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Vacation Home Skye Cottage, Meadowside House, near Kingussie
Skye Cottage, Meadowside House Kincraig, near Kingussie, Kingussie, PH21 1LX, United Kingdom – Excellent location – show map
Excellent location – rated 9.1/10! (score from 11 reviews)
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Rory & Janise MacKay
Skye Cottage, halfway between Aviemore & Kingussie, enjoys an elevated position in the heart of the Highlands with views across the river Spey to the Cairngorm mountains beyond. The cottage features two double bedrooms, a comfortable lounge, a kitchen-diner and a bathroom with power shower. There is free Wifi, a TV, DVD player & CD-player/radio. To the front there is a shared play area and a communal barbecue. Inverness Airport is 44.1 miles from the property. Road & rail access are very easy. This attractive and unusual cottage is part of the Meadowside House group of holiday homes. Part of a historic 'B' listed building, it is located next to the Highland Wildlife Park with its polar bear cub, Scottish wildcats & red squirrels.
A Scotsman by birth, Rory is very keen to share the attractions of his native land with his guests. Skye Cottage, which has been extensively upgraded under his ownership, has been chosen to offer a great opportunity for guests to enjoy the Scottish Highlands. Skye cottage sleeps 4 comfortably, in 2 double bedrooms, with an attractive lounge and a well-equipped kitchen diner incorporating a dishwasher, microwave & fridge besides the conventional oven & hob. Outside there is an open area which is extensively grassed with plenty of room for children to play or dogs to exercise. There is also a BBQ shelter. The owners of the main house, Jim & Kate, manage the cottage and welcome you on arrival. They are very helpful and knowledgeable about the local area. They provide support 9am-5pm daily and outside those times in an emergency. Please note there is a separate charge for electricity, which is metered at the beginning and end of your stay, and paid in cash to the site managers at the end of your stay. The cost is 20 pence per unit used.
The Spey Valley & Cairngorms National Park are a wonderful holiday destinations. The scenery is terrific, with walking, cycling and pony trekking routes through forests, alongside lochs and rivers, and up & down mountains. The local area offers a variety of watersports at Loch Insh and Loch Morlich; there is mountain and quad biking, karting at Aviemore Kart Raceway (with tandem carts for small people); and there are zipwires and aerial walkways for the more adventurous. Cairngorm Gliding Club offers trial flights. Nature lovers, particularly bird watchers, will be delighted by the many local species, not least the Ospreys at Loch Garten and Loch Insh (1 mile). At Skye cottage house martins nest under the eaves! Landmark Forest Adventure Park, Strathspey Steam Railway, the Fun House at Coylumbridge, Spey Valley Cinema, the Highland Folk Museum, and Speyside Distillery are all-weather attractions. You can look forward to a very enjoyable holiday at Skye Cottage!
Languages spoken: German, English
Area Info– Excellent location – show map
Restaurants & Markets *
Duke of Gordon Hotel Restaurant, Kingussie Restaurant4.3 miles
The Sugar Bowl, Kingussie Cafe/Bar4.3 miles
Co-operative, Kingussie Supermarket4.3 miles
Rowan Tree Country Hotel Restaurant Restaurant5.9 miles
Royal Tandoori Restaurant, Aviemore Restaurant8 miles
Tesco, Aviemore Supermarket8.3 miles
The Druie, Rothiemurchus Cafe/Bar8.5 miles
Natural Beauty *
Spey River1 miles
Loch Insh Lake3.1 miles
Feshie River5.6 miles
Uath Lochans Lake5.9 miles
Tromie River9.1 miles
Cairngorm Mountain15.9 miles
Cairngorm Ski lift15.9 miles
Loch Garten Lake18.1 miles
Closest Airports *
Inverness Airport30 miles
Dundee Airport57.5 miles
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Most popular facilities
Free! Free private parking is available on site (reservation is not needed).
- Accessible parking
Free! WiFi is available in all areas and is free of charge.
Freedom to eat when you want
- Wine glasses
- Dining table
- Cleaning products
- Electric kettle
- Wardrobe or closet
- Walk-in shower
- Toilet paper
- Bathtub or shower
- Shared toilet
- Private bathroom
Space for everyone to be together
- Dining area
- Sitting area
Media & Technology
Fun for everyone under one roof
- Flat-screen TV
- CD Player
- DVD Player
- Non-feather pillow
- Socket near the bed
- Trash cans
- Drying rack for clothing
- Clothes rack
- Tile/Marble floor
- Private entrance
- Ironing facilities
Pets are allowed. Charges may apply.
- Entire unit located on ground floor
Sit back and relax
- Picnic area
- Outdoor dining area
- Outdoor furniture
- BBQ facilities
- Bike tours Additional charge
- Walking tours Additional charge
- Water park Off-site Additional charge
- Horseback riding Off-site Additional charge
- Bowling Off-site Additional charge
- Cycling Off-site
- Hiking Off-site
- Canoeing Off-site Additional charge
- Windsurfing Off-site Additional charge
- Skiing Off-site
- Fishing Off-site Additional charge
- Golf course (within 2 miles) Additional charge
- Tennis court Off-site Additional charge
Outdoor & View
Enjoy the view
- River view
- Mountain view
- Lake view
Entertainment & Family Services
- Kids' TV channels
- Books, DVDs & music for kids
- Books, DVDs or music for children
- Laundry Additional charge
- Smoke-free property
- Non-smoking rooms
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House rules Skye Cottage, Meadowside House, near Kingussie takes special requests – add in the next step!
3:00 PM - 10:00 PM
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8:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Cancellation and prepayment policies vary according to accommodations type. Please enter the dates of your stay and check what conditions apply to your preferred room.
Children & Beds
Children of all ages are welcome.
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There's no capacity for cribs at this property.
This property doesn't offer extra beds.
No age restriction
There's no age requirement for check-in
Payments by Booking.com
Booking.com takes your payment for this stay on behalf of the property, but make sure you have cash for any extras once you get there.
Smoking is not allowed.
Parties/events are not allowed
Guests need be quiet between 10:00 PM and 6:00 AM.
Pets are allowed. Charges may apply.
The fine print
Please note that electricity is charged at 20p per unit. The yard is read at the beginning and end of your stay, and usage is paid in cash to the site managers at the end of your stay.
This property does not accommodate bachelor(ette) or similar parties.
Please inform Skye Cottage, Meadowside House, near Kingussie of your expected arrival time in advance. You can use the Special Requests box when booking, or contact the property directly using the contact details in your confirmation.