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Culgower House

Loth, Helmsdale KW8 6HP, Scotland
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Culgower House
Ranked #1 of 8 Helmsdale B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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glasgow
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28 reviews 28 reviews
17 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This house is a fantastic find in this remote area of Scotland. A large stone house set off the main road south from John O Groats to Inverness. If you are going to stay anywhere on this road stay here! Catriona met us and showed us our amazing rooms and then gave us tea and home made cake in the... More

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hubnut23, Owner at Culgower House, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind words and we're glad that you all enjoyed your stay with us. I hope your journey home went well and that we can welcome you back for another stay if you are in the area again. Best wishes, Catriona More

London
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25 reviews 25 reviews
15 hotel reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We spent two nights here during our extensive six weeks touring Scotland. Staying at numerous superb establishments this guesthouse was without doubt the very best. An immaculate house with superb attention to detail. Our room and bathroom were spotless and beautifully appointed, including a vase of fresh flowers! Breakfasts were innovative and delicious, prepared by our hostess Catriona. John her... More

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hubnut23, Owner at Culgower House, responded to this review

Many thanks for taking the time to review Culgower House and with such kind words, it is very much appreciated. We're very glad that you enjoyed your stay so much and hope that the rest of your time in Scotland was good too. Hope to welcome you again if you are back in the area and I hope the crepe... More

Bath, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We stayed at Culgower House for one night on our way to Orkney at the end of May. It is, without doubt, the best B & B we have come across - and we have stayed in quite a few! Catriona has everything down to a fine art and we cannot speak highly enough of our stay. Culgower House itself... More

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hubnut23, Owner at Culgower House, responded to this review

Dear Dawn and Phil Thank you for taking the time to leave such a great review. I hope you had a great time in Orkney and at the Folk Festival. We hope welcome you back if you decide to head north again. Best wishes, Catriona Note for prospective guests - our showers are indeed separate and spacious but are gravity... More

Largs
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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 hotel reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2014

Stayed at Culgower House on the first night of a trip North heading to Orkney last week. Arriving at Culgower House made the perfect start to our holiday. Catriona welcomed us into her beautiful home with supper waiting for us at our convenience. The furnishings at the house are beautiful and it is such a delight to find a comfortable... More

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hubnut23, Owner at Culgower House, responded to this review

Thank you for your lovely review. I hope you enjoyed your time in Orkney and we hope to see you again some time. Best wishes, Catriona More

Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2014

I stayed at Culgower House last weekend and it's a real challenge to find enough complimentary words to do Culgower House justice. Paradise would come close! Catriona and John have created an absolutely beautiful haven, situated just off the A9 between Helmsdale and Brora, but wonderfully quiet given the proximity to the road. The setting is stunning, with hills rising... More

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hubnut23, Owner at Culgower House, responded to this review

What a lovely review to kick off 2014. Many thanks for taking the time to write and for your kind words. We hope to see you again another time. Regards, Catriona More

Oakville, Canada
Senior Contributor
29 reviews 29 reviews
10 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2013

You could almost run out of superlatives describing this B&B. Everything exceeded expectations by a large margin. The room was beautiful, spacious and very comfortable with wonderful linens and a great mattress. The view from our room, overlooking the first/forth(?) was magnificent and the bathroom was bigger than some of the other rooms on our trip. The hosting family were... More

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Cheshire
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25 reviews 25 reviews
17 hotel reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2013

I wish we could have stayed longer at Culgower House, we were so comfortable and slept soundly. The guest lounge and the breakfasts were brilliant and our room so comfortable. We ate in Helmsdale at the fish and chip restaurant and had a lovely fish supper even if we couldn't finish it off. Thank you to Catriona and John for... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2013

This was the best bed and breakfast we have ever stayed in! Congratulations to Catronia and John. They were so welcoming, coffee, tea and home baked goodies on arrival, breakfast was amazing, and the day we had to leave early for our Orkneys tour John met us at the front door with a breakfast basket full of goodies for us... More

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Saratoga Springs NY
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91 reviews 91 reviews
18 hotel reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2013

I'll start with the delicious coffee bread and tea provided by Catriona on our arrival. The house is 150 years old and has been modernized without sacrificing the charm. We strolled through the garden, marveling at how John and Catriona have utilized their acre to provide a self sustaining operation that has been recognized for its "green" contributions to the... More

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hubnut23, Owner at Culgower House, responded to this review

Many thanks for your lovely review, really glad that you all enjoyed your stay and I hope the rest of your trip went well. The garden is still going strong and currently producing lots of plums and apples. Best wishes to you all, Catriona and John More

London, United Kingdom
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57 reviews 57 reviews
22 hotel reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2013

We stayed here for one night as part of a roadtrip around the northern highlands. I can't fault this place. Our room (Loth) was large, spotlessly clean, with a huge bathroom with rolltop bath and view towards the sea. The hosts were very friendly and struck just the right balance - they were happy to give advice and were available... More

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Address: Loth, Helmsdale KW8 6HP, Scotland
Location: United Kingdom > Scotland > Scottish Highlands > Caithness and Sutherland > Helmsdale
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Also Known As:
Culgower House Helmsdale, Scotland

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Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Originally built in 1850 as a farmhouse for Sutherland Estates, Culgower House lies between Helmsdale and Brora on the scenic East Sutherland coast of northern Scotland and has glorious views over the sea. We offer tranquil, contemporary, high quality bed and breakfast. A great base for touring the north Highlands or en-route to Orkney. We look forward to welcoming you to our home and sharing with you the wonders of this very special part of the Scottish Highlands. ... more   less 
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