An image of a miniature swing with a carving of 'Love' from the Coul House Hotel Fairy Garden

Coul Valentine.

Deliciously Romantic Creative Cuisine.
Why not treat someone you love to a sumptuous meal at the Coul House Hotel.

An image of a miniature swing with a carving of 'Love' from the Coul House Hotel Fairy Garden

Enjoy a drink from our generous selection of fine Wines and Spirits by the fire whilst we prepare your meal from scratch, using only the finest local ingredients. Chef Garry offers a range of tasty dishes including both contemporary Scottish Cuisine and some traditional favourites. There’s something for everyone to relish and enjoy within our deliciously relaxing Country House Hotel.


A table with a stunning view of the Gardens at the Coul House Hotel, Contin, Scotland.

Treat someone you love today (or tomorrow).
To book a table or a well deserved romantic retreat, contact us.

Tel: 01997 421 487  



Coul Cake, celebrate any special occasion at the Coul House Hotel, Contin, north of Inverness.

Coul Cake

Coul Celebrations.
Coul Cake, celebrate any special occasion at the Coul House Hotel, Contin, north of Inverness.


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!

Contact us today to see how we can help you celebrate at Coul House Hotel.

We look forward to hearing from you.

Telephone: 01997 421 487



Coul progress report. a yearly report on what's been happening at the Coul House Hotel in Contin over the past year and a look ahead into 2019.

Coul Progress Report.

Coul times ahead for 2019.


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. Morrison  and 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. 

Yours sincerely Proud owners,

Stuart and Susannah MacPerson.


Coul House Hotel, a country house hotel in Contin, Ross-shire, Inverness.

Coul stuff to do.

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…

Local scenery

Contact us directly for availability of our 2019 celebration offer, from £20.19 per person per night Bed & Breakfast (subject to availability).

Tel: 01997 421 487


We look forward to hearing from you.

Within 30mins or so…

Achility Forest 2 miles ~ Rogie Falls, fish ladder, forest walks, mountain biking, view points

Strathpeffer 3 miles ~ Victoria village, Deli, Shops, Pavilion Theatre, Golf & Museum

Brahan Estate 3 miles ~ Fishing, river walks, golf course and Tollie Red Kite feeding station

Beauly 9 miles ~ Deli, Shops, Antiques & Priory

Muir or Ord ~ Distillery & Golf

Inverness 18 miles ~ Shopping, Museum, Art gallery, River walk & Golf

Fortrose 19 miles ~ Dolphin watching boat trips, Golf & Beach

Braemore 28 miles ~ Corrishalloch Gorge and the Falls of Mesach

Within and hour or so…

Inverness Airport 25 miles ~ International Flights

Culloden 29 miles ~ Battle Field, Clava Cairns, Viaduct

Ullapool 38 miles ~ Picturesque fishing village, Golf & Scenery

Drumnadrochit 39 miles ~ Loch Ness boat trips and Castle

Attadale Gardens 44 miles

Golspie 46 miles ~ Dunrobin Castle & Gardens, Beach & Golf

Gairloch 50 miles ~ Picturesque beach, Golf and Scenery

Dornoch 50 miles ~ Cathedral, Beach & Golf

Inverewe Gardens 57 miles


Coul’s 2019 celebration offer.

Deliciously different, deliciously relaxing.

Coul’s 2019 celebration offer. Coul House hotel , Contin 17 miles North of Inverness

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

or e-mail

(Please note that this offer is not available online)

Scottish Highlands Boutique Hotel, small double room.

Country House Hotels Scotland, Coul House Hotel Four Poster Master Bedroom, Scottish Highlands.


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.

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

We hope to see you very soon.

Telephone: 01997 421 487


Festive Afternoon Tea at Coul House Hotel this Christmas.

Coul Christmas.

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas at Coul House hotel.

Coul Christmas with a selection of festive menus for friends and family to enjoy.

The first of three trees are up and one of our four mantle pieces decorated, it takes almost a week for us to create the scene throughout the whole hotel, we do love Christmas here at Coul.

Treat yourself to a single malt or two from our generous selection. Enjoy a great range of Wines, Spirits and Local Beer and sit by the fire and soak up the relaxing atmosphere.

From the 1st of December 2018 we have a selection of Festive menus to choose from.

Festive Afternoon tea menu 2018

Christmas a la Carte Menu 2018

2018 Christmas Banquet Menu

We look forward to welcoming you this Christmas

Contact us directly to book a festive meal:

Telephone: 01997 421 487


Dogs are Welcome at Coul House.

Dogs are Welcome at Coul House.

Coul House Hotel in Contin, near Inverness in the Scottish Highlands. Dog friendly hotel.

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 fee per 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.

We look forward to welcoming you.

Contact us directly for best available rates:

Telephone: 01997 421 487


Coul Review. Autumn at The Coul House Hotel

Coul Wine Tasting Review.

Coul House Wine tasting event, gourmet dinner.

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!

Keep in touch with all things Coul by signing up to our website and following us on social media.

Have a wonderful day.

To book, please …

Telephone: 01997 421 487


Coul Guests.

Coul Times for the Highlands.

Scottish Highland Activities, Coul House Hotel Contin, Scotland.

The Lonely Planet picks Scotland’s Highlands and Islands amongst Best in Travel 2019. Described in the new guide as “one of the wildest, least inhabited and most scenic parts of Europe,”

Well we couldn’t agree more and would encourage you to come and see for yourself, whatever the weather the Highland scenery is simply breathtaking.

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.

To book, please …

Telephone: 01997 421 487


Traditional Scottish Hogmanay at Coul House Hotel Contin, Near Inverness.

Coul Hogmanay.

Hogmanay at Coul – limited availability.

Celebrate hogmanay in true Scottish style at the Coul House Hotel.  Log fires, delicious food, a very warm welcome and who knows, maybe even a little snow.

Our Hogmanay package includes 3 nights dinner bed and breakfast and a Gourmet Celebration Ceilidh.

We currently have only  three rooms available so, if you’re interested in a wonderful break, please don’t dilly dally.

To book, please contact Coul House Hotel directly…



Telephone: 01997 421 487