Forss House near Wick

discover the hidden highlands, welcome to forss house hotel

"Forss House is a gem that I’m delighted to have discovered. There’s a lot to be said for going north – as far north as you can get…"
Fiona Duncan, Sunday Telegraph Hotel Guru

Forss House is a traditional 1810 country house hotel delightfully hidden amid 20 acres of wonderful woodlands, below a waterfall, on a loop of the gently meandering River Forss. 

One of the wildest places in Britain, whatever you do under the big Caithness skies, you will have all the time, space and fresh air you need to rejuvenate your batteries. Everywhere you go, you will meet Caithness folk and discover places where people still make time for each other. And when you return, our small local team are here to welcome you back to your beautiful Scottish home. 

 

rooms

Each of our 14 bedrooms has recently been restored to their former, traditional glory. Beautifully furnished, the hues are restful, the bedding soft and the light exquisite. These peaceful, delightful havens are the perfect place to retreat for a deep, restorative slumber after a day's exploring. 

Stay just one night or for awhile and you'll experience genuine Highland warmth and hospitality. 
 

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dining

The restaurant at Forss House has a reputation as one of the finest in the North and is the only 2AA Rosette restaurant in Caithness. Our Chefs are lucky enough to have some of the finest produce to cook with, straight from the neighbouring estates and seas that surround us.

 

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heartwarming christmas celebrations

Forss House is a beautiful country-cosy hotel where you can settle in for an afternoon or an evening to enjoy your festive celebrations. Take your time and enjoy fine 2AA Rosette dining, served in snug surroundings.

Escape the chill and take the rush out of Christmas with our limited edition Winter Afternoon Tea or celebrate the seasons finest produce, enjoying a festive dinner with all the trimmings.


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explore, beneath the big skies

You don’t just stumble across Caithness, it’s a place for life’s adventurers, one for the discoverers – the boundary pushers and the bucket listers. A turbulent past has left a legacy of legends; stay awhile and follow in the footsteps of our Pictish and Norse ancestors. Discover mind-blowing landscapes, soaring sea cliffs and deserted stretches of coastline. During the spring months, watch the colonies of puffins that flock to the clifftops.

Become an end-to-ender, and visit the northerly extremes of the UK mainland at Dunnet Head or John o’ Groats. Take a restful detour from the world-famous NC500 route, stopping with us for just a night or two, or simply a traditional Scottish supper.  

For pleasures of the simplest kind, meander along the river to the sea if you get the chance – it’s an unexpected delight.

 

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weddings

The House, grounds and river at Forss House provide a wonderfully wild and beguiling setting for a wedding or wedding reception. Alfresco summer ceremonies on the lawns, autumnal escapes with woodland photographs to capture the magic of your day or festive elopes with country house celebrations amidst crackling fires and the crisp scent of pine needles...weddings at Forss are nothing short of enchanting. 

 

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rox romantic proposal hotspot

We are thrilled to have been featured in ROX online magazine as one of the top places for those looking to pop that all important question with the perfect ring. The beautiful countryside scenery & our 2 AA rosette restaurant makes Forss House Hotel the perfect setting for spending time with the love of your life. The North Coast 500 offers visitors fairytale castles, white sandy beaches & hidden gems including quaint villages & dramatic coastline - all of which you can find in the surrounding areas of Forss House. 

 

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the home of golf

Head to the Scotland, the home of golf, for an un-FORE-gettable stay. Forss House is close to many challenging greens. Take Reay Golf Club – the most northerly 18 hole links course on British Mainland – this breathtaking coastal course is just 15 minutes’ drive from the hotel. Then there’s Lybster. Golf has been running through the veins of Lybster for over 120 years. At just 2000 yards for its 9 holes, it’s one of the shortest golf courses in Scotland, but what it lacks in length, it more than makes up for in challenge – accurate play is a must.
 

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