An Ariel image of the Coul House Hotel and its acres of gardens.

Coul for Dogs

Bella the Coul House Hotel dog greeting guests in the hotel car park

New Year at The Coul House, or ‘Dogmanay’ as we like to call it, we had seventeen dogs staying for three days during the festive period.  Shy host Alfie and of course the not so shy head of security Bella were hard at work looking after their guests and making sure they had nice walks, delicious treats and lots of fun.

We think it’s fair to say that with acres of grounds to run around in, a number of beaches nearby and an open fire to relax in front of at the end of an exciting day, Coul House really is heaven for dogs (and their human friends).



Why not come and visit sometime soon.


Road closure sign on Coul New page

Travel News

Road closure sign on Coul New page

A834 Road Closure

The A834 road between Strathpeffer and Dingwall is closed for a total of three weeks (scheduled to reopen Mid-February) while Scottish Water update the sewage system in the village of Strathpeffer.

Access to Coul House should be made using the main road; the A832 rather than attempting to coming through Strathpeffer as the road is closed.


Bealach na Ba Road Closure at Applecross

If you are coming to visit us during April please note that the North Coast 500 Bealach na Ba route to Applecross will be closed for much of this time. The road will be open until 9th April and then thereafter for six weeks it will close during the day Monday – Friday.

Also remember that closure of the Bealach will have the effect of increasing traffic on the alternative coastal route, itself with many tight bends and drops – be very careful!


An image of the Coul House Hotel and gardens with blue sky and snow.

Coul Winter Weekend.


The snow has arrived and the house and grounds are looking like a magical winter wonderland, it’s certainly beginning to look a lot like Christmas.

Come on in and warm yourself with a hot drink or wee whisky by one of our magnificent fireplaces and enjoy the superb views our wonderful country has to offer.

Scottish Highlands Boutique Hotel, superior twin/king room.

Coul Refurbishments

Scottish Highlands Boutique Hotel, superior twin/king room.


We are currently halfway through the refurbishment of three more rooms!

This is scheduled to be finished by Christmas and with a little bit of co-operation from the plumber and lots of hard work from the builder and painter, I am sure we will get there as always.

We are adding another superior room and another small double room to our current offering plus upgrading one of the large double rooms. These three rooms will then enjoy the luxury of a new pressurized water system too.

The Good Hotel Guide 2018 Editors Choice Dog-friendly hotel - award

Dog Friendly Hotel Award


The Good Hotel Guide 2018, the 40th anniversary edition of this leading independent hotel guide, has even picked out 10 of Great Britain and Ireland’s most dog-friendly hotels, where your precious pooch will be treated like a VIP. The Coul House Hotel are delighted to have been selected, here is what they say.

“A Guide inspectors cockerpoo vouches for the friendliness at Stuart and Susannah Macpherson’s Georgian house in the Highlands ‘the lovely people made a tremendous fuss’. Dogs are allowed in some bedrooms and all public rooms except the restaurant, at a charge of £7.50 a night. The wide outdoors sets tails wagging in the large ground and on surrounding forest trails.”