Culdearn House

‘The best hotel break we have ever had’ was enjoyed by visitors this year to William and Sonia Marshall’s Victorian villa. More

Contact details

Culdearn House
Culdearn House
Woodlands Terrace
Grantown on Spey
Highland
PH26 3JU
Scotland
01479 872 106

Hotel information

Bedrooms

6. 1 on ground floor.

Open

all year.

Facilities

drawing room, dining room, free Wi-Fi in bedrooms, in-room TV (Freeview), 3/4 -acre garden, unsuitable for disabled.

Background music

none.

Children

not under 10, except by arrangement.

Dogs

not allowed, except for guide dogs.

Credit cards

MasterCard, Visa.

Prices

per person B&B double £80-£90, single occupancy from £125, D,B&B £100-£170. A la carte £48.

Other reviews

Good Hotel Guide Review

‘The best hotel break we have ever had.’ William and Sonia Marshall’s Victorian villa received near universal praise from readers this year. They laud the ‘superb hosts’; ‘the warm, friendly’ welcome as they got out of their car, followed by tea and cake in the lounge, the ‘bedrooms uniquely decorated with all the essentials’. Those rooms mix contemporary, antique and traditional furniture with ‘restful’ pastels, florals and stripes; some overlook the garden and woodlands. Choose carefully: another reader found a twin room ‘very small’, if ‘beautifully presented’. At night, guests gather for canapés, before Mrs Marshall’s ‘impeccably presented’, ‘outstandingly good’ locally sourced dinner. ‘I’d never tasted lamb so succulent, and fillet steak so tender.’ ‘I believe everything but the bread was made on the premises.’ A Guide regular was less impressed, however. In 2018 he was served mushroom risotto with mashed potato and overcooked cauliflower and broccoli – ‘straight out of the 1970s. Fine dining it wasn’t.’ For a nightcap there are many single malts; at breakfast, ‘everything you could possibly want’. ‘We shall definitely be back.’ (Terri Phillips, Norma Curran, and others)

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Culdearn House
Culdearn House
Woodlands Terrace
Grantown on Spey
Highland
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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