Forss House

Wooded grounds and the meandering River Forss set a tranquil scene for this Georgian hotel with strong fishing links. More

Contact details

Forss House
Forss
Thurso
Highland
KW14 7XY
Scotland
01847 861201

Hotel information

Bedrooms

14. 3 in main house on ground floor, 4 in River House, 2 in Sportsmen’s Lodge.

Open

all year except 23 Dec–4 Jan.

Facilities

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

Background music

in public areas in morning and evening.

Children

all ages welcomed (under-5s free).

Dogs

allowed in Sportsmen’s Lodge only.

Credit cards

all major cards.

Prices

[2017] per room B&B single £99–£135, double £135–£185, D,B&B single £137–£170, double £205–£260. À la carte £35.

Other reviews

Good Hotel Guide Review

Wooded grounds and the meandering River Forss set a tranquil scene for this Georgian hotel with strong fishing links. ‘We were warmly greeted by the manager, Anne Mackenzie (what a lovely character); all the staff were naturally welcoming.’ The bedrooms are well equipped, and individually decorated in traditional style; two of the best, ‘large and airy’, have fresh fruit, and river views from tall Georgian windows. Whisky aficionados, grab a glass: a ‘stunning range of serious whiskies’ lines the bar, ‘each served with a teardrop of water to release the aroma’. At dinnertime, the pleasure is in chef Andrew Manson’s ‘interesting’ weekly-changing menus, which offer ‘unusual combinations’ of seasonal and locally sourced ingredients. Characteristic dishes: Mey beef, Strathdon Blue cheese butter, truffled green beans, braised oxtail; goat’s cheese ravioli, tomato fondue, pickled onions. (The chef ably rises to the occasion for vegetarians, says a Guide reader who liked her ‘very pretty veggie meal’.) Try the ‘perfect’ Finnan haddock at breakfast in the sunny conservatory, then let the manageress reel you in with bits of fishing lore. (GC, DB)

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Forss House
Forss
Thurso
Highland
KW14 7XY

Guest comments

'Annie Mackenzie, a lovely character, greeted us warmly on arrival. All the staff were welcoming. Our bedroom was large, light and airy. The bathroom, too, was large. The evening meal has a weekly-changing menu, but if you stay a few days, they will happily cook something different. The chefs are very competent, and food combinations are fairly unusual. Breakfast, in a sunny conservatory, has as good range of hot and cold dishes. ' - GC - August, 2015
'A hotel with strong fishing links. A large room with huge ensuite, fresh fruit. Well decorated. The delightful Anne Mackenzie ensures everything runs smoothly with a liberal layer of humour. Stunning range of serious whiskies in the whisky bar. Very interesting menu full of simply cocked local produce. Lovely breakfast in the conservatory with perfect finnan haddock and poached egg. ' - David Birnie - August, 2014
'Lovely old Scottish house, with a wide, low-rise staircase. Slightly old-fashioned downstairs, but our room was large and extremely comfortable, with a wide bed, sofa, pleasant view and a modern and large bathroom with roll-top bath by the window, and a walk-in shower. The food was perfectly fine.The joy of Forss House is the wonderful Anne, the manageress; an amazing character. ' - Barbara Watkinson - June, 2014

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