Kincardine Cottage Boat of Garten - Northern Cairngorms
Cairngorms National Park

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Kincardine Cottage - Cairngorms National Park

Location: Boat of Garten - Northern Cairngorms - Cairngorms National Park

Sleeps: 4

Price From: £575 p.w.

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Kincardine Cottage, Pityoulish Estate, Boat of Garten

Sleeps 4 - Pets Welcome - Wood Burning Stove

Kincardine Cottage is located on the Pityoulish Estate just three miles from Boat of Garten and five miles from Aviemore, in the heart of the Cairngorms National Park. The property is located in a quiet location, however with village amenities close by it makes it a perfect base for those wanting a rural location but with the benefit of having activities not far away.

On entering the property through the traditional porch, guests will find themselves in a central hallway of which the sitting room, kitchen and bathroom are located. The sitting room is spacious and light and is furnished in an eclectic mix of modern and new furniture. The kitchen is modern and benefits from having all the usual kitchen appliances and a dining table and seating for four, off the kitchen a door leads to the conservatory.  A bathroom completes the downstairs facilities.

On the upper level two bedrooms can be found; a master with a zip and link bed that either can be made up as a double or twin room, and an additional twin. The property throughout benefits from retaining many of its original features such as the cast iron traditional fireplaces in the bedrooms and the original roll top bath in the bathroom. Outside a large garden area with some seating and parking for two cars completes the facilities.

The rural location of the property makes it an ideal place to sit and enjoy the views of the surrounding countryside and mountains. The estate is home to a large amount of native wildlife including red squirrels and the occasional deer can be spotted in the garden. Not far from the village of Boat of Garten is the RSPB Reserve at Loch Garten, ancestral home of ospreys in Scotland, the reserve is an ideal place to visit for a day out to enjoy the forests and lochs.   

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Facilities - Ground Floor

  • Lounge with wood burning stove, comfortable sofa & armchairs, freeview digital TV.
  • Fully fitted kitchen with electric oven, hob, fridge with small freezer compartment, microwave, dishwasher, washing machine, dining table and seating for four.
  • Conservatory with sofa and chairs, views and access to the garden.
  • Bathroom with traditional roll top bath, wc, whb, heated towel rail, please note that  the property does not have a shower.

Facilities - Upper Level

  • Master bedroom with zip and link bed, can be made up as a twin.
  • Twin bedroom.

Included in the rent

  • All bed linen and towels.
  • Electricity.
  • Electric heating.

Other Facilities

  • Wifi internet access.
  • Indoor drying area.
  • Ironing facilities.
  • Cot and highchair available.
  • Large garden with furniture.
  • Parking for two cars.

Pets Welcome

A maximum of two pets are welcome, an additional charge of £20 per pet applies.

Good Housekeeping Deposit

A Good Housekeeping Deposit of £75.00 is required at the property.

Best Features

  • Traditional property situated on the Pityoulish Estate which guests are free to explore.
  • Facilities of Aviemore and Boat of Garten within close proximity.
  • An ideal base to explore the Cairngorms National Park.


STL Licence Application No: FS-Case-549303280


Kincardine Cottage Reviews

The latest reviews of Kincardine Cottage...

Reviewed this property on 23/10/2023
And awarded it
Perfect - beautiful cottage and grounds with everything you need, lovely remote location (though only 10 -15 minutes drive to Aviemore), yet plenty to do in the surrounding areas. Booking for next year already.

Reviewed this property on 02/09/2023
And awarded it
My wife and I recently spent 2 wonderful weeks in Kincardine and it was our fourth time to stay there. It is a lovely cottage far enough away from civilisation to remove yourself from the rat race and enjoy the peace and quiet of nature.

Reviewed this property on 06/09/2022
And awarded it
This is a lovely spacious cottage in a delightful location. Very comfortable, well equipped and with a great conservatory. Red squirrel and treecreeper in the garden. We hope to be back again.

Reviewed this property on 29/08/2022
And awarded it
Our 4th stay at Kincardine cottage. We love the peace and quiet. Beautiful surroundings, easy walks with the dogs.

Reviewed this property on 25/04/2022
And awarded it
Thank you so much for another wonderful week in Kincardine cottage. We all love this place: the cosiness and homeliness of the cottage and the wildlife and space outside. We hope to be back soon!

