Wick holiday cottage to let with walking, TV and rural retreat and DVD

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Front of house in the village of Sarclet, the original part is over 200 years old

Cottage / 2 bedrooms / sleeps 4 Home 1207661

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Cottage / 2 bedrooms / sleeps 4

Key Info
  • Nearest beach 0.1 km
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car essential
  • Pets welcome
  • Private garden

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 ChampionshipsFamilies 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.

Size Sleeps up to 4, 2 bedrooms
Rooms 2 bedrooms, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms
Check in time: 14:00
Check out time: 11:00
Nearest beach The Haven 100 m
Will consider Long term lets (over 1 month)
Access Car essential
Nearest Amenities 10 km
Nearest travel links Nearest airport: Wick 10 km, Nearest railway: Wick 10 km
Family friendly Great for children of all ages
Notes Pets welcome, No smoking at this property

Features and Facilities

Luxuries DVD player, Sea view
General Central heating, TV, CD player
Standard Kettle, Toaster, Iron
Utilities Clothes dryer, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine
Furniture Double beds (1), Single beds (2), Dining seats for 6, Lounge seats for 6
Other Linen provided, Towels provided
Outdoors Private garden
Access Parking, Suitable for people with restricted mobility, Not suitable for wheelchair users

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 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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