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craiglea lodge

Craiglea Lodge is the perfect location for family holidays, corporate events, celebrations and special occasions. Craiglea opens its doors for exclusive use to enjoy the calm and isolated Highland treasures.

This Scottish Highlands hideaway with accommodation for 15-20 guests offers privacy and seclusion, whilst contemplating the abundance of unique and thrilling entertainment on your doorstep. The area also boasts the peaceful harbour which is the natural habitat of an array of wildlife including whooper swans, puffins and seals.

Situated just 30 miles from John O’Groats, Craiglea provides for a unique Scottish atmosphere to enjoy a wonderful Highlands adventure.

Craiglea is a 4 star Scottish Highlands retreat comprising three listed guest houses, and has an indoor leisure area with a private heated swimming pool, jacuzzi, sauna and relaxed seating to overlook the stunning scenery. Craiglea offers its guests luxury accommodation in one of the last unspoilt locations in the British Isles boasting unparalleled natural beauty and seclusion, breath-taking landscape views, pure air, centuries of history and heritage, friendly locals and privacy.

Nestled in a picturesque hillside in Latheronwheel, Caithness, Craiglea is the perfect place to escape from it all and where the only stress is to choose between the thrills of the many outdoor pursuits on offer or the tranquillity of stunning natural surroundings.

Craiglea can accommodate for a whole spectrum of corporate events, group bonding and team building exercises, as well as family holidays and events.

Guests can enjoy a range of activities including mountain biking, guided walks and hikes, wildlife tours, falconry, deep sea fishing, shark fishing and game shooting, whisky trails and tasting, golf and clay pigeon shooting to name a few.


Satellite TV
Swimming pool

Outdoor BBQ

Off-road parking
WiFi internet
Table tennis
Central heating

Sleeps 15-20

The Craiglea leisure area, fronting the development with open, uninterrupted views over the Latheron cliffs and Moray Firth is unique to the North. Compensating for the vagaries of the Scottish Highland weather, this comprehensively appointed complex offers a heated indoor swimming pool which contributes to Craiglea’s reputation that rivals exclusive North American retreats and Alpine lodges.

The barn and the main house each have its own kitchen with modern built-in appliances, including a washing machine and dryer. Each house has a lounge with sofas, full working coal fires, high-speed wireless internet access, plasma screen and satellite TV to relax after an activity filled Scottish Highland day. Guests are free to use the acres of gardens which offer a designated area for summer barbeques.

Craiglea can be hired on a self-catering basis or, if requested, catering or personal local top ranking chefs can be provided during your stay. Towels and bed linen are provided and an in-house full laundry service can be provided if required.

Craiglea is situated in some of the most picturesque scenery in the British Isles and within a short distance are situated gold sand filled beaches, lochs and burns, whisky distilleries, and even panning for gold!

We can arrange a variety of activities and adventures to satisfy your party’s tastes. These include: visiting local artist studios and galleries, participating in art workshops, cookery classes by the local top ranking chefs, guided walks and hikes, falconry, deep sea fishing, whisky trails and tasting and clay pigeon shooting to name a few. 

See the activities page for more information.


Guest House 1

Guest House 1 – ground floor
1 single room
1 twin room
1 bathroom
Guest House 1 – first floor:
1 kitchen
1 lounge
1 toilet
1 twin room with en suite bathroom
Guest House 1 sleeps 6 people with the capability to sleep an extra 2 persons.
Guest House 2 – ground floor:
1 single room
1 twin room
1 bathroom (with disabled facilities)
Guest House 2 – first floor:
1 lounge
1 toilet
1 twin room with en suite bathroom
Guest House 2 sleeps 5 people with the capability to sleep an extra 2 persons.

Guest House 2

Barn / Cottage

Barn / Cottage – ground floor:
2 twin rooms (one with en suite),
1 bathroom
Barn / Cottage – first floor:
1 toilet
kitchen / dining room / lounge (open plan)
The Barn/Cottage sleeps 4 people with the capability to sleep an extra 2 persons.