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

31 Reviews
Bedrooms 3
Property type bungalow
Minimum Stay 6 - 7 nights

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Minimum Stay
6 - 7 nights


Photos and Description of this 3 bedroom holiday bungalow in Kingussie - Porch House

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
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible

Mrs Anne Wade
Member since: 2005
Speaks English
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Calendar last updated:
22 October, 2016
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based on 31 holidaymaker reviews

Peaceful Cosy 'home-from-home' Drumguish by Kingussie
average rating of 4.548387 based on 31 reviews
Dundee, Scotland

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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Great week

  • 4 of 5

The cottage was very comfortable, the location was great for exploring the Cairngorm's with leisurely walks from the cottage door, or more demanding walks for the adventurous. We had great weather all week and visits from the squirells on a daily basis, a very enjoyable time had by us all. Would book this cottage again and probably will.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 12, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Glad you had a good time. Porch House is really a very special place Look forward to welcoming you back soon
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Very practical cottage and good location

  • 4 of 5

We stayed two weeks in Porch House with our 3 boys (aged 8-13). The cottage provides enough space and the porch is very handy for putting your boots and stuff after walking. Enough space for the 5 of us, the boys loved the television in bedrooms.

Best thing about the cottage is the setting and location. From Inverness to Fort William is within reach (1-1,5 hr drive for us) so you can visit a good part of the Highlands. You can start walking from the cottage and have great wood paths nearby. I saw deer each time and once a fox on my solo runs.

The midgets were the only real downside, bring good repellant or hope for less warm weather than we had. The squirrels in the garden offered good compensation though. But buy nuts, not bird seed if you want to see them.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 15, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for positive review. So glad you had a good time, it is a very special place Am upgrading bathroom and kitchen over the winter, so things will be even better when you return
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0 0

Fantastic Spot!

  • 4 of 5

What a wonderful place is Porch House! We loved our stay here - very quiet and peaceful with a wonderful forest to explore on our doorstep. Great for kids as well. A great selection of books and games for all the family. We did have to wash pretty much everything in the kitchen before we could use it but it was otherwise well stocked. The rest of the house was perfectly clean. Loved the log fire in the cool Scottish autumn. Well located for accessing the sights of the central highlands.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 25, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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a quiet place near the forest

  • 4 of 5

The property is very good location, surrounded by nature with beautiful view from the windows. The house is very big, and so quiet around.

We enjoyed staying here for 6 days.

After all we had misunderstanding with owner about our deposit (150 GBP).

Just be aware about It!!

Finally,We received just 70 GBP back.

33 GBP - electricity it's ok,but rest is paypal payment fees for deposit ?! and balance ?!?!?!

Actually it's not big money at all,but It wasn't a very pleasant feeling.

At last, that case didn't spoiled our impression of Scotland.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 5, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am so glad that you enjoyed your stay ay Porch House, the most recent of numerous satisfied guests. With regard to your comments about payment fees. All prospective clients are sent a copy of terms and conditions in advance of confirming booking, and are strongly advised to read them. It clearly states that any payment fees will be deducted from deposit. In your case both deposit and balance payments had a paypal fee deducted from your payments, so I received a reduced figure. It follows that the shortfall was made up from your deposit. There are alternative methods of payment that do not attract fees, it is the choice of each client as to how they wish to pay. I hope this clarifies matters.
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0 0

Beautiful cottage in idyllic setting

  • 5 of 5

This is the 2nd time we have stayed and it just keeps getting better and better. The cottage is beautiful, peaceful, immaculate and has everything you need. The area is perfect, lots to do near by for adults and children. It is within easy reach of Aviemore and Inverness. All the people we met were so friendly and welcoming. The owner of the cottage is extremely helpful, friendly and efficient. Definitely will be going back. My children and I love it there.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 30, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad that coming back was even better than the first visit. Look forward to welcoming you back again soon
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Nearest Airport
40 Miles
Nearest Barpub
3 Miles
Nearest Golf
3 Miles
Nearest Train
3 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
3 Miles
Nearest Ski
14 Miles
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.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday bungalow in Kingussie, Aviemore and the Cairngorms

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
early autumn
3 Sep 2016 - 4 Nov 2016
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
5 Nov 2016 - 20 Dec 2016
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
21 Dec 2016 - 28 Dec 2016
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
new year
29 Dec 2016 - 4 Jan 2017
6 night minimum stay
for 6 nights
late winter
5 Jan 2017 - 24 Mar 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
25 Mar 2017 - 30 Jun 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
1 Jul 2017 - 1 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
2 Sep 2017 - 10 Nov 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
11 Nov 2017 - 22 Dec 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
23 Dec 2017 - 29 Dec 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
new year
30 Dec 2017 - 4 Jan 2018
6 night minimum stay
for 6 nights

Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £150
Pet Fee £10

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.

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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday bungalow in Kingussie in Scottish Highlands & Islands

Property Type:
  • bungalow
  • Self-catering
Location Type:
  • mountain
  • rural
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • 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
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer ...
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure
  • Bath WC and large screened shower area with wet walls and new electric shower
  • 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.
  • 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
  • Binoculars
  • Boat ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Garden ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible ...
  • 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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