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“Fabulous cottage in amazing 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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Aleem Y
Manchester, United Kingdom
Level 4 Contributor
47 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“Fabulous cottage in amazing location”
Reviewed 22 February 2016 for a stay in February 2016

The cottage was amazing, kitted out to a really good standard and is probably the best holiday cottage we have stayed in!! The hosts Julie and John were on hand to sort any issues, not that there were any. The location is superb too, walks from the front door and easy access to Aviemore and Glenmore. We went on number of walks and the scenery is beautiful, we even had snow for a few days.

The cottage is clean, bright and warm. All the usual amenities and there, also had free Wi-Fi , great for out teenage girls!

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Liked best: Fabulous cottage in a great location
Liked least: nothig
Travelling group: Teenagers
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway People with disabilities
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Management Response
29 Feb 2016
Dear Guests,

We are so pleased you had such a great holiday in Spindrift, we look forward to seeing you all again in the future.

Best wishes, Julie & John
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glenlivet...
Kendal, United Kingdom
2 reviews
“Extremely comfortable and warm,welcoming accommodation”
Reviewed 30 January 2016 for a stay in January 2016

I stayed here for a week in January. The owners, Julie and John, were extremely welcoming and helpful. There was even delicious home baked bread awaiting me on arrival.

The accommodation itself is excellent throughout with obviously a lot of thought given to all your needs; a well equipped kitchen, nice shower, comfortable sofas, and a large porch which also acts as a great drying room which. And ,so important in winter to come home to, the place is lovely and warm. I can't wait to return!

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Travelling group: Solo Traveller
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Friends getaway People with disabilities
Older travelers Families with young children
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Management Response
29 Feb 2016
Dear Guests,

What a wonderful review, thank you. We are so pleased you enjoyed your stay.

Best wishes, Julie & John
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lynn3198
plymouth uk.
Level 5 Contributor
77 reviews
28 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
“Another Fantastic stay”
Reviewed 7 January 2016 for a stay in December 2015

Our second visit to holiday at Spindrift Cottage part of Ruthven Steadings, it was all we remembered and more.
Very fortunate to stay for 2 weeks Xmas and New Year. John and Julie are excellent hosts, fresh baked bread and home made mince pies (made with apples from the garden)welcomed us.
The accomodation is excellent a double bed/ensuite, a twin room and separate shower & toilet, lounge and well equipped kitchen. The cottage is 5*, John and Julie are contactable at any time if there are any questions but leave you alone to savour the relaxation a holiday here gives you.
The Windows at the back of the cottage looked out over the inner courtyard where we saw so many beautiful birds at the feeders, including a beautiful woodpecker, and Kevin the pheasant who visits daily for food! The front patio Windows look out over the lawn where there are more feeders and we were entertained by "Sid" the Red Squirrel.
The cottage is well placed to visit and travel around this area. The weather was colder than down south so we felt like it was Christmas and did have some snow which was nice.
It is a wrench to leave but we will be back again and look forward to this whenever it is.

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Liked best: Location, relaxation, beautiful cottage
Liked least: Not enough snow !
Travelling group: Other
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway People with disabilities
Older travelers
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Management Response
29 Feb 2016
Dear Guests, Thank you for such a wonderful review and we are so pleased you enjoyed your second visit just as much as your first. We very much look forward to seeing you all again next time.

Best wishes, Julie & John
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Mick1967...
Glasgow, United Kingdom
Level 2 Contributor
8 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“A wonderful tranquil getaway”
Reviewed 9 September 2015 for a stay in September 2015
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The cottage is situated around a 20 minutes walk from the main Kingussie centre and is set in a very well maintained garden that is alive with wildlife. Both bedrooms are very spacious along with a huge lounge/diner that is fully kitted out with modern appliances. Wi-fi was always available and we were kindly left a selection of home grown vegetables which were very tasty and washed down with a complimentary bottle of wine. As keen fishermen it is perfect as it's situated 5 minutes walk from the river Spey. Highly recommended and we have booked up again for next year.

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Liked best: The large spacious rooms.
Travelling group: Extended Family
Your age range 35-49
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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Management Response
29 Feb 2016
Dear Guests, Thank you for such a fabulous review and we are looking forward to seeing you all again in 2016.

Best wishes, Julie & John
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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.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Older travelers
  • Was the property as advertised?
  • Would you recommend the location of this property?
  • 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
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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