Luxurious hotel surrounded by 40 acres of grounds in the Scottish Highlands
With a history that dates back more than 200 years, the Culloden House Hotel is the epitome of luxury. This historic stately home offers not only comfort but good eating and the chance to roam free amidst beautifully landscaped gardens.
This 4-star property can be found in the Scottish Highlands just outside of Inverness. Its accessible from the A96 (from Elgin) and the A9 from the Cairngorm region. The River Ness enters the Moray Firth close by.
The hotels 28 guestrooms are all uniquely furnished and finished with a distinctly Scottish tone. Crystal chandeliers and marble fireplaces add an element of romance to the atmosphere, something the hotel prides itself on throughout. This is certainly a destination for those looking for a quiet and peaceful long weekend away. Many of the luxurious rooms include four-poster beds and beautiful views of the grounds outside.
Its not all tradition though; a few modern conveniences are added to enhance each stay. Digital televisions are included within each room whilst the hotel also offers an indulgent spa service. Whilst the outer grounds provide a location for a healthy walk or jog, and tennis courts can be utilised to keep fit, there are also a number of massage and beauty treatments that can help fully relax the body. Guests neednt partake in those sweaty activities either to make the most of such treatments.
Throughout the Culloden House Hotel visitors will find a number of stately rooms decorated to the extent of pomp and beautifully finished. Whether its the Library Bar with its deep leather seats and rich Scotch whisky or Forbes Room with its royal tartan finish and its oak panelling and marble fireplace, theres luxury at every turn within the house.
It doesnt stop there either. Outside 40 acres of land lies in wait. Here guests a free to roam as they please, providing they are respectful to the picturesque gardens of course. Colourful and picturesque flower gardens, luscious lawns, and ancient trees are all amongst the settings people can see. As well as that, theres also a cycle track for those looking to make it further from the house, as well as a herd of shaggy cattle and a duck pond.
Back indoors the hotels restaurant has been awarded an AA rosette for fine cuisine as well as winning independent restaurant awards. Guests can expect a fine menu of traditional Scottish dishes, including Roasted Wild Sea Bass and Tournado of Scottish Beef Fillet. Fish and beef are rightfully prevalent on the menu. The restaurant sources its ingredients from local suppliers ensuring fresh, high-quality food and an authentic taste.
As for activities, the hotel offers a wide range of attractive events for its customers. Fishing, shooting, and golf are always popular in this region and staff can arrange any of these. A game of lawn croquet may appeal to others. Alternatively, guests at the Culloden House Hotel can venture further afield and excursion to some of the countrys finest destinations, including Loch Ness, the Glens, and a number of Cullodens historic buildings.