We found the house thanks to the instructions sent by the owner, and the grandchildren loved the play area which was a great place for them to lo let of steam after a 7hr drive!
The house is amazing, the fixtures and fittings are first class and the location onto the forest is incredible.
Its a short drive into Aviemore where there are bars, shops and places to eat.
There are plenty of places to explore nearby and lots of walks to take in the scenery, if there had been a few sun loungers or easy chairs in the garden for the older ones I think we might have taken up squatters rights and stayed!
The downstairs living space is great, we spent most evenings playing cards around the table. The aga is wonderful, luckily our son has one so the few meals in we had he took over the cooking duties and left me to fill the dishwasher.
Would love to return in the future,
We just loved every minute of our three night stay here. A warm and welcoming place, furnished to be comfortable for lively families yet still stylish and appealing. We felt secluded as we looked out in to the magnificent birch forest yet we were only a 10 minute drive to Aviemore. The size of the downstairs living area and upstairs bedrooms meant we had some much needed space which is particularly important when travelling with two children. We walked down to the River Spey, explored Loch Insh, Loch Eneilan, the Highland Museum in Kingussie and ate dinner at the fabulous La Taverna. Next time I would invite our English cousins up - there's plenty of room! And there is plenty more to explore!
A review from our 6 year old daughter - "I loved the secret room under the stairs and I loved the playground and the place to kick the ball and I think you will like it too"
My Aunt Jackie booked this place when we found out we forgot 2 nights of our trip. Boy did we luck out that it was available! It is spacious and beautiful. There are trails through the forest behind the house that lead to railroad tracks, streams and country homes in the middle of nowhere, accessed by a one lane road that services vehicles going both ways.
There is a washer and a dryer and the most fabulous kitchen to dine at home. My aunt is a chef, so needless to say, we FEASTED. The stove/oven is on ALL the time. You don't ever shut it off. It warms/cooks/roasts/bakes/sautes/etc. at the drop of a dime because it's always on.
We happened to be in Scotland during the best sunny weather Scotland has ever had (according to ALL the locals). The upstairs was a little warm on the first night. The second night was perfect. We just kept the windows opened so that the air flowed through.
There is wildlife everywhere and Jackie, our host, has deer and bird food stashed so you can put them in the feeders. We didn't stay long enough to do it but I will next time, because next time, I will stay here again!!
I cannot recommend this place highly enough. What a beautiful spacious home! Kitchen in particular was amazing for group cooking and hanging out. We also took full advantage of the bbq and outdoor seating area. All the bedrooms were very comfortable and the showers were excellent.
To be fair we were blessed with glorious sunny weather which may introduce a slight bias but honestly cannot find a single fault with this place - we had the best 3 days ever.
The host Jackie was also proactive and very responsive in all her communication
Really great place for a large group as there is plenty of space to have dinner in the beautiful big kitchen and living room. Location is great, 10 mins from Aviemore and activity centre just across the road! Would definitely recommend and come again :)