This unique house was built in 1821 for Sir George Stuart Mackenzie, the 7th Baronet of Coul.
Now, a deliciously relaxing country house hotel privately owned and operated by Stuart and Susannah Macpherson, set in eight acres of mature woodlands that boasts dozens of significant trees and spectacular views of the Strathconon Mountains.
There are grand public rooms each with open fires and great views, 21 en suite bedrooms and a distinguished restaurant, but it is the service from all the staff that leaves the most lasting impression; both friendly and helpful.
If you are looking for an idyllic Highland setting for a relaxing retreat, then Coul House will certainly fit the bill – even your dog is made to feel most welcome. This pet friendly hotel is adjacent to the Achilty Forest with easy access to miles and miles of wooded trails with waterfalls, lochs and viewpoints all within easy reach.
Coul House is a perfect place to base yourself to visit whisky distilleries, micro-breweries, castles, Loch Ness, beaches, Munros or hidden glens you wish to explore – it is all within easy driving distance. It is surprisingly centrally located for such a rural setting.
After you day's activities you can return to the hotel to indulge in a traditional afternoon tea or select a gin, wine or whisky from the extensive variety on offer.
Coul House is located just 17 miles north west of Inverness in the hills above the small village of Contin, Ross-shire. Some know Contin simply as a village they pass through on the way to Ullapool or Skye, but many know it for its salmon fishing on the Conon River, Rogie Waterfall or the Achilty Forest bike trails and its legendary annual mountain biking event the 'Strathpuffer'.
What many learn after staying here at Coul is that it is also the perfect place to base oneself to explore both the east and west coasts of the Highlands in a most deliciously relaxing way!
Coul House Hotel
In the hills above Contin
Tel: 01997 421487