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Two Storey House With Fabulous Mountain Views

Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

House in Lynchat, Kingussie, Scottish Highlands, Scotland - Beautiful Location Located 1 Mile From The Town Of Kingussie And 10 Miles From Aviemore

A beautiful modern 2 storey house in the quiet hamlet of Lynchat by the town of Kingussie. Offering beautiful views over the Spey Valley and over to the Cairngorm mountains. Close to a host of sports and leisure pursuits Sneuk Head offers a relaxing retreat. Only one mile off the main A9 highway and within 2 miles of Kingussie railway station. The property has 3 bed rooms and comfortably sleeps 8. The house is equipped with all modern conveniences.

Michael Braidwood
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english
Calendar last updated:
August 2, 2017

About Michael Braidwood

I am in my mid 40s and have two teenage children. I work in the Club / Sports sector. The main attraction for me buying a property in the Cairngorm National Park was due to enjoying a number of great family holidays in the area. There is so much to do and definitely something for everyone. The area is so beautiful and relaxing that I find it a great place to recharge my batteries!

Michael Braidwood purchased this house in 2006

Why Michael Braidwood chose Inverness, Loch Ness & Nairn

I bought Sneuk Head in 2006 after experiencing many enjoyable family holidays in the Cairngorm National Park. At the time we lived over seas and used the house as a relaxing retreat and to allow my children to experience the great variety of outdoor activities on offer in the area. I used the house as a family home for one year when we returned to Scotland, it was great to live in the local area and learn more about what there is to do. Unfortunately work required me to move again so we now let the house to people looking to enjoy the local area.

As a family man who works in the Club and Sports industry I find the area a great place to relax and enjoy a variety of leisure pursuits.

What makes this house unique

The property feels remote, but it is very accessible being only 1 mile off the main highway (A9) and 1.5 miles from the small town of Kingussie which has a railway station.

Being in the centre of the Cairngorm National Park there is so much to do golf, skiing, cycling, walking, eating!, along with many heritage and cultural sites. The house over looks the Inch marshes which is a RSPA site so bird watching comes easily!


Kingussie House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Mountain
  • Village
  • Fireplace
  • Garage
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower , bidet
    Shower room 1 - shower
    Shower room 2 - shower
  • En-suite to Bedroom 1 has a shower and WC, En-suite to Bedroom 2 has a shower, WC and underfloor heating, adjacent to Bedroom 3 is a bath room with a bath and WC. There is a separate down stairs toilet.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 8 (3 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bed room 1 on the ground floor with a double bed, Bedroom 2 upstairs with a double bed, Bedroom 3 upstairs with twin beds. A sofa bed is on the upstairs landing.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Tennis ...
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • ski lift privileges
  • skiing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing
Outside: Small garden with decking Utility Room: Washing machine, tumble drier, large double sinks Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Towels and linen are provide for each week.


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
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Two Storey House With Fabulous Mountain Views
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Loved this house and neighborhood. Will rent again

  • 5 of 5

The house was perfect, location great. We had a wonderful time with our family. Plan to come again.

Thank you for hosting us.


  • Submitted: Aug 12, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Gail, I am glad you enjoyed your time in the Highlands and got to know the local area. I look forward to welcoming you back. Many thanks Mike
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5 days stay

  • 5 of 5

We stayed for 5 days in this property . Everything was in excellent order and everything we needed was provided. We had an excellent time here.

  • Submitted: Jul 8, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Amrit Many thanks for your nice comments and I am glad you enjoyed your visit to Sneuk Head and the Highlands. Hope to welcome you back. Many thanks Mike
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Beautiful view, super house

  • 5 of 5

We had a fantastic stay in this holiday home. It had so much room with everything you could want. The rooms are spacious and have plenty of wardrobe and cupboard space for all your things. The view from the lounge over to the Cairngorm mountains was stunning and the garden was filled with birds most days. The location was perfect for local amenities in Kingussie, Newtonmore or Aviemore and there are plenty of lochs and woods nearby to explore. Families will enjoy the wildlife park (only 5 mins drive away), the landmark centre at Caarbridge and the venicular railway upinto the mountains fabulous places to visit. This house was definitely one we would return to and recommend to our family and friends without reservation.

