Westcott - Self-catering lodge with hot tub, games room and stunning views

Westcott

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

​Pet friendly

Wood-burning stove

Panoramic views

Games room with table tennis

Hot tub

Sleeps 6 in 3 bedrooms


1x king room with ensuite

​1x double room

1x twin room

Free sat with Netflix

Space for infant cots

Built in wardrobes

Fantastic location

Family bathroom with bath

​Drying room with shower room

​Dishwasher

​Washing machine

​Free WIFI​

​BBQ & outdoor dining area

Storage for sports equipment

Parking for 4 cars

​Large garden

Piano

LODGE FLOORPLAN

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.

"We had an amazing time. Westcott is such a beautiful place. It had everything we needed - very well equipped. Tastefully decorated and a very cosy lounge. We had beautiful weather so were able to take advantage of sitting outside. Loved watching the red squirrels. " March 2022

"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 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

"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

"We did indeed have a wonderful holiday at Westcott. The house was extremely comfortable and tastefully modernised. A superb location with plentiful walks from the door. One of our dogs is quite nervous and almost always takes days to settle in on holiday but here he settled immediately. We found the app with all the information you sent us extremely helpful and informative. Whenever I visit the Cairngorms I bring my camera gear, often to photograph osprey but this time the red squirrels were the main focus and I spent hour after hour happily watching and snapping away. Loved the set up for them and the birds in the garden. We are already booked For a week in Firhall next May and are very much looking forward to that visit. Many thanks for a great holiday," September 2021

"We had a fantastic Christmas break at Westcott last week. It was one of the best Christmases we've had and Westcott and the surrounding area were a big part of that. The house was terrific - we loved the spa which we used every day and the ping pong table. We saw lots of red squirrels, birds, and even a pine marten! " December 2021