Forss House is a delightful - if slightly expensive - place to stay on the NC500 near to Thurso - but it only has about 8 bedrooms in the main house - all other rooms are in outbuildings - mine was in the Millers Cottage - this has the disadvantage of being a 3/4 minute walk from the house - but it is far larger than the rooms in the house - so on balance is OK. Breakfast is served in the Orangery by very friendly staff and is first class - it was slightly irritating to pay an additional £15 for this - but I believe that is the problem of not booking direct with Forss House. Definitely worth staying - if in the area.
This hotel is worthy in being selected to feature in the Telegraph's 'Best Hotels in the Highlands' online guide. A fabulous location on the banks of the River Forss the rooms in the main house are very comfortable with stylish and spotless bathrooms. The staff are very welcoming and the stand-out feature is the food served in the evenings in their 2-rosette award wining restaurant. Local walks along the river are lovely and peaceful. Whilst not cheap this 14-room hotel does represent very good value for money.
We were slightly surprised on arrival that our room wasn't in the main hotel but it and the bathroom were large and the room had patio doors opened out on to a garden area which would have been nice if the weather had been better. We were able to park the car by our room which was an advantage when getting our luggage in. The staff were very friendly and the bar was nice. Our evening meal was very good as was breakfast. We had a nice stay but it was expensive and we didn't quite feel as if we had got the whole Forss House Hotel experience.
House very nice and well decorated with an interesting display of about 50 old clocks on staircase wall. Another display in conservatory of oil paintings of flowers all shapes and sizes. Staff very friendly and attentive. Enjoyable dinner and good quality breakfast menu, Large bedroom with a large bath and large shower very nice. At the end of garden the river runs down from a waterfall to the sea nice easy walk.
Treated ourselves to a luxury night stay in one of the premium rooms which was massive with a huge bathroom. Nice grounds and waterfall. Had the taster menu which was great. Wine pairing worth going for.. the servers don’t really explain the drinks but delivered the largest glass of dessert wine I’ve ever seen! Service was decent, although not quite seamless. Took a while to be attended to when we arrived. An expensive night but glad we stayed