A chance to stay in a genuine Highland Estate Lodge luxuriously refurbished, with turret room, roll top baths and views over Cairngorm Mountain.
What we love about Kincraig House
"Views, history, grandeur, high ceilings, sweeping staircase - this is the whole Highland dream wrapped up to perfection! "
What our guests love about Kincraig House
"It's a mansion that could host 4-5 families easily. It's spacious and child friendly, sparkling clean and full of amenities! "
2x free standing baths
Mountain and woodland views
2x Wood-burning stoves
Sleeps 18 in 8 bedrooms (2 single beds are pull out, available on request)
3x twin bedrooms
2x king bedroom
Space for infant cots
3x super king bedrooms
6x ensuite bathrooms
4x reception rooms
Off street car parking
Outdoor dining area
Storage for sports equipment
Sleeps 18 - Two beds are single fold out beds
Outdoor dining area
Few lodges can match Kincraig House for size, grandeur and elegance. This Grade II listed house is part of the Dunachton Estate - one of the largest country estates in Strathspey, just a short drive from Aviemore and Kingussie.
Queen Victoria’s love of the Highlands made holidays here desperately fashionable, and the then newly extended train line opened up the Highlands to distinguished visitors who delighted in the wonderful bracing air and inspiring mountain vistas.
The Duchess of Bedford was just one of the glamorous previous occupants, having taken it as her summer residence. In 1937 it was purchased by Lorna Forbes-Leith (great-great-aunt of the current owner), she moved into Dunachton Lodge and let out Kincraig House annually.
Extensively refurbished in 2019 you will now find period architecture, family heirlooms, wonderful original fittings and fixtures cleverly mixed with cool, modern luxury and Scandinavian palettes creating a uniquely relaxing ambiance of laid-back country luxe. Both inside and out are a paradise for children to play hide and seek with lots of nooks and crannies to hide and lots of space to run around.
The grandeur begins as you walk into the entrance hall and are met by the original staircase which winds up past a huge double height picture window. Off the entrance hall are the kitchen and drawing room with open fire, a perfect setting for family board games. On to a large dining room, which comfortable seats 18. All windows enjoy glorious views across farmland over to the Cairngorm mountains.
The ground floor’s double bedroom has an en-suite bathroom with roll-top bath. There is a further twin bedroom on this floor with its own large bathroom with bath and shower. There are additional sitting rooms in both the Forbes and Leith Wings, both with wood-burning stoves, TV and DVD player - ideal if you have family members who may prefer their own space for movies or games.
There are four bedrooms on the first floor, including a gigantic master bedroom suite which takes up all of the Forbes Wing first floor. In the bedroom itself is a freestanding roll-top bath as well as a shower, and of course a super-comfy super king-size bed. The other three bedrooms on this floor are also en-suite and have super king-size beds. One has both bath and shower and looks out through enormous picture windows to the mountains at the front of the house, as well as to the South. The second has its own en-suite shower room, the same magnificent mountain views to the front and the same soaring high ceilings as its neighbour. The third has an en-suite shower and separate en-suite loo and is situated in the Leith Wing, looking out over the estate to the north.
On the second floor are two large twin bedrooms. They share a large, luxurious bathroom with both a shower and a decadent roll-top bath. The bathroom is located in a large domed turret at the back of the house and is likely one of the most wonderful places you will ever take a soak in the tub! Two further fold out single beds can be placed in the second floor bedroom making the house a comfortable 18 sleeper.
Outside you will find a large hot tub with an outdoor dining area within the private gardens that extend into the estate, forests and mountains beyond, conveniently just a short drive from Aviemore and Kingussie. A separate outbuilding houses a small games room with table tennis table, perfect for family fun.
An array of activities can be found for all ages both on and around the estate. See the Leault Sheepdogs in action or pay a visit to The Highland Wildlife Park which was set up on the Southern edge of the estate in the early 1970s by Sir Andrew Forbes-Leith and now run by The Royal Zoological Society of Scotland.
"Amazing place to stay. Beautifully furnished and decorated with a fantastic set up in the kitchen. We were lucky enough to get crisp mornings and days and the views were beautiful. We all look forward to coming again. " December 2019
"We had a momentous and wonderful stay here celebrating numerous family birthdays and our parents 40th anniversary. We all love the house, the log fire, the feel of the place, and the views are simply stunning. We shall definitely see you again soon. " October 2019
"Thank you for a wonderful stay, the house was really clean, organised and we loved the Christmas Tree. There was lots to do and after a long day it was nice to snuggle up on the comfy beds. The kids loved exploring the house and enjoyed the Jam! Will hopefully visit again. " December 2019
"Second time around, equally as lovely as the first. Attention to detail in this wonderful property is truly excellent! Looking forward to returning next year, hopefully under more normal circumstances! " September 2020
"What a fantastic week we've had in the beautiful Kincraig House. We've enjoyed everything the Highlands have to offer and loved returning to this gorgeous house to sit by the lovely wood burner in the evenings. It is so cosy. Its been a much needed break. Thank you and we hope to return again soon. " October 2020
"Such a beautiful house in the most incredible setting! The house has everything that we needed. The design and furnishings are all beautiful, we felt so comfortable and at home. We look forward to returning. " October 2020
"Thank you for enabling us to celebrate our very special day in your lovely house with all our family. Very well equipped with all needs cared for including the dogs! Comfortable and cosy. The view of the snow capped mountains this morning was the icing on the cake. Thank you " November 2020