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Nearest travel links

Airport Wick 2.6 km
Ferry Gills Bay 27 km
Train station Wick 3.2 km
Car Car advised

Activities near Caithness

Sports Golf course on site or within 15 min walk, Tennis in town, Water sports, Horse riding, Fishing
Great for Walking holidays, Rural or countryside holidays, City breaks, Beach or lakeside relaxation, Cycling holidays

How to get there

Sea Otter Cottage is situated in the small village of Ackergill Haven just 2 miles from Wick town centre. If driving you need to head north on the main A99 road towards John o'Groats. After leave Wick, drive past Tesco and the airfield, and about half a mile further on, just after a cafe and art shop on the left, you will see a signpost to Ackergill on your right. Follow the road straight on towards the sea. As you enter Ackergill there are some houses on the left - and after most of them, just opposite a pillar box on your right, you will see a sign on your left saying Sea Otter Cottage. Drive down an unmade road, through the gate, and start to unwind.

The front door to Sea Otter Cottage is down the left side of the building at the far end, past the newly-renovated Sea Shore Cottage (also available for rental).

Because there are no street lights if you come by taxi, walking or cycling then in winter you might need a torch. If you miss the property, ask any of the very friendly people in Ackergill for directions.

Travel: Fly to Wick (direct from Aberdeen or Edinburgh) and hire an inexpensive car from Richard's (a local Wick garage), or fly to inverness airport (direct from Luton, Gatwick, Heathrow, Liverpool, Belfast, Birmingham, Bristol, Dublin, Leeds, Manchester or Newcastle) and hire a car for the 2 hour 102 mile seaside drive up to Wick. Don't miss The Store House restaurant just 12 miles after Kessock Bridge or the magnificent Dunrobin Castle near Golspie. Alternatively take the leisurely scenic route to Wick by a warm and comfortable train or the even more inexpensive coach.