We have stayed here many times though the last visit was over 10 years ago. Sometimes when you go back to a place that has been good there can be a sense of disappointment. Not so, in the the case of Coul House.
The new owners have improved the downstairs layout and brough the octagonal room more into play, creating a stunning dining room. There was a history of the improvements in the bedroom, and it appears a substantial amout of work has gone into the place, and it shows.
The owner was very pleasant and exteremly well organised and the whole visit was terrific.
As for the meal, in the past I have eaten some wonderful dinners at the hotel, but this one topped the lot. My crab cakes were the best I have ever eaten outside North America and the beef for my main course was just about the nicest tasting dish I can remember. Congratulations to the chef, who gave our party of four a meal to remember.
The bedrooms were comfortable, though the only downside is that the bathrooms are always awkwardly shaped in Coul House and difficult to move around, and again it was the case here. It was well stocked though with everything one could need.
To sum up, it was really great to go back again, and nice to see something which was always good to visit being improved in every aspect.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Beautiful Georgian house built 1821 loving restored to create a warm and comfortable country house hotel. Log fires in each of the public rooms, stunning mountain views and lots of natural light. A unique octagonal shaped restaurant that offers an extensive a la carte menu including several vegetarian options however, it is the service that the staff provide that is the most memorable aspect of ones visit to Coul House genuinely warm, friendly and relaxed. Even your four legged friend is made welcome. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Coul Hotel Strathpeffer
- Coul House Hotel Contin, Scotland