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Adrian and Eva extend a warm welcome to you from the Garvault Country House Hotel

Adrian and Eva with dogs

As well as being the most remote hotel on mainland Britain, The Garvault House has fantastic uninterrupted views over the unique landscape of the flow country. Set in one of the last great wilderness areas of Britain, nestled in the shadow of Beinn Griam Mor, overlooking the forest framed Loch Rimsdale and surrounded by vast rolling heather cloaked hills. As well as some of the finest wild trout fishing, breath taking views and superb walks, Garvault House offers cosy log fires, a wide selection of local whiskies and a very warm welcome, making it the ideal place to enjoy the peace and tranquility of the remote Scottish Highlands.

Garvault House front view


Garvault House is pet friendly, Eva and Adrian have two dogs of their own and welcome guests with pets. Eva is from Austria and as well as German, also speaks French and Italian.

In addition to the dining and breakfast rooms there are two further public rooms available at the Garvault House; a comfortable lounge with an open fireplace and a wood panelled reading room for quiet relaxation, with a small library and a selection of board games, again with an open fireplace. Garvault House also has a heated “Fisherman’s hut”, separate from the main building close to the bar, where outdoor clothes, boots and waders can be left to dry.



"A Perfect fishing hotel My friends and I have stayed at the Garvault quite a few times and the improvement every year in the decor, facilities and general experience has made it a better stay every time. My room was tastefully decorated and the newly fitted bathroom was finished to an excellent standard. The hotel is situated at the bottom of the Ben Graham hills 15 mins from Kinbrace. It has many beautiful lochs attached to the hotel with great fishing. The food is wholesome and tasty including a large filling breakfast perfect to set you on your way for a days fishing. We have always found the hosts to be polite helpful and friendly and an evening in the bar is always a treat. In all, its a place many people return to year after year and who have seen its facilities improve in every time"

"Another wonderful stay! Visited here several times. Always receive a wonderful warm welcom. Scenery all around is just glorious. A peaceful tranquil location unlike any other. A family run hotel in the back of beyond. Nothing is too much trouble. Cater for all needs & all diets. Delicious home cooked fresh food. Just a delight to stay here. A shame to have to leave"


The Perfect Fishing Destination

Garvault House, Kinbrace, Sutherland, KW11 6UF

Telephone: 07596202171


landscape of Garvault country house hotel


The nearest settlement to the Garvault House is Helmsdale which boasts a good level of local amenities for both visitors and residents. The area has an association with Viking history and this attracts a great many tourists. For the outdoor enthusiast the Highlands of Scotland are famous for spectacular scenery and rugged mountains, a reputation which is comfortably upheld by region around the Garvault House. The wonderful un-spoilt surrounding hills, attractive lochs and waterways combine to make this an enchanted area. The region draws in a high number of visitors in the summer months with both shooters and fishermen taking up accommodation in the off season. For walkers the beautiful Sutherland terrain offers varied degrees of challenge from the more leisurely hillwalking to more stretching mountaineering. A wide range of birdlife attracts the ornithologist and the area has a huge appeal to the naturalist. The rivers within the region (the Helmsdale and Naver) appeal to large numbers of sports fishermen looking to catch trout or salmon. The broader region also has an excellent links golf course and is in easy reach of the famous course at Royal Dornoch which lies to the south. The region is also renowned for its whisky production, with distilleries in Brora, Wick and Tain. There are also a number of castles and buildings of historical interest; Dunrobin Castle in Golspie provides for an interesting day out. Touring and genealogy are other favourite pastimes. These attractions combined with the varied natural scenic beauty of the surrounding area make it highly popular with a wide range of visitors and tourists.