14. 3 in main house on ground floor, 4 in River House, 2 in Sportsmen’s Lodge.
all year except 23 Dec–4 Jan.
dining room, breakfast room, lounge, bar, free Wi-Fi, in-room TV (Freeview), meeting room, wedding facilities, 19-acre grounds with river and waterfall.
in public areas in morning and evening.
all ages welcomed (under-5s free).
allowed in Sportsmen’s Lodge only.
all major cards.
 per room B&B single £99–£135, double £135–£185, D,B&B single £137–£170, double £205–£260. À la carte £35.
Good Hotel Guide Review
An unusual Georgian house in wooded grounds, sitting above a meander in the River Forss, Ian and Sabine Richards’s hotel was once home to Major CRE Radclyffe – author, game hunter, falconer. The eccentric crenellated entrance hall was built for him as a trophy room. Step inside to be ‘warmly’ greeted by Anne Mackenzie, manageress extraordinaire. ‘What a lovely character!’ writes a reader this year. Staff are ‘naturally friendly and welcoming’. Bedrooms are well equipped (fresh fruit, and fresh milk for tea), if slightly old-fashioned. ‘Ours was large and airy, with a two-seater sofa and plenty of storage.’ At dinner, sample chef Andrew Manson’s ‘unusual combinations’, with produce from the sea and neighbouring estates. ‘We enjoyed Caithness Cheddar soup with nettle dumplings; a starter of roe deer, beetroot and chestnut tart. The chefs went the extra mile to present a very pretty veggie meal the evening I didn’t fancy meat.’ Breakfast in the conservatory includes ‘a good range of hot and cold dishes using quality ingredients’. Whisky lovers, settle in – there’s a choice of 300 bottles in the bar. (GC)
10% discount voucher
This hotel accepts discount vouchers which entitle readers to a 10% discount off their normal B&B rate for a single night’s stay. To take advantage of this offer, you must present the voucher at the time of booking.
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