will be back.
ciasinclair
January 2015
We stayed here for a relaxed meet up of several women in their 30's. The property is well maintained and has a lovely hot tub and garden which we made full use of. We were a bit worried prior to booking as the property backs on to a pub but actually we were not really aware of any of the people coming or going there but was also nice to have it there had we wanted to go in. There is a lovely kitchen dining area which is where we spent most of our time making lots of meals and the kitchen is very well equipped. The property is nicely decorated and the bedrooms are all very nice although some are quite a lot bigger than others. I would definitely recommend this property and stay there again. It would suit any group of people, young people or familys alike.
Sue I
January 2015
We stayed at Suidhe Lodge over the Christmas week 2014. Two families - 4 parents and 8 young adults ( 18 - 24 years ) and 1 dog. The accommodation was perfect, plenty of room for us all to spread out and make ourselves comfortable. Wendy (the owner) had obviously spent a lot of time decorating the lodge for Christmas - it was truly beautiful. We arrived to be welcomed by Mike (the owner) and the smell of mince pies and mulled wine wafting through the house - a perfect start !! The rest of the week just continued to get better. We frequented the bar/pub attached to the house and always felt welcome and part of the local community. Wendy and Mike live on the top floor of the house but you would not have known they were there. They went out of their way to make us feel at home and provide any extras that we needed (including a rolling pin and baking tins to make our own mince pies). The hot tub worked perfectly at all times. The surrounding countryside was beautiful with plenty of opportunities to walk the dog. All in all a wonderful Christmas was had by all - thank you Wendy and Mike.
Miss Sinclair
October 2014
Wonderful property, well-equipped kitchen and dining room. Really nice setting for a group trip away with lovely gardens for families to play in and nice surrounding countryside for walking. Well-situated within a few miles of shops for essentials and pub attached to property for any extra socialising. Very friendly and helpful owners.
ciasinclair
October 2014
We stayed here for a reunion of school friends. A beautiful setting and a lovely good sized house with nice sized bedrooms all with bathrooms. A lovely open plan kitchen into great sized dining room with all necessary equipment, was great for holding large candlelit dinners. lounges were really comfortable and cosy with log stove. Hot tub worked well and was a good size, the garden is really well kept and was great for playing in. I would definitely come back here again.
Sabrina D
August 2014
My friends and I stayed at Suidhe Lodge for a week following our final exams at uni. The house was really lovely, the rooms clean and everything was in excellent conditon. The garden is also gorgeous and spacious with (the highlight) a hot tub. The owners were so nice to us, recommending acitivities in the area and never failing to be incredibly kind even in the face of our stupidity when handling the hottub. There's a pub on site that is also really nice. We had a really great time here and I can't recommend this place strongly enough.
Mrs Paterson
July 2014
The property was ideal for the whole family, plenty of space with 11 people in our party and a dog. Lots of nice walks and a short drive into Aviemore. Great for families with activities such as bungee jumping, high rope climbing and water chutes. Loch Morlich was close by and had a lovely beach with lots of water sports, we were spoilt for choice. The owners of the property were really nice.
Mr Parmar
May 2014
Thank you very much, we had a great time. Beautiful property set in a stunning landscape. Will continue to recommend as often as possible!
LliamW
April 2014
My friends and I had a great weekend at 'The Suidhe Lodge.' We spend every day boarding up at the Cairngorms and then enjoyed the hot tub and fire in the evening. All in all a great weekend! Thanks!
Yoshy M
March 2014
Great location, with lovely scenery. Lovely helpful staff and owners. Great Hot tub which we used a few times.
Louis S
February 2014
Stayed here with several of my friends and had an amazing time. The house is in a really nice place, with fantastic views all around. Really nice people too, who were a great help with helping us plan and organise our trip. We spent a long time in that hot tub too! Over all, really nice house, really good service and I'm sure they'll be seeing us/me again! 10/10
Mornageddes
February 2014
I stayed at the Suie over the winter holidays with my family. I loved every minute of my stay. The owners lived on site which was handy if you needed anything, they were friendly kind people. The atmosphere was really relaxed and the whole area was beautiful. It is close to the ski fields and have a pub on site so we only had to walk around the corner for a quiet drink with the locals who were all really friendly. I had a wonderful time and would definitely visit again.
blairg555
February 2014
My partner and I stayed in the log cabin at the suidhe lodge hotel which is located within the grounds there. It was very spacious for the price paid. 3 rooms inside it, with a large living room are and open plan style kitchen. AND it's own hot tub!!! The bar in the hotel was used heavily too. Good prices and selection of ales! Dart board and pool table also used heavily too. Friendly staff. Would recommend to anyone staying in Kincraig/Aviemore area.
