Culdearn House

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

Contact details

Culdearn House
Woodlands Terrace
Grantown-on-Spey
Highland
PH26 3JU
Scotland
01479 872106

Hotel information

Bedrooms

6. 1 on ground floor.

Open

all year.

Facilities

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

Background music

none.

Children

not under 10.

Dogs

not allowed.

Credit cards

MasterCard, Visa.

Prices

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

Other reviews

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

Autumn Break Special Offer

October and November 2017: Autumn is in the air so why not treat yourself to a well-earned break before the rush of Christmas. Here in the Highlands, and being in the Cairngorm National Park, the air is pure, the autumn colours magnificent and the scenery spectacular. 2 and 3 nights breaks available offering a discount of between 15% and 20% per person per night dinner, bed and breakfast. 1 night- £100.00 per person per night; 2 nights – £85.00 pppn – 15% discount off normal rate per person per night; 3 nights – £80.00pppn – 20% discount off normal rate per person per night. Offer is based on double occupancy in a superior twin or double room. Offer not applicable to luxury room.To benefit from this offer, please mention The Good Hotel Guide when booking.

Map

Culdearn House
Woodlands Terrace
Grantown-on-Spey
Highland
PH26 3JU

Guest comments

'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
'I recently stayed for the third time in six years. It continues to be a very special place. The property is in a quiet location, but still central to visiting the area attractions (many top-notch distilleries nearby). The rooms are large and comfortable. But what makes it so special is the owners, Sonia and William. From the moment we arrived their sincere friendliness/warmth was felt. We felt like family rather than paying guests. The food was amazing! ' - Daniel Weinstein - May, 2015

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