  • Submitted: Jun 13, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much for your kind review, I am pleased you enjoyed your stay and are looking forward to coming back. The Highlands has so much to offer for a family holiday. Best regards Mike
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SUPER Stay in the Beautiful National Park

  • 5 of 5

Exceptionally well presented 3 bedroom house with all the creature comforts you would need for this to be a perfect home from home. In particular loved the wood burner on in the evening and the lovely views over the open countryside to wake up to in the morning.

We had a wonderful stay here, enjoying some peace and quiet away from city living. Perfect house in a perfect location close to amazing scenery, local wildlife to enjoy watching and popular local attractions to keep you entertained. Only a short drive to Aviemore for majority of the amenities.

Many thanks to the owner Mike!

  • Submitted: Apr 24, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind review, I am glad you enjoyed your stay and the surrounding area. Hope to see you in the Highlands again soon.
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Wonderful location

  • 5 of 5

We had a lovely Easter break in this comfortable house. Well equipped property in a quiet village outwith the hubbub of Aviemore but with so many things to do close by to please our 3 generations. We enjoyed walks and cycles on the farm tracks from the back door. We visited the Insh Marshes RSPB Reserve, Highland Wildlife Park, Highland Folk Museum, Loch an Eilen, quirky cake shop at Inshriash, Loch Insh Watersports and Skiing, Leault Sheepdogs, Alvie Zip Trek, Rothiemurcus cycling, Loch Morlich and the Cairngorm Mountain Railway. Two tips: stop in the lay-by opposite the white church at Kincraig and from the path up to the kirk you get a great view of the Osprey nest on Loch Insh; if you're visiting in the next 3-4months there is no petrol station in Aviemore - nearest is Newtonmore or Grantown-on-Spey! Hope to be back and would highly recommend property to others.

  • Submitted: Apr 19, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your lovely review. I am glad you enjoyed your stay and the surrounding area. I look forward to welcoming you back soon. Many thanks Mike
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What an amazing property!

  • 5 of 5

Myself and 5 others came up for 4 days to go climbing/mountaineering and what a trip we had!

The weather was perfect, albeit very windy, we have clear skies and sun all day. This did however mean we came off rather cold, but this wasn't a problem as the house was ever so warm.

The bathroom's are really well designed and the bath is huge, one member from our party is only 5'2 and described being link a pinball bouncing from end to end it was that huge.

The beds were incredibly comfy, so much so it made getting out at 6am each morning a real nightmare. It did however make bed time in the evening the best part of the day!

The property was very clean, a few specks of dust dotted around but, not the end of the world. The house is so well insulated that there was never a cold moment. I remember wishing I had brought shorts with me for in the evenings.

I will be recommending this accommodation to all of my friends, and by the time next winter arrives, I will be again looking to book into this property if it's available.

Even with a 20/30 minute drive each morning to Cairngorm, it was worth it. This has to be the perfect place to stay when visiting Scotland.

  • Submitted: Feb 20, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Ben Thank you for your great review, I am glad you enjoyed the house and climbing in the Cairngorm National Park. I look forward to welcoming you back soon. Best regards Mike
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Nearest Airport
76 Kilometres
Inverness Airport
Nearest Barpub
2 Kilometres
There are a number of bars in Kingussie
Nearest Golf
3 Kilometres
Kingussie Golf Club
Nearest Train
3 Kilometres
Kingussie Railway Station
Nearest Motorway
2 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
2 Kilometres
There are a number of restaurants in Kingussie
Nearest Ski
32 Kilometres
Cairngorm Ski Resort
Nearest Beach
25 Kilometres
Loch Morlich
Car: recommended


2.5 hours from Edinburgh and Glasgow Airports, 45 minutes from Inverness Airport. Within 2 miles of Kingussie railway station.


1.5 miles from the town of Kingussie, 10 miles from Aviemore the main tourist centre of the area.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Booking Notes:
Please contact owner.

Changeover Day:
Please contact owner.

Notes on prices:
Prices are available for shorter stays.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.