Coul House Hotel

Country House Hotel

Contin, Strathpeffer, Ross-shire, IV14 9ES

    The ancient Mackenzies of Coul picked a wonderful situation for this classic country house hotel, originally built in 1821 for Sir George Mackenzie as a traditional hunting lodge, its stunning views over the Strathconon Valley and Achilty mountains beyond, eight acres of mature woodland, private nine hole pitch and putt and unique octagonal dining room make it an ideal venue for a quiet getaway, small wedding or conference. Only 20 miles north west of Inverness, you can easily cruise Loch Ness, visit Macbeth's Cawdor Castle, even sail to the Orkney Isles and still be back in time for dinner!

    There are attractions and activities for everyone including the local Glen Ord and Glen Morangie whisky distilleries, fly fishing, clay pigeon shooting, stalking, rough hunts, world-class golf at either Nairn or Royal Dornoch and many other local golfing gems, hiking, biking, pony trekking and dolphin watching cruises.

    The Dining Room offers contemporary gourmet meals with an imaginative menu, often featuring Scottish game, local salmon and, of course, our homemade breads, pastries and delightful desserts.

    Coul House is the perfect place to base oneself to rediscover the romance and beauty of the highlands - certainly a destination where one should plan on staying for more than just a couple of nights.
    Opening Times
    Open All Year
    2015 Opening Times
    1 Jan 2015 - 31 Dec 2015

    We are closed 24th 25th 26th of December

    Room Information

    Number of Rooms / Units
    Room / Unit Type
    Room / Unit Tariff
    Four Poster Master Bedroom
    King/Twin Room
    King/Twin Room (Mountain view)
    Small Double Room
    Small Double Room
    Small Double Room (Mountain view)
    Small Single Room

    Note: Prices are a guide only and may change on a daily basis.

    Accommodation Type

    • Seasonal Breaks


    • Baby Changing Facilities Available
    • Baby Listening/Sitting Facilities Available
    • Children Welcome
    • Children's Menu Available
    • Cot Available
    • Highchair Available
    • Outdoor Play Area


    • Bath Ensuite
    • Drying Facilities
    • Electric Shaver Point
    • Hairdryer Available
    • Ironing Facilities
    • Laundry Service Available
    • Linen Provided
    • Log Fire
    • Lounge
    • Shower
    • Towels Provided
    • Trouser Press
    • WC EnSuite
    • Wash Hand Basin
    • Washing Machine

    Leisure Facilities

    • Garden
    • Radio
    • TV In Room
    • WiFi

    Payment Methods

    • American Express Card 3% surcharge added
    • BACS
    • Cash
    • Cheque
    • Debit Card
    • Delta Card
    • Maestro Card
    • Mastercard
    • Solo Card
    • Switch Card
    • VISA Card


    • Bike Storage Available
    • Coach Parking On-site
    • Cycle Locker
    • Disabled Parking
    • Free Parking On-Site
    • Parking
    • Private Parking


    • Bar Available
    • Breakfast Available
    • Dairy Free
    • Dinner Available
    • Evening Meal Available
    • Evening Meal By Arrangement
    • Full Alcohol Drinks License
    • Gluten Free
    • Lunch Available
    • Nut Free Meals
    • Restaurant
    • Tea & Coffee Available
    • Vegan Meals Available
    • Vegetarian
    • Vegetarian Food Available

    Dietary Options

    • Nut Free Meals


    • Conference Facilities
    • Disabled Access
    • Fax/Email Facilities
    • Internet Access
    • No Smoking Permitted
    • Open To Non Residents
    • Porterage
    • Room Service Available


    • Mountains area
    • Rural Location
    • Village Location

    Special Requirements

    • Business Travellers
    • Children Welcome
    • Disabled Citizens
    • Dogs Welcome
    • Families
    • Non smokers
    • Pets Allowed
    • Pets Welcome
    • Pets Welcome By Arrangement
    • Single Travellers

    Wedding Services

    • Able to erect a marquee
    • Accommodation Available
    • Civil Ceremony
    • In-house Co-ordinator
    • Reception Facilities
    • Religious Ceremony
    • Wedding Packages Available

    Public Transport Directions

    From the nearest information centre:- From Strathpeffer Tourist Information Centre turn right out of the car park onto the main road and follow for 1.5 miles to the T Junction in Contin. Turn right onto the A835, the hotel driveway is on the right 100 yards beyond the petrol station.

