A Room (or a few) With A View – relaxed Edwardian grandeur, with hot tub, games room and stunning views, yet a short walk to Kingussie
What we love about Westcott
"Those cheeky red squirrels who love to put on a show right outside the windows. They have their own little playground created amongst the pines and you could sit watching them all day!"
What our guests love about Westcott
"Wescott is absolutely beautiful. We loved seeing all of the wildlife in the garden."
Games room with table tennis
Sleeps 6 in 3 bedrooms
Space for infant cots
1x king room with ensuite
1x double room
1x twin room
Free sat with Netflix
Built in wardrobes
Family bathroom with bath
Drying room with shower room
BBQ & outdoor dining area
Storage for sports equipment
Parking for 4 cars
Westcott was built in an elegant age when people really knew how to enjoy their leisure time and when holidays to the Highlands first became fashionable, thanks to Queen Victoria. This elegant Edwardian villa is set on a quiet street above the lovely Highland village of Kingussie. Although only 15 minutes by car from Aviemore, Kingussie is a busy village in its own right and is convenient for outdoor activities at Loch Insh and Laggan Forest.
From Westcott it’s only a short walk to shops, cafes, pubs and restaurants, but you’ll enjoy privacy and tranquillity, tucked away in peaceful West Terrace, a row of similarly handsome stone villas. You will be surrounded on all sides by tall majestic pines, home to some bold red squirrels and garden birds who visit the feeders many times a day.
There is a large front porch with all the space you need for all your group’s outdoor wear. Then off the entrance hall you’ll find the drawing room with its beautiful stone fireplace, and relaxing seating. Across the hall the games room is ready to host some friendly competition over the table tennis net – and the perfect place for teenagers and kids to have their own space whilst adults relax in the drawing room.
The large dining area is open plan to the light and bright kitchen, which contains all the modern appliances you will need to feed and water up to six of you in style. Through the utility and laundry room with washer-dryer and drying pulley, you access the downstairs loo and shower room.
Upstairs is the large master bedroom with an ensuite shower room, as well as a double and a twin room. There is also a large family bathroom with double size shower and bath. At the top of the staircase a perfect little nook has been created for those who love to read, with a chaise longue placed by the window, and its own little reading lamp. Of course reading is not obligatory – you may prefer to simply gaze out at the fabulous views across to the Cairngorms peaks of Creag nan Bodach and Creag Druim, watch the wildlife through binoculars or even enjoy a little nap!
The house is filled with light and the large windows everywhere make the most of the wonderful views. Westcott has been recently updated and refurbished; its original grand Edwardian character and beautiful period features and details have been perfectly incorporated into its contemporary interior design, making it feel warm, light and extremely comfortable.
Whether you’re looking for a base for your own grand tour of the Highlands, a lodge with great walking and cycle routes on your doorstep or somewhere to retire to after days of strenuous activities in the hills, Westcott is the perfect blend of modern comforts in an elegant and beautifully peaceful setting.
Westcott is in a family orientated location with some lovely neighbours nearby.
If you are booking for a large group of friends, please contact us prior to booking and we can advise on suitability.
"Beautiful Edwardian cottage recently refurbished to a very high standard. It felt isolated in beautiful surroundings although in fact it is only a few minutes walk to the nearby village. Judith was super welcoming and helpful, I really couldn't recommend this place enough." August 2018
"Fabulous house in a beautiful setting. Good base for exploring the surrounding area and our 4 year old loved the table tennis table and piano. The wildlife was an extra bonus, within 30 of arriving we saw red squirrels, wee moose, rabbits and a woodpecker." July 2018
"Westcott is a fantastic house and a great base for exploring the gorgeous Cairngorms. Enjoyed watching the wildlife and those squirrels really are cheeky! Will definitely be back to Westcott!" July 2018
"Thank you for letting us stay in your beautiful house!! We will definitely be back. " August 2018
"The house itself was beautiful set in a beautiful location. Plenty of room for families to have their own space and not be on top of one another. The beds were so comfortable and we slept brilliantly after long days of being out in the fresh air. Hot tub was maintained throughout our stay so we were always reassured that it was safe and clean. Overall perfect holiday in a perfect location." July 2020
