14. 3 in main house on ground floor, 6 in 2 neighbouring annexes, 1 in River House suitable for disabled.
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 breakfast 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. A la carte £35.
Good Hotel Guide Review
Near the mainland’s northern tip, Ian and Sabine Richards’s Georgian mansion is surrounded by woodland and waterfall on the Forss river, a fishing hotspot. Readers in 2018 ‘arrived expecting a wonderful country house hotel, and were not disappointed’. Warm hospitality and angling anecdotes are provided by ‘delightful’ manager Anne Mackenzie. Guests also come for the shooting, deer stalking and many single malts. The main house’s grandest bedrooms have a high ceiling, generous en suite bathroom, river views. A Guide regular appreciated a ‘huge, really comfortable bed and red sofa, and floral-patterned decor. The bathroom had a vast bath, more like a swimming pool, plenty of hot water, excellent towels.’ A ‘highlight’ was Andrew Manson’s ‘superb’ locally sourced, seasonal food. ‘A starter of crab, apple gratings, capers, salmon and Melba toast, and a main of lamb two ways, pea purée, peas and asparagus, were delicious.’ ‘We rated it the best food of all the very good hotels we visited along the NC500 route.’ ‘I could have done without the dining room’s tacky piped music, but I highly recommend this delightful hotel.’ (Chris Elliott, and others)’
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Free Bottle of Wine Special Offer
Book direct and receive a bottle of house wine when you dine. Please mention the Good Hotel Guide when booking.
Guide Book Vouchers
This hotel accepts discount vouchers which entitle readers to a 25% discount off their normal B&B rate for a single night’s stay. Each printed copy of the Guide contains six vouchers worth in total about £150.Buy the guide