The house itself was very warm and comfortable with a very good ratio of bathrooms to bedrooms. The spacious kitchen with continually fired Aga was well stocked with everything that was necessary to cater for our group of 24 and the dining room comfortably seated us all. The 3 lounges proved ideal – the main one with log fire for adults, the smaller TV one for the children and the upstairs “Magnus” lounge for quietness with it’s lovely view along the Cromarty Firth to Ben Wyvis. There was a large library and plenty of board games, jigsaws etc. besides the snooker and table tennis tables. The owner has put together a fascinating history of the house and the area.
The daffodil & primrose covered grounds were lovely for relaxing in the sun (we were blessed with warm weather at Easter) and the large front lawn was great for outdoor games.
The 20 miles of costal footpaths with their extensive views to north and south around the strip of land which ends at the Tarbet Ness lighthouse made for splendid walking. The sandy beaches at Shandwick and Portmahomack were equally fine for swimming, although rather cold in April! Cycling in the area was enjoyable and there are forestry cycle trails in the woods above Tain and Alness. We found so much to do locally that apart from climbing Ben Wyvis we never ventured more than 15 miles from the house.
Mrs. Filler the owner of the house was very friendly and helpful and we would thoroughly recommend Pitcalzean to anyone looking for a great house for a large group in a lovely location.
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.”
About Pitcalzean House
This large self-catering property is available for exclusive use. Pitcalzean House is a Georgian House with a distinguished past. It is one of the finest large properties available to rent on the NC500. This self-catering property in the Scottish Highlands is available and is perfect for large groups, family holidays or reunions. The property is available as a corporate meeting venue in the North of Scotland. Pitcalzean House is a Georgian House available as a Wedding Venue.
You will get a personal co-ordinator to help with the catering, hold your own ceilidh and help reccomend local activities. Pitcalzean House is a large property available for exclusive use which sleeps up to 38 in the house and cottage.
With its own party barn this property is ideal as an exclusive party venue.