Robert Stewart had Culgruff built as a wedding gift for his wife, the daughter of the third Baronet of Cardoness. Construction took six years and was completed in 1889. This year the house celebrates its 130th birthday. In 1902, Robert Stewart died. The couple did not have any children so the house eventually passed to the family of Mrs Stewart. In 1947 shortly after the engagement of Her majesty and the Duke of Edinburgh, the Duchess of Grafton, made a private visit to the house with Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II. Late in the 1940s the ownership of the house passed to a Mrs McCormick. It was then that the house first became a hotel. In 1970s the house was then sold to a Mr Grayson. Cupid then worked her magic as after meeting a house guest Mr Grayson married her! Mr and Mrs Grayson then continued operating the house with some letting rooms until they sold the house in 2008. Robert Shaw was the next owner and operated the house as a hotel as well as offering meals. We are the current guardians of the house, having bought Culgruff in June 2018. We will continue to offer accommodation with breakfast and evening meals. In August we intend to open our tea room named "Graftons" in honour of the Dowager Duchess of Grafton.
We want to ensure that your stay with us is as comfortable as possible. In room complimentary refreshments as well as access to a "snack cupboard" for those times when you just need a little something. Wifi access in the room as well as satelite television ,voice activated sound system and an aromatic diffuser to create a relaxing environment.
Take a walk through the 37 acres. We have several designated routes that take in the best bits to see. Borrow some "wellies" and a "brolly" if the weather isn't being kind. If it is lovely weather, opt for a picnic basket lunch at several beautiful spots within the grounds. You will no doubt see a wide variety of wildlife that also call Culgruff their home. If you would rather relax by choosing a book from our well stocked library, or have a game of chess or help us complete one of the ever present jigsaw puzzles. Whatever you choose, you will not be short of options! We very much look forward to meeting you. We understand that there is a wide choice of accommodation out there and thankyou for considering our home as your sanctuary for a while. Keith and Angelique McCormick
We have tried to put together a wish list of what people might like when wanting a relaxing break. We endeavour to make Culgruff a home from home. The only difference being we look after you. giving you a much deserved rest. Our facilities and menus are geared towards adults rather than families. However, we do offer an opportunity of booking the whole house for families and friends that might want somewhere like Culgruff for their special occasion (ask for details) Unfortunately, due to possible allergy issues, we are unable to accommodate pets.
Whether this is your first visit, or you have been a guest before, we want your experience to be an enjoyable one. We are always happy to assist with any questions you might have. If you are looking to make your visit extra special for a birthday or celebration then please let us know. We have several add on packages dependant on the occasion. We do not currently have a premises license. With this in mind, should you wish to bring alcohol with you, then please feel free to do so.
We offer two or three course options for dinner at a set price of £24 for two courses and £29 for three courses.
Soup of the day
Two options of Focaccia breads with oils, houmous and balsamic vinegar.
Baked Camembert with almonds, garlic and seed/herb topping
Chopped bowl with fresh herbs, fennel, lettuce ,peppers, cucumber with an olive oil and lime dressing.
Marinated chicken and pepper skewers (2)served on a bed of Moroccan couscous with cashews and an aubergine dip.
Tennessee, slow cooked bourbon beef with baby carrots, broccoli, new potatoes and griddled asparagus.
Bacon wrapped loin of pork, in a Drambuie and apricot glaze served with creamed potatoes and seasonal vegetables.
Turkey meatballs in a spicy tomato sauce with baby corn and petit pois served on a bed of linguine.
Knickerbocker glory (yes really!) with a combination of ice cream, cream, fruit and chopped nuts, drizzled with hersheys chocolate sauce or a Raspberry coulis.
3 cheese , cheese board with dried fruits, grapes, nuts and crackers.
Nanna Elsie's homemade Apple pie with custard or vanilla ice cream.
available from 3pm-9pm
A choice of sandwiches (can be toasted)including ham,cheese,tuna,avocado,egg. On white or brown bread(GF bread on request)served with a salad garnish and salted crisps
Selection of crudites on a wooden platter with dip options. Houmous , sour cream./Typical choices are carrot sticks,celery,peppers,olives,feta/halloumi,stuffed vine leaves, salami,cherry tomatoes, selection of crackers
served on a ciabatta roll with bacon, pickle,onion rings, side salad and fries
Book 2nts in September for two people (including dinners) and receive 2 for 1 dinner prices. Subject to availability. w/c 15th September -23rd inclusive already booked!
Offer is subject to booking 3 course meal option at £29
Rates are £1250 per night. Minimum 2 nts over New Year (30/31st December 2020). Sleeps 10. Includes dinner, bed and breakfast for first night and compulsory dinner option for New Years Eve at additional cost of £49 per person for 5 course gala "Murder Mystery Meal". New Years day farewell breakfast included.
21st November 2019
Come and celebrate American thanksgiving with us ! . limited to a cosy dinner party of 10. Bookings are essential. To secure your place a £20 non refundable deposit is required. Enjoy a 4 course meal with some American favourites like clam chowder, creamed corn , "finger lickin ribs "
as well as some super tempting desserts like Mississippi mud pie..... book your place as the numbers are limited! £49per person includes the murder mystery themed dining experience. Bring your choice of alcohol.
Come and join us for A 4 COURSE DINNER to escape Brexit!. 7pm we will have pre - dinner refreshments (please bring your own alcohol as we are currently unlicensed) Limited numbers once more but a cosy little dinner party of 10 is what we offer. Naturally as its Halloween, fancy dress is compulsory!. A candle lit tour of the house where you can see the daunting task ahead of us with future renovations! Prizes for best effort. * special overnight rates ask for details. FULLY BOOKED
This is our single occupancy room. Double bed with an outlook over the formal garden and towards the Loch. Private ensuite, with shower, toilet and sink. Flat screen tv with satellite channels. wifi access, voice activated music system with aromatherapy diffuser to create a relaxing ambience. Complimentary refreshments and snack cupboard.
This room is the 4 poster bed room. There is a large lounge area with two relaxing chairs and a chaise longue. the room is East facing so receives morning sunlight at breakfast time. Views are out over the woodland . Private en suite bathroom with shower, wc and sink. flat screen television with satellite channels, Wi-Fi access, voice activated music system as well as aromatherapy diffuser to create a relaxing ambience. complimentary refreshments and snack cupboard.
This room has our Superking size bed with lounge area and 3 seater couch with a table for two. Private en suite with shower, wc and sink. Views over the woodland glade and the formal gardens at the front of the house, which lookout over the loch. flat screen television with satellite channels. wifi access, voice activated music system and aromatherapy diffuser to create a relaxing ambience. complimentary refreshments and snack cupboard
This room has two double beds with lounge area and table for 2. private ensuite with bath, shower, wc and sink, flat screen television with satellite channels. Wi-Fi access, voice activated music system and aromatherapy diffuser to create relaxing ambience. complementary refreshments and snack cupboard.
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