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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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ejaneking
Doncaster, United Kingdom
Level 2 Contributor
7 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Wonderful cottage”
Reviewed 28 June 2015 for a stay in June 2015

The cottage was very clean, stylishly decorated and comfortable set in lovely gardens cared for with wildlife in mind. There were bird feeders that provided great entertainment from every window. We loved the fact that we were close enough to Kingussie to walk (or cycle) in yet in a quiet position close to Insh Marshes nature reserve.
We made great use of the bikes provided- cycling to Newtonmore and along the quiet road to Loch Insh. The fabulous views were a great excuse to catch our breath and watch deer feeding in the fields- we even saw our first Crested Tit.
There was a excellent butchers in Kingussie so we didn't need to eat out much and there was everything we needed provided in the kitchen.
We went out on a wildlife tour with Steve from Highland Wildlife and had a fantastic time seeing a lot of rare birds and mammals.
Many thanks to John and Julie for a wonderful week and for the lift to and from the station

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Liked best: The location of the cottage
Liked least: Having to leave
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Your age range 50-64
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
14 Mar 2016
Dear Guests, We are so pleased you enjoyed your holiday and a huge thank you for writing such a lovely review. We hope to see you again in the future. Best wishes, Julie & John
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Janet T
Cambridge, United Kingdom
1 review
“Excellent Accomodation in a superb area for touring the Cairngorms and for seeing the wildlife.”
Reviewed 21 June 2015 for a stay in June 2015

This accommodation is excellent, very comfortable, warm, quiet, and everything provided for, and the layout of the cottage is extremely well thought out. The owners are very friendly and helpful and welcomed us with homemade bread and wine which was very much appreciated. The cottage is peacefully located but still very convenient to the major roads. We had an excellent holiday and would recommend this property to any one planning to tour this area of Scotland.

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Liked best: The comfort and the cleaniness, and the layout of this lovely property
Liked least: There was nothing I disliked about this accomodation
Travelling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
14 Mar 2016
Dear Guests, Thank you for your lovely review of the cottage, we are so pleased you enjoyed your holiday and this area in Scotland. Best wishes, Julie & John
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ddjonze
Nottingham, United Kingdom
1 review
“High quality accommodation and amazing attention to detail”
Reviewed 13 June 2015 for a stay in May 2015

This was a lovely two week stay. The cottage layout is very well thought out, and well provided for. It is clean, quiet, warm and comfortable. The location is convenient (close to the A9 for zooming around Scotland) but pleasantly tucked away in a rural spot.

The owners are friendly and welcoming, and clearly have guests interests in mind, so are very helpful and accommodating.

Highly recommended!

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Liked best: If anything, it was better than advertised!
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
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Management Response
14 Mar 2016
Dear Guests, We are very happy that you enjoyed your two week holiday in Spindrift and hope to see you again soon. Best wishes, Julie & John
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SM062014
York, United Kingdom
Level 1 Contributor
4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Peaceful, modern, excellent furnishings, exceedingly clean. Fantastic.”
Reviewed 9 June 2015 for a stay in May 2015

Stayed for 7 nights. Superb cottage. Spotlessly clean and well furnished. The weather was cold, so after a hard days walking it was so good to come back to a centrally heated cottage with piping hot showers. Peacefully located but equally convenient for the major roads.
The wifi was perfect.
The owners were friendly and helpful but not intrusive.
Best recommendation I can give is that I am booking for next year.

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Liked best: Quality of the cottage. Modern, clean.
Liked least: The weather!!
Travelling group: Solo Traveller
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Management Response
9 May 2016
Dear Guests,

Thank you for such a fabulous review, we are very grateful you took the time to write about your visit and look forward to seeing you again next year.

Best wishes,
Julie & John
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HarryWrag...
Aberdeen
Level 4 Contributor
39 reviews
20 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“Clean comfortable and welcoming”
Reviewed 9 May 2015 for a stay in April 2015

A very pleasant clean,comfortable and well furnished cottage with all the facilities and equipment you could ever need. Lots of space for a couple! Very welcoming host and hostess who explained all the extras facilities very clearly ( bikes, table tennis washing machine)

The visitors book contains many reports from retuning visitors - I can see why!

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Liked best: Comfort, view from front and back, Location !
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway People with disabilities
Older travelers Families with young children
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  • Was it a good value for the price paid?
  • Did the property offer wi-fi/internet access?
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
9 May 2016
Dear Guests,

Thank you for your compliments about the cottage, we are so pleased you had a good holiday and very much look forward to seeing you again.

Best wishes,
Julie & John
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