The Viewmount

Highlands Inverness-shire Kingussie

  • From £265 a night
  • 4 Guest Rooms
  • Boutique B&B

Five-star boutique B&B in the Cairngorms National Park with dramatic mountain views

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If you've come to the Scottish Highlands for the mountains and the views then The Viewmount is very definitely for you – a luxurious, five-star boutique B&B that's a passion project for its South African host, Esther – living (and sharing) the dream in her beautiful Victorian home.

The Viewmount is in the small Highlands town of Kingussie, surrounded by dramatic landscapes and located right in the Cairngorms National Park. Careful restoration has retained much of the Victorian feel, and the four ensuite rooms have decorative fireplaces, furniture in keeping with the period and a real sense of genteel comfort. There's a 'no children', 'no pets' policy, which helps maintain the peace and quiet, and the views are simply stunning, especially from 'The Bell' and 'The Leslie' rooms, where panoramic, triple-sash windows look out onto the Grampian Mountains. 'The Reid' is hardly less enticing, with mountain and garden views, while 'The Sharon' is a ground-floor, wheelchair-accessible room that looks out over the landscaped garden. All rooms have king-size beds with the Sharon offering the option of a twin configuration.

The ensuites are magnificent – gorgeous spaces with underfloor heating, walk-in showers and slipper baths (The Sharon also has a wheelchair-accessible shower and wide basin) – and there are lovely touches throughout, from monogrammed bathrobes and hospitality trays with Dalwhinnie whisky to bespoke lighting. There's nothing vintage about the facilities, though, as you'll find USB ports next to the beds and 55-inch smart TVs in the rooms, plus free Wi-Fi throughout the property.

Breakfast is fabulous, served in the Grampian View library at a time to suit and encompassing freshly-brewed coffee, homemade bread and an impressive pick-and-mix selection of specialities like venison sausages and devilled kidney beans. The property is licensed, too – Esther offers an honesty bar, where guests can purchase drinks by the bottle from her extensive wine list and settle on departure (there are card facilities). Afternoon tea is also an option, served to guests and visitors every Friday and Sunday, spanning finger sandwiches, freshly baked family recipe mini scones and gourmet sweets. In addition, Esther hosts events, including Valentine’s, Mother’s and Father’s Day, wine, gin and whisky tastings, and six-course tasting menus for lunch and dinner.

You'll need a car to get the best out of the location, which is perfectly sited for trips to some of the most famous Scottish Highland destinations – around 40 miles to either Inverness or Blair Atholl, for example, and around 50 miles to Fort William for Ben Nevis. There are local folk museums, clan sites and distilleries much closer at hand, as well as the charms of Kingussie itself, with its art and craft shops, wildlife park and monthly farmers' market. And – always – those extraordinary views that brought you here in the first place.

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We offer 4 Super king double rooms in the grand Victorian tradition with luxurious up to date modern ensuites bathrooms complete with walk in rain showers, luxury toiletries and quality robes. 

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We invite adults to indulge in our opulent magnificence.


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Stay somewhere special

5 Star Splendour & Opulent luxury at one of "Scotland's Best Luxury Boutique B&Bs", topped by Esther’s generous South African hospitality, its hard to beat.

All the conveniences that you deserve to expect from a Luxury Boutique B&B from a great welcome, magnificent rooms with Super king size beds, to breath-taking vistas before enjoying the culinary delights of our specially prepared breakfasts.

You might feel inclined to stay home at The Viewmount and simply relax in one of our reception rooms in a comfy armchair or we can help you plan a fun-filled day of activities - be it a round of golf, a visit to a local distillery or exploring the world-renowned Cairngorms in the Scottish Highlands.

We invite you to share in the magnificence of our hospitality at THE VIEWMOUNT.

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Contact Website  07890 518 836  The Viewmount, East Terrace, Kingussie, Inverness-shire PH21 1JS

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Getting There

THE VIEWMOUNT is conveniently located within easy reach of 5 international airports, with Inverness less than an hour drive away. Either rent a car at the airport or take a taxi.

If you prefer a more scenic route, why not travel by train?

  • LNER - daily direct | NO change | London Kings Cross - Kingussie | 7.5 hours.

  • AVANTI - daily with connections | London Euston - Kingussie.

  • THE CALEDONIAN sleeper | London Euston - Kingussie | departs at 21:15 and arrives in Kingussie 10 hours later at 07:15.


  • Accessible Facilities
  • Car-Charging Points
  • Coffee/Tea Facilities
  • Gardens & Grounds
  • Hairdryer
  • Iron & Board
  • Parking
  • Smart TV
  • Wifi

Looking For...

  • Adults Only
  • Five-Star Luxury
  • Foodies
  • Hills & Mountains
  • In the Sticks
  • Rural Retreat
  • Sensational Views
  • Walking

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Rated ★★★★★ over 8 reviews


A very special place!

We have traveled to many countries and stayed in many excellent lodgings. The Viewmount may be one of our most favorite places. The home is beautiful and so elegant. This place is a showcase of elegant interior design. Esther could not have been more hospitable. She is a wonderful host.
Jan 10, 2024 by Scrabtree

Best experience we had in Scotland

This was by far the best experience we had in Scotland. Esther is a gracious host with all amenities you could imagine. She was kind enough to supply us with medications when we got a cold and made sure we were well looked after the entire stay. The best breakfast we could ask for. We will definitely be back and would highly recommend The Viewmount to our friends and family!
Dec 19, 2023 by Carissa B

A Gem in the Cairngorms

We splurged to stay at this beautiful inn and I’m so glad we did. The views from the porch across the valley are stunning. The owner, Esther, has superb taste and has lovingly restored this home to make it warm and inviting. There are no cramped quarters here, just spacious rooms and oversized baths. No need to go to a gallery because Esther has curated a fine collection of original pieces that are beautifully displayed throughout the home. Breakfast was so good we decided not to eat lunch. And all of this is served up by the kindest innkeeper I have ever met. So glad we came, so sad we had to leave.
Nov 26, 2023 by David

The most relaxing stay

Esther was the most amazing host. We couldn’t ask for more. It was the most relaxing stay. We really enjoyed playing the piano in the living room. It was like we had the whole place to ourselves. Highly recommended.
Aug 10, 2023 by Rachel P

Fantastic in every respect

Title says it all really. 1st class accommodation & hospitality. Could not be improved. Most comfortable hotel bed I have ever experienced. Large & luxurious bathrooms. Will definitely return.
Jul 27, 2023 by Dan C

Outstanding Bed and Breakfast in Kingussie

The Viewmount and the service provided by Esther Botha was phenomenal. The meals were scrumptious and very creative Scottish, including freshly baked bread. There is an amazing wine cellar and we enjoyed one of the wonderful South African wines in the collection. We stayed for two nights and we enjoyed the visit immensely.
Jun 20, 2023 by Howard

5 stars all round

We had a very warm welcome and Esther’s care and kindness throughout our stay were exemplary. Our bedroom was wonderful with views over the Cairngorms, a comfy bed and an amazing and enormous bathroom which was well appointed with quality fittings and lots of hot water. The public rooms were equally impressive and everywhere was spotlessly clean. Lovely food, excellent service, fabulous surroundings and Esther! What’s not to like! Thank you.
Jun 18, 2023 by Ian & Suzy

Beautiful property with 5 star attention to detail

Esther is the perfect host for a Highland getaway. The updated rooms in the traditional home are comfortable and luxurious. Great breakfast and attention to detail throughout the stay. Kingussie is the ideal spot for exploring the Highlands.
Apr 12, 2023 by Thistledown Way

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