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Bushta House

Thurso, The Highlands
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Sleeps 18
Bedrooms 9
Bathrooms 8
Change Sat
Dogs welcome 3
5 star
Downstairs bathroom
Waterside views
Enclosed garden / patio
Open fire / woodburner
Internet access
Games / Play facilities
Beach within easy reach
Fishing onsite / nearby
Family friendly
Towels included
Travel cot available
Highchair available
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At a glance

  • Set in a 1,800-acre coastal Highland estate, where the elegant, luxurious house is complemented by a remarkable setting
  • An exceptional holiday home with a cinema room and direct access to a secluded beach
  • Located at Dunnet Head and offering spectacular views over the Pentland Firth to Orkney
Property code: 88708

Beautiful spacious refurbished 1900 century lodge set on the Dunnet Estate with spectacular coastal views, perfect for families and friends holidays and celebrate special occasions together.

This superb, refurbished 19th-century property is situated in an enviable elevated position on Dunnet Head on the most northerly point of mainland Britain, set among 1,800 acres of moorland with breathtaking views over the bay and out over the Pentland Firth to the Orkney Islands. With nine bedrooms, this is the perfect generous property to gather the whole family or celebrate a special occasion with friends.

Retaining plenty of characterful original features such as wonderful high ceilings, gorgeous original fireplaces, cornice moulding and a large, open staircase, this enchanting nine-bedroom property has been sensitively renovated to maximise natural light, spacious interiors and all the home comforts needed to create the ultimate coastal sanctuary.

Pop your hiking boots in the marvellous grand entrance hall and head straight into the generous drawing room after a long day’s exploring to rest tired muscles on of one the traditional armchairs or sofas, and warm up cold toes in front of the beautiful open fire. If you can’t bare the fun to end just quite yet, head into the cinema room and catch the latest blockbuster on the large Smart TV or have a game of table tennis in the spacious cloakroom. There’s no better place to sit and contemplate the wonderful surrounding coastline than in the library, complete with ample French and English books. Cook up a storm with all the local produce you’ve foraged in the huge farmhouse-style kitchen, before heading into the grand adjoining dining room to enjoy a formal family meal or large celebration.

Continuing up the grand staircase, you have nine individual, beautifully decorated bedrooms, each named with a direction of the local area it is looking towards. Bushta boasts a king-size four-poster bed plus an en-suite bathroom with a shower uniquely located in one of the turrets. Hoy, Mey, Holburn, Morvan, Olrig and Dwarwick offer a range of flexible, en-suite sleeping arrangements, whilst Stroma and St John’s boast a final king-size zip-and-link and twin bedroom for you to choose from. All the bedrooms benefit from access to a family bathroom, plus their unique characters all stay true to the stylish yet rustic décor of the rest of the property.

Outside, you can admire incredible coastal views in all directions. The walled courtyard laid with pebbles includes a pretty water feature and centres around a beautiful firepit, perfect for summer sundowners or roasting marshmallows in the winter months. There are plenty of tucked-away sections of lawn that children will love to discover and play in. You also have access to 1,800 acres of moorland and cliff paths to explore; one leads to a peaceful, secluded sandy beach and another over to Dunnet Head Lighthouse.

  • 9 bedrooms – 1 king-size four-poster, 2 king-size zip-and-links (which can be made into 2’ 6" twins on request, 1 super-king-size zip-and-link (which can be made into a twin on request), 2 super-king-size, 1 king-size, 1 double and 1 twin
  • 8 bathrooms – 1 en-suite bathroom with slipper bath, separate shower and WC; 2 en-suite bathrooms with shower over bath and WCs; 4 en-suite shower rooms with showers and WCs; 1 bathroom with shower over bath and WC and 2 separate WCs
  • Range-style double electric oven and hob, double oven, fridge, freezer, dishwasher microwave, wine cooler, Nespresso machine and milk frother. Separate catering kitchen with gas oven and hob, large fridge, and dishwasher
  • Utility room with washing machine and dryer
  • Open fire (first basket of logs included)
  • Travel cot and highchair available C
  • Cinema room with large Smart TV
  • Games room with a ping-pong table
  • Large walled courtyard garden with water feature, seating and fire pit
  • Ample parking on driveway
  • Shop, pub restaurant 9 miles and beach within a mile
  • There is the option of converting the TV/cinema room into a disabled bedroom with a sofa bed (it is on the ground floor with an accessible bathroom down the corridor). Please let us know well in advance if this is required.
  • Sleeps 18+2 (two additional fold-out beds for children)
  • Short Term - Licence No - HI-00003-F
  • EPC rating - B
  • Arrival: 16:00 onwards
  • Departure: before 10:00, unless otherwise stated in your arrival details
  • 3 dogs allowed. Dogs are charged at £20 each per full or part week
  • There is an Accidental Damage Deposit of £500 when booking at this property, however this may be waived for £70. We’ll provide more details about this when booking your holiday.

Explore the incredible surrounding countryside, including a scramble down to the hidden gem of Peedie Beach (1 mile) or Dunnet Sands (2 miles). If you want to experience some history and culture, visit Mey Castle and Gardens (6 miles) or the local gin distillery Rock Rose (1 mile). Wildlife and bird lovers must visit the RSPB nature reserve at Dunnet Head with its spectacular cliffs.

Fiona MacDonald

This property is personally managed by Fiona.

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