Argyll Stone House ref: 28241

Kincraig, near Aviemore, Aviemore and the Cairngorms

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Sleeps
8
Sleeps
bedrooms
4
Bedrooms
Bathrooms
2
Bathrooms
Pets
2
Pets allowed
Changover day
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  • Barbecue 
  • Bike Store 
  • Dishwasher 
  • Enclosed Garden / Patio 
  • Garden / Patio 
  • Highchair 
  • Pub within 1 mile 
  • Open Fire 
  • Rural Location 
  • Stairgate 
  • Wifi 
  • Cot Available 
  • Washing Machine 

Description

Set in the heart of the Cairngorms National Park, in the peaceful village of Kincraig, this detached holiday property is ideal for exploring the park and surrounding area. The breathtaking unspoilt countryside offers many outdoor pursuits, with 3 ski centres, numerous golf courses, fishing, watersports, horse riding, cycling, walking, mountain biking, canoeing, climbing, shooting or stalking. Cairngorm’s funicular railway offers the highest mountain railway journey in the UK, with spectacular views of the ancient Scottish mountain landscape from the viewing station at the top. Landmark Forest Adventure Park has a superb tree top trail and a wild forest maze, whilst the Kincraig Highland Wildlife Park is home to the polar bear, both make for super days out. There are a variety of historic sites, castles and gardens to visit, or whisky enthusiasts can follow the famous Whisky Trail. The park’s vast mountains and moorlands stretch for miles and boasts a rich variety of birds, animals and plants, including red deer and golden eagles. Inverness, the Highland capital, Loch Ness, Fort William and Balmoral, the royal family’s summer home, are all accessible by car. Shop, pub and restaurant 500 yards.

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Accommodation details

Ground floor

3 steps to entrance.
Living room: With open fire, wooden floor and French doors leading to garden. (No TV).
Kitchen/dining room: With electric cooker, fridge/freezer, dishwasher and tiled floor.
Utility room: With washer/dryer.
Bedroom 1: With twin beds.
Separate.

First floor

Bedroom 2: With double bed and en-suite with shower cubicle and toilet.
Bedroom 3: With double bed.
Bedroom 4: With twin beds.
Bathroom: With bath, shower cubicle and toilet.

Second floor

Third floor

Fourth floor

Facilities

Oil central heating, electricity, bed linen, towels and Wi-Fi included. Initial fuel for open fire included. Travel cot and highchair.

Miscellaneous

Enclosed lawned garden with patio, garden furniture BBQ. Bike store. Private parking for 2 cars. No smoking.
  • Nearest town
    Aviemore
  • Shops
    500 yards
  • Distance
    8 miles
  • Restaurant
    500 yards
  • Nearest railway station
    Aviemore
  • Pub
    500 yards
  • Railway station distance
    8 miles
  • Lake
    ½ mile

About the local area

With a rare wildlife stronghold and a landscape shaped by the ice ages the Cairngorms National Park is full of scenic variety and has a treasure trove of natural wonders for you to enjoy.

Walk the Cairngorms hills which were formed when the last age covered this country. With landscapes characterized by high, rounded humps carved through deep and spectacular gorges the variety of geology in the area is truly amazing. It is also home to a fantastic array of rare wildlife. One quarter of Britain's 400 most rare and endangered wildlife species are protected within the park. If you are lucky you might spot such species as the golden eagle, otter, pine marten, osprey and Red kite sheltering in amongst the sub-Arctic and mountain plants.

The glens of Isla, Prosen, Clova and Mark are well known destinations for walkers as they are all easily accessible by car. They offer low level walks but also provide access to tougher long distance hikes into the south east section of the park. Make sure you take the funicular railway up nearly 1,200m to the summit of CairnGorm Mountain to enjoy spectacular views.

As well as the impressive uplands in the area the lochs and rivers in the region are home to some world class salmon fishing, wildlife and habitats making it yet another area not to be missed. The waters offer a variety of scenic delights including gorges, waterfalls and tranquil expanses of streams.

For woodland and forest walks visit Loch an Eilein on the Rothiemurchus Estate in the heart of Caledonian Pine Forest. Or if you are in search of a beach visit Loch Morlich where the sandy expanse proves popular with fisherman and water sports enthusiasts.

Many attractions are connected with the area's history or wildlife and are great places to learn more about the natural wonders that surround you. Whether you have a passion for wildlife, whisky or walking, or simply want to have fun, you will never be short of something new to experience in this wonderful area of The Cairngorms National Park.

Things to do nearby

Highland Wildlife Park

Discover Scotland's wildlife and endangered animals of the world's mountain and tundra regions. Meet the Amur tigers, snow monkeys, wolves, red pandas and even polar bears! All just seven miles from Aviemore.

Cairngorm Mountain Railway

Open all year round the Cairngorm Mountain Railway offers a unique gateway into this ancient glacial landscape with fantastic views of the mountain landscapes. Tel: 01479 861261

Highland Folk Museum

This award winning museum has a 1700's township with turf houses and open peat fires, a working croft with animals and a play area with cafe. Tel: 01463 663800

Auchgourish Botanic Gardens

A fascinating four star 10 acre garden containing collections of over 2,000 hardy and unusual plant species from across the world. Tel: 01479 831464

Spreyside Heather Garden and Visitor Centre

Multi award winning attraction with quality gifts, antique shop, exhibition, garden centre and wildlife viewing stations. Tel: 01479 851359

The Cairngorm Reindeer Centre

Join the reindeer herder out on the mountainside where the reindeer graze in their natural environment. Treks available from June to September! Tel: 01479 861228

Loch Garten Osprey Centre
Loch Garten Osprey Centre

Osprey Centre overlooking nesting ospreys, spectacular fish eating birds of prey. Watch them via the CCTV linkup. Tel: 01479 831476

Highland Safaris

For those after something a little different, Highland Safaris provides some of the most exciting and unique safari days and events in central Scotland.

Blair Castle

This remarkable 13th Century private home is open to the public and allows visitors to explore its magnificent gardens and grounds.

The Cairngorms National Park

Home to over 17,000 people and extremely popular with visitors all year round, the Cairngorms is Britain's largest national park and is home to an extraordinary range of landscapes, wildlife, history, people and activities.

Highland Wildlife and Birdwatch Safari

Guided wildlife excursions with a friendly, experienced local nature watcher. View the wonderful world of birds and wildlife in remote areas of the Scottish Highlands. Tel: 01479 811169

Landmark Forest Adventure Park

A fantastic day of fun and discovery with watercoaster, maze, play area, tree top trail, towers and lots more. Tel: 0800 731 3446

Drumin Castle

Constructed in the mid 14th century this well fortified tower house was one the strong hold of Alexander Steward the `Wolf of Badenoch'. Great views and attractive walks close by. Tel: 01479 870070

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