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Forss House Hotel

Forss House Hotel is a beautiful 19th century country house hotel located in the North Highlands nestled amid 20 acres of woodlands and nearby waterfall next to the River Forss. The hotel boasts a 2AA rosette restaurant, 14 bedrooms, magnificent scenery and is dog friendly.

What makes a stay at Forss House Hotel unique?

The hotel restaurant is renowned for its excellent quality of food, with the only restaurant having 2AA rosettes within a 100 miles of Thurso. General Manager, Anne Mackenzie has been welcoming guests for over 35 years and delivers a personalised guest experience which is second to none. There's plenty of things to see and do when staying at Forss House, from dramatic rugged coastline, cycling, horse-riding, hiking, mountaineering and much more!

What are the rooms and facilities on offer at Forss House Hotel?

Forss House Hotel has 14 bedrooms; 5 double ensuite bedrooms (4 of which can be set up as twin beds), 1 family ensuite bedroom, 1 twin ensuite bedroom, 4 master double bedrooms located in the main house and 3 master double bedrooms located in the surrounding buildings.

What can guests enjoy when staying in the Thurso area?

Forss House is located in Thurso, the most northern town in mainland Scotland. The town is the perfect base for guests wishing to explore the stunning North Highlands scenery. Guests can discover traditional Scottish shops, independent cafes and a variety of restaurants. A must see when visiting Thurso are the circular wellhouse of Meadow Well, the Swanson Gallery and the River Thurso. The town is also a hub for water-sports as it is well known for being a major surfing area.

Where can guests enjoy food and drink?

A delicious breakfast is served at Forss House Hotel, guests can choose from a full Scottish breakfast and a continental option. There is a 2AA rosette restaurant which has a reputation as one of the finest in the North Highlands, using fresh local produce from surrounding estates and the freshest sea water.

Top facilities

Free WiFi


Forss House Hotel

We stayed for a short break and were hugely impressed from the outset. The room was spotless and spacious with a full range of facilities. The bar was stocked with an impressive array of whiskies and the restaurant menu was well-chosen, with every dish prepared and served with care. The restauran...

Forss House Hotel

We received a voucher for a one night D,B&B stay as a Christmas present. We were greeted by the lovely Anne, who straight away upgraded us to a bigger room. The rooms are a breath of fresh air - after all the bland ‘neutral' decor of the chains we've stayed in lately - cute flowery wallpaper & qu...

Forss House Hotel

Due to business demands, I've spent several months over the past few years so this review is broader than a single trip. The staff are more family than staff. The food is of the highest quality - especially when considering this small hotel is at the northern tip of the British Isles! I wouldn't...

Forss House Hotel

I was travelling to Caithness for work and couldn't have asked for a nicer place to stay. The room I stayed in is in the annex building and is huge, with patio doors out to woodland from which I heard an owl twit-twooing during the night! The bathroom has a double shower and bath and the breakfas...

Forss House Hotel

The hotel is charming, quaint and highly recommend, the food they serve is simply put delicious and the young man that was serving was brilliant, very attentive and professional, rivals any restaurant in London. The bar was beautiful and I was told they have approx 215 scotches. The breakfast in...

Forss House Hotel

It was our first time visiting Thurso and we couldn't have been more pleased to stay at Forss House Hotel. We loved the area and the hotel's surroundings. The room was gorgeous (I particularly loved the bath tub) and the room heats up nicely - great in the cold weather. The breakfast was great to...

Forss House Hotel

We arrived after a long drive and were greeted by the wonderful Anne. She absolutely makes the hotel and couldn't have been more courteous and helpful. We had a fabulous room with the most comfortable bed. Breakfast was first class and we were looked after by a lovely lady. One of the nicest hot...

Forss House Hotel

Myself & my husband just had the most wonderful night in Forss House hotel. The most luxurious, beautiful room ( Cairnmore), amazing food, such attentive staff & the most beautiful surroundings. Can't wait to go back again. This place is a little, romantic gem

Forss House Hotel

Very comfortable garden room with patio doors looking out on the gardens. Spotlessly clean and warm. Staff were attentive and helpful, food fantastic. Situated with a waterfall and river in the grounds. Wished we had stayed longer.

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Facilities & information


Child friendly

Dog/Pet friendly


Free broadband access (wifi)

Activities, Recreations, Games, Sports

Award Winning

Conference & Meetings

Bathroom & Laundry

Civil Licences


Wedding Receptions, Civil Licenses

Other TV, Audio, Tel, Fax

Spa Offsite

DVD player



Horse Riding, Equestrian

Motor racing, go-karting, quad bikes, tanks

Rafting, canoeing, kayaking, rowing, punting

Shooting, Clay Shooting, Stalking

Water sports

Recommended walks


Golf course (walking distance)

Extra info

Closed Times: Closed Christmas and New Year

Nearest Airport: Inverness

Nearest Airport Time: 2 hours 0 minutes

Nearest Airport Distance (in miles): 100

Nearest Train Station: Thurso

Nearest Railway Time: 10 minutes

Nearest Railway Distance: 4

Vendor Accreditation: AA 4 Star, AA 2 Rosettes, VisitScotland 4 Star

Amex: Yes

Diners: Yes

Mastercard: Yes

MaestroSwitch: Yes

Visa: Yes

Number of rooms: 14

Single room price from: £95.00

Single room price to: £110.00

Double twin room price from: £125.00

Double twin room price to: £160.00

Arrival information and directions

Address: Forss, Thurso, Highland, ThursoKW14 7XY, United Kingdom

Forss House is located on the A836 just outside Thurso.

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