When Matthew Spence founded Natural Retreats, he wanted people to create memories in nature like the ones he had as a child visiting Yellowstone National Park. What started as a few luxury lodges in the Yorkshire Dales coupled with a desire to provide guests with memorable experiences, is now a unique travel and leisure company that spans over 30 destinations in the United States and Europe. Our site at John O’Groats, brings luxury self-catering accommodation in a truly breath-taking location along the rugged north coast of the NC500. With a choice of spacious lodges or contemporary apartments we offer a range of options to suit all requirements.
Scotland is one of Diageo’s largest spirit supply centres responsible for producing around 50 million cases of leading brands of Scotch whiskyand white spirits annually. A visit to Glen Ord Distillery, on the edge of the Black Isle in the Highlands west of Inverness, is a delight to both the
eye and the palate. Glen Ord is the ideal start, or end, of your North Coast 500 journey offering tours of the distillery all year round. Visitors
can expect a range of different tour and tasting options at Glen Ord.
Neither black nor an isle, simple and majestic
Unspoilt, dramatic scenery in the far north of Scotland, indeed, on the extreme edge of Europe.
With its seaboard villages, Easter Ross is full of history and romance
Welcome to the hub of the highlands and the start of your adventure
The wild and beautiful county of Sutherland, the perfect place to get away from it all
A land of stunning loch and mountain scenery, magnificent white sandy beaches