Reviewed this property on 12/07/2021
And awarded it
We had a wonderful stay at Kincardine Cottage, it really does feel in the middle of nowhere with lots of wildlife to see, the deer even came into the garden so we didn't have to look very hard! There are a number of towns including Aviemore not too far away so you have all of the things you need and a lovely loch 1 mile away for gentle swimming.

Reviewed this property on 17/06/2021
And awarded it
Fantastic location & cottage.

Reviewed this property on 02/11/2020
And awarded it
Lovely quiet place to stay, very comfortable, had every thing we needed for a very enjoyable holiday.

Reviewed this property on 04/10/2020
And awarded it
Loved the isolated location of this dog friendly cottage and not too far away from Aviemore for amenities you require. Cottage is a nice size with a good kitchen and a lovely conservatory over looking the countryside. Bathroom feels like it could do with a bit of an upgrade though. Looking forward to returning at some time in the future, and my two dogs had a great time with some stunning walks in the area.

Reviewed this property on 18/09/2020
And awarded it
Location, location, location... This property is on its own on the edge of a forest with views of the Cairngorms and wildlife abounds. Red squirrel, deer, bats, a woodpecker right outside the windows.. well equipped and comfortable. And so close to all that the Cairngorms offers!

Reviewed this property on 01/09/2019
And awarded it
We thoroughly enjoyed our stay, wonderful location - everything a wilderness cottage should be. We were a bit disconcerted at having a bath in brown water. !!!!!! It would be really helpful if there was a shower as with 4 adults sharing a house without one is rather awkward

Wilderness Cottages Replied...

Dear Mr Spencer Thank you for your review - so glad you enjoyed your stay. Unfortunately, with a private water supply, the water can be somewhat discoloured - especially in the Cairngorms. We will pass on your recommendation regarding the shower to the owners.

Reviewed this property on 26/08/2019
And awarded it
Excellent house and garden. Perfect location in that there are many activities in the area but the house is very much far from the madding crowd. It would be quite easy to park the car for a week and cycle everywhere you needed to go.

Reviewed this property on 01/07/2019
And awarded it
Beautiful cottage, great location to be away from it all but near enough not to have to drive miles to see the sights. Spacious inside and out. Plenty of bird life surrounding the cottage yellow hammers, cookoos, warblers anyone staying could not help but love the place. Hope you enjoy your stay as much as we did.

Reviewed this property on 29/05/2019
And awarded it
We loved our two-week stay at Kincardine cottage. The wildlife in the garden was fabulous - we were visited each evening by a badger, saw a pine marten, a hare hopped by the conservatory and deer were regular visitors, as well as all the wonderful birds. The cottage is remote enough that you feel away from it all, but access via car or bicycle to local villages is all very easy. You can mountain bike from the cottage to Loch Morlich and Glenmore without going on a road. The cottage was cosy and the conservatory was a lovely place to spend most of our time, particularly the evenings when much of the wildlife would emerge.

Reviewed this property on 18/10/2017
And awarded it
We loved our stay at Kincardine Cottage. What a superb location, we explored, walked and went for bike rides straight from the door. The house is cosy (surprisingly so!) -we were there in a cool wet October. Its spacious, the beds, chairs and sofas are comfy. The outside bonfire area and picnic table are great. The bathroom and general furnishings/decor etc are quite basic, but this is reflected in the price. We plan to be back... it was real home from home. Thank you Kincardine!

Reviewed this property on 29/06/2017
And awarded it
Rating of "Very Good" as there are many positives with this location and property, but a few improvements are needed for "Excellent". Having said that, we would definitely visit again, but we would shop knowing that there is only a small fridge with a very small freezer section. Not a "pro" or a "con", just handy to know when planning shopping! Pros: Excellent, secluded location, with no neighbours except the sheep; Beautiful views from the garden room and excellent for watching the birds and other wildlife, the garden room is a great addition to this property and we spent the majority of our time in here and did not even use the lounge; The kitchen is a nice size and is very well stocked for a holiday rental and everything works properly; Beautiful walks within the area without having to get into the car. Cons: The bathroom needs updating. There is no shower, only a stand alone bath, with taps that are too wide to fit a shower attachment. They do provide a double hose shower attachment, but it will only fit onto the hand basin taps - although this does reach over to the bath; The cleaning leaves a lot to be desired, particularly in the bathroom; The cottage could do with some TLC and requires decorating; The curtains in the bedroom are a bit too flimsy and let in too much light, particularly an issue in summer as it's daylight for so much longer; The beds are a bit on the hard side;

Reviewed this property on 16/06/2017
And awarded it
Fabulous cottage, really remote so very quiet and peaceful. Very comfortably furnished and dog friendly. Enjoyed all the wildlife - fed the birds including a family of woodpeckers, had a visiting hare as well as a small deer! Fabulous walks, great local pubs! Will definitely return soon!

