Hi and welcome to Crystal House
Crystal House is a small independent, family run, boutique styled establishment, set in the Scottish Victorian spa village of Strathpeffer and nestled within the magnificent Highland scenery.
Crystal House takes its name from the many large veins of clear quartz crystal that run through the granite stone blocks which are very traditional building material for the Highlands of Scotland. Each room is themed on a specific crystal for colour and healing properties. This very charming Victorian house was built in 1885 and sits in an elevated position overlooking the spa village. The house retains many of its Victorian features whilst providing modern comfortable en-suite accommodation.
If you are looking for a different and unique experience, Crystal House is the place for you. The tranquillity of Crystal House is often remarked on by our guests who thoroughly enjoy its peace and quiet. Our friendly and welcoming approach together with our all year presence helps make Crystal House your home from home.
Our guests can enjoy a hearty breakfast whether you are vegetarian, vegan, eat meat or have any other special dietary needs. The onsite restaurant L'assiette de Maurice is Scotland's only Mauritian restaurant specialising in Mauritian and vegetarian food. The bar provides more than 25 speciality bottled beers. Our policy is around having variety and quality rather than quantity and is in line with Scotland's Licensing Act 2005.
Phil & Sarina are your hosts at Crystal House. As well as being your hosts in hospitality we are both Complementary Therapists, and offer a wide variety of therapies designed to increase your well being. These can be booked either in advance of your stay or during your stay. We also provide and host a number of workshops, seminars and talks. Throughout the year we also provide themed, pamper and holistic residential retreats.
There is much to see and do within the village itself from the ample number of cafe's and tea rooms, the pump room which houses the exhibition showing how Strathpeffer was a Victorian spa and the Real Sweet Company, the Museum of Childhood as well as a number of sites of archaeological interest such as Eagle Stone and the Touchstone Maze.
If you are wanting to go further afield Crystal House provides an enchanting stop-off point within fantastic highland scenery when travelling from Inverness to the beautiful north and west coasts, to such places as Plockton, Inverewe, Ullapool and Gairloch.
Crystal House is also a short drive from the Highland capital of Inverness and is ideally situated for both leisure and business travellers.
Phil & Sarina's interest in environmental and social justice issues is reflected in the way in which Crystal House purchases as many local, environmentally friendly and fairly traded goods as possible. Strathpeffer is a Fair Trade village and has dedicated retail outlets which offer a wide range of local crafts, environmentally friendly and fair traded products.
For more information about our residential retreats, workshop, classes and other events please click on our sister website Crystal House Retreat.
We look forward to meeting you.