The Black Isle
At the end of a small road and surrounded by natural woodland, with wonderful views over forests to Ben Wyvis, Strathconon and Glen Affric, Craigiewood has an atmosphere of peaceful isolation, yet is only 10 minutes drive from the centre of Inverness.
This is the family home of Gavin and Araminta Dallmeyer who welcome guests to stay for bed and breakfast. Both have a wide knowledge of Scotland, and there are none better to give advice about getting the best out of your stay in the area. Gavin is a garden designer and keen plantsman (and takes guided tours to gardens, see Northern Scotland Garden Visits in About Scotland) and Araminta is a travel consultant and cookery demonstrator.
Loch Ness, the untouched native pine woods of Glen Affric, the wilds of Sutherland, Speyside whisky distilleries, the castles of Moray and Aberdeenshire, and even the West coast and Skye are all within a day's drive of Craigiewood.
Twin bedroom with shower room en suite.
Double or Twin Bedroom with bath and overhead shower en suite.
Guests have exclusive use of the sitting-room which has a television, and a range of reference books and literature.
Breakfast is served in the kitchen/dining room, and according to your wish can range from a light continental breakfast, or full traditional cooked Scottish breakfast.
The Dallmeyers like to use local produce such as fresh free-range eggs, the local butcher's sausages and local specialities such as Aberdeen-shire Butteries and Oatcakes, and Black or White Pudding.
For evening meals there is the excellent local pub in North Kessock (2 miles) or many restaurants, cafés and pubs in Inverness (4 miles).
Prices per person per night based on two people sharing, and including breakfast:
£39 - £45 for each of the 3 Double or Twin bedrooms.
(Price range depending on season and how many nights you are staying).
Visa credit card accepted
There is Wi-Fi access for guests' laptops at Craigiewood.
Garden Tour Package:
Tour and Accommodation:
Throughout the spring and summer Gavin offers a special package of accommodation and garden tour.
The package will be for two couples at any one time, for a minimum of two nights accommodation at Craigiewood, one or two days touring gardens and/or other attractions with Gavin as your tour guide. Please enquire.
Right; Because of its rural location Craigiewood attracts lots of different kinds of birds. This is the view from the Kitchen/Dining room window.
See Gavin's pages about guided tours of gardens in Scotland:
To enquire or to book:
Gavin and Araminta Dallmeyer
Inverness, IV1 3XG
Tel: 01463 731 628
(or from outside the UK:
Tel: 44 1463 731 628)
Please tell Gavin and Araminta you found Craigiewood through About Scotland!
Thanks to Gavin for four of the photographs on this page.
Gavin's own website is www.craigiewood.co.uk