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Four Winds, nr Thurso - Sleeps 3

This cosy detached cottage enjoys wonderful views along the coast towards Dunnet Head and across the Pentland Firth to the Orkney Isles. A warm Highland welcome is assured in this unspoilt area which boasts the ...

Beautiful sea views

This cosy detached cottage enjoys wonderful views along the coast towards Dunnet Head and across the Pentland Firth to the Orkney Isles.

A warm Highland welcome is assured in this unspoilt area which boasts the golden sands of Melvich Bay (1 mile), beautiful coastal walks where impressive cliffs are alive with a large variety of seabirds including the puffin and there is the opportunity of seeing whales, dolphins/purpoise.

Super area for mountain biking, kayaking, surfing, sea and river fishing and sea trips. For the less energetic, just relax and enjoy the peace and tranquility of the area. A super base for touring the Northern Highlands and taking a day trip on the Orkney Islands.

Shop 0.4 miles, pub 0.5 miles, and restaurant 1.5 miles.

All on ground floor: Living room. Dining room. Kitchen. 2 bedrooms: 1 double, 1 single. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet.

Open fire in living room (initial fuel inc). NSH, elec, bed linen and towels inc. DVD. M/wave. W/machine. Enclosed lawned garden and furniture. Parking (2 cars). No smoking. NB: There is a pond in the garden.

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Customer Reviews of Four Winds, nr Thurso - Sleeps 3

1st comment: The welcome we got was warm and friendly, everything was explained to us and a pint of milk for our first cup of tea was waiting in the fridge. The views from the ’dining room’ were stunning, the location was very quiet but not isolated, just perfect! Great walks for the dog from the door! And plenty of dog waste bins on the way! April 2012.

2nd comment: This cottage is like ’a home from home’. Immaculate, very cosy, in a beautiful location, and the owners are very friendly and helpful people. Would recommend. Sept 2011.

3rd comment: Owners very particular that visitors should enjoy their stay. Very kind and helpful. Aug 2011.

4th comment: 1st class accommodation. 1st class welcome and advice about the area. Wanted for nothing from the accommodation or the owners. Local pub was quiet but very friendly. Expect a wave and hello from people you’ve never met before. Dont think much of John O Groats but go further to see the stacks of Duncansby and you wont be disappointed. Little Fish n chip shop near the river in Thurso will give you the best fish supper you’ve had in a long time. 1st class place to spend a quiet holiday in any weather, ours was sunny all the way... Well done to John and Bev. July 2011.

5th comment: Loved everything about our holiday. Great location, property and owners. Made us very welcome, enjoyed watching puffins and our various trips - particularly the Orkney trip. We need to go back. June 2011.

6th comment: Great location. Could look over the sea whilst eating. Excellent accommodation. June 2011.

7th comment: Superbly equipped. Excellent gas cooker. Everything worked beautifully. Ideal for touring north coast. Did a day trip to Orkney islands from John O’ Groats. May 2011.

8th comment: This was a lovely cottage and would not hesitate in recommending it. The location was wonderful, lovely views out to sea and self contained and private. There was just the two of us and was perfect for our requirements, the cottage was well supplied. The ’welcome pack’-bottle of wine milk etc was appreciated. The owner was very friendly and helpful. Easy parking attached to property. A classic north highland cottage. There was an open fire and all modern amenities. April 2011.

9th comment: Excellent location for touring the area. The cottage was spotlessly clean and well equipped. Views were spectacular. Would recommend to others. April 2011.

10th comment: The sea views from the property were uplifting. Oct 2010.

11th Comment Perfect holiday cottage with every need catered for. Little extras like milk in the fridge, tea, sugar and sachets of coffee, chocolate and horlicks. In the bathroom shower gel and bath foam and boxes of tissues in all the rooms. All you needed to take was your food. The location was wonderful and the garden and views were a delight. Sept 2010.

12th Comment Nice location, good accommodation. Friendly and helpful owners. Aug 2010.

More Property Details

  • Property Reference: W41822
  • HMG Ref: 1107994
  • Number of Bedrooms: 2
  • Sleeps Suit: 3
  • Features: Open Fire, Nearby Pub, Enclosed Garden
  • Facilities: DVD player, Washing Machine, Shower, Microwave
  • Location Features: Coastal/Beach
  • Sleeps: 2
  • Week rental Starts: Saturday
  • Parking: For 2 Cars
  • Pets: 2
  • Places to Eat Nearby

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    Local Visitors Attractions

    Nearby Castle

    • Tongue House / House of Tongue

      Built in 1678, it is the Scottish home of the Countess of Sutherland. Formerly the seat of the Clan Mackay, the house sits on the site of the clan's previous home. It is said to have been burned by Cromwell's army in 1656, while pursuing the Chief of Mackay. It was rebuilt by the Mackays several years later. But in 1829, Tongue House and the majority of the Mackay Estate had to be sold to pay off debts owing to the Sutherland family.

    • Caisteal Bharraich Castle Varrich

      Dramatic ruin visible from Tongue in the Far North. You can walk across and back for a drink in a local bar. The castle is located on a prominent rise overlooking the Kyle of Tongue,

    • Thurso Castle

      The actual gothic castle was demolished in 1952 - what can be seen from the rivers edge is a wall and north tower that looks mediaeval, bit is not

    • Castle of Mey

      Castle on far North coast that was home to the Queen Mother. Now open for visitors. Excellent gardens.

    Places to Visit

    • Dun Dornaigil

      Impressive, well preserved broch that stands almost 7 metres tall with distinctivetiangular lintel about the entrance. On small road south of village of Alltnacaillich

    • Rosal Township

      Once substantial township entirely cleared in the Highland Clearances. Eery and tragic evidence of how this event transformed this land and landscape.

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