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Natural Retreats John O'Groats

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07/05/2017 08/05/2017
1 room 2 adults 0 children
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Wokingham, United Kingdom
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We stayed in the Jan de Groot penthouse. Looked beautiful and was, although a little cold on arrival. Easily sorted however. The welcome supplies included tea bags, a couple of coffee pods, fresh milk and butter, a loaf of bread, two scones, some groaties and six eggs. And a bottle of prosecco. The Storehouse does not sell much in the...

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London, England, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The brightly coloured apartments on the north coast of Scotland at John O' Groats are state of the art modern units, with every creature comfort. There are many activities. A good idea to stock up at the supermarket in Wick?

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Herts
Reviewed 1 week ago

Stayed here for 2 nights on our NC500 roadtrip. Sea view Lodge was amazing, tastefully decorated and very well equipped in every way. Only downside was as a resort it lacked atmosphere with shops being mainly closed and tourist experiences not starting up until May. The storehouse didn't have groceries as advertised so plan ahead. Quiet, peaceful and relaxing as...

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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago

Really enjoyed our week at Natural Retreats John O'Groats. Stayed in a beautifully appointed 3 bed sea view lodge which did have amazing views over the Pentland Firth to Stroma all be it with a lodge in front over to the right. Guests should be aware that there are only about 2 out of the 20+ lodges that have a...

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a brilliant stay at Natural Retreats - the lodge was just perfect. Beautifully presented and everything we needed as a family of 5. We went over to Orkney on a day trip and cycled around the area. We didn't want to go out in the evenings - the accommodation was too lovely!!

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Thank rachrichmond
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago

We booked an overnight stay in a 1 bedroom apartment at natural retreats in March. It was absolutely perfect. It was beautifully and comfortably furnished with all appliances you could need . Thoughtful touches were evident - the welcome hamper including bread, scones and wine, milk in the fridge and washing tablets for the washing machine. Self catering was ideal...

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Inverness, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago

Beautiful location, I chose the Penthouse which was very quiet but found the layout very awkward with toilet/shower room downstairs, bedroom upstairs (accessed by small spiral staircase - be careful when walking on stairs with socks on, very slippy). Wardrobe / dressing room also downstairs so no facility in the bedroom to store any clothes. However, the bath in the...

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Thank whiskydame
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We live in Dornoch, great place! Decided to go for trip to John o`groats in Caithness. Last time there was not overly impressed. Big changes! Good destination, better quality shops and eating places.Very busy so our opinion shared by others. Spectacular views over to Stroma and the Orkneys. Good to see loads of camper vans again in the area ,...

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is our third family visit to the JOG lodges. The view of Stroma from number 22 is outstanding in all weathers. My parents spent a few nights with us and the NR people couldn't be more helpful with changing bed linen/towels etc. Very friendly people and lots to do. Recommend Whaligoe Steps and cafe, Dunnet Head (visit distillery on...

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Clean, classy and well appointed. Excellent Wi-Fi is plus as the phone cover is non existent. Included in the price is a very good TV game entertainment, as well as apple tv , to while away those rainy moments.

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Amenities

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  • Beachfront
  • Free Parking
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Beachfront
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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  • Kitchenette
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  • Microwave
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  • Free Internet
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Natural Retreats John O'Groats is located in one of the most beautifully diverse landscapes in Britain, combining awe-inspiring costal stacks with dramatic clefts bitten deeply into the cliffs, community managed forest with white sandy beaches and Orca & Minkie Whale watching alongside the largest population of Harbour and Grey seals in the UK. Blessed with such natural beauty, there are an immense and varied range of activities you can take advantage of while on holiday in the Highlands. There's an abundance of natural and historical points of interest just a short walk away from the Retreat, including the famous coastal walk from John O'Groats to Dunnet Head, the true most northerly point, plus miles and miles of exhilarating walks across the diverse terrain offered in the area. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Natural Retreats John O'Groats

Address: John o'Groats, John O'Groats KW1 4YR, Scotland
Region: United Kingdom > Scotland > Scottish Highlands > Caithness and Sutherland > John O'Groats
Price Range: $252 - $520 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 23
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“North facing room looking over Petland Firth to The Orkney's”
MartynG642, 26 Apr 2017 | Read review
“Sea view lodges great - I would have been disappointed if we had a lodge further back”
Barclay169, 22 Apr 2017 | Read review
“Provide more step-by-step guide on how to work the DVD, as not everyone knows how to work a Playstation! Advise on your website that the Penthouse (Jan de Groot) is not suitable for infirm people.”
whiskydame, 17 Apr 2017 | Read review
“Be tempted to leave blinds open so that you don't miss any of the spectacular views.”
Hatliegrow, 20 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Not sure if it needs any improvement.”
johnmU4446TS, 13 Mar 2017 | Read review
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