Natural Habitat Adventures & WWF
Discovering Our Planet Together
Get the Catalog
eNews Signup
Call (800) 543-8917
Call (800) 543-8917

Find a Trip

By Region
  • Canada Polar Bear Tours
  • African Safaris
  • Galapagos Cruises & Tours
  • U.S. National Parks Tours
  • Alaska & Northern Adventures
  • Mexico & Central America Adventures
  • South America Adventures
  • Asia & Pacific Adventures
  • Europe Adventures
  • Antarctica & Arctic
  • Adventure Cruises
By Country
    Filtered by - Remove
  • Antarctica
  • Argentina
  • Australia
  • Belize
  • Bhutan
  • Borneo
  • Botswana
  • Brazil
  • Canada
  • Chile
  • China
  • Costa Rica
  • Croatia
  • Cuba
  • Easter Island
  • Ecuador
  • Falkland Islands
  • Greenland
  • High Arctic
  • Iceland
  • India
  • Indonesia
  • Kenya
  • Madagascar
  • Maldives
  • Mexico
  • Montenegro
  • Morocco
  • Myanmar
  • Namibia
  • Nepal
  • New Zealand
  • Nicaragua
  • Norway
  • Panama
  • Peru
  • Polynesia
  • Portugal
  • Rwanda
  • Scotland
  • Singapore
  • South Africa
  • South Georgia Island
  • Spitsbergen
  • Sri Lanka
  • Tanzania
  • Thailand
  • Uganda
  • United States
  • Zambia
  • Zimbabwe
By Interests
    Filtered by - Remove
  • Active Expeditions
  • Adventure Cruises
  • African Safaris
  • Bear Viewing
  • Cultural Immersions
  • Family Adventures
  • Great Migrations
  • Hiking & Trekking Adventures
  • Kayaking Adventures
  • New & Exploratory Adventures
  • Photography Tours
  • Primate Viewing
  • Private Custom Adventures
  • Rain Forest Tours
  • Sailing Adventures
  • Snorkeling Adventures
  • Whale Watching
Search Trips
Home Accommodations Coul House Hotel

Coul House Hotel



Location
Contin, Scotland

Coul House is an intimate stone country house secluded in the hills above Contin, Ross-shire. Centrally located in the Northern Highlands of Scotland, it is the perfect base for exploring the region's rich tapestry of natural treasures. The small village of Contin nearby sits on the banks of the River Blackwater, surrounded by the Achilty Forest with miles of walking trails, waterfalls with salmon leaping throughout the summer, peaceful lochs and abundant wildlife. Coul House was built in 1821 for Sir George Steuart Mackenzie, whose family had resided in Coul since 1560. The word "Coul" in Gaelic means "settlement in the narrows of the glen." In 1827, David Douglas, the famous Scottish botanist for whom the Douglas fir was named, planted a fir tree still standing today. In the 1960s, the house was converted to a hotel, which has remained, being continually improved and refurbished in the decades since, particularly since its latest owners, Stuart and Susannah Macpherson, purchased it in 2003 with an eye to restoring its historic features and genteel period character.  A diverse collection of 21 en suite bedrooms, no two alike, offer beautiful views of either Strathconon and the mountains beyond or the lawn and mature woodlands. The dining room is a special highlight at Coul House, featuring contemporary Scottish cuisine and traditional favorites, sourced from local producers.

2016 Wildlife Webinars

Every 1st & 3rd Tuesday of the month.

See the Full Schedule Here

Voted Best of Travel 2015

Our Base Camp Greenland trip is named Best Splurge by Outside magazine!

In the News

CNN recently joined Natural Habitat’s Polar Bear Photo Tour! Click here to watch.
Regions
Interests
eNewsletter Signup
Our weekly eNewsletter highlights exclusive offers, webinars, nature news, travel ideas, photography hints and more. Use the form below to submit your name and email address.
No Thanks

Thank You

Get the Catalog Sign up for Emails
Natural Habitat & WWF – Discovering Our Planet Together