"We all enjoyed it so much, the lodge was spacious, tidy and well equipt. We all loved it and made lots of use of the table tennis, the hot tub and netflix in the evening. My daughter is currently studying grade 4 piano, so she was able to practice every day and i was also able to practice my trumpet along side her. The location and views were stunning and i found myself often just gazing down the mountains and glen! Watching the rabbits and squirrels from the dining room was fascinating and we were even treated to a Wood Pecker on our last day, making the most of the bird feeders. We enjoyed our stay so much and appreciate your understanding and quality of service so much. So much so that when have recommended Seasgair to friend of mine, who's thinking of a trip to Scotland." July 2020
"We had a great holiday and enjoyed our stay at Westcot. We particularly enjoyed the wildlife feeding in the garden. Three red squirrels and various birds including a spotted woodpecker. The feeders are a nice touch. We used the wood burning stove on two occasions.It heats up quickly and so did we. The local butcher sells great venison steaks which I can highly recommend." August 2020
"We have thoroughly enjoyed our mini-break at Westcott. A beautiful home in a wonderful location. Our 4 year old girl loved seeing the red squirrels! And the adults loved the table tennis! Thank you! " January 2019
"Had a fantastic stay in Westcott, a fab spot to explore and exercise then came home here to relax and recuperate. Red squirrels and wood-pecker an extra treat. Thank you for making my birthday special. " February 2019
"We had a lovely holiday in beautiful Westcott and felt very well cared for thank you. Highlights included of course the hot tub and the red squirrels. We swam in Loch Morlich; played tennis in boat of garten, attended a family ruby wedding party at Badaguish outdoor centre, climbed Creag Bhaig and had a girls night in with fruit face masks watching Shrek 2…. Amongst other activities. We ate in all week, taking it in turns to cook and nearly mastered the hob!" July 2021
"Absolutely wonderful stay in such a fantastic lodge. Beautiful scenery. We loved the hot tub and made full use of the board games and games room. We also fully enjoyed all the local trails - such a perfect location. Thank you so much for such a perfect weekend. As always - we will be back. " April 2019
"A phenomenal place to stay. It's large and spacious, spotlessly clean and includes small locally produced goodies. Cannot recommend highly enough." May 2019
"Absolutely beautiful. Spotlessly clean house with amazing scenery. Spacious and light. I could not recommend more highly! Never thought I would play table tennis but we all did and I enjoyed it! " May 2019
"Thank you for letting us stay in this beautiful home. We have had a great week. Enjoyed a cycle to Loch an lelean and climbed Bein a Ghlo. We loved watching the squirrels and birds on the decking area and spending time in the hot tub. What a great week! " July 2019
"We had no idea what to expect from the Cairngorms or the house as we booked everything from the US, but Westcott and this beautiful place are the stuff of dreams. I loved drinking coffee every morning on the little couch in the kitchen and just just looking out from the house was wonderful. The house is so cosy and a real home away from home. We will definitely be back! " August 2019
"A great place to stay. Loved the ping pong table, the piano and the hot tub. Lovely places to walk the dog as well. Would love to come back again. " November 2019
"We had a fabulous stay at Westcott thank you, we absolutely loved it. It was even better than we expected, in a stunning location with gorgeous mountain views and amazing wildlife. We thoroughly enjoyed the hot tub and the table tennis, we had so much fun. The welcome pack was a lovely treat and much appreciated. The house was spotlessly clean. We spent one afternoon Stand up paddle-boarding at Loch Insh and another day kayaking. There is so much to do in the area we were just sorry we weren’t there for longer. My daughter (6years old) was in floods of tears as she didn’t want to leave, true sign of a fab holiday. We will definately be back, have already checked dates but found that this year is full, not surprising at all. " May 2021
"A beautiful location and very well appointed home. Loved to watch the Squirrels! Great access to many scenic walks. Friendly welcome at the local New Year Fireworks. Would definitely recommend to others. " January 2020
"Really enjoyed our stay here. Going to miss watching the squirrels at breakfast. The house is amazing and everything we hoped for. Cant wait to come back. " January 2020
"We came here on our honeymoon and what a perfect place to celebrate it! It was our 3rd time in Scotland, and now we know for sure it wont be our last. Everything was breathtaking, the house, the location, the hot tub, the scenery......We've enjoyed our stay here. The only thing we regret is that we have to return home......" January 2020
"We had a wonderful break at Westcott. The lodge was beautiful with everything we could have wanted. It was clean and warm, lovely to come back to after a day walking and exploring. We even made use of the hot tub despite the chilly temperatures in the evening. The dogs loved watching the squirrels in the morning and we were delighted to have such great walks straight from the lodge. We hope to come back soon." November 2020