Reviewed this property on 16/04/2017
And awarded it
Excellent property in a lovely location, lots of wildlife around and plenty of activities to do locally.

Reviewed this property on 29/09/2016
And awarded it
Cottage is in a brilliant location, with walks from the front door, although could do with more information about walks from the cottage ( rights to roam). Twin beds in main bedroom very comfortable. Could do with a visitors book to learn what others have done, places they found to walk, shop, eat etc, and places to avoid. One week not enough to do the things we wanted. Hope to return again one day.

Reviewed this property on 27/07/2016
And awarded it
Very picturesque setting and good location for aviemore and boat of garten. Lack of shower was a bit inconvenient but I had taken a bath attachment from home so we managed. Facilities in cottage need a bit of upgrading. Maybe a few new books and board games would be a good idea.

Reviewed this property on 02/06/2016
And awarded it
Our 2nd stay, brilliant location, secluded and very quiet

Reviewed this property on 01/06/2016
And awarded it
We enjoyed our stay at the delightfully tranquil Kincardine Cottage. Very much "away from it all" but very close to the amenities of Aviemore etc - a lovely base from which to explore the caledonian pine woods & the greater Cairngorm area. The daytime temperature during our 2 week stay varied between 6c & 25c(!), but we found the cottage comfortable & warm - the log burner was most welcome during the colder evenings, whilst the conservatory & garden furniture was well used on the warmer days. Thoroughly recommended.

Reviewed this property on 09/09/2015
And awarded it
The cottage was exactly as described in the description and a few reviewers pointed out other aspects of the cottage, i.e. it is 0.4 mile off the paved road down a somewhat potholed gravel driveway, but we managed it just fine in a sedan. The seclusion is very much a part of the cottage's charm. The water is somewhat "peaty" so if that offends you, take bottled water to drink. The cottage is in a wonderful setting and there are several hiking & biking destinations that start right there at the front door. It was very comfortable and cozy and a fire in the wood stove in the sitting room was very nice at night.

Reviewed this property on 12/08/2015
And awarded it
Kincardine is a lovely cottage in very remote setting with just sheep as neighbours. It is an ideal base for hiking in the Cairngorms National park. Aviemore is about 10 minutes by car offering all services. The conservatory is a perfect place to relax and enjoy the views of the Cairngorms. The large kitchen is well equipped with a large dining table. The cosy living room is the place to sit around the wood burning stove after a day of hiking. The two bedrooms a roomy and offer great views on a sunny morning. The bathroom has an old fashioned bathtub with no shower. It would benefit from a makeover. Our rating is "very good". To make make it "excellent" the cleaner should pay more attention to details like cobwebs in the house and coffee stains in the kitchen. We would defintely recommend Kincardine Cottage to friends and might return.

Reviewed this property on 25/06/2014
And awarded it
Beautiful situation, 1/2 mile up a rough track off the Coylumbridge to Nethy Bridge road. 2 double bedrooms which are very comfortable.. though bathroom is downstairs (quite steep stairs) so be aware of this if you have to get up during the night. Kitchen is well appointed, and Conservatory (modern addition) provides a perfect place to appreciate the sounds of nature. We took a collapsible Bird Table which attracted Woodpeckers & Siskins. Thoroughly enjoyable, if you accept the age & location.

Reviewed this property on 11/10/2012
And awarded it
A lovely cottage beautifully located. Warm, comfortable and well equipped. The only downsides were the mile long track with potholes - good job we had a 4 wheel drive, and the brown water from the borehole. A shower would have made hair washing easier.

Reviewed this property on 18/09/2012
And awarded it
Had a week in Kincardine Cottage and used it as a base for days out. Ideally situated very secluded and quiet yet only 10 mins drive to Aviemore and the A9. Very comfortable, clean, warm and well equipped no freezer though, other than the one in the fridge and bare in mind the cottage is in a rural location. Excellent views of the surrounding countryside. Totally enjoyed our holiday their.

Reviewed this property on 23/07/2012
And awarded it
We stay 1 week at Kincardine cottage near Boat of Garten and we like it very much, good occupied cottage with everyting you need . Nice surrounding , good for walking, etc.

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