Luxury at The End Of The RoadJohn O'Groats
Inn, B&B and Lodges at John O'GroatsJohn O'GroatsScotland
Luxurious glass-fronted lodges and contemporary apartments on the Highland coastline
Natural Retreats John O’Groats is located in a tiny hamlet set amongst a stunning and extreme landscape that combines awe-inspiring coastal stacks, dramatic cliffs, forests and white sandy beaches.
Just 11 miles from Dunnet Head, the most northerly point of mainland Britain, the small coastal village of John O'Groats in Caithness is the starting point for many embarking on the famous 'End to End' journey to Land's End in England, some 876 miles away. John O'Groats is also a preferred accommodation partner of those undertaking the unforgettable North Coast 500 route, providing outstanding self-catering stays for those looking to break up their journey. Our luxury John O'Groats accommodation is definitely the spot to splash out on during your North Coast 500 adventure, with our unforgettable sea-view lodges and contemporary interior design.
Tucked away in an area of outstanding beauty and wild Scottish landscapes, a choice of great accommodation options await you. Even though Natural Retreats John O’Groats offers luxury, self-catering stays and is not a hotel, we strive to provide the same high standards to our guests, offering 24/7 accessibility to our friendly and professional Retreat Managers and the services of our dedicated Concierge Team. The ‘Inn’ building with our colourful tofts providing self-catering accommodation, was once the original John O’Groats Hotel and still stands proudly against the backdrop of the spectacular Pentland firth.
Our 3 bedroom self catering lodges offer unrivalled luxury and breath-taking seaviews out to the Orkneys with extensive glass wall frontage, designed to bring the natural light and seascape directly into your holiday home. The lodges are also pet-friendly, with four-legged friends welcome to enjoy the wild landscape and cosy log-burning fires!
The Inn at John O’Groats, which has been lovingly restored as part of a multi-million pound regeneration of this stunning area, boasts bespoke self-catering apartments within the hotel, with a choice of 1, 2 or 4 bedrooms. Each offer their own individual charm and all the high quality luxuries of a hotel, but with the freedom of self-catering holidays.
John O’Groats is blessed with some of the finest wildlife in the UK, from Orca and minke whales to seals and dolphins. Just a stones through away from the largest RSPB reserve in Britain, the region is also rich in birdlife, including guillemot, kittiwakes and most famously, puffins. The area boasts so much to enjoy, from superb walking to day trips to the Orkneys and much more. Also at the Retreat you’ll find our co-operative Storehouse offering local produce and provisions as well as a fabulous café.
Natural Retreats John O’Groats is remarkably easy to get to, just 15 minutes’ drive from Wick Airport and with good connections from both Edinburgh and Inverness international airports and London City Airport with Flybe. Car hire is available from Inverness and Wick Airports and the 2.5 hour drive from Inverness gives you a chance to absorb some amazing coastal scenery along the North Coast 500 route. We provide complimentary parking for all guests,and we are also 20 minutes from the main A9 trunk road. Wick Railway station is 20 minutes away with good connections from Inverness daily.