Culdearn House

‘Probably the best small hotel we’ve visited,’ a guest says this year. More

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Culdearn House
Woodlands Terrace
PH26 3JU
01479 872106
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Hotel information


6. 1 on ground floor.


all year.


drawing room, dining room, free Wi-Fi, in-room TV (Freeview), ¾-acre garden, unsuitable for disabled.

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not under 10.


not allowed.

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MasterCard, Visa.


per person B&B £75–£85, D,B&B £100–£125. À la carte £45.

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Good Hotel Guide Review

‘Probably the best small hotel we’ve visited,’ a guest says this year. Next to woodland, William and Sonia Marshall’s Victorian country hotel is ‘a well-run and caring operation’. ‘The hands-on hosts gave us a very warm welcome.’ Fans like the traditional atmosphere. There are plenty of books and ornaments; an open fire burns in the marble fireplace; original features have been retained. From first- and second-floor bedrooms, look out over greenery and local woodland. ‘Our spacious bedroom was extremely comfortable and very well appointed’; bathrooms are ‘immaculate’. Guests gather in the ‘well-decorated’ lounge for amuse-bouche and drinks before dinner. In the dining room, Sonia Marshall’s ‘superb’ daily-changing four-course dinner might include game terrine, home-made onion marmalade, sweet poached pear; fillet of sea bream, orange and ginger glaze. Wake up to ‘generous’ servings of coffee at breakfast; an ‘excellent’ poached egg and kipper are cooked to order. The hotel is on the Speyside Malt Whisky Trail: whisky aficionados have an ‘extensive and impressive’ list of fine malts and rare single-barrel casks to choose from.

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Special offers

Winter/Spring Breaks

Two and three nights all-inclusive winter/spring breaks. We have an award winning restaurant, fine wines and over 60 malt whiskies, including some rare casks. We are very small with just six luxury bedrooms. So why not treat yourself? Prices include en-suite accommodation, Dinner, full Scottish breakfast and VAT. Two and Three nights all inclusive from £80-£85 per person per night. Available January to April.To benefit from this offer, please mention The Good Hotel Guide when booking.


Culdearn House
Woodlands Terrace
PH26 3JU

Guest comments

'Probably the best small hotel we have visited. The very hands-on owners gave us a warm welcome. The bedrooms are spacious, extremely comfortable and very well appointed. The public rooms are comfortable and well decorated. The food is superb (both dinner and breakfast). Very convenient for owners with dogs as there are large woods opposite. ' - V H - September, 2015
'A comfortable four-square Scottish dwelling house. Warmly welcomed by William and Sonia and offered tea on arrival. Excellent rooms. Ours, at the side of the house, was immaculate; beautiful wall paper and wall hangings, an immaculate bathroom. It was clear that William and Sonia took enormous pride in their hotel/home and they deserve many congratulations for the standard of cleanliness and tidiness. Guests assembled for pre-dinner drinks in the sitting room around 1900, a nice opportunity to chat. Dinner is four courses for £40; I would have preferred the option of having just two or three courses at a reduced price. The food is very good although not fine dining. Breakfast buffet slightly dull but good cooked breakfast. William and Sonia seem never to go away, so this must be a labour of love. They should be congratulated on the the quality of their hotel. A very well run and caring operation. ' - David Birnie - August, 2013
'A return visit to find things just as good as before. ' - Jill & Mike Bennett - January, 2013

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