Culgower House


Culgower House, Loth, Helmsdale, Sutherland, KW8 6HP

    Near Brora and Helmsdale on the East Sutherland coast, Culgower House B&B offers tranquil, contemporary, high quality bed & breakfast in a traditional setting. Ideally placed for exploring the north highlands or stopping en route to Orkney.

    Culgower House lies between Brora and Helmsdale on the scenic coast of East Sutherland and has glorious views over the sea. It is a Victorian farmhouse, built around 1850 and now a beautifully refurbished family home where we offer warm hospitality. It is ideally placed for exploring the north highlands of Scotland. As well as glorious beaches within walking distance, the area is ideal for walkers, golfers, mountain bikers, fishers and those wishing to explore the history of the area. Our bedrooms have been carefully refurbished and styled to reflect the age, character and location of the house. Both have king size beds, sea views, flowers, wireless internet, tv/dvd and bathrooms with large baths and showers. One room can be turned into a family room and the second can be altered to a twin room.

    The public rooms have been similarly restored and are kept for the sole use of our guests. Breakfast is served in the dining room and is prepared using as much local produce as possible. Where possible we use fruit, herbs and vegetables from our garden and eggs from our hens. We make our own bread, preserves and chutneys. Local suppliers provide high quality meat, seafood, oatmeal and honey.

    We offer tea and baking on arrival and hope that you will enjoy relaxing in the sitting room with its piano, books and original fire place. We also have a boot room, drying room and offer secure storage for bikes.

    4 Bed and Breakfast
    Taste Our Best Green Tourism Gold Walkers Welcome Cyclists Welcome
    Opening Times
    2016 Opening Times
    1 Mar 2016 - 31 Oct 2016

    Room Information

    Number of Rooms / Units
    Room / Unit Type
    Room / Unit Tariff*
    Garty - Double/ Twin (En-suite bathroom)
    £85.00 per room per night (breakfast inc.)
    Garty - single occupancy
    £60.00 per room per night (breakfast inc.)
    Loth - Double/Family (En-suite bathroom)
    £85.00 per room per night (breakfast inc.)
    Loth - single occupancy
    £60.00 per room per night (breakfast inc.)

    We welcome children and charge £15 per night for those aged 3-16 sharing the family room with their parents. There is no charge for children aged 2 and under. Special rates are available for stays of 3 nights or more throughout the year.

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


    • Evening Meal By Arrangement We offer a small menu of light suppers using locally sourced, good food but need 48 hours notice; please see our website for further details.
    • Tea & Coffee Available
    • Vegetarian Food Available


    • Indoor Drying Facility
    • Lounge
    • Multi Fuel Wood Burning Stove

    Leisure Facilities

    • DVD Player
    • Garden
    • Radio
    • TV In Room
    • WiFi

    Payment Methods

    • Debit Card
    • Mastercard
    • Switch Card
    • VISA Card


    • Children Welcome
    • Cot Available
    • Highchair Available


    • Internet Access
    • No Smoking Permitted


    • Coastal Location
    • Rural Location
    • Sea/Loch View


    • Bike Storage Available We have an indoor, locked boot room in which to store bikes.
    • On Public Transport Route The Stagecoach X99 bus between Inverness and Thurso will stop on request at our road end (5 times a day Mon-Sat, 4 times a day Sun); as will the service bus between Lairg and Helmsdale (3 times a day, Tuesdays and Thursdays).
    • Parking
    • Private Parking

    Road Directions

    We do not have a bed and breakfast sign but have slate house signs on the wall.

    From the south, take A9 from Inverness to Thurso. Keep on A9 for 56 miles (90 km), through Brora. After 5 miles (8 km) you will pass a small village sign for Loth. Continue on A9 for another 2 miles (3 km), past a church below the road on your right and past a small direction sign for Lothmore on your left. Take the next turning left off the A9 (a further 400m), our drive leads sharply up on your left from that junction.

    From the north, take A9 through Helmsdale and Portgower. Outside Portgower you will pass a large stone marked 'West Garty Farm' on your left. Continue for 1 mile (1.5 km), turn right off the A9 after the 'road narrows' road sign. Our drive leads up in front of you from that junction.

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    Access to Public Areas

    • Level access (i.e. no steps or thresholds), or access by ramp, lift or stair lift
      • from the entrance to reception
      • to the lounge

    Building Entrance

    • There are steps to the main entrance
      • Number of steps 2


    • Route from the parking area to the entrance is :
      • with steps and no ramp
    • Drop-off point for guests immediately outside the main entrance

    Bedrooms and Bathrooms: General

    • Bathrooms available with :
      • bath
      • separate shower unit
    • Bedrooms with non-allergic bedding available (e.g. non-feather pillows)

    General Questions

    • Non-smoking policy throughout establishment

    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.

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