The Cross at Kingussie

The welcome is ‘warm’ from Derek and Celia Kitchingman at their restaurant-with-rooms in a former tweed mill in a ‘very quiet’ area of Kingussie. The loudest noise might be the sound of the River Gynack rushing past the terrace. David Skiggs was appointed chef in 2014. In the beamed restaurant, he serves a three-course set meal (included in the special rate for residents) and a six-course tasting menu. ‘We enjoyed our meals (excepting sous vide meat, which is not to our taste),’ say visitors in 2015. ‘The food is of high quality.’ There are books and games for a rainy day in two lounges. The bedrooms, recently renovated, have contemporary furniture, soft colours inspired by the surrounding hills. The largest rooms overlook the river; one has a balcony. Breakfast, which can be provided for guests arriving on the sleeper at 7.30 am, has a comprehensive buffet of cereals, fruit salad, berries, freshly baked croissants and home-made preserves; bacon and sausages come from Mr Gow, the local butcher; fish options include kipper and smoked salmon. (GC, and others)
  • I stayed again at this hotel after a gap of two years. The food has actually got even better with an interesting "tasting menu" as an alternative to their standard menu. As on my previous stay, they served me an early breakfast when I arrived on the overnight sleeper train, and Derek insisted in driving me to the station on my last morning.

    Mike Benne, 22/03/2016

  • Lovely evening which always helps and the Kitchingmans gave us a warm welcome and we had a very enjoyable dinner. Room was very comfortable.

    Richard Bright, 02/09/2014

  • This was my second stay here. I was the only resident as it was midweek. The owners were very accommodating. They did me breakfast (for free) when I got off the overnight sleeper train, and drove me to the station (with my skis etc) on the last morning. The food was good - with an extensive buffet for breakfast. There was a choice in the evening of a standard or a taster menu, I stuck with the standard menu, and was offered variations on the dishes as I was staying 3 nights. My room was warm and comfortable.

    M.B., 21/03/2014

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Local attractions

Predominantly a ski resort, but plenty of summer sports available too.
A Highland estate, located just five minutes from Aviemore.
Horse riding
Lessons and trekking.

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Contact Details

The Cross at Kingussie

Tweed Mill Brae, Ardbroilach Road KINGUSSIE Highland Scotland PH21 1LB


01540 661166

Further Information




closed Christmas and Jan, except Hogmanay.


2 lounges, restaurant, free Wi-Fi, 4-acre grounds, only restaurant suitable for disabled.

Background music



all ages welcomed.


allowed by arrangement, not in public rooms.

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Amex, MasterCard, Visa.


[2015] per room B&B £110--£180, D,B&B £200--£280. Set dinner £55, tasting menu £60.