We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

“Fantastic place to stay”
Review of Culgower House

We can't find prices for this accommodation
Our online travel partners don't provide prices for this accommodation, but we can search other options in Helmsdale
Check In mm/dd/yyyy Check Out mm/dd/yyyy
Culgower House
Ranked #1 of 9 Helmsdale B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
GreenLeadersPlatinum level
Reviewed September 11, 2012

What can I say, this BB is far superior to some hotels that my husband and I have stayed in. We arrived to a very warm welcome by Catrionia. We had arrived quite late, and were offered coffee and shown the lounge if we wished to avail ourselves of this.

We were then shown to our room, which was the Loth bedroom, absolutely stunning with views of the Moray Coast from the window. Beautiful large room, large double bed, sofa, flatscreen tv, bedside cabinets, decorative fireplace, table with various teas, hot chocolate and coffee plus homemade shortbread. The bed was one of the comfiest beds I have slept in. There was also a hairdryer and sewing pack in the drawer and we only had to ask if we required an iron or ironing board.

There is also a large en-suite bathroom, with a beautiful stand alone deep bath, very large walk in shower, beautiful modern sink, lovely fluffy bathtowels. There was also lovely toiletries in the bathroom, Rosemary, wild nettle and heather bubble bath, hand and body lotion, cotton buds, cotton balls, handwash. After a long drive a long hot bath in bubble bath was very much appreciated and I didn't want to come out! I loved the toiletries so much that I actually stopped at the shop (Highland Soap Co) to buy them.

What can I say about breakfast apart from wonderful, well cooked and delicious. The dining room is a delight. There is a variety of fresh juices, cereals, fruits, preserves, home made rolls and muffins. I opted for a full cooked breakfast and it was beautifully cooked and plenty of it, my husband had the same. All I can say about the home made rolls is "mmmmmmmm".

The hallway has a magnificent stone floor, the house sits its own beautiful gardens and the house itself is beautiful. I can and would definitely recommend this BB. I have done nothing but tell everyone about it since we came back and will return to this BB.

  • Stayed: September 2012, traveled as a couple
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Thank Chaz5
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
hubnut23, Owner at Culgower House, responded to this reviewResponded September 14, 2012

Very many thanks for your kind comments! I'm glad you found the Highland Soap Company shop on your way south, hope you enjoyed stocking up. Best wishes, Catriona.

Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Write a Review
Reviews (141)
Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
Language

101 - 107 of 142 reviews

Reviewed August 22, 2012

how lovely an experience staying at this B&B was. Everything was superb- from the comfortable bed to the graciousness of the Whitfields. It was obvious to us that the owners planned everything with loving care so that their guests could have an unforgettable experience. There's so many details to comment on- the spacious breakfast room, the delicious rhubard compote, the fresh flowers in our bedroom, the expansive grounds, the garden that we were able to enjoy. For anyone who is interested in visiting this part of Scotland, we recommend that you stay more than a night at the Culgower House to truly appreciate what it and its surrounding areas have to offer. Oh yes, and a belly rub for the irrepressible Biscuit!

  • Stayed: August 2012, traveled as a couple
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Thank Yunnypoo
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed August 7, 2012

My mother booked this B&B from Australia, so we knew little about it. We arrived late in the evening and our hosts could not have been more welcoming, bringing us a fresh pot of tea and coffee along with home made goodies. We had brought a picnic dinner with us and our hosts kindly advised us of the walking route to the beach and supplied us with some much needed midgee repellant! The bedroom was lovely, tasteful furnishings, full supply of books, tea, coffee, hot choclate, more home baked goodies. The bathroom was also amazing with lots of lovely products (shampoo, conditioner, bubble bath, moisturiser, etc). For breakfast we were asked what time we would like it (a lovely touch) and provided with an amazing choice of beautifully prepared and cooked food. I couldn't recommend this place and the hospitality highly enough. In aiddition the place is eco friendly with sustainable living which I love.

