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Katchana, Kincraig

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Overview
3 bedrooms
2 bathrooms
8 guests
3 nights minimum 
Holiday Rental House
This unusual and stunning property is spacious, full of unique features and offers superb family accommodation for up to eight people.This holiday property is unique and is situated in the secluded hamlet of Farr one mile from the village of Kincraig. It occupies an elevated position with views over Loch Insh on one side and the majestic Cairngorms on the other. There are large windows to the property to take advantage of the stunning views and the wildlife that can be enjoyed from the house. There are three bedrooms, a bathroom and a shower room providing comfortable and luxurious accommodation for up to eight people. The spacious sitting room is warm and inviting with an open fire and large windows. The well equipped kitchen has a small breakfast area and there is a separate dining room....This unusual and stunning property is spacious, full of unique features and offers superb family accommodation for up to eight people.This holiday property is unique and is situated in the secluded hamlet of Farr one mile from the village of Kincraig. It occupies an elevated position with views over Loch Insh on one side and the majestic Cairngorms on the other. There are large windows to the property to take advantage of the stunning views and the wildlife that can be enjoyed from the house. There are three bedrooms, a bathroom and a shower room providing comfortable and luxurious accommodation for up to eight people. The spacious sitting room is warm and inviting with an open fire and large windows. The well equipped kitchen has a small breakfast area and there is a separate dining room. Outside is a mature garden with furniture, a perfect location for taking in the spectacular views. This property is a perfect base for a relaxing holiday with family or friends. Amenities: Oil central heating with open fire. Electric cooker, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, tumble dryer, dishwasher, 3 x TV's (one with HD, Sky+ with family pack and sports with catch up TV and box sets.), video, DVD, CD, WiFi, small library of books/DVDs/games. Electricity & starter pack for open fire inc. in rent. Additional logs can be purchased from the owner. Bed linen & towels inc. in rent. Cot, highchair & stairgate on request. Off road parking for 3 cars. Secure storage for bikes/skis etc. Well-established garden with furniture and hot tub. Up to 3 pets welcome at £40 per pet, per holiday. Sorry, no smoking. Shop & pub 1 mile. Note: No stag/hen or similar. Please note: That gardens are not enclosed Region: From the lush green farmlands of the Borders to the ruggedness of the Highlands, the Scots are proud of their land and identity. Scotland also has some of Britain's best beaches with glorious stretches of clean sand over which to roam. Town: Kincraig is an attractive Highland village midway between Kingussie and Aviemore, which is the hub of the skiing industry in Britain. Close to Loch Insh and Glenfeshie, in the heart of the Cairngorms National Park and with the Cairngorm Mountains as a backdrop, Kincraig offers an unrivalled choice of activities and pursuits for all ages and abilities all year round. Enjoy walking or climbing, fishing, riding, cycling or the watersports at Loch Insh where equipment hire and instruction is available. A wide variety of birds can be seen from the RSPB hide overlooking the flood plains of the Insh Marshes Reserve and at the nearby Highland Wildlife Park wolves, bison, red pandas, wildcats and arctic foxes can be seen.
House Rules
Pet-friendlyKid friendlyNo smoking
Bedrooms
2 Doubles3 Singles
Bathrooms
2 Showers

Meet the host
Sykes Holiday Cottages
Hosting since October 2009
Languages spoken: English
Response Time: Within a few hours

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Reviews (22)
Peter C
Peter C
Nottinghamshire, United Kingdom1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Katchana the Special place.
This was our first time at Katchana and what a place. It was very clean tidy and felt like home. We loved how close to nature you are and on arrival we was greeted by a deer on the drive and lots of lovely birds. There is plenty to do in and around the area. And after a long day's walking it's great to relax in the hot tub 😊 We will be going again 😊
Visited December 2018
Written December 9, 2018. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Paradise100024
Paradise100024
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dreams do come true.
This is the second time at Katchana and we are booking for 2019. It really is a little gem of a property. We had a badger on the window sill, a pheasant tapping on the window, sheep drinking from the dogs bowl and deer on the driveway just to name a few of the wildlife. The views are perfect. Plenty to do and see. The property feels like home and the only time there are long faces are when its time to leave. another fabulous holiday.Thank you.
Visited May 2018
Written May 29, 2018. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

ColinJackie
ColinJackie
Ardrossan, United Kingdom74 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Perfect Xmas retreat
This was our second Xmas at Katchana and again it was simply fantastic. Gavin had excellent contact with us and provided some lovely festive touches before we arrived. The place was spotless when we arrived and everything is there for you to help cook a perfect meal. The log fire is fantastic and our Dalmatian Poppy spent a lot of time here while we sat in the hot tub enjoying the stars. The snow came on the 27th and it was the icing on the cake. A fantastic Xmas adventure again. Visit Ruthven Barracks in Kingussie for some beautiful views.
Visited December 2017
Written February 12, 2018. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

rita h
rita h
Edinburgh, United Kingdom6 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Super holiday
Another super holiday here at katchana,kincraig,everything you would want staying in a holiday home.wildlife amazing from the front door and you can walk through forest to restaurant,pub in about 30mins. If you like to walk ,climb ,canoe any water sports this is the place to come.also an added bonus of a hot tub to enjoy.
Visited May 2017
Written June 12, 2017. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

