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The Cross at Kingussie

The Cross Tweedmill Brae Ardbroilach Road, Kingussie PH21 1LB Scotland
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#1 of 4 hotels in Kingussie
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A contemporary five star restaurant with eight comfortable bedrooms set in a converted tweed mill and situated in 4 acres of riverside grounds within Cairngorm National Park. AA three-rosette award winning dinners feature the highest quality fresh, local, and seasonal produce, all complimented by a 300 bin wine list and around 40 specialist malt whiskies.
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Pez395 wrote a review Nov 2020
Huntingdon, United Kingdom51 contributions15 helpful votes
Intrigued by the Title of this review? Good, read on. My wife and I had booked several stays in Scotland and were looking for a nice place to stay for a couple of nights on the fringes of the Cairngorms. My search fortunately found 'The Cross at Kingussie', and boy oh boy am I glad it did. First off, the communication from Derek & Celia Kitchingman was both quick and welcoming and left me in no doubt that the previous reviews I had read were accurate, it also left me in no doubt that we definitely wanted to visit. Tucked away just off the beaten track, The Cross is a haven to the weary driver, with the warmest of welcomes and a cup of tea and shortbread to settle in. The room was not just wonderfully clean, but homely and very, very comfortable; and with an extremely picturesque view over the cascading water ( which is ever-present but not disturbing in any way). Our evening meal was, simply put, superb and very impressive, particularly given the Covid environment we are all living in. I have done the Michelin Starred Restaurant experience on several occasions and know what excellence is; therefore I hope my comments are qualified. Each course was brilliantly thought through and faultless. My quail & foie gras starter on my second evening is without doubt the best Starter I have ever had. My Cheese Board was excellent but unfortunately crying out to be accompanied by a glass of wine or Port, but argh! Those damn Covid restrictions. Breakfast was also sublime, with a delightfully fragrant homemade marmalade. The best way to start your day. Speaking of which the walks around 'The Cross' are stunning and we were wonderfully set up for our 3 hour or so walk/hike up Creag Bheag and back; stunningly beautiful and invigorating. I hope my photos are uplifted!! We will go back for sure next time we visit that Region of Scotland. I cannot recommend this perfect place more highly. The Kitchen brigade are to be congratulated on their outstanding dishes; Thank you. And thank you to Derek Celia and their whole team for a memorable stay. We wish them the very best during the dark and challenging times ahead in combatting and coping with Covid, and we live in hope that we can return to have a glass of wine to compliment the gorgeous food and surroundings.
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Date of stay: October 2020
Room Tip: Our room was excellent & we liked views & the cascading water, but it is not a...
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familyb5 wrote a review Oct 2020
Carnforth, United Kingdom291 contributions161 helpful votes
Only stayed here one night but it was such a special place. Owners very welcoming and felt very Covid secure throughout. Our bedroom had sloping roof but not an issue despite hubby being 6` 3". Separate lounge area and good sized bathroom. Within the sloping roof there was a Velux window with blind directly above the bed. We decided to leave the blind open and it was magical to lie in a cosy bed watching the stars! We had the longer tasting menu. Compared to other restaurants offering tasting menus around the country we felt this was excellent quality and value. Due to Covid restrictions alcohol was not allowed in Scotland during our stay . However if anything just having sparkling water with the meal meant the tastes were even better.(Other soft drinks available - we just chose sparkling water to accompany our meal). Breakfast was also superb - t is lovely to have freshly squeezed orange juice and excellent bread for toast. Croissants and homemade muesli deserve a special mention too! We will definitely return!
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Date of stay: October 2020
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hamish12_11 wrote a review Sep 2020
Edinburgh, United Kingdom67 contributions24 helpful votes
Visited The Cross on a Wednesday evening with friends. It’s in a really nice location tucked away in Kingussie and there was a welcoming fire as it was quite a cold evening. We had the set menu at £65 pp which was absolutely superb. Three courses plus amuse-bouche and lovely freshly baked flavoured rolls - delicious. Compliments to the chef👍. Good selection of wines too. The only downside was the ambience which was a bit staid. However would we return - absolutely !
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Date of stay: September 2020Trip type: Travelled with friends
vedast wrote a review Sep 2020
London25 contributions15 helpful votes
We have stayed a number of times at The Cross at Kingussie over recent years and it's always a pleasure to return: Celia & Derek are the perfect hosts. The food is superb both for dinner (we can recommend the taster menu) and for breakfast, using locally-sourced ingredients. The wine and whisky lists are both first rate. The lounge upstairs is a lovely, peaceful room in which to relax at the end of a long day exploring the local area - and there is a great deal to explore.
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Date of stay: August 2020
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Room Tip: Two of the rooms have windows facing the bird feeders and red squirrel feeders.
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Freeman5802 wrote a review Aug 2020
Worcestershire, United Kingdom270 contributions141 helpful votes
We booked this based on its reviews and were not let down. The disappointment was not being able to book a table in the restaurant as numbers are limited due to COVID. The reputation of the food here is very high and the breakfast didn’t disappoint. Our fault leaving it late but that didn’t spoil the stay. This is one of those hotels where you feel immediately at home. There is a lovely lounge area to relax in and enjoy the welcoming cup of tea we were offered. Our room was lovely with a big walk in shower. Breakfast was a delight freshly cooked with proper orange juice over looking a garden where a red squirrel was enjoying its breakfast. We will return
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Date of stay: August 2020
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Frequently Asked Questions about The Cross at Kingussie
Which popular attractions are close to The Cross at Kingussie?
Nearby attractions include Fused and Light (0.3 miles), The Iona Gallery (0.3 miles), and Chapel House Arts (0.3 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at The Cross at Kingussie?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, an on-site restaurant, and free parking.
What food & drink options are available at The Cross at Kingussie?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant during their stay.
Is parking available at The Cross at Kingussie?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to The Cross at Kingussie?
Conveniently located restaurants include McInnes Restaurant, The Restaurant at The Cross, and Cafe Bistro.
Is The Cross at Kingussie located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.2 miles away from the centre of Kingussie.
Does The Cross at Kingussie have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the river view available here.