Coronavirus Travel Advice

Invicta House is still subject to lockdown restrictions that are more stringent in Scotland than elsewhere in the United Kingdom, and we advise against travel to the Highlands for the time being. 

Invicta House remains closed until at least 1st July 2020, and we have decided, for reasons of social distancing, that our single room (Clynelish) will remain closed until at least 1st April 2021.  Clynelish is located on the first floor and has shared bathroom facilities, making safe social distancing less easy to maintain.  Our two downstairs bedrooms have private bathrooms and are self-contained, therefore will reopen once lockdown is eased to the point where hotels and guest houses are permitted to reopen.

Breakfast has had to be reorganised in order to maintain an acceptable degree of social distancing, and we will be implementing a two-slot breakfast service on a first come, first served basis.  Breakfast will be served at 07.30 for the first sitting and not before 08.15 for the second sitting in order for parties from the same group to dine in privacy and safety.  Booking the available slots is essential.

We would like to reassure guests that every attention to safety is being observed and that no cases of Coronavirus have been reported locally during lockdown.  We pray that remains the case and look forward to meeting you once the pandemic has passed.

Welcome to Invicta House

Having opened our doors for the first time in summer 2015, our single room (Clynelish) was refurbished again in January 2017 and our double room (Balmenach) refurbished in January 2019.  Our twin bedded room (Ardbeg) will be closed in April 2019 for refurbishment, to include a new carpet and anti-slip flooring on the en-suite shower room. Invicta House B&B offers a Highlands welcome for visitors whether staying just one night or longer.  We are dog-friendly and offer two ground floor rooms with en-suite bathroom facilities and one single room on the first floor with shared bathroom.  Situated just 300 yards off the A9 road, we are in a perfect location for walkers, cyclists and motorists alike who may be tackling the North Coast 500 or Land's End to John O'Groats challenges; we offer ample (dry) overnight storage for bikes and camping gear and are just a few minutes' walk into the village centre.

All rooms feature Freeview TV, free Wi-Fi internet connection, hair dryer and complimentary tea, coffee and biscuit tray. 

Golspie is an ideal base for touring the far north of Scotland, ideal for bird watching, walking, cycling, mountain biking, fishing and golf – all the outdoor activities for which the Highlands is world famous.  We have teamed up with Golspie Golf Club in a local initiative to promote golf on this magnificent yet underused links course which is almost on our front doorstep; we are now able to offer a substantial discount voucher to all our guests who would like to play there - for full details, see the 'Golspie Golf Club' page on this website .  In the summer months, there is plenty of sightseeing to do as well – the ancestral home of the Dukes of Sutherland, Dunrobin Castle, is in the village just 5 minutes in the car from Invicta House or one stop on the train which runs from our back garden – Golspie railway station is literally 30 seconds from our back garden gates!  If Single Malt whisky appeals, there are a number of superb distilleries within easy reach, each brand with their own distinct character and unique palate. 

It cannot be stressed too much how great the need to pre-book your accommodation in The Highlands is: the summer months frequently see all temporary accommodation in the area sell out, and the NC500 has proved exceptionally popular, especially with cyclists and walkers.  It is essential to book in advance during peak season (June - September) otherwise you may struggle to find any accommodation at all.

We accept Visa & Mastercard Credit/Debit cards, American Express, JCB and cash.  We do not accept cheques unless by prior arrangement, nor do we accept Eurocheques under any circumstances.  We are pleased to feature on a number of independent tourism websites : Bed & Breakfast, North Coast 500, and Trip Advisor - check them out at,, and respectively.  North Coast 500 is an especially good site for planning touring holidays north of Inverness.

Welcome to the Invicta House website; we hope to see you here very soon, and that you’ll want to come back again and again.  There really is nowhere quite like the Highlands of Scotland!