We, (Derek and Celia) moved to Scotland in 2005 after many years in the hospitality business in the Lake District and the Isle of Skye, we bought The Cross in 2012 and are still enjoying the ongoing challenge of the refurbishment both inside and out. We love the location which offers the feeling of being remote yet relatively close to Inverness and an easy drive down to Scotland’s major cities Edinburgh and Glasgow.
The Cross Restaurant has always held an excellent reputation for fine dining and our team continue that tradition whilst placing the emphasis on a more informal atmosphere to provide a relaxing experience for everyone.
The Cross as it is known today was one of several mills built alongside the River Gynack in the late 19th century. Originally it was a water tweed mill but probably changed from weaving tweed to providing a finishing process using materials supplied by other local weavers. It was converted in the early 1990s to a restaurant with rooms and has a wonderful charm which we’re delighted to hear guests often commenting on.
Our Scottish haven is nestled beside the river and amongst the trees where wildlife abounds and red squirrels and roe dear are frequent visitors.
The Cross at Kingussie was originally built as a water powered tweed mill in the late 1800s and still retains its innate charm and character along with some of the original features of the mill.
Surrounded by our four acres of woodland and garden we offer eight en-suite bedrooms, two comfortable lounges and a beautiful terrace overlooking the Gynack Burn.
The tranquillity is generally just broken by the gentle sound of the burn and birdlife leading you to believe you’re far more than just a few minutes from the Perth to Inverness A9 road. This certainly makes The Cross an ideal place to enjoy the area or stay en route to other beautiful parts of Scotland.
We are open from mid-February to mid-December for accommodation, lunch, dinner and afternoon tea, please note advance booking is strongly advised.