This is the second time at Katchana and we are booking for 2019. It really is a little gem of a property. We had a badger on the window sill, a pheasant tapping on the window, sheep drinking from the dogs bowl and deer on the driveway just to name a few of the wildlife. The views are perfect. Plenty to do and see. The property feels like home and the only time there are long faces are when its time to leave. another fabulous holiday.Thank you.
This was our second Xmas at Katchana and again it was simply fantastic.
Gavin had excellent contact with us and provided some lovely festive touches before we arrived.
The place was spotless when we arrived and everything is there for you to help cook a perfect meal.
The log fire is fantastic and our Dalmatian Poppy spent a lot of time here while we sat in the hot tub enjoying the stars.
The snow came on the 27th and it was the icing on the cake. A fantastic Xmas adventure again.
Visit Ruthven Barracks in Kingussie for some beautiful views.
Another super holiday here at katchana,kincraig,everything you would want staying in a holiday home.wildlife amazing from the front door and you can walk through forest to restaurant,pub in about 30mins. If you like to walk ,climb ,canoe any water sports this is the place to come.also an added bonus of a hot tub to enjoy.
After 3 years staying near Braemar we decided to try a different part of the Cairngorms and so glad we did and found Katchana. It is a very special lodge from the lounge with its panoramic views, the hot tub, to its location. We really didn't want to leave..... It is set up a long drive overlooking loch Insch with a couple of other houses nearby but they were empty during our stay so we had the hamlet of Farr to ourselves.
The wildlife round the lodge was amazing - we were visited by the badgers every night which just made our holiday, roe deer during the day, red deer in the field below in the evening and too many birds to mention throughout the day. Although red squirrels don't visit the property, just a 5 minute walk away is Inshriach forest and we saw some there as well as enjoyed lots of beautiful walks with our dog.
The location is great for visiting lots of different places in the Cairngorms with the bonus of coming back to complete peace and tranquility.
We are now planning a return visit next year!
The house is architecturally very interesting. It occupies an elevated position. The main entrance, garage and parking lie below the level of the main part of the house which contains all the public rooms, bedrooms and bathrooms. Two further doors open from the main part of the house onto the surrounding patios including the hot tub area. The public rooms surround a central chimney. The views on all sides are marvelous with Loch Insh to the west and Glen Feshie to the east. There is a large log-burning stove rather than an open fire which was easy to use. The kitchen facilities were good as were the bathrooms and showers. Two other nearby properties were not occupied and we had the large surrounding woodlands and meadows down to the loch-side to ourselves. It was easy to walk to the nearby Uath Lochans - one of our favourite places. Our Hungarian Vizsla was delighted with it all!
I don't think I need to show the inside of this wonderful property as the pictures of the property on various websites are perfect as they are. What I can say is that all the pictures of the animals I took are from the front window of the property. The badger was even sat on the window sill. The property is pretty special, the location is perfect, Gavin (the owner) was very helpful and a really nice person. We have had a great time. There is no wonder this place is booked up until September (other than the odd week). All the locals are just so pleasant and are happy to chat away. For anyone who is thinking of booking a holiday here I would just say BOOK IT NOW!!!! You won't be disappointed. Thanks for everything Gavin. All the little touches (books, DVD's, SKY etc etc etc) go a long way. Thanks again. From the Cattanach clan.
just back from a wonderful idyllic holiday location the cottage has everything you need inside fully equipped even to point of seeds and nuts to feed badgers and birds amazing sights while sat eating at table
owner gavin very friendly and i approachable nothing a problem
we saw deer badgers red squirrel pheasant and even caught site of stag in distance wildlife in abundance in this dream cottage hideaway
cottage is clean throughout very spacious home away from home
I would suggest everybody needs to spend some time there just to unwind
thanks gavin our holiday will be hard to beat
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