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The Auld Poor House
Property: 4490 Highland

The Auld Poor House - exterior

Sleeps: 6 + cot
Pets Allowed: Yes
Smoking Allowed: No

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  • Rural but within easy reach of amenities.

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Until recently a four-star bed and breakfast, The Auld Poor House (originally called Laggan Cottage) was built in 1880 by Kingussie Parochial Board to house the paupers of the surrounding area. It was also used to feed itinerant workers. Although now converted into a self-catering holiday home, it still retains much of its historical character. There are seven lean-to shed at the back of the house where visiting families stored their belongings but which have more recently been used for general storage for such things as wood, coal and skis.

It was only in the mid 1950s, some years after the National Assistance Act of 1948, that it was sold and used as a large private family home. In the early 1990s the main part of the building was converted into Bed and breakfast accommodation. It was then that the new owners renamed it 'The Auld Poor House'.

In 1999 it was bought by Paulene and Gordon who, until November 2007 operated a successful four-star bed and breakfast. We made extensive improvements to the property including a complete renovation of the front cottage which is attached to the main house. This is know by the whole building's former name of 'Laggan Cottage' and comprises of separate, accessible self-catering accommodation sleeping up to six people.

This property appears courtesy of ClickHolidayCottages.co.uk

lounge fire
lounge fire
groundfloor bedroom
groundfloor bedroom
double bedroom
double bedroom
twin bedroom
twin bedroom

Accommodation & Facilities

Sleeps: 6
Bedrooms: 3
Cot Available: Yes

Pets Allowed: Yes. Up to two dogs or cats welcome - must be housetrained.
Smoking Allowed: No. 

Linen Provided: Yes. All bedding and towels provided.

Central Heating: No.
Fuel type: Electric

Open Fire: Yes.  Fuel type: Coal

Disabled Facilities: Yes. Ground floor ensuite bedroom wheelchair accessible. Access to first floor rooms via stairlift.

Outdoor Facilities: Yes. Garden, wooded barbeque area.

Standard Rates

Weekly tariff from £230.00 to £610.00.
Short breaks available.

Guest Book


From the South driving along the A9 (main road from Perth to Inverness), drive past Newtonmore and take the next exit for Kingussie beyond Ruthven Barracks. At the T-junction turn right towards Kincraig and pass under the flyover. After the slip road for the A9 south, The Auld Poor House is on the left.

From the North driving along the A9 (main road from Inverness to Perth):
Take the slip road for Kingussie. This is approx 11 miles south of Aviemore. Turn left at the 'T' junction heading towards Kincraig. The Auld Poor House is 500m on the left.

Take the service that runs between Perth and Inverness and alight at Kingussie station. We will alwaysdo our best to meet guests at the station, but if you prefer to make your own way, turn left out of the station until you meet the main High Street. Turn right along High Street, walk through the village for about 3/4 mile passing under the flyover and The Auld Poor House is on the left. A twenty minute walk.

Again, services are good to Kingussie and run regularly from Perth in the south, Fort William in the west and Inverness in the north. Alight at the stop at the north end of the village. Head north towards Kincraig, passing under the A9 flyover. The Auld Poor House is on the left. A ten minute walk.

The nearest airport is at Inverness. Take the train or bus from there and follow the instructions above

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