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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:
October 7, 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
average rating of 4.9142857 based on 35 reviews

Great framily vacation with everything to make it wonderful

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful stay. The house was lovely with everything we needed. We only wish our stay had been longer. The location was perfect. Very confortable. Owner communication good. Hope to visit again.

  • Submitted: Aug 19, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind review, I am glad you enjoyed your stay. Hope to accommodate you again in the future.
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Had Great Time! Will visit again for sure....!

  • 5 of 5

Picturesque place with scenic views in all directions. Centrally located. Very well connected to other parts of the Scotland. 2 Minutes drive from A9. So natural. Very well equipped with all facilities and amenities for you to just go there and have your best time of your life. Kids loved it. We loved it. Very warm and cozy. Lovely people and welcoming neighbours. Wish we were there for ever. It's a Heaven at the mercy of weather!. Everything is there, Thank you Michael & family.

  • Submitted: Aug 30, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your positive review, I am glad you had a great time, hopefully you can stay for longer next time to explore more of the surrounding area. Best regards Mike
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Fantastic House with glorious views.

  • 5 of 5

It was our first trip to this area and we loved it! The house was the perfect base and the photo's just don't do it justice. We were very comfortable and the house has everything that you need. It was lovely to come back to at the end of a tiring day out. We would definitely return without hesitation!

  • Submitted: Aug 15, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Jan for your lovely review, I am really pleased you had an enjoyable stay and I look forward to welcoming you back soon. Best regards Mike
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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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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.