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Killiehuntly

Kingussie, Scotland

Located within the Cairngorms National Park and just a couple of hours from Edinburgh, Killiehuntly is a 17th century farmhouse which sleeps up to eight guests. Perfect for families, the farmhouse is a home away from home with easy access to the outdoors.

At a Glance

  • Completely off-the-beaten-track, this is the perfect retreat for families or groups of friends

  • Surrounded by a wealth of natural beauty in the Cairngorms National Park, you may see deer or Highland cattle

  • Produce is grown in the on-site vegetable garden and greenhouse, ensuring fresh, seasonal meals

  • The Farmhouse is warm and comfortable, home to a unique combination of Scandinavian and Scottish design

  • Explore the National Park by foot or by bike, or simply relax in the Farmhouse's garden

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Insider's View

Bring the whole family and take over this stylish farmhouse that sleeps 19 for a weekend you will never forget.

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Call us on 858 345 1764 to start planning your vacation to Killiehuntly or take a look at our itineraries to Highlands Islands of Scotland

Description

Just a two-hour drive north of Edinburgh is the beautiful Cairngorms National Park, home to wildlife, distilleries and castles in the heart of the Scottish Highlands. Within the National Park lies Killiehuntly Farmhouse, a traditional stone building which dates all the way back to the year 1603.

Following a loving restoration, Killiehuntly now proudly displays a Danish interior décor accompanied by traditional Scottish touches - dubbed "Scandi-Scot". Think minimalist interiors, with a warm grey color scheme, wooden floors and cosy furnishings. Although Killiehuntly does not conform to the style of traditional Scottish Highland abodes, the farmhouse is comfortable, welcoming, and a real home away from home. The Farmhouse can be taken exclusively, and as such is the perfect location for a family getaway.

The four bedrooms at Killiehuntly Farmhouse are all individually styled, continuing the understated Scandinavian theme, and are simple yet extremely comfortable. With views over the surrounding fields or towards the Cairngorms, each room is a private haven, ideal for those looking to relax and really get away from it all. Killiehuntly is also home to a Hayloft, which is perfect for couples, and Geordie's Cottage which offers a secluded self-catering option for families.

Delicious home-cooked meals using fresh, seasonal ingredients are served at the dining table in the kitchen, while in the summer months it is possible to sit out in the garden with an after-dinner nightcap. There is also a library within the historic stone walls, which is the perfect place to relax with a good read.

The area surrounding Killiehuntly is bursting with natural beauty, and home to a variety of wildlife including deer, Highland cattle and even reindeer. From Killiehuntly it is easy to explore with a walk through the hills, and activities such as biking and fishing nearby can also be arranged.

Accommodation

There are just four bedrooms sleeping up to eight guests in Killiehuntly Farmhouse, each of which subscribes to the distinct Scandinavian style of the house, although each is individually decorated. Opposite the Farmhouse, the Hayloft is a great option for couples, while Geordie's Cottage offers complete privacy for a family.

Killiehuntly Farmhouse

The main Farmhouse at Killiehuntly sleeps up to eight guests in just four bedrooms. Three of the four offer en-suite bathrooms, and some have superb views towards the Cairngorms. In terms of decor, each room is fairly simple, yet stylish and comfortable.

The Hayloft

The Hayloft is located opposite the Farmhouse, and is suitable for a couple. There is a double bed and comfortable seating area, as well as a small kitchen suitable for cooking simple meals.

Geordie's Cottage

Geordie's Cottage provides complete privacy for a family, sleeping up to five guests in a master double bedroom, twin bedroom and single bedroom. The cottage also has a comfortable sitting room, kitchen, bathroom and shower room.

Childcare

Children under 9 years are not accepted within the Farmhouse for accommodation or meals. Children are welcome with exclusive hire of farmhouse, in Geordies Cottage and the Hayloft.

Facilities

The Farmhouse at Killiehuntly serves delicious homemade meals in the dining area of the kitchen. Ingredients are harvested in the summer and autumn months, while produce is sourced from local farmers, allowing for fresh, seasonal dishes. The Hayloft and Geordie's Kitchen both have kitchen facilities for self-catering purposes.

Activities

Thanks to Killiehuntly's prime location within the Cairngorms National Park there are plenty of activities on offer in the surrounding area. From fishing and cycling to walks along marked paths there is something for everyone. Those brave enough can even try wild swimming in the River Tromie!

Location & Directions

Kingussie, Scotland

Killiehuntly is located near the town of Kingussie, within the Cairngorms National Park in the Scottish Highlands.

When to go

It is very difficult to predict the weather in the United Kingdom - in the summer from May to late September is generally seen as the most pleasant time to visit. Rainfall is difficult to predict - but the UK does not receive as much as many are led to believe! In the winters, temperatures do fall, but there is nothing better than finding a remote pub with a roaring fire to sit beside after a long walk in the country.

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