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Peaceful Cosy 'home-from-home' Drumguish by Kingussie

People7
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms1
Property type bungalow
Minimum Stay 6 - 7 nights

Overview

About the property

3 bedroom bugalow set in acre of secluded woodland

Pure escapism. Set in over 1 acre of wooded garden, backing onto Forestry Commission Woodland. BBC series Monarch of the Glen was filmed in the immediate vicinity. The property is situated in the quiet hamlet of Drumguish, up in the hills three miles from Kingussie (capital of Badenoch). Your journey to the house will take you past the remains of Ruthven Barracks, and over a stone bridge spanning the picturesque River Tromie.

An ideal base for exploring the many castles and historic monuments in the vicinity. Distilleries listed on the famous Whisky Trail are easily accesible. Nearby Kingussie has the River Spey running through it, and boasts a challenging a challenging golf course, with many others nearby.

The porch which gives the property its name is a large airy space with wonderful panoramic views. Lots of storage and a comfy chair from which to view the mountains in the distance and the birdlife close up. Carpeted and double glazed throughout. The house is heated by modern storage radiators and an open fire, ensuring a high degree of comfort what ever the weather.

Abundant wildlife, red squirrels, rabbits and if you get up early enough roe deer in the garden! Delightful walks for all ages and abilities. Wonderful feeling of isolation, yet all amenities nearby.

More Details

Owner
Mrs Anne Wade
Member since: 2005
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
18 June, 2017

Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday bungalow in Kingussie in Highland

Property Type:
  • bungalow
Meals:
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 7
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • mountain
  • rural
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Fireplace ...
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Mobile Phone
  • Parking ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer ...
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure
  • Bath WC and large screened shower area with wet walls and new electric shower
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Double Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 2 Single Bed
  • Comfy put-you-up bed for 7th person (adult/child). Travel cot available. Fitted wardrobes and chests of drawers in each room.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Books - Fiction / Non-fiction
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Music Library
  • Radio
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Player
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Binoculars
  • Boat ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Garden ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
Suitability:
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • laundrette - not serviced
  • forests
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • waterfalls
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • ski lift pass
  • ski pass optional
  • ski
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
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Reviews

Excellent! 4.6/5 -
(36 traveller reviews)

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Peaceful Cosy 'home-from-home' Drumguish by Kingussie
average rating of 4.5833335 based on 36 reviews
Dundee, Scotland
5

a place of beauty and quiet

  • 5 of 5

The property's location is exceptional, surrounded by natural mature pine trees with tracks radiating out in all directions for good walking and cycling. You are immediately aware of the beauty and the peace of the surrounding countryside in every season. You feel a sense of space and privacy that is quite restorative. The house is well-equipped and has an amazing range of books to read for less clement days in front of the log fire. The main room is comfortable with an expansive window to watch squirrels tree-hop. The small town of Kingussie is only three miles away and has all the basic services that might be needed for your holiday. I frequently revisit the Silverfiord Hotel in Kingussie for bar meals which never disappoint. But the house is in easy reach of all Speyside's tourist attractions, and is ideally situated for an active outdoor holiday. The owner is extremely helpful and facilitates that genuine get-away-from-it-all holiday.

  • Review Submitted: Feb 11, 2010
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2010
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am very lucky to have so many guests who demonstrate their love of the house and surroundings by coming again and again. It gives me such pleasure to know when I can't be there myself other people are able to enjoy it.
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4

Warm and cosy cottage with plenty of space in a peaceful woodland setting

  • 4 of 5

We wanted a cottage that was convenient for natural history activities, so near access to Insh Marshes RSPB was ideal, and the friendly Red Squirrels a delightful bonus.

  • Review Submitted: May 24, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Glad you had a good time.Hope to welcome you back in the future
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5

Cosy retreat

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at Porch House 8th-15th April 2017. We had a great stay - the house was always warm and had plenty of space. Red squirrels ran across the windowsills after the nuts we had put out for them, which occupied our son most mornings. We really enjoyed our stay.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 16, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: How pleasing to have another satisfied customer. Hope to welcome you back soon
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5

Real "Home from home"

  • 5 of 5

Cottage contained everything we could possibly want. Plenty of room and extremely comfortable. The lady who maintained the cottage was very pleasant and helpful about the local wildlife.

Would definitely recommend and visit again.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 16, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Glad you had a good holiday I have a loyal group of visitors who return often, recognising the unique peace and quiet offered at Porch House alongside a variety of wildlife in the garden and surrounding countryside. Look forward to welcoming you back
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Horsham
5

A wonderful spot for relaxing, outdoor adventure or peacefully observing Highland Wildlife.

  • 5 of 5

Enjoyed 2 weeks of blissful winter highland life. It's a lovely house in a great location. With everything you need for a comfortable relaxed holiday, Porch House is beautifully set in a sheltered large wooded garden that plays host to numerous native and visiting birds. The resident red squirrels kept us amused the whole time no matter what the weather. Their morning visits to the window ledges frequently delayed trips out, if we were slow to put out their breakfast nuts, the squirrels would tap on the windows and demand service.

