An imposing former sporting lodge that is as grand inside as it is outside, with huge grounds that are ripe for exploring.
Situated in the western reaches of the glorious Cairngorms National Park, this exceptional property was formerly a sporting lodge and has now been beautifully renovated to provide spacious accommodation for up to 16 guests. Complete with its own tennis court, golf course and a charming bothy, this stylish but traditional property makes a fantastic base for a celebration or a family get-together. The house is just a couple of miles from the lively town of Kingussie, the capital of the old Highlands district of Badenoch, and is ideal for guests seeking a tranquil retreat with plenty of opportunities for stunning walks, hill climbing and sport.
Entering this richly decorated and tastefully furnished property, you will find wood-panelled walls, exposed beams with hand-carved Ossian quotations, handmade staircases and stone floors. The house offers a range of light-filled living spaces and features plenty of wood burners and open fires providing a warm welcome throughout the year.
The morning room is a bright, light and engaging space – perfect for relaxing in. You can also unwind in the more formal drawing room which is beautifully lit, traditionally decorated and features big sofas and two lovely open fires. The stylishly designed kitchen is a fantastic space for preparing any meal, with a range of appliances and a large central island. The large, airy dining room provides the perfect backdrop for a family celebration. The ground floor also offers the first of the property’s seven bedrooms: a king-size zip-and-link which can be made up as a twin on request, and has an en-suite bathroom. Exploring the ground floor further, you will find a welcoming vestibule with a wood burner, plus a boot room, drying room and a WC.
The main hand-carved staircase leads to four cosy and gorgeously decorated en-suite bedrooms: a king-size master suite and three zip-and-link king-size rooms. There are two further zip-and-link king-size bedrooms which share a bathroom and are accessed via a separate staircase to the rear of the house. Several of the bedrooms offer delightful views across the gardens to Cairngorm.
Behind the house is a delightful bothy, which provides attractive self-contained accommodation for two guests and features a queen-size box-bed which can be reached via ladder-style steps. Please note, the bothy is not let separately from the main house.
The grounds of the house include a private garden and an outdoor hot tub. You can enjoy al fresco meals on the natural stone patio which is reminiscent of an Italian villa with the scent of herbs in the air. Away from the house, you can exercise on the all-weather tennis court, or try your hand on the beautifully maintained nine-hole golf course. Ample parking is available.
Please note there is a refundable £750 security deposit for this property payable closer to the start of your holiday.