Facilities - Out & About - Location

Forces Manor aims to provide all guests with a range of facilities in a relaxed and chilled atmosphere.

As well as an all ranks mess, there is also going to be a DIY, Garden lounge and bar. DIY because it’s for the residents to bring and stock the bar with their own supplies and operate it as they wish. 

The Garden lounge bar can be adapted to host reunions military dinners and mess events. The space can also be adapted to host small military weddings and with overhead projectors, a white board and live internet connection. The unit can also be adapted to host meetings, conferences, training programmes and seminars, or simply as a place to chill in front of the large log burning stove.

Other facilities include a gym, sauna, hot tub, mountain bike station and repair room and sports store equipped for drying sports equipment complete with a special dehumidifier to extract water from wet clothes. There are also external storage facilities to house sailing vessels or other large equipment.

Services will include a laundry, open plan gardens with barbecue areas and a mini putting green. There is also be amble parking for a variety of vehicles.


Out and About

Whether you’re looking for an adventure, fun for the whole family, or a break from the every day, the Cairngorms National Park has a lot to offer.

*Twice the size of the Lake District, the Cairngorms National Park has more
mountains, forest paths, rivers, lochs, wildlife hotspots, friendly villages and
distilleries than you can possibly imagine.

*Mother Nature dealt the Cairngorms a hand full of aces. That’s not fair, but that’s how it is. Five of the UK’s six highest mountains lie inside the park, and there are 55 Munros - mountains over 3,000 ft. There are huge forests of ancient native trees, cascading waterfalls, and more wildlife than you can shake a capercaillie at.

*More people come to the Cairngorms for snowsports than at any other resort in the UK. Hillwalkers and rock-climbers will never run out of routes to try. There are oodles of top-class mountain-bike trails, cross-country skiing trails, pony treks and orienteering courses. Should you be into husky racing, well, you can do that here, too. You can also enjoy some downtime amid the glorious scenery. or make your way along the Malt Whisky Trail?

Forces Manor is located in the easily accessible village of Kincraig, which lies
within the Cairngorms National Park just five minutes south of Aviemore.

Kincraig, is a typical highland village, quiet and tranquil, yet boasting a wide variety of attractions and facilities, making it a popular, sought after village to live in. We even have ospreys who return every spring to nest and rear their young on the island loch just walking distance from Forces Manor.

Kincraig has two bars, a loch side restaurant, a cafe/tea room with an art gallery, a water sports centre, a wildlife park, an activity centre at Alive Estate and an RSPB nature reserve.

The surrounding area is teaming with wildlife with resident ospreys in the summer and roe deer all year round. In the grounds of Forces Manor are a number of red squirrels who have been living in our trees for many years, while if you are patient you will spot otters down on he loch.. The River Spey runs into Loch Insh in Kincraig and is regarded as one of the best places to fish for salmon and trout.

Close to Kincraig are Aviemore and Kingussie, which both have a large selection of shops, banks, restaurants and bars. You will find swimming pools, tennis courts, gyms and international golf courses all just six miles in either direction.

With in 20 minutes of Forces Manor

3 Banks

1 Cinema

1 Ko Cart Centre

1 Tree Climbing Zone

1 Wildlife Park

1 Zip Wire Course

2 Medical Centres

2 Petrol Station

3 Post Offices

2 Quad Bike Centres

2 Sking centres

2 Snowboarding centres

5 Dentists

6 Golf Courses

3 Medical Centres

3 Nature Reserves

3 Swimming Pools

4 Gyms

6 Supermarkets


Tennis courts



Getting here couldn’t be easier:

By Bus and Train: 

Intercity city trains stop at stations in both Aviemore and Kingussie, while intercity buses stop in the centre of Kincraig, 200 metres from Forces Manor.

By Car: 

From the south, head up the A9 from Perth turning off at Kingussie and drive the reaming six miles along the B9152 to Kincraig. From the north, head down the A9, turn off after Aviemore and follow the B9152 to Kincraig. Forces Manor is in the centre of the village.

By Air: 

Inverness International Airport is just 44 miles from Kincraig.

Avimore, the hub village within the Cairngorms National Park is just 6 miles away and has numerious tax operators. 


The nearest fuel station is in Aviemore, just 6 miles north, with another fuel station to the south in Newtonmore, 8 miles, and another to the north in Carrbridge, 10 miles away.