    Getting there by railway:- From Inverness Station, turn right out of the station forecourt and take the last exit at the roundabout. Take the first exit at the next roundabout, follow for 1 mile to the next roundabout and take the first exit onto the A9 North. Follow for 6 miles to Tore Roundabout and take the second exit onto the A835. Follow for 6 miles to Conon Bridge Roundabout and take the second exit, still on the A835, and follow for 6 miles to Contin.

    Getting there by aeroplane:- From Inverness Airport turn right out of the airport and left at the T Junction. Follow for 3 miles and turn right at the T Junction onto the A96. Follow this for 4 miles to the outskirts of Inverness and turn right onto the A9 North. Follow for 6 miles to the roundabout at Tore, take the second exit onto the A835. Follow for 6 miles to Conon Bridge Roundabout, take the second exit, still on the A835, and follow for 6 miles to Contin.

    Transport within Scotland

    For public transport information to visit here from within Scotland, enter your postcode and visit date below.

    Journey Planner

    Access to Public Areas

    • Level access (i.e. no steps or thresholds), or access by a ramp or lift :
      • from the entrance to reception
      • to a public toilet
      • to one or more bedrooms
      • to the bar
      • to the lounge

    Building Entrance

    • There are steps to the main entrance
      • Number of steps 1
    • There is a ramp to the main entrance


    • Route from the parking area to the entrance is :
      • flat, (i.e. without steps)
      • with a ramp
    • Designated parking provided for guests with disabilities
      • Within about 50 metres from the main entrance
    • Drop-off point for guests immediately outside the main entrance

    Bedrooms and Bathrooms: General

    • Bedrooms with non-allergic bedding available (e.g. non-feather pillows)
    • Bathrooms available with :
      • bath with shower
    • Baths fitted with support handrails available
    • Bedroom furniture can be re-arranged if requested by the guest
    • WCs in bathrooms fitted with handrails available

    General Questions

    • Emergency evacuation procedures for the safe exit of guests with disabilities
    • Proprietors/staff available 24-hours
    • Non-smoking policy throughout establishment

    Restaurant / Breakfast / Dining Room

    • Level access (i.e. no steps or thresholds) or access by ramp or lift to the restaurant/breakfast/dining-room
    • Restaurant / breakfast / dining room provide meals for guests with special dietary requirements

    This information is self-assessed; therefore we accept no liability for its accuracy. Please contact the venue for further information.

    Accommodation Special Offer
    Valid 10 Nov 2014 to 15 Mar 2015
    Coul Winter Break  2 nights bed and breakfast with 3 course dinner on first night     only £99 per person

    Think crisp winter walks, roaring log fires, fine food and fine wine, maybe a wee dram and plenty of rest and relaxation.  If that sounds good then take advantage of our Coul Winter Break:

    This fantastic value winter offer includes 2 nights accommodation, 3 course dinner on the first night and a full Scottish Breakfast cooked to order each morning.

    Prices per room per stay:

    Single Room - £138

    Small Double Room - £198

    Small Double Mountain View - £218

    King / Twin Room - £258

    King / Twin Mountain View - £278

    Superior King / Twin - £318

    Four Poster Master Bedroom - £398 

    Click to BOOK ONLINE

    Call 01997 421487 or e-mail

    Valid for stays until 15 March 2015.  Dinner includes items from our A La Carte Menu or daily Specials to the value of £35pp.  Excludes Christmas, New Year and 17/18 January. Rate requires full prepayment and is non refundable.


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