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Culdearn House

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Woodlands Terrace, Grantown-on-Spey PH26 3JU, Scotland
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Culdearn House
Ranked #4 of 10 hotels in Grantown-on-Spey
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Florissant, Missouri
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

We (two couples) were on a 10 days business/leisure trip which started at the Glen Eagles, Sheraton Spa in Edinburgh, Fairmont Hotel in St. Andrews with many high points, enjoying the best Scotland has to offer. Suffice it to say, the Culdearn House rivaled some of our finest dining and accommodations. The owners worked tirelessly to meet and anticipate every... More

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Huntington Beach
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59 reviews 59 reviews
23 hotel reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

This establishment was by far the best place I stayed during my "premium" walking tour and very worthy of the term "premium". I arrived here at the end of a very long day. Not long after starting my hike in the morning, I fell through the trail into the peat bog. Left leg into the bog, up to my hip.... More

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wildwullie, Owner at Culdearn House, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your kind comments. We remember the visit well and we hope the journey onwards was not as hazardous as the one to us! More

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21 reviews 21 reviews
17 hotel reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

A group of four of us arrived exhausted after a long walk and were greeted and shown to our rooms which were without a doubt the best I have ever experienced. The owners are very obliging and welcoming. An excellent breakfast and a packed lunch of lamb and smoked salmon plus a quiche specially made for us. This accomodation cannot... More

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wildwullie, Owner at Culdearn House, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind comments and we were pleased to read that the picnic lunch went down well and that it was sufficient to get you through the 17 mile hike to your next destination. More

Atwater, California
20 reviews 20 reviews
5 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

I was traveling with a friend who made reservations here. I was so pleased upon arrival at the warm comfortable atmosphere, My room on the 1st floor had 2 twin beds and was quite spacious. The bathroom was also very spacious and had a full sized bathtub with a wonderful shower with great water pressure. The dinner, which was included... More

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wildwullie, Owner at Culdearn House, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind comments following your stay. It was a pleasure to meet you and your friend and we are so pleased to note that you enjoyed the distillery tour we recommended. More

Tomintoul, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2014

My partner and I booked a meal at Culdearn House on 15 May 2014. The food was fabulous and excellent value for money, certainly 5*. Following the meal everyone, including the owners Sonia and William, retired to the beautiful sitting room for an after dinner drink. My partner totally surprises me and proposes. After the complete shock and positive reply,... More

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wildwullie, Owner at Culdearn House, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your kind words of thanks and praise regarding our home, the food, your meal and us. We appreciate it very much. The 'event' took everyone by surprise. So much laughter - and a few tears - a joyous occasion. it was very romantic and we were so lucky to have shared that special moment with... More

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57 reviews 57 reviews
25 hotel reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2014

Unfortunately I was taken ill just before visiting Culdearn House and so do not visit it. My wife phoned to cancel our booking and she was taken aback by the rudeness of the owner who ranted and decidedly told her off for cancelling at the last minute. How could we know that I was going to be ill? There was... More

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wildwullie, Owner at Culdearn House, responded to this review

We had been holding a superior double room for this couple for 7 months, since November 2013. They booked for dinner, bed and breakfast. In the terms and conditions which were sent to the guests, it states that, in the event of cancellation, we may, in high season, charge the full amount. On the morning of their arrival (Bank Holiday... More

Brit, Southern England
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2014

I can only reprint what I have now read in precious reviews. "The proprietrix is rather cool and somewhat aloof. The proprietor on the other hand is very affable, and his nonchalant almost “happy go lucky” manner is a foil for the Mistress of the House. There are quite a lot of rules and regulations at Culdearn." We did not... More

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wildwullie, Proprietrix at Culdearn House, responded to this review

? We assisted this group with dinner whilst they were staying in a new B&B nearby. We ascertained that they were from our home town which we had left some 12 years ago so it was nice to be able to chat and to catch up with all the news and events. We must thank them for the very generous... More

Saint Louis, Missouri
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50 reviews 50 reviews
18 hotel reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014 via mobile

I want to start by saying we are hotel people and foodies. We don't normally stay in B & B's. When we arrived we carried in our own luggage and were- I will admit it a little worried at the fact there were only 7 rooms (we had 3) and very little help. We went down for dinner and it... More

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wildwullie, Manager at Culdearn House, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to put your thoughts on this site. It was unfortunate that the day you arrived the owner had had a fall a few days earlier and was disabled with many broken ribs so unable to carry you cases. However, help was offered but was declined. We are so pleased that you enjoyed your stay... More

Glenrothes, United Kingdom
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32 reviews 32 reviews
12 hotel reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014

Booked a night here en route through the Highlands upon the advice of another hotel which was fully booked - had previously skipped past the hotel after reading the less positive reviews here which complained that the hostess isn't welcoming. Very glad we ended up here, however, as we were delighted with our stay - our experience of both host... More

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wildwullie, Manager at Culdearn House, responded to this review

Thank you so very much for your kind comments on this site. We really appreciate them. More

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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2014

We had a fantastic stay at Culdearn House of Hogmanay. In truth it is some where between a guest house and a 'proper' hotel but to be honest we liked it all the more for that. We spend a lot of time travelling in impersonal business hotels and it is lovely to be in a 'home from home' type of... More

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wildwullie, Manager at Culdearn House, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind comments regarding your stay. We appreciate them very much. Everyone had a merry time! More

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Address: Woodlands Terrace, Grantown-on-Spey PH26 3JU, Scotland
Location: United Kingdom > Scotland > Scottish Highlands > Aviemore and the Cairngorms > Grantown-on-Spey
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Also Known As:
Culdearn House Hotel Grantown-On-Spey
Culdearn Hotel Grantown On Spey
Culdearn House Grantown-On-Spey, Scotland

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Beatiful Victoria Country House built in 1860 which has retained many of its original features. It is now a small hotel offering fine food, excellent malts and wines and is ideally based within the heart of Speyside on the whisky and castle trails. Salmon and sea trout fishing on the nearby River Spey, 5 beautiful golf courses, steam train, funicular railway to the top of Cairngorm Mountain are all within easy short distance from the house. ... more   less 
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