Wightsails is now available at the UK’s most northern point!
Our latest stockist, Natural Retreats Outfitters, is based in John O’Groats, in a tiny hamlet set amongst some of the most sensational and extreme landscapes combining awe-inspiring coastal stacks, dramatic cliffs, forests and white sandy beaches.
Natural Retreats Outfitters provides everything needed for a range of outdoor activities, helping guests with equipment, clothing and supplies for the wide range of activities available at John O’Groats.
Professional guides will be offering guests the ride of their life thanks to the new Natural Explorer boat. Wrap up warm, grab your camera and head out for a day of wildlife watching around the north Scotland waters.
The Outfitters will also be offering guided hikes, wreck dives, historical tours, fishing, horse-riding, geo-caching (real-life GPS treasure-hunting) and even whisky appreciation sessions! The Outfitters will also stock everything you could need for a holiday exploring the great outdoors. As a champion of British designers and manufacturers, Natural Retreats Outfitters includes equipment and clothing from top British brands such as Hunter, Anta and Highland 2000.
Brimming with wildlife, guests can expect to see the largest population of Harbour and Grey seals and an array of birdlife including Guillemot, Kittiwakes and most famously Puffins. Forget indoor aquariums this summer as the coast of John O’Groats is home to the ocean’s most beautiful sea creatures including minke whales, dolphins, porpoises, basking sharks and even killer whales.
Following a huge £6 million regeneration project of the area, luxury self-catering experts Natural Retreats are delighted to announce the opening of 23 standalone Residences and co-operative Storehouse alongside the Outfitters, in the stunning wilderness of John O’Groats.
The Natural Retreats Residences have been designed in the style of the award-winning luxury eco-lodges at their Yorkshire Dales site and have been underpinned by strong sustainable principles, with the use of locally sourced materials such as Caithness stone, Scottish Larch timber and sedum roofs. Modern, open-plan living including a huge expanse of glass allows the magnificence of the natural surroundings to be as much a part of the luxury experience as the exquisite attention to detail showcased in the interiors.
With British patriotism at an all-time high and such a unique natural environment waiting to be discovered right here on our door-step, there’s never been a better time to holiday at home in the UK.
Natural Retreats offer incredible places to stay in beautiful and secluded locations, with a personal concierge service that is unrivalled.
Stunning UK locations include the Yorkshire Dales, Ll?n Peninsula in Wales, West Highlands in Scotland and Fistral Beach and Trewhiddle in Cornwall.
Guests can also stay at any of the four beautiful properties in Ireland, including new property ‘The Hollies’ – a magnificent 19th Century manor house perfect for a big family holiday.
Last year, Natural Retreats expanded abroad with beautiful luxury villas in Playa Blanca, Lanzarote. Each villa features spacious open-plan living, with a terrace leading onto a private, heated outdoor pool.
Across the pond, Natural Retreats now feature two incredible sites in the US, Virginia Hot Springs and South Fork Lodge in Idaho. South Fork Lodge is widely known as a world-class fishing retreat and Virginia Hot Springs offers outstanding year-round activities including hiking, kayaking and horse-riding in a truly breath-taking location.