About

A space for history and philosophy, Hotel SQUARE offers more than a hospitality service – we offer our guests a story, from all four corners.

Cairngorms

Timontoul

The Story

Meet Pete and Liesje Cochrane, the dreamers behind Hotel SQUARE. Pete is of Scottish decent and Liesje has Dutch roots. They are global citizens, business owners and undercover artists who are passionate about the earth, design, healthy living and people. For them, hospitality is the meeting place of their skills and interests.

In 2011, they moved to the UK for the first time and lived in Edinburgh for a year. Understandably, they share fond memories of the adventure they had while living in the area. With a sense of wonder, they moved on to Mozambique where they ran a guesthouse for a couple of years. Liesje admits that, although their time back in Africa was unforgettable, she yearned for the snow and wild, open spaces of Edinburgh once again. They started dreaming of one day having a hotel here.

At the beginning of 2016, when they had heard about the property for sale in The Village Square, Tomintoul, it seemed as though their dream was coming true and they envisioned a hotel on the square

From this point on, the rest is history.

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