About the House
CHRISTMAS AND NEW YEAR 2016 FULLY BOOKED
Self Catering Georgian Country House sleeping up to 36 persons Main House and Cottage. A cosy welcome awaits you, with Woodburning Fires and everything ready for your arrival. All you have to do is get comfy, relax with Tea / Coffee or a wee Dram and Highland Shortbread while you await the rest of your guests to begin your holiday.
If you are lucky enough to be on a cruise ship docked in Invergordon this summer, then as you enter the sutors, we are situated on the right hand side, up on the hill. You will see a Pier on the right side, and Cromarty will be on your left hand side.
Located in the heart of the Northern Highlands of Scotland, built in 1794, our wonderful, early Georgian country house is the perfect base for an exclusive Self Catering Holiday for a large group of friends, family, a small Wedding or business get together. The main house on its own can sleep 22 persons comfortably, with the additional beds in the dormitory, together with the cottage can sleep up to 36 persons in total.
The main suite has a very large bedroom, drawing/lounge room and bathroom, lots of privacy if required. Included in this number is a dormitory which holds 5 single beds, 1 double, 1 single bed placed outside the dorm. Otherwise all other rooms are twin/double en-suite or private facilities. We also have 4 large lounge rooms in the main house, (1 adjacent to the main suite) 2 with woodburning stoves, for everyone to have some cosy catch up time. Close to the Dining Room and Kitchen there is a 3rd Woodburning stove providing a homely glow for pre-dinner drinks. We can help you as much as you wish with your plans or if you just want a quiet week away with your family / friends then that's ok too, whatever you wish. Perhaps a Surprise Party, Highland Dancers, Piper, Catering or Fireworks just ask.
For celebrations there is a coach house, a rustic style barn, holding up to 60 persons, a Bar, Music, and Catering could be organised with extra local accommodation arranged for extra guests if required. The barn is approx 60 metres from the main house. For the colder months we have a Wood Burning Stove on the ground floor - entrance to the Coachhouse.
The house is set in 33 acres, including a secret walled garden, terraced lawns to the front, mature trees and rhododendrons, and an ancient burial ground of the Romanes family. The approach to the house includes views of the Cromarty Firth and the Black Isle, and in spring is a riot of wildflowers including bluebells and daffodils.
Peaceful and elegant, Pitcalzean House is a relaxing haven where you can enjoy the perfect break. There is an impressive and elegant drawing room with lovely garden views, a spacious dining room once graced by the visiting Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip in 1974, and a fine snooker room for evening entertainment.
This area is peaceful and quiet with some lovely sandy beaches (Shandwick, Portmahomack and Dornoch) and dolphin watching or fishing cruises. Inverness is just 38 miles away and the airport just a little further.
Tain, the nearest town, is an historic market town with attractive shops and cafés. The famous Glenmorangie distillery is 6 miles away.
There is plenty to do for all the family - hill walking, beachcombing, dolphin spotting and golf. There is a 9-hole golf course at Tarbat nearby and also that most famous of Scottish courses - Royal Dornoch - just a 20-minute drive away.
We can also accommodate a group of friends looking for a 'get away from it all break' and can also create bespoke weekends for individual groups, breaks such as these can be considered at reasonably short notice if available.
Besides ensuring we had all we required, Fiona gave us suggestions of entertainment to be had locally i.e. we had a storyteller, clay pigeon shooting, piper and Scottish dancers which all turned out to be excellent. The recommendation of Mrs Brigitte Eley to do the catering for the week was a master stroke as all our guests enjoyed her cooking so much.”