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“Excellent ..as always”
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Review of Spindrift Cottage

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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60 reviews
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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Simon9583...
North Yorkshire, United Kingdom
1 review
“Excellent ..as always”
Reviewed 9 May 2016 for a stay in May 2016

Second time I have stayed at Spindrift and just as the first time the cottage was immaculately clean. A pleasure to return 'home' each night to comfy sofas, beds and gallons of hot shower water. A very private cottage, not overlooked. I loved the fresh home made bread and wine which greeted me on arrival. Julie and John are great hosts without being intrusive. I am already planning to stay in 2017, which says it all really.

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Liked best: Location, comfy sofa, power shower, good beds.
Liked least: Nothing
Travelling group: Solo Traveller
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
People with disabilities Older travelers
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Management Response
9 May 2016
Dear Guest,

We are so pleased your second visit was every bit as good as the first. Thank you for such a great review and we hope to see you again in 2017.

Best wishes,
Julie & John
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Stuart M
Helensburgh, United Kingdom
1 review
“great base for adventuring in strathspey”
Reviewed 4 April 2016 for a stay in March 2016

lovely cottage. view of Ruthven barracks and a short walk for an evening floodlit visit. many birds on the multiple feeders and a cheeky red squirrel on the decking tempted by monkey nuts. we had 2 boys of 12 and 9 and did 4 epic biking days at wolftrax/rothiemurcus etc and 3 Canadian canoe paddles- 2 on the spey and 1 at loch laggan. hope to be back. Julie the owner very welcoming with homemade bread/bottle wine. boys loved table tennis table especially.

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Liked best: wild life and tabble tennis table.
Liked least: no bath (my personal preference) but good showers
Travelling group: Young Children
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Families with young children
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Management Response
5 Apr 2016
Dear Guests,

Wow, what a fabulous review, we are so pleased you had such a good holiday in Spindrift and loved the area, we really hope to see you all again next year.

Best wishes, Julie & John
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Jayne P
Barnsley, United Kingdom
Level 1 Contributor
4 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Great holiday in the Cairngorms in an excellent cottage, ideal location.”
Reviewed 27 March 2016 for a stay in March 2016

Warm friendly welcome, Julie and John have done an excellent job with the cottage. Clean, well furnished accommodation, photos don't do it justice. Unexpected milk, wine and home made bread on arrival were a nice touch. Great base for touring the area. Lots of info on the area available for you to use in the cottage. Watching the birds in the garden is great, lovely to wake up to bird song and to see what birds are outside and of course the squirrel too. Would recommend the cottage to anyone, would definitely stay again, good value for money.

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Liked best: Clean comfortable accommodation with everything you need including wifi.
Liked least: Having to go home
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
Large groups
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Management Response
28 Mar 2016
Dear Guests,

We are so pleased you both had such a lovely holiday in Spindrift and thank you so much for your lovely comments here and in the Visitors Book. We very much look forward to seeing you both again in the future.

Best wishes, Julie & John
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Aleem Y
Manchester, United Kingdom
Level 4 Contributor
49 reviews
9 hotel reviews
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“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.
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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.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway People with disabilities
Older travelers Families with young children
  • Was the property as advertised?
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  • Was it a good value for the price paid?
  • Did the property offer wi-fi/internet access?
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Was this review helpful? Yes
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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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