Our John O’Groats lodges and apartments are located in a tiny hamlet set amongst a stunning and extreme landscape that combines awe-inspiring coastal stacks, dramatic cliffs, forests and white sandy beaches.
A short drive along the scenic coast from mainland Britain's most northerly point; Dunnet Head, the sea-front village of John O'Groats sits at the very tip of Scotland, offering welcome relief and respite for those embarking on the iconic End to End feat of endurance, starting nearly 900 miles away. John O'Groats is also a preferred accommodation partner of those undertaking the unforgettable North Coast 500 route, providing outstanding self-catering stays for those looking to break up their journey. Our luxury John O'Groats accommodation is definitely the spot to splash out on during your North Coast 500 adventure, with our unforgettable sea-view lodges and contemporary interior design.
Tucked away in an area of outstanding beauty and wild Scottish landscapes, a choice of great accommodation options await you. Even though John O’Groats offers luxury, self-catering stays and is not a hotel, we strive to provide the same high standards to our guests, offering 24/7 accessibility to our friendly and professional local team, supported by our dedicated central concierge. The ‘Inn’ building with our colourful tofts providing self-catering accommodation, was once the original John O’Groats Hotel and still stands proudly against the backdrop of the spectacular Pentland firth.
Our 3 bedroom self catering lodges offer unrivalled luxury and breath-taking seaviews out to the Orkneys with extensive glass wall frontage, designed to bring the natural light and seascape directly into your holiday home. The lodges are also pet-friendly, with four-legged friends welcome to enjoy the wild landscape and cosy log-burning fires!
The Inn at John O’Groats, which has been lovingly restored as part of a multi-million pound regeneration of this stunning area, boasts bespoke self-catering apartments within the hotel, with a choice of 1, 2 or 4 bedrooms. Each offer their own individual charm and all the high quality luxuries of a hotel, but with the freedom of self-catering holidays.
John O’Groats is blessed with some of the finest wildlife in the UK, from Orca and minke whales to seals and dolphins. Just a stones through away from the largest RSPB reserve in Britain, the region is also rich in birdlife, including guillemot, kittiwakes and most famously, puffins. The area boasts so much to enjoy, from superb walking to day trips to the Orkneys and much more. You will also find just a stones throw from the accommodation, the Storehouse cafe where you can enjoy the incredible sea views, whilst sipping a Starbucks coffee next to a roaring log fire.
John O’Groats is remarkably easy to get to, just 15 minutes’ drive from Wick Airport and with good connections from both Edinburgh and Inverness international airports and London City Airport with Flybe. Car hire is available from Inverness and Wick Airports and the 2.5 hour drive from Inverness gives you a chance to absorb some amazing coastal scenery along the North Coast 500 route. We provide complimentary parking for all guests,and we are also 20 minutes from the main A9 trunk road. Wick Railway station is 20 minutes away with good connections from Inverness daily.
Highland sanctuary & self catering accommodation at the End Of The Road!
Simply yet stylishly furnished this large 2 bedroom apartment features an open plan living space including a fully equipped and well appointed contemporary kitchen.
This one bedroom penthouse apartment has 180 degree views of the Pentland Firth.
This stunning four bedroom apartment has a spacious open plan living area and amazing views of the Orkney Islands.
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Making it memorable
Boasting a versatile sea-view event space, on-site luxury accommodation, an Outfitters activity and retail centre and a co-operative Storehouse café in this incredible wilderness, John O’Groats provides the ideal destination for some real blue-sky thinking.
Our dedicated team can arrange delicious catering as well as bespoke itineraries and agendas, with activities ranging from sea safaris around the Stacks of Duncansby to bike hire, guided walks to wreck diving, clay pigeon shooting to whisky tasting.
On-site there are up to 84 bedrooms, made up of 23 eco-friendly three-bedroom lodge-style residences and 17 apartments within the Inn at John O’Groats, which was formerly the iconic John O’Groats Hotel, built in 1875.
Day delegate rates start from £40 per person and our dedicated Concierge Team are on hand to discuss every detail of your event.
Dining at John O'Groats
With log burning stoves and great coffee-a warm welcome awaits you! Sit back and enjoy magnificent views of the Pentland firth and the iconic John O'Groats signpost. Our Storehouse team welcome everybody, from weary End to Enders, to kids, pets and friendly locals! A simple menu of homemade pizzas and paninis is available, alongside freshly ground Starbucks coffee and a range of wines, beers and ales.
Winter Opening Hours 2019/20
You can see a virtual tour of our Storehouse by clicking here. We look forward to welcoming you!
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