Fodor's Expert Review Forss House

Forss, Thurso, Highland, KW14 7XY, Scotland Fodor's Choice

Don't be fooled by the stark exterior, as this house dating from 1810 is a charming place to stay, offering beautiful bedrooms, expansive grounds, and the area's finest dining option. It's surrounded by acres of woodland and, with a nearby fast-flowing river and picturesque waterfall, is a popular spot for salmon fly-fishing; the hotel can arrange a guide service and instruction. Lovely antique and reproduction furniture fills the simple but elegant rooms, while roaring log fires add to the sense of heritage. In the excellent restaurant, expect traditional Scottish dishes created from local ingredients such as Caithness lamb, Scrabster lobster, and Highland game. Nonguests may struggle to get a table in high season.

PROS

  • large guest rooms
  • lots of outdoor activities
  • deliciously hearty meals

CONS

  • heavy old doors make a racket
  • River House lacking the charm of main house
  • expensive option

QUICK FACTS

B&B/Inn
Sophisticated
Countryside
Local Flavor
$$$

HOTEL INFO

Phones: 01847-861201

HOTEL DETAILS

14 rooms
Rate Includes: Breakfast

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