The Cross at Kingussie

In an ‘interesting’ spot in Scotland, ‘very friendly’ hosts Celia and Derek Kitchingman run their ‘lively’ restaurant-with-rooms in a former tweed mill on the banks of the River Gynack. 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

[2016] per room B&B £100–£190, D,B&B £200–£280. Set dinner £55, tasting menu £60.

Other reviews

Good Hotel Guide Review

In an ‘interesting’ spot in the Highlands, ‘very friendly’ hosts Celia and Derek Kitchingman run their ‘lively’ restaurant-with-rooms in a former tweed mill on the banks of the River Gynack. Guests consistently praise the Kitchingmans’ hospitality. ‘They served me an early breakfast when I arrived on the overnight sleeper train, and Derek insisted on driving me to the station on my last morning,’ a Guide reader says in 2016. ‘Comfortable’ bedrooms in the ‘lovely’ building (wooden beams, stone walls) are decorated in rustic colours that recall the surrounding hills. ‘Our large, airy room had plenty of storage, a modern bathroom; a small balcony overlooked the burn.’ Settle in: there are books and DVDs to borrow; a south-facing riverside terrace is ideal for alfresco drinks; two lounges have games and log fires for rainy days. In the white-walled dining room, chef David Skiggs cooks a ‘beautifully presented’, ‘very high-quality’ menu, including, perhaps, lamb cannelloni, violet artichoke, rosemary jus. Wake up to a breakfast buffet of fruit, cereals, yogurt and freshly squeezed juice; ‘good choices’ of cooked dishes. (GC, Mike Benne)

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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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