Culdearn House

Grantown-on-Spey, Highland

Set back from the road in its own mature grounds, Sonia and William Marshall’s Victorian house stands on the edge of a swathe of the ancient Scots pine woodland, haunt of the capercaillie, that surrounds Grantown. More

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Set back from the road in its own mature grounds, Sonia and William Marshall’s Victorian house stands on the edge of a swathe of the ancient Scots pine woodland, haunt of the capercaillie, that surrounds Grantown. The ambience is more intimate guest house than hotel, with just six bedrooms, a wide choice of malt whiskies to sample by the fire, and a locally sourced, home-cooked four-course dinner cooked by the hostess. Bedrooms are traditionally and eclectically furnished (no ‘boutique’ pretensions here). Dual-aspect Craigievar has antiques, a double-ended bath, walk-in shower, views to the woods and the Cromdale hills. Over drinks in the drawing room, you can meet fellow guests and order from an imaginative menu, maybe game terrine with onion marmalade or West Coast scallops, guineafowl with pistachio and lemon stuffing, hill-grazed lamb or the house speciality steak. After a freshly cooked breakfast of Scottish produce, head out to explore the Cairngorms national park, fish in the Spey, visit a falconry centre or take an exhilarating ride on the funicular to the summit of Cairngorm mountain.

Hotel details

Address

Woodlands Terrace
Grantown-on-Spey
Highland
PH26 3JU
Scotland

Telephone

01479 872106

Bedrooms

6. 1, on ground floor, with wet room, suitable for disabled.

Open

all year except Feb, Mar, Christmas (open New Year).

Facilities

drawing room, dining room, in-room TV (Freeview), ¾-acre garden, parking, public rooms wheelchair accessible.

Background music

none.

Children

aged 10 and upwards welcomed, younger children by arrangement.

Dogs

only guide dogs.

Credit cards

Amex, MC, Visa.

Prices

B&B doubles from £160, D,B&B doubles from £220. Four-course, fixed-price dinner £48.

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Comments about Culdearn House

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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