from £95 / night help Price for guests, Nights approx:

Sea Shore Cottage – Home 492053 Cottage

  • 2 bedrooms
  • 4 sleeps
  • 3 nights min stay

Sea Shore Cottage – Home 492053

  • Cottage
  • 2 bedrooms
  • sleeps 4
  • 3 nights min stay

Very Good Very Good – based on 17 reviews

Top Review

See all reviews

Cottage / 2 bedrooms / 1 bathroom / sleeps 4

Key Info

  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.01 km
  • Child friendly
  • Car advised
  • Ask about pets
  • Private garden

Description from owner

Description

This fully equipped, semi-detached, foreshore cottage has unforgettably close sea views. All the main windows look across Sinclair Bay towards Orkney and the Pentland Skerries lighthouse and as the tide comes in across the sheltered bay, you could be watching a living oil painting of ocean surf.

Downstairs Sea Shore Cottage has an open plan living room and kitchen. Upstairs both bedrooms overlook the sea to the north with a view of the two mile long open access sandy beach at Reiss visible just beyond the restored castle owned by a millionaire. Just one field (sometimes with cows) between you. (See the Ackergill Tower website to see how the 1% live! At about £1,000 per night!)

Stop Press: Wi-Fi situation.

We have had Wi-F in both Sea Shore and Sea Otter Cottages for many years and until recently it has been working reasonably well.

Unfortunately we are now sorry to report that this BT service for which we continue to pay, has been getting steadily worse,

This fully equipped, semi-detached, foreshore cottage has unforgettably close sea views. All the main windows look across Sinclair Bay towards Orkney and the Pentland Skerries lighthouse and as the tide comes in across the sheltered bay, you could be watching a living oil painting of ocean surf.

Downstairs Sea Shore Cottage has an open plan living room and kitchen. Upstairs both bedrooms overlook the sea to the north with a view of the two mile long open access sandy beach at Reiss visible just beyond the restored castle owned by a millionaire. Just one field (sometimes with cows) between you. (See the Ackergill Tower website to see how the 1% live! At about £1,000 per night!)

Stop Press: Wi-Fi situation.

We have had Wi-F in both Sea Shore and Sea Otter Cottages for many years and until recently it has been working reasonably well.

Unfortunately we are now sorry to report that this BT service for which we continue to pay, has been getting steadily worse, presumably because more and more people in Ackergill are trying to use the Internet at the same time. We are promised that fast fibre optic cables “soon” but no definite dates so far. Hopefully you will find enough enjoyment of the location for this not to be too big a problem, and for some even an advantage.

If messages are essential good Wi-Fi access is available in Weatherspoons in the centre of town, or in the foyer of McKays or the Norseman hotels.

If needed, an ink-jet printer/photocopier/scanner can be rented at low cost.

We appreciate how difficult it is for renal patients to find a holiday destination: if you are on dialysis, please contact us as we are able to put you in touch with suitable facilities.

Caithness might seem far north but is still south of all of Norway and is well worth the 100 miles, two hour scenic seaside journey up from Inverness. Being on the East coast, midges are virtually never a problem; yet, facing west, the view from the living room of the sun setting over the castle, with every wave of a high tide being tinged with pink has to be seen to be believed.

lf you love the sea and tranquillity this is the place for you to sit and unwind or to go for car free and carefree shoreline walks. At high tide, with only the sea and the surf visible through the windows, you could even be at sea without the seasickness. Orcas are regularly visible, seabirds and seals abound. Guests even sometimes see our shy sea otters.

If you have a dog who needs walking Ackergill Haven is ideal as it lies a the end of a mile long no through road down from the main A99 to the handful of houses and the small harbour. So there is no through traffic whatsoever. Walks along the coast in either direction are totally car free.

For those who enjoy eating out there are in Wick several excellent local hotels and even a gourmet French Restaurant. Don't miss the Guinness book of records "Shortest street in the world" at Mackays friendly hotel (Give my greeting to Murray). Wick regularly hosts a sea boat/harbour festival and sometimes has fly-ins for light aircraft.

Further afield in Scrabster (20 miles) both the Upper Deck and the distinctively ethical Captain's Galley ("Which" Best Fish Restaurant in the UK: 2008) are highly recommended - The Castle of Mey and the ruined Castle Sinclair Girnigoe are well worth visits, while the hinterland is a major bird sanctuary. Thurso has a world class surfing beach.

Sea Shore Cottage is virtually a total re-build of what used to be the Boathouse Annexe of next-door Sea Otter Cottage (also available to rent), and is now a completely self-contained dwelling.

We welcome you to come and enjoy our newly re-built cottage. We guarantee that you are unlikely to be disappointed. Several guests plan to return as soon as they can. Their comments can be seen on the website.

Location description from owner

The Caithness and Sutherland region

For full information about the region see www.caithness.org

Drive just out on the A99 towards John O'Groats, then turn right and drive straight towards the sea.
Ackergill Haven consists of a few houses with a small harbour only 2 miles from Wick town centre.

