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“Great space, facilities and location”
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Spindrift Cottage - Quiet scenic location adjacent to RSPB Insh Marshes and Ruthven Barrackes
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Spindrift Cottage - Quiet scenic location adjacent to RSPB Insh Marshes and Ruthven Barrackes
Private deck overlooking the quiet large tree lined garden and visiting wildlife. Lounge with patio doors opening onto a deck with patio furniture & BBQ
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Spindrift Cottage - Quiet scenic location adjacent to RSPB Insh Marshes and Ruthven Barrackes
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
Double bedroom with ensuite
Twin  Room with bathroom
Main bathroom
Ensuite bathroom
Table tennis room
Large tree lined garden surrounded by hills
View of the courtyard garden
Driveway up to the cottage
Highland Cattle at the driveway entrance
Ruthven Barracks (adjacent) is floodlit at night
Loch Morlich and the Cairngorms nearby 20 minute drive
Tromie River, just l mile away, paddle or swim
Kingussie 1 mile (14 minutes walk) Kingussie Paths Network
Bird Reserve of Insh Marshes  1 mile
Loch an Eilein 10 miles
Ptarmigan Restaurant Cairngorm Mountain summer and winter
Skiing Cairngorm 30 minutes drive
Mountain Railway at Cairngorm Mountain 30 minute drive
Husky rally every January at Loch Morlich 20 minutes drive
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Cottage -
2 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 4
Kingussie, Badenoch and Strathspey, Scottish Highlands, Scotland

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RamblerMa...
Manchester
Level 2 Contributor
5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Great space, facilities and location”
Reviewed 24 June 2017 for a stay in June 2017

The cottage is a couple of minutes walk from the Ruthven Barracks which are impressive and interesting to visit. You can also walk into Kingussie quite easily which means you can have a few drinks with a meal out if you want to. The kitchen is a good size with everything needed to cook a nice meal - we self catered on all but one night. The Hall is great for leaving your wet coats and rucksacks which you will probably need to do at least once. The cottage was immaculately clean on arrival and had lots of storage space in the bedrooms and sufficient space to put things in the shower rooms. The showers were good and there was always hot water when we needed it. The owners are relaxed and friendly and left us some very tasty biscuits and tea/coffee on our arrival. We enjoyed watching all the birds on the feeders outside and the rabbits in the garden, one of which came right up onto the patio. We would definitely stay here again if we were revisiting the Cairngorms.

Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
9 Jul 2017
Thanks very much for your review, we really appreciate it and are very glad that you enjoyed your stay here. Thank you for coming and we would be delighted to have you to stay again.
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sox033
Margate, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
22 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Superb”
Reviewed 15 May 2017 for a stay in May 2017

The location of this cottage is excellent. It is close to Ruthven barracks in a rural situation yet easy walking distance to Kingussie. From the patio or lounge we could watch the sheep and lambs and rabbits and numerous birds, both flying over and visiting the feeders. From the patio we watched oystercatcher, curlew, mallard, red legged partridge, Siskin, chaffinch, great and blue tits, jackdaw and great spotted woodpecker to name a few. Also there were swallows and starling nesting. We had rabbits on the patio at night and mallard in the day. Great for nature lovers. The cottage was very well equipped and spotless with everything we needed. The bed was comfortable and the cottage was spacious and well maintained. We enjoyed a daily game of table tennis too. Our hosts were very welcoming and gave us expert guidance on the walking in the area. The recommended walks were really good- local knowledge goes a long way in helping you to plan your day. This was in addition to the folder of suggestions. There was also a book for guests to put their suggestions and tips in which was a good idea. This was one of the best cottages we have every stayed in with excellent hosts.

Your age range 65+
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
17 May 2017
Thank you for taking the time to write this lovely review. We are delighted that you enjoyed being here. We are still finding great places to go in this wonderful area, so we will have more recommendations on your next visit! Best wishes.
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BlueStati...
East Lothian
Level 2 Contributor
9 reviews
5 hotel reviews
“Great fun in a spectacular area!”
Reviewed 25 April 2017 for a stay in April 2017

We had a fantastic holiday with our two young boys, based in Spindrift Cottage. We didn't quite have a full week, so thought we'd need to find a hotel, but the cottage worked out far better value and offered more comfort, space and flexibility. The guest book is stuffed full of comments from people who have stayed more than once- I can see why.
What a great area! There is so much to do within easy reach of Kingussie, and cold weather did nothing to derail any plans. The Highland Folk Museum, the Highland Wildlife Centre, Landmark, cake at the Potting Shed, lunch at the Mountain Cafe, and more stunning forest and lochside walks than you could ever squeeze into one holiday.
The cottage was perfect - not least because Judy and Jules gave us such a warm welcome and are so enthusiastic themselves about the area. Spindrift is clean, warm, well equipped and comfortable. The room next door (shared with the other cottage) has a table tennis table with the boys enjoyed, access to laundry facilities, and several adult bikes available to guests.
We had a blast. As we pulled out of the driveway at the end of the trip, the kids yelled "we'll be back!" Hope they're right!

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Management Response
26 Apr 2017
We hope they are right too - we would love to have you all back!
We are delighted that you all enjoyed yourselves - it is such a special area. Thank you very much for the great review!
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Col1903
Glasgow
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Cosy conversion in a peaceful setting”
Reviewed 12 April 2017 for a stay in April 2017

Just outside Kinguissie with the striking ruins of Ruthven Barracks on the doorstep. Second time staying here for us (family of 4) and still loads to do within a short drive or bike ride. A quick walk from the cottage will get you to the Baracks and a bit further gets you to the RSPB hides.

Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
12 Apr 2017
Thank you so much - we are glad you enjoyed it. It was great to have you all here and look forward to seeing you again next year.
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eileenCup...
cupar
2 reviews
“Perfect”
Reviewed 21 February 2017 for a stay in February 2017

Sundowner is immaculate, quiet and very well situated. Kingussie is within walking distance ( station too). We thought the cottage was extremely well presented, warm and cosy with all equipment we could want. There is a lovely little terrace overlooking the garden. We would recommend it .

Your age range 50-64
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
22 Feb 2017
Thank you Eileen for your very nice review. We are delighted that you liked it and hope we will see you here again.
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