21. 4 on ground floor, 1 suitable for disabled.
all year except 24–26 Dec.
lounge bar, drawing room, front hall, restaurant, free Wi-Fi, in-room smart TV, conference/wedding facilities, 8-acre grounds (children’s play area, 9-hole pitch and putt).
‘mixed’ in bar, classical in restaurant.
all ages welcomed, discounts up to age 15.
allowed (£7.50 per day).
all major cards.
 per room B&B single £95–£105, double £175–£325. À la carte £25-£35.
Good Hotel Guide Review
A long drive on a single-track country road leads to this Georgian house built for a baronet, today an ‘outstanding’ traditional hotel owned by Stuart and Susannah Macpherson. Step into the large hall, its stag’s head over the open fireplace, to be greeted by ‘friendly and professional’ staff. Beyond, find a cosy drawing room and a lounge bar ideal for ‘stretching out in, by the log fire, after a bracing walk’. In the octagonal formal dining room (a showpiece, with an ornate plastered ceiling and huge windows), chef Garry Kenley serves ‘a very good lobster’ – and more besides. His ‘enjoyable’ menus have a modern touch, perhaps including wild mushroom pâté, aubergine caviar; Baharat-spiced lamb rump, caponata, rosemary potato cake. Bedrooms, which have been refurbished this year along with new carpets, vary in size and shape, though all are traditionally decorated. Choose one with views towards the Strathconon mountains. Bring your dog, or borrow residents Alfie and Bella for ‘a spectacular walk’: you can’t miss the Douglas fir planted in 1827 by plant hunter David Douglas himself – it still stands in the grounds. (HM, and others)
10% discount voucher
This hotel accepts discount vouchers which entitle readers to a 10% discount off their normal B&B rate for a single night’s stay. To take advantage of this offer, you must present the voucher at the time of booking.
This hotel accepts room upgrade vouchers which entitle readers to a space available room upgrade. The voucher must be presented at check-in and is entirely at the hotelier’s discretion.
Visit the site of the historic battle, with exhibitions at the visitor centre.
Watch distillers at work creating a malt whisky which is sweet, malty and dry on the palate.
Dating back to the 13th-century, with 19th-century gardens and falconry on site.