The Craggan Hotel sits in the small crofting community of Melness, over
looking the Atlantic ocean to it’s left and The Kyle of Tongue to it’s right with
the aptly named Rabbit Islands sitting in its shadow. Converted from one of
the few ‘Cotters Houses’ remaining in the area over 40 years ago,
although part of the building dates back to 1865.
The hotel is run by ‘The Mackay family’ whose ancestors built the original
homestead and started the tradition of making everybody welcome to their
family home, guests and friends alike will always leave with memories and a
tale to tell.
Ideally located for the occasional or enthusiastic walkers, wishing to challenge
Ben Loyal, known as the queen of the Scottish Mountains or one of the great Munroe's
Ben Hope. The Craggan hotel also offers a good central location for salmon fishing,
with lochs and rivers are a bountiful. If fishing is not your scene then maybe shooting
and stalking could be of interest on the local estates.
Many a night could be had chatting and mingling in front of our fire, with local
game keepers and ghilies who are only too happy to tell their ‘stories’ of such big
stags that evaded their shots and the fish that they hooked for hours then got away.
Melness itself is steeped in local history, situated in the County of Sutherland,
also know as Mackay country, close to Durness, Thurso and Lairg situated and sign
posted on the North to West Scotland tourist route.
With stunning views and golden beaches The Craggan Hotel at Melness offers everything
you need for a stress free, relaxing and rewarding holiday or short break.