Mrs Roweth
January 2014
Lovely big house with plenty of space for everyone, the owners were helpful when we asked for additional kitchen equipment and wood for the fire. Hot tub was great but would have good to have some additional lighting outside so it could be used at night. Where the fires worked in the living room it was nice and Cosy. Great location for exploring and very peaceful.
nonared90
January 2014
Wendy and Mike couldn't have done more to welcome us into the house. There is a pub attached to the house which as 2 families with young kids we were concerned about to start with but it is just lovely. A real community feel and we were welcomed to come in with the kids (they were lent some toys to play with while we had a small tipple!) The house itself exceeds the photos on the site, a truly gorgeous country house and the surroundings were stunning! We made great use of the fantastic hot tub outside the house which for myself and my husband really made the holiday. We will be returning and will recommend to our friends.
Shirinbav13
January 2014
I was here between Christmas and New Year for a few days at a family gathering and absolutely loved my stay. Its safe to say I didn't really want to leave as it was so friendly and welcoming. The service was fantastic and we were well taken care of. We stayed in the lodge which was beautifully decorated and homely. I was amazed that there was a hot tub, unfortunately i didn't get to use it as I hadn't brought along anything to wear in it, but a few friends in our group did and loved it! I'll definitely need to remember to pack a bikini next time!! We spent one of the evenings in the lovely wee bar which had a big open fire, which was so much fun, and again the service was fantastic despite the bar being completely jam packed due to the local darts tournament being on which was exciting to be part of, we also played pool and had a wee sing song with one of our friends playing the guitar towards the end of the night!! We had dinner that evening in the main house which was fantastic!! The charming decor is just lovely, and it has such a homely and welcoming atmosphere. A great little highland getaway!! I can't wait to come back!!!
EngineeringTomTom
January 2014
The Lodge offered a fantastic large place for an extended number of my friends from across the country and afar to meet up in a wonderful wintery paradise. The lodge was well equipped with plenty of space for cooking and preparing drinks etc. The welcome from the hostess Wendy was most pleasant and informative. The hot tub was amazing and went down as one of the highlights of the trip especially when the snow was falling all around with a refreshing beverage or two. Great location allowed for plenty of activities from casual walks to more energetic skiing or sledging. Rooms were lovely. Warm comfortable and quiet. Even with the party in full effect in the plenty of available space you can always find some privacy. The bar attached to the lodge provides great atmosphere with a mixture of welcoming locals and fine ales. Roaring log fire made a perfect place to warm up after winter activities. I would highly recommend and will be returning in the very near future!!
Jaywol8299
January 2014
We were a group of friends from all over Scotland. Who planned a gathering to celebrate a big birthday. The communal living space within the lodge is perfect for entertaining. The lovely kitchen with adjacent dining room with a huge table created a wonderful space to enjoy as a group. Suidhe lodge was a central location with plenty of local attractions to visit. Only 1 mile from the excellent highland wildlife park. At Loch Insh there was lots to do and the view from the restaurant was amazing. Alvie estate have an incredible Zip line. After a day roaming in the hills on foot,bike and on horseback the hot tub was a fantastic way to soak away the aches and pains. The adjacent pub was the perfect place to enjoy a selection of locally brewed beers besides a crackling log fire, complimented by local musicians giving an impromptu music session. We will definitely be back. Thanks for making us feel so welcome.
Kirsten C
December 2013
Stayed in the Suidhe lodge in September and was disappointed on our arrival to find that the hot tub which was included in the price was broken. During our stay the hot tub was never fixed. The owner attempted to add some hot water which would only heat it up for an hour/ 2 hours max each day - we expected to get full use of it. We were very shocked at the lack of privacy we had during our stay, with random people walking through the garden and beside the hot tub throughout the day as though it were a public foot path. We were also under the impression that we would have the full house to ourselves and were not warned that there would be people living in the room at the top of the house - we often heard people walking up and down the fire exit stairs to access the room. This made us feel very uneasy as these people also had access to the part of the house we were staying in. The countryside surrounding the house is lovely and will be back to stay in Kincraig however we will not be returning to the Suidhe Lodge.
Frame
November 2013
Hot tub was great, owners very friendly and nice pub attached to house!
Mr Grey
June 2013
Relaxed atmosphere and friendly owners.
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