Felstead Guest House offers friendly and comfortable bed and breakfast accommodation in Inverness, and is an ideal place to stay when on holiday in Scotland, whether you're touring the highlands or just playing a few rounds of golf. It has been awarded 4 stars by the Scottish Tourist board, which indicates a very high standard of comfort and facilities.
Voted "Landlady of the year"
by the Scottish Tourist Board!
18 Ness Bank
Inverness IV2 4SF
Tel/Fax +44 (1463) 231634
Felstead Guest House, a Georgian-built property of architectural importance, occupies a beautiful position, in a quiet locality overlooking the River Ness, yet is less than a 5-minute walk along the picturesque river from Inverness town centre. The hotel was built in 1830, and has been extensively upgraded to incorporate modern comforts whilst still retaining its original character and charm (see photos) and providing a quiet and homely atmosphere.
|View of River Ness as seen from room 3 in Felstead House||View along the banks as seen from Felstead House|
Anne and Diarmid Troup are welcoming hosts who enjoy caring for their guests in their home and will be delighted to assist in planning your stay in the Highlands. They have travelled extensively and enjoy swapping traveller's tales with their guests. (In 2002 the Highlands of Scotland Tourist board voted Mrs Anne Troup "Landlady of the year").
Felstead Guest House provides every modern comfort expected of a hotel whilst still retaining the character and charm of its past. There are eight rooms to let, comprising five with en-suite facilities, one single with private facilities and two singles that share a bathroom/shower room. All rooms are individual and tastefully decorated and furnished with colour television, central heating, tea and coffee making facilities, hairdryers and fresh cut flowers provided daily in the bedrooms.
There is a comfortable lounge providing a restful atmosphere to the front and overlooking the River Ness. Daily newspapers are provided in the lounge along with a large selection of books and information on Scotland, and a supply of paperbacks for more general reading.
Good value accommodation is offered at our friendly-run guest house. A varied highland breakfast is
offered daily in the dining room, from 8:00 - 8:45 am, including homemade marmalade
("The best marmalade I 've ever tasted" - see our guestbook).
Felstead is a non-smoking establishment and there is a large car park to the rear of the property
Prices range from £30.00-£37.50 (30-37.5 UK pounds) per person per night, and are inclusive of local sales tax (VAT at 17.5%). Credit cards are accepted with a small commission charge. For more details email
|One of our front rooms.||Map of where we are in Inverness|
Here are some unsolicited visitor's reports that we've found. First an excerpt from a report that can be found at On-line guide to Scotland.
To lift a quote from this:-
We arrived in Inverness and picked up a rental car. We had read and heard Inverness wasn't that exciting as Scotland goes, but after 4 days in London, it was like Paradise. We stayed at the Felstead Guest House, which you recommended from someone who wrote you, and Anne Troup, the host, was the most charming person we met on the whole trip. I must strongly recommend her place to you and hope you spread the word. She is a delight, and her B+B is right on the river, across from the Cathedral and a block away from the Castle. Food and lodging were very nice as well, she makes a mean black pudding (which I won't miss too much).
Also, an American who visited in November 1996 has kindly written the following review:
A superior establishment - highly recommended. Right on the river, with views up and down the river and across to the cathedral on the opposite bank. 15 min walk from the station. Large, comfortable rooms, some with ensuite. Bathroom stocked with shower gels, bubble baths, etc. Fine, tasteful appointments. Great breakfast. Attentive host. What more could you want?
Another visitor placed the following on their holiday web page
I went to the capital of the Highlands, a town called Inverness. It was beautiful! They had a lovely square and there was always a Bagpiper playing in the centre of town.
If you ever go to Scotland...go to Inverness and stay at the Felstead Bed and Breakfast. The rooms are cozy and the owners are just precious. You will never feel as at home anywhere else.
A couple who got married during their stay wrote the following.
We LOVED our stay at Felstead, and all your assistance, help, caring and kindness made our wedding something truly special, a memory we will always treasure. When we saw the photos on the web site of the river, and the beautiful room in which we stayed, we felt enormous pangs. . .we hope to come back before too long. We would recommend your beautiful homes, and generous hospitality above any B&B in the UK.
"The Scotland guide" said the following:-
What a find - I stumbled across Felstead Guest House quite by accident, and my accident is your good fortune. ... But you needn't take my word for how exceptional this B&B is: the Scottish Tourist Board recently featured Felstead Guest House in a video promoting tourism in Scotland.
Built in 1835, this four-star guest house features those marvelous tall ceilings that make these old Georgian homes seem so spacious. The dining room is a smallish room, but it has a feel of quiet elegance. It also overlooks the River Ness and provides a pleasant dining atmosphere. Anne is an excellent cook, and you'll be delighted with the full Scottish breakfast she whips up for you.
As wonderful as the guest house is, Anne is perhaps the best thing about Felstead Guest House. She is an elegant, gracious hostess who is sure to make your stay a memorable one.
You can read their review in full
If you've stayed at Felstead and would like to record your comments, please feel free to email us at or sign our visitor book
You can find us listed in the following on-line (and offline) publications:-
We're happy to link to the following sites that link to this page :-
Nicola Taylor has written a book Live & Work in Scotland based on her own move to Scotland a few years ago. Her website contains links to Scottish sites and some of her own writings.
We're also mentioned in the following books, which can be purchased via the Internet is association with by clicking on the images below
|The Scotland guide - by Dan McQuillan (cost approx £11, dispatch within 2-3 days at time or writing) Read the review||The Lonely Planet. The famous set of guide books for the discerning traveller. (cost approx £13, dispatch within 2-3 days at time or writing)||Scotland the Best - the true bed and breakfast book by Peter Irvine. (cost approx £8, dispatch within 24 hours at time or writing)|
|Scotland published by Cadogan and written by Richenda Miers. (cost approx £10, delivery 1-2 weeks at time of writing)||Footprint Scotland handbook published by Footprint and written by Alan Murphy. (cost approx £9, delivery 2-3 days at time of writing)||Frommer's Great Britain published by Frommer's Travel Guides and written by Dawn Porter. (cost approx £13, delivery 2-3 days at time of writing)|
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