We are frequent visitors to the Highlands with plans to move up before too long. We've stayed in some very grand places, idyllic loch-side houses and some wild remote outposts but no other location has held us at base camp for quite so many hours as Porch House, despite being ideally positioned to explore the hills in all directions.

It's peaceful and secluded but only a short trip to shop for essentials with Kingussie and Newtonmore just a few miles away. We did enjoy plenty of trips out to take in the Central Highlands, further afield and to visit friends, there are so many attractions in the vicinity it's easy to see why previous visitors are keen to return.

We had a great time and would highly recommend it.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 1, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad you had a great holiday. It really is a special place, and I am so pleased when other people get to enjoy it as well. Look forward to welcoming you back soon
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5

Lovely, comfortable cottage in a beautiful location.

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful week in this cottage. We loved the location, surrounded by trees. It was very peaceful, with lovely walks straight from the door. There is lots to do in the area and we wished we could have stayed longer.

The house is cosy and very well-equipped. It was all very clean and we were pleased to be some of the first guests to use the new dishwasher! I hope we will visit again soon.

  • Review Submitted: Nov 2, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for another positive review. It is indeed a very special place, and the recent upgrade, new dishwasher, beautiful new shower , and kitchen re-vamp make it an even better experience for guests. Look forward to welcoming you back soon
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Location

Nearest Airport
40 Miles
Inverness
Nearest Barpub
3 Miles
Kingussie
Nearest Golf
3 Miles
kingussie
Nearest Train
3 Miles
kingussie
Nearest Restaurant
3 Miles
Kingussie
Nearest Ski
14 Miles
aviemore
Car: necessary

Insh Marsh RSPB Reserve only 1 mile away. Boat of Garten RSPB Reserve where the osprey nest 12 miles away.

Water sports (windsurfing sailing canoeing etc) at nearby Kincraig, where they also run instruction courses for children and adults in high season.

For children in particular, Highland Wildlife Park (3 miles), Landmark Outside Adventure Park (12 miles).

Horse riding for all ability levels nearby.

Clay pigeon shooting and dog sledding plus many other activities on Rothermurchius Estate (12 miles).

Salmon and trout fishing available, also Go karting and cross country quad biking.

Scenic walks for all abilities, and bikes can be hired in the village. New swimming/health complex at Aviemore.

Ideal base for famous Whisky Trail, with nearest distillery Dahlwinnie open to visitors.

Dolphin watching available on the Black Isle just outside Inverness.

Taste of Scotland Award-winning restaurant in Kingussie.

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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday bungalow in Kingussie, Scottish Highlands & Islands

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
GBP
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
spring
25 Mar 2017 - 30 Jun 2017
7 night minimum stay
£520
for 7 nights
£520
 
 
summer
1 Jul 2017 - 1 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
£650
for 7 nights
£650
 
 
autumn
2 Sep 2017 - 10 Nov 2017
7 night minimum stay
£520
for 7 nights
£520
 
 
winter
11 Nov 2017 - 22 Dec 2017
7 night minimum stay
£325
for 7 nights
£325
 
 
christmas
23 Dec 2017 - 29 Dec 2017
7 night minimum stay
£600
for 7 nights
£600
 
 
new year
30 Dec 2017 - 4 Jan 2018
6 night minimum stay
£600
for 6 nights
£700
 
 
WINTER
6 Jan 2018 - 23 Mar 2018
7 night minimum stay
£325
for 7 nights
£325
 
 
SPRING
24 Mar 2018 - 29 Jun 2018
7 night minimum stay
£520
for 7 nights
£520
 
 
SUMMER
30 Jun 2018 - 31 Aug 2018
7 night minimum stay
£650
for 7 nights
£650
 
 
AUTUMN
1 Sep 2018 - 2 Nov 2018
7 night minimum stay
£520
for 7 nights
£520
 
 
WINTER
3 Nov 2018 - 21 Dec 2018
7 night minimum stay
£325
for 7 nights
£325
 
 
CHRISTMAS
22 Dec 2018 - 28 Dec 2018
7 night minimum stay
£600
 
 
NEW YEAR
29 Dec 2018 - 4 Jan 2019
7 night minimum stay
£700
 

Additional pricing information

Pet Fee £10
Refundable Damage Deposit £150

Bed linen and towels provided together with a basket of logs for the open fire.

10% discount for late bookings within 4 weeks of start date

Electricity and security deposit £150 -£250 pw payable with balance,.Refund made within 28 days of departure, less electricity used and any payment fees. A Maximum 2 dogs allowed at £10 per week each.

Local agent on hand to sort out any problems if they should arise.

Lets Sat (3pm) - Sat (10am). However requests for mid week or long weekend lets will be considered.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund.
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