This attractive ground floor holiday apartment forms part of a traditional stone cottage situated in the village of Castletown. Its high ceilings, original wooden shutters and pretty cottage garden (large grassed area outside the main garden provides space for dogs exercise) all add to its historic charm. Four miles of stunning sandy beach adjoins the pretty fishing harbour just 800 yards from the property.
Sea angling and loch fishing are readily available. The area is renowned for its beautiful, unspoilt beaches and wide variety of wildlife. It is also central to many superb surfing locations, golf courses and the Castle of Mey (8 miles).
Take a day-trip to the fascinating Orkney Isles. There is an all weather short mat bowling green available for guests to use.
Shop, pub and restaurant 200 yards.
All on ground floor: Living room. Kitchen with wooden floor. 1 double bedroom. Dressing room with shower cubicle. Separate toilet.
Gas CH and elec inc (£16pw Oct-Mar). Bed linen and towels inc. Freeview TV. DVD. CD. I-pod docking station. Gas hob. Elec oven. M/wave. W/machine. Wi-fi. Enclosed lawned garden. Ample parking. NB: Smoking is not allowed in the bedrooms.
Customer Reviews of Gladstone Cottage, nr Thurso - Sleeps 2
1st comment: The shower room is actually a second bedroom (just without a bed). If you are taking a child’s cot, this is in effect a two bedroom property. Extremely dog friendly, with dog bowls and towels provided; as well as a few welcome treats. Tea, coffee (with milk) and biscuits were provided on arrival, which was a nice touch after a long drive. There is a Tesco’s 5 miles away, along the same road. There is a shop, a chip shop and a Chinese in the village. The local beach is lovely. March 2012.
2nd comment: Lovely cottage with large garden, great for your dogs. Lovely location with plenty of walks in the area. The property owners are lovely and very helpful. March 2012.
3rd comment: A lovely little place to stay: great location if you plan on doing sightseeing on the north coast, or plan to head to Orkney for a day trip. Gladstone Cottage was warm, cosy and comfortable. Would absolutely stay there again! Nov 2011.
4th comment: Brilliant cottage fantastic owners nothing to much trouble. Oct 2011.
5th comment: The cottage was excellent; everything we needed was provided; for a one bedroom property it was very spacious. A great location to explore North East Scotland. Sept 2011.
6th comment: Fantastic property, owner a lovely man, very helpful. Property fabulous, no need to take anything with you, even has salt and pepper. A wee bit of a walk to the beach. Will be back hopefully in the future. Thank you once again. June 2011.
7th comment: Excellent centre to tour this area. Take the day trip over to Orkney, it’s worth the money. For bird watchers this area of Scotland is wonderful. The welcome we received was second to none. Our hosts were superbly helpful. We were here for two weeks and the place was cleaned top to bottom after the first week. Kitchen well equipped and they obviously loved animals. June 2011.
8th comment: Lovely property, great location for exploring Caithness. Very welcoming owners, nothing was too much trouble and catered for our dog too with bowls, treats and towels on hand if needed. April 2011.