Craigvar occupies a prominent position in the main square of the village of Strathpeffer. Whilst steeped in ancient history, Strathpeffer's distinctive look and architecture is the result of a Victorian interest in the apparent healing qualities of the water in the area which made it a popular spa destination and tourist resort.
This striking property has been offering accommodation to Strathpeffer's visitors almost continuously since it was built in 1839. Your hosts have completed an extensive renovation and now have a most elegant property fit for the modern age. Guests can choose from 2 ensuite rooms and a suite. The West Room has a 5-foot double divan and en-suite bathroom with a shower as well as a ball and clawfoot bathtub. The East Room has a dressing room and an en-suite shower, and can be configured as a 6-foot superking double or 2 twin beds. The self-contained suite is situated in the former Bank of Scotland building adjacent to the house and has a spacious lounge, a bedroom with a 5-foot kingsize bed and an ensuite walk-in rainfall shower, as well as a fully equipped kitchen.
The house overlooks the town square and the beautifully preserved buildings in this unique conservation village. The old Pump Room from the Spa can be visited, along with The Museum of Childhood in the old railway station. The Strathpeffer Pavilion regularly hosts concerts. Just a short walk out of the village is Castle Leod (seat of the chief of Clan Mackenzie) which is thought to be the inspiration behind Castle Leoch in 'Outlander'.
Craigvar is an exceptionally good touring base from which to explore castles and distilleries of the Highlands or discover the North Coast 500. Strathpeffer is just 20 minutes from Inverness, 45 minutes from Ullapool on the West Coast and 30 minutes from Loch Ness where there are cruises throughout the year. You can also take boat trips from Inverness and the nearby Black Isle to see the Moray Firth Dolphins.
West Room - 5-foot double (ensuite bath & shower)
East Room - twin or superking double (ensuite shower and dressing room)
Old Bank Suite - 5-foot double (ensuite shower, lounge, kitchen)
Open April - October
West Room & East Room from £55 per person, per night.
Studio Suite from £60 per person, per night.