Boath House

‘We were looking forward to our stay,’ write Guide insiders, on returning to this classical Georgian mansion in ‘wonderful grounds’, rescued from ruin in the 1990s by Don and Wendy Matheson. More

Contact details

Boath House
Boath House
Auldearn
Highland
IV12 5TE
Scotland
01667 454 896

Hotel information

Bedrooms

9. 2 in cottages (50 yds), 1 suitable for disabled.

Open

all year.

Facilities

2 lounges, whisky bar/library, restaurant, private dining room, free Wi-Fi, in-room TV (Freeview), civil wedding licence, 22-acre grounds (woods, gardens, meadow, streams, trout lake, cafe), public rooms wheelchair accessible, step up to toilet.

Background music

none.

Children

all ages welcomed.

Dogs

allowed in some bedrooms, not in public rooms.

Credit cards

Amex, MasterCard, Visa.

Prices

per room B&B single £190-£260, double £295-£365, D,B&B double £380-£450. Set dinner £45.

Other reviews

Good Hotel Guide Review

‘We were looking forward to our stay,’ write Guide insiders, on returning to this classical Georgian mansion in ‘wonderful grounds’, rescued from ruin in the 1990s by Don and Wendy Matheson. It did not disappoint. Indeed, its interiors have recently received a facelift. A basement bedroom sported ‘a lovely old sideboard, chairs and round table’. An anteroom had a stone floor, glass ceiling, stairs to the garden. Other rooms have views over lake, woodlands and formal gardens, perhaps an antique four-poster or a half-tester bed. Log fires burn in lounges hung with Scottish art. At dinner, new chef Craig Munro offers a choice of meat, fish and vegetarian dishes using local, home-grown and foraged ingredients. Perhaps halibut, salmon tortellini, sweetcorn, pepper foam; chickpea chilli, cucumber, pickles. One reader, however, felt his wine complaint could have been handled with more grace. Breakfast brings organic duck and hens’ eggs, smoked locally caught salmon, woodland mushrooms, home-made jams, honey from the hives. A new café with wood-fired oven serves garden-to-plate fare in the Victorian walled garden. (JT-P, and others)

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Boath House
Boath House
Auldearn
Highland
IV12 5TE

Guest comments

'A beautiful hotel with wonderful food and lovely staff. Beautiful location. The house is registered as an art gallery, and works by local artists are on display. Our room was large and well equipped. ' - David Birnie - August, 2018
'A lovely Regency house, popular as a restaurant as well as a place to stay. Our basement ‘garden room’ (we had our dog with us), was perfect for our needs. Recently refurbished, it was very comfortable. The grounds are wonderful. Dinner is served for everybody at 7,30 pm and it is a set menu. I had the most amazing piece of halibut that I have ever tasted. It is very obvious why this hotel has a Michelin star and I’m sure it helps to keep the food so good by limiting choice for such a comparatively small dining room. It’s a real treat to eat there. And a great place to stay. ' - JT - April, 2017
'We stayed in Room 4, beautiful in every way; it was extremely large, and looked on to the wonderful kitchen garden in one direction and, from another window, over the gardens and lake. All the furniture was good, and there was an excellent tea tray. The bathroom was large, with a roll-top bath and an over-bath shower, All the food was exceptional. Dinner, no choice. beautifully cooked. The dining room was extremely elegant....and full. Breakfast was excellent. Four courses! More like an elegant and well presented dinner. The grounds were delightful to walk in. ' - Barbara Watkinson - June, 2014

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Tourist attractions

  • Benromach Distillery

    Visitors are warmly welcomed in the Malt Whisky Centre, which was formerly the old drier house.

  • Strathspey Steam Railway

    Take afternoon tea on a steam train, travelling from Aviemore to Broomhill.

  • Loch Ness

    A stunning loch, which is supposedly home to the Loch nes Monster.