carolin31066
carolin31066
Knaresborough, United Kingdom7 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Amazing holiday
After 3 years staying near Braemar we decided to try a different part of the Cairngorms and so glad we did and found Katchana. It is a very special lodge from the lounge with its panoramic views, the hot tub, to its location. We really didn't want to leave..... It is set up a long drive overlooking loch Insch with a couple of other houses nearby but they were empty during our stay so we had the hamlet of Farr to ourselves. The wildlife round the lodge was amazing - we were visited by the badgers every night which just made our holiday, roe deer during the day, red deer in the field below in the evening and too many birds to mention throughout the day. Although red squirrels don't visit the property, just a 5 minute walk away is Inshriach forest and we saw some there as well as enjoyed lots of beautiful walks with our dog. The location is great for visiting lots of different places in the Cairngorms with the bonus of coming back to complete peace and tranquility. We are now planning a return visit next year!
Visited April 2017
Written April 25, 2017. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

BGarrulus
BGarrulus
Edinburgh, United Kingdom29 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Wonderful house and setting
The house is architecturally very interesting. It occupies an elevated position. The main entrance, garage and parking lie below the level of the main part of the house which contains all the public rooms, bedrooms and bathrooms. Two further doors open from the main part of the house onto the surrounding patios including the hot tub area. The public rooms surround a central chimney. The views on all sides are marvelous with Loch Insh to the west and Glen Feshie to the east. There is a large log-burning stove rather than an open fire which was easy to use. The kitchen facilities were good as were the bathrooms and showers. Two other nearby properties were not occupied and we had the large surrounding woodlands and meadows down to the loch-side to ourselves. It was easy to walk to the nearby Uath Lochans - one of our favourite places. Our Hungarian Vizsla was delighted with it all!
Visited March 2017
Written April 5, 2017. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

alistair c
alistair c
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Recharge your batteries
I don't think I need to show the inside of this wonderful property as the pictures of the property on various websites are perfect as they are. What I can say is that all the pictures of the animals I took are from the front window of the property. The badger was even sat on the window sill. The property is pretty special, the location is perfect, Gavin (the owner) was very helpful and a really nice person. We have had a great time. There is no wonder this place is booked up until September (other than the odd week). All the locals are just so pleasant and are happy to chat away. For anyone who is thinking of booking a holiday here I would just say BOOK IT NOW!!!! You won't be disappointed. Thanks for everything Gavin. All the little touches (books, DVD's, SKY etc etc etc) go a long way. Thanks again. From the Cattanach clan.
Visited March 2017
Written March 17, 2017. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

diadav
diadav
11 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
amazing picturesque location
just back from a wonderful idyllic holiday location the cottage has everything you need inside fully equipped even to point of seeds and nuts to feed badgers and birds amazing sights while sat eating at table owner gavin very friendly and i approachable nothing a problem we saw deer badgers red squirrel pheasant and even caught site of stag in distance wildlife in abundance in this dream cottage hideaway cottage is clean throughout very spacious home away from home I would suggest everybody needs to spend some time there just to unwind thanks gavin our holiday will be hard to beat
Visited September 2016 Travelled with family
Written October 10, 2016. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

joeandjayne2014
joeandjayne2014
Brighton, United Kingdom
5.0 of 5 bubbles
The secret garden of holiday locations!
I booked the property for my partners birthday and was hoping to just relax, and what we found on arrival was just stunning...The natural surrounding backdrops where something from picture postcards. Visiting the cairngorms and Ben Nevis was a first for us and just a simple drive away, the local food at the Bridge pub was delightful as a treat. Came back home to never think of going abroad again....now thats something we didn't expect! along with washing up for the first time whilst looking at the cairngorms....
Visited January 2014 Travelled with friends
Written January 29, 2014. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

PamOxford
PamOxford
46 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Great location, wild life on the doorstep, hot tub fab
This is a house with a great layout and windows all around to enjoy the light and wildlife. The owners supply bird food and so we were treated to woodpeckers, red squirrels and a badger on the last night. The house has WiFi and the living/kitchen areas are large. There are loads of books etc in the house and it has a lived in feel. We like a house with some character and this house had lots but I did feel it could do with a bit more of a tidy up (random bits of stuff in most draws/cupboards/surfaces) - The main areas were clean enough (kitchen/bathrooms etc) but some areas clearly gathered a bit more dust due to the 'stuff'. would still recommend it. Some great things to do nearby for the active and the less active and nice places to eat in Aviemore. -
Visited June 2013 Travelled as a couple
Written June 16, 2013. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

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What this rental offers
Indoor amenities
  • Internet access
Nearby
  • Countryside area
Kitchen and dining
  • Dishwasher
  • Refrigerator
  • Kettle
Wi-fi and internet
  • Wi-fi
Outdoor amenities
  • Private yard
Parking
  • Parking available
Entertainment
  • Television
Bathroom and laundry
  • Hot bath
  • Linens provided
  • Towels provided
  • Washer
Location info
  • Kid friendly

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Cancellation policy
  • 100% refund within 24 hours after booking (provided the stay is at least 60 days away).
  • 50% refund* if you cancel at least 4 weeks before check-in
  • No refund available once booking is confirmed

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Frequently Asked Questions about Katchana, Kincraig

Katchana, Kincraig is able to accommodate up to 8 guests. See all property details.

Katchana, Kincraig has 2 bathrooms available. See all property details.

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