The House and Area
The house, in its own six acres of land, is only 4 miles from Inverness on the Black Isle but is located in an isolated area of superb countryside.
Overlooking Munlochy Bay to the north, it has unsurpassed views westwards through Strathconon and Glens Orrin and Affric. On a clear day we can see a Sister of Kintail, 44 miles away.
Locally there are spectacular walks on the headland (see our Activities page) from where you may see the famous Moray Firth Dolphins and other unusual wild life. The Red Kite is common in this area.
The house is ideally situated for short trips to Inverness and Loch Ness. Cawdor and Brodie Castles, Culloden and Fort George are all within easy reach.
Northward are the Cromarty and Dornoch Firths with historic and attractive maritime towns and villages.
Craigiewood is an excellent starting point for more ambitious journeys to the West Coast. Inverewe, Ullapool, Gairloch, Loch Maree, Torridon and Skye are an easy day trip away.
We are also well placed for a stop-over en-route to the Orkney Islands. The ferry terminals are about two and a half hours distant, by road.
About Your Hosts
Craigiewood is our family home now run as a traditional Bed and Breakfast. We are not a mini-hotel or even a guest house and the hospitality we offer is that which we would give to our friends and family.
Both your hosts, Gavin and Araminta, have a wide knowledge of the Highlands and the enjoyments they offer and are more than willing to advise on things to do and see.
Gavin is a garden designer and keen plantsman. He organises tours to the gardens of northern Scotland and will gladly arrange a tour for you,or advise you where to go. Please see the Garden Tour page for further details.
Araminta, besides running the B&B, assists Claire Macdonald of Macdonald with cookery demonstrations, travelling all over the country, in season, to do this.
You should know that we have two Abyssinian cats. They are very shy and you will only see them, if at all, in the garden.