Boath House

There are whisky and castle trails to strike out on, but begin, perhaps, with a stroll around the Matheson family’s ‘lovely’ mansion – ‘the grounds are wonderful,’ say Guide inspectors in 2017. More

Contact details

Boath House
Auldearn
Highland
IV12 5TE
Scotland
01667 454896

Hotel information

Bedrooms

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

Open

all year.

Facilities

2 lounges, whisky bar/library, restaurant, private dining room, free Wi-Fi, in-room TV (Freeview), wedding facilities, 22-acre grounds (woods, gardens, meadow, streams, trout lake).

Background music

none.

Children

all ages welcomed, not under 8 at main dinner service.

Dogs

allowed in some bedrooms, not in public rooms.

Credit cards

Amex, MasterCard, Visa.

Prices

[2017] per room B&B from £295, D,B&B from £380. Set dinner £45–£70.

Other reviews

Good Hotel Guide Review

There are whisky and castle trails to strike out on, but begin, perhaps, with a stroll around the Matheson family’s ‘lovely’ mansion – ‘the grounds are wonderful,’ say Guide inspectors in 2017. ‘They can be quite wild in places, but mown paths lead to the lake, where we came close to a heron one morning.’ The organic walled garden, as well, is ‘so interesting’. Scottish artwork hangs in the Regency house; bedrooms retain their period character. ‘As we were travelling with our dog, the garden room, French doors opening on to a small conservatory, was perfect for us. The comfortable bedroom had a well-dressed bed, an armchair, lots of storage; an efficient bathroom. Home-made biscuits and a bowl of apples, too.’ Chef Charlie Lockley’s modern set menu – ‘a real treat’ – is served at 7.30 pm. ‘Beautifully cooked West Coast halibut; a perfect chocolate fondant.’ (A garden café was in planning as the Guide went to press.) At breakfast, everything is brought to the table: ‘plenty of toast and home-made jams; a pleasant smoothie; good cooked dishes’.

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Special offers

January/February & Valentine Week's special offer

We have put together a dinner, bed and breakfast offer especially for you to enjoy a bit of luxury at the beginning of the year. £250 per room for a standard room and £295 per room for a superior room, per night. Availability from Jan 5th to Feb 9th.
 
Valentine’s week. Feb 10th-19th. 2 nights dinner, bed and breakfast including champagne and chocolates is £330 per person in a standard room and £370 per person in a superior room.
 
To benefit from this offer, please mention The Good Hotel Guide.
 

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Boath House
Auldearn
Highland
IV12 5TE

Guest comments

'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.