The Cross at Kingussie

‘Derek and Celia are just fabulous,’ praised visitors this year. More

Contact details

Ardbroilach Road
PH21 1LB
01540 661166

Hotel information




closed Christmas and Jan, except Hogmanay.


2 lounges (wood-burning stove), restaurant, free Wi-Fi, in-room TV (Freeview), 4-acre grounds (terraced garden, woodland), only restaurant suitable for disabled.

Background music



all ages welcomed.


not allowed.

Credit cards

Amex, MasterCard, Visa.


per room B&B £100–£200, D,B&B £200–£280. Set 3-course dinner £55, 6-course tasting menu £65. A la carte £55.

Other reviews

Good Hotel Guide Review

‘Derek and Celia are just fabulous,’ praised visitors this year. ‘Friendly, efficient – and they’ve done a magnificent job in maintaining and enhancing this former tweed mill. We wish we’d stayed longer.’ The Kitchingmans and their ‘enchanting’ restaurant-with-rooms on the River Gynack keep gaining fans. The ‘extraordinary food’ is well liked too. Chef David Skiggs presents ‘beautiful, high-quality cooking’, using seasonal Scottish produce. A typical dish: roast halibut, Parmesan gnocchi, cauliflower, wild mushrooms, samphire, fish velouté. In the bedrooms, stone walls and rustic colours lend a soothing feel. ‘Our room was spacious and comfortable, and had plenty of hot water in the modern bathroom, and good Wi-Fi. With the windows open, we could hear the stream gurgling past during the night.’ The ‘very nice lounge’ has lots to entertain, from a log fire that invites curling up with a good book, to stacks of board games. Guests can also play ‘spot the red squirrel’ – they run along the woodland edge. Arriving on the sleeper train? A hearty breakfast awaits, with ‘a good choice’ of cooked dishes. (MB, GC, and others)

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The Cross at Kingussie
Ardbroilach Road
PH21 1LB

Guest comments

'A hidden gem. Delicious and innovative menu. Very comfortable accommodation. ' - Carol and Robin Fulton - May, 2019
'A memorable visit. Derek and Celia deserve the highest praise. Wonderful, innovative and perfectly cooked food. charming and sociable hosts. Their obvious love for and pride in what they do and the beautiful location make it an exceptional place to stay. ' - David Birnie - August, 2018
'Fabulous, Friendly, and Unforgettable. The building is enchanting and quaint, the bedrooms are spacious and comfortable, with up to date hot water and wifi, and the windows open so you can hear the stream gurgling past during the night. The common rooms are very nice with lots of reading material . The restaurant is extraordinary, both for dinner and breakfast. And the bar has a wide an innovative range of spirits, including the local Spey Scotch. The town is fairly small, so you can get out to the beautiful countryside easily. ' - SB - June, 2017

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Tourist attractions

  • Rothiemurchus

    A Highland estate, located just five minutes from Aviemore.

  • Horse riding

    Lessons and trekking.

  • Aviemore

    Predominantly a ski resort, but plenty of summer sports available too.

Last updated: October 8, 2018. Information from the 2019 Good Hotel Guide