Tigh na Sgiath Country House Hotel Inverness-shire - Attention to detail is a by word at Tigh na Sgiath Country House Hotel, just the wee things that will make your stay a pleasure.
The Tigh na Sgiath Country House Hotel (Gaelic for house on the wing / edge) was originally built in 1902 for the Mackenzie family, founders of the Mackinnon Mackenzie shipping line. The house was later sold to the Lipton tea and grocery family, and then to Major Scott and Lady Scott Hartley, famous for their jam making and grocery business. It is believed that Lady Hartley loved the house so much she never left it and her ghost can be heard climbing the stairs from the cellar - when the house is very still and quiet.
In succession, the families used the house as their country retreat here in the heart of the beautiful Scottish Highlands, taking advantage of the exceptional shooting and fishing in the surrounding area, savouring the breathtaking scenery of summer and winter as they enjoyed their country pursuits.
The hotel is now owned and personally run by Iain and Elaine MacDonald - Coulter, who after many years in the hotel business on the West Coast of Scotland have made Tigh na Sgiath House their home.
We look forward to welcoming you to this most beautiful part of Speyside.
This magnificent former country house and shooting lodge retaining many original features, set in 2.5 acres of mature wooded grounds, makes the perfect Highland holiday retreat. Nature flows from the nearby hills and woods to our doorstep and includes our own resident family of the endangered red squirrel.
There are views of the Cairngorm Mountains and Cromdale Hills from the front of the hotel, where breathtaking sunsets and the ever changing vista of the day make it an almost spiritual experience to sit, view and relax in the tranquillity that is Speyside.
For those of you with more energetic intent the hills, glens and woods beckon, whether it be for a stroll by the river Dulnain through Curr Wood, or a hike though the wonders of the natural woodlands, moors and mountains or by the rivers and lochs that abound within a 20 mile radius.
Back to the hotel for a relaxing drink before dinner, a fine meal by candle light and a dram by one of our log fires. Then to bed in the comfort of our well appointed rooms, waking in the morning refreshed and restored for an other day exploring the towns and villages, castles and malt whisky distilleries, for a trip on the Funicular to the top of Cairngorm or a ride on the steam railway.
All of our rooms have colour television, heating, hair dryers, tea and coffee making facilities and an attention to detail that is second to none. Everything to ensure that your stay is comfortable and memorable.
The ever changing table d' hote menu makes creative use of natural local and organic produce. We use the best beef and lamb in the world, sourced locally, while we specialise in Highland game, fish and seafood. Special dietary needs are catered for on a regular basis by our versatile chef. Our style of cuisine is best described as modern Scottish with the emphasis on quality and presentation combined with an excellent balance of fresh ingredients.
To compliment your dining experience we host an alluring range of wines from around the world ensuring that dining at Tigh na Sgiath Country House Hotel combines the elegance, comfort and culinary delights to leave you satisfied and fulfilled at the end of the day.
To start the day we recommend the full Scottish Breakfast, recently awarded a Blue Breakfast Rosette by Hotel Review Scotland. There is a wide selection of cold meats, cheese, melon, cereals, fruit and luxury preserves or the full cooked breakfast of porridge, sizzling bacon, sausages and free range eggs with the accompaniment of tomatoes, black pudding, haggis, potato scones, fruit pudding and mushrooms. Of course for a lighter start to the day you can choose Scottish Kippers or a timbale of Smoked Salmon with Scrambled Egg.
Our dining room is all you could hope for, well appointed, romantic with fine antiques, candelabra, fresh flowers and crystal, beautifully set for candlelit dinners while you watch the sunset through the trees in the hotel grounds, sipping wine as you recall the pleasures of the day.
Tigh na Sgiath Country House Hotel - Inverness-shire - Highlands