Room Tip: We had the Loth room, which comfortably fit three adults, great views, and magnificant bathroom.
See more room tips
  • Stayed: June 2012, traveled with family
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Thank J T
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed August 4, 2012

Culgower House is a grand building in an equally grand setting...its grounds, which included a vast kitchen garden, fascinated us. We loved the floral arrangements in the public rooms and in our bedroom...the flowers all coming from their garden. Catriona's welcome, which included tea and delicious home made cake(I now have the recipe), set the standard for our overnight stay. Both the bedroom and ensuite bathroom were spacious and furnished to the highest standard. Breakfast too was a treat. We would definitely rate this as a 5 star B&B.

  • Stayed: June 2012, traveled as a couple
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Thank juddsaddlew0rth
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed June 9, 2012

Arrived and was offered tea and homemade cake - weather so nice had it in the garden.
Room was superb - huge bed,massive bathroom,spotlessly clean.
Breakfast with homemade bread and the most yellow eggs I have ever seen! Loved the idea of different specials every day.
The Whitfields have got it just right and it would be worth the trip to Helmsdale to simply stay there!

  • Stayed: May 2012, traveled as a couple
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
1  Thank janetteteague
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed June 9, 2012

We stayed for three nights in the Loth room over the Golden Jubilee weekend. It was the perfect base for exploring the Highlands.
The Loth room has a fantastic view, is spacious with an extremely comfortable bed. The ensuite's free standing bath was great (room for two) but the double shower was just as pleasing, especially after a hard day's walking at Duncansby Head. Toiletries from the Highland Soap Company...lush! Coffee,tea,water replenished daily, with fresh milk and home made biscuits/shortbread.
Breakfast was superb, no stipulated time as with some other places. A great choice on offer!! Good quality, local produce and home baking, home made jams & marmalade, even the fruit on offer with yoghurt is extra special compared with the more run of the mill B&Bs/hotels we've stayed at.
The hospitality shown by Catriona & John was amazing and made the stay extra special, nothing seems too much bother, incuding the offer of tea & coffee in the lounge after each day's travel, complete with more home baking. It was just a treat and we would love to go back, just can't fault it.

Room Tip: We stayed in the Loth room, located at the front of the house...wonderful sea view.
See more room tips
  • Stayed: June 2012, traveled as a couple
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Thank Jo M
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed May 29, 2012

We stayed at this beautiful B&B May 20 & 21 and had a wonderful time! The Garty room was perfect and the breakfasts were wonderful! Biscuit was always ready to greet us after our adventures! Enjoyed visiting with John and Catriona - they were so welcoming and helpful. Can't wait for our next visit!

  • Stayed: May 2012
    • Value
    • Location
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Thank Tgrz
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Hotels you might also like...
Also consider these accommodations in or near Helmsdale
3.9 mi away
The Belgrave Arms Hotel
The Belgrave Arms Hotel
#1 of 1 in Helmsdale
45 reviews
6.4 mi away
Royal Marine Hotel
Royal Marine Hotel
#1 of 2 in Brora
320 reviews
6.6 mi away
Sutherland Inn Hotel
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
17.7 mi away
Dornoch Castle Hotel
Dornoch Castle Hotel
#2 of 6 in Dornoch
805 reviews
17.5 mi away
Dornoch Hotel
Dornoch Hotel
#6 of 6 in Dornoch
481 reviews
3.9 mi away
Bannockburn Inn
Bannockburn Inn
#4 of 9 in Helmsdale
7 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices

Been to Culgower House? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about Culgower House

Address: Loth, Helmsdale KW8 6HP, Scotland
Location: United Kingdom > Scotland > Scottish Highlands > Caithness and Sutherland > Helmsdale
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 9 B&Bs / Inns in Helmsdale
Price Range: $93 - $106 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Culgower House 4*
Number of rooms: 2
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, en-route to Orkney or whilst driving the NorthCoast500. 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 
Also Known As:
Culgower House Helmsdale, Scotland

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing