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Coul House Hotel
Ranked #1 of 2 Hotels in Contin
Certificate of Excellence
Welwyn
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20 reviews
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“Home from Home”
Reviewed 20 May 2014

We stayed in the hotel for a wedding and Ceilidh in the nearly Strathpeffer Pavillion and added an extra night so we could visit my sister some two hours away. We had left home in London at 7.00am, flown to Inverness, and with a hire car, explored the nearby Rogie Falls prior to an amazingly warm welcome at Coul House Hotel! We enjoyed a fabulous light lunch there and settled into a very comfortable room with fabulous views of the mountain and garden.
Stuart could not have been a more charming and proud owner of this great gem in a fabulously beautiful part of Scotland. After a few drams of delicious malt with Stuart on our second night we felt like friends!! We will certainly visit again.

Room Tip: We asked for a mountain view and were not disappointed. Everyone in our party was delighted with the...
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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 19 May 2014

great hotel with friendly owners who take time to show you around and are clearly proud of their venue. superb atmosphere - their kids, couple of dogs glued to their heels. huge place - massive front lobby area. really a very relaxed place to stay, with gorgeous grounds. i'd go back again with my dog, for sure. big room, everything spotless. nothing was too much trouble for the owners. recommended.

Stayed May 2014, travelled solo
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Arkansas
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Reviewed 16 May 2014 via mobile

We were not originally booked here but a change in ferry schedule and other mix up landed us here. A most beautiful manor house hotel with magical gardens, comfortable rooms and first class meals. Lovely couple owns it and were so gracious and kind.

Stayed May 2014, travelled solo
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Inverurie, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 13 May 2014

Four of us have just had a fabulous weekend at Coul House to celebrate a friend's 60th birthday, The hotel is set in acres of beautiful grounds maintained by one very enthusiastic female gardener.The arboretum boasts some very old trees..... a Douglas Fir actually planted by Douglas himself!!! ..,...with lots of tree-creepers getting on with their birdie-business and nesting wiithin - a bird-watcher's paradise.
The chef is a genius....fabulously flavoured food...every mouthful a delight. Service also excellent and then we get to the owners,, Susannah and Stuart are amazing hosts- very professional and attentive but also very relaxed ( or appeared to be?!) throughout our stay. Nothing would phase or bother this couple who are on a mission to give their guests a great time..... and they succeeded in our case certainly!

We will definitely be back before too long!

Thankyou to all at Coul. House for making our celebration so memorable.

Room Tip: No swimming pool or fitness centre at the hotel I haven't been able to delete my error on my t...
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  • Stayed May 2014, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 12 May 2014

Set in beautiful surroundings the hotel provided us with a clean well appointed and comfortable room. The public rooms were splendid and the dining room most impressive. The food was excellent and the staff friendly and helpful. The resident owners made us most welcome. It was a most pleasant stay.

  • Stayed April 2014, travelled as a couple
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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 12 May 2014

We chose this hotel simply because it a convenient rendez-vous point for lunch. However, having now experienced what Coul House offers, I would certainly travel here irrespective of convenience.
We could not have been made more welcome. The owners were charmingly attentive. The house has a muted comfortable grandeur. The view from the dining room was a delight. The neat hotel garden gave a pleasing foreground to the mountains in the distance. There was a good choice of dishes available. Home-made bread was produced. I particularly enjoyed the Olives in home produced flavoured oil. Those dishes we eventually chose were carefully prepared, appetisingly presented and enthusiastically appreciated.
Make the effort to drop in. You will enjoy the efforts of the staff of this hotel I am sure.

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 6 May 2014

We stayed in Coul House Hotel for 3 nights last weekend after our wedding. The hotel is beautiful and set in the most stunning area and the owners Stuart and Susannah couldn't have been lovelier. I very much enjoyed reading the progress reports kept within the hotel guide, I thought it was a lovely touch that made you feel welcomed into this very family orientated environment. The food was incredible and second to none. I ate pig cheek confit, fillet steak and tender lamb amongst others and it was all heaven, washed down with the tastiest Rioja... I just didn't want to leave when it was time to go!! 5***** have to go to all staff who couldn't be more attentive and more on the ball with regards to ensuring that your time spent at Coul House Hotel is perfect and memorable. Thank you all for a lovely experience, we will recommend you and will definitely be back soon for sure sure! Much Love, Iain and Kat Given xxx

Room Tip: It worth going for a room with a view of the mountains... breath-taking every morning.
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Property: Coul House Hotel
Address: Contin, Contin IV14 9ES, Scotland
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Region: United Kingdom > Scotland > Scottish Highlands > Ross and Cromarty > Contin
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 2 Hotels in Contin
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £££
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Coul House Hotel 3.5*
Number of rooms: 21
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

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