We had the pleasure of hosting a 40th birthday lunch for Colin Walker and his guests at Coul House on the 4th of January 2019. We had the unusual job of creating a cake from cheese rounds purchased by the guests from a local supermarket. Casey Mackenzie, our duty manager arranged them into a wonderful display which everyone enjoyed, its a new take on a traditional cheesecake!
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Ahh… December 23rd and here I am once again writing our Coul progress report. It feels like it’s been a long and certainly; busy year. So much so I’m struggling to remember what it was exactly we did this year, I certainly hope that there will be more years ahead like this one in many respects.
I feel sure we must have knocked something off our to-do list..? Now I recall; we started the year with two more rooms being refurbished and the bathrooms being put onto the new pressurised water system – only two rooms left to go which is fantastic. I have been teasing Susannah that we should keep one room ‘untouched’ to remind us of how far we’ve come – but she’s not keen on that idea for some reason. In fact the last two rooms are scheduled to be done in February 2019 – finally! Although I’m not sure what we’re going to do after they’re all complete…ahh…if only that were true, we’re already looking at new furniture and fabrics to refurbish the incumbent furniture, fixtures and fittings, and on it goes.
Back in 2004 I said “only thirteen and a half years to go and the loan will be paid off” however in 2010,
I said goodbye to my cautious bank manager and established a new fifteen year business loan to allow us to press on with our refurbishment plans. So, August 2025 is for now; the new target.
In 2011 I talked about the ‘incredible’ quote for a pressurised water system and here we are now seven years later having spent 50K in the last two years upgrading the plumbing system one pressurised tank at a time. Mind you at least this cost includes all new pipes and some of the bathroom hardware. Now, I know patience is a virtue and one I am often credited with however, trying to find a plumber to finish the job that they’ve started is beginning to test even my patience (and that’s saying something). I’m hoping 2019 will bring better fortunes where plumbers are concerned. Whilst I have been frustrated with plumbers over the years I have been blessed with sparkies, A. J. Morrisonand in particular Caly, Paul Morrison`s right hand man has been extremely diligent and a pleasure to work with as has Paul himself. Caly has installed outside lights, rewired more parts of the hotel than I care to mention, installed many USB sockets and patiently waited on a number of occasions for Susannah`s attention to inform him of her latest plans or indeed amended plans for the refurbished bedrooms electrical requirements.
And as if each passing year is not enough of a measure of time, my gorgeous wee girlies are hardly recognisable, having grown into young women almost overnight (certainly before I was ready for it). They both helped out in the hotel this summer, Aurora up front in the restaurant and Liah with Garry in the kitchen. Aurora also passed her driving test this year (with some excellent tuition from Susannah) and left Contin for Edinburgh College in August to study contemporary dance which she is thoroughly enjoying. Liah is champing at the bit to pass her driving test in 2019 (once she’s finished her Highers). It barely seems like yesterday that we were moving into Coul House whilst trying to keep an eye on two wee tots running around, often in one dressing-up outfit or another!
We were lucky in August to add Lara McLeod (Chris’s wife) to our management team and our luck continued in September when Casey Mackenzie re-joined the team after a nine month sabbatical. Susannah and I feel the whole team (front & back of house) has never been stronger and we are extremely proud of how they have pulled together and worked hard to make the hotel a success for another year.
Coul House is in the wee village of Contin, Ross-shire near Strathpeffer it’s a great location to experience a wide range of Highland attractions. Whether you want a deliciously relaxing break, some leisurely pursuits, or a full on adventure there’s something for everyone, very nearby…
Contact us directly for availability of our 2019 celebration offer, from £20.19 per person per night Bed & Breakfast (subject to availability).
From £20.19 per person per night Bed & Breakfast (subject to availability).
To take advantage of this amazing offer please call us on
01997 421 487
(Please note that this offer is not available online)
Explore the beauty of the local area, treat yourself to a delicious dining experience or simply relax in our beautiful Hotel and Gardens. Bring your family and your four-legged friends. We’re dog friendly.
Here at Coul House we are always delighted to meet and greet your well behaved four legged friends.
Dogs are welcome in all of our bedrooms and public areas with the exception of the restaurant. We charge a nightly feeper dog to accommodate them.
There are numerous walks of various lengths available around the house and beyond in the surrounding forest trails. After a long walk your furry friend/s can sleep by the fire whilst you enjoy a well deserved lunch and a wee dram to heat you up.
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We recently hosted a sumptuous dining event accompanied by the finest wines of Waterkloof. We received a wonderful review from one of our guests who also stayed overnight at the hotel.
Thank you for your wonderful review and we hope to see you again soon.
Thank you for an Amazing Wine Tasting Dinner last night and fabulous overnight stay with our friends. A lovely warm welcome, great staff, amazing canapes, dinner and breakfast and a great room!Wish we could have stayed longer to explore the gardens and Fairy Walk…so we’ll be back sometime soon to do that!
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Special Offer up to 50% off stay of two nights or more
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Autumn and Winter are truly beautiful at the Coul House hotel. The low Sun makes for stunning scenery and fresh cold air makes you feel truly alive. Inside you’ll find real fires, sumptuous fine dining and a range of fine Wines and Single Malt Whiskies to die for. Treat yourself this Winter, a warm welcome awaits you.
From October 1st to December 20th 2018, we are now offering up 50% off our standard B&B tariff for stays of two nights or more.