Natural Retreats John O’ Groats
Natural Retreats John O’ Groats
Natural Retreats luxury lodges John O’ Groats Scotland. The Residences are luxury eco-lodges with state of the art facilities and stunning sea views across to Orkney.
Stunning New Resort
John O’ Groats used to be a rather tired, down-at-heal place and many found it a bit of let-down, especially after a marathon cycle ride or charity walk. Well that’s all changed with this multi-million pound investment in a stunning new resort.
The site comprises over 20 Lodges, or ‘Retreats’ as well as the Inn, a colourful conversion and extension of the old Hotel. The complex has a café, however, The Inn has no bar or restaurant.
The luxury residences are all about open-plan living with huge glass windows. Built with locally sourced materials such as Caithness stone and Scottish Larch timber, the retreats offer a luxury experience set in a dramatic landscape.
From the superb welcome pack of local bread, cheeses and jams to the luxury bedding and superb rain showers, this place oozes 5 stars. The sea views from the huge glass windows and decking are the highlight of the retreats, although the flat screen TV and PS3 were a big hit with the kids!
Practical and Spacious
Our retreat was very practical too, with a surprising amount of space. The kitchen was very well equipped and even included a coffee machine! It was furnished to the highest standard with really comfy sofas, wooden floors and a nice selection of natural fabrics and lights. There are three bedrooms and the beds are top notch with Egyptian cotton bed linen.
Wood burning Stove
Underfloor heating and a wood burning stove ensure it’s always cosy; a perfect place to relax with dram and gaze across the water to the Orkney Islands.
Although there are a number of retreats on site (over 20) you do not get the feeling that you are on a complex, each lodge has been cleverly designed to ensure maximum privacy. Outside you’ll find a large decking patio perfect for enjoying lunch or a drink in the sun. Sunsets from here can be spectacular and in the winter there is a great chance to view the Northern Lights!
The Storehouse Cafe
The Storehouse Café on-site offers a great selection of freshly cooked meals and a range of groceries, beer and wines for self-catering. It’s open for breakfast, but closes at 5pm.
The really friendly staff were most helpful with advice on loads local activities and walks and were fast to resolve any problems.
Natural Retreats luxury lodges at John O’ Groats. These eco lodges are luxurious, very well-equipped and ideal for families looking for relaxing break amongst remote and wild coastal scenery.
Enjoy a coastal walk to the lighthouse and impressive Sea Stacks of Duncansby Head. There is a good path from the door which climaxes in a clifftop view of the stacks. It’s ideal for wildlife watching – look out for seals in the bay (we counted over 30).
John O’ Groats is a twichers paradise, with the chance to see guillemot, kittiwakes and, most famously, puffin.
If you’re feeling adventurous, take a RIB boat ride around the cliffs and coves of this wild coastline. You can book a trip at the Storehouse on-site (summer only).
Day trip to Orkney
A day trip to Orkney is a must. Highlights include the incredible Skara Brae prehistoric village, Italian chapel made by Italian POWs and Tomb of the Eagles burial chamber.
Explore the magnificent Shell Beach, and see if you can pick up any of the lucky ‘Groatie Buckie’ shells.
Jump in the car and head to empty sands of the sweeping Dunnet Bay beach. It’s only 20 minutes away and you could even take in a surf lesson.
Try geocaching – hire the kit from the storehouse. It’s a bit like a 21st century treasure hunt, kids will love it.
How to book our cottage?
Call 01625 416 430 or send us an email.
- Three Bedrooms / Sleeps 6
- Credit Card Payment Welcome
- Minimum Price – £108 per night
- Maximum Price – £1,346.00 per week
- Pets Welcome
- Changeover Day – Flexible
- Short Breaks Welcome
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