Forss House Shortlist*

Thurso, Highland

‘Scottish country house living on a grand scale. More

Good Hotel Guide Review

‘Scottish country house living on a grand scale.’ Near the mainland’s northern tip, this Georgian mansion is surrounded by woodland and waterfall on the Forss river, a fishing hot spot. Guests also come for the shooting, deer stalking and single malts. Warm hospitality and angling anecdotes are provided by ‘delightful’ manager Anne Mackenzie. The main house’s bedrooms have a high ceiling, comfortable seating, generous en suite bathroom, river views; patio doors in annexe rooms open on to woodland. Neighbouring estates and local waters supply the ingredients for head chef Andrew Smith’s seasonal menus: Caithness lamb rump and slow-cooked leg with fondant potatoes, Madeira sauce; whole poached Scrabster lobster, golden potatoes, lobster jus.

Hotel details

Address

Forss
Thurso
Highland
KW14 7XY
Scotland

Telephone

01847 861201

Bedrooms

14. 3 in main house on ground floor, 6 in 2 neighbouring annexes, 1 suitable for disabled.

Open

all year except 23 Dec–4 Jan.

Facilities

bar, dining room, breakfast room, lounge, free Wi-Fi, in-room TV (Freeview), meeting room, wedding facilities, 19-acre grounds with river and waterfall.

Background music

in public areas breakfast and evening.

Children

all ages welcomed (under-5s free).

Dogs

allowed in Sportsmen’s Lodges.

Credit cards

Amex, MC, Visa.

Prices

per room B&B single £99–£135, double £135–£185, D,B&B single £137–£170, double £205–£260. 
À la carte £35.

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