The house with the beautiful garden

A lovely boutique hotel in a beautiful location

We are located in Nairn, a beautiful little town on the East Coast of Scotland, known for its marvellous beaches and the perfect climate.


Cawdor House

Feel home and unwind Cawdor House is situated in the centre of Nairn and has the perfect combination of easy access to the amenities of the town, whilst being in a quiet street. The house was built in 1849 as the Manse for the Free Church. It has some historical distinction as it was the first purpose built Manse for the Free Church in Scotland. 

A view to the front door
Beautiful lavender in front of our house

The garden, surrounded by high stone walls, is the perfect sheltered spot for an evening drink in the sun under the apple trees. Over the last 15 years, the house has been renovated and adapted, painted and updated, returning the house to somewhere near its former glory. 

Original features such as the fireplace in the sitting room once again take centre stage. This 4 star boutique hotel offers a warm friendly Highland welcome from your hosts with comfort and quality being a priority.

The house with the beautiful garden
Our Rooms

Cosy and comfortable

We try to make our rooms as comfortable as possible so that you feel right at home. With a sense of detail, we create a feel-good atmosphere that will accompany you throughout your stay with us.

Our rooms are characterised by cosy beds, unusual wallpaper or colours and warm wood tones on the floor.

  • King size bed and sofa bed
  • Double bed and yellow armchair
  • Double room 1 with view

To book a stay directly with us, simply click on the button.

Our Breakfast

  • A cup of tea in the morning sun with toast, jam and fruit salad.
  • Choose between different sorts of jam
  • We serve various coffee specialities

Our continental breakfast buffet and the delicious smelling Italian coffee are one of the highlights of your stay at Cawdor House.

Homemade bread, croissants or cakes. Plus fried eggs, scrambled eggs, poached eggs or boiled eggs, just the way you like them. And a selection of sausage, cheese and jam rounds off our offer.

Of course, a large selection of loose tea should not be missing to make breakfast perfect.



Nairn is a beautiful little former fishertown on the East Coast of Scotland. Very famous in Victorian times as the Brighton of the North because of its marvellous beaches and the perfect climate which claims to be the driest and sunniest part of Scotland.

Today it’s an ideal holiday destination where you can relax on the beach, look out for the dolphins in the Moray Firth, play golf (Nairn Golf Club, Nairn Dunbar Golf Club and nearby Castle Stuart) and eat out in a choice of good restaurants.

It is very well connected by plane, train or bus. Nairn is easy to reach from Inverness Airport (9 miles) and Inverness city centre (17 miles) on the A96. 

Another reason to visit Nairn is variety of events which it hosts every year – including the Nairn Farmers’ Show, The Highland Games, the Coast to Coast Rat Race which starts from Nairn or the weekly Nairn Ceilidh every Thursday from mid-June to end of August at the Community Centre, 8.00pm.

Check the Community Events Calendar for all events or for more information around Nairn check out the web site