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“Clean comfortable and welcoming”
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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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55 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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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.
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Older travelers Families with young children
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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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MJBPlymou...
Plymouth
Level 3 Contributor
15 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Not our first choice but”
Reviewed 2 January 2015 for a stay in December 2014
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person found this review helpful

We normally stay north of Aviemore but couldnt find anywhere on short notice luckily Spindrift was available and what a suprise,in an ideal position with good views and an abundance of bird life ,we also saw a stoat in the garden.The accommodation is first rate ,clean and spacious with all that is needed for a holiday.Our hosts John and Julie were friendly and welcoming and available at a moments notice but not intrusive.I hesitate to recommend this property incase we cant get in again.

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Liked best: the whole package
Liked least: nothing
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Your age range 50-64
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway People with disabilities
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jonic46
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Welcoming,relaxing,wonderful!”
Reviewed 29 September 2014 for a stay in September 2014
1
person found this review helpful

We have visited Spindrift almost every year since 2004. Accommodation wonderful, comfortable and immaculate. Little extra touches like homemade bread and jam fantastic. Excellent base for touring the beautiful Cairngorms and seeing local wildlife - even caught sight of a pine martin in the gardens this visit!! Owners Julie and John very welcoming and helpful.

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David R
Kirkcaldy
Level 2 Contributor
8 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Super cottage Super Place Great Area”
Reviewed 15 September 2014 for a stay in September 2014
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person found this review helpful

My wife and I stayed here 6 to 13 Sept 2014.
It does not get any better than this. This cottage is top class the best we have ever stayed at.
Everything is top quality inside and out and the owners are great hosts
Julies Home baking left for us is the tops and the home grown plums great.
The area is wonderful.
We enjoyed it so much we have booked again for next year for our Diamond Wedding
Dave & Margo Ramsay

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Liked best: The Quality and Quietness of the place
Liked least: Nothing it was all good
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway People with disabilities
Older travelers
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Badox
Laberweinting
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Holidays you won`t forget”
Reviewed 25 August 2014 for a stay in August 2014
1
person found this review helpful

for a couple of years Spindrift has been our holiday home; it has a very high standard as regards comfort, cleanliness and the great care that Julie and John devote to their guests; home-grown vegetablesand fruit are a special treat; we`ve booked again for 2015

Travelling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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