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.
- 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