Discover the North Coast of Scotland

At Braeside Retreats we can provide a rural retreat to suit any occasion in the Stunning North Highlands of Scotland

Our pods

SLEEPS 2 – Stay in one of our 6 bespoke luxury glamping pods with hot tubs. With views looking over to Orkney and the Pentland Firth, this experience is not to be missed.

The Shepherd's Rest

SLEEPS 6 – Stay in our cosy cottage “The Shepherd’s Rest” with log burner and private hot tub. With 3 bedrooms all en-suite, a large kitchen diner and laundry room, this cottage has everything you need for a family holiday.

The Herdman's House

SLEEPS 11 – Stay in our beautiful historic farm house “The Herdman’s House” for the ultimate family get-away. With a large walled garden, games room, private hot tub and formal dining area to seat 12, this house has everything you need for that special family occasion.


A must stay in the area

"These pods are of a very high standard. Very clean and well proportioned. We stayed as a couple but there is a sofa bed for 2 more. The shower was very nice, instant hot water and not just a trickle! Kitchen is well equipped with oven, grill, microwave and all pots and pans etc you will need. The king size bed was super comfy. Outside the views are stunning, we sat and watched the northern lights from the front of our pod. The hot tub was roomy and a delight. Great quality and very private. Not much more you could ask for to be honest. Simply stunning."

from Joanne M. in TripAdvisor

Cosy chilled getaway!

"My partner and I stayed here for 3 nights as a stop off/base on our way down the NC500. The pod was really lovely with everything we needed down to the small touches! My partner is in a wheelchair and was able to move around comfortably both inside and out on the decking area which was ideal. We loved the hot tub in the evenings having a few drinks while looking out at the gorgeous views! Very remote and quiet but also a fab location for getting to John O Groats/Thurso/Bettyhill beach easily. The local butchers/bakery in Castletown is worth a visit too! Very comfortable bed..slept like a baby! Really enjoyed ourselves and will be sure to come back in future. Thank you"

from Kendal S. in TripAdvisor

Just awesome and we'll definitely be back 🙂

"Braeside retreats are definitely a hidden gem. Immaculate accommodation in a breathtaking location. Hosts are friendly and helpful and the hot tub is the cherry on top."

from Ellen in


"Recently stayed for two nights and will definitely be back again. Quiet and peaceful location with great views. It was our first time staying in a pod and we were really impressed, bigger and more luxurious than expected and well equipped. The hot tub was amazing too."

David Grant in Google Reviews

"A must if you plan to stay in this area"

"The pods are located on a great location and bathing in the jacuzzi while enjoying a stunning view was very relaxing. A must if you plan to stay in this area for a few nights.
The pod itself was quite spacious and very clean with a comfortable bed."

Rick van Ittersum on Google Reviews