Coul House Hotel - Contin, Strathpeffer
By Strathpeffer Ross Shire - Strathpeffer1-877-662-6988
Originally built in 1821 for Sir George Mackenzie, this remarkably unique building is infused with the traditional charms of its historic past. This inspired atmosphere is further complemented by 8 acres of mature woodland, tranquil gardens and unspoilt views over the mountains and beyond. Having been sympathetically refurbished, the building is now a delightful family-run hotel and it takes great pride in its natural passion for hospitality. Both peaceful and relaxing, it’s the perfect place from which to discover the romantic beauty of the Scottish Highlands.
Specialising in contemporary Scottish cuisine, the restaurant has garnered an impressive reputation for its unique dining experience and ever-evolving seasonal menus. Garry the chef is something of a traditionalist, preferring to make his own breads, pastries, deserts and stocks for all his sauces and he even cures and smokes on site using traditional Highland methods. Committed to using the fine produce and ingredients, much of what is used is sourced locally, including fish from Billy McGlinn of Inverness based Highland Fish, meat from Campbell`s Prime Meat and lobsters and scallops from Dingwall based Keltic Seafare. The dining room itself is one of the grandest in the house and within its remarkable octagonal walls are an ornate ceiling, large black marble fireplace and floor-to-ceiling windows.
The property is located in the hills above the village of Contin and is just a 15 minute drive from the A9 and 20 minutes from Inverness. What’s more it offers plenty of free on-site parking for all guests. Inverness offers excellent transport links and there is also a local train station at Dingwall, just a 12 minute taxi ride from the Hotel. For those flying in, Inverness Airport is just over a 35 minute drive away.
Nestled amidst the rugged splendour of the North Highlands of Scotland, the Hotel’s privileged position makes for the perfect base from which to explore the area. With miles of wooded trails for hiking or biking, secluded lochs for kayaking or fishing, glorious glens with magnificent views, ancient forts and castles, gardens and galleries, boat trips, and battlefields there is certainly a plethora of things to do. There’s the magnificent Dunrobin Castle, the family seat of the Earl of Sutherland, the beautiful Rogie Waterfalls, Macbeth’s Cawdor Castle and Glen Ord Whisky Distillery. Of course for those who like to do a spot of monster hunting there is the world-famous Loch Ness.
Fantastic place, awesome. The fireplace, the house, the owners, the Whisky, the fo...Venere Guest, Germany
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Breakfast at Coul House Hotel
A free breakfast is served each morning.
- Baby sitter
- Room service - limited hour
- Pets accepted
- Entire property is non-smoking
- Dogs allowed
- Conference room
- Meeting Room
- Free parking
- Internet/Email services
- Luggage room
- A resort fee is included in the total price displayed.
- The property has connecting/adjoining rooms, which are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property using the number on the booking confirmation.
Check-in: between 3 PM and 10 PM.
Check-out: before noon.
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card or cash deposit are required at check-in for incidental charges.
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed.
The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out.
- Pet deposit: GBP 5.00 per night
The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.
Coul House Hotel is also known as
Coul Hotel Strathpeffer
Coul House Hotel reviews
- November 2012
- Venere Guest
Fantastic place, awesome. The fireplace, the house, the owners, the Whisky, the food, the location - incredible nice.
- September 2013
- Venere Guest
- Single traveller
- June 2013
- Venere Guest
- Mature couple
An excellent country house hotel with quality across all the services you expect from a top rate hotel.
- July 2010
- Venere Guest
- Young couple
- United Kingdom
Nice place. Public areas and grounds were lovely but our room (standard double)though very comfortable, definitely needed updating. But then somehow this fitted with the old fashioned sort of place this is. Breakfast was quality (the evening dining not quite so good) and the level of service is about the best I've experienced at a hotel. They do really need to master the repeat function on the MP3 player in the dining room though. I'd recommend to anyone looking for a traditional style country hotel to visit for a few nights and see myself returning for another stay some time in the future.
Coul House Hotel reviews by TripAdvisor
Room DetailsAs befits a building of this age, all of the 21 en-suite rooms are wonderfully individual and come in a range of different shapes and sizes. Despite their differences all rooms are impeccably clean and comfortable and come complete with free Wi-Fi, flat-screen TV, combined bath/shower and either a garden-view over the parking area and entrance or the preferred mountain-view over the lawns at the rear of the building to the mountains of Strathconon. Both family friendly and pet friendly, there are room types to suit all travellers including Single, Small Double, Large Double and Twin options, whilst for those special occasions they offer an attractive Four-Poster room.
How to reach Coul House HotelBy car
Follow the A9 north over the Kessock Bridge, at the Tore roundabout take the second left sign posted Dingwall and Ullapool A835. At the next roundabout again take the second left to stay on the A835 sign posted to Ullapool. The next village is Contin about 6 miles from the roundabout. Once in Contin the entrance to the driveway is the third right (approximately 200 yards) after the petrol station. The Hotel is located up the hill at the end of the half-mile gravel driveway.
Inverness - 27 km
Inverness Airport - 50 km
By public transportation
Inverness - 27 km
Distances from Coul House HotelUpper Pump Room - 2.7 km / 1.7 mi
Muir of Ord Golf Club - 9.5 km / 5.9 mi
Glen Ord Distillery - 10.2 km / 6.3 mi
Beauly Priory - 11.8 km / 7.3 mi
Ben Wyvis - 11.9 km / 7.4 mi
Moniack Castle - 15.3 km / 9.5 mi
Caledonian Stadium - 22.8 km / 14.1 mi
Eden Court Theatre - 23.1 km / 14.4 mi
Inverness Cathedral - 23.2 km / 14.4 mi
Inverness Museum and Art Gallery - 23.2 km / 14.4 mi
Inverness Castle - 23.3 km / 14.5 mi
Eastgate Shopping Centre - 23.4 km / 14.6 mi
Bellfield Park - 23.6 km / 14.7 mi
Fortrose Cathedral - 25.9 km / 16.1 mi
Original Loch Ness Monster Visitor Centre - 26.6 km / 16.5 mi
The preferred airport for Coul House Hotel is Inverness (INV) - 30.5 km / 18.9 mi.
Distances are calculated in a straight line from the property's location to the point of interest or airport and may not reflect actual travel distance.
Distances are displayed to the nearest 0.1 mile and kilometre.
Transportation services Coul House Hotel
- Free parking
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