• Welcome to The Dower House

    Welcome to The Dower House

    In 2008, The Dower House Hotel won the prestigious Good Hotel Guide Cesar Award to become The Scottish Guesthouse of the Year.  The same year Robyn and Mena were invited to meet the Queen at Buckingham Palace for their contribution and services to the British hospitality industry. The Dower House [...]

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  • A Good Night’s Sleep

    A Good Night’s Sleep

    The Dower House Hotel has three en-suite double bedrooms and one suite. All rooms are adorned with fresh flowers and have attractive views over the gardens. Bedroom facilities include direct dial telephone, colour television and radio alarm. Each bedroom has its own personality and is beautifully furnished to an exceptionally [...]

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  • Award Winning Food and Drink

    Award Winning Food and Drink

    As well as a full Scottish breakfast including fresh home-laid eggs from the Aitchison’s own hens, guests can enjoy dinner each evening. Robyn is a skilled self-taught chef, who will tantalise your taste buds with 3 courses of amazing gourmet food, created using fresh local produce from the ‘Scottish larder’. [...]

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  • Relax at The Dower House

    Relax at The Dower House

    The Dower House is the perfect place to escape from the hustle and bustle and fast pace of life.  Relax by the wood-burning stove in the lounge or take yourself away to the secluded snug and read a book, play board games or watch tv.  There is an open fire [...]

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  • Garden of all Seasons

    Garden of all Seasons

    Robyn is passionate about his food but also his garden.  Over the past 25 years he has cultivated and nurtured the grounds around The Dower House into a beautiful garden and space to get lost and relax in.  There is a pond filled with fish, which is a lovely place [...]

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  • The History of The Dower House

    The History of The Dower House

      The Dower House was originally a traditional thatched farm house on the 3000 acre Highland Estate which was owned by the Mckenzies of Highfield from about 1540.At the beginning of the 1800s a conversion was made to the stone ornée style to give the lady dowager a residence out [...]

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  • Leisure and Golf

    Leisure and Golf

    Ideally located, The Dower House is perfect for discovering the beauty of the Highlands. There are many attraction close at hand from Highland castles to Pictish ruins. As Scotland is the home of golf, there are courses for all levels of golfers. Royal Dornoch and Nairn are close by and [...]

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  • Genealogy

    Genealogy

    The Dower House is a great place to base yourself for researching your family history. We have had guests from all over the world tracing their proud Scottish heritage. The Dower House is located in the heart of Mackenzie country. Other clans in the area include Ross, Munroe, Chisolm and [...]

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‘The best kept secret in the Highlands’

The Dower House Hotel, the best kept secret in the Highlands is the perfect base from which to explore the Scottish Highlands, This accommodation is also ideal for 'getting away from it all' and experiencing all the delights this beautiful area has to offer.

This is much more than a romantic Scottish Highland hotel - the hotel has a fascinating history to discover. It is a real 'home from home' where the hosts, Robyn and Mena Aitchison, offer Highland hospitality at its very best. One visit to The Dower House will never be enough. Once you have sampled the delights of this Scottish country home, you will simply have to return!