Craigiewood | Bed & Breakfast in Highland | Alastair Sawday's Special Places to Stay

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Bed & Breakfast

Craigiewood - Bed & Breakfast in Highland

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North Kessock, Inverness, IV1 3XG, Highland
Scotland, United Kingdom

Araminta Dallmeyer

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+44 (0)1463 731628(landline)

+44 (0)7831 733699(mobile)

Good old-fashioned hospitality in a quiet cottage ringed by roses, roe deer, Highlands scenery. Forest and coastal walks, shortbread and tea

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The best of both worlds: Highland remoteness (red kites, wild goats) and Inverness just four miles away. The landscape surrounding this elegant cottage exudes a sense of ancient mystery... woodpeckers, deer, glorious roses all round. Araminta is a delightful host and her home has a lovely family feel; bedrooms are old-fashioned and cosy; the drawing room is snug with stove and books. Gavin almost built the house single-handed, planting a glorious garden here, and many throughout Scotland – his special touch remains. Meander up through rowan trees to a view point, sit and enjoy the peace. Inverewe, Attadale and Cawdor – all on the doorstep.

Limited mobility
At least one bedroom & bathroom accessible without steps.
No smoking
Smoking not permitted anywhere in the property.
Credit cards
Credit or debit card payment accepted.
Wireless internet access available.
Public transport
Within 10 miles of a bus/train station.
Owner has pets
Animals living on the property.
Grounds for guests to explore.

Local points of interest from Araminta Dallmeyer:

Local points of interest from
Araminta Dallmeyer:

  • Loch Ness - A “must see” for many - more interesting on the south side with the Falls of Foyers, associated with Robert Burns, a bonus.
  • Dolphins - These exhilarating animals can be seen and heard, from the shores of the Moray Firth less than five miles from Craigiewood.
  • Culloden Battlefield - The demise of the Stuart Kings is skilfully told in a “state of the art” exhibition here.
  • Fort George - Built after Culloden, this is a magnificent example of Georgian military architecture with superb views of the Moray Firth area, is a rewarding experience.
  • Cawdor Castle and Gardens - Inhabited from the fourteenth century until today, this castle and gardens have a rich social and political history and great beauty.
  • Dunrobin Castle and Gardens - Spectacular fairy-tale castle and gardens with falconry and quirky Victorian museum in superb setting. Golf - Within a few miles fine golf courses abound, Dornoch, Nairn, Fortrose and Castle Stuart to name a few.
Points of interest

Guest feedback
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"A home away from home. A hidden gem with a charming hostess. Had a wonderful three days on the Black Isle. Loved the rural feeling and yet an easy 15 minutes into Inverness. A very comfortable stay and loved reading at night in the sitting room. So comfy. Will recommend to any friends coming to the area."

Kim - Fremantle, Australia

September 2017
"Just walking up to the front door we knew that we were going to enjoy our stay with MInty. The woodland garden is a joy - full of bird song, flowers and little paths. The house has great character, comfortable rooms and a lovely lounge to relax in. Minty has a fun and engaging personality and goes to great lengths to make her guests comfortable. She also cooks a mean breakfast! The area is very beautiful and worthy of a much longer stay."

Keith - Horsham, United Kingdom

May 2017
"Our first visit to the Highlands was made really special by the welcome we received from Minty. The house is comfortable and cosy, the breakfasts were super and we learned a lot about where to go locally from Minty, including the best Sunday lunch we have had for quite a while at Sutor Creek in Cromarty. Minty was more than helpful as she tried to dry out my mobile phone which I had stupidly got extremely wet while walking around the Culloden battlefield. It didn't work, but not for want of trying. Thanks for everything Minty!"

Maureen - Oxford, United Kingdom

September 2016
"This was our last stop in a tour of the Highlands and we found that we had saved the best to last. One could not fail to be bowled over by Minty, her infectious enthusiasm, her keen interest in everything we had done in our travels, and her fabulous breakfasts. We were so grateful to her for her suggestions about dolphin watching (and make sure you take her advice about the tide) and visiting Culloden. We really couldn't have felt more at home. We are now planning another tour of Scotland, if only so we can stay at Craigiewood again!"

David - Guildford, United Kingdom

August 2016
"Craigiewood is one of the nicest B & B's we have ever stayed in. Minty is a perfect hostess. Breakfasts are legendary together with entertaining conversation. She is a mine of information and Craigiewood is a truly 5 star destination - sufficient to say we are returning guests. Whilst in the middle of the countryside, it is only ten minutes from Inverness and within striking distance of many tourist attractions and good eating out establishments. "


August 2015
"Wonderful B&B. Lovely comfortable bedrooms and lounge with everything you need and many extra little touches in a very beautiful and tranquil setting. Minty is an excellent host and cook and you are welcomed as a friend. Highly recommended."


August 2015
"We stayed 2 nights with Minty and loved it! Her place is tastefully decorated and the beds are nice and firm. She is much closer to town than you think (about 10min from the highway) and yet it's perfectly quiet and in the country. She is a very welcoming host and instantly makes you feel at ease. She is by far the best host at the best B&B we have stayed at. when you come back at night Minty will confirm your preferred breakfast time and selection (if you're having a cooked breakfast). If you need suggestions on where to go or how to go someplace, she's great!"
April 2015
"Minty and Gavin gave us a warm welcome to their home. The guest lounge with fire was perfect for relaxing at the end of a long cold day. The local pub recommended for dinner is charming with good food. Our host's recommendations for a westerly drive were spot on. We would happily return if we are up that way again. "
November 2012
"A lovely rural location, yet so close to Inverness. Gavin and Araminta are great hosts and make you feel a welcomed guest. Comfy beds and a delicious aga cooked breakfast made our stay a great one, and we hope to return one day."
May 2011

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  • 2 Twins
Price:(i) £88 to£100 per night

Singles £45-£55.

Booking info:

Minimum stay: 2 nights in high season.


Pub 2 miles.


Christmas & New Year.


North Kessock, Inverness, IV1 3XG, Highland

B&B 2 Twin rooms
Price: (i) £ 88 to £ 100 per night

Araminta Dallmeyer

Visit website

+44 (0)1463 731628(landline)

+44 (0)7831 733699(mobile)