SemSpan
Thu 1st March 2012
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Wow! What a view!

This was a relatively last minute booking and represented good value for money. Katchana is in a beautfiul setting; close to centres of activity like aviemore (approx 9 miles) but not too far (in Scottish terms) from Inverness and tourist 'attractions' like Loch Ness, Glencoe, Ben Nevis etc. The property itself felt extremely spacious for 2 adults and a 3 year old and I would imagine that an extra child / adult would still give a feeling of space and not the sense that one is living on top of each other. That said, the bedrooms are quite small. However, the living areas (kitchen diner, dining area and living room) are, in contrast, vast and perfect for relaxing. I agree with one of the other reviews - there are a few areas in the property that aren't as inviting (the 'enclosed balcony' at the end of the lounge / utility space) - this is mainly because they look like they could do with a bit of a tidy up and appear to be an 'afterthought'. Katchana is situated in an breathtakingly beautiful location with oodles of land / view points around it (particularly if you interested in wildlife). It could be made an extremely luxurious property if a little more attention was paid to small details. (eg. replacing light bulbs, better ambient lighting, few more kitchen utensils, better tourist information booklets etc). They're only little things and on balance we absolutely loved our time here.

chopssenior
Fri 17th February 2012
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quirky and cosy

This was a relatively last minute booking and represented good value for money. Katchana is in a beautfiul setting; close to centres of activity like aviemore (approx 9 miles) but not too far (in Scottish terms) from Inverness and tourist 'attractions' like Loch Ness, Glencoe, Ben Nevis etc. The property itself felt extremely spacious for 2 adults and a 3 year old and I would imagine that an extra child / adult would still give a feeling of space and not the sense that one is living on top of each other. That said, the bedrooms are quite small. However, the living areas (kitchen diner, dining area and living room) are, in contrast, vast and perfect for relaxing. I agree with one of the other reviews - there are a few areas in the property that aren't as inviting (the 'enclosed balcony' at the end of the lounge / utility space) - this is mainly because they look like they could do with a bit of a tidy up and appear to be an 'afterthought'. Katchana is situated in an breathtakingly beautiful location with oodles of land / view points around it (particularly if you interested in wildlife). It could be made an extremely luxurious property if a little more attention was paid to small details. (eg. replacing light bulbs, better ambient lighting, few more kitchen utensils, better tourist information booklets etc). They're only little things and on balance we absolutely loved our time here.

Heidi
Fri 21st October 2011
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We had an amazing time!

The house was more than what we expected, beautiful setting and the wildlife was amazing.The owner was very helpful and made sure we were happy with everything. Very well situated for all the local attractions in wonderful countryside, one of the best holidays we have had. Our 2 sons aged 11 and 15 loved all the activities and we felt they were fairly priced. We were very lucky with the weather, will definitely like to go back.

brian @ carol robertson
Thu 18th August 2011
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ausstes abroad

Top experience in a wonderful location...views were worth the visit...wildlife was a bonus !!!

mumsell
Tue 26th April 2011
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great location, great house.

stayed here in april 2011 with 4 adults and 3 children and loved it. The location is fantastic with great views from all windows - the loch to one side and the mountains to the other. The living room is large and there's plenty of room for 2 families. It's also very warm and well equipped. Bedrooms are quite small, but it wasn't a problem for us, but 4 people in the family room would be really tight. Also, it's not suitable for very small children as the outside area is mainly sloping and would be quite dangerous. The area is also fantastic and we ran out days to cover all the attractions in just a very small area. it's a beautiful part of Scotland with lakes, sailing, mountains, amazing wildlife etc. Would definitely recommend the house unless you need to sleep 4 people in the family room - we had 3 in there and that was fine, but 4 would have meant zero floor space.

The Peebles
Fri 11th March 2011
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The house is in a fantastic location.

Stayed at Katchana with friends with children. The house was a great size for 8 and had everything we needed. We loved being right on the lochside and having great walks right outside our door. We went to the Loch Inch Watersports centre a few times where the kids had skiing lessons and we had a glass of wine! Would definitely go back.