Crystal House Retreat - crystal walls
Crystal House Retreat - crystal walls



Relax Revitalise Reconnect

Hi and welcome to Crystal House

Covid 19 Statement

We are so happy to announce that as from the 26th April 2021 we are now open.  As from the 17th May 2021, our bar is now open to the public on Fridays and Saturdays, 6 - 9 pm. Following Government guidelines, you will need to pre-book your 2 hour slot. To do this please either email on relax@crystalhouseretreat.co.uk or send a message via Messenger.

We can now offer our events, therapies, workshops and training courses to you in person. Numbers to group events will be limited to take account of current distancing measures as in accordance to Government guidelines. We will still offer some of our therapies, events, workshops and courses online. Please check out our Events page, Workshop & Courses Page and Wellbeing Services Page. If you would like further information and/or to book, please contact us either private message us on Facebook, email on relax@crystalhouseretreat.co.uk or phone on 01997 421 300.

For more information about our forthcoming events why not check out our Facebook pages, Crystal House and Earthstar Alchemy.

Thank you for choosing to support our small independent business. 


Stay Well.


Phil and Sarina

Crystal House, formerly known as Richmond Hotel, is a small family run gem, set in the Victorian spa village of Strathpeffer and nestled within the magnificent Highland scenery. The inspiration to call the place Crystal House came from the many large veins of clear quartz crystal that run through the granite stone blocks that had been used. Like any gem, it is multifaceted, offering a number of services.


The house retains original features, whilst providing comfortable modern facilities throughout. As a boutique styled establishment, each room is themed with a specific crystal and colour.  All rooms are en-suite with heated towel rails. You can enjoy a hearty cooked breakfast, whether you are vegetarian, vegan or eat meat/fish. We can also cater for other dietary requirements.

Accommodation guests have the option of sampling our restaurant menu with its specialist Mauritian cuisine and traditional favourites. The bar provides over 25 speciality bottled beers, and in line with Scotland's Licensing Act 2005, has a policy around variety and quality rather than quantity. The bar is open to the public on Friday and Saturday evenings.

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We offer a wide range of well being services from the Alexander Technique to Life Coaching to Singing Bowls Sound Bath. We also work with a number of other Practitioners that offer their services within the house such as aromatherapy massages.

We host a number of workshops, courses, talks and other events throughout the year. We also host themed, pamper and holistic residential retreats.

Here at Crystal House we have a great interest in environmental and social justice issues and this is reflected in the way Crystal House purchases as many local, environmentally friendly and fairly traded goods as possible. Our approach was first recognised in 2014 when we achieved Gold standard in tripadvisor's greenleaders programme. An honour we still hold. Strathpeffer is a fair trade village and has retail outlets that offer a range of local crafts, environmentally friendly and fairly traded goods.

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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 along with being a small independent family run place, helps make Crystal House your home from home.