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
Space for infant cots
5x super king bedrooms
6x ensuite bathrooms
3x twin bedrooms (one can be made up as super king on request)
4x reception rooms
Off street car parking
Outdoor dining area
Storage for sports equipment
Sleeps 18 - Two beds are single fold out beds
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 any bedroom making the house a comfortable 18 sleeper.
Outside you will find a large garden and outdoor dining area extending to the estate, forests and mountains beyond, conveniently just a short drive from Aviemore and Kingussie.
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.
"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
"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
"Had a fabulous weeks stay in Kincraig House. A perfect base for exploring the Cairngorms and surrounding area as as a comfortable home to return to each evening. Warm, well appointed, welcoming and perfect home from home. Had a great time and will be back soon." October 2019
"Great place to stay, really well equipped and could have spent my stay in that great bath! Will miss the roaring outside at night from our Monarch of the Glen! Cant wait to come back. " October 2019
"Fantastic. Wonderful house. Beautiful setting. Something for all the family. We had an amazing stay. Thank you. " October 2019
"We had a monumentous and wonderful stay here. We love the house, the log fire, the feel of the place and the views are simply stunning! We shall definitely see you again soon!! " November 2019
"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 loved our stay in the beautiful house - we felt so comfortable and at home! Having the wood fire in the evenings was a real treat. We only wish we could stay longer - we hope to be back some day! " August 2019
"A wonderful house in a fabulous location! Thank you for letting us stay in this beautiful house. We loved exploring the area! " August 2019
"Stunning House! Celebrated our sons 30th birthday with out friends and family. House has everything you could possible need. Views and places to walk around the house are beautiful. We look forward to returning again very soon. " August 2019
"We really enjoyed our stay. The owners did a great job with their renovation and decoration and it made for a very comfortable place for a couple of nights. The kids loved their little bedroom too, and my youngest spent a few hours just reading on a sheepskin on the floor ;) We hope to come back one day, for a little longer! " August 2019
"By far the nicest place I’ve ever stayed at. It was much better than what we were expecting. It was a mansion that could host 4-5 families easily. It was spacious and child friendly. Sparking clean and full of amenities." July 2019
"Privileged to be the first guests. Thank you for a wonderful time in your lovely cottage. Everything was just perfect. We are sad to leave, but take with us fond memories. " June 2019
"Wonderful house, wonderful hosts. We have really enjoyed our stay. " August 2019