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West Highland Retreat, Lochailort

Proprietor:- Jan Bryden
Lochailort, Inverness-shire, PH38 4LZ
Tel:- (+44) 01687 470404
Craiglea scenery
Brian & Keith, South Lanarkshire:

John and Jan are fantastic hosts and the accommodation is comfortable and relaxing.  We enjoyed roaming around the hills and skinnydipping in the lochan at the top of the hill.  We are naturists and were able to do some nude walking in the hills as there was nobody for miles.  We were clumping about the hills and just missed seeing the wild deer, but did see a fantastic dragonfly. Can't wait to return and maybe we will see the deer this time.

Pam & Rob

Thanks for your hospitality and making us so welcome. It is an absolutely stunning place. Keep up the good work.


Just to confirm that I had a great time. You were excellent hosts and made a slightly nervous new naturist very welcome.


My second visit to this amazing naturist campsite. Brilliant hosts who can provide excellent evening meals on request. Adjacent wilderness for naked walking. I expect to be visiting again.

Sandy Smith

Just back from a weekend at the West Highland Retreat and cannot commend it highly enough. I was a single guy turning up at very short notice with a tent and was royally entertained and looked after by John and Jan all weekend. The facilities are totally private and you can ditch your clothes until you leave. Whilst there are ample sized grounds within the complex, there is also more than enough hills behind for naturist roaming should you wish. A very comfy upstairs guest area with roaring fire at night, spotlessly clean toilets/shower and bath. A covered outdoor state of the art hydro therapy unit accommodates six people and is a wonderful touch of luxury. John also acts as barman with chilled draught beer whilst Jan cooks up a lovely meal. Absolutely wonderful and very modestly priced. Any true naturist will love the place. Come on members, this couple are providing a unique service unavailable anywhere else locally. They fully deserve all our support


Hi John & Jan How can I thank you enough for my fantastic stay at Craiglea? You both made me so welcome and were the perfect hosts. I was really sad to leave this morning. Everything was perfect and I hope I did not try to invade your kitchen territory but old habits die hard ! You have a wonderful place there and I can't wait for my next visit to see what new improvements you have made. I know there will be something from the "Project List".