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North View Cottage

Thurso, The Highlands
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Sleeps 6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms 2
Change Sat
Dogs welcome 2
4 star
Downstairs bedroom
Downstairs bathroom
Waterside views
Enclosed garden / patio
Open fire / woodburner
Hot tub
Internet access
Pub nearby
Shop nearby
Beach within easy reach
Family friendly
Quirky
Towels included
Travel cot available
Highchair available
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At a glance

  • This fabulous location offers to be a birdwatcher’s paradise
  • One of the best locations in the north of Scotland to see the northern lights
  • Spacious enclosed garden, with hot tub, perfect for children and pets
Property code: 89233

Overlooking the sea in Dunnet Head (Britain’s most northerly point) sits this charming three-bedroom property. Originally a croft cottage, it has been transformed into an inviting place full of charm and character, and is a great holiday getaway for a family or group of friends. It’s the place to come if you love untamed landscapes, wildlife, and the sea.

Whitewashed walls, swathes of natural light, and cheerful decor make it a homely place.

The ground floor living area is a relaxing space with a bright conservatory where you can sit and unwind with a good book or simply marvel at the glorious views. From here, step through to the inviting lounge with its plump sofa and chairs. There’s even a wood burner to keep things cosy on chillier nights. Overlooking the lounge is a dining table, seating six people where you can linger over a delicious meal or play board games. Leading off from here is a contemporary kitchen kitted-out with all the cooking utensils you’ll need for a comfortable stay. The master bedroom is located on this floor and features a double bed and a modern en-suite bathroom. Extra comforts include under floor heating and an infrared sauna so you can soothe aching muscles at the end of the day.

From the ground floor, a narrow stairway leads to the first floor and the twin and double bedrooms. Both rooms are light and airy with bold prints on the walls. There’s also a family bathroom on this floor.

Outside, enjoy a morning coffee at the garden table while contemplating the glorious sea views. Children will love to run free on the lawn but on windier days, the bubble shelter is the ideal place to sit and play or plan your day’s adventure. Come evening, take it easy in the outdoor hot tub then gather around the fire pit and watch as the stars light up the sky.

  • 3 bedrooms – 2 doubles, 1 twin
  • 2 bathrooms – 1 with shower over the bath with WC, 1 en-suite with shower over the bath and WC
  • Electric oven and hob, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, microwave, washer dryer
  • Travel cot and highchair available
  • Wood burner (first basket of logs included)
  • TV/DVD and sound bar
  • Infrared sauna
  • Enclosed garden with fire pit and hot tub
  • Bike store and garage
  • Private parking for 3 cars
  • Shops 5 miles, pub and restaurant 2.5 miles
  • Very narrow stairway leads to the double bedroom and twin on the first floor
  • FS Case - 536383607
  • Arrival: 16:00 onwards
  • Departure: before 10:00, unless otherwise stated in your arrival details
  • 2 dogs allowed. Dogs are charged at £20 each per full or part week
  • There is an Accidental Damage Deposit of £250 when booking at this property, however this may be waived for £30. We’ll provide more details about this when booking your holiday.

Dunnet Head is known for its wild and beautiful landscape and is located along the North Coast 500. Hikers can enjoy walking along the peninsula with its views over the Atlantic Ocean while bird watchers can spend time spotting guillemots, kittiwakes, and puffins.

The wide, sandy beach at Dunnet is clean and back backed by rolling dunes, and is a good place to enjoy a swim, paddle, or romantic walk. For local amenities, head 9-miles to the village of Thurso and browse its traditional shops, bars, and restaurants. While here, explore Thurso Castle, sample a dram at the local distillery, or surf the big Atlantic swells at Thurso Beach. History lovers can also visit the Castle of Mey (7 miles). Dating back to the 16th century, the castle was once the home of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother and visitors can still see some of her artefacts in the rooms. Afterwards, be sure to stroll through the pretty walled garden and stop at the animal centre where you can view sheep, and newly hatched chicks, ducklings, and goslings.

Fiona MacDonald

This property is personally managed by Fiona.

Reviews

From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 8 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Tracy 7th October 2023

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Reviewed by Angela 19th August 2023

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Lovely cottage in the perfect location for exploring the Highlands. Stunning sea views!

Reviewed by Deividas 22nd July 2023

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Cold area but nice views, everything with in few miles drive ( cruise, castle's, beach). If you like nature would recommend to stay in this cottage.

Reviewed by Marian 8th July 2023

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Great location Basically good place to stay. Views from conservatory amazing. Hot tub very good (pity towels werent provided) Disappointed the clear seating bubble wasnt there. No internet whilst we were there but TV reception was excellent. Local beach excellent Dunnet Head brilliant for birds (as was Duncansby Head) Food was good at the local hotRead moreel Hide

Reviewed by Ranya 27th May 2023

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Absolutely adorable luxurious cottage, set in a stunning landscape. With an attentive owner who has a friendly and helpful caretakers. The kids (8 & 11), my mum, brother and I had the most marvellous time there with our dog. We will be talking about the sauna, hot tub and seals on the nearby shore amongst other gems nearby like Geise farm until we Read morereturn. Well worth the long haul drive from London. Definitely recommend! Ps take bug repellent for midges if going on hikes ;) Hide

Reviewed by Sarah 6th May 2023

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A beautiful cottage with breathtaking views. Everything was well thought out. A real home from home.

Reviewed by Robert 29th April 2023

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Reviewed by Maureen 11th February 2023

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Location

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