Culdearn House

There’s plenty of good walking around this converted Speyside villa – and plenty of whisky to warm the cockles at the end of a long day. More

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Culdearn House
Woodlands Terrace
PH26 3JU
01479 872106

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.


[2017] per person B&B single £65–£75, double £75–£85, D,B&B single £90–£110, double £100–£150. À la carte £45.

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Good Hotel Guide Review

There’s plenty of good walking around this converted Speyside villa – and plenty of whisky to warm the cockles at the end of a long day. This ‘well-run operation’ comes ‘strongly recommended’ by Guide readers: ‘attentive, genuinely caring’ owners William and Sonia Marshall ‘take enormous pride in their labour of love’. ‘It’s as good as ever,’ says a visitor returning after a three-year break. ‘And Sonia’s fillet steak is still the best I’ve eaten.’ Amid traditional decor, many original period features, including a marble fireplace, have been retained; the bedrooms are furnished with a mix of antique and more modern pieces. ‘Our spacious, beautifully appointed bedroom had a splendid view over gardens and local woodland.’ In the ‘well-decorated’ sitting room, pre-dinner drinks, with ‘a nice little amuse-bouche’, are ‘a pleasant opportunity to chat’ with fellow guests. Afterwards, take a place at a table for the hostess’s ‘beautifully cooked and presented’ daily-changing traditional Scottish menus. ‘William’s extensive wine list is fine accompaniment, but naught compared with the number of malt whiskies on offer!’ (Mike Bennett, Kevin Sykes).

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Culdearn House
Woodlands Terrace
PH26 3JU

Guest comments

'Our stay at William & Sonia Marshall’s delightful, traditional, small country house could not have been bettered. We so enjoyed their warm, friendly personal service, our comfortable bedroom with excellent en suite facilities and the superb food. William, with the help of Lizzie, a good-humoured local lady, provided attentive service at breakfast and before, during and after dinner. There was a good choice of drinks including wines and especially whiskies, William’s experience being educational, helpful and amusing. Culdearn House is top quality ' - Geoff Float - May, 2018
'A lovely hotel in s beautiful part of Scotland. A lovely bedroom. At dinner all the dishes were simply served and cooked to perfection. The Marshalls are a very friendly coup who obviously have the welfare of their guests at heart. ' - JT - May, 2018
'We had a wonderful time. First-class in every sense. Warm greeting; Bedrooms uniquely decorated and with all the essentials. Lovelhy lounge. Food out of this world. ' - Terri Phillips - January, 2018
'My wife and I recently stayed at this wonderful Victorian country house hotel. Our spacious bedroom (Cragevar) was beautifully furnished, well appointed, with a splendid view over gardens and woodland. Following pre-dinner drinks in the superbly decorated drawing room, we enjoyed a splendid four-course dinner. The menus changed daily, and all meals were beautifully cooked and presented by Sonia. William's fine wine list was extensive - but as naught compared to the number of malt whiskys on offer! A wonderful stay. ' - Professor Kevin Sykes - June, 2017
'The attentive hosts seemed genuinely concerned for my well-being when I returned cold and damp from the mountains. They were happy to give me early breakfast when I departed by an early train. The fillet steak at dinner was probably the best since my last visit. ' - Mike Bennett - March, 2017

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