Since June 2003 Coul House is a family-run country home. Set in the hills above Contin, Ross-shire, centrally situated in Scotland's Northern Highlands, it's the ideal place to explore the area's beauty.
What makes a stay at Coul House Hotel unique?
Susannah and Stuart Macpherson are proud to call themselves the owners of this distinguished nineteenth-century house with its unusual octagonal dining room where Queen Victoria attended a Highland gathering in 1881. The hotel is set in eight acres of mature woodlands with splendid views of the Strathconon Mountains from many of the bedrooms. Coul House is an ideal place for walking the banks of the Blackwater River or for biking through the Achilty forest. Rogie Waterfalls, where salmon leap during the summer, is a popular local attraction. The hotel has 21 bedrooms, some gracious public rooms and an excellent reputation for its food. The chef's Sachertorte (Austrian chocolate cake) rivals that served in Vienna.
What are the rooms and facilities on offer at Coul House Hotel?
The rooms come with a flat-screen TV, chairs, hairdryers, tea and coffee making services, free toiletries and free Wi-Fi.
Coul House Hotel offers en-suite suites, a kitchen, a bar / lounge, a drawing room, as well as a private garden, playground for children, a mini golf course and a patio. There is ample on-site parking, too.
What can guests enjoy when staying in the Strathpeffer area?
Strathpeffer is an pleasant, peaceful village located about 17 miles from Inverness. If not driving, Contin, Dingwall and Inverness are easily reachable by bus.
It is popular with golfers and walkers alike. The golf course has amazing vistas. In Strathpeffer there are many enticing walking opportunities, from strolling through the woods to soaking in nature's glory.
Any tourist interested in history at Strathpeffer would want to see Castle Leod-which has been owned for hundreds of years by the same family!
Castle Leod is the Earl of Cromartie's family home-which is also the Mackenzie Clan Chief.
This charming castle is what you can imagine to be a Scottish castle-and during the spring and summer, it is open to the public for a few days per month.
Castle Leod was the site of the same Mackenzie family's dramatic and vivid life 500 years ago.
The history is interwoven with Scottish history. As such it has links with people like Scots Mary Queen and Prince Charles Edward Stuart.
Even worth a visit is the historic pump-house. Now carefully restored, it once offered Victorian elite the spa lifestyle.
Chidlhood Museum is an interesting, easy-to-find, attraction. It stands directly at the village's former Victorian Railway-Station.
There is also a Belgian chocolate shop for gourmets which can be located opposite the Pavilion. Clearly known for its hot chocolate.
This is a warm, idyllic village and an perfect place to visit!