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Hotel & Restaurant

The Original Country House Hotel in the Hidden Highlands

Welcome to your home from home under the Caithness skies. Hidden amidst 20 acres of wonderful woodlands, below a waterfall, on a loop of the gently meandering River Forss, our homely accommodation and tranquil estate will promise to leave you feeling rejuvenated before you continue on the NC500 route, or before you catch the ferry to explore Orkney. 

Stay in the main house for traditional country house interiors, cosy up by the fire or retreat to our house bar. Our cottages on the water's edge offer a rustic farmhouse stay for couples or groups. Stay just one night – or for a while – and you'll experience genuine Highland warmth and hospitality. 

"Forss House is a gem that I’m delighted to have discovered"

Fiona Duncan, Sunday Telegraph Hotel Guru

Engraving of Caithness


In the hidden Highlands

Located on the North Coast 500 route, our historic country house hotel is the perfect Caithness accommodation. We're an ideal base for exploring the beautiful wonders of Northern Scotland – travel to John O'Groats or hop on a ferry to explore the magical Orkney Isles. 

Wherever your travels take you, our small local team are here to welcome you back to your beautiful Scottish home.

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Beautiful location, close to Thurso (8 mins drive) but in a quiet riverside spot. Wonderful walks around the mill buildings and along the riverbank to the sea. Super-comfortable beds. A very special hotel with everything done to a high standard.
I love Forss House Hotel. Proper olde-world charm. A very comfortable, homely and relaxed hotel. Friendly and approachable staff. Comfortable, clean rooms with great views and with a bath I could swim in. Small waterfall on the grounds which adds to the charm. Highly recommended. Can't wait to stay again.
This hotel delivers on every level of your stay. The room was fantastic, the attention to detail in decor makes you feel like it's a real fishing or hunting lodge but in a 5-star setting. Dinner was top class. You arrive for dinner, have pre-dinner drinks in a ‘reception room’, which is a lovely setting, along with friendly, knowledgeable and engaging staff, and then fantastic food to follow. Highly recommend this hotel.  
We stayed in the cottages and they were very well decorated. Bed was very comfy. The grounds are absolutely stunning. We walked along to the cove and it was fab. Dinner was incredible and the staff are so friendly. Only 4-star because breakfast wasn’t that good – the service was slow and our breakfast came out with a couple of things missing. Other than that a truly exceptional stay. We will be back!
Stunning location and lovely rooms. Inside, the hotel is decorated beautifully and the waterfall in the grounds is an added bonus. Great to be able to visit such a great hotel with dog in tow.


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