A beautiful location, right on the shoreline. Unlike Scotland's West coast never been problems with midges.

Breathtaking views of the ocean swell just outside the windows. At high tide it's hard to believe you aren't on a boat - with stunning evenings as the sun sets slowly over the distant restored Ackergill Tower (see their website to compare prices)

Wonderful for star gazers thanks to the very low light pollution.

Ideal stopover to unwind with friends after cycling from Land's End to John O'Groats
(reductions for sponsored charity adventurers)
or for travellers going to or from Orkney via the Gills Bay Ferry

Wick

Places of interest Include: Wick Heritage Museum, The Castle of Mey, Mary Ann's Cottage Museum, Camster Cairns, Waligoe Steps, Wick's refurbished Harbour, Hill of Many Stones, Old Pulteney Distillery, Dunnet Head, (Check the map for this true northmost cliff top, and far more impressive than the John O'Groats car park and tourist trap)

Activities include Horse Riding, Archery, Target Shooting, Fishing, Paintball, Off-roading Experiences, Sea Kayaking, Surfing, Sea Angling + More

More Less

Families

  • Great for children of all ages
  • Some pets are welcome - please contact the owner
  • High chair available

Bed & bathroom

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

Amenities

  • Wi-Fi available
  • Shared garden
  • Private garden
  • Waterfront
  • Sea view
  • Internet access
  • Cooker
  • Fridge
  • Freezer
  • Microwave
  • Toaster
  • Kettle
  • Washing machine
  • Clothes dryer
  • High chair available
  • TV
  • DVD player
  • CD player
  • Linen provided
  • Towels provided

More Less

Access

  • Parking
  • Secure parking
  • Not suitable for wheelchair users

Policies

Payment
To be covered by Payment Protection this rental needs to be paid for online through Holiday Lettings using your credit/debit card or PayPal. Never pay for your holiday rental by wire transfer (such as Western Union or Moneygram) as this type of payment is untraceable.
Smoking
No smoking at this property
Cancellation policy
View Policy

About the owner

Rupert F
Response rate:
90%
Calendar updated::
20 Apr 2017
Years listed:
4
Skype name:
rupertfawdry
Based in:
United Kingdom
Overall rating:

Languages spoken: English, German, Russian


This Cottage has 2 bedrooms, 1 bathroom and sleeps 4. It’s been listed on Holiday Lettings since 05 Jul 2013. Located in Caithness and Sutherland, it has 17 reviews with an overall rating of 4.5. The average weekly rate varies from £695 to £1005.

The Owner has a response rate of 90% and the property’s calendar was last updated on 20 Apr 2017.

Map

Map and how to get there

Map

Guest reviews

Very Good – based on 17 reviews Very Good
17 reviews

Write a review

Excellent
12
Very Good
4
Average
1
Poor
0
Terrible
0
Write a review

“good place to chill (soon)”

Reviewed 25 Jul 2013

we stayed at the newly renovated sea shore cottage, the cottage was new and everything was immaculate there was also nice touches, toiletries, tea, coffee, sugar etc, towels in the bathroom and bedrooms. There was a great view out to the water. The cottage had only just been renovated and this was evident by the the amount of rubble lying outside, drain pipe and part of the roof not finished (although this didn't make any difference to our stay) no blinds or curtains on the ground floor and nowhere to sit outside to enjoy the view, once these small things are finished it will be a fantastic place to go to chill out reading a book while watching the sea and wildlife, its also handy for Gills Bay which is an hours ferry ride to Orkney

Owner's reply: Builders now finished (at last). Roof tiles etc now done (at last). Rubble removed (at last). Blinds due to be installed shortly. Need accepted for an outside place to full appreciate the view. This is planned but will probably take until spring to achieve

Review 1-10 of 17

Build your perfect trip, with Holiday Lettings & TripAdvisor

Book with confidence

Pay online to be covered by Payment Protection

Real opinions, real reviews

Genuine guest feedback from 100,000+ reviews

Safe, simple, secure

When you pay online with PayPal or by credit/debit card

Quick response times

Know where you're staying within 24 hours

Also consider

Europe Holidays

417803 properties

United Kingdom Holidays

50570 properties

Scotland Holidays

6762 properties

Badenoch and Strathspey

236 properties

Lochaber

152 properties

Inverness

146 properties

Caithness and Sutherland

135 properties

Loch Ness

112 properties

Ross and Cromarty

107 properties

Nairn

34 properties

Lochalsh

23 properties

Ullapool

19 properties

Beauly

19 properties

Lochinver

18 properties

Glencoe

15 properties

Gairloch

13 properties

Brora

12 properties

Thurso

10 properties

Invergordon

10 properties

Avoch

10 properties

Muir of Ord

6 properties

Durness

6 properties

Dalwhinnie

6 properties

Start a new search

This advert is created and maintained by the advertiser; we can only publish adverts in good faith as we don't own, manage or inspect any of the properties. We advise you to familiarise yourself with our terms of use.