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The Croft Sarclet Village – Home 1207661 Cottage

  • 2 bedrooms
  • 4 sleeps
  •  min stay varies

The Croft Sarclet Village – Home 1207661

Excellent Excellent – based on 20 reviews

  • Cottage
  • 2 bedrooms
  • sleeps 4
  •  min stay varies

Cottage / 2 bedrooms / 1 bathroom / sleeps 4

Key Info

  • Nearest beach 0.1 km
  • Child friendly
  • Car essential
  • Pet friendly
  • Private garden

Description from owner

Description

Hoping to see the Northern Lights or just. looking to get away from it all? This charming two bed detached cottage has outstanding views over the North Sea. There are excellent walks, bird watching and fishing to be had locally. Just 20 miles south of John O'Groats you really can't get much further north and remain on the mainland. With the town of Wick just 5 miles away you're never far from shops or excellent restaurants. The price shown includes Linen, towels and heating with no further charges.The Croft is an extended original crofters home built around the early 18th century with two foot thick stone walls in the original parts which now provide the bedrooms. There is a fully fitted kitchen with appliances, lounge/diner and modern bathroom. It has been in my family for many generations and is still used as a family holiday home. Sarclet was a small but very important fishing harbour originally engineered by Thomas Telford which was destroyed by a terrible storm.

Hoping to see the Northern Lights or just. looking to get away from it all? This charming two bed detached cottage has outstanding views over the North Sea. There are excellent walks, bird watching and fishing to be had locally. Just 20 miles south of John O'Groats you really can't get much further north and remain on the mainland. With the town of Wick just 5 miles away you're never far from shops or excellent restaurants. The price shown includes Linen, towels and heating with no further charges.The Croft is an extended original crofters home built around the early 18th century with two foot thick stone walls in the original parts which now provide the bedrooms. There is a fully fitted kitchen with appliances, lounge/diner and modern bathroom. It has been in my family for many generations and is still used as a family holiday home. Sarclet was a small but very important fishing harbour originally engineered by Thomas Telford which was destroyed by a terrible storm. The natural harbour still exists with some original features remaining offering a natural refuge for seals and their pups. The Croft enjoys fantastic views over the North Sea with cliff top walks a plenty. There are outstanding beaches and many interesting days out nearby. For fishing off the shore The Haven is ideal, whilst Loch Sarclet offers fresh water fishing (permit required)The northern lights are at their best on an eleven year cycle which peaked last winter, why risk spending a fortune flying away for a weekend, when you can book this cottage from just £250 per week, or £150 the weekend. Your on the similar latitude as Stockholm and closer to Norway than London. Listed on Google as one of the best places to see the lights there isn't any light pollution to disturb your view, I can't guarantee that you will see them but with modern technology like Apps to alert you to the best time to look out there certainly isn't anywhere more likely to give you such a good chance without the expensive outlay of flying. Check out AuroraWatchUK for tweets of viewing potential. Aurora Watch UK now have a very user friendly free App which predicts activity.The Castle of Mey is the Queen Mothers castle which she renovated on the death of her husband King George VI. The castle is a popular tourist destination and is preserved as if the Queen Mother is still there. The castle which is small and intimate is still used by Prince Charles as a holiday retreat annually and is an opportunity for him to preside over the Cannisby Highland games. Please do google this interesting and exciting destination.The distillery at Poultney Town on the outskirts of Wick is a welcome opportunity to see the distilling process and of course to sample the popular malt that the most northerly mainland distillery has to offer. Bird watchers will enjoy the opportunity to see many different seabirds including the comical Puffin.The nearby town of Thurso is now a popular surfing destination which hosts the Scottish Surf Championships. Families with well behaved pets are welcome. Available for longer lets for those looking to write that book within the outstanding views are bound to inspire, please enquire about long term rates.

Location description from owner

The Caithness and Sutherland region

Situated in the far north of Scotland, just 20 miles south of John O'Groats this is a secluded but not inaccessible part of Scotland. With outstanding beaches and cliff top walks There are many historical sites of interest and The Castle Mey which was the Queen Mothers home and offers an intimate insight of her life to visitors. For Golfers there are many famous courses, including Wick Golf Club which is one of the oldest in the highlands. The area really is ideal for bird watchers with many rare sea birds to be seen including the comical Puffin. Seals can be seen from many points often with their pups.

Wick itself has both mainline station and airport with daily flights from Edinburgh. More frequent flights are available from various airports into Inverness, where a car can be hired locally. The journey North from Inverness is around 100 miles, but the roads are excellent and this take around two hours. Airlines flying to and from Inverness include Easy Jet

This makes an ideal point to explore further North to the Orkneys and Shetland Isles either by air or ferry.

Wick

Wick is the principal town of Caithness with many shops, restaurants and bars offering visitors lots to see, whilst the museum of wick and the Poultney Town distillery offer welcome diversions.The harbour at Wick is still a vital part of the economy and now has a busy marina as well.

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Families

  • Great for children of all ages
  • Pets welcome
  • Cot available

Bed & bathroom

  • Bedroom 1: Double Bed
    Bedroom 2: 2 Single Beds
    Beds in other rooms:
  • 1 Family bathroom

Amenities

  • Private garden
  • Sea view
  • Central heating
  • Cooker
  • Fridge
  • Freezer
  • Microwave
  • Toaster
  • Kettle
  • Washing machine
  • Clothes dryer
  • Iron
  • TV
  • DVD player
  • CD player
  • Linen provided
  • Towels provided

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Access

  • Parking
  • Not suitable for wheelchair users

Policies

Check in time:14:00, Check out time:11:00
If you have any questions about check-in or check-out times, please contact the owner/manager.
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This rental can only be paid for online through Holiday Lettings using your credit/debit card or PayPal (never by bank or wire transfer).
Smoking
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About the owner

Nigel M
Response rate:
95%
Calendar updated::
23 Mar 2017
Overall rating:

Languages spoken: English


This Cottage has 2 bedrooms, 1 bathroom and sleeps 4. It’s been listed on Holiday Lettings since 19 Dec 2013. Located in Caithness and Sutherland, it has 20 reviews with an overall rating of 5. The average weekly rate varies from £395 to £595.

The Owner has a response rate of 95% and the property’s calendar was last updated on 23 Mar 2017.

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“Superb”

Reviewed 23 Oct 2016

Had a lovely stay in Sarclet. Scenery was magnificent. Cottage was warm and inviting. Weather was mild for the time of year.

“Lovely quiet cottage”

Reviewed 26 Sep 2016

The Croft had everything we needed for our stay, it was in a lovely quiet location surrounded by fields. The view of the water from the living room was amazing. Would definitely go back.

Owner's reply: Many thanks for your kind comments, would love to have you back.

“A lovely Cottage, with a stunning view.”

Reviewed 10 Aug 2016

We stayed for 5 night`s at the lovely Croft, it had everything in it that we needed, it was a lovely warm and relaxing place to stay, the view`s from out the Croft window`s was just stunning over looking the sea. Whilst on our stay we went to Smoo Cave, that was amazing to see, also Durness beach was beautiful. Durnet Head is also a nice place to visit. If your not afraid of heights, Whaligoe step is amazing to see, there are three hundred steps to climb down though and you have to come back up them, my little legs got tired lol. We also went up to see John and his goat`s, oops sorry John O Groats lol, a nice place to also visit. We had a lovely time staying at the Croft and would love to go back and stay for a holiday again sometime.

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