The Cross at Kingussie

Long praised for the generous hospitality of its hosts, Derek and Celia Kitchingman, this ‘very quiet’ 19th-century tweed mill-turned-restaurant-with-rooms on the banks of the River Gynack is gaining attention, too, for its food. More

Contact details

The Cross at Kingussie
Tweed Mill Brae
Ardbroilach Road
Kingussie
Highland
PH21 1LB
Scotland
01540 661166

Hotel information

Bedrooms

8

Open

closed Christmas and Jan, except Hogmanay.

Facilities

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

none.

Children

all ages welcomed.

Dogs

not allowed.

Credit cards

Amex, MasterCard, Visa.

Prices

[2017] per room B&B £100–£190, D,B&B £200–£280. Set dinner £55, tasting menu £65.

Other reviews

Good Hotel Guide Review

Long praised for the generous hospitality of its hosts, Derek and Celia Kitchingman, this ‘very quiet’ 19th-century tweed mill-turned-restaurant-with-rooms on the banks of the River Gynack is gaining attention, too, for its food. In the award-winning restaurant, chef David Skiggs’s ‘beautifully presented, high-quality’ cooking ‘keeps getting better’, Guide readers say. On the three-course dinner menu and six-course tasting menu, seasonal Scottish produce is given top billing. Characteristic dishes: wild sea bass, butternut squash purée, cep dumpling, truffle jus; loin of local lamb, cannelloni of shoulder, violet artichokes. In the bedrooms, stone walls and rustic colours (inspired by the surrounding hills) are given a contemporary feel. ‘Our large, airy room had plenty of storage and a modern bathroom; a small balcony overlooked the burn.’ Find books, games and a log fire in the lounges (one for residents only); step outside into gardens and woodland to spot red squirrels and roe deer. Guests arriving on the sleeper train can look forward to a hearty breakfast buffet and ‘a good choice’ of cooked dishes. (MB, GC)

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Map

The Cross at Kingussie
Tweed Mill Brae
Ardbroilach Road
Kingussie
Highland
PH21 1LB

Guest comments

'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
'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 - February, 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 - July, 2014

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Tourist attractions

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  • Horse riding

    Lessons and trekking.

  • Aviemore

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